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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 […]

Dreary Day, Great View

Thursday, June 23, 2011 — It’s a dreary day, but we’re happy to see that the view from PortsmouthNH.com‘s Harbor WebCam is no longer obscured by scaffolding and green mesh. We frequently check it while we should be writing instead. Between that and the Hellenic Shipping News’ Live Interactive Ships Traffic Worldwide Map, it’s a […]

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 […]

Sail Portsmouth 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011 — Our Newsreel Division strolled down to the new wharf on Bow Street this morning to film the arrival of the barkentine Gazela Primeiro, which will be in town until Monday as the centerpiece of Sail Portsmouth 2011. The little tug seen pulling ahead of her from about :12 to :24 […]

Men At Work

Men At Work from NewHampshire Gazette on Vimeo. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 — Normally quiet Penhallow Street has been a scene of intermittent chaos since last fall, as contractors and city workers have worked to re-route various subterranean utilities, but yesterday took the cake — and the cookies, and the sandwiches, and the soup. Ceres […]

Faulkner was Right

Monday, April 25, 2011 — “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner (1897-1962) Sometimes it’s not very far away, either. Today, workers for Bourassa Construction, placing new stormwater drains at the intersection of Hanover and Bridge streets, unearthed a few lengths of wooden water mains.

Bank (Fraud) of America Day

Monday, April 18, 2011 — About twenty Portsmouth residents turned out at noon today to denounce the Bank of America for its failure to pay taxes. A passerby, referring to bogus paperwork used in foreclosures, suggested that their sign should be modified to read, “Bank Fraud of America.” One sign below reads, “This sign cost […]

Time for a S-t-r-e-t-c-h

Saturday, April 16, 2011 — Frequent visitors will note that we have widened this gizmo. Among other things, we can now run wider photos. So, let’s. Below: the eagle at the southern end of Memorial Bridge. Below: The Shipyard from Prescott Park. Below: The Kang Yao loads scrap iron at the State Pier.

Royalty Sighted

Monday, March 7, 2011 — We are not in the habit of fawning over royalty. We have not had a known monarchist on our staff since Daniel Fowle sent his counterfeiting nephew Robert Luist Fowle packing 230 some-odd years ago. That being said, we recognize that some royal visits deserve attention and respect. Kate the […]

The Café Formerly Known as Brioche

Sunday, January 30, 2011 — Sara asked, in a Comment on yesterday’s Beer Girl post, “is there some issue with Breaking New Grounds I don’t know about that you won’t mention their name?” In a word, yes. Café Brioche welcomed The New Hampshire Gazette. We used to distribute more than 5,000 copies of the paper […]