New Hampshire's Business News for July 19

A look at today's top business headlines, including: UNH president’s compensation for 2014-15: $492,800; Alcohol summit brings industry, state and advocates together; Wentworth-Douglass Hospital opening Pease site; Van McLeod, ‘a pillar of our cultural and historic institutions,’ dies at 70; Anti-Trump NH delegate: Republican National Convention being run by 'brownshirts'


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UNH president’s compensation for 2014-15: $492,800          University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston’s $492,800 compensation package for the 2014-2015 fiscal year was about a fifth higher than the median for public university presidents nationally and the second highest of any public university president in New England, according to a report from the Chronicle of Higher Education. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Alcohol summit brings industry, state and advocates together  Alcohol is big business in New Hampshire. Last year, profits from state-owned liquor stores added about 150 million dollars to the general fund. But it’s rare that this important industry meets together as a whole. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital opening Pease site  Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is opening a new medical office at the Pease International Tradeport in early October, officials said Monday. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Veterans tell Shaheen and VA officials Veterans Choice card program not working  Complaining of unanswered phone calls, long wait times for appointments, too much paperwork, and conflicting information, veterans Friday told U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Veteran Administration officials in Colebrook that the Veterans Choice Card program is not working. – THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

Van McLeod, ‘a pillar of our cultural and historic institutions,’ dies at 70  The longtime commissioner of the state Department of Cultural Resources died early Monday at Concord Hospital. – CONCORD MONITOR

Why New Hampshire's medical marijuana law shuts out people with chronic pain  The state's “therapeutic cannabis” registry is restricted to people with qualifying medical conditions, such as cancer, AIDS and HIV, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. Patients with “severe pain” are eligible - but only if their pain is associated with a qualifying condition. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Aquarion Water bans lawn watering  Aquarion Water Company in Hampton enacted a ban on lawn watering with sprinklers last Friday due to a broken well pump and the recent drought. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Like it or not, Manchester police chief says what he thinks  Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard's uninhibited style has landed him in the spotlight recently. He’s been outspoken about the state's opioid crisis and has weighed in on political campaign disputes. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Our high standards for food are causing an awful lot of waste  The Guardian estimated in a recent series called “From Field to Fork” that half of the food grown in America for people is tossed out or fed to animals, partly because we demand perfect appearance in the grocery aisle. – CONCORD MONITOR

We can no longer afford the energy status quo  Infrastructure investments would bring NH cheaper, safer, cleaner power. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

'The face and smile of the Union Leader,' photographer George Naum, dies at 88  George Naum spent 45 years on the photo staff of the Union Leader. He died Saturday at age 88. – NH UNION LEADER

Sununu's promise to 'gut' state Board of Education criticized  Some tough talk on schools and government during a recent Republican gubernatorial debate prompted Democrat Colin Van Ostern to take a few swings at two GOP rivals Monday. – NH UNION LEADER

Guinta repays campaign committee  U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, R-NH, has repaid his campaign committee $81,500 that was related to an earlier candidate loan repayment and money connected to a fundraising scandal stretching back to 2010. – NH UNION LEADER

New Hampshire delegates downplay #NeverTrump, embrace social side of convention  New Hampshire’s Republican delegation is in Cleveland for day two of the party’s national convention. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Anti-Trump NH delegate: Republican National Convention being run by 'brownshirts'  New Hampshire Republican delegate Gordon Humphrey had some sharp words Monday to describe the way his party is managing its convention. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Wolfeboro or Cleveland? Not a tough call for Mitt Romney  As Republicans gathered in Cleveland, the 2012 GOP nominee was more than 600 miles away in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. – THE BOSTON GLOBE

Deposition outlines alleged EB-5 fraud  The CEO and president of Jay Peak Resort in Vermont is expected to reach a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the next few weeks, according to court filings. – VALLEY NEWS

Will China run on Dunkin’? The company hopes the third time will be the charm as it goes after the Chinese market once again. – THE BOSTON GLOBE

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