Two sections of Newport targeted for revitalization grants

BARBARA COTTAM, chair of the R.I. Board of Education, spoke at the Computer Science for Rhode Island Summit held on Dec. 13 at the University of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
BARBARA COTTAM, Rhode Island market executive for Citizens Bank, said the bank's Growing Communities grant program provides funds for economic development projects often in "overlooked neighborhoods adjacent to some of the wealthiest communities in our state." / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE – Newport may be known for its seaside mansions, but two neighborhoods in the community are being targeted for revitalization efforts. Citizens Bank’s charitable foundation and the nonprofit Rhode Island Local Initiative Support Corp., or LISC, are partnering to provide $40,000 in grants for projects to enhance the economic vitality of Newport’s Broadway and…

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