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25th Annual Halloween parade October 31st

October 7, 2019

The Portsmouth Halloween Parade is an all-volunteer effort, not a City-sponsored event. The parade steps off from Peirce Island at 7 pm and ends at Prescott Park. The parade route proceeds down Daniel Street into Market Square.

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ALERT: Chapel Street CLOSED October 1 from 7 am to 12 noon

September 30, 2019

Chapel Street between Daniel and Bow Streets will be closed from 7 am to 12 noon on Tuesday, October 1 to perform work on the road surface in front of St. John's Church. Traffic will be rerouted around the area and will be blocked from entering Bow from Market Street. The right turn from Penhallow to Bow will also be blocked.

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95 Mechanic Street Seawall & Wharf Neighborhood Information Meeting Oct 3

September 30, 2019

The City will hold a public meeting on October 3 at 6:30 pm in Conference Room A at City Hall, to update the neighborhood and other interested residents on the plans for rebuilding the seawall and reconstructing the wharf. The plan must be implemented in phases, because to keep the pumping station in operation, the new station m

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Elwyn Park Sidewalks Neighborhood Meeting

September 13, 2019

The City wants to hear from the public about sidewalks and traffic-calming measures on streets in the Elwyn Park neighborhood. Neighborhood residents are invited to attend a public meeting on Tuesday October 1 at 6:30pm at the Dondero School library.

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Public Works to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on October 5, 2019

September 13, 2019

Public Works to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on October 5, 2019

PORTSMOUTH, NH - The Portsmouth Department of Public Works will hold its biannual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, October 5th, at the Public Works facility at 680 Peverly Hill Road. Residents of Portsmouth, Greenland and Newington are encouraged to bring household chemicals for safe disposal between 8:00 a.m. and noon. Proof of residency is required.