Press Releases/What’s New


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.



August 13, 2018

Portsmouth Police Department

Press Release

On today’s date at approximately 7:08 A.M, the Portsmouth Police Department with the assistance of the Seacoast Emergency Response Team (SERT) arrested the following individual:



Film: RBG, Tuesday September 25

August 7, 2018

Films @ the Library
September – October 2018
Portsmouth Public Library Levenson Room

Films at the library are open to the public and FREE. Light refreshments will be served!


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.