New Hampshire's Business News for July 21

A look at today's top business headlines, including: DES says it did not approve Brady Sullivan's dumping; Monadnock Region to test new crowdfunding program; Navigating New Hampshire’s new accessory unit law; Union effort at UNH raising questions; Secret Service investigating NH state rep who said Clinton should be executed


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DES says it did not approve Brady Sullivan's dumping  Brady Sullivan Properties representatives insist that a state environmental official OK’d plans by the real estate company to dump contaminated soils at a company-owned gravel pit in Londonderry, according to a report filed with the state.  Not so, the state Department of Environmental Services says. – NH UNION LEADER

Monadnock Region to test new crowdfunding program  Businesses in the Monadnock Region will be among the first in the nation to test community crowdfunding as a method to raise capital. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

NHLC reports state liquor sales hit new record  Cash registers at state Liquor and Wine Outlets rang up an all-time high of $678 million, up by 5.6 percent from the previous years, according to unaudited figures released by the NH Liquor Commission on Wednesday. – NH UNION LEADER

Survey: Rents continue to climb in New Hampshire  New Hampshire’s ever-tightening housing market is hitting renters particularly hard, according to a survey from the NH Housing Finance Authority. And the solution: new units to meet the demand. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Navigating New Hampshire’s new accessory unit law  When SB 146 goes into effect next June, it will limit the authority of municipalities to regulate accessory apartments. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Dover waterfront work could begin this year  The Cochecho Waterfront project in Dover could see significant work begin before the year is out, even though the city has yet to choose a developer or a final plan. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Solar-powered homes plan rejected in Portsmouth  The Board of Adjustment unanimously rejected a developer's request for a variance to build five “green, solar-powered net-zero homes.” – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Somersworth home values increasing  Market values are up in the Hilltop City, according to the city tax assessors. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

NH Home Builders revamp leadership  Paul Sullivan named organization’s new president. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

CDC: Construction workers near highest risk for suicide  Construction workers are among those who run the highest risk of dying by suicide, according to a new from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Meeting the workforce challenge with apprenticeships  Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s creative approach to identifying, attracting and training new sources of talent. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Research finds many eligible for federal WIC nutrition benefits don't enroll  Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found more than half of families eligible for a federal nutrition program are not enrolled. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Union effort at UNH raising questions  The National Education Association’s efforts to unionize University of New Hampshire staff are sparking discussions among the school's staff.  – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Circus company indicted for failing to properly install tent in Lancaster that collapsed  A Coos County grand jury has indicted Walker International Events of Sarasota, Fla., for allegedly failing to properly install a circus tent that collapsed during an Aug. 3, 2015, circus performance at the Lancaster Fairgrounds, killing a man and his daughter and injuring dozens of other people. – NH UNION LEADER

Dispute over fees pulls NBC from DirecTV in NH, as Olympics near  Barely two weeks before the Summer Olympics begin, subscribers to DirecTV in most of New Hampshire have lost access to the network that will show the event, due to a fight over fees involving the NBC affiliate in Boston. – CONCORD MONITOR

Southwest computer outage strands travelers in Manchester, across U.S. Holly Brewer, a seventh-grade math teacher from Dallas, Texas, became one of the travel casualties at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Wednesday after a massive technology system crash at Southwest Airlines grounded planes nationwide for several hours. – NH UNION LEADER

Ashooh says Guinta lying about finance scandal  U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta’s Republican primary challenger is accusing him of lying about his past election campaign finance violations. – NH UNION LEADER

Secret Service investigating NH state rep who said Clinton should be executed  Al Baldasaro, a Republican from Londonderry, made the comments Tuesday during an appearance on the Jeff Kuhner Show. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Why you are not unique  By focusing less on what makes us different and more on what makes us the same, we can make strides in business and personal development. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

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