Battle over welcome center at The Breakers divides tourist destination Newport

  • by: MICHELLE R. SMITH , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 27, 2014 - 7:20 AM

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 this seaside city where tourism is a lifeblood.

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