, Derry, New Hampshire

June 30, 2012

business Briefs

Hampshire First Bank is now NBT Bank

MANCHESTER — NBT Bank and Hampshire First Bank have merged.

Hampshire First Bank is now a division of NBT Bank, an independent community bank based in upstate New York. The five banking centers operated by Hampshire First Bank in Manchester, Londonderry, Nashua, Keene and Portsmouth will continue to do business under the Hampshire First name.

Hampshire First's founding President and CEO James Dunphy, who remains with the bank in the role of New Hampshire regional president, said that he is excited by the possibilities joining forces with NBT Bank creates. NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 137 banking locations in five states.


Community House Calls receives BBB award

CHESTER — Healthy Homes Today - A Division of Community House Calls, was presented with the 2012 N.H. Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Market Place Ethics in the Small Business Category.

This award recognizes the ethical standards of behavior toward customers, employees, suppliers and communities in which they do business. Honesty in advertising and training programs promoting ethical work habits were also considered.

Community House Calls, which helps seniors and adults with disabilities maximize independence at home, has engaged in helping clients with hoarding issues since its inception in 2002.

CEO and president Ray Mailloux created Healthy Homes Today nearly three years ago and appointed Cynthia McGahan as program director.

This separate division offers help and support to those of any age with hoarding, cluttering and organizing challenges. They help return a home to a safe and comfortable environment, while being compassionate and understanding of the individuals and the issues involved.

Mailloux recently returned from the 14th Annual International Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering in San Francisco, where he presented "A Gathering Storm - Dealing With Hoarding."

The service area of both companies includes the greater seacoast, Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Salem and Derry. Call 888-887-0688, email or visit

Pinkerton graduate signs on with Conservation Corps

The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Jackie Stratton of Derry to serve as an environmental educator and AmeriCorps volunteer at the Medomak Valley Land Trust and Georges River Land Trust.

The MCC places AmeriCorps volunteers throughout Maine to complete conservation and environmental education projects.

Stratton is the daughter of David and Sandra Stratton of Derry. She is a 2007 graduate of Pinkerton Academy and a 2011 graduate of Colorado State University, where she studied natural resource management and watershed science.

Caregivers names two new board members

DERRY — Community Caregivers of Greater Derry welcomes two new members to its board of directors.

Caregivers assists the elderly and disabled with services such as visiting, grocery shopping, light chores, home repair and medical transportation.

Rosemarie Palis of Derry and Mark Wheeler of Bedford are joining the board.

Palis is an office coordinator at Southern NH University.

Wheeler owns a printing company in Manchester.

Both will serve three-year terms. For information, contact Caregivers at 432-0877.

Local musician named top educator

Rose Lemay of Let's Play Music was awarded Kindermusik International's "Inspirational Educator of the Year."

Lemay, known as "Miss Rose" to hundreds of Greater Derry families, was named Kindermusik International's "Inspirational Educator of the Year" on June 4.

Lemay has been offering Kindermusik programming in the area for 15 years and joined the Let's Play Music staff last June.

Kindermusik International awards educators annually who stand out among their peers.

Kindermusik International writes, "She has that beautiful combination of skill, passion, genuine caring and connection, with the energy to always go above and beyond."

For information on Kindermusik with Miss Rose at Let's Play Music, visit or call 425-7575.

Resident named photo finalist

Derry resident Heidi Brouillette has been named a finalist in the Skintimate Studios "Ready for Everything" photo contest.

Skintastic asked women across the country to submit a photo that best represents their ready for everything moment.

She now has a chance to win a VIP trip to New York City to appear in a photo shoot by celebrity photorapher Eva Mueller and be featured in a national magazine advertising spread.

June 13, 2012 —Ä Sullivan Tire is proud to announce the "Every Hit Helps the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Telethon" summer promotion! Beginning Monday, July 16th and running until Friday, August 10th, Sullivan Tire will donate $500 to the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Telethon for every hit Dustin Pedroia gets! Sullivan Tire will increase that amount to $1,000 for each home run hit by Pedroia.

Additionally, consumers will have a chance to join in on the action. Consumers will have a chance to register online, in-store, via text, with the Facebook app and with a QR code, to guess the total number of hits Pedroia will get between July 16th and August 10th. The grand prize winner will receive tickets for themselves and five friends to attend a September game in the Luxury Suite. The runner up prizes include a $500 Sullivan Tire gift card, a $200 American Express gift card, a Dustin Pedroia signed baseball bat, and two tickets to a baseball game.

"We are thrilled to announce this exciting summer promotion," said Paul Sullivan, Vice President of Marketing for Sullivan Tire & Auto Service. "Nothing pleases us more than to give back to the community through an organization that helps such a worthwhile cause."

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Jones & Beach Engineers, Inc. in Stratham has obtained project approvals for the Lorden Commons Subdivision Phase 1 (50 Lots) in Londonderry, NH. Jonathan Ring was the Project Manager for design and land permitting. Construction is anticipated this fall. Jones & Beach is celebrating its 35th Anniversary providing land survey and civil engineering services to private and municipal clients. Jones & Beach Engineers is at 85 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham.

Call (603) 772-4746.