Press Releases/What’s New


City Offices closed Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day

September 3, 2018

City Hall, the Department of Public Works, the Indoor Pool and the Senior Activity Center are closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd. The Library is closed Saturday, September 1st through Labor Day. Curbside collection will not occur on Labor Day; those with scheduled curbside collection on Monday will have pickup on Tuesday, September 4th. 


Portsmouth Public Works’ Intern Program Continues to Improve Data Planning

August 20, 2018

The City of Portsmouth’s Department of Public Works have again employed the services of two University of New Hampshire graduates who interned in their Geographic Information System (GIS) department this year. Working under the guidance of the City’s GIS Coordinator, Jamie McCarty, Evan Silwa and Thomas Nethercott used global positioning equipment, cameras and own observations to inspect the City’s water infrastructure and compile data for other City initiatives.


Celebrate Fire Station 3 Renovations at August 18 Open House

August 18, 2018

The Portsmouth Fire Department is celebrating the completion of the extensive renovations to its 127 International Drive fire station – also known as Station 3 – with an Open House Event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Station 3 was built in the late 1950s and originally served as the structural fire station for the Pease Air Force Base Fire Department. Turned over to the City in 1993 following the closure of the base, the fire house has proudly served as the City’s Fire Station 3 for almost 30 years.


Portion of Lafayette Road closed on Monday, August 13

August 13, 2018

As part of the City’s Lafayette Road and Andrew Jarvis Drive intersection improvement project, extensive utility work resulting in traffic delays will occur Thursday, August 9th through Monday, August 13th; this will include a complete road closure of Lafayette Road, between Greenleaf Avenue and the Route 1 bypass, on Monday, August 13th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.



August 13, 2018

Portsmouth Police Department

Press Release

On today’s date at approximately 7:08 A.M, the Portsmouth Police Department with the assistance of the Seacoast Emergency Response Team (SERT) arrested the following individual: