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North End Urban Plan Released

North End Urban Plan Released

  
With an eye toward creating more opportunity, connectivity, resiliency, and equity, Newport's 2020 North End Urban Plan seeks to serve as a basis for future development in one of the most dynamic areas of the City. Click below to read the full report and stay tuned as the Planning Board begins a robust discussion on the plan before being sent to the City Council for final review and adoption. 


   

  

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Residents Reminded to Access the City's Online Services

Residents Reminded to Access the City's Online Services

Seeking to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, the City of Newport is advising residents and businesses to take advantage of its online and mail-in services.
 
From paying taxes and parking tickets, to searching property records, requesting vital records and applying for building permits or memorial benches, the City’s website can service a large variety of requests either directly online or through mail correspondence. 

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Pell Bridge Ramp Realignment

Pell Bridge Ramp Realignment

The State Department of Trasnportation is currently in the process of developing a final plan for the realignment of the Pell Bridge ramps. 

To learn more about this landmark project, please be sure to visit the RIDOT website here.

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Public Invited to Virtual Inauguration

City Council, School Committee to be Sworn in Via Zoom
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020) – Newport residents are invited for a special virtual joint inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 1st at 5 p.m. as the newly-elected members of the City Council and School Committee take their oaths of office.  

City Announces Festive Holiday Lineup

COVID-Safe Activities Include New Beach Drive-Thru & Santa’s Annual Ride
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, Nov. 23, 2020) – With the holiday season quickly approaching, the City of Newport is gearing up for a variety of COVID-safe festivities aimed at spreading cheer across the City.

Following up on the success of their Halloween Spooktacular, Newport Recreation will be hosting a Holly Jolly Drive-Thru at Easton’s Beach on Saturday, Dec. 12th along with a virtual Gingerbread House Competition that’s sure to set mouths watering.   
 

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.
 

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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.

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

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.

For advertising deadlines, please contact Carlos Alaan at 845-5349 or calaan@cityofnewport.com.

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Sign Up For Emergency Alerts

The City of Newport uses a high-speed mass notification system that allows City emergency officials to send notifications by phone, email, and text to keep citizens informed of emergencies or to send general notifications to registered subscribers to communicate non-life safety matters.

There is no charge to register and your personal information will be kept confidential. Registering is quick and easy: Click Here to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts