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Officials Seek More Federal Money for Cliff Walk Repairs

Newport, Rhode Island, is asking for more money from Washington to fix the Cliff Walk, the state's most visited tourist site

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    Officials Seek More Federal Money for Cliff Walk Repairs
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    Newport, Rhode Island, is asking for more money from Washington to fix the Cliff Walk, the state's most visited tourist site.

    About $347,000 would come from federal disaster relief funds set aside after Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and would repair the nearby trail's stone-and-mortar foundation.

    A project has removed sections of sidewalks destroyed by the storm, filled empty areas and built concrete sidewalks. The $3.2-million original contract increased by another $2 million for repairs and installing a wall.

    The Providence Journal reports that Scott Wheeler, Newport's buildings and grounds supervisor, says workers found damage to the trail's stone-and-mortar foundation was greater than first believed.

    The Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission must agree that the intended work has a historic basis.

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