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Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15% last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment. The online shopping giant said activities tied to its businesses emitted 51.17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide last year, the ...

Liquor commission celebrates winners of annual poster contest

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission Division of Enforcement and Licensing honored the winners of its annual Alcohol Awareness Youth Poster Contest with a socially distant cruiser parade on June 12. Seventh graders Claire, Ella and Clara were greeted by flashing lights, horns and ...

NHLC expands curbside pickup program

CONCORD – Following a successful pilot program, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission expanded its curbside and in-store pickup program to the Hampton Liquor & Wine Outlet on Interstate 95 South (#73) and the Hooksett Liquor & Wine Outlet on Interstate 93 South (#67). NHLC rolled out ...

High school athlete directs grant money to Special Olympics N.H.

MANCHESTER – Special Olympics New Hampshire was recently the recipient of a $1,000 cash donation. This particular donation has a story behind it, though. Jake Velazquez just graduated from Keene High School. He is a cross-country/distance runner with some impressive stats. In 2019, he ...

Planet Fitness locations in N.H. reopen

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, has reopened 19 locations throughout the Granite State. As an industry leader, the health and safety of Planet Fitness’ members and team ...

NHBSR celebrates enduring leadership in a new way

On June 3, NH Businesses for Social Responsibility honored the sustainability efforts of four companies and one nonprofit in New Hampshire, whose leadership and dedication to our communities serve as an inspiration to us all. The Cornerstone and Partnership for Innovation Awards were presented ...

High customer satisfaction fuel banner year for Bangor

BANGOR, Maine – Continuing its upward trajectory of growth, Bangor Bancorp, MHC and its subsidiary, Bangor Savings Bank announced it ended Fiscal Year 2020 with $4.86 billion in assets, a record increase of 9.38%, and grew its net income by almost 7% to $35.4 million. “We had another ...

Emergency mini-grants announced

CONCORD – The NHHEAF Network, a Concord nonprofit agency and the state’s largest source of free college planning services, announced the immediate funding of $387,500 in emergency mini-grants for 411 New Hampshire college students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are pleased to ...

Members First makes donation

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Mounted Patrol Unit is a familiar sight around the city and especially downtown. The unit, comprising Manchester police officers Kelly McKenney and Andrew Choi along with horses General Stark and Valor, is entirely self-funded. Members First Credit Union ...

Ninety Nine open for indoor dining

WOBURN, Mass. – Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub with 108 locations across New England and upstate New York announced recently that all New Hampshire Ninety Nine restaurants are opening for indoor dining with limited capacity following the guidance of public health and government officials. ...

Ledyard National promotes Blake

HANOVER – Ledyard National Bank recently announced the promotion of Katie Blake to vice president and regional retail manager. Blake joined Ledyard in 2016 as Ledyard’s branch manager in New London. In her new role as vice president and regional retail manager, Blake will be responsible ...

Rivier to award scholarships to long-term care LPNs

NASHUA – Rivier University will continue its investment in New Hampshire’s nursing workforce by awarding multiple Project Advance scholarships to licensed practical nurses employed at rehabilitation and long-term care nursing centers. Project Advance will enable scholarship recipients to ...

Judge to OK $58B plan to end PG&E bankruptcy after wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said he was approving a $58 billion plan by the nation's largest utility to end a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after Pacific Gas & Electric's outdated equipment ignited wildfires in California that killed more than 100 ...

Hiring rose in 46 states in May yet jobless rates still high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers added jobs in 46 states last month, evidence that the U.S. economy's surprise hiring gain in May was spread broadly across the country — in both states that began reopening their economies early and those that did so only later. Unemployment rates fell in 38 ...