2018-02-08 / Front Page

For Sale or Not For Sale?

This view from the rear of the Armory building from the Ann Street Pier shows the entrance to the Maritime Center on the ground floor. The building has been a point of contention between Newport officials and residents since last March, when city administrators met with representatives of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, currently located in Annapolis, Maryland, to discuss a potential sale. According to a Feb. 1 statement released by the Newport city manager’s office, public access will not be affected if the two groups can agree to the terms of a sale, and if the Newport City Council approves it. Should a sale agreement be reached, it will not include the Maritime Center, Ann Street or the Ann Street Pier, according to the statement. (Photo by Susan Duca)

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