Press Releases/What’s New


Public Tour of the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility on Tuesday, July 24th

July 24, 2018

Guided public tours of the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) construction site will be conducted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. City staff, along with others involved in the construction of the Peirce Island WWTF upgrade project, will be guiding interested parties through the construction site to provide an opportunity to observe the status of the ongoing construction.


Spaulding Turnpike exit ramp to Echo Avenue closing for a trial period beginning July 20th

July 20, 2018

The City of Portsmouth, in cooperation with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, will be closing the exit ramp to Echo Avenue from the Spaulding Turnpike on Friday, July 20, 2018. The closure is planned to be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a six-month trial period. The closure is intended to reduce the volume of traffic using Echo Avenue as a “cut-through” from the Turnpike to Woodbury Avenue.


Portsmouth Police are going to get HUGGED!

July 19, 2018

Visit from, Rosalyn Baldwin

Rosalyn’s quest to visit police departments in all 50 states gets a little closer to completion this week as she visits the Portsmouth Police Department this Thursday, July 19th.  Rosalyn is heading to New England this week, and will visit the police departments in Boston, Portsmouth, Dover, and Portland.


Portsmouth Parking Division concludes its pilot program with Passport Parking mobile payment services

July 19, 2018

In 2016, the City of Portsmouth engaged in a pilot program to test the effectiveness of Passport Parking’s mobile parking payment application in the City’s Bridge Street and Worth parking lots. With mobile payment applications, users register to pay for parking, monitor their session and extend time remotely (up to the maximum allotted time) all through their smartphone. When properly functioning, the Passport Pilot program offered features and convenience that garnered positive feedback from the public.


City Receives Two Financial Reporting Awards from GFOA

July 17, 2018

The City of Portsmouth has received two awards for exceptional financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the publication of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The GFOA is a professional organization of public officials united to enhance and promote the professional management of governmental financial resources by identifying, developing and advancing fiscal strategies, policies and practices for the public benefit.