Beautiful Newport County includes Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, and Tiverton.

With just over 80,000 residents, Newport County is RI’s smallest county population-wise. Newport County’s coastal beauty makes it an ideal tourist destination for summer visitors. Newport, also known as the City by the Sea, has been one of America’s premier vacation destinations for centuries. Within this historic city are excellent restaurants, interesting shopping venues like lower Thames Street and Brick Market Place, and picturesque wharves that remind visitors of the city’s dynamic seafaring past and present.


Middletown is home to miles of wide sandy beaches, thousands of acres of unspoiled nature preserves, historic attractions, outdoor recreation and many restaurants. This diverse coastal community is where you’ll find the Norman Bird Sanctuary, encompassing more than 325 acres of diverse habitats and seven miles of marked trails, as well as the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, offering a 2.5-mile trail with panoramic ocean views.

Founded in 1638, Portsmouth is home to many historic sites, public golf courses, marinas, antique shops and more. Portsmouth also encompasses four islands: Prudence Island, Patience Island, Hope Island, and Hog Island.

Tiverton was incorporated in 1694 and today, this coastal community seamlessly blends outdoor beauty with cultural pleasures. The town is home to one-of-a-kind quaint locally owned boutiques and eateries, many nestled in historic Tiverton Four Corners, a quaint New England village of 18th century buildings.


Jamestown is a peaceful coastal gem with historic farms, stunning parks, award-winning restaurants, and locally owned shops and art galleries offering a serene atmosphere.

In 1682, the town of Little Compton was incorporated by the Plymouth Colony, which was the first permanent European settlement in New England founded by English Pilgrims and today is home to the Ocean State’s only official “town common,” listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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Our Vision

The Newport County Prevention Coalition envisions a county that embraces and promotes the health and safety of all its residents and is working toward achieving that vision through education, partnerships, and community collaboration.

Our Mission

The Coalition is an organized group of voluntary members representing and serving the constituencies of our region, concerned with the development, implementation, and support of effective community-based prevention programs.

Newport County Regional Coalition

Rebecca Elwell
(401) 835-5311

Assistant Director
Ray Davis
(401) 864-2015

Our Community Coalitions

Little Compton Prevention Coalition

Polly Allen

Tiverton Prevention Coalition

Jenni McNamee

Portsmouth Prevention Coalition

Corey Silvia
(401) 864-2015

Middletown Prevention Coalition

Lori Verderosa
(401) 845-0409

Newport Prevention Coalition

James Day
(401) 725-9985

Jamestown Prevention Coalition

Andrew Wade