Rockingham Canal House in Bellows Falls, Vermont, sold to NH developer

first_img-30- Vermont Housing Finance Agency announced today the selection of Paul Stewart, President of Stewart Property Management, Bedford, NH, as the new owner of Rockingham Canal House in Bellows Falls. The historic building, a former hotel built in the 1870s, will also be an example of how important housing preservation is to the larger strategy of providing affordable housing.”Paul Stewart has almost 40 years of experience in affordable housing, and he’s been managing the Canal Street building since last fall, so we’re confident he has the background and skills necessary to make this property a showpiece,” said VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter.Stewart, who served with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1971 to 1985, including serving as Director of Housing Development, founded his company in 1988. Stewart Property Management provides affordable housing in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, managing 109 properties. The company also provides development consulting services.Stewart, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern New Hampshire Housing Investment Fund and is a member of the Loan Committee for the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, said he plans to make a significant investment in Rockingham Canal House.”This is an opportunity to revitalize a building that is in need of rehabilitation and bring it back to first-class condition,” Stewart said. “It’s an important part of the Village of Bellows Falls, and it provides affordable housing for the 44 people who live there.””Housing is a precious resource,” Stewart said. “We need to use the tools we have to make sure the affordable housing we have stays affordable, and that we maintain it in safe, decent condition.”VHFA was created by the Vermont Legislature in 1974 to finance and promote affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. Since then, VHFA has helped approximately 26,500 Vermont households with affordable mortgages and financed the development of 7,700 affordable rental units.Source: VHFA, June 23, 2009last_img read more

IPL 2016: David Miller raring to go as Kings XI Punjab captain

first_imgDavid Miller doesn’t see leading Kings XI Punjab in this edition of Indian Premier League as added pressure rather the South African looks forward to the challenge.”Responsibility changes a bit as captain, but I am really looking forward to it,” Miller said.”No pressure, to be honest. I see it as an opportunity. We have changed the squad a little bit this year, couple of new additions, but most of the squad stays the same. I really believe we can win the competition this year. The fact that we haven’t won it, doesn’t add any more pressure. It’s a great opportunity for the guys to step up,” he added.The 26-year-old said he is looking forward to the captaincy challenge. (It’s the CSK effect on Gujarat Lions, says Suresh Raina )”There are guys in the team who play a lot of international cricket. I am looking forward to rubbing shoulders with them. This is my first time as captain, but I am really looking forward to the challenge and what lies ahead,” Miller said at a news conference in the presence of KXIP mentor Virender Sehwag, head coach Sanjay Bangar and team’s Chief Executive Officer Fraser Castellino.KXIP will take on the new IPL franchise Gujarat Lions in their opening match at their home ground in Mohali on April 11.”I am looking forward to the first game, we will take it from there. See how it goes. There are going to be challenges, ups and downs,” said Miller.KXIP batting department comprises the likes of Shaun Marsh, Manan Vohra, Murali Vijay, Marcus Stoinis, Armaan Jaffer, besides Miller while the KXIP bowling consists of Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Anureet Singh, Kyle Abbott, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa and Pradeep Sahu.advertisementAsked what according to him are the core strengths of the team that set it apart from others, Miller said, “That is a difficult question because lot of teams are really strong, but I believe we are a well-balanced side. We have some really world class bowlers, some really good youngsters, our batting line up is looking really strong.”We have to make sure that whatever we do we do it as best as we can. We are playing to win, we don’t want to disappoint, we want to play best we can, as long as we do that and we have our plans in place, we can come off as winners,” he said.On the playing conditions, Miller said, “As foreign players, we have been fortunate to play in the Indian conditions. I feel fairly confident in Indian conditions, in terms of what works and what doesn’t work. IPL is a huge platform for everyone.”(with PTI inputs)last_img read more