Roger Wood http://nhpr.org en Police Say They'll Be Out In Force This Weekend http://nhpr.org/post/police-say-theyll-be-out-force-weekend <p></p><p>A New Hampshire Marine Patrol boat circled the waters of Great Bay, while State troopers flanked a Massachusetts State Police strategic vehicle. They were there to urge motorists in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts to drive responsibly. NH State Police major Chris Aucoin said that this weekend they’ll be looking for speeding motorists as well as those who are under the influence.</p><p>“It continues to be an ongoing phenomena that is killing people on our highways, in addition to distracted driving.”</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:29:02 +0000 Roger Wood 51238 at http://nhpr.org Police Say They'll Be Out In Force This Weekend N.H. Fans Greet American Idol Finalist At Homecoming Celebrations http://nhpr.org/post/nh-fans-greet-american-idol-finalist-homecoming-celebrations <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0in;">American Idol finalist Alex Preston returned to New Hampshire on Saturday.&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">The Mont Vernon native was greeted by throngs of supporters in his hometown and again later in the day in Durham.</span></p> Sun, 11 May 2014 21:25:17 +0000 Roger Wood 48301 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Fans Greet American Idol Finalist At Homecoming Celebrations 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 Navy Decommissions USS Miami http://nhpr.org/post/navy-decommissions-uss-miami <p></p><p>The Navy deactivated the Los Angeles Class Submarine at the Portsmouth Navy Yard.</p><p></p><p>It was there that a former shipyard worker, Casey Fury, set a fire on board that ultimately gutted the $900 m sub. During a one hour ceremony, its last commander, captain Rolf Spelker, noted that the Miami, commissioned in 1990, was recognized as the best sub in the Atlantic fleet.</p><p>“And all of us justifiable take pride not only what we have in our tours, but also what has been done by those that preceded us and those that came after us.”</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:20:40 +0000 Roger Wood 45810 at http://nhpr.org Navy Decommissions USS Miami HCA Prevails In Fight Over Portsmouth Hospital http://nhpr.org/post/hca-prevails-fight-over-portsmouth-hospital <p>The state’s highest court has settled the dispute over the ownership of Portsmouth regional hospital, thwarting an effort by the foundation for seacoast health to wrest control of the hospital from the Hospital Corporation of America.</p><p>At issue was whether the 1999 restructuring of Portsmouth regional hospital gave the foundation for seacoast health the right to purchase the hospital from its parent company , the Hospital corporation of America.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:21:00 +0000 Roger Wood 31490 at http://nhpr.org State Police To Heighten Enforcement During July 4 Weekend http://nhpr.org/post/state-police-heighten-enforcement-during-july-4-weekend <p></p><p>Public safety officials in Northern New England are urging caution on the highways and waterways during the holiday weekend.</p><p></p><p>State Police and Marine Safety officials converged on Dover Point to emphasize their commitment to safe driving and boating, starting with the July 4<sup>th</sup> holiday.</p><p>New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn says that enforcement will be increased in three states.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:44:10 +0000 Roger Wood 30570 at http://nhpr.org State Police To Heighten Enforcement During July 4 Weekend Final Section Of Memorial Bridge In Place http://nhpr.org/post/final-section-memorial-bridge-place <p></p><p>The final section of the New Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine is now in place.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It took less than half an hour to float the center span down the </span>Piscataqua<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River from the New Hampshire State Pier.&nbsp;</span></p><p>That’s where construction crews built all the new bridge parts for the new span.&nbsp; After tugboats pushed the section into place, crews began the work of connecting it with the other finished sections of bridge.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:34:06 +0000 Roger Wood 29603 at http://nhpr.org Final Section Of Memorial Bridge In Place 234 years later, 20 Enslaved Revolutionary War Veterans Are Granted Freedom http://nhpr.org/post/234-years-later-20-enslaved-revolutionary-war-veterans-are-granted-freedom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Governor Maggie Hassan has signed legislation that finally officially grants freedom to African Americans who served in the Revolutionary War.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:55:21 +0000 Roger Wood 29069 at http://nhpr.org 234 years later, 20 Enslaved Revolutionary War Veterans Are Granted Freedom Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Workers Exempt From Federal Furloughs http://nhpr.org/post/portsmouth-naval-shipyard-workers-exempt-federal-furloughs <p></p> <pre></pre> <p>Portsmouth Naval Shipyard workers learned today they will no longer be furloughed.</p><p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:05:27 +0000 Roger Wood 27487 at http://nhpr.org Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Workers Exempt From Federal Furloughs Sarah Long Bridge Closed Indefinitely After Sustaining 'Significant Damage' From Tanker Strike http://nhpr.org/post/sarah-long-bridge-closed-indefinitely-after-sustaining-significant-damage-tanker-strike <p></p><p>The Sarah Long Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine sustained significant damage from a ship accident. &nbsp;On Monday afternoon, a tanker ship drifted into the bridge.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and State Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement spent Tuesday morning surveying the damage. &nbsp;The tanker </span>Harbour<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Feature is now docked at the state pier, where the Governor updated her survey of the bridge damage assessment.</span></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:23:24 +0000 Roger Wood 24829 at http://nhpr.org Coast Guard To Investigate Why Tanker Crashed Into Sarah Long Bridge http://nhpr.org/post/coast-guard-investigate-why-tanker-crashed-sarah-long-bridge <p></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The U.S. Coast Guard will investigate&nbsp;why a tanker ship drifted into the Sarah Long Bridge between New Hampshire and Maine Monday afternoon.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:06:35 +0000 Roger Wood 24756 at http://nhpr.org Coast Guard To Investigate Why Tanker Crashed Into Sarah Long Bridge Naval Shipyard Workers Rally Against Cuts http://nhpr.org/post/naval-shipyard-workers-rally-against-cuts <p></p><p>Portsmouth Navy Yard workers and their supporters are rallying to oppose furloughs they face because of federal budget cuts. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:10:18 +0000 Roger Wood 24125 at http://nhpr.org Naval Shipyard Workers Rally Against Cuts Navy Considers Closing Portsmouth Shipyard One Day Per Week http://nhpr.org/post/navy-considers-closing-portsmouth-shipyard-one-day-week <p></p><p>The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard may be forced to close down completely one day a week, under federal budget sequestration. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:10:39 +0000 Roger Wood 23371 at http://nhpr.org Navy Considers Closing Portsmouth Shipyard One Day Per Week New England Fishermen Say Federal Policies Continue To Hamper Industry http://nhpr.org/post/new-england-fishermen-say-federal-policies-continue-hamper-industry <p>New Hampshire fishermen say the federal government’s most recent fishery management policy continues to push them out of business. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:07:40 +0000 Roger Wood 23079 at http://nhpr.org $900K River Dredging Project Underway In Newington http://nhpr.org/post/900k-river-dredging-project-underway-newington <p>A $900,000 river dredging project is underway in Newington.</p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers is the contractor for the federal project, which is intended to make the Piscataqua River more navigable in one area. When completed next month, some 15 thousand cubic yards of sand and gravel will be taken from the Simplex Reach, upriver from the I-95 bridge. Tugboat Captain Chris Holt says that the project will improve navigation for vessels in that area.</p><p>Right now, he says, the three shoals created by river currents can create a hazard.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:54:10 +0000 Roger Wood 22017 at http://nhpr.org