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THURSDAY, August 18, 2011

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A 1-kilowatt wind turbine, adjacent to the circa 1860s Rose Island Lighthouse, was installed in 1993 and provides 90% of the lighthouse’s power needs. This fall, grant funding will pay for new siding and windows for the lighthouse, and a new tower roof; the wind turbine will be upgraded as well.

One of the rooms available for an overnight stay on Rose Island is the “Foghorn” room, located in the small red brick building just below the lighthouse. The building once housed the steam-driven machinery that powered the island’s foghorn.

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… The Greening of Rose Island By Jill Connors Sure, the historic 19th century lighthouse is charming, the location on an 18.5-acre island amid sparkling Narragansett Bay is divine, and the view from the light tower is spectacular, but here’s what a visit to Rose Island can really do for you: It brings you face to face with a zero-carbon-footprint, off-the-grid version of modern life. A 1-kilowatt wind turbine generates 90% of the island’s electrical needs, rainwater collected through a cistern system provides water for sinks and toilets, the sun heats the shower water, and a propane bottle fuels the kitchen’s cooktop burner. And it’s only going to get greener. “Just wait until we replace the wind turbine with a newer model, we may even be able to add another refrigerator in the house,” says David McCurdy, executive director of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, the nonprofit group responsible for maintaining the lighthouse. A major revenue source for the lighthouse is the fee that overnight guests pay to be keepers— for a night, or for an entire week. The house’s sole refrigerator is located on the second floor, reserved for the weekly keepers. One-night keepers stay in the first floor bedrooms, and must bring their perishables in a cooler.

NEWPORT – Supporters of St. Clare Home won an important victory on Monday as members of the Planning Board voted unanimously to endorse an amendment to the city’s zoning ordinances that would allow, by right, the downtown nursing home to expand beyond its current footprint. The 5-0 vote reaffirmed an earlier decision that found the proposal to be in compliance with the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, and moves the matter to the City Council for final approval. Should the council support the board’s decision, it would effectively upend a zoning board ruling and bring to an end an appeal process in Superior Court. More than 40 people packed the council chamber to hear the out-

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the lighthouse, or on the propane burner indoors. (Purists will point out that those fuel sources add a little carbon to the atmosphere, but it is minimal, compared to the power plant sources involved in providing electricity to an electric stove in a mainland house on the grid.) Water conservation is practiced via a one-gallon-flush toilet

MIDDLETOWN – On Monday night, the Middletown Town Council voted to support recommendations for coyote management that include prompt disposal of road kill and livestock carcasses, as well as fining any citizens caught feeding coyotes. “After five years of research, our goal is to provide safe practices for coexisting with coyotes,” Dr. Numi Mitchell told the Council, in urging them to support “Best Management Practices for Coexistence with Coyotes on Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands.” Dr. Mitchell is a Jamestown-based biologist who led the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, a research project that collected data from 2005-2009 to determine what steps should be taken regarding the increased presence of coyotes. The Coyote Best Management Practices (CBMP) were developed by a group that included Dr. Mitchell, local police departments on Aquidneck Island, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and the Potter League. Reducing the coyotes’ food source is essential, according to the

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18.5-acre Rose Island includes several buildings in addition to the lighthouse: the largest is the circa 1800 Fort Hamilton Barracks, which is being restored; the outdoor shower and outdoor toilets are located near the base of the wind turbine; and the small outbuilding contains a cistern holding 7,000 gallons of rainwater. The chores a keeper performs provide a firsthand glimpse of off-the-grid living: Every day, the keeper must head to the small concrete shed adjacent to the lighthouse to check the battery bank that stores the power from the wind turbine. “If there hasn’t been enough wind to generate a reading of 24 volts, the keeper must run the back-up generators to charge the batteries,” explains McCurdy.

The keeper must also check the quality of the 3,000 gallons of rainwater stored in the cistern in the lighthouse’s cellar. This water is pumped up into the house’s 1st and 2nd floor kitchens and toilets via an electrical pump powered by wind-generated electricity. (Drinking water is bottled, brought to the island from the mainland.) Food preparation takes place at the gas grills located behind

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LIGHTHOUSE CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 system where a visitor first pumps one gallon of water into a clear tank mounted on the wall above the toilet (the pump system is an adaptation of those used on a boat’s head). Instructions remind visitors that not every bathroom visit even requires a flush. Lighting the 1,100-square foot lighthouse is the main electrical need that the wind-generated power meets. But even there, energy-conscious choices prevail. The lightbulb hanging from the cellar ceiling, near the cistern, dates from 1993: “It’s compact fluorescent, and they really mean it when they say those things last,” says McCurdy. Heating the house is the only demand that requires non-renewable energy (a small amount of heating oil fuels the radiant-floor system)— for now. This fall, work begins on upgrades to many of the island’s built elements and systems thanks to



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the only project on the island: Three different grants totaling $139,000 ($100,000 from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, $24,000 from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, and $15,000 from the 1772 Foundation) will pay for the restoration of the historic Fort Hamilton Barracks, which dates from 1798. McCurdy says new windows, doors, and fireplaces will be installed, enabling several chambers of the barracks to be rented as overnight rooms. Rose Island has certainly come a long way since its dilapidated condition in 1984, the year the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation (RILF) was organized. At that time, it had been abandoned and left to weather under harsh elements. RILF’s efforts to restore the lighthouse took nearly 10 years; the lighthouse has been open to visitors since 1993. The lighthouse operated as a navigational aid from 1869-1969, but was classified as surplus by the U.S. government in 1970, after the Newport Pell Bridge was constructed (the lights from the bridge constitute a major navigational aid today). The government gave the lighthouse to the City of Newport, but the RILF is responsible for maintaining and operating it. Also, in 1999, the RILF purchased the 17 acres of Rose Island surrounding the 1.5 acre-plot containing the lighthouse itself. The existing wind turbine was installed in 1993, during the original restoration work done by RILF,

and it has not only provided power to the lighthouse, it has also guided the RILF. “We designed the lighthouse systems so we don’t require huge amounts of power,” says McCurdy. But with the replacement wind turbine that will be coming soon, there will be more possibilities—all off the grid, of course. Best of all, perhaps, from a historic standpoint, will be the powerful beacon emitting from the new sixth-order Fresnel lens that will be installed once the restoration work on the lighthouse tower is completed. “Right now, the temporary light we have up there isn’t very strong. But with the Fresnel, the light will be visible for three miles,” says McCurdy. An old-fashioned function powered in a 21st century way: Now, that’s sustainable.

TO GO Visit: The Lighthouse Museum on Rose Island is open daily, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 1-Labor Day, $5 fee; or book an overnight stay year-round, rates vary. HOW TO GET THERE: The Newport-Jamestown Ferry stops regularly at Rose Island during the summer. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit, or call 401-847-4242. ANNUAL CLAMBAKE: On Saturday, Aug. 20, the fundraising event “Clambake at the Lighthouse” takes place on Rose Island, from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tickets (priced $25-$90 depending on age and menu) can be reserved by calling 401-847-4242.

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a $330,000 “Enhancement Grant” from the U.S. Department of Transportation. “The final plans are being reviewed by RIDOT right now,” says McCurdy, who must also oversee the approvals required by the Coastal Resources Management Council, the City of Newport, and other governing bodies. The plans include building a steel roof for the lighthouse tower, which currently has a temporary wooden roof, and installing a new Fresnel lens; replacing windows, roof, and clapboard siding on the lighthouse; replacing the nearly 20year-old 1-kilowatt wind turbine with a 10-kilowatt model that is the same physical size as the existing turbine; and adding a photovoltaic array. “Once we increase the power we generate from wind and solar, we’ll add other amenities to the house,” McCurdy explains. The DOT grant-funded work isn’t

A new cedar shake roof was installed as the first step in a major renovation of Rose Island’s historic Ft. Hamilton Barracks building, which originally housed British soldiers, and later served as torpedo storage during World War II. (Photo by Rob Thorn)


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Will America’s Cup Racing Boost City’s Economy? By Tom Shevlin PROVIDENCE – Brad Read strode to the podium at the Rhode Island Convention Center last Friday with an unmistakable buoyancy. “We got the prize,” he told the crowd, who had assembled awaiting what was only described by the governor’s office as a “very exciting” announcement. That Read was present, along with Gov. Chafee, Economic Development Corporation Director Keith Stokes, the leadership from the general assembly, and a who’s-who of the state’s sailing set, could only mean one thing: The America’s Cup. After months of courtship and at-times frustrating flirtations,

Newport, it was announced, will play host to the final World Series regatta in the lead-up to the main Cup races in 2013. Scheduled for June 23-July 1, the event promises to be a boon to the local economy, and once again put Newport firmly in the international spotlight. Passed over time and again by organizers for the Volvo Ocean Race and the Extreme 40 sailing series, Newport’s moment was a long time coming. “I’ve been bugging you guys to get this event for the last two years,” Read joked. Indeed, for years, proponents such as Read had been operating as almost lone voices, relying on Newport’s reputation within the sail-

ing community in attempts to lure world-class regattas like the VOR to Narragansett Bay – confident in not only the superior sailing conditions found here, but also in the city’s ability to host such events. They also have long understood the profoundly understated impact that regattas have on the area’s economy. Until recently, however, the state had been mostly silent – perhaps unconvinced as to the economic worth of investing in sailing regattas. But when Larry Ellison’s BMW Oracle Racing Team took back the Cup for the Americans in February of 2010, interest in returning the

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ST. CLARE HOME CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 come of the case, which has become a focal point for neighborhood groups around the city. “This is a threat to neighborhood preservation everywhere,” said Turner Scott, an attorney representing the Bellevue Avenue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association. According to Scott, allowing St. Clare’s to seek an ordinance change rather than pursuing the normal channels of law sets a dangerous precedent. But board members disagreed, saying that when viewed through the narrow focus of their charge, the proposal seemed reasonable. It now falls to the council to decide whether to accept the ordinance change. If approved, it would nullify a split 3-2 decision by the city’s Zoning Board of Review that found the size and scope of the project to be too much for the neighborhood. Located on Spring Street, in the heart of the city’s downtown tourist district, motorists often pass by the low-slung brick building without pause. As the only such facility in Newport, it has quietly served the elderly here for over 100 years. Should the ordinance change be adopted, the new facility would be built on approximately 1.62 acres of land across from the Newport Public Library and not far from the Edward King House senior center. Specifically, plans call for a significantly expanded facility with 60 beds of nursing care, an additional 40-units of assisted living, and a 25person day care center at the Garrettson Building. The expansion is needed, say proponents, in order to ensure the continued financial viability of the organization, which has been running a deficit since 1996. Founded in October 1909 by a small order of nuns known as the “White Sisters,” the St. Clare Home has been an integral part of Newport’s downtown area for generations. The chapel at St. Clare offers mass six days a week attended by both residents of the home and the community at large. Two “White Sisters” currently reside at St. Clare’s convent and remain active in the community. As a revenue producing agency, St. Clare’s is expected to be largely self-sufficient, though it does receive some support from the Diocese of Providence through Catho-

lic Charities grants. Paul Hogan was hired as a real estate expert for the applicant. According to his count, there are currently 254 nursing home beds in Newport, and zero assisted living beds. With 7,000 residents that will be in need of some level of care in the coming years, Hogan said that the need for an expanded facility is there. He testified that the St. Clare Home has had 16 requests for beds in the last four weeks, and all of them were turned down. With an appeal through the court system expected to take up to 18 months, the home’s advisory board determined that the only way to save St. Clare’s was through an ordinance change. Planning Board Chair Richard Carrubba opened the meeting saying that the board would not be entertaining, nor considering, any concerns about spot zoning. The role of the board, he said, was sim-

The St. Clare Home has been an integral part of Newport’s downtown area for generations. ply to determine whether the project is in compliance with the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. St. Clare attorney Robert Silva was first to testify, presenting a series of familiar arguments: that there exist a number of other buildings of significant scale in the area; that parking will be ample (with over 100 spaces in a below-ground garage), and that traffic will not be impacted. He also noted that in March 2010, the Planning Board was “overwhelmingly in favor” of the project. According to Silva, the proposed amendment limits the expansion specifically to the St. Clare Home and constrains future development to the current lot. “We’ve been at this for 2-2 1/2 years,” Silva said, “and the Diocese has been patient, but the consensus of the advisory panel was that there isn’t enough time to get through the court system.” Chris Boyle is the chair of the advisory board. He told board members that after securing their initial

endorsement, they went through a “very, very long and very expensive” zoning approval process. “After the Zoning Board’s decision, the board looked very deeply at the financial picture (of St. Clare’s).” Boyle said that he simply doesn’t believe that St. Clare can hold on for the court process to play out. “How it survived to this point is incredible,” he said. As they have been throughout the process, a group of neighbors that opposes the plan was also on hand for the night’s meeting. Like proponents, they also echoed many of the concerns heard throughout the zoning approval process. Among them: increased traffic, construction impact, the loss of sunlight, and sheer mass of the building. Robert Loebecker, representing his daughter, who owns property at 27 Brewer St., and Barbara Simmons, both gave impassioned pleas to the board to deny the ordinance change. And while they wouldn’t say it, attorney Scott argued that whether or not the board wants to acknowledge it, the issue at hand does indeed have everything to do with spot zoning. “It doesn’t matter if it’s good spot zoning or bad spot zoning,” Scott said. “It’s still spot zoning.” However, Paige Bronk, the city’s director of planning, noted that it’s not uncommon for communities to make amendments to zoning codes based on policy decisions on the council level. And if Newport should choose to do that in the case of St. Clare, it doesn’t have to set a precedent, he added. Bronk further added that he was satisfied that the proposed amendment sufficiently constrains the project’s scope and limits the ability of other applicants to take advantage of the same language. After more than three hours of testimony, board members voted 5-0 to endorse the proposed amendment, finding it in compliance with five separate areas of the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. They also recommended that the council seek legal advice regarding the legality of such special zoning allowances before it votes on the final amendment.

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James, This glass rope twist style lamp is called a Newport lamp, at least in Newport. Many people think that they were made by Baccarat but most that have surfaced here were made by Fostoria Glass Works. Yours did have a glass font that burned kerosene. You find several of this style lamp in the Preservation Society mansions, mostly bedrooms. Even with the font missing, it is a desirable lamp. We sold two to Barbara Streisand several years ago without the fonts. As is, your lamp is worth between $250 and $300. — Federico Santi, Partner, The Drawing Room Antiques (Free verbal appraisals are given every Thursday from noon to 5 p.m., no appointment necessary.) Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Federico at: or 152 Spring St., Newport

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Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m., the Middletown Town Council will host a workshop, in Town Hall, with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to discuss the proposed roundabouts vs. enhanced signals. The town has requested that people submit questions, in advance of the Aug. 24 workshop, to the Town Clerk, 350 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842; An informational session regarding the new Rhode Island sales tax for Package Tours and Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation will be held on Monday, Aug. 22, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the CCRI Newport Campus Auditorium. Officials from the RI Division of Taxation will be present to explain the new tax regulations and answer questions from participants. For more information or comment, contact Evan Smith, President and CEO of the Newport & Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau, at 845-9113, or EvanS@

It’s hard to believe that the start of the school year is almost here. To celebrate that fact, a group of sponsors are giving away free school supplies, and kicking off the new school year with a day of entertainment, fun activities, and educational information at various locations throughout the state on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. – 1p.m. In Newport, parents, students, teachers, and school staff are encouraged to come to Coggeshall Elementary School, 130 Van Zandt Ave. to participate in the event. To receive free school supplies, school-aged children must be present. For more information, call 374-4059.

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15, the Newport Police Department responded to 750 calls. Of those, 122 were motor vehicle related; there were 83 motor vehicle violations issued and 49 accidents. The police also responded to 17 incidents of vandalism, 37 animal complaints, 14 noise complaints, and 25 home/ business alarm calls.

They transported 4 prisoners and recorded 17 instances of assisting other agencies. 31 private tows were recorded including 8 from the Paramount lot on Broadway, 7 from the Lee’s Wharf, and 6 from Wellington Square Condos. In addition, 34 arrests were made for the following violations: n Four arrests were made for simple assault. n Four arrests were made for DUI. n Four arrests were made for an outstanding warrants. n Three arrests were made for larceny. n Two arrests were made for driving with a revoked license. n Two arrests were made for domestic threats. n Two arrests were made for underage drinking. n Two arrests were made for vandalism. n Two arrests were made for possession of open container of alcohol. n One arrest was made for disorderly conduct. n One arrest was made for felony assualt. n One arrest was made for possession of crack cocaine. n One arrest was made for vicious dog violation. n One arrest was made for noise violation. n One arrest was made for receiving stolen goods. n One arrest was made for an idle engine. n One arrest was made for obstructing an officer. n One arrest was made for possession of a weapon other than firearms.

Corn Maze Grand Opening The Escobar Farm Corn Maze will hold its grand opening on August 26 from 10 a.m. until dusk. The Maze, located at 255 Middle Road in Portsmouth, will be open from August 26-November 6, MondaySaturday 10 a.m.-dusk, Sundays 11 a.m.-dusk. After Labor Day, hours are Friday 3:30 p.m.-dusk, Saturday 10 am.-dusk, and Sunday 11 a.m.dusk. Cost is $7 for ages 12+, $5 for ages 5-11, and free for children ages 5 and under. This year’s maze shapes are a scarecrow and pumpkins. For more information, contact Louis and Jane Escobar at 683-1444 or manager Lori Clarke at 864-1064 or visit

Battle of Rhode Island Anniversary Celebration On Sunday, August 28, the Newport County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will sponsor the observance of the 233rd anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island with particular recognition to the First Rhode Island Regiment, “The Black Regiment”. The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Patriots Park, Portsmouth, at the intersection of routes 114 and 24 with guest speaker William Bundy, PhD., Professor of the Newport Naval War College. Mistress of ceremeonies, Joyce Stevos, President of RI Black Heritage Society, will conclude the program with a wreath-laying ceremony. Tent-seating will be available. The Regiment was a contingent of slaves, freedmen, and Native Americans who valiantly stopped the advances of the Hessian forces at this site on August 29, 1778 during the Revolutionary War. For more information, contact Audrain Triplett at 847-5570.

The Class of 65 Turns 65 In 2012 the members of the Class of 1965 will turn 65 years old. The members of the classes of ‘65 from Rogers and Middletown High Schools and St Catherine’s and De La Salle Academies are planning a trip to the Monte Carlo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada March 13-15, 2012. All classmates are invited to attend. For more information and a reservation form log on to: rhsalumni. org and click on reunion information. Details are also available by calling 849-7087. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 15.

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Dr. John Ambrogi, Superintendent of Newport Public Schools, announced on Wednesday, Aug. 17, a receipt of correspondence from the Rhode Island State Department of Education, which has approved the district’s Design Development Set for the Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School. According to Ambrogi, this is yet another milestone in the school construction process, as it reflects the authorization of RIDE to proceed with construction documents in anticipation of a Sept. public bid for the new school construction. In the letter, signed by Joseph da Silva, School Construction Coordinator/Architectural Design Reviewer for RIDE, he acknowledge that RIDE, “has conducted the reviews of the Design Development documents submitted and has found that they are in compliance with the regulations and in alignment with Regents’ approval. The district is authorized to proceed with Construction Documents.”



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The wait for one of the city’s coveted moorings continues to grow. According to Harbormaster Tim Mills, currently over 400 people (and counting) have put their names down for a chance to one day tie up to a city-owned mooring. The uptick comes just a year after Mills’ office implemented a program aimed at reducing the number of people waiting for a mooring, “The list had thinned out a little bit,” Mills says, “But it’s one of those things... The moorings are a better deal.” Indeed, on average, a Newport resident with a 30-foot vessel, is charged 52 cents per pound for a private mooring permit in one of the city’s four mooring fields. Mills notes, that that’s a significant savings over the cost of many private marinas. And while it can take an average of 10 years for a name to come up on the mooring list, most people seem content to wait. Mills doesn’t credit the increase to any one particular factor, except for a natural ebb and flow that he says other harbormasters have also been experiencing. In all, the city boasts a total of 943 moorings spread out from Brenton Cove and the Inner Harbor, out to The Point. About one-third of those moorings are classified as “commercial,” meaning they are controlled and managed by private companies and individuals who may rent them  to the public. The remaining moorings are designated “private,” meaning that those locations are held by individuals who have applied for and been granted leasehold status by the city. Moorings may be granted to both Newport residents and nonresidents, though locals are issued permits at a ratio of 3 to 1 over nonresidents.

Organ Recital St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will present an organ recital by George Matthew, Jr. on Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. as part of their 175th anniversary celebration. Mr. Matthew will play a program of Russian organ music from the 19th and 20th centuries, repertoire in which he specializes. Mr. Matthew is Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of Burlington, Vermont and has been Carillonneur of Middlebury College and Norwich University since 1986. He has made 12 carillon concert tours of Europe and 30 of the USA, and in 2004 was the first American to play carillon in Russia at the new St. Petersburg carillon. The recital will be played on the 14 stop tracker organ built in 1968 by E. F. Walcker of West Germany and installed at St. Matthew’s in 1988. The concert is free and will be followed by a reception.

On Sunday, Aug. 21, between noon and 4 p.m., the public will have a rare opportunity to visit and tour the Colonial Jewish Burial Ground at the corner of Touro and Kay Streets. Purchased in 1677, the cemetery is the burial place of many of Newport’s earliest Jewish community. Docents from Touro Synagogue and the Loeb Visitors Center will be on-site to answer questions and share the stories of the colonial Jewish of Newport and the individuals memorialized at the site. Admission is free. In the cemetery at 3:30 p.m., David M. Kleiman, curator of the Loeb Visitors Center at Touro Synagogue, will present a brief talk on “Longfellow & Lazarus: A Poetic Jewish Perspective.” The famous American poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Emma Lazarus both wrote poems about the cemetery and the synagogue. In addition, the Loeb Visitors Center will present “When Moses Came to Newport,” a half-mile walking tour where visitors will walk in the footsteps of the Jewish patriots, privateers, and businessmen who lived, worked, and played in the seaport around the time of the American Revolution. The tour begins at the Loeb Visitors Center at 52 Spring St. at 11 a.m. and is free to the public.

Annual Yard Sale The Edward King House Senior Center will hold its annual yard sale rain or shine on Saturday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. No Early Birds. All proceeds will benefit kitchen improvements. Items for sale will include craft supplies, yarn, material by the yard, White Elephant treasures and more. The King House Cafe will also be open. The center is located at 35 King St., Newport, behind Bellevue Gardens.

Booth Space Available The Stewardship Board of the United Congregational Church located at the corner of Valley Road and Green End Avenue in Middletown has finalized plans for the Aquidneck Island Flea Market to be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rain date will be Sept. 10. Booth space is available for both the public and church members. The church will be selling merchandise such as antiques, collectibles, books, and serviceable household articles. There will also be a sale of home baked goods, fresh produce, and jams and jellies. For information and to reserve space call the church office at 849-5444 Monday through Friday during office hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Edward King House Hosts Dixie Die Hards The Edward King House Senior Center will host an old fashioned summer picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from noon -3 p.m. featuring the Dixie Die Hards playing your dixie favorites. Advance registration required, $5 members, $10 guests includes lunch and entertainment. Bring lawn chairs. Call the center for details at 846-7426. The King House is located at 35 King Street, Newport (behind Bellevue Gardens).

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Preserve the Process

We happily offer well-deserved congratulations to all those from the city’s sailing community who played such a key role in securing the America’s Cup World Series Race. In particular, we salute Sail Newport’s Brad Read and Dr. Robin Wallace, both tireless advocates for the state’s yachting industry, and RIEDC Executive Director Keith Stokes and Sen. President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, who led the charge at the state level. We’re more than happily looking forward to June 2012 when the Cup racing returns to the city that made it famous. Now, back to business: It seems as though every week, we’re writing about some kind of special project involving noteworthy properties around town. This week has been no exception. On Monday, the St. Clare Home received the endorsement of the Planning Board to change the city’s zoning ordinances in order for a $16 million expansion project to move forward. Then on Wednesday, the City Council met for the first time with representatives from the Newport Restoration Foundation in a special community workshop on a proposed redesign to Queen Anne Square. Both of these issues have received quite a bit of attention, both in the form of news coverage, and in letters to the editor. Meanwhile, in Historic Hill, yet another project has for the most part, remained under the radar. Abandoned for decades, the Kay Chapel Parish House has been somewhat of an albatross for the residents in the High-Church street neighborhood. Purchased by a developer last year and now eyed for a condominium conversion, the property has required a number of approvals and variances from the Planning and Zoning boards, as well as from the Historic District Commission. Like the St. Clare Home and the Queen Anne Square redesign, the Kay Parish House has residents concerned over the impact that the project would have on the fabric of their neighborhood. Bound by the public trust, the elected and appointed officials of the various commissions charged with overseeing these projects have done their best in each of these cases to balance the desires of the developer with the concerns of the community. Regardless of what side you may fall on, the process that has surrounded these projects is integral to ensuring that the best interests of the city as a whole are met. If Newport is going to move forward – if we are going to live up to the progressive standards set forth by our forefathers – we must ensure that that process remains as vigorous as ever. But as these projects also show us, we must also keep an open mind, and be flexible enough not to remain in stasis.

Support Needed for Boat Ramp To the Editor, As someone who maintains a mooring at Third Beach, I know firsthand the difficulty of launching and retrieving a small boat from the existing boat ramp. To fix up the boat ramp, the DEM and Town of Middletown are planning to put in a new ramp surface, a handicap accessible walkway/dock and a small floating dock similar to the upgrade done at Newport/Fort Adams a few years ago. The project will be more affordable if the town accepts a federal grant. Unfortunately, there are a number of people in town who object to the proposal. These folks are well intentioned but they fail to understand that this project will be a benefit by improving public safety, creating an easier way to launch a small boat or kayak, and providing access to handicapped people who wish to go boating off Third Beach. Around town, you may hear the following concerns: •  Taking the federal money would put strings attached to the beach and parking access. This is NOT TRUE. DEM officials have assured the Beach Commission and Town Administrator that the only

strings attached are that the town not charge for the use of the ramp (there has never been a charge to use the ramp). The beach and parking fee structure are not affected by the ramp upgrade project. •  The ramp upgrade is too big and will attract large ‘Cigarette’ boats. This is also NOT TRUE. There will be no dredging involved in the ramp project; the shallow depth at Third Beach makes it unsuitable for larger boats. •  The town cannot afford the 25% share of the project. Again, this is NOT TRUE. The town receives significant revenue from beach and shoreline activities. •  There is no need to put in a handicapped-accessible walkway/ dock. This argument makes NO SENSE. The Middletown Comprehensive Plan states that the town should ensure access for ALL citizens. I hope fellow residents of Middletown will attend the public hearing on Monday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., in Town Hall, to voice their support for the boat ramp improvement project. Tom Newman Middletown

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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Queen Anne Square Plan Cause for Celebration To the Editor, I would like to thank Pieter Roos, Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director, for providing the public with the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the proposed redesign of Queen Anne Square. I attended the meeting he held on July 21, 2011 at Trinity Church, one of more than thirty-five such presentations he has given. His talk, the question and answer portion, and the tour of the site lasted about 90 minutes. Ninety minutes times 35 sessions equates to well over 53 hours of opportunity for us to learn about all aspects of this issue. I came away from this meeting enthusiastically in favor of the plan. My reasons for supporting this redesign were very well articulated by Ross Sinclair Cann in his August 13-14 letter to The Newport Daily News and his column, “Four Sides to Queen Anne Square Debate” published in your paper on August 18. The only thing I wish to add to Mr Cann’s commentary is how exciting and fitting it will be to also have Nick Benson’s carvings included with Maya Lin’s design. To have the work of two of the country’s most talented and acclaimed artists of the twenty-first century given to the city of Newport is truly cause for celebration. Patricia Caine Newport

In Defense of Victory Day To the Editor, I am writing in response to Elizabeth Steven’s letter in the Aug. 11 edition of Newport This Week. Ms. Stevens asks why we need to observe Victory Day when we have Memorial Day and Veterans Day to honor our veterans. To answer this question it is first necessary to understand the purpose of the other two holidays. Veterans Day is the day when we honor our nation’s living veterans who have served and sacrificed so that we all can live in freedom. Memorial Day is when we honor over one million Americans who, from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan, made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in service to their country. While both holidays are similar in their intent they honor distinctly different groups of veterans. As to Victory Day it is best to keep in mind that Rhode Island is a quirky state with a long tradition of non-conformity. We were the first place in the Western world to guarantee religious freedom, the first colony to declare its independence from Great Britain and the last colony to ratify the United States Constitution in May 1790–over one year after George Washington was inaugurated as the first President. Although I haven’t found the reasons why Rhode Island observes Victory Day and is the only state to do so, I do want to state a few reasons why it should be observed. Victory Day marks the end of the greatest conflict in human history. Over 60 million people died between Sept. 1, 1939 and August 14, 1945 - including 418,500 Americans. The events of that war have shaped history for the last 66 years and will continue to impact the

In Praise of Roundabouts To the Editor,

It was helpful and reassuring to read Richard Adams’ explanation regarding roundabouts in the Aug. 14 edition of Newport This Week. My experience with roundabouts is purely anecdotal, but having lived in the United Kingdom for 19 years, roundabouts were a regular occurrence, and a welcome one. Roundabouts function much the same way as rotaries in this country. Once a driver is familiar with roundabouts, the natural traffic pattern of flow, after careful entry into the roundabout, permits safe passage of intersecting roads without incident. Instead of long waits at intersections with stop and go traffic, roundabouts serve to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic, keeping the

traffic moving effectively. While busy traffic has to slow down when encountering the roundabout, the traffic still keeps moving as vehicles constantly enter and exit. Even in reduced traffic a driver has to slow down, but not stop, due to the circular configuration of the roundabout. The irritation of being held at a red light, when no traffic with the right of way is entering the intersection, is totally eliminated. It’s a little like learning to drive: a challenge when first contemplated, but after proficiency, which is easily achieved, one wonders what the problem was all about. Ronald F. Dick Newport

world for generations to come. Although we should not bear grudges, we must never forget the subhuman atrocities committed by Germany and Japan during the war so they will not be repeated in the future. Over 15 million Americans served in uniform that conflict, of which only about one million are still living. Probably an equal number served on the home front in varying capacities to help win the war. It was a time when we came together as a nation to defeat common enemies and found in ourselves the best qualities of the American character - service and sacrifice. Those who served during the war have been called the Greatest Generation. They not only brought peace to a war torn and devastated world but went on to build the American dream in the decades after the war which all of us enjoy whether we appreciate our blessings or not. The Greatest Generation was made of people who defined their citizenship not in terms of their rights and entitlements but by their duties and obligations. President John F. Kennedy, himself a Second World War veteran, said it best in the words, “Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.” One day a year to remember the greatest tragedy in human history, our Nation’s greatest victory and the people who made it possible is not too much to ask. We should not only honor those who won the war but follow their example as well.

John Duchesneau Commander Conover-Leary Post 406 Veterans of Foreign Wars

Municipal Meetings NEWPORT Zoning Board, August 22 at 7 p.m., City Hall-Council Chambers Regular Council Meeting, August 24 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall-Council Chambers

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LETTERS Continued

Armory Rehab is a Fiasco To the Editor,

Let the administration’s political spin begin! I read with what must have been a quizzical look on my face, your editorial of August 11, 2011 “Principles to Govern By”. I would like to insert some facts and offer another perspective on the subject. Regarding his policy for managing the city’s open spaces and public buildings, you quoted the City manager, Edward F. Lavallee as saying, “The Armory is perhaps the best example, it would have been easy for us to say “sell it.” But that would have been the end of public access there, and the end of the Ann St. pier,” It is false and misleading to spin the fiasco of the Armory in this manner. The Newport Redevelopment Agency and the administration led taxpayers to believe selling the Armory would not be easy or prudent in part because the value received for the sale would be less than $500,000.00, and after the City paid off the 27-year-old mortgage that the State has on the property the net sale would be less

than $300,000.00. What wasn’t being said is the reason it may only sell for $500,000.00 is the fact that it had been neglected and mismanaged for 27 years! While other property values on lower Thames have escalated as much as 200-300 percent in the same time frame, the Armory has fallen into such a state of utter disrepair that it has lost 50 percent of its 1984 purchase value under the weight of fiscal irresponsibility and mismanagement. Additionally, the Ann St. Pier and the Armory are two separate parcels. The Armory can be sold to a private investor who would create jobs and put the property back on the tax roll, while the Ann St. Pier could be retained by the City for public access. It is disingenuous to suggest that the Ann St. pier public access would be lost if the Armory were to be sold, as Mr. Lavallee stated. Finally, I believe the Newport Redevelopment Agency, the administration and the Council members that force-fed the taxpayer this Armory project, are in over their heads. Already the July 4,

St. Clare Decision is Shameful To the Editor,

First, my opinion of whether St. Clare should or should not expand is not relative to this letter. It is the action of the majority of our City Council that I want to address. First, thank you Mr. Stewart for a great letter, for being right on target, in that the City Council disregarded the proper channels of government, that they should have told St. Clare to proceed through the courts and not refer it back to the planning board. Our City Council should be ashamed of itself, (excluding Mr. Duncan and Ms. Leonard) voting not to uphold their own Zoning Board and bypassing the proper appeal system, for a special interest group is disrespectful, inexcusable, and sends the wrong signals to others who seek a variance. For Waluk not allowing people who were in opposition to talk, he was revoking their first amendment right and freedom of speech. If this request was not from the Roman Catholic Diocese, would it have even reached the agenda of the City Council? Those members who voted for it showed “favoritism,” and sent an erroneous mes-

sage about our Zoning Board in an attempt to assist St. Clare in circumventing the law. The Council should be in Guinness Book of World Records as they acted so fast for St. Clare. It took less than a week to hear this and place it on the Planning Board docket. Would the response be so quick for you or me? It took the City Council 27 months for the fences and walls on Bellevue Avenue and three years to decide about Sheffield School, ending in losing taxpayer dollars to Bristol. Is there something wrong with this picture? St. Clare cracks that whip and they all obey — shame on you all. It is about time that the taxpaying residents take a stance against city officials who are not performing in the best interest of the community, but seek to appease the special interest groups. What is worse is that St. Clare does not pay taxes; city, state, nor federal. Does any councilperson who voted for this have the guts to revisit and stop this right now before the Planning Board acts on it and admit they made a mistake? No.

Theo deBerros Newport

2011 opening date for the ill-conceived transient boater facility has come and gone without a hammer for construction being lifted. During demolition, structural deficits have been discovered (big surprise there) and the need for fire sprinklers has been confirmed. The costs on this debacle will continue to skyrocket for the taxpayer. All this has been done without a public referendum to actually hear what the taxpayer wants to do with the building! In these very difficult and austere times the outcome of the present direction will have serious financial consequences for the taxpayer for the next 20 years! Who will be accountable? Should this mean disbanding the Newport Redevelopment Agency, administration firings as well as political consequences for those Council members that voted for the whole big Armory mess to take place? What were they thinking? Are these the principles we really want to continue to be governed by? Steven G. Cundy Newport

Self-interest in St. Clare To the Editor,

I cannot believe that St. Clare stated that they will be keeping their elderly residents in the building during excavation, demolition and construction of the new facility. Wouldn’t that be a tremendous burden on the elderly and area residents to hear banging, blasting, breathe the dirt, dust, mold, asbestos, lead paint and the fumes from the vehicles and equipment for two years and still have to pay their rent? Is this elderly abuse? It seems that the Diocese and St. Clare really do not care about the elderly and seem very greedy, don’t they? If they really care about people, they would relocate or stay as is. It seems the only ones that want this expansion in the city besides St. Clare are those who will gain either personally or financially from St. Clare. All others think that Spring Street is a very poor location for the elderly as it is so noisy, a party area of booze and drunks and it is unsafe to place such a large and obnoxious building for the elderly in the middle of the city.

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Boat ‘Ramp’ Would Overwhelm Third Beach To the Editor, I am writing to comment on Jill Connors’ article “Beach Commission Seeks Input on Third Beach Boat Ramp” published on Aug. 11. I can understand why Ms. Connors’ headline described the project as a “Boat Ramp.” This is the way the Town has described the project in most of its communications. But referring to this project as simply a boat ramp does not accurately describe the expansive nature of this project. It is far more than a boat ramp. In addition to a new boat ramp, it includes two piers of approximately 200 feet in length, a float and a remote waste pumpout facility. Describing the project as a “Boat Launching Facility” would help the public understand

the extent of the project. Ms. Connors quotes Bill Seiple’s observation “Do you (people of Middletown) want a usable ramp or a nonfunctional one”? But this is not the issue. There is, in fact, wide community support for building a “usable” ramp. The Town’s Comprehensive Plan supports this position: “There is a need to improve the condition of the boat ramp.” Furthermore and most significantly, the Comprehensive Plan also states “Maintain Third Beach in an undeveloped natural state” and “Mooring and boating facilities at Third Beach are adequate and should not be expanded any further”. Clearly, the proposal to build two piers and a remote waste pump-out station represents a sig-

nificant expansion of the “boating facilities” – an expansion that contradicts the limitations specified by the Comprehensive Plan. The primary issues the people of Middletown face are: Do we wish to support a project limited to one that would improve the condition of the ramp in accordance with our established and respected Comprehensive Plan – or do we wish to significantly change the legacy of our serene family-friendly beach by promoting boating and the uncharted elements that go with expanding and establishing boating facilities complicated by accepting federal funds. Carol Cummings Middletown

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Naval War College President Rear Adm. John N. Christenson welcomed 599 new U.S. and international students during the college’s annual convocation ceremony held Tuesday, Aug 16. in Spruance Auditorium. Senior and mid-level officers from all branches of the U.S. armed services and federal agencies are attending the College of Naval Warfare and the Naval Command and Staff College to study the art of warfare and conflict resolution. Included in the class are 95 officers representing over 50 nations in the international programs at the Naval Command College and Naval Staff College. During the ceremony, Adm. Christenson presented the Weschler Award for Inspirational Teaching to Capt. Thomas Sass and the Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award to Dr. Clifford L. Stanley, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness.

Navy Band Northeast’s woodwind ensemble will play at the first annual Celebration of the Arts in Paradise Park in Middletown on Saturday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m. – noon. The arts festival is a free event.

Naval Station Newport will host a free public concert featuring the Grammy-nominated country western group Little Big Town and Navy Band Northeast’s Rhode Island Sound Saturday, Sept. 3 on Dewey Field at 6 p.m. The concert will be followed by fireworks. Gate 1 will open to the public at 5 p.m. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets but coolers, backpacks, glass bottles, pets, and outside food/drink are not allowed at this event. Concessions and a children’s activities area will be available. Call 8413127 for more information.

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CUP CONTINUED FROM PG. 3 race to Newport for the first time By the time the event comes to cording to an Economic Impact since 1983 quickly hit a fevered Newport, up to 12 teams are ex- Study commissioned by the Ameripitch. pected to be competing, racing in ca’s Cup World Series Event AuthorState leaders were not immune specially designed winged-sailed ity, the cash injection to the city folto the excitement. As Read said, AC45 catamarans. lowing the nine-day regatta and an “This is not just Newport, this is a “This is Formula 1 racing on the associated marine business conferRhode Island event.” water,” Read said. As his brother, ence is expected to approach the The EDC’s Stokes agreed. Ken, the skipper for the Newport- equivalent of $48 million. “This is probably equivalent to based Puma Ocean Racing team, Could Newport expect a similar the Olympics,” he said. “We’ve al- describes it, “Imagine yourself driv- boost? A recent report issued by ready gotten conthe city’s Watact from tour opterfront ComSpanning two years across eight different venues, the winner of erators and cruise mission seems each annual series will be declared the World Series Champion ships that want to to suggest for that season, with an overall circuit champion crowned be here for that that it could. week. Right now Seeking to July 1, 2012 here in Newport. we’re putting toquantify the gether a very thorimpact of reough economic analysis” to un- ing through the carwash at 40 mph gattas on the city’s economy, comderstand fully what the economic with your head out the sunroof.” mission members took a look at the impact might be for the event. That rush might also be what it the total economic impact on NewExpected to be complete in the feels like for local business owners port County of three regattas held next week or so, that analysis will who will no doubt stand to benefit in 2009: the Coastal Living Regatta, likely predict a significant econom- mightily from the event. the NE Optimists Regatta, and the ic boost for the state’s economy  – Neal Harrell is the president and 6 Metre World Cup. Together, they though likely just a fraction of the founder of Brooks Marine Group conservatively accounted for an es$1.1 billion state officials project- and, an online timated $2.8 million in direct, new ed the main Cup races would have website that pairs job seekers with spending, including $221,088 in produced. prospective employers in the ma- taxes and charges. Already, tourism officials have rine trades. When asked what the The report also indicated that booked 4,800 room nights in lo- news means to Rhode Island, Har- visitors attracted by the differcal hotels just for the participating rell responded simply “Jobs.” ent regattas spent anywhere from teams. That doesn’t even begin to “Everyone knows that we’re try- $171-$318 per person, per day in take into account the media, cor- ing to work our way out of this diffi- local restaurants and shops. porate sponsors, or general sailing cult economic time,” Harrell added. According to Stokes, he’ll be enthusiasts who are expected to “This is absolute job creation. The working alongside race organizers descend on the city during that last way this is going to impact the ma- both here and abroad over the next week in June. rine trades and trickle down to the 10 months on the details surroundAnd while it’s hard to say just hospitality and tourism, it’s awe- ing the event, including ensuring how many visitors can be expect- some. To think about not only the that needed improvements to Fort ed for the event, some estimates teams that will be coming, but the Adams are complete. The good place that number at upwards of land-based crews that are going to news is that work there is already 100,000.  support them, the spectator fleet underway, with the first phase of a Designed as a sort of playoff se- that’s going to come in, the boat three-part $1.5 million construction ries, the America’s Cup World Series yards that are going to support project already wrapped up. kicked off just this month in Cas- this. This is going to be huge. What’s left behind will be nothing cais, Portugal with nine teams comCity officials in Plymouth, Eng- short of a world-class sailing venue peting over nine days. land, where the next AC World Se- capable of luring other large-scale The series was organized by ries race is scheduled to take place events to the city, including even America’s Cup Defender Oracle next month, estimate that the nine the America’s Cup itself. As AmerRacing in an attempt to revital- teams competing in the series will ica’s Cup Chairman Richard Worth ize Cup racing after several years account for £1.2 million – or rough- said from Portugal via Skype on Friof disruptive and dispiriting legal ly $3 million – in direct economic day, “Newport has a big part to play wrangling. impact alone. And that doesn’t in- in the future of the America’s Cup, Spanning two years across eight clude any spending on restaurants, that’s for sure.” different venues, the winner of clothing, or entertainment. Nor That was welcome news to Halsey each annual series will be declared does it begin to take into account Herreshoff, a four-time Cup veteran the World Series Champion for the spending by tourists who flock and scion of the legendary Bristol that season, with an overall circuit to the town for the race. Should the boat-building family. “I think it’s abchampion crowned July 1, 2012 event prove as successful as orga- solutely wonderful,” he said after the here in Newport. nizers there hope it will be, the total press conference on Friday. “In 1983 With the next event scheduled impact to the Plymouth economy when it looked like we were going for Sept. 10-18 in Plymouth, UK, and over the nine days of racing could to lose the Cup, I can’t tell you how the first U.S. event slated for Nov. amount to close to $20 million. many sailors – foreigners – told me, 12-20 in San Diego, Calif., Stokes Sydney, Australia is also compet- ‘We want you guys to win again.’ said that his team will be keeping ing for a World Series stopover. And I would say, ‘Why?’ And they a close watch on the series in order There, civic leaders are propos- replied, ‘Because we want to come to ensure Rhode Island’s return to ing to host an associated marine back to Newport.’” America’s Cup racing is as smooth trades conference should the city In June 2012, they’ll get a chance as possible. be selected as a series venue. Ac- to do just that.

COYOTE CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 CBMP, which recommends prompt removal of road kill and livestock carcasses so that they do not become food for coyotes. In Middletown, the Public Works department is responsible for picking up road kill, but it is a livestock owner’s responsibility to dispose of a large carcass. The CBMP encourages the town to assist a livestock owner by transporting the carcass to a Safe Cycle carcass-recycling program (currently being developed by RIDEM) or to assist with proper burial. The Council also took the first step toward adopting a new ordi-

nance prohibiting the feeding of coyotes and other non-domesticated animals. The ordinance makes it a civil offense to “feed or in any manner provide an attractant to coyotes or other non-domesticated animals…” Violating the ordinance will result in a fine of $100-$500. Middletown Police Chief Anthony M. Pesare explained that the ordinance is not intended to target someone who feeds a cat on the back porch or keeps a bird feeder in the yard: “We are looking for serious violations, people who are willfully feeding coyotes,” Pesare said. There has been concern on

Aquidneck Island for several years about the increasing numbers of coyotes, which had begun preying on pets. In April, Middletown engaged a hunter to reduce the coyote population; although a specific number was not given, Chief Pesare confirmed that the hunter had reduced the herd. During Monday’s meeting, State Senator Lou DiPalma, and State Representative Deborah Ruggiero both commended the Middletown Town Council for its support of the CBMP, noting that the town would become a model for other towns dealing with a coyote problem.

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Celebrating Washington’s Letter to Newport By Meg O’Neil

Newport’s Old Quarter is humming this time of year with visitors and locals alike taking full advantage of the summer weather to enjoy outdoor concerts, walking tours and dining al fresco. Another type of outdoor pastime will have a high profile Aug. 20–21 when hundreds of artists converge on this area for “Wet Paint,” the Newport Art Museum’s annual celebration of new art, chaired this year by Jessica Hagen, Brooke Roberts and Thomas Eberhardt and sponsored by William Vareika Fine Arts Ltd. with additional support from Art New England, Artscope, Joseph A. Chazan, M.D, the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Jennifer Booth, Pamela Chapman, Katherine Field & Associates and Miller, and Scott & Holbrook. Artists travel from as far away as Maine, New York City, Texas and Florida for Wet Paint weekend. They’ll fan out across the area on

For almost two decades, Wet Paint has been a much-anticipated annual summer event for artists in search of an audience, art collectors seeking new finds and visitors looking for unique remembrances of Newport. The event was the brainchild of artist, teacher and art historian Richard Grosvenor, who first rallied local artists to support the Newport Art Museum through Wet Paint in 1994. Most of the works submitted to “Wet Paint” will be paintings, but the event is open to artists working in any medium and of all ages. Painter John MacGowan, who cochaired the Wet Paint committee for many years along with fellow artists Peter Dutra and Tom Deininger, says, The name is W e t Paint but it’s really about fresh art, new art.” Event coordinator Tara Elliott adds, “In the spir-

Artists will be setting up their easels at beautiful spots all over Newport for “Wet Paint” this weekend. Saturday seeking inspiration from our streets, beaches and scenic vistas. The art they create will be hung “still wet” at the Newport Art Museum and then sold at auction by day’s end on Sunday. Proceeds benefit the Newport Art Museum’s education, exhibition, historic preservation and community outreach programs.

it of Wet Paint, we hope artists will submit work created outdoors, or their most recent work.” On Saturday morning, look for Wet Paint artists near the Museum, along the Cliff Walk and Ocean Drive, Fort Adams, area beaches and the Norman Bird Sanctuary.

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Few artifacts have made an impact in the nation’s history the way that one special set of letters, exchanged between a group of people in Newport and President George Washington, changed the way religious freedom was viewed in the burgeoning country of the United States of America. Those two letters, which were penned in August of 1790, by Washington and Moses Seixas, the president of Congregation Jeshuat Israel, have been celebrated for decades in Newport, as part of a ceremony held every August at Touro Synagogue. This year, the 64th special reading of the Washington and Seixas letters will be held on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. The fact that the famous letters have been heralded across the country as key articles of religious openmindedness for centuries is a point of pride for Newport, according to today’s president of Congregation Jeshuat Israel, Bea Ross. “The founders of this congregation came to America for the same reason as the Pilgrims and Puritans, and millions of others after them,” she says. “They came in search of religious freedom, and they found it here. Because of those letters, Touro Synagogue stands as a symbol of religious freedom for all Americans … How fortunate we all are to live in this wonderful country.” Celebrating the founding fathers’ commitment to the principle of religious freedom in the new country of the United States of America, Washington, borrowing from Seixas’ letter, famously reaffirmed in his brief 340-word letter, “To the Hebrew Congregation in Newport,” that the nation would give, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” Were it not for Seixas’ eloquence, perhaps Washington’s response, which copies Seixas’s phrasing almost word for word, would not be as powerful as it is, according to scholars. Before the letter was written, says Ross, “minorities around the world were only ‘tolerated.’ They lived at the pleasure of the monarch or the government and that toleration could end, as it often did…Washington’s words forever changed the definition and standard of individual liberty.” Borrowing an idiom from the prophet Micah in the Old Testament, Washington reassured the congregation, writing, “every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and figtree, and there shall be

Dr. William Haas, former president of Providence College, gave the 2010 Keynote Address at the letter reading. none to make him afraid.” serves as the chairman for the orSunday’s celebratory reading ganization. will occur before a gathering of 220 His mission to introduce teachinside the oldest synagogue in the ers and students to Washington’s US, which was designed by famed principles led the institute to crearchitect Peter Harrison and com- ate its first project here in Newport; pleted in 1763. designing, building and operating In attendance at this year’s cer- the Loeb Visitor’s Center on the emony will be Governor Lincoln campus of Touro Synagogue. Chafee, who will give the keynote In addition to the Teitz Award, address to the audience. the Foundation will also present Washington’s letter will be read the Slom Scholarship Award to by Malcolm Rogers, and Ann and three recent high school graduates, Graham Gund, Director of the Mu- Michael Abrams, David Hanos and seum of Fine Arts, Boston. Alysa Redlich for their winning esThe Seixas letter, will be read by says on freedom and diversity. Jonathan de Sola Mendes, a descendant of Rabbi Abraham Pereira Mendes and a member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Shearith Israel, in New York. In the letter, Seixas thanks the President for the freedoms and opportunities granted to religious minorities in the new country, but also subtly asks whether or not those freedoms would still be enjoyed under the new form of government, The letter from George Washington to Moses Seixas is an enduring Serving as the Master of Cerlegacy of religious freedom. emonies will be Theresa Guzman (Images courtesy of Congregation Stokes, wife of Keith Stokes, ExJeshuat Israel) ecutive Director of Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, and past President of the Newport’s Old Quarter, a vibrant Board of Directors at the Touro Synhistoric neighborhood where 18th agogue Foundation. and 19th century buildings conAlso during the program, the tinue to be used as homes, places of Judge Alexander George Teitz worship, restaurants and shops, as Award will be presented. The they have been for three centuries. award is given each year to an indiIt encompasses six non-profit orgavidual or organization who through nizations: International Tennis Hall word or deed, embodies the ideals of Fame & Museum at the Newport set forth by Washington in his letCasino, Newport Art Museum, The ter. For 2011, the award will go to Newport Historical Society, Newport Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Restoration Foundation, The RedThe former US Ambassador to wood Library & Athenaeum, Touro Denmark and Delegate to the UnitSynagogue & Loeb Visitor Center, ed Nations, Loeb also founded the and the Whitehorne House. Learn George Washington Institute for more on Religious Freedom in 2009, and



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Great Dance, Great Times and Great Friends The dancers, choreographers and supporters of the Island Moving Co., were joined by the Pasadena Dance Theatre for the opening night of the Great Friends Dance Festival on the lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House in late July. Teddy Aspergren and her committee presented the second annual “Dance with the Stars,”with the Alex Donner Orchestra and Blackstone Catering. The company’s biennial festival of Open for Dancing, to be held Sept. 21-25, brings together musicians, choreographers, professional dancers, and dancers from the community to create dances for prominent Newport landscapes. As always, Open for Dancing welcomes the participation by anyone, regardless of skill level.

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Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard. Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5 p.m., free. Redwood Book Sale Annual sale of old, rare, out-ofprint, and new books, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members only, Family Improv Get the kids into the act! Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., comedy programming seven nights a week, 849-3473, visit for schedule. Comic Throwdown Finals The best of the best compete for cash prizes in this final comedy

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Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Newport Wine Festival Tasting and events, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., Ida Lewis Distance Race Begins Starts off Fort Adams, 1 p.m., www. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt. 657 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., 8460669. Live Bait at Empire “Live Bait: True Stories from Real People,” a stage for people to tell their stories, hosted by Phil Goldman, Empire Coffee & Tea, 22 Broadway, 8 p.m., $7, 489-2555. Improv Comedy Join the Bit Players for lightningfast interactive comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., comedy programming seven nights a week, 849-3473, visit for schedule.

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Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www.

Act Like an Animal Day Kids learn to approach an obstacle course like an animal would. Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m., 847-5511. Celebration of the Arts Middletown’s first annual festival showcasing artisans, performances, music, children’s activities, Paradise Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free, 845-9660. Newport Harbor Walk Tour Newport Friends of the Waterfront lead this two-hour tour from Mary Ferrazzoli Park to King Park, 10 a.m., www.NewportWaterfront. org. Rose Island Lighthouse Clambake Annual classic New England clambake, lighthouse tours, boat transportation, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, advance ticketing, 847-4242, Bricks & Sticks Learn about Newport’s wonderful architecture as you stroll from colonial Newport to the grandeur of Bellevue. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. The Working Waterfront History Walking Tour Walk in the footsteps of the sailors, merchants and immigrants who once lived and worked in the Lower Thames neighborhood. NRF Museum Store, 415 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 324-6111, Vintage Tennis International Tennis Hall of Fame celebrates 130th anniversary of first lawn tennis championship, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., re-enactment 12:30, music, entertainment, activities,

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  Whether you’re sitting down having a cup of tea with Terri Conners, Managing Director of newportFILM, or talking to her on the phone, you can feel her energy and enthusiasm for film and for Newport’s newest independent film venture, newportFILM, as an almost electrifying force. She brings her hands-on experience from working for New Line Cinema in New York and a pure love of film to this upand-coming enterprise.   Here’s what she has to say about newportFILM and her hopes and dreams for its future. What does film mean to you, personally? Film is very important to me, especially independent film. I believe it has the ability to transform thought and to fill a variety of personal and cultural voids for individuals and for communities. Good film can provide entertainment, enlightenment, and freedom of expression, inspiration, visual magic, emotion, creativity and culture. It can challenge intellect and spark intelligent (and sometimes not-sointelligent) conversation. I hope that our eclectic little community continues to embrace and appreciate the opportunity to see great, independent film that newportFILM and the Jane Pickens Theater work so hard to bring to it. How has the community responded to newportFILM? (It has been received) incredibly well, especially considering that this is our first full summer program. We’ve had wonderfully large and appreciative audiences at our free outdoor screenings and our indoor mini-fests have been very well attended, too. I love waking up the day after one of our film events and logging on Facebook to read all of the positive comments from people who attended. I even hear from people who didn’t come but are asking when the next screening is after hearing from a friend how cool it was. I can’t exaggerate how grateful and excited we are about the support and good will from both the seasonal and year-round communities. I’m hopeful the love will continue throughout the year. Have you had more positive input on documentaries or features? So far, we have shown more documentaries than narratives,

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Newport Storm Luau Polynesian luau, music, dancing, but the feedback has been equally benefit for Fort Adams Trust, Fort positive. Documentaries like “Buck” Adams State Park, 4:30-10 p.m., and “Life in A Day” have touched ages 21 and older only, rain date audiences of all ages and back- Aug. 21, $10 in advance, $15 at grounds, but (in July) we showed door (if available), 849-5232, www. “Sarah’s Key,” based on the best sell- ing novel by Tatiana de Rosnay to an almost sold-out Casino Theater. I Polo Competition am still getting thank you notes on USA vs. Jamaica, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., our website for showing it. What are the plans for those in- dependent films to keep coming to Newport in the foreseeable fu- Wet Paint Weekend ture? Well, we obviously need to Reception and silent bidding for put an end to the outdoor program original art created for the event, soon, though a crazy few have Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue suggested we do some ‘fireside/ Avenue, 6-8 p.m., 848-8200, www. ice fishing’ style winter screenings. (No, thank you, to the ‘snow screenBirds and Blokes – London ing series.’) We definitely plan to contin- Calling ue with the weekend mini-fests The Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 8th throughout the year but will hold Annual Bird Ball, dinner, dancing, them every other month instead auction, $125 advance, $150 at of monthly in the ‘off season,’ pos- door, 583 Third Beach Road, Midsibly quarterly depending on the dletown, www.NormanBirdSanctucommunity response. We’d like to continue the formula of showing a documentary, a family/kids film, a narrative and bringing in at least August 21 one filmmaker during each minifest weekend.” Do you have any thoughts on “When Moses Came to Newport” next summer? We are still young One hour walking tour of colonial and don’t want to get ahead of our- Jewish Newport. Tour starts at the selves and throw around any grand Loeb Visitors Center, 50 Spring St., plans just yet, but we will definite- 11 a.m. free.  ly program quality, fresh indepen-   dent film. Our programming will Colonial Jewish Burial Ground undoubtedly continue to reflect Open the experience, taste and vision of Newport’s historic Jewish cemour artistic directors, but (the pro- etery (purchased in 1677) will be gramming) will reflect the pulse of open to the public with docents on site, corner of Touro and Kay the community. How important is community in- Streets, 12-4 p.m., free. put? We have a small marketing   budget, so we rely heavily on social Newport Wine Festival media and word of mouth to get Tastings and events, Newport the word out about our great film Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., events. We appreciate every person who gives us a ‘Like’ on Facebook and St. Paul’s Festival of Spirit and signs on to our mailing list through Song our website ( We Doin’ Time folk music at St. Paul’s are always looking for great volun- UMC, music 9:45 a.m., continues teers for our events, so please reach through 10 a.m. service, 12 Marlout on our website if you’re inter- borough St. ested in helping— donating, time, money or good old fashioned feed- Gardening with the Masters Join URI Master Gardeners at back is hugely appreciated.” Terri has a surprise benefit with a Prescott Farm for informal presenfilm theme in the works for Novem- tations on a variety of gardening ber, so stay tuned to Newport This topics.  Bring along a soil sample Week and from your garden to receive a basic soil analysis. 2009 West Main Road, for some other fun surprises. Portsmouth, 11 a.m., free, www.


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Landscape History Tour Tour the beautiful gardens of Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave, 11 a.m., 847-8344, Wet Paint Weekend Chance to buy “wet” (created for the event) art, silent auction 12-3 p.m., live auction 4-5 p.m., museum free all day, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, 6-8

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George Washington Letter Reading Annual reading of the George Washington letter, Touro Synagogue, 1 p.m., open to the public. Limited seating. Call 847-4794 x 207. NIMfest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with zydeco by Lil’ Anne & Hot Cayenne, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, “Longfellow & Lazarus: A Poetic Jewish Perspective” Reading of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Emma Lazarus poems about the cemetery and the synagogue, David M. Kleiman, curator of the Loeb Visitors Center at Touro Synagogue National Historic Site will offer a brief introduction to the history of the cemetery and insights into how the poets’ came to write these pieces. Colonial Jewish Burial Ground, corner of Touro & Kay Streets 3:30 p.m., free.

Monday August 22

New RI Tour Tax Info Info session on RI’s new Package Tours and Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation tax (effective Oct. 1), CCRI Newport Campus auditorium, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 845-9113. Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., 841-8770. Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as “Rogue’s Island” as you stroll through Newport. See where scoundrels lived, where pirates profited, and where criminals were put on trial. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Pension Crisis Forum The Alliance for a Livable Newport will host “Understanding our Public Pension Crisis,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:45 p.m. Belcourt Castle Candlelight Tour Tour the Gilded Age mansion by candlelight. 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 846-0669.

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Andy Cooney and his band: Jimmy Kelly on percussion and vocals, Matthew Fisher on flute, tin whistle and sax and Colm Graham on guitar and vocals will accompany Cooney.

Irish Singer Performs Benefit Concert Irish-American singing sensation Andy Cooney and his band will perform in Newport for the first time since 2006 in a concert to benefit the Museum of Newport Irish History. The concert, sponsored by the La Forge Casino Restaurant and The Fastnet Pub, takes place Friday, Aug. 26 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Jane Pickens Theater. Cooney has recorded 15 albums, both solo and in association with some of the finest Irish musical artists, including Eileen Ivers, Des Moore and Phil Coulter. A seasoned television and stage veteran, he has enjoyed two sold-out performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall and been called “Irish America’s Favorite Son” by the New York Times. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the theater box office or by visiting (click “Coming Attractions”). For further information, visit or call 8480661. For more information visit

Tuesday August 23

Music at the Bird Sanctuary Celebrate summer in nature with music, dance and family fun, led by Christopher Kavi Carbone, Norman Bird Sanctuary, orchard (in event shed if raining), 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10:30 a.m., free, no registration required, Early Church Tours Tour two of our nation’s earliest houses of worship, Great Friends Meeting House (1699) and Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House (1730), Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11:30 a.m., 841-8770, www. Continuing Conversation Lunch Series Meet with museum staff to offer feedback and discuss how to sell your artwork, 12 p.m., bring lunch, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 848-8200.

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Wednesday August 24

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

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August is the perfect month for sipping cool glasses of wine, on a boat, terrace, patio, or beach. But what to pair it with? I asked John Callaghan of Bellevue Wine and Spirits for his suggestions. Before opening his shop in Newport, Callaghan made wine in California. There is something special about serving a chilled glass of a lovely rosé wine with a simple summer luncheon. According to Callaghan, the perfect rosé wines to drink this summer are: Chateau Minuty, ‘The M’; a Cotes de Provence, Minuty Prestige; a Cru Classée, Chateau Minuty ‘Rosé et Or’, and finally Chateau Montand. The range of prices is $10.99-$39.99 per bottle. All of these rosés go very well with cold luncheons, grilled vegetables, chicken and fish, or just to sip on their own. The beauty of the Minuty Prestige Rosé, says Callaghan, is that it has tropical notes and passionfruit. The wine is perfect for serving at outdoor dinners in Newport. After all, the vineyard it comes from is in St. Tropez. Rosé wines go very well with grilled salmon or a recipe of Callaghan’s creation, ‘Lady Astor’s Bass.’ This fantastic recipe tastes best when made with our local stripers. According to Callaghan, grilled meats need a bit more of a hearty grape. For grilled, lamb, sausages and beef, he suggests: A simple ‘Farraton’ Cotes du Rhone for burgers and grilled sausages. The wine has a bit of bite that goes well with picnic fare. ‘Santa Carolina,’ a lovely Pinot Noir, is a buy at $9.99 a bottle. According to Callaghan, wine guru Robert Parker gives this wine an excellent rating for its price. Another favorite this summer is a simple, but full-tasting Pinot Noir, ‘Sean Minor.’ This wine is a versatile one, pairing well with all meats. When it comes to great wines, “Cabernet is still King” for serving with grilled steaks and lamb, says Callaghan. These wines are so rich and flavorful that they can easily take on the strong taste of charred meats and grilled Portobello mushrooms. “A big hearty cabernet is ‘Chateau Les Grands Marechaux,’ a grand vin de Bordeaux,” says Callaghan. This wine is very reasonably priced at $19.99 a bottle. For spicy summer tacos and spicy food in general, ‘Gloria’s Old Vines’ produces a brilliant zinfandel. This wine is big enough to take on the heft of large steaks, and large tastes, says Callaghan. Here are some of Callaghan’s favorite recipes for summertime food and drink.

Typically, Sangria is made with red wine, fresh, seasonal fruit and a bit of bubbly water or citrus flavored soda. Spain is heralded as the creator of Sangria, but countries all over the globe have adapted the recipe.

Callaghan puts his own spin on the regular red wine sangria by using a sparkling Italian white wine called Prosecco. Prosecco adds a tingle to your first sip. Here is his recipe:

Party in a Pitcher

Ingredients: One half gallon pitcher One bottle of chilled sparkling Prosecco wine One half cup of Triple Sec One large peach skinned and sliced One cup fresh red raspberries Optional: should you like the taste sweeter add a cup of ginger ale; for a less sweet taste add a cup of club soda Add each ingredient one at a time, simply stir, and serve over ice. Ole! For more traditional Sangria, wines from Portugal are superb for this drink. For a white Sangria use bottles of Portuguese ‘Vinho Verde’ and for deep red Sangria use a bottle of Bons Ventos, or Charamba. All of these Portuguese wines are brilliant for this party in a pitcher. This great refreshing drink is a terrific start for any party.

Classic Bellini Cocktail

Fresh peach puree One bottle of Champagne or Italian Prosecco Ice cubes Puree peaches in blender. Place a spoonful in bottom of Champagne flute or glass, then top off with the sparkling wine. Add ice cubes if desired. A variation is to use some red raspberries instead of the peach puree for a version of Kir Royale.

Lady Astor’s Bass

Serves 4-6 Ingredients: One large striped bass (locally caught) boned and filleted, skin on Three quarters of a pound of cooked lobster meat One teaspoon of freshly chopped lemon thyme Freshly ground pepper and salt Extra virgin olive oil Cooking string that has been soaked in water Spray your fish-shaped hand grill with non-stick spray. Slather both skin-side filets of the bass with extra virgin olive oil. Place the lobster meat between both filets, sprinkle with Lemon Thyme, freshly ground pepper and just a hint of salt. Place the second filet of bass skin side up and tie with string. Tie the fish together just as you would a deboned lamb roast or a filet mignon. Place the sea bass on the grill for 8 -10 minutes on each side or until cooked.

Easy Wine Tips for Summer Drinking John Callaghan of Bellevue Wine and Spirits says, “Most people drink their white wine too cold and their red wine too warm. Your white wine should be chilled, but not cold, and your red wines should be chilled, and then served at room temperature. The alcohol in red wine is accentuated if it remains in the sun and heat.”

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Newport Aquidneck Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., Movies on the Rocks – “Shrek” Free outdoor screening in Ballard Park quarry meadow, dusk, seating on grass, bring chairs, blankets, picnic dinners, 619-3377,

Thursday August 25

The Working Waterfront History Walking Tour Walk in the footsteps of the sailors, merchants and immigrants who once lived and worked in the Lower Thames neighborhood. NRF Museum Store, 415 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 324-6111, Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 441-4317. Van Johnson Day Celebrate the late actor’s birthday with a free screening of “In the Good Old Summertime,” Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, 3 p.m., Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after hours gathering at Belle’s Café at Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 5-7 p.m., members free/non-members $25, 847-1608 or kathleen@NewportChamber. com. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” 5 p.m. See Thursday, Aug. 18, for details.

Live Thursday, August 18 Billy Goodes–Open Mic Jam with Kevin Sullivan, 9:30 p.m. Christie’s – DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney, 10 p.m. H20–Keith Lewis, 7-11 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Sweet Tooth & The Sugarbabies, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Triple Threat Blues, 9 p.m. Newport Marriott–Paul DelNero Jazz, 7-10 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Keith Manville Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 8:30 p.m. Rhino Bar–Sunday Gravy

Friday, August 19 Billy Goodes–Live music Christie’s – DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. Fastnet Pub–Tim Taylor w/Robet Holmes Gas Lamp Grille–Same Gentile, 10-1 p.m. H20–Keith Lewis, 8-12 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11 p.m. Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Dirty Deeds, AC/ DC Tribute, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Matty B, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub­–Triple Threat, 10 p.m. ‘til closing One Pelham East–Brick Park Rhino Bar–TBD

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Thursday, Aug. 18, for details. Customer Service and Social Media Newport Interactive Marketers meeting, Christie’s, 14 Perry Mill Wharf, 6 p.m. networking, 7 p.m. presentation, free, public welcome, 617-697-6563. Family Improv 8 p.m. See Thursday, Aug. 18, for details.

Friday August 26

Road to Independence Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Friday, Aug. 19, for details. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, Aug. 19, for details. newportFILM “Senna,” documentary on Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6 p.m. wine reception at International Tennis Hall of Fame deck facing theatre, 7 p.m. film, $20 reception and film, $12 film only, 4th Friday Live Music & Art Newport Art Museum’s 4th Friday gathering combines music, art and fun, featuring folk rock music by the Becky Chace, Duo, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6-9 p.m., $8, cash bar, 848-8200. Andy Cooney Concert “Irish America’s Favorite Son,” Andy Cooney and his band in concert to benefit the Museum of Irish History, Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, 7 p.m., 848-0661. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Aug. 19, for details. Dance Performance

Saturday, August 20 Café 200–Sam Gentile, 10-1 p.m. Castle Hill–Dick Lupino and Jordan Nunes Christie’s – DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. Greenvale Vineyard–Dick Lupino, Ruthie Ristish, Mike Renzi,1-4 p.m. H20–John Brazile, 1-4 p.m.; The Rising, 8-12 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11p.m. Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Flock of Assholes, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Nuance, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Center–Juston McKinney & Kerri Louise, 8 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub­–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.12:45 a.m. One Pelham East–Fast Times Rhino Bar – Wild Nites Rhumbline–Joe Parillo, 6:30-10 p.m.

Sunday, August 21 Castle Hill–Dick Lupino, Jordan Nunes, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fastnet–Irish Music Session 6-10 p.m. H20–Los Gatos 1-5 p.m.; X Isles, 6-9 p.m. Newport Blues Café–East Star AllStars, 9:30 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub– Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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Musical Entertainment Sambar–Live Music The Chanler at Cliff Walk–Dick Lupino, John McKenna, Yvonne Monnett, 6-10 p.m.

“Etudes for an Astronaut,” dance performance by Lance Gries, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 8:30 p.m., $10.

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The annual August fluke run has been excellent all week, with many 30” doormats taken on the ocean side by boat anglers. Reports of fishermen limiting out on fluke were common as the strong tides precipitated by last Saturday’s full moon brought on the bite. Fluke continue to migrate down the bay for the open ocean following the baitfish doing the same. The fluke have been feeding on tiny  scup, as well as crabs and squid. We had great success using stripped baits, like pogies, fluke bellies and mackerel.  Fluke bellies are collected while fileting fluke; removed from the white underside of large doormats. These waste strips from the fileting process can be saved for future use. “Belly baits” are very effective when fresh or fresh frozen. Some professional anglers like to use fresh, stripped snapper blues. These are baby bluefish, 6” to 12”in length, which are caught with jigs, then flash frozen for future use. Due to their high oil content and strong scent, they are very effective. The very best baits are live ones, like mummies and small choggies. Schools of fluke have been reported southeast of Seal Ledge and off Price’s Neck. Coggeshall Ledge has been very productive, also, as has the deeper water between Buoys 2 and 2A. The 50’ humps, three miles southwest of the Sakonnet Lighthouse continue to produce big doormats. Striped bass fishing has been slow as the ocean temperature over the reefs has warmed to 70 degrees. As a result, bass have moved to the deeper, cooler water farther offshore.  Striper anglers call this time the “August doldrums.” Bass often return to the shallower, inshore reefs at night to chase bait and feast on molted lobster. Night anglers for bass have been doing well at Sachuest Point, Elbow Ledge and Cormorant Rock. Their lures of choice have been 9” SlugGos with  one to two ounce lead heads. George Allen, a local retired naval officer landed a few bass in the high twenties this past week while deep trolling off Ledge Road. Black sea bass anglers have enjoyed the most productive week since the season opened on July 11, landing many large females and  “blueheads”. One of our fishing parties took twenty large sea bass, while drifting the humps out front. Others have reported similar catches around the rocky areas of

It was the “Bachelor Party Blues …and fluke and sea bass, too, aboard FishFinder II this week. (At Top) Frank and Steve Furtado and Dave Kirchner. (At Bottom) Dave Kirchner, Sr., the groom, Mike “Koosh” Kirchner, and best man, John Magnus Seal Ledge and Beavertail, as well as at Kettle Bottom off the eastern shore of Jamestown. One big “bluehead” we landed this week had a live, young lobster in his mouth, which dropped onto the deck as we brought the fish over the gunwale. Our guests were amazed that the fish could swallow such a large lobster. With the continued strong tides this week we expect good sea bass fishing opportunities to continue well into next weekend. Use squid strips for the best results. Shore anglers continue to enjoy great scup fishing along the rocky shoreline from Ft Adams to Raggedy Point. They also have enjoyed some good bluefishing in the corners of Second Beach, at Sachuest Point and along the western Sakonnet River shoreline to Black Point. Big blues have been driving schools of baitfish onto the rocks, here, during early morning hours and, again, at sunset. Be sure to use a 12” steel leader or you will lose your plug to one of these tenacious fighters. With the potential this week for abundant fluke catches, now is the time for me to pass along a tried and true recipe for this species: “Flaherty Fluke Florentine”. Tight lines! Capt. Tim, of Flaherty Charters, Castle Hill, Newport, is an island native, who taught high school and college history. He has been bay angling for over 50 years..

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Serves Four Ingredients 1.5 to 2lbs of fluke filets. 1 large sweet onion 2 medium sweet red peppers 6 garlic cloves 2 eggs 1/4 cup flour 1 pint cottage cheese 15oz. of Irish Dubliner cheddar cheese 2 10oz. packages of frozen spinach (fresh, baby spinach is best) Directions Using a large casserole dish or crock pot, line the bottom with the filets. Finely chop onions, red peppers and garlic; then saute all together. Cook until caramelized and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, add flour, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese and spinach (fresh, baby spinach is best). Blend these ingredients together with the sautéed onions, peppers and garlic and pour it all over the fluke filets lining the casserole dish or crock pot. Bake for 3 hours at medium heat. When the ingredients have liquefied and are simmering, it’s ready.

RECENT DEATHS Richard Martin Gonsalves, 68, of Newport, passed away August 9, 2011 at home. He was the former companion of the late Belinda Waite. Boatswain Mate 2nd Class Michael L. Partridge, III, U.S. Coast Guard, 34, of Middletown died August 11, 2011 in an automobile accident. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Aug. 18 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be August 19 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street, Newport. Donations may be made in his memory to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance. Frank F. Pine, 97, of Newport, passed away August 11, 2011 at home surrounded by family. He was the husband of the late Angelina C. Pine. Mr. Pine was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Do-

nations in his memory may be made to the Artillery Company of Newport, 23 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840. Mary M. (Mello) Silvia, 88, of Portsmouth, passed away August 12, 2011 at home surrounded by family. She was the wife of George E. Silvia. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Lucy’s Church, Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to the Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Wagon Fund, PO Box 806, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Richard G. Webb, 79, of Newport passed away July 30, 2011 of complications from cancer and pneumonia. He was the husband of Judith Dodge Webb. A memorial service will be held Sept. 17 at Channing Memorial Church, Newport.

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Presently, one percent of the American population serves in the United States Armed Forces. These brave men and women have sworn their honor, dignity, courage, loyalty, and fidelity to the protection of our great nation. They serve, so that the citizenship of our country can enjoy the freedoms and privileges granted to an autonomous people, in safety and peace. It is easy to forget the sacrifices of our military when they do not affect the general population. One group that focuses on these sacrifices is USA Battle Buddies. This small, but energetic organization, is attempting to aid veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). On Saturday, Aug. 13, USA Battle Buddies held its first annual walka-thon at Colt State Park in Bristol. A host of volunteers set up a wonderful event with military-like precision. The walk, held in connection with National Service Dog Awareness Week, was a celebration and an educational seminar on the importance of various service animals. A gathering of four-legged angels of every size, shape, color, and breed appeared in the park. Together with their human partners, they tackled 1K and 5K walking courses. Some folks stopped by to make contributions but because of physical limitations did not take part in the walk. Other people donated gift cards from Petco for canine supplies. Still others, having heard about this grassroots organization, attended with their children and grandchildren to walk and support the group. Group founder Steve Frye’s fa-

Nesting Notes: Whale migration to the southern waters from the Gulf of Maine is slowly underway. Keep your eyes peeled offshore as you may spot one or more of these ocean levitations passing our coast. The female Red-tailed hawk who lost her mate in March 2011, and was profiled in the April 7th edition of NTW, has been sighted with her new mate and two fledglings! The adults have been observed teaching their young to fly and hunt over Bellevue Ave. and Morton Park. Shorebird migration is still underway. Large flocks of various swallow species, sometimes numbering in the hundreds, have been sighted in the Second Beach, Third Beach, and Sachuest Point areas. For those who haven’t witnessed swallows stage, or gather, for migration, this can be an awe-inspiring sight. Labor Day weekend is historically the beginning of swallow migration, with thousands of various species staging in this area to begin their long journey south.


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Bicycle Progress in Newport: Promoting Rules of the Road and More Since the inaugural Bike to Work Day on May 20, this collaborative group has coalesced into a representative committee that includes city, schools, businesses, community organizations and resident advocates. Since the May release of the first Bicycle Map of Newport, the organization has gained the necessary funding and partnerships to achieve several advances on its mission to improve and encourage bicycling in Newport: Bike Signs: 28 bicycle awareness signs funded by the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, to be installed in September, will raise awareness of bicycles and alert motorists road sharing. Bike Racks: 14 bike racks sponsored by local businesses and produced by The Steel Yard will be installed in September. The nautical-theme racks are constructed of salvage anchor chain and are the first phase of an ongoing effort to provide more bicycle parking. Partnering with Community Police: In an effort to promote safer bicycling and sharing of the road, Newport Police are using Bike Newport-produced Rules of the Road pads, printed in English

and Spanish and contributed by Staples of Middletown. The information is shared with bicyclists riding the wrong way on oneway streets and otherwise riding dangerously or unpredictably. City Council Workshop: a City Council-sponsored Community Workshop on Bicycling is in the works for early fall, date to be announced. An online survey of residents will take place in advance of the meeting and will inform the discussion. Bike Class for City Leaders: AARP of RI is sponsoring a “Bicycling in Newport” class for Newport City Leaders, where municipal, health, education and business leaders will experience firsthand how best to navigate our city streets on two wheels and what it means to follow the rules. Feedback from workshop participants will help to refine plans and messages regarding safe bicycling in Newport. Bike Repair Program: This soon-to-be-named program is located in the Career and Tech Center behind Rogers High School with a satellite location at East Bay Met School. The program will collect, repair and distribute used bicycles and will

teach basic repair and maintenance to interested students and community members. The program will be run by staff and students of Rogers HS, the Met School and Salve Regina University, and will be supported by community mentors with bicycle repair knowledge. Planned opening in September. Newport Community Police Officer Jonathan Cortes is a member of the Bike Newport Committee and an active supporter of improving and encouraging bicycling in Newport. According to Officer Cortes, “The Newport Police Department in conjunction with Bike Newport is committed to improving bicycle safety and the observance of laws and ordinances regarding bicycle use. This partnership aims to achieve this goal through education and voluntary compliance as well as enforcement of laws and ordinances.  We hope to make Newport a safer place for bicyclists as well as reduce the amount of motor vehicle traffic in the City. This will be done by encouraging the use of bicycles therefore reducing the amount of pollution and motor vehicle traffic.”

MacGowan loves it when passers-by stop for a chat or to view progress of the work. “When we are painting we get a lot of visitors… Many are completely surprised by the number of artists who are there together and at the different interpretations of the same vista.” Stop by the Museum on Saturday to see Charlene Carpenzano leading an outdoor Raku firing, 11 a.m. to 3 pm. Carpenzano and a group of artists will glaze and fire (bake) dozens of tea bowls for the “Wet Paint” auctions using an ancient Japanese technique. Artists can register for “Wet Paint” online until Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. at, or in person on Saturday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Newport Art Museum. Fortified by boxed lunches from Russell Morin Fine Catering, Panera Bread and Crystal Springs Water and sporting Wet Paint T-shirts, they’ll head out to create their works of art. Artists who create a work of art at the Norman Bird Sanctuary (NBS) for Wet Paint on Aug. 20 will be admitted to the Sanctuary at no charge and will receive a complimentary NBS membership. To be eligible, artists must first register for Wet Paint with the Museum, then check in at the NBS office before heading out along the trails. Wet Paint organizers pull out all the stops to process the art as it comes in on Saturday afternoon before 3 p.m. “We will probably hang or arrange close to 400 works that

afternoon in order to have everything ready for the reception that evening. It’s a well-choreographed couple of hours,” says Elliott. Silent bidding gets underway at 6 p.m. during the Wet Paint preview reception. The reception is free for participating artists and one guest. Admission for Museum members and NBS members is $10; non-members $15. Silent bidding continues on Sunday between noon and 3 p.m. A panel of jurors will select about 50 art works for a live auction on the Museum grounds. The Wet Paint auctioneer will begin taking bids at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend and there is no admission fee, but come early because seats fill quickly with “Wet Paint” regulars. MacGowan is enthusiastic about Wet Paint. “It’s an outstanding event year after year…The public’s response is always emphatically two thumbs up…and for collectors, it’s the ultimate feel-good opportunity to collect art that is fresh, new and local.” Newport’s Old Quarter, a vibrant historic neighborhood where 18th and 19th century buildings continue to be used as homes, places of worship, restaurants and shops, as they have been for three centuries. It encompasses six non-profit organizations: International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum at the Newport Casino, Newport Art Museum, The Newport Historical Society, Newport Restoration Foundation, The Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Touro Synagogue & Loeb Visitor Center, and the Whitehorne House. Learn more on

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Newport This Week