New Hampshire's Business News for June 8

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Ex-NH securities broker indicted in Massachusetts, NH landry fined for hacking competitor’s computer, Game Creek Video CEO named NH High Tech Council 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year, Manchester OKs deal that allows city funds for Fisher Cats' stadium, Balsams’ Otten fights hard For Northern Pass

Incinerator site may be used for recycling The City Council will hear a proposal tonight on a plan by a Kentucky-based investment group to buy the Wheelabrator plant and convert the facility to an industrial recycling center. – VALLEY NEWS

Bill to allow burning construction wood vetoed, but 2nd bill means practice could go forward Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill that would allow the trash-to-energy plant in Penacook to burn construction debris, but the plant still may be able to burn some after all.  – CONCORD MONITOR

U.S. companies replace Teflon toxin with chemical cousin. Is It Safe?   A new kind of water contamination has shown up all over the US, a chemical used to manufacture Teflon pans, firefighting foam, even microwave popcorn bags. Although companies have stopped using this chemical because of health worries, a new replacement compound may be toxic, too. – N.H. PUBLIC RADIO

Hassan vetoes bill regarding expiration dates for gift cards A bill that would have raised the threshold

for expiration dates for gift cards and certificates was vetoed by Gov. Maggie Hassan saying it was flawed and would create confusion among consumers.  – N.H. UNION LEADER

Gov. Maggie Hassan signs law allowing pharmacies to run drug-take back boxes The law, signed by Gov. Maggie Hassan on Tuesday, allows pharmacies to set up drug take-back programs, so long as they comply with federal regulations. – CONCORD MONITOR

Ex-NH securities broker indicted in Massachusetts A former securities broker, already accused of securities fraud for allegedly scamming his Manchester girlfriend into buying a troubled entertainment stock, has been indicted in Massachusetts for pumping and dumping shares in a green energy company. – N.H. BUSINESS REVIEW

New Hampshire laundry fined for hacking competitor’s computer A New Hampshire laundry that pleaded guilty to hacking a competitor’s computer has been sentenced to pay $18,900 in fines, penalties and restitution, plus two years probation, according to federal court records.  – AMERCIAN LAUNDRY NEWS

Judge approves $50M settlement to Northeast dairy farmers Dairy Farmers of America will pay an average of $4,000 to about 9,000 farmers to settle a lawsuit that accused the marketing group of trying to drive down milk prices. The judge approved the deal Tuesday. – NH1

Southwest Airlines offers popular 72-hour sale The three-day sale features dozens of the airline’s shortest routes and fares start as low as $49.  – WMUR-TV

Game Creek Video CEO named NH High Tech Council 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Patrick Sullivan, president and co-founder of Game Creek Video, a mobile high-def sporting event video and television production company based in Hudson, was named 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year at the NH High Tech Council’s (Council) annual celebration on June 7. – MANCHESTER INKLINK

Institute hopes to build skilled technicians Hoping to fill the need for more skilled electronic systems technicians, a new training program is preparing to welcome its inaugural class to Nashua. – NASHUA TELEGRAPH

Nashua nursing home sued over man's death One of the largest nursing home chains in the country is being sued after it was accused of neglecting an elderly man's bedsores, something his family said led to his death. – WMUR-TV

Construction worker hurt in gas tank explosion A construction worker was in the hospital Tuesday night after he suffered serious burns when an old gas tank exploded.  WMUR-TV

Manchester OKs deal that allows city funds for Fisher Cats' stadium improvements The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats that commits city funds to pay for stadium improvements. – N.H. UNION LEADER

Cool creatives priced out of Portsmouth?  The president of Art-Speak told city councilors that arts and culture generate $41 million a year that “goes back into the larger economy” every year. Mike Teixeira told the City Council Monday. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Yankee solar plan revisited Yankee Publishing is once again expected to begin construction on its nearly 100-kilowatt solar array, after a few revisions to the plan. – MONADNOCK LEDGER

Balsams’ Otten fights hard For Northern Pass The recent N.H. Site Evaluation Committee decision to extend its final Northern Pass deadline by nearly a year is not sitting well with Les Otten, the Balsams developer who is linking the success of the Balsams to Northern Pass and is now asking the SEC to reconsider its decision. – CALEDONIAN RECORD

Excavator simulator installed, thanks to money from Northern Pass  A $61,000 construction excavation simulator — a new teaching tool — was installed last week in the welding and agricultural mechanics classroom in the Career and Technical Education center at the White Mountains Regional High School thanks to a grant from the Coos County Job Creation Association. – THE BERLIN DAILY SUN

Bellows Falls restaurant jump-starts $15 minimum wage A small restaurant in town is shifting its business plan to ensure its employees receive at least $15 per hour.   –  BRATTLEBORO REFORMER

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