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Gunny Advances in Another Direction

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 — For nearly a quarter of a century R. Lee Ermey has been the unannointed poet laureate of the vernacular branch of America’s military language. (The bureaucratic branch, appropriately, has no face). Breathtakingly obscene, surrealistically violent, and apparently inexhaustible, Ermey’s portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, in Full Metal Jacket, threw moviegoers […]

Rare Fowle Declaration Being Auctioned Today

Sunday, November 14, 2010 — Today the Boston auction house of Skinner, Inc. will sell to the highest bidder an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, printed in Exeter, New Hampshire in 1776 by Robert Luist Fowle. The public sale of a copy of the Declaration from one of the fourteen original printings is […]

Don’t Forget

Saturday, October 30, 2010 — Oh, dear. Could we be putting our reputation for impartiality in jeopardy by passing this along?

Leftist Marching Band Plays for Pirates, Zombies, &c.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 — Our Newsreel Division captured this footage yesterday in Market Square. The Leftist Marching Band, aka the usual suspects, were performing in support of Portsmouth’s 16th Annual Halloween Parade.

It’s All in the Presentation

Monday, October 11, 2010 — Having just published the first paper of our 255th year, it should come as no surprise that we’re less adept with some of the more modern methods of presenting information than some of our friends. Our friends at the Monday Morning Show, for example. They’ve figured out how to present […]

War Is The Obscenity

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 — It took a couple of days for this news item to reach us. We thank Will Thomas, New Hampshire’s Acting Coordinator for Veterans for Peace, for alerting us to it. The story, lifted by us from the Common Dreams newswire, follows the video. Much of the video and text revolves […]

Ah, the Pipes …

Saturday, September 11, 2010 — We’re not much on the ritual issuance of boilerplate reaffirmations of official doctrine, but we are irresistably drawn towards the skirling of the pipes. So this seems as good a day as any, and a better day than most, to publish this bit of video. On Friday, August 27th we […]

New on This Site: Bridge News

Friday, July 16, 2010 — Today’s Gazette — the physical, newsprint-based lifeform, not this silicon-dependent appendage — includes a note directing people here for news about the Memorial and Sarah Mildred Long bridges, explaining that the topic has become so volatile we can’t do it justice in print. For example, the Maine – New Hampshire […]

An Eye on the River

Monday, June 28, 2010 — Thanks to our favorite webcam, over at, we got a glimpse of this ship coming in at about 2:45 p.m. We’ve got a deadline looming and the weather looks a little dicey, so we may not post again before the next paper goes out.

Buzzard’s End

Friday, June 25, 2010 — On June 25th in 1218, the notoriously cruel Crusader Simon “The Buzzard” de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, died at Toulouse when his head was crushed by a stone catapulted in his general direction by women and girls of the town. While the Seige of Toulouse cost “The Buzzard,” his […]