Say NO to Waites Wharf Hotel

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doria wosk
Nov 11, 2020
JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF NEWPORT

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Margaret Paolo
Sep 3, 2020
Enough is enough!!

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Meagan Landry
Sep 3, 2020
I’m signing as a born and raised Newporter, who is also a candidate for Newport City Council. I feel it’s important for residents to know one of my top priorities if elected, is to make sure any future development is done responsibly. I realize the planning board has a major say in that, but that is why I feel it’s important we work together going forward, to make sure we don’t lose the character and charm that Newport is known for, while still making fiscally responsible decisions. Hotels bring in tax revenue. But they can also have a huge negative impact on our infrastructure. We MUST look at both the pros, and the cons. We already struggle with traffic and parking problems, overflowing trash cans all over town, and bacteria in our waters. I feel it’s important we first address these quality of life issues, before they become an even bigger problem. I feel we also need to make Newport an affordable place for its current young professionals to live, before we worry about building another hotel. Tourists are temporary, but our residents need to feel like their housing needs are being met. I look forward to facing these challenges together, as community input is important.

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Timothy Kohl
Aug 19, 2020
Timothy Kohl

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Elizabeth de Ramel
Aug 19, 2020
Aside from all the reasons that the Water Front Alliance give to oppose building a large hotel on Waites Wharf, please keep the waterfront for water-based businesses, which are a main reason that make Newport attractive to visitors and residents alike.
Elizabeth "Lisette" Prince aka de Ramel

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Rafael Medina
Aug 19, 2020
Stop destroying our waterfront

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wendy barry
Aug 19, 2020
Wendy Barry Roberts

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Krista Cognat
Aug 19, 2020
First a visitor, now a renter to become a resident. This hotel business us extremely disappointing, residents have already list their water views from their apartments(which helps with mood). Please stop this madness, the town can't hold more tourists, you're fleeing your people away!!!

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Roberta DeVore
Aug 10, 2020
Until the council has put in place plans ways to handle traffic downtown I don't agree we should allow any more hotels. I heard rumors of a visitor center which allowed for parking and trolly transit into the tourist areas. No more cars downtown. The quaintness of Newport is being threatened with so much traffic.

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Deborah Stoker
Aug 9, 2020
You can’t pile in more people to this island,,,,,we are fully inundated as it is, and our infrastructure will suffer because of it...