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Statement on Black Lives Matter Rhode Island Demonstration

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, June 5, 2020) – The City of Newport and its community partners are preparing to welcome demonstrators to Aquidneck Island on Saturday, June 6th for a planned peaceful demonstration sparked by the murder of George Floyd.
As a City, we fully support those who wish to exercise their Constitutional right to peacefully assemble and will do our part to make sure that any and all demonstrations are carried out in as safe a manner as possible.

City Offering Payment Plans for those Unable to Pay Utility Bills

COVID-19 Relief program aimed at helping residents
NEWPORT, R.I. (Thursday, June 4, 2020) – Recognizing that we are still in challenging times, the City of Newport’s Department of Utilities is urging customers in Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth to set up payment plans or pay their utility bills if at all possible.

Statement on Public Safety in Newport Related to the Ongoing Nationwide Protests

NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, June 3, 2020) – The City of Newport issued the following statement related to the ongoing nationwide protests:

As the nation continues to mourn the murder of George Floyd, the City of Newport stands ready to do our part to protect and support all those who wish to exercise their Constitutional right to peacefully assemble.

While we are not aware of any credible threats to the City of Newport or Aquidneck Island, our public safety personnel are actively taking precautions to prepare for any potential unrest.

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  Calendar of Events

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

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

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.

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