Business

Hudson firm buys closed Goffstown school

HUDSON - A Hudson sensor company located in a 1960s-era buildings on Route 3A has bought Villa Augustina, an elegant Catholic school in Goffstown that shut last year, but it's unclear what will hap­pen next. RdF Corp. declined to comment when The Telegraph asked for their plans. The company ...

Nashua cafe features local, beer-baked treats

Set up in the former Big Apple Deli on Temple Street, a salon owner and baker have teamed up to open the Local Delights Cafe and Beer Bakery, offering locally sourced breakfast, lunch and baked goods. "We're as farm-to-table as we can be - everything is made in-house," said ...

TECH BITS

THE NEWS Spike making series on computer pioneer McAfee NEW YORK - The Spike television network says it is making a six-part TV series based on the life of anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee, centered around interviews with him. McAfee formed a software security company named for ...

Comcast boosts download speeds

Comcast has sharply increased the download speeds of some of its Inter­net services, the latest step in a battle among providers over one of the basic ser­vices of the online world. The cable giant, which has seen the number of its Internet-only custom­ers equal and perhaps surpass its ...

Subway to halt deals with Jared

NEW YORK - Subway said Tuesday it mutually agreed with Jared Fogle to suspend their relation­ship after the home of the chain's longtime pitchman was raided by fed­eral and state inves­tigators. The separation was jarring be­cause the 37-year-old everyman has become a familiar face around ...

Greek newlyweds stranded in NYC

Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Kon­stantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were sud­denly declined and they were left ...

Rapid Machining sponsor for ABC’s ‘BattleBots’ series.

NASHUA - When the robot named HyperShock fights as part of the ABC-TV program "BattleBots" this summer, one Nashua-based machine shop will be cheering it on. Rapid Machining, 22 Charron Ave. in Nashua, is a formal sponsor and sup­plier of the machined parts for the ...

From trade school to diploma mill

WASHINGTON - How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predato­ry as the Education Department and many lawmakers suggest, why didn't they stop it? In 1990, there wasn't a single ...

Consignment store opens up on Main Street in Nashua

NASHUA – Having her own store has long been a dream for Ontaya Glenn, co-owner of Dress 2 Impress, which opened on Main Street on Saturday, but some hard-nosed business sense went into the decision, as well. Other store owners on the block, she said, “told me that there ...

New England network for business women opens center in Nashua Monday

NASHUA – A new resource for New Hampshire businesswomen and entrepreneurs will open in Nashua on Monday. The nonprofit service, the New Hampshire Women’s Business Center, is an initiative of the Boston-based Center for Women and Enterprise which helps more than 3,000 women ...

Nashua business relocates to new East Pearl office

IMSYS Security is a 10-year-old company that started in the garage of Heath Gaffney’s home. After four years, IMSYS growth demanded an office, and the team packed up the basement and moved to Pine Street extension to a 500-square-feet office. With continued growth and the need ...

Parent companies of Hannaford, Stop & Shop supermarkets agree to merger

Two years after Stop & Shop left New Hampshire, closing all six of its supermarkets in the face of withering competition, it may indirectly return because its parent company wants to merge with the parent company of Hannaford supermarkets, which has stores scattered throughout the state. ...

Deja vu all over again

Meet Bob. Bob is married to Agnes. Bob and Agnes have been married for 40 years. They have three well-adjusted kids, all of whom they put through college. They have six grandchildren, each of whom has a college fund that was started by Bob and Agnes. Bob is 66, and Agnes is 64. After a ...

Parkway made empty courthouse more attractive to buyer

NASHUA – The man who bought the former Nashua District Courthouse as a “speculative investment” says the coming of the Broad Street Parkway made the property more attractive, but that even without that road it was too good a deal to pass up. “The ...

It’s time for Nashua to step up

I spent some time this week physically checking out the Broad Street Parkway and speaking with a couple of the developers who attended the recent tour of the project conducted by the city’s Economic Development Office. Based on what I saw and heard, I can say unequivocally that the ...

Police forces across the nation reaching out to Chesapeake

Look up an article on police body cameras or tune into a recent broadcast about them, and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter a familiar name: Police Chief Kelvin Wright. Here he was on Washington-based Governing magazine’s website in April: “Across ...

AutoFair holds ribbon cutting for Merrimack facility

MANCHESTER – Michael Horn, president and CEO of VW Group of America, attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the all-new AutoFair Volkswagen of Nashua, held June 2 in Merrimack. The state-of-the-art facility is at 717 Route 101A on 4 acres in Merrimack. AutoFair ...

Leadership NH group announces its Class of 2016

Leadership New Hampshire, a program whose mission is “building a community of informed and engaged leaders,” has announced its Class of 2016. The new cohort of 39 associates includes men and women from across New Hampshire who will participate in an intensive 10-month ...