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Free Public Forum – The Working Future of Newport – Oct. 5th 6-8pm @ Pell School

DATE: Thursday, October 5 TIME: 6-8pm LOCATION: Claiborne Pell Elementary School | 35 Dexter Street, Newport, RI.*Ample parking directly across the street from the school. What Will Be the Jobs in Newport’s Future and Who Will be Qualified to Fill Them?  “The Working Future of Newport” A Public Forum Presented by The Alliance for a Livable Newport If economic initiatives planned by the City of Newport are successful they will create new opportunities for people trained in 21st-century job skills. What can be done to make sure our residents will be able to meet this challenge? Here’s an opportunity to learn about The North Side Innovation Hub; Newport’s successful application for the “Working Cities” Grant; Career Tech Programs at Rogers High School, and the OneNewport Outreach to the Newport Community. Panelists: • Sarah Atkins, Newport Department of Economic Development and Civic Investment • Robert Young, Director, Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) and Newport Area Career and Technical Center (NACTC) • Kerry Clarke, College and Career Readiness Coordinator, Rogers High School • Colleen Jermain, Superintendent, Newport Public Schools • Joe Tomchak, Assistant Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Newport County Moderator – Lauren Carson, Newport’s State Representative […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - September 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm

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Interconnectivity between Newport and Salve Regina University to be explored by The Alliance for a Livable Newport

How does our local University enhance Newport’s quality of life? Does it detract? The Alliance for A Livable Newport has invited a leadership team from Salve Regina University to highlight the economic, educational, aesthetic and charitable contributions made to the city and the challenges an urban University faces as a member of our community. DATE: Monday, September 18 TIME: 6-7:30 pm, followed by a tour of the new O’Hare Academic Center LOCATION: O’Hare Academic Center: Ochre Pt. Ave. and Shephard Ave. (Bazarsky Auditorium.) Free parking for Forum across Ochre Pt. Ave. “During the many years ALN has addressed issues affecting the quality of life in Newport, we’ve overlooked one of our most significant assets, that of Salve Regina University,” said John Hirschboeck, co-president of the Alliance. “Here is an opportunity for Newport residents and businesses to learn what is — and will be — taking place at our local University and its impact on our city. “We appreciate the opportunity afforded by the Alliance of a Livable Newport to inform our community about what our University offers and to learn from the community about issues and concerns it may have regarding our institution and student body,” said Sister Jane Gerety, […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - September 14, 2017 at 3:58 pm

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Please join us for The Alliance for a Livable Newport 2017 Annual meeting

  Friendly REMINDER! Please JOIN US – Save the date! DATE: Monday, April 3rd TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 PM LOCATION: Salvation Cafe – “Post and Beam Room” 140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840 WHAT:  2017 Annual Meeting Please join us for The Alliance for a Livable Newport 2017 Annual meeting open to all members and those that would like to learn more.  (tell a neighbor, bring a friend!) 6pm Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar Alliance for Livable Newport Ballots for Election of At Large Directors will be handed out (to paid members only) Would you like to pay your dues “on line”? (Click Here) http://newportalliance.org/join/membership-options/ 6:30 Welcome: John Hirschboeck, Co President 2016 Forums Re-cap 2017 Forums in consideration: One Newport; Newport Schools 5 Year Strategy Innovation Hub Status Report Salve Regina: focus on our community Senate District Candidate forum Introductions of Guest Speakers: Susan D. Taylor, First Ward- Jamie Bova, Councilor at large “Early Impressions of Newport’s City Council and Future Priorities” – Q&A from the Audience – 2017 At Large Director Voting Results – Conclusion/social time  Please support ALN today! Go to http://newportalliance.org/join/ or mail to: ALN, PO Box 2636, Newport, RI  a 501(c3) non-profit organization.   Tweet

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Posted by NewportAlliance - April 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm

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City of Newport – All residents – City Website Update – Please Provide Suggestions

The City of Newport invites you to provide your suggestions for the City’s new website https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CYCNV77 Post Date: 03/11/2017 7:17 AM The City of Newport is planning to update its website to provide more information online and add tools to better serve its residents and guests. We invite you to provide your suggestions for the new website by completing this quick, ten-part survey. We are using the Survey Monkey tool for this purpose. If you would like to help us by participating in the survey, please click here. Our thanks to you! Tweet

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 14, 2017 at 12:56 pm

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ALN Public Forum – Newport Utilities Department – Monday, February 27, at 5:30 Edward King House

DATE: Monday, February 27 TIME: 5:30pm  LOCATION: Edward King House, Ballroom – 35 King St, Newport, RI 02840 The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will be holding its first Public Forum of the year featuring Julia Forgue, Director of the Newport Utilities Department, and her staff will talk about their department’s responsibilities and operations. The Department of Utilities is comprised of two divisions, the Water Division and the Water Pollution Control Division. http://www.cityofnewport.com/departments/utilities The Water Division operates and manages the source water reservoirs, treatment plants, storage tanks and distribution system. The City’s water distribution system also services the Town of Middletown and a small portion of the Town of Portsmouth. We also sell water wholesale to the Portsmouth Water and Fire District and Naval Station Newport. The Water Division is responsible for providing drinking water that meets standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). The Water Division is licensed by the RIDOH as a Public Water Supplier, License # 1592010. The Water Division is also required to report to the Rhode Island Water Resources Board. The Water Pollution Control Division is responsible for providing wastewater treatment for the residents of Newport. In addition we provide wastewater treatment on a wholesale basis to the […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - February 9, 2017 at 8:45 pm

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ALN Public Forum – Newport Utilities Department – Monday, February 27, at 5:30 Edward King House

DATE: Monday, February 27 TIME: 5:30pm  LOCATION: Edward King House, Ballroom – 35 King St, Newport, RI 02840 The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will be holding its first Public Forum of the year featuring Julia Forgue, Director of the Newport Utilities Department, and her staff will talk about their department’s responsibilities and operations. The Department of Utilities is comprised of two divisions, the Water Division and the Water Pollution Control Division. http://www.cityofnewport.com/departments/utilities The Water Division operates and manages the source water reservoirs, treatment plants, storage tanks and distribution system. The City’s water distribution system also services the Town of Middletown and a small portion of the Town of Portsmouth. We also sell water wholesale to the Portsmouth Water and Fire District and Naval Station Newport. The Water Division is responsible for providing drinking water that meets standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). The Water Division is licensed by the RIDOH as a Public Water Supplier, License # 1592010. The Water Division is also required to report to the Rhode Island Water Resources Board. The Water Pollution Control Division is responsible for providing wastewater treatment for the residents of Newport. In addition we provide wastewater treatment on a wholesale basis to the […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - January 31, 2017 at 9:55 am

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Gateway Center Updates Forum – Nov. 28th @ 6:30pm – 23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840

  Alliance for a Livable Newport to Hold Community Forum on Planned Improvements to the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center The Alliance for Livable Newport (ALN) will host a Community Forum and Information session on the upcoming improvements to the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center (Gateway Center).  The forum will be held on Monday, November 28 at 6:30 pm, in the lobby of the Transportation and Visitors Center on America’s Cup Avenue. Representatives of the team leading the effort will discuss the planned work, provide renderings of the upcoming project, and answer questions from the audience.  The construction and restoration work will include improvements to parts of the Transportation and Visitors Center damaged by Hurricane Sandy, as well as the installation of Green Infrastructure to assist in storm water runoff management.  Lillian Picchione, Director of Capital Development of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), will lead the presentation.  RIPTA is the state agency working with the City of Newport on this project.   Picchione will be joined by colleagues from RIPTA who have worked with Newport City officials on the plan; representatives of the Newport City Council; and Evan Smith, President and CEO of Discover Newport and the Newport Transportation […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - November 15, 2016 at 8:11 pm

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Public Forum 2016 ELECTION 2016 NEWPORT SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Page A1 Newport Daily News ELECTION 2016 NEWPORT SCHOOL COMMITTEE 7 incumbents, 4 challengers have their say during forum By Sean Flynn – Staff writer NEWPORT – Since all seven incumbents are running for reelection to the School Committee, a candidates forum held Tuesday night gave four challengers in the race a chance to introduce themselves to the public and highlight what they would bring to the committee if elected. The incumbents spoke about their achievements as committee members. Raymond F. Gomes, Adrienne C. Haylor, Jennifer E. Jackson and Hank Kniskern are all making their first run for municipal office, while Rebecca Bolan, David R. Carlin III, Sandra J. Flowers, Jo Eva Gaines, David C. Hanos Jr., Robert J. Leary and Kathleen M. Silvia are seeking to return to the School Committee. They all participated in a forum sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport held in the cafetorium of the Pell Elementary School. They answered questions posed by Jane Koster, president of the Rhode Island League of Women Voters. Former School Committee member Thomas S. Phelan, who was not re-elected in 2014, is the fifth challenger on the ballot. He informed ALN he could not attend the forum, said […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 20, 2016 at 7:58 pm

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Public Forum – ELECTION 2016 – NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE

  ELECTION 2016: NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE Candidates ‘civil’ as they air ideas By Sean Flynn Staff writer Newport Daily News – Page 1A Newport City Council at-large candidates, from left, Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, Harry Winthrop, John Florez, Justin S. McLaughlin, Claude Andrews Lavarre and Jamie Bova participate in a forum Tuesday night at City Hall sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport. NEWPORT – The six City Council at-large candidates faced off in the council chamber of City Hall on Tuesday night with little conflict on ideas and proposals. Close to 100 people filled the chamber, with most of them on the first floor and close to 40 in the two upstairs balconies. “They were very civil,” said resident Chip Leakas after the forum, which was sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport, a neighborhood advocacy group. The only new face on the dais in this council election cycle was Jamie Bova, an electrical engineer and product manager at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, who is making her first run for municipal office. Claude Andrews Lavarre, a Navy captain who had 23 years of active duty until he retired in 1989 and ran unsuccessfully for an at-large council […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 12, 2016 at 10:49 am

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October 4th – Camacho and Taylor Spar in the First Ward

Newport This Week October 6, 2016 credits By Barry Bridges The election season is heating up with the arrival of October, as candidates for local office are intensifying their campaigns and sharing their views on topics of interest with Newport voters. In the first of several candidate forums being sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport this month, incumbent Marco Camacho and challenger Susan Taylor each made their case as to why they should represent First Ward residents on City Council for the next two years. The event drew about 70 attendees and was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Susan Wells, president of the Newport County League of Women Voters, moderated the 40-minute session. Camacho emphasized his four years of experience in the position, while Taylor cited a theme of “One Newport” in her desire to bring a new voice to city government. “Four years ago, we embarked on a mission together to better the lives of our citizens and transform our First Ward into a year-round economic engine,” said Camacho. In working toward that goal, he pointed to recent investments in schools, property tax relief, strong budgets, and infrastructure upgrades. […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm

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