Press Releases/What’s New


City Budget Receives Prestigious National Award

November 28, 2018

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Portsmouth for the thirteenth consecutive year, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget document, City Manager John Bohenko has announced. 


Streetlight pilot project installed on Ceres Street

November 21, 2018

The City recently worked with Pandora LaCasse Design LLC of Portland, Maine and local business owners John Golumb and Marlisa Geroulo on a pilot streetlight/streetscape installation project. Under the terms of a six month lease agreement with LaCasse Design LLC, the company is installed five light /forms consisting of three colorful light forms mounted on poles and two lights hanging from City trees in planters at the intersection of Bow and Ceres Streets.


City Property Tax Rate Set at $15.84

November 19, 2018

The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has approved the City’s 2018 tax rate for Fiscal Year 2019 of $15.84 per $1,000 of valuation, City Manager John Bohenko announced Monday, November 19th.

The approved rate dropped by five cents from the anticipated tax rate of $15.89 at the time the City Council adopted the FY19 annual budget in June, said Bohenko.


Utility work and closure on Court Street on Monday, November 19th

November 19, 2018

On Monday, November 19th, utility work will occur on the intersection of Court Street and Pleasant Street. Court Street will be closed between Pleasant and Church Streets, and the Pleasant and Court Streets' intersection will remain open for traffic coming from State Street or Marcy Street. A detour route will be in place along with signage and flaggers to assist. Work is expected occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.