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Isabel Griffith of ALN appointed chairwoman for Charter Review Commission

Charter review panel is urged to deal with ‘hot button’ issues  By Sean Flynn  Staff writer Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop opened the first meeting of the new city Charter Review Commission on Wednesday night by urging the members not to shy away from “hot button” issues. “You should not have preconceived ideas,” he said. “For example, should we have an appointed School Committee instead of an elected School Committee?” John Shehan, chairman of the city’s Historic District Commission and an observer at the meeting, suggested another topic sure to cause debate. He said the new commission should consider whether local voters should elect a mayor instead of City Council members choosing one of their colleagues for that role. “A city of this importance should be electing a mayor,” Shehan said. He said he applied to serve on the Charter Review Commission but was not chosen by the council. Six of the nine members of the new commission were present and they elected Isabel Griffith chairwoman. She is a former president of the Alliance for a Livable Newport and the Point Association, neighborhood advocacy groups. Mary Ann Marin was chosen vice chairwoman. She served as chairwoman of the Newport Hospitality […]


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Posted by NewportAlliance - November 7, 2013 at 4:25 pm

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Newport preservation society lands $500K for fellowship program

Join us in CONGRATULATING THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY! Newport Mansions | The Preservation Society of Newport County COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY has been awarded a $500,000 grant to establish a fellowship program to study the city’s history. By Patrick Anderson PBN Staff Writer Twitter: @andersonpbn Posted 12/19/12 NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has won a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to establish a fellowship program studying the city’s history. The Preservation society now has three years to raise the three-to-one match – $1.5 million – required to secure the full value of the grant. The planned fellowship will provide places for five emerging scholars in the humanities each year to research and write about Newport’s history, study the Preservation Society’s collections and conduct public programs. The fellows will live in the The Elms Scholars Center being created at historic 1901 Carriage House of The Elms. “The Fellows Program is a key priority for us,” said Preservation Society CEO and Executive Director Trudy Coxe. “These scholars will conduct original research that enhances the interpretation and deepens the content of the Preservation Society’s tours and […]


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Posted by NewportAlliance - December 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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