Newport’s The Point is ground zero in fight to keep historic Ocean State properties above water

CLIMATE EFFECT: Teresa Crean, community planner with the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island, talks about the impacts of flooding and climate change on the homes in The Point section of Newport. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY
CLIMATE EFFECT: Teresa Crean, community planner with the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island, talks about the impacts of flooding and climate change on the homes in The Point section of Newport. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY
In one of the most historically intact neighborhoods in the United States, survival is measured in inches and feet. The front line of the neighborhood in its battle with the rising ocean is Marsh Street. As the name implies, it originally faced an inlet and marsh, which were filled gradually for commercial purposes between 1860…
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