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Town of Bedford NH Updates Land Development Code to Comply With NH RSA Chapter 310-A:141 Regarding Licensed Professional Landscape Architects

The Town of Bedford New Hampshire has updated its Land Development Control Regulations to recognize the practice of landscape architecture. The State Legislature approved the practice law over 16 years ago. The Bedford Planning Board held a public hearing in mid-September and unanimously approved the recommended changes.   A small number of towns and Cities …

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Town of Temple Charrette

On October 14th and 15th, 2022, Plan NH conducted our 72nd Charrette – this time in the Town of Temple. We spent two days touring the project areas, listening and interacting with key stakeholders and Town residents, and evaluating the needs of the area. Our charrette team worked together and unveiled their presentation with recommendations at …

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Plan NH Fall Conference '22

Fall Conference

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, Plan NH hosted our fall conference Retail Remade: New Life for Downtowns and Commercial Districts at Hotel Concord in Concord, NH. The program focused on the current and future state of commercial/retail space and the integral role these spaces play in community revitalization and vibrancy across New Hampshire. David Dixon, …

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Sean Toomey Awarded 2022 NH Construction Industry Ethics Award

Sean P. Toomey, the State Fire Marshal of New Hampshire, has been named as the recipient of the Twenty-Sixth annual New Hampshire Construction Industry Ethics Award. The award honors the “individual, business or organization that, through words and deeds, best demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in construction.” Sean will be presented …

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Utility Partnership Energizes New School Project

By definition, Plan NH members are collaborators. Recently, three of our members—NHSaves, Unitil and Eversource—teamed up on an exciting, energy-efficient project that also benefits the larger community: the new Oyster River Middle School in Durham, New Hampshire.   NHSaves is a collaboration of New Hampshire electric and natural gas utilities offering tools and tips to …

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North Branch Construction Promotes Two Employees

(Concord, NH) –North Branch Construction recently promoted Sandra McNeff, SHRM-CP to Human Resources Manager. Since joining the company in 2018 as a human resources generalist, Ms. McNeff has significantly grown the department and the services it provides to the employees of North Branch Construction. In 2019, Ms. McNeff completed the requirements for and received the …

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Why Don’t We Build Solar Arrays on All of New Hampshire’s Closed Landfills?

Installing solar arrays on closed landfills sounds like a great idea, right? Introducing a beneficial reuse for an environmentally impacted property, especially a municipally owned abandoned lot for which there are few other valuable reuse options, seems like a practical solution all around.   However, as is often the case in life, what sounds great …

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North Branch Construction Supports Carpenter Apprenticeship Program

(Concord, NH) – North Branch Construction is pleased to become an employer for the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter (ABC NH/VT) and the NH Homebuilders Association (NHHBA) Carpenter Apprenticeship Program that is supported by ApprenticeshipNH, a federally-funded initiative of the Community College System of NH (CCSNH).   “North Branch Construction is excited about the …

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NH Housing Announces Three Staff Promotions

(Bedford, March 7, 2022) – Three New Hampshire Housing staff members were recently promoted to new roles within the organization. BEN FROST was named Deputy Executive Director and Chief Legal Officer, having served most recently as Managing Director of New Hampshire Housing’s Policy, Planning and Communications group. Frost manages external relations, legislative initiatives, communications, research, …

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Nominations Sought for 26th Annual NH Construction Industry Ethics Award

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Nominations are currently being sought for the twenty-sixth annual New Hampshire Construction Industry Ethics Award. The award is presented to “the individual, business or organization that, through words and deeds, best demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in construction.” The award carries with it a handsome plaque and $1,000 …

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