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UNH prof’s research could lead to better roads

A University of New Hampshire engineering professor has won a National Science Foundation research grant that could one day result in more durable roads and less highway construction. Jo Daniel, assistant professor of civil engineering in the College of Engineering…

Bills seek to further gut Consumer Protection Act

To be or not to be exempt from the Consumer Protection Act -- that is the question affecting a number of industries this legislative session. The state’s Consumer Protection Act was once a mighty sword wielded by trial lawyers, but…

Resident makes it his business to revive downtown Bristol

You could almost say Steve Favorite inherited Bristol’s revitalization effort from his father. “My dad helped develop the town’s first master plan back in the ‘60s,” said Favorite, a telecommunications consultant and Bristol resident for 38 years. “This is the…

UNH prof’s research could lead to better roads

A University of New Hampshire engineering professor has won a National Science Foundation research grant that could one day result in more durable roads and less highway construction. Jo Daniel, assistant professor of civil engineering in the College of Engineering…

Tax incentive doing its job by saving barns

A tax incentive in effect since spring that’s aimed at preserving barns around the state has been twice as successful as advocates had hoped. According to data from the state Department of Revenue Administration, coupled with anecdotal evidence, barn preservationists…

N.H. economy brings good, and not-so-good, news

Tyson Foods Inc. has announced plans to shut down its Manchester facility, eliminating another 550 jobs from New Hampshire’s manufacturing base. Who cares? Unemployment is going down. Of course, the state’s economy can absorb the job loss, but it is…

‘Next logical step’: an on-line incubator

The New Hampshire Virtual Business Incubator -- a first-of-its-kind on-line effort that provides information and support to new businesses -- has been launched with the goal of expanding to become a national resource. Not surprisingly, the thinking behind the incubator…