Archive for March, 2016

Public workshop, FREE – REDUCING FLOOD RISK AND FLOOD INSURANCE POLICY RATES

    Wed, Apr 13, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 74 Bridge Street, Newport, RI http://www.historyabovewater.org/session… Presented by Louisette Scott & Roderick Scott Do you want to protect your property and need an idea of where to start? Building owners must initiate and complete flood mitigation projects on their buildings, yet there is very little information out there for the owners of older historic buildings built before flood mapping.Two of our conference presenters, Roderick Scott & Louisette Scott, are offering a free public workshop intended to give property owners a toe-hold in the world of flood risk management. This award-winning program will review flood risk, flood maps, the all-important Elevation Certificate, and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Examples of the two primary approaches to flood mitigation — dry floodproofing and elevation — will be presented and evaluated. Crucially, this workshop will also address paying for these projects and the funding sources available.

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 28, 2016 at 8:11 pm

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ALN Annual Meeting | Monday, April 4th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm | Salvation Cafe

DATE: Monday, April 4th TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 PM LOCATION: Salvation Cafe – “Post and Beam Room” 140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840 WHAT: 2016 Annual Meeting Please join us for The Alliance for a Livable Newport 2016 Annual meeting open to all members and those that would like to learn more. Newport City Manager Joe Nicholson will make a brief presentation and welcomes questions from those in attendance. Members are encouraged to pay annual dues (click here (http://newportalliance.org/join/) if you have not already done so). Dues also may be paid at the meeting (cash, check or credit card). The meeting will begin with the election of ALN “At-Large Directors”.

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 24, 2016 at 9:02 pm

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NEWPORT COUNTY LEGISLATORS FORUM – APRIL 2, 9:45 AM – 11: 15 AM

The League of Women Voters® of Newport County, Rhode Island  http://www.lwvri.org/ LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SPONSORING NEWPORT COUNTY LEGISLATORS FORUM APRIL 2, 9:45 AM – 11: 15 AM For the first time since the Assembly began its 2016 session, Newport County’s State House delegation will meet as a group with the citizens of Newport County. The meeting, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Newport County, will take place Saturday, April 2, from 9:45 – 11:15 am at the Newport Public Library, in the Program Room, 300 Spring St., Newport. All of the legislators representing Newport County were invited. At the time of this press release the following legislators are attending: are: Sen. Louis DiPalma, Sen. John Pagliarini, Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed, Rep. Dennis Canario, Rep. Lauren Carson, Rep. Daniel Reilly, and Rep. Deborah Ruggiero. League member Erin O’Gara Dollard will moderate the forum. Legislators will open the program with a brief statement. There will be questions prepared by the League on issues such as ethics, education, improving voting procedures, women’s health, as well as questions from the audience. In the past, these events have offered lively conversation and a valuable exchange of ideas between legislators and their constituents. This […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm

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Historic Newport Spring – Second Community Meeting – Design Workshop Thursday March 31, 6pm

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 24, 2016 at 8:43 pm

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Letter to the Editor – Newport Public Schools ALN Forum

On Thursday, March 10th the Alliance For A Livable Newport (ALN) held one our most important public forums of the year featuring the Newport Public Schools (NPS). Even though advance publicity was good; the turnout was disappointing. This was unfortunate in that the presentation by School Committee members and School Administration officers was outstanding. Their plans for continuous improvement were informative, comprehensive and impressive. View the presentation slides here: >> NPS ALN Presentation Final-03102016 A small, but well-informed audience raised important issues. One asked if opportunity remains for high school regionalization among Aquidneck communities and learned that this may still be possible, but will require concentrated effort to overcome negative stereotypes about Newport schools. In fact, opportunities exist today that allow our students to attend classes in other districts, and a unique “schools within a school” curriculum has been developed at Rogers High School to custom tailor educational opportunities for college and work force readiness. “Every student will now graduate with a plan,” promised NPS School Superintendent, Colleen Jermain. Our schools – Newport’s largest budget expenditure and our hope for the future – have been the brunt of long standing criticism. The presentations belied such an impression. At the end of […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 14, 2016 at 9:25 pm

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RHODE ISLAND’S DIPLOMA SYSTEM & RI STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Commissioner Wagner & the Rhode Island Department of Education invite YOU to participate in a community conversation to inform RHODE ISLAND’S DIPLOMA SYSTEM & RI STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS   DiplomaSystemPoster-2016Conv Newport County Community Conversation Wednesday, March 23, 2016 6:00-7:30pm Middletown High School Auditorium on the lower level We Hope to See You There! The Rhode Island Diploma System Preparing all students for success in college, careers, and life Rhode Island has implemented a statewide diploma system to ensure access for all middle and high school students to rigorous, high quality, personalized learning opportunities and pathways. http://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/RIPublicSchools/DiplomaSystem.aspx#12544-students 2020 VISION FOR EDUCATION: RHODE ISLAND’S STRATEGIC PLAN FOR PK-12 & ADULT EDUCATION, 2015-2020 http://ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Board-of-Education/Strategic-Plan/2020VisionForEducation.pdf We hope to engage a broad group of community members including representatives from elementary schools as well as secondary schools This is a timely opportunity with the recent adoption of our state’s most innovative & collaborative strategic plan to date. RIDE has continued that collaborative process by convening a series of meetings with school based leadership groups and these community conversations will enhance that work. The community conversations will include a brief presentation and a community response panel with opportunities for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback.  

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm

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