PITTSFIELD — Driven in large part by China’s increasingly strict criteria for the quality of imported recycled material, residents of the four towns who use Pittsfield’s Solid Waste Facility should expect big changes to the way they sort their recyclables in 2019.

HOOKSETT — Town planning officials say they were caught off guard on Tuesday when Shipyard Brewing launched a social media frenzy with a trade publication piece announcing the Portland-based brewer’s proposal to build a multimillion dollar facility in Hooksett by 2020.

For the first time ever, the Thanksgiving edition of the Union Leader will be published and delivered this Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.