Over 34 Years of History in the FoW Effort to Protect Public Access to the Newport Shoreline!
Summer 2023 NEWSLETTER [pdf]
Shoreline Access Bill Championed by FOW Signed Into Law
Winter 2019 NEWSLETTER [pdf]
Scott’s Wharf Access Vindicated In 2018
Fall 2016 NEWSLETTER [pdf]
Annual Waterfront Sunset Inspection Cruise Slated
Fall 2015 NEWSLETTER [pdf]
Newport Harbor Walk Garden Project Launched
Fall 2014 NEWSLETTER
Jim Perrier passes on, Concerns raised on rising water levels over next 20 years.
Spring 2013 NEWSLETTER [pdf]
New Newport Shoreline Tour Map Features Harbor Walk
Spring 2012 NEWSLETTER [pdf]
Highlights from our First 30 Years
Spring 2011 NEWSLETTER
Court Agrees with FoW Position on Washington St. Extension
Spring 2010 NEWSLETTER [pdf]
Launch of the Harbor Walk Tour Program
Spring 2009 NEWSLETTER [pdf]
Dedication of Mary Ferrazzoli Park. FoW Moves Forward with Sign Program.
Park Dedication Program with M. Ferrazzoli Biography
Summer 2008 NEWSLETTER
Joint Program with City to Mark Harbor Walk with Signage
Summer 2007 NEWSLETTER
25th Year Recap
Spring 2006 NEWSLETTER
FoW has Premiere Showing of Video Documentary “History of our Waterfront;” CRMC and FoW Joint Effort to Mark 23 Rights of Way
Fall 2005 NEWSLETTER
Follow up Edition from Spring 2005 with Photo Coverage.
Spring 2005 NEWSLETTER
A Look Forward with notes on Battery Park, Scott’s Wharf RI Supreme Court Action, and Marine Av.
Fall 2004 NEWSLETTER
Good Review of 14 Hot Spots on Waterfront.
Spring 2003 NEWSLETTER
President Darryl Paquette Summarizes FoW at the Crossroads. Updates on King Park and Other Hot Spots
May 2000 NEWSLETTER
FoW Prints 10,000 of the first ever Newport Harbor Walk Map featuring Harbor Walk North — The Colonial Waterfront; and Harbor Walk South — Where the Action Is
February 1999 NEWSLETTER
First Major city wide Harbor Walk Orgainzational Meeting scheduled. FoW Promotes Waterfront ‘Adopt a Spot’ Featuring Point Association work at Van Zandt Pier. FoW Guardians report on 6 shoreline problem areas.
May 1998 NEWSLETTER
Newport City Council Just Walks Away from Cliff Walk!
February 1997 NEWSLETTER
City Tries to Launch Waterfront Management Plan, Foundation for Newport Sets $20M Waterfront Plan.
May 1996 NEWSLETTER
CRMC Upset at Newport’s Inaction… Tells City to Get a Waterfront Mangagement Plan!!! FoW Continues Bike Tours.
To print a copy of the Original Bike Tour use these links to the jpg files.
July 1995 NEWSLETTER
Newport Bicycle Task Force and FoW Set Up First Waterfront Bike Tour. Quaterly Update: FoW Offers to Pay for Ann St. Pier Safety Review., Elizabeth Meyers Buys Site for IYRS. Problems Surface at Waites Wharf.
April 1995 NEWSLETTER
FoW’s First Ten Year Plan for Harbor Walk; and Launcing the First Harbor Walk Coalition Meeting
January 1995 NEWSLETTER
Strong Program of Activities and Objectives Set for Year, Battle to Keep Ann St. Pier for Landside Walking Use Launched.
August 1994 NEWSLETTER
Our Mary… 1928 – 1994; City Council Stalls Brown and Howard Case, Kicks it up to Superior Court
November 1993 NEWSLETTER
In Response to FoW’s Referendum, City Council Passes Waterfront Public Streets and Rights of Way Ordinance! FoW Objects to ‘Long Wharf Marina.”
July 1993 NEWSLETTER
FoW Announces that its Campaign for Referendum Petition to Get Rights of Way Protection on Ballot has 2100 Signatures and Qualifies for the Ballot!
March 1993 NEWSLETTER
FoW Starts Campaign to Enforce RI’s Public Trust Doctrine that Mandates that Shoreline Below the Mean-High-Tide Line is Public Property. FoW Starts Campaign for Referendum Petition to Get Rights of Way Protection on Ballot.
September 1992 NEWSLETTER
RI Supreme Court Decides All Filled Tidall Land is “Public Property.” RI Legislature Tries to Modify Ruling Fails. FoW Starts Campaign to Ensure Fishermen Get Decent Place for Their Boats. Photos of Long Wharf 1911 and 1952.
June 1992 NEWSLETTER
Complete Explanation of RI’s Public Trust Doctrine. Pres. Ferrazzoli Receives Save the Bay Environmental Achievement Award.
October 1991 NEWSLETTER
RI Supreme Court Affirms Submerged Tidal and Navigable Waters Owned by State and Held in Trust for the Public. FoW Membership Hits 1200.
September 1991 NEWSLETTER
Our Second Annual Waterfront Walk Promotion Newsletter
July 1991 NEWSLETTER
Seven “Hot Spots” Where Waterfront Developers Work Hard Against Established Public Access.
February 1991 NEWSLETTER
City’ Fails to Protect Public Ownership of Washington St. Pier. FoW’s Case Against Brown and Howard Explained.
September 1990 NEWSLETTER [PDF]
First FoW Waterfront Walk Including a Map of Highlights.
April 1990 NEWSLETTER
What FoW Stands For and Why!
February 1990 NEWSLETTER
30Ft. Rights of Way Were Established in 1739 and Protected by City Council’s for 250 Years, But Will it End? And Will CRMC Follow Its Own Regulation that All Buildings Must Have a 50ft. Setback from Coastal Waters?
July 1989 NEWSLETTER
FoW’s Attorney Violet Upsets CRMC’s Rubber Stamp Subcommittee in Brown and Howard Condo Development Proposal. FoW leads fight to prevent Planned Unit Developments under which the City Council could allow developers to bypass zoning, planning and other normal hearings.
April 1989 NEWSLETTER
Violet continues actions against CRMC. Sen. Pell asked Army Corps of Engineers to check out the Brown and Howard Plan. FoW gets CRMC to designate 3 more Rights of Way. FoW supports the ‘Maritime Zone’ plan.
January 1989 NEWSLETTER
City Council Flunks on 1988 Waterfront Planning and Protection. FoW calls for everyone to help save public access on waterfront; hires Arlene Violet to sue CRMC for not hearing FoW testimony in Brown and Howard condo filing.
August 1988 NEWSLETTER
Pres. Ferrazolli Earns Perservation Society Award; CRMC Subcommittee Rules to Ignore FoW Testimony
May 1988 NEWSLETTER
FoW Targets City Council’s Mismanagement in Negotiations on Brown and Howard Wharf St. City Council Waffles with CRMC Hearings.
April 1988 NEWSLETTER
US Supreme Court Decides Coastal States Can Claim Title to All Lands Affected by Tides. Some Other Signs that Some Government Groups are Starting to Understand.
February 1988 NEWSLETTER [1987 recap]
Five Photos of How Public Rights of Way Were Misused; FoW Fights Against Waterfront Chaos.
FoW Gets First 10 Streets Designated CRMC Rights of Way.
A Hard Look at the Conditions that Prevailed in the Early 80s. Why FoW was Launched!
FoW Does a Backgrounder for Newport City Council Candidates with Photos of Problems.
The Very First FoW Newsletter