Workshops on Community Electricity Program on Mar. 23 and Mar. 28

The City of Newport has scheduled several workshops so the public can learn more about the City’s new Community Choice Aggregation program. There is a virtual meetings set for Thursday, March 23rd at noon. Sign up in advance for virtual meetings at An in-person meetings are being held Tuesday, March 28 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Innovate Newport, 513 […]

Newport City Council Meeting on Mar. 22

Newport City Councilors will be meeting again in regular session on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor City Council Chambers. To see what’s on the agenda, including all supporting documents, visit and click on the Agenda for the March 22nd meeting. Agenda items include a vote $2.4M in Roadway Improvements for: Annadale Terrace Appleby Street Caswell […]

Middletown Police discuss suspicious death at Mar. 17 Press Conference

Middletown Police Chief Anthony Pesare led a press conference on the morning of Mar. 17 regarding the suspicious death of John Edward Corbett. Chief Pseare reported that after a wellness check was requested by family members, Middletown patrol officers and Middletown Fire Department conducted a wellness check on March 14 and found the body of 39 year old John Edward […]

Senate OKs bill naming CCRI Newport for Paiva Weed

The Senate today approved legislation to rename the Community College of Rhode Island’s Newport campus in honor of former Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed. “Teresa is a trailblazer who has made a powerful, positive difference for our state, for her home community of Newport and for CCRI. Naming CCRI’s Newport campus in her honor is a fitting tribute for […]

Chamber’s 2023 Women of Distinction Announced – NTW’s Lynne Tungett is One of Four Honorees

The Greater of Newport Chamber of Commerce has announced the four honorees of their 3rd Annual Women of Distinction Awards. The winners were chosen by a volunteer committee of Chamber board members after reviewing nominations relaying the nominees’ noteworthy accomplishments, including community involvement, industry impact, and professional success. The 2023 Women of Distinction are: Brenda Brock, Founder, Farmaesthetics Melissa L. […]

Ida Lewis Distance Race Plans Modifications

Ida Lewis Yacht Club will host the 19th sailing of the Ida Lewis Distance Race, one of New England’s most popular overnight offshore races, from Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19 with help from Bluenose Yacht Sales, which returns for a third year as Presenting Sponsor. The round-trip adventure starts and finishes off Newport, R.I. and this year promises tighter competition for […]

Housing Hotline Could Receive Additional $30k with Matching Challenge Grant

Recently elected Newport City Councilor Mark Aramli is taking a personal stake in improving Aquidneck Island’s emergency homeless housing situation. Today, Aramli announced a matching donation challenge to support the Newport Housing Hotline. His commitment will match dollar for dollar the first $30,000 in donations made to the Newport Housing Hotline over the next 30 days, with a goal of raising […]

Newport’s Owner-Occupied Applications Due March 15

The March 15 deadline to apply for Newport’s Owner-Occupied Tax Program is quickly approaching. Completed Applications must be submitted by the March 15th deadline and those that are determined to be incomplete may not qualify for this year’s exemption. For more information about the program, please visit As a reminder: If you’re a year-round resident of Newport, or own […]

Mayor, Grand Marshal and City Prepping for Saturday’s Parade

The 67th Annual Newport, Rhode Island Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 11th 2023.  It will begin promptly at 11:00am from Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church in the heart of the Fifth Ward.  The parade this year is estimated to last 2 hours and […]

Overnight Warming Center open March 2, 3 and 4

An Overnight Warming Shelter will be open tonight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and on March 3 and March 4. People can seek shelter at 50 Washington Square by entering the Hope Recovery Center entrance at the corner of Washington Square and Meeting Street. The shelter is presented via a partnership of CODAC Behavioral Healthcare and Newport Mental Health […]

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