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Sherry Markovitz's work has an emotional resonance, meaning she pours her heart and soul into it: The work "is on our minds every day. In a way, my work has gotten more pared down. That's more what I'm interested in at this point." (Benjamin Benscneider/Seattle Times/TNS)

Seattle home a constant work in progress

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Unlike most homes you see featured in the media, this one is decidedly unfinished. Probably always will be. Because at the home/studios of artists Sherry Markovitz and Peter Millett it’s all about the journey. “I like it,” says Markovitz, sitting at the kitchen table covered in one of the plastic pink polka-dot tablecloths she gets for $1.50 from Daiso in …

On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be ‘Staff Pick’

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Want your project to get selected as a “Staff Pick” on crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Good luck with that. Entrepreneurs and other users have been seeking the secret to getting their projects selected as a Staff Pick – a designation that one of Kickstarter’s 98 employees can give a project based on his or …

Chichester rescue has a record 64 puppies

Sunday, December 21, 2014

If you’re looking to give the gift of a puppy this holiday season, you might want to give Teresa Paradis a call. Because she has 64 of them. And that’s a lot of puppies to manage. Paradis is the executive director of Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester – where she also …

Business notes for Nov. 23, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The partnership between New Hampshire state parks, the Student Conservation Association and Public Service of New Hampshire recently was recognized by Gov. Maggie Hassan and the Executive Council, who issued a proclamation in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps program that established the SCA NH Corps …

As workers strike, frustrations with FairPoint mount in Epsom amid weeklong outage

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A week after a tree split over a four-way intersection in southern Epsom, taking down a heap of critical utility wires with it, potentially more than 100 FairPoint Communications customers are frustrated to be still without their phone …

Takata: Evidence doesn’t support national air bag recall

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall isn’t supported by evidence, and the government doesn’t have authority to tell a parts maker to do a recall. The …

Towns holding holiday-themed events

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holiday shopping season unofficially kicked off Thanksgiving weekend, but starting this weekend, townwide events are being held to encourage people to shop, visit and celebrate in their communities. The 11th “Starry, Starry Weekend,” Hopkinton and Contoocook’s holiday tradition, begins tonight. For the first time, the weekend of shopping, …

Hundreds of N.H. FairPoint customers have complained to state regulators about service since strike

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Hampshire regulators received almost five times as many complaints regarding FairPoint Communications’s service the month after technicians for the company went on strike. The state Public Utilities Commission received 164 complaints in October and 217 in November, up from 36 in September. The highest number of complaints …

Time for a real tree

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Now that the holiday season is upon us again, it’s time to string up the lights, hang up the wreaths and, most importantly, pick out that tree! Some people will choose to pick up a small centerpiece tree …

N.H. utilities back to normal operations; melted snow creates a snag

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The snowstorm that blitzed central New Hampshire last week was in the rearview mirror yesterday – almost. Utility companies had restored power to almost every customer in the region, but line workers were still dealing with tiny pockets of outages. “For the most part, things we saw today …

Hassan bids adieu to Canadian utility crews that helped restore power after Thanksgiving storm

Monday, December 1, 2014

Before dozens of Canadian linemen began an hourslong trek back to Quebec yesterday, Gov. Maggie Hassan joined them at a Manchester breakfast to thank them for getting New Hampshire’s electric customers back online. “Merci,” Hassan told a table …

Amazon’s new robot army is ready to ship

Monday, December 1, 2014

A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to “pick” each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping. Now the e-commerce giant boasts that it has boosted efficiency – …

Four days later, power is restored in N.H.

Monday, December 1, 2014

After four days of reconstruction, Public Service of New Hampshire and Unitil buttoned up their efforts to restore power to hundreds of thousands of residents yesterday. PSNH had 264 customers to go yesterday at 4:30 p.m. – mostly individualized issues – while Unitil caught up completely. Unitil spokesman …