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Newport’s rental ban tries to strike balance between tourism and residents

With a recent ban on short-term home rentals in residential neighborhoods, Newport has joined the wave of tourist destinations attempting to strike a balance...

Newport bans whole-home short-term rentals in residential zones

NEWPORT – Whole-home short-term rentals, which are commonly offered through services such as Airbnb and Vrbo, are no longer allowed in city residential zones. The...

City Council proposes prohibition of nonowner-occupied short-term rentals in Newport

NEWPORT – The City Council is moving forward with a proposal to ban short-term rentals of nonowner-occupied homes in areas of the city zoned...

Innovation Hub rezoning plan gets first nod from Newport City Council

NEWPORT – The Newport City Council on Wednesday night took a step towards adopting zoning amendments that pave the way for an Innovation Hub...
STANDSTILL: John Hirschboeck, co-president of community nonprofit Alliance for a Livable Newport, argued for a six-month development moratorium in the city’s North End. He and other supporters say the city needs time to develop zoning requirements for the area, shown on the map he’s holding. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Construction moratorium divides business, Newport leaders

Newport has enacted a six-month moratorium on development in its North End, including an innovation district intended to attract companies that might diversify its...
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Food trucks in demand

The food-truck phenomenon shows no sign of slowing down. Food trucks, as opposed to food carts, are equipped with facilities to store and cook...
NEWPORT has voted to grant permits to food trucks and carts. Above, a crowd gathers at a Friday night food truck gathering at Roger Williams Park in Providence in 2016. / PBN FILE PHOTO/

Food trucks roll in Newport

NEWPORT – A summer-long debate on allowing food trucks to sell on the streets of Newport was finally resolved Wednesday evening. The Newport City Council,...

Tearing down ‘Superman’ building is wrongheaded thinking

To the Editor: In Providence Business News’ June 7 article, “It will take investment to save ‘Superman’ tower,” Rep. Blake Filippi, R-New Shoreham, suggested the...
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