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Brownfields funds awarded to New Hampshire, Preservation Alliance hands out annual awards … and more
Hollis Pines Residents

Homeowners in Hollis Pines Cooperative have purchased their 88-unit manufactured home park, making it New Hampshire’s 143rd resident owned community (ROC). With training and technical assistance from the NH Community Loan Fund’s ROC-NH TM team, homeowners organized and formed Hollis Pines Cooperative Inc. and were able to match the $5 million offer made by Patriot Holdings of Las Vegas, Nev. The deal was finalized on April 29 with a mortgage from the Community Loan Fund. Shown are, from left, cooperative board members Carol Gagne, treasurer, and Ralph Morganelli, vice president.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that New Hampshire will be receiving $4 million in federal funds to help with assessment and remediation of brownfields around the state to encourage their further development. Grants are going to: BRI Development LLC to clean up the Sinclair Lot in Bethlehem, $500,000; Nashua Regional Planning Commission to assess downtown Nashua and Milford, $500,000; NH Department of Environmental Services to assess sites in Berlin, Derry and Winchester, $2 million; Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission to assess sites in Manchester and Derry, $500,000; Southwest Region Planning Commission to assess the sites in Hinsdale, Winchester, Swanzey and Keene, $500,000.

Nine rescue, rehabilitation, and revitalization projects and two leaders of the preservation movement were honored May 3 at the NH Preservation Alliance’sannual awards ceremony. Award winners were: Belknap Economic Development Commission and city of Laconia for the revitalization and rehabilitation of the Colonial Theatre; town of Bradford for restoring and rehabilitating the Bement Covered Bridge; The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness for rehabilitating 10 Green St. for apartments to house people exiting homelessness; The Woman’s Club of Concord for rehabilitation and stewardship of the Chamberlin House; The Lower Gilmanton Community Club and Gilmanton School for rehabilitating the Kelly Corner School; The Northern Forest Center for revitalizing and rehabilitating the Parker J. Noyes Block, Lancaster; the Mill Hollow Heritage Association for revitalizing and rehabilitating Chase’s Mill in Alstead; the town of Newport for the Newport Opera and Courthouse Restoration; The Pulaski Monument Committee and city of Manchester for restoring the Casimir Pulaski Monument; John Schnitzler, for his knowledge, skilled craftsmanship and preservation impact on Seacoast historic buildings including those at Strawbery Banke; Rick Geddes, for his skills and breadth of experience in moving historic buildings, including the Epsom Meeting House and the 200-ton Gale School in Belmont.

Robert J. Kendall III has joined Hinckley Allen as an associate in the law firm’s construction and public contracts group in the firm’s Manchester office. His practice focuses on business litigation, land use litigation, insurance coverage litigation, employment law, administrative law, tax litigation, construction litigation, and contract disputes.

Meredith Village Savings Bank is a sponsor of the Homeless Center for Strafford County’s June 2 celebration of its new “Home for Now” in Rochester. The event will recognize the new building and the organization’s their work to place families in need.

NHSaves utility partners Eversource, Liberty, NH Electric Cooperative and Unitilhave received the 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for the ninth year in a row.

To celebrate the opening of its new Massachusetts headquarters, Outdoor Pride Landscape & Snow Management, the Manchester, NH-based commercial snow removal and landscape management company, presented five local nonprofit organizations – Project Kompass, Habitat for Humanity, Chelmsford Food Pantry, Market on the Common and Veterans Northeast Outreach Center – with $1,000 individual donations during its grand opening event in Chelmsford on May 12. Outdoor Pride provides snow management, landscape installation and ground management services to major institutions throughout the southern and central New Hampshire and northern and eastern Massachusetts, including Boston.

Waterstone Mortgage Corp. has chosen industry veteran Ray Tweedie to head up its new branch in Portsmouth. Tweedie has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry, 20 of which have been in the mortgage business. Tweedie’s team consists of two senior loan officers, Keely Maguire and Mark Ranieri. In the coming months, Tweedie is planning to be hiring loan originators. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wis., Waterstone Mortgage is a subsidiary of WaterStone Bank.

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