Emily Corwin http://nhpr.org en 'Holy Mass Of Healing' Planned With Family Of James Foley http://nhpr.org/post/holy-mass-healing-planned-family-james-foley <p>A "Holy Mass of Healing, Hope and For Peace" is being held Sunday in Rochester at the church where slain journalist James Foley’s family are parishioners. The mass follows Wednesday’s confirmation of Foley’s death at the hands of Islamic State Militants.</p><p>At 2pm Sunday, Bishop Peter Libasci will join Jim Foley’s parents and their Reverend, Paul Gousse for a traditional Mass at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary parish. Patrick McGee of the Diocese says the Mass is "to offer prayers for hope and for peace." <i>&nbsp;</i></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:04:27 +0000 Emily Corwin 54219 at http://nhpr.org 'Holy Mass Of Healing' Planned With Family Of James Foley Portsmouth Startup Markets $10M 'Attack Helicopter Of The Sea' To DOD http://nhpr.org/post/portsmouth-startup-markets-10m-attack-helicopter-sea-dod <p>An 18-person Portsmouth startup has built a futuristic stealth attack boat they are now shopping around to the Department of Defense. Caroline Winter with Bloomberg reports the <em>Ghost</em>, built by Juliet Marine Systems, will go for about $10 million each. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Right now, a <em>Ghost</em> prototype resides in a hangar at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. There, CEO Gregory Sancoff told Winter the 4,000 horsepower aluminum and stainless steel vehicle is “such a smooth ride, you can sit there and drink your coffee going through six-foot swells.”</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:03:46 +0000 Emily Corwin 54211 at http://nhpr.org Portsmouth Startup Markets $10M 'Attack Helicopter Of The Sea' To DOD Meet Up With Emily Corwin, The Seacoast’s Own Public Radio Reporter http://nhpr.org/post/meet-emily-corwin-seacoast-s-own-public-radio-reporter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Do you live on the <strong>Seacoast</strong>? I want to know you!&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join me at a pub near you for a reporter parlay of sorts. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Got a story you think I should be covering? Tell me about it. Want to know more about </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">NHPR</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the stories we do? I’ll tell you all about it.</span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:20:24 +0000 Emily Corwin 54154 at http://nhpr.org Meet Up With Emily Corwin, The Seacoast’s Own Public Radio Reporter Hometown Grapples With Death Of Journalist Jim Foley, Killed By Islamic State Militants http://nhpr.org/post/hometown-grapples-death-journalist-jim-foley-killed-islamic-state-militants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There’s been no shortage of people mourning the killing of James Foley by Islamic State militants. President Obama interrupted his Martha’s Vinyard vacation Wednesday to recall Foley -- who disappeared two years ago in Syria -- and to condemn his killers.</p><p>“People like this ultimately fail,” Obama said. “They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy. The world is shaped by people like Jim Foley and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him.”</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:59:04 +0000 Emily Corwin 54114 at http://nhpr.org Hometown Grapples With Death Of Journalist Jim Foley, Killed By Islamic State Militants Officials Break Ground For Women's Prison http://nhpr.org/post/officials-break-ground-womens-prison <p>State lawmakers broke ground for a $38 million State Prison for Women on Monday, thrusting shovels into dirt behind the tall wire fences of the Concord State Prison for Men. The prison will replace a former county jail that was meant to be temporary, but has housed the state’s women inmates for more than 20 years.</p><p>The new prison will include a chapel, classrooms, space for prison industries, and a courtyard with a garden. &nbsp;It came about after female inmates sued the state for not providing the same opportunities as their male counterparts.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:33:06 +0000 Emily Corwin 53955 at http://nhpr.org Officials Break Ground For Women's Prison Construction Begins Monday On Portsmouth's African Burying Ground Memorial http://nhpr.org/post/construction-begins-monday-portsmouths-african-burying-ground-memorial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As many as 200 Africans and their descendants are buried beneath a single block on Chestnut Street in downtown Portsmouth, known as the African Burying Ground. &nbsp;On Monday, the Western lane of that city block will be transformed into a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;$1.2 million dollar memorial park.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:20:23 +0000 Emily Corwin 53839 at http://nhpr.org Construction Begins Monday On Portsmouth's African Burying Ground Memorial Mazzaglia Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of UNH Student http://nhpr.org/post/mazzaglia-sentenced-life-prison-murder-unh-student <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Dover man convicted of the rape and murder of 19-year-old UNH student&nbsp;Elizabeth “Lizzi”&nbsp;Marriott was sentenced to life in prison Thursday at the&nbsp;Strafford&nbsp;County Courthouse. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Seth&nbsp;Mazzaglia&nbsp;was shackled and dressed in green jail garb, his expression inscrutable, as 13 of Marriott’s loved ones conveyed their grief.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>“I want you to know,&nbsp;unequivocably, that I hate you,” Lizzi’s mother Melissa Marriott told Mazzaglia.</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:01:31 +0000 Emily Corwin 53746 at http://nhpr.org Mazzaglia Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of UNH Student Despite Neighbors' Concerns, Ice Rink 'A Go' In Portsmouth http://nhpr.org/post/despite-neighbors-concerns-ice-rink-go-portsmouth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It may seem warm out for talk of winter sports, but come December, ice skaters in Portsmouth will have a new outdoor rink for skating and ice hockey.</p><p>That’s the word from the Strawbery Banke Museum, which announced Tuesday it had surpassed its fundraising goal, bringing in almost $500,000 for the project. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sixteen neighbors of the museum fought the ice rink in court, citing concerns of noise and traffic. &nbsp;A county judge dismissed the case in January.</p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:50:12 +0000 Emily Corwin 53625 at http://nhpr.org Despite Neighbors' Concerns, Ice Rink 'A Go' In Portsmouth Shea-Porter Gets PAC Money For Opposing PAC Money http://nhpr.org/post/shea-porter-gets-pac-money-opposing-pac-money <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A political action committee on a mission to overhaul&nbsp; how campaigns are financed is putting its weight behind first district Democratic Congresswoman, Carol Shea-Porter. Porter &nbsp;is&nbsp; one of 8 candidates to be endorsed by Mayday, which expects to spent $13 million dollars this campaign season.</p><p>Mayday is the brainchild of Harvard Law professor and political activist, Lawrence Lessig.&nbsp; He says Mayday has one goal: to reduce the influence of money in politics.</p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:46:18 +0000 Emily Corwin 53533 at http://nhpr.org Shea-Porter Gets PAC Money For Opposing PAC Money 10-Week Startup School Targets Startup Dreamers http://nhpr.org/post/10-week-startup-school-targets-startup-dreamers <p>Alpha Loft, a nonprofit startup incubator with offices in three New Hampshire cities, is now accepting applications for a free, 10 week startup "school."</p><p>The announcement marks the beginning of a new phase of educational programs from Alpha Loft, a startup incubator specializing in technology. They have offices in Manchester, Durham and Portsmouth.</p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:25:57 +0000 Emily Corwin 53335 at http://nhpr.org 10-Week Startup School Targets Startup Dreamers Seacoast Farmers Reach Bigger Buyers By Sharing New Smartphone App http://nhpr.org/post/seacoast-farmers-reach-bigger-buyers-sharing-new-smartphone-app <div><p>It’s the height of the harvest season, and New Hampshire’s farmers continue to look for ways to make the business of small farming profitable in an age of industrial agriculture. &nbsp;&nbsp;On the Seacoast, one group of farmers is using technology and cooperation to expand beyond the farmers market.</p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Local Food Can Be Inefficient</strong></p><p></p><p>At Flatbread pizza in Portsmouth, head chef Ryan LeBossiere chops organic California onions. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:29:54 +0000 Emily Corwin 53282 at http://nhpr.org Seacoast Farmers Reach Bigger Buyers By Sharing New Smartphone App N.H. Air National Guard Officially Chosen For 12 New Aerial Refueling Tankers http://nhpr.org/post/nh-air-national-guard-officially-chosen-12-new-aerial-refueling-tankers <p>After much anticipation, it is official: Pease Air National Guard Base will be the first in the nation to receive the KC-46A, the latest generation of aerial refueling tankers. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:13:05 +0000 Emily Corwin 53260 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Air National Guard Officially Chosen For 12 New Aerial Refueling Tankers Forced Overtime Exhausts Prison Officers, Costs State Millions http://nhpr.org/post/forced-overtime-exhausts-prison-officers-costs-state-millions <p><strong>Overtime Exhaustion</strong></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.1500000000000001; background-color: transparent;">For more than a decade, New Hampshire prisons have been under enormous pressure. &nbsp;The prison population has gone up as staff numbers have gone down. &nbsp;Aside from the inmates, few feel the consequences as acutely as the state’s correctional officers. </span></p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:16:58 +0000 Emily Corwin 53210 at http://nhpr.org Forced Overtime Exhausts Prison Officers, Costs State Millions Dual Admissions Offered For UNH and Great Bay Community College http://nhpr.org/post/dual-admissions-offered-unh-and-great-bay-community-college <p>The University of New Hampshire and Great Bay Community College announced Tuesday a new dual admissions program. It will allow students to use a single application to get an Associate’s degree from Great Bay before transferring to UNH for a bachelors’.</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-3713f9f7-a812-a024-bd59-3de1e20e0ca1">Once at Great Bay, students need only to maintain a 2.5 GPA to continue on to the University.</span></p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:30:21 +0000 Emily Corwin 53201 at http://nhpr.org Food Pantries Benefit From Market Basket Woes http://nhpr.org/post/food-pantries-benefit-market-basket-woes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Neither Market Basket’s picketing employees, shoppers nor corporate leaders are happy right now, but the state’s food pantries are doing better than usual at a time of the month when food stamps are spent and demand is high.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's because local Market Baskets are donating their&nbsp;nearly expired products to food pantries.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:45:58 +0000 Emily Corwin 52991 at http://nhpr.org Food Pantries Benefit From Market Basket Woes