Archive for January, 2013

Workshop on the Proposed 240″ Pier at Fort Adams

Newport Waterfront Commission – RIDEM   Information Workshop on the Proposed Pier at Fort Adams Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM Newport City Hall – Council Chamber The Waterfront Commission and the Newport Maritime Alliance will facilitate this Newport community informational workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to have RIDEM present its proposal for a 240’ pier at Fort Adams and it benefits to the State andNewport. The presentation will be followed by discussion and questions.

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Posted by NewportAlliance - January 30, 2013 at 7:40 am

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CLEAN OCEAN ACCESS COASTAL CLEANUP FEBRUARY 9th 2013

CLEAN OCEAN ACCESS COASTAL CLEANUP FEBRUARY 9th 2013 <<click to download COASTAL CLEANUP… IMPROVING OCEAN HEALTH BY REMOVING MARINE DEBRIS FROM THE COASTLINE Easton’s Beach to Ochre Point, Newport RI FEBRUARY 9th 2013 from Noon to 2PM http://www.cleanoceanaccess.org/ Wear boots or sturdy shoes. Bring your own gloves. We will provide bags and Empire Tea & Coffee will provide complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and lite refreshments. Bring your own reusable cup (BYORC). This is a rain or shine event unless it is a total washout. Clean Ocean Access believes that what is important about keeping our coastlines clean working towards improving ocean health is for people to spend time outside, together and connecting with nature and understanding the impact that we are having on the environment. We can learn from it and make better decisions in an easier manner when people connect with nature. Get involved 

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Posted by NewportAlliance - January 26, 2013 at 11:39 am

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January Survey; 3 Questions, 3 minutes, tell us what you think!

Anyone can take this survey! Please share with your friends. We encourage every Newport Resident to participate. CLICK HERE >> January 2013 ALN » http://ALN-January-2013.questionpro.com  

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Posted by NewportAlliance - January 23, 2013 at 7:59 am

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Newport County Chamber of Commerce opposes Bridge Tolls

SAKONNET RIVER BRIDGE TOLL AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, THE NEWPORT COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS STRONGLY OPPOSED THE BRIDGE TOLLS THAT ARE TO BE PLACED ON THE NEW SAKONNET RIVER BRIDGE. THE CHAMBER UNDERSTANDS THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL IMPLICATION THAT WILL AFFECT NOT ONLY LOCAL BUSINESSES BUT THEIR EMPLOYEES AS WELL. WITH THIS UNDERSTANDING, THE CHAMBER HAS NOT STOPPED FIGHTING FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR MEMBERS’ BUSINESSES AND HAS COMBINED OUR EFFORTS WITH LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE RAYMOND E. GALLISON. REPRESENTATIVE GALLISON HAS ASKED OUR MEMBERS TO SEND COMMENTS TO THE RIDOT UNDERLINING HOW MUCH OF A NEGATIVE IMPACT THE TOLLS WOULD BE ON YOUR BUSINESS. THE CHAMBER WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL OF OUR MEMBERS TO SEND THEIR COMMENTS ELECTRONICALLY TO customerservice@dot.ri.gov ( and CC Jody Sullivan at jodyjude@newportchamber.com )or by first class mail to: Rhode Island Department of Transportation 2 Capitol Hill Providence, Rhode Island 02903 Attn: Customer Service

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Posted by NewportAlliance - January 12, 2013 at 8:13 am

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Clean Bays takes on new name for same environmental mission

CLEAN THE BAY, the Rhode Island-based nonprofit, has changed its name to Clean Bays. By PBN Staff Twitter: @ProvBusNews Posted 1/8/13 NEWPORT – The Rhode Island-based nonprofit Clean the Bay has a new name – Clean Bays, according to a press release from the organization. The group removes marine debris from shores and waterways of Narragansett Bay and southern New England and works to be a model for debris clean-up methodologies, engineering and sustainability. “Our mission isn’t just to clean up Narragansett Bay. It’s about our entire interconnected ecosystem,” said Clean Bays Executive Director Kent Dresser. Founded in 2005, the group has completed projects such as removing more than 30 tons of large marine debris from the Pawcatuck River, Little Narragansett Bay, Stonington Harbor and Mystic River last summer. Previous cleanup projects have been in Narragansett Bay. http://www.pbn.com/Clean-Bays-takes-on-new-name-for-same-environmental-mission,85470

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Posted by NewportAlliance - January 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm

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