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November 14th @ 6pm Free Public Forum – City of Newport Commissions

Your voice, your community, your opinion matters! Join us for a lively discussion of important issues affecting Newport, Rhode Island residents, neighborhoods, friends and family. Alliance for a Livable Newport – Free Public Forum – City of Newport Commissions “I don’t think I’m interested in Newport’s Historic District Commission or its Zoning Board of Review.” Think again! If you own or are thinking of buying property in Newport’s Historic District… If you are thinking about possibly changing the use of your Newport property or altering its outside appearance …. If you own a business anywhere in the city… If you live in an area where a change in zoning might occur… You SHOULD be interested in learning more about: 1)   the Historic District Commission 2)   the Zoning Board of Review The Alliance for a Livable Newport will present the second in a series of public forums featuring Newport’s various Boards and Commissions. The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. Questions may be sent in advance to: info@newportalliance.org To learn more about The City of Newport Boards and Commissions <click here> The panel will feature: Rebecca McSweeney, Chair of theZoning Board of Review John Shehan, Chair of theHistoric District Commission  Matt Weintraub, Historic Planner for the City of […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - November 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

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ALN public forum – Newport Daily News article Oct. 31, page 1

Neighbors air concerns over plan for marina By Sean Flynn  Staff writer Newport Daily News  http://www.newportdailynews.com/ NEWPORT — A new 25-slip marina the Hyatt Regency Newport hotel is proposing to build northeast of Goat Island would have floating docks 100 to 150 feet offshore so as not to interfere with the eelgrass beds along the shoreline, according to the marina’s designer.  SEE the FORUM VIDEO HERE Gus Kreuzkamp, owner and master engineer of Harbor Engineering LLC of Barrington, presented the marina plans to more than two dozen people who gathered at the Newport Public Library Wednesday night for a forum sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport. Most of those who attended are residents of the Point, the neighborhood just opposite the proposed marina site. Bart Dunbar, who lives on Bridge Street, brought up the eelgrass buffer zone because he believes the marina would “stick out egregiously into public waters.” The state Coastal Resources Management Council “could allow the marina closer to shore above the eelgrass,” Dunbar said. It depends on how many people on the council are “eelgrass supporters,” he said. Kreuzkamp disagreed. The project requires both federal and state approval, he said. In his discussions with a representative of the […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 31, 2013 at 5:30 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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October 24th 5:30 – Newport, RI Bonds and Referenda’s “explained”!

Bond and Referenda Night Come hear presentations and ask questions about the upcoming bonds and referendas The people listed below will be speaking on behalf of each question on the ballot: (scroll down) Date: 10/24/2012  Time: 5:30 PM TO 8:30 PM Community College of RI-Newport County Campus 1 John H. Chafee Blvd Newport, RI 02840 Phone:  401-847-1608 Event Description: Why should you invest in Rhode Island?  Come hear presentations and ask questions about the upcoming bonds and referendas The following people will be speaking on behalf of each question on the ballot: -Kate Brezina, Rhode Island College (Higher Education Facilities) -Joe Dias, Department of Environmental Management -Tony Simeone, Clean Water Finance Agency  -Ginny Hanson, Honors for Vets (Veterans’ Homes) -Jeff Taylor, Mayforth Group  (Affordable Housing) -Diane Hurley, CEO Newport Grand (Table Gaming) -Fr. Frank McKenna, retired Priest-St. Lucy’s (Table Gaming Opposition) 5:30-6:00 Coffee and light refreshments 6:00-8:30 discussions

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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Newport City Council Candidates Forum Thursday, October 18, 7:00 PM!

ALN Public Forum   Quick Links: ALN Volunteer Donate Alliance For A Livable Newport Presents: Newport City Council Candidates Forum Thursday, October 18 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Newport City Council Chambers Newport City Hall 43 Broadway, Newport, RI Alliance For A Livable Newport, with the support of the League of Women Voters Rhode Island Education Fund, will host the candidates for the contested Newport City Council seats – At Large and First Ward. The candidates will be questioned about key issues facing the City of Newport now and in the near future. Come hear the candidates’ views as you make your voting decisions for the November elections.  Free and Open to the Public Alliance for a Livable Newport              Isabel Griffith, President   info@newportalliance.org    http://newportalliance.org    

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm

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ALN Issues Apology Letter for Casino Forum

Letter to the Editor for Isabel Griffith, President of the Alliance for a Livable Newport. To the Editor, On September 13, Alliance For A Livable Newport, in keeping with its mission of providing unbiased information on issues of importance to Newport residents, property owners and businesses, sponsored a forum on the Casino Table Games question that will appear on the November election ballot. Our intent was to present a level playing field of information with a speaker in favor of allowing Newport Grand to add table gambling games to their present slot machine gambling, a speaker against the proposal and a third speaker to present an unbiased review of the economic issues. Two of our three goals were met with Diane Hurley ably presenting the case in favor of expanded gambling and Father Eugene McKenna ably presenting arguments against the expansion. Unfortunately, the third speaker, URI Professor Edward Mazze, presented only the pro-gambling side of the economic picture. That was not our intent and we apologize to our audience, those in the CCRI auditorium and those viewing subsequently on Public Access TV and on ALN’s website, and especially to Father McKenna for putting him at a disadvantage on the forum […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - September 17, 2012 at 7:07 am

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Video of Alliance for a Livable Newport (RISC) Forum on Table Games at Newport Grand

http://www.thenewportrecord.com/SpecialFeatures/ALN.Casino.9.13.12.htm  Alliance for a Livable Newport (RISC) Forum on Table Games at Newport Grand 8/13/12 Forum Introduction Alliance for a Livable Newport: Pros and Cons of a Proposed Casino Gaming at Newport Grand Mr. Michael P. Kehew conducts the forum Panel introduced: Dr. Edward Mazze – Economic Impact Ms. Diane Hurley – CEO Newport Grand Fr. Eugene McKenna – ALN Dr. Mazze addresses the audience regarding the economic impact of gambling in and around Rhode Island. Ms. Diane Hurley presents the history of the Newport Grand and the case for adding table gaming equipment. Father Eugene McKenna presents the history of the Alliance for a Livable Newport and the case against allowing a dedicated gambling facility in Newport. Ms. Hurley responds to several of Fr. McKenna’s points pointing out the Self Exclusion Program in place for the benefit of addicted gamblers.Dr. Mazze responds regarding the poor state of employment in RI. Q&A session with the public Question regarding the future vision of the Casino prompted responses from all three members of the panel Session wrap up ————————– Play All

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Posted by NewportAlliance - September 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

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ALN Forum; ” Switching to Single Stream Recycling” 5/15/12

ALN Public Forum Quick Links: ALN Volunteer Donate “WHERE DOES YOUR NEWPORT GARBAGE GO?”  Switching to Single Stream Recycling  A Public Forum sponsored by Alliance for Livable Newport and The Newport Energy & Environment Commission The Alliance for Livable Newport will hold a Public Forum to introduce the new “single-stream” sorting and recycling system being implemented in Newport beginning in June 2012. “Single Stream” will allow households to combine their recycling into one container rather than separating it.  The Forum will also explain how to reduce difficult items in the waste stream (such as paint, mattresses, light bulbs, batteries, etc.) and discuss new ways of sharing the burden of managing solid waste among Newport residents, the City and the producers of hard to handle waste which is filling up the Johnston landfill at increased costs to towns and municipalities. Speakers will include: Sarah Kite, Director of Recycling Services, Rhode Island Resource and Recovery Corp Kristin Littlefield, Clean Cities Coordinator, City of Newport Ellie Leonardsmith, RI Clean Water Action Victor Bell, President, Environmental Packaging International   The Newport Public Library Program Room 300 Spring Street Newport, RI 02840 Tuesday May 15, 2012 at  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  CONTACT:    Lauren Carson  Alliance […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - May 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

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