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.
Here comes Peter Cottontail!
Senior Departmental staff started meeting with City Manager Karen Conard as the Emergency Management Team to provide COVID-19 proactive monitoring and response on March 13.
Many New Hampshire residents with seasonal winter homes who are returning to New Hampshire may not be aware that the state is under a “Stay At Home” order issued by the Governor on March 27, 2020, as well as limitations on group gatherings, essential businesses and other measures taken to help reduce the sprea