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Sep. 10, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Akr. Ellet 34, Youngs. East 26 Akr. Hoban 27, Kettering Alter 14 Akr. Kenmore-Garfield 35, Wickliffe 0 Akr. Manchester 41, Orrville 13 Alliance 56, Minerva 6 ...

Sununu to return to Statehouse briefly during ulcer recovery

Sep. 08, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu expects to return to the Statehouse part-time this week as he recovers from a bleeding ulcer. Sununu was admitted to Portsmouth Hospital on Friday after several days of experiencing flulike symptoms. He told WGIR-AM on Wednesday...

Navy secretary attending groundbreaking of $1.7B project

Sep. 08, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said growing threats around the world underscore the importance of a $1.7 billion project that will expand capacity and improve efficiency at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Getting vessels repaired and overhauled on time...

Bells to celebrate anniversary of Portsmouth Peace Treaty

Sep. 05, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Bells will be ringing Sunday to mark the 116th anniversary of the signing of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty, which ended the Russo-Japanese War. On Sept. 5, 1905, Portsmouth celebrated by ringing bells throughout the city. In 2010, the New...

Gov. Chris Sununu released from the hospital

Sep. 04, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu was released from the hospital Saturday after tests confirmed Friday that a bleeding ulcer was the cause of his flulike symptoms. The Republican will continue to recuperate at home, according to a statement from his...

New Hampshire Black Heritage Trail expands beyond Portsmouth

Aug. 22, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

HANCOCK, N.H. (AP) — The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is expanding beyond Portsmouth. The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail got its start more than 20 years ago and now includes two dozen markers that shed light on the city's Black history. Now a statewide...

Portsmouth exhibit highlights impact of rising sea levels

Aug. 21, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire history museum usually focused on the past is now highlighting the present and looking to the future. A new exhibit at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth explores how some of the city's irreplaceable heritage is being...

Historic shipbuilder's home fetches $4.65M in New Hampshire

Aug. 19, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A home that belonged to a sea captain and shipbuilder has sold for $4.65 million in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The three-story home built by Capt. Thomas Thompson in 1784 was sold last week, the Portsmouth Herald reports. The...

Ex-firefighter charged with sexual assault of disabled girl

Aug. 15, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

NEWMARKET, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire firefighter is facing charges for the alleged sexual assault of a girl with disabilities that took place over the course of a five-year span. Joshua Gilbert, 42, engaged in a pattern of sexual assault against against the...

New Hampshire Film Festival returns in person in October

Aug. 01, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Film Festival is returning in person for its 20th annual event. The festival will be held Oct. 14-17 in Portsmouth. This year, it has been named an Academy Award qualifying festival for the Short Film...