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  • Opening of Sarah Long Bridge delayed 8 months

    02/09/2018 10:31:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | February 8, 2018 | Peter McGuire, Portland Press Herald
    It seems weary commuters will have to wait four more months before they can start using the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine. The lift-span bridge will now be open to traffic in mid-May, eight months after cars were supposed to start using it to cross the Piscataqua River, according to an updated construction schedule from Cianbro, the Pittsfield-based construction company hired by the state of Maine to build the bridge. Cianbro spokesman Alan Grover did not return a interview request Tuesday to explain why bridge construction has been delayed. Cianbro started construction on the $160 million...
  • Investigation: Navy shipyard wasted $21 million building off-the-books police force

    08/22/2017 12:55:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | August 21, 2017 | Jared Serbu
    For the better part of a dozen years, a group of employees and managers at the Navy’s largest public shipyard operated what amounted to an unsanctioned, off-the-books police force, equipping it with illegally or improperly obtained weapons, vehicles and fuel, wasting an estimated $21 million in public funds in the process. Those are the findings of an internal command-directed investigation performed by the Naval Sea Systems Command’s inspector general, which undertook an in-depth review of the case after military criminal investigators and federal prosecutors declined to do so. The investigation, which was conducted in 2014, has not been previously disclosed....
  • Portsmouth councilman wants to ban racist groups from protesting

    08/15/2017 3:26:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 15, 2017 | Ana Ley
    Councilman Mark Whitaker says he wants city leaders to consider banning racist groups from protesting in Portsmouth. Whitaker sent an email Tuesday to City Council members, City Manager Lydia Pettis Patton and City Attorney Solomon Ashby requesting that the group discuss the issue at the Aug. 21 public work session. The councilman said he made the request in light of “the tragic events in Charlottesville and other issues across the country involving White-Supremacist, White-Nationalist, Neo-Nazi, and other hate groups with a history and pattern of perpetrating violence on citizens.” On Saturday, a white-supremacist gathering in Charlottesville turned deadly when a...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Portsmouth, NH 10/15/16

    10/15/2016 8:48:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/14/2016 | RSB
    Saturday, October 15, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Portsmouth, NH at Toyota of Portsmouth. The event will begin at 12:00 PM ET.
  • LIVE: Two Trump Rallies 10/15/2016 Portsmouth, NH @ 12pm and Bangor, ME @ 3pm ET

    10/15/2016 3:31:30 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 604 replies
    Saturday, October 15, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Portsmouth, NH at Toyota of Portsmouth. The event will begin at 12:00 PM ET. Toyota of Portsmouth Saturday, October 15, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Bangor, ME at ​Cross Insurance Center. Live coverage of the event 3:00 PM ET. Cross Insurance Center
  • Anyone going to see Trump tomorrow in Portsmouth? I'll be there!

    10/14/2016 5:19:16 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 19 replies
    10/14/2016 | CtBigPat
    The Donald will have a rally at Toyota of Portsmouth Saturday 10/15/2016 Anyone else going to be there?
  • Liberal fascism exposed in Seacoast Peace Response

    10/05/2016 6:23:24 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In Yesterday's article, we exposed Seacoast Peace Response, a communist so called anti-war group Based in New Hampshire in the seacoast region that consists of Dover, Durham, Rochester, Portsmouth and Hampton. This group espoused anti-American sentiment in the form of protests and poetry along with articles including by one Doctor David Diamond of Rochester New Hampshire who has a practice in the Dover Area Many of its articles expressed sympathy for communists and terrorists while attacking Bush, Cheney and conservatives in particular, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. There are also leftist poems by the group and other vile disgusting left...
  • Does ring found in field date back to Norman conquest?[UK]

    10/31/2008 10:32:14 AM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 715+ views
    The News ^ | 31 Oct 2008 | Jeff Travis
    A metal detector enthusiast believes he has found a royal crown jewel buried in a field. Peter Beasley, 67, was stunned when he pulled a heavy gold ring from the ground while out with his metal detector near Petersfield. He claims the ring is 900 years old and belonged to Robert, the eldest son of William the Conquerer, whose name is engraved on the ring. Robert, known as 'Short-legs', unsuccessfully attempted to take the English throne when he landed in Portsmouth in 1101. But Mr Beasley is now involved in a dispute over the authenticity of the ring. The British...
  • It's 1774 all over again. How are your logistics?

    12/31/2015 1:25:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 12/31/15 | Dutchman6
    Stoodley's Tavern, Portsmouth NH, as it appears today. Here, on 13 December 1774, after a miserable day's ride of 65 miles through a snowstorm, is where Paul Revere delivered the news of British troop movements which led to the seizure by local patriots of the powder and arms at Fort William and Mary. Politico promises us that: "Obama set to unveil curbs on gun sellers: Executive actions expected next week will be part of the president's new year push to make progress on long-stalled problems before the 2016 presidential election heats up."In addition, we are told -- "Coming Soon:...
  • Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting in a Wal-Mart Parking Lot

    09/03/2015 12:41:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    abc news ^ | 9-3-2015 | ap
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Virginia police officer who shot and killed a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder and using a gun in a felony. Portsmouth Circuit Court records show a grand jury indicted city officer Stephen D. Rankin on Thursday. Eighteen-year-old William Chapman II was shot April 22. Virginia State Police said the shooting occurred when an officer responded to a call from Wal-Mart security about shoplifting, and a struggle ensued. Chapman is black. Rankin is white.
  • That's pretty fishy!: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry lunch that meets Michelle Obama's ...

    04/20/2015 11:18:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    Full title: That's pretty fishy!: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry lunch that meets Michelle Obama's nutritional guidelines That's not a light lunch, it's just bad lighting, say administrators at a Virginia School standing up for their FLOTUS approved school meals. A concerned mother took a photo of her child's lunch consisting of a dull looking fish fillet, a whole wheat bun, and corn and then posted it to social media this week. Virginia’s Portsmouth Public Schools say that their lunches are in compliance with Michelle Obama's federal lunch rules. Scroll down for video
  • Portsmouth Sheriff furious with judges after being told to remove American flag display from...

    03/11/2015 1:00:41 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 41 replies
    WTKR, News Channel 3 ^ | March 10, 2015 | Doris Taylor
    Portsmouth, Va. – Portsmouth Sheriff Bill Watson says he is furious after a group of judges told him to take down an American flag display. Sheriff Watson said his agency got the American flag display as a gift from members of the Portsmouth Fire Department a few weeks ago. It’s made of old fire hoses which a sign beneath it that reads, “A Tribute to Public Safety.” Watson said he requested to have it mounted on the wall in the lobby of the courthouse but was shocked by what he was told. Watson said he was told, “Not only do...
  • Former NH state senator accused of altercation with Brown campaign

    11/01/2014 8:35:20 PM PDT · by mrsdeb · 24 replies
    The Portsmouth Herald ^ | October 31, 2014 | Karen Dandurant
    PORTSMOUTH — A verbal altercation Friday night at Portsmouth High School came about because of an idling tour bus belonging to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown. ...Williams (a spokesperson for the Brown campaign) said a man approached the bus, screaming obscenities. He said the man, later identified as New Castle resident Burt Cohen, a longtime Democratic state senator, not only refused to leave when asked, but attempted to board the bus, accosting a campaign volunteer who tried to stop him. Williams alleges that the volunteer campaign worker stood between Cohen and the bus and Cohen "physically assaulted" the campaigner...
  • Man Considers Suing City of Portsmouth After Unannounced Cops Tried Entering His Home

    07/18/2014 10:07:30 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    OpposingViews ^ | July 16, 2014 | Lina Batarags
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. – When a man heard noises in his backyard and heard the back door handle click, he ushered his family upstairs, grabbed his gun and prepared to defend himself. Brandon Watson remembers his wife seeing “guys in all black” approaching the house; when he couldn’t immediately find a phone to call 911, he instead ran back downstairs with his legally purchased gun. Watson recalls warning the intruders, “Who is that? I have a gun,” and immediately finding “two red laser beams” trained on his chest. He then fired a warning shot through a window, and ran across the...
  • D-Day Veteran who sneaked off to Normandy returns to Portsmouth

    06/07/2014 11:34:10 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/07/2014 | Andy Dolan
    The 89-year-old D-Day veteran who sneaked out of his care home to Normandy has returned to a hero's welcome and declared: 'I would do it again tomorrow.' Hiding his war medals under a raincoat, Bernard Jordan told carers he was going for a walk before boarding a coach to France for the 70th anniversary - sparking a frantic missing person search. The former Royal Navy officer arrived into Portsmouth on a cross-channel ferry this morning, where he said: 'I expect I will be in some trouble with the care home, but it was worth it.'
  • Discovery of sacred Roman well amazes archaeology team

    09/28/2013 11:56:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Portsmouth News ^ | September 21, 2013 | Jeff Travis
    It’s the most significant archaeological discovery in the Portsmouth area for many years. Buried a few feet under a garden in the centre of Havant, archaeologists stumbled upon a Roman well filled with coins and a bronze ring with a carving of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. Perhaps most intriguing was the discovery of eight dog skeletons at the bottom of the well. Experts believe the dogs, which were worshipped in some ancient religions, may have been dropped down the ‘sacred well’ as a sacrifice to the gods. The excavation was done at Homewell House, a Georgian property...
  • Robber shot, killed in Va. Beach credit union

    09/14/2013 10:49:03 AM PDT · by csvset · 31 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 14, 2013 | Mike Connors
    An off-duty police officer shot and killed a male attempting to rob a credit union this morning, police said. The incident started about 10:10 a.m., at a Chartway Federal Credit Union in the 5000 block of Ferrell Parkway, near the intersection of Indian Lakes Boulevard. A male wearing a mask and dark clothes entered the credit union and announced the robbery, said Sgt. Adam Bernstein, a police spokesman. The robber appeared to be armed. The off-duty officer was one of the customers in the credit union. He confronted the robber, then fired at least one shot, Bernstein said. The robber...
  • President Barack Obama in NH speech: All Republicans offer are tax cuts to 'cure anything'

    09/07/2012 1:08:01 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    The day after he officially accepted the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama energized a crowd of thousands in New Hampshire with a speech laden with policy and partisan politics. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spoke outdoors under sunny skies at the Strawbery Banke Museum, with American flags draped over nearby buildings. Their wives, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, joined them onstage at the end of the rally. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is scheduled to hold his own New Hampshire rally in Nashua on Friday evening. Obama, in rolled-up shirtsleeves, spoke for nearly 30...
  • The fire on USS Miami (SSN-755) has been linked to a vacuum cleaner

    06/06/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6 2012 | Ros Krasny
    (Reuters) - A fire that caused an estimated $400 million in damage to a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine docked in Maine may have been caused by a vacuum cleaner, authorities said on Wednesday. The fire in the forward compartment - which includes crew living, command and control spaces and the torpedo room - of the USS Miami on May 23 took about 12 hours to extinguish and injured seven firefighters. "Preliminary findings indicate the fire started in a vacuum cleaner used to clean work sites at end of shift, and stored in an unoccupied space," the shipyard's public affairs office...
  • Sub fire could have ripple effects for Navy fleet

    06/03/2012 2:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ap ^ | June 3, 2012 | Michael Melia
    The Navy is evaluating whether it's worth spending millions of dollars to repair the USS Miami, the nuclear-powered submarine damaged in a fire in a Maine shipyard. If the submarine is scrapped, the fleet could feel the effects for years. The number of attack submarines like the Miami is projected to drop as they are deactivated faster than they are replaced, and Navy leaders already have been trying to find new ways to keep up with demands from combatant commanders. ... The Miami was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for an overhaul when the fire...