Press Releases/What’s New


Special Parking Rate at Foundry Place Garage for The Music Hall Patrons Attending “Annie”

November 21, 2019

Portsmouth, New Hampshire -- To celebrate the holidays, the City is offering a special flat-fee parking rate to patrons attending The Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall  holiday production of Annie.  Patrons can park at the 600-space Foundry Place Garage – a short two and a half block walk away, with easy access to major travel corridors – for a $3.00 flat rate.


Unattended Death Investigation

November 20, 2019

The Portsmouth Police Department and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating the death of a 38 year old male which occurred in Portsmouth overnight between November 17th and the 18th.


At approximately 5:15 AM on November 18th, the Portsmouth Police and Fire departments responded to 171 Union St, #3, after a man reported finding his roommate unresponsive in the residence. Despite efforts to revive the male, he was deceased on-scene.



Islington Street Corridor Project: Saturday Work Nov 16 & 23

November 15, 2019

Due to unforeseen construction delays, the City has authorized work on the Islington Street Corridor Project this Saturday, November 16 and the following Saturday, November 23, as weather permits.  The hours of construction (7 am to 6 pm) and one-way traffic pattern (between Bartlett Street and Aldrich Road in the w


City Property Tax Rate Set at $14.86

November 12, 2019

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has approved the City’s 2019 tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 of $14.86 per $1,000 of valuation.

City Manager John Bohenko said the 2019 tax rate dropped by $.98, or 6.2% from the prior year tax rate of $15.84, and $1.35, or 8.3% from the anticipated tax rate of $16.21 at the time the City Council adopted the FY20 annual budget.