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CDBG Public Service Agency Grants Available

January 19, 2021

The Portsmouth Community Development Department is now accepting applications for the City FY 2022 Public Service Agency Grant program. The funding for this program is provided by a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is contingent on the City receiving its FY 2022 (HUD FY 2021) grant award from HUD.


Clipper Strong Fund Donates $1000 to Gather

January 18, 2021

CAPTION: The Clipper Strong Fund Committee presented a $1000 check to Deb Anthony, executive director of Gather, the largest hunger relief agency serving the Seacoast, including local business employees hard hit by the pandemic.


Sagamore Avenue Subsurface Work Resumes

January 13, 2021

As part of the Sagamore Avenue Sewer Extension Project, borings are needed to collect data about the soils and bedrock in the project area. The first phase of borings was completed in the spring of 2020; and this work will complete the boring data collection.


Portsmouth Secures 107-acre Conservation Easement to Protect Bellamy Reservoir Water Supply

January 12, 2021

Taking another significant step in its effort to protect the City of Portsmouth’s surface water supply by conserving lands surrounding the Bellamy Reservoir, the City’s Department of Public Works Water Division has partnered with Southeast Land Trust (SELT) to purchase a conservation easement on approximately 107 acres owned by Mary Ellen Duffy, adjacent to the Reservoir.


City Issues FY20 CAFR and PAFR Financial Reports

January 8, 2021

The Portsmouth community can now access the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) on the City of Portsmouth website. The City of Portsmouth prepares the CAFR and PAFR following the close of each fiscal year under the guidance of Director of Finance and Administration Judie Belanger.


Mayor announces Holiday Lights Contest winners

December 21, 2020

A panel of judges aged 21-months to 18 years old has reviewed all 76 Holiday Lights Contest participants and selected three winners of the $500 gift cards donated by Ricci Lumber, Lowe’s and Home Depot:  Al Bailey, Jane Sprague and Nicole Beyer.


City Seeks Residents’ Images of Portsmouth for Use in City Publications

December 16, 2020

City staff are seeking residents’ help in illustrating what life is like in the City of Portsmouth. As staff prepare documents and presentations including the Budget and Annual Report, they like to include photographs of residents taking advantage of the programs, projects, services and “amenities” – both natural and manmade – throughout the City.

Some suggestions for images: