Dover, NHFosters Daily Democrat

Driver not injured after vehicle bursts into flames on the Spaulding Turnpike

DOVER – The driver of a vehicle that burst into flames on the Spaulding Turnpike Friday afternoon is uninjured, according to the Dover Fire Department. The driver of a Hyundai Azera was driving northbound on the Spaulding between the tollbooth and Exit 7 when a check engine light came on, according to Dover Fire Chief Paul Haas.
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Torrential rains cause flash flood in Lakeport

LACONIA — Torrential rains pounded the Lakes Region for several hours Thursday evening, causing flash floods in some areas, overwhelming storm drains and washing out part of a street in Lakeport. Rainfall totals for the day were 2½ inches in Laconia, and 3¼ inches in Gilford, based on measurements taken...
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Wells developer to build 120 affordable homes, "No money down"

WELLS (WGME) -- A developer in York County is looking for solutions to the housing crunch. Howard Hall will soon be building homes exclusively for working Maine families. The developer got his final permits Thursday for 120 houses in the Town of Wells. By Friday, his crew was already working to clear the land off Route 109, near High Pine Loop Road.
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Vehicle Goes up in Flames on Turnpike in Dover, NH

A man who pulled over because his check engine light turned on discovered his vehicle was on fire just before noon on Friday. Emergency rescue crews were called to Route 16 northbound between the toll booth and Exit 7 in Dover at 11:51 a.m. When they arrived, the vehicle was...
Portsmouth, NHFosters Daily Democrat

Letter: Unqualified people causing real damage to our community

Pat Bagley and Mark Brighton just did the public a great service by finally “outing” the town’s rogue off-duty engineer, James A. Hewitt, something he hadn’t quite managed to do himself. Jim Hewitt works for New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NH DOT) as a utilities and access engineer, which has...
Portsmouth, NHFosters Daily Democrat

McCarthy: Sununu’s ambitions are the safety and prosperity of New Hampshire

In response to Dr. James Fieseher’s missive of July 29th, I offer the following to consider:. By his own admission Dr. Fieseher praises the mask mandates made early on by our governor. Then, Dr. Fieseher criticizes the Governor for now waiving penalties for those who violated the mask mandate. Politicians live and learn. I would suggest that it is refreshing to have the opportunity to correct something in real time and stand by it. The governor should be praised for his fortitude and resolve to own up to changing a previous decision.

Volunteers fighting to keep microplastics out of York's beaches

YORK (WGME) -- A scuba instructor is on a mission to clean up Maine beaches. Will Risteen and his crew picked through the rocks at the top of Long Sands Beach Friday, their third clean up there this summer. They found 177 cigarette butts in about two hours of cleaning,...
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Photographer Creating Epic Blind Dates For New England Singles

Meeting your perfect match just got a lot cooler thanks to a New England-based photographer. Marissa Prata lives in Concord, New Hampshire, and started her photography business, Prata Productions, at the beginning of 2020, specializing in boudoir, couples and lifestyle shoots. After joining a photography group online, Prata began seeing fellow creatives throwing around the concept of a Stranger Session, where complete strangers would come together for a photoshoot and help photographers expand their portfolios. But that's where Prata saw an opportunity for something pretty out-of-the-box and incredible.