Portsmouth http://nhpr.org en Increasing Fees Could Ease Parking Problems http://nhpr.org/post/increasing-fees-could-ease-parking-problems <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Portsmouth planners say in the next six years, the city will need at least 650 more parking spaces But last year, a new parking lot championed by the then-mayor failed to gather support among city councilors. The future of parking in the city became a divisive issue in last November’s council election.</span></p><p class="p1">On Monday, the newly elected council took the oath of office.&nbsp; It's likely this month they will begin trying to reach agreement once again on whether a new parking garage downtown will help or harm the future of Portsmouth.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 41358 at http://nhpr.org Increasing Fees Could Ease Parking Problems Portsmouth African Burying Ground Commemorates Past http://nhpr.org/post/portsmouth-african-burying-ground-commemorates-past-0 <p>During the 1700's, many Portsmouth residents were of African descent– some slave, some free— and were buried in a segregated cemetery. That cemetery was built over, its boundaries obscured. A public works crew rediscovered the site and now the restoration of its dignity has begun. Kelvin Edwards is working on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.africanburyinggroundnh.org/" target="_blank">Portsmouth African Burying Ground Memorial</a>.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 39406 at http://nhpr.org Portsmouth African Burying Ground Commemorates Past Extreme Cold, Harsh Weather Take Toll On Memorial Bridge Lift http://nhpr.org/post/extreme-cold-harsh-weather-take-toll-memorial-bridge-lift <p></p><p>Crews are inspecting the Memorial Bridge today after it had to be closed for a little more than an hour last night.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:59:28 +0000 Michael Brindley 41200 at http://nhpr.org Extreme Cold, Harsh Weather Take Toll On Memorial Bridge Lift Portsmouth Police Arrest Ninth Suspect In Alleged Heroin Ring http://nhpr.org/post/portsmouth-police-arrest-ninth-suspect-alleged-heroin-ring <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Portsmouth police say they've made a ninth arrest in connection with a months-long heroin ring investigation. &nbsp;</span></div><div>The ninth suspect--21-year old Chelsea Glover of Milton--was arrested Friday night on charges of selling heroin. She was being held on $5,000 bail. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Seven other people have been charged with felony-level drug offenses. One was charged with misdemeanor trespassing. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:16:38 +0000 Associated Press 38678 at http://nhpr.org Barge Sinks Off Portsmouth Harbor http://nhpr.org/post/barge-sinks-portsmouth-harbor <div>The Coast Guard says salvage operations are continuing following the sinking of a barge off Portsmouth Harbor. &nbsp;</div><div>Officials say on one was hurt when the 40-foot work barge equipped with a crane began taking on water Saturday east of the harbor. The only person board, the barge operator, was able to escape. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It was unclear why the barge began taking on water. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Coast Guard said Sunday that divers confirmed that all fuel tanks were intact. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:10:53 +0000 Associated Press 38677 at http://nhpr.org What Portsmouth's Chefs Learned From The Man Who Made It A Food Hotspot http://nhpr.org/post/what-portsmouths-chefs-learned-man-who-made-it-food-hotspot <p>Portsmouth has long been considered one of the state’s food hotspots, and with Restaurant Week Portsmouth getting underway, we thought it was a good time to check in on Portsmouth’s food scene - a scene that got a huge boost in the 1970's from a chef called <a href="http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20131031-LIFE-310310323" target="_blank">James Haller, who founded the Blue Strawbery restaurant</a>.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:34:18 +0000 Brady Carlson 38160 at http://nhpr.org What Portsmouth's Chefs Learned From The Man Who Made It A Food Hotspot Portsmouth African Burying Ground Commemorates Past http://nhpr.org/post/portsmouth-african-burying-ground-commemorates-past <p>During the 1700's, many Portsmouth residents were of African descent– some slave, some free— and were buried in a segregated cemetery. That cemetery was built over, its boundaries obscured. A public works crew rediscovered the site and now the restoration of its dignity has begun. Kelvin Edwards is working on the <a href="http://www.africanburyinggroundnh.org/" target="_blank">Portsmouth African Burying Ground Memorial</a>.</p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 29768 at http://nhpr.org Portsmouth African Burying Ground Commemorates Past Sailors, Artists, Tavern Keepers, And Mayors Among Portsmouth's Most Notable Women http://nhpr.org/post/sailors-artists-tavern-keepers-and-mayors-among-portsmouths-most-notable-women <p>A new book aims to tell the stories of some of the most remarkable women in the history of Portsmouth, from colonial tavern keepers to nationally-known artists, politicians, philanthropists and more.</p><p>It's called <strong><em><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18063767-portsmouth-women" target="_blank">Portsmouth Women: Madams and Matriarchs Who Shaped New Hampshire's Port City</a>. </em></strong></p><p>The book's editor, <strong>Laura Pope</strong>, talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about some of the women featured in the book.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:08:56 +0000 Brady Carlson 29914 at http://nhpr.org Sailors, Artists, Tavern Keepers, And Mayors Among Portsmouth's Most Notable Women The Fula From America http://nhpr.org/post/fula-america <p>In 1981, playwright, performer and theater company director <a href="http://www.pwcenter.org/lab_rutheaston.php?uid=90"><strong>Carlyle Brown</strong></a> decided on a whim to take a trip to Africa. That launched a journey of self-discovery and an adventure that became the basis for a one-man show called “The Fula from America: An African Journey," which Brown performs tonight at <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/">The Music Hall </a>in Portsmouth. It’s a fund-raising event for Portsmouth’s <a href="http://www.africanburyinggroundnh.org/abgmp-statusreport.pdf">African Burying Ground</a>, and will be followed by a candelight procession to the site where the design for a memorial will be unveiled. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:51:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22283 at http://nhpr.org The Fula From America "In Motion" Exhibit Features Truly Moving Art http://nhpr.org/post/motion-exhibit-features-truly-moving-art <p>At most art exhibits, guests aren't supposed to touch the works – though the current exhibit at Discover Portsmouth is the exception to that rule. In fact, some of the pieces won't work <em>unless</em> you touch them.</p><p>It's an exhibit called “In Motion,” and the artist, <a href="http://kimbernard.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Kim Bernard</strong></a>, joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to talk about exploring movement through visual art.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-4oxB0K07k</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:54:05 +0000 Brady Carlson 18885 at http://nhpr.org McCain Stumps for Romney in Portsmouth http://nhpr.org/post/mccain-stumps-romney-portsmouth <p></p><div><p>Senator John McCain was in New Hampshire stumping for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.&nbsp;</p><p>Speaking at a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, McCain made the case for Mitt Romney to a gathering of veterans and their families.</p><p>Addressing the recent anti-American demonstrations in the Middle East, McCain called the president’s response to the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya a “partial apology.”</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 04:11:27 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 13081 at http://nhpr.org McCain Stumps for Romney in Portsmouth E.P.A. Proposes Lower Nitrogen Limit For Portsmouth http://nhpr.org/post/epa-proposes-lower-nitrogen-limit-portsmouth <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a higher limit for Nitrogen discharge from Portsmouth&rsquo;s wastewater treatment plant.&nbsp; But city officials are still unsure whether it will actually save the city money. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:43:35 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 10075 at http://nhpr.org Is High Business Rent Changing the Shape of Downtown Portsmouth? http://nhpr.org/post/high-business-rent-changing-shape-downtown-portsmouth <p>We learned recently that the cost of rental housing has been climbing in New Hampshire &ndash; a typical two bedroom apartment in the state now costs more than a thousand dollars a month. And in some parts of the Granite State, <em>businesses </em>are dealing with high rental costs as well.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:12:07 +0000 Brady Carlson & Amanda Loder 8890 at http://nhpr.org Is High Business Rent Changing the Shape of Downtown Portsmouth? Portsmouth Hosts Historic Warship Replicas http://nhpr.org/post/portsmouth-hosts-historic-warship-replicas <p>Every summer, the non-profit Piscataqua Maritime Commission seeks tall ships and other historic vessels to attract residents and tourists. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:11:32 +0000 Roger Wood 8755 at http://nhpr.org A Shipyard Tragedy Almost Fifty Years Ago http://nhpr.org/post/shipyard-tragedy-almost-fifty-years-ago <p>Navy officials continue to investigate <a href="http://news.nhpr.org/post/fire-causes-extensive-damage-portsmouth-naval-shipyard">the massive fire at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard</a>.</p><p>The blaze caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to the USS Miami nuclear submarine, which had come to Portsmouth for an overhaul.</p><p>For longtime Seacoast residents, the accident brings to mind the tragedy of the USS Thresher, a nuclear sub based in Portsmouth. Nearly a half century ago, the Thresher sank several hundred miles off the East Coast; all of its 129 crew members died.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:42:16 +0000 Brady Carlson 8246 at http://nhpr.org A Shipyard Tragedy Almost Fifty Years Ago