Newport City Council http://ripr.org en Newport City Manager Cites Difficult City Council In Decision To Step Down http://ripr.org/post/newport-city-manager-cites-difficult-city-council-decision-step-down <p>Tomorrow is the last day on the job for Newport City Manager Jane Howington.</p><p>She’s taken a similar job in Ohio after 2 and a half years running Newport City government. Howington leaves amid reports of friction with the Newport City Council.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sat down with her at her office in City Hall to find out why she resigned and what lies ahead for Newport.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:18:57 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 37218 at http://ripr.org Newport City Manager Cites Difficult City Council In Decision To Step Down Breakers Mansion At The Center Of Heated Debate http://ripr.org/post/breakers-mansion-center-heated-debate <p>On Monday, Newport’s Zoning Board of Review will hear an appeal of a ruling by the city’s Historic District Commission that rejected plans for a welcome center at the Breakers Mansion.</p><p></p><p>The Commission decided against the idea in a 4:3 vote during a hearing last August. The Preservation Society of Newport County wants to put the welcome center outside the historic mansion once owned by the Vanderbilt family.</p><p>Newport City Zoning Officer Guy Weston said lawyers for the Preservation Society claim the hearing was flawed by a faulty staff report.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:17:10 +0000 Ben Bryant 28217 at http://ripr.org Breakers Mansion At The Center Of Heated Debate Cliff Walk Repairs Draw Surfer Ire http://ripr.org/post/cliff-walk-repairs-draw-surfer-ire <p></p><p>The Newport City Council will be reviewing a plan at Wednesday's meeting to rebuild the famed Cliff Walk damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. Many in the town are concerned about how a proposed plan could alter the ocean waves that give the historic Breakers mansion its name.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:27:45 +0000 Bradley Campbell 13336 at http://ripr.org Cliff Walk Repairs Draw Surfer Ire