After first proposing a $450 million dollar casino at Rockingham Park, Millennium Gaming is now proposing a complex costing, in their words, “north of $600 million.” The redesigned project was unveiled at a Town Hall meeting last night in Salem.
Millennium Gaming brought leaders from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Concord to tout the benefits of a casino to lawmakers at a lunch meeting today. Millennium runs The Meadows casino and racetrack in Washington. If New Hampshire allows a casino at Rockingham Park, Millennium would develop it.
Beginning next month, New Hampshire residents will be able to watch broadcast television on their digital devices, thanks to a controversial new service called Aereo, which is now expanding to Boston and beyond.
A subscription costs a dollar a day, or 8 dollars per month, and will be available in Belknap, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Strafford counties beginning May 15th. Those who have not subscribed already can do so beginning May 30th.
Three New Hampshire companies are receiving capital from a New-Hampshire centered venture fund backed by the state and managed by Borealis Ventures. Get the backstory on the Granite Fund at StateImpact New Hampshire.
The funds are going to Mosaic Archives, a cloud-based photo storage startup in Manchester; Dyn – the fast-growing internet infrastructure company; and Avitide, a Lebanon-based bio-pharmaceutical company.
The automatic federal budget cuts known as “Sequestration” will soon hit the long-term unemployed in New Hampshire. People who remain jobless for more than 26 weeks are eligible for federally-funded emergency unemployment benefits.
As competition in the auto industry heats up, car makers are tightening their image and branding campaigns. But car dealers -- who feel financially vulnerable despite soaring profits -- say manufacturers are expecting them to pay too much of the price.
In New Hampshire, dealer organizations are behind a bill that would protect them from what they see as exploitation by manufacturers. Manufacturers argue that government shouldn't interfere with their private business contracts. The bill won near-unanimous support in the Senate, and is now being considered by the House.
About 300 vendors are selling firearms at the Concord Gun Show this weekend. NHPR’s Emily Corwin was there.
The parking lot of the Everett Ice Arena is packed with cars, as a steady stream of gun enthusiasts line up for this weekend’s Concord Gun Show. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation pending legislation is fueling consumer demand for firearms and ammunition.
At the gun show, buyers say they see that reflected in high prices, especially for ammunition.
At 6:15 every morning, Christine Suchecki leaves her house in Windham, NH, and spends the next hour and twenty minutes driving almost 40 miles to her job as a nurse in Boston. Her husband drives in a similar direction, to Waltham, MA. “We just look at it as either you’re going to pay financially in your proximity to the city, or with time in your commute,” Suchecki says.
A taxpayer-funded eco-business program is paying off for New Hampshire. The Green Launching Pad at the University of New Hampshire has given grants to more than a dozen start-ups in the state. But it hasn’t awarded any new funds since last year.
Cheap natural gas prices have led to a boom in the construction of gas generating power plants. That combined with market deregulation in New England have set the stage for some tumultuous times in the New England electricity market for years to come.
Many Granite State electric customers are scratching their heads after an electricity supplier, Power New England, was abruptly kicked out of the market two weeks ago. Customers of Power New England and its sister company, Resident Power, have had to try to sort out what's going on from media reports where utilities and power suppliers are slinging accusations back forth indiscriminately.
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Our reporters at StateImpact NH have the latest on a study from the Center for Public Policy Studies that finds a casino in New Hampshire may be a wash -- when it comes to balancing tax revenue with social costs.
For background information on all three casino bills proposed this session, read up here.