New Hampshire's Business News for July 7

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Balsams awaiting financing OKs, hospitals filing affiliation details with AG, 'Time for patience is over' with NH's lagging mental health system, C&S loses Midwest contract, NH announcement possible for Sanders endorsement of Clinton


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Balsams project awaiting a few more financing linchpins  A number of elements must come together before construction can begin, including going before the state Business Finance Authority for up to $28 million as a guarantee for private bonds. – THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

Hospitals filing affiliation details with unit of AG's Office Executives with Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro and Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough are submitting a filing with the Charitable Trusts Unit of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office detailing the terms of their affiliation. – NH UNION LEADER

State Hospital opens 10-bed mental health crisis unit  A new 10-bed mental health crisis unit is open at New Hampshire Hospital after almost a year of delays. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Report: 'Time for patience is over' with NH's lagging mental health system  The state is behind schedule in building out the types of community-based mental health services that keep people out of hospitals and other institutions.  – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Here's what NH lawmakers did this year: the 2016 legislative session in a nutshell  Coming on the heels of last year's prolonged budget fight, with negotiations stretching months longer than usual, the 2016 session of the Legislature can't help but seem a bit sleepier. But, in fact, it was a busy few months for lawmakers. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Weirs housing plan revived  Racked by a financial scandal and the great recession, a major residential development at The Weirs, which was abandoned a decade ago, has been revived under new ownership. – THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

At NHMS ceremony, Hassan signs 10-year transportation plan ‘Transportation infrastructure is critical to the success of our people and businesses,’ she says. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

New Hampshire home prices rose 3.4% in May  In the Manchester-Nashua area, home prices were 3.1 percent higher than they were over the year. And on a monthly basis, they increased by 2.2 percent between April and May, CoreLogic reported. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Windham board wants to boost economic development Selectmen have decided to restructure the duties of two important planning positions to place greater emphasis on economic development. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Keene wholesale grocer loses Midwest contract  C & S Wholesale Grocers of Keene, the nation’s largest wholesale grocer, got outbid on pricing and freshness for a contract to continue supplying food products to a Midwest supermarket chain after five years. – NH UNION LEADER

WoodSpring plan for new hotel in Merrimack OKd The Merrimack Planning Board has approved plans for a new 123-room, 48,000-square-foot extended stay hotel at a site near the former Merrimack Hotel and Conference Center. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Tupelo Music Hall has new home in Derry  After 12 years in Londonderry, the Tupelo Music Hall has found a new home. – NH UNION LEADER

Hanover eatery: cover charge OK  The Skinny Pancake has appealed a town zoning decision that forbids the restaurant from collecting a cover charge for live concerts, echoing a course of action taken by another restaurant more than 10 years ago that brought more music to downtown. – VALLEY NEWS

Work under way to bury utilities on part of South Main Street  As Concord spends $2 million to bury utility lines on South Main Street, the crews are laying the groundwork to do one block more. – CONCORD MONITOR

Historical Manchester mansion demolished  An 1850 mansion that preservationists had pushed to save two years ago was quietly demolished over the last two weeks, with the new owner saying it was too expensive to restore. – NH UNION LEADER

Dover to see resolution on transgender rights  The Dover City Council will vote on a resolution supporting protections for people based on gender identity after receiving an email asking for action to be taken. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

NH announcement possible for Sanders endorsement of Clinton  Intensive, high-level talks are in play with Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign hoping they may spark an endorsement in New Hampshire from primary rival Bernie Sanders next week, sources in both campaigns have confirmed. – NH UNION LEADER

U.S. Senate action guts Vermont GMO labeling law  In a procedural vote Thursday, the Senate overwhelmingly supported a plan that would immediately preempt a state mandate requiring food manufacturers to label genetically engineered food. – VTDIGGER

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