New Hampshire's Business News for Aug. 8

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Saying good-bye to The Rock, Jaffrey real estate company pleads guilty to illegal dumping, Delta flights disrupted around the world, For some rowdy concertgoers in Gilford, show’s over before it even begins, NHBR Q&A: Poison Ivy remover Helaine Hughes

George Lane, 87, prepares to say good-bye to Rockingham Park, a fixture in his life for 72 years  In George Lane's memories, Rockingham Park is still a bustling New England hot-spot full of huge crowds, good friends and electrifying races. He knows everyone; operator Lou Smith walks the grounds, greeting race-goers; bets are placed diligently, and when the gates open, the crowds are rapt. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Jaffrey real estate company pleads guilty to illegal waste dumping  A Jaffrey real estate company agreed to plead guilty recently to illegally operating a private solid waste facility for three years. – THE KEENE SENTINEL

Laconia mayor proposes commercial corridor at The Weirs  In a bid to reopen discussion of zoning and development at The Weirs, which has languished for the past year, Laconia Mayor Ed Engler will offer a specific proposal to redefine the Commercial Resort District when the city council meets on Monday. – THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

Delta flights disrupted around the world  The airline began limited departures after its systems worldwide went down early Monday, but Delta warned passengers to continue to expect cancellations and delays. – THE BOSTON GLOBE

NH towns starting to run out of cemetery space Dozens of cemeteries — both old and new — dot the landscape of Southern New Hampshire, mostly ignored by those who pass by them on a daily basis. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

DSCI merger means more square footage needed in Queen City  DSCI’s pending merger with TelePacific Communications has convinced DSCI to expand its space in Sundial Center by 30 percent to 30,000 square feet this month. – NH UNION LEADER

New Hampshire’s drug treatment infrastructure still lags, but is growing rapidly  Frustrated patients and their families continue to question why there are waitlists for treatment even after yearly death counts continue to surge and countless others struggle with addiction. – CONCORD MONITOR

Help us respond to the opioid epidemic  A challenge of this magnitude requires an unparalleled amount of coordination among all levels of government. – NH BUSINES REVIEW

For some rowdy concertgoers in Gilford, show’s over before it even begins  Of the 18 concerts held at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion between June 3 and July 18, more than 230 people were taken into custody before midnight. However, roughly half of those people are not facing criminal charges; rather, they were taken into protective custody for drunkenness at the venue, both before and during a show. – CONCORD MONITOR

Tupelo starts $1.6m renovation at new site  Scott Hayward, the owner of Tupelo Music Hall, has closed on the hall's new home at 10 A St. in Derry, a 20,000-square-foot building that was formerly a health club. – NH UNION LEADER

NHBR Q&A: Poison Ivy remover Helaine Hughes  For 13 years, Helaine Hughes of Greenfield has operated Poison Ivy Removal Company, one of the few businesses of its kind in the country. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Planning Commission director leaving  After more than a decade in regional planning, Nate Miller is leaving the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission. – VALLEY NEWS

After more than a century, Morin Shoe Store closes its door  Four generations of Morins have sold shoes on Main Street in Berlin, but after 108 years, the tradition has come to an end. Morin’s Shoe Store closed last week, and with it went one of the oldest family-run businesses in the city. – THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

Jackson's lack of public restrooms raises concerns  The issue came up at the selectmen's meeting of July 28, when Chairman Bob Thompson read a letter about that from Alicia Hawkes from White Mountain Puzzles. She wrote that a "steady stream" of people come into the store looking for the bathroom. – THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

NH State Police to join Phillips Exeter sex probe  New Hampshire State Police have joined the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at Phillips Exeter Academy, according to state and local officials. – NH UNION LEADER

Meet your Democratic gubernatorial candidates  Connolly, Marchand and Van Ostern demonstrate knowledge of business operations. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

For some Trump supporters, a desire to see their candidate be more 'presidential'  A crowd of roughly 1500 supporters greeted Donald Trump at his campaign stop in Windham Saturday night. And while their enthusiasm was clear, many also expressed trepidation over the way Trump made headlines last week. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

How to give rural America broadband? Look to the early 1900s  For years, such communities have largely been left out of the digital revolution because they had only intermittent internet access, often through a patchwork of satellite, dial-up or wireless service. – THE NEW YORK TIMES

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