‘Hartford Dollars’ gain currency as a way to boost Upper Valley businesses in pandemic

Under the program, the organizers enlisted 40 Hartford-area businesses that agreed to accept “Hartford Dollars” coupons that shoppers purchased online in $15 and $25 increments. The coupons are worth twice their value when exchanged at participating business, giving them a purchasing power of $30 to $50 each that can be applied toward merchandise or a meal. READ MORE


Investors think Lebanon biotech startup may be a winner in the fight against the coronavirus

But then beating benchmarks is not unusual for Gerngross, a professor at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering and an entrepreneur who has birthed a string of successful biotech startups, including protein drugmaker GlycoFi, co-founded with Thayer colleague Charles Hutchinson in 2000 and acquired by pharma giant Merck in 2006 for $400 million. READ MORE

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Back to the nest: Four years after high school, young adults face pandemic curveball

Many of the 29 members of The Sharon Academy’s class of 2016, who graduated from college four years later in 2020 — widely dubbed now “Class of COVID-19” — have found their post-college plans disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic in ways they could never have foreseen as they entered their final semester of college. READ MORE


As retail chain mandates loom, mask-wearing is the new normal for NH shoppers

The shift in public acceptance over shopping while masked in this time of COVID-19 could be due in part to recent corporate decision-making  – last week Walmart was the first of several national chains to announce that masks would be required for shoppers. That was quickly followed by a growing number of major retailers, such as CVS, Target, Kohl’s and Starbucks, as well as local grocery stores. READ MORE