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Celebrate Fire Station 3 Renovations at August 18 Open House

August 18, 2018

The Portsmouth Fire Department is celebrating the completion of the extensive renovations to its 127 International Drive fire station – also known as Station 3 – with an Open House Event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Station 3 was built in the late 1950s and originally served as the structural fire station for the Pease Air Force Base Fire Department. Turned over to the City in 1993 following the closure of the base, the fire house has proudly served as the City’s Fire Station 3 for almost 30 years.


Portion of Lafayette Road closed on Monday, August 13

August 13, 2018

As part of the City’s Lafayette Road and Andrew Jarvis Drive intersection improvement project, extensive utility work resulting in traffic delays will occur Thursday, August 9th through Monday, August 13th; this will include a complete road closure of Lafayette Road, between Greenleaf Avenue and the Route 1 bypass, on Monday, August 13th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Celebrate National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 7

August 7, 2018

Portsmouth neighborhoods will take to the streets to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime (NNO) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. Portsmouth’s neighborhood-based NNO celebration aim to strengthen and connect our community and foster partnerships between Portsmouth residents and members of the Police Department. Sponsored by the Citywide Neighborhood Committee and the Portsmouth Police Department, NNO is an evening outdoors filled with social activities and block parties.


August 2018 Water Supply Status Report

August 2, 2018

Precipitation events during the last couple weeks of July considerably reduced water demands. As the accompanying information shows, this rainfall also resulted in slightly higher than normal stream flows, reservoir levels and recharge to our water supplies.


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.