Eversource wins environmental award for Seacoast Reliablity Project in Little Bay

Eversource announced it has been recognized by the Environmental Business Council of New England for its commitment to safeguarding the ecological health of Little Bay, an environmentally sensitive estuary located in Durham and Newington, while completing the submarine cable crossing portion of the Seacoast Reliability Project.The SRP is a new, 13-mile transmission line installed to…

Fired Dover officer R.J. Letendre charged with taking drugs police seized for evidence

DOVER – A former Dover police officer has been indicted for allegedly removing a portion of seized drugs before they were entered into evidence, according to Strafford County Attorney Thomas Velardi.A Strafford County grand jury indicted Ronald “R.J.” Letendre, 47, of Rolinsford, on a felony charge of falsifying physical evidence.Velardi said the charge is a…

Vice President Mike Pence to hold rally in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH – Less than two weeks before the election, Vice President Mike Pence will visit the city on Wednesday for an afternoon rally at Port City Air at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease.President Donald Trump’s campaign confirmed the visit on Monday. The campaign rally will begin at 1:30 p.m., with doors opening at 11:30 a.m.…

Family reopening Little Lebanon in Dover to honor Amer Fakhoury

DOVER – On Tuesday, the family of Amer Fakhoury will reopen the restaurant he loved, and they have also started a foundation in his honor.”The community has been very supportive,” said Zoya Fakhoury, one of Amer’s daughters. “We are opening the restaurant, in part for them. It has been very hard. My dad and mom…

Fun and treats at Kittery drive-by Halloween event

The Kittery Community Center hosted its 18th annual Halloween celebration on Saturday, and it looked a little different than in previous years.KCC Director Todd Henley said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event was a drive-through edition.”It is still fun and the kids coming through have all been very happy,” Henley said. “There will…

Great Bay Stewards announce new officers, board member

GREENLAND — The Great Bay Stewards announced the addition of Martin Borg to the Board of Trustees.Borg was elected at the Stewards’ Annual Members Meeting, held remotely this year for the safety of members. A copy of the meeting presentation is available at www.greatbaystewards.org.Borg recently retired from Measured Progress, where he began as president in…

Police respond to reported gunfire at Lee Market Basket plaza

LEE — Police responded to the Market Basket plaza at the town’s traffic circle at routes 4 and 125 early Saturday afternoon after a report of gunfire.Seacoast Media Group reporter Kyle Stucker said his mother and stepfather are in the plaza. Stucker, who is not on scene, said his stepfather is inside the supermarket and…

Missing Dover teenage girl found

DOVER — A teenage girl missing since Thursday night has been found, according to Dover police.Capt. Brad Gould reported the teen had been found shortly before 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. She is safe, Gould said.Ava Dailey-Harte, 15, was last seen at her residence in Dover around 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Her mother contacted Dover…

NH hockey shutdown called ’huge disappointment,’ but understandable

DOVER — As 9-year-old Finn Horan was listening to a conversation his parents were having on speakerphone late Thursday afternoon that hockey was being shut down for two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak he couldn’t believe what he was hearing.Finn’s dad, Tim, was in the process of breaking the news to his family.”To be…

Durham taxpayers to see 1.09% increase

DURHAM — The town’s residents can expect a 1.09% increase in their 2020 tax bills after the rate was set by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration.The new combined full rate (town, county, state school, local school) for 2020 is $27.73 per $1,000 of property value, an increase of 30 cents compared to the…

Rye’s Steve Turner completes ’pain chamber,’ the 240-mile Moab run

RYE — Steve Turner weighed 250 pounds in the fall of 2016 and was just diagnosed with diabetes. The lifetime Rye resident and 1986 graduate of Portsmouth High School was instructed to hit the gym and lose weight.He followed his doctor’s orders and went to the gym – twice.Instead, he hit the street and took…

Low interest loans available for So. Maine businesses, nonprofits impacted by COVID-19

SACO, Maine — Southern Maine businesses and nonprofits in need of critical gap financing, due to being adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, can apply to a new loan fund awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration CARES Act to Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission.SMPDC will review applications and administer the low interest loans…

Water with ‘Sol’: Exeter High grad creates new sports drink

STRATHAM — What started as a grad school business plan now stands on the precipice of becoming the newest trend in performance sports drinks.Exeter High School graduate Calvin Engle is the founder of Sol Water Company, which makes all-natural electrolyte water. Sol Water is made from nothing more than spring water, lemon and Himalayan pink…

Coconuts the cat reunited with Hampton Beach woman after missing 2 years

HAMPTON — Holly Testerman wasn’t surprised Coconuts made it back home after two years missing, but was taken aback that he was nearly 40 miles away in her old Manchester neighborhood.”If you didn’t believe in miracles, now you do,” Testerman posted Oct. 6 on Facebook about the return of her beloved Bengal cat, last seen…

Final weekend of PopUP has rock, jazz and ’Beetlejuice’

PORTSMOUTH – It’s the last weekend of fun and food at the city’s outdoor performance venue located in the Bridge Street parking lot. With concerts each night, the weekend will wind up with the Prescott Park Arts Festival and the Portsmouth Halloween Parade joining forces for a showing of “Beetlejuice,” perfect for the Halloween season.On…

Two staff members, 3 students at Epping Elementary test positive for COVID-19

EPPING — One grade of Epping’s elementary students returned to remote learning last week, after two staff members and three students tested positive for COVID-19.”It was a challenging week,” said SAU 14 Superintendent Bill Furbush.All three schools in SAU 14 opened Sept. 9 with in-person learning and a remote option. Nearly 90% of students chose…

Seth Bader seeking new trial in 1996 murder of ex-wife

BRENTWOOD – A former Stratham lawyer convicted of murdering his ex-wife in 1998 is seeking to have his conviction overturned.Seth Bader, serving a life sentence for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, appeared in Rockingham Superior Court via a video link from the state prison Friday. Bader, representing himself, told the judge he believes…

Election 2020: Litchfield challenges McConnell for Brentwood state rep.

The race to represent Brentwood in the state House pits Democratic incumbent Liz McConnell against Brentwood School Board member Melissa Litchfield.Melissa A LitchfieldParty: RepublicanAddress: 46 Eleanor’s Way, BrentwoodAge: 49Civic/Political Experience: Three-term member of the Brentwood Elementary School Board, 5 years as the chair; 2nd term on […] Top Featured Tags: – New Hampshire NewsPress Release…

Maine increases limits on indoor seating ahead of winter

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine businesses are dealing with a new set of guidelines designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus on Tuesday in preparation for the cold winter months.The state has increased its limit on indoor seating to either 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less, according to the office of Democratic Gov.…

Election 2020: Four vie for two Epping state rep. seats

The race for two seats representing Epping in the state House pits Republicans Cody Belanger and Michael Vose against Democrats Gregory Tillman and Mark Vallone.Cody BelangerParty: RepublicanAddress: EppingAge: 26Occupation: Business ownerCivic/Political Experience: Epping Selectmen, March 2018-present1. Why are you […] Top Featured Tags: – New Hampshire NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Election 2020: Andrews-Ahearn vs. Max Abramson in District 37 state rep. race

The race for the state representative seat representing District 37 pits Elaine Andrews-Ahearn against Max Abramson.District 37 consists of the communities of Hampton, Hampton Falls and Seabrook.Elaine Andrews-AhearnParty: DemocratAddress: 195 Exeter Road, Hampton FallsAge: 69Occupation: President of Wire Techniques, Amesbury, Mass. […] Top Featured Tags: – New Hampshire NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Maine virus updates: Musicians face bleak times

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland residents got a rare treat during the pandemic — the city held its first performance at Deering Oaks Park.But the arrival of colder weather means events like the one on Sunday will continue to be few and far between until the spring, further cutting into the income of musicians. Many…

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