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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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Workshop on the Proposed 240″ Pier at Fort Adams

Newport Waterfront Commission – RIDEM   Information Workshop on the Proposed Pier at Fort Adams Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM Newport City Hall – Council Chamber The Waterfront Commission and the Newport Maritime Alliance will facilitate this Newport community informational workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to have RIDEM present its proposal for a 240’ pier at Fort Adams and it benefits to the State andNewport. The presentation will be followed by discussion and questions.

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Posted by NewportAlliance - January 30, 2013 at 7:40 am

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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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Survey Results – December 2012 “3 Questions, 3 Minutes”

Survey Summary can be seen online: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e6s0r1wshana1pss/results The individual survey responses will be shown on separate pages to encourage feedback and comments. Please COMMENT below, or share on Facebook and Twitter!

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Posted by NewportAlliance - December 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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3 Questions, 3 Minutes, Tell us what you think!

  Greetings! You have a voice in the community!  We want to hear from you about the important issues and concerns affecting our quality of life in Newport. Beginning this month, and each month in 2013, we will ask for your input and feedback with a simple survey of issues selected by the Board of Directors of The Alliance for a Livable Newport. We will also share the results of the survey and publish them online.  Do you have additional questions, concerns or suggestions? Please let us know! Take this survey Thank you for participating in this month’s survey! We really appreciate your feedback. Please be sure and visit our Facebook page where you can also post your comments!  We will be announcing exciting new Public Forums for 2013 soon, so stay connected, engaged and informed with The Alliance for A Livable Newport on our website: http://newportalliance.org. *Please share this survey with your neighbors! We’d like to hear from as many Newport residents as possible and are actively seeking greater participation and new members! Sincerely, Ronald Becker, Treasurer Alliance for a Livable Newport info@newportalliance.org    

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Posted by NewportAlliance - December 20, 2012 at 3:18 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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