Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Hampton could be inching closer to a lawsuit with itself after a meeting behind closed doors Monday.
The Hampton Board of Selectmen didn't discuss Monday the Hampton Zoning Board's decision not to reverse its approval for a tall Hampton Beach condominium project, although the board did hold a late nonpublic session to discuss litigation. The nonpublic session, which started just around 10:30 p.m. after Dick Nichols requested one be held using the statute reserved for litigation involving the town, came just four days after the zoning board didn't grant selectmen's requests for a variance rehearing. Selectmen have the ability to seek a reversal of the zoning board's decision — which selectmen have opposed due to concerns about the height of the proposed five-story, mixed-use structure at 339 and 345 Ocean Blvd. — by filing a lawsuit in …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz chats about a busy year of songwriting and touring ahead of a gig at the Casino Ballroom.
Counting Crows are coming to the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom this June. The band has just gotten off the road from touring, and frontman Adam Duritz admitted that he doesn’t want to have to think about the first performance of the tour until the night of that show, if you’ll please excuse him. He’s just a little worn out from his world tour that he and the rest of the band recently returned from earlier this year. “I don’t think much about tours before we go on them, really, in general,” Durirz said. “We just got off two months of touring a week ago. I don’t really think about shows much until the day of the show.” Duritz doesn’t take a break from the music during his down time, though. Right now, he’s putting together material for a new…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Officials hope to eliminate issues with storm cancellations and other issues through a new free service.
Hampton residents will soon be able to get free up-to-minute alerts about road closures and changes to recycling and trash pickups as part of a new automated municipal alert system. Selectmen discussed the idea Monday, heralding free push e-mail and reverse 9-1-1 phone systems as two ways the town can improve the dissemination of "public convenience"-related information like utility outages and other non-crime and fire alerts, according to Selectman Dick Nichols. Nichols said residents used to get "all their information" from newspapers, although he said "times have changed" and many individuals seek live updates about what is going on around them. The town already posts public works and utility alerts on its website — which was …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The alleged DUI isn't the first such charge for 34-year-old Tara MacGregor.
New Hampshire State Police Troop A made the following arrests between April 26 and May 2. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. 4-26-13 at 2:16 a.m. Andrew Rowe, age 28 of Exeter, NH was arrested on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth and charged with Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol. 4-26-13 at 11:00 a.m. Kevin Leduc, age 38 of Dover, NH was arrested on Arch Street in Dover on an Outstanding Bench Warrant. 4-26-13 at 12:48 p.m. Christopher Carr, age 25 of Dover, NH was arrested on Long Hill Road in Dover and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug. 4-26-13 at 12:48 p.m. William Nickerson, age 23 of Dover, NH was arrested on Long Hill Road in Dover and charged with Possession and Transportation of a Controlled Drug. 4-26-13 at…
A popular Hampton Beach destination has won a big commerce award for the fifth straight year.
Thursday, May 16
NEW YORK, NY, May 8, 2013 -- For the fifth consecutive year, Purple Urchin has been selected for the 2013 Best of Hampton Award in the Family Restaurants category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Nationwide, only 1 in 1000 (less than one-tenth of 1%) 2013 Award recipients qualified as Five-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Selectmen feel conversations about a Hampton Beach joint operations plan have been derailed by controversy.
Two Ashworth Avenue hotels recently required police assistance.
The following entries are excerpts from arrest and call logs supplied by the Hampton Police Department. The information does not indicate a conviction. MONDAY, MAY 6 TUESDAY, MAY 7 WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Officials are looking for "nothing better than a 180-degree turnaround" during controversial negotiations about Hampton Beach.
Selectmen are looking to push aside some of the negativity that has surfaced recently during conversations about the state's responsibilities at Hampton Beach in the hopes that the two sides can resume negotiations on something that has been a combative issue over the years. Members of the board publicly addressed Monday night the cancellation of a last-minute nonpublic meeting last Thursday between two selectmen and state officials about the Hampton Beach joint operations plan — a session that the state canceled after Selectman Mary-Louise Woolsey contacted the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office with concerns that not meeting in public would violate the state's Right-to-Know Law. Woolsey has used strong language during recent public …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Police were called to investigate a robbery at a Hampton Beach auberge on Cinco de Mayo.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30 WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 THURSDAY, MAY 2 FRIDAY, MAY 3 SATURDAY, MAY 4 SUNDAY, MAY 5
Local residents look to continue a late Hampton woman's "legacy" through the annual "uplifting event."