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Volunteer to Serve through the City's Talent Bank!

Volunteer to Serve through the City's Talent Bank!

Are you interested in getting more involved in the community? We're always on the lookout for volunteers to serve on our various Boards, Commissions, and Authorities!

Whether you're interested in bike and pedestrian safety, Newport Harbor, or Historic Preservation, there's more than likely a board or commission that could benefit from your involvment. Click below to learn more about our Boards and Commissions and to download an application.  

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Easton's Beach Repair Information

Easton's Beach Repair Information

City Councilors hosted a workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 19th to discuss potential repairs to the Easton's Beach complex. Click the links below to download the evening's presentation, view the meeting online, and view the full report.
  

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Understanding the City's Proposed 2-Tier Residential Tax Rate

Understanding the City's Proposed 2-Tier Residential Tax Rate

Newport already has two different tax classifications for Residential and Commercial properties. But what about the idea of having two tax classifications to encourage more year-round home ownership?

The City Council is currently exploring just that concept after receiving a recommendation by the Ad-Hoc Tax Relief Commission. Click below to see the presentation presented to the Council during a special workshop on Oct. 25th:
 

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News & Events

  Calendar of Events

Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board is the steward for the City's Comprehensive Plan, which sets the long-term goal for the City and is a key measure by which large development projects and zoning relief are evaluated. ​Read the agenda

Canvassing Authority Meeting

The Newport Canvassing Authority is charged with conducting all elections for the City of Newport.

Under the direction of the State Board of Elections, and in cooperation with the Secretary of State, the Canvassing Authority is involved in all phases of the electoral process, from voter registration to tallying the votes after the polls close on election day.

Beach Commission Meeting

The Beach Commission is charged with advising the City Council on matters related to the City's beaches. | View the agenda

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission is tasked with providing advice to the City on how to make Newport safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians. 

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 Latest News

Newport Police Department Establishes Dedicated LGBTQ+ Liaison

Officer to Serve as a Contact for LGBTQ+ Community
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30TH, 2022) – Building upon its longstanding tradition of Community Oriented Policing, the Newport Police Department is pleased to announce the designation of the City’s first dedicated LGBTQ+ Liaison Officer.

The position is intended to serve as a point of contact within the Department for members of the City’s LGBTQ+ community and was developed through an ongoing dialogue with the city’s LGBTQ+ advocates from Newport Pride Inc., whose mission is to build a more inclusive LGBTQ+ community in Newport County.

ILLUMINATED BOAT PARADE RESCHEDULED

Small Craft Advisory Issued for Narragansett Bay
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, Nov. 25, 2022) – We’re sorry to report that due to expected gale force winds, tonight’s Illuminated Boat Parade has been rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 6:15 p.m., weather permitting.

The decision to reschedule the popular holiday tradition was made out of an abundance of caution after the National Weather Service issued a Small Craft Advisory for Narragansett Bay beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25th until 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26th.

Newport Fire, Police Set to Escort Santa Through Newport’s Neighborhoods Again this Year

Annual Santa’s Ride to Kick Off Tuesday, Dec. 6th
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2022) – With the holiday season officially upon us, the City of Newport is once again busy preparing for the return of Santa’s nightly rides.

Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6th, Santa will be escorted by Newport’s Fire and Police Departments for his annual tour of Newport’s neighborhoods.

This year, he’s planning on riding with our first responders through the streets to see the City’s children beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 6th, Thursday December 8th, Tuesday December 13th and finishing up on Thursday December 15th.

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