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Author Blight and NHPR’s Biello Featured at Music Hall PORTSMOUTH Pulitzer prize-winning author, professor, and historian David Blight comes to The Music Hall as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series on Thursday, January 16 (photo on left). He will discuss his latest book, Frederick Douglass, a biography of arguably the most important African American of the 19th century. The book traces Douglass’ journey from slavery to becoming the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. The 7 p.m. event includes

an author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Peter Biello, host of New

Hampshire Public Radio’s broadcast of All Things Considered and The Bookshelf

from NHPR, an ongoing segment featuring authors from around New Hampshire and

the region (photo on right). “David Blight captures the complexities of not only this iconic American, but of our country during a time of great struggle,” says Biello. “Through his elegant storytelling, he brings to light the honest humanity of a monumental figure. I’m looking forward to discussing the journey that he took to create this beautiful biography.” Tickets are $13.75. Packages can also be purchased at, 603436-2400, or in person at the B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street.

Winner of Star Island Raffle for Veterans Announced PORTSMOUTH The nonprofit Star Island Corporation is pleased to announce the winner of its 7th annual raffle, which gave US military veterans the chance to win an all-inclusive Star Island getaway during the summer of 2020. The randomly selected winner is 32-year-old Travis Moss, who served for eight years in the Marines and the Army. He was honorably discharged a year ago and is currently working towards a degree in environmental sci-

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ence in Alaska. Moss says he’s thrilled his name was selected in the drawing and he intends to bring his wife and two children to the Isles of Shoals this summer for the vacation. Says Moss, “After leaving the military last year, I went straight back to college. One of my early assignments was a research project on whale migration. While researching, my reading took me on a major tangent, as it often does, and I ended up spending one night reading more about islands around New England than my research topic. Before I finally turned out the lights, I had

fallen in love with Star Island from a distance and began regularly following events online. I imagined myself standing there apart from the world yet somehow more deeply connected than ever. I promised myself that I would someday take my family there. I am so grateful that the Veterans’ Raffle is enabling me to take the first step in what I hope will become a continuing journey to Star.” For the last seven years, Star Island Corporation has sponsored the Veterans Raffle, on opportunity for vets to enjoy a free seven-night stay on Star Island during the summer

with their immediate family members. Boat transportation, meals, lodging, and tipping are all included. “We see this raffle as a way to show our appreciation to those who have sacrificed so much to serve our country,” said Joe Watts, Star Island’s CEO. “Offering a wonderful respite on our unique island off the

coast of New Hampshire and See ISLAND page 3...

Outings Help Reclaim History and Community SEACOAST “As I’ve been learning more about New England history and seeing more of these stories, I think ‘Wow, why haven’t I heard about this? I’ve lived in Boston my whole life.’” Chaya Harris, an educator and leader for Outdoor Afro was recently joined by Windows To The Wild host Willem Lange as she led a group of kayakers through Portsmouth Harbor and shared stories of the Black Jacks.

Black Jack was a term used for black sailors, men who played an integral role in

19th-century New England life. To Harris, the fact that their stories are so rarely told illustrates a larger problem with the narrative that often surrounds African-Americans and the outdoors – a narrative she worries discourages black people from experiencing nature. “My goal today,” she explains “is to reclaim some of our space, reclaim our stories and share our stories.” Outdoor Afro is a national non-profit dedicated to help-

ing African-Americans experience the outdoors. This is the second time Lange has joined them on an excursion. He first met Harris when she led a team up Mount Washington. Harris has been encouraged to enjoy the outdoors all her life, but she says that for many black men and women going for a hike or hopping in a kayak may not seem like a natural fit. “We’ve always been there,” Harris says See OUTINGS page 4...

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“A Thousand Clowns” Opening at the Players’ Ring

PORTSMOUTH Don Goettler has waited most of his 48 years to be in the heartwarming Broadway comedy hit, “A Thousand Clowns,” and to play the role of Murray Burns.

 At last, Goettler will get his chance when this 1960s comedy opens January 3 at the Players’ Ring in Portsmouth.

 “It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to play the character Murray Burns in ‘A Thousand Clowns,’” said Goettler, who is both producing the show and playing the lead character. “When I read this play as a young acting student it jumped out at me. I identified with Murray as being a joker who couldn’t take things seriously and got into a little bit of trouble for that.” 

 The play follows the story of an unemployed, eccentric comedy writer who is forced to conform to society to retain legal custody of his nephew. Murray attempts to do whatever he needs to in order to please a social worker so he can continue caring for his 12-yearold nephew in their messy New York apartment. He tries to be responsible but the question remains whether he can truly commit to a more conventional existence, as the social worker plays an increasingly impor-

“A Thousand Clowns” opening January 3 at the Players’ Ring includes a cast of (left to right) Scott Degan of Portsmouth, Chris Savage of Exeter, Don Goettler of York, ME, Matt Schofield of Exeter, Ashley Risteen of Byfield, MA, and in the front, James Farrelly of Rye.

tant role in his life.

 “I relate to Murray in just not wanting to walk in lockstep with the world, not wanting to be another ant marching,” he said. “I call things out for what they are, make a joke, make light of problems, try not just to leave life the way you found it.”

Besides Goettler, the allstar cast of six includes Chris Savage of Exeter, Matt Schofield of Exeter, Scott Degan of Portsmouth and critically acclaimed actor Ashley Risteen of Byfield. James Farrelly, 13, of Rye, plays Nick.


“A Thousand Clowns” will be performed January 3-19 at the Players’ Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy St. in Portsmouth, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. A “Talkback,” which gives

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 Tickets are $20 with discounts for students, seniors, and Players’ Ring members. Reservations can be made at or 603436-8123.

Robin Hood and His Merry Men Arrive at NHTP PORTSMOUTH New Hampshire Theatre Project presents Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood by Ken Ludwig. Packed with thrills, romance, and immortal characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, the production opens Friday, January 10 and runs through Sunday, January 26 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Beginning January 10, Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood stars a cast of comic actors familiar to the Seacoast. Doning Robin’s famous feathered cap will be Joel Iwaskiewicz, and he will be joined by Michael Towle as Sir Guy, Becky Fowler as

Two New Exhibits at NHAA

PORTSMOUTH The New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA) will be exhibiting the works of its newest members and the works of its special interest groups at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery on State Street. A total of 28 new artists was accepted into the NHAA during the spring and fall new members

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Doerwynn, Jamie Bradley as Little John and the hilarious Jenn Towle as Friar Tuck. Amy Desrosiers will return to NHTP’s stage as Maid Marian – audiences will have seen her last in the smash-hit Pride & Prejudice earlier in the season. Sam Bennett and Shawn Crapo take on the villainous roles of Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham respectively. The 2019-2020 Season theme ‘Can one person make a difference?’ continues in the new year with this production looking at loyalty, leadership, and philanthropy.“Everyone wants to rally behind Robin, and he is loyal to King Richard, as he attempts his noble mission of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor,” says Artistic Director Catherine Stewart. “Sherwood is a riotous show that poses interesting food-for-thought when you look a little deeper into the narrative and characters.” New Hampshire Theatre Project is located at 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth. For more information, visit www.

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~ Arts & Entertainment ~ Laurentidian Exhibit Opens January 10 PORTSMOUTH Through installations, sculptures and drawings that focus on the psychology of Land, Ciara Wright’s work humorously interferes with preconceptions of our relationship to place. With the use of sound and other interactive components, Wright toys with the possibility of manifesting Land’s agency, giving it a ‘voice’ in the contemporary examination of

our complicity in a deteriorating natural world. Laurentidian will be exhibited January 10 through February 2 at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan Street in Portsmouth with an Artist Opening Reception on Friday, January 10, 5-8 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 7 p.m. For more information, call 603-766-3330 or email

Call to Designers for Project Upcycle PORTSMOUTH Project Upcycle returns in year three in March with its signature fast-paced sustainable fashion design challenge! Together with partners Recovergirl and Goodwill Northern New England, they seek to promote regional designers and sustainable fashion. Interested designers who are ready to meet other inspiring design-

ers and put themselves to the test are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply as a designer in the 2020 Project Upcycle Competition is January 10. Eight designers will be chosen for Project Upcycle which takes place March 26-28 and culminates in the highly anticipated Project Upcycle Runway Event on March 28. A cash prize will be

awarded to the top three designers. Prizes come with no strings attached and winners can use the funds as they wish. First prize is $1,500, second prize $1,000, and third prize $500. To apply online, visit ht t ps://3sar ts.submit table. com. For more information, call 3S Artspace at 603-7663330 or email


Get Cozy with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra on January 12 PORTSMOUTH The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) ‘Get Cozy’ chamber music series continues Saturday, January 12 at 3 p.m. with “Impressionistic Piano Trios: Bridge to Ravel” at 3:00pm at The Dance Hall in Kittery, ME. Musicians Mary TowseBeck, piano, Susanne Powers, violin and Dorothy Braker, cello weave together an impressionistic program that also includes the first World War as a backdrop. In 1904 British composer and accomplished violist Frank Bridge performed in the British première of the newly completed Debussy String Quartet. Bridge’s Phan-

tasie Trio, written in 1907 with hints of Debussy as well as Gabriel Fauré, won First Prize in the Cobbett Competition for English Chamber Music. As one of Britain’s best-known Impressionistic composers, Bridge went on to teach composer Benjamin Britten. Get Cozy chamber concert tickets are $16 in advance (children age 10 and under free) or $20 at the door and can be purchased online from the PSO’s website. Seating is limited and at-the-door tickets are not guaranteed to be available. Additional performance details and tickets are available at www.portsmouthsymphony. org.

Entrain to Perform at 3S Artspace

Rollercoaster: A Family-Friendly Dance Party Returns PORTSMOUTH Rollercoaster returns to 3S Art Space in January with music for the whole family (think Beastie Boys and Taylor Swift). There will be snacks for all, adult beverages for the parents, plus special guest, Taryn Herman, MusicalArts director at Exeter, to lead a dance and

movement session for the kids. Rollercoaster: A Family Friendly Dance Party will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2-4 p.m. at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth. $10 for the first child, $5 for each additional sibling, free for parents and tots under age two. Get ready for some Run

DMC, Beastie Boys, Salt-nPepa, The Sugarhill Gang right alongside music the whole family can rock out to, including ABBA, Bowie, Flo Rida, Taylor Swift, The Ramones, New Order, Prince, Justin Timberlake, OK GO, and more. For details, call 603-7663330 or email

...ISLAND from page 1 Maine is a way to say thank you. We also feel that it’s important to include the winning veteran’s immediate family. A service member’s relatives feel the impact of duty and sacrifice heavily – we want to make sure our gratitude extends to them as well.” Star Island is the second largest of the nine small, rugged islands known as the Isles of Shoals located an hour’s

boat ride off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. The Island is owned and managed by a nonprofit organization called Star Island Corporation. Star Island hosts weeklong conferences and programs focused on a wide variety of topics including ecology, history, spirituality, arts, and intergenerational family camps. Star Island is a model of environmental sustainability

and has a rich history dating back hundreds of years. Star Island’s Oceanic Hotel has welcomed guests since the 1870s and is one of the last of the original Grand Hotels in New England. Overnight guests at the Oceanic Hotel are welcome to participate as much or as little as they desire in scheduled island activities and programs. For more information visit

PORTSMOUTH Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha’s Vineyard-based six piece band, Entrain will perform at 3S Artspace, 319

Annual Chamber Awards Gala DOVER Join the Dover Chamber’s Annual Awards Gala on Friday, January 17, to recognize the Business of the Year, Nonprofits of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Educator of the Year, at Rivermill at Dover Landing at 5:30 p.m. For details and to register, go to www.dovernh. org/awards-dinner.

~ Library News ~ Dover Public Library Game Day

The library will now be offering a game day every third Wednesday every fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. These events are primarily geared towards adults, but families and all ages are welcome. Game Day invites participants to try a new game or bring one to share with others. Games are provided by the library to play in the building. The selection includes Clue, Monopoly, Cranium, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Pandemic, Munchkin, Monopoly, Jeopardy, Uno, and many others. This is in addition to Game Nights every third Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Movie Screening

The library will now be offering a movie screening every third Wednesday and a every fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon movies will mainly feature documentaries. Movies goers are invited to bring blankets, pillows or whatever they need to be comfortable as well as their own snacks. This is in addition to evening movies every month on the second Wednesday and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The library also offers two weekly afternoon movies: Classic Cinema Sundays and Saturday Matinees, both at 2 p.m. Classic Cinema Sunday plays movies from the golden era of Hollywood, while Saturday Matinees feature movies geared toward families. All programs

are free and open to the public. To view the titles of all upcoming movie showings, visit the library’s events calendar.

Death Café

Hospice Help Foundation offers another of its popular Death Cafes at the library on Saturday, January 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Death cafes where community members can meet in a supportive environment to discuss thoughts, feelings, and experiences with death. Preregistration is required. Register at The program is free and open to the public.

Partnering with Hannaford in January

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brary are very happy to announce that their organization has been chosen as a beneficiary of the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program. During the entire month of January, if a shopper purchases a Community “Because You Care” Reusable Bag at the Hannaford Supermarket, 30 Grapevine Drive in Dover (a.k.a. the Dover Fields store on Route 108) for $2.50, the store will donate $1 back to the Friends of the Library! For more information, visit hannaford. The Friends of the Library’s next meeting is Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

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Vaughan Street, Portsmouth on Saturday, January 11 at 8 p.m. Formed by drummer Tom Major in 1993, Entrain is also lead singer/guitar wiz Brian Alex. Joining them is bassist M’Talewa, saxophonist/keys/ percussionist Rob Loyot, saxophonist/percussionist Hilary Noble and Trombone/keys Lennie Peterson Veterans all, their collective resume includes stints with such diverse players as Bo Diddley, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Southside Johnny, James Mongomery, Flor De Cana, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Entrain has recorded eight albums, available on Dolphin Safe Records, all of which have been praised for their ability to shift effortlessly between musical styles – from rock, blues, calypso and ska, to zydeco, jazz and funk – often within the same song. Tickets are $18 for members, $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show for this all ages show. For more information, call 603-766-3330 or email


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Dover Community Trail Gets Infusion of Color

DOVER The Dover Community Trail Advisory Committee thanks Dover’s Northeast Color for its recent work to help clean up and improve the urban section of the Community Trail. About 45 Northeast Color employees spent Friday, October 4 cleaning up and completing several projects along the Community Trail. Trail users will now discover a new railing that leads to the river, just beyond the trestle bridge, a new train planter created from logs at the Rotary Trailhead, hopscotch games, a newly painted Silver Street tunnel, and an overall clean-up of trash, debris and branches. “We really appreciate when organizations come to us wanting to help with the Community Trail,” said City Planner Donna Benton, who

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is also the City’s staff liaison to the Community Trail Advisory Committee. “Northeast Color accomplished more than we ever expected with some of these family friendly projects on the urban section of the trail. It’s so nice to see ideas like these come to fruition. I invite everyone to check out the trail and join us in thanking Northeast Color and the City’s

...OUTINGS from page 1 of black people in the outdoors, but “our history’s been misrepresented, and it’s been skewed sometimes to a place of fear, of oppression and not always welcoming spaces.” First-time kayaker Lina Shayo says the opportunity to try new activities with people from a shared cultural background lessens the anxiety that persistent narrative can cause. “There’s a lot of fear. You feel like ‘How am I going to navigate this? Are people going to be friendly? Is it going to be welcoming?’ With Outdoor Afro, a little bit of that fear goes away.” Harris seeks to bolster this sense of community with the history that is incorporated in Outdoor Afro outings. Today they focus on the Black Jacks,

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a group that included Frederick Douglass and Crispus Attucks. At one time, 8% of New Bedford’s population was free black men working in the shipping industry. “It’s such a complex history and not just one story to be told,” says Harris. You can learn more about Outdoor Afro and the Black Jacks on Windows to the Wild, airing Wednesday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m. on New Hampshire PBS and online at www.nhpbs. org/windows.

Facilities and Grounds staff for all of their efforts.” For more information on the trail or to join the Community Trail Advisory Committee, check out Dover Community Trail on Facebook, visit the City’s website, or contact Donna Benton at 603-516-6008 or


DOVER – Paul Charest died in his home in Dover on December 9, 2019 following a brief illness. Paul was predeceased by his wife of almost 70 years, Victoria (Mary), and son in-law Stanley Zretter. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the Merchant Marine as a machinist on Liberty ships. Following the war, he worked for many years as a control room operator for Public Service Company of New Hampshire at Schiller Station in Portsmouth. His retirement years were spent enjoying time with family and woodworking projects which often were intended

as gifts for family or friends. He and his wife Mary also enjoyed traveling. Paul is survived by his four children Kathy Zretter of Rochester, Irene Diamond and husband Richard Gagnon of Rochester, Robert Charest and companion Phyllis Parcel of Kittery, ME, Paula Tremblay and husband Tony of Goffstown; two sisters Louise Halderman of Willis, TX, Anita Lee of Colchester, CT; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Paul will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and his loving companion Sherry McIntosh and her family. A celebration of his life took place at Mast Landing on Mast Road, Dover, on December 15.

Mural Makes Residents Feel Welcome DOVER When Spring Village at Dover opened its doors, residents and their families arrived at Town Square where they not only received a friendly greeting from a concierge but were awestruck by the incredibly beautiful murals on the walls. The murals are the creation of artist Carrie Kingsbury who, after studying photos of Dover, fashioned representations of the downtown Dover area. Kingsbury is the owner of Promiseland Murals, which she began in 1999. A few of the

many large commercial and residential projects in her portfolio include St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in North Philadelphia, Children’s Home of Reading Day School, Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia at King of Prussia and at Philadelphia, the Malvern (PA) train bridge exterior murals, and many fine homes on the east coast. As mentioned on her website: “Carrie has traveled as far as California and India to paint. In 2009, her work was displayed as part of the television show Extreme Home

Makeover (Berks edition).” Kingsbury’s studio and home are in Birdsboro, PA, so Spring Village at Dover was fortunate to have Kingsbury travel to Dover to create our beautiful Town Square and Elliot Rose Café murals. Yefta “Dan” Albert, of YA Photography, captured the mural painting event on film. Albert, a 2017 graduate of Dover High School and currently a computer science major at Great Bay CommuSee MURAL page 7...

St. Thomas Aquinas Honor Roll for Fall Grade 12 Principal’s List

Hunter Lassard, Gabrielle MacNeil, Austin Phan, Liam Reardon, Brendan Tersolo, Francesca Toracinta

High Honors

Lauren Baudo, Louisa Bauer, Han Bui, Jake Ford, Katia Gaffney, Diego Garcia, Nicholas Genkinger, Chloe Gross, Nicholas Guerin, Owen Himmer, McKenzie LaFlamme-Howe, Isabelle Liberti, Chun Sen Liu, Liam McQuillen, Noel Ouellette, Caleigh Patterson, Cristina Perez, Ryan Pottier, Isabel Predaris, Jared Pudlo, Yana Quel, Maxwell Reich, Carly Schalitz, Peter Schultz, James Sullivan, Kelly Sullivan, Michaela Thompson, Sarah Walsh, Connor Welts


Morgan Atwell, Matthew Barnes, Muriel Bennett, Aaron Broom, Nicholas Bryan, Madyson Buchalski, Stone Compton, Jennifer Daraoui, Maximus Delisle, Elizabeth Engalichev, Helena Entrican, Aidan Faulstich, Olivia Fennessy, Ignacio Garcia, Robert Gyurcsan, Madison Harris, Ian Harte, Raegan Holzhuter, Cheung Hei Hung, Jinyao Li, William MacLean, Kevin Moynihan, Joseph Perfilio, Mason Pomroy, Madeline Predaris, Leana Reed, Thomas Riley, Maya Rubio, Erik Sigurdsson, Emily Tazbir, Matthew Toth, Chuong Tran, Quinn Wade, Isabelle Young

Grade 11 Principal’s List

Chelsea Cooper, Rosabella Daraoui, Theresa Hartford, Kelsey Jacobsen, Morgan Pulliam

High Honors

Gabrielle Berthiaume, Timothy Bonagura, Eli Borrin, Nicole Butkus, Cameron Cassidy, Michael Cavanaugh, Brooke Chandler, Roman Guglielmo, Samuel Humphreys, Vanessa Johnstone, Annabel Kossakoski, Ella Kuselias, Sarah Leahy, Caitlin Mahoney, Jennifer Medina, Jaimie Murray, Dillon O’Connor, Zachary Pitts, Patrick Reidy, Isabella Scarpetti, Shea Smith, Madeline Stailey, Abigail Tosatti, Kateri True, Ayla Walsh, Andrew Wertz, Isabella Williams, Kylie Youngclaus


Morgan Bell, Joseph Broom, Kathryn Bruton, Matthew Bua, Emily Dornan, Caroline Finley, Ava Gallines, Panagiotis Georgakilas, Serena Gerome, Sophia Gorman, Olivia Graziano, Rebecca Harmon, Jane Heeter, Michelle Heim, Elizabeth Karatzas, Sarah Lindsay, Katherine Long, Norman Marsh, Mya Muthig, Hanh Nguyen, Isabela Orviz Ortiz, Cameron Paquette, Ava Perfilio, Lauren Pratt, Lucy Reilly, Adam Stewart, Noah Thompson, Steven Thompson, John Tower

Grade 10 Principal’s List

Thomas DePalo, Sophia Gross, Jack Lacouture, Emma Lane

High Honors

Ryan Abbott, Sara Anderson, Ethan Berg, Chandler Blaisdell, Olivia Bolduc, Michaela Bosco, Cecile Breuss, Gianna Brooks, Nathaniel Burnett, Ava Coffey, Joseph Cummins, Simran Dillip, Elisabeth Drakatos, Olivia Duprat, Mya Ford, Lucca Gaddini, Lucelia Himmer, Enya Kaonga, Emily Loranger, Joseph Luchsinger, William MacNeil, William Martino, Hannah McLoughlin, Tien Nguyen, Kassidy Pottier, Megan Reich, Grace Russell, Ashleyrose Saffie, Cassandra Scoff, Vincent Simonelli, Caroline Snyder, Rebecca Spear, Paige Spencer, Sophia Tazbir, Abigail Thornton, Grace Verde, William Wood Jr., Juliana Woodard


Kate Albertelli, Thomas Allen, Jenna Bancroft, Linsey Barney, Genevieve Brousseau, Liliana Buono, Ellora Chapin, Margaret Mary Cove Hamel, Kyle Ferland, Christian Filteau, Christian Gyurcsan, Delaney Hodsdon, Grace Kennedy, Alexandra Knox, Noah LaFlamme-Howe, Madison LaForce, Lauren Michaels, Sophie Nadeau, Lina Nering, Conor O’Brien, Rory Perretti, Margaret Reisch, Madison Rodriguez, Lydia

Specker, Lincoln Stone, Liam Sullivan, Connor Toriello, William Wade, Emily Wright

Grade 9 Principal’s List

Charlie Grenon, Spencer Lassard, Ryan Stailey

High Honors

Katelyn Adams, Eric Baughn, Wilhelmina Bowser, Gabrielle Gaughan, Tesfanesh Gautreau, Alexander Godbout, Sophia Graziano, Noah Guglielmo, Tyler Hamel, Holly Hearn, Kaylin Hennessy, Mia Henriques, Trent LaRose, Sarah Long, Luke Monteiro, Devon Paquette, Ella Pottle, Joseph Price, Amparo Pulido, Alyson Rose, Mackenzie Roy, Matthew Ryan, Elizabeth Stonis, McKenzie Wessling


Russell Browning, Ian Caron, Colin Chrisom, Kelly Costello, Allison Duprat, Emily Duprat, Cole Ford, Ruari Hatch, Brielle Herman, Andrew Krupski, Katelyn Kuselias, Kasie Malcolm, Erin Marquis, Shane McCabe, Shauna McCaughey, Reagan McGuire, Caroline Mollica, Brigid O’Connor, Riley Pratt, Heather Pulliam, Johnny Resch, Emily Sloane, Christian Smith, Luke Snyder, Calvin Sununu, Madeline True, Kayley Young

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People and Business



Ryan Bouchard Joins Ameriprise Financial PORTSMOUTH Ryan Bouchard, CRPC®, has joined Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. as a Private Wealth Advisor and Managing Director. He is joining as Bouchard Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. at 25 Chestnut St. Ste 300N, in Portsmouth. His practice also includes Registered Client Service Associate Jennifer Bevins. “We wanted to be part of a firm where financial planning and personal wealth management are the focus. We liked Ameriprise because these items

are their number one priority,” said Ryan Bouchard, Private Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, and owner of Bouchard Wealth Management. “Our clients are successful families with over $1 million in investments, as well as business owners, senior executives, and entrepre-

neurs. We also support many divorced women with their specific financial planning goals. Jennifer and I are excited for the opportunity to provide an even better experience for them.” For more information, call 603-319-3121 or visit www.

Partners Bank New Branch Officially Breaks Ground in Rye RYE Partners Bank is proud to announce the official groundbreaking for its newest bank branch in Rye. On July 10, members of the bank and the community joined together at the new branch site to commemorate this momentous occasion. The branch, which is located at 243 Central Road in Rye, will provide all the same services, products and facility amenities to its customers as the existing Partners Bank (formerly SIS Bank) branches. This newest branch will also include a community conference room that will be made available to the public to reserve and use. “We’re thrilled for the buildout of this branch, especially with the addition of a conference room for our com-

PORTSMOUTH Behind the scenes of any nonprofit are businesses who support them, a reality recently demonstrated at The Chase Home which welcomed four local organizations for several projects of varying sizes. In total, The Chase Home received more than $6,000 of inkind support over the course of four days from Liberty Mutual, GreenPages, Portwalk Place and fellow nonprofit Gather. In the garden project, Liberty Mutual and Gather cleaned out and prepared vegetable garden beds for planting, while additionally building out four new garden beds. In support of Chase Home’s Independent Living Program, which provides apartment-style living to older youth residents, Liberty Mutual helped build a fourth bedroom

and remodeled a living room to include a kitchenette. In collaboration with Portwalk Place, Liberty Mutual also helped remove fallen branches from the property, clean garage bays, paint 18 bedrooms and several other areas, and made several dump runs. In the final project, GreenPages painted several areas and executed their annual extensive clean-up of the property and trails, which sit on 26 acres near downtown Portsmouth. Executive Director Meme Wheeler estimated the amount of labor hours invested by all four organizations totals nearly 190 hours. “From the staff and the Board, we thank of all you so much,” she said. “You have made a huge difference here.” For more information, visit

Amendment in Defense Bill Secured to Support Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Left to right: Blaine Boudreau, President & CEO Partners Bank; Dan Philbrick, Real Estate Agent/Broker; Kevin Reilly, President Benchmark; Philip Winslow, Chairman Rye Board of Selectmen; Senator Thomas Sherman, NH State Senate District 24; and James Shirley, Chairman of the Board Partners Bank.

munity members,” says Partners Bank President and CEO Blaine Boudreau. “There are no other banks in the town of Rye and only a few in the surrounding area. We are happy to be able to provide the residents of Rye with a closer option

for their banking and lending needs. We look forward to becoming a strong partner for the Rye community!” The Rye Partners Bank branch is estimated to open in late fall or early winter of this year.

Funding for PNSY Projects Will Not be Affected by Wall WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that none of infrastructure projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery will be deferred as a result of the Administration’s plan to divert $3.6 billion for the construction of a border wall. “I have long advocated for the Navy to address the modernization needs at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. I championed these projects that will increase the capacity and the efficiency of the shipyard, and I fought to

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preserve their funding following the ill-advised emergency declaration,” said Senator Collins. “Each of the military construction projects at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was recommended by the President and the Department of Defense in their budget request, and funding for them was passed by both chambers of Congress and signed into law. All of them are important projects with national security implications. I am pleased that the Department of Defense recognized the critical nature of these infrastructure projects and will not divert their funding for other purposes.”

As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Collins worked with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to secure $162 million for three critical infrastructure projects at PNSY for fiscal year 2019. A $62 million military construction project funded in fiscal year 2018, a Paint, Blast & Rubber Facility Consolida-

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01), Jared Golden (ME-02), Chris Pappas (NH-01), and Annie Kuster (NH-02) have secured language in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to support Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PSNY) workers who were hired between January 2016 and December 2016, but declared ineligible for the Navy’s Accelerated Promotion Program (APP), a federal career advancement opportunity track. “For the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to compete with the private sector and retain its skilled workforce, all of the shipyard’s hardworking employees need equal access to the accelerated promotion program and the opportunity to tion project, is expected to be awarded before the end of September.

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advance in their careers. Our amendment will help us to fix the Navy’s human resources oversight and put workers at the shipyard on the same career trajectory as their colleagues,” said the Representatives from Maine and New Hampshire. Prior to January 2016 and after December 2016, GS-5/7 level shipyard workers, including those at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PSNY), were eligible for a one-time accelerated promotion to the next higher-grade after successful completion of training. However, when the Navy’s Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR) stopped the accelerated promotion program (APP) between January 2016 and December 2016, workers hired during that period were not eligible for the career advancement program. In December 2016, APP was put back into place, but employees hired in that time period were never made whole. The amendment offered by Maine and New Hampshire’s U.S. Representatives would a study of the number of workers impacted, and the damage done to their income and promotion levels, in order to collect data necessary to legislate a final fix.

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Health & Fitness

Training for Those Who Experience Centering Prayer HAMPTON This workshop is for those who have some experience with Centering Prayer. It is offered as a follow up to the introductory sessions offered in October and November. So either having attended those sessions or having some experience with the practice of centering prayer is needed. There are four workshops on consecutive Monday evenings, January 6-27. The sessions run 7-8:15 p.m., led by the Rev. Dr. Steven Notis, pastor of the Hampton United Methodist Church, practitioner and teacher of contem-

plative practices. He will be joined by Ted Jones, whose late uncle, Father Thomas Keating, was the founder of Contemplative Outreach, which has been the cornerstone of the Centering Prayer movement. Ted is a meditation instructor at the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport. Session One is “The Rest of the Story”, January 6; Session Two, “It All Begins by Saying Yes”, January 13; Session Three, “Finding Freedom”, January 20; Session Four, “The Two Armed Embrace”, January 27. The format of the each

session will be the viewing of a video from Contemplative Outreach, a time to discuss the content of the video, and then a time of practicing Centering Prayer, with time for questions about the practice at the end. This workshop will be held at the Hampton United Methodist Church, 525 Lafayette Road, Hampton. It is open to the public but space is limited. To register, contact pastor Steven Notis at revnotis@ or 781-929-7882 (text or voice). These sessions are offered freely by the people of the Hampton United Methodist Church.

Portsmouth Hospital Recent Recognitions and Awards Re-Accredited for Safe, High Quality Bariatric Patient Care Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s bariatric surgery center has recently earned national re-accreditation as a Comprehensive Center from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). According to Bernard Benedetto, M.D., metabolic and bariatric surgery director at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the standards for patient safety and quality of care in the greater Seacoast region. To earn the MBSAQIP designation, Portsmouth Regional Hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training, and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement. The standards are specified in the MBSAQIP Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016, published by the ACS and ASMBS.

Accreditation as Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery Portsmouth Regional Hospital has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), making it the first and only hospital in New Hampshire with this designation. Healthcare organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site inspection. Status as an accredited Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery means that Portsmouth Regional Hospital along with Master Robotic Surgeons Akhil Sastry, M.D. and Bernard Benedetto, M.D., have met nationally recognized standards. Awarded Perinatal Care Certification Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Seacoast Family Care Services has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Perinatal Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The certification recognizes PRH’s Seacoast Family Care Services’ efforts to achieve integrated, coordinated, patient-centered care for clinically uncomplicated pregnancies and births. The certification uses standards, guidelines and The Joint Commission’s perinatal care core performance measures for managing and monitoring aspects of perinatal

care that are critical to improving and maintaining the health of newborns and their mothers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review last month. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including quality and patient safety program management such as the reduction of C-sections, an increase in the breastfeeding rate, and specialized care for newborns born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews. Receives ‘A’ for Patient Safety Portsmouth Regional Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safe healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harm to patients in their care. Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures

Walk for Alzheimer’s Turns Out Well

DOVER In September, Spring Village at Dover participated in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The team met early Sunday morning, loaded into the Spring Village at Dover bus, and headed to Little Harbour School in Portsmouth for the Seacoast Area Walk. Thirteen team members joined 1,000 walkers as they made the 3.2-mile trek around Portsmouth to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association are leaders in the fight to end a devastating disease that 5.3 million Americans are currently living with and millions more are affected by as their caregivers, loved ones, and friends. Spring Village at Dover’s mission is the help those with a dementia diagnosis live their best quality of life. At last count, the 15 members of the Spring Village at Dover team had raised over $1,800. The team’s top fundraiser was Sophia Joyal with $700. Executive Director, Amanda Gallagher, stated,

“Everyone here at Spring Village at Dover would like to thank those who so generously donated to the Spring Village at Dover team.” Gallagher also expressed how, “proud I am of our team coming together with such enthusiasm and willingness. One of our employee’s returned from a trip to London Saturday night so that she would be at the Walk on Sunday, and another employee graciously offer to stay at our community to answer incoming calls and greet visitors. Spring Village at Dover is fortunate to have such a dedicated team.” If you missed the opportunity to donate and would like to, there is still time, simply visit and search for the Spring Village at Dover team. Spring Village at Dover, a new assisted living community specializing in memory care, located at Pointe Place in Dover, is managed by Woodbine Senior Living, LLC. For more information, visit

Dr. Dalia Mahmoud Joins Atlantic Digestive Specialists SEACOAST Board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, Dr. Dalia Mahmoud has a special interest in treating diseases of the bile ducts, liver, and pancreas. This includes performing therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and large polyp removal. Dr. Mahmoud has fellowship training in advanced of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acutecare hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

endoscopy from New-YorkPresbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where she most recently worked. Atlantic Digestive Specialists has offices in Somersworth, Portsmouth, and Hampton. For more information, call 603-692-2228.

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~ Ask The Computer Lady ~ Dear Computer Lady, I have a Toshiba 1Terabyte hard drive with a lot of things saved on it. Lately when I plug in the device to the computer a message box from Microsoft Windows will come up with: “Do you want to scan and fix Toshiba EXT (H)” There might be a problem with some files on this devise or disc. This can happen if you remove the device or disc before all files have been written to it. It wants to know if I want to: 1) Scan and fix (recommended) This will prevent future problems when copying files to this device or disc. 2) Continue without scanning. I always continue without scanning. I would hope it would fix if I scan and fix, but I do not want to lose files. Can you tell me what I should do. It is frustrating that this is coming up. Please help! Ann Dear Ann, I get this message sometimes as well, although usually with a USB thumb drive, not a larger hard drive. Most of the time, you can scan and fix the drive without losing the files, however, if this drive has your only copy of these files, you should really save them someplace else before you run the scan. If you have files saved on an external hard drive, they are not backed up unless you also save them in another location

as well. The hard drive on your computer is a good place to save them, or you can backup to a cloud backup service. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, I’m not computer savvy, so I have a question. How do I move a line or sentence in a document I create up or down? For instance, If I placed a large space between a line and I want to move the line up, how do I do this, or move it down. Thanks for your help, Joe Dear Joe, To move a line down, just click at the beginning of the line, and press your, “Enter” key until the line is where you want it. To move a line up, Click at the beginning of the line, and press the backspace key until the line has moved up to the position you desire. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, I hope you can answer my question as Google can’t. I have googled this on several occasions but still no answer. I am on Facebook and I need to install Messenger, but I read somewhere that if you do, anyone anyplace can read your emails, and I do have private information in some of my emails. So is this true? Is it ok to install Messenger on my Facebook account or not? Thank

you, Constance Dear Constance, Good News, Facebook Messenger does not have anything to do with your emails. You can go ahead and install Messenger on your computer and use it. It will not give strangers, or anyone else access to your email account. One bit of advice that I want to share though is that I never put anything in an email or a message that I wouldn’t want the general public to read. You never know who is going to forward your messages, or if you might accidentally send them to the wrong person or group. This self-imposed rule has served me well over the years. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, I look forward to your articles because they are so helpful to me. My problem is that I can’t safely eject a thumb drive from my computer. My son and my sister who are both really computer smart can’t figure out why it doesn’t give me this option. I have never been able to do anything but just pull out any thumb drive I put in. Can you help me with this please? Linda Dear Linda, While I can’t tell you why you don’t have the option to eject your thumb drive without actually taking a look at the

computer, I can give you some suggestions. First, it is not a good idea to just pull out the thumb drive while the computer is running. If you have information on the drive, it could become corrupted by doing that. Second, when I occasionally get a drive that won’t let me eject it, (I keep getting a message that the drive is busy and can’t be safely removed) I


simply shut down the computer, remove the USB device and then turn the computer back on. This is a safe way to remove the thumb drive, and for me it is often faster than waiting for the drive to be ready. Elizabeth Interested in learning more? Elizabeth has answered thousands of computer questions over the years. To submit a question, email her at

...MURAL from page 4 nity College, set-up his camera equipment and time-lapsed Kingsbury’s work. He diligently visited Spring Village at Dover each of the four days it took Kingsbury to complete her paintings. The public will soon be able to view Albert’s finished videography on the Spring Village at Dover website, from Kingbury’s beginning outlines to the colorful completed murals. To view more of Kingsbury’s work, visit w w w.p r o m i s e l a nd a r t . com. More information on Albert’s photography can be found at https:// yeftaalbert.myportfolio. com/. For more information on Spring Village, v i s i t w w w. s p r i n g v i l

~ Puzzles ~ CLUES ACROSS 1. Beer ingredient 5. Popular FOX TV show 11. Recurring from time to time 14. Criticized severely 15. Musician 18. German urban center 19. Quenched 21. Human gene 23. Indian music 24. Accumulate 28. One who graduated

29. Atomic #109 30. Semitic fertility god 32. Sportscaster Patrick 33. Child’s dining accessory 35. Payment (abbr.) 36. Guitarist’s tool 39. Dabbling ducks 41. Commercial 42. Style someone’s hair 44. Biu-Mandara language 46. Actress Spelling 47. Large hole in the ground 49. One-masted sailboats

52. Tropical Asian plant 56. Concurs 58. Latin term for charity 60. The number below the line in a fraction 62. Reddish browns 63. This (Spanish) CLUES DOWN 1. Belong to he 2. One time only 3. Parent-teacher groups 4. Puts in place

5. Editing 6. In the course of 7. Helps injured people (abbr.) 8. OJ trial judge 9. Resist authority (slang) 10. Formerly alkenols 12. “Cheers” actress Perlman 13. Jewelled headdress 16. Viking Age poet 17. Vanuatu island 20. Wish harm upon 22. Unit of length 25. Blood type

26. Drain 27. Do-gooders 29. Advanced degree 31. Business designation 34. Chinese-American actress Ling 36. Performs on stage 37. Slang for money 38. Large Russian pie 40. The Mount Rushmore State 43. Narrow inlet 45. News organization (abbr.) 48. Scarlett’s home 50. Micturates 51. Monetary unit 53. Any customary observance or practice 54. Sons of Poseidon 55. Facilitates grocery shopping 57. Standard operating procedure 58. Former OSS 59. Midway between south and southeast 61. The Wolverine State

The answers to this week’s puzzles are on page 4.

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