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THURSDAY, November 11, 2010

Vol. 38, No. 45 What’s Inside

School Committee Discusses Surplus Equipment

Bellevue Aglow


By Meg O’Neil


(Photo by Tom Shevlin) The subtle difference in color emitted from the streetlights on Bellevue Avenue is lost in this photo, but a quick drive, or stroll, is illuminating. (See story on page 2.)

School Committee members spent more than an hour on Tuesday exploring how surplus property from Rogers High School wound up for sale on the Internet without the direct knowledge of the school administration, pledging to pursue an outside investigation into the matter, and the veracity of new allegations included in an anonymous letter received by committee members and the media just hours before the meeting convened. Last week, Newport This Week reported that members of the city’s School Committee were notified of a posting on Craigslist which appeared to showcase a commercial cutting machine from the school offered for sale. Its asking price was $1,200.

See SURPLUS on page 7

McLaughlin Prevails in Second Ward By Tom Shevlin

Owner Abby Rowe, and members Kalee Thomas, Laurel Jennings, and Anna Hattendorf do an arm exercise in front of their kids at Touro Park for a Wednesday morning Stroller Strides workout. (Photo by Meg O’Neil)

Roll In and Work Out: Stroller Strides Newport Comes to Town By Meg O’Neil Continuing our series on the entrepreneurial spirit in Newport, this week’s story focuses on a new mom who started up her own local business to help other new moms get back in shape. In just its third week of operation, Stroller Strides Newport is on a roll. Abby Rowe, a local stay-athome mom who was looking for a way to lose some weight after the birth of her daughter Adelaide, has started a local chapter of Stroller Strides, a nationwide organization of moms who seek a fun and friendly way to exercise and meet other new moms in their towns.

Rowe had heard of the classes offered by Stroller Strides before. “When I had my daughter a year and half ago, I was looking for a class to take. There’s a group in Providence but to drive there for a class wasn’t an option.” So instead of making the trek up I-95 three times a week, Rowe decided to start her own franchise here in Newport. “I received a ton of education; I got trained through Stroller Strides and specifically on pre and post-natal fitness. There are bunch of resources with so many exercises. We can

See “STROLLER” on page 2

Second Ward Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin held on to a slim lead over challenger Michael T. Farley in a machine recount conducted by state election officials on Wednesday, giving the two-term incumbent a narrow victory in what was one of the city’s most spirited and closely watched races. According to the Board of Elections, both candidates picked up one additional vote, with McLaughlin receiving 1,214 votes to Farley’s 1,205 – a difference of nine, or the same margin which McLaughlin held heading into the recount. McLaughlin added one absentee vote to his count, while Farley picked up a vote at one of the precincts. Farley said afterwards that he will not pursue any further recount. “The process was fair, transparent, I’m very comfortable with the results,” he said. “If there was a question about a ballot, it was examined by three members of the Board of Elections.” There were no objections by either party. Earlier in the day, Farley had indicated a desire to pursue a manual recount, on top of the machine process – a decision he later reconsidered after election officials indicated that a court action would be needed before they could proceed with a manual count. “The only way I would have pressed that manual recount would have been if the number was cut from nine down to four or five,” he said. Filing the request beforehand was simply a way to preserve his standing in the process. In the end, the two candidates shook hands and an offer was extended to share lunch and their ideas.  “It’s nice to have some finality, and get back to my real job,” Farley concluded. The victory returns McLaughlin for a third term to the council as its Second Ward representative, where he’ll serve alongside fellow councilors-elect Charles Y. Duncan, Kathryn E. Leonard, Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, Naomi L. Neville, Stephen C. Waluk, and Henry F. Winthrop. It also renews speculation over who will serve as the council’s next chairperson and by extension, mayor. McLaughlin said on Wednesday that he wouldn’t be releasing his support for any interested party until such a time as he can speak with each of this fellow council members. Both current Mayor, Jeanne-Marie Napolitano and former mayor Stephen C. Waluk have indicated their desire to assume the position.


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adapt anything to the workout and incorporate it in on a weekly basis.� Right now, the group meets three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 – 10 a.m. in Touro Park. With colder weather on the horizon, Rowe is looking for indoor space around town. Armed with their sons or daughters in walking strollers, and resistance bands that are given to members of the group, the onehour workout is no walk in the park. Rowe, who also leads the workouts, said, “We do intervals, we’ll walk, then a little cardio burst; whether it’s jumping jacks or mountain climbers, and then we’ll do strength with resistance bands. It’s moms with a limited amount of time, a limited amount of time for themselves to exercise, so we try to do a whole body workout in the hour.� Using park benches for pushups, or the fence around the old Tower as a support system for resistance bands, the group uses their surroundings as opposed to gym equipment for an optimal workout. There is no real age limit to how old or young the toddlers have to be in order to attend the class, although the Stroller Strides web-

site advises to wait to join until your baby is at least eight weeks old. Rowe states, “It’s pretty much determined by how long they’ll sit in the stroller. Generally, if you get your child used to coming every class, then it’s not a struggle. Once the kids get used to it, they’re great about it. It can a little bit hard sometimes; they’ll have a hard day. Everybody is going to have a hard day where you’re gonna have to abort mission. We all understand crying babies and fussy kids. We keep them entertained by singing them songs. If you come consistently, you get them used to it.â€? An ideal way to meet new moms in Newport, and introduce new little friends to one another, the moms who have joined are loving the new workout group, and the new friendships they have formed. Laurel Jennings, one of the group’s members said, “I am new to the area and was looking for a way to meet new moms and do something active, so luckily I saw a flyer in Starbucks. I came out, it got me moving, and I’ve really enjoyed it.â€? Another mom, Anna Hattendorf, like many other women out there, said, “I have a gym phobia, so it’s great way to get a workout‌ It

makes it so you want to come to class.� A big part of the class is keeping the little ones in strollers entertained too. Putting workouts to fun songs, clapping, tickling them in the stroller after a quick jog, and letting them keep an eye on the moms at all times involves the tikes and allows them to be part of the class. “The thing that I think is really nice is my daughter will grow up seeing me exercise. It’s not like I’m just dropping her off at daycare and taking off into the gym. Which can be great, but it’s so great that she can see me exercising, and being with friends, and can see that it’s a fun part of the day. It sets examples early on,� says Rowe. The first class of Stroller Strides Newport is always free and it isn’t just for moms. Dads, grandparents, nannies, or even aunts and uncles are welcome to attend. If you find that you enjoy the class and want to come back for more, there are different rates for how involved you’d like to get in the workouts. Contact the owner of Stroller Strides Newport, and the fearless workout leader, Abby Rowe at either abbyrowe@ , 866-820-1149 or

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Considering The Glow On Bellevue By Tom Shevlin Drive down Bellevue Avenue and of course youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll notice the mansions, the shops, and how the road gives way to the expansive views of Ocean Drive. You might even take note of the wide concrete slabs that make up the roadway; the widetrunked trees; carefully manicured hedgerows; or the occasional sidewalk made from crushed stone. All of it lends itself to the ambiance of what is arguably one of the Northeastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous corridors. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something else that adds to the streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character: the glow of the roughly 200 period lights that line it. For the last several weeks, the city has been examining the feasibility and appropriateness of moving forward with a proposal to upgrade the lighting on Bellevue Avenue with high efficiency fixtures. On Wednesday, a row of six high efficiency lighting fixtures are expected to be installed along a stretch of Bellevue Avenue as a demonstration project to gauge resident reaction to the look and glow that the lighting would create. The demonstration lights will be located in succession just down from Marble House, and are being installed at no cost to the city. If received well, a larger project could soon follow. According to City Manager Edward F. Lavallee, National Grid has implemented a program for municipalities to earn rebates toward energy efficiency initiatives associated with lighting modifications in order to conserve energy. The program is being administered by Energy Source of Providence, who has recently worked with the Department of Public Services and National Grid in order to analyze the opportunities for cost savings along Bellevue Avenue.

According to Energy Source, upgrading the lights could could reduce the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energy consumption by 105,776-kilowatt hours annually. That would translate into savings somewhere in the neighborhood of $11,000 each year in electricity costs. If approved, the project is estimated to cost $104,152â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 40 percent of which would be funded by National Grid, with the remainder coming from an AARA energy grant awarded to the city earlier this year. Translated: the city could save $11,000 a year on a project that would carry no upfront cost to taxpayers. So far, however, the council has been cautious to move forward with the plan. Citing neighborhood concerns and the potential impact that the new lighting could have on the historic fabric of the area, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve asked to first consider the demonstration project before making any firm decisions on the broader project. According to Director of Public Services, Bill Riccio, the fixtures currently used to light up the roadway date back to around 1989. Since that time, however, the quality of light emitted has deteriorated. What today is a soft orange or yellow glow, was originally more like the high efficiency lights to be installed in the demonstration project, Riccio said. Ultimately, the determination on whether to move forward with the project will fall to the council, who have expressed an interest in hearing back from residents. So, if you can take a drive down Bellevue over the next few days when the street lights are on, take note of the mansions, the views, and the glow of the lights. Then, let your councilor know what you think.

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Watching the Coyote Population By Jack Kelly Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series exploring the effects of an over abundant coyote population on Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands, and their increasingly bold behavior. The first installment appeared in the Nov. 4 edition of NTW. Part two examines the solution policies that have been proposed and prepared by Numi Mitchell, Ph.D., lead scientist of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, (NBCS). The study and its’ proposals have received the endorsements of both the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, (DEM) and the Potter League for Animals. The local coyote population has grown rapidly in the past few years. This has lead to a rise in the number of individual, transient coyotes as well as an increase in the size of the packs inhabiting the Islands. As coyotes have been drawn into residential neighborhoods in search of human handouts and other humancaused food sources, there have been a number of incidents involving family pets. Over the past five years, the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, (NBCS), has maintained a website and telephone service for coyote reports as part of their study. Numi Mitchell, Ph.D. and lead scientist of the NBCS, supplied a record of residents who have reported incidents via those services. NTW has spoken with quite a few people who have had encounters with bold coyotes, some of whom have sadly, lost their pets to coyote attacks. Many of the pet owners preferred not to list their names, or that of their pets. However, most agreed that a program to manage the coyote population is necessary now. One person, who did grant permission to publish her story, is Linda Dutra of Middletown. Recently, Dutra and her family lost their beloved Harry, a ten-year old Yorkshire Terrier, to a coyote attack. Harry spent his entire life with the Dutras, and was an integral part of the family. Harry and another family dog, Topanga, a Labrador/Pit Bull mix, rescued from the Katrina disaster in New Orleans, were in the Dutra’s backyard. They had only been out for five minutes or so, when three, brazen coyotes entered the yard. In a quick and vicious attack, the coyotes separated Topanga and Harry, and inflicted injury causing Harry’s demise. Topanga was unhurt. As she recounted her story, Dutra was indecisive on how the coyote situation should be handled. She was heart-broken at the loss of Harry, but as an animal lover, unsure how to cope with the coyotes. While researching this story, we found this to be a sentiment shared by many on the islands. Mitchell explained that the boldness exhibited by these coyotes is indicative of coyotes that have lost their fear of humans. According to Mitchell, there had been multiple reports of bold coyotes in this particular neighborhood during the months preceding the attack

ABOVE: Collared and reviving from anesthesia, the coyote is ready for reversal agent and release. RIGHT: Collaring a tranquilized coyote on Prospect Ave, Middletown. (Photos by Sharon Morcera) of Harry. The reports indicated a higher density of coyotes than is normal. This is a likely indication of direct coyote feeding by humans, and is a definitive lesson on the folly of feeding coyotes. Mitchell went on to say that, in her opinion, it was no longer a question of “if” a child could be injured in a coyote attack on a family pet, but “when”. Mitchell fears that unsafe conditions have surfaced and exist in some island neighborhoods due to both indirect and deliberate feeding of coyotes. She said that it is imperative that a plan be implemented, soon, or there could be a tragedy involving a child. We asked Mitchell about the report that the NBCS released in January 2010. The accompanying plan, entitled the Coyote Best Management Practices, (CBMP) proposes solutions to help relieve issues faced by the island’s communities. Mitchell paraphrased the report succinctly, “We want to establish a functional relationship between communities and coyotes; where coyotes are performing valuable services controlling pest populations such as mice, rats, voles, deer and others, while maintaining their natural fear of humans.” She continued, “Coyotes respond to more food by increasing their numbers

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and to less food by decreasing their numbers. People are intentionally and unintentionally creating the ‘coyote problem’, and it is within our ability to reverse this trend. If the human population makes reasonable changes in behavior and local policies to decrease human food sources, the coyote will respond by lowering their numbers to levels sustainable by the natural environment”. Other points raised by the CBMP include the disposal of deer and other road kill carcasses, disposal of livestock carcasses, and policies for managing problem coyotes. The CBMP also addresses the links between deer abundance and coyote population numbers, especially in regard to elevated hunting practices for deer, as endorsed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. When asked, if Mitchell thought coyotes were a problem, or dangerous coyotes should be euthanized. Her answer was very simple. “As a mother and a biologist, I would be the first one to put down a bad coyote, as long as I had a safe, clear shot at it”. I questioned Mitchell further

See COYOTES on page 20



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NEWS BRIEFS New Yacht Brokerage SCI Annual Meeting Talk about a Grand Opens Shop Prize! The 91st Annual Meeting of the Bluenose Yacht Sales & Brokerage has opened a new office in downtown Newport, the company announced on Tuesday. Located next door to the Mooring Restaurant and Newport Yachting Center, the company is the newest addition to the One Commercial Wharf complex. Glenn Walters, managing partner, said, “Our location is fabulous exposure giving our clients quick access to our many listings and product offerings. While the marThe Newport Lions Club present- ket has been soft over the past two ed their “Heart of a Lion” Award to years there has been a nice resurMisi Ashton, the mother of Captain gence in demand due to very atRick Levada, an Army doctor, who tractive financing packages and was stationed in a remote section many new models with new techof Afghanistan. The Newport Lions nology that have excited my clients adopted Captain Levada and his to purchase now.” For those so inclined, Bluenose unit for their “Support Our Troops” project last year sending packages has come to rely heavily on marand letters of support and encour- keting tools such as high definition agement to the soldiers. For more videos, high quality digital photoginformation: www.newportlion- raphy, private web domains, YouTube video channel, monthly letters and connections to various social media portals and related blogs to lure in clients. The company expects to announce dealership agreements with several major brands in the Visiting Nurse Services of New- coming months. port and Bristol Counties will hold seasonal flu clinics for people aged 18 and older at the VNS Newport Office, 21 Chapel St. through Dec. The clinics will be offered every Mon., Wed. and Fri., from 2:30-4 p.m. and every Tues. from 10 a.m. - noon.

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Seamen’s Church Institute, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, at 18 Market Square in Newport will be a celebration of the pending completion of the major construction project undertaken this year to preserve and renovate their historic SCI building on the waterfront. A wall of 260 Recognition Bricks will be mounted in the new entranceway on the Bowen’s Wharf side of the building in early December. Bricks are available for $250 and can be purchased through the Seamen’s Church Institute website at or by calling 847-4260. The event is followed by a cocktail reception from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Donors, Members of the Friends of SCI, and the public are cordially invited to attend. Those interested are requested to RSVP by Nov. 17 at 847-4260.

Art at Rotunda

Newport’s Island Moving Co. announced the winners of its first “Nutcracker Sweeps,” a fundraiser to underwrite production of a new Snow Scene for the ballet and to benefit the Company’s children’s programs around its unique Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff, which opens Nov. 26. The two winners, Tom & Monique Burgess and Bart Dunbar & Lisa Lewis, were chosen from ten contestants who had each bought a $1000 ticket from Island Moving Co. Board members. The prize is a private performance during the Company’s run of the Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff, including drinks before the show and desserts at intermission. The winners’ 40 guests will also get a chance to meet the Company’s dancers, who will be in costume and available for photos on Rosecliff’s magnificent sweetheart staircase. For more information about the Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff and Island Moving Co. visit

For What It’s Worth

Dear Federico; My Aunt has a stained glass window located in the staircase of her home. Is it Tiffany? If not, who made it and what’s it worth? It’s made up of lots of small pieces of glass. Bert Trulock

Dear Bert T. Your Aunt’s glass window is not Tiffany but made by the Belcher Mosaic Glass Company of New York. Their showroom was located at 123 5th Ave. Made in the mid-1880’s and composed of very small triangular pieces of glass. This patented glass process used an amalgam of lead, tin, antimony, copper and bismuth pored between the glass pieces to make the window rigid. The process was found to be extremely toxic and was abandoned within a few years after production. Though more rare than Tiffany, your Aunt’s window has a value of between $2,000 and $3,000. — Federico Santi, Partner, The Drawing Room Antiques

Art created by Newport Public School students will be showcased on Thursday, November 11 from noon to 3:00 pm in the Rotunda at Easton’s Beach. The event is free and open to the public, and includes light refreshments by Blackstone Caterers, complimentary carousel rides for children, and live music. Approximately 150 pieces of art created last spring by students in grades 4, 8 and 10-12, will be on display. The student art was created during a unique art education program, funded by a grant from the Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF), and run in partnership with The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and Newport Public Schools. Participating students visited NRF’s Rough Point where they viewed the art collections in the house and the 2010 special exhibit: “Extraordinary Vision – Doris Duke and the Newport Restoration Foundation” During workshops at Rough Point the students learned about architecture, Newport history, and Preservation. They returned to the classroom where they created works of art that have been on display in the galleries at Rough Point. This work will be on public display, in it’s entirety during the November 11 exhibit, made possible by the generousity of William Vareika Fine Arts, Ltd For more information about the NPEF/NRF Art Education Program or the Newport Public Education Foundation, please visit www.

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On Saturday, Nov. 13, The New England Sacred Camerata and the Swanhurst Festival Chamber Orchestra, will offer the Fauré Requiem at 11 a.m. This stunningly beautiful work will be offered liturgically in a full Requiem Mass while the Guild of All Souls are in residence at the Church of St. John the Evangelist. All are welcome to attend. On Sunday, Nov. 14, “Voices for Caroline,” formed to support the Caroline Cancer Fund, will host a traditional, uplifting, roof-raising Hymn Sing. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the fun will start at 4 p.m. This promises to be an afternoon full of hope, harmony and song. Followed by a reception in the Guild Hall, 61 Poplar St., on the Point. Spread the word!

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Emmanuel Church Holiday Fair Fundraiser Emmanuel Church, Corner of Spring and Dearborn St., Newport will hold a Holiday Fair Fundraiser and Silent Auction on Friday, November 19th from 4 pm – 8 pm and Saturday, November 20th from 9 am until 3 pm. The proceeds from this event and Silent Auction help to provide funding for the various ministries within the church as well as interdenominational projects within our Aquidneck Island community, including a wide range of outreach and assistance programs. Emmanuel Church has consistently been active in ministries that include the following: Annual Mission Trip – Our next trip is scheduled for April, 2011, we will again head to New Orleans to work for Habitat for Humanity; Participation in the Soup’s On Program serving 60-70 people per month; and Thanksgiving and Christmas programs that offer assistance to needy families. On Friday evening, November 19th from 4 pm to 8 pm there will be an eat-in or take-out Lasagna Dinner, $10/adult, $5/ child, $20/family. From 6 pm to 8 pm there will be live music. That evening there will also be a Silent Auction. The Holiday Fair Fundraiser will continue the next day – Saturday, November 20th from 9am to 3 pm at Emmanuel Church, Corner or Spring and Dearborn St., Newport, Silent Auction, All Saints Chapel Tea Room, Bake Sale, Hot Dog Lunch, Children’s Activities, Craft Vendors. Non-perishable foods will be collected during the Holiday Fair on both days and will be donated to local food pantries. Free Parking. For information call 401-847-0675 or 401-662-7839

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host a special Thanksgiving get-together for children and their families on Sunday, Nov. 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the library meeting hall. Join them for a potluck Thanksgiving celebration as good as Charlie Brown’s! Sign up at the library front desk and tell them if you want to bring the jellybeans or the pop corn or the toast! We will watch a movie, make centerpieces for your feast at home, try some other crafts and celebrate together for all that we are thankful! Children of all ages (and their families) are welcome. Please pre-register at the library desk or by phone: 423 7280 so we know how much food we need and how much you’ll bring! Sponsored by the Friends of the Jamestown Library.

Seventeen Rhode Island high schools were recognized by the Rhode Island Blood Center for exemplary service for saving the lives of thousands of individuals by hosting and running blood drives. The Rhode Island Blood Center’s High School Hero Challenge event was held at the Blood Center’s facility in Providence. Schools with 201 to 300 seniors: First place – Portsmouth High School; Schools with 101 to 200 seniors: Second place – Middletown High School.

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Keep art and culture alive and well in Newport by coming to an event to support efforts to upgrade the heating system in the Jane Pickens Theater on Saturday, Nov. 20. A pre-party will kick off at Vanderbilt Hall, 41 Mary St., at 5:30 p.m. for $100, which includes the price of the movie screening later in the evening. At 7:30 p.m. “Last Play at Shea” will be screened at the Jane Pickens for $20 per person. This event will sell out, so get your tickets now! To purchase tickets, go to or buy tickets at the Jane Pickens Theater or Empire Tea and Coffee.

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Have you ever been texted mean messages? Have you seen people post nasty thing about others on Facebook? Have you ever heard gossip about someone through email, text, Twitter of Facebook? Technology helps us stay in touch, but it can also be used as a tool for bullying, harassment, and abuse. Come learn what to do if you or someone you know becomes the target of digital harassment on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Jamestown Teen Center. Jessica from the Women’s Resource Center will be presenting on this important issue. Any teen who attends this session will be offered free admission to the winter dance scheduled for Sat. Dec. 11. For more information contact Debbie Tungett at 423-7261 or email dtungett@


to 363 calls. Of that, 166 were motor vehicle related; there were 131 motor vehicle violations issued and 35 accidents. The police also responded to seven incidents of vandalism, eight animal complaints and 10 noise complaints. In addition, 41 arrests were made for the following violations: n  Seven arrests were made for domestic or simple assault. n  Six arrests were made for driving with a revoked license. n  Five arrests were made for larceny. n  Four arrests were made for outstanding bench warrants. n  Four arrests were made for DUI. n  Three arrests were made for possession of alcohol by a minor. n  Two arrests were made for felony assault. n  Two arrests were made for larceny. n  One arrest was madeindecent exposure. n  One arrest was made for breaking and entering. n  The additional six arrests were made for various reasons.

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Nov. 11–A time for reflection Today is Veteran s Day. It is a day when America recognizes the courage, dignity, honor, loyalty, service and sacrifices of all of her veterans. It is a day for speeches, parades, commemorations, and reunions. For most veterans, it is a day when all of us will spend a little time in quiet reflection on our own service. Sometime today, I’ll look in the mirror while shaving, and I’ll see a man with gray, thinning hair, lines and wrinkles on his face and a stubble of gray whiskers. I’ll wonder where the time went. I’ll think of my young friends at the time of my service; who will always be young in my memories. I’ll chuckle when I remember the lighthearted or bravado charged moments we all shared. But most of all, I’ll remember the honor, dignity, discipline, loyalty, and teamwork that I learned alongside these men. I will call a couple of them today and we’ll grumble about arthritis, bad backs, and diabetes—things that are slowing us down. They’ll tell me about their grandchildren, maybe a divorce, and then we’ll talk about the friends we’ve lost. Like Harry, who couldn’t shake his demons, and died a homeless, drunk, and alone in New York in 2005. And, our friend Tom, in and out of rehab for years, who lost his battle with drugs in Los Angeles in 2006. We’ll thank God that we were able to shake off and survive our own demons. Then, we’ll part company until the holiday calls we make to each other. Today, America is fortunate to have young men and women who are willing to step up and take the places of yesterday’s vets. They are bravely defending the freedoms and ideals of this country. The recent death of United States Army Sergeant Michael F. Paranzino, of Middletown, gives testimony to the courage of our armed forces today. He was a hero, who gave his life defending his country and his men. Today’s veterans need more than one day of remembrance. They need and deserve our support more, now, than ever. If you want to do more, there are a number of fine veteran’s organizations that need volunteers and support, in order to continue providing a multitude of services. For more information on how you can help organizations that provide assistance to veterans, check out the following websites: (Veteran’s of Foreign Wars of the United States), (Defense and Veteran’s Brain Injury Center), (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America), and (Wounded Warrior Project). –Jack Kelly, Newport

Number of Votes No Guarantee for Mayor’s Post By Tom Shevlin The number of votes a candidate receives on election day is no indication of who will lead the city council as chair, and by extension, mayor, an analysis of past election results show. According to election results on file with the city’s Canvassing Authority, just 10 times over the past 21 elections has the city’s top votegetter gone on to serve as mayor. In fact, some of Newport’s most well regarded mayors have placed second or third in the At-Large vote count. Among them: Fred Alofsin, who placed third to William Corcoran

and Robert Reed in 1967; Harp Donnelly, who placed third and fourth during his mayoral terms in 1977 and 1979 (he was top votegetter and mayor in 1971, ’73, and ’75); and Paul Gaines, who was third to Al Angel during his term as mayor in 1981. More recently, David Roderick (1993) and Steve Waluk (2006) were both runners-up in their terms as mayor, as was Richard Sardella before being given his second term in 2001. Meanwhile, Patrick Kirby served on the council for three terms, twice as mayor (in 1983 and 1985), and never topped the vote list. Indeed, since 1967, there have

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been 11 instances when Newport has had a mayor who did not lay claim to the title of top vote-getter. Could 2010 be another? With a recount scheduled for Wednesday in the Second Ward race, it’s possible that we could know the answer as soon as the results are certified. It’s also worth noting, however, that there have been only two candidates to top the city’s vote count three elections in a row: five-term mayor Humphrey (Harp) Donnelly III, and current mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano. Donnelly was named mayor each of the three times he collected the most votes, and twice thereafter.

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Meeting for the first time since last Tuesday’s elections, city councilors convened and adjourned within a 15-minute span on Wednesday in what was one of their shortest sessions in recent memory. Sweeping through a relatively light docket, councilors acted with little discussion on boilerplate matters ranging from entertainment licenses to a series of communications from the city manager. However, they did cast two notable votes: The first, as expected, was a unanimous decision to continue a proposal to install energy-efficient street lights on Bellevue Avenue in order to give the public a chance to weigh in on a demonstration project installed earlier in the day. The second issue centered around a $25,000 expenditure request for legal services in the city’s bid to secure approval from the state Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) in its proposed plan to extend the Ann Street Pier to allow transient boaters expanded public access to the city from the harbor. Citing a desire for hold a public workshop with abutters and look further into the need for outside counsel, Councilor Stephen C. Waluk asked that the matter be continued. With Third Ward Councilor Kathryn E. Leonard recused, and Second Ward Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin absent, the council voted 3-2 in favor of the motion. Councilor Mary C. Connolly and Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano were opposed.

Former Newport Economic Development Director Jonathan Stevens is among the early additions to Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee’s transition team staff. The Providence Journal reported on Monday that Stevens has been named Chafee’s deputy director of policy. Stevens had been a longtime aide to Chafee, first serving him as mayor of Warwick, and then later heading up Senator Chafee’s Newport office. He was named the Newport’s first director of economic development in 2007, a post he held until the position was eliminated in July as part of the city’s FY2010 budget. Soon after, he joined Chafee’s campaign as a senior advisor. He joins a slew of other Chafee veterans, including transition team chair Patrick Rogers; director Stephen R. Hourahan; Michael Trainor as deputy director-communications; and retired District Court Judge Stephen Erickson as deputy director-legal and legislative relations.

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From Kibera to Kilimanjaro: Nesbitt’s Latest Showcases Non-Profit By Tom Shevlin

Newport-based adventure photographer Sandy Nesbitt (with camera) and some of the crew from Flying Kites Global pose at the Blink Gallery on Thursday. (Photo by Michelle Palazzo)

Photographer Alexander “Sandy” Nesbitt opened the doors to his Blink Gallery on Upper Thames Street last week to open his latest show, “Kibera to Kilimanjaro,” featuring his most recent images taken while visiting the children and volunteers of the Flying Kites orphanage in Kenya. And while a photograph is worth a thousand words, Nesbitt has a way with words that’s almost as compelling as his images. Stop in and see for yourself as Nesbitt chronicles his time with the children of the Newport-based non-profit, and his own adventures hiking in the hills of Kenya and up the side of Mount Kilimanjaro.

SURPLUS CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 According to School Superintendent Dr. John H. Ambrogi, the equipment was sold as part of a minor renovation project undertaken in preparation for an upcoming New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation inspection. Ambrogi said the school department hired Gibson Technologies, LLC to demolish and remove old equipment from a ground-level workspace to accommodate the Rogers High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program which had been using a basement area that Ambrogi said was “moldy and had water leaking into it.’” Paul Fagan, director of facilities for the schools, took full responsibility for the disposal of the equipment saying, “I authorized Gibson to remove the equipment.” Citing concern for student safety and the obsolete nature of the machinery, Fagan explained, “Having a 3,000-pound metal stationary object is an accident-waiting-tohappen. In retrospect, I feel much worse on how long it took to get rid of the cutter than how I went about with the task.” Schools Superintendent Dr. John H. Ambrogi defended Fagan throughout. “He is the hardest working man in Newport schools,” he said. “I dealt with at least eight different property services directors and he’s the best.” He went on to say that, “Paul did this with the best intentions. He did what he thought was in the best interest of the district.” Patrick Kelly, committee member, also defended Fagan, saying, “I can see your point on dragging this

to auction. I don’t think what you did was unreasonable. I just hope we can get a complete inventory of what is left, so we have some account. So, if we want to claim it, we can take that action as well.” For the most part, School Committee members expressed their displeasure with the way the project played out, with most saying that they would have preferred if the matter had come before them for their approval, but stopped short of admonishing the administration. “To be honest, this should have come before the school committee,” said Vice-chairperson Hugo DeAscentis. “My interest here is that I’m getting an awful lot of questions from the community and it’s a little disturbing, to be quite honest. I went on Craigslist and there it was.” As a point of reference, the committee, reflected back on how surplus equipment from the 1999 Thompson school bond made its way out of the school and ended up in many different hands. According to attorney Neal Galvin, there is no real policy in place for how surplus property is to be disposed of, and recommended the school committee get one in place. Additionally, there doesn’t appear to be any true inventory of the property that went up for sale. That fact was magnified by an anonymous letter received prior to the meeting which raised questions as to how much equipment was taken from the school and its value. The letter alleged, in descriptive detail, that several more items from the school were also put up

for sale. One allegation centered on what was described as, “A beautiful thickness planer that was listed by Gibson Technologies on Craigslist for $13,000.” At least five more items were also listed, saying, “Basically the whole woodworking shop was given away.” School Committee members referenced the letter several times throughout the discussion, with Jo Eva Gaines taking particular issue with, not only the allegations included therein, but also the anonymous nature of it, as well. In response, committee member Robert Leary stated, “I’m at fault as a member of this school committee. Thompson equipment was going out to everybody. I should have learned my lesson, and shame on me for not having a policy in place. I’m uncomfortable putting Paul Fagan up here, and I’m uncomfortable with the honor system. I want to be crystal clear–I don’t think any crimes have been committed, but maybe this should be turned over to the police to be turned up. We’ve got to try to track it down. I have no problem in turning it over for an investigation. I’m sure there are more things to follow, more letters to follow, and hopefully nothing criminal went wrong, but let’s turn it over to police.” Gaines closed the discussion of the surplus equipment by stating, “The superintendent will contact police tomorrow and we will proceed with whatever we need to do to get to the bottom of this mess, which is exactly what it is. Neal Galvin will send a cease-and-desist letter to Gibson.”

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Restoration Foundation Carries On the “Extraordinary Vision” of Doris Duke A prestigious award and a new book reward the work of the NRF

By Katherine Imbrie It’s been quite a fall for Pieter Roos, executive director of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF). In September, a book that he had long wanted to do about the work of NRF founder and benefactress, Doris Duke, was published. Then, on Oct. 29, Roos traveled to Austin, TX to accept an award on behalf of the NRF from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Of the Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites, he says, “It’s a real honor. You are being looked at competitively and compared with organizations all over the country. In the world of historic preservation, it’s the biggest award there is.” NTW: The NRF celebrated its 40th birthday in 2008, so it’s been around for awhile. What prompted the National Trust to honor it with this award at this particular time? ROOS: The Stewardship Award is only given to organizations that have been around for 25 years or longer. The Trust wants to know that you have staying power–not just that you’ve succeeded in having an effect on an area, but that you’ve been doing it for awhile. PrePieter Roos vious recipients have included, I believe, the Preservation Society of Newport and Colonial Williamsburg, for example. NTW: What does the award mean for the NRF here in Newport? ROOS: Oh, it means a great deal. I

think one thing that has been lacking is that people around town and in the state have a general sense of what Doris Duke did, but this national award provides confirmation that this was something very important. As time moves on, we get a better sense of just how much she transformed the city. There are more 18th and 19th century houses here than in any other city or town in the country, and the NRF owns about a quarter of them, thanks to Doris Duke. NTW: The book explains how she began in 1968 and built on the work of the preservation group Operation Clapboard. When Duke brought her resources to the effort, that really turned things around. But it wasn’t just a matter of money, was it? ROOS: No, it wasn’t. Doris Duke was very strategic about creating critical masses (of houses) within neighborhoods. She would quietly buy up three or four buildings together as a means of “seeding” preservation into the city. In that way, she was able to create something much bigger than each building would have represented on its own. In terms of city planning, it was a remarkable achievement, one that really created the Newport that we see today. NTW: It is amazing in hindsight that a woman with no particular demonstrated expertise in city planning would have known how to do that. ROOS: Well, she was very bright, and she had common sense. She also had great taste and a very observant eye. It was typical of her to consult with people, but then to make her own decisions. And perhaps because of her background, she was a very decisive person. One of the very important decisions that Duke made went directly against what some very notable people

were advising her to do, which was to create a kind of museum village of restored houses within Newport – something along the lines of Williamsburg. And that might have seemed a reasonable idea, but she instinctively knew that that wasn’t right for Newport. In fact, she said that she thought that Newport worked pretty well the way it was – a real city that real people lived and worked in. NTW: Duke had several residences all over the world. Do you think that she considered Newport her hometown? ROOS: I think that she considered it one of her hometowns. She spent her childhood summers here. From her 40s to age 81, she came back (to Rough Point), and it was one of three places that she lived in during the year. Interestingly, it was her fall residence. She would spend about a third of the year here, September to November, and then spend the winter in Hawaii, and the spring and summer in New Jersey. I think she considered New Jersey her main home. NTW: With most of the NRF’s acquisition and restoration projects having been done from ’68 to the early ‘80s, what is the ongoing work of the foundation today? ROOS: There is a tremendous amount of work to do just in maintaining the buildings that we have. Preservation is never finished, and it was a deep fear of Duke’s that if these houses ever were to go back on the market and out of NRF’s control, they could become derelict once again. She felt she needed to provide for them in an ongoing way. So the NRF now maintains 80 structures, and that’s a big project all by itself. What many people don’t realize is that she did not leave us any endowment for that work. Rough Point–which was

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Before and after of 34 Pelham, the Langley-King House, circa 1711. The structure began as a simple one or two room house and by mid-century had been expanded to a Georgian mansion. During the twentieth century, the house grew to more than double its original square footage. When the NRF bought the building, in 1969, rooms and apartments were being rented either by the week or by the month. It was restored in 1970-71.

Duke’s residence and now is open to the public as a museum house– does have an endowment, but that is strictly for Rough Point. As far as the historic buildings, we are just another community organization. The rents from the houses go back into maintaining them. We pay the taxes on the properties we own. In fact, I believe that annually the NRF is the city’s fourth or fifth largest taxpayer. NTW: Given that Duke was so devoted to the preservation of Newport, isn’t it surprising that out of all of her huge fortune at her death in 1993, she didn’t leave the NRF money to continue that work? ROOS: Yes, it is. Actually, it may have been a mistake, but that’s what happened. It doesn’t take away from what she did do. It’s estimated that over the course

of her life, Doris Duke gave away about 400 million dollars. And during her lifetime, the largest single thing she gave money to was the preservation of Newport. I think people who see the city as it is now tend to think, How could it have been any other way? But it could have been. And I’m proud that the book really shows that. The transformation you see in the photos is so remarkable, and that’s the history that Doris Duke and the NRF saved. You know, there are an awful lot of beautiful towns in New England, and an awful lot of them have beaches, bars and restaurants. But I think people come back to Newport because of its atmosphere, and that’s an atmosphere that is created by all of our historic neighborhoods together. So even if people might say they are not “into” history, they come back here because it’s an interesting place. That’s history. It’s just not in a museum.

“Extraordinary Vision: Doris Duke and the Newport Restoration Foundation” tells the fascinating story of how “the richest girl in the world” came to devote so much of her time, energy and fortune to rescuing and restoring dozens of derelict Newport houses in order to create the historic neighborhoods that we know and appreciate today. “Extraordinary Vision: Doris Duke and the Newport Restoration Foundation,” by Pieter Roos, Robert P. Foley and A. Bruce MacLeish is available for sale at the NRF Museum Store, 415 Thames St., Newport, and at Island Books, 575 East Main Rd., Middletown. $24.95.

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Roselle McConnell of Infant Interiors was featured on the cover of the September/ October issue of 2010 Kids Today magazine, a national monthly print and online publication for the infant and juvenile industries. The cover story, entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shoppers Flock to Rhode Island for Infant Interiors,â&#x20AC;? was shot by local photographer Kathleen Connerton of Connerton Photography.

Stephanie Frazier Grimm has opened Couture Parties, a wedding and special event planning company, at 78 Thames St. The shop will also carry invitation lines and party supplies in addition to hosting a diverse series of creative workshops. Couture Parties can be reached at 619-4333 or visit

Computer Repair Shop Relocates Cox Computer Repair has moved from Newport to 999 West Main Road in Middletown. The company, owned by William Cox, offers onsite help, support, repairs and upgrades; data recovery, system restoration; new system migrations, file transfers, wireless networking, internet support, online safety and more. Cox Computer Repair can be reached at 849-0001 or visit www.

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Bead for Life The Peoples CafĂŠ, located on 282 Thames St. will sponsor a Bead for Life party on Sunday, Nov. 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. This event is an opportunity to learn more about impoverished Ugandan women who are lifting their families out of poverty by selling their handmade, high quality jewelry. Bead for Life is a socially responsible global organization working with women from extremely impoverished backgrounds. All net profits from BFL sales are invested in projects that fight extreme poverty, primarily in three key areas: health, affordable housing, and vocational training for impoverished youth. For more information, contact Meghan Dutton, Bead for Life Community Partner, 401-662-6640.

Women in Business The Newport County Chamber of Commerce will host a Women in Business Brown Bag Luncheon entitled Five for â&#x20AC;&#x153;5â&#x20AC;? on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 12-1 p.m. (with optional networking immediately following). The event takes place at the Chamber, 35 Valley Rd., Middletown. RSVP to Kathleen Papp, kathleen@newport or 847-1608.

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Navy Fuels Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Economic Engine By Pat Blakely

Casino Theatre Receives Restoration Award By Ross Sinclair Cann, AIA On October 21st the second annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rhodyâ&#x20AC;? Awards were presented jointly by Preserve Rhode Island and The RI Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission and Newport County was featured prominentlyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both in what projects were awarded and where the awards were presented! A sellout audience of nearly 300 guests and honorees gathered on the horseshoe piazza of the Newport Casino for a cocktail reception and silent auction before the ceremony and then, on cue, wandered down to the newly restored Casino Theatre to take their seats. This fabulous building, which had been empty and unused for more than twenty-five years, had just undergone a $5 million makeover and code compliance update and looked as sharp and new as it did in 1880 when Stanford White (of the firm McKim Mead and White) first designed it. This building is now the last existing theater of this architect, who was perhaps the most prominent designer working at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries before his scandalous murderâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; known at the time as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crime of the Century!â&#x20AC;? Of the nine awards given to architectural projects, nearly half of them were located in Newport County: the restoration of the Casino Theater; the restoration of the entry gates at the Breakers; the restoration of the Travers House at 3 Memorial Boulevard and the restoration of the Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown. For most of the awards, images were projected onto a large screen hung at the back of the stage, but for the award to the casino, the lights were turned up in the otherwise

darkened theatre so the entire audience could enjoy and marvel at the rich detail of the room that had so recently been restored. The Breakers Gates award presentation showed photographs of the original wrought iron detail that had been eaten away like so much sugar left out in the rain. Last fall the gates were demounted, loaded onto a flatbed truck and taken to the workshops of Lodi Welding in New Jersey where new, exact replicas were fabricated and galvanized before being painted so that the gates will last long into the future. This spring, those new gates were shipped back to Newport, and with the help of a heavy crane, lifted back into the proper position. Lila Delman Real Estate was honored for two projects: the restoration of the Travers House, but also the renovation of the Narragansett Reading Room into their West Bay headquarters. These awards honored projects where RI Preservation Tax Credits had been used to make an important difference in the restoration of wonderful historic buildings, which, otherwise, could not have been preserved. Longtime Newporters will well remember the extraordinary transformation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tavernâ&#x20AC;? (a rugged, rundown biker bar) into the sleek Victorian cottage that is now the Newport home of Lila Delman Real Estate. The honorees were seated on the stage so that they could come to gather their prizes from the presenter almost like architectural â&#x20AC;&#x153;Academy Awardsâ&#x20AC;? and scarcely could a more glamorous setting in Rhode Island be found than the stage than many years ago had hosted the likes of Orson Wells, Vincent Price, Will Rogers and Lillian Gishâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;great stars of bygone

The recently opened and renovated, Casino Theatre , above, was among the recipients recognized at the Preserve Rhode Island and RI Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission awards. Stanford White, at right, designed the theatre in the late nineteenth century. At bottom right, the Beavertail Lighthouse was also a preservation award recipient. ages. Now, the Casino Theatre will be home to the Salve Regina University theater program during the academic year, but hopefully welcome the theatrical stars of the future during the many summer seasons yet to come for this elegant and gracious theater! Ross Cann is a teacher, historian and practicing architect in Newport and holds architectural degrees from Yale, Cambridge and Columbia Universities. Please send your suggestions for articles on architecture and planning to Newport This Week.

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Chocolate Brunch a Sweet Success More than 175 supporters of Visiting Nurse Services of Bristol and Newport Counties (VNS), headquartered in Portsmouth, gathered at Easton’s Beach Rotunda Sunday, Nov. 7 for a delectable Chocolate Brunch. The first of its kind for the organization, director of Newport programs, Susan Jacobsen called the event a “smashing success.” Guests enjoyed windswept ocean views as they dined on a chocolate rich menu by Russell Morin Caterers with confections displayed and savored throughout the ballroom. “All I heard all day long were raves. Newport Chocolates did a spectacular tribute with the place settings and Edible Arrangements are always just wonderful,” says Jacobsen, adding that the ballroom was filled with a truly broad representation of the community, a testament to VNS 60 years of service. Francesca Campo of Campo & Company Events conceptualized the deliciously successful afternoon which Jacobsen envisions to be a key fund-raiser for the organization moving forward. (Photos by Andrea E. McHugh)

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Call to Artists

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The Portsmouth Arts Guild is welcoming submission of artwork of all media for their 4th Annual “Under $200 Holiday Show and Sale.” The non-juried show runs from Nov. 26 through Dec. 19 with an opening reception on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2-4 p.m. All works must be for sale under $200. Drop off dates are Monday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 23. Maximum is two entries. All 2-D art must be framed, wired and ready to hang. Artwork should be dropped off at The Portsmouth Arts Guild Center For The Arts located at 2679 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. For more information visit our website at or email:

Spring Bull Galleries

Spring Bull Galleries of Newport welcomes artists to submit entries for their ”20th Annual Les Petites Oeuvres ( The Little Picture Show).” The show will run from Dec. 4- 30. The maximum size allowed is 60” total including frame or outside dimensions. Drop off dates are Nov. 27 - Dec. 2 at the gallery.

Tiverton Arts Council

The Tiverton Arts Council invites all area artists to participate in “Little Pictures”, a holiday show featuring works that are no larger than 16” x 16”, framed. The exhibition will run from Dec. 6 to Jan. 10 at Tiverton Town Hall. There is no fees and the limit is three pieces per artist.

An Exploration of Basket Weaving All are welcome to attend the Portsmouth Arts Guild’s monthly meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., to hear multidisciplinary artist Deborah Baronas speak at Cutler Mills Gallery, 30 Cutler St., Warren. Guests will hear Baronas discuss her work as well as view her exhibit of the“Warren Mill Project” presently on display at the Cutler Mills Gallery. This exhibit includes art, music, mill sounds and a 20-minute documentary movie funded by a grant from the RI Council for the Humanities, 2009-2010. Deborah Baronas graduated from RISD in Textile Design and worked in the textile industry from 1979-2003. She now works as a full- time artist. Please join members of the Portsmouth Arts Guild for this free event. The program follows a short business meeting that starts at 7 p.m. For more information visit : or email us at:

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Events, Menu Bargains Round Out Fall’s Restaurant Week Schedule

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By Katherine Imbrie There’s one more weekend left this year to take advantage of Restaurant Week bargains at 50 area restaurants. That makes the upcoming few days a great chance to sample some of the dining spots you might be considering for special nights out during the holiday season, which is just around the corner. Through Nov. 14, participating Newport area restaurants are offering fixed-price menus -- $16 for a three-course lunch, and $30 for a three-course dinner. (Prices exclude taxes and gratuities.) There are also special culinary events planned to round out the week: a Wine & Chocolate Pairing at the Gas Lamp Grille on Saturday, and the 27th annual Taste of Newport benefit at the Hyatt on Sunday. (Check the website of the Newport County Convention & Visitors Bureau, GoNewport. com, for details on these and other events, along with a complete list of participating restaurants.) In the five years since the Newport County Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted the first Newport Restaurant Week, the event has become as popular with chefs and restaurant owners as it is with their customers, says Kathryn Farrington of the NCCVB. “Last Friday and Saturday, I went around to a lot of different restaurants, and it was just amazing. The restaurants were full -- everybody was enjoying it. I thought, This is like a day in July. We are just slamming!” Each year since the first Restaurant Week was held, more and more restaurants have come on board, says Farrington. “They see the turnout that the participating restaurants get, and what I hear from those restaurants who do join is that it makes a tremendous difference. It’s a real boost to carry them through financially from late summer to the holidays.” Restaurant Week is also a great chance for restaurants to showcase new menus or introduce a new chef. Maggie Wiggins, who owns one of Newport’s oldest and best restaurants, the Canfield House, introduced a new Harvest Menu just two weeks ago, and some of the dishes on it also show up on the Canfield’s Restaurant Week menu. Among them is a delectable sounding Root Beer Braised Short Ribs with Roasted Corn Pudding. “The ribs are just melt-in-your-mouth tender,” says Wiggins, adding that the restaurant’s chef, Edie Banky, who started at the Canfield in May, “has really transformed our menus in a very creative way.” Among the appetizer selections on the Canfield’s $30 Restaurant Week dinner menu is a Vermont Chevre and Shitake Mushroom Brulee with Smoked Bacon and Truffled Micro-greens. And for dessert? Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding

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Fall Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM Fri & Sat 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM The DeWolf Tavern, in Bristol, provides diners two floors of seating options in addition to their seasonal waterfront deck. with Bourbon Molasses Sauce. Wiggins says the bread pudding is so good that she had a phone message from a regular customer who proclaimed it “the best he’s had anywhere.” In her experience, Restaurant Week brings in both regulars and out-of-towners, says Wiggins. “We have had a lot of guests from upstate areas like Providence, but we’ve also seen a lot of locals. Maybe they don’t normally get out to some of the finer restaurants, but at this price point, they do.” The Canfield House is open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner only, from 5 p.m.

Pour Judgement, well-known for their burger and a beer special, also serves a full entree menu . Hearty flavors of fall are on the Restaurant Week dinner menu at the harborfront restaurant, The Mooring. There, customers might select as an appetizer a “Seafood Empanada with Green Chile Salsa” and then follow that up with “PanRoasted Cod Loin with Red Flannel Hash and a Roasted Tomato Lobster Emulsion.” Another appealing entrée option is “Tenderloin Ravioli with Foraged Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Gorgonzola Cream.” And for dessert? Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Maple Sauce Anglaise. Not all of the restaurants that participate in Restaurant Week are so upscale. Pour Judgement is a pub-style, bar-restaurant where burgers and fries are menu standards, and straightforward dishes like chicken marsala, eggplant parmesan, and scallops are priced from $10 to $15 on the regular menu. But chef/owner Kevin Sullivan also likes to experiment with his cooking, and for his Restaurant Week dinner menu, he’s featuring entrees that you definitely

wouldn’t expect to find on a bar menu: “Lobster, Scallop, Clam and Shrimp Cioppino”, “Lobster Newburg with Puff Pastry”, “Grilled Swordfish with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat”, and “Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Demi-glaze”. Co-owner Hank Whitin says Pour Judgement has been doing Restaurant Week since it opened four years ago and has found the event a great way to introduce themselves to people who otherwise might think of it as “just a bar.” “Really, we are a gastro-pub,” says Whitin. “We do a ton of food. Even though we have a bar layout, with a long narrow space and a row of bolted-down tables, our food is definitely more than what you’d expect in a bar. When it’s not Restaurant Week, Kevin does some pretty inventive specials that reflect a lot of different cuisines from Asian to Southwestern. We even have Southwest Eggrolls on the menu.” Whitin says Pour Judgement is popular with locals, “but we are attracting a lot of out-of-towners during Restaurant Week.” Up in Bristol, the cozy waterfront DeWolf Tavern is new to the Restaurant Week line-up this year, having joined the spring list in March, along with fellow Bristolians Redlefsen’s and Persimmon. Joining the Bristol team this fall is Leo’s Ristorante on Hope Street. DeWolf owner/chef Sai Viswanath says his $16 lunch menu has been particularly popular with outof-towners. He’s offering a range of sandwiches that reflect the DeWolf’s unique character – a New England tavern with the cosmopolitan addition of some Indian-influenced cuisine. The three-course DeWolf lunch begins with a choice of mesclun salad or soup, then includes such unusual sandwiches as Chicken, Avocado, Cilantro, Mango Sour Cream and Cheddar Cheese on Naan bread, or Filet Mignon with Swiss Cheese, Caramelized Onions and Horseradish Sauce, also on naan. Dessert is a scoop of housemade ice cream or sorbet. The fact that three other Bristol restaurants are also doing Restaurant Week this fall “helps each of us tremendously,” says Viswanath. “Instead of everyone having their own specials, this way we all share in the promotion value of a joint event.”

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The Bit Players: Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Masters of Improv By Meg Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil The Firehouse Theater is a rather diminutive, bare bones space with seating for up to 70 people, but the laughs that come from the crowds on Friday and Saturday nights are anything but small. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when the Bit Players, Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own comedy improv troupe, take to the stage in their off-the-cuff performances where the only thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assured is that the audience will become part of the show. Improv is a form of theatre in which the actors, in this case, the Bit Players, use acting techniques to perform spontaneously, using audience suggestions to guide the performance as they create dialogue, setting, and plotting extemporaneously. The cast of 10 Bit Players rotates weekly, as do the â&#x20AC;&#x153;bitsâ&#x20AC;? they perform, so the audience is guaranteed to never see the same show twice. Much of the show is determined by the crowd, who is welcome to shout out suggestions that set up the Bits when asked by the leader of the group. For example, in one Bit Players original skit called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bartender,â&#x20AC;? three players walk into a makeshift bar on stage where they go in to get a drink and confess a problem of theirs to the bartender, who then dispenses his sage advice afterwardsâ&#x20AC;Śall in song. The audience is asked to shout out three problems that the players must instantly create a character and song for. On this

particular Saturday night, the suggestions for Anna, one of the original Bit Players, had to sing a song on tax evasion; while Vlad, another original Bit Player, who happens to be a bulky Russian with years of training in mime, had to sing a song about his desire to become a ballerina; and the newest Player, Matt, had a problem pertaining to a third nipple. Dylan, who played the bartender, then had to respond to each patron with a song that offered them help to resolve their issues. Most of the players have at least a few years of improv training under their belts. Ryan Hartigan, one of the players with the most improv experience (one month short of 20 years to be exact), says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people think imrpov is something you can just do, but it takes time to do it, like any type of performance. What you have to train quite often is not just knowing the games or skits, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the willingness of the group to find them together. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to explore and find what works.â&#x20AC;? Hartigan went on to say how much the Bit Players enjoy the Newport audience in particular. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of regulars, locals, and Newport visitors and they realize how part of the show they really are. Sometimes you have an audience thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so quiet. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come and be quiet and we think they hate us and then something amazing happens. One of the most

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Cabaret & Humor 8 p.m., Please see Thursday, Nov. 4 for more details.

Nov. 11

Newport Gallery Night Explore and experience the art of Newport the second Thursday of every month. Galleries city-wide 5 – 8 p.m. NPEF Student Art Exhibit Easton’s Beach Rotunda, Noon-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Healthy Holidays Learn ways tot reduce your stress and eat well during the busy holidays. 5 - 7 p.m., Aquidneck Island Acupuncture, 170 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 297-1642. BYOI Thursdays Bring Your Own Improv! Interactive improv show that welcomes voluntary audience participation! Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 849-3473, 8 p.m. Newport Restaurant Week $16 for lunch, $30 for dinner. Visit www.gonewportrestaurantweek. com for all the details. Murder at the Museum 7 p.m., Please see Thursday, Nov. 4 for more information

Movember “Mid-Muzzy” Event

“If it’s Thursday, it Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, 5 – 6 p.m., free, Redwood Library, 847-0292, Run and Chug Club Running and walking group that meets at 6:15 p.m. weekly outside Fastnet. Meet new friends for a three-mile walk or run around Newport and then return to the Fastnet Pub for a pint.

Friday Nov. 12

Holiday Lantern Tour Celebrate the winter holidays on a lantern-lit stroll through Newport’s streets. 5 p.m., $12 per person, $5 for children. Reservations suggested, 841-8770, Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Chamber Annual Dinner Dance The Newport County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner dance from 6 – 11 p.m. at




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Men are growing moustaches for ‘Movember’ to help raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. They were clean shaven on Nov. 1, and will be growing their moustaches through the entire month. Join team Newport Muzzy and their partially grown ‘staches’ on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Newport Storm Brewery from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. to enjoy some fresh beer and moustacheshaped snacks. $10 donation at the door, event for 21 and older. Donations can be made at Team ‘Newport Muzzy’. (Photo by Laura Blackwell)

the Hyatt on Goat Island. $65 per person, RSVP to Lindsey Forrestal, 847-1608 or American Songbook The music of Frank Sinatra will be performed at Trinity Church’s Honyman Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 324-9492 or emailing Newport Restaurant Week $16 for lunch, $30 for dinner. Visit www.gonewportrestaurantweek. com for all the details.

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The Bit Players 8 p.m., Please see Friday, Nov. 5 for more details. Wounded Veterans Reception Hibernian Hall, 6-12 p.m. Live music, hors d’oeurves and cash bar.

Saturday Nov. 13

Arts & Crafts Extravaganza 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, corner of Bellevue Ave. and Pelham St. Benefits Turning Around Ministries, Inc. Contact 864-5747 for more information.

Family Tour and Art Project See art and make together at the Newport Art Museum, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Member families $14, nonmembers $18. Includes cost of Museum admission. 76 Bellevue Ave., 848-8200. Craft Fair A benefit for Turning Around Ministries. Elks Lodge, 10-2 p.m., 8645747. Lecture on 19th Century Clothing Hear about the origins of today’s formal men’s clothing and their origins in the early 19th century using examples from the NHS’s collections. 2 p.m., $5 per person, Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 841-8770.

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BIT PLAYERS, Continued from p. 14 wonderful thing isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t explosions of laughter, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when you realize they are just frozen, and astonished. And then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hear this pent up burst of laughter. We love our audience here.â&#x20AC;? The show, which starts every Friday and Saturday night at 8 and ends around 9:30 p.m., is BYOB and has a short intermis-

Musical Entertainment Thursday, November11 Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney Marina Cafeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino & Friends 6:30-9 p.m.


Newport Marriotâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Rebecca Cline on piano, 7-10 p.m. Newport Grand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Downtown Cabaret, 8 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pubâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Doyle Rules, 10 p.m. Perro Salado â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x192;â&#x20AC;&#x192; Honky Tonk Knights Rhino Barâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reggae Night Hot Like Fire, â&#x20AC;&#x192;â&#x20AC;&#x192; 10 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 a.m.

Friday, November 12 Christieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DJ & Dancing The Chanlerâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dick Lupino & Friends, 6-10 p.m. Hyatt Hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave Manuel â&#x20AC;&#x192;â&#x20AC;&#x192; on piano, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. LaForge Casinoâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11 p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠ â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Deer Tick, 10 p.m. Newport Grand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Downtown Cabaret, 8 p.m. Matty B., 9 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pubâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.-12:45 a.m.

4 COURSE WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames Street, Newport, 845-9300 3pm. Enjoy Enjoy three 3 oz glasses of Select wines & a 20 yr old Port paired w/ 4 courses of fine chocolates. Reservation required. 1st Course ~ Chocolate dipped strawberries, oranges, & bananas paired w/ Champagne. 2nd Course ~ Chocolate dipped potato chips & petite pretzels paired w/ Starling Riesling (Germany). 3rd Course ~ Chocolate ganache dipped Macaroons w/ Louis Martini Cabernet (Sonoma). 4th Course ~ Chocolate truffles paired w/ 20yr old Cruz Port. *Chocolates from course 3 & 4 will be provided by â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Newport Chocolateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located at 82 Williamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Street, Newport. Only â&#x20AC;Ś$20 per person plus tax & tip

Learn more about improv Frank Fusaro, the artistic director behind the Bit Players, is offering a six week improv workshop at the Firehouse Theater that teaches the basic fundamentals of improv. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll lkearn how to build a secure platform to start scenes, how to develop clear and concise characters, and how to think quickly on your feet and react like a pro. The classes will meet starting on Monday, Nov. 15. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone can take the classes, no experience necessary,â&#x20AC;? said Fusaro, â&#x20AC;&#x153;after the six weeks, the class picks a date to perform and we promote the show for them, but they perform as a class without any of the Bit Players.â&#x20AC;? The session is open to all skill levels. Students must be at least 16 years old to enlist. The cost of the class is $150 and is every Monday at 6:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:30 p.m.

CHEF-LED CULINARY WALKING TOUR Newport Gourmet Tours Tour Departs from The front of Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport 2pm -4pm. Celebrate Newport Restaurant Week by taking $5 off a ticket to our Chef-Led Culinary Walking Tour of some of Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Restaurants, Kitchens and Gourmet Shops. Meet the Chefs, go behind the scenes, and sample their delicious offerings. All tour stops not hanicaped acccessable. Tour limited to 12 people. No children under 12 years old. Buy tickets on our website. . $40 ticket price is $5 off regular price in honor of Newport Restaurant Week. $40 per person



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sion. If the first half is a bit flat, or some skits work more than others, never fear. While youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re socializing, the Bit Players are upstairs discussing what is and is not working, and tweaking the set list for the rest of the show â&#x20AC;&#x201C; proving that yes, indeed there is a method to this highly enjoyable madness.


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Bryant will team up to make music together at 8 p.m. at Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. For more info, contact SRUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Performing Arts at 341-2295. Newport Restaurant Week $16 for lunch, $30 for dinner. Visit www.gonewportrestaurantweek. com for all the details. The Bit Players 8 p.m., Please see Friday, Nov. 5 for more details.

Sunday Nov. 14

Pet Loss Support Group Supportive help for those who have been touched by the loss of a pet, or dealing with the difficult decision of euthanasia. 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 p.m. at the Potter League at 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Free, register at 846-8276 ext. 118 or jillh@ Allies at Home Historian Matthew Keagle will share how French soldiers and American citizens worked together during the Revolutionary War, 2 p.m., $5 per person, Colony House, Washington Square, 841-8770. American Songbook 2 p.m. Please see Friday, Nov. 12 for more details. Newport Restaurant Week $16 for lunch, $30 for dinner. Visit www.gonewportrestaurantweek. com for all the details.

Monday Nov. 15

Book Discussion The Jamestown Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss Steig Larssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Girl with the Dragon Tattooâ&#x20AC;? Free and open to the public. Dedication of Bellevue Ave History Trail 9 a.m. at the Isaac Bell House, 70

Perry St. Dedication of the new 11 markers that detail the architecture, landscapes, and history of the historic street. Free and open to all.

Tuesday Nov. 16

Thames Street Sewer Meeting Review the details of the work to be performed and the construction schedule for the improvements to the Thames Street sanitary sewer interceptor. 8:30 a.m., Newport City Hall, 83 Broadway. Open to the public Tango Tuesday Beginner Argentine Tango classes at the Edward King House, 35 King St., Newport, 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 p.m., $20 per person, $30 per couple, email for more information

Wednesday Nov. 17

Wagginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tails Story Hour Stories, crafts, songs, and animal visits for preschool children ages 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 at 10 a.m. at the Potter League for Animals at 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. $3 per child, preregistration requested, call 846-0592 ext. 120. Live & Learn Program Part of Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association. Breakfast and presentaion from 8:30 - 10 a.m. Free, but pre-registration is required. Call Grand Islander 849-7100 to reserve your seat. 333 Green End Ave., Middletown Chess Group A group meets at Empire Tea & Coffee at 22 Broadway from 7:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 p.m. to challenge each other to the game of kings. Free and open to the public.

Thursday Nov. 18

Art-o-Mat Come to the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ on 282

Thames St. from 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 p.m. to see the Art-o-Mat and take home a piece of art from the transformed 70s cigarette machine turned art dispenser for $5. Newport Cooks! Baking bread made easy. 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. at the Edward King House, 35 King St. Register at 293-0740 or info@, $50 per student. Mid-Movember Event 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Donate $10 at the Newport Storm Brewery to help Team Muzzy raise money for menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health. 293 JT Connell, 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, 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 p.m., free, Redwood Library, 847-0292, BYOI Thursdays See Nov. 11 for more details. Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 849-3473, 8 p.m. Murder at the Museum 7 p.m., Please see Thursday, Nov. 11 for more information Run and Chug Club 6:15 p.m., Fastnet Pub, please see Thursday, Nov. 11 for more details. Cabaret & Humor 8 p.m., Please see Thursday, Nov. 11 for more details.

Friday Nov. 19

Holiday Lantern Tour Celebrate the winter holidays on a lantern-lit stroll through Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streets. 5 p.m., 841-8770, Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. YMCA Holiday Wine Tasting 5 - 8 p.m., at the Atlantic Beach Club. Over 100 wines, beers, food,

silent auction and live music. Contact Mike Miller at 847-9200 or The Bit Players 8 p.m., Please see Friday, Nov. 12 for more details. Cabaret & Humor 8 p.m., Please see Thursday, Nov. 11 for more details.

Saturday Nov. 20

Christmas at the Newport Mansions Visit The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House, all decorated for the holidays and open daily for tours. The Breakers opens at 9 a.m., The Elms and Marble House open at 10 a.m. The last tours at all three are at 4 p.m. Visit for more details. Holiday Health & Wellness Expo Learn how to stay healthy and happy through the holidays by attending from 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency on Goat Island. Over 50 exhibitors! Admission is $10 per person SRU Fall Dance Show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Power Tripâ&#x20AC;? will include 26 dances from the Salve Regina University student-run dance organization. Open to the public, 7 p.m. Admission is at least $1 donation to the Andrea Rizzo Foundation. Held at Rodgers Recreation Center, 167 Webster St. Common Fence Music Sierra Hull & Highway 111 perform at 8 p.m. at 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth. Tickets are available at 866468-7619 or The Bit Players 8 p.m., Please see Friday, Nov. 12 for more details. Sunday, Nov. 21 SRU Fall Dance Show 1 p.m., $5 admission. Please see

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Monday Nov. 22

Christmas at the Newport Mansions Please see Saturday, Nov. 20 for more details. Wicked Newport 7 p.m., Newport Library, Come learn about Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;wickedâ&#x20AC;? past.

Gallery Shows & Artist Openings Anchor Bend Glassworks Gallery Fall Harvest Designs Show through Nov. 22. Gallery open daily 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m., 16 Franklin St., 849-0698, Art on the Wharf Featuring the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seaside Show.â&#x20AC;? The show runs Nov. 1 - Dec. 20. Gallery hours are Fri. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mon., noon-5 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf, 845-6858 Bestoso Studio Jeannine Bestoso will hold drawing and painting classes at the Edward King Center on Tuesdays, 714-7263, Bristol Art Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just in Time for the Holidays,â&#x20AC;? opening reception Nov. 13, 4-7 p.m., show through Jan., 2011, 423 Hope St., Bristol, 396-9699, DeBlois Gallery Retrospective for printmaker Willye Roberts. Opening reception Nov. 6 Gallery hours are Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., 138 Bellevue Ave.,

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847-9977, Didi Suydam Contemporary Opening reception for metalsmith John Prip Sat. Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. Gallery is open Thurs.-Mon., 12 - 5 p.m., 25 Mill St., 848-9414, www. Harbor Fine Art Featuring the work of seven local artists. Gallery open daily 11 a.m – 5 p.m., 134 Spring St., 848-9711, Isherwood Gallery Gallery hours are Wed.-Sat., 38 Bellevue Ave., 699-2276, Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design Gallery open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. and by appointment. 226 Bellevue Avenue, #8, the Audrain Building, second floor, 849-3271, Reel Gallery Opening party for 15 local artists Oct. 23 from 6-9 p.m. 94 William St., 484-7535, Sheldon Fine Art Opening reception forDaniel Pollera, Sat., Nov. 13, 5-7 p.m. Gallery open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 59 America’s Cup Ave., Bowen’s Wharf, 849-0030. Victorine Contemporary Art 192 Thames St., 835-1920, www. William Vareika Gallery “Historic New England” exhibition will be on display until Nov. 14. 212 Bellevue Ave., 849-6149 or www.

Mansions, Museums and Historic Sites Belcourt Castle 657 Bellevue Ave., 846-0669, The Breakers Open daily, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 847-1000, Chateau-sur-Mer Open daily, 474 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000, The Elms Open daily, 367 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000, Fort Adams 841-0707, 90 Fort Adams Drive, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Discover the history of tennis through a diverse collection of memorabilia, art and video, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 194 Bellevue Ave., free for kids under 16 , 849-3990; Marble House Open daily, 596 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000, www. Museum of Newport History Exhibits on display depict the city’s role in the American Revolution and its emeravgence as a Gilded Age resort, open daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 127 Thames St., 841-8770, National Museum of American Illustration Original artworks from the Golden

Age of Illustration in a historic Gilded Age mansion, 492 Bellevue Ave., 851-8949, ext. 18, Naval War College Museum Free and open to the public, visitors without a base decal must call the museum to gain access to the Naval Station; 841-2101. Newport Art Museum Permanent collection of contemporary and historic works, open daily, 76 Bellevue Ave., 848-8200, Ochre Court One of Newport’s first “summer cottages” built in 1892, now Salve Regina University’s administration building, ground floor open Monday thu Friday, 9-4 p.m. Prescott Farm Restored 1812 windmill, guided tours, Rte. 114, West Main Rd., Middletown, 847-6230, Rosecliff Open daily, 548 Bellevue Avenue, 847-1000, www.newportmansions. org Redwood Library The nation’s oldest library, c 1748, 50 Bellevue Avenue, free, donations always welcome, 847-0292; Rough Point Doris Duke’s oceanfront estate, 680 Bellevue Avenue, 847-8344, Whitehall Museum House Berkely Road, Middletown, open Tuesday-Sunday.


Salve Regina University Football (6 – 4) The Salve Regina University football team completed its most successful season in a decade with a No. 10 ranking in the 2010 New England Division III football poll. The Seahawks - who receiving 12 points in the poll - closed out the 2010 campaign with a 6-0 win over Nichols College on Saturday, giving them a 6-4 record for the season and a 5-2 mark in the New England Football Conference (NEFC). The five-game win streak is the longest for the program since the 1999 season, while the six wins is the highest mark since the 2000 season, when they posted a 7-3 record. The last time Salve Regina was ranked in the poll was Oct. 8, 2001. Men’s Basketball Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. against Worcester State at home Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. against Bryant away at Bryant University Women’s Basketball Tuesday, Nov. 16 against Suffolk, away, at Suffolk Men’s Ice Hockey Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:15 p.m. against Suffolk at Portsmouth Abbey Women’s Ice Hockey (0 – 2) Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. against St. Anselm, away in Manchester NH Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. against Nichols, at home, at St. George’s School

Bob Chesney, first-year head coach of Salve Football, led his team to their first NEFC regional ranking since 2001. (Photo courtesy of Salve Regina)

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Middletown High School Girl’s Soccer The girls will take on St. Raphael on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School in the Semifinal round of Division III Playoffs . If they win, they will take on the winner of the Narragansett v. Burrillville game on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. at RI College.

Portsmouth High School Girl’s Soccer The 4th place girls will take on 1st place LaSalle on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at East Greenwich High School in the Semifinal round of the Division I Playoffs. The winner of the game will advance to the finals where they will take on the East Greenwich v. South Kingstown winner on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at RI College.

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COYOTES CONTINUED FROM PG. 3 on the difference between “normal” and “problem” coyotes, and the hunting of coyotes in the area. Mitchell relayed a story about a hunter who is a friend of her and her husband. This friend approached a farmer in Pennsylvania, while on a hunting trip. He asked permission to hunt on the farmer’s land and shoot any coyotes he spotted. The farmer immediately answered with an emphatic “NO”! The farmer went on to explain, “Those are good coyotes,” he said, “they know the rules, and how to follow them”. The farmer also told the hunter, “They keep the bad coyotes out that would otherwise attack my livestock. They defend their territory and leave me and mine alone.” Mitchell explained that the hunting of normal coyotes could only worsen the problem. Removing a group of territorial, normal coyotes, will create an undefended area into which transient coyotes will flow. At all times of the year,

numbers of transients are immediately available on Aquidneck Island to replenish any voids created by the killing of resident coyotes. This is the reason coyote eradication plans have been unsuccessful in other parts of the country. Mitchell was adamant that the CBMP report is a valuable, sciencebased tool that can be utilized by the communities of Aquidneck and Conanicut islands. The NBCS is partnering with the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, the Roger Williams Park Zoo, and the Potter League for Animals to further expand the scope of educational and outreach efforts to school children and adults of the Aquidneck Island communities. In order for the CBMP to be successful, Mitchell explained that all of the island communities need to work together as one unit, because there is no such thing as a “Newport” coyote or a “Portsmouth” coyote. Coyote territories frequently cross over city

and town lines and individual coyotes can roam the span of one or multiple islands. To date, the Portsmouth, Middletown and Jamestown town councils have accepted the CBMP and endorsed it. The Newport City Council received the report in October and is currently reviewing it. They plan to take action and make an endorsement decision at a later date. For further information or a copy of the CBMP report go to coyote or google “coyote study”. In addition to the report, captivating photos, and loads of data, there are guidelines available at this website on how to cope with bold coyote behavior. To report a coyote sighting contact the NBCS at (401) 924-4695. Finally, please remember that direct feeding of coyotes is illegal under state law and may cause serious or tragic problems for you and your neighbors.

Connecting the dots made by hourly GPS locations of the young male collared on October 15th during the first week after capture. The wide ranging movements from Newport to Common Fence Point - indicate he is a transient (kicked out of his natal pack in Newport and Middletown). He will probably roam until he finds a pack of coyotes that will accept him. If he is habituated - and has lost his natural fear of humans due to feeding - he will bring his bad behavior with him wherever he goes. (Photo/map credit Numi Mitchell)

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Bobby Mey watches Numi Mitchell ready a coyote tracking collar. Mey is a Middletown High School Student she is mentoring. (Photo by Sharon Morcera)

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RECENT DEATHS Marie Alice Coute, 84, of Newport, died Oct. 29, 2010 at the Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Antone P. Coute. A memorial service was held Nov. 6 at the Memorial Funeral Home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Robert Potter Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 412, Newport RI 02840. Andre Jacques de Bethune, 91, formerly of Portsmouth, died Oct. 30, 2010 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret Ann (Maurer) de Bethune. Calling hours will be Friday, Nov. 12 from 4-8 p.m at the Memorial Funeral Home, Broadway, Newport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Gregory the Great at Portsmouth Abbey, 285 Cory’s Lane. Donations in his memory may be made to the John Clarke Retirement Center, 600 Valley Rd., Middletown RI 02840. Catherine A. Kempenaar, 83, of Boca Raton, Fla. and Newport, died Nov. 8, 2010 at the Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Robert Kempenaar. Calling hours will be Thurs., Nov. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Hambly Funeral Home, 30 Red Cross Ave., Newport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. at Jesus Saviour Church, Broadway, Newport. Donations in her memory may be made to the Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 70 Harrison Ave., Newport. Jeanne Marie Mellow, 61, of Portsmouth, died peacefully Nov. 5, 2010 at home. She was the wife of Dr. Barry Mellow. Calling hours will be Friday, Nov. 12 from 4-8 p.m. at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Rd., Portsmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Nov. 13 at 11a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. Isabelle Silvia, 96, of Middletown died Nov. 9, 2010 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late William Francis Silvia, Sr. Calling hours will be Thursday, Nov. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home, Broadway, Newport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at Jesus Saviour Church, Broadway, Newport.

Newport County TV Program Highlights Nov. 12–Nov. 18 n Art Scene TUE @ 5:30pm / WED @ 9:30am

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November 12: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. People’s Credit Union, Bloodmobile 858 West Main Rd. November 12: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. BankNewport, Bloodmobile 528 West Main Rd. November 28: 4 – 7 p.m. Stop & Shop, Bloodmobile 1360 West Main Rd.


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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Payment Plan Available Attorney David B. Hathaway Former Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee


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SALE DATES: THURSDAY, NOV. 11 THRU WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010 STORE HOURS: Thursday-Saturday 8am-10pm; Sunday 9am-8pm; Monday-Wednesday 8am-9pm

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Sharing Seasonal Kindness Elves for Elders

Seniors RULE is a non-profit organization whose members provide services for seniors. This holiday season, Seniors RULE (Resources Unlimited-Liasons for Elders), will be sponsoring their Elves for Elders for the second year. The program is designed to bring holiday cheer to a senior who might not otherwise receive a gift. Names of seniors have been collected from nursing homes, senior housing and adult day centers. A first name and a gift idea are placed on a star and then placed on a tree located at Clements Marketplace in Portsmouth. Supporters, “Elves,” can choose a star, then return the unwrapped gift to the customer service desk at Clements by Dec. 10. A gift-wrapping party will be held at Atria Aquidneck Place, Portsmouth. The “Elves for Elders” is also holding a senior drive at Warwick Mall and Emerald City Mall. For more information, call Maxine Hutchins at 401-286-3821.

Headed South

Hasbro Hospital Toy Drive

Donations for Hasbro Children’s Hospital of new and unwrapped gifts are being accepted at a collection box in the Jamestown Recreation Center until Dec. 20. Suggested items include books, CDs, DVDs, games, Disney toys, arts and crafts, and bath and body products. Jamestown’s Adolescents Making Programs for Teens (AMPT) Halloween Dance raised $100 towards the purchase of toys for the Hasbro Children’s Hospital toy drive. Nearly twenty brand new toys have been collected, so far. AMPT would also like to thank the parents and friends of the Teen Center who chaperoned and donated goodies for their dance: Heather Burns, Jessica Burrows, Jill Clouarte, Lynne DeValerio, Laurel Falces, Rebekah Gomez, Cathy Gregory, Ana and Rich Irwin, Lisa Tuttle, and Heidi Winkler. Anyone interested in making a donation or volunteering, please contact the teen center at 423-7261 or email

The Dockwise transport ship Explorer took on 40 vessels during its most recent stopover in Newport last week. Bound for St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the semi-submersible ship received assistance from Oldport Marine while in port. Dockwise, one of the world’s leading marine transport companies, makes regular stops in Newport throughout the year. It’s both a testament to Newport’s active boating culture, and in this case, the onset of winter. For the record, the weather in St. Thomas on Thursday was forecast to be sunny and in the low 80s. (Photo by Matt Gineo)

Organizations looking for assistance in “Sharing Seasonal Kindess” are welcome to send announcements to Newport This Week by e-email to

National Gaming Day Children, ages 4 and up and their families, are invited to participate in National Gaming Day at Newport Public Library located at 300 Spring St., on Saturday Nov. 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the lower level program room. National Gaming Day is an initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social values of all types of games. National Gaming Day at the Newport Public library this year will feature a variety of different card and board games. For more information visit the Children’s Desk or call 401-847-8720 x 204.

Clean it. Bring it. Shred it. Recycle it. Tour it.

Art-o-mat Debuts in Newport An Art-o-mat is a retired and repurposed cigarette machine from the 70s that vends are the size and shape of cigarette boxes. A new machine, much like the one pictured here, will be unveiled to the community at a fundraiser opening on Nov. 19 at the People’s Café, 282 Thames St. Community members have created 300 pieces of art for the Art-o-mat that will be sold at the opening to raise funds for the Art-o-mat and future public art projects. The teen and family-friendly opening will begin at 5 p.m., with the general public opening starting at 7 p.m.

Join us for Rhode Island Recycles Day, and bring us that stuff you just don’t know how to get rid of.

Central Landfill, Johnston Saturday, November 20th 8:00 a.m. to noon Start with all those sensitive documents you have lying around (like pay stubs, credit card receipts, tax forms, and healthcare information); we’ll shred up to three full recycle bins per family.* You can also bring us other things like computers, household chemicals, and bulky plastic items such as children’s furniture and toys. And while you’re at it, you can even tour our recycling facility. For a complete list of what you can bring, visit

* Shredding is for personal documents only. Materials like file folders, magazines, and envelopes will not be shredded, but will be added to the regular paper recycling stream.

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Newport This Week - November 11, 2010  

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