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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. 

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  Calendar of Events

Probate Court

Probate Court meets two times per month at 10:30 a.m., in the Second Floor City Council Chambers at Newport City Hall. Click here for a full schedule.

For advertising deadlines, please contact Carlos Alaan at 845-5349 or

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

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

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