Easton’s Beach Set to Open for the Season June 4th
Beach to offer Limited Parking and Amenities
NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, May 28, 2020) – The City of Newport has announced plans for a limited reopening of Easton’s Beach beginning Thursday, June 4th.
Beachgoers are advised that the beach lot will be open and lifeguards will be on staff daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Restrooms will also be open, though the City’s reserved bathhouses will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Parking capacity will be capped at 300 cars with limited parking for Newport residents available in the West Lot.
City Offering Grant Program for MicroEnterprises
Stabilization Grant Program for Small Businesses Adversely Impacted by COVID-19 Now Available
NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, May 22, 2020) – The City of Newport has joined other Rhode Island communities in launching a Microenterprise (MicroE) Stabilization Grant Program offering working capital grants to qualifying small business microenterprises adversely impacted by COVID-19.
Grants totaling up to $5,000 are available to each approved applicant in a single lump-sum payment. Newport has access to a total of $50,000 for MicroE grants. No City funds are involved.
Parking Meters, Residential Parking Go into Effect June 1st
Parking Programs Return after COVID-19 Delay
NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, May 19, 2020) –
The City of Newport’s metered parking and resident sticker programs will go into effect on June 1st
Metered parking will be in effect from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. The fee for parking in a metered space is $1.25 per hour in increments of twenty-five cents. The fee for the meters on Memorial Boulevard at Easton’s Beach is $2 per hour.