PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire city official has proposed a ban on single-use plastic products like shopping bags and straws.
Portsmouth City Councilor Josh Denton is proposing a...
Police department still dealing with mold, rats, leaks
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire police department is dealing with mold and leaks, and recently lost a lobby door in 70 mph wind.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Regulators are going to consider an appeal of a new transmission line approved for New Hampshire's Seacoast.
The Site Evaluation Committee voted last year in favor of...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has spoken with the Secretary of the Navy to defend funding for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard projects that could go instead toward the Trump...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — City councilors in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, have voted unanimously to increase the property tax credit for disabled veterans.
Owners seek to demolish historic county courthouse
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The owner of a historic courthouse in New Hampshire has filed plans to demolish the building and build a new structure with commercial space and residential units.
Ready to fight: Cory Booker shows his tough side to voters
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Nearing the end of a lively town hall with hundreds of voters packed into an art gallery, Cory Booker surveyed the crowd and reassured them that his sunny, unity-first...
Delegation: Shipyard, NH Natl Guard could suffer over wall
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation says the Trump administration's plan to take funds from military construction projects to build a border wall could hurt...
Sen. Kamala Harris says she’s no democratic socialist
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday she's not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from New Hampshire voters' favorite 2016 primary candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Sanders, a potential rival for the party's 2020 nomination, has described himself as a democratic socialist, and the Vermont independent didn't abandon the politically fraught label for his previous campaign.
Bottomline Technologies: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) _ Bottomline Technologies Inc. (EPAY) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $6 million.
On a per-share basis, the Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based company said it had net income of 14 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 35 cents per share.
The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 35 cents per share.
Fishery managers begin unsnarling mess left by shutdown
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Federal fishing managers are beginning the process of determining how the nation's harvest of wild fish has been impacted by the government shutdown.
The New England Fishery Management Council is meeting this week in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The council is one of several charged by the feds with crafting fishing regulations and managing fisheries.
Immigrant held for more than 7 months released
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — An Indonesian immigrant held for more than seven months by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New Hampshire has been released.
Etty Tham, of Portsmouth, was detained last spring at an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 93 near Lincoln. She had been held at the Strafford County House of Corrections since June.
Tham entered the U.S. in 2000 or 2001 and overstayed a tourist visa. A petition for asylum was denied.
New Hampshire mourns civil rights leader Hilson on MLK Day
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is both observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day and mourning the death of a man who led efforts to establish the holiday in the state.
The Rev. Arthur Hilson, of Portsmouth, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at age 82.
Women’s marches set for Concord, Portsmouth
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Those wanting to march for women in New Hampshire have their pick of locations.
Man who pleaded guilty to sending emails wants early release
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to sending false, threatening emails that appeared to be from police has asked a judge for his release from prison until he's sentenced.
State could seize homes for new Hampton Harbor bridge
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Terry and Lisa O'Brien originally planned to renovate their Portsmouth Avenue property overlooking the Hampton Harbor and rent it out. The view of the bustling harbor and the bridge that spans its mouth convinced them to make it their home.
Now, the O'Briens, who invested more than $1 million into their property since buying it in 2015, are concerned the state's need to replace the Neil R. Underwood Memorial Bridge in four years will force them to leave their home behind.
- The Herald-DispatchBaldridge to hold district hours March 30March 9, 2019
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- The Herald-DispatchScioto County man arrested in arson caseMarch 9, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchBaldridge to hold district hours March 30March 9, 2019
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Man accused of jerking dog on leash, kicking it
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire have accused a man of repeatedly jerking a dog's leash on a walk and kicking the animal.
Burst pipe floods Portsmouth City Hall
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A burst water pipe at Portsmouth City Hall has caused flooding damage to all four floors and into the basement.
Public Works Director Peter Rice told the Portsmouth Herald that a water pipe to a heating element burst overnight. Ward 2 Registrar Candace Thayer noticed the flooding Sunday morning when she mistook the sound of flowing water for people in the building.
Portsmouth team wins high school automotive tech competition
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A team from Portsmouth High School had the fastest fixers at an annual automotive competition and will be moving on to the national finals this spring.
Students from 10 schools competed Saturday in the 2019 High School Automotive Competition in Laconia. The teams faced multiple stations with different makes and models of cars they had to repair, with points awarded based on accuracy and speed.
Pease Development Authority settles suit alleging pollution
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act at the Pease International Tradeport.
The Conservation Law Foundation sued the Pease Development Authority arguing that storm water runoff from the former Pease Air Force Base property in Portsmouth and Newington has polluted Great Bay and other waterways.
Pipe organ slated for demolition finds new life in China
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — An 800-pipe organ that was spared during the demolition of a New Hampshire church has been shipped to China, where it's serving as a bridge between two countries.
Police: Armed Uber driver held man in crashes at gunpoint
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man who crashed into cars and a restaurant was held at gunpoint by an Uber driver until officers arrived moments later.
Police said 50-year-old Aaron Marconi was charged with drug possession, drunken driving, threatening and misconduct on New Year's Eve. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.
New Hampshire parks host First Day hikes
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Division of Parks and Recreation is hosting hikers for guided trips around the state on New Year's Day.
Restaurateurs’ quilt raises money for cancer patient
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A quilt, currently hanging at the Clipper Tavern, is a unique piece of Seacoast memorabilia, made up of T-shirts from local restaurants. Its purpose is to help raise money for a local man battling cancer.
Portsmouth plans First Night, Wolfeboro hosts Last Night
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — From First Night to Last Night, New Hampshire communities are planning family-friendly festivities for New Year's Eve.
Portsmouth, which hosts the state's only official First Night celebration, is expecting thousands of people to help ring in the new year. The event includes a street dance from 5 p.m. to midnight in Market Square and fireworks at South Mill Pond at 7:30 p.m.
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NH governor joins group in plunging into icy North Atlantic
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has taken the plunge into the icy North Atlantic to raise money for people dealing with addiction.
The "Freezin' for a Reason" event in Hampton was launched by a man who lost two sons to drug addiction. Chucky Rosa jumps in the ocean every day of the year. Money goes to scholarships to help people who want to overcome substance use disorders.
Transgender New Hampshire state reps poised to make history
NEWMARKET, N.H. (AP) — Two New Hampshire politicians will make history next week when they're sworn in as the state's first openly transgender women to serve in the State House.
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Man pleads guilty to sending fake emails from police, others
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney in Maine says a man pleaded guilty to sending false, threatening emails that appeared to be from police.
The Portsmouth Herald reports U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank said Monday 23-year-old Austin Santoro, of York, Maine, pleaded guilty.
State regulators approve power transmission line request
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Regulators have approved a request to build a new transmission line on New Hampshire's Seacoast.
The Site Evaluation Committee voted Monday in favor of the Seacoast Reliability Project, following two weeks of deliberations. The project, to be built by Eversource, would span13 miles between Madbury and Portsmouth. One mile would be buried beneath Little Bay.
More public forums on changes to Medicaid program
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials are planning more public meetings to explain changes to the state's expanded Medicaid program.
The state Department of Health and Human Services has been holding forums around the state, and recently scheduled several more.
Police: Suspicious item put on Xmas tree just before parade
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, have accused a man of attaching an item to the city's Christmas tree that resembled an explosive device, just before the start of a holiday parade.
Police determined the item placed on the tree Saturday was a hoax. The parade was held.
They arrested 36-year-old Richard Todd Will on charges of criminal threatening and disorderly conduct. He was released on bail and scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 14.
Nation’s biggest passport agency gets ripped in US report
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Staffers at the nation's largest passport-processing agency accuse the office of bullying, retaliation and unfair hiring practices, saying supervisors, among other things, put a "hurt feelings report" on the desks of workers perceived as whining and displayed a Walmart job application as a message to unhappy employees, according to a federal report.
Patrol officers decline to participate in body camera study
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Patrol officers for a New Hampshire city are declining to participate in a study group looking into implementing a body camera program.
Former England defender Sol Campbell gets 1st managerial job
LONDON (AP) — Former England defender Sol Campbell has been appointed to his first managerial job at fourth-tier club Macclesfield.
The 44-year-old Campbell has signed an 18-month contract with the team, which is based about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Manchester.
Campbell won trophies with Tottenham, Arsenal and Portsmouth before ending his playing career in 2011.
Former police commissioner charged for role in teen shooting
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire police commissioner accused in a shooting of a teenager who mistakenly thought her home was a party venue has been charged.
Brenna Cavanaugh was indicted Tuesday on assault charges in the Aug. 18 shooting.
Police say the teenager went to the address based on a text message he received. He entered the home around 3:30 a.m.
NH police arrest Vermont man for threatening with knife
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they've charged a Vermont man with threatening another person with a knife in a car.
They say Sean Joyal, of Derby Line, Vermont, faces additional charges including second-degree assault and simple assault.
Police were notified late Saturday afternoon of a domestic disturbance in a car.
Body of missing New Hampshire hunter found in Maine
NEW PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service says the body of a missing hunter from New Hampshire has been located.
Authorities say wardens found 59-year-old Todd Babula, of Portsmouth, late Sunday afternoon, a day after he was reported missing.
There was no immediate word on the cause of death. Wardens say the state medical examiner's office has been notified.
Hunter from New Hampshire missing in Maine
NEW PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is looking for a missing hunter from New Hampshire.
Prof sues over rebuke for calling transgender student male
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A professor is suing officials at his small, public university in Ohio after receiving a written warning for violating its nondiscrimination policy by not addressing a transgender student using the gender terms preferred by that student.
Rallies call for protection of probe after AG’s departure
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Participants at rallies throughout New Hampshire have called for the protection of the special counsel's Russia probe following the departure of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.
The rallies were organized quickly Thursday in such places as Concord, Manchester, Conway, and Portsmouth.
Protesters reacted after Sessions was forced out on Wednesday and President Donald Trump announced Matthew Whitaker would be acting attorney general.
Bottomline Technologies: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) _ Bottomline Technologies Inc. (EPAY) on Thursday reported a loss of $918,000 in its fiscal first quarter.
The Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based company said it had a loss of 2 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 33 cents per share.
The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 33 cents per share.
Founder of group formed after Pease testing getting award
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A founder of a group formed after high levels of industrial chemicals were found in drinking water at the former Pease Air Force base in Portsmouth.
Andrea Amico is getting the Environmental Protection Agency's Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award, which is a national recognition for achievements in environmental protection. She is a founder of the Testing for Pease group.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Amico is getting the award Wednesday.
Not guilty pleas by inmates charged in prison knife attacks
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Two prison inmates charged in separate knife attacks at an Ohio prison that left a guard severely wounded and four prisoners injured have entered not guilty pleas.
Authorities say the four prisoners couldn't defend themselves during a June 2017 attack because they were handcuffed to a table.
Measure authorizes dredging for Hampton, Portsmouth harbors
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A bill signed into law by President Donald Trump authorizes the dredging of Hampton and Portsmouth harbors.
The project was included in the America's Water Infrastructure Act. Authorities hope funding for the projects will come in 2019.
Daily openings for lift bridges ending for the season
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Transportation officials say the daily scheduled openings of New Hampshire-Maine lift bridges for Piscataqua River boat traffic are about to end for the season.
The daily openings are ending Wednesday for the Memorial Bridge and the Sarah Long Bridge. The bridges connect Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine.
When requested, the bridges will open "on call" only until May 2019.
Restaurant shuts doors due to lack of employees
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire restaurant has closed its doors, saying it didn't have enough workers to stay open.
Portsmouth's 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria was the third restaurant for owner Priscilla Lane-Rondeau. WMUR-TV reports she says she did a job fair for the restaurant where only three people showed up.