At the City Manager’s direction, the Recreation Department and DPW have worked with City Health Officer Kim McNamara to make several adjustments to the Peirce Island Outdoor Pool and bathhouse facility to allow the pool to open, by reservation, for the summer season, June 21 through August 20, 2021. The pool will be open from 11 am to 6 pm, seven days a week.
The City of Portsmouth has completed the sale of $30,514,594 in 20-year general obligation bonds to fund approved projects for General, Water and Sewer Fund projects, with bond premiums of $2,588,094.
Dog Owners Reminded to Dispose of Pet Waste Properly
As required by State law, all dogs residing in the City of Portsmouth must be licensed. Dog licenses extend from April to April.
As the nation struggles with the economic impact of COVID-19, Portsmouth has just received another AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s, the internationally recognized, 150-year-old authority on credit ratings and market intelligence.
Based on a road safety audit in 2016 by NHDOT and the City of Portsmouth, the Department of Public Works is moving forward, in partnership with the State of New Hampshire, on a plan to reroute traffic along Lang Road with the addition of a connector road to Longmeadow Road, behind Service Credit Union.
The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected the City of Portsmouth and its collaboration with the NH Coastal Adaptation Workshop (NHCAW) as one of eight communities to participate in the national 2021 Leadership in Community Resilience (LCR) program. NLC has awarded a $10,000 grant to the City to support engagement with NHCAW and residents and for new research, training and education materials.
The Portsmouth Recreation Department has received word from the Easter Bunny that he will make a personal appearance at the Connie Bean Center (155 Parrott Avenue) for an Easter drive-through event on Saturday, April 3, 2021, rain or shine.
The free event is designed for Portsmouth families with children aged from pre-K through the fourth grade.
The City Council has scheduled a site walk of the Peverly Hill Road proposed Complete Streets improvement project on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10 am. The purpose of the meeting is a follow-up to the public information meeting held via Zoom on February 17, 2021. The on-site meeting gives property owners an additional opportunity to see and discuss the project limits and easements that will be necessary along the roadway corridor.
The City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works is preparing to commence seasonal construction on the Islington Street Corridor Project, Phase 1B. This work will continue sewer-water line separation between Albany Street and Dover Street. Work is expected to take most of the construction season and be completed in October.
On Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm the Citywide Neighborhood Committee hosts a panel of City of Portsmouth staff via Zoom to discuss projects and issues specific to the Ward 1 neighborhood. The Zoom meeting is open to residents of Ward 1 as well as to the public at large.To participate, please register in advance with this Zoom link.