Carolyn Rafaelian http://ripr.org en Belcourt Of Newport Pulls EDC Grant Request For Mansion Upgrade http://ripr.org/post/belcourt-newport-pulls-edc-grant-request-mansion-upgrade <p>Belcourt of Newport has pulled its application for a state renewable energy grant. Alex and Ani owner Carolyn Rafaelian bought Belcourt and is currently renovating the Newport mansion.</p><p></p><p>The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation was supposed to take up this month an $18,500 grant for a solar array and geo-thermal heating and cooling system for Belcourt. But the EDC said Belcourt has pulled the grant request.</p><p>The EDC put off a vote on awarding the grant at its last meeting after two board members recused themselves due to a conflict of interest.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:34:58 +0000 Catherine Welch 25063 at http://ripr.org Belcourt Of Newport Pulls EDC Grant Request For Mansion Upgrade