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New executive director at Concord Housing, new tenants at Brady Sullivan buildings … and more
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The Health and Education Facilities Authority has partnered with RiverWoods, the nonprofit continuing care retirement community company, on a renovation project at its location in Manchester. The $8 million, low-interest bond will allow RiverWoods Manchester to replace the roof and siding on the 203-unit facility, improve patios and balconies, renovate carports and modernize the kitchen. RiverWoods said it intends to complete the renovations with a phased-in approach over the next three years to limit disruptions.

Lorraine Merrill, former New Hampshire agriculture commissioner and co-author of the book, “Communities and Consequences II” will be the speaker in a March 10 virtual event hosted by the NH Preservation Alliance. She will discuss the historic preservation and how it relates to the subject of her book, which looks at how communities have grown increasingly inhospitable to young people, families and essential workers. The event will run from noon to 1 p.m. To register, visit

Concord Housing + Redevelopment has named Julie Palmeri its new executive director, succeeding John Hoyt, who retired from the job after two decades. Palmeri, who has 10 years of experience in residential property management, has worked in several states, including Maryland and Hawaii.

Unitil Corp. is providing more than $100,000 in energy-efficiency rebates to the town of Hampton for several upgrades at its wastewater treatment plant. The town worked with Unitil, the NH Department of Environmental Services and the Wright-Pierce engineering firm, to make improvements to the facility that would qualify for the rebates, reduce energy consumption and lower operational costs. Upgrades included the addition of new LED lighting, energy-efficient HVAC equipment and blowers for the aeration system, and variable frequency drives, which ramp up and down the motors that run the plant to match effluent in-flow rates. The rebates were provided through NHSaves, a collaboration of electric and natural gas utilities in the state that promotes energy-efficiency projects.

Ben Mercuri of Benchmarq Realty, Nashua, has brokered the sale of 9 Main St., Kingston. The property is zoned commercial and features a 3,600-square-foot metal building, 22 storage units and 6.5 acres of land.

Brady Sullivan Properties has added three new office tenants totaling 5,818 square feet at the Birch Pond Office Park at 410 Amherst St., Nashua: the Center for Vein Restoration, Energy Electric, Jack Nelson LLC to the building. The leases were facilitated by Charles Panasis, James Tobin, Derek Lawton and Jamison Bibaud with the building’s listing agent, Cushman & Wakefield. Brady Sullivan also announced that several tenants have taken space at its Waumbec Mill property in the Manchester Millyard. Among them are Pine State Trading Co., health care staffing group Trova LLC, party boutique Ellie & Piper, media marketing company FlyListed and ABA Behavioral Counseling. Panasis, Tobin, Bibaud and Lawton facilitated the new transactions.

St. Mary’s Bank recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its Portsmouth branch at Pease Tradeport. Located at 20 International Drive, the full-service branch will also house mortgage services.

Albany, N.Y.-based engineering firm CHA Consulting Inc. has acquired A&P Engineers, a multi-disciplinary consultant in Doral, Fla., with expertise in civil engineering, transportation, water resources, environmental, structural, lighting, electrical, traffic studies and construction engineering and inspection. CHA has a national footprint, with offices in Nashua and Keene in New Hampshire.

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