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Duffy Named Newport's New Police Chief

Swearing In Ceremony Set for Friday at City Hall
NEWPORT, R.I. (TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2023) – Acting Police Chief Ryan Duffy, a 23-year veteran of the Newport Police Department, has been named the City’s next Police Chief.

He replaces former Police Chief Gary Silva, who retired earlier this year after more than 35 years with the City, including his last 12 as Chief. 

As Acting Chief and a member of the Department’s leadership team, Duffy has steadily risen through the ranks over his nearly 23-year career with the City. He was one of four internal candidates who interviewed for the job, and one of two finalists to take part in a public forum last week.

Community Asked to help Light up the Harbor this July 4th

Newport Looking for Donations for Annual Fireworks Fund
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2023) – The City of Newport is gearing up for its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration and is once again turning to the community to help light up Newport Harbor.

Every year, thousands of locals and visitors alike flock to downtown Newport to take in the City’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display.

Newport Launching Park Ranger Program

Program Aims to Serve, Inform Park Users
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2023) – There’s a new ranger in town. The City of Newport is set to launch a new seasonal Park Ranger program this summer to provide visitors to the City’s network of public parks a helping hand and to be on the look out for potential hazards and quality of life issues. 

The program, which is the first municipal program of its kind in Rhode Island, stems from a series of community meetings related to park use and safety that began last year, culminating in a Park Safety Report drafted by the Tree & Open Space Commission and presented to the City Council.

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  Calendar of Events

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission is tasked with providing advice to the City on how to make Newport safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians. Click here for an agenda

Affirmative Action Commission Meeting

The Newport Affimative Action Commission is charged with overseeing the City's Affirmative Action Plan to ensure equitbale hiring and employment practices for all minorities and women.  Click here for an agenda

Historic District Commission Meeting

The Historic District Commission is responsible for overseeing development within the City's Historic District
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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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