Author: Jeff Feingold

6% rise in N.H. future building contracts reported for 2012

The New Hampshire construction industry closed out 2012 with an across-the-board monthly increase in the value of contracts for future construction, ending an up-and-down year on a high note. But the numbers still show signs of a struggle to revive completely, at least in some sectors.

Hampshire First, NHTB report good 3Qs

Hampshire First Bank, based in Manchester, and New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares Inc., holding company of Newport-based Lake Sunapee Bank, each had good quarterly earnings news to report last week.Hampshire First reported net income of $584,000, or 21 cents a share,…

Event to honor employers of disabled

The third annual statewide Employer Recognition Breakfast, which honors New Hampshire businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to improving employment opportunities for workers with disabilities, will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Radisson in Manchester.Kicking off at 7:15 a.m.,…

Borders closing hits five stores in N.H.

Following a long struggle to keep its head above water, Borders, the nation's second-largest bookstore chain, will liquidate and shutter its nearly 400 remaining bookstores, including all three full-size stores and two express stores in New Hampshire.After being unable to…