Port Watch: Week of May 29

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The LPG tanker Polar set sail on Memorial Day, while the tug Coho and barge Penn 92 arrived that night. A couple of other ships are expected later in the week. Get the details in the latest installment of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of May 22

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The tanker Chem Norma is due to arrive in the Port of New Hampshire today, and a couple of other ships are expected later in the week. Get the details in the latest installment of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of May 1

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The cable ship Dependable, a frequent visitor to Portsmouth Harbor, returns to port tomorrow. Other than that, it’s a quiet week on the water. Get the details in this week's installment of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of April 24

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Residents of Portsmouth, Rye, and New Castle may be disturbed by the sound of gunfire just outside the mouth of the Piscataqua River this week. But don’t be alarmed; it’s just U.S. patrol boats conducting a regularly scheduled exercise.

Port Watch: Week of March 27

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A heavy-lift ship arrives at the state pier this afternoon, and a couple of other vessels are expected later this week — including a particularly massive one Friday. Details in this week's installment of Port Watch.

Perennial perfection

Outdoor

The UNH Cooperative Extensions shares tips on pairing perennial plants for continuous bloom and season-long interest in varying light soil conditions.

Growing seedlings at home

Outdoor

The time to start certain garden seeds is right around the corner. The UNH Cooperative Extension Center has some tips for getting off to a great start this season.

A hermit’s tale

Books, Outdoor

Journalist Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the Woods, shares the true story of a man who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years. Finkel will be in Portsmouth next week.

Port Watch: Week of March 6

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As spring approaches, things get a bit slower at the Port of New Hampshire. A couple of vessels sailed on Saturday, leaving the port empty until Thursday, when a salt ship is due to arrive. Get the details in Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of Feb. 20

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The Iver Prosperity sailed in this morning, joining the Leo at the Port of New Hampshire. Both ships sail on Tuesday, but several others are due in later this week. Get the details in this week's installment of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of Jan. 30

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A steady stream of ships will be entering and exiting the Port of New Hampshire this week with winter essentials like salt, heating oil, and coal. Get the details in this week's edition of Port Watch.

Fending off invasive plants

Outdoor

The UNH Cooperative Extension shares tips for controlling Japanese knotweed, an aggressive perennial that can grow up to 10 feet high and wide and has negative environmental impacts.