Mike Roylos, who owns the Spartan Grill in Monument Square, will offer 5 cents per cigarette butt in hopes of cleaning up the downtown area.
A pair of better economic reports gave investors some encouragement. Wages and spending rose last month, and pending home sales hit their highest level in three years.
The province is offering $21 million to subsidize the service over seven years, beginning next year.
Maine-based ENH Power has picked up 54,000 customers from New Hampshire utilities, primarily PSNH, since last summer.
The city hopes to see at least 800 more apartments built as demand forces up rents.