New Hampshire State Government and Public Real Estate News

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, included increased funding for several energy efficiency priorities in the Committee’s Energy and Water Development FY 2016 bill
Curatolo Seabrook, LLC., a private equity group, purchased Seacoast Mini Storage in Seabrook, NH. a suburb of Portsmouth, NH. and on the border of Massachusetts, for $5.8 million. The facility was previously owned by The Marilyn T. Imke Revocable Trust, who has developed this location over the past 30 years
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that she has introduced legislation that would help New Hampshire and other states repair or maintain bridges classified as deficient. The Strengthening America's Bridges Act is based on an amendment that Ayotte introduced earlier this year during consideration of the Keystone bill. The legislation would create the Strengthening America's Bridges Fund and authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide grants to states to repair or replace bridges -- addressing an important need in New Hampshire, where almost one-third of bridges are classified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
Approximately 271 New Hampshire entrepreneurs and small business owners will be able to take advantage of technical assistance programs designed to get them off the ground, thanks to grants of nearly $750,000 for microenterprise centers.
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today visited Sewalls Falls Bridge in East Concord to discuss the need for long-term federal transportation funding to replace the aging bridge and other critical infrastructure projects across New Hampshire. Shaheen was joined by Concord Mayor Jim Bouley and other city officials.
In order to highlight state government’s efforts to improve energy efficiency, Governor Maggie Hassan today presented the Governor’s Excellence in Energy Efficiency Awards at the State’s annual energy conference hosted by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the Department of Administrative Services
In a letter to House leadership today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) urged support for a long-term surface transportation bill that would provide certainty for infrastructure projects in New Hampshire and across the country. A project to narrow Loudon Road in Concord in order to improve safety on the busy corridor will be delayed because the promised federal funding has not come through.
Weather permitting, the I-293 northbound lane closures are scheduled to take place from Friday, May 8 to Wednesday May 13, from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am each night. Interstate 293 northbound will have one open lane at all times. The northbound off ramp at Exit 4 will be closed Friday, May 8 from 11:00 pm until 5:00 am on Saturday.
Keene Housing residents and participants are eligible to participate in a Farm to Family Buying Club. Buying Clubs help connect local farmers to community members in an effort to offer YOU local, farm fresh produce at prices the same or lower than the grocery store.
President Obama today signed into law a bipartisan energy efficiency bill - the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 - that includes legislation previously introduced by U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) to boost the use of energy efficient technology by tenants in commercial buildings. The bill, authored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), includes the Bennet-Ayotte Better Buildings Act, which encourages tenants of commercial buildings to voluntarily implement cost-effective measures that will help reduce energy consumption and ultimately utility costs for businesses
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit and tour Bosch Thermotechnology Corporation in Londonderry on Friday morning to highlight the effects of Senator Shaheen’s Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which is expected to be signed into law by the President this afternoon. Bosch applies high energy efficiency standards to their manufacturing facilities and is an industry leader in producing energy efficient heating and cooling systems
Great Bridge Properties recently secured the funding needed to add a second building to the energy-efficient development, which opened in 2012 and offers affordable housing for individuals and families.
This morning, the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee heard from Velcro USA, whose North American manufacturing and innovation facilities are based in Manchester and Somersworth, New Hampshire, during a meeting chaired by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) on the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency. Shaheen, who serves as Vice Chair of the Committee, invited Velcro USA to participate due to the company’s nationally-recognized successes adopting energy efficiency improvements throughout their facilities and supply chain.
The Low & Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program was designed to lessen the economic burden of the State Education Property Tax on certain at-risk taxpayers.
Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program that will support projects in two New Hampshire communities. The Bethlehem School District has received a $30,000 grant that will be used to replace an oil-fired hot water boiler heating system at Bethlehem Elementary School with wood pellet boilers, and the town of Stratford has received a $15,000 grant to improve its town garage, which houses all town vehicles
Delegation Welcomes Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance Grant

Department of Transportation Approves Funds To Fix Damaged Roads in Grafton, Sullivan and Cheshire Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 29, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Ann Kuster (D-NH), today welcomed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to approve an emergency recovery grant to help restore roadways in Grafton, Sullivan, and Cheshire Counties that were damaged by heavy rains and flooding at the end of June. The $1 million grant for rebuilding federally-supported roadways will assist the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s efforts to repair transportation infrastructure in Lebanon, Alstead, and Westmoreland that was damaged during powerful storms on June 26. more »

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