Press Releases/What’s New


Peirce Island Road Sewer Force Main Work Resumes Nov 3

October 30, 2020

Work related to the repair of the sewer force main on the Pierce Island Road Bridge will resume on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and continue until December 15, 2020. Scaffolding will be installed along the underside of the Peirce Island Road Bridge and new pipe will be installed in the road on Peirce Island. The work will limit travel, intermittently, to a single lane of alternating one-way travel on weekdays between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm.


DPW Completes Stabilization of Lyford Sculpture on Four Tree Island

October 29, 2020

The Portsmouth Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining all of the City’s public works of art, ranging from Jerome Meadows’ fragile ceramic tiles embedded in the African Burying Ground Memorial to the massive steel sculpture by Terrance Parker commissioned for the Foundry Place Garage. One of the works that recently received special attention from DPW Facilities engineers is the Cabot Lyford sculpture, My Mother the Wind that has stood on Four Tree Island for the past 45 years.


National Drug Take Back Day

October 22, 2020

The Portsmouth Police Department will be joining the Drug Enforcement Administration and other seacoast communities on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, this Saturday, October 24th 2020, at the Portsmouth Police Department from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  The event is being offered to the community to provide an opportunity to turn in prescription drugs which may be in your household and are no longer needed.  The department will take pills, patches, and liquid medicine.  No needles or sharps will be accepted.  The service is free and anonymous.