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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.

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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.

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.  

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

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