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PUBLIC FORUM – Students of Newport Public Schools Speak Out

DATE: Tuesday, May 1st TIME: 6-7:30 PM LOCATION: Claiborne Pell Elementary School | 35 Dexter Street, Newport, RI. A Public Forum Presented by the One Newport NPS Strategic Plan Subcommittee And Alliance for Livable Newport (ALN) Listen to our Thompson and Rogers School students talk about their future aspirations and the roles education and the community play in making life choices. Here’s an opportunity to understand the perspectives of Newport’s young people as they navigate technology, social media, classroom traditions, extracurricular activities, family pressures and a rapid change in the labor market. You have heard from the Newport City Council and the School Committee, and about the Newport Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. Now is the time to hear from our most important educational constituents. Panelists: Students from Rogers High School and Thompson Middle School If you could ask them a question what would it be? Now is your opportunity. Questions may be submitted via email before the forum or in writing the night of the event. info@newportalliance.org You do not have to be present at the forum to have your question chosen. The One Newport Subcommittee is a group of volunteers who are committed to helping improve the Newport Public […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - April 15, 2018 at 4:44 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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Public Workshop: Protecting Newport Historic and Cultural Assets from Flooding Caused by Sea Level Rise

The public is invited to participate in a community workshop on flood protection for historic and culturally valuable properties on Newport’s coast. The workshop is scheduled for THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016, 3-7 P.M., at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Newport, RI 02840. NOTE: The public is welcome for the whole event; a general overview of the project will be given at 5 p.m. to ensure attendees arriving later in the day have ample opportunity to gain information. RSVP if attending by July 11 to ensure adequate refreshments. The workshop follows the April 2016 Keeping History Above Water Conference in Newport, which explored historic preservation efforts regarding flooding from sea level rise a key impact of climate change. Newport hosts a broad array of historical and cultural assets, including registered historic buildings, and rising water and increased storminess is expected to threaten these over time. The University of Rhode Island (URI) Coastal Resources Center (CRC) and Rhode Island Sea Grant are facilitating the meeting for several community groups interested in continuing the conference dialogue. The event is also possible due to generous support from the Prince Charitable Trusts. Science indicates that Rhode Island is more likely than many other coastal states […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - July 10, 2016 at 9:01 pm

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New Office of the President – ALN Reorganizes Executive Responsibilities

TO: ALN SUBSCRIBERS FROM: ALN OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT RE: ALN OFFICERS DATE: JULY 16, 2013 The Executive Officers of ALN have reorganized executive responsibilities for the organization into a new Office of the President. As was noted in the memorandum sent to you last month announcing our membership drive, the past few years have seen a decline in the number of individuals willing to volunteer significant time and effort to sustain the organization. That has resulted in more and more demands on the time of ALN’s president, to the point where that position has become unreasonably burdensome. Our solution to this problem is the creation of an Office of the President, which combines the responsibilities of the president, vice president and secretary, sharing them equally among three individuals. For legal and financial reporting reasons, Ron Becker has been designated president, John Hirschboeck has the title of vice president and Isabel Griffith has the title of secretary. However, actual executive responsibilities will be distributed equally among them. Ron Becker will continue as treasurer. For the future, ALN will sponsor a forum only if at least two volunteers step forward to take responsibility for the planning and implementation of the forum. […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - July 30, 2013 at 7:26 am

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ALN Board of Directors asks the question; “Is it do or die”?

TO: ALN Subscribers FROM: ALN Board of Directors RE: ALN’s Future DATE: June 26, 2013 Every year Alliance For A Livable Newport (ALN) has had a membership drive each March in advance of the April annual meeting. This year both the membership drive and the annual meeting were postponed while the ALN Board did some soul searching about ALN’s future. The Board is concerned about two factors, both having a significant negative effect on the organization and bringing into question whether the organization can continue to operate and, if so, on what level. (1) Over the past two years ALN has lost major financial contributors. Members’ dues and donations from neighborhood associations accounted for less than 30% of its operating budget. The balance came from “deep pockets” supporters. For various reasons, those supporters have ceased to contribute at the level they have in past years (some have ceased contributing altogether).  (2)At the same time, members who had contributed their time and efforts to do the work necessary to plan, organize and facilitate ALN’s activities drifted away, again for a variety of reasons. They left a very small core group of workers who are suffering from burn out trying to do […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - June 27, 2013 at 9:02 pm

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Newport This Week writes: “Online Survey Solicits Residents’ Opinions”

http://www.newport-now.com/articles/online-survey-solicits-residents%27-opinions/ December 28, 2012  – By Meg O’Neil The community-interest group Alliance for a Livable Newport has announced that it will conduct monthly email and Facebook surveys to get feedback on what’s going on in the city, including several major projects that will affect residents of Aquidneck Island. Anyone, from any town, who accesses the group’s website or Facebook page online can respond to the surveys. Approximately 90 people responded to the first survey, which contained three questions – about the proposed tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, the Broadway improvement construction slated for 2013, and the wind turbine ordinance recently passed by the Newport City Council. Only the toll question requested a “Yes” or “No”  response; the other two questions solicited comments only. One of the biggest local issues of 2012 has been the prospect of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. After the state Department of Transportation turned over responsibility for the Sakonnet River and Jamestown bridges to the state Turnpike & Bridge Authority, the Authority announced that in order to maintain Aquidneck Island’s four-bridge system (including the Pell and Mount Hope Bridges), it would have to either raise the toll on the Pell Bridge to $5 or add new tolls on the Sakonnet […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - December 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm

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Survey Responses Question #3 Wind Turbine Ordinance

Alliance for a Livable Newport December 2012  Survey Results Survey Name: 3 Questions – 3 Minutes Dec 26, 2012 8:20:14 PM  PLEASE COMMENT BELOW 3.  Newport City Council passed a “Wind Turbine Ordinance” at their last meeting in 2012. The ordinance is “conservative” and considers most of Newport unsuitable for Wind Turbines. If your property qualified for a small residential turbine, would you want one? How about if a turbine was on your neighbors property?  Should small residential turbines be BANNED from Newport’s Historic District properties?   – Responses Answer 1 Yes,  OK,  No 2 I don’t know enough to have a valid opinion. My gut reaction is to say banning something that can be such a help to the residents of Newport is silly. 3 NO! 4 I actually think wind turbines are beautiful, but also feel that the landscape and views of our coast and community are more beautiful, that we should make every effort to preserve this view. Once it’s lost, it’s lost for good. Small turbines, like those pictured above would be OK, but anything mounted on a pole above the landscape would not work! 5 No 6 yes – wind turbines should be banned from historic […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - December 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm

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Safety is Newport’s Number One Priorty, Mayor Says

The Mayor and City Manager held a press conference on Monday to address safety in Newport. By Cara Kenefick Read Article from Newport Patch Here In light of recent assault reports, including a 42-year-old woman attacked on Ruggles Avenueand a group of boys victim of attempted robbery,Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop and City Manager Jane Howington called a second press conference to address the public’s perception of safety in Newport. The meeting was also attended by Newport City Council members. “The number one priority in Newport is public safety. We will deploy whatever resources necessary,” Winthrop said. As for added safety measures due to assault reports and rumors, Howington said that there are officers in the police department that can be moved around to different areas that could be hot spots for random assaults. “If there is a hot spot and we have leads, we’ll put plain clothes officers out there,” she said. Howington said the city will also hire a public information consultant using an emergency purchase order to further communication between the city and the community. Councilor Kathryn Leonard said she would like to see the city be proactive rather than reactionary. “I would like to see unmarked cars. . .and beat police men. I […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 24, 2012 at 11:32 am

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Steve Heath seeking advisers for “Newport FabLab” at East Bay Met School

(October 21, 2012) A team of educators, industry representatives, after school providers, and public officials are developing a digital fabrication studio (FabLab) in the Florence Gray Center in the north end of Newport. (1 York St Newport, RI 02840 ) Leading this initiative is Steve Heath, Community Learning Specialist, East Bay Met School. Steve has 15 years of program development in urban public, and private schools  and can be reached at (401) 439-0160, sheath@metmail.org, or 1 York Street, Newport, RI 02840 The Newport FabLab promises to serve as a catalyst for educational collaboration and industry participation by addressing disenfranchised and high achieving students of all ages. Steve says that he is “committed to the ‘FabLab’ project because it addresses educational needs, business aspirations, community development opportunities and innovative ideas.” What is a FabLab?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab_lab                                             A FabLab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop offering (personal) digital fabrication. A FabLab is generally equipped with an array of flexible computer controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make “almost anything”.[3] This includes technology-enabled products […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

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Engage Newport with Jimmy Winters and Wayne Clark, Police Department and Fire Department

ENGAGE NEWPORT NEWPORT, R.I. (October 5, 2012) – Coming soon to a local gathering place near you: Engage Newport, a series of community outreach “open houses”, hosted by the City of Newport, packed with fun, facts and even a bit of food. The Engage Newport events will be held: Thursday, October 11th at the Quaker Meeting House (corner of Farewell and Marlborough Streets) 6pm-8pm Saturday, October 20th at Fort Adams (inside the Fort on the parade field) 9:30am-11:30am Tuesday, October 23rd at the City of Newport Maritime Center, 365 Thames St. (waterside entrance of the Armory) 6pm-8pm Saturday, October 27th at the Rotunda at Easton’s Beach 10am – noon During Engage Newport residents will have an opportunity to discover more about their City’s services and plans for the future and what they do and don’t know about their city all while having fun engaging with the City by the Sea. There will be activities for all the family to enjoy including fire rescue demonstrations, what services are available at the library, how to reconnect a lost pet with its owner all while taking part in quizzes that will see how much you know about your home town. If you have […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 20, 2012 at 7:48 am

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