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.