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Workers Henry Wright, left, and Desmond Sappleton, right, both of Jamaica, deposit ginger gold apples into a wagon, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Carlson Orchards, in Harvard, Mass. As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Strong Forecast For N.E. Apples

Monday, August 31, 2015

Boston — As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year’s and 18 percent above the region’s five-year average. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts the total New England apple …

What’s Not to Like? Not a Thing

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lake Placid, n.y. — Rare is the vehicle that makes perfect sense. The 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi with all-wheel drive is that rarity. It meets all criteria — pricing, perfect size for urban use, accommodating comfort for highway travel, flexible utility, advanced safety, good fuel economy, and more-than-adequate road performance for people …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel Name Surgery Chair Lebanon — Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and associate chairwoman of clinical affairs at the University of Michigan Health System, has been named chairwoman of surgery and senior vice president of the surgical service line at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and chairwoman of …

Power Lunch: Matthew Slaughter, new dean of the Tuck School of Business

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Over a dinner of grilled shrimp salad and a beer, the new dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth discusses taking a fresh look at his institution’s mission and goals, and how the Upper Valley’s economic …

Business of Agriculture: Region’s farmers see more ‘extreme precipitation events’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I was standing in my greenhouse two summers ago, planting seeds for fall broccoli, when the water started rising around my feet. First it was just puddles on the greenhouse floor. Soon water covered the whole floor, and …

Company News: September 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pamela Ashton, a licensed clinical addictions therapist and alcohol and drug counselor, has opened Better Mind Solutions LLC, a private practice for substance abuse counseling, at 35 Bank St. in Bradford, Vt. Ashton holds a master’s degree in counseling from Florida Atlantic University and has completed 6,000 hours …

People in Business: September 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Robert Therrien, of Quechee, owner of The Carriage Shed in White River Junction, recently was presented with the U.S. Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for the support Therrien had given to …

From the Editor: Let’s Talk About Money

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Coaches have shaped millions of lives. From Little League diamonds to high school football and soccer fields to college basketball and tennis courts, from ski slopes to swimming pools, coaches have inspired and cajoled and, truth be told, …

10 Reasons Why You Will Always Be Poor

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Many Americans are clearly not experts at managing their finances and end up broke month after month. The cycle of overspending leaves them poor, even if their income means they are considered well above the poverty line. A third of higher-income households — those that bring in $75,000 …

Social Security Q&A: What Can I Do at the Social Security Website?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Question: What can I do at www.socialsecurity.gov? Answer: There are many things you can do on Social Security’s website. You can conduct most of your Social Security business online at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices. You can get an estimate of future benefits, find out if you qualify for benefits now and …

The Hot Spots for Home Improvement: Who’s Rebuilding?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

After doing just enough to maintain their homes in the wake of the Great Recession, Americans are starting to ramp up spending on backyard decks, spa-like bathrooms and other vanity improvements. The amount people spend on home remodeling and repair is anticipated to hit $325 billion this year, …

Consumer Confidential: Columbia House — 12 Albums for a Penny! — Files for Bankruptcy

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Before there was iTunes, before there was Spotify — heck, even before Al Gore rolled up his sleeves and invented the Internet — there was Columbia House. The company defined mail-order music for generations of shoppers and pioneered some of the most obnoxious, misleading and hard-to-remedy marketing tactics …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 23, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

DHMC Physician Assistant Hits Milestone Lebanon — Thomas O. Wansleben recently marked 40 years of certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is one of only 224 physician assistants in the United States to …