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Grant Helps Dover with Traffic Signals to Reduce Congestion DOVER In partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), the City of Dover has installed innovative technologies at 17 intersections within the Central Avenue corridor to coordinate traffic signals and improve traffic flow. The $811,875 project is made possible from $649,500 in

grants from the FHWA’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration Grants Program administered by the NHDOT and a 20 percent match from the City of Dover, totaling $162,375. The FHWA grants were approved by Governor and Executive Council, NHDOT and Dover City Council. FHWA’s AID Demonstration Program provides funding to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation

in highway transportation. A video detailing the project can be viewed at https:// dovernh.viebit.com/player.php? hash=WPwgOuxNGoqm. Traffic signals at 17 intersections within Dover’s Central Avenue corridor are now connected wirelessly to the City’s central traffic server that consistently monitors traffic flow within the system and notifies See TRAFFIC page 8...

Author Historian Hinton Comes to the Music Hall PORTSMOUTH On Wednesday, June 9 at 7 p.m., award-winning author and historian, Elizabeth Hinton comes to the Music Hall’s virtual stage as part of the Innovation + Leadership series, now being presented in an intimate, online format. Hinton will discuss her new book, “America On Fire”, a groundbreaking story of policing and riots that shatters our understanding of the post-civil rights era and provides context for all too recent events. The virtual event includes an author discussion and will be followed by an audience Q&A. The event will be hosted on Zoom via Eventive and books

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can be purchased through the Music Hall’s box office for pickup or shipment. What began in spring 2020 as local protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police quickly exploded into a massive nationwide movement. Millions of mostly young people defiantly flooded into the nation’s streets, demanding an end to police brutality and to the broader, systemic repression of Black people

and other people of color. To many observers, the protests appeared to be without precedent in their scale and persistence. Yet, as the acclaimed historian Elizabeth Hinton demonstrates in America on Fire, the events of 2020 had clear precursors — and any attempt to understand our current crisis requires a reckoning with the recent past. Presenting a new framework for understanding our nation’s enduring strife, America

on Fire is also a warning: rebellions will surely continue unless police are no longer called on to manage the consequences of dismal conditions beyond their control, and until an oppressive system is finally remade on the principles of justice and equality. The ticket package is $5. Books and tickets can be purchased online at www.themusichall.org or over the phone at 603-436-2400.

Hospital Names Hughes President and CEO DOVER Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) is pleased to announce Jeffrey Hughes, MPH, FACHE, has been named permanent President and CEO of the hospital. He becomes just the 11th permanent lead administrator in the organization’s 115-year history. Hughes had served in the interim role since October 2020 and succeeds Gregory Walker, who served as President and CEO for 23 years. Hughes has been with the organization since 2012. “Since the announcement of Greg Walker’s retirement last June, we have vigorously assessed the current and future needs of Wentworth-Douglass. We concluded that the organization needed to be led by an

individual who has both a great appreciation of our past and a clear vision for our future. That person is clearly Jeff Hughes,” said Carol Bailey, Chairman of the Wentworth-Douglass Board of Trustees. “With his 35 years of professional experience in health care strategy and clinical business development, combined with his admiration and respect for our 115-year-old institution, it became increasingly clear that the best individual to lead us into the future – was right in front of us. Jeff will continue to guide our future strategic direction as a strong and vibrant organization and key contributor to the success of Mass General Brigham,” she said. Hughes served as one of the hospital’s incident command-

ers in response to the pandemic, leading the complex health care organization through perhaps the most difficult time in the industry’s modern history. He has also led many successful initiatives for Wentworth-Douglass, including the development of several long-

range strategic plans that have resulted in the hospital becoming a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital family in 2017 and a part of the Mass General Brigham system, the development and expansion of several clinical service lines, and the organization’s expansion into Portsmouth. In his eight years at Wentworth-Douglass, Hughes has served in numerous roles including as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Operations / Chief Strategy Officer, and Vice President of Strategic Planning. Prior to coming to WentworthDouglass, he served in various leadership roles for multiple health care organizations and as a Director of health care management consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Virtual Celebration of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse’s 250th!

PORTSMOUTH On Sunday, June 6, at 4 p.m. a virtual celebration of the 250th anniversary of Portsmouth Harbor Light Station will take place. The original lighthouse on the site began service on June 8, 1771, making it the very first lighthouse north of Boston in the American colonies. This event is co-presentation of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, the American Lighthouse Foundation, and

the U.S. Lighthouse Society. The event will include special guests, presentations, and a new music video, as well as the announcement of the winners of the art contest. The event is free but advance registration is required at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItfumvqD4rGtcFCKbKKU8m5bc6EG3776M5. For the latest up to date information, go to www.portsmouthharborlighthouse.org.

Museum Trail Reopens, Launches Passport Program STATEWIDE With the summer season just around the corner, many museums along the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail (NHHMT) are opening for the 2021 season, including the USS Albacore (AGSS 569) Museum and Park in Portsmouth. “We are opening our site for weekends starting May 8 and then resuming our 7-daya-week schedule from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in June,” said Patricia Violette, executive director and curator of the Albacore Park. The vessel is a research submarine designed by the U.S. Navy. Tours will run on weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and social distancing and mask use

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are required within the park at this time. For more information, visit www.ussalbacore. org. In Wolfeboro, the Wright Museum of World War II opened in May with the first part of its season to feature special exhibits that focus on women. In “WASP, the Untold Story”, created by the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, TX, and presented by Service Credit Union with support from Pratt & Whitney, visitors will learn about the Women Airforce Service Pilots. The meum is open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-4 pm on Sundays. For details, visit www.wrightmuseum.org.

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holding summer markets have worked very hard to make this season both safe and as close to normal as they can get. To find a farmers’ market near you, see the schedule below or visit www.seacoasteatlocal.org/calendar/. Be sure to follow local rules and guidelines including town mask mandates and CDC guidelines when attending your local farmers’ markets. Dover Farmers’ MarketWednesdays 2:15-5:30 p.m. June 2 - October 6, Chamber of Commerce, 550 Central Avenue, Dover. For details, visit www. seacoastgrowers.org. Portsmouth Farmers Market-Saturdays 8 a.m. - noon. May 1 - November 6, Little Harbour School, 50 Clough Drive, Portsmouth. For details, visit www.seacoastgrowers.org.

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“It’s so important for people to understand the efforts of women throughout the war,” said Mike Culver, executive director. The NHHMT will launch a Trail Passport Program on June 1 which will provide access to all 18 member institutions. Sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, the passport provides buyers with one free admission ticket to each of the museums that are part of the trail. Passports (valued at $150) will be sold at all participating museums for only $25. The passport can be used for a year starting from the purchase date and can be stamped upon entry. Formed in 2014 as a way to share resources and better promote their respective collections, programs and events, the NHHMT member institutions are located in Canterbury, Concord, Dover, Exeter, Laconia, Manchester, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Tamworth, and Wolfeboro. To learn more, visit www.nhmuseumtrail.org.

Terrytown to be Performed PORTSMOUTH The public is invited to 3S Art Space, 319 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth, for the New England premiere of “Tarrytown: a modern retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” from the perspective of Ichabod Crane, on the two consecutive weekends of June 19-20 and June 26-27. Ichabod is a new music teacher in town who befriends the principal’s assistant, Katrina, and falls in love with her husband, a history teacher named Brom. Presented by the Players’ Ring and 3S Artspace. For tickets and more information, go to www.3sarts.org.


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~ Arts & Entertainment ~ Author Gordon-Reed at Music Hall “Works on Paper” Exhibit Unfolds PORTSMOUTH On Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m., Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, Annette Gordon-Reed comes to The Music Hall’s virtual stage as part of the Innovation + Leadership series, now being presented in an intimate, online format. Gordon-Reed will discuss her new book, “On Juneteenth”, the essential sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history and the ongoing fight for equality. The virtual event includes an author discussion moderated by Dr. Reginald A. Wilburn, an associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. The event will be hosted on Zoom via Eventive and books can be purchased through the Music Hall’s box office for pickup or shipment. Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, “On Juneteenth”

Call to Artists: Woodblock Printing Event PORTSMOUTH Big Ink is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at 3S Art Space, 319 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth, and is inviting local artists to participate who would be interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24” x 36” to participate. The event is scheduled to take place August 28-29 but artists must apply by June 21. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. Interested participants must first submit a design for consideration. Maximum proposal size is 40” x 96”. Either a previously created image or a new concept is acceptable. Artists will be notified by June 23. If selected, the artist will have two months to carve a woodblock based on the submission. Big Ink will then transform the gallery at 3S Artspace into a print studio featuring The Big Tuna, a custom-designed giant mobile press. It is free to apply for this event, $300 if proposal is accepted. For more information, go to www.3sarts.org.

provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that AfricanAmericans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. All too aware of the stories of cowboys, ranchers, and oilmen that have long dominated the lore of the Lone Star State, Gordon-Reed — herself a Texas native and the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas as early as the 1820s — forges a new and profoundly truthful narrative of her home state, with implications for us all. Combining personal anecdotes with poignant facts gleaned from the annals of American history, GordonReed shows how, from the earliest presence of Black people in Texas to the day in Galveston on June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of legalized slavery in the state, AfricanAmericans played an integral role in the Texas story. The ticket package is $5. Books and tickets can be purchased online at www.themusichall.org or through the over the phone at 603-436-2400.

DOVER Paper, this most mundane of everyday objects, can accommodate an amazingly diverse range of media. For many artists, the flexibility and immediacy afforded by working on paper becomes instrumental to their art practice as they use paper to sketch out new ideas and techniques. ar from being confined to studies and experiments, works on paper represent an important mode of making finished artworks. The Art Center received entries from all over the USA, Canada and Europe which Proctor then winnowed down to curate a cohesive display with a contemporary twist. Having a first-class printmaking studio at The Art Center for the last year or so has revealed its influence on Proctor as she chose excellent monoprints for this show from artists around the country. Traditional media include charcoal, various watercolors, ink works, oil pastels and gouache. Sharon Paul Brusie has finely rendered

large works of oil on paper, and lovely effects were created in the hand-woven paper works of Alyson Ainsworth and evocative mixed media works of Joanne F. Desmond. In fact, mixed media plays an important role to the theme, comprising 17 pieces in the exhibition. Of the digital works, the striking, “Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream, part 2” by Aaron Wilder takes up an entire wall of The Art Center Gallery. Especially impressive are the fabulous paper sculptures on framed canvas by Ziya Tarpore and the charcoal and oil on paper works of Christopher L. Brown. Large and lush, these artworks will definitely excite those who love a contemporary, out of the box interpretation of “Works on Paper.” Visit “Works on Paper” at www.theartcenteronlinegallery.com/, where artwork is displayed up on a virtual wall. Hit the “Next Room” button to see the whole show or click on the artwork to find the name of the artist, pricing, medium and

SMA 5K This Weekend! DOVER The Saint Mary Academy (SMA) 5K is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 5 at 9 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 197 Dover Point Road in Dover. Pre-registration is $25 and the first 200 registrants will receive T-shirts. There will be cash prizes to the top three male and female overall and prizes to top three male and female finishers in eight age categories. Participants can register online at www.runreg.com/ sma-5k-runwalk0. Participants can pick up their bibs and T-

shirts (first 200 registrants) at St. Thomas Aquinas High School the morning of the race before start time. T-Shirts will not be mailed after the race. Like many COVID-era events, this race will also have a virtual component for those who do not wish to participate in person. simply fill out the transfer request form available at www.millenniumrunning. com/transfer prior to 9 a.m. start on Friday, June 4. Masks are required to be worn up until the start of the run and are required at the venue when not actively participating in the race.


size. The exhibit can also be seen in person by calling 603978-6702 to set up an appointment. The Art Center is at One Washington Street, Suite 1177. For more information, visit www.theartcenterdover.com, call 603-978-6702 or email theartcenterdover@gmail.com. Artists in the Exhibit “Works on Paper”: Leslie Singer, Carolyn Albracht, Jennifer Johnston-Baker, Kara Daviau, Phil Leith-Tetrault, Viktoria King, Dean Carillo, Jr., Wren Kenney, Rebecca Klementovich, Aaron Wilder, Lillia Shuel, Jazmin Ruotolo, Danielle Nixon, Elisabeth Malloy, Chang Wan Jin, Allen Morris, Cameron Scott, Barbara Martin, Alyson Ainsworth, John Kildahl, Joanne Desmond, Elise Mills, Christopher Brown, Doug Vaughan, Russell Brandwein, Jackson Brandwein , Shazia Fahim, Melody Asbury, Ziya Tarapore, Mary Terrizzi, Scott Bircher, Joseph Flaherty, Robert Weinstein, Sharyn Paul-Brusie, Rodee Hansen, M.M. Ciciovan, Ruth Bleau, Joelle Gavel and Seth Hamor.

Building Hope Fundraising SEACOAST T h e S o u t h e a s t Ne w Hampshire (SENH) Habitat for Humanity invites all to join the 6th Annual “Building Houses, Building Hope” Garden Party virtual fundraising event on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. This year’s virtual event will feature live music, a tour of the gardens, silent auction, raffle, signature cocktail lesson, and stories of hope from SENH Habitat’s Partner Families. For more information and to register, go to https://one. bidpal.net/senhhabitatgardenparty2021/welcome.

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High Flying Dogs

The summer reading program begins on June 28 at 11 a.m. FMIand to sign up, go to library. dover.nh.gov.

Citizen Science

What is Citizen Science? Join the library for an all ages virtual event and celebration with Malin Clyde, on Wednesday, June 9 at 4 p.m., to discover citizen science in New Hampshire. Malin works with the UNH Cooperative Extension and its citizen science project Nature Groupie, to help connect regular people across the nation with ongoing opportunities to make a difference in real scientific studies. Many projects are family friendly, and are a great way to get outside and become scientists in our own backyards. Registration is required to receive a link to this free program. Visit http://library.dover.

Join us Wednesday, June 30 at 2 p.m. at Henry Law Park. This high-energy, interactive show is great for the whole family.

Outside Book Sale

The Friends of the Dover Public Library are having an outdoor book sale on Friday, June 18, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - noon (rain date June 2526). We’ll have fiction, non-fiction, biographies, DVDS, CDs, kids’ books, cookbooks and more. Prices range from $1-3, and all proceeds go to the Friends of the Dover Public Library to support programs and museum passes.

Grab and Go Activities

Take Home Craft and Stem kits will be available beginning June 28 and throughout the six week summer reading program. We offer new activities each Monday

which can be picked up in the Children’s Room while supplies last. For kids of all ages with an adult. Mondays at 10 a.m. on the library lawn. Registration required at www.dover.nh.gov/government/ city-operations/library/events/.

his family in a virtual presentation. Using his extensive knowledge of personal genealogy and Canadian history, he will offer tips and advice for anyone looking to trace their French Canadian family history. To register, go to www.dover.nh.gov/ government/city-operations/library/events/.

Crafternoon on the Lawn

Plant Foraging

Family Storytime

Fridays 3-4 p.m., families can join us for an outside craft session while supplies last.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Fridays 10-10:30 a.m. on the lawn. For infants to two-year-olds with an adult. Registration required at www.dover.nh.gov/government/ city-operations/library/events/.

French Canadian Family History

Monday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. local resident Denis Grenier will discuss the process he went through to create a 10 generation chart of

Teens and adults are invited to join a guided tour along the Dover Community Trail on Tuesday, June 29, 2-3 p.m. with local herbalist Amanda Stanley. Amanda will give an overview about foraging native plants and teach participants how to identify wild plants that are either edible or safe to use for various wellness purposes. We will meet at the Dover Transportation Center’s entrance to the Community Trail, 33 Chestnut Street, Dover.

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“Lunch & Learn: Powers of Attorney” Offered PORTSMOUTH The Seacoast Village Project is hosting “Lunch & Learn: Powers of Attorney – Choosing Wisely” featuring Attorney Andrea Sennott on Tuesday, June 8 at noon. The virtual program will be held via Zoom video conference and is free and open to the public, but requires advance registration. Part of Seacoast Village Project’s monthly Lunch & Learn medical decisionmaking series, this presentation explores how to choose an agent to make decisions for you in the event that you are unable to make them yourself. Sennott will share

insights into how Power of Attorney documents come into play should you become incapacitated and ways you can proactively prepare your agents to represent your wishes. Sennott’s practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, probate administration, and elder law. She completed undergraduate studies at St. Anselm College and holds her J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law. The Seacoast Village Project is a network of older adults working together to get connected, get smart, and help each other out as they grow older in their homes and communities. Founded in 2018 and

DOVER We n t w o r t h - D o u g l a s s Hospital in Dover is excited to once again join the Granite State’s day of giving – NH Gives – on June 8-9. This 24hour virtual fundraising rally hosted by NH Center for Nonprofits is a chance to show community and healthcare workers how much community mem-

immune,” she said. “This program allows us to directly help support these critically important workers, either in crisis and for ongoing care, while they continue to serve the community. This, in turn, supports our greater community as a whole, which is an important component of SMHC’s mission.” Founded in 1963 to address the mental health care needs of the New Hampshire Seacoast, SMHC provides “a broad, comprehensive array of high quality, effective and accessible mental health services to residents of the eastern half of Rockingham County.” Noting staff have already begun to take advantage of SMHC’s services, Wheeler

based on a national Village Movement model of neighborhelping-neighbor, the project is a 501(c)3. For more information or to register, visit www. seacoastvillageproject.org.

expressed appreciation for the support. “We are very grateful for NH Rapid Response and assistance offered by Seacoast Mental Health Center,” she said. “This investment in our staff is really an investment in our kids and the community.” Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth serves at-risk youth annually through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. Some youth are served in the community while others live at The Chase Home. To learn more about Chase Home, visit www.chasehome.org. For more information about SMHC, call 603431-6703 or 603-772-2710, or visit www.smhc-nh.org.

Newsweek Recognizes PRH for Best Maternity Care Hospital PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) was recently named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group. Best Maternity Care Hospitals were first designated in 2020. “We take great pride in our relentless commitment to patient experience, quality and safety at Portsmouth Regional

bers care. The hospital’s goal is $25,000 and is spreading the word to help raise money for the Annual Fund which will positively impact the care of patients and provide support for employees. For more information, follow them on Facebook or at #NHGives and #WentworthDouglassHospital.

New Cardiologist Joins Staff at PRH

NH Rapid Response Makes a Difference at Chase Home PORTSMOUTH In 2020, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded a $2 million grant to New Hampshire, which led to the formation of a new statewide community mental health center (CMHC) program. Created in response to the pandemic, this program — NH Rapid Response — has enabled staff at Chase Home to receive additional support from Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. (SMHC). “Our staff have been under extraordinary pressure in the past year,” remarked Chase Home Executive Director Meme Wheeler. “It’s important we provide our staff with additional support during these still difficult times.” Support through this program includes crisis intervention services, mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and other related recovery supports for un and under insured individuals as well as healthcare and first responder organization workers. According to Lianna Nawn, MSW, SMHC Emergency Services clinician, people on the front lines and direct care personnel often suffer from compassion fatigue, burnout and chronic stress, especially in light of the pandemic. “We’ve seen an increase of depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief across all populations — no one is

WDH to Join NH Day of Giving

Hospital. As the only hospital in New Hampshire honored with this Newsweek designation, we are especially grateful to our providers and staff in the Women and Children department at Portsmouth Regional Hospital,” said Dean Carucci, Chief Executive Officer. “Best Maternity Care Hospitals showcases an elite group of hospitals nationwide” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief of Newsweek. “These facilities should be commended for the care they provide to women and families, and for giving babies a strong start to life. As families continue to cope with the effects on

PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) recently announced that Cardiologist Christopher Lawson, MD joined the medical staff. Dr. Lawson is a board-certified cardiologist with Portsmouth Cardiology Associates in Portsmouth and Somersworth, New Hampshire. He also is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. “We are thrilled that Dr. Lawson has joined the staff at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He joins the Seacoast’s only comprehensive heart and vascular program and brings a breadth of expertise in coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and valvular heart disease,” said Dean Carucci, Portsmouth Regional Hospital chief executive officer. Dr. Lawson holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Georgetown University and earned his medical degree from

Georgetown School of Medicine. He performed his internship and residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Lawson also completed fellowships in interventional cardiology and vascular medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts Medical School – Department of Cardiology, where he was the recipient of the Outstanding Cardiology Fellow award. When Dr. Lawson is not caring for patients, he serves as a medical consultant for the Massachusetts Board of Medicine.

the pandemic, this information can support Newsweek’s readership in planning for one of life’s most precious moments.” Hospitals named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital have fully met The Leapfrog Group’s rigorous standards for maternity care excellence. This includes achieving lower rates of C-Sections (NTSV), early elective delivery, and episiotomy,

as well as assuring bilirubin screening for all newborns and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section. Por tsmout h Reg iona l Hospital was one of fewer than 225 to receive the prestigious accolade. The full list of recipients is in Newsweek online and at newsstands nationwide.

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~ Calendar of Events & News ~ Ongoing Annual Cycle the Seacoast

The American Lung Association’s 2021 Cycle the Seacoast is a virtual Cycle Your Way format now through June 30. Use code DOVER for $10 off registration. FMI and to register: https://action. lung.org.

center on the seacoast. FMI and to register: www.dover400.org/ event-details/dovers-railroads.

Non-Profit Registration

Friday, June 4

NH Gives provides eligible nonprofi ts the opportunity to reach potential new donors and provides the type of visibility that only a statewide effort of this type can generate. Groups are encouraged to register at www.nhgives.org.

Annual Awards Gala

Wednesday, June 9

The Annual Awards Gala recognizes recipients of Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Educator of the Year. Limited seating is available for a socially distanced, in-person event. This event will also be broadcasted out in a virtual format. FMI and to purchase tickets: www.dovernh.org.

Loading Dock Concert Series

The Loading Dock Concert Series at 3S Art Space is back in 2021. They are continuing the paywhat-you-choose levels for table reservations. The June 4 concert features bluegrass, jazz, and country music with Jake Davis & The Whiskey Stones. FMI: 603766-3330 or info@3sarts.org.

Long Story Short: Lost and Found at 3S Art Space

“Lost and Found” brings stories of physical and emotional loss to the stage, from disastrous travel adventures to finding home in unlikely places. 7 p.m. with featured storytellers Paul Doncaster, Laura Mignery, Holly Ramer, and Amy Jane Larkin, and is available for in-person attendance at 319 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth or can be viewed virtually. FMI: www.3sarts.org.

Dover Farmers’ Market

2:15-5:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 550 Central Avenue, Dover. FMI: www.seacoastgrowers.org. Every Wednesday in June.

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Thursday, June 10

Portsmouth Farmers Market

Building Hope Garden Party

8 a.m. - noon. Little Harbour School, 50 Clough Drive, Portsmouth. FMI: www.seacoastgrowers.org. Every Saturday in June.

Rummage Sale

Hampton United Methodist Church, 525 L afayet te Road (Route 1), Hampton, will hold its Annual Spring Rummage Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date June 6, 1-5 p.m.). Clothing, toys, books, games, furniture, shoes, small appliances, and household items. FMI: 6 03 - 926 -2702 or hamptonumc@myfairpoint.net.

Tuesday, June 8 Dover’s Railroads

This educational and entertaining webinar will take place 7-8 p.m. featuring an analysis of the railroad’s history in the Dover area and a look at the lines and facilities that helped Dover’s importance as a manufacturing and residential

Join the 6th Annual “Building Hope” Garden Party from 7-7:45 p.m. SENH Habitat for Humanity is excited to bring a fun-filled and unique virtual experience as they raise funds for affordable housing in the Granite State. FMI and to register: https://one.bidpal.net/ senhhabitatgardenparty2021/ welcome.

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The Dover Chamber invites local businesses to take advantage of this orientation session to review member benefits, network with other members and learn how the Chamber can help businesses grow. 8-9 a.m. Via Zoom but Participants are also welcome to join in person at 550 Central Avenue, Dover, if desired. Free. Register at www.dovernh.org.

The Loading Dock Concert Series at 3S Art Space continues the pay-what-you-choose levels for table reservations. The June 11 concert features Americana music with Liz Frame & The Kickers. FMI: 603-766-3330 or info@3sarts.org.

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Tuesday, June 15 In-Person Open House

Homewood Suites welcomes Dover Chamber members to its first In-Person Business Open House in 2021 from 5-7 p.m. Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy an evening of networking with friends and colleagues. Light refreshments will be provided. FMI and to register: www.dovernh.org.

Wednesday, June 16 State of the State Forum

Join the Greater Dover, Greater Rochester and The Falls Chambers of Commerce at 9:30 a.m. as they present a State of the State forum remotely to hear from Governor Chris Sununu as he provides an update on New Hampshire to members of the Tri-Chambers of Commerce business communities. Admission is $5. FMI and to register: https://business.rochesternh.org/events/details/state-ofthe-state-forum-7821.

Friday, June 25 Loading Dock Concert Series

The Loading Dock Concert Series at 3S Art Space continues the paywhat-you-choose levels for table reservations. The June 25 concert features traditional jazz, Brazilian choro with Nihco Gallo. FMI: 603766-3330 or info@3sarts.org.

Monday, June 28 Dover Rotary Golf Tournament

Play, sponsor, or donate! For players, a foursome is $700 to play and individuals are $175. FMI and to register:https://dover-rotarycharities-annual-golf-tournament. perfectgolfevent.com/.

STATEWIDE In 2010, HB 1620 was passed and signed into law establishing a special registration plate to benefit visitors and the New Hampshire State Park System. The “park plate”, sporting the NH State Division of Parks and Recreation logo, reached total revenues of $1 Million on April 30 with over 14,000 license plates in circulation. The proceeds from the park plates have provided additional revenue to operate and improve the 93 parks in the NH state parks system and is a popular item with many NH State Park supporters. “We have been overwhelmed by the success of the Parks License Plate program”, said Philip Bryce, director NH State Division of Parks and Recreation. “We are the only parks system in the nation that is operationally self-funded. Programs like the parks plate offer our visitors a great way to explore our parks and support the park system.” The State Park License Plate Program has seen con-

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Kittery, ME We are often asked by the families we serve, here at JS Pelkey & Son and Bernier Funeral Homes, why certain expressions and traditions exist in the funeral service industry. One of the most often asked questions is “Why send flowers to a memorial service or funeral, aren’t they just a waste of money?” Well nothing could be further from the truth. As my friend Todd Van Beck recently wrote in an article: Flowers are sent to funerals for several reasons. Flowers are a means of expression. It is often difficult for those mourning a death to put feelings into words. Flowers are a visual expression of love, sympathy, and respect. They are a way of lending support and sharing the burden of grief. In addition to sending flowers to the funeral, there is a growing trend to send flowers to the home of the bereaved after the service. Some people also send flowers to the church in memory of the deceased. Flowers create a background of warmth and beauty which adds to the dignity and consolation of the service. Those who have attended services where there were no flowers have noted that something was

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tinued growth since inception in 2010, toping 10,000 plates in May 2019 and has continued to grow in popularity during the pandemic. The holder of a NH State Parks license plate receives free admission for the registered vehicle and its passengers to 26 day-use parks. The list of NH State Park’s day-use parks that accept the park plates can be found at www.nhstateparks. org/planning/schedule-and-fees /license-plate. The annual fee for the NH State Parks license plate is $85 in addition to normal registration

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bereaved’s feelings in the patterns of community support which are psychologically beneficial. Flowers, however, express the inexpressible – they are symbolic.

missing – that the funeral was depressing. The funeral meets the bereaved’s need for support. Death throws people into despair and depression by separating them from one who has provided love, companionship, and security. The funeral and customs provide the means by which those close to them can give their support and share their suffering. The funeral period provides for the expression of sorrow. Only through talking about the past can the bereaved person realize the extent of the relationship with the deceased, and accept the loss and suffering. Only through weeping and talking to good listeners can they release their grief and feelings of guilt and hostility. Experts in grief therapy believe that it can be expressed best through rites, rituals, and ceremonies. The ceremony deals primarily with intellectual concepts and doesn’t fully engage the

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There are three points to be stressed, finally, in connection with the tradition of funeral flowers. First, the role of flowers are both symbolic and aesthetic. They add great value to the richness and meaning of the ritual. Second, flowers represent sympathy extended to the bereaved. Third, flowers are sent to both the living and the dead. They are sent to the living as comfort and as tokens of respect for the deceased. We, at the JS Pelkey & Son and the Bernier Funeral Homes, hold the value of the work our local florists do in very high regard. We always encourage the families we serve to contact a local florist directly. Certainly there are national floral outlets that can be reached with a simple Google search but, honestly, the quality of these products are often substandard. Simply click the “Send Flowers” tab on our website and you will be directed to our list of trusted florists. Please call us about any questions with which we may help.

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‘Delivering’ Good Food and Economic Opportunities SEACOAST In 2014, four farmers on the New Hampshire Seacoast formed Three River Farmers Alliance with a multi-faceted vision to create healthier communities and expand economic opportunities for local regional farmers and producers. “We started in the back of a station wagon and delivered to just a handful of restaurants,” said co-owner Kate Donald of Stout Oak Farm. Today, Three River Farmers Alliance has grown to 25 employees and expanded its programs to include Veggie-Go, a contactless local food home delivery service that operates year-round throughout northern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and Maine. “We represent producers from Massachusetts and all of northern New England,” said Donald, who is joined by Greg Balog, Heron Pond Farm; Andre Cantelmo, Heron Pond Farm; and Josh Jennings, Meadow’s Mirth Farm. In addition to supplying local food to households and businesses, including restaurants, hospitals, schools and other institutions, Three River Farmers Alliance has built philanthropy into its model. “We have created a simple, efficient program for providing weekly donations from our generous contributors to purchase excess crops at cost from local farms that we then distribute to local food pantries,” explained Donald. Three River Farmers Alliance also supplements credits for SNAP-eligible Veggie-Gocustomers. “We are guided by a strong belief that local food is for everyone, including the food-insecure,” added Evan Eppler, who joined Three River Farmers Alliance in 2020 as operations director. “We will continue to look for ways to expand our donation program in 2021, especially given the strain caused by the pandemic on so many families.” Other changes include the introduction of Farmers Veggie Box Subscriptions and Workplace Veggie Share’s stylized after CSA programs, which launch in February 2021. “With Veggie-Go, you can order what you want with no obligations, but some people appreciate the convenience of a subscription-based ser-

Left to right: Farmers and owners of Three River Kate Donald, Greg Balog, Andre Cantelmo and Josh Jennings.

vice, which offers some special perks,” he added. In looking ahead, Donald said the group’s leadership is committed to further developing its farmer-owned distribution infrastructure for the local food system.

“Good food by good people – that is what drives Three River Farmers Alliance and its more than 50 producers,” she said. To learn more about Three River Farmers Alliance, visit www.threeriverfa.com.

Portside Real Estate Group Expands

PORTSMOUTH Por t side Re a l Es t ate Group has set the pace as one of the fastest growing real estate firms in Maine for the past two years, and now they have their sights on New Hampshire with the opening of an office on 155 Fleet Street in Portsmouth. The new location will be the firm’s first out-of-state venture, marking an exciting shift to serve clients from the seacoast region all the way to midcoast Maine. As part of the expansion to New Hampshire, Portside will welcome Adam Dean of Newmarket as Managing Broker, Seacoast Division. Dean has spent nearly 20 years working in real estate across the region and most recently managed a team of 700 agents across four states for Bean Group. He began his career in real estate as Bean Group’s first hire and helped to grow it to be the leading independent real estate firm in Northern New England. “This past year has given

many of us clarity about our goals and priorities, and we’re thrilled that reflection brought Adam to Portside,” said Davin. “I love Portsmouth and lived there for many years before moving to Maine. My husband and I moved to Portsmouth when my oldest son was just 10 days old, and my youngest was born at Portsmouth Hospital.” Portside has a rich culture that places community involvement at its core. The Portside Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the communities they do business in by supporting humanitarian, environmental, and health-and-youth assistance programs. The foundation organizes and produces multiple fundraising events and awareness campaigns on behalf of local nonprofits throughout the year and will carry their commitment to community service into New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.portsiderealestategroup. com.

Northeast Credit Union Announces Several Promotions PORTSMOUTH Northeast Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Ana Foret, CPA to Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and Stephanie Koch to Assistant Vice President of Risk Management. These promotions support the credit union’s vision to become the best credit union, by enabling us to continue offering new financial possibilities and supporting the sound and safe growth of our credit union. Foret, previously the Vice President of Risk Management, will be responsible for the design and execution of the Northeast Credit Union’s Enterprise Risk Management program (ERM) and practices, including the appropriate frameworks and methodologies to support effective risk identification, assessment, mitigation, and monitoring. Koch, in her new role as Assistant Vice President of Risk Management, will support Ana Foret with the execution of the ERM program, as well as oversee vendor management, compliance, and business continuity. The credit union is also pleased to announce Michael Regan, CPA, as the new Vice President, Controller. As Controller, Regan will oversee the accounting team, accounts payable and expense reporting staff and their related activities. Previously the Controller at Northway Savings Bank and an Audit Manager at Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Regan brings over nine years of professional service to Northeast. A graduate of University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business & Economics with a BSA in Accounting, Regan enjoys golfing, tennis, hiking and supporting his local community. The credit union recently announced several new key executive hires as well to continue growth. The new members of the senior leadership team include: Susan Hannigan, a Certified Public Accountant, has been named Chief Financial Officer overseeing Accounting and Finance, provides organizational leadership and formulates corporate financial strategies and policies. Prior to joining the Credit Union, Hannigan

served as a consultant providing leadership and financial services to the financial institution industry. She is a member of the AICPA and Massachusetts Society of CPAs. Susan serves on the FMS Boston Chapter Board, on the boards of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, and the Hanover Permeant Scholarship Fund. Lee Schafer, appointed Chief Human Resources Officer, provides enterprise leadership for talent strategy, management and development and leads Northeast’s Human Resources and Learning and Development functions. Schafer most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at Alliant Credit Union in Chicago, Illinois, where he led the human resources, legal, and compliance functions. Christy Zaudke, Vice President of Branch Strategy and Innovation, is focused on deepening member relationships and delivering an enhanced member experience while aligning innovative operational strategies that support the credit union’s strategic goals and objectives for growth and profitability. She has cultivated over 20 years of success in delivering record growth in market share and profitability for banking and retail industry leaders. Also recently announced is the promotion of Doug Sites to Vice President of Consumer and Indirect Lending. Sites, a 13-year employee of the credit union, will be responsible for providing strategic oversight of member lending efforts. He will oversee daily operations and underwriting of all loans, ensuring they meet both industry and internal credit union standards. His more than 25 years of experience in banking and lending have led Sites to become the experienced leader that he is today. Since 1936, Northeast Credit Union, a member-owned and not-for-profit organization, has humble beginnings at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, growing to more than $1.8 billion in assets, over 139,000 members and 19 branches throughout New Hampshire and Maine. For more information, visit www.necu.org or call 888-436-1847.

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~ News ~

Communities Pledge to Improve Health of Great Bay Estuary

...PLATE from page 5 fees. Of the $85, $5 is retained by the Department of Safety to produce the plate and $80 goes to the NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to support NH State Parks. The NH State Parks license plate is available at the Division of Motor Vehicles and its sub-stations. Town Clerk offices also have the plate available for purchase by state residents. The Park License Plates does not include parking meters along state park seacoast beaches, camping, Historic Sites, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and Flume Gorge. NH state parks also offers a variety of season passes at www.nhstateparks.org.

DOVER The city managers of Dover, Rochester and Portsmouth, the interim town administrator of Milton and plant manager for the Newington Wastewater Treatment Facility signed an intermunicipal agreement at Dover City Hall in April, that provides a framework for the communities to collaborate with each other, regulators and stakeholders to improve water quality and reduce total nitrogen in the Great Bay estuary. The interim town manager of Exeter plans to sign the agreement later this month. The agreement, known as the Municipal Alliance for

Adaptive Management, comes after the municipalities’ governing bodies agreed to opt into the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Bay Total Nitrogen General Permit (GBTN Permit) that became effective on February 1. The communities opted into the GBTN Permit because it provides greater, long-term flexibility for meeting regulatory compliance and a more collaborative framework for protecting and promoting water quality throughout the Great Bay Estuary watershed. The intermunicipal agreement allows the communities to establish and implement an adaptive management frame-

Left to right: Newington Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager Denis Messier, Dover City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr., Portsmouth City Manager Karen Conard, Milton Interim Town Manager Julius Peel, and Rochester City Manager Blaine Cox.

work (AMF) set forth by the GBTN Permit. The implementation of the AMF includes collaboration with the Envi-

ronmental Protection Agency (EPA), New Hampshire DeSee PLEDGE page 8...

~ Ask The Computer Lady & Classifieds ~ Dear Computer Lady, You have often recommended Thunderbird as an email client – I agree that it’s an excellent program and used to use it myself. However, few years ago I switched to using Gmail as a client. It can be set up to retrieve mail from multiple providers, has close to unlimited storage space, is very unlikely to disappear, and best of all, it allows you to get mail from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. It also has excellent spam filtering, and has all the features you would expect from any modern email client. Of course, you also get a free Gmail account in addition to any other existing accounts you may have. Fred Dear Fred, You have an excellent point! I actually use Gmail in my everyday work, I can access it on my computer or my phone. I use Gmail to collect mail from several different email addresses, and not only does it filter out the junk, but it does not download mail with known virus attachments. I still have Thunderbird installed and running on my computer however. It serves as my backup of all the mail I have stored in my Gmail account... just in case I ever need it. Elizabeth Dear Computer Lady, Good morning and thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I have read your column and learned and shared so much over the years. Could you please tell me more about how to water mark photos. Thank you, Cathy Dear Cathy, All you need is a program that will add a watermark to your photos for you. There are many programs that can do this, but I use a small, free program called Irfanview at www.

irfanview.com. Here are the directions: 1. Open Irfanview and open the photo that you want to add a watermark to; 2. With your mouse, draw a box on the picture where you want your watermark to appear; 3. Click on “Edit” in the menu bar, then click on “Insert Text…”; 4. Type the desired text in the text box, select other settings as desired (you will probably want to increase the font size, and make the text semi transparent; 5. Click on the “Preview” button to test, then when you are happy with the results, click the “OK” button to save your changes. If you are going to use a watermark often, you can create an image of your watermark and just use the watermark image option in the Edit menu. Elizabeth

feature, you should be able to find it in the power settings in the Control Panel. Just click on the start menu icon and search for “Power Settings”. You can program the power button and/or lid of your computer to trigger shutting down, sleep, or hibernation: 1. Tap the windows logo key on your keyboard and type “Control Panel”; 2. Click on “Control Panel” in the search results to open it; 3. In the Control Panel, click on “Hardware and Sound”; 4. Click on “Power Options”; 5. In the left column, click “Choose what the power buttons do”; 6. Click the dropdown list to select desired setting; 7. Click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the window; 8. If you are using a laptop, you will also have a link for closing the lid. Elizabeth

Dear Computer Lady, First I would like to thank you so much for your expertise. I have been reading your column for years. I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series Laptop computer. There appears to be no sleep option for the computer, just hibernate, shutdown and restart. Do you know why this might be and is there a work around to make it just go to sleep. Thank you, Jan

Dear Computer Lady, Thank you for all you do for us folks who are not computer savvy! I have an annoying problem, hope you can

Dear Jan, Thank you for your question. Let’s start with the difference between sleep and hibernate. Sleep puts your work and settings in memory and uses a small amount of power to hold them there. Hibernation puts your work and settings on your hard drive and then turns your computer all the way off. There is no power being used in hibernation mode. Other than that, there is no difference between the two. If you want to use the sleep

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help. I have Malwarebytes and also Emsisoft installed on my desktop. My computer freezes (needs to recover webpage) every time Emsisoft installs updates (which seems like every time I need to do something). Malwarebytes never did this. I talked to a very nice gentleman at Emsisoft and he took a lot of time to check things out on my PC. He didn’t find any problems but he did tell me that my machine was just slow. When I bought this Dell all-in-one about four years ago, I did go by your guidelines. So would this problem be caused by my server? I was paying for the fastest speed for several years, but was told it really wasn’t available in my area. So I dropped down two notches because it was getting expensive. Also, why is Emsisoft freezing my computer when Malwarebytes downloads, no freezing? Thanks for any info, Nancy – P.S. Do I also need an antivirus? Dear Nancy, Without taking a look at your computer, I can’t really tell you what is causing your problems or why. I can tell you that I have

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Emsisoft installed on a large number of computers that I manage and there are almost no issues with them. Since Emsisoft protects you from viruses (you don’t need another antivirus program) and malware, I would suggest that you un-install Malwarebytes and see if that fixes the problem. It might also be that after four years your computer is overdue for a good tune-up. Your local computer repair shop would be happy to do that for you. One of the classic signs of a hard drive that is starting to fail is that it slows down your system, so you might want to get your hard drive tested and see if that is the problem. Hopefully these suggestions will point you in the right direction. Elizabeth Interested in learning more? Elizabeth has answered thousands of computer questions over the years. To submit a question, email her at elizabeth. boston@gmail.com.


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...TRAFFIC from page 1 staff when an issue arises along the corridor. The new technology also provides the ability to make real-time traffic signal programming changes within the system based on current conditions. “We’re excited about these new technologies,” said City of Dover’s Deputy Community Services Director Bill Boulanger, who is managing the project. “It’s going to allow us to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, and make on-the-fly changes to respond to whatever is happening on our roads. We think it’s going to be a success, and drivers will see a noticeable difference.” The City of Dover worked with its traffic engineer partner, Sebago Technics of South Portland, Maine, and NHDOT, to secure the grant. The City of Dover has also contracted with Sebago Technics to deploy the new traffic technologies, assist with data collection, and optimize signalization throughout the corridor. The Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPM’s) will be the first deployed in the state and within Northern New England. At several intersections, old-fashioned “loop sensors” were replaced with bell cameras and other optical sensing devic-

~ News ~ es. The loop sensors could only detect the presence of perhaps a single vehicle, but the advanced optical sensors will now be able to determine how far back cars are stacking up at an intersection. Part of the project’s goal is to implement proven innovative strategies and methodologies for reducing the labor involved in managing the City’s traffic signals on the north-south Central Avenue artery through automation. Traditional traffic signal timing optimization involves counting traffic volume over a few days and using that data to create the appropriate timings. The process is labor intensive, expensive, and the deployed signal timing is stagnant and can quickly lose its effectiveness as traffic volumes change. The new system will allow for continuous monitoring and adjusting. The newly deployed technology includes new traffic signal controllers, vehicle and pedestrian detection equipment, travel time recording devices and communication upgrades. It will allow the City to accurately count vehicles, including a breakdown of cars and trucks, how long vehicles are stopped at traffic lights, and travel times through the corridor. Part of the enhancements also includes integrating the City’s central traffic management system with the NHDOT’s. That will allow

...PLEDGE from page 7 partment of Environmental Services, and private and public stakeholders, including the Conservation Law Foundation. The Municipal Alliance, open to all communities in the Great Bay watershed, will allow the member municipalities to share expertise and monetary resources in the development and implementation of ambient water quality mon-

the NHDOT to deploy emergency signal changes to aid traffic flow along the corridor in the event of a significant traffic accident on the Spaulding Turnpike. The 17 intersections are part of four subsystems within the Central Avenue corridor: Week’s Crossing with four signals; five signals along northern Central Avenue from Morin Street to Oak Road; three signals along the Silver Street subsystem; and five signals at the Central Avenue/Durham Road subsystem, which Boulanger called the City’s most complex with 28,000 cars passing through the quarter-mile subsystem that includes two Spaulding Turnpike off-ramps, an emergency room and multiple schools within a short distance from it.

itoring to determine progress and trends in Great Bay; establish a method to track total nitrogen reductions and additions; create and execute a plan for overall source reductions of total nitrogen; and build an objective, transparent and inclusive scientific record that will help guide future decisions promoting the health of Great Bay. In the years before the issuance of the GBTN General Permit, participating municipalities have reduced nitrogen discharges into the estuary through ongoing investment in wastewater technology and infrastructure. That investment includes regular upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant, stormwater management, and locating and correcting non-wastewater infiltration into the sanitary sewer system. The Municipal Alliance sets forth the creation, purpose and authority of an Executive Board made up of the city representatives from Rochester, Portsmouth and Dover, and two at-large members from other participating municipalities. There is also a Member Committee made up of all participating municipalities. In addition to the Municipal Alliance, the three city managers last month signed a settlement agreement with the Conservation Law Foundation that provides additional clarity

to the GBTN Permit in terms of scientific benchmarks, cooperation, planning and executing pollution reduction methods for Great Bay. The CLF agreement also provides a non-voting Stakeholder Committee member to participate in the Executive Board and Member Committee meetings. The GBTN Permit establishes total nitrogen effluent limitations, monitoring requirements, reporting requirements and standard conditions for 13 eligible wastewater treatment plants (WWTF) in New Hampshire. The WWTF covered by the permit includes Dover, Rochester, Portsmouth, Pease Tradeport (Portsmouth), Exeter, Durham, Somersworth, Newmarket, Epping, Newington, Rollinsford, Newfields and Milton. The discharge of all pollutants other than nitrogen from these WWTFs continues to be authorized by each WWTFs respective individual National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits.

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