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October 30th! Public Forum about Propose Hyatt Hotel Marina – Designs, Drawings, Plans

WHO: All Newport residents WHAT:  Public Forum about the proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina Bring your questions! Featuring – A presentation and discussion by the developers and hotel WHERE: Newport Public Library – 300 Spring St., Newport, RI (401) 847-8720 WHEN: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 TIME: 6pm until 7:30pm COST: FREE!  (Donations Appreciated!) DONATE NOW!   Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina  October 2013  Preliminary Design, Details, Drawings for your review The images shown below illustrate the plans for a new marina filed by the Hyatt Hotel on Goat Island. These development plans and proposals have been or will be shared with various officials, groups, organizations, departments and individuals including: The Newport City Council The Waterfront Commission The Planning Board CRMC (RI Coastal Resources Management Council) – RI.gov Newport Harbormaster The Point Association of Newport, Rhode Island At those meetings, questions are answered and comments offered about the appropriateness of the facility. The ALN Public Forum on October 30 – 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Newport Public Library will provide an opportunity for the public to see these plans, drawings, designs and images, make comments, and have their questions answered by members of the Hyatt Hotel administration and staff. A Question of Character If built as planned, will the new Hyatt Hotel Marina change the character of Newport’s harbor […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm

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Friday October 25th 5:30 @ Jane Pickens – Complete Streets and Modern Roundabouts

The Newport Architectural Forum & Washington Square Roots are pleased to present: A Lively Presentation and Panel on Complete Streets and Modern Roundabouts Roundabout Diagram      ———            Roundabout in West Warwick Friday October 25th 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm  at the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center New transportation initiatives are coming to Rhode Island! What is the “Complete Streets “ Design Movement all about and how are “Modern Roundabouts” different from “Rotaries” (with which they are often confused)? Come find out the answers to these and many other important questions on the subject of transportation design from a high level panel including: Moderator: Joe O’Connor (Executive Director, Rhode Island Public Radio) Introducer: Ross Cann, AIA (Washington Sq Advisory Commission and 2004 & 2012 Charrette organizer) Panelists: Michael Lewis(Director of RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT)) John Flaherty(Grow Smart Staffer and Chair, Coalition for Transportation Choices (CTC)) Bari George(Exec. Director, Bike Newport and Member, Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission) Please RSVP to WashingtonSqRoots@gmail.com to reserve your place! Friday October 25th 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm  at the Newport Colony House Following the Presentation and Panel Discussion, attendees are invited to join the Panelists and the leaders of the many […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm

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October 30th @ 6pm – Public Forum – Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina

October 30th @ 6pm – Public Forum – Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina When Wednesday October 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar Please help us with the expenses in producing these forums byDONATING NOW!  Where Newport Public Library 300 Spring Street Newport, RI 02840 Driving Directions ALL NEWPORTERS – IMPORTANT SAVE THE DATE!  Please JOIN US for this important PUBLIC FORUM    ALN will host a public forum with presentation about the proposed plan for the Hyatt Hotel Marina followed by questions and comments from the public. Your voice, your community, your opinion matters!            Who should be there?  Newport residents, Newport County Residents, Concerned citizens, neighbors, family and friends! What:   “Expanded Marina Proposed by the Hyatt Hotel on Goat Island” Why:  Kayakers, swimmers, boat owners, and The Point Neighborhood residents are concerned about the size and impact of the proposed marina – Environmental impact; the displacement of existing moorings; danger of congestion in the navigational channel among other issues Where: Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Newport, RI When:  Wednesday, October 30, 6:00-7:30pm Please click on the link below to register or RSVP. Get more information Register Now! […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 17, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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Needed: wise Newport citizens willing to serve on Newport Zoning Board of Review

There is an immediate opening on the Zoning Board, and only one candidate currently available. There are openings coming up on several other Newport boards & commissions. Anyone who has served on a Newport board, this is a rewarding exercise in citizenship, as well as a good way of learning more about how our City functions, and about all of its neighborhoods. Please consider the need for wise heads on the Zoning Board, and either volunteer or spread the word. Board and Commission members are appointed by the City Council and applications are handled through the Mayor’s Office. Contact Raphe Sciola to learn more at 845-5437 or email: rsciola@cityofnewport.com . The application form is also available on the City’s website: http://www.cityofnewport.com/city-council/boards-commissions/index.cfm .

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 6, 2013 at 5:42 pm

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FREE Public Forum about City of Newport Commissions October 2nd, 6pm Newport Library

Alliance for a Livable Newport September 26, 2013 WHO: All Newport residents WHAT:  Public Forum about City of Newport Commissions | Bring you questions! Featuring – Cliff Walk Commission, Easton’s Beach Commission, and Waterfront Commission WHERE: Newport Public Library – 300 Spring St., Newport, RI (401) 847-8720 WHEN: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 TIME: 6pm until 8pm COST: FREE!  (Donations Appreciated!) DONATE NOW! CATCH UP ON WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CLIFF WALK, EASTON’S BEACH AND NEWPORT’S HARBOR FRONT The first in a series of Newport Commissions Forums to be held October 2 at 6pm Newport Public Library Programs Room In its ongoing efforts to keep citizens aware of and involved with issues affecting the quality of life in Newport, the Alliance of Livable Newport will be holding a series of Public Forums featuring the Chairpersons of various City Commissions and Boards. “Newporter’s are generally aware of City Council meetings but often are unaware that33 boards and commissions have been ordained to support and report to the city council. Their members provide countless volunteer hours in monitoring, investigating, reviewing, reporting on and recommending actions that affect the daily quality of life in Newport” said John Hirschboeck, Vice President of the Alliance. All commissions meetings are open to the public and their agendas and minutes are posted on the city’s website, along with applications […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - September 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

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September 2013 ALN Survey “3 Questions, 3 minutes” RESPONSES

Here is the link to the recent survey  >>> http://alnseptember2013.questionpro.com To see the completed survey responses, graphs, charts and “open ended text”…click this link: >>>>> http://questionpro.com/s/1-2175619-3634344  <<<<< VIEWED  220 STARTED  171 COMPLETED  138 COMPLETION RATE  80% September 2013 ALN Survey “3 Questions, 3 minutes”  Do you support the Newport Preservation Society’s proposal for a welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers? Should Newport follow the lead of Barrington and ban plastic shopping bags? Do you support the effort known as “Daffodillion” to plant a million daffodil bulbs throughout Newport? If yes, would you volunteer to participate? Please enter your information in the “other” comments box below. Add your email address and you will be contacted. Learn more http://www.daffodillion.com/    

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Posted by NewportAlliance - September 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm

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POLL: #1 Newport: RI’s Best Communities 2013

Surrounded by a sprawling waterfront, Newport was fittingly titled the “Birthplace of the Navy.” Since its establishment as a city, this highly visited community has enjoyed a history of progress and success. In fact, Newport has more standing buildings built before 1830 than any other American community. It offers cruises, excursion boats, city tours, golf, and fishing among other things for visitors making it one of the most desired tourist destinations in the country. http://www.golocalprov.com/news/1-newport-ris-best-communities-2013/ Newport by the numbers Established: 1639 Population: 24,672 Median household income: $58,080 Median housing price: $352,500 2013 Best Communities rankings Overall ranking: 1 Affordability ranking: 38 Education ranking: 35 Economic Condition ranking: 17 Safety ranking: 35 Arts & Culture ranking: 1 Famous residents Benedict Arnold, (governor) of Rhode Island William Coddington, governor of Rhode Island John Clarke, Baptist minister and drafter of the Royal Charter Nicholas Easton, governor of Rhode Island George Berkeley, philosopher Louis Alexandre Berthier, French Army officer, later Marshal of France and Napoleon’s chief of staff William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence Robert Feke, portrait painter Peter Harrison, architect Samuel Hopkins (clergyman), Congregational minister, Calvinist theologian and pioneer leader for abolition of the slave trade Aaron Lopez, prominent merchant Louis-Marie, […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - June 24, 2013 at 7:49 am

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Newport Gateway Center to get facelift

NEWPORT, R.I. — A plan to give the Gateway Center on America’s Cup Avenue a new look was unveiled to the public on Wednesday by Evan Smith, the president and CEO of Discover Newport, the regional visitors and convention bureau. He described the plan as practical, affordable and actionable. The building and the 8-acre site are owned by the city of Newport. In 1988, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority signed a 99-year lease to use part of the site as a bus terminal, so both parties would have to support the redesign. Smith said he was encouraged after meeting with City Manager Jane Howington Wednesday morning and with Mark Therrien, RIPTA’s assistant general manager, in the afternoon. “We want to inspire our partners, realizing we are the tenants,” Smith said. “We are open to the ideas and creativeness of the city and RIPTA if they want to change this redevelopment plan.” Some of the white canvas canopies over the Gateway Center’s walkways were torn up by superstorm Sandy last October and have been removed. Therrien said he would see if federal disaster money is available for the damages. Howington said the city has been in contact with the Federal […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - June 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

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June Survey; 3 Questions, 3 Minutes

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Posted by NewportAlliance - June 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm

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Newport’s civic groups seeking a larger role

http://www.newportri.com/newportdailynews/news/newport-s-civic-groups-seeking-a-larger-role/article_da94f827-1289-5b06-becb-d180e815c354.html   Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:08 am | Updated: 1:56 pm, Wed May 8, 2013.   By Sean Flynn l Newport Daily News | 0 comments   Leaders of seven active neighborhood associations in Newport said Tuesday night they feel ignored by city and elected officials and will be seeking acknowledgement that they represent the interests of local residents. “My big goal is building cooperation and a sense of trust with the city,” said Beth Cullen, president of the Point Association. Among the changes she would like to see is an “Office of Neighborhoods” in city government, as found in many cities across the country, including Charleston, S.C. Cullen also would like the city’s website to provide links to the web pages of the various neighborhood associations. Besides the Point Association, representatives of the Off-Broadway, the Historic Hill, the Bellevue Avenue-Ochre Point, the Castle Hill and the Top of the Hill neighborhood associations, as well as the new North End Neighborhood Association, met at the St. John the Evangelist Parish House on Poplar Street. Representatives of the citywide Alliance for a Livable Newport, which has had more success getting attention from city officials, also were present. Almost everyone among the two dozen people at […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - May 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

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