Eight years ago, Josh Henry's wife got him a home brewing kit, and he and his friend Dave Boynton made a batch of Imperial Brown Ale.
They labeled the batch “7th Settlement,” in honor of the Dover-Portsmouth area's status as the seventh permanent European settlement in America.
For plenty of home brewers the story would end there.
But Boynton happens to be the director of Seacoast Local, an organization that promotes local food and local business, and Henry is a construction contractor who's really into beer, and pretty sick of construction.
We’re standing up to our shins in Turkey Pond, on a warm July morning with Pam Hunt, a biologist with New Hampshire Audubon who has spent the last five years organizing, in conjunction with NH Fish and Game, the New Hampshire Dragonfly Survey. Hunt trained about a hundred volunteers to gather data and help map the distribution of dragonflies across the state.
Olympic level horses and their riders are descending on Hampton Falls this weekend for the Silver Oak show jumping tournament. 9,000 spectators are predicted for the event, which began Wednesday and culminates in a Grand Prix competition on Sunday.
In what appears to be a groundbreaking tactic Northern Pass says it plans to ask the state’s Site Evaluation Committee to give it permission to bury its transmission lines on roadside property that the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest says it controls.
But there are serious doubts that the Site Evaluation Committee has that authority, leading to the prospect of a court fight and delay in the project.
Well-Wishers from both sides of the Piscataqua gathered in Portsmouth today to celebrate the opening of the new Memorial Bridge, after two years of construction.
There were bicyclers, bridge-enthusiasts from near and far, police and bomb-squad dogs, construction workers, balloons, children, a brass band, and lots of reporters all pressed together on the entrance of the new Memorial bridge joining Portsmouth and Kittery.
Members of both the New Hampshire and Maine congressional delegations were there.
Gary Long, recently stepped down as president of PSNH to focus on Northern Pass and policy, faced tough questions over whether the utility has passed a tipping point. Increasingly lawmakers seem to believe PSNH has lost too many customers to remain competitive.
There’s a growing sense among some New Hampshire legislators that Public Service of New Hampshire is headed towards a crisis. But on Wednesday PSNH insisted to lawmakers at subcommittee hearing that it is the best positioned power company in New England to weather an uncertain energy future.
The state Department of Health and Human Services is investigating a case of Hepatitis A contracted by a food service worker in Contoocook.
The person who contracted Hepatitis A was identified only as a bartender who worked at the American Legion and Covered Bridge Restaurant. The timeframe for exposure was between July 20-August 3 and approximately 600-1000 people could have been exposed.
Public Health Director Jose Montero characterized this case as a ‘low-risk situation,’ because the bartender was not in direct contact with raw food.
The N.H. Supreme Court has ruled that guns must contain ammunition to be considered loaded under state law, invalidating a misdemeanor charge brought against a Manchester man for carrying a pistol without a permit.
The court said prosecutors were wrong to charge 31-year old Oriol Dor after police found an empty semi-automatic pistol and a loaded magazine in the glove compartment of Dor's car.
Prosecutors argued the proximity of the ammunition to the weapon was enough for it to be considered loaded under state law.