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North Branch Construction of Concord has begun work on Bagdad Wood Senior Apartments in Durham. The $6.5 million, 29,188-square-foot project will include a new three-story addition, providing an additional 26 senior housing apartments, site improvements, significant changes and additions to parking areas, and renovations of existing common area spaces. Lassel Architects of South Berwick, Maine, is the architectural design firm for the project.

B2W Software, a Portsmouth-based provider of heavy construction management software, recently presented its 2021 Innovation Awards to a group of contractors. Vallencourt Construction and Mohawk Valley Materials shared the award for Best ROI with the ONE Platform, B2W’s unified platform for estimating and operations. Both companies use the full B2W platform for estimating, scheduling, field tracking, equipment maintenance and electronic forms and reporting. Best ROI for use of a Single B2W Element went to GeoStabilization International, and BARD Materials earned the award for Most Innovative New Use of B2W Software. Judges selected winners based on applications submitted by contractors throughout North America.

Jake Bordeau has been hired as a project manager at Bonnette Page & Stone in Laconia, and Jamie Stewart has been hired as a project superintendent. Bordeau will oversee project scheduling, submittals, owner interactions and subcontractor coordination. Stewart’s job is to oversee site safety, coordinate subcontractors into the site schedule, take lead on quality control and communicate daily with building administrators.

NHTrust has purchased $20,000 in tax credits and provided a $5,000 direct contribution in support of The Colonial Performing Arts Center in Keene’s renovations of The Colonial Performing Art Center’s historic theatre.

Projects in six counties in western Maine, northern New Hampshire, and northeast Vermont are eligible for grant funding from the Northern Forest Destination Development Initiative to respond to the increased demand for outdoor recreation due to Covid-19 restrictions. The program is an initiative of the Northern Forest Center in Maine and New Hampshire, offered in partnership with Northeastern Vermont Development Association/NEK Collaborative in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The initiative funds projects that build destination appeal and related economic opportunity and are closely tied to community-developed plans and priorities. Projects must be located in Caledonia, Essex, Orleans counties in Vermont; Coos County, New Hampshire; and Oxford, Franklin counties in Maine. Program details and application are available at

NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire has been named a recipient of the 15th annual Housing For Everyone grant program from the TD Charitable Foundation. The grant will help the non-profit organization ensure the financial stability of tenants of the organization’s affordable rental properties during the pandemic, including helping tenants who are having difficulty paying rent due to lost jobs or significant wages and provide families with technology and related tools they need to fully and most effectively participate in an increasingly virtual educational learning environment.

Hugo Overdeput and Andrew Robbins of Colliers’ Manchester office, have announced the lease of 3,800 square feet at 3 Wall Street in Hudson to Astronaut Security Technologies. Overdeput and Robbins represented the landlord, Chartwell Properties LLC, and assisted the tenant. Astronaut Security is a security engineering and technology firm, specializing in the design, maintenance, and security of network infrastructure.

AARP New Hampshire is inviting community organizations and local governments across the state to apply for 2021 Community Challenge grants through April 14. Grants fund quick-action projects that can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand or tens of thousands for larger projects. Now in its fifth year, the grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which supports the efforts of cities, towns, neighborhoods and rural areas to become great places to live for people of all ages. For more information, visit

Attorney Jim Kerouac, a shareholder of Bernstein Shur has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is one of two attorneys in New Hampshire who currently holds the designation and the only attorney in the state to hold dual fellowships in both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

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