Press Releases/What’s New


Portsmouth Seeking Public Input on Capital Improvement Plan FY2021-2026

September 9, 2019

The Portsmouth Planning Department and Planning Board are welcoming public input on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Year 2021 to 2026 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2026). Residents are asked to submit projects for consideration in the next CIP by October 15th. The CIP sets forth a 6-year schedule and financing strategy to accomplish necessary public improvements and meet infrastructure needs.


Portsmouth 9/11 Memorial Service

September 5, 2019

Eighteen years after terror attacks on America struck the twin towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and caused the destruction of Flight 93 in a field in Shanksville, PA, we will again pause and remember the world-changing events of September 11, 2001.


Public Meeting: Sep 4 Sagamore Ave Sewer Extension Project

August 30, 2019

The Department of Public Works with the engineering design firm Wright-Pierce is hosting a public meeting at the Department of Public Works, 680 Peverly Hill Road, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. to discuss the preliminary design of the Sagamore Ave Sewer Extension Project.


Rock Street Park Renovation and Reopening

August 27, 2019

On Tuesday evening, Mayor Blalock welcomed neighborhood residents to a celebration of the renovation and reopening this summer of Rock Street Neighborhood Park.

The City utilized federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) funds to make the safety and sustainable living improvements at this park. The renovation project was co-managed by the Community Development and Public Works Departments.



August 23, 2019

Following the collapse on August 4th of the 95 Mechanic Street Wharf, Portsmouth DPW brought in an emergency team to complete demolition of the buildings and to secure the site. A Pickering Marine barge and crane worked from the water while Renaud Industries deployed two excavators to take apart the buildings. The demolition work does not include the existing house.