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David Karvonen, left, and Dan Moriarty visit at Karvonen’s White River Junction home, as part of a new program offered by Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. ElderFriend pairs volunteers with homebound patients of the hospital’s senior care team.
Peggy Cooper photograph

Volunteer Spotlight: ElderFriend Program Is ‘Energizing’

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lebanon — L ast fall, David Karvonen had a series of surgeries, including one to fix a problem with his hip: An operation decades ago had left him in “ferocious pain.” “I went through so much hell” having all that surgery, the 77-year-old White River Junction resident said. But Dan Moriarty, a volunteer with ElderFriend, a new program at Alice …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 14, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Claremont Woman Honored At Mt. Ascutney Hospital Windsor — Gloria LaClair, of Claremont, has been named employee of the month for January at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. LaClair works as a cook in the hospital’s nutrition services. She was honored for her willingness to help when needed, positive attitude and strong …

Taco Bell Ads Make The Old Seem New

Sunday, February 14, 2016

True taco savants could only shake their heads on Super Bowl Sunday. After weeks of hype, including breathless news releases, YouTube videos and a preordering campaign — Taco Bell released its top-secret innovation in a Super Bowl commercial that cost it millions. The fast food chain hyped the creation as bigger than a Mars landing, hoverboards and Tinder. So what was that amazing …

What Unites Congress? Scorn For Shkreli

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Washington — A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill last week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster child for corporate greed. But the gridlocked …

Alphabet Tops Apple in Total Value

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

San Francisco — Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, topped Apple as the world’s most valuable business in after-hours trading Monday after reporting surging earnings. Alphabet Inc. earned $4.9 billion in net income on revenue of $21.3 billion in …

Social Security Q&A: Explaining Different Disability Documents

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Question: What is the difference between the disability application and the disability report? Do I have to complete both? Answer: A disability application is a claim for Social Security disability benefits. A disability report provides information about your current physical or mental condition that is needed to process …

Some Funds Offer Stability, But at a Price

Sunday, January 31, 2016

New York — Freaked out by the stock market’s big swings? Then the investment industry has something it built just for you: funds that hope to offer a steadier ride. That sounds especially comforting after this year’s jarring …

People in Business: Jan. 31, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Alison Bruce, of East Corinth, has been promoted to senior vice president at Ledyard National Bank. Bruce celebrated her 16th anniversary with the bank last year. Her new title is an acknowledgement of how her role has expanded …

Business Notes: Jan. 31, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Norwich — The Bike Hub, which sold and repaired bicycles and related gear from its shop on Route 5 adjacent to Fogg’s Hardware and Building Supply, closed its doors on Jan. 23. Owner Bill McFadden posted the news on the store’s Facebook page, announcing “we will still be …

Developers Thinking Inside The Box — the Cargo Box

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Los Angeles — Slinging fresh juices and smoothies at two shops in Los Angeles, the owners of The Juice were initially skeptical when approached with an unusual proposition for a new location: a pop-up housed in a shipping …

Bee Business Beginning to Boom

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Janesville, Wis. — There’s a serious buzz surrounding bees these days, and at least one Wisconsin retailer is seeking to build some business out of it. Blain’s Farm and Fleet, based in this city about 60 miles southwest …

Consumer Confidential: When Collectors Call, Demand Proof of Your Debt

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Suzanne Husted went through a rough patch about a decade ago and had to take out a pair of $300 payday loans to get by. She said she paid each back within a couple of months. Now she’s getting calls from two different debt collectors insisting that $2,400 …

Rivier University Offers Job ‘Guarantee’

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Concord — A small Catholic university in southern New Hampshire is becoming the latest college to offer a money-back guarantee of sorts to its students. Rivier University, which has a total student population of about 2,600 in Nashua, …