Friday, May 24, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Seacoast roads.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, you're good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The controversial Senate bill died on the House floor Wednesday, but what role did local reps have in that decision?
A long casino bill fight on the New Hampshire Statehouse floor ended Wednesday with the House of Representatives voting to kill the controversial measure. The bill, rejected by a 199 to 164 vote, had strong support from the Senate and Gov. Maggie Hassan. It would've legalized one "high-end" casino with up to 150 table games and no more than 5,000 video slot machines, and it had been met with mixed reaction from Seacoast residents. Last week, a joint House committee recommended SB 152 be labeled "inexpedient to legislate," and the House did just that Wednesday. Here's how local state representatives voted on the bill: "Yes" means the representative voted to kill the bill by labeling it "inexpedient to legislate." Click here for coverage …
A special discussion is planned for the funding of a new Rescue 1.
Good morning, Hampton and North Hampton. Here are five things you need to know for Thursday, May 23: 1. Today's Top Thing: A special joint North Hampton Select Board-North Hampton Budget Committee meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at North Hampton Town Hall to discuss the replacement of Rescue 1 with Fire Chief Dennis Cote. 2. Today’s Winnacunnet High School Sports Matchups (information via Winnacunnet.org): Softball vs. Londonderry – Varsity/JV at 4:00 Want to see scores, information and photos from WHS and other games featured prominently on Patch? Here's how. 3. What Else Is Happening Today? Aquarion Water Company's rate case hearing will go before the Public Utilities Commission on Thursday and Friday. Also, it's SAU 21 Jazz Nite…
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A historic town building has received a special distinction for its significance.
History continues to make history in North Hampton this month, as the town recently learned that the iconic stone Town Clerk's Office building has been added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. Selectmen gave their consent last December to allow the North Hampton Heritage Commission to pursue the distinction for the building, which was built in 1907 as the town's original library building and also currently houses the tax collector's office. The building's addition to the state register comes not long after North Hampton Town Hall — also listed on the state register — was honored with multiple awards, in addition to a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. North Hampton also recently celebrated a history-…
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The annual American Legion Post 35 ceremonies, observances and parades begin at 8 a.m. Monday.
The American Legion POST 35 in the Hamptons is inviting the Public to attend The 2013 MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES on Monday, May 27, 2013. This year as in years past we will acknowledge all of our Nation’s War dead. From the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg to the current Global War on Terrorism. As always, we will acknowledge ALL Veterans on the seacoast, In addition, we will honor the Peacekeepers of the Seacoast who serve as Civil Servants re: Police/SWAT/Paramedics/Firefighters and other First Responders. Our Guest Speaker This Year is Iraqi War Veteran, LtCol Michael Antonio USMC (Retired). LtCol Antonio a local Hampton resident, LtCol Antonio served in the Marine Air Wing flying combat missions over Baghdad in 2008. (See…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
State police made nearly 30 arrests — several of which in Hampton and North Hampton — between May 3 and 9.
New Hampshire State Police Troop A made the following arrests between May 3 and May 9. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The town no longer wants to be a "donor town" for Stratham, and wants to fix other problems.
North Hampton officials plan to fund an in-depth analysis of fire department costs to determine whether the Seacoast’s 50-year-old mutual aid program needs to be amended in order to eliminate what some believe is an inherent unfairness in the system. Selectmen spoke in depth Friday with Fire Chief Dennis Cote and other local department heads involved in the mutual aid program to discuss concerns that North Hampton is responding to incidents in neighboring towns at a much higher rate than those towns are providing assistance to North Hampton. The main town in question is Stratham, and selectmen didn’t hold back during Friday’s workshop session while describing an “outdated” agreement that allows towns with volunteer fire departments to “…
A North Hampton instructor has won a coveted performance prize with her ensemble, The Russian Trio.
Information courtesy of Music Makers Music Makers piano instructor Katherine Harris Rick and her ensemble, The Russian Trio, have been awarded the Coleman Chamber Music Competition’s Coleman-Barstow Prize for Strings after their performance in the annual event, which was held in Los Angeles on April 27. The prize included $4,000 and inclusion in the formal winners’ concert in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium the following day.