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Environment for success
How NH is building its green industry

We’re told that green jobs are the next big thing.

From finding sustainable energy and material sources to finding more energy- and resource-efficient ways to do everything from heating a building to running a hotel, it’s likely that the next few decades will see an increase in opportunity for those looking to do things in a more environmentally friendly way.

PEOPLE: Mark Roy
Ward 1 alderman for six years, Roy has been dubbed the education candidate. His campaign tagline has him “Fighting for a Smarter, Safer, Stronger City of Manchester.” Roy attended Western Kentucky University before returning to Manchester to start the CM Roy Group, a real estate company. Visit

PEOPLE: Ted Gatsas
State senator and Ward 2 alderman Ted Gatsas is looking to capture the mayor’s office in Manchester. His campaign tagline is “Building a Better Manchester … Together.” Gatsas has been on the aldermanic board since 1999 and he’s been a state senator since 2000. With his brother Michael, Gatsas founded Staffing Network, an employee-leasing company they eventually sold. Visit

THEATER: Stephen Schwartz comes to Stockbridge
Broadway composer to give master class and concert

By Heidi Masek

Most recently known for music and lyrics for Wicked, Stephen Schwartz’s work has won Tony, Grammy and Oscar awards, and he’s a 2009 Theater Hall of Fame inductee.


LONGSHOTS: The Mt. Rushmore of Patriots moments
by Dave Long

Even before it occurred to me how absurd it was to honor the spirit of the American Revolution with uniform colors of the enemy British soldiers, I never was a big fan of the Patriots’ red uniforms. The helmet wasn’t bad, but I’ve always been a much bigger fan of the flying Elvis uni’s. Blue, silver, white and a dash of red — now THAT is a uniform to honor the heroic colonial army.

FOOD: Hops in Hooksett
New specialty beer shop, not for beer geeks only

By Linda A. Thompson-Odum

Bert Bingel and Ron Parker have been friends since their days at Franklin High School. More than 35 years later, their friendship reached a new level when the pair opened Bert’s Better Beers in Hooksett. Now they introduce customers to the enjoyment of craft beers, many from this region.

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