Uniform Approach to Business
Jan10

Uniform Approach to Business

Lebanon — In northern New England, the thin blue line begins inside a modest storefront on Hanover Street in Lebanon. From there it spreads out to hundreds of police departments, fire departments and public works departments throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. That’s because when it comes to outfitting the men and women in blue — or gray, black or khaki for that matter — Hirsch’s Clothing, Footwear and Uniforms usually gets the...

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Vt. Town Rallies to Save Its Store
Jan03

Vt. Town Rallies to Save Its Store

Underhill Center, Vt. — In this rural town tucked into a valley at the base of Vermont’s tallest mountain, the 130-year-old Underhill Country Store is more than a place to pick up staples. It’s the community’s social hub, where residents can order a turkey, avocado and bacon sandwich from the deli, get a cup of coffee, sit down and chat with their neighbors. When word spread that the store would be closing, members in the community of...

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An Easier Pace  On Black Friday
Nov28

An Easier Pace On Black Friday

Hanover — In contrast to the packed parking lots in commercial strips and the long lines of people waiting to score deep discounts at big-box stores, the Black Friday atmosphere was much more subdued in places such as downtown Hanover. Unlike larger counterparts, most stores in Hanover didn’t open until 10 a.m. on Friday, and once they did, there was no mad rush for deals. Instead, slow-moving window shoppers made their way past on...

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An Easier Pace  On Black Friday
Nov27

An Easier Pace On Black Friday

Hanover — In contrast to the packed parking lots in commercial strips and the long lines of people waiting to score deep discounts at big-box stores, the Black Friday atmosphere was much more subdued in places such as downtown Hanover. Unlike larger counterparts, most stores in Hanover didn’t open until 10 a.m. on Friday, and once they did, there was no mad rush for deals. Instead, slow-moving window shoppers made their way past on...

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Mascoma Valley Grocer Still Goal

Enfield — Fresh food advocates and town officials in the Mascoma Valley are hoping a new feasibility study will help attract a food cooperative or grocery store to the Route 4 corridor. Market research now indicates there’s demand in the area for a small grocery store in either downtown Enfield or Canaan but it’s unlikely a large store would be able to compete with those in Claremont and Lebanon, said Stuart Arnett, a consultant with...

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