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Aquidneck Island Bay Friendly Homes – GRANT from the van Beuren Foundation

The RI Green Infrastructure Coalition (http://www.greeninfrastructureri.org) Polluted stormwater runoff is unhealthy for our communities on Aquidneck Island.  The Alliance for a Livable Newport has a solution and is very happy to invite our coalition members on Aquidneck Island to join our efforts to improve drinking water and the waters of our Narragansett Bay.   We want the Aquidneck Island Community to plant rain gardens, use rain barrels, create pervious surfaces, and find other ways to soak up the rain to protect and restore clean water in our local bays, neighborhood streams, and estuaries. The Alliance for a Livable Newport supports the work of The Green Infrastructure Coalition. The Coalition includes as partners not-for-profit organizations, architects, designers, builders, city planners and other officials, who work together to promote and construct pathways for rainwater, melting snow, and other run-offs to avoid pavement and infiltrate earth.   With the generous support of the van Beuren Foundation, the Green Infrastructure Coalition is offering homeowner grants this year to make improvements to your property that will use natural and artificial components to “soften” the urban hard structures; to provide climate-change resilience, shade, oxygen, air-quality improvement; and to infiltrate stormwater into the ground.   We reaching out to our members […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - February 26, 2018 at 3:42 pm

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Mayor, City Manager to participate in the ‘State of the City’ forum

*Questions may be submitted in writing at the event, or via email to info@newportalliance.org You do not have to be present at the forum to have your question chosen. “The State of the City, Newport, Rhode Island” A Public Forum Presented by The Alliance for a Livable Newport How are we doing in our “City by the Sea?” What has been accomplished over the past months? As a function of the city’s Strategic Plan, what are the successes? Where did the city fall short? What can the residents and taxpayers look forward to? Any warning signals to look for? Here’s an opportunity to get the perspectives of Newport’s elected officials and of the City Manager about the issues they have been addressing over the past year and expect to be facing in the current year, and to challenge them with your questions* about the future of Newport. Panelists: Mayor Harry Winthrop City Council Vice-Chair Lynn Ceglie City Manager Joe Nicholson DATE: Tuesday, February 27 TIME: 6-7:30 PM LOCATION: Claiborne Pell Elementary School 35 Dexter Street, Newport, RI. Ample free parking directly across the street from the school CONTACT            For Immediate Release: 02/12/2018 Isabel Griffith, Co-President Alliance for a Livable […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - February 13, 2018 at 11:09 am

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Replacement for Resigning City Councilor John Florez

John Florez has submitted a letter of resignation from the Newport City Council to be effective January 9, 2018. The Newport City Charter specifies that when a Council seat becomes vacant mid-term for any reason, the Council will solicit applications from Newport residents to fill that seat for the remainder of the term (in this case from January 9, 2018, to December 1, 2018).  An applicant would need to secure the votes of at least four of the remaining Council Members to be selected. The Charter calls for the Council to make a selection within thirty days of its learning of the vacancy. The Mayor has issued a call for applications and interested residents of Newport are asked to submit a letter of interest detailing why they would like to serve for the remainder of the current Council term.  The letter should be submitted by Friday, December 15, 2017.  The letter, together with a resume, should be sent by mail or hand-delivered to Newport City Hall addressed to:  Office of the Mayor, City Hall, 43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840; or be sent via email to the Mayor at hwinthrop@cityofnewport.com with a copy to the Council’s Administrative Assistant, Patricia Cofield, at pcofield@cityofnewport.com. We urge […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - November 29, 2017 at 10:35 am

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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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