New Hampshire's Business News for April 14

A look at today's top business headlines including: PFOA testing expands, is a fish farm moving into an old Groveton paper mill, Tuscan Village looks to expand to Rockingham Park, Phillips Exeter fires another teacher and assault charges against Corey Lewandowski dropped


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Pipeline foes look to make eminent domain costly  Opponents of a new natural gas pipeline through Southern New Hampshire have their best chance yet of getting legislation through the State House, according to Republican state Sen. Andy Sanborn of Bedford. – NH UNION LEADER

State expands PFOA testing into Manchester, Londonderry and Bedford  State officials are expanding the radius of private well testing to a 1.5 mile radius from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics after new test results indicate additional water contamination in southern New Hampshire. – NH UNION EADER

Lawmakers urge PFOA advisory level update  New England lawmakers are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to issue an updated health advisory level for the chemical PFOA. – VALLEY NEWS

Maple syrup not affected by PFOA contamination, Vermont tests show  The toxicant has been found in sediment beneath several water bodies in the area, however, at concentrations far exceeding the state’s advisory limit. – VTDIGGER

Ohio fish farm eyes former Groveton paper mill  A Midwestern company specializing in fish farming is hoping to franchise its business on the site of a former paper mill in Groveton. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

NH Senate panel backs rules on out-of-state brokers  Bill would require in-state broker participation in listings. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Residential sales still strong on Seacoast  Realtors report 5% volume increase in March, higher median sale price. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Tuscan Village plan for Rock property receives preliminary approval  The initial phase for the redevelopment of part of the former Rockingham Park racetrack property has cleared a major hurdle, allowing space to be marketed to prospective tenants. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Developer must pay Salem's $153K fee  The developer of an assisted-living facility has lost its bid to avoid paying a $153,857 impact fee to the town. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Mass. firm to relocate to Hudson facility  Innovation Associates buys 75k-square-foot Sagamore Industrial Park building. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Henniker: Planning board meeting sees large turnout against Dollar General proposal  The board had to find space to accommodate some 80 residents with their eyes on preventing Dollar General from moving into their town. – CONCORD MONITOR

D-H credit rating gets downgraded  A company that acts as a watchdog in financial markets has downgraded the credit of Dartmouth-Hitchcock but said that a further drop is unlikely unless the medical provider dips into reserves or significantly adds to the half-billion dollars of long-term debt already on its balance sheet. – VALLEY NEWS

Bobcat season is off: Fish and Game withdraws hunting, trapping proposal  NH Fish and Game officials have reversed course on plans to allow a state bobcat season. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Concord would love to see the Flying Yankee train return here – at least, if it-s free  The City Council would be delighted to see the historic Flying Yankee return to the city where it once spent many a weekend in the train yards – especially if it doesn’t cost them anything. – CONCORD MONITOR

Cate Street boss, writer settle defamation lawsuit  The author of a paper industry newsletter and the head of the Portsmouth-based company that reopened Great Northern Paper Co. in Maine have reached a final settlement in a defamation lawsuit. – BANGOR DAILY NEWS

Phillips Exeter fires another faculty member for 'sexual encounter' with student  Phillips Exeter Academy announced Wednesday that it has fired a second faculty member after he admitted to past sexual encounters with a student. – NH UNION LEADER

In 'cordial meeting' with Garland, Ayotte explains opposition to hearings  U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte had what she described as a cordial meeting with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland Wednesday. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Trump campaign manager Lewandowski will not be prosecuted for battery charge  Prosecutors in Florida will not file a formal battery charge against Donald Trump's campaign manager, who was accused of grabbing a reporter's arm in Florida last month, according to a person familiar with the case. – NH UNION LEADER

LePage giving ‘very serious thought’ to challenging King for Maine Senate seat  Main governor calls the state’s independent U.S. senator a “likable guy,” but accuses him of making money at the expense of Mainers. – PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

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