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Newport Police Adding Patrols for Halloween Weekend

Stepped Up Patrols Aimed at Ensuring Safe, Healthy Halloween
NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, October 30, 2020) – The Newport Police Department will be adding additional patrols this weekend in an effort to ensure that Newporters are able to enjoy a healthy and safe Halloween weekend.

Like other communities, Newport’s public safety team has been responding to a higher than usual volume of calls over the last several weeks, including several occurrences of vandalism and gun-related incidents which are currently under investigation.

Easton’s Beach Closing in Advance of Tropical Storm Isaias

Beach to remain off-limits on Tuesday
NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, August 3, 2020) – Easton’s Beach will be closed on Tuesday in advance of Tropical Storm Isaias.

Residents and visitors are advised that the beach parking lots will be closed at the end of the day on Monday, and swimming will be strictly prohibited all day Tuesday.

To guard against a potential storm surge, recently installed electronic pay stations and lifeguard chairs will also be removed and sandbags put in place around the Rotunda.

Depending on the track of the storm, beach staff are hopeful that operations will resume Wednesday, Aug. 5th, however re-opening may be delayed based on the severity of cleanup.

We thank you for your cooperation as we prepare for this first tropical storm of the season.   

From Land and Sea, Newport Stepping up COVID-19 Enforcement

Visitors Urged to Wear Masks, Adhere to Social Distancing Rules

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, July 31, 2020) – Ahead of what would have normally been one of the busiest weekends of the summer, the City of Newport is again taking steps to increase its COVID-19 related enforcement measures.

Historically, the last weekend in July has marked the kickoff to the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, with the City welcoming tens of thousands of music fans to historic Fort Adams and Newport Harbor. And while this year’s festivals have gone virtual, City officials are still preparing for an influx of visitors that is expected to quickly fill up the City’s downtown shopping district, harbor, and beaches.

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  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.

North End Urban Plan Public Hearing No. 1

The City’s Planning Board is due to take up the draft North End Urban Plan during a special public hearing at 6:30 p.m.

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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