http://engagenewport.com/ Engage Newport Engage Newport is an evolving forum for opinions and ideas about our city’s major initiatives. Alongside elected representatives, local media and community organizations, Engage Newport is another channel of communication between city government and the people of Newport. http://opinionnewport.mindmixer.com/ Opinion Newport is home to an ongoing series of surveys about major city issues and initiatives affecting Newport’s future. Starting with community resilience in the face of rising sea levels, you are invited to join the conversation about what matters to you. http://engagenewport.com/issues-and-initiatives This section shares select information and opinion from a City government perspective. Be sure to visit the city’s home page at www.cityofnewport.com to navigate the full spectrum of city services, city calendars and more. http://engagenewport.com/get-involved This series of articles will highlight and explain opportunities for public engagement in shaping the future of our community. Learn more about your elected representatives , boards and commissions , & community organizations engageNewport@cityofnewport.com Related articles Engage Newport – SEA Aware-Public Event on Rising Sea Level – Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. October 30th @ 6pm – Public Forum – Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina Needed: wise Newport citizens willing to serve on Newport Zoning Board […]
Categories: GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, INFRASTRUCTURE, NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY, Recent Updates, SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION Tags: Alliance for a Livable Newport, City council, City Manager, city of newport, Current sea level rise, Engage newport, Local government, Newport, Newport Rhode Island, Nonprofit organization, Quality of life, rhode island
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 […]
Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association clarifies stance on The Breakers proposed new Visitors Center
Editorial From The Newport Daily News – Friday, October 18. 2013 p.a7 GUEST VIEW – Association clarifies its stance on proposal for welcome center By James Moore As chairman of the Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association, I would like to respond to the Guest View article by Donald Ross of Oct. 12-13 (Existing welcome center plan is far superior to “alternatives”). Unfortunately, there are a number of important erroneous statements that must be corrected. Mr. Ross refers to the welcome center as nonintrusive. Including landscaping, it is well in excess of 4,000 square feet and placed precisely where the Vanderbilt family design team decided no buildings should ever be placed. Mr. Ross attacks the inclusion of a restaurant in Ronald Lee Fleming’s proposal (“Needed: A broader leadership vision for Breakers proposal,” Guest View, Oct. 2). However, Mr. Fleming only mentions one as a possibility. A four-star restaurant is a fantasy of Mr. Ross, not a proposal by Mr. Fleming. Mr. Fleming’s primary focus is on the ticketing and toilets function. The Preservation Society’s own plans demonstrate that a ticketing building with toilets would not take up more than 1,200 square feet. This is the equivalent of about 10 parking spaces; several designs […]
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! […]
Engage Newport – SEA Aware-Public Event on Rising Sea Level – Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
“Save the Date” Notice for a Public Event through the Engage Newport-SEA Aware initiative. The event will provide information on projects researching Sea Level Rise and is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Gateway Center.
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 […]
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/
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, […]
Dave Hansen | Staff photographer Visitors take in ‘The Meeting Room’ installation at Queen Anne Square on Friday evening. The park opened to the public earlier in the day. By Sean Flynn | The Newport Daily News | 0 comments NEWPORT, R.I. — Toni McGregor of Newport held her 8-month-old grandson, Lochlan Alistair McGregor, under the arms Friday morning as he splashed his feet on the water table that is a centerpiece of “The Meeting Room” foundation in the newly redesigned Queen Anne Square in Newport. “I think he’s the first child to do this,” McGregor said at the end of a dedication ceremony featuring the artists behind the park’s redesign: internationally known artist and architect Maya Lin; landscape designer Edwina von Gal of Long Island; and stonecarver Nick Benson of Newport, who also has a national reputation. “I think the fountain is going to be a hit,” said Scott Wheeler, the city’s parks and grounds supervisor. “It’s wonderful how Maya Lin designed it to be interactive. It’s a great asset to the park.” Newport police officers estimated more than 400 people attended the dedication ceremony. All 145 seats were filled and crowds of people stood around the perimeter as Gov. Lincoln D. […]
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 […]
Categories: GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, INFRASTRUCTURE, NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY, SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION Tags: Alliance for a Livable Newport, Brenton Point State Park, City Manager, Neighborhood association, Newport, Newport Rhode Island, Preservation Society of Newport County, Public safety, Quality of life, Salve Regina University