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THURSDAY, April 21, 2011

Vol. 39, No. 16 What’s Inside

Celebrating Earth Day

Fire Union Shows Solidarity By Tom Shevlin

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Earth Day Week was a busy one for 60 Newport students, K through grade 4, who participated in an Earth Camp run by Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone. On Wednesday, April 20, the children collected about 100 pounds of litter at Miantonomi Park, filling bags that were donated by Stop & Shop supermarket. In addition to the cleanup, other Earth-friendly activities for the students this week included a presentation about recycling and planting bulbs and trees at the Florence Gray Community Center. ABOVE: Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone staff member Nicole Silvia helps Lillian Ratcliff, Brynn McCleish, Sarah Cruz, and Nayelie Chapman, (foreground). INSET: Jasmine Vandroff. (Photos by Rob Thorn)

Locals Rebuild for Their Neighbors By Paige Farias

Dozens of volunteers are generously donating hours of manpower to give 1 Nicol Terrace, located across from the Newport Hospital and behind Broadway, more than just a spring cleaning. Rebuilding Together Greater Newport, with help from head contractor Pat McGrath of Residential Management, volunteer captains Jack McVicker and Jeff Davis of Newport County Board of Realtors and volunteers from Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association (RIOTA) have been working hard to make the residence a safer, healthier place to live. Mcgrath says, “The front porch was our first main project, and one of the most important, so that the volunteers could actually get into the house.” The porch was neglected for so long that the wooden support beams rotted.   Safety is important not only to McGrath, McVicker and the whole team, but to the national organization, as well. It is vital to Rebuilding Together that each and every recipient has a suitable home to live in for as long as possible. For the past 30 years, National Rebuilding Together has been inspiring communities to join and help their neighbors in need. While McGrath and volunteers worked on the front porch, McVicker was focused on repairing the roof of the back porch and installing new gutters to prevent rain from leaking through, as it had in the past. Along with

the reconstruction of both porches, volunteers tackled removing decades’ worth of possessions in the basement and attic, some of which were there even before homeowner Carol Anne moved in 32 years ago. There was so much in the basement, in fact, that it was impossible to walk from one end of it to the other. Cleanup and organization had to be completed for the next phase of work to begin. An electrician is doing some rewiring in the house. Insulation is also being installed for the first time, courtesy of a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. Since 2007, the Lowe’s Foundation has contributed $4 million to Rebuilding Together, helping to rehabilitate nearly 400 homes. New energy-efficient windows are also being provided with the grant. To add some fresh décor to the home, the Women’s Council of Realtors has donated window treatments, and an outdated carpet is being replaced by Island Carpet and Tile of Middletown. The dining room ceiling, plus walls in serious need of some spackle and a coat of paint, will be redone by volunteers on April 30 as part of Rebuilding Together’s annual National Rebuilding Day, which always falls on the last weekend of April.   Rebuilding Together Greater Newport’s chair Susan McCoy was on the site making sure all was in order. She shared a little

See REBUILD on page 7

Pledging his organization’s unwavering support for the city’s unionized fire department, the head of the International Association of Firefighters made an appearance here on Wednesday, boosting the morale of a department that’s come under increasing pressure from city officials as budget problems loom. “I know you’ve had tough times here,” said IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger. “I know you have a difficult economy, I know that you’re out of a contract, I know that you’ve got a TRO (temporary restraining order) going, I know they’re trying to shut a ladder down, I know they’re trying to change their platoon system. All I can tell you is that this IAFF will make sure this local has the resources and support that it needs

See FIREFIGHTERS on page 3

Water Rate Increases Approved By Tom Shevlin

TOP: Rebuilding Together volunteers are working to finish improvements to a Newport residence this month. The project will be completed on April 30 as Aquidneck Island’s part in National Rebuilding Day. Above, John Worthen, left and Patrick McGrath add new support beams to the front porch. LEFT: Christon Gibson takes down molding. (Photos by Rob Thorn)


Driven by increasingly stringent state and federal mandates, city councilors signed off on a request by the Newport Water Division to seek a multi-year water rate increase from the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) at the city council meeting on Wednesday, April 14. If granted, customers in Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth would face a succession of rate increases that are expected to nearly double the cost of drinking water over the next four years. The rate hikes are needed to pay for an estimated $80 million in improvements to the division’s outmoded infrastructure. The bulk of the work – some $72 million – surrounds the construction of a new water treatment plant at Lawton Valley and upgrades to the Station One facility, which must be completed by Dec. 30, 2014. Over the last several years, the city has been working to improve both its water and sewer infrastructure – evidence of which can be seen in the construction zones strewn across the city. The improvements to the Lawton Valley and Station One plants are required under a consent agreement with the state Department of Health. In order to meet that deadline, the water division has proposed

See WATER on page 7

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AROUND TOWN Newport Arboretum Week Begins Newport is the first city in New England to be recognized as a National Arboretum. To celebrate, the Newport City Council voted unanimously to designate the week of April 22-29 as the first annual Newport Arboretum Week. This week, sponsored by the Newport Tree Society, will feature public events to introduce the Newport Arboretum and the Newport Tree Walk Series and to encourage people’s appreciation of one of Newport’s most crucial urban resources – its trees. Scheduled events include: tree walks; a documentary on Frederick Law Olmsted & America’s Urban Parks and a free children’s movie event at the Jane Pickens Theater; an Earth Day Clean Up and Spring Recycling Day, sponsored by the City of Newport; a children’s story hour about trees at the Redwood Library, a Colonial Tree Walk and social hour; a fundraising dinner at Fluke restaurant and much more. The week will culminate in an Arbor Day tree planting at the Broadway Post Office, sponsored by the Newport Tree Commission, on Friday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. For a full schedule of events and more information, visit www.NewportArboretum.organd

Col. Robert S. Edenbach (left) and Capt. James Davis (Photo by Rob Thorn)

Piece of Naval History Returns to Newport The oldest known artifact of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps was turned over to the Navy Supply Corps School during a recent ceremony at the NAVSTA Newport. The Artillery Company of Newport’s Col. Robert S. Edenbach presented the 1841 purser’s uniform to Navy Supply Corps School Commanding Officer Capt. James Dunn for display on the school’s quarterdeck. The navy blue jacket features embroidered oak leaves and acorns on the collar and cuffs, and was worn with a cocked hat, white vest and blue trousers. The uniform identified the wearer as a purser, the original supply corps officer.

The purser’s coat was discovered at the Newport Artillery Company during the 1970s by then Lieutenant John Jackson. At that time, he arranged for the loan of the uniform to the Navy Supply Corps School, then located in Athens, Ga. Jackson, now a retired Navy Supply Corps captain, is on the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College and serves as the unofficial historian of the Navy Supply Corps. “With the relocation of the school to Newport, it was only fitting that the uniform come home to Newport, as well,” Jackson said. The uniform remains the property of the Artillery Company and is on loan to the school.

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With an official time of 4 hours, 12 minutes, and 42 seconds, Bryce Helie, owner of Peaceable Market on lower Thames St., completed the Boston Marathon on April 18, as her friends, family, and a crowd of about half a million people cheered on the 24,338 race participants. Her first ever marathon, Helie raised over $3,800 for the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. This year’s overall marathon winner was Geoffrey Mutai, from Kenya, who shattered the Boston Marathon record time by finishing the race in 2 hours, 3 minutes, and 2 seconds. (Photo by Meg O’Neil)

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School Committee to Seek Budget Savings By Tom Shevlin School Committee members were given their first glimpse into the expenditure side of a projected $37.6 million school budget on Wednesday, April 14, beginning in earnest what Supt. Dr. John H. Ambrogi described as one of the most challenging budget climates he’s faced in over 25 years of school management. The current proposal shows a total spending for FY2012 topping out at $37,656,04 – an increase of $594,894, or 1.61 percent, over FY2011. But Ambrogi cautioned, that this is “the highest number you’re going to see.” “These are very preliminary budget figures,” Ambrogi said. Details on projected school revenue are expected to be available in the coming weeks. Moving methodically through each individual line item, committee members spent the bulk of the roughly 2-hour-long meeting looking for savings in line items like busing costs, tutoring, energy conservation and data processing. Even in this early stage, committee members were intent on finding savings. One idea centered around the department’s annual fuel oil purchase, which is expected to carry a $102,000 price tag next year. School Committee Chairman Patrick Kelley suggested exploring the possibility of engaging in joint purchasing with the city as a way of realizing savings. Others suggested exploring more aggressive energy con-

servation measures and reviewing the department’s mail and postage budget. But by far, the majority of the budget is comprised of salaries and benefits. According to the latest projections, salaries are expected to cost roughly $19.5 million in FY2012, while benefits will total $11.6 million. And while the school department has cut staffing by upwards of 25 percent over the last five years, Ambrogi indicated that staffing will be reduced even further – by one teacher and three support staff. Ambrogi said that initially, he had anticipated eliminating two teaching positions, however with the kindergarten population holding steady, that wasn’t an option. In other employee changes, one clerical staff member has been moved from an eliminated position to a newly created one, and five teachers and three support staff members are expected to retire at the end of the year; their positions filled by replacements at lower step rates. That all adds to up to a relatively flat line item for employee salaries, with $19,538,483 budgeted, compared to $19,519,495 actualized in FY2011. The biggest issue driving up expenses, according to Ambrogi, is retiree benefits and FICA/Medicare payments. Combined, they amount to an increase of over $220,000 over last year. According to Ambrogi, roughly $2,000 of the district’s individual per-pupil costs stems from retiree benefits – though, as School Committee member Dr. Charlie Shoe-

maker pointed out, most of that money is being spent before employees turn 65. Asked after the meeting how this year’s budget process stacks up compared to previous years, Ambrogi said, this has been “a very difficult budget to develop,” adding, “There’s a lot more uncertainty this year than there has been in past years.” He continued, “We have one contract that is already expired, we have another contract that is going to expire on September 1, and we don’t know what our revenue stream is going to be. We don’t know what the federal government is going to give us in terms of impact aid, and we don’t know what the state is going to provide in terms of their support.” Still, committee members seemed pleased to have a starting point to work from. Kelley went so far as to say that he’d like to bring the total budget down to around $36 million, effectively reducing the city’s per-pupil cost by over $1,000. School Committee member Robert Leary agreed, and added that committee members need to do their part to “make tough choices” and prioritize potential cuts. “I’m not comfortable going to the City Council and asking for more money,” he said. Whether the committee will be able to find the roughly $1.6 million in cuts in what is already a pareddown budget remains to be seen. “I think it’s probably an aggressive number,” Ambrogi said. But, he added, he’ll be working on it.

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FIREFIGHTERS CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 to be able to fight these battles.” Over two dozen of Newport’s bravest heard the presentation in the upstairs meeting room of the department’s West Marlborough Street Station. On the road for 200 days a year, Schaitberger is a tireless advocate for firefighters across the country. Since being elected to his current post 11 years ago, he’s visited hundreds of local chapters of the IAFF across the country, preaching a message of unrelenting solidarity, and providing a morale boost for departments like Newport, which have come under increasing pressure as municipalities struggle with growing budget constraints. He came to Newport as part of a Rhode Island swing that also included visits to Johnston and Woonsocket, where departments there are also facing cutbacks in staffing. Shortly after arriving, Schaitbergeer toured the building, inspected the rigs, and took a look at the condition of the department’s gear. Afterward, he spoke passionately for over and hour, sharing the story of his rise from a single parent household in the projects just outside of Washington, D.C., to the head of one of the nation’s most influential unions. He was invited by IAFF 1080 President David Hanos. Touching on topics ranging from

the ongoing efforts to repeal collective bargaining in places like Ohio and Wisconsin, to the importance of supporting the city’s local union leadership, Schaitberger was unmoving in his opposition to attempts to alter the salaries and benefit structures that his organization has fought for over the last 90-plus years. He even went so far as to tell firefighters of the IAFF’s intention to announce on Friday, the “turning off the spigot” of its influential political action committee as a means to influence congressional lawmakers who themselves are struggling to close a widening budget gap. He went on to emphasize the influence that local firefighters can have on public opinion. “You have extraordinary power,” Schaitberger said. “Because even in these difficult times, you are still held in relatively high esteem in your neighborhoods. You are admired for the work that you do.” He added, “We respond when people are in their most difficult times;their most tragic times.” Facing an estimated budget gap of $8 million, city officials locally announced late last month a plan to reduce the city’s minimum manning requirement from 20 to 17 – a move which is being fought in court with the help of the IAFF. On paper, Newport’s fire department has 99 positions, including

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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. The city’s firefighter union scored a quick victory on April 1, after the city agreed to a temporary restraining order staying the plan. A full hearing had been scheduled for April 20, but that appointment was pushed back due to clerical reasons until April 27. Operating without a formal contract since June 30, 2005, the union claims that reducing the force down to 17 man shifts was unsafe and violated the terms of the latest arbitrator’s ruling.


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NEWS BRIEFS Cholesterol Screening Set at Senior Center The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will hold a glucose and cholesterol screening at the  Edward King House Senior Center  on Tuesday, April 26, 11 a.m.–12 p.m..  There will also be a blood pressure clinic the same day in place of the normally scheduled clinic on Monday, April 25.  The Edward King House is located at 35 King Street in Newport (behind Bellevue Gardens), and is open daily from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. for activites, information and referral services to adults over 50 in Newport County. For more information call 846.7426.

Registration for ACT Registration is now open for the June 11, 2011 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before May 6, 2011. The cost for the ACT test without writing is $33. When combined with the optional ACT Writing Test, the total cost is $48. Students who qualify may apply for a fee waiver through their high school counselor. The ACT Web site,, has helpful information, free sample items, and options to order inexpensive test prep materials to help test takers get ready for the exam. However, the best preparation is to take rigorous core courses in school, study hard, and learn the academic skills needed in college. Most students register online at Students may also pick up registration forms from their high school counseling offices. Late registration is available until May 20, 2011 for an additional $21 fee.

‘Living Well’ Open House If you are interested in learning more about “Living Well in Newport,” you do not want to miss our Open House Event. Join our Strategic Partners and Preferred Providers for refreshments, and musical entertainment. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, and learn more about the many benefits of being a member of “Living Well in Newport”. Thursday, April 28, 3:30–7 p.m. Child & Family, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown. For more information call 401848-4150

Keep America Beautiful Residents are invited to join in one of the 11 litter clean-up events for Newport’s 2011 Earth Day celebration. Gloves, bags, and a volunteer thank you gift are all provided through a grant from RI Department of Environmental Management and J. R. Vinagro Corp. of Johnston. The activities are also part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. Earth Day is Friday, April 22, but the City of Newport will be celebrating Earth Day over the next three weekends. Interested volunteers may contact the event coordinator directly or the Clean City Program at 845-5613. The Clean City Program is also available to provide assistance to those individuals who may want to start their own neighborhood cleanup as part of Earth Day activities. “The Great American Cleanup is new to Newport this year,” said Kristin Littlefield, Newport’s Clean City Coordinator. “There are national sponsors like Glad who sent us garbage bags to collect litter, and Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water and PepsiCo’s Pepsi-Cola, who sent us water and soda vouchers to provide refreshments at our events and provided event posters, as well as Waste Management as a national sponsor and a local sponsor, providing support for our events here in Newport.” * 4/23 - The Point Association will be cleaning driftways along Washington St., from Battery Park to Storer Park. They will also be planting flowers in the parks. Contact Joan Simmons at mjsnpt@ Volunteers should meet at Battery Park at 10 a.m. * 4/23 - Friends of the Waterfront will be cleaning up King Park and the surrounding area. Volunteers should meet at the pavilion on King Park at 9 a.m. Contact Jim Perrier at 847-2576 or markdatum@verizon. net.

* 4/23 - Pax Terra cleanup at Miantonomi Park: Deanna Ford, senior at the East Bay MET School and member of the Green Team, will be hosting a clean-up for the Miantonomi Park Sunset Hill area from 10 a.m.- noon. As part of her Senior Thesis Project, she created the Pax Terra project to host community information sessions around environmental issues. Volunteers should meet at the East Bay Met School parking lot in the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. Contact Deanna Ford at dford@ * 4/30 – Mayor Waluk invites residents to join him and the Aquidneck Land Trust in cleaning up Morton Park from 10 a.m.-12p.m. * 5/14 - Clean Ocean Access – Ochre Point from 10 a.m -noon. To volunteer, contact Dave McLaughlin at dmclaughlin71@hotmail. com. For more information about the City of Newport’s Earth Day celebration, or an updated list of participating groups, contact the Clean City Program at 845-5613 or visit


Mr. Santi, I know that you deal in this pottery. It is about 12” tall and is in perfect condition. When was it made and what is it worth? Thanks — A collector.

Dear Collector: Indeed, your decorative pitcher was made in Hungary at the Zsolnay Factory, dating from around 1882. We have had in inventory this form either in the yellow glaze or a multi-colored decorated glaze. It came in several sizes and yours is the smallest size. In our book we picture the identical form and value it between $250 and $450. Its value today would be around $650. — Federico Santi, Partner, The Drawing Room Antiques

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Great Decisions Seminar– Haiti

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The final seminar of the Newport Council for International Visitors’ Great Decision Series will be held Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Pell Center at Salve Regina University. “Rebuilding Haiti” will discuss the opportunities for reassessment and development created by the January 2010 earthquake that devastated that country. Ambassador Paul Taylor (Ret.) will present. A career foreign service officer, Taylor served as ambassador to the Dominican Republic and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs during the Reagan administration. He is professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval War College, where he teaches elective courses on Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as international economics. He has written articles on strategy, economic sanctions and other areas of international affairs and edited several books. 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.

The Seamen’s Church Institute will present an introduction to star finding and celestial navigation on Monday, April 25 by Master Chief Byron Franklin of Newport. Franklin served as a quartermaster with the U.S. Navy for 26 years on various surface ships and nuclear submarines and will demonstrate his new Star Finder system. Franklin is widely recognized for his navigational expertise. Two navigation techniques bear his name and are currently published in navigation texts and training materials. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal in 1974 for his navigation work with the Naval Oceanographic Office. The class is free but seating is limited and advance registration is required. Call 595-3638 to reserve.

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* 4/23 - Friends of Ballard Park will be holding an Earth Day celebration in partnership with the Preservation Society of Newport by cleaning up litter at 9 a.m. following a free guided tour of the park. Contact Colleen McGrath with Friends of Ballard Park at 619-3377 or visit

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Rhode Island’s ballet theatre (RIbt) will make its Newport debut at the Casino Theatre on Sunday, May 1 at 4 p.m. Although the company has performed as part of other programs on the island, this is their first full show in Newport. Artistic Director Nancy McAuliffe, of Middletown, choreographed several pieces for the performance. She says “This is our first full show here and we’re delighted to be performing in the newly renovated Casino Theatre. We’re really looking forward to the opportunity.” RIbt is a ballet company training dancers ages 9-18 for the stage. It is a non-profit, community-based ballet company admitting gifted dancers from all ballet schools and studios. Admission to the company is through juried auditions held twice each year. For more information, visit RIbt’s Web site Reserved seating tickets are $25 and are available by calling 847-5301.

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Jane and the Boss Friends of the Jane Pickens will host a fundraiser featuring “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town,” a documentary chronicling Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s stage performances, home rehearsals and studio sessions between 19761978. Screenings will be Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. The fundraiser is a collaboration between Pickens supporters and The Boss himself, who handpicks a film for the specific purpose of helping to sustain historic theaters. This is the theater’s third fundraising film with Springsteen. All proceeds benefit the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center. So, put on your best ripped jeans, grab a girl named Wendy and help Newport keep the Pickens humming along!

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Craig M. Mullaney Book Discussion The Jamestown Library will host a book discussion on “The Unforgiving Minute : a Soldier’s Education” by Craig M. Mullaney, on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. The book is the Reading Across Rhode Island selection for 2011. For more information, call 423-7280.

The Social Action Committee of Channing Memorial Church is sponsoring a potluck and movie night on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the parish hall at 135 Pelham Ave. The movie, “With Honors,“ stars Joe Pesci as a homeless man who educates Harvard students (Brendan Fraser, Moira Kelly, Patrick Dempsey and Josh Hamilton) about life, unconditional love and compassion. There will be a basket passed around for donations to benefit Lucy’s Hearth. To sign up to bring a dish, dessert, or beverage and/or for more information please call Leigh Briggs at 524-4070 or email:

Children’s Events at the NPL The Newport Public Library will offer a free storytime for children ages 6-8 on Friday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m. The program, featuring readalouds, songs and activities, is being run by Salve Regina University students. Children ages 4 and up and their families are invited to attend Family Games Day on Saturday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. The event will feature a variety of card and board games including Battleship, Sorry! and The Game of Life. Snacks will be provided and prizes will be awarded. Registration is not required for these free events and all materials will be provided. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 847-8720 x 204 or visit www.

Race Scheduled This fall, runners will have the opportunity to do something no one has ever done before – run over the Newport Pell Bridge. Eident Sports Marketing, in partnership with Citizens Bank and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, today announced the inaugural Citizens Bank Newport Pell Bridge Run, a unique race that will allow runners to cross the Newport Pell Bridge for the first time. The 4-mile race will be held during Veterans Day Weekend on Sunday, November 13, 2011.

Finance Seminar Investing in our values feels good, but can we make any money doing it? Wed., April 27, 7 p.m. Parish Hall of Channing Memorial Church. Free, open to the public. For more information call Beth Milham 847-7637.

Portsmouth Annual Hidden Kitchens Tour The Portsmouth Public Education Foundation will hold its 5th annual Hidden Kitchens of Portsmouth Tour on May 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will showcase seven unique Portsmouth kitchens and include tastings from local restaurants, caterers and merchants. The Portsmouth Public Education Foundation, a nonprofit 501©3 organization founded in 2001, offers programs and opportunities not funded through the school budget. Its mission is to improve the educational experiences of all Portsmouth public school students. Teachers apply for program-specific grants that benefit the entire class or grade level. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained in advance online at www. or at Clements Market on the day of the tour. For additional information contact Deidra Ricci at 683-1970 or

The Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) is hosting the 9th Annual Student Showcase highlighting projects and performances of the Newport Public Schools. This free, family-friendly event will take place on Thursday, April 28 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Thompson Middle School. The public is invited to view student art work, musical performances, and exhibits funded by NPEF. NPEF awards will be presented: Friend of Education - William Vareika; Partner in Education -Salve Regina University; Unsung Hero -Mark McKenna.

NIBBS Meeting Newport County Inns and Bed and Breakfast Association will hold their April meeting at Rosecliff on Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. The featured guest speaker is Jay Karen, president and CEO of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. This meeting is open to all non-member inns and bed and breakfasts in Rhode Island, so they can learn more about the national campaign, a “Better Way to Stay.” Attendees are also invited to take the new audio tour of Rosecliff before the meeting. Tour signups requested in advance by calling 847-1000, ext. 168. Those attending the seminar should RSVP to newportinns@

Jamestown’s Conanicut Yacht Club will host the celebrated Around the Island race on Sunday, September 4. This annual event has long been the highlight of Labor Day weekend for all competitors. “For more than 80 years, the Around the Island race has drawn hundreds of boats from all over Narragansett Bay. Sailors enjoy an end-of-season day of sailing and compete for bragging rights to being the fastest to circumnavigate Conanicut Island,” says Around the Island Race Committee Chair John Mayers. The race is open to all sailboats that have a PHRF NB (Performance Handicap Racing Fleet of Narragansett Bay) rating. The notice of race, sailing instructions, entry forms and additional race and post-race party information will be posted on The race will be followed by an awards dinner party at the yacht club. For more information, contact the club at 423-1424 or email info@

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outstanding warrants. n  Four arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n  Four arrests were made for simple assault. n  Three arrests were made for driving with a revoked license. n  Two arrests were made for noise violations. n  Two arrests were made for open container of alcohol. n  Two arrests were made for possession of alcohol by a minor. n  One arrest was made for a weapons violation. n  One arrest was made for DUI. n  One arrest was made for reckless driving. n  One arrest was made for vandalism. n  One arrest was made for larceny. n  One arrest was made for an obscene phone call.

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Child & Family Services will be giving an open house to showcase their new program, Living well in Newport. It will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 3:30-7p.m. This program is available for Newport County residents who are 50 or older and makes a network of local resources easily accessible. Some of the benefits include a concierge service, access to preferred providers, discounts to local services and products, social and education programs, homecare, and health services. The strategic partners who have paired up with Child & Family will also be at the open house to discuss the program and what they have to offer. The annual membership fee is $365 for an individual membership. It is $550 for a membership for up to two members of the same household, and any additional household members age 50+ can be added for an additional $150 per person. To learn more about the benefits, the open house will be held at the Child & Family new building at 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown. There will be refreshments and live music as well.


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Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, a 30-year educator and longtime community advocate, will present the commencement address and be awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters during Salve Regina University’s 61st commencement on Sunday, May 15. Biden and her family are close personal friends of Salve Regina University Trustee Nuala Pell and her family. President Obama asked Biden to help promote community colleges around the country. In October 2010, she hosted a White House Summit on Community Colleges.


April 11 to Monday, April 18, the Newport Police Department responded to 573 calls. This list has now been expanded to include all public services provided. Of those, there were 64 motor vehicle violations issued and 30 accidents. The police also responded to 7 incidents of vandalism, 15 animal complaints, 10 noise complaints and 25 home/business alarm calls. Officers performed 8 school security checks (1-Rogers, 3-Thompson, 2-Coggeshall, 1-Sullivan). They transported 3 prisoners and recorded 23 instances of assisting other agencies. In addition, 28 arrests were made for the following violations:

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EDITORIAL Outsourcing–A Way to Cut Costs When Director of Utilities Julia Forgue first informed residents of the need to replace a critical sewer line in the heart of the city’s downtown shopping district, there was an understandable level of concern on the part of business owners over how the project would impact their bottom lines and quality of life. But as work continues on the Lower Thames Street sewer line improvement project, it’s hard not to be impressed by the level of professionalism and relatively minimal disruption that’s come along with it. If it’s possible to conduct such a major infrastructure project quietly, then the city has succeeded, thus far. Much of that credit is due to the city, which made a calculated decision to schedule the work for the off-season, and insisting that the project wrap up by May 1. But there’s another critical player whose role many Newporters might not even be aware of. That’s the role of the city’s engineering consultant company, CH2M Hill. In this, and in other projects that the Cambridge, Mass.-based company has been involved with, CH2M Hill has been a key player in seeing that deadlines are met, information is disseminated, and results are delivered. Recently, we featured a video on our sister site, Newport-Now. com, that showed that our downtown sewer line project is a small one compared to another project the company has been tapped to oversee. The story and video comes from, a libertarian thinktank, based in Washington, D.C. It focuses on the town of Sandy Springs, Ga., a community of roughly 90,000 just outside of Atlanta. Only incorporated in 2005, Sandy Springs has been singled out by small government proponents as a model city. What makes Sandy Springs interesting is that instead of creating a new municipal bureaucracy, the city opted to contract out nearly all government services, from road maintenance and trash collection to city finance and administration. Playing an integral role is none other than CH2M Hill, which oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of the city. The cost? $32 million, or just about half of what the city traditionally was charged in taxes when it was run by the county. And unlike most communities, Sandy Springs has no long-term liabilities like pensions or lifetime medical coverage for municipal employees. The one area that is still government-run, in Sandy Springs, is police and fire. It’s almost impossible to imagine Newport – or any other established community, for that matter – moving to adopt the Georgia community’s model, but it does provide for a provocative debate and certainly speaks to the impressive capabilities of one of the city’s outsourced experts.

On Strategy and Delays On a separate note, we’re still holding out hope that the City Council will finish what it started earlier this year when it set about holding a series of working sessions aimed at implementing a strategic plan. It’s been well over a month since the council last met to talk about the “big picture,” and it had seemed like momentum was building. With budget season now upon us, we hope that the council will resume its workshops, and as planned, bring their findings to the public. In light of the city’s rather challenging budget climate, it would seem that these kinds of workshops are more im-

Upcoming Municipal Meetings NEWPORT Public Information Meeting, Comprehensive Land Use Plan, April 21 @ 7 p.m., City Hall-Conference Room Regular Council Meeting, April 27 @ 6:30 p.m. City Hall-Council Chambers Pell Building Committee, April 28 @ 3 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

Lynne Tungett, Publisher & Editor Tom Shevlin, Associate Publisher & News Editor Letters Policy Newport This Week encourages all citizens to comment publicly on the events and times in which we live. We will print any letter sent to us, adhering to guidelines for taste, accuracy, fairness, and public interest. Letters must be signed by the author and must include a telephone number and street address. Letters are limited to 500 words. Direct letters to: Newport This Week, 86 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Letters may also be sent via email to, Attention: Editorial. Corrections: We adhere to the highest standards of accuracy, fairness and ethical responsibility. If you feel we have not met those standards, please notify us.


Car Museum Idea for Navy Land Dear Editor; The possible uses for of the Navy surplus land provide a rare opportunity to create yet one more unique facet of our community to draw tourists and serve the local population. The parcel’s size, scope and location offer a broad canvas on which to paint. Here is another suggestion for consideration: Develop an antique car museum with facilities to host automotive and non-automotive events. This idea presents opportunities for partnership with local organizations like the Preservation Society that hosted the marvelous Concours d’Elegance a couple of years ago. It was a fabulous event, even for someone like me who only has a passing interest in cars. Making such an event an annual or semiannual occurence would be great for local businesses, bringing much needed tourist dollars to the town. For certain tax incentives, the town might be able to find a car collector who would like to have his or her collection housed in a Newport museum along with special exhibits and events throughout the year. The Lars Anderson Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts is a terrific model for such an enterprise. Most weekends over the summer, the museum hosts car aficionados for “Ferrari Weekend” or “Muscle Car weekend”. Families picnic on the lawn. Meetings and private parties are hosted at the museum. A purpose-built museum rather than the converted property such as the Lars Anderson could provide educational and historical facilities for visitors year-round. The City has the land, talent, and potential partners to utilize the space for the benefit of the residents and visitors to this beautiful area. Let’s see if some creativity and imagination can capitalize on this opportunity.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Bring Convention Center to Town Dear Editor, I feel that Newport County should consider the development of a Newport County Convention Center. In my business travels around the country, I have attended many business shows at convention centers and often compare the venues available to that of a potential Newport County Convention Center. I feel that none of them compares to the beauty and ideal locations available here. I feel that visitors could be brought into our county and not take away from other conventions in the state or businesses locally during the summer season. The additional business could be focused on the months leading up to our busy summer season in the spring and after the fall months, creating much additional traffic and business for our stores, restaurants and hotels during their slower season. Possible locations could either be at the existing Newport County’s visitor’s center to allow for

short walks to local businesses or perhaps at a location such as the existing Gaming Fronton location, which has easy access off of the Newport bridge. The second location could be coordinated by an effort of Middletown and Newport and also perhaps be a part of the future planning of Navy surplus properties. Everywhere that I go around the country, people know that Newport Rhode Island is a beautiful location and either recall a wonderful time here during a prior visit or look forward to a future visit. We should capitalize on the potential of a convention center in Newport and at the same time balance and protect the area’s beauty with the demands of the additional business that could be developed. The development of a Newport County Convention Center could lead to one of the most productive outcomes possible from a collaboration between our communities. Chris Semonelli Middletown

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William & Kate: Go Away Dear Editor, Please somebody, tell me honestly, why the American media via our local and national newspapers, radio and television are excessively brainwashing our citizenry with the ad nauseam details of England’s wedding plans and later ceremonies of Prince William and his pauper bride Kate Middleton? I thought we Americans couldn’t run away fast enough from any British royalty or their stifling phony Royal Majesty! Has the social notion of “celebrity” become more important to the complacent American minds than the purpose of personal and individual freedoms and the rewards of its realities? Is America now a downhill, backwards nation of retarded social dumbbells, or am I the only one who thinks it may be ‘New England’ at its very worst? William Gramitt, Newport

Tax Suggestion Dear Editor; My suggestion regarding the city deficit is as follows: Establish a realistic tax for the Preservation Society properties, private schools, and churches. Pat Archer

Judges: Impose Clean-up Service Dear Editor; Any way you approach Newport, by car, from Middletown or from the bridge or by boat through the landing on Americas Cup, the city is filthy. Farewell Street seems to have new sand sidewalks as does Memorial Blvd and Memorial Blvd extension. Broadway and Spring Street, near City Hall are the same as the rest of our main streets. The area of Thames Street, from Franklin to Mill Streets looks like an ashtray with at least 1,000 cigarette butts discarded in the street. Maybe the bars in that area could do a little policing of their own, as it is a good bet the majority of the butts are from their customers. How can we expect visitors to use trash containers or to recommend Newport to their friends as a great place to see, when we look like the Bronx? Many business owners do clean the area by their store-fronts and some go further by cleaning the area next to theirs but the filth still prevails. Most taxpayers know we do not have the manpower to clean this mess up. Public Works is but a skeleton of what it was and will never be what it was 15 or more years ago. My suggestion to the city fathers is a simple one and comes with very little cost. Every week we see in the local papers the Municipal Court Judges handing down fines and hours of community service as sentences for various infractions committed in the City of Newport.

These hours are presently being served at the Library or washing police cars or some other job that really does not need to be done. I would suggest that the City Council ask the judges to increase the number of hours to 15 as the lowest number given and that this time be served within the Public Works Department. The City would assign one man as a supervisor on Saturday and Sunday for the cleanup squad. He would work 7 1/2 hours each day with 1/2 hour lunch break as a supervisor of these service providers. Their only job would be to clean up the approaches to Newport. If they fail to do a proper job the supervisor will be able to refuse to sign the papers showing a completion of their sentence. The city employee would be scheduled for these days as part of his regular work week, giving him 2 other days off during the week. The city would supply the needed equipment, brooms, shovels, orange vests for safety and a truck of a size needed to carry the sand and trash recovered from the streets. Community service ordered by a judge is supposed to be a form of punishment, not a simple vacation. With this service, it is a win-win for all concerned. I do realize there will be some who physically cannot do these tasks so they can be sent to the library or some other place to do their time. Jack Milburn, Newport

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Is a Boat Property? Tax It!

raising rates by 37.7 percent in 2012, increasing the residential usage charge from $5.25 per 1,000 gallons used to $7.23 per 1,000 gallons used. The billing charge would also increase by the same percent, moving from $15.31 to $21.09. The following year, rates would rise by 21.3 percent, moving the cost of gallons used to $8.77 and a billing charge to $25.98. In 2014, a 14 percent increase would follow, pushing rates higher still, to $10.00 per 1,000 gallons used, and a $29.16 billing charge. By 2015, things will start to level out, with customers paying $10.27 for 1,000 gallons used, and a $29.94 billing charge. So what will this proposed rate increase mean to water customers? Once the 2012 rate increase is adopted, the average customer using 15,000 gallons per month would see an annual increase of $141.92, paying $518.16 under the new rate, compared to $376.24 under the current structure. For commercial users, the increase would be more severe, with customers using 30,000 gallons of water per month experiencing a $782.16 increase. That means, a business owner paying $2,073.72 per year would pay $2,855.88. As recently as 2004, Newport ratepayers were paying as little as $3.38 per 1,000 gallons used. According to Public Utilities Director Julia Forgue, the multi-year rate increase is meant to soften the blow to consumers, and the PUC will review each successive increase before they go into effect. She has also said in the past that yes, the improvements are expected to produce better tasting drinking water. In other water-related news, councilors also approved a $212,549 contract with Fuss & O’Neil Associates for a Source Water Monitoring Program of Public Drinking Water Supplies. The Public Utilities Commission is expected to act on the rate proposal sometime in the coming months.

Dear Editor; Per your request for ideas on how the city can make ends meet, this is a suggestion: start charging property taxes for all the boats anchored in the bay! Anyone who can afford a boat can afford the taxes. People pay property taxes on their homes and their cars. Even land is taxed! Again, the well-to-do get a


tax break, while the middle income pay their share. Surely this will “ruffle a few feathers� but just think of all the money it would generate. Also, it was stated that they do not pay any sales tax when the boats were purchased. Wow! we should be so lucky. B.J. Shanahan, Newport

Safety Fees and More First, how about a “safety� payment from all students at Salve must pay each year that they are enrolled. With about 2,500 students x $500 would bring in about $1,250,000 per year. And, to the people that think they will stop coming to Salve because of $500 added to their $25,000 plus tuition they are wrong. How about a tax on the rooms that Salve rent every summer? I am not sure on the exact numbers with that. Second, how about a $1 dollar city “safety� fee to each ticket sold at the Preservation Society buildings? They sell about 700,000 tickets a year. That could be at least another $700,000. We’re up to almost 2 million already. Third,the city needs to get a bigger percentage from the PILOT program, I’m not sure about the exact numbers with that. Fourth, the city needs to charge a lot more for the mooring fees;

I’m not sure how much extra that could bring in. I’m positive people wouldn’t mind paying more for such a perfect spot. I’m not sure if boats and yachts that dock for the night or for several nights pay an extra “safety� fee but they should. Maybe a percentage of the overall bill or a “per foot� rate. Fifth,when I recently went on line to check some hotel room rates for a trip I may be taking some rooms were taxing up to an extra 15% on the rental of the room. The city needs to stop worrying about the state and do some taxing on hotel rooms and b&bs that will make the city some money separate from the state. Could be small maybe between 5% and 10%. It’s like Salve, people will still come. Lastly, all these ways I suggested, they ALL use the city’s resources, police, fire so why shouldn’t they pay a fee? Eileen Rearick, Newport

REBUILD CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 about the local organization’s history, “The program started on the island in 2001. We are an affiliate of the national program and we rehabilitate homes and social service centers for low-income families on Aquidneck Island,� McCoy said. This year, in addition to this Newport residence, a group home in Middletown is being repaired, marking the program’s 22nd and 23rd houses on the island. A mural by Salve Regina students at Newport Martin Recreational Center, better known as “The Hut,� will be painted as part of the program’s efforts, too.   Rebuilding Together’s past projects have included The Martin Luther King Center, Lucy’s Hearth, and the Boys and Girls Club of Newport, to name a few. Across the country, Rebuilding Together has collectively worked on more than 100,000 homes in 1,880 communities and, with the help of 2.5 million volunteers, raised over $1 billion dollars. Besides utilizing individual volunteers, local organizations with their volunteer house-captains sponsor each site. The 2011 sponsors are Newport Hospital, with captains

Judi Smith and Lil Thompson, Salve Regina University with Kelly Powers, and the Newport County Board of Realtors, sponsoring 1 Nicol Terrace with McVicker and Davis. Having assisted Rebuilding Together Greater Newport for the past four years, RIOTA is equally important to the program’s success. Natalie Leland, president of RIOTA, is on the Rebuilding board. The association has inspired not only its own members, but also students in the occupational therapy program at CCRI. Liz Lima, an occupational therapist herself, spoke of the wonderful things that the program has done and explained, “Usually when we do a project, we come in to put grab bars in showers and other necessary tools for the homeowners. They were not needed in this case, but we wanted to help with other projects.� Erin Sullivan, also from RIOTA, lives near the Nicol Terrace house and couldn’t wait for the opportunity to help her neighbor, which is really what this program’s effort has always been about. For more information or to make a donation contact Susan McCoy at 608-2912.

Water Main Flushing Begins April 25 The Newport Water Division will begin a four-week water main flushing program on April 25. The flushing will occur from 8 - 11 p.m. Discolored water may be experienced anywhere throughout the system during the flushing activity. It is recommended that use of water be minimized during these hours. In Middletown, the flushing will begin on Paradise Ave., working south toward Purgatory Rd. and Tuckerman Ave. Along the East Main Rd. corridor flushing will progress from the Portsmouth town line south toward Aquidneck and Forest avenues. In Portsmouth, the flushing will begin in the Redwood Farm area and work south along West Main Rd. into Middletown. Call 845-5600 for additional information.




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Naval Community Briefs

The Old Harbor Historic District of Block Island was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.Because of this designation, preservation activity included state and federal tax credit projects towards the rehabilitations of the National Hotel, Hotel Manisses, Mitchell Cottage, Blue Dory Inn, and others.

Preservation and Tourism Linked

Each state and every community has its strengths and weaknesses. Two of Rhode Island’s and Newport’s greatest assets are their beautiful ocean settings and their wonderful collection of historic buildings. These two resources, in combination with one another, have helped create one of the state’s and city’s greatest economic engines: tourism. According to the RI Economic Development Ross Corporation, tourCANN ism supports more than 66,000 jobs and generates nearly $5 billion in spending here in Rhode Island each year. In Newport, the impact is tremendous. The RI Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission will address the opportunities and potential challenges of this delicate relationship on April 30 with a conference on Block Island entitled: “Tourism and Community in a Historic Place.” How appropriate, since Block Island is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year. At the conference, there will be a wide variety of lecturers, workshops, and walking and biking

tours, all led by architectural and preservation leaders from around the state, region and country. Offerings include; “Not Your Grandparents’ Windmills: Siting Modern Wind Turbines in a Historic State” and “Extending the Boundaries: Local Preservation Outside of Historic Districts.” It is interesting to remember that the houses of the Preservation Society of Newport County are often cited as one of the biggest tourist attractions in New England, with annual attendance in excess of 850,000. This organization is tasked with the conflicting challenges of maximizing attendance and revenue to pay the bills and also curating, protecting and maintaining the houses as irreplaceable pieces of history and as objects that are our legacy. It is a difficult task, yet tourism and preservation of the buildings are completely co-dependent. Historic buildings, like other finite resources, are precious, and once they are neglected or destroyed, cannot be easily resurrected. Following the recent tribulations over the rambunctious and rowdy actions of the tens of thousands of visitors to Newport during the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the question again arises from the community’s perspective: What is

more important in tourism–value or volume? Many experts would argue that those who come to Newport to enjoy its lovely historic resources spend much more, stay longer and use our public services more sparingly than those who only come to party and have no interest in or appreciation of our heritage and history. Conferences, like the one upcoming in Block Island, offer public officials and community leaders the chance to learn from one another. We need to better position our community to reap maximum benefit from the buildings that we were smart (or lucky) enough to have preserved for one, two or even three hundred years! Ross Sinclair Cann, AIA, LEED AP, is an historian, educator and practicing architect living and working in Newport. He is the chairman of the Newport Architectural Forum, one of the conferences many sponsors.

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Group to Oversee Harbor Center Development By Tom Shevlin

Vowing not to let the Lower Thames Street Armory again fall into neglect, City Council members on Wednesday, April 14 voted unanimously to form a working group whose specific mission will be to oversee the development of a planned Harbor Center facility at the historic building. On Feb. 23, the council voted to award a design-build contract to Alhambra Building Company to complete a long-discussed harbor center and transient boating facility. With construction on the project slated to begin in the coming weeks, councilors passed a resolution to form a

Harbor Center Working Group to “review, coordinate, and monitor” the construction process. The group will be comprised of five to eight members, including concerned residents, business owners, a representative from the Newport and Bristol County Visitors and Convention Bureau, city staff and a council liaison. Appointments to the group are expected to be made at the council’s April 27 meeting. Years in the making, the transient boating center is envisioned as a critical piece of the city’s proposed Armory Wharf complex, which seeks to lure more boaters to Newport’s downtown waterfront by ex-

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Congratulations to the graduates of Officer Candidate School. The Navy will welcome 54 newlycommissioned ensigns on Friday, April 22. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. in Kay Hall at Officer Training Command Newport. The guest speaker will be Vice Admiral Michael C. Vitale, Commander, Navy Installations Command. For more information, call 841-1171. Go Navy!

The Newport Officers’ Spouses Club (NOSC) will host a presentation on the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) on Tuesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in the MWR Bowling Center on the base. Newport School Liaison Officer Janet K. McCarthy will discuss the initiative and answer questions. The goal of the MIC3 is to streamline state policies affecting educational transition issues encountered by military families, including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation. Rhode Island is one of 35 states that have adopted this compact. Members are invited to bring a spouse or guest. To register, visit

Eight Bells Lecture – China & U.S. Sea Power The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue Thursday, April 28, from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum. Naval War College professors Andrew Erickson, Lyle Goldstein and Nan Li will discuss their book, “China, The United States and 21st Century Sea Power: Defining a Maritime Security Partnership,” the fourth book in the series on “Studies in Chinese Maritime Development.” They will examine China’s rise to power and the restructuring of the global balance of power. The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Visitors without a DoD decal/ID card should request access at time of reservation. To reserve, call 841-2101 at least one working day prior to event.

U.S. Army Ball “Warriors Honoring Families” is the theme of this year’s U.S. Army Ball, to be held Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Newport on Goat Island. U.S. Naval War College Army faculty and students will host the celebration. The evening will include dinner with music and dancing. Tickets are $75, and uniform is mess/dress or civilian black tie. The event is open to al,l but advance ticketing/meal selection is required by April 29. Call 8414795 or email armyball@usnwc. edu for tickets.

NUSC/NUWC Retiree Luncheon The NUSC/NUWC retirees will host a luncheon on Wednesday, May 4 at noon in the Laurel Room, McGovern’s Family Restaurant, 310 Shove St., Fall River. The cost is $16. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Jean Sherman at 846-5146 or Bev Ferris at 8464292.

MWR Golf Tournament MWR is sponsoring a golf tournament at Newport National Golf Club on Thursday, May 12. Registration and fees are due by May 6 at Gym 109. The cost for eligible patrons (active duty, retirees, family members, reservists and DoD civilians) is $50, guests are $75, which includes greens fees, cart, food and prizes. Check-in begins at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8 a.m. For more information, call 841-3154.

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Naval War College Names First Hattendorf Prizewinner The U.S. Naval War College recently announced that Professor N.A.M. Rodger, a leading British naval historian and senior research fellow at Oxford University, has been named as the inaugural recipient of the U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Hattendorf Prize, an international award honoring original research contributions in the field of maritime history. Rodger is a fellow of both All Souls College at Oxford and the British Academy, the Londonbased national organization for distinguished scholars in the hu-




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N.A.M. Rodger manities and social sciences. “In selecting Nicholas Rodger as its first Prize Laureate, the Naval War College honors him as an exemplary scholar, whose work ranges across more than a thousand years of Britain’s naval history and is deeply founded in both original archival research and knowledge of the best scholarship in numerous languages,” said Hattendorf, who was among the panelists who chose Rodger. “This prize honors original research in maritime history, one of the basic functions for which the

Naval War College was established in 1884,” said Dr. John Hattendorf, the NWC Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History. The award was established in recognition of Hattendorf’s legacy of scholarship and service at the Naval War College. Hattendorf is a graduate of Kenyon College ‘64, Brown University ‘71 and Oxford University ‘79, and has been a Newport resident for more than 45 years. He has been active with many Newport historical and cultural activities, including Trinity Church, the John Carter Brown Library, the Newport Historical Society, the Redwood Library, Newport Art Museum and Fort Adams. He is also involved with the Munson Institute of Maritime History at Mystic Seaport and serves as director of the NWC Museum. The award is made possible with the support of the Naval War College Foundation through the generosity of Pam Ribbey, in honor of her late grandfather, Capt. Charles H. Maddox, a pre-World War II Naval War College graduate and faculty member.

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WELLNESS Fitness — Harry’s Lifestyle Choice Every January, many people are eager to shed their winter shell and finally get fit. Only, many of them slowly disappear as spring blooms. This got me thinking: What is it about the people who are able to make their exercise routine stick, when so many find it easy to quit? My wife and I have been members of the Newport Athletic Club for years, and consider it a haven – a place to work out, connect with friends and unwind. A few months ago, I joined the team at the Newport Athletic Club, working part-time in the fitness center. My new position consists of showing members and new recruits the various pieces of equipment. Aaron It has given me a PHANEUF fresh perspective on what makes fitness important and so terribly difficult to maintain. I met Harry Scott on a cold and cloudy February morning. He had just joined the club and wanted to learn how to properly operate the machines. No matter who you are, or how much time you have spent at gyms in the past, it is always important to receive proper training on how to use fitness equipment. Usually, the device is built to work a specific muscle group, and failure to keep proper form can result in poor positioning or injury. Harry scheduled an appointment with me to review the Nautilus circuit and cardio machines. The first thing we discussed was his health background. Harry had a knee replacement ten years ago, which resulted in the need for therapy. He worked with the team at Vanderbilt Rehab in Newport to regain mobility and strength. Harry loves to walk, and normally his daily jaunts stretch past five miles. But this winter has not been normal, with the snow and ice keeping many walkers indoors. “This winter was different,” Harry said. “With all the snow and ice around, the sidewalks became treacherous. You had to walk on the road in many places and that isn’t very safe. By mid-February I had to do something different. That’s when I decided to join the gym. I have friends and family who are members,” Harry said. “They kept saying nice things about the people and facility. So far, I’m really enjoying it.” Harry and I chatted about the excuses all of us employ to justify not working out. I asked him how he was able to incorporate time at the gym into his lifestyle. “I am an early riser and enjoy starting the day with a walk or, in my case now, a work out. I like how quiet the club is early in the morning. For the first

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For his exercise regimen, Harry Scott walks on the treadmill for close to an hour, which is equivalent to almost four miles. week, I came in around nine thirty or ten o’clock and considered giving it up. I prefer a smaller crowd and at that time of the morning, the place was packed. Getting here early allows me to workout at my own pace, without having to worry about waiting in line for a machine.” I asked Harry about his walking routine and how that might be affected. “As summer approaches I will have to decide how to fit that back into my week. Right now I’m thinking I will walk every other day. I am not going to give up the gym though. I like my new routine and feel too good to let this go.” Wondering if Harry is the sort of guy who has always found it easy to incorporate new routines into his life, I asked if there were other examples of success stories. “Retirement has made something like this much easier. When I was working (Harry was an engineer for more than three decades), we had a gym in the building, but I never made it a priority to go. I would arrive early and work late. By 5 p.m. I was ready to go home. Even though I am a morning person, the thought of arriving in the dark just to work out was not appealing. Having more free time in my schedule has definitely made a fitness regime more accessible.” Not only has Harry stuck with his commitment to join a gym, he has made steady progress, increasing the time he spends on various cardio equipment and the weight he uses on the Nautilus machines. “When I arrived, I was doing twelve



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minutes on the treadmill. Now, I’m regularly doing thirty minutes. Each week I add a few minutes, slowly gaining more and more stamina and strength. I feel more nimble, stronger, and it seems like I have more energy, too. I have a bad shoulder and that seems to bother me less, now.” I asked Harry how he felt about routines and creating healthy habits. “In my opinion, folks either want to get fit or they don’t. If they do not have a deep motivation to keep coming, letting it go becomes easy. I think if someone has a good reason to be here, whether it’s for health or fitness, or simply getting out of the house, the habit will stick. Making it a standard part of your day is key. I’m sorry I waited so long to join. I should have made this a priority once I retired two years ago. Funny how all the snow and ice finally created enough incentive for me to join. I knew that results would come slowly, but I wasn’t looking for an overnight cure to my aches and pains. I was interested in staying active during the cold months. Sure, I will add walking back into my weekly routine, but the gym is now a part of my lifestyle as well.” This is the first installment in a planned three part series. Next up: avoiding a fitness stall; how to keep your workout routine fresh. Aaron and his wife, Lisa, have lived in Newport for nine years. A 2001 graduate of URI, Aaron is a freelance writer, bike messenger, drummer and lover of books.

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World Famous Cartography on Display at Redwood Redwood’s current exhibition, “A Sense of Place: Exploring Newport and Narragansett Bay,” consists of a selection of rare and important maps, charts, plans, and prints of Newport and Narragansett Bay from the 17th to 20th centuries. Comparing depictions of this area over time allows visitors to explore themes of ownership, exploitation of natural resources, strategies of warfare, navigation, and tourism. The exhibition invites you to look at these maps as cultural mirrors and asks what they reveal about the past and our relationship with these spaces in the present.

Some of the exceptional pieces on display in the Van Alen Gallery include a manuscript copy of the bill of sale for Aquidneck Island, originally drawn up in 1637 between Canonicus, Miantonomi, and William Coddington and friends, and hand-copied, reproducing the marks of the Native American participants, c. 1686. Rare maps include two handdrawn and colored French maps of Newport from the Revolutionary War period and five 17th-century maps of the New England area. Also on display is Ezra Stiles’ manuscript plan of Newport, paced out and drawn by him in 1758. The Redwood Library was incorporated in 1747 by 46 colonists, with the goal of making written

knowledge more widely available to the early Newport community. Local merchant Abraham Redwood contributed £500 British Sterling to purchase 751 books, on a wide variety of subjects. Henry Collins donated his bowling green, upon which was built the first example of Neo-Classical architecture in America. Designed by Peter Harrison, the Redwood was modeled on the Italian Renaissance buildings of Andrea Palladio. Wholly supported by membership dues and the generosity of patrons, the Redwood receives no public funding. Housing an outstanding collection of colonial and 19th Century paintings and portraiture, sculpture, and antique furniture, America’s oldest lending library embodies the principles of a true Athenæum, fulfilling its Charter mission of “having nothing in view but the good of Mankind.” The Redwood is open MondayWednesday and Saturday from 9:30 to 5:30pm and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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.

The “Sense of Place” exhibit at the Redwood Library displays 23 maps/charts/prints, six books, and five navigational tools in the Van Alen Gallery. In the Rovensky Delivery Room are 22 more maps, two books, six photographs, and nine other artifacts. Among the maps featured is the one shown above, surveyed by Charles Blaskowitz (c.1743-1823) and published in London in 1777. Translated from the French, the map is a “Chart of Narragansett Bay in New England, with all the Isles contained therein, among which Rhode Island and Connonicut are located.”

Joseph F. W. Des Barres (1721-1824) A Chart of the Harbour of Rhode Island and Narraganset Bay. Published 20th July, 1776 London.

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April 21, 2011 Newport This Week Page 11 Also part of the “Sense of Place” exhibit at Redwood is this 17th-century map of New England drawn by Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) and J. Blaeu (1596-1673). Titled “Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova,” the map is oriented with North on the right-hand side. The “Mar del Nort” is the North Atlantic Ocean, and the curled arm of Cape Cod is clearly visible about midway along the New England coastline. Decorating the map are images of Native Americans paddling canoes, as well as pictures of animals, birds, European ships, and a Native American village. This is one of the earliest maps to concentrate solely on this area of the colonies. Lake Champlain appears farther to the east than it actually is, but the coast includes many settlement names, indicating the strong interest of the Dutch and the English in this area. They based their chart on an earlier survey by Adrian Block.

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Forum on School Regionalization Is regionalization the answer for Aquidneck Island schools? The controversial question will be the topic of a public forum on Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of Gaudet Middle School. The forum will focus on the findings of educational and financial studies of regionalization prepared for the Aquidneck Island School/Municipal Advisory Committee. On the panel will be the authors of the studies, as well as the Island’s three school superintendents, former state senator June Gibbs as moderator, and, if available, Sen. Teresa Paiva-Weed. The event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women. Questions from the audience will be taken following the presentation, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call 849-6073.

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It is true that all the rain in April does help the fertilizer disintegrate to boost the bloom of flowers, but it is a messy time in the garden. The May flowers would probably bloom without the April rain, but we must keep the saying going! The rain will continue off and on this month as usual, so remember not to wear boots that are too heavy in wet soil, as you will create moon craters in your garden beds when your feet sink at least an inch into the soil. Wait until the soil absorbs the water. During rain, you learn a lot about your soil. Puddles of standing water in gardens is a sure sign of too much clay in the soil. It is best to add loam, peat moss, and a high grade of garden soil to your beds. Dig, then rake these elements into your soil. Remove any pebbles that surface, pieces of glass or dead wood. Drainage is key for hearty blooms and vegetables. Clay chokes the roots of newly planted seeds and seedlings. It also delays, stops or kills the roots of plants that already exist in your garden. Clay does not allow for proper drainage, and the roots fill with water and rot. Shiny soil indicates that there is too much clay present. If your soil looks shiny when dug with a trowel, add peat moss and new garden soil. Turn the soil over well, rake ,and then you can plant or replant. The great news is that buds

are swelling on the trees, and we should start seeing flowering trees bloom within one to three weeks. If we have a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;warm-spellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, this will accelerate the blooming process. The fruit trees will be the first to bloom. A simple crabapple tree in bloom is a thing of beauty in the spring. Keep a look out for the very dramatic Kwanzan cherry trees planted all over the island. They have multiple petals creating the shape of ballet dancersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tutus! Some of these trees are so old they have trunk diameters of at least two feet. They are magnificent creatures of nature. They are so soft, pink, and

when the wind blows, the petals pave the streets and sidewalks. April is the month of many pastel colors in the garden. The goldto-lemon-yellow of the forsythia is outstanding. Daffodils are appearing on the island in quite exotic varieties. One sees many more with an apricot ruffle or â&#x20AC;&#x153;cup.â&#x20AC;? A daffodil has six outer petals surrounding a center cup creating a trumpetstyle look. The outer petals can be yellow or white; the cups may be

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Spring into Flavor with Easter Dishes An Easter egg hunt is a favorite activity of this spring holiday. Kids of all ages enjoy looking for the colorful eggs hidden in the house or back yard. This year you could also hide some small chocolate eggs in a bread pudding. The beauty of this dessert is that you can make it the day before and keep it in the refrigerator; then just scoop out servings onto dessert plates. Or Portia if you would like LITTLE to serve it warm, pop it into the microwave. For many folks ham is a mainstay of the Easter menu, served with a tangy sauce. You can prepare a honey-raisin sauce ahead of time to serve either with ham or your favorite game or pork dish. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not too rushed, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to start the day with fresh popovers right from the oven. But if pressed for time, you can make them the night before and heat them up just before serving. We made them using one percent milk and they came out perfectly delicious. Happy Easter!

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3-1/2 cups day-old French or Italian bread, cubed 2/3 cup chopped chocolate eggs, or chocolate of your choice 1/2 cup chopped raspberries, Bing cherries, or strawberries (do not thaw if frozen) 3 large eggs 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond flavoring 1 tablespoon butter Cinnamon-sugar for topping Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place bread cubes in 2-quart buttered baking dish. Mix in chopped chocolate and fruit. With electric mixer, beat eggs until foamy. Beat in sugar; mix in milk and flavoring. Pour egg mixture over bread. Dot with slivers of butter, then sprinkle on cinnamon-sugar. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve topped with whipped cream or topping. Serves 6-8. (Recipe by Portia Little, Š 2009).




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Spring into Art Week Through April 23, 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. Spring Break Train Rides Narrated 80-minute ride along scenic Narragansett Bay on historic Old Colony & Newport Railway, Old Colony Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m., $7.50 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children, or 624-6951. Read/Eat/Chat Lunchtime book group discusses Patricia Vigderman’s “The Memory Palace of Isabella Stewart Gardner,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., public welcome, $5, bring lunch, 848-8200, Economic Update Luncheon Newport County Chamber of Commerce luncheon with discussion on the governor’s proposed FY2012 budget and its impact on RI businesses. Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, 12 p.m., advance registration required, 847-1608. Lunchtime Talks with Artists Meditation & the Mandala, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon-1:30 p.m., free, 8474260. RI Foundation Non-profit Community Meeting Open forum to meet with RI Foundation reps on today’s issues and options, Pell Center, SRU, 518 Bellevue Ave., 3-4:30 p.m., RSVP by April 19, 427-4029 or esaccoccia@ 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. Life of the Mind Series Amber Day, author of “Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate” will discuss “What are the roles of satire and irony in American politics today?” at the Redwood Library, 6 p.m., 847-0292.





“If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 5 p.m., free, 847-0292,


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is showing a collection of floral watercolors by Emmi Buchert through April 30. Ms. Buchert is the mother of long-time Newport resident, Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, owner of the Third & Elm Street Press.

Buddhist Teachings The Buddhist Four Noble Truths, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7:30 p.m., $10.

Friday April 22

Earth Day See Page 4 for Earth Day events Lunchtime Talks with Artists The Art of Photos That Pop! Jan Armor, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon-1:30 p.m., free, 847-4260. Children’s Tree Walk Newport Tree Warden Scott Wheeler leads Children’s Tree Walk through historic Morton Park, 1 p.m., free, rain or shine. Rough Point Blood Drive RI Blood Center blood drive at Rough Point. All donors will receive a voucher for $10 off a Rough Point tour. 680 Bellevue Ave., 3-6 p.m., 846-4152. Living Stations of the Cross Jesus Saviour Youth Group portrayal, Jesus Savior Church, 509 Broadway, 3 p.m., 847-1267. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Thursday, April 21 for details.

4th Friday Newport Art Museum’s “4th Friday,” featuring folk artist Becky Chase, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6-9 p.m., $8, cash bar, 848-8200. 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. Competing for Laughs Improvisational comedy competition, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 10 p.m., 849-3473. Spring into Art Week See Thursday, April 21 for details.

Saturday April 23

Pajama Drama Music & drama program for children 3-12. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m. -12 p.m., free, 846-0572, Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. New-

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The camera hovers high above a clearly artificial city and suburb. Houses look like architecture school models, smaller even than a city that might appear around a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toy train set. Before this thought becomes firmly rooted, a train zooms past a pristine river where a duck, as if startled by the trainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movement, skims across the water and toward the too-blue-to be-true-sky. Why, we wonder, are we in this artificial landscape? And what does this have to do with the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Source Codeâ&#x20AC;?? Ah. Patience, dear readers. We are in for a rare treat. We move into the speeding commuter train where a young man, Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes from a slumber to hear the beautiful young woman across from him say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I took your advice. It was good advice.â&#x20AC;? Colter shakes Patricia his head in conLACOUTURE fusion, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even more nonplussed when the woman, Christina (Michelle Monaghan), calls him Sean. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a military helicopter pilot, he asserts, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to be on a mission with his crew. Why is he on this train, and why does this woman keep talking to him? The answers reveal themselves gradually, unfolding like rose petals, which, I realize, is an odd metaphor for a science fiction thriller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Source Code,â&#x20AC;? however, is not your typical science fiction flick. Freaked out by his sense of disorientation and dislocation, Colter runs to the lavatory where the face of another man stares back at him from the mirror. The train passes a freight train, and both erupt into an explosive fireball. Shifting gears, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a chamber where Colter is hooked up to myriad high-tech gadgets. A woman speaks from behind a glass partition. Colleen Goodwin (Vera Farmiga) canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell Colter too much, but she does explain that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s carrying out a Source Code mission; a highly secret government experiment designed to catch terrorists before they blow things up. His assignment is to find the bomb planted on the train and the bomber. He

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Source Codeâ&#x20AC;? starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan.

has eight minutes to do this. Scroll back: the river, the duck, the artificial landscape, the interior of the train. This scenario will replay a number of times, and one might begin to think of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Groundhog Day,â&#x20AC;? but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not really a precise match. Besides, every time Colter returns to the train, the events play out slightly differently. Christina says the same words initially, but their interchange alters, as does Colterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective of all the other passengers. Each time he thinks he has the suspect, he realizes he has misread either body language or a nervous or hostile glance or tone of voice. Will he ever get it right? The movie really starts to cook when Goodwin takes him through a mental exercise that involves a woman in an evening dress who holds up five playing cards. Bam! Suddenly, your mind leaps to a more appropriate link than â&#x20AC;&#x153;Groundhog Day.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Manchurian Candidate.â&#x20AC;? As the plot evolves, spinning tiny surprises like threads in a spiderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web, you realize that you are, in fact, watching a rare event, a truly intelligent science fiction, high- concept film. Pondering this idea of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;source code,â&#x20AC;? your inquisitive reviewer did a bit of on-line hunting. The definitions of source code can prove quite confusing but, basically, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a computer programming term describing the language that is used by programmers to build programs within computers. The computer automatically translates the source code into binary code that it uses to excecute the desired functions.

The movie script uses source code mechanics and the theory of its potential for the human brain as a launching pad for a speculative narrative about parallel universes. On one Web site, I found a miniinterview (part of the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s publicity I should note) where astrophysicist/author, Dr. Micio Kaku talks about Einstein and part of his theory of time. Einstein, he said, once described time as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a river that meanders, speeds up and slows down.â&#x20AC;? The scientist adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe that river can fork into two rivers.â&#x20AC;? What we now have is a story about the possibility of a parallel universe. The writer, Jorge Luis Borges used this concept frequently in his fiction. Other authors who spun tales off this hypothesis were C.S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll. It appears in various guises in religions and mythologies in many cultures. Some think the ideas of heaven and hell take their cues from some archetypal notion of parallel universes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Source Codeâ&#x20AC;? suggests an idea that could prove an asset in fields like forensics and the war on terrorism. If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let your imagination conceive of the possibility of parallel universes, you may not like this film. But if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up for a truly smart sci-fi flick with action and romance and the idea of what it means to be a hero, then you will have a great experience. 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 at Boston University.

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Buskers Pub­â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dogie & the Cowpie Poachers, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney, 10 p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Loungeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Local Band Jam-The Merge, 9 p.m. Newport Marriotâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Paul DelNero Jazz, 7-10 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pubâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;DJ Curfew, 10 p.m. One Pelham Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Keith Manville Portofinosâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Lois Vaughan, piano, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Perro Saladoâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Honky Tonk Knights, 8:30 p.m. Rhino Barâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Hot Like Fire

Friday, April 22 Asterisk â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fran Curley, Jazz Trio The Chanler at Cliff Walkâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino, Joe Esposito, Debra Mann, 6-10 p.m. Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. Hyatt Hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave Manuel on piano, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11 p.m. Middletown VFWâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Blockhead, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Loungeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nuance, 9 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub­â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Designated Driver, 10 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til closing OceanCliffâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino Quartet One Pelham Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Bruce Jacques Portofinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Bobby Ferreira, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Rhino Barâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Take 3 Rhumblineâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Joe Parillo, 6:30-10 p.m. Sanbarâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Higher Heights, Reggae Band

Saturday, April 23 CafĂŠ 200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dogie & the Cowpie Poachers Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. Clarke Cooke Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Foreverly Bros. Hyatt Hotel - Dave Manuel, 4:30 6:30 p.m. Greenvale Vineyardâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino, Shawnn Monteiro, Mike Renzi, 1-4 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sugar, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Loungeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rumors, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Spirit of Santana Show Band, 9 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub­â&#x20AC;&#x201C;DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.12:45 a.m. One Pelham Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Never In Vegas Portofinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Bobby Ferreira, piano, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Rhino Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wild Nites Rhumbline â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lois Vaughan, 6:30-10 p.m. Sambar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ Butch, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 24 Clarke Cooke Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Bobby Ferreira, jazz piano,12:30-3:30 p.m. Fastnetâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Irish Music Session 6-10 p.m. Hyatt Hotel­â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino, Jordan Nunes and Dennis Cook, 11 a.m.-3 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sunday Brunch featuring music,11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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port Historical Society Museum, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., 841-8770. Easter Egg Hunt Kids hunt for eggs and candy in and around the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., ages 16 & under free, adult observers $11, reservations 849-3990 or Ballard Park Tour Learn about the history and unique features of the park. Tour begins at the entrance across from Rogers High School, 11 a.m., free, Colony House and WantonLyman-Hazard House Historic Sites Tour Tour the 1739 Colony House and the 1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House. Newport Historical Society Museum, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11:30 a.m., 841-8770. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Movie Event Enjoy two movies, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Loraxâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Man Who Planted Trees,â&#x20AC;? Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center, Washington Square, free, doors open at 12:30 p.m., screening at 1 p.m. Jazz at the Vineyard Dick Lupino Jazz Trio at Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 847-3777. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, April 22 for details. Laugh Like Foolsâ&#x20AC;ŚAll Month Long 8 p.m. See April 15 for details. Spring into Art Week See Thursday, April 21 for details.

Sunday April 24

Easter Egg Hunt Children ages 12 and under are invited to search the Inn at Castle Hill gardens for treats, visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy refreshments, 590 Ocean Drive, 11:00 a.m. $25 per child, proceeds benefit Child & Family Services. Reservations required, 849-3800.

Monday April 25

Morton Park Tree Walk Led by Newport Tree Warden, Scott Wheeler, meet at Morton Park playground,, 5:30 p.m., free, rain or shine. Celestial Navigation Demonstration Master Chief Quartermaster Byron Franklin demonstrates a new system for practicing celestial navigation. Seamenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Institute, Bowenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf, 6 p.m., free, advanced registration required, call 595-3638.

Tuesday April 26

Meet the Artist Rugmaker Meg Little, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, 12 p.m. $5, bring a lunch, 848-8200 or

Colonial Tree Walk Led by Newport Tree Warden, Scott Wheeler, meet at Washington Square horse trough, 5:30 p.m., free, rain or shine. NIBBS Meeting Newport County Inns and B&B Association meeting at Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., register at IYRS Yacht Design lecture American yacht designer Chuck Paine will discuss his work. 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., $7, 848-5777.

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Great Decisions Lecture â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rebuilding Haiti,â&#x20AC;? with Ambassador Paul Taylor, (Ret.), Pell Center, Salve Regina University, 518 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m. Free but reservations are required. Email Tree Planting Demonstration led by Newport Tree Warden, Scott Wheeler, Morton Park playground, 5:30 p.m., free, rain or shine. Newport Arboretum Fundraiser Dinner Fluke Restaurant on Bowenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf is offering a $50 prix fixe dinner, 5 p.m. until closing, in support of The Newport Tree Society and The Newport Arboretum. Reservations recommended, 849-7778.

Thursday April 28

China & US Sea Power Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture series presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;China, The United States and 21st- Century Sea Power: Defining a Maritime Security Partnership,â&#x20AC;? Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required one day prior to event. 841-2101. Annual Student Showcase Thompson Middle School, musical performances, art work, projects funded by NPEF, 5-7:30 p.m. Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly after-hours gathering, 41 North, 351 Thames St. 5-7 p.m. Members free/non-members $25, 847-1608 or â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;? 5 p.m., See Thursday, April 21 for details. Salve Regina Wine Tasting & Auction SRUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biennial scholarship fundraiser features well-known wines, hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, desserts and silent auction (5:30-7:30), live auction (7:45 p.m.), Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. Life of the Mind Series Celebrate the Royal Wedding, drink a toast to the Royal Couple and watch â&#x20AC;&#x153;William and Kate: A Royal Romance,â&#x20AC;? Redwood Library, $5, 847-0292.

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Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks Newport Tree Society celebrates the launch of the Newport Arboretum with the Rhode Island premiere of this acclaimed documentary on America’s first father of park and landscape design. Jane Pickens Theater, 6 p.m. meet & greet, 7 p.m. screening, $20.

Friday April 29

Royal Wedding Breakfast & Screening William & Kate’s wedding on the big screen, Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center, Washington Square, 5 a.m. breakfast, 6 a.m. ceremony, $15, 846-5474. Arbor Day Tree Planting Broadway post office, 10 :30 a.m., sponsored by the Newport Tree Commission. Pub Quiz Trivia Night It’s baaaack at the Edward King House! Snacks, cash bar, prizes and bragging rights, 35 King St., 7-9 p.m. $10, 846-7426. French Baroque Concert Featuring early music ensemble “Les Delices,” Hawes Room, Trinity Church, 7:30 p.m., $20.

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Discover Newport Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Saturday, April 23 for details. Aquidneck Island National Police Parade Steps off at 11:50 a.m., from Hampton Inn, Middletown, to Newport Police Dept, Broadway. SRU Choral Concert “O Fortuna” will feature performances from the University Chorus, Madrigals and men’s and women’s a cappella ensembles. Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., $8, 341-2295.

Sine Nomine Concert A cappella chamber choir performs works by Josquin and Palestrina, St Columba’s Berkeley Memorial Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 3 p.m., $20, 508-2529469,

Cadeaux du Monde Featuring fairly traded international folk art in the main gallery and the work of 15 local artists in ‘Galerie Escalier’, open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 26 Mary St., 848-0550

RIbt Debut The Rhode Island Ballet Theatre debut performance at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 4 p.m., $25,

DeBlois Gallery “Hot Wax,” encaustic works by 12 artists, through May 1. Gallery open Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., 138 Bellevue Ave., 847-9977,

Swanhurst Concert Swanhurst Chorus’ Spring Concert, honoring JS Bach with Motet BWV 227 and Cantata #4 “Christ lag in Todesbanden,” Church of SJohn the Evangelist, corner of Washington St. and Willow St., 4 p.m., $20, 682-1630.

Didi Suydam Contemporary Gallery is open Thurs.-Mon., 12 - 5 p.m., 25 Mill St., 848-9414,

Landscape History & Garden Tour Learn about the distinguished design history of Rough Point’s landscape while enjoying glorious gardens and ocean views. 5-6 p.m., $10, 680 Bellevue Ave., 846-4152 or

Gallery Shows & Artist Openings Arnold Art Floral watercolors by Emmi Buchert, mother of Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, owner of Third & Elm Press, 210 Thames St., 847-2273 Art on the Wharf “The Little Picture Show” thru April 30. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannister’s Wharf, 845-6858 Bestosos Studio 3rd Tuesdays, ”Follow the Leader” , create your own painting in one evening. $30, includes materials. All adult ages and skill levels, Edward King House, bestosstudio. com, to register call Jeannine Bestoso, 714-7263. Brimstone Studio Libby Manchester Gilpatric and Friends, gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon–5 p.m., or by appointment, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown 440-3974. Bristol Art Gallery “Eye Candy, 2” by Kendra Ferreira, through June 3. Gallery hours are Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m, Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Mon. & Tues.

Harbor Fine Art Featuring the work of seven local artists, open daily 11 a.m – 5 p.m., 134 Spring St., 848-9711, Isherwood Gallery Gallery open Wed.-Sat., 38 Bellevue Ave., 699-2276, Jamestown Arts Center Collaboration ‘11, 4th annual community art exhibit runs thru April 24. Gallery open Sat. & Sun. noon-3 p.m.,18 Valley St., Jamestown. Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design Gallery open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. and by appointment. 226 Bellevue Avenue, 8, the Audrain Building, second floor, 849-3271, Roger King Fine Art Two floors of 19th and 20th century American paintings. Currently featuring “Works on Paper: Watercolors, Prints, and Drawings from Private Collections.” Open daily, 21 Bowen’s Wharf, 847-4359, www. The Lady Who Paints Working studio, open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 Bridge St., 450-479.1. Sheldon Fine Art Opening reception for Del-Bourree Bach, Saturday, April 23, 5-7 p.m. Gallery open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 59 America’s Cup Ave., Bowen’s Wharf, 849-0030. Spring Bull Gallery “April Showers and Storms” runs through April 30. Gallery open daily noon to 5 p.m. 849-9166. The Third & Elm Press & Gallery Woodcuts and paper created by Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, open Tues Sat., 11 - 5 and by appointment, 29 Elm St. 848-0228 William Vareika Gallery Special Gilbert Stuart exhibit, 212 Bellevue Ave., 849-6149

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NATURE A Poem as Lovely As A Tree By Jack Kelly This weekend presents two valuable events on our island home. Earth Day is tomorrow April 22, 1011. There will be many volunteer cleanup events in and around our communities during the next week. If you can find an hour or two to volunteer your time, you may find it to be a fulfilling and educational experience. A schedule of organized cleanups is in this edition of Newport This Week. The Newport Arboretum Week begins on Saturday, April 23, 2011 with a guided tour of Morton Park’s diverse tree species led by Scott Wheeler, Newport’s tree warden from 9 – 11 a.m. There will also be a tree planting demonstration. For more information on this week’s upcoming events, go to: Through the course of human history poets, writers, religious leaders and philosophers have used trees in comparison to some aspects of the human condition. From the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome, to the Bible, to Shakespeare, to the poetry of Byrnes, Longfellow, Kipling and Frost, trees have been the subject of many a thoughtful scribe. Throughout literature, trees have been used to metaphorically symbolize human strength, endurance, lasting devotion and beauty. In a more pragmatic discussion, trees are the stuff of life. Over the millennia, they have recycled carbon dioxide into breathable atmosphere, provided sustenance and shelter, and fueled economies. The very existence of humanity from the dawn of time, until present day, has been contingent on the wellbeing of trees and other flora. Such lofty thoughts were not my concern as a child. I learned early on that trees were for climbing and sitting under on a hot summer day, sipping lemonade with friends. My friends and I were blessed to grow up in an area close to two city parks. My neighborhood bordered on Morton Park and its wonderful collection of open ball fields and wooded recluses. During this time, late 1950’s through the early 1970’s, there was never a shortage of teammates for pickup games of baseball, football, or basketball. There was an abundant population of children in our area. Summertime brought long days of baseball and the exploration of Morton Park’s “hills” and the old granite quarry located on the park’s southern border. Climbing trees and building secret “forts” were just some of our ways of enjoying the park. In the fall, acorns, crab apples, and horse chestnuts became mis-

–Joyce Kilmer

siles to be hurled at soda pop cans and bottles. My contemporaries and I would engage in these tests of throwing skills and, occasionally, we would take aim at each other. A neighborhood mother would quickly step in with the old adage, “A good time, UNTIL SOMEBODY LOSES AN EYE!” My family’s home is across the street from the park, and my earliest memories include those of the Weeping Beech tree in our backyard. By all accounts it was planted around the year 1900. Healthy and sturdy, it has occupied a vast portion of the yard for over half a century since maturing. This stately beech has required pruning over the years to keep it from taking over sidewalks and the neighbor’s yard. In the early 1960s a few of my compatriots and I decided to climb the thirty-five foot tall “Beech Monster.” We outfitted ourselves with ropes, a neighbor’s block and tackle, small “foot hold” board steps, hammers and nails. We thought that a few boards would allow us easier access to the upper reaches of the tree. Remarkably, this was met with great resistance by a number of neighborhood mothers, mine included. We never tried again, but I often wondered what the view was like from the top. While this beautiful tree was a challenge in my youth, it is now a keeper of memories and a measuring stick for my family. Both the tree and I have gotten taller, fuller, and older in the past six decades. We have watched it shrug off the effects of hurricanes, nor’easters, and brutal snowstorms, to dramatically bloom in the late spring. It has grown to a height of about fifty-five feet and is currently home to three squirrel nests. In the spring Blue Jays, Robins and Cardinals build their nests deep within its’ branches. Chickadees and Tufted Titmouses seek seed pods and perch during summer days. Summer mornings bring an avian chorus from its’ boughs. We have observed Osprey eating fish on the exposed crown of the tree. Great Horned Owls, Merlin Falcons and Red-tailed Hawks have used the crown to perch on while surveying Morton Park for prey. In the fall squirrels feast on the beech nuts it produces. There is one spot on the trunk of the tree, where one of my more amorous childhood friends carved his own initials and those of his girlfriend in a small heart. Their relationship ended over forty years ago, but the tree still holds the memory, and bears silent witness to their puppy love. The only real complaint that

my brothers and I had about the tree, was the immense number of golden-yellow leaves we had to rake up and bag in the late fall. Of course, the oaks, maples, and other tree species of Morton Park shared thousands of their leaves with us, also. I still flight the leaves in the fall, but as I look back with the wisdom of age, I realize what a blessed and beautiful area we had for our childhood.

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On Tuesday April 19, the Middletown High School Girls Softball team improved their Division IISouth record to 4-0, 5-0 overall, with a shutout win on the road versus South Kingstown High School. The final score was 3-0. Islander pitcher, Grace Eng limited the South Kingstown Skippers to only two hits and battery mate, Glenn Murphy added two key RBIs to seal the victory for the Islanders. Middletown’s catcher, Glenn Murphy, #6 (below) waits for her pitch. Murphy’s two run double in the top of the fifth, capped a three run rally for the Islanders.

Islander pitcher, Grace Eng ,#10 (above) winds up to deliver a pitch. Eng, shut out the Skippers, allowing only two hits. The Middletown senior walked none and fanned 10 in the 3-0 victory. Photos by Rob Thorn

Islander catcher, Glenn Murphy (right) not only used her bat to her team’s advantage, but her glove, as well. Here Murphy dives for a weak pop up off the bat of a South Kingstown batter. Murphy made the diving catch.

Left fielder, Nina Traglia, #7 (below) zeroes in on a sinking line drive off a Skippers bat. Traglia made the nifty sliding catch.



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TRACK 2-1 4/23 2:30p.m. MEET @ Belmont Hill St. George’s-vs-Belmont Hill-vs-Lawrence-vs-Rivers BOYS BASEBALL 4/23 1p.m. Portsmouth @ Berwick Academy 4/27 4p.m. Portsmouth @ Marianapolis Prep GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL 4/ 27 3:30p.m. Portsmouth @ Lexington Academy BOYS LACROSSE 4/23 1p.m. Portsmouth @ Berwick Academy 4/27 3:30p.m. Portsmouth @ Landmark School GIRLS LACROSSE 4/23 1:30p.m. Portsmouth @Worcester Academy 4/27 3:30p.m. Portsmouth @ Lexington Academy BOYS & GIRLS TRACK 4/23 1p.m. Moses Brown School @ Portsmouth 4/27 3:30p.m. Hyde@ Portsmouth BOYS TENNIS 4/23 1p.m. Portsmouth @ Berwick Academy 4/27 4p.m. Beaver Country Day @ Portsmouth GIRLS TENNIS 4/27 3:30p.m. Portsmouth @ Beaver Country Day SAILING 4/23 1p.m. @ Portsmouth Portsmouth-vs-Dartmouth High School-vs-Providence Country Day 4/27 4p.m. Milton Academy @ Portsmouth GIRLS GOLF 4/27 3:30p.m. Bayview @ Portsmouth

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HDC Makes Quick Work of April Docket By Tom Shevlin

Students, City Leaders Experience a Day of Disability Students from the East Bay Met School joined with city and state officials last week at the International Tennis Hall of Fame for a special workshop highlighting the everyday challenges faced by the handicapped in Newport. Hosted by Looking Upwards and the Newport Accessibility Commission, the daylong event was aimed at raising awareness of accessibility issues and how living in an historic town can affect even the simplest of tasks. Participants navigated the grounds of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in wheelchairs or under blindfolds in order to experience for them-

selves, what it’s like to be faced with a handicap. Those taking part in the event included State Rep. Peter Martin (D-Newport), Second Ward Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin, Middletown Town Councilor Bruce Long, Newport Parks and Recreation Department Director Susan Cooper, and Director of Public Services William Riccio. Charged with overseeing the city’s roads and sidewalks, a wheelchair-bound Riccio took to the sidewalks up and down Bellevue Avenue in order to further his understanding of what city streetscape deficiencies he may need to address, moving forward.

Members of the city’s Historic District Commission made swift work of a relatively full docket on Tuesday, approving 11 applications, and continuing another two. Among the more notable decisions was an approval to make various improvements to an 18th century Colonial in the historic Point neighborhood at 17 Third St. Commissioners expressed some initial concern over the plan, which involves installing new window awnings to the rear of the building, replacing two exterior doors in-kind, and constructing a 10x14-foot outdoor shed. Several commissioners noted their concern over the size of the shed, but according to attorney Turner Scott, the structure is necessitated due to the home’s lack of a basement. Seeing no objections from neighbors, the application was approved unanimously. Not so lucky was an application by George Hill to install dormers to his property at 65 Prospect Hill St. Commissioners spent several minutes discussing the plan with Hill, but could not move beyond what they felt was the sense that the additions would overwhelm the character of the house. But rather than deny the plan outright, commissioners moved to continue the application to its design review sub-committee in order to explore alternatives. Also receiving approvals were the following:

n  An application by Anna Lee Chatty to replace a wooden garage door with a similar-style steel door at 8 Whitfield Place n  An application by Thomas Walker for window replacement at 26 Greenough Place n  An application by Paula Butler to replace the waterside windows at 127 Harrison Ave. n  An application by Jay Wilson to make various improvements, including the removal and replacement of the existing stucco exterior at 673 Bellevue Ave. n  An application by David Little to install a new pool, garage connector and construct a new threeseason room at his property at 251 Harrison Ave. n  An application to make various exterior improvements, including those to the roof of a unit at Beechbound, 127 Harrison Ave., was continued to the commission’s design review committee. The following applications received summary approval: n  An application by James Berwind to make improvements to the entryway of 585 Ocean Ave. n  An application by Larry McCarver to construct a 470-square foot guest suite above the garage at 127 Rhode Island Ave. n  An application by Jeffrey Allen to make exterior improvements at 120 Rhode Island Ave. n  An application by Frank Lalli to construct a new roof at 2-6 Broadway n  An application by Seascape Condominium Association to make exterior improvements at 3-7 Beacon Hill Rd.

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Sale Price includes $500 Toyota Customer Cash Rebate. Sale prices excludes taxes, registration and title, $299 dealer documentation fee Special finance rate with approved credit.

‘07 Corolla CE

11,988 ‘07 Prius $ 121003A . . . . . . . . . . . 12,488 ‘03 Tundra $ 691025ZJ . . . . . . . . . . 12,788 ‘07 Tacoma $ P12666 . . . . . . . . . . . 14,988 ‘09 Corolla LE $ P12655 . . . . . . . . . . . 15,988 181010A .



‘08 Yaris

22/28 MPG

buy for

0.9% financing available for up to 60 months

lease for




All Wheel Drive | Complimentary 2 year/25,000 mile Premium Auto Care Policy.

36 mos. lease term, 12k miles a year allowed. No security deposit required. Sale Price includes $500 Toyota Customer Cash Rebate. Special lease based on Tier 1+ credit. Sale prices excludes taxes, registration and title, $299 dealer documentation fee, and first lease payment. With Approved credit.

16,788 ‘08 Tacoma $ P12629A . . . . . . . . . . 17,488 ‘10 Camry SE $ P12592 . . . . . . . . . . . 17,988 ‘10 Camry LE $ P12639 . . . . . . . . . . . 18,788 ‘09 Camry LE $ P12648 . . . . . . . . . . . 19,988 P12617

21,980 $ 229


‘08 Solara Conv.

21,988 ‘08 Tundra $ P12600 . . . . . . . . . . . 22,788 ‘09 Camry XLE $ P12663 . . . . . . . . . . . 23,988 ‘09 Prius Touring $ P41399 . . . . . . . . . . . 23,988 ‘08 Tundra $ P12579 . . . . . . . . . . . 27,988 P12603



SALE ENDS MAY 1, 2011.





100 Faunce Corner Mall Rd N. Dartmouth, MA 02747




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