Port Watch: Week of July 25

Port Watch, News

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

News, Outdoor, Port Watch

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.

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

News, Port Watch

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.

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

News, Lifestyle

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.

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

News, Art

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.

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.

USS Hampton arrives in Portsmouth

News, Outdoor

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

News, Outdoor, Port Watch

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.