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Interviews from the Seacoast of New Hampshire on EDGE Radio and Seacoast Online. From The Portsmouth Herald and Foster's Daily Democrat newspapers on the Seacoast of New Hampshire/Maine. Hear the latest interviews from news-makers, politicians, artists and musicians.

Interviews from the Seacoast of New Hampshire on EDGE Radio and Seacoast Online. From The Portsmouth Herald and Foster's Daily Democrat newspapers on the Seacoast of New Hampshire/Maine. Hear the latest interviews from news-makers, politicians, artists and musicians.

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Interviews from the Seacoast of New Hampshire on EDGE Radio and Seacoast Online. From The Portsmouth Herald and Foster's Daily Democrat newspapers on the Seacoast of New Hampshire/Maine. Hear the latest interviews from news-makers, politicians, artists and musicians.

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English


Episodes

'Biggest barrier to recovery' is housing: Audio interview

4/17/2020
Jessica Norton, director of inmate services at the Rockingham County jail, discusses why housing is critical for newly-released offenders with substance use disorders.

Duration:00:01:21

Police still on case of Tammy Belanger's disappearance 35 years later

11/29/2019
Exeter police Chief Stephan Poulin and Bradford police Chief Jim Valiquet, who was the lead Exeter detective investigating 8-year-old Tammy Belanger's disappearance in 1984, talk about the ongoing search, the unsolved case's impact on the community and some of the latest developments in the cold case investigation.

Duration:00:24:05

Exeter reporter recalls 'American tragedy' of Tammy Belanger

11/29/2019
Former Exeter News-Letter reporter Steve Stevens recounts reporting on the disappearance of 8-year-old Tammy Belanger in 1984.

Duration:00:18:44

Rochester Police Sited Farmington Man in 2 Separate Crashes

7/19/2019
ROCHESTER — Police cited a Farmington man in a pair of two-vehicle collisions within a two-hour period Wednesday morning, the first sending a vehicle crashing through a Washington Street home’s porch and the second entrapping another driver in her car on Route 11. George Ballou, 45, was issued a summons for failure to yield in the Washington Street crash and a yellow line violation in the Route 11 crash, according to Capt. Todd Pinkham. Ballou wasn’t charged or arrested. Both crashes are...

Duration:00:00:36

3 Hour Response by 2 Swat Teams Ended with Arrest

7/19/2019
PORTSMOUTH -- A three-hour response by two SWAT teams, more than 30 police officers and multiple firefighters ended after noon Wednesday with the arrest of a Kearsarge Way man, who was the subject of prior SERT calls, the last time ending with two AR-15 rifles and three pistols being seized. Police Chief Robert Merner said the Seacoast Emergency Response Team initially responded to serve a warrant for the arrest of Isaac Brake, 45, of 322 Kearsarge Way, for criminal trespassing. The chief...

Duration:00:00:55

State Legislative Committee Votes Thursday on Water Quality Standards

7/17/2019
PORTSMOUTH - A state legislative committee is set to vote Thursday on water quality standards for PFAS chemicals that are substantially lower than the ones set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Andrea Amico is a Portsmouth mother and wife whose children and husband were exposed to high levels of PFAS while drinking contaminated water from the city-owned Haven Well. She called the scheduled vote “a critical moment in New Hampshire to take very protective and proactive steps to...

Duration:00:00:11

Senator Kamala Harris Brought her Campaign to Somersworth High School

7/17/2019
SOMERSWORTH -- When Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris stepped on the stage Sunday for a town hall meeting, the first thing she said was, “I fully intend to win this election.” Her audience roared their approval. Harris spoke at Somersworth High School to a packed crowd, filling the cafeteria with so many people unable to find space that an overflow location with a projector was set up in the gymnasium. “I think we all know we are at a pivotal moment in time, where we are...

Duration:00:00:21

Legal Director for the ACLU Sent Letter Defending Constituional Rights

7/16/2019
Gilles Bissonnette, legal director for the ACLU-NH, on Saturday sent a letter to Town Administrator Martha Roy, the members of the board of selectmen, the town planner, the building inspector and the police chief, noting that the town had no right to remove the signs and that in doing so it had violated the U.S. and New Hampshire constitutions. “The Town’s removal of the ‘Portsmouth Pride’ signs on private property violated the First Amendment and Part 1, Article 22 of the New Hampshire...

Duration:00:00:57

Patrick Patterson Fights Back For Support of American Civil Liberty in NH

7/16/2019
NEWINGTON -- Newington resident Patrick Patterson serves on the board of directors for Seacoast Outright, an organization that supports LGBTQ youth in the Seacoast area, so he was eager to help promote the fifth annual Portsmouth Pride event that took place June 22. Portsmouth Pride, hosted by Seacoast Outright, is a celebration of the Seacoast’s LGBTQ community and includes a parade and a fair at Strawbery Banke. Patterson gave a sign promoting the June 22 Pride event to his neighbors,...

Duration:00:00:56

NH Law Makers Forms Study Committee to Fit Tiny Homes Into Zoning Laws

7/12/2019
NH Law Makers Forms Study Committee to Fit Tiny Homes Into Zoning Laws. Tom Sherman and John Morgan went to Hampton Falls to tour tiny homes. The zoning language does not quality certain homes as acceptable living spaces.

Duration:00:01:11

Woman Sentenced to Life In Prison Denied Pardon Request

7/12/2019
LITTLETON -- A woman sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 1988 killing of a Hampton man will not receive a hearing on her pardon request. The state’s Executive Council voted unanimously Wednesday to reject Susan McLaughlin Cook’s petition for a hearing. It was the fifth time the council has denied her request. “It’s a serious crime, and she was convicted by her peers,” Executive Councilor Russell Prescott said. “Those peers knew all the facts at the time, and I don’t believe...

Duration:00:01:00

Providers Could Move Forward with a 10 year Plan for Additional Mental Health Services

7/11/2019
PORTSMOUTH -- Providers could be moving forward with a 10-year plan to offer additional and needed mental-health services if not for Gov. Chris Sununu’s June 28 veto of the state budget, said Democratic officials, during a Tuesday press conference at Seacoast Mental Health. State Sens. Martha Fuller Clark, D-Portsmouth, and Tom Sherman, D-Rye, were joined at the press event by Rep. Patricia Lovejoy, D-Stratham, and Jay Couture, executive director of Seacoast Mental Health. They urged about...

Duration:00:01:17

Trump Flag Removed From Housing Complex

7/11/2019
ROCHESTER -- Kay Keenan came home to her Rochester Housing Authority apartment Monday to find her Trump 2020 flag had been removed from its flag holder, rolled up and placed next to her door with a note. “The office continues to call me about the Trump Flag. Please do not put it back up,” wrote the property manager. By Tuesday, Keenan had the flag back up in its holder, flying adjacent to the U.S. flag she also put up last week as she appeals the housing authority decision. Keenan said she...

Duration:00:01:24

American Red Cross Looking for Donations in Maine and New Hampshire

7/11/2019
The American Red Cross is looking for blood donations in New Hampshire and Maine after facing a major blood emergency following the week of the Fourth of July. Due to people participating in holiday activities and traveling, the average number of blood donations per week saw a significant drop, resulting in 17,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than a typical week.

Duration:00:00:56

Convicted Murder Accomplice Asks for Pardon Hearing

7/11/2019
CONCORD -- Convicted murder accomplice Susan McLaughlin Cook is asking the Executive Council for a pardon hearing again. Cook, 67, is serving life in prison with no chance for parole in connection with the murder of Robert Cushing, 63, of Hampton, a prominent real estate broker, former teacher, World War II Marine Corps veteran and outspoken community advocate. He was killed on June 1, 1988. Cushing was the father of state Rep. Renny Cushing, D-Hampton, who declined to discuss the pardon...

Duration:00:01:28

Special Parking District Seeks to Help Parking Downtown Somersworth

7/10/2019
SOMERSWORTH — On a Monday afternoon, there were empty parking spaces all along Main Street. The only cars in sight were the ones passing by. That’s a common occurrence on Main Street, and the city is seeking to put those parking spaces to use with a proposal to relax parking regulations for downtown developers by eliminating the parking requirement for new projects. The City Council is scheduled to consider what’s called the Special Parking District at its Aug. 5 meeting. A public hearing on...

Duration:00:01:05

Graffiti Found at African Burial Ground Memorial Spreads Around Portsmouth

7/10/2019
Shortly after the Portsmouth Herald reported a recent spate of graffiti around the city, lanterns near the African Burial Ground Memorial were vandalized by graffiti, in one instance with the message, “I am everywhere.” The landmark Robert Wyland “whaling wall” mural was marred on a corner by black and white painted symbols, with no obvious meaning.

Duration:00:00:49

Reports of Shots Fired at Pease Air and National Guard Base due to False Claims

7/10/2019
A July 2 lockdown of the Pease Air National Guard Base was prompted by one person who reported hearing gunshots, but that person had never heard gunshots before, Police Chief Michael Bilodeau said Monday. Bilodeau said police followed up with that person, who reported hearing gunshots to a supervisor, who in turn called base security. The initial late-morning report led to a police response from multiple agencies, the base being put on lockdown and a subsequent search.

Duration:00:01:03

New Plan for McIntyre Federal Building Said to Sustain Market

7/10/2019
PORTSMOUTH - A consultant hired by the city to work on Portsmouth’s financial plan with Redgate/Kane touted the strength of the proposed redevelopment project for the McIntyre federal building Monday night. David Eaton, a principal of Colliers International, stated in response to a question we “feel it’s a very strong project.” He added he believes the redevelopment plan will be able to “sustain the ups and downs of the market.” “Portsmouth is a unique little market here,” Eaton said during...

Duration:00:00:49

7 Units Damaged in Fire at Hampton Beach

7/10/2019
Seven units were damaged in a first alarm fire at the Royal Crest Motor Inn early Tuesday morning, and people in three units displaced. The fire struck at 12:58 a.m. in the bathroom of unit No. 24 in the motel on Ashworth Avenue, its cause still under investigation, said Hampton fire Capt. David Mattson. It was contained by 1:16 a.m. and then under control by 1:46 a.m., according to Hampton fire dispatch.

Duration:00:01:04