The president of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire has been reappointed to a ninth term on an advisory panel to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Jim Roche was reappointed to serve on the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to chamber presidents and chief executive officers. The group advises the U.S. Chamber of Commerce board of directors; enhances the U.S. Chamber's lobbying and coalition work; recommends programming; and strengthens outreach to the business and chamber community.
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites, including those in the White Mountain National Forest, over the Veterans Day holiday weekend. Forest fees have been waived from Saturday through Monday. Fees will remain in effect for overnight camping, cabin rentals, permits, reservations, and concession activities.
The story of how Lisbon, New Hampshire got its name is really the story of the New Hampshire economy in the first half of the 19th century. And it’s all thanks to this animal.
But that’s jumping ahead.
The town was originally granted on August 6th 1763, and named ‘Concord’. Five years later, it was re-named to Gunthwaite. But that created a lot of confusion and so by the 1820’s the town realized it needed a new name.
The number of meth labs found in the New Hampshire is growing faster than in neighboring states. Last year authorities have found more than a dozen meth labs, or lab material dump sites. But law enforcement and health policymakers are looking at what lessons New Hampshire can learn from other states that have already battled meth.
The Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, visited the Seabrook Nuclear Plant for the first time Thursday. Chairman Allison MacFarlane was looking into concrete degradation at the Seabrook plant.
Chairman Allison MacFarlane says the NRC is concerned about fracturing in the concrete walls at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. In Seabrook Thursday, MacFarlane held up a sample of cement affected by the alkali-silica reaction.
Whole Foods Market has announced it will open a store in downtown Portsmouth. The store will be about 40,000 square feet, and will employ approximately 175 team members.
“We are excited to be reaching residents of coastal New Hampshire with this location in Portsmouth,” Laura Derba said in a press release Wednesday. Derba is president of Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic region. “We have been receiving requests for a Portsmouth store for many years, and we are pleased to be able to open and serve this vibrant community.”
The head of a New Hampshire hospital is threatening legal action over being excluded from the network of providers under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Al Felgar — CEO of Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester — is seeking a rehearing from the Department of Insurance over the failure by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to include his hospital and health care providers in the network of providers. If the hearing is denied, the hospital is prepared to file a lawsuit, a hospital spokesman said Thursday.
As a slow economy pinches family budgets and the cost of college tuition climbs ever higher, more high school graduates are choosing to start their educations at community colleges. As those students demand a more traditional college experience, community colleges in Nashua, Manchester, and now the Great Bay are building in new athletic facilities, teams and clubs.
Michael Fischer is thumbing through the architectural renderings for Great Bay Community College’s new $5 million dollar recreational facility.