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Greg Grady Talks about the Ephemeral Art of Sculpting Sand Print Email
Written by Deb McGrath   

Sand_castlesThe idea for the Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton Beach was conceived in 2000, when master sand sculptor Gregory Grady reproduced in sand the tail side of the New Hampshire quarter during the Hampton Beach Children’s Festival. A year later, Grady and his buddies, who have become known as the “Grady Bunch,” opened shop outdoors at Hampton Beach and initiated the first Solo Master Sand Sculpting event in New England. (Continued below)


My Dog and I LIke Peirce Island Print Email
Written by Deb McGrath   


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After watching a TV segment on “Chronicle” about Peirce Island, my husband and I decided to take our eight-month old yellow lab to this canine-friendly spot. My first impression of this tiny island, a stone’s throw from the center of Portsmouth, was how pristine the water appeared given that it is situated in such a busy harbor. It is situated across the PiscataquaRIver from the Portsmouth Naval Base, and is home to the city’s waste water treatment plant. (Continued below)

Rye Students Remember the Old Man of the Mountain Print Email
Written by Old Man Legacy Fund   


Fifth graders at the Rye Elementary School were only 3-years-old when the Old Man of the Mountain fell from his perch in Franconia Notch on May 3, 2003, making them part of the first generation who will never see the New Hampshire icon as he once was.  "My parents were sad that I didn't get to see it and that a lot of people didn't get to see it," said Sarah Brandon, a fifth grader.  (Continued below)

NH Legislators Need Gun Lesson from Dr Seuss Print Email
Written by Deb McGrath   


Each year since 1998, the National Education Association (NEA) has sponsored the Read Across America program to celebrate reading and literacy on March 2nd, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. But this March, due to the recent gun legislation passed by the NH Republican House majority, the tradition of NH legislators reading books written by Dr. Seuss to selected fourth graders at the State House, has been canceled by the state chapter of the NEA. (Continued below)

How You Can Plant 50 Trees Print Email
Written by Jim Cavan   

It used to be that whenever Simply Green Biofuels owner Andrew Kellar pitched a home-heating contract to a prospective customer, he would tell them how much smaller their carbon footprint would be. (Continued below)

The Unfinished Press Release Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   
Oops_Press_ReleaseEDITOR AT LARGE

A new pest has entered the media bloodstream. I call it the "Oops Release". More and more venues are sending corrections to their press releases in a follow-up email. What may seem like an innocent irritant, is becoming a damaging disease – messing up readers, frustrating editors, and putting PR agents and venues in the doghouse. (Read more)

The End of the Age of Oil Print Email
Written by Wily Bemis   

Earth Day 2010 will be remembered for the explosion and fire on the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, from which 11 workers are missing and presumed dead. One week later, the resulting oil leak now seems certain to become one of the greatest ecological catastrophes in United States history. (Read this editorial below)

Seacoast Adoptee Finds Family Print Email
Written by Kayla Coraluzzo   

November is National Adoption Month


Kayla found her family at last in Rochester. Her story follows in her own words. By her own count, over one thousand NH children have not yet found their adoptive parents. We hope you’ll take a moment in your busy day to read Kayla’s note and perhaps, click on the links below.

FairPoint Redefines Fair Print Email
Written by Editor at Large   

Hello, Fairpoint? Can you hear me? EDITOR-AT-LARGE

I tend not to jump on the pig pile when everyone else moans about corporate greed and incompetence. I like Coke. I get good service from Comcast. My father worked a lifetime at AT&T and used to drive Fords. I survived for years breakfasting at McDonald’s and lunching at Burger King. (Continued below)

Torture is Torture Print Email
Written by John Perrault   

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Portsmouth attorney John Perrault takes a literary and literal look at the controversy over the American use of torture techniques. Should we throttle out confessions or take the higher road? The author of ‘The Brief on Bush" makes his case.



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