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Newport City Council, with recommendation from the Department of Public Services, recently increased the number of roads where parking bans are established during snow emergencies from 9 to 24 to give them the ability to better serve residents during winter events  and will improve general snow removal relating services during and after storm events.

The list has been pared down over several years from a much longer list that once included 69 streets as far back as 1978.

When a parking ban is in effect, parking on the following streets is not permitted. Motor vehicles parked on any street one-half hour after a parking ban has been announced may be towed.

  • Bellevue Avenue
  • Broadway
  • Thames Street
  • Spring Street
  • Summer Street
  • Friendship Street
  • Washington Square
  • Van Zandt Ave (JT Connell Hwy to Malbone)
  • Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd.
  • Kay Street
  • Powell Avenue
  • Annandale Road
  • Gibbs Avenue
  • Washington Street
  • Gould Street
  • East Bowery Street
  • William Street
  • Farewell Street
  • West Narragansett Avenue
  • Coggeshall Avenue
  • Third Street
  • Warner Street
  • Bedlow Avenue
  • Bliss Road

Gateway Center, Mary Street lot, and Easton’s Beach are all usually free of charge for residents to park at during a parking ban.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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