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Youth Soccer Fall 2018 Rosters and Schedules Announced

September 6, 2018

Kids learn the basic skills of soccer in a fun atmosphere! The program will run from September 11 - October 20. Grades K-1 play Tuesdays beginning at 4:15 p.m. Grades 2-4 play Thursdays beginning at 4:15 p.m. All teams play on Saturdays beginning at 9:00 a.m. 


Roadwork spanning Junkins Avenue and Court Street Intersection to start Wednesday, September 5th

September 5, 2018

As part of the Pleasant Street Reconstruction Project, roadwork reconstruction will also begin between Junkins Avenue and through the Court Street intersection on Wednesday, September 5th. The initial work will consist of underground utility installation, followed by the complete reconstruction of the roadway. In total this work will take a few weeks and will include lane closures at times that will impact traffic.


September 2018 Water Supply Status Report

September 5, 2018

While significant rainfall at the end of July into August was beneficial at the time for Portsmouth’s water supply, the current warm and dry conditions increases water supply demands and places further stress to treat quality issues due to added organics within the water.


Paving Operations on Market Street to start September 4th

September 4, 2018

Beginning Tuesday, September 4th, crews will begin the paving project on Market Street spanning from where the Albacore Museum is located up to the Woodbury Avenue intersection. The commercial portion of Woodbury Avenue will also be paved from Market Street to the Newington Town line. This work will take about a month to complete and will include some traffic impacts.  


Middle Street Bike Lane Installation Underway in September

September 4, 2018

The Middle Street and Lafayette Road corridor bike lane project has been awarded to Hi-Way Safety Systems, and is required to be completed by the end of September 2018. The project, which also received funding from a NHDOT Safe Routes to School Grant, will extend from the High School to the downtown and is intended to create a safer and more convenient path for those traveling by bike or foot to the schools, Library and more.


City Offices closed Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day

September 3, 2018

City Hall, the Department of Public Works, the Indoor Pool and the Senior Activity Center are closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd. The Library is closed Saturday, September 1st through Labor Day. Curbside collection will not occur on Labor Day; those with scheduled curbside collection on Monday will have pickup on Tuesday, September 4th. 


Residents advised to be vigilant during mosquito season

August 30, 2018

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have been found in parts of New Hampshire, and a recent batch in Kittery, Maine also tested positive. This is not unusual this time of year as the diseases mosquitoes carry have had more time to spread environmentally. Although Portsmouth has a mosquito control program that includes spraying to reduce mosquito populations, the most effective prevention of illness is personal protection.