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Welfare Dept. Seeks Donations of School Supplies

August 5, 2020

Since 2006, the Welfare Department has collected back-to-school supplies for area children in need. As always, the goal of this project is to level the playing field as much as possible for students, Pre-K to Post Grad, in the Portsmouth community.


New Fiscal Year Brings Parking Changes July 1

June 30, 2020

The new fiscal year for the City budget brings some changes to fees charged to residents. There are also some adjustments in parking to announce. First, the following changes in fees were adopted by the City Council:

Hanover Garage:


City of Portsmouth Moves Forward with Cautious Reopening

June 23, 2020

The Governor intends that most of New Hampshire will “open” by July 1st, having released retail stores, restaurants and recreational venues from his “Stay At Home” orders on June 15. The combination of three months of lost revenue, hesitant customers and the new State guidelines on occupancy, sanitizing and employee protections mean that most businesses in Portsmouth are reopening as reimagined establishments.


City Announces Summer 2020 Recreation Facilities Rules

May 8, 2020

Following the recommendation of the City Recreation Director Rus Wilson, City Manager Karen Conard announces the following rules, tentatively effective at the end of the Governor’s Stay At Home 2.0 order, May 18, 2020, for the operation of the City’s outdoor recreation and park venues:

Closures for the 2020 Season