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City of Portsmouth Adopts New Communications App – “Smart 911” Replaces CodeRED

August 8, 2022

The Portsmouth Police Department is rolling out a new emergency messaging system throughout the city to replace the CodeRED system used for emergency alerts and notices such as snow parking bans.

Anyone wishing to continue to receive notices such as snow parking bans and other alerts must subscribe to the new Smart 911 system. Accounts cannot be automatically transferred. Go to Smart911 to subscribe to the new system.

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Parks & Greenery Offers Prescott Park Garden Tours

July 12, 2022

Now that the gardens of Prescott Park are nearing their summer peak, following weeks of planting, weeding and cultivation, the City of Portsmouth Parks & Greenery Department is inviting the public to join members of the gardening team for free weekly tours of the formal gardens.

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Peirce Island Outdoor Pool CLOSED July 4, 2022

July 4, 2022

The Portsmouth Outdoor Pool on Peirce Island will be closed today, July 4, due to apparent acts of vandalism last night.  The Police Department is investigating. The City expects to be able to reopen the pool for Tuesday use.  

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Peirce Island Outdoor Pool CLOSED July 4, 2022

July 4, 2022

The Portsmouth Outdoor Pool on Peirce Island will be closed today, July 4, due to apparent acts of vandalism last night.  The Police Department is investigating. The City expects to be able to reopen the pool for Tuesday use.  

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SCAM ALERT

July 1, 2022

The City has received calls about representatives from Aqualite US in Tyngsborough MA who are soliciting business throughout Portsmouth, making false claims that the City’s water does not meet regulatory standards, offering to collect water samples and claiming to be "from t

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City DPW Joins UNH/NH DHHS Covid-19 Wastewater Surveillance Program

June 30, 2022

In September 2020, the CDC launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) to coordinate and build the nation’s capacity to track the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19, in wastewater samples collected across the country. Sampling efforts around the country have determined that by measuring COVID-19 in wastewater on a routine basis, allows predictive trends to be observed.

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Portsmouth Announces Plans for July 3 Fireworks

June 22, 2022

The City of Portsmouth and Wilcox Industries are presenting the annual fireworks display on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at the South Mill Pond across from the Portsmouth City Hall beginning at 9:15 pm. The rain date is Tuesday, July 5th at the same time. This celebration is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event. 

 

Activities for the 3rd of July, sponsored by Wilcox Industries: