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Living in Newport

The City of Newport is located at the southern end of Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, about 30 miles southeast of Rhode Island's capital of Providence.  The City is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the south, Narragansett Bay on the west, and by the Town of Middletown on the northeast.  Newport is 11 square miles in size, with 7.7 square miles of land and 3.3 square miles of inland water. Location is readily accessible to the west by Interstate 95 via the Jamestown and Pell Bridges, and to the north by Routes 24 and Interstate 195 via the Mount Hope Bridge and the Sakonnet River Bridge.  

Community Resources

Newport offers a host of community resources aimed at making our city the most livable and welcoming community in New England. 

Education

For information about Newport's public schools, be sure to visit the Newport School Department or click the links below 

Recreation

From youth sports to adult programs, Newport's Recreation Department offers a full slate of activities throughout the year
 

Doing Business with City Hall

Pay a parking ticket, keep up to date on your water and sewer bill, and more through our online billing system

Around Town

News & Events

Latest News

Newport Police Adding Patrols for Halloween Weekend

Stepped Up Patrols Aimed at Ensuring Safe, Healthy Halloween
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, October 30, 2020) – The Newport Police Department will be adding additional patrols this weekend in an effort to ensure that Newporters are able to enjoy a healthy and safe Halloween weekend.

Like other communities, Newport’s public safety team has been responding to a higher than usual volume of calls over the last several weeks, including several occurrences of vandalism and gun-related incidents which are currently under investigation.
 

Newport Recreation to Host Election Day Mini Camp

One-Day Camp Aims to Help Parents while Schools are Closed
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, October 26, 2020) – With Newport Public Schools closed for the day on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd in observance of Election Day, the Newport Recreation team will be offering a special one-day Mini Camp to provide parents with a safe and supervised option for their child’s day off.

This special Election Day mini camp is open to children in Grades 1-3 and will run from 8:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. at The Hut on Golden Hill Street.

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.
 

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  Calendar of Events

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.

North End Urban Plan Public Hearing No. 1

The City’s Planning Board is due to take up the draft North End Urban Plan during a special public hearing at 6:30 p.m.
 

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 calaan@cityofnewport.com.

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