Contact Information

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The Department of Public Services consists of eight divisions. Please consult the individual division's web pages on the left for more information on that division/program. Below is a list of the most frequently requested contact information: 

Buildings and Grounds and Facilities Divisions

280 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840

Carol Bowman, Senior Principal Clerk, Phone: (401) 845-5804  email:

Scott D. Wheeler, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor/Tree Warden, Phone: (401) 845-5802  email:

Thomas A. Harrop, Superintendent of Facilities, Phone: (401) 845-5843  email:

Clean City Program/Recycling and Solid Waste Operations Division

80 Halsey Street, Newport, RI  02840

For General Program Information, please visit or call (401) 845-5613

Dawn M. Piers, Senior Clerk Typist, Phone: (401) 845-5620  email:

Easton’s Beach and Recreation Divisions

Brigid Rubin, Senior Clerk, Phone (401) 845-5800  email:

Easton's Beach

175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840

Erik Reis, Beach Manager, Phone: (401) 845-5810   email:


35 Golden Hill Street, Newport, RI 02840

Ed Harrigan, Recreation Administrator, Phone (401) 845-5806  email:

Carol Johnson Mureddu, Recreation Supervisor, Phone (401) 845-5805  email

Streets and Sidewalks/Public Works/Snow Removal Division

80 Halsey Street, Newport, RI 02840
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Monday through Friday

Dawn M. Piers, Senior Clerk Typist, Phone: (401) 845-5620  email:

Lee Rice, Supervisor of Streets, Phone: (401) 845-5621 email:

Ted Truver - Head Foreman, (401) 845-5621 email: 

Engineering Division

43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday

William G. Boardman, PE, City Engineer, Phone: (401) 845-5842 email:

Paul Finn, Engineering Technician (Permits), Phone: (401) 845-5483 email:

Thomas Darby, Engineering Technician, Phone: (401) 845-5481  email:

Fleet Management

For assistance with administrative issues please contact Dawn Piers, Senior Clerk Typist at or call (401) 845-5620

Administrative Offices/Department Director

280 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840

Sharon A. Penny, Executive Assistant - Public Services

Phone: (401) 845-5840 email:

William R. Riccio Jr.PE, Director of Public Services
Phone: (401) 845-5841 email:



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