Rep. Bradley ‘holding breath’ on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

With the Department of Defense set to release its list of recommended base closings in less than two weeks, U.S. Rep. Jeb Bradley warned yesterday the threat facing the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is real. “I’m holding my breath and I will be until next Friday,” the 1st District Republican told three dozen Seacoast business people at a breakfast forum sponsored by the Concord-based Business and Industry Association and the Hampton and Exeter chambers of commerce.