- Complaint alleges assault by Portsmouth's building inspector Updated: May-05-16 3:06 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire contractor has filed a police complaint alleging he was assaulted by Portsmouth's chief building inspector last month during a tense meeting in city hall.
- Lawmakers tackle regulations for short-term rentals, Airbnb Updated: May-03-16 4:51 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Portsmouth artist Haidee Merritt is entering her third season of renting out a room in her downtown home for short stays to regular city visitors and far flung tourists, a service she says provides a social and financial benefit to herself and the city.
- Portsmouth officials reconsider gifting fire boat to Gilford Updated: May-03-16 3:44 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - After Portsmouth City Council already voted to gift the city's seldom-used fire boat to the inland town of Gilford, the vessel may remain docked along the coast after all.
- North Hampton officials consider regionalizing fire services Updated: May-02-16 3:45 am
NORTH HAMPTON, New Hampshire - North Hampton officials say the southeast New Hampshire town is interested in discussing the possible regionalizing of fire services with Rye and Portsmouth.
- New Hampshire starting to investigate likely foam sites Updated: Apr-29-16 10:38 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is trying to find out where else firefighting foam may have been used around the state following the discovery of elevated levels of a chemical linked to the foam in well water at a former Air Force base in Portsmouth.
- Developer seeks to build senior housing in Portsmouth Updated: Apr-28-16 4:40 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - Developers have applied for variances to construct a 38-unit "age-targeted" residential complex for seniors along the U.S. Route 1 Bypass in Portsmouth.
- Report: Only 1 New Hampshire county gets failing ozone grade Updated: Apr-25-16 12:18 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - A report by the American Lung Association has found that New Hampshire's Rockingham County is the only one in the state that's received a failing grade for high ozone days.
- Portsmouth's interim police chief likely to get extension Updated: Apr-22-16 4:29 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - Members of Portsmouth's police commission will meet next week to discuss "the necessity" of extending interim Police Chief David Mara's contract, which expires in July.
- Man accused of defrauding filmmaker pleads guilty under deal Updated: Apr-20-16 1:00 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A former millionaire accused of swindling more than $2 million from a New Hampshire filmmaker has agreed to pay back $300,000 over several years.
- Restoring water at former Pease base could take 'decades' Updated: Apr-20-16 4:35 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - An Air Force official told members of the Pease Restoration Advisory Board that it will most likely take "decades" to restore water to acceptable standards at the former Pease base.
- Portsmouth City Council approves land deal for second garage Updated: Apr-19-16 4:40 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - Portsmouth City Council has unanimously voted to authorize a purchase-and-sales agreement to spend $4.9 million on a property that will become the city's second downtown parking garage.
- New Hampshire chief: Ban group lessons on busy beach days Updated: Apr-15-16 4:26 pm
RYE, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire police chief is trying to suspend group lessons on surfing and paddle boarding and exercise classes on a town's beaches during the Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day holiday weekends.
- Hampton officer accidentally discharges gun, hits cruiser Updated: Apr-15-16 4:20 am
HAMPTON, New Hampshire - Authorities say a Hampton police officer accidentally discharged his pistol at the department's firing range earlier this week and caused minor damage to a town police cruiser.
- Barrington Police Department hires first female officer Updated: Apr-14-16 4:17 am
BARRINGTON, New Hampshire - The southeast New Hampshire town of Barrington has hired its first female officer since the police department was founded in the 1950s.
- Parents of man killed in Portsmouth bar in 2013 file suit Updated: Apr-14-16 4:15 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - The parents of a 24-year-old Dover man who was fatally beaten at a Portsmouth bar in 2013 have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for their son's death.
- Complaint filed over ruling to return gun from Smart murder Updated: Apr-13-16 11:02 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - Pamela Smart's mother has filed a complaint with the state Judicial Conduct Committee regarding a New Hampshire judge's recent release of the gun used to kill Gregg Smart in 1990.
- Demand letter seeks $21M in damages from Portsmouth police Updated: Apr-13-16 9:53 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - The Portsmouth Police Department has been served a demand letter seeking $21 million from five residents claiming to be victims of police misconduct and "malicious prosecution."
- Report: Shipyard economic impact calculated at $733M Updated: Apr-08-16 9:18 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - A group supporting the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has released a report that calculates its economic impact to be nearly $733 million for 2015.
- EPA considering request to test water near Coakley Landfill Updated: Apr-07-16 4:08 am
GREENLAND, New Hampshire - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is considering a local lawmaker's request to test waters near a now-closed landfill in southeastern New Hampshire for PFC contamination.