July-25 2014

 

CDC report raises alarm about N.H. drug use

CDC report raises alarm about N.H. drug use

N.H. ranked high for per capita prescriptions of OxyContin, fentanyl and other long-acting opioids
DHMC takes part in training jobs program

DHMC takes part in training jobs program

Through an extensive recruitment process, up to 30 individuals will be selected for 10-week training programs
Speeding up the pace of organizational change

Speeding up the pace of organizational change

True change takes years, unless you do something more deliberate

Real bipartisanship produced a balanced budget

With the right leadership, both parties can actually work together and get things done
State’s new pay equity law sets new ground rules

State’s new pay equity law sets new ground rules

The law’s anti-retaliation provisions should get the attention of all employers and their HR professionals
Q&A with Wayne King

Q&A with Wayne King

Twenty years after running for governor of New Hampshire, Wayne King is working to secure international funding for the Phoenix Project, a $12 million pilot effort aimed at cleaning up endemic oil spills in West Africa while fostering economic development.
N.H. health facilities face start of drug-test law

N.H. health facilities face start of drug-test law

By Aug. 25, most must adopt a written testing and diversion policy
What did you do with your summer timeout?

What did you do with your summer timeout?

TechOut startup competition, Product of Year deadlines loom
Tap your inner entrepreneur to aid your job search

Tap your inner entrepreneur to aid your job search

It’s worth considering some outside-the-box tactics to find your next opportunity

3 ugly numbers behind the push for Canadian hydropower

New England’s governors and the developers who stand to profit need to be honest about its true costs and benefits

Health insurance now a viable option for many

This is the biggest expansion of coverage for N.H. in decades
Cartoon for the Week of July 25, 2014

Cartoon for the Week of July 25, 2014

As state help for farms grows, local difficulties remain

As state help for farms grows, local difficulties remain

Farmers across the state are facing hurdles as residents seek to keep operations out of their backyard
Three lawyers’ stories – without a punch line

Three lawyers’ stories – without a punch line

Arthur Mudge, John Tobin and Bob Dastin have made a lifetime of contributions to N.H. and beyond

First aid applies to mental health too

Mental Health First Aid helps people identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders before a situation becomes a crisis
Hopping the Washington merry-go-round

Hopping the Washington merry-go-round

Observations from the nation's capital
Businesses weigh conversion under B Corporation law

Businesses weigh conversion under B Corporation law

The legal status offers protection for those wanting to pursue a so-called triple bottom line
FairPoint counting on big concession in union talks

FairPoint counting on big concession in union talks

Wage, benefit costs at heart of contract negotiations
Matchless loyalty

Matchless loyalty

D.D. Bean has been like family to generations of workers

Monadnock Paper brings a farm back to life

Nearly a decade ago, Monadnock Paper Mills made it its mission to help a local farm get the fresh start it deserved and rebuild from the ground up – literally.
New tech advisory council seeks to jump-start N.H. startups

New tech advisory council seeks to jump-start N.H. startups

At first meeting, participants brainstorm ideas how to improve state’s message
Thousands of N.H. homes at risk of storm surge

Thousands of N.H. homes at risk of storm surge

Analysis pegs value of residences at $2.6 billion
CruCon opens new headquarters

CruCon opens new headquarters

30,000-square-foot complex unveiled in Moultonborough

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Roundup

Fulcrum to build student housing, Brookstone completes senior center … and more
Under the gun, Newport machining company files for bankruptcy

Under the gun, Newport machining company files for bankruptcy

Delayed contract with Remington forces firm into Chapter 11
USDA census: More N.H. farms, but they’re smaller

USDA census: More N.H. farms, but they’re smaller

Number of farmers also up, but not profitability
Subs sue Mass. construction firms over N.H. projects

Subs sue Mass. construction firms over N.H. projects

Contractors owe back payment on completed work, they charge
NHBR/e-forecasting economic index dips in May

NHBR/e-forecasting economic index dips in May

But six-month growth rate stands at 3.2%
Seacoast chambers cancel annual Business Expo

Seacoast chambers cancel annual Business Expo

Late planning, lack of venue force organizers to call off event
N.H.-based ElectroCraft buys Indiana manufacturer

N.H.-based ElectroCraft buys Indiana manufacturer

Dover-based maker of motors and sensors adds 300-employee firm to its operations
N.H.’s Shaheen & Gordon buys Maine law firm

N.H.’s Shaheen & Gordon buys Maine law firm

‘Will help us better service clients’ in both states
Report sees boom in integrated cloud services

Report sees boom in integrated cloud services

Hampton-based firm sees plenty of room for growth in sector
Standex sells a unit, buys another

Standex sells a unit, buys another

Firm sheds American Foodservice and acquires frying equipment firm
Manchester-Nashua home prices fall in May

Manchester-Nashua home prices fall in May

Including distressed sales, price fell 0.8%
Seacoast home sales rise, condo sales dip

Seacoast home sales rise, condo sales dip

June numbers show rising median prices
New travel plaza planned in Londonderry

New travel plaza planned in Londonderry

I-93 plaza will feature a liquor outlet, diner, convenience store
Choate named NHCIBOR Realtor of Year

Choate named NHCIBOR Realtor of Year

30-year veteran honored at annual barbecue

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Charter school signs Merrimack lease, new tenants at Colony Mill … and more
N.H. foreclosure numbers continue to fall

N.H. foreclosure numbers continue to fall

May statistics way down from recession levels
Hassan names advisory council for tech startup initiative

Hassan names advisory council for tech startup initiative

14-member board to boost Live Free and Start effort