New Hampshire's Business News for June 9

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Steady job growth seen for New Hampshire, farmers prepare for new food safety law, Laconia revs up for Bike Week, New Hampshire Day of Giving raises more than $177,000 , Sununu sparks war of words with Manchester PD over drug crisis


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New Hampshire job growth to be slow and steady, forecast says A new state forecast shows New Hampshire will see continued job growth through 2024, but it won't be fast. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

NH farmers prepare for new food safety law  You might have heard about the Food Modernization Safety Act, a large-scale overhaul of food safety rules aimed at reducing food-borne illnesses. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Bigger (well-behaved) crowds expected in Laconia for Bike Week  The 93rd annual event, which begins Saturday morning and ends on June 19, features several new events. The week has local business leaders enthusiastic about the chance to capitalize on what’s already been a strong start to the summer season. – NEWHAMPSHIRE.COM

Highway signs expected to boost Derry businesses  The Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce is liking driver information signs on Interstate 93 in advance of exits in southern New Hampshire: It means more chances for business in Derry. – NH UNION LEADER

NH window restoration company fined $40,000 by OSHA  Window Master Inc., a window restoration company based in Dublin, has been fined $40,000 by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to unsafe levels of lead and other hazards. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Firm proposes using Wheelabrator plant for ‘gasification’  A Kentucky-based recycling firm with an option to buy the decommissioned Claremont Wheelabrator waste-to-energy plant is proposing a “multi-use” pilot business turning trash into electricity using a “gasification” process. – CLAREMONT EAGLE-TIMES

CATCH to celebrate its investment in Franklin  What’s hoped to be a major step forward in the revitalization of downtown Franklin will be officially kicked off on Thursday, June 9. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

 ‘Micro living’ coming to New Hampshire  The Flats at Hanover Commons is bringing the “micro-living” concept to New Hampshire with 32 apartments expected to open in late summer in Manchester. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

State warns of improper billing for mammograms  State insurance officials are warning consumers that women are being improperly billed for mammograms by some health insurance companies. – NH UNION LEADER

NH-based Cate Street’s Maine wood pellet projects sputter  After years of delays, tax abatements and the dismantling of the former Great Northern Paper’s Millinocket facility, the proposed Thermogen wood pellet mill on that site remains in the early stages of development, but it is still live. – BANGOR DAILY NEWS

New Hampshire Day of Giving raises more than $177,000  New Hampshire’s first statewide Day of Giving raised more than $177,000 for nonprofit groups. Online donations were generated by 365 organizations during what was described as a flash mob of giving. – WMUR-TV

New England governors: Fighting stigma key to opioid battle  All six New England governors say fighting the social stigma associated with addiction is key to battling the opioid crisis raging across the region, claiming thousands of lives. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Let’s turn the tide on opioid misuse  We have lost more than 1,000 treatment beds over the last 25 years, yet have nearly the highest rate of addiction in the country. These realties have created a perfect storm that is causing the heroin epidemic to grow drastically. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Reams case goes to NH Supreme Court  The Supreme Court is going to hear arguments in a case brought by a former deputy Rockingham County attorney seeking unredacted records on the removal of his county attorney. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Sununu sparks war of words with Manchester PD over drug crisis  On the day Chris Sununu officially filed to run for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, he was called on the carpet by Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard and the Manchester Police Department on Twitter. – NH UNION LEADER

Former Portsmouth mayor Marchand files to run for governor  Former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand filed Wednesday to seek the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. – NH UNION LEADER

Secretary of State: Libertarians free to run for office in NH  Amid a legal battle over third-party access to the general election ballot, several Libertarians plan to run in New Hampshire races this year. – CONCORD MONITOR

Trump returning to New Hampshire  His campaign hasn't released details on the trip, but the presumptive GOP nominee is expected to fly into Manchester and hold a campaign rally in the state on Monday, June 13. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Maine PUC staff advises against plan to expand Maine’s natural gas pipeline capacity  A long-awaited report says consumers wouldn't benefit from the $75 million annual outlay because of low oil and gas prices, pipelines under construction and other market conditions. – PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

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