Seacoast news briefs

News

An update on voting laws under consideration in Concord; the University of New Hampshire sets a new application record; Dover schedules a state of the city breakfast.

Planning stages

News, Art

When it comes to marketing itself as a destination, Portsmouth is one of the best, according to Scott Ruffner. It’s “up there with any city...

Marchand announces bid for governor

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Former Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand is entering the race for governor of New Hampshire. Marchand, a Democrat, said in a media advisory Thursday morning that...

Seacoast news in brief

News

Seacoast news in brief: Medicaid expansion moves forward; climate risk program launches in Durham; Kittery police seek robbery suspect.

And the Winners Are …

News

With the snow gone from all but the coldest corners of the Seacoast, the PortsmouthNH.com winter photo contest has ended, and we are ready for...

Shelf life

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The Seacoast Family Food Pantry has been helping to feed hungry families in the Portsmouth area for 200 years. But with a growing number of clients and a limited amount of storage space, there are challenges ahead.

Seacoast news in brief

News

Portsmouth TEDxPiscataquaRiver returns For fans of big ideas and community conversations, the good news is that TEDxPiscataquaRiver is set to come back to Portsmouth for...

Metal horns

News, Music

In many ways, Ronnie James Dio seemed like a man born in the wrong era. Perhaps he should have lived in Europe in medieval times,...

Vote on wastewater plant delayed

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After a nearly four-hour meeting on March 7, Portsmouth city councilors delayed voting on a $75 million bond for upgrading the city’s wastewater treatment facility...

Harm reduction

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Though the Dover Police Department doesn’t track how many discarded syringes it collects, Lt. Brant Dolleman says there’s been a “dramatic increase” in the last...

The Maine event

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Maine voters will head out to caucus locations and pick their preferred presidential candidate on Saturday, March 5 (if they’re Republicans), and Sunday, March 6...

A few minutes more

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Seacoast middle- and high-school students hoping to catch a little extra sleep before school may get their wish — but probably not for another few...

News in brief

News

Strafford County unveils new health plan Strafford County residents could be healthier, and a newly released plan aims to make that happen in the next...

Taking root

News, Outdoor

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...

Lost neighborhood

News, Art

Jim Splaine remembers the first time he saw his father cry. It was July 11, 1966, a Monday night, and Splaine and his family were...

Starting a conversation

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Harriet E. Wilson’s 1859 novel, “Our Nig: Sketches from the Life of a Free Black,” is widely considered to be the first published novel by...

The missing middle

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The future of affordable housing in Portsmouth Editor’s note: This is the latest in The Sound’s ongoing look at the cost of living in Portsmouth...

New Hampshire Primary 100

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A brief guide to voting in New Hampshire’s 100th presidential primary by The Sound staff After months of town-hall meetings, national polls, debates, endorsements, mailers,...

3S announces founder’s departure

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3S Artspace has announced the departure of founder and former executive director Chris Greiner. The Portsmouth nonprofit made the announcement in a press release around 5:30...