People and Property: Construction and Real Estate News From Around NH

Lark Hotels buys Sunapee Lake Lodge, new board members at New Hampshire Housing, NeighhborWorks Southern NH … and more

People And Property LogoTen New Hampshire projects have received a total of $4.5 million in grants from the Northern Border Regional Commission. They are:

  • $250,000 to help the town of Colebrook clean out its wastewater treatment facility lagoons
  • $150,000 to White Mountains Community College for workforce training and development in the region
  • $350,000 to Mid-State Community Development Corp. in Plymouth to expand childcare services and create 16 jobs
  • $600,000 to the town of Newport for improvements and replacement of over 4,000 feet of water lines
  • $210,000 to the Littleton Industrial Development Corp. for expansion of the industrial park
  • $251,076 to the Umbagog Snowmobile Association in Errol for the purchase of a new trail groomer to promote snowmobiling
  • $995,110 to the town of Hebron construct a 25-mile fiber-optic broadband network
  • $840,493 to the town of Sandwich to support a public-private partnership to construct a fiber-optic broadband network
  • $500,000 to the town of Goshen to increase broadband access
  • $245,000 to the town of Wakefield to rehabilitate the former Old Union Hotel’s upper floors.

Brookstone Builders Inc., Manchester, has been awarded a renovation project by the State of New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The project will involve a complete renovation of the bathhouse at Ellacoya State Park, a public recreation area located on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford. The work will include select demolition and the installation of a new roof, siding, railings, floors, walls, and plumbing fixtures along with some mechanical and electrical upgrades. Scott Launier will serve as Brookstone Builders’ Project Manager.

The sale of the Sunapee Lake Lodge on Route 103 in Newbury to Lark Hotels, an Amesbury, Mass.-based hotel developer and operator, has been announced by Wason Associates. Lark plans to brand the property as part of its “Bluebird by Lark” portfolio. Joe Cardillo of Wason brokered the deal.

Prolman Realty Inc., Nashua has announced the sale of 452 Amherst St., Nashua, to Cumberland Farms Inc. Mark Prolman represented the seller, Alla Maak Properties LLC. The buyer was represented by Jay Wise, WRE Commercial of Windham, Maine. According to the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds the selling price was $1.4 million.

Noah Goodrich of New Durham has joined the Dow Realty Group, Wolfeboro.

Donna Marsh of Stratham and Tricia Morin of Hopkinton have been appointed to the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority board of directors by Gov. Chris Sununu. Marsh is interim director of Home for All/United Way Greater Seacoast, a coalition to end homelessness. Morin is president/owner of Tarkka Homes Inc., a custom homebuilder in serving central and southern New Hampshire.

Zachery Palmer, a housing cooperative specialist at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, recently began a three-year term on the board of directors of NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire.

Rick Plenge has joined VHB as a senior project manager/regional active transportation service leader. Plenge has 25 years of experience in multi-modal transportation operations and safety analysis, roadway and geometric design Most recently, his work has included the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Ocean Boulevard Corridor Study.

HVAC firm M2 Mechanical has announced plans to donate a $14,000 sophisticated air filtration system to a randomly selected nonprofit organization in the Exeter area. Deadline to apply for consideration is Sept. 1 .The winner – drawn randomly from all applicants – will be announced in early September and includes installation of the system, M2 said. According to M2 Mechanical’s Steve Klatt, the system – known as a “scrubber” – can clean 8,300 square feet using three patented methods. To apply for the drawing, email

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