NOVEMBER 4, 2014
The State General Election and Special Municipal Election to elect a City Councilor At Large and a Ward 3 School Board Member will take place on November 4, 2014. The polling places will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The polling locations are as follows:
Ward 1 – City Hall, One Government Way
Ward 2 – Summersworth Historical Museum, 157 Main Street
Ward 3 – Flanagan Community Center, 25B Bartlett Ave.
Ward 4 – Charpentier Apartments, 28 Franklin Street
Ward 5 – Romeo J. Messier Building, 218 Main Street

Residents registering to vote and/or voting at their polling location on election day should bring a picture ID. If the address on the ID is not current, they should also bring a piece of mail for proof of residency.

If you are unable to go to your polling location on election day due to a physical disability or absence from town, or because of an employment or religious obligation, absentee ballots are available in the Office of the City Clerk.  You may come in to the office at One Government Way, Somersworth, NH, or request a ballot by phone or email.  The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays).  City Clerk’s email address is  All absentee ballots must be received in our office by Monday, November 3rd, 2014. Absentee ballots received in the mail on election day, November 4th, 2014, will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the City Clerk’s Office at 692-9511 or 692-9512.


High Street Major paving project


Pike will provide continual access to all businesses and private properties throughout the project. Signage, flaggers and uniformed police officers will be stationed along the project area to assist with traffic flow.

Some night work may take place.

The project is anticipated to be completed by the last week of October.

Updates will be posted on the City’s website, You can also sign up for email updates about this project and other important City news through our website.

And yes, expect traffic delays.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to make Somersworth a better place.

Any questions may be directed to the office of Economic Development at 603-692-9516 or the Public Works Office at 603-692-4266.


Interview with City Economic Development Manager

Downtown Construction Update….Click “Read More” to see
Latest Video Update given by City Economic Development Manager, Christine Soutter.


Downtown Construction Project

The Somersworth downtown infrastructure and enhancement project will encompass upgrades to the water, sewer and drainage systems
along a portion of High Street and Market Street. Immediately following is the Downtown Enhancement Project which includes new sidewalks, the creation of a landscaped focal point, and various other streetscape enhancements. The projects are expected to close out by the end of October 2014.


Doing Business-

Welcome to Somersworth NH, a City with a proud history and a bright future. Conveniently located an hour north of Boston and just minutes from Portsmouth NH, Somersworth is a great choice for companies looking to start or grow their business.

Mayor’s Community Forum

“Come discuss community issues, voice your concerns
and give ideas to help move Somersworth forward” 

Saturdays:    9:00am – 10:30am

Place:     City Council Chambers

(please use access door to City Hall via High Street)

November 22nd:      Mayor, At – Large City Councilors and School Board Members

December 13th:     Mayor, At – Large City Councilors and School Board Members

Murder mystery

Somersworth Library Murder Mystery Author Panel. Wednesday November 5

Somersworth Library Mystery Panel November 5

trick or treat

Somersworth Trick or Treat Thursday, October 30th 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Construction Update for the Week of September October 27th


  1. Drainage and water service work will continue on High St.  This is expected to be wrapped up in 2 weeks.
  2. Curbing is scheduled to be placed on October 28th – 30th along High St.
  3. Decorative lighting is being placed on High St. on Monday, October 27th.


No street parking on High St. October 27th

Severino crews will be installing street lights on Monday, October 27th.  No parking on High St. between the Main St./Market St. intersection to Constitutional Way from 7am to 5pm.


Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins 10/5

A city-wide fire hydrant flushing will begin on Sunday, October 4th starting at 9pm.  Hydrant flushing will take place at night during the first phase of the project and then move to daytime hours as the project moves away from the urban areas and out to the residential areas.  It is anticipated that the flushing will take four weeks to complete. Hydrant flushing is essential to maintain water quality and maintain adequate fire flows throughout the system.  No interruption to service is expected.
Residents may notice a decrease in water pressure and a slight change in the color of the water which is temporary and does not pose any health threats.
Updates to the areas being flushed will be posted on the website.
Questions may be directed to the Department of Public Works at 692-4266.

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