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 2020-09-27 16:21 

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'Trump Train' rolls through Seacoast in loud show of support...

PORTSMOUTH Couples portraying President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were easy to find Sunday at a Toyota dealership.A camouflage Humvee with a gunner on top owned by Concord residents Mark and Rebecca Plummer was part of the crowd of 300-plu...

 2020-09-26 21:42 

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York police: Motorcyclist dies in head-on crash...

YORK, Maine — A motorcyclist died following a head-on collision early Saturday afternoon, police said.The York Emergency Communication Center received multiple 911 calls about a motor vehicle crash in the area of 535 Shore Road around 12:37 p.m. Sep...

 2020-09-26 20:22 

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NH sees first COVID-19-related death since Sept. 15...

PORTSMOUTH — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday announced a COVID-19-related death, the state's first since Sept. 15DHHS said the Hillsborough County female was age 60 or older. The state has now seen 439 COVID...

 2020-09-26 20:12 

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Exeter ratepayers face surging wastewater costs as state funds paused...

EXETER — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is calling for a new round of federal stimulus to assist municipalities, as some are being left to bear the full brunt of their outstanding debt on public works projects after state grants have been suspended as New...

 2020-09-26 19:39 

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Congresswoman Pressley: Nation can legislate healing and justice...

PORTSMOUTH — "Black Women Rock: Leading the Charge for Social and Political Change" highlighted the voices of Black women leaders contributing to communities across the country.A two-day virtual event, the 14th annual Black New England Confe...

 2020-09-26 19:33 

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Portsmouth committee to host Ward 3 outreach forum...

PORTSMOUTH — The Citywide Neighborhood Committee will host a Neighborhood Outreach Forum for Ward 3 Wednesday, Sept. 30.The meeting will be held via Zoom at 6 p.m. Advance registration required at https://bit.ly/2G9hJ74.A panel of city officials wil...

 2020-09-26 19:23 

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Portsmouth's downtown workers parking program offered year-round...

PORTSMOUTH — With more downtown businesses reopening to employees who require parking, the city reminds the Downtown Workforce Parking Program is available year-round.Qualified employees of downtown businesses can park in the Foundry Place Garage fo...

 2020-09-26 17:34 

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DHHS reports 22 active COVID-19 cases in Rochester...

PORTSMOUTH — The city of Rochester continues to see a rising number of active COVID-19 cases as the state Department of Health and Human Services on Friday reported 22 cases there, third most in the state.Rochester had 14 on Wednesday.Meanwhile, the...

 2020-09-26 17:04 

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Maine lobster business salvages summer despite pandemic...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's lobster fishermen braced for a difficult summer this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but then the unexpected happened. They kept catching lobsters, and people kept buying them.The pandemic has posed signi...

 2020-09-26 16:00 

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With need rising, Community Toolbox hammers through pandemic...

ROCHESTER — More than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, charities throughout the region continue to struggle with fundraising and other pressures that strain their missions.For the Community Toolbox, a volunteer-run nonprofit that addresses acc...

 2020-09-25 21:09 

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Good Humor truck brings back tasty memories...

SANFORD, Maine Pete Riendeau had two dreams, to own an ice cream shop and to own a vintage truck, and he found a way to achieve both at once.He bought a classic Good Humor ice cream truck. Now, he and his wife, Geri, have their own business, Classic Memor...

 2020-09-25 21:00 

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Haven's Ending Violence, Changing Lives event Sept. 30...

PORTSMOUTH — Haven's annual fall fundraiser, Ending Violence, Changing Lives, will be a virtual event on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The focus of the event is to come together to support survivors navigating to safer shores.The event will be live-strea...

 2020-09-25 20:22 

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Durham inn to host Jewish center's Yom Kippur services...

DURHAM — The UNH & Seacoast Chabad Jewish Center will hold its Yom Kippur services at The Three Chimneys Inn in Durham, Town Administrator Todd Selig said Friday.Town officials issued a notice of violation to Rabbi Berel Slavaticki earlier this week...

 2020-09-25 20:02 

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Tri-City mayors discourage trick-or-treating this year...

DOVER — The mayors of Dover, Rochester and Somersworth are discouraging door-to-door trick-or-treating this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic."The Tri-City mayors are strongly discouraging trick-or-treating this year," Rochester Mayor Caro...

 2020-09-25 19:43 

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Dover fire chief credits safeguards, luck as no firefighters hit by COVID...

DOVER Not one city firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19 despite regularly interacting with COVID patients, Fire Chief Paul Haas said this week."We have not had any positive tests yet. We've had a couple of members who have had to go into a...

 2020-09-25 18:42 

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Seacoast restaurant owners, governor talk challenges ahead...

DOVER — Seacoast restaurant owners offered Gov. Chris Sununu reports on how their businesses did during the COVID-19 summer.And they also expressed concerns about what the coming winter would mean for their restaurants.Steve Newick is the owner of N...

 2020-09-25 17:53 

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Jaws movie 'nut,' Portsmouth man replicates film's police SUV...

Gabe DiSaverio calls himself a "Jaws nut."He's into anyone, or anything that has any connection to the 1975 killer-shark blockbuster movie "Jaws." The obsession has infiltrated all facets of his life.DiSaverio's vacations have been...

 2020-09-25 17:53 

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Where are the 15 current coronavirus outbreak investigations in York County?...

YORK, Maine — The state's public health officials have been voicing concern in recent weeks about the upward trend in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks, especially here in the state's southernmost county.Maine Center for Disease Control and Preve...

 2020-09-25 17:53 

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Where are the 16 current coronavirus outbreak investigations in York County?...

YORK, Maine — The state's public health officials have been voicing concern in recent weeks about the upward trend in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks, especially here in the state's southernmost county.Maine Center for Disease Control and Preve...

 2020-09-25 17:51 

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Sanford students, staff line up for free COVID-19 testing...

Sanford High School looked "eerily like a movie" on Friday.That's how the school's parking lot appeared to Ayn Hanselmann, who brought her son and daughter, Stephen, 17, and Elaina, 16, to be tested for COVID-19 early in the morning. The l...

 2020-09-25 16:53 

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Rochester's Spaulding High to resume in-person learning Monday...

ROCHESTER — Spaulding High School is ready to return students to school for in-person instruction Monday after a week of remote learning due to a positive COVID-19 case."We shut down out of an abundance of caution and we're starting up Sept....

 2020-09-25 16:36 

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Fall of COVID: Autumn events proceed, with safety measures in place...

Fall is a time for sweaters, foliage, apple picking, spooky scares, all things pumpkin, and with the right precautions in place, COVID-19 does not have to get in the way.Glorious weather last weekend had people moving seamlessly away from summer activitie...

 2020-09-25 16:04 

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Outbreaks elevate concern at schools in 2 Maine counties...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Education has downgraded another county's schools from green to yellow because of an outbreak of the coronavirus.Oxford County joined York County with yellow rankings on Friday. The rest of Maine'...

 2020-09-25 15:01 

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In Farmington: 4-H has photography challenge in October...

FARMINGTON — A local author has a new book out, and 4-H will have a photography Scavenger Hunt in October.4-H Wildside Photography Scavenger HuntThursday, Oct. 1 to Saturday, Oct. 31: 4-H Wildside challenges you to get outdoors and take some fun fal...

 2020-09-25 12:51 

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2 young men killed in Arundel crash...

ARUNDEL, Maine — Two young men were killed Thursday afternoon in a fiery single-vehicle crash.Deputies were called to the area of Log Cabin Road about 1:30 p.m. in response to a wreck that claimed the lives of Jacob Dupuis, 20, of Gorham and Henry O...

 2020-09-25 12:43 

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Event Oct. 2 will zoom into Haitian school supported by Seacoast...

Eliot, Maine — Seacoast residents who helped support the rapid growth of a school in northern Haiti over the last decade will get a chance on Friday, Oct. 2 to tour the school virtually, meet with the principal and hear songs from Haitian students.T...

 2020-09-25 12:20 

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Lee man dies in single-car crash in Durham...

DURHAM — A Lee man died Thursday night after his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree off Packers Falls Road.Mark Chilcott, 60, succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, according to Durham Deputy Police Chi...

 2020-09-24 21:50 

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Dover chief: Drought elevates fire danger...

DOVER Fire Chief Paul Haas is cautioning residents to be mindful of how easily a fire could spread during what are now dangerous fire conditions."The state's fire class rating has wavered between high and very high," Dover Fire Chief Paul Haas...

 2020-09-24 21:43 

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26th annual Wentworth-Douglass Hospital golf event raises record $230,000...

DOVER — The 26th annual Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Charity Classic, presented by Tufts Health Freedom Plan, raised more than $230,000, an increase of 21% over 2019 proceeds.The sold-out golf tournament, held at the Cochecho Country Club in Dover on...

 2020-09-24 20:54 

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NH virus updates: Indoor dining rules eased, Halloween safety, latest numbers...

CONCORD — New Hampshire restaurants will be allowed to move tables closer together starting Oct. 1 if they install barriers between them, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday.Currently, tables must be placed at least 6 feet apart to reduce the risk of th...

 2020-09-24 20:29 

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Hope for homeless: Old Care Pharmacy owner offers building...

ROCHESTER — The Tri-Cities and Strafford County officially have a willing location for a temporary low-barrier shelter, along with an aggressive timeline in which they hope to have the facility up and running before winter arrives.The location is th...

 2020-09-24 19:30 

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Seacoast fitness studios work out ways to thrive...

Emma Brunet's yoga studio in downtown Hampton is a little less crowded than she expected it would be before the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt on its opening earlier this year.The yoga mats inside the Yoga Parlor at 461 Lafayette Road are spaced six fee...

 2020-09-24 19:16 

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Free COVID testing available to Sanford High students, staff amid outbreak...

SANFORD, Maine — A drive-through testing site with free coronavirus nasal swabs will be available Friday and Saturday to all students and staff of Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center, in light of a COVID-19 outbreak.Superintend...

 2020-09-24 19:05 

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Dover Dems to hold virtual pub night on debate night...

Dover, NH --- The Dover Democrats' September pub night will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, the night of the first presidential debate, from 7:30 to 8:30. The debate begins at 9 p.m. The event is being held online because of the cornoavirus pandemic. Regis...

 2020-09-24 19:03 

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Reopening panel approves 'trail map' to NH ski season...

CONCORD — Skiers and riders at New Hampshire's ski areas this winter will likely buy their pass online, boot up in their cars, wear a mask on the lift and buy their lunch at a food truck.Industry officials on Thursday offered their "trail ma...

 2020-09-24 18:52 

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Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Merner to retire...

PORTSMOUTH — Police Chief Robert Merner on Thursday announced his retirement, effective Oct. 7, two years before his contract expires.Merner's departure comes while the Portsmouth Herald seeks records pertaining to a $90,000 payout in April to p...

 2020-09-24 17:41 

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Traditional trick or treat unlikely in Dover this year...

DOVER It's unclear if the city will be able to celebrate Halloween with traditional trick or treating this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.City Councilor Fergus Cullen asked about "what are the city's plans for Halloween," during thi...

 2020-09-24 16:51 

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School funding debate back before New Hampshire Supreme Court...

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire's decades-long debate over school funding again landed in front of the state Supreme Court on Thursday, when justices began reviewing a trial court ruling that left both sides unsatisfied.In several landmark rulings ...

 2020-09-24 16:35 

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EPA honors work of Southern Maine planning commission...

SACO, Maine — The Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission received the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Merit Award, which recognizes environmental and public health achievements of New England organizations and individ...

 2020-09-24 16:28 

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NH Black Lives Matter chapters react to lack of charges in Breonna Taylor case...

PORTSMOUTH — Black Lives Matter organizers across New Hampshire issued statements Wednesday reacting to the news that no officers involved with Breonna Taylor's death will be charged with her killing.In March, 26-year-old Taylor was fatally shot...

 2020-09-24 15:54 

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'Trump Train' caravan Sunday to start in Portsmouth, travel to 'liberal enclaves' across Seacoast...

PORTSMOUTH — The city car dealership that played host to a President Donald Trump rally in 2016 will be the beginning and end point for a "Trump Train" traveling caravan planned for this Sunday.Toyota of Portsmouth's parking lot on Green...

 2020-09-24 14:43 

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Maine schools to get another $165M in coronavirus relief...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine school systems will receive another $164 million in federal coronavirus relief to help with health and safety protocols, the state's governor said.Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, said the money will be distributed to s...

 2020-09-24 14:28 

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UNH receives $1.8 million for biomolecular research in diabetes and cancer...

DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire announced it will receive $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to further molecular research to better understand drug interactions at the cellular level and help lead to the development of new...

 2020-09-24 13:56 

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Wood Island restoration advances despite pandemic...

KITTERY, Maine — Supporters of the $4.2 million Wood Island Life Saving Station restoration are thrilled for an opportunity to show off their remarkable progress to a national audience this weekend, but it won't be the way they envisioned it.Bef...

 2020-09-24 13:46 

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Keeping it civil: Maine House candidates focus on Sanford community...

SANFORD, Maine Two candidates have their sights set on representing Maine House District 18 this November. One aims to return to Augusta to resume decades of public service there. The other is a political newcomer hoping to bring a fresh voice to the stat...

 2020-09-24 13:24 

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The battle in Congress to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dashing hopes for a COVID-19 stimulus package...

WASHINGTON The slim chances Congress will pass another coronavirus stimulus package appear to have gotten even more minuscule because of the partisan brawl erupting over filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court. Ginsburg's death Fri...

 2020-09-23 22:23 

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Rollinsford report: Sarah Letendre arrest handled properly...

ROLLINSFORD Town officials have released a one-page executive summary of a report conducted by Municipal Resources Inc. on how the police department handled the arrest of a former Dover police officer's wife.Rollinsford police arrested Sarah Letendre,...

 2020-09-23 21:35 

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New England senators seek funding for bus, ferry operators...

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire's U.S. senators are joining several New England colleagues in seeking federal funding for bus, motorcoach and passenger ferry companies struggling because of the coronavirus.Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, bo...

 2020-09-23 21:19 

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Check out this weekend's lineup at Portsmouth's PopUp NH...

PORTSMOUTH — ServiceCU@PopUp NH, the outdoor food, performance and retail venue located the Bridge Street parking lot, announced this weekend's schedule for the next two weeks.Thursday, Sept. 24Dining: Black Trumpet, Dos AmigosCamp Sipabrew: Lia...

 2020-09-23 20:49 

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Navy releases documents on lost nuclear sub, USS Thresher...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Navy began releasing documents from the investigation into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history on Wednesday, but said the documents released under a court order don't shed any new light on the cause of the...

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