The Portsmouth Fire Department is celebrating the completion of the extensive renovations to its 127 International Drive fire station – also known as Station 3 – with an Open House Event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
Station 3 was built in the late 1950s and originally served as the structural fire station for the Pease Air Force Base Fire Department. Turned over to the City in 1993 following the closure of the base, the fire house has proudly served as the City’s Fire Station 3 for almost 30 years.
As part of the City’s Lafayette Road and Andrew Jarvis Drive intersection improvement project, extensive utility work resulting in traffic delays will occur Thursday, August 9th through Monday, August 13th; this will include a complete road closure of Lafayette Road, between Greenleaf Avenue and the Route 1 bypass, on Monday, August 13th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Portsmouth’s community reporting and engagement mobile iOS app – also known as Portsmouth Click N’ Fix – has received a complete redesign and feature upgrade.
Portsmouth neighborhoods will take to the streets to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime (NNO) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. Portsmouth’s neighborhood-based NNO celebration aim to strengthen and connect our community and foster partnerships between Portsmouth residents and members of the Police Department. Sponsored by the Citywide Neighborhood Committee and the Portsmouth Police Department, NNO is an evening outdoors filled with social activities and block parties.
After the conclusion of the public hearing regarding the 105 Bartlett Street re-zoning request, and before voting to close Second Reading on August 6th, the City Council may vote to incorporate any or all of the revisions listed here.
Precipitation events during the last couple weeks of July considerably reduced water demands. As the accompanying information shows, this rainfall also resulted in slightly higher than normal stream flows, reservoir levels and recharge to our water supplies.
Public Works Deputy Director Brian Goetz recently joined a group discussion with New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) on water conservation and managing current drought conditions. You can listen to the interview here.
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The City of Portsmouth is pleased to welcome back the Piscataqua Maritime Commission’s Tall Ships Event for 2018. This year, various events will take place from Wednesday, July 25th to Sunday, July 29th, showcasing the Schooner Harvey Gamage, the Oliver Hazard Perry and the Schooner Roseway.
For a full list of event details, click here.
Guided public tours of the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) construction site will be conducted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. City staff, along with others involved in the construction of the Peirce Island WWTF upgrade project, will be guiding interested parties through the construction site to provide an opportunity to observe the status of the ongoing construction.
The Planning Department will host a public listening session on the proposed re-zoning of the property at 105 Bartlett Street on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:30pm at City Hall in Conference Room A.