Emily Corwin

Seacoast Reporter

Emily worked on NPR's StateImpact project covering business & economy in New Hampshire, before transitioning to covering the Seacoast Region. She is now NHPR's Seacoast reporter, doing general assignment reporting in the region.

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
12:51 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Restored Bronze Eagle Returns To Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge from Portsmouth

  A heavy bronze eagle, foliage-adorned state and national seals, and other items that sat atop the old Memorial Bridge for nearly 100 years will soon regain their perch above the Piscataqua.   Jennifer Zorn, the bridge project’s public outreach coordinator, says items were restored in Watertown, Massachusetts, at a cost of $300,000.  Their installation will get underway Friday evening.

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NH News
4:44 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Strawbery Banke Lawyers Up For Challege Over Ice Rink

The Strawbery Banke Museum has raised $10,000 to defend a proposed ice skating rink in downtown Portsmouth.

The museum expects to spend $25,000 in legal fees as it takes on opposition from 16 individuals in the Strawbery Banke neighborhood.  Those neighbors, concerned about traffic, noise, and lights, are disputing zoning variances granted by the city’s Zoning Board.  Jeff Keefe calls himself the project’s “voluntary chairman”:

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NH News
5:40 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

UNH Lab Hopes 3D Printer Forges New Businesses

Students studying at UNH’s Paul School of Business will soon be printing 3D models of their product ideas.

In a world where a product moves rapidly from avant-garde to obsolete, Venky Venkatachalam says, new innovations are brought to market at a breakneck pace.

Venkatachalam is Associate Dean UNH’s new Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.  Though modest in price, he says the new printer will have a big impact: 

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NH News
5:02 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Coastal Hazards Commission Creates Panel Of Scientists

A panel of scientists will soon advise a new state commission on how to address rising sea levels on the coast and Great Bay. 

The 37-member commission is made up of lawmakers, town planners, state agency representatives, and others from the Seacoast.  The members voted unanimously to seek scientific advice on increased flooding, intense storms, coastal erosion, and other weather events.

Addressing the group, Governor Maggie Hassan said that the state will rely on the commission for information on a complex subject.

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NH News
5:37 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

What's An International Film Festival Doing In A Place Like New Hampshire?

Nicole Gregg and Nicole Galovski discuss last minute plans.
Emily Corwin

Over the next four days, 95 films will be shown around Portsmouth. It’s the state’s 12th annual New Hampshire Film Festival, and it got underway Thursday afternoon.

Less than 24 hours before the first film is scheduled to be shown, four well-caffeinated young people perch in front of laptops in a rented conference room. A mess of manila envelopes, DVDs, papers and cardboard boxes completely buries the oblong conference table. 

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NH News
5:24 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Shipyard Workers Rally Against Shutdown, Furloughs, And Fiscal Uncertainty

Maria Webber stands in solidarity with her husband Bill Webber, vice president of the American Federation of Government Employees at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

  Federal shipyard workers and their supporters held a rally and march, Thursday in Portsmouth.  Although all shipyard workers returned to work this morning with the end of the government shutdown, union members spoke out against ongoing budget cuts, and the debt default that could come early next year.

As workers and family members stood with hand-drawn posters, leaders of the AFL-CIO, Metal Trades Council, and other unions warned that January could bring more furloughs, and even layoffs.

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NH News
6:30 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Comission To Present Final Report Tuesday Morning

The state’s Medicaid Expansion Commission holds its final meeting at 11 o’clock on Tuesday.

At the meeting the special commission will finalize its 118 page report. That report includes recommendations intended to guide lawmakers as they draft bills for the full legislature.
 
Last Tuesday, the commission voted 8-1 to recommend expanding Medicaid.

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NH News
6:26 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Dartmouth Study May Lead To Education Policy Changes

Studies have long shown a difference in cognitive ability between high- and low-income children. But for the first time, scientists at Dartmouth College in Hanover have found a difference between low-income children growing up in rural areas and those growing up in urban environments. 

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NH News
6:24 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Cyclist Deaths Lead To Talk Of Bridge Widening

Lawmakers and city planners on the Seacoast are suggesting widening the Underwood Bridge on Ocean Blvd in Hampton. That’s after a driver hit four cyclists on the bridge last month. 

Senator Nancy Stiles of Hampton wants to see an engineering study of the Neil Underwood Bridge on the Hampton/Seabrook line.  She says as pedestrian, bicycle and automobile traffic increases, a two-lane bridge may no longer be sufficient.  

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NH News
4:34 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Top-Ranked Rye 9-Year-Old Heads To Karolyi Gymnastics Camp

New Hampshire Academy of Artistic Gymnastics in North Hampton, NH
Emily Corwin NHPR

300 of the nation’s best young gymnasts will be in Houston this weekend. They’ll be participating in what’s called the TOPS Gymnastics Testing, which is held at the Olympic Training Site.   9-year-old Kristina Lantz of Rye is one of those gymnasts.  

We visited Lantz in North Hampton at the New Hampshire Academy of Artistic Gymnastics where she and her coach, Cheri Mencke were preparing for their big weekend.

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NH News
6:07 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Furloughed Workers Return To Shipyard, Hoping For Back Pay

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, from Kittery
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

  Twelve hundred nonessential workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard returned to work Monday after being furloughed due to Washington’s partial government shutdown. 

As they walked off the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard after work on Monday, many workers expressed frustration at the federal government for withholding pay, despite the end of furloughs.

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NH News
5:09 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

State Reaches Agreement With Wentworth Marina Over Safety Violation

The Wentwoth by the Sea marina will pay $35,000 to settle violations because marina operators bypassed safety systems in order to fuel boats more quickly. 

Senior Assistant Attorney General Allen Brooks, says the Wentworth Marina violated state regulations by connecting a fueling truck to their underground storage tank:

“This makes fueling faster, but it also poses safety problems.” 

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NH News
1:00 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Finding The 'Special Sauce' That Makes A Place Thrive

175 Market Street is one location of a proposed development in downtown Portsmouth.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

  The Portsmouth City Council recently passed an ordinance reducing the heights of new developments downtown.

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NH News
10:00 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Slideshow: In The Wake Of The Crash On 1A

As Darriean Hess drove southbound over the Underwood bridge in Hampton, she veered over the median, striking four cyclists.
Emily Corwin NHPR

Three days after the tragic collision that killed two cyclists participating in the Granite State Wheelmen's Tri-state Seacoast Century, NHPR's Emily Corwin went back to the scene of the accident.  

There were no flowers left in memorial, just a train of debris, marked with orange police-paint, on the southbound shoulder.

NH News
5:31 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Hampton Police Arrest Driver With Warrants For Two Class B Felonies

Police say Darriean Hess was behind the wheel on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton Saturday morning, when her car crossed the median and struck four cyclists, all  from Massachusetts. Two of the cyclists did not survive:  Pamela Wells, and Elise Bouchard.

Hampton Police Chief Jamie Sullivan says Hess could face up to 7 years in prison for two counts of two separate Class B felonies: two counts of Negligent Homicide, and two counts of Second Degree Assault. 

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