Top stories in arts and news for the New Hampshire Seacoast


Liberty Service

Texan tug Liberty Service visits the Port of New Hampshire on Thursday, and the 180-meter Shelduck heads into port over the weekend. Get the details in Port Watch.
Ruth Reinauer

After a long stay at the Tyco terminal, the Thorco Liva sailed on Sunday. Meanwhile, a tug and barge came and went over the...
Great Eastern

Two ships sailed from the Port of New Hampshire on Tuesday, and a tug and barge are tentatively slated to arrive on Thursday. Get all the details in this week's installment of Port Watch.


Since its launch in 2006, the RPM Challenge has resulted in the creation of tens of thousands of new songs and CDs. The numbers will continue to climb in February as the 12th annual Record Production Month unfolds.
Michael Trautman Zest Fest

It will be a silent couple of nights this weekend for Christmas, so we’re shifting our weekly top-five list to the days in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, when many lucky locals are on holiday break and looking for things to do.


Fall Photo Contest

The Sound's sister site, PortsmouthNH.com, announced the winners of its Fall Photo Contest this morning, awarding three striking images that capture outdoor scenes on...
Top Five Things Dec. 9

Our roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast includes food, art, music, and celebration — and not all of it is tied to the holidays.


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.


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.
winter farmers market Wentworth Greenhouses

Buying local foods can seem easier in the warmer months, but there are plenty of ways to continue purchasing from local farms right through the winter. The UNH Cooperative Extension has some tips to make it easier.


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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