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Ambar Espinoza / RIPR

Historic places all over the world face the challenge of rising seas as a result of climate change. Preservationists have convened in Newport this week to talk about how to protect these treasured places.

Ambar Espinoza / RIPR

Many of Rhode Island’s 18th century buildings have survived a number of coastal storms in the past: the Great September Gale of 1815, the 1938 Hurricane, and most recently Superstorm Sandy. 

In Newport, A Public Art Project Moves Past Protests

Jun 1, 2013
Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

The newly redesigned Queen Anne Square officially opened to the public Friday in downtown Newport. The public park’s new look is thanks to well-known artist and architect Maya Lin. But the project faced plenty of protest.

Redesigned Queen Anne Square Opens in Newport

May 31, 2013
Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

A newly redesigned Queen Anne Square opened to the public in downtown Newport today, with much fanfare. But the project  nearly divided the city.