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Survey Says!

Survey Says!

The City Council is beginning the process of updating its Strategic Plan and we want to hear from YOU!

We're just getting started, but you can have your voice heard right now by clicking below to take a brief survey or  by contributing to a Community Idea Board

Online Survey
Community Idea Board
2017-2021 Strategic Plan

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Learn More About the Proposed Coggeshall School Redevelopment

Learn More About the Proposed Coggeshall School Redevelopment

City Councilors recently voted to begin what is expected to be a multi-year project aimed at redeveloping the Coggeshall School into workforce housing. 

But what exactly is workforce housing, and who will be responsible for converting the longtime elementary school into needed residential units? Click below for a PowerPoint presentation recently shared with the Council to learn more. 

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Newport Votes 2023

Newport Votes 2023

Election season is officially upon us and Early Voting in the CD1 Primaries will take place in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at Newport City Hall daily from October 18th - November 6th.

Click below to find out who's running, along with where, when, and how you can cast your ballot in the 2023 Special Congressional Election:

View a Sample Ballot
Check Your Registration
Find Your Precinct Information


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News & Events

  Calendar of Events

Cliff Walk Commission

The Cliff Walk Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities of the City's historic Cliff Walk. Click here for an agenda

City Council Workshop

City Councilors will be meeting to discuss Climate Change, Stormwater, and Flooding in the North End. 

Tree & Open Space Commission

The Tree & Open Space Commission is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the City's parks, trees, and open space. 

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

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 Latest News


Residents Invited to Learn More about Planned Residential Conversion

NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 2023) – The City of Newport and BCM Realty Partners is inviting the community for a public discussion regarding the residential conversion of the Coggeshall Elementary School.

The discussion, which will include representatives from the City’s Department of Planning and Economic Development, is scheduled to be held on Thursday October 5th, 2023 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Innovate Newport, located at 513 Broadway.

Newport Kicks off Strategic Planning Process

Online Portal & Ideas Board Seek Resident Input
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2023) – The City of Newport is asking community members and stakeholders to help update the City Council’s Strategic Plan.

As one of the City’s visioning documents, the City Council’s Strategic Plan aims to ensure that the City’s priorities align with those expressed by the community by identifying an overarching vision for the City and guide where and how it focuses its resources.


15 Firefighters to Train in Paramedic Emergency Medical Care
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2023) – The City of Newport has been awarded a $738,881.31 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for the training of a minimum of 15 Firefighters to the Paramedic Level of Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Licensing.

The grant, which was secured through the efforts of Newport Fire Department staff with the support of Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation led by the office of U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), stipulates that $671,710.28 will be provided by FEMA, with a $67,171.03 match provided by the City of Newport.

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