Power to the People — 12/15/22

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With heat and electric bills taking a bigger bite out of household budgets, we talk to local energy professionals about why and what to expect this winter. They also discuss how you can pay less now and in the long run, and detail steps you can take to seek out assistance and meet your family’s needs.

Also on the cover Celebrate 2023 with NHSCOT’s Hogmanay, a traditional Scottish New Year’s celebration, at LaBelle Winery in Derry (page 14). Loon Chocolate and 603 Charcuterie present a two-day holiday market filled with all kinds of last-minute gift-giving opportunities (page 25). It’s the end of an era for Manchester’s culinary scene, as longtime chef Edward Aloise and his wife, Claudia Rippee, owners of Republic Cafe and Campo Enoteca on Elm Street, get ready to step away from the kitchen and enter retirement (page 24).

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