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Statement on Public Safety in Newport Related to the Ongoing Nationwide Protests

NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, June 3, 2020) – The City of Newport issued the following statement related to the ongoing nationwide protests:

As the nation continues to mourn the murder of George Floyd, the City of Newport stands ready to do our part to protect and support all those who wish to exercise their Constitutional right to peacefully assemble.

While we are not aware of any credible threats to the City of Newport or Aquidneck Island, our public safety personnel are actively taking precautions to prepare for any potential unrest.

City Offering Grant Program for MicroEnterprises

Stabilization Grant Program for Small Businesses Adversely Impacted by COVID-19 Now Available

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, May 22, 2020) – The City of Newport has joined other Rhode Island communities in launching a Microenterprise (MicroE) Stabilization Grant Program offering working capital grants to qualifying small business microenterprises adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Grants totaling up to $5,000 are available to each approved applicant in a single lump-sum payment. Newport  has access to a total of $50,000 for MicroE grants. No City funds are involved.


Aquidneck Island Communities Launch Joint Recovery Effort

Aquidneck Island Economic Recovery Partnership aims to align local business response
NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, May 13, 2020) – Aquidneck Island’s three municipalities are banding together to help the island’s economy recover from the COVID-19 outbreak.
The City of Newport and the Towns of Middletown and Portsmouth have announced a joint effort to help businesses re-open and job seekers get back to work as quickly and as seamlessly as possible.

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  Calendar of Events

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

Probate Court

Probate Court meets two times per month at 10:30 a.m., in the Second Floor City Council Chambers at Newport City Hall. Click here for a full schedule.

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