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Can Culture Have Role in Newport City Charter?

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 review […]

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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!

New 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.

http://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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