Masks to Be Required in City Owned Buildings
Indoor Mask Policy to Begin Monday, Aug. 2nd
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2021 ) – Visitors to Newport City Hall and other public buildings including the Newport Maritime Center and Police Station, will be required to wear masks while inside regardless of vaccination status beginning Monday, August 2nd.
The new indoor mask policy is being instituted as COVID19 cases continue to rise across the country, driven primarily by the spread of the Delta variant and lagging vaccination rates.
Hydrant Flushing Underway in Middletown, Portsmouth
Water Being Flushed to Allow New Source Water into System
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021) –The Newport Water Division, which supplies drinking water to the majority of Aquidneck Island, is currently performing hydrant flushing after receiving reports of discolored water in parts of Middletown and Portsmouth.
After investigating the reports, Newport Water Division personnel determined that water being drawn from the Lawton Valley Reservoir in Portsmouth was displaying increased level of manganese, a naturally occurring mineral that can affect the taste, odor, and color in drinking water.
Newport Preparing for Fast-Moving Elsa
Beach to Close, but Most Services to Remain Open & On Schedule
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021) – City officials are reminding residents to be Storm Ready as Tropical Storm Elsa bears down on Aquidneck Island.
According to the latest forecasts, tropical storm conditions are expected to sweep over the area early Friday morning with wind gusts of up to 50 mph and rain totals of 2-4” possible before rapidly coming to an end on Friday evening.