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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Holiday Scheduled

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, City of Portsmouth municipal offices, libraries, and recreation centers will close at noon on Wed., Nov. 21, and will remain closed through the weekend.

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Elizabeth River Tunnels Toll Increase

Tolls at the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels will increase Jan. 1, 2019. This toll increase is in accordance with Exhibit J of the Comprehensive Agreement between Elizabeth River Crossings OpCo, LLC (ERC) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

PSL Seeks Nominations for First Citizen

Each year the public is encouraged to submit nominations for the Portsmouth First Citizens awards. Portsmouth's First Citizens are individuals who embody the spirit of citizenship through service to the community. Link enclosed for the nomination form.

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Governor Seeks Nominations for Awards

Gov. Northam announced that nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The nomination period will end at 5:00 PM EST on Sat., Dec. 15, 2018. For info, visit

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Library Launches 2018 Food for Fines Drive

Portsmouth Public Library, in partnership with the Food Pantry at Oasis Social Ministry, announces its annual Food for Fines Drive throughout the month of November. Patrons are encouraged to donate food in exchange for a $2 reduction in overdue fines.

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Portsmouth Purchases New Public Safety Communications System

Portsmouth will deploy a state-of-the-art public safety communications system in 2019. The city will implement Motorola Solutions’ Astro 25 Radio system, which uses communications technology and interoperable coverage critical for first responders.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Governor Announces Launch of VA History Mobile App

Today, Governor Ralph Northam joined the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution™ in announcing the launch of the Virginia History Trails mobile application. Travelers, families and history lovers can easily access 400 years of Virginia history.

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