Pro Portsmouth’s First Night takes place on Monday, December 31st from 4 p.m. to midnight, including a fireworks show scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the South Mill Pond. To facilitate a safe and entertaining First Night, the following traffic and parking changes will occur on December 31st.
As shown below, various Portsmouth departments have different office hours and closures in affect during this holiday season. Those with car registrations and more due at the end of the month should note that City Hall will not be open on New Year’s Eve, December 31st; instead City Hall will have extended hours on Friday, December 28th, remaining open until 4:30 p.m.
The December 20th Planning Board meeting will include a review and adoption of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
On Wednesday, December 19th at the Library’s Levenson Room at 6:30 p.m., the City will host a kick-off public input session to discuss a potential North Mill Pond trail project. The purpose of this project would be to design a linear greenway and community park along the North Mill Pond.
The City of Portsmouth’s Water Division is pleased to announce the acquisition of a conservation easement on 72 acres of property adjacent to the Bellamy Reservoir in Madbury, New Hampshire from Dave Olson. This easement was realized through the combined efforts of the City, the Southeast Land Trust (SELT), the Town of Madbury and the State of New Hampshire’s Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund.
The Redgate/Kane development team, who is partnering with the City of Portsmouth to re-develop the Thomas J. McIntyre Federal Building site, will present the City Council on Monday night with a comprehensive vision and development plan that was created following a series of public meetings and conversations with key stakeholders.
Parking will be free at all downtown, on-street parking meters from Sunday, December 16th through Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th. While parking is free for these 10 days, time limits will still be enforced.
Portsmouth water remains in compliance with quality requirements for lead
The City of Portsmouth completed its recent round of sampling under the Lead & Copper monitoring program and is pleased to report that the water system remains in compliance with the current lead and copper regulations. This sampling is required by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and is administered by NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) through the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR).
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