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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.

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Dinghy Rack Lottery Period Opens

Fill out an application to secure one of the City's coveted dinghy rack spaces at King Park or Willow Street. Download an application at www.CityofNewport.com/DinghyLottery

Application Period Runs Through Feb. 28th

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.

Beach Commission Meeting

The Newport Beach Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities at Easton's Beach | View the agenda

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

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