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Public Meeting on Outer Islington Street sidewalk project Tuesday, January 23rd

January 23, 2018

The City will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Department of Public Works Building at 680 Peverly Hill Road. The Outer Islington Street sidewalk project between Plains Avenue and Essex Avenue that started construction on last fall is scheduled to be completed this Spring. The City is now considering extending the limits of this project to include the area from Essex Avenue to Rutland Street (indicated below).

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Snow load out operations and parking ban occurring downtown Tuesday, January 9th into early Wednesday morning

January 9, 2018

Public Works crews are continuing their snow clean-up efforts this week with another overnight snow load out in the downtown area. Beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th, Public Works crews will be conducting a downtown snow load out in order to clear streets and improve safety. These operations will continue throughout the night into early Wednesday morning. Therefore, all vehicles must be removed off the posted downtown City streets prior to the times displayed per area on the map below.

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Snow load out operations and parking ban occurring downtown Sunday, January 7th into early Monday morning

January 7, 2018

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7th, Public Works crews will be conducting a downtown snow load out in order to clear streets and improve safety. These operations will continue throughout the night into early Monday morning. Therefore, all vehicles must be removed off downtown City streets prior to the times displayed per area on the map below. This map indicates the planned routes crews will be addressing in phases throughout the evening. Residents are encouraged to place their cars in the High-Hanover Garage where a $3 parking fee will apply until 8:00 a.m.

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Protect Your Pipes This Winter

January 3, 2018

Extreme cold temperatures are continuing well into 2018, and the Portsmouth Water Department wants to remind residents of the importance of protecting their pipes. Please review this page to understand your responsibilities and helpful tips to prevent your pipes from freezing.

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Mayor Jack Blalock's Inaugural Speech 2018

January 2, 2018

Good evening, and happy New Year!

Welcome family, friends, neighbors, city councilors, police and fire commissioners, City Manager John Bohenko, City Clerk Kelli Barnaby, City staff and department heads, and all special guests.