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How high school students can jump-start STEM careers with BAE programs

For this episode of Get Tech Smart, we’ll meet Laurel Skiff of BAE Systems, a defense contractor that is one of the top 10 largest companies and employers in New Hampshire. Laurel Skiff, the company’s community, pre- and early-career outreach program lead, will walk us through the four STEM programs BAE offers to high school students. These programs provide incredible and valuable hands-on opportunities in STEM through BAE’s intensive programs and internships, including:

Laconia officials deny leading selection of developer, contradicting governor and commissioner

The Executive Council was expected to vote Wednesday on the department’s proposed $21.5 million purchase and sale agreement with Robynne Alexander of Manchester, whose development experience in New Hampshire includes a seven-unit rental property in Hampton and a multi-use building renovation in Manchester that is three years behind schedule and the subject of a lawsuit. Alexander told the Bulletin Monday the Laconia development proposal, which includes 1,300 housing units, a hotel and conference center, and medical facilities, would be her largest. She said her investors, whom she’s not named, are prepared to put at least $500 million into the property.

William J. Cass Confirmed as New NHDOT Commissioner

William J. Cass was confirmed Wednesday by the Governor and Executive Council as the next NH Department of Transportation Commissioner.  He will complete the term of former Commissioner Victoria Sheehan who has accepted a new position at the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC.

Transformer convoy makes slow overnight journey

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation, New Hampshire State Police, Eversource, and several contracting companies worked to move a massive transformer from Londonderry to Manchester overnight Monday.

‘Tis the season for Open Enrollment: What you need to know to navigate the system

Tis the season for a lot of things. One of the most important for you and your family may be health insurance. It’s open enrollment time for those seeking plans through the federal government. Host Melanie Plenda is joined by New Hampshire Bulletin Senior Reporter Annmarie Timmins and Insurance Department Deputy Commissioner D.J. Bettencourt to talk about open enrollment and help us navigate some of the system’s complexities.

Aldermen agree to Hartnett/Pearl amendment, Transportation Center agreement

On Tuesday night, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved an amendment to a master development agreement (MDA) between the City of Manchester and Lansing Melbourne Group, the development company that has agreed to new affordable housing units at what is now the Pearl Street and Hartnett Parking lots.