Port Watch: Week of July 18

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It’s shaping up to be a busy week at the Port of New Hampshire, with a tanker sailing this evening and a new ship arriving in port each of the next four days. Read about all five ships in this week's installment of Port Watch.

Help clean up Great Bay

Outdoor

Soda bottles, tires, abandoned canoes and other large pieces of trash are littered around Great Bay. Several organizations are teaming up to do something about it, and they’re looking for volunteers to help on June 21.

Port Watch: Week of June 13

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It was a busy Monday at the Port of New Hampshire, with the Aqua Prosper sailing and two new ships arriving. But the rest of the week looks like it will be pretty quiet.

Reaping the benefits of biking

Outdoor

The Bicycle Benefits program includes about 20 participating businesses in Portsmouth, each of which offers special deals to customers who arrive on bicycle.

USS Hampton arrives in Portsmouth

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The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Hampton arrived at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Wednesday to undergo maintenance work and system certifications. The crew's host community, fittingly, is Hampton.

Port Watch: May 17

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DECISIVE Type of ship: cable layer Expected arrival: in port, departing May 21 Flag: Marshall Islands Cargo: cable Deadweight: 10,077 tons Length x breadth: 140...

On the hunt

Outdoor

A proposal to bring bobcat hunting back to NH triggers debate Even for dedicated outdoors enthusiasts, bobcats are a rare sight. A person could spend...

Taking root

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In Kittery, Maine, among a stand of trees that feels almost like a fairy house, the children of Eyes of the World Discovery Center crow...

Winter so sweet

Outdoor

For the adventurers among us, it’s comforting to know that there’s a centrally located, four-mile, multi-use trail available that’s perfect for winter weather excursions. The...

Bring on the cold

Outdoor

Here’s a recommended New Year’s resolution for all Seacoast inhabitants: Don’t complain about winter! This is New England; it’s supposed to be cold and snowy...

Bouncing back

Outdoor

If you’ve been seeing more New England cottontail rabbits than usual hopping around the Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary in Dover, you can thank the New...

Cold casts

Outdoor

For many, mid-October marks the end of trout fishing season in New Hampshire, which to casual anglers means a segue off the rivers and streams...

Green room

Outdoor

Surfing has been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that polyurethane foam boards became prevalent. The new boards were durable and inexpensive,...

Fairy tales

Outdoor

Local author Tracy Kane still holds on to the wonder of a child learning that an acorn grows into a giant oak tree, or that...

Taking aim

Outdoor

About 61,000 people hold paid hunting licenses in New Hampshire. Since a general hunting license costs $22 for state residents and $103 for nonresidents, it’s...

Question of the week

Outdoor

Q: Where did all these wasps come from and what can I do about them? Jeremy Delisle, Education Center Program Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension Illustration by Alyssa Grenning...

Waste not

Outdoor

When Alex Freid was a student at the University of New Hampshire, he noticed dumpsters overflowing with perfectly good furniture and other staples of dorm...

Here to stay

Outdoor

Permaculture is a growing way of life in the Seacoast by Larry Clow, photos and artwork by Alyssa Grenning People like to ask Leslie Stevens...

Anchors aweigh

Outdoor

Ready the raiding party! Cast the landlubbers off the port bow! Portsmouth is ripe for the plundering! The annual Sail Portsmouth festival celebrates 25 years...