PODCAST: Mack is coming back. Roger Wood talks with Ashley Stokes of the Seacoast Science Center about how the public can view Mack’s release.
With spring approaching, the weather and the political midterm election season will be heating up. If you get a call from the New Hampshire Institute of Politics survey center, you’ll be participating in the state’s newest polling entity.
What prompted the change last week? Roger Wood talks with Elle Shaheen of Portsmouth, a member of the Harvard class of 2021. Elle is majoring in theater, dance and media and communication and has been active with other students pushing for the Hasty Pudding change.
Roger Wood recalls: “On Jan. 27, 1986, I sat in a motel room in Florida watching the New England Patriots get trounced 45 to 3 by the Chicago Bears in their first Superbowl Appearance. After the lopsided loss, I said to the other reporters, ‘At least tomorrow will be a great day for New England.’”
New Hampshire State Senator Dan Innis, R-New Castle is hoping that the second time will be the charm as he hopes to pass a law regulating toxins in water.
Podcast: Associate Publisher Roger Wood and founder Nancy West say thanks for the $10,732 NewsMatch donations you all made to the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism. The money will be matched dollar for dollar by the Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Miami Foundation is the fiscal sponsor.
ROGER WOOD INTERVIEW: It’s a wild week for work on the new Sarah Long Bridge connecting Portsmouth with Kittery, Maine. It’s the day that the center lift span of the $160 million bridge replacement is being floated in on barges, to eventually settle on bearings to support it.
Roger Wood interviews Portsmouth photographer Jerry Monkman, whose video “The Power of Place” explores the places, issues, and people affected by Northern Pass, a proposed 180-mile long electricity transmission line project in New Hampshire that will carry electricity from Quebec to southern New England.
PODCAST: Veteran City Councilman and Assistant Mayor of Portsmouth is wrapping up his latest council term with an environmental victory. The former legislator has ushered in a resolution to have toxic chemicals removed from any cleaning in the city’s buildings and schools.
PORTSMOUTH—Inventory shortages of single family homes and condominium units led to a modest May rally for real estate sales in the 13 Sample Seacoast towns.