📢 City Hall Closed Monday, May 27th 📢

As a reminder, City Hall and Offices will be closed for the day on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. Please note that the Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed and there is a one-day delay for all trash, recycling and yard waste collections. For the full 2024 Yard Waste and Holiday calendar, see below link.  Download a Trash Calendar →

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Learn How to Run For Office This June

City of Newport to Host Candidate Information Sessions
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2024) – Are you thinking about running for office? The City of Newport’s Canvassing Office will be hosting a series of informational sessions for all those curious about how to throw their hat in the ring this November.

The information sessions will provide aspiring candidates with an overview of how to declare and run for office – from Newport’s non-partisan City Council and School Committee to the General Assembly and beyond.

Here’s Your Chance to Climb Miantonomi Park Tower

City of Newport to Open Historic Tower for Memorial Day
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2024) – Newport residents and visitors are once again being invited to climb to the top of Newport as the Miantonomi Park Tower opens to the public on Monday, May 27th from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in observance of Memorial Day. 

This event, which is being organized by the City, Miantonomi Park Commission, and the Aquidneck Land Trust, aims to recognize the historical significance of the tower as a memorial to the Veterans of World War I.
Completed in 1929; the 100-foot stone tower was designed by William Kendall of the renowned architectural firm McKim, Mead & White and stands atop one of the highest points in Newport. 

Newport Businesses to Benefit from new State Tax Exemption

$50,000 Tangible Tax Exemption Set to Take Effect July 1st
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2024) – Newport business owners are poised to save on one of their annual tax bills as a statewide exemption on the tangible tax rate is set to take effect in July.

The program, which was passed last year by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. McKee, provides a $50,000 exemption to all tangible tax accounts beginning in the 2024 tax year beginning July 1st. The exemption would apply to all tangible personal property used in day-to-day business operations including assets such as furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

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  Calendar of Events

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.

School Building Committee

The School Building Committee is responsible for overseeing the construction of the new Rogers High School

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

Canvassing Authority Meeting

The Newport Canvassing Authority is charged with conducting all elections for the City of Newport.

Under the direction of the State Board of Elections, and in cooperation with the Secretary of State, the Canvassing Authority is involved in all phases of the electoral process, from voter registration to tallying the votes after the polls close on election day.

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