Portsmouth, New Hampshire -- At a press conference on October 11th US Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced the creation of a national Health Study, proposed by her legislation, of people exposed to human-made chemicals per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). A Pilot Study will focus on PFAS exposure to these chemicals at the former Pease Air Force base.
The Portsmouth City Council is currently reviewing proposed amendments to sections of the City’s Zoning Ordinance that regulate Wetlands Protection and Flood Plains. Both the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board have held work sessions on these amendments and, after a public hearing on September 19, 2019, the Planning Board recommended adoption of these proposed amendments to the City Council.
Portsmouth NH -- The City Council is very pleased to announce that they have selected Karen Sawyer Conard to enter into contract negotiations to become Portsmouth’s next City Manager.
With the upcoming retirement of City Manager John Bohenko at the end of December 2019, the city began an active search for a qualified candidate to take his place and hired the specialist GovHR USA in June to help with recruitment. The Portsmouth City Council has conducted pr
PORTSMOUTH NH -- With the upcoming retirement of City Manager John Bohenko at the end of December 2019, the city began an active search for a qualified candidate to take his place and hired the specialist GovHR USA in June to help with recruitment. The Portsmouth City Council has conducted preliminary interviews for the position of City Manager. The City received 54 applications for the position, from 23 states.
On October 8th, the Portsmouth Police received a call from a resident about a new iPhone that was delivered to his house from AT&T, that he did not order. Being familiar with recent scams regarding these deliveries, the resident called to alert the police. Members of the Portsmouth Police Special Investigations Unit initiated surveillance on the residence in question.
The Portsmouth Halloween Parade is an all-volunteer effort, not a City-sponsored event. The parade steps off from Peirce Island at 7 pm and ends at Prescott Park. The parade route proceeds down Daniel Street into Market Square.
PORTSMOUTH, NH – The City of Portsmouth Parking Clerk Office is now accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 Downtown Employee Parking Permit Program. The monthly permit allow employees who work in Portsmouth’s downtown area to park at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. parking lot on Market Street Extension, where 51 spaces are available from Nov. 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the Parking Clerk’s office at 1 Junkins Ave. in Portsmouth City Hall.