Public Invited to Remembrance Ceremony for Kiyoshi Iketani, Former Mayor of Shimoda, Japan
On Thursday, June 17th at Vernon Park in Newport at 10 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, June 11, 2021) – Mayor Jeanne Marie Napolitano and the Newport City Council invite members of the public to a remembrance ceremony for Kiyoshi Iketani, former mayor of Newport’s sister city of Shimoda, Japan on Thursday, June 17th at 10 a.m.
City Cracking Down on Noise, Motor Vehicle Violations
Motorcycle Groups, Short-Term Rentals Eyes as Season Gets Underway
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, June 8, 2021) – Following a busy start to the season, the City of Newport is stepping up enforcement of its noise ordinances, with City leaders promising to crack down on disturbances stemming from both vehicular traffic and short-term rentals.
Noise complaints, in particular, have been on the increase in recent weeks as tourists have begun returning to the City following more than a year of COVID-related restrictions.
Newport Kicks off First Transportation Master Plan
Project Aims to Develop Solutions for Resident and Visitor Travel Needs
NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, June 3, 2021) – As another busy summer season is getting underway, the City of Newport is formally kicking off its first comprehensive Transportation Master Plan.
Since the last study that dealt with transportation issues was undertaken for the City in 2001, there have been significant changes in population, development and the ways in which those who live, work and visit the City-by-the-Sea get around. With Newport’s tourism activity also increasing year-round, the need to improve connectivity between the City’s network of water transportation, roads, bike lanes and public transit opportunities has become even more pressing.
Leading the effort will be the City’s Planning Board and staff, along with City Council, Rhode Island Department of Administration’s Division of Statewide Planning, and a local Residents Advisory Committee.