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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.


Thursday, January 12, 2011 — While we do not wish to trigger a flood of poetry submissions, we could not resist this. Memorial Last days seem often to be occasions of assemblies prefacing disassembly, as of the tired, too late loved bridge, a spare, utilitarian grace soon to be substituted for the gentle arches and […]

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.

Rhourd Enouss entering and leaving Portsmouth Harbor

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 — Sonatrach’s Rhourd Enouss is shown entering Portsmouth Harbor at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14th, and leaving at about 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18th. The ship is 670 feet long, has a beam of 108 feet, and carries a little over 2 million cubic feet of propane. Owned […]

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 […]