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Earlier this year, Savings Bank of Walpole, the last remaining bank headquartered in Cheshire County, decided to align itself with a larger network of banks by becoming an affiliate of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp, based in Concord, New Hampshire.
often problems of humanity leave us feeling hopeless, but this event illustrated there are solutions that are within all of our reach,” Executive Director Julie Davenson says of Stonewall Farm’s “Grazing for Change” event, which took place this fall.
The first signs might be the jingling of tags, baby gates across office doorways, beds lovingly arranged next to desks and piled high with blankets and chew toys, a face smiling around a hallway corner where wagging tail is waiting.
Minding Your Business
The problem isn’t the migration to an “on-demand” culture per se. It’s how easily we are relegating control to others. More alarming, the “others” we are becoming increasingly dependent on are invariably corporations more concerned with their best interests than with ours.
Somehow our priorities have shifted from getting a good education to ensuring that our children maintain all the comforts of home while attending school.
Usually when I begin a column I’m confident in the direction it will lead. But there are times when the research takes you down unexpected paths.
In the year’s first column I, like many pontificators, typically dust off the old crystal ball and this year will be no different.
Five years ago, Danya Landis was a successful 23-year-old artist living in New York City. She had friends and work and connections in the art world. And her life could have gone on as it was. But five years ago, Landis decided that none of it was for her. She didn’t know why, but it just was…
Name: Anjalee Dreher
The Business Next Door
Name: Debra Caplan
NAME: Katherine McLaughlin
Name: Holly Miller (daughter)
Hints from Helaine
The Green Scene
Ever since I was 10 years old, I’ve been known as “The Green Up Girl.” I grew up in a small Vermont town and each year, on the first Saturday of May, our state would celebrate “Green Up Day” — a day when everyone would come together in their community to walk up and down each road, river and…
Every office relies on good lighting to enhance productivity, light workspaces, effectively sell and create products and so much more. Yet, the cost of lighting can account for up to 25-35 percent of a business’ energy cost, so the bulb you choose can have a big impact on your bottom-line.
How often do you eat out at a restaurant with business associates and find that you can’t finish eating the whole meal? Are you someone who wastes the food — or do you bring it home (quietly) in what we call “the doggie bag”?
It doesn’t matter what season we’re in — fall, winter, spring or summer — having living plants surround us at work can bring many benefits. For many workers, having green space is hard to come by; offices and cubicles can often be gray and uninviting.
High stress workplaces are like psychological Petri dishes; they are perfect places to grow nasty things.
At the end of June of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, or the “internet sales tax case,” which overturned its prior case law that required “physical presence” before a state could subject a retailer to its sales tax collection and remittance l…
Press release submissions should be one of the communication options in the public relations arsenal of a business or nonprofit. One of the advantages of submitting a press, or news, release is that the business itself frames its story. Another is that the same story has the potential of bei…
If you are like most business owners or hiring managers, you dread the idea of embarking on the recruitment and selection process of a new employee. It can be overwhelming, with lots of steps, and worst of all, uncertainty about whether your decision will be the right one. Despite a lot of e…
Main Street 2.0
When people talk about downtown Keene, they use words like “vibrant,” and “vital.”
A small New Hampshire downtown fights back rising tide of online shopping, absentee landlords and years of Main Street vacancies
While Webster might associate “malaise” with depression, dejection and good old ennui, Marlborough’s Malaise is having quite the opposite effect.
It’s all about the bones. The bones of the old buildings in Bellows Falls, Vermont. That’s what’s bringing back this town in Windham County that went through some bumps, scrapes and bruises for almost 100 years.