"Paul [Goodwin's] 25 birthday - April 2013," writes DeSantis. "That's who we usually talk about when we refer to the Hill kids from our year. That's Pat [Jackman] up front left, then James Thompson in back, then Paul [Goodwin], then Emmett, Aaron [Wysocki], Me, and Leigh [Messier] is in front. At the time of that picture, only James wasn't living in Somo'" - Maddie DeSantis
When it comes to our state’s economic future, policymakers and business leaders bemoan New Hampshire’s aging population and the state’s failure to lure young people back to the state after college. Usually, jobs are seen as the antidote. But in Somersworth, a youth renaissance is taking place thanks not to any employer – but to the strength of twelve millennials’ childhood bonds.
First, picture Somersworth. It’s got a couple pizza and sub shops, a pawn shop, a thrift store, and like in a lot of old New England mill towns, that’s about it.
An unlicensed New Hampshire driver charged with driving into a group of bicyclists last year, killing two of them, is facing a Friday deadline to let a judge know if she will enter a guilty plea.
Related: Click here to see a photo gallery of the aftermath of the crash.
Police said 20-year-old Darriean Hess of Seabrook was speeding and under the influence of drugs when she ran into the bicyclists in Hampton. Hess was stopped for speeding in the same area hours earlier.
A judge has ruled that the public can use private land to get to Rye Beach because they've been doing so for more than 20 years.
The case was brought by 24-year Rye resident Robert Jesurum. The Sanders Poynt property and adjacent Wentworth by the Sea Country Club are owned by Bill Binnie.
The Portsmouth Herald reports that Superior Court Judge Marguerite Wageling said her ruling "may extend not only to beach access, but to parking and boat-launching rights." That will be determined later.
New Hampshire health, environment and wildlife officials are holding a public meeting on shellfish rules for 2015.
The information session set for Tuesday night in Portsmouth will be an opportunity for the public to hear about a dye tracking study that traced effluent flows from the Pierce Island wastewater treatment facility to Little Harbor and areas of Portsmouth Harbor out to Odiorne Point. Officials say that study indicates that shellfish harvesting in those areas need to be closed.
Four N.H. Senate and two Executive Council candidates debated a range of issues in Portsmouth Monday night. The forum was hosted by a new nonprofit dedicated to engaging young adults in the democratic process, called The 603 Initiative.
Republican candidate for NH Senate District 21, Phil Nazzaro argued the state should reduce its taxes on business profits tax. But Longtime Democratic incumbent Martha Fuller Clark said NH needs that revenue:
There’s a painted blue line surrounding the entrance to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Over that blue line, political campaigning is not allowed, but just a few inches on this side of it – politics are in motion.
Over the last few months, Shipyard unions have endorsed at least five candidates, most of them Democrats.
Gov. Maggie Hassan is helping dedicate the newly constructed Hampton State Pier.
The pier is the only public access, multi-use facility in Hampton Harbor. It supports the commercial fishing industry and charter fishing boats, and includes a public boat launch ramp.
The new pier was built after engineer divers who studied the pier in 2009 determined that it had severely deteriorated. A contract was awarded to Sea and Shore Contracting to replace the commercial wharf and floating docks, and Appledore Marine Engineering provided oversight and quality control services.
Walk along any street near downtown Portsmouth and you’ll likely hear the buzz of a moped motor. Recently, these small motorbikes have been whizzing along Portsmouth’s streets in greater numbers and packs of scooters can often be found parked along the sidewalks and in alleyways near the Portsmouth waterfront.
But this rise in moped ridership – and where they’ve been parking – has raised some concerns among business owners and city officials.
A coalition of federal and regional law enforcement officials have designated Rockingham County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. Rockingham County joins Hillsborough as a so-called “HIDTA” county.
While it may seem like an unwanted distinction, Jay Fallon, Director of the New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, says it will actually bring additional federal funds and coordination between federal, state and local organizations
New Hampshire may have a tiny seacoast but that doesn't stop people from hauling out oysters.
The state's Fish and Game department says oyster season is open from September through May. It's only open to Granite Staters and the shellfish can only be taken for personal consumption; no sales are allowed.
Oysters can be taken by hand or by using tongs but rakes are illegal.
Federal investigators say an initial probe shows the small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff in New Hampshire had no obvious mechanical failures before it fell from the sky, killing two people.
Todd Gunther of the National Transportation Safety Board says witness accounts indicate the Cessna pitched up sharply after take-off on Monday at Hampton Airfield, rolled to the left then plummeted into trees.