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The City of Portsmouth and Redgate/Kane Still Unable to Reach Agreement by the General Services Administration Deadline

March 31, 2023

At a Special Meeting of the City Council today at 12:00 pm in City Hall, City Attorney Susan Morrell reported that the City of Portsmouth and Redgate/Kane, also known as SoBow Square, LLC, still have not reached an agreement on a number of critical issues needed to move forward with plans to redevelop the Thomas J. McIntyre Federal Building by the March 31, 2023 extension deadline  set by the General Services Administration (GSA).


Department of Public Works Provides Update on Mechanic Street Pump Station Repair

February 23, 2023

The City of Portsmouth’s Mechanic Street Pump Station experienced an equipment failure in January that left only one of the station’s three pumps operational. The pump station continues to operate and passes the required flows to the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility. In order to ensure redundancy and manage high flow events, the City mobilized two temporary engine-driven backup pumps in the Pump Station’s parking lot.


City of Portsmouth Receives Nearly $50,000 in “Moose Plate” Grants for Wetlands Conservation and Preservation of Historic Cemeteries and Documents

February 21, 2023

In the past four months, the City of Portsmouth has accepted three grants from the New Hampshire State Library: a $9,682 grant for the preservation of historic City documents and to rebuild the wall around Point of Graves Burial Ground (the City’s oldest cemetery), $20,000 for delineating wetlands within the City limits, and a third $20,000 for preservation work on the wall facing North Mill Pond in North Cemetery.


Sherburne School Neighborhood Meeting

January 27, 2023

TUES JAN 31 AT 6 PM AT SHERBURNE SCHOOL (35 Sherburne Rd.) – In person, informal discussion with neighbors, City Council and Portsmouth Housing Authority about the possible future use of the Sherburne School property after the relocation of the Ro