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Former Segway facility sold, BFA OKs loan for Bethlehem rehab center … and more
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Philip and Amalia Scontsas taking part in a beam-signing ceremony at the construction site of the Nashua Performing Arts Center, a project that recently received a big boost with a $1 million pledge from an anonymous donor. Phillip Scontas, a member of Nashua Community Arts’ board, said, ‘The donor and family are local, love Nashua, are very civic-minded and are huge lovers of performing arts. They travel to various cities to see performances and are super excited and thrilled that they will have the opportunity to enjoy performances right here in Nashua, at a brand new, state-of-the-art facility.’ Completion date is set for next September. Harvey Construction is overseeing the project.

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce will be holding to a breakfast forum on housing and childcare – two issues that are crucial in attracting professionals and others to New Hampshire’s workforce. Speakers will be Brian Gottlob, director of the state Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau and George Reagan, community engagement manager at New Hampshire Housing. An overview of current housing projects and future developments will be shared by Matt Walsh, director of redevelopment for the city of Concord. To register for the forum, visit

The sale of 14 Technology Drive in Bedford – the former headquarters of Segway Inc. – has been sold to LSNE Contract Manufacturing for $8.63 million. LSNE said will create a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility at the site to increase th4 firm’s clinical and commercial drug product manufacturing capacity. The 88,214-square-foot building sits on almost 18 acres and features 11 loading docks and a drive-in door. Bob Rohrer and Doug Martin of Colliers’ Manchester office, represented the Seller and procured the buyer,

Mike Roberge has joined Jewett Construction Company, Fremont, as a project manager. He previously worked as a project manager at G. Green Construction in Boston.

The former corporate headquarters of Living Innovations at 69 Tide Mill Rd., Greenland, has been sold by Plein Air Properties to River Tweed Properties, which plans to construct a 10,000-square-foot Montessori school on the site. Bob Marchewka of One Commercial Real Estate represented Plein Air in the transaction. Paula Forbes of Central Falls Realty represented River Tweed. Visions for Creative Housing Solutions Inc. nonprofit based in Enfield, is hosting a Funders’ Recognition Event Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. following the completion of its second campus for developmentally disabled adults in the Upper Valley. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the 12 Green St. campus in Lebanon.  Green Street Commons is composed of two recently renovated multi-family rental buildings that serve as a supported housing setting for 11 adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The New Hampshire Business Finance Authority has approved a $1 million loan for to help Littleton-based AHEAD Inc. to improve and expand an existing addiction and recovery center in Bethlehem. The center, previously known as Friendship House, will be renamed New Hampshire Detox, and provide treatment for substance use disorders with a strong focus on the North Country. The renovations will involve facility upgrades and increase the existing bed count from 36 to 44 beds. The facility will be operated and managed by Amatus Recovery Centers, which currently offers substance use disorder treatment services through Blueprint Recovery Center in Concord and Bonfire Behavioral Health in the Seacoast area. “There is a lack of resources in northern New Hampshire,” said Michael Claflin, executive director of AHEAD. He said the center will be “one of the only facilities of its kind” in the region.

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