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Erie unit gets a hand in sanitizing market

Before he started working for Portsmouth-based Erie Scientific four years ago, Michael Vadeboncoeur admits he hadn’t paid much attention to germs, bacteria and proper hand sanitation. He’d worked as a direct mailing marketing specialist, but Vadeboncoeur, now product manager for…

N.H. is first in nation -- for its transfer tax

Here’s a good trivia question for your next social gathering: Besides the national primary, what does New Hampshire lead the nation in? Answer: real estate transfer taxes. It’s true. New Hampshire holds the unenviable position of having the highest real…

Residential market active, but builders see hurdles

New Hampshire communities issued a total of 419 permits for single-family housing construction in January of this year, the largest January total since the building boom of the 1980s. But while the market for new homes remains strong, many builders…

Fisher buys Apogent for $2.7 billion

The $2.7 billion acquisition of Portsmouth-based Apogent Technologies by Fisher Scientific International Inc. is being seen by analysts as an expected move by the Hampton-based firm to enter the growing bioscience market. Fisher, a maker of laboratory gear for universities…

An educational experience with Fred Bramante

Fred Bramante, founder and owner of Daddy’s Junky Music Stores, served on the state Board of Education from 1992 to 1996 and ran four times for governor of New Hampshire. A native of Medford, Mass., he was a schoolteacher in…

3 N.H. cities achieve recognition as top ‘agurbs’

Lebanon, Concord and Keene are among the country’s top agricultural suburbs, according to a newly published book, “Boomtown USA: The 7-1/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns.” Author Jack Schultz, chief executive of Agricel Inc., an Illinois-based rural industrial…

Erie unit gets a hand in sanitizing market

Before he started working for Portsmouth-based Erie Scientific four years ago, Michael Vadeboncoeur admits he hadn’t paid much attention to germs, bacteria and proper hand sanitation. He’d worked as a direct mailing marketing specialist, but Vadeboncoeur, now product manager for…

An educational experience with Fred Bramante

Fred Bramante, founder and owner of Daddy’s Junky Music Stores, served on the state Board of Education from 1992 to 1996 and ran four times for governor of New Hampshire. A native of Medford, Mass., he was a schoolteacher in…