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Mascoma Bank backs Claremont revitalization project … and more
Peirce Island Wasterwater

The project to upgrade Portsmouth’s Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility – overseen by Methuen Construction of Plaistow – has been presented with the Chairman’s Award, the top honor bestowed by the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont’s annual Excellence in Construction Awards program. The winning job embodies the industry’s idealized qualities of teamwork, quality, professionalism, and commitment to safety for the betterment of the community. The awards were handed out Oct. 14 at a ceremony in Manchester.

Hooksett-based Procon was honored with an Excellence in Construction Award Oct. 14 at the Associated Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter’s Excellence in Construction Award ceremony. It received the honor in the Commercial Over $10 Million category for the design and construction of Unitil’s new distribution and operations center in Exeter, a 54,000-square-foot, two-story facility that includes office space, conference rooms, a dispatcher center, a training and testing center, a warehouse, vehicle storage and a wash bay.

Mascoma Bank’s its Community Development Lending Group is pleased to announce that it has provided federal Historic Tax Credit bridge and construction funding for the rehabilitation of the historic Monadnock Mills building in downtown Claremont. Also working with Claremont Savings Bank, Chinburg Properties is developing the nearly 54,000-square-foot project, which will bring feature more than 80 residential units and continue efforts to revitalize the city’s downtown mill area.\

Cambridge Trust has made a $40,000 commitment in support of NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire’s HOMEteam program, which provides homeownership and financial wellness education and counseling services to New Hampshire residents. The contribution will help HOMEteam continue to bring educational resources in a virtual environment so that first-time homebuyers become responsible and sustainable homeowners, as well as help residents improve their financial skills.

The Boston-based Building Trades Employers’ Association Northeast has announced a revamp of its education and training program and will present a more focused, value-added curriculum for BTEA members, the association said. Courses include compliance, leadership, project management, foreman training, diversity, equity and inclusion, safety and wellness. Session formats vary from four-hour courses to certificate programs and day-long seminars delivered in-person and via zoom. For more information visit

North Branch Construction, Concord, has announced the addition of Bronson Raspuzzi and Jessica Raymond to the company’s staff as well as the promotion of Thomas Hannan. Raspuzzi joins the firm as a project manager, and Raymond is a project coordinator. Hannan was promoted from project coordinator II to project manager.

Nathan Cote has joined TFMoran Inc. as a civil project engineer in the Bedford office. He has over 14 years of experience, including project management and engineering for electrical and natural gas systems, stormwater management, and geotechnical projects.

Chelsea, Mass.-based Metro Credit Union, whose market area includes Rockingham and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire, has hired Deborah Ferrante as mortgage business development officer Ferrante, who previously worked at Key Bank, has over 30 years of experience in business development, strategic networking, and building strong customer relationships.

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