Fosters Daily Democrat

Patient wants to go home. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital sues to evict him. Here's why.

DOVER — Somersworth resident Jack Bocchino and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital staff want the same thing: for him to leave the hospital. How that happens is in dispute and has resulted in a court case, a lawsuit filed by the hospital in an effort to remove Bocchino. He says if they agree to take him home, he'll happily go.
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Fosters Daily Democrat

The Edge at Berwick: Here's what first development will look like

BERWICK, Maine -- The first sign of development is ready to begin at The Edge at Berwick, the former site of Prime Tanning, a property abandoned for many years, leaving an eyesore in the center of town. When completed, The Edge project is planned to be a walking-friendly downtown, with...
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Seacoast Online

Aqua Land makes a huge splash in Newmarket

NEWMARKET — Aqua Land is already making a huge splash in the community. The town’s Recreation Department recently unveiled its long-awaited splash pad/water park and new restroom facility at Leo Landroche Field, 1 Terrace Drive, Newmarket. Although the splash pad has only been open for a little more than a...
Sanford, MESeacoast Online

Sanford to hire communications director: 'We're trying to be proactive'

SANFORD, Maine — Sanford is about to communicate with its citizens and those beyond its borders as never before. For the first time, the city will hire a communications director who will lead its marketing strategies, public information messaging, community and media relations, website content and social media. Mayor Anne...
Portsmouth, NHSeacoast Online

Portsmouth developers say city board member 'biased' against more housing in city

PORTSMOUTH — Lawyers for the developers of a proposed 152-unit apartment complex along the North Mill Pond are asking for a rehearing on their project. The city's Zoning Board of Adjustment voted in July to grant an appeal filed by a group of neighbors opposed to the project, which vacated the Planning Board’s site plan approval of the controversial project at 105 Bartlett St.

Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming Runs Through August 8

For decades, every summer people have traveled from near and far to Newburyport, Massachusetts to enjoy the historic Yankee Homecoming festival. The weeklong experience originated in 1958 in 29 cities across New England to bring together residents and visitors through activities that highlight the community. Though most towns have ceased to celebrate Yankee Homecoming over the years, Newburyport has continued to honor the celebration through thick and thin.
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Only In New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Sunflower Festival Will Be Back For Another Year Of Fun & Festivities

Each year we look forward to summer in New Hampshire. We’ve got unbeatable weather that can only be found in New England along with various festivals and events that celebrate some of the best parts of the state. Whether it’s a small-town carnival or your own backyard party, getting outside to appreciate the day is […] The post The New Hampshire Sunflower Festival Will Be Back For Another Year Of Fun & Festivities appeared first on Only In Your State.
Portsmouth, NHFosters Daily Democrat

'We're raring to go': Portsmouth 400th anniversary team shifts into high gear

PORTSMOUTH — “What’s going to happen with Portsmouth’s 400th anniversary celebration?”. That’s one question Portsmouth’s newly hired City Manager Karen Conard heard repeatedly when she stepped into the position in January 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced a pause in planning and fundraising for the festivities for all of 2020 and...
Newbury, MAWCVB

High water levels at New Hampshire lakes, ponds after weeks of rain

Lakes and ponds throughout New Hampshire are dealing with abnormally high water levels after weeks of rain. Newbury town officials said Lake Sunapee started the season a half-inch higher than normal, and with last week's heavy rain, it's now the highest it has ever been this time of year. The Newbury town dock is still underwater.
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Conservation Commission Hears Plans to Protect Sturgeon at 290-Unit Bradford Housing, Retail Site

Plans for a 290-unit housing and commercial development on the Merrimack River in Bradford will require conditions to protect two endangered sturgeon species. The Haverhill Conservation Commission formally hears Procopio Companies’ notice of intent this Thursday—the first meeting since the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife declared the former Ornsteen Heel factory site borders areas that are habitat for the Atlantic Sturgeon and Shortnose Sturgeon. Fisheries and Wildlife Assistant Director Everose Schlüter wrote last Friday, that besides being listed under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act and Wetlands Protection Act, the fish are also listed as endangered and threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973.

Mainers start weighing in on proposed Maine Turnpike toll increases

YORK, Maine — The Maine Turnpike Authority wants to raise certain tolls starting on November 1, 2021, to offset losses from 2020. The MTA receives all of its revenue through tolls, but collected $60 million less last year than it had projected. “We know in this instance it is time...
Essex County, MAAndover Townsman

West Virginia Week in History Aug 8-14

CHARLESTON – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at Aug. 8, 1915: Businessman Alex Schoenbaum was born in Richmond, Va. After settling in Charleston in 1943, he went into the restaurant business. His restaurants were named Shoney’s when Schoenbaum’s nickname was selected in an employee contest.
Ogunquit, MESeacoast Online

Ogunquit Fire & Rescue to conduct a COVID Vaccine Clinic Aug. 11

OGUNQUIT — The Town of Ogunquit is conducting a COVID Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 11. The clinic will be held at the Ogunquit Fire Station, 15 School St., Ogunquit Maine. This clinic will be a Moderna vaccination clinic where two doses are required; the first dose on Aug. 11 and the second dose on Thursday, Sept. 9. The second dose will be administered at the same time as the first dose (Patients must confirm availability to return for the second dose).
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Dover Journal

Live events coming up in Dover

1. Great Beginnings-Newborn Care and Development; 2. Open House; 3. Comedy Night with Lenny Clarke; 4. Rochester Farmers' Market; 5. Headliner Series at Cocheco Arts Festival;