Twenty-seven civic-minded Newport citizens have filed to run for seven City Council and seven School Committee seats this election year promising strong contests for all openings. As it has since 2008, Alliance For A Livable Newport (ALN) will conduct free public forums to give Newport voters an opportunity to assess the qualifications of the candidates. At this point, we anticipate holding three forums – one for candidates for the three Ward Council seats, one for candidates for the four at-large Council seats and one for candidates for the seven School Committee seats. In addition, two online questionnaires — one for City Council candidates and one for School Committee candidates — will be given to the candidates, and their responses will be presented on ALN’s website, www.newportalliance.org. We want to hear what Newport’s voters are interested in learning about the candidates. ALN is requesting the public to submit questions to be answered by the candidates. Questions for the forums and questionnaires will be selected from those received. To allow time for the questionnaires to be prepared and given by the end of July to the candidates for their responses, your suggested questions must be submitted no later than July 15. Please send […]
Ron Becker, Co-President of Alliance For A Livable Newport speaks at The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport
Podcast: A conversation with Ron Becker, Co-Presidents of Alliance For A Livable Newport
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. firstname.lastname@example.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 […]
Watch the VIDEO HERE CREDITS: By Joseph T. O’Connor | 2018-03-01 / Front Page | Newport This Week In an effort to reflect on the year that was and to look ahead at the year to come, Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) held its first “State of the City” forum on Feb. 27, providing a chance for open dialogue between citizens and the city’s top officials. More than 100 Newporters turned out at Pell Elementary School to hear Mayor Harry Winthrop, City Council Vice-Chair Lynn Ceglie and City Manager Joseph J. Nicholson, Jr. present the city’s accomplishments and the challenges it faces, and to discuss what they say will be a promising 2018. City leaders took questions submitted by citizens and read by ALN moderators John Hirschboeck, co-president of ALN, and Tom Hockaday, who sits on ALN’s executive committee. The nonprofit had solicited questions based on topics that citizens identified as issues they wanted addressed: the armory, schools, traffic and parking, other city properties, communications and governing processes, hotels and other issues. “Hopefully [this] was an audience that appreciates our openness,” Nicholson said in an interview following the forum. “I want to work with people. I want people calling me. […]
Purchase of Navy hospital, sale of Armory and longevity of cell tower at high school are the other major changes discussed at a forum Tuesday. CREDIT : By Sean Flynn Staff writer The Newport Daily News | Page A01Wednesday, 28 February 2018 NEWPORT – City officials chose a “State of Our City” forum Tuesday night to make some major announcements on school security, the city’s planned purchase of the abandoned Navy Hospital on Third Street, the proposed sale of the Armory on Thames Street and the likely longevity of the cell tower on the Rogers High School campus. City Manager Joseph J. Nicholson, who is also the city’s director of public safety, said beginning this week there are now full-time police officers stationed at the high school, Thompson Middle School and Pell Elementary School. In the past, there have been budgetary concerns and grants were sought to pay for police presence at the schools. “It’s no longer about the money,” Nicholson said. “This is the new normal.” “Our number one priority is public safety,” Mayor Harry Winthrop said. “Who gives a damn about a pothole on Bellevue Avenue if we are not safe?” More than 100 people gathered in the Pell cafeteria for the forum […]
*Questions may be submitted in writing at the event, or via email to email@example.com 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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!