FREE Public Forum about City of Newport Commissions October 2nd, 6pm Newport Library

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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!



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 for those who might wish to serve.

The first of the ALN forums will feature reports from the Cliff Walk Commission, Easton’s Beach Commission, and Waterfront Commission and will take place at6pm at the Newport Public Library on Wednesday, October 2, with brief presentations from the commissions and an opportunity for a Q&A afterwards. City Councilwoman Jeanne-Marie Napolitano will introduce the Commissioners. 

“After a busy summer on the water, we felt these 3 commissions in particular would be a great way to launch our series,” said Hirschboeck. “The majority of our tourists have visited the walk, the beach and our waterfront. How these waterfront infrastructures are maintained and supported is critically important to all.”

For a complete list of all the Newport City Commissions, go to

For more information on the Alliance for a Livable Newport and how you can help make Newport more livable, go to


John Hirschboeck, Vice President

Alliance for a Livable Newport

Alliance for a Livable Newport | P.O. Box 2636 | Newport | RI | 02840

Clean City Program Announces Earth Day Cleanup Events

Newport residents can volunteer at one of 12 cleanup events in Newport this Earth Day.

Newport Mayor Harry F. Winthrop and the Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program would like to invite Newport area residents to volunteer for one of the 12 litter cleanup events happening for Newport’s 2013 Earth Day celebration, which is also part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup.Earth Day

The Clean City Program will be providing gloves, bags and a thank you gift for volunteers. City staff will also pick up the bags of litter for the Earth Day cleanups in Newport. Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is waiving all disposal fees associated with litter collected during Earth Day cleanups and Waste Management Newport will also assist in the pickup of the litter.

“We are fortunate that Newport has such dedicated volunteers,” said Mayor Harry F. Winthrop. “The City of Newport is appreciative of any assistance you can provide in keeping our city clean.”

Earth Day is Monday, April 22. A majority of the City of Newport’s Earth Day events will take place on Saturday, April 13 and, with such, invites all residents to participate in any of the scheduled cleanups when they might be available to do so.  All April 13 cleanups have a rain date of April 20. Interested volunteers may contact the event coordinator directly or the Clean City Program at 845-5613. The Clean City Program is also available to provide assistance to those individuals who may want to start their own neighborhood cleanup as part of Earth Day activities.  Become an active part of your community by volunteering at one of the following events:

  • Saturday, April 13 – Katherine Field and Associates, Cub Scouts Pack 33 of Newport and Girl Scout Daisy Troop 2 of Newport invite you to join them in cleaning up Fort Adams from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To volunteer, contact Petra Napolitano at 848-2750 or at Volunteers should meet in the parking lot at 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 13 – The East Bay Met School, the Park Holm Saturday Club, Newport Starbucks, and the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County will be cleaning up Miantonomi Memorial Park and Sunset Hill.
  • Saturday, April 13 – The Off Broadway Neighborhood Association invites you to join their Earth Day festivities. OBNA and Girl Scout Daisy Troop 502 will be meeting at Equality Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Neighbors will be collecting trash along streets enroute from their home to the park. Please bring mulching/gardening tools to mulch and spring clean the park.  For bags and gloves contact Jack McVicker at (401) 829-1601.
  • Saturday, April 13 – The Point Association will meet at both Battery and Storer Parks at 9 a.m. Once gathered, work groups will blanket the Point, cleaning parks, driftways, beach areas, Hunter Park/railroad track area, and east to Arnold Park at the corner of Cross, Bridge, and Upper Thames. Contact Sue Beckers at (401) 849-1814 or
  • Saturday, April 13 – Friends of the Waterfront  invites volunteers to join them in the annual Earth Day Cleanup at King Park  from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  Volunteers should meet at the pavilion on King Park at 9 a.m. Contact Linda Hammer at
  • Saturday, April 13 – Old Colony & Newport Railway will clean up along the railway where they run scenic, narrated train trips. To volunteer, please contact Chuck Flippo ahead of time at (401) 871-0828.
  • Saturday, April 13 – Sustainable Aquidneck, Integrated Nutrition and the Newport Run & Chug Club will be cleaning up the downtown & Broadway corridor area. Volunteers should meet at Panera Bread in Brick Market Place at 9 a.m. To volunteer, contact Jeff Heimiller at 619-5217 or at
  • Saturday, April 13 – Clean Ocean Access & Wild Things LLC will be cleaning Brenton Point State Park to the Castle Hill area and the Kings Park state fishing area from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Please wear boots or sturdy shoes and try to bring your own gloves. Meet in the parking lot across from the Jetty. Contact Dave McLaughlin at 401-465-0628 or
  • Saturday, April 13 – NewportRIRocks invites you to join them in cleaning up Morton Park & the surrounding areas from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. To volunteer, contact Melody Mulcahey Volunteers should meet at the Morton Park playground at 9 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Saturday, April 20 – The Newport County Saltwater Fishing Club will be cleaning up shoreline fishing access points, depending on accessibility, in Newport  & Middletown from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring gloves & tick repellent. Volunteers must contact Dennis Zambrotta ahead of time at 849-6121.
  • Saturday, April 20 – Save The Bay & Pruitt Chiropractic invite you to help clean up Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To volunteer, you must contact Save The Bay in advance or 272-3540 x130. Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring their own work gloves. Please bring your own water bottle, sun, and bug protection. Sturdy closed-toed shoes are required at Save The Bay Cleanups!
  • Saturday, April 27 – Friends of Ballard Park will be holding an Earth Day cleanup at 9 a.m., followed by a free guided tour of the park at 11 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the quarry meadow off Hazard Rd. at 9 a.m. To volunteer or RSVP for a tour, contact Alexa Furtado, Event & Marketing Coordinator at 619-3377 or Volunteers should wear sturdy footwear, as park trails can be muddy.

“Spring is a great time for cleaning and pitching in with the City of Newport’s Earth Day Celebration during Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanupä, the nation’s largest cleanup, beautification and community improvement program,” said Kristin Littlefield, Newport’s Clean City Coordinator. “The Great American Cleanupä brings 350 volunteers together to improve our Newport community, and we know that when people join together for a common cause they can do great things.”

For more information about the City of Newport’s Earth Day celebration during the Great America Cleanupä, or an updated list of participating groups, contact the Clean City Program at 845-5613.

We would like to thank the National Sponsors of the 2013 Great American Cleanup for their support:  The Dow Chemical Company; The Glad Products Company; LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.; Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water; PepsiCo’s Pepsi-Cola and Gatorade companies; Solo Cup Company; Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment; Waste Management, WM Recycle Service; and Wrigley.




Easton’s Beach to Ochre Point, Newport RI

FEBRUARY 9th 2013 from Noon to 2PM

Wear boots or sturdy shoes. Bring your own gloves. We will provide bags and Empire Tea & Coffee will provide complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and lite refreshments. Bring your own reusable cup (BYORC). This is a rain or shine event unless it is a total washout.

Clean Ocean Access believes that what is important about keeping our coastlines clean working towards improving ocean health is for people to spend time outside, together and connecting with nature and understanding the impact that we are having on the environment. We can learn from it and make better decisions in an easier manner when people connect with nature. Get involved 

Fall Recycling Day-Kristin Littlefield

Fall Recycling Day, will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 9am-1pm at Easton’s Beach in the east parking lot.
There, any area resident will be able to recycle a wide variety of items like scrap metal (new this event!), electronic waste, rigid plastics, Styrofoam, clothing & household items for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, books for Discover Books, bikes for The Met School, cooking oil and plastic bags, and also shred sensitive documents.
Newport residents only may exchange a broken recycling bin for a new bin, free of charge, or purchase a new set for $5, or purchase a compost bin for $45. Custom House Coffee will also provide free coffee to event goers (reusable mugs encouraged!). There will be no entry into the event until its start time of 9am. Absolutely no hazardous waste will be accepted. This event is sponsored by the City of Newport’s Clean City Program, Waste Management, The East Bay Met School, the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Newport Energy & Environment Commission, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 3, Newport, and Custom House Coffee.

For more information, visit the city’s website or call the Clean City Program at 845-5613.


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