Press Releases/What’s New


Public Meeting to Review the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment on Historic Portsmouth

February 22, 2018

On Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, the Historic District Commission will be hosting a presentation from the Planning Department to share with the community details of work that has been undertaken to assess the potential risks and impacts from sea level rise and/or coastal flooding on the landscapes, buildings, and structures within Portsmouth’s Historic District.


Residential Parking Program to be discussed at Citywide Neighborhood Committee Meeting

February 21, 2018

A Citywide Neighborhood Committee Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room A at City Hall. Public Works Director Peter Rice and Parking Director Ben Fletcher will be presenting the logistics of a potential Residential/Neighborhood Parking Program; this will be an opportunity to learn more about the facets and requirements to implement such a program.


Salvation Army Robbery Arrest

February 14, 2018

On February 13, 2018 the Portsmouth Police Department arrested the followed subject on an arrest warrant for armed robbery:

George Laurie

Age: 58

140 Court Street #415

Portsmouth, NH



Foundry Place Garage

February 13, 2018

The City is currently constructing their second parking garage that will have 600 spaces. A second garage will bring needed support to both residents and visitors, but also brings an opportunity to bring aesthetic and cultural improvements to the North End area of the City.


Hit and Run/DWI Arrest

February 12, 2018

On February 9th shortly after 7:00 PM Portsmouth Police were notified of a hit and run accident in the area of Broad Street and Spring Street. Several legally parked vehicles were struck and significant damage was caused. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was located nearby in the driveway of the registered owner. It too had significant damage as a result of the crashes.


Commercial Burglary

February 12, 2018

On February 11, 2018 at 8:30 am, Portsmouth Police Officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary at Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 155 Mirona Road. It was discovered that on Saturday, February 10th at 9:40 pm, the suspects forced entry into the business and stole (4) four vehicles from the lot and attempted to steal a safe.


Cross Roads House Compliance Check

February 9, 2018

The Cross Roads House management requested the assistance of The Portsmouth Police Department in enforcing their safety protocols, so that they may continue to provide a safe environment for homeless individuals and families in the community.