Newport City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in recognition of Rhode Island Independence Day, a State holiday.

Rhode Island Independence Day commemorates the State’s independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776.

May 4 is a state holiday in Rhode Island, State and municipal offices may be closed in other cities and towns also. However, stores and private business are usually open and public transit services run to their usual schedules.

City Hall will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 5th.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).