Holiday Schedule

City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. The Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020 for the Independence Day Holiday. Monday through Friday trash, recycling and yard waste collection services will NOT BE DELAYED.

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News & Events

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City Mourns Passing of Former Mayor Paul L. Gaines, Sr.

Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in honor of New England’s First African American Mayor

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, June 26, 2020) – Flags at Newport City Hall have been lowered to half-staff to honor the life of former Mayor and City Councilor Paul Gaines, Sr.

As an educator, coach, and community leader, Mayor Gaines was a pillar of the Newport community and a role model to generations of island residents. In 1981, he was elected by his peers on the City Council as the first African American mayor in New England.

Canvassing Office Set to Accept Candidate Declarations

Newport Residents Encouraged to Run for Office

NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, June 17, 2020) – The City of Newport is reminding all Newport residents interested in running for office in the upcoming November election that they must file a Declaration of Candidacy with the City’s board of canvassers between June 22 and June 24.

City Assisting Organizers of Peaceful Protest

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, June 12, 2020) – The City of Newport is providing support for a human rights demonstration scheduled for 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at Miantonomi Park in the City’s North End.

In addition to supplying staging and sound equipment for a speaker’s program, the City has also been working with organizers to ensure pedestrian safety for a planned march that will take demonstrators from Miantonomi Park to Equality Park.

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  Calendar of Events

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.

Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

The Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the City's historic burying grounds. Read the Agenda

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

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