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Downtown: Catholic parish reaches agreement to sell Sacred Heart Church

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sacred Heart Church on Pleasant Street is under a purchase-and-sales agreement to become condos. Richard Roberge, the pastor of Concord’s Christ the King Parish, announced the news Sunday in a press release and at weekend Masses. The buyer is developer Jon Chorlian. “While we are sad to close this chapter in our parish’s history, we are happy with the plans that Mr. Chorlian has for the building,” Roberge said in …

Business people for Feb. 8, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Joshua Lafond will be a permanent part-time arena supervisor for Concord General Services. He will assist with in the operation of the Douglas N. Everett Arena with Arena Manager Jeff Bardwell. He was a rink attendant at the Sullivan Arena at Saint Anselm College for six years, four of which while he was …

The story behind the Pats Peak cookie

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Obviously, if an area ski mountain boasts a world-famous cookie, there’s only one thing to do: taste it. It’s best to go straight to the source for the M&M cookie – to Pats Peak in Henniker. There, in the Tradewinds Cafe kitchen, is food and beverage director Guy Pelletier, who can tell you …

4 things every small-business owner should know about taxes

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Blood pressures are rising at many small businesses now that tax season is underway. Although many owners hire accountants and attorneys to complete their income tax returns, taxes are a hassle. In a survey released last year by …

Hardware problem cuts off some Concord FairPoint service for an hour

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Telephone and DSL internet service was lost for a number of FairPoint customers in Concord for about an hour Friday. The loss was caused by an unspecific hardware problem, FairPoint said. Further details were not available. The problem began about 9 a.m. and was fixed in about an …

Markets sink as economic fears grow

Saturday, January 16, 2016

A global stock market sell-off that once appeared likely to only dent investor accounts turned into a larger retreat Friday as concerns grew over the state of China’s economy and the free fall in oil prices. The major U.S. markets tumbled more than 2 percent, leaving them near …

White House stops coal leases on federal land

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Obama administration is imposing a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands, arguing that the $1 billion-a-year program must be modernized to ensure a fair financial return to taxpayers and address climate change. The program has …

Opinions mixed about what GE’s move to Boston means for Connecticut

Friday, January 15, 2016

Criticism of Connecticut’s business climate and policies came swiftly following the news that corporate giant General Electric would be moving its headquarters from suburban Fairfield, Conn., to Boston. The state was dubbed Connectitax in a Wall Street Journal …

N.H. AG allows step closer to Balsams redevelopment

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The redevelopment of the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch has taken another step forward, thanks to the attorney general’s office. The Caledonian Record reported the decision was made Tuesday in the face of objections from some donors to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. The …

New Hampshire Hospital hopes raise for nurses helps draw new talent

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Officials at New Hampshire Hospital are hoping a recently approved raise for its nurses will help draw new talent and alleviate a staffing shortage. At its first meeting of the year, the Executive Council unanimously approved $465,127 for the remainder of the fiscal year and an additional $1.6 …

General Electric to move headquarters to Boston

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

General Electric announced Wednesday it will move its headquarters to Boston, leaving the sprawling suburban Connecticut campus it has called home over the past four decades for a technology-rich city it says better fits its ambitions as an …

Stocks rebound after early slide; tech stocks lead gains

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A volatile day on Wall Street ended in upbeat fashion Tuesday as a late-afternoon rally led by technology stocks pushed the market to a modest gain. The turnaround helped snap an eight-day trading slump for the Nasdaq composite, …

Winning Powerball is like picking a single letter from 182 weeks of ‘Monitor’s

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Human brains can’t handle numbers like 292 million, which is why you think you have a chance to win the Powerball grand prize. (Odds of picking the winning combination of numbers are 292,201,338 to 1.) Well, you don’t. …