Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Local residents and a restaurant are doing their part Tuesday to help Bryce Parker.
Good morning, Hampton and North Hampton. Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, June 18: 1. Today's Top Thing: The Community Oven is hosting a special benefit night Tuesday to help employee and local resident Bryce Parker, who was severely burned on May 31 while working on his moped. Owner Shane Pine said he and his staff "want to help Bryce and his family with expenses, and show our support" through the benefit because "Bryce is a great employee, and a great friend that we all want to help!" Raffle items and prizes from numerous local businesses are among some of many special activities planned for the event. Pine also said some servers have even volunteered to donate their tips to help Parker. More information about the …
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Give us your score prediction in the comments after finding out about the start times and what local pubs will show the game.
After a tough loss on Wednesday, the Boston Bruins play Game 2 of the National Hockey League Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. Saturday. Looking to watch the game with some like-minded local fans? Here are some of the local places you could try: What are you doing for the game? What is your score prediction? Tell us in the comments!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Police recovered clothing discarded by the suspect, and authorities are investigating leads.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A concept to bring 1,200 new parking spaces to Hampton was popular choice in a "connectivity"-focused forum.
Engineers estimate 1,200 parking spaces could be added to the downtown Hampton area without constructing a multimillion-dollar parking garage, and local officials say the concept was the idea that most tantalized attendees at a special forum over the weekend regarding the future of the area. State Rep. Tracy Emerick, R-Hampton, said the biggest takeaway from Saturday's charrette was this parking plan, which centers around connecting and expanding underutilized parking lots between Winnacunnet Road and High Street, particularly on the west side of Lafayette Road (Route 1). Mark Olsen, chosen as the new Hampton Planning Board chairman following the March 12 elections, said "all of the buzz words" Saturday centered around "connectivity" …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The public can have a lot of influence on a key session today.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The much-anticipated downtown Airstream burger restaurant will no longer be able to open on April 16.
Despite changing town officials' minds and gaining significant support for the idea of an Airstream restaurant in downtown Hampton, the owners of Pearls Hamburgers say for the second spring in a row that their dreams will likely have to be put on hold. Owners Jen Blankenship and Heide Conlin had targeted April 16, 2013, — the birthday of Conlin's mother, the inspiration behind Pearls — for the opening of their upscale burger restaurant, although the duo have said that goal won't be possible for one significant reason. "We've gotten a lot of support from the Coastal Economic Development Corporation and Dan Gray has been a champion for us, but we're finding it very difficult to come up with the final financing piece (i.e. no bank loans for …
Monday, March 4, 2013
A "faulty" part of the Lafayette Road grocery store's gas system lead to a shutdown and a temporary store closure.
The Hampton Hannaford was temporarily closed Sunday after crews evacuated the grocery store as a precaution due to an "odor of gas," according to Hampton Deputy Fire Chief Jamie Ayotte. The fire department arrived on scene at about 9:18 a.m. Sunday after individuals within the store noticed a "small odor of gas," said Ayotte. He said it was a "very simple isolated issue" that was determined to be a "faulty heater" after investigators with the department and Unitil evacuated the store. No one was injured or needed medical attention, he said. HAMPTON-NORTH HAMPTON PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates | Unitil Media Relations Manager Alec O'Meara said his company arrived on scene at about 9:30 a.m. He said the store was "red tagged" due…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Flatbread Company, based in Hampton, will now oversee franchise operations and expansion of the American Flatbread brand.
Vermont-based American Flatbread Company and New Hampshire-based Flatbread Company have announced the sale of the principal assets of the American Flatbread Company. On January 16, 2013, the Flatbread Company purchased the American Flatbread brand and the American Flatbread franchise operations. Originating from one store in Amesbury MA, the Flatbread Company will now oversee franchise operations and expansion and will steward the future growth of the American Flatbread restaurant brand. Waitsfield Vermont-based American Flatbread Company will continue to own and operate their restaurant at Lareau Farm and will assist in transitioning franchise operations to the Flatbread Company, as well as ongoing consulting. American Flatbread founder …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Many popular restaurants and food stands are nominated for multiple awards in the annual New Hampshire magazine contest.
The voting period for the annual New Hampshire Magazine Best of NH awards is underway, and the Seacoast area is well represented in 2013 installment of the festivities. A total of 23 Hampton and North Hampton restaurants are nominated for Best of NH 2013, while the nominees for the shops, services and people awards won't be released until Friday, March 1. Al's Seafood tops the local list for the most nominees, while numerous perennial contenders and new businesses are also up for bragging rights across a diverse mix of categories. The following Hampton and North Hampton businesses are up for awards (the name of the "Best Of" category is listed after the business' name): [Editor's note: Businesses are listed in order of first appearance on …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Part of Route 1 was closed for roughly three hours Monday after a utility pole was downed in an accident.
UPDATE (9 a.m.): The Hampton Union has reported that Route 1 fully reopened shortly after 7 a.m. Monday following a three-hour road closure necessitated by a truck hitting low-hanging wires near the intersection with Exeter Road around 4:18 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY (4:53 a.m.): Downtown Hampton near the intersection of Lafayette Road (Route 1) and High Street (Route 27) was reportedly shut down early Monday morning due to a downed utility pole. A Hampton-North Hampton Patch reader reported both sides of Route 1 were closed down near the intersection at about 4:50 a.m. Monday. Patch was able to confirm the closure using emergency radio communications. The reader reported that it looked at least one truck "pulled down a telephone pole by its …