Press Releases/What’s New


Celebrate Disability Pride Month!

July 19, 2024

July marks Disability Pride Month, celebrating the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark legislation that broke down barriers to inclusion in society.


City Accepting Public Comment on Draft Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

July 18, 2024

The City of Portsmouth is updating its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan and is seeking community input. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires every community to develop and maintain a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan with the goal of increasing resilience to natural hazards such as flooding, storm surge, extreme temperatures, wildfires, and other natural disaster threats to health and safety.  


Portsmouth Celebrates National Night Out on August 6, 2024

July 18, 2024

On Tuesday, August 6, 2024, neighborhoods throughout Portsmouth will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 41st Annual National Night Out Against Crime. 

National Night Out (NNO), which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), will involve over 17,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 38 million people are expected to participate in “America’s National Night Out Against Crime.” 


City Announces Event Parking Shuttle for Sail Portsmouth, July 27-28, 2024

July 18, 2024

Sail Portsmouth welcomes a parade of the US Coast Guard barque Eagle and a flotilla of other vessels to Portsmouth on Friday, July 26 starting at 9 am. The Parade of Sail features an impressive lineup of vessels, including the Ernestina-Morrissey and Denis Sullivan, along with the iconic gundalow Piscataqua, a US Navy tug, the City fireboat, and a multitude of supporting pleasure craft and fishing vessels.


Portsmouth Community Power Announces Lower Electricity Rate from Community Power Coalition of NH, Effective August 1, 2024 through January 31, 2025

July 16, 2024

The Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire (CPCNH) Board of Directors has announced an 18 percent decrease in the Portsmouth Community Power base electric rate compared to the rate Eversource has requested from the Public Utilities Commission for the same period. A base rate of 8.6¢ per kilowatt-hour for residential and small commercial customers goes into effect from August 1, 2024 through January 31, 2025 for Portsmouth and other CPCNH customers.