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Wed June 25, 2014
Cliff Walk Repairs, Misspelled Plaque Unveiled In Newport
The governor's name is misspelled on a new plaque celebrating Newport's historic Cliff Walk. The plaque was unveiled during a ceremony Wednesday marking the reopening of the Cliff Walk after major repairs.
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.
In addition to finishing the repairs, officials must now also fix a commemorative plaque, which put an extra ‘f’ to Governor Lincoln Chafee’s last name. That’s also expected to be completed by July. The Cliff Walk is one of the most visited places in the state; drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.
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