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'Raising Hackles'

Newport, R.I.'s Belcourt Castle isn't the only mansion awash in change: the tony seaside city is now a city divided...over a visitors center proposed for the grounds of The Breakers. "If the first thing they see upon entering the gates of this magical kingdom is a new building selling plastic shrink-wrapped sandwiches," says fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, whose grandfather built the70-room mansion, "it will forever change their enjoyment of the visit." [NYT; previously]