High School Notebook: Experience carrying PCA boys in D-IV

DOVER — The Portsmouth Christian Academy boys basketball team has a number of weapons at its disposal. Its two biggest are senior forward Eric Bontemps, and depth. “This year has been pretty much a different guy every night,” said Portsmouth Christian coach Lewis Atkins, whose team is 6-1. “In our first five games, five different […]

High school football Dream Team: So much football, so many good times

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — There was a championship, a near championship and plenty else to cheer about on the local high-school football scene this past fall. Marshwood ran roughshod over its competition in Western Maine Class B, survived a thriller of a regional championship game against York, then won its first state championship in a […]

High school roundup: Dover hoop teams swept

BEDFORD — The Dover High School girls basketball team fell 62-33 at Bedford (9-1) on Wednesday in Division I action. Dover (5-6) got 10 points from Katie Boyatsis and eight from Abby Etter. Dover returns to action on Friday at home vs. Trinity. BOYS BASKETBALL Bedford 66, Dover 40 DOVER — The Dover boys basketball […]

Seacoast Rep to show ‘Guys & Dolls’

PORTSMOUTH – The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is set to open Guys Dolls, the first show of its 2015 season, on Friday, Feb. 6. The Pulitzer-winning musical will be the first main stage show produced by the theater’s interim management team, and the first of seven Mainstage productions in the 2015 season.Considered by many to be […]

Friday at the First offers live music

DOVER – Liana Morris and Larry Newman will present a program of acoustic guitar and vocal music featuring traditional, soft rock and nostalgia at First Parish Church, 218 Central Ave., Dover on Friday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and $25 for families.Liana Morris has been […]

‘Mind’s Eye’ exhibit opens at Artstream

Click image to enlarge “Love Canal” by David Pingree Click image to enlarge “Phantom of Life” by Maya Kuvaja DOVER – Artstream is hosting a new exhibit at its 10 Second St. location that runs through Feb. 27th. The exhibit, called “Mind’s Eye” will include mixed media paintings by Maine artist Maya Kuvaja and digital […]

<img align="top" width="20" border="0" src="/Assets/sitegraphics/Photoicon.png"> Photo Gallery: Juno cleanup begins downtown

Downtown Dover kicked its cleanup efforts into overdrive Wednesday after Tuesday’s blizzard, Juno, blasted the region with nearly 30 inches of snow. People all over the city were shoveling out their cars and clearing snow off roofs, but that didn’t stop some people from enjoying the massive snow piles. New Gallery 2015/1/28John Huff/Staff photographerDana Baguley […]

Former Head Start chair indicted on 3 theft charges

DOVER — A man who once served as an elected chair of the Dover Head Start Policy Council has been indicted on a felony theft charge at Strafford County Superior Court. Timothy Gordon, 26, who is being held at the Strafford County House of Corrections on a number charges, allegedly broke into multiple parked vehicles […]

Dover got most snow in county

DOVER — The Garrison City got more snow Tuesday than any other municipality in Strafford County. According to the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, Juno dumped 30 inches of snow on Dover before moving on Wednesday morning. Rochester and Lee tied for second place with 28 inches each. Compared to Rockingham County, there were […]

Rochester writers’ night slated for Feb. 5

ROCHESTER — The next Rochester Writers’ night takes place on Thursday, Feb 5. at Crazy Crepes, located at 12 North Main St. Sign-ups begin at 6 p.m. Our feature begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by a short break. After the break we begin our open mic portion of the program. Writers are encouraged to perform […]

Red Raiders’ power play does in Dover

ROCHESTER — Don’t let the Spaulding High School boys hockey team get on the power play. You do and you pay. Rival Dover found that out the hard way Wednesday night at the Rochester Arena. The Green Wave took a quick lead 59 seconds into the game, but the unbeaten Red Raiders answered with three […]

Man to serve up to 7 years for assaulting teen girl with developmental disability

DOVER — Last week 54-year-old David Barr, of Barrington, was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl with a developmental disability. Barr, of Seavey Bridge Road, Barrington, pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious sexual assault and one count of misdemeanor sexual assault. The assaults occurred between August 2010 and […]

Foye joins ProEx as benefits specialist

PORTSMOUTH — ProEx, a physical therapist owned private practice specializing in orthopedics, spine and sports medicine announces that Karen Foye has joined the firm as Benefits and Authorization Specialist in the Portsmouth corporate office. In this role, she verifies insurance information, tracks referrals and authorizations. Foye, who received a medical assistant certificate from Hesser College […]

Potential for freight and passenger rail discussed

ROCHESTER — Strafford Regional Planning Commission’s Rail Working Group held an inaugural meeting in the Community Center last week. The meeting was attended by SRPC members, representatives from Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, and officials from a private company — Golden Eagle Railway — and one of the purposes of the get-together was to […]

Pancake breakfast with Frosty at Somersworth funfest

SOMERSWORTH — On Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Idlehurst Elementary School, 46 Stackpole Road, Frosty the Snowman and his friends at the Somersworth Festival Association will really be cooking at the annual Winterfest Pancake Breakfast with Frosty and his games. It is held from 8:30 to 11 a.m., and the public is invited to breakfast […]

Cross Insurance promotes Boyle, Veno

SOMERSWORTH — Gina Veno, ACSR, was recently promoted to senior commercial account manager at Cross Insurance, given her professional expertise and willingness to consistently assist both her clients and coworkers. Veno has 23 years experience in insurance, with six of those years working with Gowen and Wainwright and Cross Insurance. She is presently working toward […]

Coast Guard cutter has rough sail during storm

KITTERY, Maine — The 80-member crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance weathered winter storm Juno at sea as the offshore search and rescue asset for the Coast Guard’s First District. Reliance is currently on patrol conducting at sea law enforcement boardings in support of U. S. fisheries regulations established by the National Oceanic and […]

Face of the program: Gerry led Marshwood to state-title glory

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — When Brett Gerry arrived for the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy ceremony earlier this month, it was the only time the standout running back for the Marshwood High School football team felt like an underdog. “I was a Class B player, so going to the ceremony wasn’t a big deal,” Gerry said. […]

UNH men’s hoop beats Maine

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Tanner Leissner had 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 63-58 victory over Maine on Wednesday night. Leissner scored seven points during an 11-0 run to give UNH a 44-34 lead with 8:04 left. Maine pulled within 58-56 with 23 seconds […]

Man accused of strangling woman in Durham

DOVER — A 22-year-old man accused of choking a woman and fracturing her nose at his residence in Durham has been indicted by a Strafford County Superior Court grand jury this month. Patrick Young, of 6 Buckingham Street, Wilmington, Mass., was indicted on two class B felony charges of second-degree assault for causing “serious bodily […]

Students: Potter was drunk and rude before fires were set

DOVER — Gregory Potter was drunk and rude during a social gathering in Durham just moments before he allegedly set five multiunit structures on fire nearly two years ago, according to a woman who testified on Wednesday afternoon for the state. Allison Moloney, who lived at 4 Main St. in Durham with two friends from […]

Live Blog: Snow Removal Continues Wednesday In N.H.’s Hardest Hit Communities

Power outage maps and info: PSNH (Eversource Energy) | Unitil | National Grid/Liberty | NH Electric Co-op School and other emergency closings from WMUR 511NH real time traffic/road closure information Can you safely take a storm photo? , and make sure to tell us the town in which it was taken. Email it our way! 8:13 a.m. Wednesday: Nashua, Durham Work to Get Back […]

Snowstorm Wasn’t A Disaster, But There’s Plenty To Clean Up In Nashua

A staggering two feet of snow landed in southern New Hampshire yesterday. And while it didn’t create any disasters, many in the Nashua area are digging their way out.  As Tuesday’s storm bogged the Nashua region with heaping banks of fluffy snow, many hunkered in their homes. That made it easier for city crews to work […]

DHHS Receives 14 Applications For Medical Marijuana Dispensary Approval

The state Department of Health and Human Services stopped accepting applications for medical marijuana dispensary licenses this afternoon. As of Wednesday morning, the state had received 14 applications. Though DHHS officials are tightlipped about who applied and for what locations, contract director Eric Borrin says that all four areas of the state are represented. “A […]

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:22 pm The Air Force has picked a new Air Force One, the Boeing 747-8, and it wasn’t even a close race. In a statement announcing the pick, the Air Force said the decision was made “through a Determinations and Findings document, which “authorizes the commercial aircraft purchase […]

ISIS Hostage Said To Announce New Deadline For Prisoner’s Release

In an update to a complicated situation, a Japanese hostage held by the violent extremist group ISIS has reportedly been forced to record a message setting a Thursday deadline for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner. If not, the message says, the group will kill a Jordanian pilot it’s holding. The new demand and deadline […]

Big Dig 2? The Debate Over Boston’s 2024 Olympic Bid

There’s been celebration but also consternation among Bostonians, since their city was chosen as the U.S. candidate to host the twenty-twenty-fours summer games. Boosters foresee economic growth, while opponents warn of logistical and financial nightmares.  Meanwhile, Granite Staters are wondering what’s in it for them. GUESTS: Mark Arsenault – reporter for the Boston Globe Chris […]

Portland digs out after record-setting storm

It will take some time before southern Maine gets back on track after the January blizzard. The late January blizzard is Portland’s fourth largest snowstorm at 23.8 inches and the city’s second-greatest 24-hour snowfall at 22.2 inches. Most of downtown Portland was shut down Tuesday. Many businesses in the Old Port, including The Fish Bone […]

Nor’easter moves out of Maine, more snow on the way

A powerful nor’easter moves out of Maine, but more snow is in the forecast. All watches and warnings in our area for the blizzard have expired Wednesday morning. Watch latest video forecast Some areas of the state saw nearly 30 inches of snow, but final snowfall totals should come in later Wednesday once the snow […]