Press Releases/What’s New


Citizens Collaborate with Police to Landscape 9/11 Memorial in Front of PD

August 11, 2020

Four weeks from today, at 8:46 a.m., the Portsmouth Police Department will hold the annual Memorial Observance of the events of September 11, 2001.  Today, in the 90+ degree heat, a small army of volunteers landscaped and planted the area around an 1100 lb. 9/11 Steel Artifact to prepare it for next month’s Memorial Service.  The scarred steel I-beam, which was literally part of one of the World Trade Center towers, is the centerpiece of the Memorial site.


Welfare Dept. Seeks Donations of School Supplies

August 5, 2020

Since 2006, the Welfare Department has collected back-to-school supplies for area children in need. As always, the goal of this project is to level the playing field as much as possible for students, Pre-K to Post Grad, in the Portsmouth community.


City Moves Quickly to Help Portsmouth Businesses Survive

August 3, 2020

Challenged from the start, like every one else, the City of Portsmouth moved quickly to guard public health and safety and to recognize the pandemic’s impact on the local economy. City Hall shut down on March 16, but City services continued online while all of the municipal departments kept tabs on the health of every local sector of residents and businesses, streamlining the process for restaurants to establish outdoor dining (and facilitate pickup for takeout orders).


Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

July 31, 2020

On July 30th, 2020, the following subject was arrested by the Dover New Hampshire Police Department on two alternate theory charges of Sexual Assault. The charges are a result of an incident that occurred in Portsmouth on July 28th when it is alleged the suspect assaulted a juvenile while walking on a city street.


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