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Vulture Capitalism Comes Home to Roost

Friday, April 4, 2014 — Normally we give our paid Digital Subscribers first dibs. Today we’re posting the Rant the same day it hits the streets. Enjoy. — The E.] There are some things that nobody expects, the Spanish Inquisition being only the most obvious example. Another might be a fire extinguisher filled with gasoline. […]

Somethin’s Happening Here

Thursday, January 16, 2014 — What’s this? A post? Not just a download of the latest issue? Dern right, Pilgrim. The New Hampshire Rebellion is underway. And it’s about time. The NHRebellion is a group of people walking the length of the State of New Hampshire — right now, in January. Their purpose is to […]

NASA Finally Comes to Town

Monday, April 23, 2012 — During the thirty-year lifespan of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, there was always a possibility that a shuttle might land on Pease Air Force Base’s 11,321-foot runway. That never did happen, which was fine with NASA because it would have meant that a mission had not gone according to plan. Portsmouth […]

Final Crossings

Sunday, January 8, 2012 — Today was the final full day of service for Memorial Bridge, connecting Portsmouth, New Hampshire with Kittery, Maine. Today, our Newsreel Division recorded one last round-trip, north and south.

Launch of the Gundalow Piscataqua

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 — The Gundalow Company ( moves the Piscataqua from Strawbery Banke, in Portsmouth NH, to Peirce Island on December 9th, then launches it on December 10, 2011. Video by the Newsreel Division of The New Hampshire Gazette.

Now is the Time — Help Save RiverRun

Monday, November 7, 2011 — On September 7, 2006, a hundred or more members of the local community who understood the value of their independent bookstore rallied for a couple of hours to help it move. In a spontaneous gesture of affection, volunteers also lifted Tom Holbrook, the person who brought us the bookstore, on […]

Who are OccupyMARINES? Who is Xervarian?

Monday, October 17, 2011 — Anyone who has read our coverage of the Occupation knows we’re not objective. We’re for it. And we don’t want anything bad to happen to it. Which is why we’re concerned about Twitter user @OccupyMARINES. In a world where nobody on the Internet knows you’re a dog, things are not […]

Mr. Riley Responds …

Sunday, June 26, 2011 — Yesterday’s post about Courage, New Hampshire certainly stirred up a few people. Frank, Juan and S. Cavallaro seemed most irritated by it. To his considerable credit, James Riley, the man behind the movie, posted a very civil reply: Heah, guys, chill. I’m on your side. This is a well researched, […]

Making It Up As They Go Along

Saturday, June 25, 2011 — Since the plot of the new Tea Party-sponsored movie Courage, New Hampshire: The Travail of Sarah Pine, takes place in 1770 and involves British soldiers, and the only British soldiers in New Hampshire then were stationed at Fort William and Mary, we naturally assumed that the film was set right […]

William Marvel to Speak at Portsmouth Athenæum

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 — William Marvel, whose column appears in the Gazette, will speak Thursday, June 9th, at the Portsmouth Athenæum, on the topic, “New Hampshire to Normandy: The First Cruise of the Kearsarge,” in conjunction with the Athenæum’s current exhibit, “Fire on the Water: Portsmouth’s Kearsarge Sinks the Deadly Confederate Raider Alabama.” In […]