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EnviroVantage wins Army Corps contract, MVSB offers lead abatement financing … and more

People And Property LogoThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program is providing funding for New Hampshire communities, farmers and businesses to help receive water and sewer system infrastructure, aimed at helping to increase access to renewable energy sources and improve energy efficiency. Among those Receiving funds were the town of Northumberland, which get $6.8 million to replace water and sewer mains; In addition, projects in Meredith, Landaff, Rochester and Farmington will receive a total of $53,142 in support of their renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts.

EnviroVantage, an Epping-based demolition, Environmental remediation and indoor air quality specialty contractor, has been awarded a five-year $95 million multiple award task order contract for the Northeast region by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The company is one of six firms that will vie for individual task orders under a firm fixed-price contract to provide demolition and abatement services in the Facility Reduction Program.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests worked with the Cox family (acting through Westwick Farming LLC) to buy a conservation easement on a 36-acre parcel of land that was recently acquired by the family as an addition to Tuckaway Farm in Lee. The existing Tuckaway Farm is already conserved with a conservation easement. The Cox family has farmed the abutting 36 acres of land for nearly 40 years. The historic home on the property is excluded from the easement and will become an agricultural community center run by Tuckaway Farm.

“Keeping the Family Lake House in the Family” is the topic of a webinar being presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, by NH Lakes and the law firm of McLane Middleton. This session will be presented by Caitlin McCurdy, an associate in the Trusts & Estates Department, and Christopher Paul, chair of the department at the firm. This webinar is part of the “Explore Lakes with NH Lakes” webinar series sponsored by Grappone Automotive Group. The webinars are free, but pre-registration is required.

The Berlin & Coos County Historical Society has acquired the former Fleury-Patry Funeral home building, located at the corner of High and School streets in downtown Berlin. The society said the building, which is across from Moffett House Museum, will provide exhibition, lecture and storage space for the organization. The acquisition was made possible by a donation by the building’s owner, RJE Properties, with the historical society providing the remaining funding and acquiring the property on April 13. Fleury-Patry Funeral Home had operated at the site since 1946 but the business was recently purchased by Bryant Funeral Homes.

Manchester-based Clear Choice Home Improvements has earned HomeAdvisor’s Elite Service Pro Award and has also been listed as one of America’s best door and window dealers by DWM Magazine. The Home Advisor Elite Service Award is presented to home services professionals who have received high ratings for customer service by homeowners.

Meredith Village Savings Bank has launched a lead paint abatement lending program for commercial mortgage customers to support financing the costs of lead paint inspection, remediation and abatement in residential rental properties constructed before 1978. MVSB said it has committed funds to actively promote a special commercial mortgage program for the remediation of lead paint hazards. The program features a fixed-rate and flexible payment terms to create an incentive for property owners by easing some of the financial burdens of remediation and can be used as gap financing in conjunction with New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority grant funding or State loan programs, the bank said.

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