2022 Portsmouth City Council Forum

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 21, 2022 for the 2022 Portsmouth City Council Forum hosted by the Lefcoe Alumni Association in partnership with the Portsmouth Council of Civic Organizations at I.C. Norcom High School from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

There will be a Meet and Greet (without food and beverage) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Plan to join community members to hear the positions of the 11 candidates for Portsmouth City Council.  The Lefcoe Alumni Association has developed a reputation for a well-run, unbiased, non-partisan forum from which citizens learn much about those running for elected office.  Join us.

Upcoming Events:

Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall / 7:00pm
Download the meeting agenda HERE.

Location and start time to be announced.
A national community-building campaign
that promotes police-community

Location and start time to be announced.
Sign up with Joe Scharl to host a stop. One
free ticket included per host house!

Neighborhood Pot Luck: Sunday, May 22nd

Join your neighbors for a pot luck! To be held at Leckie Street and Jamestown Avenue.

Civic League to provide burgers, hot dogs, and buns. BYOB, a chair, and a dish to pass.

Please RSVP, so appropriate quantities of food can be purchased.

You can find us on FaceBook!

2016 Slate of Officers

The 2016 Officers for the Shea Terrace Civic League take their respective roles to continue guiding and improving our neighborhood. Welcome aboard!



From left to right: Kristen Jones, Vice-President / Sarah Cunningham, President / Amy Fox, Treasurer / Pat Pfeiffer, Secretary

Portsmouth Public Utilities Work on Constitution Avenue


Many of you have been wondering about the utilities work on Constitution Avenue.

I spoke with Brian Foster at Portsmouth Public Utilities at 393 8691, ext 2192.

The situation with the sewer pipes in this area has been longstanding.  I am sure that you have seen the Department of Public Utilities vehicles “bubbling out” this area of the neighborhood.  Now, the situation has become worse, causing the collapse of part of the street and necessitating the pumping machine to be on 24/7.

All of this is due to aging infrastructure and begs for a permanent solution.

The final bids to correct the total problem on Constitution Avenue were due in yesterday (April 8th).  During the next few weeks, a contractor will be chosen. We will have notification before work begins and advanced notice of any time the water will be shut off.  The project may take up to 4 months.

This will cause some disruption, but the ultimate result will be a long-term solution vs. the piecemeal repairs that last only a few years.

Your Civic League will continue to keep you informed as the start date comes closer.  We will have direct contact to project managers and have a commitment from Mr. Foster that his department will keep in close contact with the neighborhood via the Civic League.

Best regards,

Bruce Bremer, President
Shea Terrace Civic League