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Debora Spar, author of "Wonder Women"

AUTHOR DEBORA SPAR

Debora Spar is the author of "Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection." In the book, Spar looks at why, fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, women are still living in a man's world.

For more information on Debora Spar click here: DEBORA SPAR

Spar was in New Hampshire in February to speak at The Music Hall Loft.

For more information on The Music Hall click here: THE MUSIC HALL

 

Memorial Bridge to close overnights for adjustment

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (AP) -- The Memorial Bridge that connects New Hampshire and Maine is closing overnights for a week to continue adjustments.

The bridge will be off-limits to cars, bikes and pedestrians from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night from Sunday through Friday.

The closure is needed to continue the work on final adjustments on the new bridge, which have been slowed due to the winter weather conditions.

The new, $81 million Memorial Bridge from Portsmouth to Kittery opened last August. It replaced one that opened in 1923 and closed for two years in July 2011 so the replacement project could get underway.

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Heroin arrest in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- Portsmouth Police arrested Christopher Riley, 19, of Kittery on February 26.

Mr. Riley was arrested by detectives for one count of sale of heroin, a felony, and for one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, also a felony. Mr. Riley was already out on bail from Portsmouth for possession of heroin and falsifying physical evidence, both felony charges. Mr. Riley was charged with Breach of Bail and Criminal Contempt as a result. Mr. Riley is also out on bail from Methuen, Massachusetts for possession of heroin.

Christopher Riley was arraigned in Portsmouth District Court and has been held on $10,000 cash only bail. He is scheduled for a probable cause hearing on March 10 at 1:00pm.

Fake Gun Bill

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- We all want to make sure our schools are safe places for our children, but some believe a bill before Maine lawmakers to make it a crime to bring a fake gun to school was overreaching.

The education committee was largely unconvinced that having a student become charged with a crime would help the problem. After an incident last year, at Traip Academy in Kittery with a student bringing a fake firearm to school the Kittery Police Department put forth a bill that would make it a crime to bring a replica or simulated firearm to school.

Portsmouth Police arrest two for prostitution

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- Two women were arrested following an investigation completed by the Portsmouth Police Department.

The police department was notified by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of social media postings in the Seacoast area advertising prostitution. The images associated with the postings included females that may have been juveniles.

Based on the tip, the Portsmouth Police Department's Special Investigations Unit conducted a sting operation and arrested two women. 

Sara E. Vazquez, 19, of Worcester, Massachusetts has been charged with prostitution and possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors. Stephanie A. White, 24, also of Worcester, Massachusetts has been charged with prostitution.

Both were released on personal recognizance bail and are scheduled to be arraigned in the Portsmouth Court on March 17.

Snow storm hits during evening commute

KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A strong snow storm swept through Southern Maine at the worst possible time Tuesday evening, according to Director of Kittery Public Works Norman Albert.

Snow started falling in Southern Maine early Tuesday afternoon, and fell at a rate of about one inch per hour for several hours.

By the evening commute, roads were messy and visibility was poor.

Albert said between 5 and 6 p.m., traffic was at a stand still around the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where workers were trying to go home for the day.

The evening commute was difficult on roads all around Southern Maine and New Hampshire Tuesday night.

New Hampshire State Police lowered the speed limits on state highways to 45 mph.

Town seeking options to keep beaches public

YORK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- While it is far from beach weather we've been having lately, Ronald Nowell, Chairman of the York Board of Selectmen, is anxious about future access to the town's beaches.

"It takes one private property owner to stake out his property and put up a sign and a fence, it is as simple as that," stated Nowell.  "Any of those private property owners could fence off the sections of the beach, and there is not a thing we could do about it."

Nowell has been concerned about the situation for decades, but a recent ruling by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in favor of property owner's rights to limit access to Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunk has him looking for options to keep public access to the beaches in his community.

He says closing the beaches would not just be an inconvenience, but devastating to the local economy.