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 2020-07-04 20:22 

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Happy beach-goers hit Hampton Beach for the Fourth...

There were no fireworks on the Fourth at Hampton Beach, a first in many people's memories.Still, people flocked to the beach Saturday on a day of glorious sunshine. Most seemed to be respectful of the need to social distance, although few wore masks.&...

 2020-07-04 20:20 

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Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protest...

SEATTLE — A 27-year-old man drove a car onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, critically injuring two women, officials said.Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that wer...

 2020-07-04 19:20 

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Billy Graham, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass: Who Trump wants in the 'National Garden of American Heroes'...

President Donald Trump announced during a speech in front of Mount Rushmore on Friday an executive order to establish a "National Garden of American Heroes" featuring statues of "historically significant Americans." The executive order inc...

 2020-07-04 19:15 

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UNH increases efforts to address racism in its curriculum, culture...

DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire has begun to evaluate its curriculum and culture to address institutional racism in response to renewed international calls for change.Black, indigenous and other people of color involved in these efforts emp...

 2020-07-04 18:55 

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'Safety and Happiness': Declaration of Independence read in Market Square...

PORTSMOUTH — With many Fourth of July events canceled due to COVID-19, an old tradition was brought back to Market Square Saturday.Three ordinary citizens stood in front of North Church, and each in turn, read a section of the Declaration of Indepen...

 2020-07-04 18:34 

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ACLU condemns NH jails' collaboration with ICE...

On a daily basis, New Hampshire's jails and prisons send new inmate bookings to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to help the federal agency identify potential undocumented immigrants.That's according to a June 26 affidavit filed in a federal co...

 2020-07-04 18:22 

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A panhandler's Portsmouth...

It was almost a year ago when Raymond "Ray" Harris needed some money, so he grabbed a piece of cardboard, wrote "NEED HELP" on it and held it in Market Square next to a bucket.Almost every day since, Harris has returned to downtown Portsmo...

 2020-07-04 18:20 

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'We refuse to celebrate': July 4th protesters say not all Americans are free...

CHICAGO — Not all Americans are kicking back to watch fireworks to celebrate independence this holiday weekend.Amid thousands of protests against police brutality and a pandemic that has disproportionately ravaged communities of color, many people p...

 2020-07-04 17:28 

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Much of US scales back on holiday, but Trump plans to go big...

WASHINGTON — As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump's style, and he aimed to go big, prom...

 2020-07-04 17:19 

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A Fourth with less fizzle during pandemic in New England...

The Fourth of July had many of the traditional trappings in New England despite the coronavirus pandemic: Cheap lobsters, warm weather and barbecues. But absent were large crowds and most public fireworks displays on Saturday.The pandemic contributed to a...

 2020-07-04 16:13 

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QB1: Cam Newton can inspire young Black athletes in New England...

Dover resident Mark Brave believes the New England Patriots' recent signing of quarterback Cam Newton will have reverberations off the field, too."I would say for the Patriots it's a big deal. Cam's a really talented guy, and it shows the ...

 2020-07-04 15:20 

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Seacoast doctors urge vigilance in response to nationwide COVID-19 surge...

Coronavirus infections are on the rise in 40 of the 50 states, and the national daily infection rate hit an all-time high Thursday, exceeding 50,000 cases."What we've seen is a very disturbing week," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top...

 2020-07-04 01:59 

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Seabrook police seize $11K worth of heroin/fentanyl in drug bust...

SEABROOK - A Dover man is facing charges for allegedly selling drugs in the parking lot of Lowe's on Route 1 after police found him in possession of $11,000 worth of heroin/fentanyl.Michael Harper, 33, was arrested Friday on felony charges of possessi...

 2020-07-04 01:59 

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Seabrook police seize $11K of heroin/fentanyl in drug bust...

SEABROOK — A Dover man faces charges for allegedly selling drugs in the parking lot of Lowe's after police found him in possession of $11,000 of heroin/fentanyl.Michael Harper, 33, was arrested Friday on felony charges of possession of a control...

 2020-07-03 21:20 

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Trump plans fiery speech for Mount Rushmore fireworks...

KEYSTONE, S.D. — President Donald Trump planned a fiery Mount Rushmore speech Friday night including denunciations of protesters he says are trying to "tear down" the nation's history. He's adding condemnation of those who pull down ...

 2020-07-03 20:20 

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Move to rename 'Bloody Sunday' bridge has critics in Selma...

Move to rename 'Bloody Sunday' bridge has critics in SelmaBy JAY REEVES Associated PressSELMA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honor of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate gene...

 2020-07-03 19:45 

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Senior Companions seek volunteers for telephone reassurance program...

PORTSMOUTH — Senior Companion volunteers are providing friendly check-in calls to older adults who are isolated and would benefit from regular connection to our friendly volunteers.Senior Companions call program participants once a week to check on ...

 2020-07-03 19:20 

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Civil rights activists from 1960s cheer on Black Lives Matter protesters leading new fight...

WASHINGTON — Jordan Simmons noticed the young Black woman next to him had stopped chanting, breaking down in tears. She had been leading fellow protesters outside the White House to repeat the names of Black Americans killed by police. Simmons, a us...

 2020-07-03 19:11 

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Frederick Douglass's words 'still ring with an unsettling power today'...

A 168-year-old speech by abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass, condemning the horrors of slavery, was read in Goodwin Garden Friday on the grounds of Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth and at Henry Law Park in Dover.Presented by the Black Heritage...

 2020-07-03 18:42 

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Former Kittery cabin boy became a leader of the American Revolution...

Gen. William Whipple was a former cabin boy from Kittery who went on to sign the Declaration of Independence. "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne was a successful playwright and prominent member of Parliament, as well as one of King George III's most ...

 2020-07-03 18:08 

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Feds stop sending gowns described as useless to NH nursing homes...

CONCORD (AP) — The federal government is no longer sending nursing homes disposable isolation gowns described in New Hampshire as useless garbage bags and instead is providing a different style, according to a spokesperson for the Federal Emergency ...

 2020-07-03 17:35 

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'Huge bummer': July Fourth will test Americans' discipline...

The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory ...

 2020-07-03 17:28 

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Tangram 3DS offers designs for COVID-19-era downtown Portsmouth...

Special to the Portsmouth HeraldJared Foley remembers when the Tangram 3DS team would sit in Portsmouth's Market Square and sip coffee while chatting about work. It was a frequent ritual for the architectural visualization studio. After all, Breaking ...

 2020-07-03 15:57 

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UNH researchers use cleanerfish to fight sea lice, helping salmon and trout production...

DURHAM — Sea lice negatively impact the health and survival of Atlantic salmon, steelhead trout and other salmonids, and researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire believe using lumpfish as ...

 2020-07-03 15:44 

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GBCC offers $100K in tuition assistance to students this fall...

PORTSMOUTH — Great Bay Community College is making up to $100,000 in tuition assistance available immediately to currently enrolled and new students who enroll this fall.This is an unusually large amount of scholarship money for the college to offer...

 2020-07-03 14:39 

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Portsmouth plans warterfront park, pathway...

PORTSMOUTH — Overgrown and littered with bricks, water-worn shards and makeshift party spots, a hidden area on the edge of North Mill Pond is poised to become a public park.Details will be revealed during a Thursday, July 9 public meeting and will b...

 2020-07-03 14:39 

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Portsmouth plans waterfront park, pathway...

PORTSMOUTH — Overgrown and littered with bricks, water-worn shards and makeshift party spots, a hidden area on the edge of North Mill Pond is poised to become a public park.Details will be revealed during a Thursday, July 9 public meeting and will b...

 2020-07-03 13:18 

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Police: Drunken driver went wrong way, eluded officer and crashed...

PORTSMOUTH — A Massachusetts man was arrested early Friday morning for charges alleging he was intoxicated while driving without lights, driving the wrong way on two roads and eluding an officer before crashing.Police Sgt. Kuffer Kaltenborn said the...

 2020-07-03 12:17 

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NH's first case of mosquito-borne Jamestown Canyon virus this year recorded...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An adult in Loudon, New Hampshire, has tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, the first case of the mosquito-borne disease in the state this year, health officials said.The virus is transmitted by the bite of an infecte...

 2020-07-02 21:35 

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July 5 walk in Portsmouth to inform voters about absentee voting...

PORTSMOUTH — COVID-19 accommodations by New Hampshire's secretary of state and attorney general allow voters to use an absentee ballot for the Sept. 8 state primary and Nov. 3 general election. The problem is most voters don't know that'...

 2020-07-02 20:50 

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Coronavirus updates: 'COVID parties' in Alabama; California man expresses regret on social media before dying; US daily cases hit 50,000...

The number of daily U.S. cases surged above 50,000 for the first time and showed no indication of ebbing, but President Donald Trump preferred to focus on encouraging jobs numbers Thursday.The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June as states, in fits...

 2020-07-02 20:45 

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NH virus updates: Election safety; hotels get quarantine relief; hospitals restart routine surgeries...

CONCORD — When it comes to this fall's elections, officials are worried about both safety and soggy ballots.The secretary of state's office hosted an online meeting Thursday for town moderators to discuss preparations for the Sept. 8 state p...

 2020-07-02 20:26 

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From George Washington to LGBTQ+, Portsmouth Historical Society resumes walking tours...

PORTSMOUTH — Looking for the ideal outdoor activity during these unprecedented times?The Portsmouth Historical Society suggests its historical walking tours, which are affordable, educational and entertaining. They also provide outdoor exercise, all...

 2020-07-02 19:50 

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Amid COVID-19, Trump administration keeps immigration courts open, putting judges, lawyers and immigrants at risk...

NEW ORLEANS — A labor union representing the nation's immigration judges filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Trump administration, arguing that the government is stifling the judges' rights to speak publicly on key issues, including the th...

 2020-07-02 19:45 

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Defense lawyers: Racism has played a role in NH policing...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Racism has played a role in policing in New Hampshire and law enforcement would benefit from training and policy changes as a necessary first step to treat people as human beings rather than "presumptively dangerous potentia...

 2020-07-02 19:03 

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Hampton Beach readies for Fourth of July crowds...

HAMPTON — Beach businesses are hopeful warm weather and live entertainment will result in a successful holiday weekend despite a year without a fireworks show on the Fourth of July.The fireworks show, also a weekly Wednesday night staple at Hampton ...

 2020-07-02 18:57 

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Dover police: Manhunt suspect failed to register as sex offender...

DOVER — Zachery Lajoie, the suspect arrested after a 4-hour manhunt near Weeks Crossing Tuesday, is now facing multiple charges of failing to comply with sex offender registration laws.Dover police on Thursday announced Lajoie, 24, has been arrested...

 2020-07-02 18:56 

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NH State Police to restore use of body, dash cams...

CONCORD Dash and body cams may be returning to the state police cruisers and chests after about a 20-year hiatus.Safety Commissioner Robert Quinn said the state now has the funding and is moving forward with returning the recording devices to use. Quinn s...

 2020-07-02 18:50 

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As vaccine hopes rise, U.S. races to buy syringes to avoid a mask-shortage scenario...

As scientists race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, some experts warned that syringes could become the next face masks — coveted items in short supply able to plunge the market into chaos.But it appears that the federal government and health care supp...

 2020-07-02 18:47 

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Exeter police form new stakeholders committee to help shape department...

EXETER To help form even stronger ties with the community, Police Chief Stephan Poulin is inviting residents and business owners to help shape the future of the department.The so-called Exeter Police Stakeholders Committee (EPSC) will have community membe...

 2020-07-02 18:18 

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Veteran 'Today' show, '20/20' newscaster Hugh Downs dies at 99: reports...

Hugh Downs, whose smooth delivery and warm demeanor led to a seven-decade career in television news and talk, died Wednesday at the age of 99, according to reports from the Washington Post and the New York Times. USA TODAY has reached out to reps for Down...

 2020-07-02 18:14 

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Jeffrey Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of recruiting girls for sex, arrested in New Hampshire...

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire on charges she helped recruit three girls — one as young as 14 — to have sex with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sexually assaulting dozens of girls and ...

 2020-07-02 17:50 

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Feds arrest Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of recruiting child sex victims...

Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with procuring young victims for the disgraced financier's child sex trafficking operation. Maxwell was taken into custody in New Hampshire and is ...

 2020-07-02 17:04 

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Supreme Court to decide if Congress can get secret Russia grand jury materials...

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to consider blocking Congress' access to secret grand jury materials from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.The action was a victory for the Trump administration, which is fighting to...

 2020-07-02 16:40 

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Historic Portsmouth: Wild and true July 4th stories...

I must have been at this history game for a long time because, when I searched my files for "Fourth of July" my head exploded. Below is a mere sample of the wild and crazy events that popped up.New Hampshire, of course, boasts signers of the Decla...

 2020-07-02 16:24 

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Al Fleury looks to expand Hampton Beach empire with new tequila bar...

HAMPTON — Al Fleury is looking to build a tequila bar two doors from his restaurant The Goat on L Street, awaiting approval from the Planning Board pending concerns about noise.Lucho's would be the fifth bar and restaurant to open on or near L S...

 2020-07-02 16:11 

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Jamie Sullivan sworn in as Hampton town's manager...

HAMPTON Deputy Town Manager Jamie Sullivan and Town Manager Fred Welch switched positions Wednesday, completing a transition at Town Hall in the works for four years.Sullivan and Welch were sworn in to their new roles Wednesday morning, their contracts ha...

 2020-07-02 16:11 

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Jamie Sullivan sworn in as Hampton's town manager...

HAMPTON Deputy Town Manager Jamie Sullivan and Town Manager Fred Welch switched positions Wednesday, completing a transition at Town Hall in the works for four years.Sullivan and Welch were sworn in to their new roles Wednesday morning, their contracts ha...

 2020-07-02 15:27 

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'What to the slave is your Fourth of July?' Hear Douglass' historic speech in Portsmouth Friday...

PORTSMOUTH — The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire on Friday will host one several live readings of Frederick Douglass' speech "What to the slave is your Fourth of July?" locally at Strawbery Banke Museum.In the museum parking lot at...

 2020-07-02 15:24 

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US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway...

WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a ...

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