Press Releases/What’s New



September 20, 2021

On 09/19/2021, the Portsmouth Police Department responded to 565 Islington St, Sunoco Gas Station, for a report of a robbery.  At approximately 2:40 pm, a male entered the store and walked behind the counter demanding money. The male immediately began to assault the clerk before leaving the store. The clerk sustained minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital. 


Foundation for Seacoast Health Announces Potential Plan to Sell Community Campus to City

September 16, 2021

The Foundation for Seacoast Health has announced their intent to sell the Community Campus building and surrounding 34 acres to the City of Portsmouth. Following a three-year strategic planning process and a goal to maintain its original vision as a multi-tenant non-profit center, while adding new resources to benefit the community, the Foundation has determined the City to be the ideal buyer to manage the Campus.


New England Water Works Association Presents Public Outreach Award to DPW Water Division

September 14, 2021

Recognized nationally for their expertise in protecting municipal drinking water supplies and systems, the City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works Water Division received the Distinguished Public Involvement Award from the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) “for outstanding achievements, leadership, commitment and support of professional, proactive public relations efforts.” The award was presented during the NEWWA annual meeting, September 7-10, 2021.