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ryerocks

Eighteen Miles

A while ago, an acquaintance of mine asked why lobster is associated with New Hampshire, when New Hampshire is hardly a coastal state. I gently, and jokingly, corrected him: “Hey, we have eighteen miles of coastline, and we’re proud of every one.” On that number, your mileage may actually vary. It all depends how you […]

ballfieldfromsuite

Before The Ballpark

The iconic visual of Manchester’s downtown has forever been the red-brick mill buildings lining the banks of the Merrimack River, extending up the landscape toward Elm Street along streets and a former canal. Over the years, additions and modifications have created new points of interest and new character to the face Manchester presents from I-293. […]

gamechest

Game Night

Back in college, a friend of mine would disappear for the better part of every Saturday, returning sometime around dinner from something he called the “Gaming Club.” Occasionally, we would actually have to seek him out, which meant a voyage to the upper level of the student union, where he and fifteen other friends were […]

pandorasign

Landmarks, Great And Small

Not too long ago, news slipped out that the McDonald’s on Hampton Beach would not be reopening for the 2017 season. Perhaps the country’s only seasonal fast-food restaurant, and the only one on the boardwalk strip along New Hampshire’s busiest stretch of coastline, was closed for good. Fast-food restaurants, and restaurants in general, are hardly […]

newwmur

Don’t Touch That Dial

This past Friday, NH1 News, an upstart television news source, quietly went off the air. The details go far beyond pulling the plug; local media magnate and WBIN-TV owner Binnie Media sold the broadcast rights for WBIN-TV to the FCC. Closing down NH1 News is the first step in winding down operations for the TV […]