After an exceptionally busy stretch last week, things are quieting down at the Port of New Hampshire. During the coming week, just one ship is scheduled to come in: the tanker Chem Norma. Learn more about the ship in this week's installment of Port Watch.
Democratic Convention: We have arrived
Maine state Rep. Deane Rykerson of Kittery continues blogging about his experience as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In the latest entry, Rykerson and three fellow delegates make the journey to Philly.
Road to the National Convention
For the next week, Maine state Rep. Deane Rykerson of Kittery Point will be blogging about his experiences as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which begins July 25.
Port Watch: Week of July 18
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.
Will Sanders’ support send voters to Clinton?
Sen. Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president during an event in Portsmouth on Tuesday. But it was clear that not all of Sanders' supporters are prepared to back Clinton.
Port Watch: Week of July 11
Two bulk carriers, the CSL Tacoma and the Elizabeth River, are delivering loads of gypsum to the Port of New Hampshire this week.
Granny D walkers prepare to march
On Saturday, Granny D walkers will take part in a five-mile NH Rebellion march through Portsmouth in an effort to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of big money in politics.
Port Watch: Week of July 4
It's another quiet summer week at the Port of New Hampshire. Some supplies for Long Bridge construction arrived by barge this morning, and a tanker carrying diesel comes in tomorrow.
The Sound welcomes PortsmouthNH.com
The Sound is happy to announce the recent acquisition of PortsmouthNH.com, another website dedicated to all things local.
City: please limit water use
Portsmouth has experienced nine consecutive months of below-average precipitation. City officials are asking residents to be efficient with their water use and limit landscape watering during the day.
Portsmouth Pride to shine again
The second annual Portsmouth Pride event takes place Saturday, June 25, in downtown Portsmouth. The parade and celebration occurs at a time when gay rights have made tremendous strides, and yet the recent mass shooting in Orlando demonstrates the immense challenges the LGBT community still faces.
A plan for Prescott Park
During the first of several public forums regarding a master plan for Portsmouth's Prescott Park, planners encouraged people to think about breakthrough possibilities for the park.
Port Watch: Week of June 13
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.
Understanding the Zika virus
The Bureau of Infectious Disease Control recently announced that the number of New Hampshire patients infected with the Zika virus has risen to four. There...
Locals file as candidates
When the state primaries roll around in September, there will be plenty of Seacoast names on the ballot. Several locals have filed to run for state and federal offices, including governor, Executive Council, and Congress.
State of the arts in Portsmouth
The good news: Portsmouth has a vibrant arts and cultural community that generates tens of millions of dollars in economic activity each year. The bad news: That money does not necessarily make it back to the local arts organizations or artists, who are finding it increasingly difficult to live and work in the Port City. That was the gist of Art-Speak’s State of the Arts presentation to the Portsmouth City Council on Monday.
Port Watch: Week of June 6
Four ships are scheduled to arrive at the Port of New Hampshire this week, with cargo including cable, gypsum, and asphalt.
Womenade decorates downtown Durham
If you've walked down Durham's Main Street lately, you've probably noticed trees and other structures wearing hand-knit sweaters. It's called Yarn Blooming, and it's intended to raise awareness for Oyster River Womenade, a short-term crisis assistance organization.
Port Watch: Week of May 30
Oil/chemical tanker Palanca Muscat is expected to arrive at the Port of New Hampshire with a load of asphalt on Sunday, June 5.
Port Watch: Week of May 23
The cargo ship Spiekeroog is in port, and oil/chemical tanker Harbour First is on its way to the Port of New Hampshire in Portsmouth.
USS Hampton arrives in Portsmouth
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
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...
Putting NH’s cancer cluster in context
The pediatric cancer cluster in the N.H. Seacoast has caused a great deal of alarm. To fully understand the significance of the cluster, it's important to put it into context from a medical perspective.
The Sound is going paperless
A few notes regarding The Sound’s forthcoming suspension of its print product and shift to online-only publication.
Portsmouth council approves garage land deal
On Monday night, Portsmouth moved a step closer to a second parking garage. The city council authorized spending nearly $5 million on the Deer Street parcel where the garage will be built.