Portsmouth Now is a nonprofit organization in New Hampshire devoted to protecting the unique but fragile character and quality of life of Portsmouth and encourage appropriate development amid a growth explosion. It was founded by a longtime community journalist in 2013 and incorporated as a nonprofit in January, 2014. We have no members, only supporters. Our goal is to focus public attention on the need for transparency in city government, the city’s need to comply with the conflict of interest and financial disclosure requirements of the City Charter, its archaic zoning laws and its lax land use boards.
We feel the city desperately needs conflict of interest and land use rules that benefit the people of Portsmouth – not just the interests of developers or their paid representatives. And we’re not just talking the downtown core, but throughout the city, including all our neighborhoods. While not well-funded, we know we can make a difference.
Portsmouth Now invites sharp-eyed readers to notify us ASAP about any errors , and we will correct them immediately. Only journalist Clare Kittredge speaks for Portsmouth Now! Beyond this Portsmouth Now! website and our specific Portsmouth Now Facebook page and Twitter feed (@portsmouthnow1), no other individual, group or web operation speaks for Portsmouth Now!