St. Patrick's Day Parade Cancelled due to Coronavirus
Decision Follows Direct Request from Governor’s Office
NEWPORT, R.I (Wednesday, March 11, 2020) – After receiving further direction from the Governor’s Office and the Rhode Island Department of Health, the City Council voted on Wednesday to regretfully cancel this Saturday’s 64th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The decision, which follows a direct request from Gov. Gina Raimondo is being made with a heavy heart and out of an abundance of caution.
City Joins Nextdoor Community as Partner Agency
Effort Aims to Reach Residents through Neighborhood Social Networking Site
NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, October 9, 2019) – The City of Newport on Wednesday announced it has joined Nextdoor, the private social networking site for neighborhoods, as a Partner Agency.
The decision to join Nextdoor is part of an ongoing effort to advance the City’s technological and civic engagement strategy, and follows the launch of a new Smart911 Emergency Alert system last month.
City to Introduce new Emergency Alert System
NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, September 6, 2019) – Newport’s emergency management operators will have a pair of new tools at their disposal beginning later this month.
As part of the City’s ongoing effort to improve its emergency preparedness and response capabilities, the City of Newport will be transitioning to a new emergency notification system designed to significantly enhance the City’s ability to communicate with residents, businesses, and visitors in the event of an emergency.