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NEWS

USS Springfield

Adding a little extra excitement to the latest edition of Port Watch is the arrival late last week of the USS Springfield, a nuclear-powered attack submarine undergoing maintenance work and system certifications at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. There are also a few cargo ships scheduled to arrive in port this week.
tanker New England

A tanker came and went over the weekend, but no other ships are currently scheduled to arrive at the Port of New Hampshire. Here are the details on that tanker.
Reinauer Twins

A tanker came and went over the weekend, and a shipment of heating oil is due to arrive Wednesday. Other than that, it’s looking like a quiet Thanksgiving week at the Port of New Hampshire. Details in this week's edition of Port Watch.

MUSIC

Labrie Family Skate

For the next three weeks, Seacoast entertainment will be dominated by the holidays. Don’t fight it; just pour some rum in your eggnog and ease into the festive spirit. Here are some ways to enjoy the season.
Jonathan Richman

Events coming up around the Seacoast this weekend include theater, storytelling, live music, a food discussion, and more. Check out some of the highlights.

ART

Labrie Family Skate

For the next three weeks, Seacoast entertainment will be dominated by the holidays. Don’t fight it; just pour some rum in your eggnog and ease into the festive spirit. Here are some ways to enjoy the season.
Kenley Darling butterfly

“Kenley Darling: A Winter Migration,” featuring 108 cut butterfly drawings, opens at Nahcotta in Portsmouth on Friday. The local artist talks about her fondness for butterflies and the connections between art, nature, and the spirit.

SCREENS

Ghosts on the Banke

Halloween is Monday, and trick-or-treating in most communities is this weekend. But there are, in fact, some non-Halloween events coming up that are worthy of mention too. Here are some highlights.
New Hampshire Film Festival

We’re unveiling our top-five weekend events a day early this week, as the 16th annual New Hampshire Film Festival gets underway tonight in Portsmouth. We’ve also got local options for theater, art, music, food, and beer. Lots of beer.

FOOD

Slow Food Seacoast's 25 Mile Thanksgiving event uses food sourced from within 25 miles of the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Whether it’s turkey or ham, veggies or sweets, it’s important to understand and follow good food-safety practices at your Thanksgiving potluck. The UNH Cooperative Extension has some tips to help avoid holiday illnesses.
Jonathan Richman

Events coming up around the Seacoast this weekend include theater, storytelling, live music, a food discussion, and more. Check out some of the highlights.

PHOTOS

Dozens of people from around New England gathered in Portsmouth’s Market Square on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13, for a peaceful protest against President-elect Donald Trump. all photos by Roger Goun

Steven Zeiler and Ramsay Dean of Portsmouth
Protesters in front of North Church in Market Square
Ashley Nichols of Concord, Rebecca Scheinberg of Portsmouth, and Sassy Dale of Portsmouth
Jen Bartlett of Kennebunkport and Tess Schneier of Kittery
Bryan White and his daughter Delilah of Brentwood
Carrie Blake and Didi Wallace of Portsmouth
Danielle Miles and her daughter Grace, 5, of Portsmouth
Mackenzie Dillon of Topsfield, Mass.
Polly Dale of Portsmouth
Ben Chichester of Rye (left)
Bill Chandler of Stratham
Patricia Gagnon of Danvers, Mass., and Jan Stephens of Exeter
Jeanne Bronwen of South Berwick, Maine
Lani Lermond of Maine
Melissa Gabelman of Boston
Andrea Ardito of Portsmouth with her daughter Isabel and friend Eva
Jeremy Greb of Newmarket
Evelyn of York, Maine, holds sign that says, "Nasty women don't hate they love."
Maggie Fogarty of Dover
Katherine Szuplat of Dover

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