(Opinion) With scams, fraud on the rise, our leaders must crack down on those responsible
NH Business Review
by Opinion
5d ago
BY BROOKS YOUNG New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella opened July with a warning for New Hampshire residents: be vigilant about fraud and scams. The attorney general’s message came the same day a 25-year-old Massachusetts woman was indicted for scamming three New Hampshire senior citizens out of $60,000. With scams and fraud on the rise, it is good to see our leaders focus on the issue. As they tackle the problem, however, our leaders must pursue solutions that actually protect consumers and crack down on crooks. This is especially true for our leaders in Congress like Senator Magg ..read more
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Legal Briefs: News from Around NH
NH Business Review
by NH Business Review Staff
6d ago
Maria T. Hyde Shaheen & Gordon welcomes Maria Hyde to the firm Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., has welcomed Attorney Maria T. Hyde to the firm’s litigation and business law groups. She is based out of the firm’s Dover office, providing legal services across the state. Hyde will represent individual and business clients in a range of civil and commercial matters in state and federal court. She leverages creative solutions to resolve matters through negotiation when possible but is adept at trial strategy when needed to achieve a client’s goals. Prior to entering private practice, Hyde worked ..read more
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Controversial Nashua asphalt plant called off, for now, after company drops lawsuit
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by Mara Hoplamazian-NH Public Radio
6d ago
Students and other residents gathered in front of Nashua City Hall to protest the construction of a new asphalt plant. (Photo by Gabriela Lozada, NH Public Radio) A proposal to build an asphalt plant in a residential neighborhood in Nashua has been effectively scrapped. The company proposing the project dropped a lawsuit this week that aimed to reverse an earlier rejection of its plans. The asphalt plant, proposed by the Newport Construction Corporation, has been a concern for community members since 2022. Many worried about pollutants that could be released, along with odors and noise. The ..read more
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Upper Valley communities say Supreme Court ruling won’t change approach to homelessness
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by Christina Dolan/Valley News
6d ago
A vacant tent sits away from several others in an encampment in White River Junction, Vt., on Wednesday, on July 10, 2024. The United States Supreme Court ruled in June that local governments can ban sleeping and camping in public. (James M. Patterson, Valley News) A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing communities to arrest and fine people for sleeping outside in public spaces has drawn the ire of Upper Valley social services providers and skepticism from local law enforcement and municipal officials.  The ruling applies to sleeping outdoors any time of day or night and allows fo ..read more
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No authority for attorney general in Concord Casino sale, rules judge
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by Sruthi Gopalakrishnan/Concord Monitor
6d ago
Laurie and Andy Sanborn own The Draft Sports Bar and Grill and Concord Casino located on South Main Street in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Geoff Forester, Concord Monitor) The sale of Concord Casino is moving forward after an administrative judge ruled that the Attorney General does not have the authority to dictate the sale agreement terms between operator Andy Sanborn and the buyer. In a decision issued on Friday, Judge Gregory Albert clarified that the Attorney General’s role is limited to acting as counsel and assessing the buyer’s suitability for charitable gaming.  The recen ..read more
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Keene roofing company ordered to pay back wages for visa violations
NH Business Review
by Rick Green -The Keene Sentinel
6d ago
A Keene roofing contractor has paid $167,101 in back wages to 20 foreign temporary workers who didn’t receive proper payment, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a news release Monday. A settlement between the department and The Melanson Co. (owned by Illinois-based national roofing company Tecta America) also requires the company to pay $28,829 in civil penalties, the release said. A labor department administrative law judge approved the settlement on June 17, according to case documents.   The company classified the workers, who were employed through the federal H-2B non-immigrant ..read more
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STR owners in Eidelweiss sue Madison ZBA
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by Daymond Steer-The Conway Daily Sun
6d ago
The owners of 13 Lucerne Drive in Madison are taking the town and ZBA to court over the ability to rent this home short-term. (Photo by Brittney Ardizzoni) Two couples who co-own a home in Madison are suing the town zoning board of adjustment for not allowing them to use the property as a short-term rental. The town must file its response by August. The case, filed June 12, is “Chad and Brittney Ardizzoni and Aaron and Tiffany Clymer v. the Town of Madison and the Town of Madison Zoning Board of Adjustment.” It is now in the hands of Judge Michael Klass who presides over the state Land Use ..read more
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People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News From Around NH
NH Business Review
by NH Business Review Staff
1w ago
Planning Board approves dorm expansion project at Rivier University The Planning Board approved a conditional use permit and waivers relative to the construction of Rivier Village 2 at Rivier University. “With the growth of Rivier University, we’re in an opportune moment to expand our residential housing and we come before you tonight to seek approval for our site plan,” said Sister Paula Marie Buley, president of the university.  Phase one of Rivier Village, completed in January, added two new dormitory buildings on the corner of South Main Street and Oldfield Road along Clement Street ..read more
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Hampton Beach leaders back major Casino redevelopment: ‘It needs to be revitalized’
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by Max Sullivan/Portsmouth Herald
1w ago
Beach officials are endorsing a future redevelopment of the Hampton Beach Casino, though a bill that failed in the Legislature could delay plans being filed with the town to at least 2025. The Hampton Beach Village District commissioners voted 3-0 in June to endorse the project by Casino majority owner Sal Lupoli, who plans to invest up to $600 million in the redevelopment. His team has shown town officials schematics of a new hotel, convention center and concert venue, though no official plans have been submitted to the town’s planning and building department. The project would address what L ..read more
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Concord passes on state forest sale, sold to adjacent manufactured home park owners who have no plans to develop
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by Michaela Towfighi-Concord Monitor
1w ago
Courtesy photo The state of New Hampshire decided to sell 30 acres of protected forest to nearby landowners after the city of Concord declined to match the $132,000 purchase price. The sale of the Allen State Forest off Warner Road along the Contookcook River to David Price and his son, also named David, who own the Deer Meadows manufactured housing park has sparked concerns from an executive councilor and state agency head.  The land on the west side of the city was deemed “not an economically viable working forest” by the state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and set to ..read more
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