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NEWS

Dai Shan Hai

All’s quiet at the port for now, but a large gypsum ship is expected early next week. Get the details in the latest installment of Port Watch.
Asphalt Sailor

The Fourth of July brings an asphalt tanker to Portsmouth Harbor, with a tug and barge tentatively slated to follow the next day. Get the details in the latest installment of Port Watch.
Iver Prosperity

The cable ship Thorco Luna is still at the Tyco terminal, where it will continue loading fiber-optic cable until July 15. A couple of other ships are due to arrive in port this week. Get the details in Port Watch.

MUSIC

Portsmouth Pride

Several events coming up this weekend offer opportunities to have a good time while supporting worthy causes. Here are a few of the highlights.
Nasimoto

Portsmouth-based DJ D. Begun blends hip-hop legends Nas and Quasimoto on his mashup album "Nasimoto," and it's generating quite a buzz in the hip-hop blogosphere.

ART

Robert Wheeler

Inside the ‘sacred space’ of a local author’s home studio in New Castle.
"The Port, Portsmouth" by Charles Cormier

The Sound’s sister site, PortsmouthNH.com, has announced the winners of its Winter Photo Contest. Two of the images capture tranquil sunset scenes, while the other shows an intrepid surfer braving harsh winter conditions.

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

Foodscaping

The UNH Cooperative Extension shares tips for rethinking your yard's edible landscape.
Officials in Portsmouth, NH, are asking residents to cut down on their water use.

Seed catalogues are now showing up in mailboxes in full force, assuring us that spring is not too far away. The UNH Cooperative Extension offers a few suggestions to help ensure gardening success in the coming season.

PHOTOS

Thousands of people concerned about the agenda of newly-inaugurated President Donald Trump rallied in downtown Portsmouth on Saturday. all photos by Roger Goun

Women's March 1
Women's March 1

Women's March 1

Participants walk along Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth. photo by Roger Goun

Women's March 2
Women's March 2

Women's March 2

Judy Stadtman of the N.H. AFL-CIO speaks to the crowd. photo by Roger Goun

Women's March 3
Women's March 3

Women's March 3

A crowd listens to speakers in Market Square. photo by Roger Goun

Women's March 4
Women's March 4

Women's March 4

Jessica Ecker and her daughter Kennedy of Dover. photo by Roger Goun

Women's March 5
Women's March 5

Women's March 5

Kari Prichard of York, Maine; Pamela Wallis of Cape Neddick, Maine; Heather Parker of Portsmouth; and Wendy Weise of York, Maine. photo by Roger Goun

Women's March 6
Women's March 6

Women's March 6

Sean Matthews and his daughter Violet of Kittery Point, Maine. photo by Roger Goun

Women's March 7
Women's March 7

Women's March 7

Anita Mathur and her daughter Maia of Durham. photo by Roger Goun

Women's March 8
Women's March 8

Women's March 8

Krista Sonia of Fremont and Matt Katron of Exeter. photo by Roger Goun

Women's March 9
Women's March 9

Women's March 9

Bradley Flynn and Samantha Carroll of Exeter. photo by Roger Goun

Women's March 10
Women's March 10

Women's March 10

Becca Pawling of Lebanon, Maine, and Kelly Reddy of Dover. photo by Roger Goun

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