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Rhode Island Governor's Name Misspelled on Plaque

 
Rhode Island Governor's Name Misspelled on Plaque

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governor's name is misspelled on a new plaque unveiled in a ceremony to reopen Newport's historic Cliff Walk.

The plaque was unveiled Tuesday at the event, which Gov. Lincoln Chafee attended. The plaque adds a second "f'' to his name.

The state Department of Transportation says the plaque will be removed Wednesday and a new one will be made and installed, likely in July.

The DOT says the project contractor, John Rocchio Corp., made the plaque, in coordination with the Cliff Walk Commission and the project engineer. It recognizes the project participants.

The Cliff Walk runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city's most spectacular Gilded Age mansions.

It was reopened 20 months after Superstorm Sandy washed away whole sections. The restoration effort cost $5 million.

 

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