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Police: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this Holiday Season

NEWPORT, R.I. --This Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with Newport Police Department to make sure you make it to the Thanksgiving table.

With the Thanksgiving holiday kicking off a very merry time of year, it’s essential to take some time to remember that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If your plans to celebrate include alcohol, plan for a sober driver. You may have heard of the popular trend during the Thanksgiving holiday, “Blackout Wednesday,” which occurs on the eve of Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, this trend encourages the heavy consumption of alcohol, which is why we’re working hard to keep drunk drivers off the roads.

Indoor Pickleball Now Available at The Hut

Winter Weather Doesn’t Need to Stop the Pickleball Action

NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021) – Newport Recreation will be offering pickleball enthusiasts the opportunity to take the game inside by renting the two pickleball courts located at The Hut in advance on select days this winter. 
Beginning Sunday, Nov. 21st, Newport residents will be able to log on to the City’s online registration platform at register.communitypass.net/cityofnewport, to rent both courts for up to two hours on Sundays, Mondays, and Fridays.

City Seeking Applicants for Charter Review Commission

Deadline to Apply Set for Monday, Nov. 29th

NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021) – The City of Newport is seeking applicants to serve on a seven-member Charter Review Commission to help the City refine its municipal Charter.
The volunteer commission, which was last assembled in 2013, will be charged with reviewing the City Charter and making recommendations to the Council that would then be voted on by Newport residents at the ballot box.
Newport last convened a Charter Review Commission in 2013, however in an effort to ensure that the provisions of the Charter continue to meet the needs of Newport residents, City Councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday, Nov. 10th to once again form the advisory body before the end of the year.

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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

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.

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

Historic District Commission Meeting

The Historic District Commission is responsible for overseeing development within the City's Historic District
Click here to view an agenda.  

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