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THURSDAY, April 7, 2011

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Swinging Into Spring High school girls fast pitch softball got underway for local schools yesterday and, in a match up of Aquidneck Island rivals, the Middletown High School girls romped over Rogers in a Division II-South opener. The final score was 11-1. In the photo above, the Viking’s team captain, Maryellen “Mel” Settle, takes a big swing at an Islander pitch, called for by Middletown’s catcher, Glenn Murphy. The Islander’s play, next, at Barrington High School on April 9th, while Rogers will swing for their first win on April 11 at East Greenwich. Photo by Rob Thorn

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By Meg O’Neil Walking through a basement corridor of Salve Regina University, a figurehead appears – almost visibly excited – in an otherwise dreary cellar room of the Hunt & Reefe residence hall. Sister Leona Misto, Vice President for Mission Integration and Planning, is welcoming a small group to the bare expanse of a room. The space is monastic; with concrete floors, an exposed dropped ceiling, and dated wooden wall panels, lit only by the yellowish glow of fluorescent lighting. It’s hard to imagine that, soon, this room is not only expected to turn into a lab for the new Environmental Studies program at the university, but also projected to produce a plethora of plants, vegetables, and fruits in the coming months. Using hydroponic gardening methods, which allow growing to occur with only mineral and nutrient rich water, the new lab has taken root in the basement at SRU. It’s hard to picture at first; the suspended ceiling, with the paneling taken out, leaves only a tic-tactoe-like matrix of aluminum beams left in place as a means of hanging various lighting systems that will be used to grow plants in a controlled climate. But, as Assistant Professor Dr. Jameson Chace explains, it’s the very lack of windows and climate controlled capability that make the location perfect. According to Misto, the lab equipment will be installed by the end of April, and growing plants by June.

The city’s firefighter union scored a quick victory on Friday, temporarily staying a plan by the city administration to cut the department’s minimum staffing levels. According to David Hanos, president of Newport Firefighter Local 1080 IAFF, both sides have agreed to a temporary restraining order that will keep the city staffed at 19 firefighters until a full hearing on the city’s plan can be held. The agreement was reached on the same day that the city had planned on reducing the minimum staffing level from 20 men per shift to 17, in what administration officials say is part of a impending citywide restructuring program. Operating without a formal contract since June 30, 2005, the union had filed a request for an injunction on Friday, April 1 in Superior Court claiming that reducing the force down to 17 man shifts was unsafe

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While the basement room doesn’t look like much right now, SRU’s Sister Leona Misto points out details to Irving Backman and Eric Milner, in what will become a state-of-the-art hydroponics lab by the end of April. (Photo by Meg O’Neil) If the new lab performs as anticipated, it could help transform how we look at local agriculture. The project is the result of a collaborative effort between SRU, Boston College, and Massachusetts philanthropist, Irving Backman. The two campuses are working closely together in an effort to become the leading hydroponics education program on the East Coast. Backman, who donated the lab equipment to both SRU and BC, sees the opportunity for hydroponics as a way to both reinvent the way the world produces food and solve the world’s food shortage. “It isn’t rocket science,” he says. “But, in a sense, it is. We’re re-

producing what nature has done, and creating crops without soil. If we can eliminate soil, we’re ultimately eliminating pesticides.” Brought together by Providence-based social venture program, Betaspring, together, this team of agricultural innovators is hoping to parlay their “Growhouse” concept into a commercially viable business model. They’ve dubbed the project GrowhouseRI. According to hydroponics experts, the growing time for hydroponic plants is faster than it is with traditional outdoor planting methods. Planting outdoors poses two major limitations: limited outdoor

months in which to grow, and limited light due to weather conditions and the darkness of night. In a hydroponics lab, a variety of different indoor lighting systems double the growth period, shortening the amount of time it takes for a plant to reach maturity. By doubling growth time, twice as much food can be produced. Not only is food production increased, but proponents say that the yield can be even healthier than organic standards, as the water used in organic growing may not be as clean as that used in a hydroponic system.

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Bari George isn’t a competitive cyclist. She doesn’t own an ultralight road bike, you won’t find her in spandex, and she’s not interested in breaking any speed records on her jaunts around Ocean Drive. But George does live in Historic Hill, and when the weather breaks, chances are you’ll find her car in the driveway and her bike on the road. Frankly, it makes sense for her to pedal rather than drive; gas prices are on the rise, parking is at a premium, and she lives in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from a wealth of shopping, restaurants, and the recreation points. However, as anyone who navigates the mash of cars and pedestrians that clog the city’s streets during the summer months can tell you, biking in Newport can be tricky. In an almost unspoken traffic hierarchy, cars rule our roadways. Pedestrians and scooters fill in a space just below. Bicycles, though a critical form of transportation for many in our community, rank somewhere lower still.  Consider this: We have dedicated walking trails like the Cliff Walk and Harbor Walk; we even have a blue trail designed for kayaks and other small craft in the inner harbor. But

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CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 With the confines of a small 120 square-foot classroom at BC, Associate Professor Michael Barnett, head of the new hydroponic classroom at the college, is expected to produce a crop of lettuce, spinach, and cucumbers that would normally be yielded from roughly a half acre of land. As the project proves to be successful, and the lab space can expand, so can the possibilities of growth. What can be grown in such a small space, like a classroom at BC, and a larger basement room at SRU, is just the beginning of what could become the next wave of food production in the United States. Breaking it down to a local level, Barnett explains the educational possibilities hydroponics could bring to a community. The collaboration between SRU and BC is not just a program for those at the college level. It will be a means of community outreach; extending knowledge learned at the universities, to the high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools, and ultimately, the homes in those communities. As Barnett explains, the science behind hydroponics is a practice that is geared toward lifelong learning at a multitude of levels. While the BC project is only a few months ahead of Salve’s, proponents say the idea of connecting to younger students in the community is apparent in both. “Local elementary students can learn the germination process and sprout the seedling,” Barnett says. “From there, the plant would go to the older middle and high school students, who have been trained with the undergrads, to raise the plants to maturity in the labs…all while learning the science and math used in hydroponics. Kids can do pretty sophisticated work in the lab.” Once the food is harvestable, it can be served in the cafeterias of local schools or sent home with students. “It’s a way to keep kids engaged and motivated,” says Barnett. This way, students get hands-on experience growing their own food. Backman elaborated that traditional “Farm to School” programs have been hampered locally by New England’s climate. People can’t start planting until May or June, he explains, and the primary growing months occur during the summer, while children are on vacation. “With a controlled environment, we can plant seeds in a controlled setting…all year long.” If the hydroponics labs at the two universities are successful endeavors, the possibility of expansion to larger facilities is imminent, advocates say. “The future of food is here,” as Backman continues, “As (President) Obama said, we need innovative technologies to move our country forward.” On this issue, Newport appears to be on the leading edge.

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Building Committee Asks for Less ‘Whimsy’ By Tom Shevlin Given their first glimpses of a pair of revised exterior designs for the new Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School, members of the Pell School Building Committee agreed on Wednesday to pursue a more traditional appearance over one that featured what architects described as touches of “whimsy.” During a roughly hour-long presentation, HMFH Architects’ Matthew LaRue and Laura Wernick took committee members through a PowerPoint presentation in which they laid out the process that ultimately led them to the two most recent designs for the $30 million school. LaRue explained how the residential nature of the neighborhood had influenced their design. The goal, he said, is to create a building which does not overwhelm its surroundings, while at the same time providing a stimulating learning environment for school children. Wernick explained that the goal of the exercise was not to pick one design over another, but rather to identify specific elements which the committee responded to. The committee was then presented with two design investigations: Option A and Option B. Featuring a sloping roof in the center span of the building, clock tower, and colorful perforated metal panels to accent the outside of the building, Option A incorporated what LaRue described as some “playful elements.” It would also feature an entry plaza with separate entry canopies for the upper and lower schools, as well as an arbor which could be used to grow vines or other vegetation. But several members of the committee expressed reticence over the design, citing community reaction to other schools where tradition was put aside for whimsy. “People still complain about the ‘new’ Rogers High School,” said School Committee Member Sandra J. Flowers. Option B, on the other hand, featured most of the same win-

dow placements and setbacks, but a more traditional roofline and no metal panelling. School Superintendent Dr. John H. Ambrogi likened the streetscape to that of a row of townhouses. “The more classic building fits better in the community,” he said, adding that Option B features cleaner lines that he believes will stand the test of time. Building Committee Member Marty Grimes agreed. He said that he thought that Option A would age more quickly over time than Option B. “I don’t really like whimsy,” he said. At that point, Wernick interjected, “Who likes whimsy?” Building Committee Chair Jo Eva Gaines offered some tepid support. “I like a little whimsy,” she said. Wernick noted that the building is not meant, necessarily, for the community, but for kids. “This is a place for little kids,” she said, “it’s a place for them.” But the consensus of the group was to take the money that would otherwise be spent on playful exterior elements and allocate it toward the interior learning space. Soon after, the 10 committee members in attendance voted unanimously to pursue Option B. From there, discussion moved to the building’s exterior cladding. Under the proposal put forth by HMFH, the front of the building would be comprised of brick, similar to Thompson Middle School. The back of the building would be clad with a concrete-based material, similar in look to granite, which could come in a number of different colors. Ambrogi suggested that the committee hold a public meeting with neighbors at the Sullivan School in the coming weeks to further discuss the design, for which there was broad agreement. On a final note, committee members indicated that beginning later this month, future meetings would be held on Tuesday evenings, as opposed to Wednesdays in order to encourage more participation.

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CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 and violated the terms of the latest arbitrator’s ruling. Stopping short of granting a full injunction, Judge Stephen P. Nugent issued a temporary restraining order after the two sides met in a closed door meeting. Attorney Elizabeth Wiens, who represented the union in the matter, said the order was agreed to by both sides, and essentially maintains the status quo until an full hearing could be held on April 20. Hanos, who had voiced his concern over the implications that the planned cuts would have on the safety of his men and on the city, was buoyed by the ruling. “This is really significant,” he said. With 19 men per shift, Hanos said that the department would be able to keep both aerial trucks in operation, hopefully, until a final contract agreement is reached. Up until this week, the city had planned on honoring an expired contract which required a minimum of 19 firefighters per shift during the winter, and 20 firefighters per shift in the summer. The city was preparing to move up to its 20 man shift on April 1. But according to City Manager Edward F. Lavallee, the reduction was needed in order to cope with a potentially crippling budget deficit. On paper, the fire department has 99 positions, including 11 unfilled vacancies and seven administrative employees. That means, there are 81 firefighters that can be spread out over four platoons. The city hadn’t planned on cutting any actual active positions, but is rather hoping to reduce the amount in overtime paid out over the course of a year by reducing its minimum manning requirement. That’s something that both the city and the union have discussed for some time, as negotiations have been ongoing for months. In fact, according to individuals familiar with the discussions, the two sides had been close to a deal at least once over the summer, but things fell apart before a final contract could be signed. According to Hanos, his union had been prepared to reduce staffing to 18 man shifts, plus give up a dispatcher position. Whether the two sides can come to an agreement before their April 20 court date remains to be seen. Hanos said Friday that he looks forward to sitting back down to the bargaining table.

Middletown OKs Coyote Hunter By Tom Shevlin Over the objections of a dozen or so animal rights activists, Town Council members here voted on Monday to approve an ordinance change that would allow the town to hire a professional hunter to deal with Middletown’s growing coyote problem. The move comes on the heels of an island-wide coyote summit held in February and affirms a proposal by the police chief to combat overly-aggressive coyotes. In a memo to councilors, Police

Chief Anthony M. Pesare requested that Chapter 90.01 of the town’s municipal ordinances be amended to allow the chief to allow, at his or her discretion, hunting of an identified nuisance animal with a firearm other than a shotgun. If authorized, no caliber size above .229 would be permitted, and hunting will be restricted from April 1 – Sept. 1. According to Pesare, certain predatory animals, specifically coyotes, cannot be effectively hunted due to their limited range. The change in the ordinance would allow the police department to authorize a hunter or landowner to use a more

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The Friends of the Jamestown Library is offering a free, 10-week sign language class on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. through June 8 at the library. Gemma Guinguing, Miss Deaf Rhode Island in 2005, will teach the class. For more information visit www.jamestownri. com /library/

Aquidneck Islanders have stepped out in force in recent weeks to support local food pantries. Two drives focusing on cereal have netted great results. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church invited parishioners and members of the community to meet for a cereal dinner, asking participants to donate what they would have spent on their evening meal to support local food programs. Proceeds were donated to the Martin Luther King Center, the Salvation Army, the Florence Gray Center and the Methodist Community Garden. Also, the Middletown Rotary Club held a Cereal Night food and fundraiser at the Middletown Library. Many monetary contributions were received from library patrons and all food and funds were donated to Lucy’s Hearth.

Inn Gains Elite Status The Mill Street Inn was recently selected as a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) brand. A former 19th-century mill, the inn at 75 Mill St., was converted to an all-suite hotel in the 1980s and has undergone more than $1 million in major improvements under its current ownership. It now features 23 newly renovated luxury suites. Only the world’s finest small luxury hotels are accepted into the SLH brand based on strict criteria. The Mill Street Inn is proud to be part of an unrivaled portfolio consisting of 500 hotels in 70 countries.

Roger Williams Names President The Roger Williams University Board of Trustees has named educator, scientist and attorney Donald J. Farish, Ph.D., as its 10th president. Chairman Richard L. Bready announced the selection on March 29 to university students, faculty and staff at a campus event. Dr. Farish concludes a 13-year term as president of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. this semester and will take office on July 1. He succeeds Ronald O. Champagne, Ph.D, who has served as interim president at RWU since Aug. 2010.

Secret Garden Soirée The Secret Garden Tours will host Bouchard On Bellevue Trois, an elegant afternoon at Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave., on Sunday, April 17, 1-3 p.m. Bellevue House, owned by Ron Fleming, features beautifully restored gardens and the fundraising event is timed to coincide with the blooming of thousands of daffodils. Guests will be treated to a gourmet cooking demonstration by Chef Albert Bouchard and winetasting with Susan Samson of Sakonnet Vineyards. Tickets are $20 in advance/ $25 at the door (if available). Proceeds benefit arts education in Aquidneck Island public schools. Tickets are available at

Food & Wine Expo The third annual Food & Wine Expo will be held at OceanCliff on April 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. The ticket donation is $25, with proceeds to benefit the music departments of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth High Schools. The evening’s musical entertainment, which is donated, will be provided by Dick Lupino, Mac Chrupcala, Dennis Cook, and Jeff Fountain.


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Middletown Rotary Cereal Night The Middletown Rotary Club held a Cereal Night food and fundraiser for Lucy’s Hearth on March 23 at the Middletown Library. Food was collected and more than $200 was raised; many monetary donations were received from people coming to use the library. Donations will be accepted through April. For more information, or to make a donation, call club president Carol Mitchell at 737-2221.

“Two Gentlemen of Verona” at Salve Salve Regina University’s Department of Performing Arts will close its season with “Two Gentlemen of Verona: the Musical,” April 15-17. The show combines a Latin pop-rock score by the composer of “Hair” with Shakespeare’s story. Directed by Salve Regina alumni and New York City actor Bobby Matteau, the musical is the story of lifelong friends who leave their rural hometown of Verona to experience life in the big city of Milan. Performances will be in the historic Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $7 for students, and may be purchased by calling 341-2250.


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Swanhurst Spring Concert “Back to Bach,” Swanhurst Chorus’ Spring Concert will honor Johann Sebastian Bach with an offering of two choral masterpieces, the Motet BWV 227, “Jesu, meine Freude, “ and Cantata #4, “Christ lag in Todesbanden.” The chorus will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra on Sunday, May 1 at 4 p.m. at the Church of S John the Evangelist, corner of Washington and Willow streets. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students. Visit or call 682-1630 for more information or to reserve advance seating.

Victor Borge Remembered The Friends of the Newport Music Festival will host its spring reception and presentation on Tuesday, April 12, at 5 p.m. at the Pell Center, Salve Regina University. Janet Borge Crowle will present “My Father Victor Borge, A Daughter’s Reflections,” discussing the professional and personal aspects of his life, including his childhood, escape from the Nazis, musical training and humanitarian work. A longtime favorite of the Newport Music Festival and friend of Mark Malkovich III, Borge drew record crowds each time he appeared in Newport. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling the Newport Music Festival at 846-1133.

Coffee Hour with NTW Join members of the Newport This Week staff at The People’s Café on Thames St. on Friday mornings, at 10 a.m. Sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee and discuss the latest happenings in Newport. Got any news tips for us? How about an idea for a story you’d like to see in Newport This Week or on Newport-Now. com?

Nominate a Newport Preservation Project Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards, which celebrate preservation excellence in Newport. Application deadline is Friday, April 29. Each year, individual homeowners, non-profit organizations or local businesses are honored for their contributions to the community. A wide variety of projects may be nominated, including small or large buildings; landscapes or streetscapes; education or advocacy projects; sustainable “green building” preservation; and projects showcasing craftsmanship or artisanship. Nominations are due by Friday, April 29. Visit or email lisa for nomination information. Award recipients will be recognized in a ceremony at Doris Duke’s Rough Point on Friday, September 9. Event proceeds are given as grants to fund community preservation projects.

Self-Image of Women The women’s group, Women Empowered and Blessed (W.E.B.), of the United Congregational Church in Middletown invites the public to attend a discussion in the church’s Manchester Room on Monday evening, April 11 at 7 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road. This discussion of self-image, for women of all ages, will be led by Dara Chadwick, Psychology Today blogger and author of the award-winning book, “You’d Be So Pretty If…. Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies-Even When We Don’t Love Our Own.” Tweens, teens, and women of all ages are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. The discussion is free, but those attending are asked to bring an accessory appropriate for a teenage girl; these will be donated to the Ophelia Project of The Child and Family Services.

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Living Stations of the Cross Portrayal Jesus Saviour Youth Group will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Palm Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m. and again on Good Friday, April 22 at 3 p.m. at Jesus Saviour Church, 509 Broadway. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 847-1267.

Nelson Eddy, RI’s Own Russell Crowe, the Oscar-winning star of the 2000 Film Gladiator, celebrates his 47th birthday on April 7th. While this column usually focuses on film-related information that has taken place in and around Newport, Mr. Crowe has never made a film here. We hope that changes. “Rose Marie,�a film starring Rhode Island born, Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald will be shown Wednesday, April 13, at 6:45 p.m. at the Jamestown Library. Read more about Eddy on page 10.

Mentors Needed Turning Around Ministries (TAM) provides support services for people recently incarcerated as they transition back into the community. By providing counseling and case management services, TAM assists individuals in becoming productive members of society, finding jobs, housing and a supportive social circle, helping them avoid the recidivism that often plagues former inmates. The organization is in need of mentors for those going through the “reentry porcess� and also for people being placed in apartments through Housing First. TAM will host a fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth, April 16 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 and are available by calling 846-0607.

Bike Ride for Charity The public is invited to learn about the clean water and hiv/aids charity: Blood:Water Mission at a fundraiser to be held on Thursday, April 14, from 6-9 p.m. at Aquidneck Pizza, 27 Aquidneck Ave. There will be food, games, raffles and prizes. This summer, Newporter’s Lisa and Aaron Phaneuf will be cycling from San Diego to Seattle (2,000 miles) to raise support and awareness for the project. The pair will partner with 10 other riders passionate to help this cause to continue their work in communities of need. The cost is $20 per person, with a portion of the night’s proceeds going toward the couple’s charity ride.

DAR Chapter to Hold Meeting The Aquidneck Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a joint meeting with the Nathanael Greene-Pettaquamscutt Chapter of East Greenwich at the Newport Public Library on Tuesday, April 12 at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Mary Ann Huggins, who will talk about her book “Aesop’s Mirror.� At the March meeting, the following slate of officers was elected: regent, Barbara Simmons; vice-regent, Margaret Hendrick; secretary, Maris Humphreys; treasurer, Linda Becker; registrar, Rosemarie Mello and chaplain, Florence Archambault. They will be installed at the May meeting. The chapter is a merger of three Island chapters: the William Ellery Chapter, the Colonel William Barton Chapter and the Major William Taggart Chapter. The chapters merged into the Aquidneck Island Chapter in 2001. Membership is open to any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The group meets the second Tuesday of the month. For information, contact Barbara Simmons at 849-2629.

The National Women’s Council of Realtors selected the Newport/Kent Washington Chapter to receive the Gold Award, recognizing excellence in membership value for 2010. The award is based on the quality of the local chapter’s membership recruitment and retention, educational programming, leadership development and communications. The Gold Award will be presented to the local chapter at the council’s national convention in Washington, DC this May, and will be accepted by Shannon Buss, of Keller Williams Realty, who serves as the council’s Rhode Island governor and local chapter president. To learn more about the organization and membership opportunities, please visit or contact the local chapter vice president of membership, Erica Sousa, 835-8523 or at

New Officers Installed National Association of Realtors president, Ron Phipps, recently installed the 2011 officers of the Newport/Kent Washington Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors during ceremonies at Castle Hill Inn. New officers installed were: president Shannon Buss, Keller Williams Realty; president elect, Michelle Drum, Gustave White Realty; vice president of membership, Erica Sousa, William Raveis; treasurer, Cynthia Valenti Smith, Washington Trust Bank; and secretary, Anna Anton, William Raveis. Phipps also presented the 2010 Member of the Year Award to Nancy Rutter, Keller Williams Realty and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Shannon Buss.


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n Six arrests were made for outstanding warrants. n Five arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n Four arrests were made for possession of alcohol by a minor. n Four arrests were made for simple assault. n Three arrests were made for manufacture, possession, or delivery of narcotics. n One arrest was made for noise violation. n One arrest was made for weapon law violation. n One arrest was made for having a toy vehicle on a roadway. n One arrest was made for trespassing. n One arrest was made for assault with a deadly weapon. n One arrest was made for driving with a revoked or suspended license. n One arrest was made for DUI. n One arrest was made for open container of alcohol. n One arrest was made for possession of marijuana. n  One arrest was made for larceny.

Spring into Art week is just around the corner, perfectly timed to coincide with April school vacation. This year’s celebration of the arts in Newport County runs April 16-23, kicking off with an opening reception on Friday, April 15 at Downtown Designs, 57 Broadway, 4-6 p.m. Dozens of events are scheduled in Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Jamestown and Tiverton at 18 venues. Theatre, music and visual arts for all ages are showcased across Newport County. Visit or for a complete schedule.


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The Shantel N. Bailey Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Shantel N. Bailey, a junior at Middletown High School, who was killed crossing West Main Rd. in November 2003. Two awards are given annually, one for a graduating senior from Middletown High School and one for a graduating senior at Rogers High School. Applicants must be seniors as of June 2011 who will be attending a two or four year college or educational program. Applicants must be involved in interscholastic sports, extra curricular activities, have been involved in community service and be committed to continuing his or her education. Applications are available at the guidance offices at Middletown and Rogers high schools or at Deadline for applications is May 15.


During the period from Monday, March 28 to Monday, April 4, the Newport Police Department responded to 562 calls. This list has now been expanded to include all public services provided. Of those, 125 were motor vehicle related; there were 103 motor vehicle violations issued and 22 accidents. The police also responded to 12 incidents of vandalism, 16 animal complaints, 10 noise complaints and 22 home/business alarm calls. Officers also performed 10 liquor establishment checks and 14 school security checks (5-Rogers, 7-Thompson, 2-Coggeshall). They transported 7 prisoners and recorded 10 instances of assisting other agencies. They also conducted 8 DARE classes.


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EDITORIAL How Can City Close Deficit? Send Us Your Opinion As we recently reported, preliminary estimates show that the City of Newport is facing a budget deficit upwards of $9 million. In the current fiscal year, the city is being forced to make up some $1.5 million. The reasons for the gap are many: the economy, reduced state aid, and mounting legacy costs. Last week, we received an e-mail from a reader who had some rather interesting suggestions to help close the city’s projected budget gap. With the city manager poised to present his proposed budget to the City Council later this month, we’re interested to know what ideas you might have for either 1) generating new revenue, or 2) cutting the budget. We’re looking for some creative ideas; ideas which could get our elected officials thinking a bit outside the box. This year, it’s up to us. There won’t be any federal stimulus money to save us; the state is tapped dry. There are going to be hard choices made over the next few weeks, and some in city government could very well be out of a job, soon. If you were on the City Council, what would you do? Is it time the city moves to tax its non-profits? Is an admission surcharge to summertime events the solution? What about working with the municipal court to come up with some creative ideas for community service? Councilors will begin the budget process next week when they formally receive the administration’s proposed budget at their regular April 13 meeting. Perhaps we can get the discussion going here in print with your suggestions. If you have an idea on how the city can make ends meet, we’d love to hear them. Send in your ideas electronically to news@newportthisweek. net, or mail to Newport This Week, 86 Broadway, Newport, R.I. 02840, and we’ll print them here in our Letters section over the next several weeks. For space purposes, please try to keep letters to 450 words or less, and be sure to include your name and mailing address for verification purposes.

Upcoming Municipal Meetings NEWPORT Regular Council Meeting, April 13 @ 6:30 p.m., T.B.A. Regular Council Meeting, April 27 @ 6:30 p.m. City Hall-Council Chambers

MIDDLETOWN Planning Board, April 07 @ 3:30 p.m. Comprehensive Community Plan Update Committee, April 7 @ 5 p.m. Beach Commission, April 12 @ 4:30 p.m. Please note that some meetings scheduled after press time may not appear above. For the latest upcoming meeting schedules visit SOS.RI.Gov, or visit

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Nuclear Science Center in RI a Community Risk To the Editor and Governor Chafee: Located on the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay campus, the Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center has operated for nearly fifty years. Construction on the 2-megawatt research reactor began in 1962 and reached criticality, or stable research usability in 1964. Professor Dan Hirsch, the president of the non-profit nuclear policy organization Committee to Bridge the Gap, has commented that a reactor at this age is “old in terms of safety, security, and usefulness.” In the wake of Japan’s nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, it is critical that we reevaluate the use value of this facility and address the potential risks it poses to the Rhode Island community.

What is the lifespan of this reactor? Is the state of Rhode Island taking a risk by continuing to operate this aging facility? The initially projected operational lifetime of most nuclear reactors is 30 to 40 years. When a reactor exists beyond this time frame, its usefulness and stability must be assessed consistently and rigorously. Because the reactor in Narragansett is quite small and dedicated to research, its security threat is easily underestimated. Like many other research reactors in the nation, the Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center converted to low-enriched, non-weapons grade uranium in 1994. The primary security concerns at facilities such as this are for the potential theft of nuclear fuel, the targeting

of the reactor with an automotive bomb, and the possibility of an errant, though catastrophic, reaction. Facility director Terry Tehan has verified that the enacted security system is fully prepared to coordinate a response to any of these scenarios. The cost of maintaining the Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center—in terms of both budget and community risk—cannot be overstated. Now, more than ever, we must reevaluate the utility of nuclear energy and research in Rhode Island. Following in the example of similar research reactors at other universities, I strongly encourage that you consider a decommission of the facility. Ray Rickman Providence

Korea Announces First America’s Cup Challenge For the first time in its 160-year history, a challenge has been made by a South Korean yacht club for the America’s Cup. The Sail Korea Yacht Club, represented by Team Korea, has been officially accepted as a challenger for the 34th America’s Cup, the team announced on Wednesday. Team Korea will be known as the ‘White Tiger Challenge’. The White Tiger, or ‘Baekho’ in Korean, is one of the revered ancient guardian gods in Korean mythology, ferocious and potent, and a fitting image for a team from one of the world’s major industrial nations with long term America’s Cup ambitions. Founder of Team Korea is Dong Young-Kim, an accomplished sailor and the organizer of one of the biggest prize money sailing events in

the world, The Korea Match Cup. The inaugural 2011/12 America’s Cup World Series begins this summer with three regattas to be staged in Portugal, England and the USA further series are planned for 2012/13, before the Louis Vuitton Cup for all the challengers in San Francisco in 2013, followed by the 34th America’s Cup match itself. Racing begins in new AC45 catamarans, which are then replaced by giant 72-foot wing sailed ‘monsters’, potentially capable of speeds over 40 knots, competing in a combination of both fleet and match racing. “One of our major goals for the new America’s Cup is to enable teams to be sustainable sports franchises, so we’re excited to see Korea enter the America’s Cup for the

first time, with sights set on building a team for the future,” Chairman of the America’s Cup Event Authority, Richard Worth said. ‘’Having a country such as Korea enter the America’s Cup adds to the global impact of our event, so we’re very pleased to welcome Team Korea to our growing field of international competitors.” Team Korea becomes the ninth Challenger accepted. They join two teams each from France and Italy, one each from China, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand, plus the defender from the USA. There are three additional challengers who have yet to announce and two more are in the process of having their challenges vetted, making a total of 15 teams set to compete in the 34th America’s Cup.

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CYCLISTS CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 unlike many other historic and scenic cities, Newport is at a loss for bike trails. But the issue is broader than that. To many, Newport lacks a cohesive cycling culture.  For years, civic leaders have espoused the need to promote bicycling as an alternate mode of transportation. But bringing concept into reality has proven elusive. That’s where George comes in.  Hoping to boost the city’s cycling consciousness, for the last several months, George has been spearheading a multi-pronged effort to make Newport more bike-friendly. Working with city and school officials, George believes Newport can be a model, bike-friendly, road-sharing city.  Bike Newport, and its associated Website, launched in earnest this week. Working toward nothing less than a fundamental shift in the way the city views and approaches bicycling, George can picture a day when people – tourists and residents, alike – leave their cars at home or in public parking facilities removed from downtown and opt to bike, walk, and trolley.  The result would be less traffic, quieter neighborhoods, and an overall healthier city.  On Tuesday, George met with city officials in the morning and then joined Schools Superintendent Dr. John H. Ambrogi at a meeting with state education officials in the afternoon.  Plans are currently underway to develop a K-12 grade-appropriate curriculum centered around the concept, and according to George, both the Met School and the Newport Public Schools have signed on with the project. According to a 2009 U.S. Department of Transportation study, the percentage of students walking or bicycling to school has decreased from 48 percent to 13 percent in the past 40 years.  In the same period, the percentage of

students arriving or leaving by car has increased from 12 percent to 44 percent. Not surprisingly, childhood obesity has seen an increase from 5 percent to 28 percent in the same period. On the city side, momentum is building toward developing an educational outreach program that would educate bikers on the rules of the road. That’s just the beginning. The group plans on kicking things off in style with the city’s first Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. Joining the organizing effort are the AARP, Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, the Met School, Newport Historical Society, the City of Newport, T3 Fitness, Ten Speed Spokes, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, and the Newport and Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau.  The day will start out with a breakfast meet up at the Friends Meeting House, followed by a midday press conference, and a community ride to King Park where the day will wrap up with a citywide bike fair.  Any money raised during the fair will go to fund the proposed bicycling education program at local schools.  The CVB has also signed on to produce the first Newport City Bike Map, which would provide cyclists with the safest and most scenic routes in Newport, as identified by the state Department of Transportation.  According to George, whatever concerns or objections there might be to promoting more cycling – the narrowness of our historic streets, the condition of the roads, and current lack of dedicated signage – have all been faced by other communities around the country.  What it all boils down to, she says, is making Newport a healthier, more livable city. We’ll be following along the efforts of Bike Newport in future editions of Newport This Week. For more on the group, visit us online at 

Helping the world of AIDS sufferers In conjunction with the humanitarian agency World Vision, First Presbyterian Church, Newport, is launching a drive to raise money for basic supplies – medicine, bandages, ointments, soaps, washcloths and other items – to stock AIDS Caregiver Kits for distribution to family members and friends of AIDS victims in Africa and other AIDS-afflicted parts of the world. A second phase will occur on Saturday, May 14, after the supplies have been ordered and received, when volunteers will break down the pallets of supplies, set up assembly tables in the church dining room, sort the supplies, and pack

the contents of each kit. The assembled kits will then be sent to a World Vision warehouse for shipment overseas. An estimated 32.9 million people are living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. Every day, more than 5,400 people die from AIDS. This project will provide basic care – which requires simple drug store supplies often unavailable locally – those who are living and dying with AIDS can be comforted and helped by those closest to them. The church invites community participation in both the fund drive and the “hands-on” kit assembly process. Donations may be sent

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Cage’s Gray Craig Sells Gray Craig, the landmark mansion overlooking Second Beach purchased by actor Nicholas Cage in 2007, has sold. Lila Delman Real Estate, the listing agent for the property, announced the sale on Monday. The buyers are Pamela and Andrew Constantine. Originally listed at $19 million in 2008, the price for the opulent manse was recently reduced to $7.75 million. Cage purchased the home in 2007 for $15,700,000, but was cited for unpaid taxes by the town amounting to over $128,000. Built in the tradition of the great English country manors, Gray Craig occupies more than 27 acres of land abutting the Norman Bird Sanctuary and Nelson Pond, with views of the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The Constantines are “proud to proceed with the established tradition of respectful stewardship and plan to continue the conservation and preservation undertaken by previous owners,” Lila Delman Real Estate said in a statement. ”They have a true appreciation of historic buildings and extensive experience in their restoration.” The Constantines plan to make Gray Craig available for rental to those wishing to experience the beauty and tranquility of a seaside country estate. “This is a significant sale in the context of the realities of today’s market,” said Melanie Delman, president of Lila Delman Real Estate. “Rhode Island is positively impacted in that, as a previously somewhat undiscovered treasure, our high end properties present as a significant value relative to other northeast destinations. Buyers who have previously considered areas such as Nantucket or the Hamptons are delighted by the beauty and livability of a place like Newport that is also so accessible from New York and Boston.”

to the church office, 6 Everett St., Newport, until the deadline, April 17. The total cost of each kit, including supplies and shipping, is about $30, but donations need not be made to pay for complete kits. Gifts of any amount are welcome. Both adults and older youths are welcome to help assemble AIDS Caregiver Kits. Names and contact information of volunteers may be submitted to the church office by calling 847-1749 or emailing For further information, contact AIDS Caregiver Kit Project Director Jim McGrath, 619-0292 or

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General Assembly Highlights Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly this week. For more information on any of these items visit

n  Bill to regulate devocaliza-

tion of pets introduced Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio has introduced a legislation to prohibit devocalization of pets unless deemed by a veterinarian as a medical necessity for the animal. Devocalization, also known as debarking, is a surgical procedure that permanently takes away the ability of dogs to bark and cats to purr. n  Health insurance exchange approved The Senate Health and Human Services Committee recommended the approval of a legislation sponsored by Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Jamestown) to create a health insurance exchange through which small businesses and individuals can learn about their health insurance options and available subsidies. Required under the federal health care overhaul, the exchange would help individuals and small businesses com-

Local General Assembly officials: Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton); President of the Senate, M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Middletown); Rep. J. Russell Jackson (D-Dist. 73, Middletown, Newport); Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) Rep. Peter F. Martin (D-Dist. 75, Newport), Rep. Daniel Patrick Reilly (D-Dist. 72, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth)

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Rep. Martin Named to Whitehouse Honored Mental Health Board for his Support of Arts Rep. Peter Martin (D-Dist. 75, Newport) has been named to the Board of Directors of the Newport County Community Mental Health Center. A graduate of Providence College in 1964 with a degree in sociology, Rep. Martin’s first job was as a psychiatric social worker at the Taunton State Hospital in Taunton, MA. Martin, now serving his second term in the House of Representatives, is the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Municipal Government and a member of the House Committee on Judiciary and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

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Grant for Senior Center Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) presented a $1,000 legislative grant to the Jamestown Senior Center for support of the center’s operations, which provides meals and activities for the island senior citizens. Col. Bruce Livingston, president of the Friends of the Jamestown Senior Center, said the grant is a reminder of the generosity of the Jamestown community, whose residents recently helped raise about $10,000 for a new roof on the Grange Hall that houses the senior center.

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pare health plans. Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy is sponsoring the bill in the House. n  House approves full-day kindergarten The House approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Roberto DaSilva calling for full-day kindergarten classes. The measure requests that kindergarten school days contain at least five and one half hours of actual school work, excluding lunch, recess periods, common planning time, pre- and post- school teacher time, homeroom periods, etc. n  Bill would require felon DNA samples Jayann Sepich, whose daughter Katie was murdered in 2003 in New Mexico, testified before both chambers’ Judiciary Committees in favor of legislation that would require DNA samples of anyone arrested for a felony. The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy and Sen. David E. Bates.



Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, in conjunction with The United States Conference of Mayors, will present the 2011 National Award for Congressional Arts Leadership to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The award, which recognizes distinguished public service on behalf of the arts, will be presented at the Congressional Arts Kick Off during Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

Economic Update Luncheon The Newport County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to learn more about Governor Chafee’s Fiscal Year 2012 proposed budget and its impact on Rhode Island businesses on Thursday, April 21 at noon. RI Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Keith Stokes and a representative from the RI Department of Revenue will give an overview of the budget and provide detailed information on the governor’s Businesses Tax Competitiveness Proposal which includes: reduction of the corporate income tax rate; lowering and restructuring the minimum corporate tax/franchise fee; and reduction and modernization of the state sales tax. The luncheon will be at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, advance registration is required, contact or 847-1608.

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Happy National Library Week! Newport Library Best Buddies Book Club Meeting On April 11 at 3:30 p.m. there will be a Book Buddies Book Club meeting. The Book Buddies Book Club for children in grades 3, 4 and 5 will meet monthly to discuss a popular children’s book. Snacks will be provided. Registration is required. For more information visit the Book Buddies Blog or contact Cathy Antonio. Writer’s Workshop On April 11 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Dianne Grinnell will be holding a Writer’s Workshop in the Rotary Room of the library. Book Discussion On April 12 at 1:00 p.m. the Tuesday Book Club will discuss “Finn,” by Jon Clinch. No registration required, but please read the book and be willing to share your thoughts. Free and open to the public. The discussion will be held in the library’s Stride Room. Pajama Time Story Sharing On April 12 from 7:00-7:30 p.m. The library will be offering a pajama time story 1/2 hour during which teen readers will share age appropriate stories with 5-8 year old patrons. A librarian will supervise reading sessions. Parents are asked to remain in the building. Books & Crafts On April 14 at 3:30 p.m. Books & Crafts for children ages 4 - 6 years old features read alouds, songs, activities and a craft. The program assists children with school readiness and supports emergent readers. Registration is required. This will be held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room. Author Presentation On April 16 at 10:30 a.m. Author Dr. Frances Gerber will present her book of nursery rhymes and activities, Teaching with Heart, to parents and preschoolers ages 2 - 5 years old. No registration is required for this free program held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room. For more information contact the Children’s Department. 300 Spring St., 847-8720 Hours: Monday: 12:30 – 9 p.m. Tues. – Thurs.: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday & Sat..: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

Middletown Library Storytelling by Fairy Queen Flutterby On April 12 at 1 p.m. the Children’s author Robin Aliece Borakove will be storytelling her book, “Little Edwin’s Triumph” at the Middletown Public Library in character as Fairy Queen Flutterby. This program is free but tickets are required. Please visit or call the Children’s Department at 846-1573 to pick up or reserve tickets before the show. Please contact Candise Prewitt or library director Theresa Coish for more information. About the event.

Meet the Author Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. On Tuesday April 12 at 7p.m. author Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. will be speaking at the Middletown Public Library. Let’s talk “Politics and Pasta” with Providence’s most notorious mayor! The “one and only” Mr. Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. will be here to discuss his life in politics and share his experiences as the author of his newly released book “Politics and Pasta: How I prosecuted mobsters, rebuilt a dying city, dined with Sinatra, spent five years in a federally-funded, gated community and lived to tell the tale.” Seating is limited and tickets are required. Following the ticketed program, all are welcome to attend the “After Hours” Meet and Greet with “Buddy”! Books will be available for purchase and signing, along with a photo opportunity. Light refreshments will also be served. 700 West Main Rd., 846-1573 Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m

high-energy sound with elements of Flamenco, Latin and classical music. Their 20+ years of collaboration have produced an innovative approach to the guitar, which they call GUITARRAZÓN. As a composer, Josué allows the “natural logic of the guitar” to determine the path to follow. The duo is known for fiery, spontaneous flamenco as well as a wide range of Latin music. Emily Dickinson Film and Talk On Monday, April 18 at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, April 19 at 1:00 pm, the Jamestown Library Book Discussion group members are invited to read a biography of the poet Emily Dickinson, or literary criticism of the author or her works, or her poetry. Both these discussions are in preparation for a viewing and discussion of the film “Loaded Gun: Life, and Death and Dickinson.” 26 North Rd., 423-7280 Hours: Mon. & Tues.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wed.: 10 a.m. – 5p.m., 7 – 9 p.m. Thurs.: Noon – 5 p.m., 7 – 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

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Author Presentation On Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m the internationally renowned artist John (Fud) Benson will be giving the presentation “Is the freedom of artistic expression seriously threatened by current trends in political correctness and religious fanaticism?” Map Exhibit “A Sense Of Place: Exploring Newport and Narragansett Bay Through Historic Maps” has been mounted in the Van Alen Gallery and Rovensky Room Display Cases at the Redwood Library. These maps reflect the perceptions and uses of these spaces over time and according to interests, including ownership, exploitation of natural resources, strategies of warfare, navigation, and tourism. This exhibition will be on display through Dec. 50 Bellevue Ave., 847-0292 Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Jamestown Library Library Music Program The Jamestown Library is offering a wonderful program of music on Sunday April 10 at 3 p.m. Musicians Lisa Spraragen & Josué Pérez have joined forces to form a new

Redwood Library Poetry Winners At its annual island-wide High School Poetry Contest on Saturday, April 2, the Redwood Library awarded winners of the top three coveted spots with a free yearlong membership to the library. Pictured above, Portsmouth Abbey student Jesse Bessinger was rewarded with the third place spot. In addition to Bessinger, Elizabeth White from Portsmouth High School took home second place. Top honors went to St. George’s School student, Tao Ouyang. Congratulations to our local poetry pros!



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Naval Community Briefs Auschwitz Survivor to Speak Rabbi Barush Goldstein, one of the last Auschwitz survivors, will be the guest speaker at Naval Station Newport’s observance of Holocaust Days of Remembrance on Wednesday, April 13. The lecture will be at 11 a.m. in the Naval Justice School auditorium, building 360. The event is open to all hands with base access.

Summer Camp Registration Naval Station Newport’s Youth Center Summer Camp will begin Monday, June 27. Children (ages 5-12) of active duty personnel, DoD civilians and contractors are eligible to participate. Registration for children of active duty personnel begins April 11; children of DoD civilians/contractors may register April 18. Call 8412883 for more information.

Spouse Social The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club will host a private tour and social event at the Newport Storm Brewery on Friday, April 15 at 6 p.m. Members are invited to register online at www.Newport Registration deadline is April 13.

SEA Graduation The Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) graduated 48 students during a graduation dinner at the Officers’ Club on Naval Station Newport on April 7. The SEA is the Navy’s only professional military education institute for the senior enlisted force and provides education in communication skills, leadership and management, and national security affairs. Completion of the SEA program is a prerequisite for assignment as command master chief or chief of the boat.Go Navy!

O’Club Easter Brunch All hands with base access are eligible to enjoy an Easter brunch and traditional breakfast at the Officers’ Club on Sunday, April 24. Seatings are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and advanced ticketing is required. Tickets are available at the ITT office. For more information call 841-3116.

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Chamber Opposes Chafee Tax Plan By Tom Shevlin The Newport County Chamber of Commerce has joined in the chorus of opposition to Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s plan to extend the state’s sales tax. Speaking at the group’s annual meeting at OceanCliff on Tuesday, Chamber Executive Director Jodi Sullivan said the group “will join in the fight against Gov. Chafee’s tax proposal,” pledging at the same time to mobilize the business community if necessary. Seeking to close a projected $300 million budget deficit, Chafee’s plan looks to raise close to $165 million in new revenue by reducing the state’s sales tax  from 7 to 6 percent, while at the same time applying it to an array of currently exempt services and items, from haircuts and dry cleaning to car repairs. Some big-ticket items such as home heating oil would be subject to a 1 percent sales tax. The Newport Chamber joins other prominent business groups, including the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association and Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, in opposing the Chafee plan. Sullivan also told members that the chamber would continue its fight against a proposal by Hess LNG to bring an offshore liquefied natural gas terminal to Mount Hope Bay.

ALN Looks Ahead After Seven Influential Years By Tom Shevlin For an organization whose purpose is admittedly abstract, the Alliance for a Livable Newport enters into its seventh year having left an indelible mark on the city’s civic discourse. From school issues and noise complaints, to municipal elections and city finances, ALN has been driving the conversation on a wide range of topics that speak to the heart of their mission: improving the quality of life for Newport residents. Just last year alone, the group held a series of 10 public forums ranging from candidate panels in the run up to the November elections, to an in depth look at the future of Fort Adams. On Monday, just over two dozen people gathered inside the Warren Weston Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center for the Alliance’s annual membership meeting. Founded in 2004 by Newport citizens concerned about the quality of life in the city, ALN brings together an otherwise loose collection of neighborhood organizations under one umbrella. And while their mission is broad and their influence strong, for most, their work remains unseen. “It’s not something you can drive by and point to,” explained ALN’s new president, Isabel Griffith. ALN is not a political organization; its mission is strictly non-partisan. As Griffth said, “People tend to take sides...ALN has always strived to be non-biased and aware of all

sides on an issue.” Because of that, the group has drawn a diverse array of members and supporters, including city officials, municipal workers, small business owners and leaders in the religious, arts and environmental communities. But Griffith is hoping to expand its reach. The meeting’s location at the MLK Center spoke to that point. Speaking at the beginning of the evening, the center’s executive director, Marilyn Warren, reflected on the center’s history as a gathering place for the community – first as the Newport Community Center. “This was the place where (Newporters) learned to be good citizens,” Warren said. In many ways, ALN continues on that mission. Topics of upcoming forums for 2011 include combined sewer overflow reduction results, the Tallship, Oliver Hazard Perry construction and educational program, plans for the possible return of America’s Cup racing to the city, and an update on planned improvements for Fort Adams. Leading up these effort will be ALN’s newest executive officers: the aforementioned Griffith; Roger Wells, vice president; John Hirschboeck, secretary; and Ron Becker, treasurer. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the group, or to catch up on its efforts over the last few years, should log onto

Nelson Eddy Film Screening Nelson Eddy was born in Providence and grew up in Pawtucket. A handsome baritone, with serious operatic credentials, he became a Hollywood heart throb for millions of American women at the side of the beautiful Jeanette MacDonald. The Jamestown Community Theatre, in concert with the Jamestown Historical Society’s “Jamestown and the Silver Screen,” is pleased to present “Rose Marie,” a film starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:45 p.m. at the Jamestown Library. Because his father, William Darius Eddy, and his step-mother, lived in

Jamestown, Nelson Eddy’s work is included in the series of programs making up this year’s Jamestown Historical Society major exhibit “Jamestown and the Silver Screen.” Bill Eddy was divorced from Nelson’s mother, Isabel, when he met Marguerite Elliott at St. George Episcopal in Newport where they both sang in the choir, according to a biography written by Gail Lulay. The program is free and open to the public.

School Building Committee Pushes Ahead with Green Design By Tom Shevlin Members of the Pell School Building Committee took another step closer to incorporating some additional green energy elements into the final design of the new Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School. Meeting with representatives from HMFH Architects for yet another round of design review, committee members voted unanimously to move forward with a cost exploration on four potential add-ons aimed at reducing the new school’s carbon footprint. Most notable was a decision to consider employing a partial geo-thermal heating system, which if incorporated into the final design would draw on the very ground below the school to fuel part of its heating and cooling system. If it proves economically feasible, the system would be used to condition main administrative offices and media center, and would pay for itself within 24 years. An alternative, full-facility option was also discussed, but committee members determined that the upfront price and projected 37 year payback was too great to swallow. (For the complete story go to

International Sanctions and Nonproliferation Seminar The sixth seminar of the Newport Council for International Visitors’ Great Decision Series will be held Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Pell Center at Salve Regina University. “Sanctions and Nonproliferation” will address the effectiveness of sanctions in curbing nations in violation of international law. The Honorable Sue E. Eckert, senior fellow at the Watson Institute of International Studies at Brown University, will present. Eckert served as Assistant Secretary of Export Administration in the Clinton Administration and has recently worked with the U.N. Secretariat and the governments of Switzerland, Sweden and Germany on targeting sanctions. Her current research focuses on issues at the intersection of economic and national security – terrorist financing, targeted sanctions and critical infrastructure. The Newport Council for International Visitors and Salve Regina University are co-sponsoring the series. The lectures are free but seating is limited. To reserve email For more information, contact Bob Sleiertin at 847-5196.


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Spirits Were High for Swing Into Spring Even Mother Nature’s snow and sleet could not put a damper on the festivities last Thursday night at the Swing Into Spring benefit for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. The Atlantic Beach Club was the place to be as Newport turned out in force for an evening of dinner and dancing in celebration of this organization which does so much for our community. The night was a smashing success for new Executive Director Marilyn Warren and the two dozen committee members who worked tirelessly to pull off such a memorable event.

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Displaced Actors Find Room at Inn By Katherine Imbrie When Astorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Beechwood Mansion was sold last year, Newport lost not only a spectacular Bellevue Avenue mansion that had been open to the public, but also the unique attraction of the Beechwood Theatre Company. Led by actor/director Patrick Grimes, the company had earned acclaim for enhancing the experience of visiting Beechwood by having its troupe of costumed actors play the roles of upstairs and downstairs characters in the Astorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gilded Age world. Visitors were treated to vignettes of everyday life in that world, whether it was Mrs. Astor hosting a ball, or guests visiting for the weekend, orâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; at Christmasâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;a multi-course feast. All of that thespian fun ended when Beechwood became a private home. In January 2010, Grimes and some of his actor crew â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who not only had performed at Beechwood, but also had been living there -- were packing up to leave the mansion for the last time when Grimes began chatting with friend Nick Maione, owner of the Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically, I thought it would be great to do a series of weekend-long murder mysteries, with the guests at the inn getting involved by playing roles themselves over the course of a couple of days,â&#x20AC;? says Grimes. So, with a new name, Marley Bridges Theatre Company, and newly incorporated as a non-profit arts organization, Grimes and his â&#x20AC;&#x153;partner in crimeâ&#x20AC;? Jessica Bradley, along with others from their old cast of characters, set about rebuilding themselves as a kind of rental theater company. Since leaving Beechwood, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done murder mysteries and other plays at Belcourt Castle and at the Newport Art Museum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but none with the depth and length of the performances they do at the Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a unique concept and a great partnership,â&#x20AC;? says innkeeper Maione. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved what they were doing at Beechwood, and I would send our guests over there all the time. Patrick and Jessica are amazing people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so dynamic, with so much talent and energy.â&#x20AC;? Now, Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inn guests donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to leave their lodging to experience the theatrics of a murder mys-

The right hand never seems to know what the left hand is doing during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Do or I Dieâ&#x20AC;? murder mystery weekend at the at the Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inn. Soon-to-be newlyweds Nicole ( Cici Ice) and Neil (Patrick Grimes) have too many skeletons in the closet to ever find happiness. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope that closet doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get too crowded! tery. When they reserve a weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stay at the inn, with the add-on of a murder mystery, they are given a role in a storyline and a character profile to study, so that when they arrive at the inn, they are prepared to play a part. Some guests provide their own costumes; others use the ones provided for them by the acting company. From Friday night through Saturday, while they are working on solving the â&#x20AC;&#x153;crimeâ&#x20AC;? that occurs at the inn, guests donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know who is another guest and who is actually an actor. Sometimes, they are sent on elaborate scavenger hunts around Newport to pick up â&#x20AC;&#x153;clues.â&#x20AC;? Then, on Sunday morning, the identity of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;real murdererâ&#x20AC;? is revealed before everyone goes home. Guests have come from Boston, New York, Connecticut and Providence for the murder mysteries, says Maione. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They love getting into it. It requires more energy than a regular murder mystery. They really get involved, and they want to solve the crime. Plus, (playing these roles) is a real icebreaker. Everybody becomes great friends by the time they go

Guests search for clues to the killerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s identity during murder mystery weekends, combing the inn and Newport in their quest to figure out â&#x20AC;&#x153;whodunit.â&#x20AC;? Are the hints red herrings or real clues? Only time will tellâ&#x20AC;Ś home on Sunday.â&#x20AC;? Occasionally, guests have gotten so caught up in the role-playing that they forget that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;murderâ&#x20AC;? is fiction, says Maione, who frequently ends up playing the role of butler.

Participation Welcome If an inn stay isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in your plans, there are other opportunities to join in the fun. An open-to-the-publicworkshop of a new â&#x20AC;&#x153;musical zombedy,â&#x20AC;? will run April 22 and 23 at Broadwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Empire Tea & Coffee. The comedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s content is adult oriented. The audience will be invited to give feedback after each performance which will be used to help shape the show for its October premiere. Saturday murder mysteries at the Newport Art Museum begin May 21. These all-new per-

formances will be set in 1896 and will run most Saturdays through the summer. The familyfriendly 90-minute show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hunt for Huntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fortune,â&#x20AC;? invites the audience to role-play guests at a party that goes horribly wrong. Participants will search the museum for clues and question suspects as they play whodunit. For more information about these and other murder mystery events by the Marley Bridges company, visit the Web site

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300 Years of Arts & Culture, Just Steps Away The road to American independence began in Newport well before Paul Revere’s famous ride in 1775. In fact, Newport played a pivotal role during the Revolutionary War. Such famous figures as William Ellery (Rhode Island’s signer of the Declaration of Independence), George Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau walked Newport’s streets and lived in its houses. Vernon House, a Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) property, served as the headquarters for Rochambeau and hosted George Washington during his stay in Newport. The

home of William Ellery no longer exists, but his son lived at 51 Touro St., now the headquarters of NRF. Another NRF property, the Captain William Read house, located at 58 Thames, was home to the founder of Newport’s Liberty Tree. A new walking tour entitled ‘Road to Independence’ visits the site of the famed Liberty Tree of Newport, located in Liberty Park at the intersection of Thames and Farewell streets. In a tradition begun in Boston, Newport’s Sons of Liberty designated a tree as the rallying point for protests against Britain’s Stamp Act. Captain William Read donated the land and dedicated the tree to the Sons of Liberty. When the British arrived in Newport in 1776, cutting down the symbolic Liberty Tree was one of their first acts. The Road to Independence walking tour is a new addition to the Newport History Tours this year and will be offered Monday, April 18 and Wednesday, May 4 at 11 a.m. and at several other times throughout the season. One, of a variety of walking tours, is offered daily from June to October and generally departs

This nearly 100 year-old beech tree, standing symbolically on the site of Newport’s first Liberty Tree, is one of the many historical landmarks that is explained on the Road to Independence Tour. (Photo by Rob Thorn)

from the Museum & Shop at Brick Market. Featuring a range of special themes – from architecture to the working waterfront – the tours draw on the wealth of the Newport Historical Society’s archives and research of Newport history. A complete schedule of tours is available at Newport’s Old Quarter is a vibrant historic neighborhood where 18th and 19th century buildings continue to be used as homes, places of worship, restaurants and shops, as they have been for three centuries. It encompasses six non-profit organizations: International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum at the Newport Casino, Newport Art Museum, The Newport Historical Society, Newport Restoration Foundation, The Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Touro Synagogue & Loeb Visitor Center, and the Whitehorne House.

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Delicious warm or chilled on those evenings when the sun is lingering later and later, as a ďŹ rst course or served as sips in sherry glasses or saucer Champagne coupes for an elegant hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvre. 1 small onion 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 cups fresh shelled peas 5 cups chicken stock or low-salt broth 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves 1 cup heavy cream Finely chop onion and cook in butter in 4 quart saucepan with salt to taste over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add peas and 3 cups of the stock and simmer, uncovered, until peas are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in mint and remaining 2 cups stock and remove pan from heat. In a blender purĂŠe soup in batches until very smooth. Whisk in cream and salt and pepper to taste. If serving soup cold, chill, covered. If serving soup hot, reheat slowly, being careful not to let boil. Garnish soup with fresh snipped spring chives, or better yet, if you can ďŹ nd chives with their blossoms or have them growing in your garden, sprinkle the soup with the tiny purple bell shaped ďŹ&#x201A;owers!

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3 thin leeks, white and light green parts only, cut lengthwise in half and washed 2 sprigs rosemary 3 large eggs 6 tablespoons heavy cream 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard Salt, preferably ďŹ&#x201A;eur de sel, and freshly ground pepper 1 9- to 9 1/2-inch tart shell made from Tart Dough (your own recipe or store bought), partially baked and cooled. Use a ďŹ&#x201A;uted tart pan with removable bottom. Cut the carrots and leeks into slender bâtons or 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks. Steam carrots and leeks with a sprig of rosemary until tender; 10 or so minutes. Drain and pat dry; discard the rosemary. In a medi-

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um bowl, whisk the eggs with the cream. Add the mustards, season with salt and pepper and whisk to blend. Taste and see if you want to add a little more mustard! Place tart pan on a lined baking sheet and pour the ďŹ lling into the crust. Arrange the vegetables in spokes coming out from the center of the tart. Top with the remaining rosemary sprig and a couple of grinds from the pepper mill. Bake the tart at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until it is uniformly puffed and a knife inserted into the center of the custard comes out clean. Let it rest for 5 minutes before removing the sides of the pan.

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Michael Fassbender stars as Edward Rochester and Mia Wasikowska stars as Jane Eyre in Focus Featuresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jane Eyre.â&#x20AC;?

Why Is Jane Eyre Still Relevant? Charlotte Bronte first had Jane Eyre wandering around the moors and Edward Rochester brooding and struggling with his inner demons in 1847. Since that initial publication date, Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tale has been told in at least nine television adaptations, mostly by the BBC and one version by A & E. Multiple film adaptatations bring the number of inPatricia carnations of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jane LACOUTURE Eyreâ&#x20AC;? to somewhere near 40. When the velvet curtain opens at the Jane Pickens Theater on April 8, we shall bear witness to the novelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power to connect with an audience and find a place in the modern world. The latest addition to the Jane Eyre phenomenon is directed by Cary Fukunaga, his second feature. He carries the theme of the mistreated child, the one who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fight back, from the storyline of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sin Nombre,â&#x20AC;? his tale of Latin American immigration and its impact on a child. Speaking of the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s multiple incarnations, Fukunaga alludes to the constant sense of â&#x20AC;&#x153;spookinessâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;its dark side. If you have seen her in either Tim Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alice in Wonderlandâ&#x20AC;? or as the buoyant teenager in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Kids Are All Right,â&#x20AC;? you may not recognize Mia Wasikowska. Her blonde tresses are now a dull brown and swept back into a demure bun. In an on-line interview, Wasikowska states that she sees Jane as an important character for woman and averring, she states, â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has an innate sense of self-respect, which a lot of people do not haveâ&#x20AC;Ś. She is born with something inside her that says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I am worth having a good life.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I am worth having a good relationship, and I am worth being treated well.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? We all know some of Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;how she is orphaned at age ten, mistreated by the aunt who gains custody of her and is greeted with severe abuse at a charity school. Having received an education along with the mistreatment, Jane finds work as a governess, but soon discovers the atmosphere at Thornfield stifling because of the ghostly inhabitant of the attic, the whispers that pass among the house staff, her detached employer. Rochester, who has been played by the likes of William Hurt and Orson Welles, is a force of nature, but, while heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabulous in on-line clips as the brooding isolated figure, this Rochester lives closer to his heart than have many of his predeces-

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sors. Michael Fassbender knows the body language that shouts â&#x20AC;&#x153;keep your distance,â&#x20AC;? but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lost the wild blustering we may expect in favor of a more contemplative man who maintains his distance through silence. In addition to many other on-line sources, a news site presented by Focus Films, the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s distributor, includes video clips as well as miniinterviews. In one of the latter, Fassbender talks about the scene where Jane tells Rochester sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaving, a scene that took seven hours to shoot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember looking into Miaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyesâ&#x20AC;Ś and thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh my God. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what it looked like. I recognized the look from breaking up with girlfriends. I could see that look in her eyes â&#x20AC;Śwhen the camera was on me. So I tried to do the same for her.â&#x20AC;? From all the clips and on-line interviews, I feel confident saying one thing: This is not your motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jane Eyre or your Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rochester. This Jane can hold her own and seems to be self-contained, self-reliant and more self-confident than her celluloid predecessors. This Rochester reveals his heart and his hurt more than his earlier prototypes. As for why this story can be told and retold countless times, it has timeless themes: God and religion as Jane seeks a balance between moral duty and earthly happiness; social class, which we cannot pretend does not still exist; gender relations in a patriarchal society, which the extreme right wing would like to like to see return; love and passion, as Bronte intimates that a life that lacks passion is a life devoid of fullness; independence, as witnessed in both Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s situation and Rochesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; atonement and forgiveness, a struggle mostly notable with Rochester and, finally, the search for home and family, as seen in Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to find a home of the heart. There are more than enough rich themes, foggy landscapes and dark gothic interiors to satisfy the storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy. There is also the wonderful Dame Judi Dench in a supporting role as Mrs. Fairfax. Denchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s multi-faceted talents are evident by her filmography, which ranges from Shakespeare to Merchant Ivory to James Bond. Her performance, alone, is another reason to see this film. Patricia Lacouture currently teaches film studies at Salve Regina University. She also taught at Rhode Island College for ten years. She completed her graduate studies in film from Boston University.

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Sunday, April 10 Castle Hill Innâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino & Jordan Nunes , 12:30-3:30 p.m. Clarke Cooke Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Bobby Ferreira, jazz piano,12:30-3:30 p.m. Fastnetâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Irish Music Session 5 - 9 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pubâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karaoke, 9 p.m. One Pelham Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Chopville, 6-9 p.m.; Chris Gauthier, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. The Fifth Element 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sunday Brunch featuring live music, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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CALENDAR Thursday April 7

WW II Submarine Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture series presents “32 in ‘44: Building the Portsmouth Submarine Fleet in World War II,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required one day prior to event. 841-2101. Green Drinks Environmental group gathering hosted at Potter & Co., 172 Thames St., Aquidneck Land Trust presentation, all are welcome, 849-2799 ext 18. Food & Wine Expo Arts Benefit Live entertainment, wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres at OceanCliff. All proceeds benefit Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth High School music programs. $25, ages 21 and older only, 6-9 p.m. Tickets available at the door. 855-3475. Architecture Lecture “Making a Home of Her Own: Newport’s Architectural Patronesses, 1850-1940,” by Dr. Catherine Zipf, Salve Regina University, Antone Academic Center, corner of Leroy Ave. and Lawrence Ave., 6.p.m., free, 841-8770. Surplus Property Workshop Discussion of reuse plan alternatives for available surplus property of Naval Station Newport, CCRI auditorium, 6 p.m., French Film Festival “Father of My Children,” critically acclaimed drama, Salve Regina University, O’Hare Center, 7 p.m., 341-2327.

Laugh Like Fools…All Month Long High energy, fast-paced improvisational comedy with the Bit Players, Newport’s own comedy improv troupe. Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $15, 849-3473.

Saturday April 9

Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Newport Historical Society Museum, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. 10 a.m., 841-8770. Women and Newport Architecture Walking Tour “Making a Home of Her Own: Newport’s Architectural Patronesses, 1850-1940,” explores how women changed the face of Ochre Point through their unique domestic designs, $12, Newport Historical Society Museum, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., 841-8770. Spring Stroll Bellevue Ave. and William St. merchants offer refreshments and special promotions, 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Historic House Tours Tour the 1739 Colony House and the 1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House. departs from Brick Market Museum, 127 Thames St., 11:30 a.m., 841-8770. Dance Performance “Tonight is the Night,” SRU Dance, student-run dance organization spring show, Rogers High School gym, 7 p.m. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See April 8 for details.

Common Fence Music at Channing Church Canadian folk-pop duo Dala, 135 Pelham St., 8 p.m. 846-0643.

Healing Co-Op Benefit An evening of song, music and comraridty, 272 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 7:30 p.m., 845-6777

Life of the Mind Salon Dominique Alfandre, Executive Director of the Island Moving Co., and Washington (Rip) Irving, Asst. Professor of English of Salve Regina University, discuss the future of arts & humanities in children’s education. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. $5, 847-0292.

Laugh Like Fools…All Month Long 8 p.m. See April 8 for details.

Friday April 8

Coffee Hour with NTW Drop in to The People’s Café on Thames St. at 10 a.m. to ask questions, give some news tips, or discuss Newport happenings with the Newport This Week and staff. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt during this tour. 5:30 p.m., $25/$15, 846-0699.

Sunday April 10

National Library Week begins So much more than just books… visit your local library today! Newport Arts & Crafts Show 40 Artists & Crafters will display their outstanding work, Newport Elks Club, 141 Pelham St., 10 a.m.4 p.m., 835-7699. Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Newport Historical Society Museum, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. 11 a.m., 841-8770.

spring show, Rogers High School gym, 1 p.m. St. George’s Lecture & Tour Join historian and archivist John Doll for a presentation on the school and architecture, includes a crypt-to-tower tour of the chapel. St. George’s School Chapel, Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 2 p.m., $5. Concert at Rogers High School The American Band & Rogers High School Jazz Ensemble in a family concert, RHS auditorium, 15 Wickham Rd., 3 p.m., 846-2125.

Monday April 11

Quaker Abolitionist lecture Elizabeth Cazden examines the life of Quaker merchant Thomas Robinson and his journey from slave trader to abolitionist. Pell Center, Salve Regina University, 5:30 p.m., free. Women’s Self Image Author Dara Chadwick leads a discussion on self-image for all women, United Congregational Church, corner of Green End Ave. and Valley Rd., Middletown. 7 p.m., free, donations of accessories for teenage girls encouraged.

Tuesday April 12

Newport Music Festival Spring Reception “My Father Victor Borge, A Daughter’s Reflections,” by Janet Borge Crowle, reception & lecture, Pell Center, Salve Regina University, 518 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $25, 846-1133 or newportmusic@

Taco Tuesdays The perfect antidote to the winter workday. $6 for Three Fish Tacos every Tuesday 351 Thames St. • 401.847.5400

Planetarium Family Fun Night What is in the sky tonight? Take a thrilling trip through space and time to explore cosmic collisions and hypersonic impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe. 7 p.m., Gaudet - Krupowicz Planetarium, $3 (no one under age 4). First come, first served. For more information email Renée Gamba at rgamba@

Wednesday April 13

Redwood Library Lecture “A White Paper from Kew: Recent Research into the Life and Times of Dr. John Clarke” presented by James Wermuth of the John Clarke Society. 50 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free and open to the public.

Dance Performance “Tonight is the Night,” SRU Dance, student-run dance organization

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Islanders Checked by Avengers in Div. II-South Lacrosse Opener

Middletown East Greenwich

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Middletown middie, Ned Murphy, #54 (left) hits the brakes to elude his East Greenwich defender. Murphy scored twice in the Islanderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss at East Greenwich High School on Tuesday night.

Islander attacker, Kevan Sullivan, #22 (left), avoids the poke check, then looks for a scoring angle against the Avengers as teammate Armand Mazzulli, #9, looks to set a pick for his teammate. Sullivan also fired in a pair of goals for Middletown.

The laser fleet Frostbite series will host the Pete Milnes Memorial Regatta on Sunday, April 10. Registration and breakfast begins at 10 a.m. with the Milnes family. Paperwork should be squared away early, so people can get out for some practice runs. If anyone would like to volunteer themselves or friends/ spouses/out-of-commission sailors for mark boat and RC boat assistance, email laserfleet413@gmail. com

Adult tennis lessons will be held April 24â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 4. All lessons are held at the Rogers High School courts, for beginner and intermediate adults, age (16 or older). Adult tennis leagues will begin at the end of April. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.cityofnewport. com under the current news for Recreation. Or, stop by the office for registration at 35 Golden Hill St.

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The author will discuss her sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rise through the tennis ranks, from a talented junior player who learned to play on public courts in seasonal New England to an Ivy League student-athlete and successful tennis professional. Blakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insight will be invaluable for parents who are currently working their way through such topics as helping their children prioritize, balancing academics and activities, dealing with setbacks such as medical conditions, managing the pressure of elite athletics or other top level activities, selecting the right team of coaches or experts for a child and more. The predentation is open to the public. Admission is complimentary for members of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and $11 for non-members. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 849-3990 or emailing

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Newport Whaler Youth Hockeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mites division, for youth, ages 8 and under, took the Rhode Island state title in their age bracket. This was the last game for many of the players who will be advancing to the older age level, the Squirts, next year. Visit to learn more about this youth league.

Special presentation by Betty Blake, mother of professional tennis star James Blake. Blake will share advice for parents of elite athletes and other talented children, based on her own familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience in raising a child who soared from learning tennis on public courts to achieving a world ranking in the Top 30. The talk will be Wednesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Raising an elite athlete â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or a child with an extraordinary talent or ambition in any field, for that matter, be it sports, arts, academics or other categories â&#x20AC;&#x201C; presents unique challenges and opportunities for parents. Betty Blake, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mix It Up, Make It Nice: Secrets of a Tennis Mom,â&#x20AC;? and mother of tennis professional James Blake will visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum to share advice and insight.

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BOYS OUTDOOR TRACK 4/12â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 3:30 p.m. @ Gaudet 4/14â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 4 p.m @ Cranston West Girls Outdoor Track 4/11â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 3:30 p.m. Meet @ Gaudet BOYS TENNIS 4/11â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 3:30 vs. Tiverton

BOYS OUTDOOR TRACK 4/12â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 3:30 p.m. vs. Middletown @ Gaudet Middle School Girls Outdoor Track 4/11â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 3:30 p.m. vs. Middletown @ Gaudet Middle School

St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School Boys Baseball 4/9â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 1:30 p.m. Governors Academy 4/13â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 4 p.m. @ Milton Academy GIRLS Fast Pitch Softball 4/9â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 1 p.m. @ Governors Academy 4/13â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 4 p.m. @ Milton Academy Boys Lacrosse 4/9â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 3 p.m. @ Governors Academy

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4/9 12 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Eastern Nichols 4/10â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 12 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. @ Curry 4/13â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 3:30 p.m. @ UMass-Dartmouth 4/14â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 3:30 p.m. Bridgewater Sailing 4/9â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 9:30 a.m. @ Tufts 4/9â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 9:30 a.m. @ Mass. Maritime 4/10â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 9:30 a.m. @ Providence MENS lacrosse 4/9 â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 7 p.m. @ Wentworth 4/13â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 4 p.m. @ Babson WOMENS lacrosse 4/9â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 1 p.m. at Colby-Sawyer 4/12â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 7 p.m. @ Regis (Mass.) 4/14â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 4 p.m. UMass-Dartmouth MENS tennis 4/9â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 1 p.m. @ Colby-Sawyer 4/12â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 4 p.m. Gordon 4/13â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 4 p.m. @ Wheaton (Mass.) WOMENS TENNIS 4/10â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 1 p.m. Megsâ&#x201E;˘ Doubles WOMENS TRACK 4/9â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 12 p.m. @ UMass-Dartmouth softball 4/9â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. @ Curry 4/10â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. @ Coast Guard 4/12â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. @ Rhode Island College 4/14â&#x20AC;&#x201A; 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. @ Endicott

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NATURE The Joys and Sorrows of Nature By Jack Kelly This is the story of two neighborhoods and the springtime arrivals of special summer residents. The human residents of these particular areas, see these arrivals as a sure sign of Spring’s warmth and nature’s rebirth. In the neighborhood of Toppa Field/Freebody Park, residents hopes came to fruition on Saturday March 26, when the female Osprey arrived at the nest high above the field. After a long migratory flight from the tropics, she held a solitary vigil at the nest until Wednesday, March 30, when her mate arrived. Although mated for life, osprey partners travel separately during spring and fall migrations. They meet at their nest in early spring. This pair will soon begin repairs to their nest and start their courtship and mating cycle. It was wonderful to see these two magnificent birds of prey as they flew in and out of the nest. This will be the sixth season for these ospreys in this particular nest. Another pair of celebrity raptors, a mated pair of red-tailed hawks, appeared at their nest and in their hunting territory in early March. The nest, located high in a stately beech tree on Bellevue Ave., has been their summer home since 2006. This nest location allows these hawks a fine area for their hunting grounds or territory. Red-tailed hawks are extremely territorial, because they nest, mate and hunt in one area. They will defend an area as large as three square miles. The southern boundary of this pair’s territory is Morton Park. The pair bonding between Red-tailed hawks is very strong. Evidence indicates that they may mate for life and may even spend the off-season together. Red-tailed hawks have a spectacular and awe inspiring courtship and mating ritual. They soar in wide circles at great heights and display acrobatic patterns that include steep dives, rapid ascents and barrel rolls by both birds. After performing his courtship flight, the male will approach the female to begin the mating process. At times during the process, the pair will interlock their talons, fold their wings, and, joined together, plummet in spirals to treetop levels before separating. They will repeat this aerial ballet several more times during the mating process.

ABOVE: Newly arrived Piping Plover at Third Beach. BELOW: A male Red-tailed Hawk soars above the city. (Photos by Jack Kelly) Both hawks tend to the repair of the nest when the female is preparing to lay her eggs. The female will lay one to three bluish-white spotted eggs. She will not leave the nest during incubation, which will last 28-32 days. She is responsible for the primary defense of the nest. Her mate will hunt for the two of them and deliver food to her. He is responsible for defending the pair’s territory. The hawk chicks will hatch, tiny, blind and helpless. They will be unable to raise their heads and will weigh about two ounces each. They will be covered in white down. Both parents feed and protect the chicks. The young grow slowly and require a lot of food. After 4448 days, the

chicks are ready to fledge, or learn to fly. The fledglings are almost as large as the adults by this time. Shortly after they learn to fly, the family leaves the nest permanently. The adults still look after their young until late autumn, with the adult female the more aggressive protector. My friend and neighbor, Mark Anderson, and I, observed the pair in early March, hunting over the trees and brushlines of Morton Park. We were thrilled to see them return to the area. However, during mid-afternoon on March 21, Mark called me with bad news. The male hawk had either flown into, or been struck by, a tall truck on Meikle Ave., near Mark’s home, across from Morton Park. Hoping the hawk

Migration Report: The next couple of weeks will witness the mass exodus of most wintering waterfowl as they head north for the spring migration. This is a chance to catch these birds in their mating plumage colors before they depart. Arrivals to our area: Four Piping Plovers at Third Beach and the marsh mudflats behind the parking lot. American Oystercatchers have been reported in the bay area. Websites: (Audubon Society of Rhode Island) was only stunned, Mark pressed on its chest. It was not stunned and showed no signs of life. Mark moved the deceased raptor from the road and placed it on the grass at the edge of the park. The female hawk, which had been circling and watching from above, landed in a tree overlooking her mate. Over the next two hours residents of the area and passersby watched as the female moved from tree to tree, then to the ground, trying to nudge her mate’s lifeless body with her head and beak. She repeated this act three times. This display of devotion and mourning caught all of us by surprise. The scene was heart-wrenching and brought tears to the eyes of some of the neighbors. During the late afternoon, the female left the area for a while. Mark was concerned that predators might catch the female on the ground or carry off the male’s body. He placed the hawk’s body in a box and removed it from the area. When the female returned, she circled overhead and then settled into a tree close by the spot where her mate had lain. Early the next morning, just after dawn, some of us heard the familiar and piercing “KER-EERRRRRR” of a red-tailed hawk circling and soaring over Morton Park. It seemed to be a sad, mournful call to a mate no longer there. The female has remained in the area. My very experienced mentors tell me that there is a chance she will find a new mate before mating season ends in May. There is hope, there is always hope! Nature is full of joys and sorrows and at times, it will hold up a mirror to humanity.

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Learner’s Journey Community Garden Learn about the Dexter St. community garden and pose your own gardening questions to URI master gardeners. CCRI auditorium, free, 6-8 p.m., 849-4033. Great Decisions Lecture “Sanctions and Nonproliferation” with Hon. Sue Eckert, Pell Center, Salve Regina University, 518 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m. Free but reservations are required. Email

Thursday Doris Duke’s Sporty Style New exhibit opens showcasing Doris Duke’s lavish sportswear collection/accoutrements at her Rough Point home, 680 Bellevue Ave., visit for tour schedule, 8478344. Life of the Mind Salon Artist John Benson discusses the effect of political correctness and religious fanaticism on the freedom of artistic expression. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6:00 p.m. $5, 847-0292.

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Coffee Hour with NTW Drop in to The People’s Café on Thames St. at 10 a.m. to ask questions, give some news tips, or discuss Newport happenings with the Newport This Week and staff. Spring into Art Week Weeklong celebration of art, music and cultural events in Newport County, lunchtime talks with artists, harbor walk, exhibits, theater, music, art classes, comedy and more, fun for all ages, sponsored by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County,, 849-6200.


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“Two Gentlemen of Verona,” Salve Regina University Theatre Dept, musical gender-bender comedy, Casino Theatre, 8 p.m., 341-2250.

Downtown Designs Opening Reception Gallery for local artists, 57 Broadway, 4-6 p.m., free, music & refreshments, 862-0403. Art & Music Art displays, pianist Lois Vaughn, Portofino Restaurant, Wyndham Ramada, 425 East Main Rd., Middletown, 5:30- 8:30 p.m., 846-3555. Musical/Comedy

Spring into Art Week Please see Friday, April 15 for details. Newport Harbor Walk Guided tour along waterfront, meet at corner of Long Wharf & Washington St., 10 a.m. - noon, free, 874-6626. Mustard’s Retreat Concert Common Fence Music presents folk and old time duo, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20, 683-5085. TAM Fundraiser Turning Around Ministries dinner & silent auction, Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., Portsmouth, 6 p.m., $50, 846-0607. “Two Gentlemen of Verona” 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., see Friday, April 15 for details. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour See Friday, April 8 for details. Laugh Like Fools…All Month Long 8 p.m., see Friday, April 8 for details.

Sunday April 17

Bouchard on Bellevue Trois: A Newport Secret Garden Event Visit the beautiful gardens of Bellevue House and enjoy thousands of daffodils in bloom. Cooking demonstration by Chef Albert Bouchard & winetasting with Susan Samson of Sakkonett Vineyards. 304 Bellevue Ave., 1-3 p.m., $20 advance/$25 door, 847-0514 or Jesus Christ Superstar Free admission and popcorn at the Jane Pickens Theatre & Event Center, Washington Square, 1 p.m., 846-5252.

Music in the Galleries Navy Band Northeast’s Top Brass Quintet performs at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., free, 2 p.m. “Two Gentlemen of Verona” 3 p.m.. see Friday, April 15 for details. Spring into Art Week See Friday, April 15 for details.

Mansions, Museums and Historic Sites The Breakers Open daily, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 847-1000, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Discover the history of tennis through a diverse collection of memorabilia, art and video, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 194 Bellevue Ave., free for kids under 16 , 8493990, Museum of Newport History Exhibits on display depict the city’s role in the American Revolution and its emergence as a Gilded Age resort. Open daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 127 Thames St., 841-8770, National Museum of American Illustration Original artworks from the Golden Age of Illustration in a historic Gilded Age mansion, 492 Bellevue Ave., 851-8949, ext. 18, Naval War College Museum Free and open to the public. Visitors without a base decal must call the museum to gain access to the Naval Station, 841-2101. Ochre Court One of Newport’s first “summer cottages” built in 1892, now Salve Regina University’s administration building, ground floor open Monday thru Friday, 9-4 p.m. Redwood Library The nation’s oldest lending library, c 1747, 50 Bellevue Avenue, free, donations always welcome, 8470292, Rough Point Doris Duke’s oceanfront estate, 680 Bellevue Avenue, 847-8344,

Volunteer Opportunities Have some spare time on your hands? Looking to make a difference in the lives of others? Have we got some ideas for you! American Red Cross–Seeking office help, health and safety instructors. Contact Beth Choquette at 846-8100 or Artillery Company of Newport– Looking for volunteers to work in the museum, participate in parades and living history programs, fire and maintain cannons and muskets. Contact Robert Edenbach at 8468488 or BOLD (Books Open Life’s Doors)– Newport Community Literacy Partnership is seeking volunteers to spend an hour each week with Newport public school students. Call 847-2100. Child & Family–Volunteers needed to work with children, teens and seniors in many different roles and settings. Contact Landa Patterson at 848-4210 or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center– Seeking volunteers for breakfast, K-5, middle school and teen programs. Call Jane Maloney at 846-4828.

Fort Adams Trust is seeking Volunteers for the upcoming Special Events season. Call Laurie at 401.619.5801 or email Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island– Volunteers needed for Portsmouth area. Call Maude Fletcher, 842-0878. Naval War College Museum–Looking for volunteers to assist with special tours. Call 841-4052. Newport Hospital–Recruiting new members to join the auxiliary to support ongoing service and fundraising efforts. Call 848-2237. Also, seeking volunteers to work in the gift shop. Call Lisa Coble 8451635. Old Colony & Newport Railway– Various opportunities to support scenic train tours: engineers, flagmen, ticket agents, conductors, maintenance. Call Don Elbert at 644-6951. Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island–Looking for volunteers to assist with fund-raising, special events and office duties. Call 841-0080.

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RECENT DEATHS Frank A. Botelho, Jr., 94, of Middletown passed away at Newport Hospital on April 2, 2011. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011, from 4-7 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. His funeral will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011, at 8 a.m. from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am in St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Spring Street, Newport. Donations in his memory may be made to the Middletown Rescue Wagon Fund, 239 Wyatt Road, Middletown, RI 02842. Jesse Brown, 96, of Portsmouth died March 30, 2011 at Newport Hospital. His funeral was held on April 4, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Portsmouth. Helen Louise (Reichert) Chadwick, of Middletown, died on April 3, 2011. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at St. Columbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Avenue in Middletown. Donations may be made in Mrs. Chadwickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to the Blenheim Holiday Fund, 303 Valley Rd., Middletown, RI, 02842. Charles N. Jenkins, of Middletown, died March 30, 2011 at Newport Hospital. His funeral was held on April 5. Donations in Charles Jenkinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; honor may be made to Graceway Community Church, 215 Forest Avenue, Middletown, Rhode Island 02842. Albert R. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Redâ&#x20AC;? Mello, 85, of Newport, died March 30, 2011 at Grand Islander Health Care Center in Middletown. A private graveside service with Military Honors was held on April 4. Shawn Thomas Powell, 41, formerly of Newport, died April 2, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Cathy Powell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother Dwayne Powell of Germany and three sisters: Dawn Powell and husband, James, of Pompano Beach, Fla; Darlene Alicea of New York and

Debbie Powell of Las Vegas. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Timothy Peter Reinmuth, 52, of Portsmouth, died March 31, 2011 at Newport Hospital. Norma Charlotte Russo, 94, of Middletown died March 31, 2011 at Newport Hospital. Her funeral was held on April 6, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Middletown. Donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Grand Master Duk Sung Son, 88, of Newport died March 29, 2011 at Newport Hospital. His funeral was held on April 4. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. Eleanor W. Sullivan (88), formerly of Middletown, passed away at Elmhurst Extended Care in Providence on March 31, 2011. A funeral mass was held on April 5, 2011 at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church in Newport. Marika Terlecky, 62, of Capella South, Newport, RI, passed away on March 30, 2011. A Memorial Service was held on April 3 in St. Columbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chapel, Middletown. Donations in Marikaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or to the St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 141 Sarah Wells Trail, Campbell Hall, NY, 10916. Carol Anne (Walsh) Williams, 61, of, Portsmouth, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at St. Clare Home, Newport. Her funeral was held on Monday, April 4. Donations may be made to Hospice at Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or Robert Potter League For Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840, or the St. Clare Home, 309 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840.

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