Press Releases/What’s New


New Historic Markers Installed in City

October 12, 2018

Recently, the Public Works and Community Development Departments installed several new historic markers as part of an ongoing initiative to reproduce historic markers once scattered throughout the downtown and South End. The original markers were installed as part of a project sponsored by Strawbery Banke, the City of Portsmouth, and a civic group then known as the South End Association. At that time, the project (completed in 1977) resulted in the installation of approximately 40 markers covering a variety of topics from the City’s history. 


Pleasant Street Paving Occurring October 3rd and 4th

October 3, 2018

The Pleasant Street reconstruction project has scheduled paving operations occurring this week that includes:

  • Pleasant Street spanning Court Street to Marcy Street; 
  • Junkins Avenue spanning Pleasant Street to Parrott Avenue; and
  • Edward Street.

Upon completion of the paving, the contractor will be installing curbing and sidewalk throughout October and the beginning of November.