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New hotel opens at Cranmore, 128 apartments proposed in Somersworth … and more
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Ty Sullivan

Metro Walls hires new safety director

Manchester-based wall and ceiling contractor Metro Walls has announced that Ty Sullivan has joined its staff as safety director. Sullivan, who has over 10 years of construction safety experience, previously worked as safety director for Ducci Electrical Contractors of Farmington, Conn. Sullivan, who will work out of the firm’s Manchester office.

Mattice joins Roche Realty

Roche Realty Group Inc. has announced that Carol Mattice has joined the firm’s Meredith office. A Realtor in the Lakes Region for 20 years, she focuses on residential, waterfront, vacation homes, condominiums and


Carol Mattice

land sales.

New Cranmore hotel now open

The new 88-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott North Conway has opened to the public. Located at the base of Cranmore Mountain Resort, the hotel is managed by Lafrance Hospitality, which owns other hotels throughout New England, including the Marriott Residence Inn in North Conway. The opening comes at a time when the Conway Planning Board is proposing a one-year moratorium on hotel construction to give the town time to update its master plan. Part of those discussions concerning the need for a moratorium is the lack of local workforce housing and how that has contributed to a lack of employees.

Major Portsmouth downtown development OKd

A mixed-use downtown Portsmouth development involving the renovation of two early 20th century buildings has received site plan approval from the city’s planning board. The project, proposed by developer Mark McNabb, will feature 18 apartments, a restaurant and office space.

128 apartments proposed in Somersworth

Condor Capital LLC of Portsmouth is proposing to build 128 apartments on Elm Street in Somersworth. Condor Capital, owned by Ben Stebbins, is seeking to build a four-story building that will include below-ground parking and 128 residential mostly one-bedroom units. The units would be about 750 to 850 square feet.  The project, which has already won approval by the city’s Historic District Commission, needs to gain support of the planning board before it can be built.

Clean Energy NH adds six new board members

Concord-based Clean Energy NH, a group that advocates for a zero-carbon energy system, has added six new members to its board of directors: Bill Church, an educator and founder of White Mountain Science Institute; Michael Fradette, manager of Amazon Web Service’s energy strategy for North and South America; George Hansel, mayor of Keene and owner of Filtrine Manufacturing Company; Mary Lou Krambeer, principal of MLK & Company; Jay McFarland, owner of Hampton Ford Hyundai; and  Meghan Semiao, director of asset management at Longroad Energy.

Turner Group hires new marketing manager

Bonnie Tisdale

Bonnie Tisdale

The H.L. Turner Group Inc., a Concord-based architectural and engineering, has announced the addition of Bonnie Tisdale to its staff as marketing manager. Tisdale has over 25 years’ experience in marketing, communications and graphic design, most of it in the engineering and construction management industry.

The Home Beautiful employee-owners speak at cooperative conference

Three employee-owners of The Home Beautiful, a Belmont-based retail design store, recently spoke at the CCA Global Partners’ winter convention.

CEO Kimberly Young, Jackie Lemire, board president and Design Department manager, and Jen Ryan, board treasurer and Flooring Department manager, discussed their company’s shift from a traditional business structure to an employee-owned cooperative, which took place in 2021. After their presentation, they said they believe there is great interest in shifting to the employee-owned business model. The Home Beautiful is a full-service home decorating and design company that serves  architects, builders, designers, homeowners and commercial property owners.

The Nobis Group, a Concord-based engineering and environmental consulting firm, has announced that Jeffrey Brunelle has been named an associate of the firm. Brunelle, director of project development and a senior project manager at Nobis, is a certified professional geologist with over 20 years of experience in hazardous materials investigations and environmental cleanups at industrial, institutional, military, municipal, and Superfund sites throughout the Northeast.

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