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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Five teams of Hampton Roads students — and the robots they built — make playoffs

By Gavin Stone

The Virginian-Pilot

• Mar 20, 2023 at 6:34 pm

PORTSMOUTH — A small army of robots — built by teenagers — descended on Portsmouth this weekend to battle for supremacy. Students from Hampton Roads were amon...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Street Sweeping Schedule For April - May 2022

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The Department of Public Works announces the Street Sweeping schedule for Portsmouth neighborhoods in the chart below. This schedule is for April 4, 2022 through May 27, 2022.


The Street Sweeping Program is part of the City’s Stormwater Managemen...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Unveils I AM A MAN

The 1960-1970 decade was a momentous time for the civil rights movement in the American South.  It was a historic decade that unleashed hopes for the future and profound change as public spaces were desegregated and African Americans secured thei...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: DRAFT HRTPO FY 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)


The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA).  As the federally designated MPO, the HRTPO is responsible for coordinating tr...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Portsmouth Police seize drugs, firearms during flea market pot shop bust

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Portsmouth Police announced it detained 41 adults and seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana at a “pop-up” flea market last night on High Street.

No one at the shop admitted to ownership of the produ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

Portsmouth Water System to Temporarily Change to Chlorine

From Wednesday, March 8th through Wednesday, March 29th, the Department of Public Utilities will be performing a routine maintenance procedure as a joint effort with the Cities of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, and the County of Is...

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