New Hampshire's Business News for April 21

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Kinder Morgan suspends NED pipeline, Lawmakers seek Phillips Exeter probe, PillPack expands, Scribe Software moves, Plymouth State faculty vote for a union


Kinder Morgan suspends plans for NED pipeline The controversial Northeast Energy Direct pipeline won't be coming through New Hampshire.  – KEENE SENTINEL

$300K grant will help Froling Energy expand A N.H. Public Utilities Commission grant of $300,000 to help Froling Energy expand its manufacturing facilities for precision dry wood chips has been approved by the Governor’s Council. – MONADNOCK LEDGER

PillPack expands to 80,000k square feet at Waumbec Mill Online pharmacy expects to add another 100 jobs in 2016. – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

Scribe Software moves to Manchester Millyard space Scribe Software has relocated its headquarters to a 23,000-square-foot space on the top floor of 150 Dow St. in the Manchester Millyard. – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

State inspector did not see sandblast piles in city A state health official said Wednesday that her inspector never saw piles of sandblast grit last spring at the Mill West complex, which is the suspected source of asbestos illegally dumped last year. – N.H. UNION LEADER

Lawmakers request NH AG investigate Phillips Exeter Academy sex abuse scandal 18 state representatives Wednesday signed a letter to New Hampshire’s Department of Justice asking that the Attorney General’s office “immediately begin an investigation into the Phillips Exeter administration’s handling of these sexual assault cases.” --- NH1

SNHU seeks OK for second athletic complex Southern New Hampshire University may soon have a new athletic complex. But the rest of the town's approvals still need to be given before it can start building. – N.H. UNION LEDER

30 Dartmouth employees are losing their jobs About 30 employees at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine are losing their jobs as part of a reorganization aimed at addressing a multimillion-dollar deficit. – NH1

Faculty at Plymouth State University vote to form union By a margin of about 60 percent to 40 percent, the tenure and tenure-tracked faculty at the school voted to organize with the American Association of University Professors.—N.H. PUBLIC RADIO

Traffic confusion doesn't keep crowds away from new Walmart's opening Thousands flocked to the grand opening of the new Walmart Supercenter on Gold Street in Manchester. --  N. H. UNION LEADER

Proposal calls for expanding Greenfield Farms in Merrimack The final phase of development at Greenfield Farms is now being proposed, and could add 66 homes in Merrimack just south of the Bedford town line. – N.H. UNION LEADER

Salem dealership owner receives final approval Not many business owners can say they run a successful operation on both sides of the same street. – LAWRENCE EAGLE TRIBUNE

Portsmouth planners to review 94-unit apartment plan The owners of the Southgate Plaza will make their first appearance before the city’s Planning Board Thursday night as they work to get their proposal for a 94-unit, 4-story residential apartment building. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Concord planning board okays two major projects Two major developments – one sweeping renovation with apartments for rent downtown, one new construction with homes for sale in Penacook – are a sampling from the post-recession diverse and, slowly, resurgent housing market in Concord. – CONCORD MONITOR

ZBA continues hearing on senior condo development  The amended proposal by Wayne and Jean McCutcheon seeks to build 74 housing units on 18.2 acres of land owned by the couple at 492 Washington St. The original plan was for 66 private units. – CLAREMONT EAGLE-TIMES

City votes to award Route 16 bid  The city council Monday night approved Sargent Corporation’s base bid of $6 million for the Route 16 rehabilitation.  – BERLIN DAILY SUN

Nova Star files for bankruptcy in Canada The former operator of a ferry between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, has filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada, claiming about $62,000 in debt to the city of Portland and about $362,000 to Maine-based companies. – BANGOR DAILY NEWS

Brattleboro Reformer to have new owners  Digital First Media will complete the sale of New England Newspapers Inc., which includes the Brattleboro Reformer, to Birdland Acquisition LLC on May 2. – BRATTLEBORO REFORMER

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