Mayor Deaglan McEachern joined US Congressman Chris Pappas to celebrate the start of LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Portsmouth. The Mayor read a Proclamation noting that Pride Month was created in 1999 in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising in 1969. He said
On Fri May 27 at 10:30 am, the traditional Burial at Sea service takes place in Prescott Park at 10 am.
Eversource has informed the City of a construction project that will impact High, Ladd and Market Streets. The affected areas and work phasing are shown in the image below. Although this is not a City project, City staff is involved to facilitate communications with all affected residents and businesses.
The project involves installing subsurface conduit to connect to transformers that are housed in the Hanover Street Garage to provide enhanced electrical power to that area of downtown.
The Portsmouth Department of Public Works will hold its biannual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Public Works facility at 680 Peverly Hill Road. Residents of Portsmouth, Greenland and Newington are encouraged to bring household chemicals for safe disposal between 8 am and 12 noon. Proof of residency is required.
The Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire is a non-profit Joint Powers Agency incorporated on October 1, 2021 — governed “by communities, for communities” — empowering towns, cities and counties across New Hampshire to:
Reviving a pre-pandemic tradition begun by Mayor Jack Blalock in 2019 to celebrate National Bike Month, Portsmouth’s Mayor’s Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday May 21, 2022. The route and pace are designed so that children and families are comfortable taking part.
The City of Portsmouth Cemetery Committee is organizing a headstone-cleaning project in the historic North Cemetery on Maplewood Avenue on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Volunteers are invited to register to join the Committee between 9 am and noon to learn how preservationists clean and preserve historic grave markers.
The Arbor Day Foundation has again named Portsmouth a Tree City USA and has awarded the Tree Growth Award to the City’s Department of Public Works Forestry crew. City Arborist Charles Baxter, and arborists Max Wiater and Steve Burns improved multiple aspects of the City’s forestry program in 2021 to achieve this award.
The New Hampshire Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund Advisory Commission unanimously voted at its January 10, 2022 meeting to cover design costs up to $223,000 for a Portsmouth-Dover emergency publ