The Seacoast Region http://nhpr.org en Barter Your Homemade and Homegrown Foodstuffs Sunday At Seacoast Swap http://nhpr.org/post/barter-your-homemade-and-homegrown-foodstuffs-sunday-seacoast-swap <p>About 40&nbsp;foodies are expected to show up at the Seacoast’s first community <a href="https://www.facebook.com/seacoastfoodswap/info">Food Swap</a> this Sunday at Frank Jones Mansion in Portsmouth.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Organizer Erin Urquhart says it works like this:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You get together and one person says 'ok I have two cans of blueberry jam, I have two pounds of carrots, I’m willing to swap for that,' and someone behind you says 'I have a sheet of brownies that I made, I want that instead.'</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:13:49 +0000 Emily Corwin 52208 at http://nhpr.org Barter Your Homemade and Homegrown Foodstuffs Sunday At Seacoast Swap New Trial Date For Woman Accused In Fatal Hampton Bike Crash http://nhpr.org/post/new-trial-date-woman-accused-fatal-hampton-bike-crash <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A trial has been rescheduled for a New Hampshire woman accused of giving a drug to a 19-year-old woman hours before the teen drove into some cyclists, killing two.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:04:41 +0000 Associated Press 51579 at http://nhpr.org New Trial Date For Woman Accused In Fatal Hampton Bike Crash Application For Portsmouth Cell Tower Withdrawn http://nhpr.org/post/application-portsmouth-cell-tower-withdrawn <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">AT&amp;T has decided to withdraw an application to install a 130-foot cell tower in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, after residents voiced their opposition.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:47:42 +0000 Associated Press 51504 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen Discusses Fishery Disaster Plan http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-discusses-fishery-disaster-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is meeting with fishermen to discuss the impact of a plan to distribute $32.8 million in federal fishery disaster funds across New England.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:31:55 +0000 Associated Press 51436 at http://nhpr.org 'Last Surviving' Elm Tree In Portsmouth Has Died http://nhpr.org/post/last-surviving-elm-tree-portsmouth-has-died <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">City officials in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, say one of their oldest trees has died.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The American elm tree on Peirce Island was over 100 years old.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:40:31 +0000 Associated Press 50885 at http://nhpr.org 'Last Surviving' Elm Tree In Portsmouth Has Died With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close http://nhpr.org/post/no-federal-funding-nashua-after-school-program-forced-close <p></p><p>The end of the school year in Nashua marks the end of the line for an after school program that organizers say was vital for the city’s middle school students.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:11:32 +0000 Michael Brindley 50765 at http://nhpr.org With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close Master Sand Sculptors' Work To Be Judged At Hampton Beach Today http://nhpr.org/post/master-sand-sculptors-work-be-judged-hampton-beach-today <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's the big day at the </span>14th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition at New Hampshire's Hampton Beach. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Sculptures by some of the continent's best sand artists will be on display and be professionally judged for $15,000 in prizes that will be announced at 8 p.m. Saturday. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sculpture fans also get to vote from 1 to 4 p.m. for the People's Choice Award. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:21:09 +0000 Associated Press 50625 at http://nhpr.org Master Sand Sculptors' Work To Be Judged At Hampton Beach Today 226 Years A Swing State: N.H. Ratified The Constitution 226 Years Ago Saturday http://nhpr.org/post/226-years-swing-state-nh-ratified-constitution-226-years-ago-saturday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some things never change in New Hampshire – including our position as a battleground state. In 1788, eight colonies had ratified the constitution – but nine were needed to establish the United States of America.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:42:52 +0000 Emily Corwin 50595 at http://nhpr.org 226 Years A Swing State: N.H. Ratified The Constitution 226 Years Ago Saturday South Hampton Standoff Ends With Arrest http://nhpr.org/post/south-hampton-standoff-ends-arrest <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire State Police have safely arrested an armed man sought in an area of southern New Hampshire near the Massachusetts border after an earlier confrontation with police at his home.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:51:39 +0000 Associated Press 49668 at http://nhpr.org Federal Building Closer To Being Transerred To Portsmouth http://nhpr.org/post/federal-building-closer-being-transerred-portsmouth <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a step closer to acquiring ownership of a building that's been under federal control.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says she's received a commitment from the U.S. General Services Administration to leave the McIntyre Federal Building and to work with the city to transfer ownership.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:30:06 +0000 Associated Press 49432 at http://nhpr.org Hooksett Open Road Tolling, Memorial Bridge Receive Engineering Honors http://nhpr.org/post/hooksett-open-road-tolling-memorial-bridge-receive-engineering-honors <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire's open-road tolling in </span>Hooksett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the new Memorial Bridge have received honors in engineering. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They've received "National Recognition Awards'' from the American Council of Engineering Companies. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both projects presented engineering challenges and both were constructed and completed on very aggressive schedules. Mon, 26 May 2014 14:47:04 +0000 Associated Press 49178 at http://nhpr.org Newington Approves SEA-3 Propane Expansion; Portsmouth Considers Appeal http://nhpr.org/post/newington-approves-sea-3-propane-expansion-portsmouth-considers-appeal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After six months of deliberation, the&nbsp;Newington planning board has approved a controversial proposal to bring up to 12 railcars of propane through the Seacoast each night.&nbsp;</p><p>The company, called SEA-3, wants to transport domestic propane from oil wells in Pennsylvania and elsewhere to the Seacoast, for export by ship.</p><p>But neighborhood groups in Portsmouth, Stratham and Greenland have opposed the rail expansion, voicing concerns about moving explosive materials over aging railroad tracks.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 04:21:23 +0000 Emily Corwin 48779 at http://nhpr.org Newington Approves SEA-3 Propane Expansion; Portsmouth Considers Appeal Portsmouth Starts Free Shuttle Service To Ease Downtown Parking http://nhpr.org/post/portsmouth-starts-free-shuttle-service-ease-downtown-parking <p>The City of Portsmouth is taking action to reduce the parking squeeze downtown.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:27:19 +0000 Roger Wood 47811 at http://nhpr.org In Time For Seal Pup Season, Seacoast Science Center Takes Over Marine Mammal Rescue http://nhpr.org/post/time-seal-pup-season-seacoast-science-center-takes-over-marine-mammal-rescue <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seacoast Science Center in Rye is now handling marine mammal rescue duties in coastal New Hampshire. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The center has joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's marine mammal stranding network. The partnership began Jan. 1, but the busy season is likely to start this spring as seal pup season begins. </span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Humans are more likely to encounter seals and seal pups on the beach at this time of year. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:36:31 +0000 Associated Press 47482 at http://nhpr.org In Time For Seal Pup Season, Seacoast Science Center Takes Over Marine Mammal Rescue UNH To Put $54 Million Toward Buildings And Pool http://nhpr.org/post/unh-put-54-million-toward-buildings-and-pool <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The University System of New Hampshire voted Friday to put $54 million toward building renovations and acquisitions at UNH’s Durham Campus.&nbsp;</p><p>$37 million will be spent renovating Hamilton Smith Hall, which houses UNH’s English Department, ESOL, Journalism and writing programs. The building has not been renovated in more than 30 years, and does not meet all disability and safety standards.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:17:03 +0000 Emily Corwin 47015 at http://nhpr.org UNH To Put $54 Million Toward Buildings And Pool