New Hampshire State Government and Public Real Estate News

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that the package of transportation and safety legislation (H.R. 22) that the Senate is debating this week includes several measures she championed to support New Hampshire priorities. As a member of the Commerce Committee, which approved provisions of the highway bill last week, Ayotte successfully included amendments to help New Hampshire combat drug-impaired driving -- including driving under the influence of heroin and prescription opioids -- and help establish state infrastructure banks
During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) secured a commitment from Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Administrator nominee Marie Therese Dominguez that if confirmed, she will visit New Hampshire and listen to local residents' concerns regarding the safety of Kinder Morgan's proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline. Ayotte referenced these concerns while questioning Ms. Dominguez at today's hearing, and also stressed the need for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and PHMSA to work together to address safety concerns.
A new senior housing development for Rochester will soon be underway. Arthur H. Nickless, Jr. Housing for the Elderly, which is sponsored by 17 Glenwood Ave, LLC and the Rochester Housing Authority, received over $500,000 in federal HOME funding plus Low Income Housing Tax Credits through New Hampshire Housing. Arthur H. Nickless, Jr., who was highly involved in the local community and served on the Rochester Housing Authority Commission for more than 20 years, passed away last December after battling cancer, and the project is named in his honor
New Hampshire's Congressional delegation sent two letters to federal regulators expressing concerns about the ability of Granite Staters to have their voices meaningfully heard in the federal review process of Kinder Morgan's Northeast Energy Direct (NED) natural gas pipeline. The letters, addressed to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and to the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) both seek opportunities to ensure that New Hampshire stakeholders are provided a thorough opportunity to participate in the federal
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation to boost small business competitiveness through energy efficiency. The Small Business Energy Efficiency Act would help small businesses reduce energy costs by extending the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 lending program to businesses looking to invest in energy efficiency improvements
CBRE/New England announced 36creative leased 4,620 square feet at 23 South Broadway in Salem, New Hampshire, from MetScott21, LLC. 36creative is a boutique brand development and creative agency offering brand development, creative production, interactive design and development, and online marketing strategy
This week, Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01) introduced an amendment to the Department of Interior Appropriations package to increase funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund by $16 million for essential outdoor programs
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in calling for the immediate reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is set to expire in less than 100 days at the end of September. Ayotte has been a strong supporter of LWCF and is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would permanently reauthorize the program.
The Hampshire Companies, a full service, private real estate investment firm with equity in assets valued at more than $2.5 billion, has announced the sale of PortSouth Milik, a 232,134-square-foot industrial building located at 200 Milik Street in Carteret, N.J. to TIAA-CREF
CBRE/New England announced brokers from its New Hampshire practice won three awards at the 1st Annual New Hampshire Commercial Real Estate Awards, including the ceremony’s highest honor for 2014 Deal of the Year CBRE/NE New England winners, which included Roger Dieker, Michael Tamposi and Steve Clancy, took home the Deal of the Year, Industrial Lease of the Year and Industrial Sale of the Year awards. All accolades were for the lease and subsequent sale of industrial space on Pettengill Road in Londonderry.
Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced $40,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program to the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council. The grant will support the Council’s work to provide services for senior citizens around the Upper Valley. The Council received a $12,400 Economic Impact Initiative Grant and a $27,600 Community Facility Grant, which will both be used to build an activities room at the Horse Meadow Senior Center in Haverhill that will allow the facility to fully serve seniors in the area
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte recently visited and toured Sullivan Construction, Inc. in Bedford, a New Hampshire business that specializes in sustainable construction technologies. During the visit, she discussed the Better Buildings Act, legislation that she introduced with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) that encourages tenants of commercial buildings to voluntarily implement cost-effective measures
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
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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