Holiday Schedule

City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. The Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020 for the Independence Day Holiday. Monday through Friday trash, recycling and yard waste collection services will NOT BE DELAYED.

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The Latest on COVID-19

The Latest on COVID-19

The City of Newport has been working closely with regional, state and federal agencies to ensure that we're prepared for the potential appearance of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in our community. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage to learn more about our response to the virus.

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City Hall, Offices Closed to the Public

City Hall, Offices Closed to the Public

In light of current concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, please note that all City Offices will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23.

While City Hall had previously been limited to essential city business only for the last week, beginning Monday, City offices will be available strictly by phone, email, or on a limited appointment only basis. Individual departments will remain fully staffed and any residents, establishments or entities who have ongoing business with the City are encouraged to conduct it online or via telephone.

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Residents Asked to Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Residents Asked to Sign up for Emergency Alerts

As part of the City’s ongoing effort to improve its emergency preparedness and response capabilities, the City of Newport has transitioned to a new emergency notification system designed to significantly enhance the City’s ability to communicate with residents, businesses, and visitors in the event of an emergency.  

With the summer season quickly approaching, Newporters are encouraged to sign up for our Smart911 emergency alert system. To learn more about our E-Alert system, be sure to click the link below. 
 

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City Mourns Passing of Former Mayor Paul L. Gaines, Sr.

Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in honor of New England’s First African American Mayor

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, June 26, 2020) – Flags at Newport City Hall have been lowered to half-staff to honor the life of former Mayor and City Councilor Paul Gaines, Sr.

As an educator, coach, and community leader, Mayor Gaines was a pillar of the Newport community and a role model to generations of island residents. In 1981, he was elected by his peers on the City Council as the first African American mayor in New England.

Canvassing Office Set to Accept Candidate Declarations

Newport Residents Encouraged to Run for Office

NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, June 17, 2020) – The City of Newport is reminding all Newport residents interested in running for office in the upcoming November election that they must file a Declaration of Candidacy with the City’s board of canvassers between June 22 and June 24.

City Assisting Organizers of Peaceful Protest

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, June 12, 2020) – The City of Newport is providing support for a human rights demonstration scheduled for 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at Miantonomi Park in the City’s North End.

In addition to supplying staging and sound equipment for a speaker’s program, the City has also been working with organizers to ensure pedestrian safety for a planned march that will take demonstrators from Miantonomi Park to Equality Park.
 

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  Calendar of Events

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.

Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

The Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the City's historic burying grounds. Read the Agenda

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

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Sign Up For Emergency Alerts

The City of Newport uses a high-speed mass notification system that allows City emergency officials to send notifications by phone, email, and text to keep citizens informed of emergencies or to send general notifications to registered subscribers to communicate non-life safety matters.

There is no charge to register and your personal information will be kept confidential. Registering is quick and easy: Click Here to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts