Press Releases/What’s New


Mayor Declares January 14 "Raymond Goulet Day"

January 14, 2021

Mayor Becksted presented a Proclamation to Raymond Goulet on his 98th birthday, declaring today "Raymond Goulet Day" in honor of the Portsmouth resident, Pease Greeter and member of "The Greatest Generation," who participated in the D-Day landings at Normandy and then the famous "Red Ball Express" truck convoys delivering Allied materiel across Europe. Send him a birthday card at 245 Middle Street, Apt. 324, Portsmouth, NH 03801.


Sagamore Avenue Subsurface Work Resumes

January 13, 2021

As part of the Sagamore Avenue Sewer Extension Project, borings are needed to collect data about the soils and bedrock in the project area. The first phase of borings was completed in the spring of 2020; and this work will complete the boring data collection.


Portsmouth Secures 107-acre Conservation Easement to Protect Bellamy Reservoir Water Supply

January 12, 2021

Taking another significant step in its effort to protect the City of Portsmouth’s surface water supply by conserving lands surrounding the Bellamy Reservoir, the City’s Department of Public Works Water Division has partnered with Southeast Land Trust (SELT) to purchase a conservation easement on approximately 107 acres owned by Mary Ellen Duffy, adjacent to the Reservoir.


City Issues FY20 CAFR and PAFR Financial Reports

January 8, 2021

The Portsmouth community can now access the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) on the City of Portsmouth website. The City of Portsmouth prepares the CAFR and PAFR following the close of each fiscal year under the guidance of Director of Finance and Administration Judie Belanger.