Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Gov. Maggie Hassan tells Portsmouth business leaders the state needs to be vigilant against potential threats.
Gov. Maggie Hassan said New Hampshire stands ready to help Massachusetts public safety officials with anything they need the day after two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line. Hassan also told Portsmouth business leaders the state needs to be on guard against any potential threats as the investigation into the Boston bombings continues. "I can tell you New Hampshire has obviously increased its safety efforts over the last few hours," Hassan told members of the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel on Tuesday morning. “We are encouraging all citizens, if you see something, say something." Hassan said she is grateful that none of New Hampshire's citizens who participated in the …
Monday, December 31, 2012
If you could open one kind of business in town, what would you do?
Assume money was no object and the only limit your imagination: what kind of business would you love to run in Salem? It could be a store you feel would perform well in the town, or a business that would provide a much-needed service. Would you love to have your own bar? A coffee shop? Maybe there's something off-the-wall you've seen work really well in another community. Whatever it is, share your ideas with your neighbors in our comment section below.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Fried chicken chain will have location in former KFC building on South Broadway.
The Eagle-Tribune reported Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a fast food chain known for their fried chicken, will be opening their only New Hampshire location this weekend in Salem at 481 South Broadway, in a location formerly occupied by KFC, which closed earlier this year. Franchisee Rob Parsons told the paper he is confident his business will work in the location despite the closure of KFC earlier this year. The paper noted there has been demand for a Popeyes location in New Hampshire, with previous locations in Manchester and Nashua closing.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Let us know by posting a comment below.
Despite the birth of a lot of new business in Salem, the town has seen others, like Ritz Camera, Friendly's and Daddy's Junky Music, shuttering in the recent past. This got us thinking: Which Salem business do you miss most? If you could have one Salem business that has closed in recent years reopen, which one would it be? Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section below.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The latest edition of "You Ask...Patch Answers."
Welcome to the latest edition of our new weekly feature called "You Ask...Patch Answers." The title is self-explanatory: Salem Patch readers can ask us a question and we'll get you the answer every week. This week we take a look at a property in Salem generally considered an eyesore that might have a promising future. One of our Facebook followers posted the following question on our page: "Does anyone know who owns that old vacant lumber yard in rte 28, next to the old ultimate electronics store?" The answer: Emmett Horgan, according to the town's Vision Appraisal online assessor's database. Horgan, the owner of the Rockingham Honda and Toyota dealerships in Salem, purchased the Rockingham Woodcraft land in September 2011 for $2.55 …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Introducing our new weekly feature: "You Ask...Patch Answers."
Welcome to the first edition of our new weekly feature called "You Ask...Patch Answers." The title is self-explanatory: Salem Patch readers can ask us a question and we'll get you the answer every week. For this week, we're going to discuss a question that you may be wondering if you drive on North Broadway on a regular basis. One of our Facebook followers sent us a message recently asking the following question: "Do you know what is going to be built on the corner of route 28 an Taylor St?" The answer? A used car dealership, according to the Salem NH Town Projects website. The Salem Planning Board has approved the site at 202 North Broadway for a 3,500 square-foot used car dealership. Site plans for the space are available here. Another …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This database shows incentives, loans that government has provided to local businesses.
New Hampshire spends at least $39 million per year on incentive programs, roughly $30 per capita, according to the United States of Subsidies database built by the New York Times. The series examines incentives and their impact on jobs and local economies. That is $23.7 million in corporate income tax credit, rebate or reduction, and $15.3 million in cash grant, loan or loan guarantee, the study found. The NYT database showing NH incentives includes the following:
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Here's where to save at the pump this weekend.
Information courtesy of NewHampshireGasPrices.com. Data collected Friday afternoon, prices subject to change.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Each week share your ideas for vacant commercial space.
Welcome to the return of Salem Patch's "Visions for Vacancies" feature. Each week, we'll share a picture and some information about a vacant commercial space in town and ask you what you'd like to see go in that space. This week we take you to 385E South Broadway for a vacant commerical space in Nettles Plaza. According to information available from the Vision Appraisal assessor's online database of Salem properties, the entire parcel is valued at $3,702,400. The property has been owned by Nettles Limited Partnership of Windham since 1985 when it was purchased for an undisclosed price. The building was constructed in 1985 and has a full living area of 4,476 square feet. In the comment section below, we ask you to post your ideas for what …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Flight Line will provide van service from Manchester to Portsmouth.
The Eagle-Tribune reported Salem transit company Flight Line has been awarded a $2.4 million contract for van service from Manchester to Portsmouth over the next three years. According to the paper, the service will transport Seacoast travelers to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The paper reported the partnership is a public-private one with the contract federally-funded. There is also a possibility the service will eventually include a commuter link between University of New Hampshire campuses and Amtrak's Downeaster train service, the paper reported.