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Mosquito control operations begin in Portsmouth

July 2, 2018

The Mosquito Control program begins July 2, 2018 in the City of Portsmouth. Crews from Dragon Mosquito Control will be checking swamps, salt marshes, woodland pools, ditches, catch basins and other shallow, stagnant water for mosquito larvae. When mosquitoes are found, the following larvicides may be used:


Portsmouth Receives State Approval for West End Economic Revitalization Zone Tax Credit Program

June 27, 2018

Developers and future tenants of eligible redevelopment projects in the West End may now be able to take advantage of the business tax benefits available through the State’s Economic Revitalization Zone Tax Credit Program. The City of Portsmouth recently received approval from the State Department of Resources and Economic Development for designation of an Economic Revitalization Zone (ERZ) Tax Zone in the City’s West End in the area around the former City Public Works Facility site and the former Frank Jones Brewery site.


105 Bartlett Street Re-Zoning Request

June 26, 2018

In February 2018, Clipper Traders, LLC requested a Zoning change for the property located at 105 Bartlett Street from Office Research (OR) and Transportation Corridor (TC) to Character District 4 West End (CD4-W). The materials and timeline related to this request are outlined below. 


Paving Operations This Week: June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

With many active paving projects this summer, Public Works will continue to issue periodic updates on the latest paving activities for the community to be aware of. This week, weather permitting, people can anticipate:


Public Information Meeting for Maplewood Avenue and Adjacent Areas Project Thursday, June 21st

June 21, 2018

The City of Portsmouth has a utility and roadway reconstruction project that includes the replacement of water mains, improvements to the sewer and drainage system, roadway reconstruction, bike lanes, sidewalks, and curbing for a section of Maplewood Avenue. The City received bids in March and has awarded the construction contract to Sargent Corporation of Stillwater, ME. Sargent is scheduled to begin construction the week of July 9th. The project is anticipated to require two construction seasons to complete. 


Inspection of Peirce Island Road Bridge Occurring Tuesday, June 19th

June 19, 2018

The Department of Public Works has announced that a routine inspection of the existing Peirce Island Road Bridge will be conducted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. This is a planned, non-emergency inspection and will involve a visual inspection of components of the bridge including the base, deck, railing system and above-water portions of the abutments and piers.


Public Meeting for Corporate Drive and Goosebay Drive Sewer Improvement Project Thursday, June 14th

June 14, 2018

The City of Portsmouth has a sewer improvement project that will consist of the replacement of existing sewer pipes in Goosebay Drive and also in Corporate Drive from Rye Street to Goosebay Drive. The City received bids in March and has awarded the construction contract to Sargent Corporation of Stillwater, ME. Sargent Corporation will begin construction on the sewer improvements later in the month of June.