New Hampshire's Business News for April 1

A look at today's top business headlines including: NH Senate passes expanded Medicaid program, meet the new NH Drug Czar, Globe Manufacturing presents wearable technology, Dartmouth professor J. Martin Favor faces prison time for child porn and Aldi grocery is now open in Nashua


N.H. Senate Passes expanded Medicaid New Hampshire’s expanded Medicaid Program, which offers health insurance to 48,000 Granite Staters, will continue another two years.  – N.H. PUBLIC RADIO

Expanded Medicaid boosts community health centers   Advocates for expansion say the current program has spawned a wave of success stories at the state’s 11 federally funded community health centers. – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

N.H.'s newly appointed 'Drug Czar' lays out priorities He'll be taking a leading role in solving a problem that killed more than four hundred people in New Hampshire last year: the state's opiate addiction crisis. – N.H. PUBLIC RADIO

U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice sworn into office New Hampshire's newest U.S. Attorney was sworn into office Thursday.  – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

N.H. fishermen say burden of at-sea monitoring fees could break industry Jeff Feingold, editor of the New Hampshire Business Review, joined NHPR’s Morning Edition to talk about the issue. – N.H. PUBLIC RADIO

Medstreaming buys West Lebanon software developer Medstreaming, a Redmond, Wash.-based developer of healthcare cardiovascular and radiology workflow software, has announced the acquisition of M2S of West Lebanon, NH, a developer of registry software technology designed for healthcare quality improvement. – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

iPad technology to bring election checklist process into 21st century  A presentation on Poll Pad technology by LHS Associates outlined how New Hampshire could save manpower, time and paper/storage/disposal costs by adopting electronic checklist technology.  – MANCHESTER INK LINK

Globe Manufacturing to present on wearable technology line  NH firm’s WASP system uses ‘smart fabric’ to monitor physiology, location of wearer.  N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

U.S. textile industry turns to tech as gateway to revival An M.I.T.-led research and product development project is trying to bring clothes into the digital age and make textiles a high-tech industry. – THE NEW YORK TIMES

NHBR Featured Events: First Annual New Hampshire Fashion Week(end) The event will serve not only as a showcase for New Hampshire and surrounding New England designers, but a fundraiser as well for End 68 Hours of Hunger and Steven Tyler's Janie's Fund. Hosted by Seraphim of Aspire TV.  Free, starting tomorrow, in Manchester.

USA Springs fraudster sentenced to five years in prison An executive involved in a conspiracy to defraud $5.6 million from investors – the largest victim being a board member of what was then New Hampshire-based USA Springs – is the first to be sentenced.  – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

Dartmouth Professor pleads guilty to possessing child porn  A Dartmouth College professor has pleaded guilty to possessing videos depicting child sex abuse. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Abramson said Thursday that 49-year-old J. Martin Favor faces up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced. -- N.H. PUBLIC RADIO

Elite New England prep school says teacher admits sex abuse An elite New Hampshire boarding school alerted alumni this week that a longtime teacher has admitted to two cases of sexual misconduct with students in the 1970s and 1980s. – CONCORD MONITOR

Worker hurt in electrical accident One person reportedly sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries Thursday morning in an industrial accident at Crane Security Technologies, a manufacturing firm.  – NASHUA TELEGRAPH

Aldi in Nashua grand opening draws a crowd A line of customers stretched through the parking lot awaiting the grand opening of Nashua's first Aldi grocery store on Thursday morning, as the German discount retailer expanded its footprint.  – N.H. UNION LEADER

Deal made with ReVision Energy to install solar The Hopkinton Selectboard approved an agreement Monday to add solar panels to the roof of the town’s fire department in Contoocook.  – THE CONCORD MONITOR

Main Street on a mission  New signs meant to draw foot traffic to Meredith businesses. – THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

Rose Farm plan angers neighbors Residents of nearby neighborhoods are up in arms about a proposed multi-home development. – EXETER NEWSLETTER

Former Milton marina site could become 2 restaurants The Milton Planning Board will hold a site plan review and public hearing Tuesday evening on an application to renovate the Ray’s Marina property to make way for two restaurants. – ROCHESTER TIMES

Pastry, Pilsner & Pinot: Climbing ladder of success For years, Peter Egelston, Amy LaBelle and Cort Mendez put in long hours on the job each day while working for other people. Now, they are three of New Hampshire’s most successful, independent entrepreneur. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

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