Rapid COVID-19 Tests Available at King House
Free Testing Available Thursdays & Fridays
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Area residents interested in receiving a rapid COVID-19 test now have a local option in Newport.
On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Edward King House Senior Center began serving as a RIDOH/RI National Guard COVID-19 Rapid Test Site.
Free Rapid BinaxNOW Tests will be given on Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Edward King House located on 35 King Street in Newport for the month of January.
Parking Ban Issued Ahead of Winter Storm
Residents Urged to Keep Cars Off Streets, Utilize City Parking Lots
NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020) – Due to the impending winter storm, the City of Newport has announced that a Parking Ban will be in place beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, until 5 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Any motor vehicles parked on the following streets one-half hour after the parking ban begins may be subject to tow:
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.