New Hampshire's Business News for June 7

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Steeplegate Mall sold for $10.3 million, Southern NH residents voice frustration about water contamination, key Dartmouth College tech office sees departures, how New Hampshire's local food economy is evolving, Hassan files for Senate, says she will fight for ‘New Hampshire's priorities’


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Steeplegate Mall sold for $10.3 million  The news that Steeplegate Mall was sold for $10.3 million, a fraction of the price tag that it carried in years past, brought a mix of nostalgia and hope to at least one city resident. – CONCORD MONITOR

Southern NH residents voice frustration about water contamination  Residents infuriated about the water contamination problem in southern New Hampshire unleashed their frustration during a meeting Monday with representatives from a law firm considering taking legal action. – NH UNION LEADER

Salem residents concerned about contaminated water  State and local officials are starting to receive calls from residents concerned their water may be contaminated by chemicals detected near a former Lowell Road landfill. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Twin State VNA will be D-H affiliate  The board of the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire has approved a deal that will make it a formal affiliate of the health system operated by its larger Lebanon neighbor, Dartmouth-Hitchcock. – VALLEY NEWS

Siemens CEO encourages creation of apprenticeship programs  Schools and businesses need to do a better job of establishing and selling the value of apprenticeship programs to help develop skilled workers in a tight labor market, according to the CEO of Siemens USA. – NH UNION LEADER

Key Dartmouth College office sees departures  Two top Dartmouth College administrators who were tasked three years ago with overhauling the school’s Technology Transfer Office and reorganizing the entrepreneurship program are stepping down, the administrators separately confirmed on Monday. – VALLEY NEWS

Commencement brings change  Colby-Sawyer, like similar small liberal arts colleges, look to the future. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Granite State ski resorts looking to next season  Despite coming off one of their most difficult seasons in years, optimism reigned Monday as representatives of New Hampshire’s ski resorts began planning for a much-improved and more successful winter of 2016-2017. – NEWHAMPSHIRE.COM

Portsmouth seafood supplier: Double inspection is bad for business, health  Officials at High Liner Foods in Portsmouth say that a duplicative inspection program for catfish is hindering their growth. – NH UNION LEADER

How New Hampshire's local food economy is evolving  The warm weather means farmers markets are moving outdoors again, offering up all kinds of products grown and made in New Hampshire. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Tom’s of Maine founders expanding U.S.-sourced clothing line  Ramblers Way Farm, founded by Tom’s of Maine’s Tom Chappell and his wife, Kate Chappell, plans to open three new retail locations in the coming months, one in Portland, Maine, and two in New Hampshire. – PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

Concord superintendent: Large data breach may have compromised district employees  Concord School District employees were notified last week that their information may have been compromised in a large data breach this April. – CONCORD MONITOR

Hassan signs 3 bills to improve child protective services  Three bills aimed at improving New Hampshire's child protective services are now law. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Parents file new complaint in wrongful death suit  An Epping couple pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of a former nightspot in Portsmouth claim in a new complaint that the owners of the business were cited 11 times by state liquor commissioners before their son died from being attacked by a patron. – NH UNION LEADER

Hassan files for Senate, says she will fight for ‘New Hampshire's priorities’  Maggie Hassan's pitch as she officially joined the race she's now been running for months was practiced -- and pointed. – NH PUBLIC RADIO         

Court hears Libertarian Party challenge to NH law  The Libertarian Party sued NH Secretary of State William Gardner after a 2014 law put new limits on how long third parties have to collect the necessary signatures to petition their way onto the ballot. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Janet Yellen speech indicates Fed will rethink interest-rate plans  A previous assurance that rates would be raised "in the coming months" was dropped from a speech that Ms. Yellen gave on Monday. – THE NEW YORK TIMES

Why you should keep marketing in-house  It’s a service you can can’t pay for and simply forget about. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

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