New Hampshire's Business News for Aug. 25

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Balsams developer still hasn’t submitted key permit application; More fallout from Mass. court ruling on gas pipeline; Questions raiased about likely state water standards; Sarah Mildred Long Bridge permanently closed; Report: Performance Sports Group eyes debt restructuring

Balsams developer still has not submitted key permit application  Although progress is being made toward preparing to start construction at The Balsams, the developer still has not applied for the key Alteration of Terrain permit from the state Department of Environmental Services, required before any work can be done to expand the ski area. – THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

Eversource, National Grid withdraw petitions for capacity on Access Northeast gas pipeline  Fallout continues from last week's Supreme Judicial Court decision that forbade Massachusetts electric companies from charging their customers for the cost of building natural gas pipelines in New England. – MASSLIVE

Likely state water standards not safe enough, says Harvard research fellow  The state’s Department of Environmental Services is going through public comments as it weighs how much of the contaminants PFOA and PFOS to allow in drinking water in the state. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

NH, Maine permanently close Sarah Mildred Long Bridge  With replacement already under construction, repair of aging structure deemed too costly. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Bauer Hockey gear maker taps debt restructuring advisor — sources  Exeter-based Performance Sports Group Ltd, the maker of Bauer Hockey gear and Easton Sports baseball bats, has turned to an investment bank for advice on how to cope with its debt pile, according to people familiar with the matter. — REUTERS

Is the housing crisis hurting NH’s economy? BIA luncheon to look at workplace impacts of availability. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Manchester Community College breaks ground on new HVAC/Electrical Tech building “A unique opportunity to offer more advanced instruction to match recent changes in the HVAC field.” – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Spreading the word about welding  These days, fewer and fewer people enter welding careers with pre-existing knowledge about the trade. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Construction’s contribution to economy increases in NH  The private construction industry as a percentage of New Hampshire‘s gross domestic product increased by 0.2 percent in 2015, according to a report by Associated Builders and Contractors. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

In Boscawen, Dollar General store conversation continues  Tuesday night’s zoning board public hearing on the topic opened up new questions about the store, and that would likely happen again at the hearing’s continuance Sept. 27. – CONCORD MONITOR

Conference to focus on the economic success of ‘welcoming' communities  Event will probe how more inclusive policies can attract workers, spark growth. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

$36m staffing contract with Dartmouth-Hitchcock still up in the air  The NH Executive Council yet again delayed voting on a $36 million staffing contract with Dartmouth-Hitchcock to provide psychiatric services at the state hospital. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Hassan, drug czar outline actions taken against drug crisis  The state’s response to the opioid addiction crisis in the past year has been expansive and effective, according to Gov. Maggie Hassan and her drug czar James Vara, who outlined all the steps the state has taken to address what Hassan called “the most serious public health issue of our time.” – NH UNION LEADER

Drug-treatment advocate attacks Hassan in GOP-funded ad campaign  Melissa Crews, who for more than a year has been the public face of HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery, last week took on another role: mouthpiece for a Republican political group that blames Gov. Maggie Hassan for hundreds of drug-related overdose deaths. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Seven who would be governor raise $4.5 million  The seven major candidates for New Hampshire governor together have raised nearly $4.5 million, with Republican Ted Gatsas of Manchester and Democrat Colin Van Ostern of Concord each breaking the $1 million mark. – NH UNION LEADER

Trump back in NH Thursday for Manchester rally  The Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to hold a campaign rally at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester at 1 p.m. This will be his second trip to the state this month. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

An open letter to Hillary  IF I vote for you, this is what it means – and what it doesn’t. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

New national monument established in Maine’s North Woods, but debate rages on  The National Park Service begins to open offices and invite visitors to the Katahdin region hours after President Obama designates the 87,600 acres donated by Roxanne Quimby. – PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

EB-5 delay forces Mount Snow parent company into stock sale  Mount Snow’s parent company is proposing a $20 million stock sale to help relieve the pressure of continued delays in the Dover, Vt., resort’s EB-5 foreign investment program. – VTDIGGER

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