Walking and cycling to get better in Newport

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Mar 102010
 

More designated bike lanes and pathways are in store for bike riders and hikers living in, or just passing through Newport.

The Newport Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizens Advisory Committee is recommending to the Newport City Council that the Council approves a series of pathway and sidewalk improvements around town over the next three and a half years. Continue reading »

Newport residents again say no to changes to coastal bluff zoning

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Mar 092010
 

A packed house filled with Newport residents made it clear to city planning commissioners Monday night that they oppose proposed changes to the town’s coast bluff zoning that would severely restrict new home construction on coastal view lots. Many said designating wide swaths of coastal and bayfront properties as “high hazard” erosion sites is not only inaccurate, it would cause property values to plummet along with tax revenues for vital city services. Continue reading »