Humphrey “Harp” Donnelly IV Named Newport Fire Chief
Swearing In Ceremony Set for Friday at City Hall
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2022) – Humphrey “Harp” Donnelly IV, a native Newporter and 23-year veteran of the Newport Fire Department, has been named the City’s new Fire Chief.
He replaces Fire Chief Brian Dugan, who retired last month after leading the City’s Fire Department for the past 5 years.
As Deputy Chief and a member of the Department’s leadership team, Donnelly has been a part of the front line response to a number of emergency situations during his tenure, including the 2019 gas outage and the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
City to Kick Off Local Redistricting Process
Residents Encouraged to Learn More by Attending an Upcoming Meeting
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2022) – With the General Assembly set to vote on a proposal that would realign House and Senate Districts to better reflect 2020 Census data, Newport officials are preparing to kick off their own local process to examine City Council Wards and Voting Precincts.
The City’s Canvassing Authority is inviting members of the public to attend their next meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, February 1st at 11:30 a.m. to learn more about Newport’s own redistricting process.
Parking Ban, Trash Delay Issued Ahead of Winter Storm
Residents Urged to Keep Cars Off Streets, Utilize City Parking Lots
NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022) – The City of Newport has issued a mandatory Parking Ban from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022 due to the impending winter storm.
Trash service will also be suspended, resulting in a one-day collection delay for Friday customers.