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SML Bridge Is Next Span Slated for Replacement By Larry Favinger Contributing Writer PORTSMOUTH – With the completion of the Memorial Bridge that connects Portsmouth with Kittery across the Piscataqua River nearing completion, attention will be diverted to the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge which is also to be replaced. That replacement is a shared effort between the Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation and is one aspect of the Three Bridge Agreement between the two states. The third span that con-
Sarah Mildred Long Bridge as shown on www.Maine.gov (courtesy photo)
nects the states is the Piscataqua River or High Level Bridge that carries Interstate Route 95. The SML span, which was constructed is 1940, is part of the U.S. Route 1 bypass. It, like the Memorial Bridge, is a lift bridge. The two states will share
the cost of replacement, which is currently estimated at $170 million. Design efforts are under way and the project is expected to begin in the spring of 2015, according to the Maine Department of Transportation, Traffic has been detoured
WDH Pioneers Robotic Surgical Procedure in New Hampshire DOVER – A surgical team at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital recently performed the first da Vinci® Single-Site™ cholecystectomy in New Hampshire. The patient’s gallbladder was removed through one tiny incision in the belly button, making the procedure virtually scarless. Led by Dr. Patricia Auty, the team removed the gallblad-
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der using Single-Site™ instruments on a da Vinci® System. The minimally invasive procedure is traditionally called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder). The standard laparoscopic cholecystectomy uses 3 to 5 small incisions to remove the gallbladder. Single incision laparoscopic gallbladder removal has also been conducted in the past but is difficult to perform, often adding time to the length of the procedure. Thus, single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy has largely been abandoned. Using Single-Site™ robotic assistance, surgeons are able remove the gallbladder through an inci-
sion of approximately one inch without adding to the length of the procedure. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the specialized Single-Site™ instruments for use with the da Vinci System in December 2011. da Vinci is a robotic surgical system widely used in complex minimally invasive surgery. Robotic surgery and singleincision surgery are not new, but combining the two to remove the gallbladder requires additional training and special equipment. “When the single incision procedure is performed robotiSee ROBOT page 4...
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The da Vinci system is demonstrated on a pillow showing how it can work through the belly button. (photo by Intuitive Surgical, Inc)
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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact CITY/TOWN Rochester Dover Portsmouth Somersworth Rollinsford Greenland Rye/Rye Beach North Hampton Seabrook Madbury Newington Hampton Falls
By Larry Favinger Contributing Writer KITTERY, ME – It comes as no surprise that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has a significant impact on the economy of the seacoasts of southern Maine and southeastern New Hampshire, but the enormity of that impact can be overlooked. The shipyard’s civilian payroll alone added some $421,805,454 to the economies in areas in which shipyard employees live, according to an eco-
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ANNUAL PAYROLL $25,014,240 19,941,803 17,524,882 12,124,997 4,232,838 3,572,374 1,805,873 1,729,245 930,391 922,949 636,245 326,117
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from the Memorial Bridge in the city of Portsmouth onto the two other spans, including the SML. When that bridge closes, traffic will be routed onto the High Level and Memorial bridges and off the Route 1 bypass onto Market Street Extension
and onto Interstate 95. Albacore Park, located near the entrance to the SML bridge, is not expected to be impacted by the closure. Those involved in the project with Maine and New Hampshire Department of Transportation include FIGG-Hardesty & Hanover for bridge design, Sebago Technics for roadway and general civil design, and GZA for geotechnical and hydraulic design. Cianbro has been selected as the contractor. The bridge will be a center lift structure as is the Memorial Bridge and will include a bike path but, at this point, no walkway for pedestrians is planned.
nomic impact statement released by the Seacoast Shipyard Association. Of that figure, $240,071,432 went to Maine workers and $154,507,162 went to New Hampshire residents. Added to that was a military payroll of $41,146,559, goods and services purchased for $40,145,084, and contracted facility services of $158,648,624 for an overall impact in the area of nearly $661,745,000. Of those figures only the See IMPACT page 2...
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Saturday, March 23 Spaghetti Dinner
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“Your Child and Sleep,” a program offering sleep information for parents, will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Families First, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth. Includes free child care. Advance sign-up required: 422-8208, ext.2.
Wednesday, March 27 Support Group
A support group for those who are overweight or underweight will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at North Hampton United Church of Christ, 295 Atlantic Ave. No dues or fees will be charged. FMI: 603-964-7036.
Thursday, March 28 ‘Anger and Parenting’
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Cocheco Valley Humane Society DOVER – Meet Leeyla. She is one smart cookie who is making great strides in her training. She has a sassy attitude and is a little bit of a diva, but you honestly can’t blame her and it makes her, well...her. A perfect day for Leeyla would include a nice long walk, learning new tricks, and ending the day with a nice stuffed Kong for all her hard work. Leeyla prefers not to be left out of anything; she has to know the inside scoop. She also prefers that there would be no other, dogs, cats, or kids in her forever home. If you are a rescue-experienced owner who is ready to take on a project with great potential, and are ready to give Leeyla all the attention and love she needs and deserves, then you might be her perfect match. Age: 1 1/2 years. Sex: Spayed female. Breed: American Staffordshire Mix. For more information, contact Cocheco Valley Humane Society at 262 County Farm Road in Dover, 603-7495322, or www.cvhsonline.org.
Tea Specialist to Lead Class PORTSMOUTH – A class on cooking with tea will be presented on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at Stoodley’s Tavern at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth. Danielle Beaudette, certified tea specialist, will demonstrate how to prepare a delicious tea-infused menu from salad to dessert. She will explain how cooking with tea can enhance the flavor of your foods while benefiting health through the addition of the essential nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants naturally found in tea. Participants will also sample the different teas used in each recipe and receive copies of the recipes as well as information on the different teas to take home. Beaudette, owner of the Cozy Tea Cart in Brookline, is certified in all levels as a tea specialist through the Specialty Tea Institute, N.Y., and has completed 50 tea seminars at the World Tea Expo. She has researched and learned first-hand about the production of tea through her Asian tea travels and relationships with Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Jap...IMPACT from page 2
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anese, and Taiwanese tea growers throughout the world. The program will be hosted by the Herb Society of America’s NorthEast Seacoast Unit and co-sponsored with Strawbery Banke Museum. Pre-registration is required. Registration is $8, $5 for Strawbery Banke Museum members. To register, contact Rie Sluder at 603-642-7034 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Beaudette, owner of the Cozy Tea Cart in Brookline, is certified in all levels as a tea specialist through the Specialty Tea Institute, N.Y., and has completed 50 tea seminars at the World Tea Expo. She has researched and learned first-hand about the production of tea through her Asian tea travels and relationships with Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Japanese, and Taiwanese tea growers throughout the world. The NorthEast Seacoast Unit is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the knowledge of its members with the community. Visit www.northeastseacoastunit.org.
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sachusetts. Looking locally, a list of 16 communities within The Weekly Sentinel’s coverage area reveals 2,228 workers with a combined payroll of $167,169,718. A list of 12 communities within The Granite State Sentinel’s coverage lists 1,269 workers with a payroll of $88,761,954. The total payroll within those towns is $255,931,672. Within the local area, the largest number of workers is in Kittery and Kittery Point (385), followed by Rochester (366), South Berwick (307), Berwick (298), Portsmouth (243) and Eliot (239). The impact of the federal sequester on the workers at the shipyard isn’t yet known but there will be a significant one on the local economy if furloughs do occur. Copies of the impact statement can be seen on the Seacoast Shipyard Association’s website: saveourshipyard.org.
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Carl Austin Hyatt and anthropologist Hillary S. Webb, Ph.D. will present a discussion on “Andean Ceremonial Celebrations” at the Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center, UNH, on Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m. The program will be offered in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Sacred Landscapes of Peru: The Photographs of Carl Austin Hyatt,” and is open to the public free of charge. “Andean Ceremonial Celebrations” will focus on the practices of Andean and shamatic ceremonies, rituals and offerings. The ancient knowledge of how to honor and connect with the spirits of the land and the unseen world are very much alive in Peru, and this program will explore traditional ways of relating to the sacred. Hyatt has been photographing on the Seacoast for more than 25 years. He has bodies of work concentrating on portraiture, the figure and the natural world. His experiences with the natural world led him to explore how indigenous cultures see and understand the world. He has investigated indigenous traditions on four continents but has been most drawn to the high Andean traditions of southern Peru.
Art Class in Use of Colored Pencils Offered EXETER – An art class in the use of colored pencils will be presented by the Seacoast Artists Association, 225 Water St., from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning March 28, and continuing for eight weeks. Participants will explore various techniques in colored pencil, including shading and highlights to create volume, building layers of color, burnishing for deep rich color. Students will work from photos of famous artists’ works and their own photos of your favorite subjects to enhance a personal technique and style. Students will learn five basic techniques that form the basis of any colored pencil work and explore new supports for that work. Classes will be taught by Revelle Taillon, artist, graphic designer and illustrator. Cost is $125. Class size is limited, and advance registration is required. Contact Revelle Taillon, 26 W. Pine St., Plaistow. For more information and for a list of supplies required for the class: call 603-382-3397 or e-mail Revelle at email@example.com.
in Peru since 1998. His work is in major museum collection such as the Currier Museum, The Smithsonian Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and many private collections around the world. He is a 1996 MacDowell Colony Fellow. He teaches indigenous and shamanic principles of energy, awareness and perception internationally. The exhibition, “Sacred Landscapes of Peru: The Photographs of Carl Austin Hyatt,” will remain on view at the Museum of Art, UNH, through March 28. Dr. Webb is an anthropologist, author and former managing editor of Anthropology of Consciousness, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness. Having received her undergraduate degree in journalism from New York University, Dr. Webb went on to earn a master of arts degree in consciousness studies from Goddard College and a doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University.
ROCHESTER – “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Notes,” a rescheduled concert by the Strafford Wind Symphony, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Rochester Opera House. The performance will feature musical interpretations of the visual arts including portrayals of Norman Rockwell, John Singer Sargent, Raphael and Georgia O’Keefe. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Call 603-335-1992 or visit www. rochesteroperahouse.com/tickets.html. She is the author of “Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru,” “Traveling Between the Worlds,” and Exploring Shamanism. For more information, contact the Museum of Art at 603862-3712, museum.of.art@unh. edu, or visit www.unh.edu/moa.
Andreotti Exhibit to be Unveiled PORTSMOUTH – The Gateway Gallery at Great Bay Community College will present a new exhibit featuring the oil, pastel and watercolor paintings of Pat Andreotti of York. Her work showcases images of New England, Italy, and other subject matter representing her travels and experiences. Her series, “A Journey through the Woods,” deals with the exploration of inner, psychological spaces. They employ elements of the external landscape and forms of trees as metaphors for psychic structures. Her paintings of Italy are presented through the theme of “Passages,” capturing doors, arches and alleys that lead to ancient unknown places that awaken archaic memories that influence present journeys. Andreotti’s work will be on exhibit at Great Bay Community College from March 25 to May 10. The event is free and open to the public. An opening reception featuring music, wine and cheese will be held on Tues-
Scenes of New England and Italy will both be included in the Pat Andreotti exhibit at Great Bay Community College. (courtesy photo)
day, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information on the reception or the exhibit, visit: www.greatbay.edu. The gallery is open during regular college hours and is free to the public.
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‘Annie’ to be Prescott Park Arts Festival Musical PORTSMOUTH – The sun will come out this summer in Portsmouth when “Annie” debuts as the chosen musical for Prescott Park Arts Festival’s 2013 summer season. FairPoint Communications President Pat McHugh made the announcement of the selected musical for the festival’s 39th season at a recent reception at the 100 Club. The festival is bringing the classic musical back to Prescott Park for the first time in 18 years. “Annie” tells the story of a young orphan girl whose personality and red hair win the hearts of many, including the wealthy Mr. Warbucks. Annie’s journey to find her family is not met without a struggle, however, against orphanage owner Miss Hannigan, and her crafty schemes to make it to Easy Street. “We have a great director, Billy Butler, guiding the show, and are never disappointed by
the outstanding cast of actors and actresses that make the magic happen each year,” said Executive Director Ben Anderson. “We’re confident that ‘Annie’ is going to be a huge hit this summer.” The first performance will be on Friday, June 28, on the FairPoint Communications Mainstage in Prescott Park, and will be held every Thursday through Sunday during the summer season. Auditions for the musical will be held on March 23 and 24 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. More information will be available on the Prescott Park Arts Festival
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from $5,000 to $5,500 (or $6,500, if you’re 50 or older). * Boost your 401(k) contributions. You generally contribute pre-tax dollars to your 401(k), so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. (Depending on your employer, you may even be able to make Roth contributions to your 401(k) plan.) So, every time your salary goes up, you may want to consider increasing your 401(k) contributions. For 2013, you can put in up to $17,500 to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan, such as a 457(b) or 403(b). If you’re 50 or older, you can add another $5,500 on top of the contribution limit. * Consider tax-advantaged investments. If you can afford to put money away even after you’ve reached the limits on your IRA and your 401(k), you might want to consider other tax-advantaged investments. For example, you may be able to benefit from investing in municipal bonds, which provide interest
payments that are free of federal taxes, and, in some cases, free of state and local taxes, too. (Some municipal bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax.) Another investment possibility is a fixed annuity, which offers tax-deferred earnings growth. Your financial and tax advisors can help you determine which, if any, tax-favored investments may be suitable for your individual needs. * Avoid frequent buying and selling. Many people constantly buy and sell investments, hoping to boost their returns. Such frequent trading is usually ineffective, however — and it can also be “taxing.” If you sell an investment that you’ve held for one year or less, you may have to pay the short-term capital gains rate, which is the same as your ordinary income tax rate. But when you sell an investment that you’ve held for more than one year, you’ll be assessed the more favorable long-term capital gains rate, which will be 15% or
20%, depending on your income level. So, as you can see, you have a real incentive to be a “buy-and-hold” investor. Generally speaking, taxes, by themselves, shouldn’t drive your investment decisions. Instead, you should focus on an investment’s suitability for your risk tolerance and long-term goals. Work with your financial advisor and tax professional to see how you may be able to make progress toward your objectives and still keep control of your investment-related taxes. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation. Article provided by Joseph Mittica, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Joseph.Mittica@edwardjones.com.
Health & Fitness Dementia and Alzheimer’s Seminar to Feature Top Gerontologist DOVER – Maple Suites Senior Independent Living will host a seminar on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at Maple Suites, 30 Holi-
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...ROBOT from page 1 cally, the ease and precision is enhanced over laparoscopic methods due to the state of the art instrumentation that the da Vinci System provides,” said Auty. “[Wentworth-Douglass is] the first hospital in New Hampshire and one of the first in Northern New England to offer this technically advanced surgery.” Auty is one of a small group of surgeons in the country who has received training to perform the surgery. Potential benefits of SingleSite™ gallbladder surgery may include virtually scarless results, minimal pain, low blood loss, fast recovery, a short hospital stay and high patient satisfaction. The surgery can be performed in about one hour with a typical hospital stay of less than 24 hours. During the procedure, the surgeon sits at a console, viewing a 3D, high-definition image of the patient’s anatomy. The surgeon uses controls below the viewer to move the instrument
arms and camera. In real-time, the system translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into more precise movements of the miniaturized instruments inside the patient. Unlike traditional robotic surgeries requiring three to five small incisions, this new technology allows for a single incision in the belly button where instruments are placed and the diseased gallbladder is removed. Most people who require gallbladder removal are candidates for the robotic, singleincision surgery. According to the American College of Surgeons, surgery is the recommended treatment for gallbladder pain from gallstones and non-functioning gallbladders. More than 1 million people in the U.S. have their gallbladder removed each year. Most are performed with traditional laparoscopy using several incisions.
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A showing of the film “Flight” starring Denzel Washington will conclude the March Mayhem Film Series at 6:30 p.m. on March 28 in the library’s Levenson Theatre. No admission fee.
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A Party for Teens, featuring pizza, books and pajamas, is planned 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 22. Participants must be in seventh grade or up. Advance registration required.
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Lee Public Library will join the Lee Agricultural Commission in presenting “You Are What You Eat: Local Meat, Chicken and Fish” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25, at the Jeremiah Smith Grange. The nutritional benefits of local fish, beef, lamb and goat will be discussed.
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Ray Belles, UNH marine docent and founder of the Family BoatBuilding Workshops held each May at UNH’s Kingman Farm in Madbury, will speak about this program on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. The program was originally scheduled for March 19 but was postponed because of snow. Over the past 12 years, participating families have constructed nearly 75 “Oyster River Cats,” 12-foot sailboats that are also used as rowboats. Belles will show slides, explain the application process, the dates and costs, the construction timeline, and the tools and supplies needed. This year’s UNH Boat-Building Workshop applications are due by April 15. FMI: www.seagrant.unh.edu.
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People and Business
‘Coffee for a Cause’ Benefits Humane Society
DOVER – Mill Eats, 1 Washington St., Dover, played host to Cocheco Valley Humane Society’s development manager, Nicole Pelletier (middle right), and Kelly Bowen, CVHS volunteer and outreach coordinator (right). The occasion was organized to present the CVHS representatives with a check for $534 raised during Mill Eats’ successful ‘Coffee for a Cause’ campaign that ran the entire month of February, during which owners
Gretchen and Michael Nicholas (pictured left and middle left respectively) donated 100 percent of their food boutique’s coffee sales to “our furry friends.” Mill Eats, located in front of the Nicholas’s commercial kitchen, features handcrafted treats from several small food companies located in the Washington Street Mill building. (photo by Ron St. Jean Photography)
Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Beacon Retirement
Diane Lewis, TD Bank, Chamber Ambassador, Jim Horne, Beacon Business Advantage, Chamber Board Member and Ambassador, Ute Luxem, Profile Bank, Chamber Ambassador, Bob Carrier, City Deputy Mayor, Jared Koelker, The Beacon Retirement Group, Tom Levasseur, The Beacon Retirement Group, Chamber Ambassador, Scott Wellington, Foy & Mariotti Insurance, Chamber Ambassador, Melissa Lesniak, Keller Williams, Chamber Ambassador, Nedra Sahr, Sahr Associates, Chamber Ambassador and Beverly Hodsdon, Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce (courtesy photo)
DOVER – The Dover Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed The Beacon Retirement Group with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. Tom Levasseur, owner of The Beacon Retirement Group, announced a partnership with Jared B. Koelker, an indepen-
dent insurance agent who provides his clients with needsbased financial solutions custom to their unique needs and goals. After earning his degree from the University of Maine, Orono, and becoming a licensed life insurance professional in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Koelker joined
Levasseur and the other professionals at The Beacon Retirement Group. For more information about The Beacon Retirement Group you can reach Jared Koelker and Thomas Levasseur at 603-682-7747. To learn more about their services visit them online at www.thebeaconfg.com.
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window. You could also choose to leave the check mark in front of “Leave a copy of messages on server” and then check off the next option and specify the number of days you want to leave messages on the server. Or, you can just check off “Remove from server when deleted from “Deleted Items,” and your messages would be removed from Road Runner every time you empty your trash folder in Windows Live mail. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, Could you please advise me of the best way to learn Excel. With thanks, Karen Dear Karen, The best way to learn Excel depends on what kind of learner you are. If you learn best by reading, there are some excellent books on Excel, I think my favorite is the Missing Manual series of books,
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up. Open Internet Explorer and if your menu bar is not visible, tap the “Alt” key on your keyboard to activate it. Click on “View” in the menu bar, and point to “Toolbars.” If you don’t see a check mark in front of “Favorites Bar” click on it to turn it on. Once you have your favorites bar displayed, (It will appear as a toolbar at the top of your browser window.) you can now add shortcuts to the Favorites Bar. Go to a webpage that is important to you. Click on “Favorites” in the menu bar (remember to use the “Alt” key to display the menu bar if you need to). In the Favorites menu, click on “Add To Favorites Bar.” This will put a shortcut to the current page in the favorites bar, where you can quickly access it with one click instead of needing to browse through your entire list of favorites. Elizabeth
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