U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Portsmouth recognize June as National Homeownership Month. In order to help first-time homebuyers overcome financial barriers to homeownership in the City, the Portsmouth HomeTown Program provides financial assistance to qualified households who, without this support, could not purchase a home.
Market Square Day in Portsmouth
Chief Merner will be invoking his ‘Emergency Powers” and orders that NO Parking will be permitted on the following Portsmouth streets on Saturday, June 9th, due to the Annual Market Square Day and Market Square Day Road Race.
The City of Portsmouth will host a community meeting about the Coakley Landfill on Thursday, June 7th at 7 p.m. at the Community Campus in Portsmouth.
Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires community water systems to deliver a Consumer Confidence Report – also known as an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report – to their customers. These reports, which are mailed out to water customers by July 1st, provide information about their drinking water quality from the previous year of sampling including a summary of detected contaminants, compliance, and educational information.
The last day to update party affiliation before the September 11, 2018 State Primary Election is Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The Board of Registrars will be in session from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Room 211 at City Hall on Tuesday, June 5th to allow for these changes after hours.
Public Works staff will be holding a preconstruction meeting next Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Works Facility on 680 Peverly Hill Road. The meeting will provide the public with the latest information on the improvement project for the intersection of Andrew Jarvis Drive and Lafayette Road. The project includes widening the intersection to provide a right-turn lane on Lafayette Road and two exiting lanes on Andrew Jarvis Drive. A fully actuated traffic signal will also be installed at the intersection.
The Commissioning of the USS Manchester will be held on Saturday, May 26th at the Portsmouth Port Authority. Parking is unavailable for the commissioning ceremony at the Port Authority; however, parking and an ADA shuttle service will be provided at the North Apron of Pease Airport (shown below) from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please click here for information.
The 2018 season of Portsmouth's parking shuttle will begin on Friday, May 25th and continue through Labor Day Weekend. This shuttle allows for easy parking at the Connect Community Church's parking lot off Market Street, and quick transportation to the downtown at the Hanover Street bus stop - all free of charge.
Paving operations began on Monday, May 21st within Tucker’s Cove (Odiorne Point and Gosport Roads), Regina Drive, and Grafton Drive. This week’s work includes milling and other preparation work ahead of the actual paving operations. This paving project will take about two months to complete. In case of questions please contact Ryan Flynn at (603) 766-1413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Google View of Odiorne Point Road
The project is scheduled to start May 14, 2018. The project consists of replacing the existing water main and drainage system. Upon completion of underground utility work, the roadway will be reconstructed and repaved, granite curbing reset, and brick sidewalks replaced.