January-18 2019

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Roche is wrong on PFAS standards

New Hampshire legislators can take a big step in support of commuter rail

New Hampshire legislators can take a big step in support of commuter rail

They should quickly update the 10-year transportation plan to start a study with federal funds
PFAS contamination of our water supplies is real and costly

PFAS contamination of our water supplies is real and costly

The evolving story of the Coakley Landfill should serve as a cautionary tale
New Hampshire restaurants serve guests and the community

New Hampshire restaurants serve guests and the community

They help to give back by assisting in a crisis, boosting a community project or starting a charitable program of their own
Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire

Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire

UNH ocean mapping pioneer receives international recognition, FIRST kicks on 2019 competition season ... and more
NH firm awarded $450,000 in SBIR grants from U.S. Dept. of Energy

NH firm awarded $450,000 in SBIR grants from U.S. Dept. of Energy

Subsurface Insights will use funds to develop better hydrogeology analysis, monitoring programs
Position Imaging to unveil iPickup e-commerce solution in NYC

Position Imaging to unveil iPickup e-commerce solution in NYC

Stratham company will showcase self-service solution at National Retail Federation show
Aerospace, medical applications drive growth for NH materials manufacturer

Aerospace, medical applications drive growth for NH materials manufacturer

Spectex expands facility to enhance high performance offerings
Ocean State Job Lot acquires Salem location

Ocean State Job Lot acquires Salem location

Discount chain to open 11th New Hampshire store later this year
IRS takes 17,000 square feet in new Portsmouth building

IRS takes 17,000 square feet in new Portsmouth building

FBI, Social Security also shopping for Port City space

Unpaid federal workers owe $438 million in mortgage and rent payments in January

Zillow report also sees effects on overall housing market
Survey: 70% of U.S. construction firms plan to hire in 2019

Survey: 70% of U.S. construction firms plan to hire in 2019

But shortage of qualified labor dampens outlook
People and Property:  NH Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property: NH Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Gambaccini joins SVN’s Bedford office … and more
Soucy seeks to up New Hampshire minimum wage to $10 an hour

Soucy seeks to up New Hampshire minimum wage to $10 an hour

Senate president’s proposal would be a flexible ‘starting wage’

Sununu’s inaugural address sets his own business agenda

Meanwhile, a Democratic Legislature prepares to advance policies introduced last session
Appointment of House committee chairs signal shift in legislative agenda

Appointment of House committee chairs signal shift in legislative agenda

Obamacare, business profits tax likely to be at forefront of Democratic House’s lineup
North Hampton company showcases Bluetooth-enabled intimacy products at CES

North Hampton company showcases Bluetooth-enabled intimacy products at CES

OhMiBod’s Apple Watch app uses biofeedback to control personal massagers
NHDES proposes new PFAS drinking water standards

NHDES proposes new PFAS drinking water standards

Portsmouth and Concord public hearings to take place in March
Tech Tidbits From Across New Hampshire

Tech Tidbits From Across New Hampshire

Vapotherm is added to Russell indexes, Consolidated Communications partners with SimpliSafe ... and more
Applications open for startup mentoring program

Applications open for startup mentoring program

Accelerate NH helps startup founders accelerate the growth and development of their business ideas

NH Senate Democratic agenda includes rollback of business tax cuts

Legislative proposals also include minimum wage hike, family and medical leave program
New Hampshire’s Chinburg Properties buys historic Maine mill

New Hampshire’s Chinburg Properties buys historic Maine mill

Westbrook building acquired for $5.1 million
Four NH affordable housing projects awarded $6.7m in funding by Federal Home Loan Bank

Four NH affordable housing projects awarded $6.7m in funding by Federal Home Loan Bank

133 units in four communities win support
People and Property:  NH Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property: NH Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Littleton plots retail recruitment strategy, Kalwall enters Africa market … and more

New Hampshire ends 2018 with 4.2 percent drop in bankruptcies

144 total filings recorded in December

Taylor: How workforce housing affects the economy

When faced with both a workforce and housing shortage, the growth of New Hampshire businesses is severely tested
Key House Democrat wants to end BPT rate reductions

Key House Democrat wants to end BPT rate reductions

But BET rate would still be headed down under her proposal
Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire

Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire

EPTAM acquires Colorado metals company, Vallum receives recognition for interbody spinal fusion device ... and more
NH makes top 10 list for states with high-tech capabilities, competitiveness

NH makes top 10 list for states with high-tech capabilities, competitiveness

Milken Institute points to biotech, defense as key growth drivers
Dot Sheehan headlines first TechWomen Power Breakfast of 2019

Dot Sheehan headlines first TechWomen Power Breakfast of 2019

Nonprofit founder and business leader will discuss turning passion into reality
Clean tech innovations and advancements in 2018

Clean tech innovations and advancements in 2018

Technologies you may have missed and what they mean for NH

New Hampshire rep seeks to revive ‘right to repair’ bill

Measure would require manufacturers to share product info with customers, third-party repair shops
NH Executive Council OKs BAE Systems expansion in Manchester

NH Executive Council OKs BAE Systems expansion in Manchester

Approval of BFA lease-purchase deal brings deal closer to fruition
Patenaude to step down as deputy secretary of HUD

Patenaude to step down as deputy secretary of HUD

Praised as ‘key voice on behalf of housing’
Builder confidence drops again, Home Builders Association says

Builder confidence drops again, Home Builders Association says

National index falls to lowest level since May 2015
HUD awards Manchester $3.7 million for lead paint remediation

HUD awards Manchester $3.7 million for lead paint remediation

Funding will be used in 180 housing units
People and Property:  NH Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

People and Property: NH Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Single-home sales jump reported on Seacoast … and more
New Hampshire rep seeks rooms and meals tax on short-term rentals

New Hampshire rep seeks rooms and meals tax on short-term rentals

While Airbnb collects the tax for the state, its rivals don’t
Massachusetts exec named new CEO of Service Credit Union

Massachusetts exec named new CEO of Service Credit Union

David Araujo to take over job in January
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