Press Releases/What’s New


Howe Named Portsmouth's Deputy Chief

January 31, 2019

Fire Department officials on Friday announced the promotion of Fire Inspector Patrick Howe to the position of Deputy Fire Chief and the upcoming retirement of Deputy Carl Roediger.

Howe’s promotion is effective March 1 and he will oversee and administer the department’s fire and life-safety risk- management programs, public education, fire investigations and fire and life safety code enforcement, said Chief Steve Achilles. He was hired in July 1999, served close to 12 years as a firefighter and advanced EMT, before being promoted to Fire Inspector in 2012, the chief said.


Coffee and Conversation with Steve and George February 4th at PHS

January 30, 2019

Come join us Monday, February 4 at 6:30 in the Portsmouth High School Library for a discussion about budgetary priorities in the Portsmouth School District. We'll share how the School Board goals inform our budgeting vision, as well as how district initiatives factor in to the process. We'd love to hear your thoughts on priorities for the FY20 budget and beyond. Hope to see you there.