New Hampshire Business Review - 2005

Cook On Concord

Writing a column is interesting business. Often, people comment that they have read it, bringing to mind that early advice I was given when this started: “Be careful what you say, someone might be reading it!” After writing my last…

Utilities Watch

Although there were few utility bills that attracted much attention during the recently completed state legislative session, the General Court did address a number of issues relating to utilities. The bill with perhaps the most far-reaching ramifications for telephone utilities…

Tell the president about shipyard

To the editor: The Base Realignment and Closure Commission has heard loud and clear how the state of New Hampshire feels about the Secretary of Defense’s recommendation that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard should be closed. Now it’s time to tell…

Flotsam & Jetsam

Mixed review State Republican Party Chair Warren Henderson may have not have sent the precise message he wanted to when asked to respond to the recent suggestion that U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg might make a good replacement for Sandra Day…

A new gang in town targets school funding

Move over Claremont and the other so-called property-poor towns that started the still-unresolved Claremont education-funding lawsuit. A new gang of towns - the self-styled New Hampshire Communities for the Adequate Funding of Education - are about to ride into court.…