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On Earth Day, workers from Hypertherm pick up trash in numerous locations across the Upper Valley. From left, Ken Woods and Tate Picard were filling a bag along Airport Road in West Lebanon, N.H., on April 22, 2014. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Earth Day Pick-Me-Up

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

On Earth Day on Tuesday, workers from Hypertherm fanned out across the Upper Valley to pick up litter. Ken Woods, left, and Tate Picard filled a bag along Airport Road in West Lebanon. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Energy Continues to Vex Region

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hartford, Conn. — The nation’s top energy official delivered a blunt message Monday to a Connecticut audience of energy executives, regulators, environmentalists and others who already know that fuel heating and cooling homes and businesses and running power plants in New England is among the costliest in the nation. Ernest Moniz, U.S. secretary of energy, stopping in Providence, R.I., and Hartford as part …

Ski Resort Trial Starts

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lawyers began arguments yesterday in the latest leg of a longstanding civil dispute between the operator of Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury and state officials who blocked its planned expansion on the mountain’s western slope. The case has been in and out of courts for years and has thus far fallen heavily in the state’s favor. But the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled …

Money Talk: Old Bills Will Depress Credit Scores

Sunday, April 6, 2014

D ear Liz: How can I get a clear and complete picture of the debts that are hurting my credit score? I have my credit report already. I’m a bit lost, and I need to get my credit cleared up to buy a home. Answer: You actually have …

Business Notes: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rochester, Vt. — After 18 years, Pete McGowan wants to slow down, join the White River Golf Club and play the course in a leisurely way. McGowan has owned and operated the course for almost two decades and now he’s hoping to find someone to take over the …

Roku’s Streaming Stick Offers Loads of Content

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Roku’s line of digital media players have long been among my favorite ways of getting Internet videos to the TV. Now the company has added a new device to its lineup that’s smaller, cheaper and more versatile. It’s not perfect, but Roku’s new Streaming Stick is a heck …

Digital Pianos May Change Learning

Sunday, April 6, 2014

In what may be a revolution in experiencing music, 19-year-old Russian pianist Osip Nikiforov is recording Chopin’s Etude Op. 10, No. 1, without capturing any of its sound. Instead, a sensor-equipped piano is recording the “data” of his …

New Gulfstream Is Corporate Status Symbol

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ed Dahlberg got 40 calls in one day when he put a Gulfstream G650 up for sale in February. That’s unusual for a private jet — especially when the asking price tops the $64.5 million on the sticker. …

An Honest Living: Pittsburgh Program Helps Build a Second Chance for Job Hunters With Felony Convictions

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Months out of jail and several weeks into the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh’s masonry training program, Ryan Kelley and Scott Snyder aren’t making any excuses. Kelley’s decision to drive with a suspended license and the crash that seriously …

Vermont Sugar-Makers Go High-Tech

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Milton, Vt. — Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem — leaks. The tubes …

People in Business: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Genevieve Cole , of Weathersfield, has been hired to manage the glass areas at Tip Top Pottery in White River Junction. Cole earned a BFA degree in glass and ceramics from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1995. Since then she has worked primarily with glass, exploring …

The Road (Slightly) Less Traveled: Route 12A Traffic Count Is Down, but Some Fear Congestion Stigma Lingers

Sunday, April 6, 2014

West Lebanon — Traffic is flowing smoothly on Route 12A more than a year since the completion of the $20.3 million project that reshaped the interchange with Interstate 89, but some merchants believe the stigma of the old …

Increasing Demand For Apartments Pushing Up Rents

Sunday, April 6, 2014

These are good times for U.S. landlords. For many tenants, not so much. With demand for apartments surging, rents are projected to rise for a fifth straight year. Even a pickup in apartment construction is unlikely to provide much relief anytime soon. That bodes well for building owners …