Press Releases/What’s New


City issues snow parking ban on SAT Jan 18 at 8 pm.

January 18, 2020

Due to the snow storm, the Department of Public Works has is.ued a snow emergency parking ban and therefore parked vehicles must be removed from all city streets, starting at 8 p.m. The parking ban goes into effect in the core of the downtown at 1 a.m. on Sun Jan 19.


Youth Basketball Tournament - Sign Up Now!

January 17, 2020

The Portsmouth Auxiliary Police Association in cooperation of and with the support of Make-A-Wish New Hampshire is conducting a Basketball Tournament for youth between March 16th and 27th, 2020 on weeknights between 5 and 9PM at the Connie Bean Center in Portsmouth, NH. The majority net proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire, helping children and their families. Our
tournament theme is “Helping Kids, by Building Kids”.


Arrest Multiple Charges

January 14, 2020

Shortly after 7:00 AM Portsmouth Police were called to Coastal Truck and Auto Body on Lafayette Road for a report of a possible theft in progress. On scene investigation determined the suspect had fled on foot into a wooded area behind the business. Portsmouth officers, including K-9 Unit Officer Aaron Stacy and K-9 Axe searched an extensive wooded area and the suspect was able to be taken into custody a short distance from the scene.


City now accepting applications to fill Police Commission vacancy

January 8, 2020

Mayor Becksted has announced that he anticipates appointing a Blue Ribbon Committee to recommend to the City Council a replacement to fill the vacancy on the Police Commission.That position will be filled as soon as possible because the Police Commission will be unable to act until the vacancy is filled  Anyone interested in being consider