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March 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
Tweet Newport 375th Anniversary Celebration Committee co-chairman Steve Waluk answers a question during a meeting sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport on Thursday at the Newport Public Library. Committee members Lynn Ceglie, left, and Jennifer Hanson also fielded questions and suggestions. http://www.newport375.com Newport Daily News – Friday January 24, 2014 Page 1. – Dave Hansen | Staff photographer - By Sean Flynn - Staff writer The Island Moving Co. dance troupe will perform to the locally composed “Newport Colonial Suite” at Rogers High School on March 5 and at the Rosecliff mansion on March 7, two of many events planned this year in celebration of the 375th anniversary of Newport’s founding. “Island Moving Co. has made this bigger than I ever expected,” Lynn Ceglie, a member of the city’s 375th Anniversary Celebration Committee, said. “The performances are going to be amazing and the music is absolutely beautiful.” Ceglie spoke during a forum Thursday night that unveiled planned activities for the coming year. The Alliance for a Livable Newport, a neighborhood advocacy group, sponsored the forum at the Newport Public Library. Members of the audience suggested even more events, such as one celebrating Newport’s maritime trading history, or another with Navy involvement, […]
Tweet You are Invited! Alliance for a Livable Newport LEARN ALL ABOUT PLANS FOR NEWPORT’S 375th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will be holding a free public forum at the Newport Public Library on January 23 to unveil a host of planned activities recognizing this year’s 375th Anniversary of the founding of Newport. Founded in 1639 by William Brenton, Henry Bull, Jeremy Clark, John Clarke, William Coddington, John Coggeshall, Nicholas Easton, and Thomas Hazard, Newport became the first capital of the State of Rhode Island. Co-chairs of the 375th Anniversary Celebration Committee, former mayors Steve Waluk and co-chair John Trifero, will be joined by members of Newport’s 375th committee who will outline the City’s plans for public celebrations, family-friendly activities, lectures and educational programs throughout 2014. A “Q & A” will follow the presentation during which additional ideas can be discussed. ALLIANCE FOR A LIVABLE NEWPORT: www.NewportAlliance.org 375TH ANNIVERSARY WEBSITE & FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.newport375.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Newport375 For further information, contact:
John Hirschboeck, ALN Office of the President firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 401-619-0127 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> Portrait of a Clergy […]
TweetNewport Daily News – Op Ed Page January 11, 2014 page A6 In keeping with the old adage that all politics is local, residents of Newport have the opportunity to take a stand on several national issues during its charter review process. Such issues include term limits for city councilors, restricting campaign contributions to only those who can vote in municipal elections, reducing the size of local government and increasing or decreasing the powers of the city manager or the city council. READ MORE HERE about Charter Review Is it time to limit the terms of both elected and senior appointed officials? Would such a change infuse new thinking and help revitalize the city? What if city council members serve for four years instead of two — would this benefit the community? If there were six councilors from wards, would this be more democratic and representative? Would the democratic election process improve by restricting campaign donations to those who can vote in municipal elections? Is the manager-city council form of government the best for Newport? What if we elected a mayor to run the city? Would this bring the citizens closer to those in charge of daily activities? What powers should the […]