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Public Forum Thursday April 10, 2014 6:00 on Environmental Commissions

Tweet Alliance for a Livable Newport – Free Public Forum – City of Newport Environmental Commissions: The Energy and Environment Commission The Tree and Open Space Commission The Biking and Pedestrian Commission       SO WHO IS WATCHING OVER NEWPORT’S ENVIRONMENT? Want to learn all about what Newport’s environmental commissions are doing to protect our trees and open spaces? Ensure safe drinking water and cleaner oceans? Reducing our carbon footprint? Working to make walking and biking safer? Join The Alliance for a Livable Newport in its continuing series of “Reports from Newport’s Commissions; working on your behalf.” Presenting mini-reports in recognition of April’s Earth Day month will be- Energy and Environment: Co-Chair, Beth Milham - Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory: Chairman, Chuck Filippo - Wastewater Improvements: Chairman Ray Smedberg - Tree & Open Space Commission: Member Rob Currier  The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. Questions may be sent in advance to: info@newportalliance.org To learn more about The City of Newport Boards and Commissions <click here> For additional information on ALN or this Forum, contact: Lauren Carson- ALN Board of Directors atu2mama@mac.com Did you know that all ALN Public Forums are video taped and available publicly for viewing at any time? <click here to view the archive> Please join us! When? Thursday April […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - April 7, 2014 at 8:25 pm

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Amy Hoag, Newport Resident, expresses her concerns with proposed parking changes.

Tweet Proposed_Parking_Changes_Map copy  (click to download) Docket Action Item #5245:14  (click to download) The city will hold a public parking workshop on Thursday, March 20th at 6:30 pm in the community room at the police station to review the proposed sticker parking changes.  If you are not able to attend but would like to make comment, please email the city councilors whose contact information is listed below. Last week at the city council meeting, the council received a report recommending expanding the Residential Parking Program (sticker parking) to include high density areas, areas with little to no off-street parking, and residential areas in mixed use or near major tourist sections of Newport; this change would eliminate the petition process for the proposed streets.  The streets proposed for inclusion in the Residential Parking Program include: All roads west of Broadway up to A-1 Pizza and west to Van Zandt Ave. Southern end is Farewell Street and Thames down to Bucci’s liquor. Everything north of Touro street between Kay and Broadway all the way up to Rhode Island Ave. Warner, Broadway, and Marcus Wheatland are not restricted. This directly impacts our neighborhood and has been a topic of discussion in our meetings […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 18, 2014 at 11:58 am

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Newport County Legislators Forum – Saturday, MARCH 22 9:45 AM – Newport Public Library

Tweet  Newport County Legislators Forum Saturday, MARCH 22   9:45 AM – 11: 15 AM Newport Public Library 300 Spring Street Newport, RI   For the first time since the Assembly began its 2014 session, Newport County’s State House delegation will meet as a group with the citizens of Newport County. All the legislators representing Newport County have been invited.   League member Patty MacLeish will moderate the forum. Legislators will open with brief statements about their priorities, questions from the League, as well as the audience, will follow.   This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Susan Wells at 401-846-9537.  

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

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Public Workshop -Thursday, March 20, 6:30 – Assembly Room – Newport Police Station – City Manager’s City Parking Programs Report

Tweet This impacts the whole of Newport. You are encouraged to get this information out to your constituents and friends. Please see below the details I copied from the City Council docket last Wednesday when the issue was introduced. If you can’t open this link, go to the City website and check out the Council docket from last week – March 12 – under Communications from the City Manager, click on number 14. http://clerkshq.com/content/Attachments/newport-ri/140312_33.pdf?clientSite=newport-ri

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

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You’re invited – Daffodil Project – cocktail reception at the Chanler Hotel on Earth Day, April 22nd

Tweet   Perhaps you’ve noticed: tiny daffodil leaves are peeking through the soil, eager to trumpet the arrival of spring here in Newport. To celebrate their bloom and to thank our many supporters, you’re invited to join Ronald Lee Fleming, founder of the Daffodil Project, for a cocktail reception at the Chanler Hotel on Earth Day, April 22nd. This celebration, part of Daffodillion’s drive to plant 1 million daffodils in Newport and also part of Newport’s annual Arboretum Week, provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the many Founder’s Club members, donors, and volunteers who generously sponsored and distributed the 98,000 bulbs that were given away free last fall. Capacity is limited, so please e mail back the name (s) of those who would like to attend to: Daffodillion@cox.net. Feel free to pass this invitation on to other daffodil lovers. We look forward to seeing you — and the arrival of the daffodils in April. A daffy million thanks, John John Hirschboeck Daffodillion Project Director www.Daffodillion.com e-mail: Daffodillion@cox.net

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 12, 2014 at 7:34 am

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CITY OF NEWPORT – CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION – NOTICE of PUBLIC FORUM

Tweet  What: CITY OF NEWPORT - CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION - NOTICE of PUBLIC FORUM   When: WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 - 6:00PM – 7:30PM   Where: Assembly Room of the Newport Police Station - 120 Broadway, Newport RI 02840   AGENDA   Public Forum   Citizens may address the Commission on all matters pertaining to the Charter Review. The Charter Review Commission requests the time of comments for each person be limited to five minutes. Questions and discussion may extend the time limit at the discretion of the Commission.   Of particular interest to the Charter Review Commission are the following issues:   The way we elect our mayor Whether or not to eliminate the wards and have all City Councilors elected at large Term limits and staggered terms for the School Committee and City Council Election vs. appointment of the School Committee The roles and responsibilities of the Mayor and City Manager How Boards and Commission function, among other operating functions of City government.   If time allows, the Commission will proceed with items to do with a regularly scheduled business meeting.   Roll call Determination of quorum Approval of the minutes from the January 29, February 5 and February 19 meetings   […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 2, 2014 at 11:42 am

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Can Culture Have Role in Newport City Charter?

Tweet By Tom Walsh  (read more) Newport This Week Amid a polite but intensive discussion on Feb. 5 about how the city manager, mayor and the rest of the City Council should manage themselves in conducting public business, there was this comment from Isabel Griffith, the Charter Review Commission’s chairperson: “The Council works the way it does now not because of language in the charter but from the culture of the council,” she said. “The way they do things is something that has been passed down.” The city of Newport, she said, has a culture all its own. The question is this: Can the nine members of the Charter Review Commission figure out a way to revise the city charter without stepping on the city’s historic culture? This ticklish problem hovered over the commission’s discussion of how—or whether—to revise the charter to better address the way the city manager, the mayor (who is actually the chairman of the City Council) and the other six councilors communicate with and among themselves and the public. Among various definitions, Webster defines “culture” as something “that depends upon man’s capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.” All of this became important to the […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - February 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

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Thompson Techno Expo will be held March 1st!

TweetNew Date – March 1st! The Newport IT working group after school program called the Thompson Techno Expo Frank E Thompson Middle School. 39 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840 (401) 847-1493; newportrischools.org.  

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Posted by NewportAlliance - February 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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City of Newport seeks public input on capital improvement program planning document.

Tweethttp://opinionnewport.mindmixer.com/category/five-year-capital-improvement-program Five-Year Capital Improvement Program The City has a rolling five-year plan for capital improvements. Capital improvements include facilities, infrastructure (road, water, sewer and bridge), major equipment replacement, land purchase or large asset acquisition.This initiative is in the planning phase. Any documents that are included within this project are planning documents only, not financial documents. For more information about how your input will be used, please click here.       Capital Improvement Program Proposal 120 0 241 Days Remaining Add your Ideas Visit this Topic Capital Improvement Program Prioritization Survey 92 0 59 Days Remaining Add your Ideas Visit this Topic Capital Improvement Program Project Contributions 68 0 241 Days Remaining Add your Ideas Visit this Topic  

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Posted by NewportAlliance - February 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm

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Feb. 8th! The Newport IT working group afterschool program called the Thompson Techno Expo

TweetThe Newport IT working group has been putting on an after school program called the Thompson Techno Expo.  We are culminating with a public expo on February 8th with the intent of the students teaching the community about our local communication infrastructure. It’s been a lot of work and we’re hoping its a beta project for other after school programs.  

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Posted by NewportAlliance - January 31, 2014 at 2:02 pm

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