Emily Corwin

Seacoast Reporter

Emily worked on NPR's StateImpact project for a year, covering business & economy in New Hampshire, before transitioning to covering the Seacoast Region, where she lives presently.

Before coming to NHPR, Emily was the associate programmer for Public Radio Remix, with Roman Mars (of 99% Invisible); hosted and produced Youthcast, a podcast from the Public Radio Exchange; and worked on other freelance projects in Boston. Emily studied cello performance and music composition at the California Institute of the Arts, then fell in love with public radio while schlepping between gigs on Los Angeles freeways.

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NH News
6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

With Escalating Heroin Epidemic In Portsmouth, City's Reputation Could Be On The Line

Portsmouth Detective Captain Mike Schwartz shows a "hide," or hidden compartment, where a dealer may hide drugs.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

  

  Most days, Portsmouth Police Captain Mike Schwartz starts his work day at his desk. He drinks his coffee, and reads yesterday’s police log. “So much of it is about people trying to feed their addiction,” he says, "people trying to find enough money to buy a bag of heroin.”

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NH News
4:56 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

New England Fisheries Receive $33 Million In Disaster Relief

Fishing trawlers in Portsmouth
Credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/36783643@N05/3611830167 / Flickr name: InAweofGod'sCreation

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, announced Wednesday morning that it will give $33 million in disaster relief funding to fishery communities in the Northeast.  

New Hampshire’s fisheries were declared a federal disaster in September of 2012. About a year later, Congress approved $75 million for fishery relief nationwide, with $33 million earmarked for New England and New York.

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NH News
5:33 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

More Farmers Till More Land In N.H. And New England

Goat at Evandale Farm in Pittsfield, NH
Credit Emily Corwin

  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture, more farms are sprouting up across New Hampshire.  In fact, the numbers show New England as a whole bucking national trends. 

While the nation has seen a decrease in farm operations by 4.3 percent since 2007, New Hampshire has seen an increase by 5.4 percent.

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NH News
4:34 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Shea-Porter, Ayotte and Shaheen Request Federal Railroad Inspections On Seacoast

Residents of Newington, Greenland, Stratham and Portsmouth say they are concerned about an application by the company Sea-3 Inc. to increase transit of liquid petroleum over local industrial railroad tracks. The residents fear potential derailment of cars containing the highly flammable material.

So on Wednesday, New Hampshire’s two senators and Shea-Porter sent a letter to the Federal Railroad Administration requesting the Administration conduct an inspection of the tracks, and quickly hold a public forum on the matter.

NH News
5:07 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Costs Of Tuesday's Storm Cleanup Will Depend On Timing

Public works departments and institutions are gearing up for yet another snowstorm on Tuesday. But the storm’s impact isn’t just about the precipitation or wind speeds.  It’s about timing.

If Tuesday’s storm touches down in the morning and lasts through early evening as initially predicted, UNH may have to to curtail classes for a fifth time this year. That would be more cancelations in 2014 than any of the last 4 years.

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NH News
4:23 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Coach Katey Stone, UNH '89, Leads US Womens Hockey Team To Olympic Final

Katey Stone
Credit Perry Smith / UNH Photographic Services

  Two graduates of UNH will represent the United States on Thursday in the final women's hockey game in Sochi. 

Coach Katey Stone will be leading the US womens hockey team against Canada, the three-time defending champion. Stone is in Sochi on hiatus from Harvard University, where she is head coach of the women’s hockey team.

Stone is the first ever female coach of the US women's hockey team, a team that has medalled every year, but hasn’t won gold since 1998. 

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Around the Nation
5:26 am
Sun February 16, 2014

Water-Skiing On Snow: Skijorers Aren't Just Horsing Around

A horseman pulls a skier down the street in Leadville, Colo., in March, during the city's annual skijoring event. It was the event's 62nd year.
Rick Wilking Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun February 16, 2014 11:44 am

Terri Moitozo, 52, kicks her boots into her downhill skis in Rochester, N.H. Odd thing is, she's 30 miles from any mountain.

"Combining two things I love, skiing and horses," she says. "I'm excited!

Moitozo doesn't need gravity to fly across the snow — that's what her horse, Friday, is for. That, and her buddy Nick Barishian, who's riding Friday.

"He's my horse husband," she says, pointing to Barishian. "My regular husband doesn't do the horse stuff, so you gotta hire out."

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NH News
4:02 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Stratham Champ Heads To Controversial Yoga Competition

Emily Avery demonstrates "Standing Head To Knee," one of the seven postures required at the National Yoga Championships
Credit Emily Corwin

  Emily Avery is ambitious.  She’s a first year student at Princeton, a pre-professional ballerina, and she wants to be a neurosurgeon.  Emily Avery is also, very, flexible.

And if the USA Yoga Federation had their way, there would be a place at the Olympics for competitive yogis like her. But for now, USA Yoga will hold their annual national championship in San Antonio this March.  And, of course, this 19 year old yoga champ will be there. 

Competitive Yoga Is Serious Business

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NH News
11:59 am
Wed February 12, 2014

House Lawmakers Kill Effort To Expand Gun Sale Background Checks

Credit Gun Store / Flickr Creative Commons

House lawmakers have voted 242-118 to kill a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales in New Hampshire.

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NH News
3:46 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Fired UNH Hockey Coach Investigated For Alleged Simple Assault

The University of New Hampshire Police Department and Strafford County Attorney’s Office are conducting a criminal investigation of the former UNH womens’ hockey coach, Brian McCloskey.

The University fired McCloskey in December for what it called “inappropriate physical contact” with a player. The incident happened at an away game in November.  That player has now filed a complaint, alleging simple assault. 

NH News
3:24 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Portsmouth Considers Transgender Protections

Portsmouth could become the first city in New Hampshire to enact a policy protecting city employees who are transgender from workplace discrimination.  

At present, New Hampshire is the only state in New England that does not have a law protecting people from discrimination based on gender identity. That’s despite the state’s laws protecting individuals based on sexual orientation, gender, race, creed, marital status, or disability.  

So, Portsmouth Assistant mayor Jim Splaine says he hopes to get the ball rolling at the municipal level.

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NH News
10:10 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Poet Maxine Kumin Has Died At Age 88

Credit Poetry Foundation

The Pulitzer-winning poet Maxine Kumin died Thursday at her home in Warner, where she and her husband lived for almost four decades. 

Born in Philadelphia, Maxine Kumin taught at Universities in Boston.  But, hating the city, Kumin and her husband moved to a farm in Warner, which they called the “Pobiz” farm. They lived together there for almost four decades, where they raised horses and grew vegetables. 

From 1981-1981, Kumin served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in Washington DC, a role now called the US poet laureate.

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NH News
5:34 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

UNH President Pushes Back Against Online Education At 'Walmart Prices'

UNH President Mark Huddleston
Credit Mike Ross / UNH Photographic Services

  Mark Huddleston, President of the University of New Hampshire, delivered his annual State of the University on Tuesday. 

The University President’s speech began with a list of successes: from restored legislative funding to $20 million for a new school of public policy.   

But President Mark Huddleston’s hour-long address soon moved to challenges facing his school’s very model of higher education.

His concerns included decreasing enrollment, climbing tuition, and competition from online and private universities:

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NH News
5:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Rockingham County Prosecutors Forge Ahead Amid Turmoil

Suspended Rockingham Attorney Jim Reams
Credit www.rocka.net / Rockingham County Attorney's Office

  It’s nearing three months since an investigation into Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams led to a major shakeup at the county attorney’s office.   There, a staff of 35 have faced some major adjustments.

How it went down

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NH News
9:54 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Seacoast and Manchester Startup Incubators Announce Merger

Credit abi Hub

  Two of New Hampshire’s startup incubators, the abi Hub in Manchester and the New Hampshire Innovation Commercialization Center on the Seacoast, have announced they are merging. 

They are two of a handful of organizations in the state that help entrepreneurs launch startups with competitions, investment, mentoring, and co-working spaces.

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