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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

ILLUMINATED BOAT PARADE RESCHEDULED

Small Craft Advisory Issued for Narragansett Bay
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, Nov. 25, 2022) – We’re sorry to report that due to expected gale force winds, tonight’s Illuminated Boat Parade has been rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 6:15 p.m., weather permitting.

The decision to reschedule the popular holiday tradition was made out of an abundance of caution after the National Weather Service issued a Small Craft Advisory for Narragansett Bay beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25th until 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26th.

Newport Fire, Police Set to Escort Santa Through Newport’s Neighborhoods Again this Year

Annual Santa’s Ride to Kick Off Tuesday, Dec. 6th
  
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2022) – With the holiday season officially upon us, the City of Newport is once again busy preparing for the return of Santa’s nightly rides.

Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6th, Santa will be escorted by Newport’s Fire and Police Departments for his annual tour of Newport’s neighborhoods.

This year, he’s planning on riding with our first responders through the streets to see the City’s children beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 6th, Thursday December 8th, Tuesday December 13th and finishing up on Thursday December 15th.

Council-Elect to Hold Caucus to Determine Chair, Vice-Chair

Unofficial Vote Scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15th
  
 NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, NOV. 10th, 2022) — Newport’s Council-elect will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15th at 6 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at Newport City Hall for the purpose of informally electing a Chair and Vice Chair for the 2022-24 Council term.

The Caucus will also be considering appointments for City Solicitor, Probate Judge, and Municipal Court Judge.
The meeting is open to the public and has been posted with the Secretary of State’s website in accordance with Open Meetings Act.
 

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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.

Beach Commission Meeting

The Beach Commission is charged with advising the City Council on matters related to the City's beaches. | View the agenda

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. 

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