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September 24, 2015

City of Newport Bare Root Tree Program Spring 2016

Beginning in March 2016, the City of Newport’s Foresty Division will be providing several varieties of trees at wholesale cost and plant the tree for any resident. Residents in neighborhoods that lack significant tree cover can improve home values and quality of life by participating in the city tree planting program. A shipment of sixty, 8 -12 feet tall, trees will arrive from Oregon in early March for planting on public property or setback up to 20 feet onto private property.   The City of Newport will provide and plant the trees at the wholesale cost of $50 for a bare…
September 14, 2015

Newport Health Equity Zone Collaborative Launches With Presentation At Florence Grey Center

In April 2015 the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) became one of eleven organizations in the state to receive a Health Equity Zone grant from the Rhode Island Department of Health. The Newport Health Equity Zone Collaboration is a place-based initiative focusing on the North End and Broadway neighborhoods. The goal of the project is to not only mitigate current health disparities present in these communities, but also to empower residents with the skills needed to create community change. The Newport Health Equity Zone launch will take place on September 23rd at the Florence Grey Center from 6-7pm. “We often think…
September 7, 2015

Newport’s Clean City Program Reminds Residents Of Collection Delays Due To Labor Day Holiday

The Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program reminds residents that there will be no recycling and trash collections on Monday, September 7th due to the observance of Labor Day. All collections for the week of September 7th will be delayed by one day. As a reminder, yard waste will be collected during the weeks of September 14th and 28th on residents’ regular collection day. Residents can view and print the yard waste and holiday calendar at or hard copies are available for pick-up at Newport City Hall and outside The Clean City Office.
June 29, 2015

Drainage Investigation and Flood Analysis for Wellington Avenue and Bridge Street – Identifying Mitigation Measures

When the neighborhoods along Wellington Avenue and Bridge Street were first developed hundreds of years ago, their locations close to Newport Harbor were seen as a benefit. As time progressed more homes and businesses were established and the City installed storm drainage infrastructure in these neighborhoods and throughout the City. The investments in storm drainage infrastructure have served the City well for decades, and in many areas still provide adequate storm drainage even during the largest and most intense precipitation events. Recently, the Wellington Avenue and Bridge Street neighborhoods have experienced what is perceived to be more frequent and more…
June 22, 2015

Recreation Department Extends Hours To Accommodate Summer Camp Registrations

Newport Recreation is continuing to accept summer camp registrations for the remainder of this week. The summer day camp program for boys and girls entering grades K-8 in the fall of 2015 begins Monday June 29th . On Thursday, June 25th the Recreation office will extend their business hours until 6:00 pm for those interested in registering for the camp. Registrations for the many specialty camps being offered this summer will also be accepted during the extended hours. For more information on any of the camp programs, please call 845-5800 or visit
June 2, 2015

Newport Public Services Committee Inducted Into RI Recreation & Parks Association Membership to the RI Recreation & Parks Association – Hall of Fame

The City of Newport’s Public Services Department is proud to announce that Carol Mureddu, Recreation Program Supervisor, has been inducted into the 2015 Rhode Island Recreation & Parks Association RI Hall of Fame. “We are very proud that Carol has achieved this special recognition after being nominated by her recreation industry peers in the State of Rhode Island,” said William Riccio, Director of Public Services. “The City of Newport is extremely lucky to have her as a member of our team as her dedication and talent to the recreation profession are an inspiration to all.” The RI Recreation & Parks Association…
May 1, 2015

New Trail Markers On Cliff Walk Identify Historic Points Of Interest

The City of Newport’s Cliff Walk Commission has announced the installation of 16 trail markers along the 3 ½ mile trail, Rhode Island’s most popular visitor attraction. The markers provide information on the gilded age mansions and many geographic and geological features seen along the Walk. Each point of interest features a QR code and an URL that can be scanned or entered on a smart phone. A free app is also available to download on iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets. “The Cliff Walk Trail Marker program is a noteworthy enhancement to the Walk, one that offers readily…
April 3, 2015

Media Advisory

Media Advisory - Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano and members of the Newport City Council will be hosting a meeting and tour of the former Sheffield School building with United States Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Administration (EDA) Jay Williams. Secretary Williams will be joined by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI. After a brief speaking ceremony, a tour of the facility and update on development process will be provided to the Secretary and invited guests. In 2014, the EDA committed over $1.6 million dollar matching grant to the city to redevelop and reuse the 33,000 square foot school building into a collaborative…
February 5, 2015

City of Newport, RI Selected to Present at Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) Innovation Summit

The City of Newport, Rhode Island has been invited to present at the preeminent energy innovation summit, the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Innovation Summit (Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy), where influential leaders and breakthrough technologies are exhibited to influential government, military and private sector leaders. Newport joins in as one of the few municipalities to ARPA-E’s invitational State & Global Networking Event and it will be the focus of over 2,000 attendees, 16 government agencies, 45 States and 20 countries. Newport’s Innovation Hub and Technology Business Incubator & Accelerator will highlight Newport’s goals of entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and job…
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