Battle over welcome center at The Breakers divides tourist destination Newport

  • by: MICHELLE R. SMITH , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 26, 2014 - 1:15 PM

NEWPORT, R.I. — A proposal to build a visitors center on the grounds of The Breakers, the Gilded Age Vanderbilt family mansion and national historic landmark, is dividing Newport's preservationists, neighbors, and even some family members in a seaside city where tourism is its lifeblood.

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