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New president at H.L. Turner Group, water infastructure funds awarded … and more

William Hickey

New president named aet H.L. Turner Group

William Hickey has been named the new president of H.L. Turner Group Inc., the architectural and engineering firm based in Concord.

He takes over for Gerard Blanchette, who has been the firm’s acting president and has taken a new role at the firm as principal/senior project executive.

The announcement was made by Heidi Nadeau, CEO of H.L. Turner Group.

Hickey joined company in 1997, quickly becoming a vice president. Blanchette joined the firm over 30 years ago as a founding member and has been involved in engineering and architectural projects for more than 40 years.

Boys Girls Club

Franklin Savings Bank recently purchased $15,000 in CDFA tax credits to assist the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire in renovating the Penacook Community Center into a 7,500-square-foot child care and youth development center. Shown at a ceremony marking the purchase are, from left: Chris Emond, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire; Jon Clay, development director; Nancy Watson, assistant vice president at Franklin Savings; and Brian Bozak, president and chief operating officer of the bank.

Fed funding sought for General Sullivan Bridge fix

The NH Department of Transportation is seeking $20 million in federal funds to replace the superstructure of the General Sullivan Bridge, which closed in 2018 after decades of use by vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists crossing over Little Bay between Dover and Newington. The department has reportedly applied for a multimillion-dollar 2023 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant to pay for a portion of the replacement project, which has been planned for years. Total cost of the project has been estimated to be $35.6 million.

Rye couple buys historic Maine inn

A New Hampshire couple with hospitality backgrounds have acquired the historic Waldo Emerson Inn in Kennebunk, Maine – a structure built in the 18th century by the great-uncle of famed essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Amelia and Ron Rockelein of Rye bought the inn on Summer St., from Hana Pevny for an undisclosed price. List price was $1.95 million, Mainebiz reported. The property was on the market about six months.

Built in 1753, the inn has a Dutch gambrel roof, six guest rooms, four with fireplaces, and a “keeping room,” a room directly off the kitchen typical in Colonial era homes. There are two parlors and historical features such as hand-painted Wedgewood tiles on the parlor fireplace and exposed beams.

Amelia Rockelein has a food and beverage background and currently works for a construction company. Ron Rockelein has a background in the hospitality industry in management and now as vice president of operations for a New Hampshire-based Colwen Hotels.

Prolman picked to market Nashua medical office

Prolman Realty Inc. has been selected to lease a 3,350-square-foot medical office suite at 383 E. Dunstable Road, Nashua.

Over $12m awarded for water projects

The Executive Council has approved some $12.1 million in funding for several drinking water and wastewater system improvement projects. The funding comes through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Awarded funding were: Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan; the town of Colebrook; town of Durham; town of Exeter; town of Littleton; city of Rochester; town of Warner; and the town of Wolfeboro.

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