Here is the video in all its glory! Many thanks to the team at WCSH and especially to Brett Whitmarsh for reaching out and giving me the opportunity!
According to a story published today in the Portsmouth Herald, the Memorial Bridge will be saved by New Hampshire – and New Hampshire alone. The title isn’t completely accurate, as the funds to be made available will be directed towards building a new replacement bridge – as the old structure is too deteriorated and expensive to save. This is a sad day, although it remains good news for communities and businesses on both sides of the bridge…but I’ll miss that old hulking thing of beauty once it’s gone.
Like The Decks, I’ll always miss what it was but look forward to the new changes. There is still plenty of work to be done on reaching a solution and I’m sure the final plan may change – but as of now it sounds like NH is taking the solution into its own hands…which is great and will mean continued access by car/bike/foot for all.
Thanks for checking in today at The Daily Portsmouth! I’d like to encourage you to tune in to WCSH Channel 6 tonight (May 7th) to see the spot on 207 – airing at 7pm. I can’t wait to see how the program came out, it was a pleasure spending an afternoon strolling around Portsmouth with the team a couple weeks back. I’ll post a link to the website once the spot has been uploaded. Lots of exciting things happening surrounding The Daily Portsmouth lately – more details in the coming weeks!
Portsmouth saw a lot of excitement today as a Greyhound Bus was surrounded after a standoff began around 11:30 – with the sole individual refusing to get off the bus until 8:36. Not wanting to get too close, I thought I’d share a few shots from the evening snapped from the secure border of the scene. There were a ridiculous amount of organizations involved in securing the area around the bus on Hanover Street, and everything was very well organized and coordinated. Thankfully it appears to have ended with a photo of a guy getting off of a bus and nothing actually exploding….more details to follow I’m sure…