Cliff Walk http://ripr.org en Cliff Walk Repairs, Misspelled Plaque Unveiled In Newport http://ripr.org/post/cliff-walk-repairs-misspelled-plaque-unveiled-newport <p>The governor's name is misspelled on a new plaque celebrating Newport's historic Cliff&nbsp;Walk.&nbsp; The plaque was unveiled during a ceremony Wednesday marking the reopening of the Cliff Walk after major repairs.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The walk’s three and a half miles have been opening in increments ever since it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The largest portion, two miles long, has now reopened. A smaller, less-traveled part will remain closed, likely reopening in mid-July. Newport received 5 million dollars in state and federal funds to make the repairs.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:23:44 +0000 John Bender 35756 at http://ripr.org Cliff Walk Repairs, Misspelled Plaque Unveiled In Newport Scott MacKay Commentary: Time To Perk Up R.I. It's Summah Fer Gawd Sakes http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-time-perk-ri-its-summah-fer-gawd-sakes <p>Once again, Rhode Islanders are making national news for the low regard we have for our tiny state. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time to stop taking Rhode Island &nbsp;for granted.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Gallup poll discovered that Rhode Island is the state least appreciated by its own residents. Just 18 percent of Rhode Islanders said our small slice of southeastern New England was the best place or one of the best places to live.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:13:07 +0000 Scott MacKay 33945 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Time To Perk Up R.I. It's Summah Fer Gawd Sakes A Year After Superstorm Sandy, Parts Of Newport's Cliff Walk Ready To Reopen http://ripr.org/post/year-after-superstorm-sandy-parts-newports-cliff-walk-ready-reopen <p>The southernmost section of the Cliff Walk that was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy is expected to reopen to the public this week.</p><p></p><p>The three-and-a-half mile trail was badly damaged in the storm. Cliff Walk Commission Chairman Robert B. Power said repairs will cost $3.5 million.</p><p>"It eroded a lot of the walkway near Ruggles Avenue which caused some of the sidewalk to cave in. It took a chunk of the actual stone out at Doris Duke’s estate which we had to go back and fill in. It tore a lot of the fencing behind Miramar," said Powers.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:11:31 +0000 Flo Jonic 25619 at http://ripr.org A Year After Superstorm Sandy, Parts Of Newport's Cliff Walk Ready To Reopen Cliff Walk Repairs On Hold As Bid Is Examined http://ripr.org/post/cliff-walk-repairs-hold-bid-examined <p>Repairs to the Cliff Walk in Newport destroyed by Superstorm Sandy are on hold as the Department of Transportation is examining an unusually low bid that has been submitted.</p><p></p><p>The bid for repairs came at 3 million dollars; about 2 million less than most of the others.</p><p>The low amount raised eyebrows, said city official Robert Power, who was worried about the quality of the work.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:56:07 +0000 John Bender 22169 at http://ripr.org Cliff Walk Repairs On Hold As Bid Is Examined