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Citywide Neighborhood Committee Announces Annual Holiday Lights Contest

November 25, 2022

Thanks to the enthusiastic participation in the 2021 Neighborhood Holiday Lights Contest, the Citywide Neighborhood Committee announces its return for 2022, to give residents a way to celebrate together this holiday season. The registration period is November 23 through December 10, 2022.

Contest details are as follows:

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Holiday tree-Lighting & Illuminated Holiday Parade Scheduled for Dec 3

November 21, 2022

The City’s 2022 Holiday Tree-Lighting and Illuminated Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, December 3 (rain/snow date is Sunday, Dec 4) starting at 5 pm. Portsmouth’s Tree Lighting ceremony takes place on the first Saturday in December each year from 5 to 5:30 pm, followed by the annual Illuminated Holiday Parade. The City Department of Public Works will begin installing the tree in Market Square on Wednesday, November 23.

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Citywide Neighborhood Committee Hosts Ward 1 Forum

October 26, 2022

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, the Citywide Neighborhood Committee hosts a panel of Portsmouth city officials to discuss projects and issues specific to the Ward 1 neighborhood. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm, in-person at the New Franklin School located at 1 Franklin Drive.The meeting is open to residents of Ward 1 as well as to the public at large.

The Ward 1 Forum is part of a series of Neighborhood Outreach Forums hosted by the Citywide Neighborhood Committee. Additional Ward Forums are being planned.

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Citywide Neighborhood Committee Hosts Ward 1 Forum Oct 26, 2022

October 21, 2022

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, the Citywide Neighborhood Committee hosts a panel of Portsmouth city officials to discuss projects and issues specific to the Ward 1 neighborhood. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm, in-person at the New Franklin School located at 1 Franklin Drive.The meeting is open to residents of Ward 1 as well as to the public at large.

The Ward 1 Forum is part of a series of Neighborhood Outreach Forums hosted by the Citywide Neighborhood Committee. Additional Ward Forums are being planned.

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City of Portsmouth Reaches Settlement Agreement with Deer Street Associates

October 19, 2022

The City of Portsmouth and Deer Street Associates (DSA), also known as G.L. Rogers, Inc., Foundry Place LLC and Foundry Place Hotel Owner, LLC, have arrived at an agreement to settle a breach of contract lawsuit initiated by DSA in March 2021. On October 17, 2022, the City Council voted to authorize the City Manager to execute the settlement agreement and a limited release of liability on behalf of the City.