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THURSDAY, September 16, 2010
A Boater’s Dream
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If you harbor a passion for boating, then there’s only one place to be this week: The Newport International Boat Show. Now celebrating its 40th year as one of the leading in-water boat events in the country, the boat show features the biggest selection of boats and boating products—both power and sail—in the Northeast. The four-day show has also become known as the place to scout newly introduced products. For full details on the show, turn to page 16. And be sure to visit www.Newport-Now.com for special features, photos ,and reviews of the show throughout the weekend .
NEWPORT – Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano retained her status as the city’s top vote getter on Tuesday, topping a field of nine candidates in a rare primary contest that now sets the stage for an eight-way race for the city’s four At-Large City Council seats. Napolitano, who has received the most votes in each of the last three elections, carried 1,611 votes according to the state Board of Elections – good enough for nearly 18 percent of the vote. Former Mayor Stephen C. Waluk placed a close second with 1,363 votes, or 15 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, former City Council member Henry F. Winthrop finished top among challengers, placing third overall, with 1,257 votes, or 13.8 percent of the vote. And fellow challenger Naomi Neville finished in fourth place, with 1,210 votes, or 13.3 percent. Rounding out the November field in the At-Large race are: Stephen R. Coyne, with 1,137 votes, Herbert B. Armstrong, with 1,006
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Trinity Welcomes its First Female Rector By Meg O’Neil Few structures in Newport carry the amount of history like Trinity Church on Queen Anne Square. Dating back to 1726, there are have been close to three hundred years worth of masses celebrated, marriages blessed, funerals mourned, and baptisms welcomed, in a structure that has remained relatively unchanged. A new page was added to Trinity Church’s long history on Sunday, Sept. 12 as Reverend Anne Marie Richards was officially instituted as the church’s 30th Rector. What also marks this as such as a special event, is that Anne Marie is the first female Rector in Trinity’s extensive history. After a competitive process of applicants, Anne Marie, from Princeton, N.J., first visited town in February, was selected in March, moved to Newport in May and began her new mission of leading Trinity into a new era. “I had a strong sense of this is where I was meant to be. I walked in to the church and it was this sense of ‘Wow,’ not just at the architecture, which of course is stunning, but there is three hundred years of life here; all the ups and downs that are here. It sort of hit me full on. I took the ten steps up the pulpit. I guess colonial people had much smaller feet because I had to put my feet sideways. I stood up there and it literally just made me cry. The phone call came the first week of March and I said, ‘game on.’” So how did Anne Marie enjoy her first summer here? “This summer
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Pictured here sitting in one of the unique and historic family box pews used to keep warm during the winter in colonial times, the Reverend Anne Marie Richards was celebrated as the 30th Rector and first female Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, Sept. 12. (Photo by Tom Shevlin) was spent getting to know those in the church, who’s all here. Now that I sort of have a grasp on that, it’s time to get to know what’s around town. Everybody walks past this place, and a lot of people, residents and visitors, think it’s just a museum; they don’t realize it’s still an active parish. I think that’s our call – we’ve got this tower that lights up the town, I think we should be lighting up the town too.”
Sunday afternoon was a time of great celebration for Anne Marie and Trinity’s community. “I think on Sunday, there was a great spirit present, people here are excited. When a church is in between Rectors, the interim period can be really hard. It can feel a lot like you’re treading water. But people here
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NEWPORT — The Newport School Committee met Tuesday night, Sept. 14 at Thompson Middle School to discuss their monthly agenda. The meeting started off with Cassandra McCarthy, senior at Roger’s High School, giving a student council update on the first week of school, stating that despite a few schedule conflicts, the first week of school ran smoothly for all students. The seniors are very excited about Virtual High School, an online education and professional development program, that has been put into place. McCarthy was alsojust back from a trip to Imperia, Italy, a sister city to Newport, saying that it was the experience of a lifetime. One topic of major discussion was on the hiring of new teachers, regardless of whether or not they live in Newport. Chairperson, Jo Eva Gaines stated, “I hope we never lose sight of having the best teacher, regardless of where they’re from.” The hunt for great teachers is a challenge. Adding another member of the committee, “Elementary teachers are still, unfortunately, a dime a dozen.” Superintendent John Ambrogi touched on the possibility of a new elementary school being built. He stated that people are, “finding out the benefits of the new school…seeing that the old schools have deficiencies.” A topic of major discussion in the upcoming November election,
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he went on to say that things are looking up for the prospect of a $30 million school bond referendum, and that more information on the plans can be found on the Newport public school’s website at www.letsbuildpell.com. Perhaps the topic of greatest discussion of the night was ways in which to improve communications between faculty, staff, and families. With a new school year just starting out, “The most important thing to parents is that they want to make sure their child is educated in a healthy and safe environment,” said one committee member. Ambrogi stated, “Sometimes, communications break down and we are trying to take steps to mitigate these issues.” One way in which the school board is trying to stay in touch with parents is through the “iParent” system that is used at the Middle and High School levels. “i-Parent” communicates directly with parents, informing them of what is going on in their child’s school and classroom. Ambrogi also said that there is a major need to upgrade school websites to be more user friendly and that technology doesn’t work if parents don’t feel welcome in the school. He closed the discussion stating, “This is an ongoing issue, communication will never be perfect, but it’s better than it has been in the past.” The next meeting is set for Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Thompson Middle School on Broadway.
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AROUND TOWN America’s Cup Icons Return to Newport Newport — Every sport has legends. Some of the top sailing legends are coming to Newport this week for the America’s Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion and you can celebrate with them. There will be a free Legends Panel at the Newport International Boat Show. The America’s Cup is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America’s Cup sailing regatta and is the oldest active trophy in international sports competition. The regatta is a match race with only two boats competing. There are elimination races prior to the event to select the challenger. The regatta itself was held in Newport for many years. The competition was held in 12 Metre yachts from 1958 to 1987. The schooner America first won the trophy in 1857. Through the years, the Cup has circulated between the US, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland. The US won it back this year when Larry Ellison’s BMW Oracle triumphed over Switzerland’s Alinghi. On Thursday, Sept. 16, the Newport International Boat Show will celebrate this sailing tradition with a Legends Panel at 5 p.m. (entrance is through Gate 3, starting at 4:30 p.m.). This is free and open to the public. This panel will be moderated by USSAILING President Gary Jobson, an America’s Cup veteran himself. Participants include: Bill Ficker - Skipper Intrepid ’70, Steve Van Dyck - Tactician Intrepid ’70, Gordon Ingate - Syndicate, Gretel II ‘70 (FYI, Intrepid defeated, Gretel II in the 1970 Cup final), David Elwell - Sitting Commodore New York Yacht Club and Crew Intrepid ’70 and Ted Turner - Skipper Courageous ’77, may also attend.
America’s Cup 12 Metre era legends will exchange memories in a panel forum, Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. The event, part of the Newport International Boat Show, is free and open to the public. (Photo by Jim McCarthy, Bannister’s Wharf Dockmaster)
Creativity Surrounds King Park
“Madussa’s Arc” by artist Rebecca Harting hangs, overstretched the sea wall at King Park. Project One made its return to Newport over the weekend with its seaside art installation, Viewport. Using the Newport Bridge and harbor as a backdrop,Viewport features 11 works by local artists, some
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Mike Hansel’s “Affiliation” is one of several sculptures on display at Viewport. (Photos by Tom Shevlin)
fitting into the landscape with ease, others using it with whimsy. One standout is by acclaimed Newport artist Chris Wyllie, whose contribution “Think Small” draws passersby to a tiny door, painted
blue, and mounted horizontally in its frame. Look closer, and peepholes tempt one’s curiosity. We’ll let you see for yourself what Wyllie has in store when you peer inside. Mike Hansel’s “Affiliation” is one of several sculptures on display at Viewport. Other notable pieces include “Waterfront Property” by Tanya Kelley – an 8’ x 8’ floating dock, retro-fitted with an aluminum frame and 64 sq.ft. of Rhode Island sod floating just offshore; and “Medussa’s Arc” by Rebecca Harting, a jellyfish suspended from a truss attached to the seawall sculpted out of shrink wrap on a steel wire frame with dangling lights that move with the wind. Take a walk, immersed yourself in art. The temporary project can be viewed during park hours, now through Oct. 10. For more, visit, http://www.dedikated.com/projectonenewport/viewport/index. html
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Where Is It? When you’ve either walked or driven by it, the question you might have asked yourself was, “What is it?” Hint: the answer is an anagram for “US Rum Team” Turn to ‘Here’s where it is!” on Page 10 of this edition for the answer. Photo by KirbyVaracalli
City Eyes Sheffield School for Redevelopment By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – In a renewed push to spur economic development at several municipally-owned properties, city officials said on Monday that they are preparing to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the currently vacant Sheffield School on Broadway. According to Paige Bronk, the city’s director of planning, zoning, and development, an RFP is expected to be issued for the property on Sept. 20. Once released, it will be the second such RFP issued by the city in the last 40 days. Last month, the city issued an RFP for the development of a parcel adjacent to the Coastal Extreme brewery facility on Connell Highway. According to Bronk, the Sept. 20 RFP will solicit proposals from interested parties with the hopes of bringing the building onto the tax rolls as a potential commercial outpost in the northern section of Broadway. In an article which first appeared in Newport This Week, the Sheffield School property was among three properties that the city reported it is currently looking to redevelop. The Carey School on Narragansett Avenue, and the aforementioned Connell Highway land were other two. It was also included in a NN list of Four Projects to Watch (and Seven
City officials said on Monday that they are preparing to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the currently vacant Sheffield School on Broadway. Others to Remember) back in June. property’s optimum use. In October Located at 513 Broadway, the of 2008, the property was re-zoned school once served as the primary for commercial use. elementary school for generations Then-Newport based software of North End residents. But in 2006, company Avtech Inc. had been the school department shuttered among the earliest companies to the facility due to declining enroll- see potential in the property in ment and a desire to implement a 2008, but it has since moved to long-term school reorganization Bristol’s Cutler Mills complex. plan. In 2007, the city took possesThe coming RFP will be the secsion of the property and in an effort ond for the property. In 2009, the to make the best use of the nearly city had solicited proposals for its 33,000-square-foot building, coun- reuse, however decided to wait out cilors directed the city Planning the market until conditions began Board to formally recommend the to improve.
sister CONTINUED FROM PG.1 were ready to go, and it was great to feel that.” The excitement in the community over Anne Marie’s arrival is palpable. “This whole first year will be about asking how things are done here. I certainly bring experience and ideas, but you don’t want to just come in and change everything. A good friend and mentor said to me once, ‘In your first year, just dust the furniture, don’t move any of it…unless it’s on fire, in that case, get it out of the building.’ For me, I just need to learn from these folks, what has meaning to them, what are their symbols, what is precious to them, and we can move forward. “ “I think this church has a great past, in its heyday it was packed, it was THE church, you had to belong. And those days are done and that’s OK, but they’re ready to be the next church, and that’s what I think is exciting, to open up the doors and say ‘Y’all come in!’”
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NEWS BRIEFS Air Force Flyover U.S. Air Force students and faculty assigned to the Naval War College will mark the Air Force’s 63rd anniversary with a flyover on Friday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. The event will commemorate the founding of the Air Force as an independent service and honor the over 683,000 active duty, guard, reserve, and civilian Airmen currently serving in locations around the globe. The flyover will include HH-60 helicopters from the 106th Rescue Wing at Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton, New York and F-15C aircraft from the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Massachusetts. The flyover will be visible from vantage points throughout Newport and Jamestown.
Spencer and King Parks Conservation Assured NEWPORT – In a unanimous vote, City Council members on Wednesday approved an agreement with the Aquidneck Land Trust to ensure the perpetual protection of Spencer and King Park. The agreement provides the city with $50,000 in exchange for an agreement to protect the parks as open space. It brings to a close a months-long process between the city and ALT, which had previously reached similar deals to preserve open space at Gooseneck Cove, Braga Park, and Sunset Hill. In each case, the ALT provided a monetary gift to the City in exchange for a promise to preserve the subject properties as open space.
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The Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) acquired a Conservation Easement Friday, Sept. 10 from Donald and Helene O’Neill on 8.23 acres of their 9.96-acre property strategically located next to other ALT conserved properties and the Maidford River all within the Middletown section of ALT’s Sakonnet Greenway. The O’Neill property, located off Berkeley Avenue in Middletown, is contiguous with two ALT conserved farms, Newport Vineyards and Sweet Berry Farm.
The Aquidneck Land Trust’s Conservation Speaker Series 2010 is presenting, “Agriculture on Aquidneck Island: Past, Present and Future” with speakers, Kenneth Ayars and James E. Garman on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Portsmouth Public Library. Local farms are important to our well-being: island farms provide us with fresh foods; they help limit the amount of infrastructure demands placed on our municipalities by residential subdivisions; local farms provide beautiful vistas and experiences that distinguish our communities thereby giving them a competitive edge as desirable places to live, work and visit; they create jobs and revenue; etc. Considering the importance of agriculture to our area, the Rhode Island Chief of the Division of Agriculture, Kenneth Ayars, and a local historian, author and educator, James Garman, will help us reflect on the past, present and future of agriculture on Aquidneck Island. Admission to all presentations of the Conservation Speaker Series is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to attend RSVP to Courtney Huth at chuth@ ailt.orgor 401-849-2799 x19.
Volunteers Needed for Annual Harvest Fair Join the Norman Bird Sanctuary for their 36th Annual Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 2 & Sunday, Oct. 3. An old-fashioned autumn fair with crafters, food, games, animals, hay rides, mud pit, and monkey bridge that attracts 13,000 people over the weekend. All volunteers will receive a tshirt & lunch provided by our generous sponsors, Pizza Hollywood and Coca-Cola. To volunteer: sign up online at www.normanbirdsanctuary.org. Click on “Harvest Fair.” For further information contact Suzanne Garvin at sgarvin@normanbirdsanctuary. org or at 846-2577 ext.16.
Cluny Country Fair Fun for the entire family! The Annual Cluny Country Fair takes place 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the beautiful school grounds. Carnival games, hay rides, craft vendors, baked goods, silent auction & raffles. Hot & cold refreshments for sale. Rain or Shine. Free admission & parking. Wheelchair accessible. An Aquidneck Island tradition for more than 40 years! 75 Brenton Rd., Newport, 847-2850.
Book Buddies Book Club The Book Buddies Book Club for children in grades 3, 4, and 5 will hold its first meeting of the new school year on Monday, Sept. 27 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room. The club will meet one Monday afternoon per month to discuss a popular children’s book. Snacks will be provided. Registration is required. Please register by visiting the Children’s Department, calling 847-8720 ext. 204.
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Cruise Ships in Newport It’s going to be another busy harbor this week with seven massive ships docking in Newport. Here is a list of what ships to expect in the harbor this week. Thursday, Sept. 16 - Aida Luna Saturday, Sept. 18 - Atlantica Saturday, Sept. 18 - Norwegian Dawn Sunday, Sept. 19 - Caribbean Princess Tuesday, Sept. 21 - Crystal Symphony Wednesday, Sept. 22 - Norwegian Jewel Thursday, Sept. 23 - Atlantica
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A Fall/Winter Seasonal Kids Consignment sale is being held the weekend of September 24-26 in Middletown at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 464 Mitchells Lane. Items include clothing, furniture, winter sports equipment, DVDs, shoes, toys, books, bedding, and much more. At the conclusion of the event, all unsold items will be donated to Child & Family Services of Newport County. Friday, Sept. 24, first time expecting and new parents are invited to attend a pre-sale from 6 – 9 p.m. Attendees must register at www. BeGreenSale.com. Saturday, Sept. 25 is the public sale from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 is the half price sale from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with most items marked 50% off. For more information, visit www.BeGreenSale.com or 339-3569.
The Coolest Card Around September is “National Library Card Sign-Up Month” and the Newport Public Library wants to make sure that all children in Newport have the smartest card of all – a library card. Children who are residents of Rhode Island can receive a free library card at any age with a parent’s or guardian’s signature. A parent or guardian must supply an ID and proof of address. A library card grants access to children’s books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, computer software, circulating toys, board books, big books, flannel board stories and more. To sign up for a library card visit the Circulation Desk. For more information call 847-8720 ext. 200.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Weekend Yellow penalty flags thrown by an official to indicate and infraction have been part of the game of football since its inception. Those attending our local high school football games this coming weekend between Sept. 17 – 19, will see something different. The flags thrown by officials will be a powder blue in color. Coaches complimenting the officials on the penalty calls will all be wearing blue wrist bands. Light blue is the color designated for prostate cancer awareness. The Rhode Island Football Officials Association and the Rhode Island High School Football Coaches Association will join a growing number of football referees and coaches from around the country in an effort to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
Calling All Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins! Truly one of the highlights of the (yes) Fall season, the annual jack-olantern tour is slated for Saturday, Oct. 16 from 4:30 - 9 p.m. at Ballard Park. Want to get in on the action? Friends of Ballard Park is currently accepting sponsorships for the free tour which featured over 1,000 jack-o-lanterns last year. Volunteers are also needed to pick up, receive and set up jack-o-lanterns, monitor the trails during the tour and clean up. Anyone interested in sponsorships, displays or volunteering should contact Friends of Ballard Park at 619-3377.
The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) is hosting a household hazardous waste (HHW) and e-waste collection on Saturday, Oct. 2 in Newport. The site will be the Department of Public Works on 70 North Halsey Street from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eco-Depot is a valuable, free program for all Rhode Island residents wishing to dispose of their unwanted, unused and leftover HHW. As you may be aware, HHW cannot be combined with regular trash or recyclables. RIRRC will accept a wide variety of hazardous materials such as fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline, automotive products, oil-based paints, insecticides, and propane gas tanks. Appointments are necessary for all Eco-Depot drop-offs but are not required residents who are just dropping off e-waste materials. Examples of e-waste include televisions, CPUs, laptops, fax machines and scanners. For a complete list of eligible materials or to make a household hazardous waste appointment, go to www. rirrc.org, or call 942-1430 x241.
Kids First with Fresh, Local Lunch Thursday, Sept. 16 is “All Local Lunch Day” in Newport. As part of the nationwide effort to support local farms and local economies, RI Sodexo school districts will be presenting an “All Local Lunch Day” in all of their cafeterias statewide. School lunch menus will feature items highlighting the flavors and farms of the Ocean State, including local tomato sauce, cheese, eggs, bread, fruits, veggies and milk. As coordinators of the Rhode Island Farm to School project, Kids First will assist in the serving and sampling of this RI grown, RI produced lunch for students.
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OPINION EDITORIAL If it’s Thursday...
Regular readers no doubt have clued into the fact that we’ve switched our publication date to Thursdays. Readers with longer memories, will also recall that for more than 25 years, Newport This Week always came out on Thursdays. In fact, for many, if it was Thursday, it meant Newport This Week. In the spirit of revisiting our roots, we decided to return the paper back to its original schedule, allowing us to provide what we hope will be more timely news and better coverage of the week ahead. Today’s issue is a prime example of why we decided making the switch back to Thursday was the right thing to do. Not only are we able to include a recap on this week’s primary election, but we’re also able to include coverage of the Newport School Committee and City Council – things we weren’t able to do in recent years because of printing constraints. We believe the move will make Newport This Week even more relevant to our daily discussions, and combined with our daily online coverage at Newport-Now.com, we think we’re on to a winning combination. So, please feel free to sit back, relax, and enjoy Newport This Week. Now, back on Thursdays.
The Cost of Elections When municipalities face budget crunches, even the most democratic of processes don’t seem go without scrutiny. That’s why when we heard a group of voters outside a polling station asking the question: “How much did Tuesday’s election cost?,” we had to ask. According to Newport Canvassing Clerk Rick O’Neill, the city normally spends anywhere from $21,000 – $24,000 anytime an election calls for all 13 voting locations to be opened and staffed. Due to the city-wide nature of the At-Large race, that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday. Had voters only been asked to weigh in on the Second Ward, statewide, and congressional races, O’Neill said he would have opened around half the number of polling places, and in so doing, would have spent roughly half of that $24,000 sum. Such is the cost of our democracy. And to be sure, spending $24,000 to uphold the values of our government is merely a drop in the bucket compared to the almost $100 million the city includes each year in its budget. But, the question was asked, so we set out to answer.
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Board of Canvassers - Sept. 17, at 11:30 a.m. Town Council - Sept. 20, 2010 at 7 p.m. Library Board of Trustees - Sept. 21, at 06:00 p.m. Board of Canvassers - Sept. 22, at 10:30 a.m.
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Literacy Program Update Dear Editor: Since 1982, Literacy Volunteers of Newport County (LVNC) has devotedly served the low-literacy population of Newport County. Despite losing funding three years ago, LVNC soldiered on—the phones kept ringing with people who needed help! In fact, Kerry Kalinowski continued to work with the tutors and students to keep the programs intact and the Newport library drop-in room available even after funds for her salary had been exhausted. We all know—from the literacy census numbers to the ringing phones—that our community still needs low-literacy services. Since the 1980s, Literacy Volunteers of East Bay (LVEB) has been serving all of Bristol County and East Providence with the same services as LVNC. Since LVNC and LVEB are sister agencies under the international association, Literacy Volunteers, it was logical to continue services under LVEB. Roberta Emerson and Kerry Kalinowski helped make the business case to the state for additional funding to continue the
great work LVNC—and all of you— have already done. Conversations around service continuation placed high value on the existing students, tutors, and local relationships. The dedicated tutors already serving Newport County, lots of local support, and a group of current students, are a superb testament to the work of LVNC which will carry on. Our overarching goal has been to make this easy for everyone and to maintain the critical, mutually respectful relationships that LVNC’s dedicated team has nurtured in Newport County over the years. LVEB has been working with Roberta Emerson very closely. Members of LVNC and LVEB’s boards of directors met with the Newport Public Library staff to ensure that students and tutors continue to have access to the Literacy Room, complete with computers. We will also meet with libraries throughout Newport County to do the same. As a result, Newport County residents will continue to have access to the same critical resources that
LVNC has always offered. In the short term, Newport County can look forward to the following: students and tutors continue to meet and be supported, a Newport-based Literacy Specialist, maintaining the English Conversation class at the Newport Library (Thursdays, 6pm – 8pm, starting 9/16), and a new tutor training in early fall. LVEB looks forward to serving all of you and hope that you will join us in continuing Roberta’s 28-year journey to improve the lives of our friends and neighbors. You can reach LVEB at literacy@lveastbay. org or 401-247-2177. Please ask for Jolene Hamil-Cole, the Director. Thank you everyone for the respect, hard work, and the spirit of collaboration! Roberta M. Emerson, Founder and retired executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Newport County Jolene Hamil-Cole, Director-Literacy Volunteers of East Bay
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Ah, to remember Newport in Septembers past—when the sport of yachting held its America’s Cup competition in the sparkling waters of Rhode Island Sound. The “choppy waters” weren’t all offshore however, as the cover story from the Sept. 9, 1977, edition of Newport This Week shows. Titled “America’s Bad Boy: Ted Turner,” the cover story includes this snippet from Gerard DelMonte’s “Sailing Scene” column: “The Upper Echelons of the New York Yacht Club [would] choose anyone over Ted Turner, given the chance, and it was Turner’s skill in never giving anyone the chance to doubt his boat’s superiority that won him the nod.” The bad boy label for Turner resulted when he called competitor, Lowell North, a liar. As the column noted: “Such strong language is frowned upon in the genteel sport of 12 Metre racing.” Footnote: From Sept. 13-17, 1977, the 32nd America’s Cup was raced off Newport. Result Courageous, skippered by Ted Turner, defeated Australia, 4-0. Other article headlines in that issue included: “The world of 12s enters the gritty universe” and “The Cup races come down to human mistakes.”
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Debate Continues Over St. Clare Home Project By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – Zoning Board members sat through another three hours worth of testimony on Monday over the proposed expansion of the St. Clare Home on Spring Street. It was the third meeting on the facility since May, and another still is planned before any vote could be taken. Taking up most of this night was testimony by Spencer C. McCombe, a senior architect at Smithfield, R.I.based Robinson Design. He testified mainly on the history of the project and the various steps taken to ensure the design blended into the neighborhood with minimal disruptions to nearby residents. In addition to pursuing a colonialinspired facade and roof-line, McCombe said that the various setbacks, courtyards, and materials, were meant to “create a rhythm” in the streetscape that would blend into the already densely populated residential neighborhood. Questioned by project attorney Robert Silva, McCombe said that the facility would continue operations through the construction process. And he acknowledged the inherent difficulty of building in the neighborhood. As a Yachting Village resident himself, he said he knows full well of the disruptions that can come with any renovation project in the area. However, he added that as part of the build process, planners could incorporate off-site construction which would allow for the assembly of structural portions of the building far away from the actual job site, thereby minimizing the effects of dust and noise to neighbors. Plus, he noted, “Our own population (of the St. Clare Home) is going to be living there as well.” It’s in the interest of the facility to build the addition in the most quiet and efficient way, he said. But for Zoning Board members, questions still remained. One of the issues that still appears
to be under contention from opponents of the project, is that of whether the building falls outside of the defined existing use. At one point, Kevin Hagan, an attorney for a pair of abutters objecting to the plan, began to argue that the proposed expansion would constitute a non-conforming use. However, City Solicitor Christopher Behan noted that as the facility currently operates under a special use permit, an expansion, though not a use by right, would still be considered acceptable from a zoning standpoint. Silva also argued that the building, not the use, would be nonconforming, and therefore require board approval. McCombe did acknowledge that if the proposal is passed in its current form, the 34,645 total square foot facility would constitute almost half of the lot size, far exceeding the 20 percent lot coverage that would ordinarily be permitted. Board member Michael Martin also expressed concern over the need for a proposed underground parking garage. “I don’t know of the city can handle it,” he said bluntly. The St. Clare Home, which since 1909 has been providing care for elderly residents, is seeking approval to expand beyond its current footprint with a 15,133-square-foot addition. The proposed expansion would add 40 beds of the assisted living and 13 beds of skilled nursing to the facility. According to an application on file with the city, the St. Clare Home currently operates 47 beds of assisted living and has been running a budget deficit since 1996. The added facilities would go a long way to close that gap, the applicant states. But the proposal has not been without a dose of neighborhood opposition. Several letters have been submitted to the Planning Department expressing concern with the project, which has already secured approval for the demolition of a pair of homes on Dennison Street
– including one that once played host to the former skipper of America’s Cup victor Australia II. If approved, the project would push the facility out behind the existing facade of the building, closer to Dennison and Brewer streets, which border the property to the south and north, increasing in size from a current 19,000-square-foot building, to more than 34,000square-feet. Parking would also be expanded, from 24 designated spaces to 107. Central to the proposal is the transformation of St. Clare Home into a “household” model nursing care facility. According to industry experts, the household model is considered a much-improved departure from traditional skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities aimed at create a more warm and welcoming community. The proposed renovation to St. Clare Home incorporates architecture that will allow the staff to provide services to residents and their families that offer more privacy, autonomy and overall support. But board members expressed concern over the safety of residents under such a model. Wouldn’t residents be safer if there were more of buffer surrounding the facility, it was asked. Not according to McCombe, who said that all of the exits to the facility would be monitored, and the design incorporates a central, enclosed courtyard which could be used by residents and accompanying staff. The meeting, which was called in response to strong interest in the project on the part of both neighbors and zoning board members, also covered a wide breadth of information from parking and building height, to sunlight loss mitigation taken on behalf of nearby residents. But as 7 p.m. turned to 10:30, the board made the decision to continue to the meeting on Monday, Oct. 4.
PRIMARY CONTINUED FROM PG.1 votes, Susan T. Perkins, with 786 votes, and Rebecca A. Bringhurst, with 429 votes. David Quiroa was eliminated from the At-Large contest, with just 300 votes. In what may have been the surprise of the night, incumbent Justin S. McLaughlin fended off a strong challenge by Michael T. Farley in a close Second Ward contest, winning by just an eight-vote margin, 420 to 412. Kathleen M. Sanderson-Upham came in third with 173 votes. Reaction among the candidates was mostly upbeat. Here are the final results, as provided by the State Board of Elections.
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NON-PARTISAN COUNCIL-AT-LARGE CITY OF NEWPORT 4 to elect Candidate Total votes Jeanne-Marie NAPOLITANO 1611 Stephen C. WALUK 1363 Henry F. WINTHROP 1257 Naomi L. NEVILLE 1210 Stephen R. COYNE 1137 Herbert B. ARMSTRONG 1006 Susan T. PERKINS 786 Rebecca A. BRINGHURST 429 David A. QUIROA 309
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Conversation: Halsey Herreshoff ’s
By Grace Trofa
Halsey Herreshoff is part of a family with a sailing legacy. He is president of the Herreshoff Marine Museum, in Bristol, which contains famous yacht designs by his ancestors, as well as the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. As we near the anniversary of the last America’s Cup race sailed in Newport (Sept. 26, 1983), Halsey, a sailor aboard the losing yacht that day, muses about the Cup, sailing, and life. What have you learned, from Life? I think I have retained a curiosity, which I think is important as one grows older. In other words I am not one who says I know everything, I am learning everyday, and that’s important. I am an admirer of youth and I wish I could go back to it. Give me some memories of those early years, when it was really good. You know my friends and I have often made the observations that we may have been in it at one of the nicest periods because there was an amateur situation for most of us. It was a relatively small crew together that became very close friends. Who are the important sailors today? Russell Coutts is head and shoulders above everyone. Russell has it all. he is an engineer, a businessman, he has an approach to see the forest for the trees and do the right thing, and he is a good sailor. I watched him when he was a skipper, he might get behind but he has the patience to wait and as soon as the wind shifts he takes a chance. They say in yacht racing there is a lot of luck but the truth is things are always changing and what looks like work is someone having the judgment and daring to take advantage of the opportunity. That’s the way life is, but it also is the way America’s Cup is in real time. The other one is James Spidlick. He is a very able young sailor in Australia. The two finest sailors in the world are those two. What does the Herreshoff legacy mean to you? The tradition is very strong. I am pleased to have the involvement. I
have always so much enjoyed sailing and everything having to do with boating that having some unique and strong connection makes it even better.
What aspect of boating do you prefer? What I love the best is the racing. I have a little boat now called the “Streaker,” a 33-ft. boat derived from a design of my father’s and built by me in my shop. I love that, I love the development of the boat and the racing, particularly the tactical part. I enjoyed it very much, it is just magic. That’s one of the reasons I enjoyed the America’s Cup so much, We had great people in the 1983 campaign: Tom Whidden was the tactician, Dennis Conner was a suberb leader who would listen to our advice whether he took it or not, and if he didn’t take it we understood that he was seizing the moment. I was lucky enough to be part of that, and it was indeed a thrill. What made you decide to do the America’s Cup Hall of Fame? The germ of the idea was sailing in from races in Newport where we use to have long tows in after races and we used to the fact that these contests were every three or four years and nothing happened in between. The Cup would be a high and then there was nothing, then it would build up and it was another high and then nothing. There should be some organization representing the Cup all the time. Those discussions were years ago. Then about 1982, we thought maybe we were the logical ones for it since we had the Herreshoff Marine Museum. Would you have done something else, if your family was not so involved with boats? I came very close to running for governor of Rhode Island and some of my friends in politics, lament that I didn’t do that and I probably would have won, in the early 90’s. Sometimes I think what would that have been like, I think I would have loved it. I would have been ok at it and I would have liked the stimulation and the fascination of it, but I suppose I am happier with the other path that I took, particularly now, because I’m not doing things any different than I have ever done.
Halsey Herreshoff, standing amid boats at the Herreshoff Marine Museum, in Bristol, will be heading to the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court in Newport this weekend, where he will be inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in recognition of his role as one of the most active America’s Cup sailors. Herreshoff competed in six campaigns and four matches during the 12-metre era as bowman, crew boss or navigator. (Photo by Grace Trofa)
Council Approves New Boiler for Rogers By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – Three weeks after continuing a request from the School Committee to approve a financing plan to install a new natural gas boiler at Rogers High School, city councilors on Wednesday voted 6-1 to approve a similar request after being assured by the administration’s outside bond counsel that such a plan will not expose the city to any undue liability. The lone dissenting vote was cast by Councilor Stephen R. Coyne, who made it clear that he was not against the project, but rather the timing of it. Pointing to the possible passage of a $30 million bond referendum in November to construct the longdiscussed Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School, he said that he would prefer taking a longer view of the request. “By voting for this, [I think] we’re being penny wise but pound foolish,” Coyne said. If the city wants to go out to bond with a $1 million project to replace the boiler at Rog-
ers, then it should also do so aware of what other projects might need bonding. And with the prospect of another $30 million outlay coming in the form of the upcoming November ballot question, he said he simply didn’t feel comfortable voting for the request at this time. ”I’m not against doing the project, I’m just not comfortable doing this right now,” he said. A majority of the council, however, disagreed. Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, for instance, said that she was supporting the request because she feared the current facility was “living on borrowed time.” The only other discussion came from Councilwoman Kathryn E. Leonard, who asked Newport Public Schools Business Manager Mike Saunders, about some specifics regarding the program. For instance, she wondered if the oil bill for Rogers was really $250,000 – a number which was referenced in the School Committee’s request. According to Saunders, last year’s relatively mild fall and spring, actually brought the total to
slightly less than that. “That number is based on a threeyear average of using 90,000 gallons” at the facility, Saunders said. While $250,000 was budgeted, he said that the school probably went through about 80,000 gallons, or less $25,000 for the season. Another question asked by Leonard revolved around the department’s pursuit of additional rebates and state aid for switching to a more efficient boiler system. Saunders replied that indeed, ”We’re always aggressively pursuing” additional aid, and have been reassured by the state Department of Education that up to 30 percent of the total cost of the project could be reimbursed under a housing aid formula that would ultimately be given to the city. He also added that other manufacturer rebates may also be out there totaling roughly $50,000. School officials had pleaded with the council for almost a half an hour during their last meeting in August, urging their approval in part to lock down a low 3.07 percent interest
rate on the new equipment and lease agreement with energy partner ConEd Solutions. School Superintendent Dr. John H. Ambrogi said the new boiler had been identified as a priority as part of a comprehensive energy audit conducted at Rogers over the last year. The oil-burning system is original to the school, dating back roughly 55 years. And with fuel oil prices on the rise and a desire to reduce the school’s carbon footprint, switching to more affordable, and cleaner burning natural gas seemed like a sensible step. Councilor Stephen C. Waluk, who led the council last month in putting off the project until better language could be drafted by the city’s bond counsel, made the motion to approve the request. He was seconded by Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin, who noted that he decided to vote in favor of the plan after initially harboring concerns over how it might affect efforts to move forward on regionalization. He said that after studying the pro-
posal more closely, the two ideas didn’t necessarily conflict with one another.
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Wellness Antioxidants–Should We Supplement? The deal is doing your own research, taking self responsibility for your own health and not accepting health claims made by companies who are selling you supplements. With that in mind, read on. It seems that there are these naughty boys called free radicals that roam around our bodies, damaging cell walls, DNA molecules, and are generally capable of causing disease. It also seems that antioxidants, in supplement form, have been created to neutralize these bad boys, clean up the body, so all is well. That’s the theory; the public bought it, end of story…. But is it? There are now huge, contradictory, negative reports that are saying that it isn’t that simple. “Free radicals are as good as they are bad, and antioxidants in high doses may do the body more harm than good,” says Walter Bortz of Stamford Medical School. While taking high doses of Vitamin C and E, Beta Carotene and Selenium are gospel in the natural health community, Bortz says that the scientific record does not
confirm it and for every study that shows a benefit, there is another that doesn’t. Yes, antioxidants do put a stop to something called oxidation and the culprit is a free radical when it over accumulates in the body, it degrades tissue. But, all free radicals are not bad. Some of them fight bacteria and it is a careful balance to not rid the body of all of them. The Institute of Medicine reports that a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and nuts supplies people with enough of these antioxidants and that extra amounts may be turning them into pro-oxidants which can fuel free radical production. The American Cancer Society advises patients not to supplement because cancer cells can use antioxidants to fuel their own growth. Also, taking pills orally is tricky because often they can’t travel to the right area, where and when they are needed. In the diet-versus-supplement controversy, doctors are split. Most free radical damage occurs in the mitochondria, which has tough walls protecting the DNA.
Antioxidants have a hard time getting through that wall and so mega dosing may not be the answer. Bortz, a colleague of Linus Pauling, the Vitamin C Nobel prizewinning theorist, thinks that the body has subtler ways to permeate the mitochondria. “Exercise is essential,” he says and nixes taking added supplements. Barry Halliwell of the National University in Singapore says that a varied diet seems to be the healthy way to go because of the variety rather than the single punch of a supplement which can create havoc in the body. Richard Veech, a scientist at the National Institute of Alcoholic Abuse says that nutrients from food enable the body to make its own antioxidants. “People don’t want to eat healthy food,” he says. “They don’t want to exercise, or stop smoking, or stop having dangerous sex. They want to take a pill.” Well, good luck. It’s time for you to make up your own mind. Next we will investigate what might be lurking in your shampoo?
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Rebuilding Together In 1973, in Midland, Texas some neighbors got together after realizing that many homes in their town needed fixing. Most of the homes belonged to elderly and handicapped homeowners who were living on fixed incomes and could not afford to repair their roof, doors, kitchens, etc. The volunteers got together and repaired the home of an elderly woman who exclaimed: “Why this is like Christmas in April!” In 1983 the program spread to Washington, D.C. In 1988, Christmas in April became a national volunteer organization dedicated to revitalizing homes for the handicapped, elderly, and low income families. For the past two years the organization has undergone a “rebranding” because many people did not realize what the program did. All affiliates are now under the name Rebuilding Together. The Newport (County) affiliate started in 2000 when Susan McCoy became president of the Newport County Board of Realtors. Each president is able to pick a project or charity that they want to support during their presidency. For
two years, they were under the guidance of Rebuilding Together Providence and then we formed our own affiliate, Rebuilding Together Greater Newport that covers Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth. In 2007, 130,000 homeowners were served across the country. Their average income level was $16,000. There are 250 affiliates across the United States and most of them do their projects on the last Saturday of April. This year that day will be the 26th of April. How does someone apply? The person must own their home and qualify under the HUD income guidelines on income. How are they selected? The homeowner fills out an application and is interviewed over the phone. Then, a team from our board affiliate along with a volunteer contractor visits the site to ascertain if the house has enough work to keep a crew busy for two days. They are notified on Christmas Day if they have been selected. Who sponsors a house? It costs $2500 to sponsor a site and provides volunteers for a prep day
and the actual work day. Each house has a volunteer contractor who oversees the work as well as house captains who are in charge of the volunteers. The volunteers are covered under an insurance policy and each receives a t-shirt. The national web site is www. RebuildingTogether.org Where are we working this year? The Newport County Board of Realtors is sponsoring a house at 93 Allston Avenue in Middletown. The homeowner is a 91 year old man and his 51 year old handicapped daughter. We are replacing the front half of the roof, making the bathroom handicapped accessible, moving the laundry to the first floor, replacing several windows, and making a handicapped ramp. The basement and yard are also being cleaned up. The Newport Hospital and Salve Regina University have teamed up again to work on a house at 45 Trout Drive, Middletown that is owned by Child &Family Services. It is a group home for boys. They are painting three bedrooms, repairing the bathrooms and then painting them, removing the wall-
Applications for 2011 ReBuildingTogether are now being accepted until Nov. 12. In addition to income requirements, homeowners interested in applying must agree to project guidelines including: You must own and live in your home, the needed repairs should be able to-wall carpeting and then sanding and refinishing the floors. They are also painting the exterior of the house. For the first time Rebuilding Together Greater Newport is being supported by Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island of East Bay, Inc. at a project in Portsmouth. The
house is located at 65 Tallman Avenue. The owner has a daughter who is 6 and has leukemia. The doctors will not allow her to reenter the house until the mold is removed, the roof is replaced, windows are replaced, and the carpet is removed which will necessitate putting down new flooring.
“Scandinavian Design” Author to Visit Newport’s Cottage & Garden
Here It Is!
By Jill Connors
The answer to the question we posed with our Page 3 “Where is it?” photo is this: the lawn of the Newport Art Museum, near the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Old Beach Road. It’s American-born sculptor, Michael Hansel’s work “Reconfiguration”. His unusual sprocket-like steel and bronze piece was a gift to the museum from Mrs. John R. Donnell in 2000.
NEWPORT—Interior designer Lars Bolander will visit the shop Cottage & Garden, 9 Bridge Street, this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., to autograph his book, “Lars Bolander’s Scandinavian Design,” which was published earlier this month by The Vendome Press. The Swedish-born, Manhattanbased designer has created interiors in homes and apartments around the world. He also has a studio in Palm Beach, where his friends include two Newporters, Brittie Bardens and Kate Gubelmann, who invited him to Newport to celebrate the book’s publication, and will be throwing a private cocktail party in his honor this weekend, as well. “I know there is quite a bit of Scandinavian style in Newport houses,” Bolander said, when reached by phone at his New York studio before leaving for Newport. “The northern air of New England, and the quality of light near the coast give this area a feeling that reminds me of Sweden.” At the Cottage & Garden shop, Bolander should feel right at home: the shop carries vintage and an-
tique objects, many with the clean lines and painted finishes that characterize Scandinavian antiques. “We have an antique farm table in the shop that will be perfect for the book signing,” said Elizabeth Palko, sales associate at Cottage & Garden. Palko said Scandinavian antiques are desirable in Newport interiors because they are easy to mix with surroundings of many periods. The shop, founded in 1998 by the late Eleanor Gobis, carries decorative objects for gardens and interiors, as well as books.
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At a recent game of tug of war with youth participating in the summer day camp at All Saints Academy in Middletown, one of 18 summer camp programs partnering with the Star Kids Scholarship Program. BankNewport President and CEO, Thomas W. Kelly is seen at end of line. BankNewport extended a $5,000 grant to the Star Kids Summer Program for 2010.
Annual Meeting Open to Public â€ƒ The Newport Historical Societyâ€™s annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Colony House on Washington Square is open to the public. Special guest speaker JĂ¸rgen Siemonsen will make a 30minute presentation of his latest research on Newportâ€™s Old Stone Mill. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Call 846-0813 to R.S.V.P._ Persons with limited mobility should also call in advance.
Design Awards â€ƒ Fleming and Company, a Newport-based brand development firm, won eight American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA for work the company developed in 2009 and 2010. Awards were chosen from among 10,000 or more entries submitted from all segments of the creative community nationally.
Tax Credits for New Hires â€ƒ Employers hiring new staff may be eligible to receive a tax credit of $2,400 per individual. Target hires include qualified Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients, some veterans, recipients of vocational rehabilitation services, food stamp recipients, qualified ex-felons and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. Qualifying employers should file IRS form 8850 and ETA form 9061 or 9062 with the Department of Labor & Training. The Department must verify that the individual qualifies in one of the targeted employment categories. For more information, see www.dlt.ri.gov/esu/pdfs/ WOTCBrochure.pdf or contact Pat LaPointe at 462-8717.
â€ƒ Two installments of the public forum series, 2020 Vision, remain on the calendar this month for Sept. 16 and 22. The forums allow Newport County residents to articulate goals for their communities during the next 10 years in several vital areas. â€ƒ Forums are co-sponsored by the Newport County Fund of The Rhode Island Foundation and The Newport Daily News, and supported by other local organizations and foundations. Each event takes place at Salve Regina Universityâ€™s Pell Center. Space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a seat, e-mail NCFEvent@RIFoundation.org (case sensitive) or call 427-4048. The remaining sessions include: Energy/Environment: Thursday, Sept. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: Kenneth Payne, administrator of state Office of Energy Resources Education: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: Deborah Gist, state commissioner of elementary and secondary education.
Now Open â€ƒ Following a soft opening this summer, Style Newport, a jewelry, clothing and accessories shop on Christieâ€™s Landing, is formally launching their opening and announcing a new web site, www. stylenewport.com. They will be showcasing their goods at the Newport Boat Show, Sept. 16-19 in Tent, Booth 8.
Small Business Loans New Recreation Map Available Released â€ƒ For smaller businesses looking for a direct, fully-secured loan, the Small Business Loan Fund provides up to $500,000 for manufacturing businesses and $250,000 for nonmanufacturing businesses. The program funds average 25% of the total project cost and can be used for acquisition and improvements of land, buildings and equipment, new construction, and working capital. Interest rates are fixed. The repayment terms are also flexible, with up to 10 years. Please contact RIEDCâ€™s financial services staff for further details at 278-9133 or 2789106.
Please join us for an insightful evening. The 2010 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Community Meeting will feature a discussion about the many factors that contribute to healthcare disparities and the steps that are being taken locally to become more aware of cultural barriers, provide equitable healthcare, and eliminate the disparity in health outcomes for minority communities.
Keynote Speaker Joseph Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H. As Director of the Disparities Solutions Center and Senior Scientist at the Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Director of Multicultural Education in the Multicultural Affairs Office at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Betancourt will discuss disparities in healthcare on the national level.
â€ƒ Stuart McNaught has joined the newly opened Escobar Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in Portsmouth as their inn keeper.
â€ƒ The Redwood Library and Athenaeum is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Brockway as Interim Executive Director. In this position, Brockway will run the dayto-day operations of The Redwood, including managing, outreach and fundraising efforts. He has spent 35 years, the majority of his career, with the YMCA, where he served in Executive Director/CEO capacities. After his time with the YMCA, he has been a consultant for a variety of Rhode Island agencies, including The Salvation Army, Plan USA, and the East Bay Red Cross. He also served as the Interim Director at the Newport Historical Society. The Redwood has retained the services of Phillips Oppenheim for its executive search. For further information contact Ann Conner, Board President, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 401-924-1510
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As President and CEO of Thundermist Health Center, which serves a high percentage of minorities, Ms. Montanaro brings the perspective of a primary healthcare provider who routinely works to offer culturally and linguistically competent and equitable care for patients.
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As CEO of Womenâ€™s Care, Associate Chair for Community Relationships at the Department of OB/GYN at Woman and Infants Hospital, and Chair of Latino Public Radio, Dr. Rodriguez can discuss how community-based organizations advocate on behalf of their constituencies to reduce disparities in healthcare.
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â€ƒ The Newport County Chamber is proud to announce that Tony Faria has joined the staff team. Faria will offer prospective members a variety of ways to save money, make money and make connections through a chamber membership. Opportunities include discounts, marketing, seminars and networking events. â€ƒ Prior to working with the Chamber, Faria worked with Verizon Wireless as a Corporate Account Executive and AT&Tâ€™s Custom Business Group as a Business to Business Account Manager. â€ƒ A Jamestown native, Faria graduated from Salve Regina University with a B.S. in Business Management.
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â€ƒ The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center/Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program have released the first comprehensive outdoor recreation map for Aquidneck Island entitled â€œAquidneck Island Outdoors.â€? The map identifies farms open to the public, nature trails, public parks, beaches and golf courses. It can be viewed electronically via the ALT web site, www.ailt.org, and in a print version available at the Newport Visitor Center, public libraries on the island, the Portsmouth and Middletown Town Halls, Newport City Hall, sporting good stores on the island, coffee shops and elsewhere.
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Triumphs of Trumbauer his wife. This grand cottage was By Ross Sinclair Cann There are many great architects modeled after Château d’Asnières who worked in Newport over its in France and is emblematic of long and illustrious history. Rich- Trumbauer’s highly derivative style. ard Morris Hunt, Stanford White Although he had no formal archiand Peter Harrison are all names tectural education other than apthat have become familiar to those prenticing in another firm in Philathat read the “Archi-Text” column delphia, he was highly academic in regularly. A somewhat less familiar his close attention to copying the name, but an architect of national detail from other older buildings. prominence who worked in New- When the Berwinds died without port at the end of the nineteenth heirs, Mr. Berwind’s younger sister and the beginning of the early continued to maintain the house twentieth century, is Horace Trum- in the Gilded Age style. In 1961, bauer. His work included three of when “Miss Julia” died, no washer the great houses along Bellevue or dryer had ever been installed in Avenue (The Elms, Clarendon Court the house as laundry was still done and Miramar) and a major addition by hand by a large contingent of and renovations to a fourth man- household servants. The property went up for auction and it was sion (Rough Point). Horace Trumbauer was a man mere weeks away from being torn whose life neatly spanned the pe- down to make way for a shopping riod we now call the Gilded Age. center when the Preservation SoHe was born in 1868, immediately ciety of Newport County acquired following the Civil War, and died in the property. It has been open sea1938, at the end of the Depression sonally since then for public tour. In when very little was being built– 1996 the property was designated even for the wealthy individuals a National Historic Landmark, the that Trumbauer catered to. But in highest honor available for an indibetween, Horace Trumbauer had vidual structure. the opportunity to work on some The next house he designed remarkable projects, most notably in Newport for another Philadelfor many wealthy families includ- phian, Edward Knight, is now commonly known Clarendon Court. ing the Wideners and the Dukes. The first of his major projects in This building was designed in 1904 Newport was “The Elms,” which was in a much more sedate Regency completed in 1901 for Edward Ju- Style and is believed to have been 459823.QXD 8/23/2010 3:26 PM upon Page Hedworth 1 based House in lius Berwind, a coal magnate, and
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In designing The Elms, left, which was built in 1901, architect Horace Trumbauer used Château d’Asnières, above, a 1752 structure, as his model. England. It is somewhat ironic that after the effusive detail of The Elms, Trumbauer would choose a model defined by a highly geometric massing that is reminiscent of Inigo Jones–the architect who so greatly inspired much of the work of Peter Harrison and other colonial architects working in Newport one hundred and fifty years before Trumbauer. This elegant house is much farther south along Bellevue than The Elms, which is not surprising in that the city was expanding in that direction along the Avenue during the Gilded Age as demand grew for prominent tracts of land. Among other things, Clarendon Court is famous for being the home of heiress Sunny Von Bulow where she went into a coma under suspicious circumstances as portrayed in the movie, “Reversal of Fortune.” Immediately to the south of Clarendon Court is Miramar, one of the largest and most elegant properties along Bellevue Avenue. Trumbauer designed this house for the George Widener family in 1914. As plans for the house were underway, tragedy struck the Widener family and Mrs. Widener’s husband and son were lost when the Titanic sank en route to America from Eu-
rope. Mrs. Widener, after some soul searching, decided to proceed with the project. The building is like The Elms, designed nearly 20 years before, in its extensive use of elegant French details and rich materials. It was particularly famous for its parterre gardens, which were depicted on many postcards of that period. This house’s enormous and ornate wrought iron gates are currently under restoration and the owner of the property was praised in the same breath as some of the honorees this past week at the Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards, hosted by Newport Restoration Foundation. The last project that Trumbauer worked on in Newport was the renovation and enlargement of Rough Point, the house at the southernmost corner of Bellevue Avenue before it takes a sharp jog to the west. The house was originally designed by the firm of Peabody & Stearns in 1881, for Frederick Vanderbilt (the youngest brother of the men who built the Breakers and Marble House respectively). The house was purchased by James Buchanan Duke, the tobacco tycoon and it was for Mr. Duke that Trumbauer undertook the work. When Mr. Buchanan died in 1925,
the house and fortune fell to his daughter, Doris Duke, who was only 13 years old at the time. “Miss Duke” (as she was frequently known in Newport), in addition to owning and loving the estate the rest of her life, played an active role in preserving colonial era architecture through the creation of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF), which continues to own and maintain the house in basically the same state as it was when Miss Duke died in 1968, right down to the 1968 magazines still laid neatly on the tables. It was in this grand house that the NRF Doris Duke Awards were presented to worthy winners who exemplified a love and dedication to architectural preservation and there is a marvelous exhibition currently on display showing the 82 colonial houses that Miss Duke helped renovate here in Newport. That the awards should be given at a building largely designed by Horace Trumbauer, who did so much to recreate architectural styles of previous eras, is perhaps appropriate. Ross Sinclair Cann, AIA, LEED AP, is an historian, educator and practicing architect living and working in Newport.
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me.” Channing Memorial Church also received an award for their steeple and bells project. All in all it was a huge success and an informative evening for all as we learned how much more still needs to be done. How we need to restore the important stone walls, fences and iron work that abound in this town. How Newport in the ‘50s and ‘60s was badly run down and how today it is one of the great success stories. Pick up a copy of NRF’s new book “Extraordinary Vision”, with its exceptional before and after pictures of 18th century buildings that tell the story of Miss Duke’s compassionate efforts. There is a foreword by Roger Mandle, a trustee, that eloquently sums up why good design is timeless, why architecture sets standards for those who follow, and why we should care.
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“We’re not big but we’re great,” said Pieter Roos, executive director of the Newport Restoration Foundation, at the opening of what has turned out to be a fabulous party that ends the closing of a Newport summer. It’s the Fourth Annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards party where the foundation hands out Steve Easton’s gorgeous glass awards to deserving and worthy people who have restored a property in a way ( “going that extra mile”) that honors preservation, the cornerstone of this group’s mission and what Doris Duke deeply cared about.
Most importantly, this year, Oatsie Charles, renowned for her wit and individuality, was a recipient of the special Steward Award. “When Pieter told me that I had been with the trustees for 34 years I simply couldn’t believe it,” she told the crowd. “Let me tell you about our first meeting. It was me, Carter Brown, Jackie O and Doris, and all of us were wandering around barefoot.” It seemed that Miss Duke never liked shoes…How’s that for a history lesson. Oatsie was proud and thrilled with the award: “Not sure I deserve it, but I’ll take it,” she said. Next, James and Alice Ross got an award for Berkeley House. Ms. Ross said that she has loved the romance of old houses ever since she was a little girl and thanked her husband “who never said no to
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In a small bowl, combine equal parts of: Dried crushed rosemary Dried oregano Dried thyme Mix herbs together, bottle and seal tightly. Remember to make a note reminding you of your singular herbs or herb mixtures.
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2 eggs 1 cup flour 1 / 4 teaspoon salt 1 cup whole milk 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil 1 / 2 teaspoon crushed rosemary 1 / 2 teaspoon crushed thyme Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray oil on muffin tin, or popover pan. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, and then beat in the flour and salt until
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Norman Bird Sanctuaryâ€™s Harvest Fair, Oct. 2-3, includes games, events, and contests. â€ƒ The Norman Bird Sanctuaryâ€™s Harvest Fair Home & Garden Competition will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3. Amateur gardeners, growers, canners and bakers of ALL ages are invited to enter your best gardening effort to be judged at the 36th Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair! â€ƒ RULES: Each entry must be grown, or cooked from scratch, solely by the contestant. One entry per category per person. Entries must be registered at the Home and Garden Tent between 8-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, the day of the judging, and must be removed by 5 p.m. on Sunday. All entries should be labeled discreetly with the contestantâ€™s name, address, phone number and competition category. Young grower or baker contestants (including group entries) must be 14 years old or younger. After judging, all food entries will be sold at the Country Store. Proceeds will benefit the Sanctuary. Please note drop-off times and locations have changed. Please enter through the main Sanctuary gate.
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The Backcove display at the edge of Bannister’s Wharf was already drawing onlookers by Tuesday afternoon. NEWPORT – If you harbor a passion for boating, then there’s only one place to be this week: The Newport International Boat Show (NBIS). Now celebrating its 40th year as one of the leading in-water boat events in the country, the boat show features the biggest selection of boats and boating products—both power and sail—in the Northeast. The four-day show has also become known as the place to scout newly introduced products. The show, traditionally the first show of the fall season, ranks among the five largest in-water boat shows in the country, covering over 13 acres and featuring more than 750 exhibitors with over 600 boats ranging in size from 16 to 85-feet. In addition, there are engines, sails, equipment, safety products, electronics, and thousands of accessories and marine services, as well as seminars, demonstrations and workshops. A highlight of the show will once again be the Newport for New Products™ program. This program recognizes that NIBS is the official venue for the U.S. debut of new boats and boating products. The program is an industry-wide initiative that ensures that a designated “new” product has indeed met those criteria, that is, the boat or
product was produced after April 1, 2010, and is being introduced at the Newport International Boat Show. Look for the red and blue balloons signifying a new product/ boat throughout the show. VIP DAY is Thursday, Sept. 16 with much of the boating press and the trade visiting the Show and buyers being treated to special attention by the exhibitors. An America’s Cup 12 Metre Legends Reunion will also be held at the show that day at 5 p.m. Entrance to this forum is free. A panel of some of the most famous names in the America’s Cup race’s history will be speaking at the forum. Gary Jobson, ESPN’s yachting commentator and co-chair of the reunion, will moderate. If you’re interested in getting involved in sailing, Sail America’s Discover Sailing program offers landlubbers a chance to take a free sailing lesson or just a quiet sail around Newport Harbor. Crews and sailboats will be onhand Thursday through Sunday to demonstrate how easy it is to sail, for anyone who might be thinking about the sport. “Learning to sail can be easy and fun for all ages” says Nancy Piffard, Show Director “and we are very excited to have Discover Sailing at the show. There will also be dedi-
cated children’s activities on Saturday and Sunday, so it’s a real family affair.” Show hours are Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Advance tickets are available online. Tickets purchased at the show on Thursday, VIP Day, are $27 ($24 on-line plus processing fee). On Friday, Saturday or Sunday the tickets are $18 ($15 on-line plus processing fee). Friday only is Military and Newport County Residents’ Day with tickets half price with proper ID. Children under 12 are free every day when accompanied by an adult. There will be free shuttle bus service running from Easton’s Beach parking lot all four days.
TO GO: WHEN: Thurs.-Sun., Sep. 16-19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (except Sun., until 5 p.m.) WHERE: Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave. TICKETS: $18-$27, online or at show MORE INFO: 846-1115 or 800-582-7846 or newportboatshow.com
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WHERE TO EAT
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Noreyâ€™s, 156 Broadway, Newport Other Area Restaurants Salvation Cafe, 140 Broadway, Newport & Other Dining Options Ronzio Pizza & Subs, 88 Broadway, Newport Not Within Map Area Pour Judgement, 32 Broadway, Newport Long Wharf Seafood Perro Salado, 19 Charles Street, Newport 17 Connell Highway, Newport Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames Street, Newport Newport Grand Rhumbline, 62 Bridge Street, Newport 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport Barking Crab, Brick Market Place, Newport OceanCliffâ€™s Safari Room Pier 49, 49 Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., Newport 65 Ridge Road, Newport Regatta Place - Newport Experience, Goat Island, Npt. Coddington Brewing Company Tallulah on Thames, 464 Thames St., Newport 210 Coddington Highway, Middletown Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport Sambar, 515 Thames St., Newport Rheaâ€™s Inn & Restaurant 120 W. Main Rd., Middletown Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport Griswoldâ€™s Tavern, 103 Bellevue Ave., Newport Sweet Berry Farm 915 Mitchellâ€™s Lane, Middletown La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., Npt. Scampi Louâ€™s Hot Dogs, (Wed.) Farmerâ€™s Market, Memorial Blvd. 657 Park Ave., Portsmouth The Chanlerâ€™s Spiced Pear, 117 Memorial Blvd., Npt. DeWolf Tavern Eastonâ€™s Beach Snack Bar, 175 Memorial Blvd., Npt. 259 Thames St., Bristol Floâ€™s Clam Shack, 44 Wave Ave., Middletown
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This Weekâ€™s Home Games
The Middletown Islanders boysâ€™ soccer team couldnâ€™t quite handle the bite of the Westerly Bulldogs, with a loss of 10 on Wed., Sept. 14. The loss puts the Islanders at (0 â€“ 2 â€“ 1) for the season, with plenty of time to add some wins to their record. (Photos by Rob Thorn) Another exciting week of Fall sports is upon us. Thereâ€™s nothing quite like Septemberâ€™s crisp air as you huddle under a blanket on the bleachers with a hot chocolate to warm up your hands, cheering on your beloved local team. Last week we saw our favorite Seahawks, Vikings, Islanders, and Patriots begin their quests for victory on their home turfs. The louder the crowds cheer, the harder our teams play, so get out to any of these upcoming games, wear your team colors and show your support!
Salve Regina University
Girlâ€™s Soccer (1 â€“ 1) Monday, Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m. against Middletown High School
Menâ€™s Soccer (2 â€“ 2) Thursday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m. against Suffolk Saturday, Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m. against â€ƒ Wentworth at Gaudet
Middletown High School Football (1 â€“ 1) Friday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. against Narragansett High School at Gaudet
Field Hockey (0 â€“ 4) Thursday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. against Kean College at Gaudet Saturday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. against University of New England at Gaudet Womenâ€™s Soccer (2 â€“ 3) Saturday, Sept. 18, Noon against Wentworth Tech at Gaudet
Rogers High School Football (0 â€“ 1) Friday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. against Lincoln High School at Toppa Field
Boyâ€™s Soccer (0 â€“ 1 â€“ 1) Thursday, Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m. against West Warwick High School
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Boyâ€™s Soccer (0 â€“ 1 â€“ 1) Thursday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m. against Westerly High School at Gaudet
Portsmouth High School Football (2 â€“ 0) Friday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. against LaSalle Academy Boyâ€™s Soccer (0 â€“ 2) Wednesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. against Lincoln High School Girlâ€™s Soccer (2 â€“ 1 â€“ 2) Monday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. against LaSalle Academy
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The Wyndham Bay Voyage Inn in Jamestown, RI, announces that it has appointed Anthony Ockunzzi,â€ƒ Joshua Smerdon and Geoffrey Goss to the positions of Chef de Cuisine, Pasty Chef and Sous Chef, respectively. Prior to being named Chef de Cuisine, Ockunzzi was Sous Chef at the private, exclusive Le Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, FL. Previously, Smerdon held the position of Pastry Chef at Le Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach and the Versace Mansion on Ocean Drive in South Beach, FL. Goss held the title of GardeManger at Le Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach before accepting his current Sous Chef position at the Bay Voyage Inn. All reside in Newport.