(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
Sandy Gorrell had to wait for traffic to clear before she could leave the parking lot
of The Newport Plain Talk near the intersection of East Broadway and Jefferson Avenue,
on Monday, Nov. 25. Several business owners expressed opposition to a recent move by
the City of Newport to "bag" the signal lights seen here in the background.
|Published: 8:11 AM, 11/26/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Reactions of business owners and others in the neighborhood of the "bagging", or covering up, of the signal lights at Broadway and Jefferson Avenue in downtown Newport vary from negative, to positive, to indifferent. A clear majority of people interviewed opposed the action to cover the lights.The
debate over the intersection's lights seems to have intensified since they were essentially "removed" by placing covers over them, and stop signs were placed on side traffic on Jefferson Avenue, since Wednesday, Nov. 13.The
Newport City Council, hearing a complaint from the co-owner of Flowers for Wilma on Broadway, Teresa Webb, at their Nov. 12 meeting, voted 2-1 to cover up the lights.For
more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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