Wheels: A Case for Life in the Slow Lane
Oct18

Wheels: A Case for Life in the Slow Lane

I put it in Sport and left it there. It felt all-around better in that mode, although Normal was in no way offensive. It’s just that Sport appeared to move with more authority, especially on westbound Interstate 66 near the evening rush hour, when some authority is needed. The Audi Q3 Prestige for 2016, the second model year in which the subcompact crossover-utility vehicle has been on sale in the United States, behaved well. It was...

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Company News: September 2015

Pamela Ashton, a licensed clinical addictions therapist and alcohol and drug counselor, has opened Better Mind Solutions LLC, a private practice for substance abuse counseling, at 35 Bank St. in Bradford, Vt. Ashton holds a master’s degree in counseling from Florida Atlantic University and has completed 6,000 hours of professional supervision working with chronic mental illness and substance abuse. She has held the licensed alcohol...

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Company News: September 2015

Pamela Ashton, a licensed clinical addictions therapist and alcohol and drug counselor, has opened Better Mind Solutions LLC, a private practice for substance abuse counseling, at 35 Bank St. in Bradford, Vt. Ashton holds a master’s degree in counseling from Florida Atlantic University and has completed 6,000 hours of professional supervision working with chronic mental illness and substance abuse. She has held the licensed alcohol...

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Back to Work: In the Upper Valley, a long recession finally winds down
Mar30

Back to Work: In the Upper Valley, a long recession finally winds down

Things are getting better. Nearly six years after the Great Recession was declared over, the national unemployment rate has fallen to about 5.5 percent, its lowest level since the 2007 economic downturn. The U.S. economy is growing at 2.2 percent annually, not as robust as 2014, but both the World Bank and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate it will reach 3 percent through 2016. However, the economic news is a mixed bag...

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