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State Ups Monkeypox Vaccination Efforts

The state is expanding eligibility for monkeypox vaccination and scheduling two community clinics as Rhode Island is set to receive additional doses from the federal government. Gov. Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health announced the expansion Aug. 3. Additional at-risk populations, including Rhode Island residents aged 18 or older and those identified as close contacts of an […]

Input Needed for School Regionalization

Dear Neighbor, We need your input again! Last week, consultants studying the potential benefits of school regionalization held a series of community meetings aimed at providing a more complete picture of what a joint Newport-Middletown school district could look like. Now, we’re looking for your feedback! If you have a few minutes, please consider taking a brief online survey by clicking […]

City Advising Past, Current Employees of Potential Data Loss

CITY ADVISING PAST, CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF POTENTIAL DATA LOSS Privacy Incident Possibly Resulted in Loss of Municipal Employee Information   NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, JULY 22nd, 2022) – After an exhaustive investigation following the discovery of a suspicious email on one of the City’s internal networks, current and former municipal employees are being notified of a suspected security incident that may have […]

Newport, Middletown Officials Meet on School Merger

Newport, Middletown Officials Meet on School Merger By James Merolla Innovate Newport was the site on Jan. 20 of a 90-minute discussion on whether the Newport and Middletown school districts might merge by 2024. Among the 30 officials who were part of the discussion were members of Newport’s City Council and Middletown’s Town Council, the school committees from both municipalities, […]

EKH Closes at Noon Due to Severe Heat Conditions

EKH Will Close at Noon On Wednesday, July 20th due to Severe Heat The National Weather Service has declared …AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT WEDNESDAY… The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone, from 11 AM to 11 PM EDT Wednesday. An Air […]

Newport Hospital is ‘Summer Ready’

NEWPORT, RI – As the busy summer begins, Newport Hospital wants to ensure the safety of staff and the community. Below is some helpful information for patients, patient escorts, visitors, families and the local community about hospital services, resources and policies: Newport Hospital’s John A. and Hope H. van Beuren Emergency Department (ED) is open 24 hours a day, and takes patients by […]

Newport Water Billing Delays

NEWPORT WATER CUSTOMERS ADVISED OF DELAYED BILLING Payment Period, Penalty Dates to be Extended for Affected Billing Cycles   NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, JULY 7th, 2022) –Newport Water Division customers should expect a delay in receiving their July utility bills after vendor technical issues impacted the ability to issue monthly statements. As a result, July utility bills will now be due Aug. […]

City Needs Input on School Regionalization

As you may have heard, throughout the summer, a specialized team will be studying how Newport and Middletown schools could benefit from millions in state funding if we were to join forces and regionalize.As part of that study, we want your ideas of what educational opportunities are important to you!If you have a few minutes to spare, we would appreciate it if you filled out […]


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