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NHLC raises $102,000 for restaurant workers

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission raised $102,000 for the New Hampshire Restaurant and Lodging Association’s New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund through a raffle of six of the world’s most sought-after whiskies and bourbons. The raffle featured decades-old, rare ...

Ledyard National Bank welcomes Susan Winchester

HANOVER – Ledyard Financial Advisors, a division of Ledyard National Bank, is pleased to welcome Susan Winchester, ChFC, CRPS, as a Senior Financial Advisor. In this position, Susan will be responsible for delivering personalized financial solutions to help our clients work toward their ...

Ledyard National Bank names Scearbo as VP

HANOVER – Ledyard National Bank is pleased to welcome Joe Scearbo as an Assistant Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager in their Commercial Banking Division. In this position, Joe will be responsible for strengthening and growing commercial client relationships in the Upper ...

Merchants Fleet expands mobile maintenance program

HOOKSETT – Merchants Fleet, the nation’s fastest-growing fleet company, announced today their partnership with YourMechanic, a leading automotive mobile maintenance and repair services provider that brings vehicle care directly to customers’ homes, offices or lots. The partnership has ...

Cheramie, Dichter join NextGen New Hampshire

MANCHESTER – NextGen New Hampshire announced the hiring of experienced youth vote operative Claire Cheramie as the program’s Organizing Director and Dani Dichter as Data Director going into the general election. Cheramie led the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s 2018 campus organizing ...

Eversource restarts in-person efficiency services

MANCHESTER – In an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and contractors while also providing money and energy-saving solutions, Eversource is implementing new health and safety guidelines for the restart of energy efficiency services in customer homes and ...

McDonald’s in New Hampshire anticipate hiring more than 850 this summer

CONCORD – As states and communities continue to re-open their economies, McDonald’s restaurants are expecting to hire approximately 260,000 restaurant employees this summer, including 858 in New Hampshire. This comes as McDonald’s restaurants begin to welcome customers back into dining ...

Business groups urge vetoes

Leaders of 20 New Hampshire trade associations and chambers of commerce are requesting Governor Sununu veto two bills passed by the legislature, HB 712 and HB 1166. HB 712 establishes a mandatory paid family leave benefit. HB 1166 expands eligibility for receiving unemployment insurance ...

Maine paper producer to layoff 75 employees before 2021

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A Maine paper producer announced Thursday it will shut down one of its paper machines and lay off 75 employees. Sappi North America CEO Mike Haws wrote a letter to employees that the decision was influenced by increased competition in the market and costly mill ...

Worker advocates file meat plants discrimination complaint

Several worker advocacy organizations have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that meat processing companies Tyson and JBS have engaged in racial discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint filed Wednesday alleges the companies ...

Amazon will stop selling Redskins merchandise

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Amazon will stop selling Washington Redskins merchandise after the football team said it would undergo a review of its name, which is considered a racial slur. The Seattle-based online shopping giant informed sellers Wednesday morning that it would be pulling Redskins ...

Global stocks follow Wall Street higher after tech gains

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after further gains for major U.S. tech stocks. London and Frankfurt gained at the opening while Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong and Australia closed higher. U.S. stocks have recovered most of this year's losses, ...

Uber buys Postmates in $2.65 billion all-stock deal

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Uber finally got its food delivery company, acquiring Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal, the ride-hailing giant confirmed Monday. Uber and its Uber Eats food-delivery division will gain ground against DoorDash, which controls about 37% of the U.S. food ...

Non-competes for low wage earners not allowed

The New Hampshire courts have, over the years, narrowly construed and enforced employment non-competition agreements to protect only legitimate business interests of the employer, including confidential information and good will. A few years ago the New Hampshire Legislature also further ...