"Breakers’ welcome center opponents petition for alternatives," feature in Providence Business News
BY MARY MACDONALD
PBN STAFF WRITER
NEWPORT – If you think the fight over The Breakers welcome center was called with the recent state Supreme Court decision to not consider the issue, well, not so fast. The court essentially allowed the Preservation Society of Newport County to proceed with its plans. But opponents have reorganized and are trying to encourage the society to reconsider.
A newly formed organization, Friends of Newport Preservation, has a Facebook page and has posted an online petition, trying to influence the Preservation Society to consider alternatives. The Preservation Society, which owns the famous Vanderbilt mansion, has said it plans to proceed with the construction of a welcome center on the grounds, aimed at the tourists and visitors who flock to tours of the mansion.