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PSNH Requests 7% Rate Increase

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Concord — Public Service of New Hampshire plans to raise electric rates by 7 percent this winter, a moderate increase compared with increases as high as 40 percent or more from other utilities. In a request filed with the Public Utilities Commission Monday, PSNH proposes to increase its energy charge to 10.56 cents per kilowatt-hour from the current rate of 9.87 cents. If approved by the commission, an average PSNH …

A Rich-Poor Barrier Slows Climate Talks

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lima, Peru — A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed to be adopted in Paris. Still, it remains to be seen whether governments can come up with a new formula for how countries …

Social Security Q&A: What Is Supplemental Security Income?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Question: What is Supplemental Security Income? Answer: SSI provides monthly income to people with limited income and financial resources. People who never worked at a job that withdrew Social Security tax won’t qualify for Social Security, but may still be eligible for SSI. To be eligible, an individual must be a citizen and resident of the United States or be a noncitizen lawfully …

Thursday, September 4, 2014

How to Use These Listings These sales summaries are informational only and are not a legal record. Names shown are usually the first listed in the deed. Sales might involve additional parties or locations. Prices are usually based on tax stamps and might be inaccurate for public agency …

Farmers See Opportunities In Drone Use

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The next big thing for Georgia farmers could be drones. State economic developers say Georgia’s agricultural industry could be one of the areas with the most promising potential for the launch of a commercial drone usage, and they’re intent on showing farmers why. In the town of Moultrie …

Social Security Q&A: Child’s Card Has Name Misspelled

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Question: I applied for a Social Security card for my child at the hospital, and the card came back with the first name misspelled. What should I do? Answer: Go to your local Social Security office or card center to ask for a corrected card. You will need …

Fast Food Chains Target Low-Income Kids With Advertising

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Washington — It’s hard to blame people for craving fast food when they are inundated with advertising from such a young age. But what’s disturbing is just how far fast food companies will go to target kids from groups already more likely to suffer from obesity — including …

High-Tech Feeding Time

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Freeport, Minn. — The calves at Rohe Dairy don’t bawl when they’re hungry. They live together in small groups in a tall, well-ventilated barn here, about 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and they eat whenever they please from an automated calf feeding machine. The calf feeders, outfitted with …

Wheels: An Automobile for the Ages, but Maybe Not for 2015

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Certain things are expected. For example, if you ask me to pay $89,000 for an automobile, I expect it to have everything — the latest safety equipment, best onboard communications and entertainment systems, all-wheel drive, and an engine, …

Nuts & Bolts: Jaguar XJL Portfolio

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bottom line: If prestige and old-world luxury are important to you, this is a good buy. If those things don’t matter, there are a lot of excellent, superbly equipped automobiles out there for a lot less money. Ride, acceleration and handling: Ride and handling are excellent. Acceleration is …

Lebanon Chamber Honors Nicole Cormen, AVA Gallery

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Lebanon — City Councilor Nicole Cormen has been named 2014 citizen of the year by the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. AVA Gallery and Art Center is the chamber’s 2014 business of the year. Cormen was chosen for the volunteer work she does in the community, “things that …

Consumer Confidential: Stern Words for AT&T’s Tantrum Over Broadband Regulation

Saturday, November 29, 2014

If AT&T can’t get its way, it’ll just take its toys and go home. The company’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, told an investment conference that AT&T will stop work on expanding super-fast Internet access nationwide because of President Obama’s push for more oversight of broadband networks. “We can’t …

‘This Is Where I Need to Be’

Saturday, November 29, 2014

West Windsor — The Brownsville General Store has a new owner and a new name, although it promises to keep its old, small town appeal. Kathy Frazer, of White River Junction, bought the 44-year old store, breakfast and …