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Portsmouth City Manager Search Process Narrowed to Three Finalists

October 9, 2019

PORTSMOUTH NH -- With the upcoming retirement of City Manager John Bohenko at the end of December 2019, the city began an active search for a qualified candidate to take his place and hired the specialist GovHR USA in June to help with recruitment.  The Portsmouth City Council has conducted preliminary interviews for the position of City Manager. The City received 54 applications for the position, from 23 states.


Portsmouth Seeking Public Input on Capital Improvement Plan FY2021-2026

September 9, 2019

The Portsmouth Planning Department and Planning Board are welcoming public input on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Year 2021 to 2026 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2026). Residents are asked to submit projects for consideration in the next CIP by October 15th. The CIP sets forth a 6-year schedule and financing strategy to accomplish necessary public improvements and meet infrastructure needs.


Public Meeting: Sep 4 Sagamore Ave Sewer Extension Project

August 30, 2019

The Department of Public Works with the engineering design firm Wright-Pierce is hosting a public meeting at the Department of Public Works, 680 Peverly Hill Road, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. to discuss the preliminary design of the Sagamore Ave Sewer Extension Project.



August 12, 2019

The garden tours are offered at 11 am and 2 pm on August 16 and 23. The one-hour tour starts at the Liberty Pole on Marcy Street and then explores the extensive garden beds of the South Lawn and the formal garden planted around the anchor at the end of Prescott Park closest to the river.



August 12, 2019

Since 2006, the Welfare Department has been conducting a back to school drive to assure that every child in the City of Portsmouth has the tools they need to begin a successful school year. The first day of school is just a few short weeks away. We are always in need of sturdy backpacks for older kids. Currently, we are low on markers, pencil sharpeners, and dividers for three ring binders. Thank you for your generosity.


State Sets PFAS Water Quality Standards

July 19, 2019

State of New Hampshire Approves New Standards for Four PFAS Compounds

The City of Portsmouth is currently in compliance with current and proposed drinking water standards for Perflourinated compounds (PFAS).


US Route 1 Corridor Improvements - Informational Meeting

July 15, 2019

On Thursday, July 25th, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, NH Department of Transportation hosted an informational meeting to discuss roadway improvements along U.S. Route 1, from Constitution Avenue to Wilson Road, and Ocean Road to White Cedar Boulevard.