NewportReady – Hurricane Sandy – preparations for Newport!

Great advice from NewportReady

Newport Ready
Newport Ready

— Read the city’s new checklist at

— Read the federal hurricane checklist at

— Keep these city phone #s handy:

  • Fire 846-2211
  • Police 847-1212

Yes, 911 service can be get disrupted.

— If you have a neighbor or friend with special needs, help them
signed up through the state system at
This info gets shared with Newport FD.

— Register your cellphone # with CodeRed so you get city CodeRed
messages should your cable phone service die.

— Find a way to recharge your cell phone … perhaps it’s through a
neighbor with a generator … or a 12 volt recharge cable that you can
get at any cellphone store.

— Gas up the car(s)and get the obligatory milk and bread.

— Ask your local neighborhood association what services they might be able to offer should you be on your own for 72 hours (per the statement made in the city’s checklist).

— Join to stay better connected with your immediate neighborhood.

Mike Cullen

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Meet the Newport City Councilors – video “Engage Newport”


NEWPORT, R.I. (October 5, 2012) – Coming soon to a local gathering place near you: Engage Newport, a series of community outreach “open houses”, hosted by the City of Newport, packed with fun, facts and even a bit of food. The Engage Newport events will be held:

  • Thursday, October 11th at the Quaker Meeting House (corner of Farewell and Marlborough Streets) 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday, October 20th at Fort Adams (inside the Fort on the parade field) 9:30am-11:30am
  • Tuesday, October 23rd at the City of Newport Maritime Center, 365 Thames St. (waterside entrance of the Armory) 6pm-8pm Saturday, October 27th at the Rotunda at Easton’s Beach 10am – noon

During Engage Newport residents will have an opportunity to discover more about their City’s services and plans for the future and what they do and don’t know about their city all while having fun engaging with the City by the Sea. There will be activities for all the family to enjoy including fire rescue demonstrations, what services are available at the library, how to reconnect a lost pet with its owner all while taking part in quizzes that will see how much you know about your home town. If you have questions on what to do in an emergency, how to register to vote, what you can recycle or what the rules are for bicycles; then come along and get engaged! For more information please contact us at (401) 845-5473 or

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Video “Engage Newport” with Jane Howington, Newport City Manager

This coming October, the City of Newport will host four free community events for Newport residents. ENGAGE NEWPORT will be a series of community outreach “open houses” and will provide information the City has planned for the upcoming year, what your city can do for you, who to contact when you have a City related question and a competition for everyone to see how well citizens know their city and neighborhood.

“We want to bring City Hall to our residents: to engage them or re-engage them with their city and all its operations” ~ Jane Howington, Newport City Manager.

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ALN Forum; ” Switching to Single Stream Recycling” 5/15/12

ALN Public Forum

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 Switching to Single Stream Recycling

 A Public Forum sponsored by Alliance for Livable Newport and The Newport Energy & Environment Commission

The Alliance for Livable Newport will hold a Public Forum to introduce the new “single-stream” sorting and recycling system being implemented in Newport beginning in June 2012. “Single Stream” will allow households to combine their recycling into one container rather than separating it.

 The Forum will also explain how to reduce difficult items in the waste stream (such as paint, mattresses, light bulbs, batteries, etc.) and discuss new ways of sharing the burden of managing solid waste among Newport residents, the City and the producers of hard to handle waste which is filling up the Johnston landfill at increased costs to towns and municipalities.

Speakers will include:

Sarah Kite, Director of Recycling Services, Rhode Island Resource and Recovery Corp

Kristin Littlefield, Clean Cities Coordinator, City of Newport

Ellie Leonardsmith, RI Clean Water Action

Victor Bell, President, Environmental Packaging International


The Newport Public Library Program Room

300 Spring Street

Newport, RI 02840

Tuesday May 15, 2012 at  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


 Lauren Carson

 Alliance for Livable Newport

 Newport Energy and Environment Commission


Please  join us for this informative event.

Free and Open to the Public

For more information or to submit questions,  please e-mail:

Alliance for a Livable Newport             
Isabel Griffith, President 
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