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LEBANON: Fujifilm Dimatix has unveiled plans for a $2.5 million, 10,000-square-foot expansion in response to growing demand for its industrial printheads.

LEBANON: Fujifilm Dimatix has unveiled plans for a $2.5 million, 10,000-square-foot expansion in response to growing demand for its industrial printheads. The Valley News said the expansion comes in anticipation of the need to hire hundreds of additional workers in the coming years. The company has already added 150 workers over the past two years and now employs nearly 500 people in Lebanon.

BERLIN: The Coos County commissioners have told the county planning board to investigate allegations that an illegal road was built up Mount Washington alongside The Cog Railway. The commissioners said they will then review the board's report and consider what action "if any" is appropriate, said commissioner Paul Grenier. "Keep The Whites Wild," an environmental group, hoped the commission would agree that the Cog didn't have permission to build the road and violated zoning regulations designed to protect a fragile, high-altitude environment Cog owner Wayne Presby says the trail is for recreational use and is allowed by zoning regulations.

MANCHESTER: Eversource is demanding that the Environmental Defense Fund take down a study that suggests the utility unfairly withheld natural gas capacity and inflated electric rates. The group's October study said New England electric customers paid $3.6 billion extra between 2013 and 2016, charging that Eversource and Connecticut-based Avangrid habitually bought up natural gas pipeline capacity they didn't end up needing, resulting in increased rates. Eversource called the study a "complete fabrication" when it was released. Now if's sent a cease and desist letter to the EDF.

WASHINGTON, DC: A $700 billion defense authorization bill signed into law by President Trump includes an amendment by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, to fund a nationwide health study on the implications of PFOA and related chemicals in drinking water. Shaheen said the amendment is particularly important for families living in the Seacoast area, following the Air Force's announcement in May that it wouldn't fund a health study of water contamination around Haven Well at the Pease International Tradeport The Air Force is designing a groundwater treatment system for the former military base.

PORTSMOUTH: Dr. Susan Huard, president of Manchester Community College, has been named to serve as interim dean of Great Bay Community College while that school's board searches for a replacement for Will Arvelo, who has been named economic development director for the state of New Hampshire. Huard will remain as president of MCC, dividing her time between the two colleges. GBCCs trustees said they expect the search to result in a successor by summer of 2018.

NASHUA: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has placed the site of the former Mohawk Tannery in Nashua on the national Superfund list The project, among 21 nationwide slated for speedier cleanup and redevelopment under the Superfund program, provides federal resources to deal with some of the nation's most contaminated locations.

CONCORD: A second job and supplier fairs for workers and businesses interested in working on the Northern Pass transmission project will be held from 3 to 8 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Grap-pone Conference Center in Concord. At the event, attendees can discuss the kinds of jobs, subcontractor opportunities and supplies that are needed to complete Eversource's 192-mile hydroelectric transmission line, and businesses can learn how to reach some of the 2,600 people who will be working on Northern Pass over the multi-year construction period. For more information, call 1-855-NPT-JOBS or email npt-jobs@northernpass.us.

MANCHESTER: Southern New Hampshire University says it is freezing tuition for the next academic year at the current rate of $30,800 for a second year in a row. With housing and fees, the cost for on-campus undergraduate students is between $41,700 and $46,800 per year. More than 90 percent of SNHU students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify can receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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Title Annotation:IN BRIEF; Great Bay Community College
Publication:New Hampshire Business Review
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Date:Dec 22, 2017
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