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New owners of Sharon’s Midway Station seek to create community hub
03-11-2024 7:01 PM


SHARON — The new owners of a former convenience store hope to turn it into a multi-purposed community hub, with a potential to support start-up ventures, special events or social gatherings.Joel Senger, 40, and his wife, Kristin May Senger, 41,...

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Fire destroys unique Canaan business
02-22-2024 9:46 PM


As Tom Guillette and his wife Julie were watching the news at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, they noticed their whole backyard lit up. Two hours earlier he had finished cleaning up and cooling down the crucible in his nearby foundry shop where he melts...

Photos: Market rebound in Woodstock
09-08-2023 9:46 PM

Lead cashier Nina Paczykowski opens The Woodstock Farmers Market for the first time in 56 days in West Woodstock on Friday after is was forced to close by the floods of July. Customers began congregating at the doors shortly before 8 a.m.Valley News...

Cornered in White River Junction
08-14-2023 10:39 AM

Hanover seeks vibrancy as downtown businesses shift from retail to service
07-31-2023 5:06 AM


HANOVER — When the owner of the downtown Hanover apparel and jewelry store Traditionally Trendy folded up shop after 31 years in business, Kayla Brannen made a beeline to the vacating store’s landlord.Brannen, who has worked as a stylist for 20 years...

New Claremont meat packing cooperative aims to meet region’s needs
07-18-2023 9:40 PM


CLAREMONT — After lying dormant for more than five years, a Claremont meat processing facility with a long history in the local agriculture economy is once again producing pork tenderloins, sausage and pork chops.Granite State Packing opened for...

Golf and Ski Warehouse sold to California-based company
06-23-2023 7:54 PM


WEST LEBANON — Golf and Ski Warehouse, the Route 12A retail fixture that has served Upper Valley golfers and skiers for nearly 35 years while growing to include four locations in New Hampshire and Maine, has been sold to one of the nation’s largest...

Timken employee hours temporarily reduced at Lebanon plant
06-16-2023 4:35 PM

LEBANON — Timken’s Lebanon location informed workers Thursday that their hours would be reduced for 12 weeks this summer in order to adjust to “current demand,” a spokesman said Friday.The cutback from 40 to 36 hours a week begins next week, Scott...

Hanover initiatives aim to enliven atmosphere downtown
06-07-2023 12:25 PM


HANOVER — The entrance to Town Hall will look markedly different in the coming weeks as a new initiative aimed at making the downtown business district more conducive to socializing and impromptu gatherings gets underway.Following the recent removal...

Upper Valley independent restaurants struggling to survive
05-28-2023 9:36 AM


SOUTH ROYALTON — Kristen Strong had worked in multiple food service industry jobs when she came to the realization that if she was going to work that hard, she wanted to work for herself.After using that motivation to buy South Royalton diner 108...

Clothing shop forced to close
12-05-2022 9:31 PM


WOODSTOCK — A longtime Upper Valley retail store has closed, compelled to move to online-only sales. But this evolution isn’t due to the changing of customer habits or proliferation of online shopping that has felled so many brick-and-mortar retailers...

As Hanover clothing shop closes, officials examine downtown commerce
12-04-2022 8:49 PM


HANOVER — Clothing and jewelry shop Traditionally Trendy closed its doors last month after a 31-year run on Hanover’s Main Street, though owner Rocio Menoscal promises the store, along with a new venture selling hats, will continue sales...

South Royalton Mexican eatery rises from the ashes of burned-down food stand
11-27-2022 5:22 AM


SOUTH ROYALTON — When one opportunity burns down, another rises in its place — or at least that was the case for Dan Sherburne and his crew at Carlita’s Cantina, the new Mexican restaurant on Chelsea Street that opened for business last week.On May...

Upper Valley restaurants still struggling to hire adequate staff
09-26-2022 8:54 PM


LYME — Dire labor shortages are being felt across the country and the situation is no different in the Upper Valley. Tami Dowd, owner of Dowd’s Inn and Latham Tavern in Lyme, is down to roughly 60 employees, a third of what her staff was last year,...

Haverhill biodiesel proposal raises alarms about emissions, waste
04-23-2021 10:29 PM


NORTH HAVERHILL — A proposal by a biodiesel plant to increase production capacity is raising concerns among neighbors about its impact on health and the environment and raising complaints about lax enforcement of restrictions at Haverhill’s town-owned...

Upper Valley businesses stung by alleged payroll tax embezzlement scheme
04-20-2019 9:32 PM


WEST LEBANON — Every Friday afternoon, without fail, Ryan Wall would pull up in his car at the offices of J.A.S. Auto in White River Junction to personally deliver the company’s employee paychecks.Wall ran payroll services for TSBS, a West Lebanon tax...

Business Notes: Hanover gets back taxes on Etna mansion
02-02-2019 10:20 PM


ETNA — The fate of one of Hanover’s highest-assessed properties has been resolved.The owner of 5 Gates Road in Etna, the unfinished vacant mansion previously owned by former Claremont Ford chief Arrien Schiltkamp, has now paid the town of Hanover...

After More Than Six Decades, Beverage King Has New Owners
08-12-2018 12:20 AM

By John Lippman

West Lebanon — After 63 years, the Heath family’s rein at The Beverage King has drawn to a close.Husband and wife Rich and Sally Houle and Sally’s mother, Irene Heath, have sold their landmark West Lebanon beer, soda and tobacco store to brothers...

A Little Light With the Heat: Tarm Biomass Owner Explains Move to Orford
12-03-2016 11:28 PM

By John Lippman

Orford — The Nichols family and Lyme are practically synonymous. Guy Nichols moved here in 1938 to cut timber and stayed to open Nichols Hardware, which the family ran for three generations. The Nichols’ cut-your-own Christmas tree farm on Route 10 is...

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