2016 Will Bring More Innovation to Driverless Cars

News last week that Google and Ford will reportedly collaborate on building a driverless car represents a big move forward in the unfolding evolution of autonomous vehicles. But while 2016 promises to be chock-full of more tech innovation insinuating itself into our daily lives, driverless cars will probably not yet be part of the picture. Apple, Tesla, Google and Nissan are already cranking out prototypes and test-driving autonomous...

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New 22-Unit Apartment Building Opens in White River Junction
Dec13

New 22-Unit Apartment Building Opens in White River Junction

White River Junction — Former New York City resident Eric Love knows how hard it can be to find an apartment. Still, when the new assistant artistic director at Northern Stage set out to find a place to live in the spacious Upper Valley, he was surprised by the lack of available rentals. “There were very few options and most were old rooms in someone else’s house,” he said. Then Love noticed that the building across the parking lot...

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Power Lunch: Bente Torjusen
Dec10

Power Lunch: Bente Torjusen

Over a lunch of cheddar soup and a kale salad, the longtime leader of the AVA Gallery and Art Center talks about falling in love in Oslo, raising a family in Italy, building a thriving arts operation in the Upper Valley, and having the last laugh on the stern man who told her, “We don’t need an art gallery in Lebanon.” On the day before Halloween, Bente Torjusen, the tall, vivacious, and tastefully dressed executive director of AVA...

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The House That Perseverance Built
Nov29

The House That Perseverance Built

Hanover — For more than a decade, Hanover landlord Jolin Kish has had her eye on a certain plot of land. It occupies the end of a quiet, shaded cul-de-sac overlooking downtown Hanover, where the chimes of the Baker Library bell tower ring across town to mark the hours. Small family homes stand at a respectful distance, shielded from one another by trees. Now her dream house is rising on that property on Ledyard Lane. With three...

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Business Notes: Nov. 22, 2015

White River Junction — After being vacant for eight years, the former Hartford Motors car dealership lot across the road from Hartford Town Hall is finally on its way to getting a new occupant — another automotive sales business. Midstate Auto Group, which operates automobile dealerships in Barre, Vt., is putting the finishing touches on a renovation to the former Hartford Motors building and lot at the corner of Maple Street and Pine...

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