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February 18. 2014 6:09PM

Portsmouth glass contractor cited by EPA

BOSTON — A New Hampshire window contractor is being fined $10,890 for not following proper rules that govern the renovation of property that contains lead paint, the Boston regional office of the EPA announced.

Portsmouth-based New Hampshire Plate Glass Corp. was fined for window renovation work done at the former Frisbee School in Kittery, Maine, which was being converted to a community center. Lead-based paint was present in windows that New Hampshire Plate Glass removed.

The EPA said the contractor did not comply with the required work practice requirements of the EPA Renovation, Repair, Painting Rule. The violations included failure to assign a certified renovator to the work site, failure to cover the ground with plastic sheeting, and failure to contain renovation waste.

The general contractor, James J. Welch & Co. of Salem, Mass., was fined $3,565. The EPA said it found out about the violations through an anonymous tip. An inspection took place in February, 2012.

Kuster to host career fair Thursday

CONCORD — Congresswoman Annie Kuster is hosting a career fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn in downtown Concord that will include employers from the financial, medical, manufacturing and hospitality industries.

More than 300 job seekers and nearly 30 employers and professional groups took part in Kuster's first Career and Opportunities Fair on Nov. 22 in Nashua.

More than two dozen employers and service agencies are expected at the Concord fair, at 172 N. Main St., including Concord Hospital, Grappone Automotive Group, NHTI, N.H. Department of Transportation, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Southwest Airlines.

Job seekers can register at

Employers looking to take part in the fair should contact Collin Lever at 595-2006 or,

Fisher Cats set job fair for Saturday

MANCHESTER — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats and its food service provider Advantage Food & Beverage will be hosting a job fair at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the team's main office at the ballpark.

The baseball team will be looking to hire game day staff to serve as ticket takers and ushers, attendants for the souvenir store and kids area, and more.

For more information, contact DJ White at 641-2005 ext. 118 or

Advantage is looking to fill game-day management positions as well as cooks and cashiers, suite attendants, and bartenders.

Questions regarding specific details for Advantage positions may be directed to Chris Carlisle at 606-4121 or

Applicants are urged to visit the Fisher Cats main office between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick up an application before the job fair. There will be applications available at the fair for applicants who cannot make it into the team's office during the week.

In conjunction with the job fair, the team's ticket office and souvenir store will begin their Saturday spring schedule. Each will be open every Saturday beginning this weekend from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Candy Crush Saga maker plans market debut

STOCKHOLM — King, the firm behind hit mobile phone game Candy Crush Saga, is planning a U.S. stock market debut which some analysts think could value it at more than $5 billion and herald a flurry of technology company listings this year.

The successful flotation of Twitter in November and a surge in Facebook shares have fueled speculation that a string of technology firms could come to market, including Spotify, AirBnB and Square, as well as King.

But some analysts question whether King can keep up its breakneck pace of growth, particularly given the difficulty some other games makers have experienced in maintaining success.

Zynga, the maker of Farmville, has seen its share price halve since its late 2011 initial public offering (IPO), while Finland's Rovio has struggled to replicate the success of its 2010 hit Angry Birds.



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