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Tanker Hits Long Bridge

Monday, April 1, 2013 — The Portugese-flagged tanker Harbour Feature came loose from its mooring at the State Pier earlier today, swung into the current, and hit the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. Assuming the timestamp of SebecTec’s webcam is accurate — we have no reason to doubt it — the ship began moving at 1:10 […]

German Gentleman Critiques LaRouchePAC Obama/Hitler Poster

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 — Several LaRouchePAC representatives spent some time in Market Square on Friday, November 23, 2012, asking people to sign a petition to impeach President Obama. About ten seconds into this video, a gentleman in a black coat gets a good look at their poster showing the President with a Hitler-style mustache, […]

Taxi! Taxi!

Sunday, October 7, 2012 — You never know what you’re going to see on the streets of Portsmouth. Yesterday our Wandering Photographer came across this black London cab parked in front of the Press Room on Daniel Street.

The Bounty Docks in Portsmouth

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 — HMS Bounty — the 1960 replica, of course, not the original ship — pulled into Portsmouth Harbor in the early afternoon of Thursday, August 30th. Our Newsreel crew, tipped off by a friend, was on hand to record the docking. UPDATE: Tuesday, October 30, 2012: Bounty was lost off the […]

Return of the
 East Cackalacky Ascetic Marching Death Band

Monday, September 3, 2012 — It’s always a pleasure delight transcendant experience to catch a performance of the East Cackalacky Ascetic Marching Death Band. Our Newsreel Division found them in Market Square on Sunday, August 26th.

Miami Burning

Thursday, May 23, 2012 — Our Wandering Newsreel Division has finally processed something they shot yesterday: Smoke rises from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a fire burns aboard the USS Miami. Video shot from the Piscataqua River Wednesday, about 6:32 p.m., approximately 45 minutes after the fire began. News reports indicate 7 persons were injured […]

Same As It Ever Was

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 — This is a 1:23 scene from Keeper of the Flame, a George Cukor film made in 1942, from a screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart. Katherine Hepburn plays the widow of Robert Forrest; Spencer Tracy is a former war correspondent who had planned to write Forrest’s biography. Seventy years later things […]

Printing on the Wooden Common Press

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 — Jack Williams, of Effingham, New Hampshire, demonstrating his wooden common press at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Friday, October 24, 2008. The demonstration was part of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s Portsmouth Literary Festival. Jack built the press himself, from plans drawn by Clinton Sisson, of the Smithsonian […]

The Vermont Joy Parade Busking in Market Square

Monday, April 9, 2012 — Human beings trapped by the machinations and depredations of late-stage plutocracy are likely to respond by sinking into numb despair or by defiantly manifesting, in whatever mode best suits them, their utter contempt for the corrupt system that mistakenly believes it can confine the human spirit. In other news, The […]

Lowering the Weights

Sunday, March 25, 2012 — The last section of a 500-ton counterweight was lifted from the south tower of Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery about 1:45 p.m. yesterday. At about the 45-second mark, three guys can be seen shoving the 250,000-pound hunk of concrete and steel into place on the barge.