Portion of Cliff Walk to be Closed for Improvements
Private Donation aims to improve drainage along portion of Coastal Trail
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUEDAY, JANUARY 25, 2022) – A portion of the City’s Cliff Walk will be temporarily closed to foot traffic later this week as needed improvements are made to the popular coastal trail.
Working in coordination with Newport’s Cliff Walk Commission, the owners of Beechwood and Seacliff have agreed to place gravel along the portion of the trail that borders their respective properties.
Humphrey “Harp” Donnelly IV Named Newport Fire Chief
Swearing In Ceremony Set for Friday at City Hall
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2022) – Humphrey “Harp” Donnelly IV, a native Newporter and 23-year veteran of the Newport Fire Department, has been named the City’s new Fire Chief.
He replaces Fire Chief Brian Dugan, who retired last month after leading the City’s Fire Department for the past 5 years.
As Deputy Chief and a member of the Department’s leadership team, Donnelly has been a part of the front line response to a number of emergency situations during his tenure, including the 2019 gas outage and the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
City to Kick Off Local Redistricting Process
Residents Encouraged to Learn More by Attending an Upcoming Meeting
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2022) – With the General Assembly set to vote on a proposal that would realign House and Senate Districts to better reflect 2020 Census data, Newport officials are preparing to kick off their own local process to examine City Council Wards and Voting Precincts.
The City’s Canvassing Authority is inviting members of the public to attend their next meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, February 1st at 11:30 a.m. to learn more about Newport’s own redistricting process.