The long-awaited and much anticipated opening of the Bridge Street Lot in its Cinderella transformation into a restaurant and performance art space for the benefit of Portsmouth businesses struggling to survive the pandemic has arrived.
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.
City Clerk Kelli Barnaby announces that Absentee Ballots for the upcoming September 8, 2020 State Primary Election and November 3, 2020 General Election are now available.
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:
The Outdoor Pool is now accepting reservations for up to 100 people per hour. Reservations are still required and pool access is limited to Portsmouth residents (photo ID required).
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.
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
Mayor Becksted Announces the Creation of the Clipper Strong Fund to Provide Relief to Portsmouth Small Businesses
The City Council and Redgate/Kane both want a redevelopment of the McIntyre Building that will create lasting and significant benefits for the City and its residents.