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City to Collaborate with Navy, URI on Coastal Threats

Grant to Examine the Effects of Sea Level Rise, Storm Surge in and Around Navy Base, West Side of Aquidneck Island

NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, October 15, 2020) – The City of Newport is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $598,000 grant from the Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment, to develop strategies to protect critical resources along the West Side of Aquidneck Island from the anticipated effects of storm surge and sea level rise.

City to Host Halloween Spooktacular at Easton’s Beach

Jack-O-Lanterns, Candy & Socially Distanced Fun

NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, October 15, 2020) – Halloween is right around the corner and while the Coronavirus might put a damper on this year's festivities, the Newport Recreation team is busy planning a special Trick or Treat at the Beach!

On Saturday, October 31st, Newport Recreation will be hosting a Halloween Drive-Thru Spooktacular at Easton’s Beach.

Water Main Flushing Set to Begin

NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020) – As part of the Newport Water Division’s ongoing maintenance of the water distribution system, a modified water main flushing program in designated areas will begin during evening hours beginning Sunday, October 18, 2020 and ending October 29, 2020.

The flushing of the water mains using fire hydrants will begin at 8:00 p.m. and continue until 4:00 a.m.   Signs will be posted in each area before flushing begins.  The flushing will occur in areas that have been prioritized due to drought conditions. We plan to resume a full flushing program in Spring 2021.

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  Calendar of Events

Historic District Commission Meeting

The Historic District Commission is responsible for overseeing development within the City's Historic District
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Tree & Open Space Commission

The Tree & Open Space Commission is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the City's parks, trees, and open space. 

North End Urban Plan Public Hearing No. 1

The City’s Planning Board is due to take up for the first time a draft North End Urban Plan during a special public hearing on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Review

The Zoning Board of Review is responsible for overseeing and administering the City's zoning code in a fair and equitable fashion.  Click here for an agenda

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