Strafford County, NH

People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News From Around NH

A proposed mixed-use development planned for the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Deer Street in Portsmouth has received generally favorable reviews from the city’s Historic District Commission. Developer Thomas Hamilton Balon Jr. is proposing to build the development at 161 Deer St., which will feature commercial and retail space on the first floor with three floors of residential and a penthouse above. He previously told the board the average size of the 19 proposed residential units in the project will be 2,400 square feet, and will be either apartments or condominiums. According to the Portsmouth Herald, the proposed development is located where Deer Street Associates had proposed building one of four mixed-use projects in cooperation with the city, but none of the projects have broken ground.
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Cornerstone VNA Seeks Hospice Volunteers

Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is looking for individuals who are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer. Currently, the greatest need for volunteers is in the seacoast and southern Maine areas. For as little as 3-4 hours per week, volunteers can offer companionship, respite care and their own unique skills to patients and family members in their community. Volunteers receive a comprehensive 8-week Hospice Volunteer Training program that focuses on how to provide comfort, support and a reassuring presence to Hospice patients and their families. No medical or volunteer experience is necessary to make a positive difference.

Firefighters Battle Blazes in Dover and Milton, NH

Firefighters from Strafford County and beyond responded to two building fires within approximately 15 hours of each other. Fire broke out at a building on North East Pond Road in Milton around 3 a.m. that went to four alarms, according to Wakefield Fire and Rescue. Firefighting efforts lasted into the early morning hours to bring the blaze under control and put out hot spots.