Press Releases/What’s New


Public Information Meeting for Maplewood Avenue and Adjacent Areas Project Thursday, June 21st

June 21, 2018

The City of Portsmouth has a utility and roadway reconstruction project that includes the replacement of water mains, improvements to the sewer and drainage system, roadway reconstruction, bike lanes, sidewalks, and curbing for a section of Maplewood Avenue. The City received bids in March and has awarded the construction contract to Sargent Corporation of Stillwater, ME. Sargent is scheduled to begin construction the week of July 9th. The project is anticipated to require two construction seasons to complete. 


Inspection of Peirce Island Road Bridge Occurring Tuesday, June 19th

June 19, 2018

The Department of Public Works has announced that a routine inspection of the existing Peirce Island Road Bridge will be conducted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. This is a planned, non-emergency inspection and will involve a visual inspection of components of the bridge including the base, deck, railing system and above-water portions of the abutments and piers.


Assault on May 29th

June 14, 2018

The Portsmouth Police Department has concluded its investigation into an altercation which had been reported at 12:38 AM on May 29th on Fleet Street, and as a result the following two individuals have been arrested and charged:

Arrestee #1


Public Meeting for Corporate Drive and Goosebay Drive Sewer Improvement Project Thursday, June 14th

June 14, 2018

The City of Portsmouth has a sewer improvement project that will consist of the replacement of existing sewer pipes in Goosebay Drive and also in Corporate Drive from Rye Street to Goosebay Drive. The City received bids in March and has awarded the construction contract to Sargent Corporation of Stillwater, ME. Sargent Corporation will begin construction on the sewer improvements later in the month of June.


City and UNH Cooperative Extension Present “How to Hire a Wildcat” event on Wednesday, June 13th: Recruit from UNH to build your workforce

June 13, 2018

The City of Portsmouth is hosting an event alongside the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Cooperative Extension on Wednesday, June 13th at 7:30 a.m. in the Library’s Levenson Room for the public to connect with UNH’s Career and Professionals Success team. Attendees will learn how to better connect with potential interns and workforce candidates through this discussion and networking opportunity.


Paving and Closure on Islington Street Occurring June 11th; Additional Paving Operations Announced

June 11, 2018

Throughout the day on Monday, June 11th, crews will be paving Islington Street spanning Route 33 (the Plains ballfield) and the Route 1 Bypass. These operations will result in the closure of that stretch of road from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and traffic detours; drivers are encouraged to seek alternative routes.

Additionally, final paving operations are scheduled to occur on Thursday, June 14th on the Brewster and McDonough Streets’ area, weather permitting.