U.S. investigation into Tesla Model S fires
DETROIT — U.S. auto safety regulators have launched an investigation into electric sports car maker Tesla Motors Inc.'s luxury Model S sedan after three car fires in six weeks, and Tesla announced it is raising the vehicle's ground clearance.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation of the risks associated with highway debris striking the underbody of the 2013 Model S, the agency said on its website Tuesday.
Late Monday, Tesla said it would push out a software update to the Model S air suspension that will give the car more ground clearance at highway speeds, and will amend its warranty policy to cover fire damage even if it is due to driver error.
Kuster to host career fair in Nashua
NASHUA — U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., will host a Career and Opportunities Fair on Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua that will feature employers from the manufacturing, finance, health care and recreation industries, among others.
More than two dozen employers and professional groups will be represented at the fair, including Corfin Industries, Crotched Mountain, Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride Area, Dyn, The Rapid Group, Two C Pack, U.S. Postal Service, W.H. Bagshaw and Whaddy.com.
Job seekers can register at http://kuster.house.gov/careerandopportunitiesfair.
AutoFair raises funds for New Horizons
MANCHESTER — AutoFair Automotive Group is raising money for the New Horizons for New Hampshire Food and Homeless Shelter in Manchester through a month-long program.
New Horizons Feeds 250 to 300 people on a daily basis and offers shelter nightly for 75 people. In November, AutoFair Honda, Ford, Hyundai, Volkswagon and Nissan will donate a portion of the proceeds of every vehicle sold to the New Horizons (newhorizonsfornh.org). In the past five years, AutoFair has donated nearly $60,000 to help Feed those in need here in New Hampshire.
"We are grateful to our employees and customers for helping to make this happen," said Andy Crews, president and CEO of AutoFair Automotive Group, in a news release. "We know the numbers of people who need food and shelter is too high and the demand for help does not appear to be coming down this year."
Parke to receive PRSA award
CONCORD — Isobel Parke will be recognized for her work in communications during the Yankee Chapter PRSA Lifetime Achievement Awards at 4 p.m. Thursday at Red River Theatres in Concord at the chapter's annual meeting.
Parke is president of Jackson Jackson & Wagner and has been a member of the firm since 1963. Her expertise is in issue anticipation and analysis, community coalition building, environmental programs for both business and nonprofit, and crisis containment.Park is an accredited member and fellow of the Public Relations Society of America and served as the group's national secretary.