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One-on-one with Bruce Boudreau

As a kid growing up in Toronto, Bruce Boudreau knew he wanted to be a hockey player, but could he have known the odyssey that lay ahead? He set a junior hockey single-season record of 165 points -- a mark…

Trial lawyers rally against slew of bills

George Herbert Walker Bush made a political convert out of Manchester lawyer Kevin Dugan, but probably not the kind the former president would have hoped for. “I was a registered Republican,” Dugan recalled, when he watched Bush debate challenger Bill…

The Web: an international development tool

It sounds like a 1960s post-college scenario: Go to an exotic place, live on the cheap, do good. And it sounds like a 1990s post-college scenario: Use the Web in interesting ways, create a company, look for funding. Combine them,…

The Web: an international development tool

It sounds like a 1960s post-college scenario: Go to an exotic place, live on the cheap, do good. And it sounds like a 1990s post-college scenario: Use the Web in interesting ways, create a company, look for funding. Combine them,…

Got patents?

Marking patented products with their corresponding patent numbers is an important part of any patent strategy, particularly if the patent owner wishes to maximize the damages awarded for infringement of the patent. Of course, an accused infringer also may take…

Is the telecom spending landscape finally changing?

Verizon Communications Inc. has announced plans to spend $3 billion over the next two years to speed up its networks and build a national next-generation wireless network to attract greater numbers of customers and businesses that are demanding faster Internet…

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…

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…