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City issues snow parking ban on SAT Jan 18 at 8 pm.

January 18, 2020

Due to the snow storm, the Department of Public Works has is.ued a snow emergency parking ban and therefore parked vehicles must be removed from all city streets, starting at 8 p.m. The parking ban goes into effect in the core of the downtown at 1 a.m. on Sun Jan 19.


City now accepting applications to fill Police Commission vacancy

January 8, 2020

Mayor Becksted has announced that he anticipates appointing a Blue Ribbon Committee to recommend to the City Council a replacement to fill the vacancy on the Police Commission.That position will be filled as soon as possible because the Police Commission will be unable to act until the vacancy is filled  Anyone interested in being consider



December 6, 2019

Effective from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday, December 7th, 2019, the Chief of Police will be invoking his emergency powers, prohibiting parking and vehicular travel on certain streets in the City due to the Annual Portsmouth Holiday Parade. The Parade Route will begin at Plaza 800 on Islington Street (6:00pm) and proceed east to Congress Street.


City of Portsmouth Provides Notification That Methuen Construction Will Not Achieve the December 1 Milestone for Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility Work

November 22, 2019

Portsmouth, New Hampshire -- The City of Portsmouth Legal Department has notified the Environmental Protection Agency, the State of New Hampshire and the Conservation Law Foundation -- all of whom are parties to the Consent Decree that mandates the City’s upgrade of the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility to secondary treatment-- that the General Contractor for the project, Methuen Construction, will not achieve the December 1, 2019 interim construction milestone to substantially complete the Biological Aerated Filter (BAF).  Substantial completio