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Last One In … Teams of lifeguards from as far away as New Jersey descended upon Easton’s Beach for the 35th Annual Newport Invitational Lifeguard Tournament on August 2 and 3. The two-day event pitted teams from some of the Northeast’s most popular beaches against each other in a variety of different challenges, including swimming, paddling, and running. Pictured above, lifeguards scrambled to push rowboats into the choppy waters and raced a one-mile course from one side of the beach to the other. Besides the hosting team from Easton’s Beach, other lifeguard groups came from Narragansett Town Beach, Jacob Riis Park Beach in Rockaway, New York, and the Long Beach Township Beach Patrol from New Jersey. A hard-fought, two-day battle of the beach’s bravest saw the lifeguard crew from Narragansett Beach the overall winners. (Photo by Rob Thorn)

Battle Buddy Dogs are Veterans’ Best Friends By Jack Kelly Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are two of the lingering health issues that plague our IraqAfghanistan veterans and members of our armed forces. They are debilitating conditions that also affect a number of local veterans. One organization that is assisting local veterans is USA Battle Buddies, which provides trained service dogs to veterans suffering from PTSD or other wounds of war. Iraq War veteran Steve Frye of Newport founded the group and is it’s CEO. Cyndi Kendall of Warren, a dog trainer, volunteers her expertise to the organization and personally trains these wonderful service animals. Frye suffers from PTSD resulting from TBI during his two tours in Iraq with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He survived two separate roadside bomb attacks directed at the patrol vehicles in which he was a passenger. Although he survived, the concussions from the massive explosions, coupled with the rolling debris from the destruction of the vehicles, led to his TBI. A TBI may cause brain functions to be altered or destroyed, and it can cause personality changes. Frye explained that he has short-term memory loss and also suffers from loss of balance at times. Frye began to research service animals after his discharge from the Army, to

help with his own health issues and those of other veterans. Kendall began her service in the US Army in 1973. During her service term she became a trainer for military canines. In the early 1980s while she was attached to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Kendall left the military to enter government service but remained at Walter Reed, where she visited patients in the wards. She met many Vietnam veterans dealing with a myriad of health issues. She used her gift for training dogs and gave them to those veterans she felt the dogs could assist. Kendall did this quietly and paid for most of the animals’ veterinary expenses herself. Kendall left government service, and through an unfortunate set of circumstances involving injury and disease, she was deemed 100% disabled by doctors. However, this didn’t stop her from visiting Walter Reed on a regular basis, although she suffers balance issues. Kendall confided that she feels that this is her calling in life. Her faith and spirituality lead her to help veterans recover from all of their wounds, whether physical, mental, or spiritual. For 30 years, Kendall has been sister, mother, confessor and motivator to soldiers in need. She still travels to Walter Reed monthly, spending a weekend with patients, and letting them know that they are appreciated and not forgotten. In August 2010, Frye was in Washington DC seeing family, when he

Iraq War veteran Steve Frye (R) was joined by Robert Jerdan, Commander American Legion Post 18, when Frye was presented with his Battle Buddy, Charlie Zino, at a recent ceremony at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket. decided to visit Walter Reed. While he was on one of the wards, he observed Kendall, accompanied by a service dog, speaking with a wounded soldier. Frye overheard a bit of the conversation and approached Kendall when she had finished. As Frye spoke with Kendall, a friendship blossomed, and USA Battle Buddies began to take shape. After returning to Rhode Island, the two went to work making Frye’s ideas a reality. Frye explained why he chose the name “Battle Buddies”. Battle buddies are assigned to each other in army units. They

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NEWPORT –  SeaFair, the floating art venue that became the center of controversy as it sought permission to dock in downtown Newport for the duration of the summer, will not be returning to Newport after all. The ship, which had been docked at Perry Mill Wharf since June, has pulled anchor. Its next port of call will be Sept. 15-19 in Greenwich, Conn. Meanwhile, organizers said on Tuesday that earlier plans to resume operations in Newport at the end of August have been scrapped. 
“SeaFair and its exhibitors were pleased with their initial Newport experience and plan to return to the historic community next summer as part of a broader series of one-week summer exhibitions throughout New England in 2012,” organizers said in a press release.

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Demolition Slated for School By Meg O’Neil

WALK FOR THE DOGS: On Saturday, Aug. 13, USA Battle Buddies will host a 1K and 5K walk-athon from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., rain or shine, at Colt State Park in Bristol. For more information, visit

NEWPORT –  With school out for the summer, work pertaining to the demolition of Sullivan Elementary School and the construction of the new Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School were the main topics of discussion at Thursday evening’s double-header meeting of the Pell Building Committee and Newport School Committee. The first topic of discussion at the building committee meeting was the demolition of the Sullivan School. A A Wrecking & Asbestos Abatement Co. from Johnston, R.I. was selected as the lowest bidder, with work estimated to cost $568,675, 10 percent under budget. Superintendent John H. Ambrogi said of the selection, “We are very pleased to be able to have a local Rhode Island company as a low bidder, and even happier to have it come in under the estimate.” The demolition of the Sullivan school will begin Aug. 15 and continue until mid-October. Committee member Jo Eva Gaines expressed her wishes and the wishes of other community members to have the opportunity to keep a brick from the school as a memento. Kenneth Romeo, from Strategic

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Walk the Walk to Help Children Cope with Health Challenges By Kathrine Imbrie Take a walk along the Cliff Walk– with friends or family if you like – and do it for a good cause. On Sunday, Aug. 14, the Andréa Rizzo Foundation will hold its 10th annual “Walk for the Children” to benefit children at Hasbro Children’s Hospital who are battling cancer, and also local schoolchildren who have special needs. The two-mile scenic walk starts at 3 p.m. at Rodgers Recreation Center at Salve Regina University on Ochre Point Ave. Participants will walk up to Bellevue Ave. then proceed to the Cliff Walk and finish back at the recreation center. The event is in memory of Andréa Rizzo, a Salve Regina University graduate and elementary

special education teacher, and childhood cancer survivor. Rizzo, who was killed in 2002 at the age of 24 by a drunk driver, was a lifelong dancer and had begun her graduate studies in dance therapy in hopes of helping children with cancer and special needs through her own love of dance. Opening festivities begin at 2:30. Local dance companies to perform before and after the walk include the Gladding School of Dance of Newport, Nevins Academy of Irish Dancing, the Salve Regina Dance Team, as well as: Rosemary School of Dance Education of Warren, and the Kinetic Synergy Dance Co. The free family event features door prizes, raffles, a kids’ fun booth, free refreshments, and

dance performances. Also making an appearance will be Rhode Island’s “Dancing Cop,” Tony Lepore. Pageant winners including Miss Rhode Island and Miss Massachusetts will also be there. There’s no need to pre-register to walk for the cause. You can walk alone, or form a team to support a favorite charity or organization. Each walker who collects pledges of $30 or more will receive a free T shirt and water bottle. In addition, the top pledge-collecting team will earn $500 for their charity or organization. All walkers will receive free ice cream. For more information, visit To create your own fundraising page, visit DreasDream.

Tower Restoration Underway Needed repairs to the iconic stone tower in Touro Park got underway this week. The structure, whose age, origin and purpose has long been a source of debate and mystery, had been battered by a late season winter storm this past February. According to the city, roughly a dozen stones fell from the top of the structure, causing concern over the condition of the structure. In May, city councilors approved a $30,000 contract request for masonry repairs to the uppermost portion of the tower. The project, which is expected to take several weeks to complete, is being paid for through a previously budgeted $25,000 line item in capital improvement fund, as well as a $5,000 grant from the Newport Restoration Foundation.

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Thousands of music fans will once again descend upon Newport through the Aug. 5 – 7 weekend, as the 57th Annual Newport Jazz Festival takes place on the north lawn of Fort Adams State Park. A staple of jazz music since its inception in 1954 at Freebody Park, the Newport Jazz Festival has evolved into one of the premier jazz events in the world. “An important part of the mission of the Newport Festivals Foundation, which produces the Newport Jazz Festival, is to recognize that jazz is an ever-evolving art form,” said George Wein, President of the Foundation and producer of the Festival since its inception in 1954. “By presenting adventurous younger artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Ambrose Akinmusire, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Miguel Zenon, Avishai and Anat Cohen, Hiromi, Trombone Shorty and John Hollenbeck along with veterans Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein, Al Di Meola, Charles Lloyd, Randy Weston, Michel Camilo and so many others, we are making the start to fulfilling that mission.” The festival will kick off with Michael Feinstein performing his show, “Come Fly with Me” with Special Guest Joe Negri plus Wynton Marsalis on Friday, August 5, 8 p.m. at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. The music will continue on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Adams from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., on both days. Tickets for the festival are on sale worldwide through TicketMaster and

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Last Pole Standing? By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – Less than a quarter of a mile past Hazard’s Beach on Ocean Drive, the roadway takes a sharp left before straightening out on the way to Green Bridge. It’s one of the most scenic stretches on the winding drive, featuring impressive rock outcroppings, even more impressive homes, and tantalizing glimpses of the Atlantic.  Several years ago, at the behest of the council, virtually all of the telephone poles around the drive were removed, the utility lines buried at the neighborhood’s expense. Except, that is, at this corner. At the time, the homeowners of 205 Ocean Ave. simply didn’t want to pay for their utilities to be buried. But when the property was sold, the new owners were of a different mind. With an extensive – and expensive – renovation beginning to wind down, the utility pole at the entrance of the driveway simply doesn’t fit, they say.  Indeed, driving along the scenic drive, the almost complete absence of utility poles is noticeable. Where they do exist, such as outside Gooseberry Beach, efforts are already underway to

have them removed. Last week, City Councilwoman Kathryn E. Leonard put forth a resolution to support a request to remove the pole and the industrial cobra-head light that hangs overhead. In its place, Vanasse Hangen Brustling, Inc., a traffic engineering firm hired by the owners, suggested placing a set of chevrons – those yellow and black signs often found along sharp turns. But the city’s Interdepartmental Traffic Commission has expressed a reticence over the proposal, noting that removing the light could be a potential safety hazard. However, as Leonard noted, the city does not have any record of night-time accidents at the curve (though there have been several day-time accidents). Attorney Daniel Prentiss represents the owners of the home at 205 Ocean Ave. He said that he would be more than willing to coordinate with the city on a plan that would be amenable to both parties. The council ceded to the request and approved Leonard’s resolution, amended to be subject to administration approval. The administration is expected to report back on the matter at the council’s upcoming Aug. 10 meeting.


Building Solutions, the firm hired to oversee the $30 million project, obliged Gaines’ request and said people would be able to obtain bricks. The meeting continued with much discussion focusing on interior materials that will be used in the flooring of the school. Choices among poured concrete, linoleum, and vinyl tile were discussed. Ultimately, in a unanimous vote, concrete flooring was chosen for the highest traffic area of the school including the cafeteria. According to Matt LaRue, an architect from HMFH Architects of Cambridge, the group responsible for the project, concrete flooring has the longest life, whereas the other materials will have to be replaced. The coloring of the concrete floor, with a wide variety of options, could be chosen at a later date according to LaRue. The Building Committee also voted to add an alternate design element to the plan. For $6,500 in design updates, they elected to add an all-brick exterior to the list of possible options. Once the Pell Building Committee meeting finished, the School Committee made quick work of their docket, approving the suggestion of the AA Wrecking & Asbestos Co. team, as well as the $6,500 cost to modify the design plan of an all brick exterior.

Middletown Boat Ramp Concept To Receive Further Consideration By Jill Connors MIDDLETOWN – Two different committees in Middletown will discuss the concept of a new Third Beach boat ramp next week, and a public workshop may take place in late August, according to officials with the town’s Beach Commission and Planning Board. The boat ramp proposal is on the agenda for the Aug. 9 meeting of the Beach Commission, and the group hopes to add more details to the preliminary sketches, based on new data that is being gathered. “It’s really just an engineering concept at this point,” said Rian Wilkinson, chair of the Beach Commission, referring to the Commission’s initial boat ramp proposal, which was reviewed by Town Council at a July 18 meeting. The initial proposal called for a 30-by-190-foot boat ramp, a 5-by190-foot handicapped-accessible ramp, a 6-by-212-foot fixed timber pier, an 8-by-20-foot floating dock, and a remote pumpout station. The ramp has been proposed to address safety issues for boaters and swimmers at Third Beach. The new ramp would replace the existing boat ramp, an outdated cement slab, which does not extend

far enough into the water to allow boats to be launched easily during low tide cycles. Acting on the instructions of the Town Council, which at the July 18 meeting referred the boat ramp proposal back to the Beach Commission for more consideration, Wilkinson and fellow Beach Commission member Bill Seiple have been taking additional measurements at Third Beach, and discussing more engineering details. “Even though 190 feet sounds like a huge number, it’s not that much bigger than the existing cement pier, which is approximately 130 or 140 feet long,” said Seiple. “We’re trying to get some better preliminary visuals pulled together for the Aug. 9 meeting.” Beach Commission Chair Wilkinson said the public is welcome to attend the meeting, 4:30 p.m. in the Middletown Police Dept., although he said a public workshop is being organized for the end of the month, date to come. The Middletown Planning Board expects to discuss the boat ramp proposal at its Aug. 10 meeting, according to Planning Board member Dick Adams. “Our role is to determine if the proposed boat ramp is consistent with the town’s Compre-

hensive Plan, but we don’t have any direct input into the details of the boat ramp’s design or engineering,” said Adams. The Planning Board meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Middletown’s engineer has estimated the total project cost of a new boat ramp at $481,310; Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management has indicated it would approve a grant paying 75 percent of the project’s cost.

In Other News: A new interactive feature on Middletown’s town website (www. makes it possible for citizens to post comments on various current topics. Called “Open Town Hall,” the feature is described as an “on-line forum for civic engagement.” Current forums on Open Town Hall include the reconstruction of two intersections on West Main Road with roundabouts or enhanced signals, and an ongoing study to determine uses for a new Sachuest Beach Pavilion. For each forum, town officials have posted pertinent information, and citizens are encouraged to indicate their opinion by voting for an op-

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Salve Regina University will sponsor a weeklong seminar/lecture series on the Roman Empire. “The Rise and Fall of Rome from Virgil to Montesquieu,” led by Dr. Mark Kremer, Associate Professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, will be held from Sunday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 13. The lecture series will examine the writings of Virgil, Shakespeare and Montesquieu on heroism and empire through a study of the epic “Aeneid,” the drama “Julius Caesar” and the modern political history “Greatness and Decline of the Romans.” All lectures will take place in the O’Hare Academic Center (room 260), 6-8 p.m., except Saturday’s lecture, which is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. The program is free but seating is limited. For more information or to reserve, email

Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) announces the lineup for its 15th annual festival, running Aug. 9 to 14 at The Vets (formerly the VMA Arts & Cultural Center) and other venues throughout Rhode Island. As New England’s only Academy Award-qualifying festival, RIIFF takes filmgoers on the Road to the Oscars. This year, RIIFF received a record 4,537 submissions from filmmakers representing more than 60 countries. From those,195 films were chosen for RIFF’s six-day festival. This year there are 18 world and 21 North American/United States premieres. To see the complete schedule of films, visit www.

The United Veterans Council of Newport County and American Legion, Newport Post No. 7 announce a Victory Day Ceremony to take place in front of Newport City Hall on Monday, Aug. 8 at noon. The Newport Artillery Co., veterans’ organizations of Newport County, clergy, city and legislative officials will participate. A featured guest will speak about WWII and the ending of hostilities. United Veterans Council of Newport County President Fred Mathews and American Legion, Newport Post No. 7 Commander Leo Ayotte invite and encourage everyone to attend this Victory Day observance. A container will be available at the ceremony for the deposit of worn, faded, or unserviceable U.S. flags. These flags will be retired and properly disposed of at an appropriate flag retirement ceremony to be held at a later date.

Aircraft Carrier Model Debut A 14-foot-long scale model of the retired aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy has gone on display at the Newport Gateway Visitors Center, in an exhibit aimed at building support for a North Kingstownbased organization’s effort to lure the vessel to Aquidneck Island as a tourist attraction and museum. Evan Smith, president and CEO of the Newport & Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau, estimates that as many as 150,000 visitors will be able to see the exhibit over the next several weeks. “We are delighted to help raise awareness of the efforts to bring this great ship to Narragansett Bay as a visitor attraction,” Smith said in a news release. The model, which weighs more than 800 pounds, measures in at 14-feet long and 48-inches wide. It will be on display at the Newport Gateway Visitors Center located at 23 America’s Cup Avenue from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily (through September 15, 2011, after which the center returns to regular hours).

Antiques Show Gala The Newport Antiques Show, to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County and the Newport Historical Society, will hold its fifth annual show Aug. 13 -14 at St. George’s School. A preview cocktail gala party will be held the evening before from 6 to 9 p.m. More than three dozen exhibitors will be participating in the show.

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This summer, Citizens Bank and its partners are collecting school supplies to help local children go back to school with the gear they need to learn. Customers are encouraged to donate new pencils, pens, notebooks and other school supplies at any Citizens Bank branch in Rhode Island. Through Gear for Grades, more than 6,000 children in Rhode Island will receive a new backpack and school supplies. Backpacks filled with new school supplies will be distributed to children across the Citizens Financial Group footprint. As part of this program, Child and Family Services will receive backpacks for their youth.

Newport’s own world-famous singing family band of the 1960s – the Cowsills – is the subject of a feature documentary film, “The Cowsills’ Story,” which will have its world premiere on Wednesday, Aug.10 at 6:30 p.m. at Providence’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The film was directed by Louise Palanker and Ian Broyle. Following the screening of the film, members of the Cowsills family will perform a long-awaited reunion concert. The show promises to be as memorable for the audience as it will be for the Cowsills, who have not performed together in many years. Tickets, good for both the screening and the Cowsills’ performance, are $15 available from or by calling 421-ARTS.

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Kids who are interested in the theater can sign up for acting classes at Firehouse Theater. Level 2 classes are for those entering Grades 9-12 and will run August 8th-12th from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This week is designed for older kids who are experienced in theater or who want to learn from experienced professionals. Teens will learn improv skills as well as advanced acting technique. Musical Theater Performance classes will run August 15th-19th and 22nd-26th from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This is an intensive camp in all the skills of musical theater: singing, dancing and acting. Experienced “Irish America’s Favorite Son,” professionals will be on hand for Andy Cooney and his band will be this two-week camp program. Classes and performances will be performing live in concert Friday, Aug. 26 to benefit the Museum of held at Firehouse Theater, 4 EqualNewport Irish History. The show, ity Park Place in Newport. For adsponsored by La Forge Casino Res- ditional information, call 401taurant and the Fastnet Pub, will 849-FIRE (3473), or email info@ be at the Jane Pickens Theater, 5 - 7 p.m. Admission is $25. For more information, call 848-0661 or email



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At the Libraries n “Ronald’s Reading Adventure Show,” for children age 4 and older, will be at the Middletown Public Library Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. This 30- minute show is filled with adventure, magic, audience participation and reading fun. Space is limited; pick up free tickets at the library or call 846-1573 to reserve. Also at the Middletown Library: On Aug. 10 at 6 p.m., teens and ‘tweens (ages 10-18) are invited to make a life mural with artist and teacher Moira Richardson, Using collage materials like recycled books, magazines, sheet music, and road atlases, students will create a visual story of their lives. Each student will leave with a handmade journal and a creativity kit to help them continue art journaling at home. This event is free, but space is limited. Reserve in advance at the library’s front desk or the children’s room desk, or by calling 846-1573. n Get book recommendations, explore the library’s offerings, and share your reading discoveries in a warm and friendly atmosphere in a Bookchat at the Newport Library on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. Be prepared to talk briefly about a book you’ve read. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Contact: Luke Owens 847-8720 x208 or email

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Newport Police Log Search for Police, Fire Chiefs Picks Up During the period from Monday, July 25 to Monday, AuSteam gust 1, the Newport Police Department responded to 808 calls. Of those, 159 were motor vehicle related; there were 99 motor vehicle violations issued and 60 accidents. The police also responded to 19 incidents of vandalism, 35 animal complaints, 25 noise complaints, and 31 home/ business alarm calls. They transported 4 prisoners and recorded 34 instances of assisting other agencies. 39 private tows were recorded including 19 from the Paramount lot on Broadway, 4 from the Lees Wharf Associates lot, and 6 from Wellington Square Condos. In addition, 43 arrests were made for the following violations: n Twelve arrests were made for simple assault. n Six arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n Three arrests were made for vandalism. n Four arrests were made for being on the Cliff Walk after dark. n Four arrests were made for being on Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach after dark. n Three arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n Two arrests were made for possession of narcotics. n Two arrests were made for public urination. n Two arrests were made for outstanding payment to a storage facility. n Two arrests were made for alcohol in an open container. n Two arrests were made for violation of a no-contact order. n One arrest was made for obstructing an officer. n One arrest was made for fradulent use of credit cards. n One arrest was made for leaving the scene of an acciddent. n One arrest was made for outstanding warrants. n One arrest was made for larceny. n One arrest was made for driving with a revoked license. n One arrest was made for DUI. n One arrest was made regarding a missing juvenile. n One arrest was made while assisting another police dept.

A pair of specially appointed commissions has been making progress in their efforts to fill the vacancies in Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top public safety posts. City Manager Edward F. Lavallee said on Friday that the search for the next fire and police chiefs has begun to pick up steam. According to Lavallee, over 40 applications have been received in the search for the next fire chief. The anticipated salary listed on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official employment notification is $78,533 - $111,863. Over the next few weeks, a screening and interview process is expected to play out, with the search committee expected to need about a month or so to whittle down the applicant pool. Meanwhile, the city is also closer to finding a new police chief. Late last week, the city officially advertised the position. It has a salary range of $84,816 - $120,812. Both Fire Chief Harry Hallgring Jr., and Police Chief Michael G. McKenna announced their retirements within days of each other this past May. Meanwhile, the process to find Lavalleeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successor is also getting underway, as City Council members met in executive session last Wednesday to discuss the composition of yet another search committee. Lavallee, who announced his retirement last month, said that he plans to stay on until his contract runs out on Dec. 3.

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EDITORIAL You have to start somewhere After more than four years of, at-times, bitter back-and-forth, the City of Newport has a contract with its firefighter union. Whatever your opinion of the terms of the agreement, putting the rancor that accompanied the negotiating process behind us should be viewed as a welcome development. In addition to reducing minimum manning levels, the city stands to realize some significant long-term savings with each new firefighter hired. In exchange, the city agreed to a series of concessions, including raises totaling 2.9 percent for FY2008, 2.5 percent for FY2009, and 2.75 percent for FY2011. No raises would be granted for FY2010. In a separate contract, the city also agreed to pay increases of 2.75 percent for each of the years between FY2012-14, bringing the average yearly raise over the seven-year span to 2.34 percent. According to city staff, the retroactive raises are at or below average for other communities, and could could have been expected in an arbitration award.  In voting against the contract package, Mayor Stephen C. Waluk argued that items such as longevity pay and retiree benefits were out of step with the city’s fiscal interest. We simply can’t afford it, he said. Meanwhile, Second Ward Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin said that the contract for 2012-14 doesn’t go far enough. Messrs. Waluk and McLaughlin may be right. As one Newport resident, who spoke out against the contract said last week, how many employed residents in Newport can look forward to guaranteed raises over the next three years? And how many retired Newport residents can look forward to any increase in income during the same span? For now, the city will have to wait to fight another day. And while the firefighters contract occupied much of the airspace in City Hall for some time, there are other contracts still outstanding that also need attention. No, the contract that was approved last week is not a silver bullet to the city’s fiscal problems. Nor should it be. But it is a start.

Poll of the Week Construction on the Washington Square Improvement Project has been moving ahead at full steam. After ripping up the roadway and replacing it with a base layer of new asphalt, crews this week have been busy installing curbing and laying down new sidewalks. According to the city’s director of public services, William Riccio, the project has been moving along smoothly, with only minimal disruption to traffic. The impact to businesses around the historic square, however, may not be fully known until after the season’s end. We asked our readers online at Newport Now for their thoughts on the construction. Here’s how they responded. Should the city have waited to begin construction in Washington Square, or is it a sign of progress that the work is being completed? n  They should have waited. The construction will hurt businesses in the area. (67%, 101 Votes) n  They were right to start the project. It’s good that progress is being made, plus there’s only a limited number of months to complete projects like these. (27%, 41 Votes) n  No opinion/I haven’t been following the issue closely enough (6%, 9 Votes) Our next poll deals with something a bit lighter. We want to know which beach in town is your favorite. Vote online at Voting will be open through Aug. 15.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Roundabouts reduce accidents and traffic delays To the Editor; At the July 18 Middletown Town Council workshop, the Council was briefed by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) on options for improving the intersections of East and West Main Streets (2 Mile Corner) and West Main and Coddington Highway. Two options were presented: 1) install additional traffic lanes and signals, and 2) install traffic roundabouts at both intersections. Previously, the Middletown Planning Board had voted unanimously to recommend the installation of modern roundabouts. As a member of the Planning Board, it may be useful to explain how I arrived at my decision, especially since at least one member of the Town Council suggested that the Planning Board decision was reached in “10 - 15 minutes.” I do not think that is an accurate characterization of the way the Planning Board does

its work. The idea of roundabouts at these intersections was the outgrowth of the recently completed Aquidneck Island Traffic Study, produced by the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission. Conducted over almost two years, the Study received over 3,000 comments and was the subject of four public workshops, innumerable interviews, email and website comments. Roundabouts were, almost from the beginning of the study, included as an option for poorly working intersections. The Traffic Study was discussed with all island Councils and was the subject of regular Planning Board briefings. Over the last two years, RIDOT provided the Board with two briefings on roundabout design and operation as well as roundabout experience. The Middletown Planning staff provided extensive information and I conducted my own research on roundabout ex-

perience, which I shared with the Board. What, then, is the evidence and facts that were available to the Board and formed the basis of the Board’s unanimous decision in favor of roundabouts? There are now about 2,500 roundabouts in the US. Extensive data from state Departments of Transportation, the Insurance Institute for Safety, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data are available for installed roundabouts–and the results are consistent. Automobile safety is substantially improved. Roundabouts eliminate crossing conflicts, reducing the total number of traffic conflict points, particularly “T-Bone” crashes caused by racing to beat the light, failure to stop at all, or quick left turns in front

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Newport    7 - 9 Clay St. Susan Ansin 426 Spring St. Thomas & Thomas Dev. Lenthal School Condo Unit 206 426 Spring St. Thomas & Thomas Dev. Lenthal School Condo Unit 205   23 Bacheller St. Christine Manory   34 Mt. Vernon St. Rita Coggeshall   15 Lucas Ave. Adam Kubicki & Jill Russell   12 Gardiner St. Victoria McCoy   13 Thurston Ave. Robert Rodriguez & Julieann Costa    8 Bayview Ave. Diana Garifalon    5 Gould St. Mary Ciavarini Trustee

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Council Approves Agreement on Overflows By Tom Shevlin With work to upgrade the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aging infrastructure already well underway, City Council members on Wednesday voted to approve a proposed consent agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency designed to drastically reduce the number of combined stormwater overflows that have plagued the city for decades. The vote was 6-1, with Third Ward Councilor Kathryn E. Leonard opposed. Calling the settlement more of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hostage agreement,â&#x20AC;? Leonard said that she voted against the plan as part of broader concerns she has over the financial strains placed on small communities through unfunded federal mandates. The agreement requires the city to work in a collaborative effort with local, state, and federal agencies to significantly reduce the incidents of CSOs. It does not, however, set a hard number for annual acceptable CSO events. As far as taxpayers go, the city will be compelled to pay a penalty of $170,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; half of which will be paid to the EPA, while the other half will go to the state Water Air and Protection Program. Another $70,000 in attorneys fees will also have to be covered by the city. The agreement comes just over three years after the city was first

slapped with a lawsuit for failing to adequately address its stormwater management system by the nonprofit Environment Rhode Island, acting on behalf of a group of citizen plaintiffs. City Solicitor Joseph J. Nicholson Jr. provided the council with a brief overview of the settlement agreement on Wednesday. Upon being asked what the next steps are in the process, Nicholson replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the next steps,â&#x20AC;? referring to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing water and sewer infrastructure repairs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in the next steps for the last number of months, if not years.â&#x20AC;? But beyond the physical improvements being made to the system, Nicholson added that the ultimate goal from an administrative standpoint is the creation of a System Master Plan. Moving forward, he said, the city will be expected to work with a number of agencies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; most notably, the ad-hoc Wastewater Advisory Group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in order to develop the master plan in accordance with EPA guidelines and standards. Councilor Charles Y. Duncan thanked Nicholson and Director of Utilities Julia Forgue for their dedication to the agreement. In other business: Councilors voiced support for a proposal by City Manager Edward F. Lavallee aimed at making New-

port more welcoming to new businesses. In his report to the council, Lavallee indicated that he had prepared a draft letter to be sent out on behalf of the council and the administration as â&#x20AC;&#x153;another step forwardâ&#x20AC;? in making Newport a friendlier place to do business. The letter, which will be sent out to any new business that registers with the City Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, is designed to be an accessory to an existing Doing Business in Newport handbook. Meanwhile, a proposal to award a bid for final design work on the long-anticipated Broadway Streetscape Project was continued at the request of Councilwoman Naomi L. Neville. Neville asked that city staff prepare a detailed report on what the project would entail in regards to issues like landscaping, traffic flow, and sight lines. The matter is expected to come back to the council in August. According to Lavallee, once approved, the engineering is expected to take approximately eight months to complete, at which point construction on the project, which is being paid for through the help of state transportation funding, could begin. Also continued was a proposal to amend the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noise ordinance to include air conditioning units within the definition of narrow band sound. Councilors agreed that the proposal needs to be further developed before the city takes any action.

LETTERS CONTINUED Battle Regarding St. Clare Expansion Continues â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spot zoningâ&#x20AC;? for St. Clare alone means special treatment to those who have more power and more money to do whatever they want at the expense of others. Intimidation, harassment, hostility and bullying have been exhibited by some who feel they are superior. Our neighbors cherish our way of life and the sanctity of our property. They resent slurs by people who feel they can do whatever they want and hurt anyone to get what they want. I feel sorry that they must stoop to bullying mentality tactics. The neighbors are not an â&#x20AC;&#x153;angry mob,â&#x20AC;? quite the contrary. We take umbrage at the remarks by Ms. Fenton. Fentonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarks were hurtful and untrue. Maybe St. Clare and Fenton think they can do anything because they consider us local yokels whose opinions do not count! We walked away and ignored her, yet she continued to harass the group

interjecting rude nasty remarks, interrupting people and criticizing, trying to belittle us with aggressive and hostile behavior. I guess this is her youth talking and her quest for an audience. This is the second episode of aggressive behavior from pro-St. Clare that I have observed or have been reported to me. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If property suffered damage during construction there is recourse,â&#x20AC;? she remarked. Yet, when we asked if construction caused damage to our home would St. Clare ensure restitution, their answer was, no. Ms. Fenton â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the elderly do not have rights restricted as connoted by you. If you went to any of the zoning hearings you would know that this project will add 165 more people permanently to the area, plus numerous support personnel increasing vehicle and foot traffic. On the other hand, Mr. Brady makes two excellent points. Yes, for

the greater good of the community, choose another site that is not in a congested downtown harbor front area. Yes, it would be cheaper to relocate in a less dense area, a proper site where there would be more peace and less financial burden. The Naval Hospital is a far better place and if I remember correctly, nonprofits have first option to acquire the land from the government. Since St. Clare is struggling financially and needs permission from our city to survive, it should be duly noted that the St. Josephs Assisted Living facility, which failed under their management and government cuts was recently sold for $1.6 million after they closed. This building is not the only one recently sold or is for sale by the Dioceses. What makes our distress any different from St. Clareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s? Barbars Rosa Newport

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proves the predictability and visibility of vehicle traffic. Studies conducted by the Insurance Institute for Traffic Safety and others reported significant improvements in traffic flow from roundabouts. Vehicle delays were reduced 13-89% and stopped vehicles 14-56%, wide ranges, but reflecting the ability of roundabouts to improve traffic flow and, as an added benefit, reduce automobile emissions by reducing stops, idling and acceleration. Studies indicate that drivers are often skeptical, or opposed, to roundabouts when they are proposed. However, opinions quickly change when drivers become familiar with them. In general, about 30% of drivers support roundabouts before construction, compared with 60-70% after use. RIDOT simulations of the proposed Middletown roundabouts are consistent with the experience of other states. The RIDOT simula-

tion predicts the total number of crashes will decrease from an average of 58 per year to 30 (48% reduction). Average injury crashes are expected to decrease from 8 to 6 (25% reduction). Traffic delays are predicted to be reduced by over 50% and the overall Level of Service to improve from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;?. (Level of Service is a grade assigned to an intersection reflecting traffic flow, safety and other factors. LOSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s range from A to F.) These are the some of the reasons and the data that I, and other members of the Board, considered before voting to recommend roundabouts as the better option for the intersections of East and West Main and Coddington. It was a well-researched decision. Richard Adams Middletown

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FROM THE GARDEN Tomatillos, Fennel and other Pungent Tastes! Wear the rainbow

By Cynthia Gibson The tomato crop is very slow this summer, and not many of them are at the farmers’ markets yet, although you can find greenhousegrown tomatoes there, as well as pints of too-expensive cherry tomatoes. Given this fact, it is time to be on the lookout for the ‘odd’ but delicious tomato alternative. Tomatillos are in the same family as Ground Cherries, and they make the most marvelous green salsa. They are in the markets now and through the entire month of August. Homemade salsa is always a treat, but at a time when you can also find fresh cilantro in the marketplace, authentic Mexican ‘green’ salsa is the way to go. ‘Salsa Verde’ is a perfect complement to freshly toasted corn chips accompanied by a lovely sunset. A little trip to Margaritaville is in the making with this combo. Tomatillos are sometimes referred to as ‘Mexican Tomatoes.” They are unique in that they are a round green fruit covered with a paper-thin husk that is in the shape of a Chinese lantern. Once the paper husk is removed, your journey to a new ‘Salsa’ taste begins. Ole!

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Multi-colored beets Beets are no longer just a dark maroon fall or winter root vegetable. Today, the colors of beets are rainbow-like, and the golden beets are particularly attractive, both to look at and to eat. Check the market for these locally grown, very sweet beets. Many times, they are small, but last week at the Newport and Middletown markets, they were huge! Baked, sliced golden beets on a fresh bed of homegrown lettuce sprinkled with goat cheese are simply divine. For those who like a bit of crunch in their salads, a sprinkling of chopped pecans as a garnish is the best. Add a touch of classic vinaigrette to this combo, and you have yourself a glorious summer salad. Say goat cheese, please Locally made goat cheeses are now being sold by different vendors in the farmers’ markets. Each is unique, and the vendors offer samples for you to try. Simmons Farm sells goat cheese with at least five different toppings. All are ex-

Oddly delicious are fennel, pictured above, and beets, at right. On opposite page, tomatillos. (Photos by Cynthia Gibson)

cellent. Simmons even makes a sweet goat cheese flavored with fresh strawberries. It is great on toast in the morning. Stop by the Narragansett Creamery stall, and try their cheese offerings as well. They are all very, very good. The taste of goat cheese is tangy, pungent, and smooth to the palate. It is a soft white cheese that some adore but others find a bit sour. Try it -- you will like it. The fact that this cheese is now made in our own backyard saves us airfare to France! Fabulous fennel Fennel is an anise-tasting vegetable that looks like celery but has a huge bulb at its base and leaves that look like dill fronds. This is a ‘push-me, pull-you’ kind of veggie -- one is not quite sure what it is at first glance. But this odd-looking vegetable is oh so delish! For those who do not like the taste of licorice, this vegetable is not for you. The closer you get to the bulb of the plant, the stronger the taste. The sweetness of fennel or fenugreek is found in its stalks. These

bits are great to slice and add to a salad. Citrus goes very well with fennel, so adding a teaspoon of grated lemon rind to your salad makes a nice harmony. Fresh slices of orange or grapefruit create a similarly intoxicating pleasure. As for the large bulb of the fennel, it is best quartered, slathered in extra virgin olive oil, and doused with balsamic vinegar and baked. Bake it in a 400-degree oven for about 30-40 minutes. Serve hot or cold, and add salt and pepper to taste. Fennel is also great when steaming mussels. When the water comes to a boil, add not only the mussels but also one half cup of finely chopped fennel stalks. It is quite an addition to the briny taste of mussels and far different from adding parsley. There are so many exciting new shapes and colors of vegetables this year. Remember the days of farmstands just selling corn and tomatoes? Visit the farmers’ markets for fresh produce this summer, and be sure to look for the ‘odd’ vegetables! They are a treat.

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Ingredients 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed 3 garlic cloves 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1/3 cup finely chopped green bell pepper Salt and pepper Tabasco (optional) Bring four cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat, then add a pinch of salt and stir. Drop in the tomatillos and garlic, return the water to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, or until the tomatillos turn lighter in color. Drain in a colander, reserving one half cup of the cooking liquid. Using a food processor fitted with a steel blade, puree the tomatillos and garlic with the reserved cooking liquid and the cilantro. Transfer to a bowl, and stir in the onion and bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper. If you desire a spicy salsa, add a dash or two of Tabasco. Chill in the refrigerator for two hours before serving. Serve chilled in a bowl, placed in a basket surrounded by tortilla chips. This very green salsa is soothing to the palate on hot summer days and tastes as refreshing as it looks -- it is just not another pretty dip! This Mexican specialty tastes best in its simple form with tortilla chips, but is also great as a sauce with fish or chicken. I hope that it will become a summertime favorite!

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By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – It’s just after 3 p.m. on Friday, and the crew of a local lobster boat has just finished offloading the day’s catch. Their activity has drawn the interest of a mother and daughter, who walk past a neatly stacked line of lobster traps for a closer look. Nearby, Brenda Nardolillo has once again almost sold out of her supply of freshly prepared bruschetta.  It’s a problem she always seems to have at farmers’ markets, she says–apparently, even when those  markets are just hours old and are located alongside a commercial fishing pier. With a light, but steady stream of visitors, the Pier Nine Farmers’ Market made its debut last week at the state-owned facility at the end of Long Wharf. The weekly market is being run by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management in a joint venture with Newport’s local fishing fleet. Located just steps from the docks, the market builds off of an existing lobster shack at the pier, which launched to rave reviews last year. Last Friday marked the market’s unofficial opening. With little press or publicity, the majority of visitors seemed to just stumble upon the operation. For Nardolillo, of Middletownbased Provencal Bakery, it was an auspicious beginning. A frequent sight at farmers markets such as the Aquidneck Growers’ Markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Nardolillo says that she sees potential with the Pier Nine venture. “I brought probably about half of what I would normally bring,” she says. Even still, gesturing to the nearby Point neighborhood, she says that she saw good foot traffic from both tourists and residents. “It’s fantastic,” she says.  With federal fishing regulations and higher fuel and operating costs

The Pier Nine Farmers’ Market offers fresh-off-the-boat lobsters, crabs, organic produce and more. (Photo by Kirby Varacalli) cutting into the commercial fishing industry up and down the Eastern Seaboard, the Pier Nine Market represents an important potential new revenue stream. And while you won’t find any fish mongers here (there are a number of state regulations that govern the sale of fish as it moves from net to consumer), you will find plenty of optimism from the fishermen who occupy the pier. “There’s a demand here,” says DEM’s Peter Susi, who coordinates various state-run farmers markets. “I think it’s going to be very successful down the road.” According to Susi, the goal over the next few weeks is to simply “get our feet wet, and get people used to having us down here.” In the long-term, Susi sees the market growing into a thriving fishermen’s wharf. More immediately, in addition to signing up more vendors, he said DEM is working with state health officials to permit the sale of a more diverse selection of seafood. “We expect the next product line for them to be conch,” he says, add-

ing, “there are a number of issues, but we’re working with (the Department of Health) to expand the product line.” Newport Rep. Peter Martin was on hand earlier in the day as vendors were setting up their tents. A Point resident, Martin said that he thinks the market will fare well. With the emphasis on local seafood, Susi hopes that the Pier Nine market will be able to distinguish itself from other operations in the area. “We’re not necessarily competing with the other markets,” he says. “I think we have a niche of our own.” The Pier Nine Farmers’ Market is expected to run every Friday from 2-6 p.m. through October, depending on the weather. If you go, expect to find lobster and crabs right off the boat, along with more traditional farmers’ market fare such as organic produce, baked goods, and flowers. Metered parking is available along Washington Street, while 30minutes of free validated parking is available at the Gateway Center.

SEAFAIR CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 The news is the latest development in what has been a near summer-long saga surrounding the ship. Heralded by supporters as an artistic and cultural boon to the city, the ship immediately drew the ire of some downtown business owners, who claimed that the ship represented a threat to year-round merchants who rely on the brief summer season for their livelihoods. Perhaps it was the organizers’ decision to seek a three-month stay that sealed its fate. In a letter to the

city, David Lester, of International Fine Art Expositions, said that “Unfortunately, our exhibitors have requested [a] ‘break’ in our planned 10 weeks of Newport operation.” Citing lower than expected attendance and recent controversy over their seasonal stay, Lester continued, “In retrospect, the concept of 10 weeks was too long. We found the 10 week period vs. our traditional one and two week period reduces the immediacy of attendance and purchases.” Initially, Lester had indicated that

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The Fading Crosswalks of Spring Street By Meg O’Neil While much attention has been paid to the physical upkeep of the city’s streets and sidewalks, according to William Riccio, Director of Public Services, one area in constant need of attention is repainting the town’s many crosswalks. Vital to the safety of pedestrians walking the city streets, according to Riccio, Newport’s numerous crosswalks are painted and repainted by just two city workers throughout the year. Today, freshly repainted crossings can be seen up and down Broadway, as well as on America’s Cup Ave. and Thames Street.   But with heavy car and truck traffic on the arterial roads throughout town, the paint jobs at multiple crosswalks have begun to fade, especially on lower Spring Street, where crosswalk lines are visible on the parking side of the street, but have virtually disappeared from the traveling lane. It’s a sight that concerns Riccio. “Because of the traffic, the paint wears out much more quickly and it can be hard to keep up,” he explained.  According to Riccio, city crosswalks are supposed to be repainted every year. “It’s a necessary yearly cycle, and with so many crosswalks in our city, our guys probably haven’t gotten to the ones on Spring yet.”  The obvious concern is for the safety of pedestrians. One eyewitness reported to  Newport This Week,  that on a recent weekend stroll, they saw a woman who was trying to cross at the corner of Bacheller and Spring Streets. Feeling it was safe to enter the crosswalk and walk to the other side, the

Pair of Locals Among First Inductees into Sailing Hall of Fame

Betsy Alison has been named to the first-ever class of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Another local sailor, Ted Hood, who won the America’s Cup in ‘74 will also be inducted.

The crosswalk at the corner of Spring and Bacheller streets has faded from sight in the traveling lane. (Photo by Meg O’Neil) woman began to cross, and without visible crosswalk lines, a car sped by without yielding, nearly hitting the woman who was clearly in the crossing, according to the source. Riccio pointed out that even though the painted lines are faded, they are still considered to be legitimate crosswalks, and all proper right-of-way laws must be obeyed. Parking laws must also be properly observed. No car may be parked


within the lines of the crosswalk – no matter how faded they may be – according to Riccio. If so, drivers face the possibility of getting ticketed and towed.  Taking note of the half-dozen locations where the paint has faded along Spring Street, Riccio said he hoped someone would come up with a paint that lasted at least five years. Until then, residents will have to be patient while the crew of two repaints the fresh lines.

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Allison, a five-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and current US SAILING Disabled Sailing Team Coach, has long been recognized within the sailing community as one of the worlds best female sailors. On Tuesday, the NSHOF announced that she would be immortalized among the best in the organization’s inaugural class. She was the only woman selected. She shares the honor with 14 other sailing luminaries, including four-time America’s Cup winning skipper Dennis Conner; naval architect and America’s Cup winning skipper Ted Hood of Portsmouth; sailor, author and Emmy-award winning sailing commentator Gary Jobson; 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist Buddy Melges; 1968 Star Olympic Gold Medalist and founder of North Sails Lowell North; and America’s Cup winning helmsman and four-time Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Ted Turner. Posthumous inductees will include legendary yacht designers Nathaniel Herreshoff and Olin Stevens, and three-time America’s Cup winning skipper Harold S. Vanderbilt, among others. Over a two-month period this spring, sailors from all corners of the country – including a U.S. Senator and the mayor of a major metropolitan city – nominated their choice for induction into the sport’s Hall of Fame, some even going so far as to consult noted sailing historian John Rousmaniere for accuracy in putting together their submissions. Inductees to the NSHOF are all American citizens, 45 years of age and older, who had a significant impact on the growth and development of the sport in the U.S. in categories of Sailing, Technical and Contributor. Nominations of non-citizens were also considered if they influenced the sport in the U.S., and posthumous nominations were also accepted. The undertaking to recognize Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing is central to the mission of the NSHOF, which was formed in 2005 and has completed phase one of its plan to establish a permanent facility on the historic waterfront of Annapolis, Md. (Newport was also rumored at one time to be in consideration for the hall.)  The selection committee, appointed by the NSHOF, included representatives

from the NSHOF Board, the national governing body, the sailing media, the sailing industry, community sailing, a maritime museum and NSHOF founding yacht clubs. Emphasizing the national scope of the NSHOF, this historic first group of inductees will be honored on Oct. 23, 2011, during an invitation-only ceremony scheduled to take place at San Diego Yacht Club in California. The full list of inductees follows below. National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductees US SAILING Disabled Sailing Team Coach and five-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Betsy Alison (Newport, R.I.); surfboard industry pioneer Hobie Alter (Laguna Beach, Calif.); 1998 Whitbread Round the World Race winning skipper Paul Cayard (Kentfield, Calif.); four-time America’s Cup winning skipper Dennis Conner (San Diego, Calif.); naval architect and America’s Cup winning skipper Ted Hood (Portsmouth, R.I.); sailor, author and Emmy-award winning sailing commentator Gary Jobson (Annapolis, Md.); 1972 Soling Olympic Gold Medalist Buddy Melges (Zenda, Wisc.); 1968 Star Olympic Gold Medalist and founder of North Sails Lowell North (San Diego, Calif.); and America’s Cup winning helmsman and four-time Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Ted Turner (Atlanta, Ga.). National Sailing Hall of Fame Posthumous Inductees Transatlantic Race record setter Capt. Charles “Charlie” Barr (Marblehead, Mass.); naval architect Capt. Nathanael G. Herreshoff (Bristol, R.I.); two-time America’s Cup winning skipper Emil “Bus” Mosbacher, Jr. (Greenwich, Conn.); the first-ever singlehanded circumnavigator and noted writer Joshua Slocum (San Francisco, Calif.); yacht designer Olin Stephens (Hanover, N.H.); and three-time America’s Cup winning skipper Harold S. Vanderbilt (New York, N.Y.). The next group of NSHOF inductees will be announced in July 2012, and through 2013 the number of inductees will not exceed 15.  Beginning in 2014, the Selection Committee will induct a maximum of five sailors each year.  For more on the individual accomplishments of the 2011 Inductees, visit

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MAINSHEET Celebrating a Woman of Honor More than 500 people turned out for an elegant “Evening of Tribute” to honor Noreen Stoner Drexel, one of Newport’s most beloved philanthropists. Guests came from up and down the East Coast, and some family members traveled from England to be a part of the celebration. The event, held at Salve Regina University’s Wakehurst, raised over $500,000 for Newport Hospital.

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NIMfest Concert Newport independent Music Festival summer concert series with rock by Chris Vaillancourt & Friends, King Park, Wellington Ave., 4-6 p.m., free, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;? Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $2, 847-0292, Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard. Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5 p.m., free. Art History Newport Art Museum Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell and Catherine Little Bert, Director of the Bert Gallery in Providence, will speak on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women at Mid-Century at the Art Association of Newport,â&#x20AC;? Newport Art Museum, 5:30 p.m., free, 848-8200, Family Night Out for Safety Newport Police Department hosts this free event with activities, demonstrations and information for families.. Eastonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m., free, 845-5800. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night The City of Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night with Toe Jam Puppet Band, Eastonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 845-5800.


The RI Comic Throwdown continues with its first round of six semi-finalists on Aug. 4 at Billy Goodeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern. Show starts at 8:45 p.m. Cover $5. Taking the stage will be; Michael Murray James Creelman, Christina Thomas, Jenny Zigrino, Ryan Tanner and David Nelligan.

Sunset Music Series â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Guster Guster, with special guest Ra Ra Riot, live at the Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave., courtyard acts 6 p.m., main stage acts 7 p.m., Outdoor Screening â&#x20AC;&#x153;Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times,â&#x20AC;? Salve Reginaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s McAuley Hall lawn on the Cliff Walk, â&#x20AC;&#x153;doorsâ&#x20AC;? open at 6:30 p.m., screening at sunset, free, bring lawn chairs, pre-show music by Larry Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swinglane Orchestra, rain plan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., Community Bonfire 7:30-9:30 p.m., Second Beach, Middletown. Family Improv Get the kids into the act! Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., comedy programming seven nights a week, 849-3473, visit for schedule. Gala Benefit for Newport Festivals Bill Cosby hosts the star-studded fundraiser for the Jazz and Folk Festivals Foundation, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue,

Second Annual Comic Throwdown RI comedy competition semifinals tonight at Billy Goodes Tavern, 29 Marlborough St., 8:30 p.m.,

Friday August 5

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt during this tour. 657 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., 846-0669. Polo Charity Gala - Con Mucho Gaucho 11th Annual International Polo Charity Ball, celebrating the Chilean polo team and the South American cowboy, to benefit the Martin Luther King Center, Rosecliff, 458 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m.midnight, black tie, tickets online at or by calling 847-7090.

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Newport Jazz Festival World renowned music festival featuring jazz greats, Fort Adams State Park, www.NewportJazzFest. net. RJP Kite Day 5th Annual Kite Day honoring Ralph J. Pecchia to benefit Makea-Wish Foundation. Brenton Point State Park, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 5th Annual Aquidneck Island Paddle. Paddle relay and watermenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition benefits the Aquidneck Land Trust, Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hearth and the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Third Beach, Middletown, 9 a.m. All paddlers need to have their own PFD.849-2799 x 18, Aquidneck Growersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market Aquidneck Growersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www. The Working Waterfront History Walking Tour Walk in the footsteps of the sailors, merchants and immigrants who once lived and worked in the Lower Thames neighborhood. NRF Museum Store, 415 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 324-6111, Rough Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gallery Hours Galleries open to showcase exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dressed to Play: The Sporty Style of Doris Duke,â&#x20AC;? 680 Bellevue Ave, 1-4 p.m., $5, does not include house tour, 847-8344, Jazz at the Vineyard Live jazz at Greenvale Vineyards with Dick Lupino, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 8473777,

John Quinlan Murphy Summer Lecture Series â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Gilded Age Architect: Whitney Warren, The Newport Country Club, The New York Yacht Club and Grand Central Terminal,â&#x20AC;? presented by Dr. Kurt Schlichting, E. Gerald Corrigan â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;63 Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at Fairfield University, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 847-0292, Polo Competition USA vs. Chile, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., www. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, Aug. 3, for details. Newport Comedy Series Louis C.K., award winning comedian, actor, writer and director performs live at the Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave., 6 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., A Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream at The Elms The Preservation Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blacktie dinner dance, celebrating the centennial of The Elms Stable & Carriage House. The Elms, 367 Bellevue Avenue, 7 p.m., Advance reservations required.   Call (401) 847-1000 ext. 120. Murder at the Museum Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hunt for Huntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fortune,â&#x20AC;? an interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., www. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, August 5, for details.

Sunday August 7

Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Newport Jazz Festival World renowned music festival featuring jazz greats, Fort Adams State Park, www.NewportJazzFest. net. A Novel Evening Annual fundraising event for the Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 6 p.m., 847.8720 or go to

Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BridgeFest Thursday, August 4 4-6 p.m. Chris Vaillancourt & Friends (rock) at King Park 5-8 p.m. Art Gallery Walks music at the galleries around town 6-9 p.m. David Manuel, Trattoria Simpatico, Jamestown 6:30-9:30 p.m. Conny Williams & Bobby Ferreira, jazz duo at Rhumbline

Roman Empire Series begins Salve Regina University is hosting a series of free public lectures, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rise and Fall of Rome from Virgil to Montesquieu,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave. Program runs daily August 7-12, 6-8 p.m., and August 13, 9-11 a.m.

Monday August 8

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rogueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Islandâ&#x20AC;? as you stroll through Newport. See where scoundrels lived, where pirates profited, and where criminals were put on trial. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Blow Glass Learn how to blow your own glass ornaments. 688 Thames St. 1-4 p.m., call to schedule, 846-0576, Mad Hatter Tea Party Family fun in Ballard Park quarry meadow. Play croquet, make hats, go on a scavenger hunt, refreshments, enter at Hazard Road, 4-6 p.m., adults $20, children $10, email, www. Roman Empire Series 6-8 p.m. See Sunday, August 7, for details. Belcourt Castle Candlelight Tour Tour the Gilded Age mansion by candlelight. 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 846-0669.

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Beginners: Father, Son and Change By Patricia Lacouture “All life is change,” according to Zen wisdom. Change surrounds us. Relationships twirl to the dance of change—a waltz that can be, one day, slow and flowing, and, on another, as mad as a spinning mazurka. Couples grow distant or closer, or shift back and forth. Our parents age. Our children – well, it seems to be their job to change all the time. The film “Beginners,” which opens Aug. 5 at the Jane Pickens Theater, revolves around Patricia father-son reLACOUTURE alationship that is shaken by two huge changes. Oliver (Ewan McGregor) finds himself in a new and wildly happy romantic relationship with Anna (Melanie Laurent). His joy, however, reminds him of his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer), who has died of cancer. In flashbacks, we learn that Hal did not check out without first rocking Oliver’s world with a major surprise: Following the death of his wife of 45 years, he announced that he was gay. His wardrobe changed. His energy level skyrocketed. He found a younger boyfriend, Andy (Goran Visnjic of television’s “ER”). This new honesty brings father and son closer for Hal’s final five years than Oli-


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Aug 5–International Polo Ball to benefit Martin Luther King Center, Rosecliff, 787-1768, Aug 6–Preservation Society’s Summer Gala, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” The Elms, 847-1000,

“At first that threw me a little bit. I thought, ‘Oh, oh. He’s going to be so loyal to his father that I can do nothing but disappoint.’ He said, ‘No, don’t try to imitate my father.’ I said, ‘I can’t. I didn’t know him.” Of his own views on grief and loss, Mills said, “For me, grief is like running in the dark in a forest, sprinting forward, trying to get to something. I hope that’s what we captured in the movie, this mad grab for life.” Patricia Lacouture currently teaches film studies at Salve Regina University. She also taught at Rhode Island College for ten years. She completed her graduate studies in film from Boston University.

Aug 7–”A Novel Evening,” Annual fund-raiser for the Newport Public Library, 847-8720, ext. 100. Aug. 12-14–Newport Antiques Show, St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 847-7565 Aug 20–Bird Ball, “Birds & Blokes,” to benefit the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 846-2577,

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Early Church Tours Tour two of our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earliest houses of worship, Great Friends Meeting House (1699) and Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House (1730), Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11:30 a.m., 841-8770, www.

Roman Empire Series 6-8 p.m. See Sunday, August 7, for details. Movies on the Rocksâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wizard of Oz Free outdoor screening in Ballard Park quarry meadow, dusk, seating on grass, bring chairs, blankets, picnic dinners, 619-3377,

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Tuesday Afternoon Book Chat Newport Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;openâ&#x20AC;? book chat, get recommendations, share reading discoveries. Be prepared to talk about a book youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve read. 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., free, 847-8720. Beach Concert The City of Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Night features the Dick Lupino band playing jazz, oldies, Motown, Eastonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 845-5800. Dinner and Concert Series Sweet Berry Farm presents Back Eddy Bluegrass. 915 Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lane, Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner available (call to reserve) 847-3912, www.SweetBerryFarmRI. com. Roman Empire Series 6-8 p.m. See Sunday, August 7, for details. Belcourt Castle Candlelight Tour 6 p.m. See Monday, August 8, for details.

Wednesday August 10

Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., 841-8770. Colony House & Wanton Lyman Hazard House Tour Tour the 1739 Colony House, built to house RI government, and the 1697 Wanton Lyman Hazard House, Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest house museum. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11:30 a.m., 841-8770, www. Newport Aquidneck Growersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market Aquidneck Growersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market, local produce and products, Memorial


Nantucket Nectar Concert Series Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, live at the Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., courtyard acts at 6 p.m., www. Family Improv 8 p.m. See Thursday, August 4, for details. Second Annual Comic Throwdown RI comedy competition Semifinals II at Newport Blues Cafe, 286 Thames St., 8:30 p.m.,

August 11

Conservator Workroom Visit Preservation Society of Newport County curators discuss the restoration of The Elmsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chinese lacquer panels. The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members $5, non-members $8.To reserve, call 847-1000 ext. 154., Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 441-4317. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;? 5 p.m. See Thursday, August 4, for details. Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Thursday, August 4, for details. Beach Block Hunt The Newport Kiwanis Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular Block Hunt for children, Eastonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5:15 p.m., sharp, free, 845-5800.

Friday August 12

Road to Independence Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Friday, August 5, for details. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, August 5, for details. Roman Empire Series 6-8 p.m. See Sunday, August 7, for details. Newport Antique Show Preview Party Get a peek at the treasures before the show opens. Benefits Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School, Skating Rink, Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6-9 p.m., 846-0813,

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night The City of Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night with singer Johnny the K, Eastonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 845-5800.

Nantucket Nectar Concert Series The Machine, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top Pink Floyd show, with The Interstellar Laser Show â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a three hour event, Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., courtyard acts at 6 p.m.,

Roman Empire Series 6-8 p.m. See Sunday, August 7, for details.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, August 5, for details.

newportFILM Outdoor Screeening Free screening of Project Nim, documentary about a 1970s experiment to teach a chimpanzee to communicate. NOT for children, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lane, Middletown, 6:30 p.m. open, screening at sundown, bring chairs, picnic, www.NewportFILM. org.

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Roman Empire Series 9-11 a.m. See Sunday, August 7, for details.


Newport Antique Show Wonderful treasures on sale to benefit the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School, Skating Rink, Purgatory Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., 846-0813,

Over 2,500 antiques enthusiasts attended the 2010 Show, which was described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a huge successâ&#x20AC;? by SoCo Magazine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the events for antique lovers in New England and abroadâ&#x20AC;? and is â&#x20AC;&#x153;not to be missedâ&#x20AC;? by This 2011 Loan Exhibit will feature 18th and 19th century embroidered work and samplers from the collections of the Newport Historical Society. The event on Aug. 13-14 will benefit the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.

Museum Explorers This family series features handson fun and learning for the whole family. Visitors are invited for a family tour and art-making project. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 848-8200, Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival Yellowman & the Sagittarius Band, Michael Rose of Black Uhuru, Bushman, The Skatalites, and The Itals, Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave., kick off at 10:30 a.m., www.NewportYachtingCenter. com. Rough Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gallery Hours 1-4 p.m. See Saturday, August 6, for details. Jazz at the Vineyard Live jazz at Greenvale Vineyards with Dick Lupino, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 8473777, Polo Competition Newport vs. Palm Beach, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, August 5, for details. Murder at the Museum 7 p.m. See Saturday, August 6, for details.

Live Thursday, August 4 Billy Goodesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Open Mic Jam with Kevin Sullivan, 9:30 p.m. Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney, 10 p.m. H20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Justin Beech, 8-11 p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sweet Tooth & The Sugarbabies, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Loungeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Local Band Jam-Triple Threat, 9 p.m. Newport Marriottâ&#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 Perro Saladoâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Honky Tonk Knights, 8:30 p.m. Rhino Barâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Conscious Band

Friday, August 5 Billy Goodesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Live music Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. H20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Keith Lewis, 8-12 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11 p.m. Middletown VFWâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Joshua Tree-U2 Tribute, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Loungeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Morons 9 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub­â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Doyle Rules, 10 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til closing One Pelham Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;The Situation Rhino Barâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;King Friday Rhumblineâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Bobby Ferreira, 6:30-10 p.m. Sambarâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Live Music

Above sampler was completed by Roba White, 1806, Newport and is one of more than 50 examples of needlework in the collection.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, August 5, for details.

Sunday August 14

Newport Antique Show Wonderful treasures on sale to benefit the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School, Skating Rink, Purgatory Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 846-0813, Cliff Walk-a-thon The AndrĂŠa Rizzo Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9th annual Walk for the Children along the beautiful Cliff Walk to benefit Hasbro Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and local public schools. Start and finish at Rodgerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Athletic Center, Salve Regina University, 2:30 p.m., free, family event, 952-2423, www. NIMfest Concert

Newport independent Music Festival summer concert series with country music by Girl Howdy, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, Special Old Colony Train Scenic two-hour train ride to north end of Aquidneck Island. Photo opportunities. Train departs at 4 p.m. from parking area on Burma Road at Green Lane, Middletown. 4 p.m., adults $10, seniors $8 children $5. Purchase tickets and board at the parking lot. 624-6951, Free Polo Sunday afternoon series, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., free, Newport Comedy Series Ron White, Grammy-nominated comedian, performs at the Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m.,

Saturday, August 6 CafĂŠ 200â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sam Gentile, 10-1 p.m. Castle Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino and Jordan Nunes Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. Greenvale Vineyardâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino, Mike Renzi, Jeff Fountain,1-4 p.m. H20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Keith Lewis, 1-5 p.m.; Brian Richards 8-12 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11p.m. Middletown VFWâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Loungeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Triad, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Another Tequila Sunrise-Eagles Tribute 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;The Criminals Pineapplesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Frank Romanelli Rhino Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beantown Project Rhumblineâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dawn Chung, 6:30-10 p.m.

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Musical Entertainment The Chanler at Cliff Walkâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino, Ted Casher, John Baboian, 6-10 p.m.

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Wednesday, August 10 Newport Blues Cafeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Mellow Mood-A Tribute to Bob Marley, 9:30 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pubâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karaoke, 9 p.m. One Pelham East â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chris Gauthier Perro Salado - The Throttles, 9 p.m. Rhino Barâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Rhyme Culture Sardellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino, George Masso, Mike Renzi, 7:30-10 p.m.

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Restoration Project Needs Volunteers By Jack Kelly Gooseneck Cove and its salt marsh system, located on Hazard Road in Newport, has become one of the most beautiful places on Aquidneck Island. Two years ago the cove and marsh underwent a restoration project that slowed the destructive decomposition of the marsh. The removal of a dam, and the addition of two new culverts to bring a greater amount of tidal flow, has vastly improved the health of the marsh system. Save the Bay, which supervised the project, has maintained a program to further assist the area in healing from decades of abuse and neglect. Save the Bay staff members, interns, and local volunteers have planted new marsh grasses in an attempt to restore the balance of nature. In some areas the plantings have taken hold and there are lush carpets of Salt Water Cordgrass, Salt Marsh Hay and Black Grass, a medium height dark green grass, with brown seed heads. Slender Glassworts, a native marsh plant, that is greenish-yellow with red tones, can be seen alongside the edges of the marsh. The waters of the marsh are full of life with many fish and crab species. The number of bird species in the area has greatly increased with the availability of food sources and protected resting areas during migration cycles. However, some regions of the marsh still need assistance in the healing process. Save the Bay staff has been working with local volunteers to hand dig drainage trenches in certain parts of Gooseneck. They have succeeded in the peat mound areas, on the east side of Hazard Road. The mounds seem to be draining properly at low tide. This drainage creates an additional habitat for shorebirds and wading birds to feed in during low tide. The area of the marsh drawing the most attention now is on the southeast side of the cove. Save the Bay has

Family Outings nâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; Satuday, Aug. 6 admission to the Audubon Society of Rhode Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope St. (Rt. 114), Bristol, will be free.

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John Buchanon of Newport, makes his way through the mud to assist Marcie Cole-Ekberg of Save the Bay. Volunteers are welcome for the next dig Aug. 8. (Photos by Jack Kelly) conducted digs at this site for the past six weeks. Volunteers are still needed. The next dig will be Monday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. to coincide with low tide. John Buchanon, a local volunteer, participated in two earlier digs this summer. He described it as â&#x20AC;&#x153;messy, muddy, yucky work with a good deal of self-satisfaction for helping nature to survive.â&#x20AC;? Buchanon has always been interested in ecology, environmental work and bird watching, and this seemed to be worthy labor to him. If you are interested in helping Save the Bay with these restoration efforts or to volunteer, contact Stephany Hessler at 272-3540 or email


Nesting Notes: Shorebird migration continues in the local marshes with the sightings of new species daily. We are beginning to see more fledglings and immatures of many species appearing in the marshes.

A great egret flushes as volunteers move into the marsh.

An adult osprey has fresh fish for lunch at Toppa Field.

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Shorebird Migration Sightings at Sachuest Point and Gooseneck Cove salt marshes Spotted Sandpiper White-rumped Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper Dowitchers Black-bellied Plovers Least Sandpiper Greater Yellowlegs Lesser Yellowlegs Dunlins Ruddy Turnstone Caspian Terns Pectoral Sandpiper Red-throated Loon Great Blue Herons Little Blue Herons Green Herons Great Egrets Snowy Egrets

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Calling All Artists KL Communications invites artisans designing and handcrafting furniture, accessories, fine art and craft to apply to exhibit at the 2011 Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Shows taking place this fall in Milwaukee (Sept. 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oct. 2), and Providence (Oct. 21-23). A few booths are currently available in each show. For more information, call 816-0963 or visit www.finefurnishingsshow. com

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Spring Bull Gallery Annual Members Show Past & Present Since its founding as a studio and art gallery in 1990 by six local working artists, the Spring Bull Gallery has gone through many transformations. Forty-six distinguished artist members have displayed their work at the gallery over the years. Some were short-timers, others saw the gallery through the move to Bellevue Avenue in 1994, from the corner of Spring and Bull, and still others have come to carry on a grand tradition. The public is invited to join in a month-long celebration as the gallery starts its third decade. Recent

works will be on display by the present members: Richard Grosvenor, Tim Moore, Gail Armstrong, Joan T. Boghossian, Marcelle Casavant, Michael Chambers, Kendra Ferreira, George Furbish, Diane Gay, John Loughlin, Priscilla Malone, Ken MacDonald, Paola Mangiacapra, Craig Masten, Johanna McKenzie,and Bettie Sarantos. Former members: Dora Milken, Natalie Pfanstiehl, Ray Caram, Nancy Gaucher Thomas, Alison Hill, Carol FitzSimonds, John McGowan, Richard Harrington, Carla Bosch, Robert Venditto, Jean Tangney, Martha

Guillette, Tanya Glass and Kimberly Doherty will also be on display. The public is invited to the opening reception Saturday, Aug. 6, 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. and extended hours on Gallery Night Thursday, Aug. 11, 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. The show runs thru Aug. 31, Spring Bull Gallery, located at 55 Bellevue Ave., is wheel chair accessible and open free to the public. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily. For additional information on this exhibition, future gallery events or member artists please call the gallery at 849-9166 or visit

The Rhode Island Watercolor Society announces the opening of its Open Juried Competition: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choiceâ&#x20AC;? which showcases original paintings created by New England area artists. Works will be on display and for sale from Aug. 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sept. 15 at the Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gallery, located at the J. C. Potter Casino (Boat House) in Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 - 5 p.m., admission is free and open to the public. The opening reception and to meet participating artists is Sunday, Aug. 14 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, call 726-1876 or visit

Anthony Tomaselli Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Talks with Anthony,â&#x20AC;? Aug. 10, 17 and 24, 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon, 140 Spring St., 419-2821, Arnold Art Rare print editions by John Mecray on third floor gallery, open Mon.Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, noon - 5 p.m., 210 Thames St., 847-2273, Art & Happiness 136 Bellevue Ave., 241-9887. Art on the Wharf â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boats That Workâ&#x20AC;? show through Aug. 31. Gallery open everyday, noon - 6 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf, 965-0268. Blink Gallery Travel photography and Newport images, 89 Thames St., 847-4255, Brimstone Studio Open Sat. and Sunday, noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m., or by appointment, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown 440-3974. Cadeaux du Monde Featuring fairly traded international folk art in the main gallery and the work of 15 local artists in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Galerie Escalierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 26 Mary St., 848-0550

DeBlois Gallery has enjoyed 27 years as an artist run, non-profit, co-operative gallery. The Annual Membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Show will feature a blend of new work created by the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15 artist members. The show runs from Aug. 6 - 28. Members will exhibit their most recent works of paintings, print-making, encaustics, photography, ceramics, digital art, sculpture, and mixed-media. The group will include Valerie Debrule, Kathleen Morton, Karen Nash and Valorie Sheehan from Newport; Middletown residents Rosemary Day, Lisa May, Rodie Siegler and Jonathan Small; from Portsmouth, Izabella Casselman, Helen Poniatowski and Felicia Touhey; and Ron Caplain, Marion Wilner, Michael Guertin, and Kathleen Armor. The public is invited to attend an opening reception to meet the gallery members on Saturday, Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m. DeBlois Gallery is located at 138 Bellevue Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 847-9977.

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RECENT DEATHS Kevin M. Dugan, 60, of Newport, passed away July 29, 2011 after a battle against lung cancer. He was the husband of the late Barbara (O’Brien) Dugan. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 3 at St. Augustin Church. Raymond Urbain Huot, 63, of Middletown, passed away August 1, 2011 at Newport Hospital after a long illness. He was the former husband of Anne Huot and Margaret Marafino. Calling hours will be Friday, Aug. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hambly Funeral Home, “Brick House,” 30 Red Cross Ave., Newport. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A service in Biddeford, Maine will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center Fund, c/o Indiana University Foundation, Frontotemporal Dementia Research, PO Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245. Lt. Edward E. Johnston, Ret, 88, of Portsmouth, passed away July 27, 2011 at home with his family. He was the husband of Janice Louise (Clark) Johnston. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later, was a member of the Newport Police Department for over 30 years, retiring as a Lieutenant. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newport Police Relief Fund Assoc., c/o Police Headquarters, 120 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840.

Thomas M. Mac Neil, 82, of Middletown, passed away July 30, 2011, at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Constance M. (Fesmire) Mac Neil. A memorial Mass was held Aug. 3 at St. Lucy’s Church. Donations in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871. Harold “Mac” McIntosh Jr, 65, a lifelong resident of the Fifth Ward, passed away July 25, 2011 after a brief illness. His funeral was held July 30 at CrossPoint Church. Donations in his memory may be made to CrossPoint Church, 14 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, RI 02840. Donald P. Schlip, Sr., 73, of Portsmouth, passed away July 23, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Mary Lou (Watson) Schlip. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His funeral was held July 30. Donations in his memory may be made to the Portsmouth Rescue Wagon Fund, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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SENIOR SAVVY Slate is Full for Seniors By Florence Archambault Summer hasn’t slowed down the activities at the senior centers. There are many events of interest to seniors looking for ways to fill their time, meet new people, and reconnect with old friends. Newport’s Edward King House Senior Center has several socials planned, including the August birthday luncheon on Tuesday the 9th at noon, which will honor all those born in August. Here’s a chance to sing “Happy Birthday” to your friends and enjoy a piece of cake. Reservations need to be made 48 hours in advance and the cost of lunch is $3. Also on Tuesday, Aug. 9, Bernie and Doris Nemtzow will sponsor Family Night at Easton’s Beach, with music by Dick Lupino and free merry-go-round rides for children, beginning at 6 p.m. Bring your dinner and a chair and enjoy an evening with friends. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. Closing out both the month and the summer on Wednesday, Aug. 31, the center will host its Summer Fun Bash from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests. Come have some late summer fun and enjoy a good old fashioned picnic. Entertainment will be by the Dixie Diehards. Reserve early and bring a lawn chair. Reservations required. Plans are underway at the Middletown Senior Center for a celebration of its 21st anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Director Arlene Kaull is assembling a display of photos representing the activities that took place over the past

21 years. Attendees will be asked to identify the events and the people taking part in them. The center is developing a program to partner with Salve Regina University students who need to fulfill community service requirements. Seniors will be asked to list repairs and tasks that need to be done in their homes, and the students will work on the projects. Both centers are now offering farmers market coupons to be used at the several farmers markets on the island. They are available to seniors in the amount of $15, limited to one per person. Here is an excellent opportunity to purchase locally grown fresh vegetables and other items to help you maintain a healthy diet. It is the time of year for membership renewals. Dues at the King House are $25 and $10 at the Middletown Center. Members receive a monthly newsletter listing the centers’ activities, and they are eligible to participate in the many free events at the centers. Health programs continue throughout the summer at both locations with blood pressure clinics, etc. Visiting nurses are available and the King House’s health kiosk is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday for health and wellness monitoring. The vegetable garden at the Middletown Center is flourishing with tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, corn, etc. The produce is sold to members at reasonable prices as a fundraiser. Speaking of fundraisers, on Saturday Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the King House will hold a yard

sale. Individual tables are available to members only for $15. You may sell whatever you want at your own table. Set-up begins at 7 a.m. and volunteers are needed. Remember to stay hydrated during these “Dog Days” of August, so drink plenty of liquids. Unfortunately, the King House is not air conditioned but the Middletown Center is. If you need to cool off you could also go to the library and peruse the magazines or read a book. Several bus day trips are available at both centers through Viking Tours. This is a painless and inexpensive way to travel off the island. The buses are air conditioned and comfortable, and the trips are a good value, especially considering the price of gas today. Many of the centers’ regular daily activities continue throughout the summer. Although regularly scheduled classes will not start up again until September, you can still play bingo, bridge, and take part in other activities. Now is also the time to renew your membership or create a new one in the Circle of Scholars at Salve Regina University. If you do not sign up before Aug. 20 you will not receive the mailing for the fall seminars. Contact the Circle of Scholars office at 341-2120 and leave your name and address to obtain a membership application. These are just some of things you can take advantage of to have a funfilled August. For further information about of any of these items call the centers. The Edward King House Senior Center’s number is 846-7426 and the number at the Middletown Senior Center is 849-8823.

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Fluke, Scup Abundant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Blackfish Season Opens By Tim Flaherty Fine summer weather conditions this past week, with light northwest breezes in the morning, which gave way to southwest air each afternoon, made for excellent drift fishing for fluke anglers. They enjoyed a productive week in the Sakonnet River, at Seal Ledge, as well as at Elbow Ledge and the beaches. Fish were in the 16â&#x20AC;?-17â&#x20AC;? range and just a tad short of the 18.5â&#x20AC;? minimum required by DEM regulations. Anglers drifting live scup for striped bass were hitting fish very early in the mornings, but the bites were short. Meanwhile, night anglers continued to do well. All the bright sunshine of late has warmed waters at the reefs to nearly 70 degrees. The bass always move to cooler, deeper water during the day and return to the shallows at night to chase molted lobsters and squid. Live bait such as eels, scup and bunker are effective baits for nighttime striper fishing; using fresh, chunked bait and squid works, too. Sources have reported that the bass fishing at Block Island and around The Cape islands has improved since annoying dog sharks have moved to deeper water. Huge swarms of dog sharks can plague local sport fishermen at this time of year. The sharks steal anglersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bait and often swallow the hook deep into their gullets. This interesting species has small sets of razor-like teeth and also possess two sharp 34â&#x20AC;? spines near their dorsal fins. The dog shark uses these spines to repel and injure attackers. Many an unaware angler has learned a painful lesson trying to take them off the hook. Dog sharks are able to quickly whip their spiny tails side-to-side and dig those spines into the leg or arm of careless anglers, often causing injury and,

The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fishing Doctorsâ&#x20AC;? returned for another trip with Capt. Tim on Fishfinder II and were rewarded with a catch of sea bass, cod, fluke and ledge monster blues. Clockwise from top/left: Ibrahim Eid, Bassem Nasser, Steve McDonald, Hami Miritkaving and Chris Jancas. later, infection. This species lives for 25-40 years and gives birth to live young. Dog sharks are not considered a food source in North America. In Europe, however, they are considered a delicacy. Europeans compare its taste to haddock, and the Brits use it for fish and chips. Dog sharks will be abundant here until mid-October and will depart when water temperatures reach 50 degrees. Anglers fishing from shore have been busy hitting large scup. The bite has been good on the slack tide along rocky shore areas like Fort Getty, Lions Head and Beavertail. Fort Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rocky south shoreline continues to be productive. Some scup up to 18â&#x20AC;? have been reported, but the average fish taken is closer to 13â&#x20AC;?. Use squid, clam necks or sandworms as bait. Chumming for this species, will always yield more fish, particularly on a moving tide. Ambitious

shore anglers often live-line freshly caught scup to see what it may bring. Trim off the scupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dorsal fin and place the hook there. Anglers are often surprised when their bait is soon crashed by a big bluefish or striped bass.  The blackfish or tautog season officially opened on August 1. Blackfish can be taken in the same areas that anglers find scup. Bait them using a crab cut in half or use smaller ones, whole. A blackfish rig usually consists of a 3oz. sinker attached at the bottom of a central leader. Six inches above the sinker place a 5â&#x20AC;? loop to which you attach the hook. Blackfish are a favorite indigenous species, known for their white fillets. When prepared, the fillets offer a buttery texture and sweeter taste than cod. DEM requires this species to be at least 16â&#x20AC;? in length. You may keep only three fish per day per person with a boat maximum of 10 fish per trip. Tight lines! Capt. Tim, of Flaherty Charters, Castle Hill, Newport, is an island native, who taught high school and college history. He has been bay angling for over 50 years as did his father, Frank.

Dog sharks are problematic for fishermen this time of year by stealing bait and swallowing hooks.

As energy prices continue to rise and concerns about â&#x20AC;&#x153;global warmingâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;carbon footprintsâ&#x20AC;? become more widespread, the building and architectural industries are beginning to change to address these new concerns. We are currently at the leading edge of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;green buildingâ&#x20AC;? phenomenon, i.e. buildings designed to minimize Ross energy and mateCANN rial waste, maximize recyclability and efficiency, and create healthy, sustainable environments. Beginning with schools and government buildings, this trend is now radiating out through commercial and even residential structures. The process is being led by a non-profit group, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), which has established its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards to evaluate how well the design of a new building or renovation of an existing building has been tailored to address environmental and energy efficiency concerns. The USGBC acts as an independent evaluator giving certification to buildings based on this set of guidelines; the Council also certifies individuals based on a computerized exam about the LEED standards. Although LEED ratings initially focused on commercial buildings, a LEED for Homes program was added in 2008. Studies have shown that more than 80 per cent of a buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life cycle cost is associated with the operation and repair of a building over time, 19% is associated with the initial construction, and less than on per cent is attributable to design and engineering costs. The design and installation of better insulated buildings or more efficient HVAC systems have the opportunity to repay initial design and construction costs ten-fold over a buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life time. Taking shortcuts in the design of the building not only means a heavier cost burden for the future owners of the building but also for the environment as a whole because of the extra coal and other fossil fuels that will be needed to

heat and cool the structure over the many decades that it will exist. More and more LEED projects are being completed each year. Here on Aquidneck Island, the Potter Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new shelter, completed in 2009, has the distinction of being the first animal shelter in the country to receive LEED Gold Certification. Several houses on Aquidneck Island have also earned LEED recognition. Super-efficient wall construction, geothermal heat pumps and â&#x20AC;&#x153;xeriscapingâ&#x20AC;? are features incorporated into many LEED projects. Super-efficient wall construction uses open-cell insulation in place of standard fiberglass batt insulation, making the walls twice as resistant to energy penetration as required by code. This is effective in keeping the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer and has a huge payback over the life of the home. Geothermal heat pump systems drive both the heating and cooling of the house. Rather than taking energy from oil, geothermal heat pumps take the energy that is stored in the ground directly below the building. This system decreases total energy usage to 20 to 30 per cent of conventional costs. The additional cost of the system is typically recovered in 5-6 years of energy savings (although tax credits may cut that time in half ). While the United States has been wrestling to reduce its foreign oil consumption for decades, the next crisis looming on the horizon is water shortage. In Newport the water rates are scheduled to nearly double over the next five-year period. That is because processing rawsource water is a very energy-intensive process. One very easy way to greatly reduce water use is through â&#x20AC;&#x153;xeriscaping,â&#x20AC;? a form of landscaping that emphasizes water-conserving techniques and native plants. Using native plants in the place of large luxuriant lawns in one way to save thousands of gallons per year. With the need for people to economize in more difficult financial times, there are many ways to invest in your home to make it less expensive to operate and less costly to maintain. Ross Sinclair Cann, AIA, LEED AP, is managing director of A4 Architecture, in Newport.






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gauage skills for adults. If interested in a unique volunteering opportunity call 619-3779. Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island–Volunteers and substitue drivers always needed. Call 401351-6700. Newport Hospital–Recruiting new members to join the auxiliary to support ongoing service and fundraising efforts. Call 8482237. Also, seeking volunteers to work in the gift shop. Call Lisa Coble 845-1635. Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island–Looking for volunteers to assist with fund-raising and special events. Call 841-0080. Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge No experience necessary, volunteers are needed to help at the refuge visitor’s center. For information call Sarah Lang, 847-5511 or stop by 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Women’s Resource Center– Volunteers needed to assist with office duties and telephone, special events and fund-raising, or court advocacy work. Call 846-5263.

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Time to Chill Out! As a New Englander, I am wellversed in complaining about the weather. But this season’s first mega heat wave left me sluggish and secretly wanting snow. Did you know that more than 300 Americans die every year of heatrelated illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)? How to keep cool? Here are a few of my favorite tips: Stay hydrated! Instead of reaching for that ice cold soda or beer, drink water. You can flavor your water to your taste by adding a slice of lemon or a splash of juice, but drinking water is your best bet to stay hydrated. Sodas are high in sugar, which dehydrates you. Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning that you’ll be losing a lot more liquids than you’re ingesting. Sports drinks are OK, but they are formulated with sodium and flavorings to encourage you to drink more. They may taste good, but they’re not going to quench your thirst as effectively as water. Do not rely on the feeling of thirst to be your gauge as to how hydrated you are, because by the time you are thirsty, your body

$3.3 Million Esplanade Stormwater Contract Approved By Jill Connors In a special meeting of Middletown Town Council Wednesday night, councilors voted to award a $3.3 million contract for the Esplanade Drainage Improvement project to C.B. Utility, of Bristol. Work may begin as soon as early September, if the final round of permitting is approved by the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) at an Aug. 23 meeting. “This project is something that ultimately will solve issues leading to closure of Atlantic and Easton Beaches,” said Town Administrator Shawn Brown, in providing background to Town Council. Middletown has been studying issues related to storm-water management for five years, in an effort to reduce bacteria levels in coastal waters and avoid beach closings. The Esplanade project, one of many storm-water projects the town is undertaking, involves redirecting storm-water from an existing outfall near Atlantic Beach to a second outfall 500 feet out into Easton’s Bay. The connecting pipe will be installed below the mean low waterline so it will not be visible. The shoreline and bluff will be restored after the project. Although the town received a lower bid of $1.6 million from contractor HK&S, of Newport, engineering consultants Woodard & Curran assessed the bids and recommended the town not award the contract to HK&S because of issues related to the firm’s references and subcontractors. The $3.3 million contract is higher than the $2.1 million judgment bond the town issued specifically for the Esplanade project. The town’s finance director recommended that the balance come from several sources: $650,000 from a Road/ Drainage Bond; $425,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund; and $95,000 from the Sewer Fund. The work is expected to be completed by May 25, 2012.

is already dehydrated. If you’re spending most of your time outside (playing sports or doing physical work), it’s best to drink on a schedule. Adults should be drinking at least 17 to 20 ounces of fluid before beginning activity, as well as an additional 5-7 ounces every 10 to 20 minutes during activity. Your fluid needs don’t stop when your activity is over: You should consume 24 ounces of fluid within the first two hours after outdoor activity. Children need 4 to 8 ounces of fluid before beginning outdoor activities and 5 to 9 ounces every 20 minutes while they are outside. Once kids return from outside play or activity, they also need to consume 24 ounces of fluids within the first two hours after they stopped their activities. A rough guide is that one adultsize gulp of fluid equals one ounce, and one child-size gulp of fluid equals one-half ounce. Cooling Foods for Summer Eating Salads are much more appealing in August than in February. This is in accord with the principle that raw foods and foods eaten cold are more cooling than cooked foods. Interestingly, foods which take the shortest time to grow tend to be the most cooling.

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This includes lettuce, celery, radish, cucumber, summer squash, broccoli, tomatoes, and most leafy vegetables. Yogurt is also a cooling food. Add some fruits and mix in a blender, and you have a greattasting and body-cooling smoothie! A general rule of thumb is eat what’s in season, so take advantage of this summer’s bounty, and visit your local farmers’ market. Cool Your House If you are like many on Aquidneck Island who don’t have air conditioning, then the best way to keep your Colonial or Victorian home cool is do what the Europeans do during the summer. In the morning, draw the shades on the east side of the house to block the sun’s rays, and leave the windows open and fans running on the west side. Come afternoon, switch sides. Once the sun has set, open as many windows as you can to ventilate your house with the cool evening air. Keep Your Pooch at Home We love our dogs, and car rides can be fun, but not when it’s hot outside. When temperatures reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit, even with a window partially open, the temperature inside a car can reach 138 degrees in five minutes and up to 150 degrees in 15 minutes. At such

temperatures, it would take a few minutes for a heat-related fatal outcome to occur. Escape the Heat Enjoy the scenic route on a RIPTA bus for free. When the weatherman says that an air quality alert is in effect, our local RIPTA bus system welcomes people to ride the bus at no charge. Typically, the hottest time of the day is between 2 to 4 p.m., which coincides with library hours. Visit your local air-conditioned library, where you can relax comfortably until after the heat has peaked. Another alternative to sweating it out is going to the movies. Sure, it feels like you’re playing hooky, but a double feature may be necessary to escape the heat. This summer has already seen record-breaking temperatures and humidity. Luckily, as we live on the coast, we have some respite from the extreme temperatures, but we still need to protect ourselves so that we can thoroughly enjoy the summer.

Lemonade makes a cooling summertime refreshment.

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