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Middletown High School junior McKenna Barlow rifles a pitch toward home plate at the team’s season opener against the Rogers High School Vikings on Tuesday, April 3 at Toppa Field. Barlow finished pitching a no-hitter, including 9 strikeouts, as the Islanders went on to trounce the Vikings 12 – 0. Moving from the mound to the batter’s box, Barlow belted a two-run homer and went 3-for-3 with three RBIs during her turns at the plate. The “Mercy Rule” was applied and the game ended after the fifth inning. The Islanders will take on the Portsmouth High School Patriots on Thursday, April 5 at PHS at 4 p.m., while the Vikings travel to Narragansett High School. (Photo by Rob Thorn)
Hurray! It’s Almost Opening Day for Fishing By Robert Johnson Howard With temperatures soaring well above normal so far this spring, short sleeves and shorts are a welcome sign that outdoor living is right around the corner, and that’s good news for every Rhode Islander who loves to fish. On Saturday, April 14 at 6 a.m., it’s open season on trout and general freshwater fish in the state. Opening Day of fishing season is an annual event that Dads have been waiting for since opening their holiday gifts of rods, reels and tackle boxes. It’s a time-honored tradition, and on the day, more than 20,000 Rhode Island anglers will be out at dawn, eager to experience the delight of catching their first trout of the season. Among them are parents eager to share their first family fishing experience with their young sons and daughters. For the past several months, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has been preparing for this season’s opening. North Kingstown DEM Hatchery specialists Peter Angelone and Ken Fernstrom raised the 80,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout that they are releasing into Rhode Island’s ponds and lakes for the season opening. The trout weigh, on average, 1½ pounds. Hatched from eggs, they’ve been fed four
opportunities for viewing wildlife. Saint Mary’s Pond in Portsmouth was also recently stocked. You can find a list of stocked Rhode Island lakes and ponds online at http:// www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/fishwild/troutwaters.htm . Remember: a 2012 fishing license is required for anglers age 15+. A $5.50 trout conservation stamp is also required of anyone wishing to keep or possess a trout or to fish in a catch-and-release or “fly fishing only” area. The license fee is $18 for Rhode Island residents and current members of the armed forces, $33 for a combination hunting and fishing license, Nearly 80,000 fish will be released into Rhode Island’s ponds and lakes in time for the season opening on April 14. (Photo by Robert Howard) $35 for non-residents, and $16 for a tourist three-consecutivetimes a day to 14-18 months old. day license. Anglers over 65 must Parents should take this ophave a license, which for them is portunity to teach their children free, but they do not need a trout about boating safety as well as stamp. The license is also free for general personal safety precauanyone with a 100 percent distions for anglers. Fishing is a great ability. A current list of license sport, but knowing how to fish is vendors is available on the DEM also an excellent survival skill. “If website (www.demri.gov) under you get your kids out fishing be“Hunting, Fishing, and Boating Lifore they are 12, then there is a censes.” good chance they will continue to fish throughout their lifetime,” As you make your first cast with said DEM spokesperson Christine hope and anticipation, remember Dudley. the words of the great folk singer One of the best opportunities Henry Thomas in his song “Fishing for catching freshly stocked trout Blues,” on Aquidneck Island will be at “I bet your life Melville Pond Recreational CenYour lovin’ wife ter in Portsmouth. There are also Gonna catch more fish North Kingstown’s hatchery raised trout. hiking trails at the site, along with than you.”
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In a meeting, which was required under RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) rules, and advertised as a forum, “to discuss the proposed environmental investigations associated with the redesign of Queen Anne Square,” once again opponents to the project raised questions over the process surrounding the project, the soil testing conducted at the site, and the specter of unknown contaminants hidden in the formerly industrial land. Department of Public Services Director Bill Riccio, who moderated the evening, explained, that the meeting was being held in accordance with DEM rules and regulations, and described it as “an information gathering technique being utilized to gather environmental site information on what is known as Queen Anne Square.” In short, Riccio said, the DEM was looking for information on the his-
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Council 94 Gets New Contract By Meg O’Neil After working for months to reach a collective bargaining agreement between the school department and Council 94, which represents the school’s non-teaching personnel, the Newport School Committee voted to ratify a new contract for the 48 members of Council 94 at a special meeting on Tuesday, April 3. The contract, which extends through June 30, 2014, is expected to save the district a total of $78,985 over the next two years in operational expenses and $17.1 million in overall savings over the next 20 years. School superintendent John H. Ambrogi called the contract “fair,” and said that, based on a 5 percent medical care inflation rate for 2014 and beyond, and average life expectancy of 85 years, there would be a reduction of future liability for the district. Ambrogi said the biggest savings under the contract issue come from eliminating extended benefits for a portion of Council 94’s membership. According to the new contract, any personnel (paraeducators, custodians, secretaries, and information technology specialists) with less than 15 years of experience will no longer be eligible for extended benefits, yielding imme-
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SPORTS Swinging in to the Spring Season
MHS senior midfielder Ned Murphy #54(above) fires a shot into the net, scoring his second goal of the game.
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East Greenwich High School junior captain Mathew Cruise #11, and Middletown High School senior William Coogan #52, ready their stances for the season’s opening draw. The Avengers went on to defeat the Islanders, 10 – 4.
MHS men’s lacrosse will play its next two games at Gaudet. On Thursday, April 5, they square up against Mt. Hope 7p.m. and then face rival Prout on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
MHS junior and pitcher McKenna Barlow #5 finds the sweet spot on her bat as she launches a two-run homer into the outfield at Toppa Field. Barlow pitched a no-hitter in the Islanders victory 9:37 over the TPS_NTW_Arts_Layout 1 3/29/12 AMRogers Page High 1 School Vikings 12 – 0.
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Heading into the dugout, teammate Glenn Murphy (left) makes room for Chelsea Dowler and Barlow (center and right) after their trip around the bases prompted by Barlow’s homerun.
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SQUARE CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 tory of the park that could be added to the public record. As the first public meeting since the project was approved by City Council members in December, many in the audience were ready for an update from the city. However, according to Riccio, “the purpose of the meeting is very specific: it is to collect environmental data on the record for the purposes of this application which is in front of DEM.” Architect Lawrence Cutler, who has been a vocal opponent of the Maya Lin design for the park, was first to add his voice to the record. Questioning whether testing had sufficiently be conducted in all areas of the park, Cutler also raised questions over what other contaminants may have been found, and specifically those that may have been left behind from the former Egan dry cleaning facility and at abutting properties which are found outside the boundaries of the proposed Lin installation. “As citizens, we all have the right to know such information,” he said. “As I understand it, there are enough trace amounts of chemical cleaning solvents to warrant further testing.” In addition to further testing on the site, Cutler suggested that sample should also be taken from abutting properties, including property owned by Trinity Church. “The findings thus far indicate that there are five different contaminants that definitely warrant some large scale testing and analysis,” Cutler said. Indeed, according to a preliminary report submitted to the state by consultants Sage Environmental on Feb. 22 detailed what it said is “sporadic” contamination throughout the park, consisting of various heavy metals and other toxins which, though worrisome, are consistent with urban environments. Among the identified toxins were high levels of lead, TPH, and various polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are commonly traced to the incomplete burning of coal, oil, garbage or other organic substances. More volatile compounds feared to be left behind by a former laundro-
mat that once occupied a portion of the park, were not observed in any significant numbers. Still, Cutler referenced his son, Zachary, who at the age of seven was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia. The disease, he said, was traced to an electrical transformer located in front of Cutler’s former home in Newton, Mass. which contained high levels of Pentachlorophenols, or PCBs. With that experience in mind, he urged the city to be vigilant in its site testing so as to minimize any chance that harmful chemicals aren’t released into the environment. Unfortunately, if the recollections of John McNulty are correct, some harmful chemicals may very well have indeed been released into the environment while the former Egan property was being demolished. According to McNulty, he was a registered building contractor in 1977 when he approached the owners of the Egan laundry building about salvaging some of the materials from the site for use in another project on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown. “I spent quite a bit of time on the site, picking out, and disassembling parts that I thought I could use,” he said. In the basement, he recalled several large tanks, including one used for heating fuel and others used to store cleaning fluids. When the time came to remove the solvent tanks, McNulty said that he witnessed the chemical mix “let go” into the city’s sewer system. “If the materials that were dumped, or that I saw released from the tanks, didn’t go into the sewer, you would have had a much higher reading than what you saw,” he said. And it’s that type of information that could be of interest to state environmental officials. As City Manager Jane Howington said, the city is still very interested in filling in gaps in its historic record on the property, especially as it relates to environmental issues. That’s not to say, however, that no historical research was done on the site.
According to Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director Pieter Roos, SAGE collected 140 years of data on businesses and use of the property. This was done, according to Roos, using the Sanborn maps, which are available in the SAGE report on the DEM web site. “That research is mandated by the Phase I environmental study,” Roos said. “The research did not identify any business types that would use PCBs located on the park property. The Phase I research was reviewed by DEM and it is generally agreed that PCBs are not a relevant factor in the space.” Also noteworthy was the assertion of Mill Street resident David Clapp, who noted that at one point, a gas station had been located at the corner of Spring and Mill streets. Posing a series a questions to DEM, he wondered whether any further testing should be done to ensure that the site isn’t at risk of contamination, and if so, if an independent analysis should be conducted by a contractor other than Sage. Others also had questions. Margaret Hendrick, of 267 Gibbs Ave, said that she had come to the meeting “hoping to hear some answers” but was encouraged to see the city soliciting public input. Penny Fitch, of 14 Everett St., said that she has been an active proponent of the Queen Anne Square development since it was first announced. She expressed confidence that the NRF and the city would both act in the best interest of the site and the community in cleaning up the property, and added that those who are objecting to the veracity of the tests may only be doing so in order to stop the project completely. Anyone else interested in providing public comment on the environmental history of the project can do so in writing, care of Joseph T. Martella II, RI Department of Environmental Management, 235 Promenade St., Providence, R.I. 02908; or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime between now and April 16 at 4 p.m.
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SCHOOL CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 diate savings of $419,328 annually. Committee member Jo Eva Gaines thanked Council 94 for their work on the contract, saying, “I commend [the group] for putting the taxpayers and the kids ahead of any personal gain … You made a tremendous sacrifice and you did it with grace.” The contract passed 5 – 1, with Thomas Phelan the opposing vote. Committee member Robert Leary was absent. Following the vote, the meeting shifted focus to the status of the new Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School. Even though the new school will be the largest elementary school in the state, it already appears that it may be too small to accommodate Newport’s growing student population. At Tuesday’s meeting, committee members voted to approve the construction of two additional
classrooms on the second floor of the building. The Pell School was designed to serve approximately 840 students, but recent reports show that 882 students currently are enrolled in the city’s four elementary schools. The recent jumps in enrollment in Newport’s schools were unexpected, according to Ambrogi. “Something’s happening in this city, and that something is relating to increased enrollment for us,” he said. “[Projecting enrollment] is a roll of the dice. It’s an imprecise science, and the information we have is that we’re right on the cusp.” The $342,174 cost of the two classrooms will come from the $2 million construction contingency budget. Jim Farrar of Farrar & Associates, the project manager hired to oversee the school construction process, said last week that the building is “designed perfectly to ac-
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n Newport Grand casino bills approved in Senate committee The Senate Committee on Special Legislation and Veterans’ Affairs approved and sent to the full Senate for action Senate and House bills that will put a ballot question before voters in November on approval of casino-style gaming at Newport Grand. The ballot question would need to be approved by a majority of Newport residents and state residents. The Senate bill was sponsored by Sen. Maryellen Goodwin (D-Dist. 1, Providence) and the House bill was introduced by Rep. J. Russell Jackson (D-Dist. 73, Newport, Middletown).
grams. The House bill, submitted by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown), also calls for the Department of Environmental Management to take a role in providing marketing for the industries. The identical bill passed the Senate.
n Pell Commission on the Humanities The Senate approved legislation to create the “Senator Claiborne Pell Commission on the Humanities,” a panel to be composed of three Senator, three members of the House and six public members in acknowledgment of the role the humanities play in the state’s economy, culture and public life and in tribute to Senator Claiborne Pell. The House bill was introduced by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown).
n House, Senate Committees discuss medical marijuana Both the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare and the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services met to discuss legislation to allow medical marijuana compassion centers to open in the state, adding stricter limits to how they function.
n House passes Seafood Act In a 66-2 vote, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would help the state’s farming and seafood sectors with grant and technical assistance pro-
n Bill to grant driver’s license to non-citizens The House Committee on Corporations heard testimony on legislation to allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to give a temporary driver’s license to non-citizens who are in the process of becoming citizens and who have been issued an A-number.
n Bill to regulate bank overdraft fees Legislation has been introduced to limit the amount that financial institutions could charge as fees for overdrafts. The bill would prohibit overdraft fees for any overdraft amount of less than $10 in one day and would require that multiple overdrafts in one day be taken chronologically rather than from largest to smallest, as some
institutions do in order to impose multiple overdraft fees.
n Bill removes pension protection for retirees convicted of murder The House Judiciary Committee heard a bill that would remove the exemption of a police or firefighters’ pension from levy and sale of execution where that individual’s liability results from entry of a civil judgment based on a conviction of murder. n House hears motor vehicle offense bills The House Committee on Judiciary heard five bills related to motor vehicle accidents and traffic offenses. Among the bills was a piece of that would amend what is known as the Colin Foote law. The bill would change the definition and requirements of “habitual offender” for the purpose of motor vehicle offenses. n House OKs $7.5M bond for port dredging The House of Representatives passed a joint resolution approving a $7.5 million bond for maintenance dredging around the piers at the Port of Davisville. The resolution authorizes the Economic Development Corporation to issue the bonds, at no cost to taxpayers, which will be repaid by operating revenues of the EDC and Quonset Development Corporation and companies that utilize the Davisville port and piers.
Local General Assembly officials: Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton); President of the Senate, M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Middletown); Rep. J. Russell Jackson (D-Dist. 73, Middletown, Newport); Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) Rep. Peter F. Martin (D-Dist. 75, Newport), Rep. Daniel Patrick Reilly (D-Dist. 72, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth)
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The Newport County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting will be Tuesday, April 17 at OceanCliff Hotel from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo. The 2012 Community Fund Awards and new board members will also be announced. A cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception will follow.
The Newport Recreation Department will be hosting a free baseball and softball skills competition for boys and girls ages 7-14 on Sunday, April 15, from noon - 2 p.m. at Toppa Field in Newport. Competitors will participate in the Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run Competition sponsored by Major League Baseball and will be tested in their running, pitching (throwing), and hitting. Winners at this local event will then go on to compete at the state finals at McCoy Stadium, with a chance to advance to Fenway Park and possibly the Major League Baseball All Star Game. For more information, contact Newport Recreation at 845-5800.
Leap Day Counted All Saints Academy students collected food as part of the school’s “Make Leap Day Count” project. As one of their Feinstein good deeds, the entire school community joined forces to turn Leap Day into Make a Difference Day. With a final tally of 1,024 food items they exceeded their goal to collect 1,000 items for local families in need. Items were delivered to the food pantry at the James L. Silvia Center in Tiverton.
Frostbite Results The Newport Yacht Club frostbite Sunday series was sailed under sunny skies and with wind out of the south at 10-16 knots. In the April 1 competetion; Rick Nebiolo took first place with a score of 1.75, close behind was Whitney Slade with a 2, FJ Ritt came in third with 2.8, in a tie for fourth were John Thurston and Fred Roy with scores of 3.2 each.
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Diabetes Support Group A Diabetes support group will be held Thursday, April 12 from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Edward King Center and subsequently on the second Thursday of the month. The meeting is free and open to all who are living with diabetes. No registration or doctor’s referral is required. The group is facilitated by a certified diabetes educator from the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties. For more information, call 682-2100, ext 1631.
School Vacation Notice Spring break is right around the corner for students and teachers in Newport’s public schools. After the dismissal bell rings on Friday, April 13, all schools will be on April recess until the following Sunday, April 22. The school day resumes as normal on Monday, April 23. And kids, don’t dread heading back to school after spring break; there are only 41 days of school remaining after your vacation.
‘A Night to Remember’ The Jamestown library will be commemorating the 100 anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a free showing of the film, ‘A Night to Remember’ on Saturday, April 14 and on April 15 at 3 p.m.
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Arts & Cultural Alliance Celebrates 20th Anniversary The Alliance celebrates 20 years as Newport County’s advocate for artists and cultural organizations, promoting and advancing the arts in the community. Their annual meeting will be held Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. at the Newport Art Museum. The special guest speaker will be Laura Scanlon, Director of State and Regional Partnerships for The National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts and Cultural Alliance’s annual Dominique Award, presented in recognition of extraordinary and outstanding work in the arts community, will be presented to Bonnie Strickman for her leadership as the founding Board chair of Sandywoods Farm, the unique intentional community in rural Tiverton, dedicated to the arts, sustainable agriculture, affordable housing, and land stewardship. Newport “Teacher of the Year” Loren Palmer will offer a tribute to Myra Horgan Duvally, who helped create the Newport Music Festival and the Benefactors of the Arts, the parent organization of the Secret Garden Tour, which she began in 1984. Myra passed away on September 27, 2011. Alliance Chairman Cris Offenberg will also present an update on the initiatives and successes of the Alliance’s past year. The meeting will include live entertainment by Newport County artists, including Rhode Island’s Ballet Theatre, recognition of the Art Museum’s 100th anniversary and the Island Moving Co.’s 30th season and a wine reception immediately following. For more information about the Alliance, visit www.newportarts.org.
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NEWS BRIEFS Newport Police Log Newport Fire Incident Run Report During the period from Monday, March 26 to Monday, April 2, the Newport Police Department responded to 526 calls. Of those, 181 were motor vehicle related; there were 163 motor vehicle violations issued and 18 accidents. The police also responded to 12 incidents of vandalism, 13 noise complaints, 11 animal complaints, and 26 home/business alarm calls. Police conducted 7 school security checks (4-Rogers High School, 2Triplett, and 1-Underwood). They also held 4 DARE classes. They transported 5 prisoners, provided escort for 1 funeral and recorded 4 instances of assisting other agencies and 9 instances of assisting other police departments. 10 private tows were also recorded. In addition, 14 arrests were made for the following violations: n 3 arrests were made for simple assault. n 2 arrests were made for outstanding warrants. n 2 arrests were made for breaking & entering. n 2 arrests were made for possession of marijuana. n 1 arrest was made for possession of narcotics. n 1 arrest was made for driving with a revoked or suspended license. n 1 arrest was made for vandalism. n 1 arrest was made for larceny. n 1 arrest was made for DUI.
Nominations Being Accepted for Preservation Awards Each year, the Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards recognizes individual home owners, non-profit organizations, local businesses or government agencies for their contributions to preserving the historic nature of Newport’s community. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 awards. The review committee, comprised of representatives from the City of Newport, NRF staff and other preservation professionals, encourages the submission of a wide variety of project types, from small to large buildings, landscapes or streetscapes, education or advocacy projects, sustainable “green building” preservation, or projects showcasing craftsmanship/artisanship. Nominations will be accepted until April 30, 2012. Nomination forms are available at www.newportrestoration.org or by contacting Robert Foley at Robert@ newportrestoration.org. The Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards are a joint project of the Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport to celebrate achievements in local historic preservation. The awards will be celebrated in September. For more information on the awards program, visit www.newportrestoration.org or call 849-7300.
During the period from Monday, March 26 to Sunday, April 1 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 92 calls. Of those, 64 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 50 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 2 patients refused aid once the EMS arrived on-scene. Fire apparatus was used for 78 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters responded to 44 calls • Station 1 - Engine responded to 28 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road responded to 20 calls • Station 2 - Engine responded to 16 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 5 responded to 25 calls Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 2 - Cooking fires 1 - Outdoor burning/ fire pit 2 - Motor vehicle accidents 1 - Lockout 1 - Carbon monoxide incident 9 – Fire alarm sounding - no fire In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 5 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 9 life safety inspections, and provided 9 fire system plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: Barbecue Grill Safety: Position the grill well away from siding, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Never use the grill indoors. Keep a well maintained ABC fire extinguisher nearby and do not leave a lighted grill unattended. CAUTION: Propane tanks (on or off the grill) should never be stored in the house or garage. —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM
DAR Meeting The Aquidneck Island Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their next regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at Blenheim Newport in Middletown. The speaker for the meeting will be Virginia Williams. She will present a program about The History of Outhouses. A variety of different architectural styles of outhouses will be discussed as well as traditions and customs associated with their construction and placement. At the last meeting in March, both the R.I. Society Sons of the Revolution and the Aquidneck Island Chapter NSDAR presented an American flag to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum. Following the presentation members took a tour of the library given by Ms. Carolyn DuPont. Membership is open to any woman 18 years of older, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Meetings are not open to the public but if you are interested in attending, contact the Chapter Regent, Barbara Simmons at 849-2629.
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The Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport is accepting applications from students living in Newport County interested in pursuing maritime occupations for the 2011 Leonard W. & Katherine C. Hayward Maritime Memorial Scholarship. The Hayward scholarship was established through the Seamen’s Church Institute to honor “Bill” Hayward, a World War II sailor who served in both the Atlantic and Pacific operations and support students of all ages who are preparing for employment in a wide range of maritime careers. Applications are available online at www.seamensnewport.org or at 18 Market Square, Newport. Deadline is May 6, 2012. For more information about the scholarship program, or the services of Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport, contact Deedra Durocher, at 847-4260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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High school seniors are invited to apply for the Aaron and Rita Slom Scholarship Fund for Freedom and Diversity through the Touro Synagogue Foundation. The fund will award up to two $500 scholarships. For more information, visit www. tourosynagogue.org, click on the History & Learning link, then Touro Synagogue Foundation, followed by Slom Scholarship. The deadline for entries is April 16.
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EDITORIAL Communication: A Two-Way Street There was indeed cause for optimism last week as City Councilors unanimously endorsed a resolution to pursue cost-saving efficiencies with the School Department – a move that’s seen by some as an opening salvo in the pursuit of shared services. In yet another bit of good news, on Tuesday, School Committee members voted to approve a new contract with members of Council 94, which represents the school’s maintenance, IT, secretarial and other support staff. While Rhode Island continues to make news for its financial struggles (it has recently been singled out by The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Bloomberg for its persistently high jobless rate and business climate), ensuring that our municipal house is in order will be critical to any future economic development here at home. To that end, the City Council will soon be taking up its fiscal year 2012-13 budget. The guiding document for the city, and easily their most important annual policy decision, councilors should begin their deliberations some time later this month during a series of workshops. Though the public is encouraged to attend, they rarely do. For all of the talk recently of the need for the city to improve its communication efforts, let’s not lose sight of the idea that communication is very much a two-way street. If you are at all concerned about the economic health of the city; where your taxes are being spent; or how our schools are funded, then you would do well to pay a visit to the council chambers during this year’s budget debate. Another bit of good news can be found in the planning for the upcoming America’s Cup World Series, which is reaching a fevered pitch. From the logistics surrounding parking and mass transit to marketing and shoreside events, celebrating the return of Cup racing to Newport is proving to be a herculean task. And while the event is being coordinated through the America’s Cup Event Authority, it would not be possible without the hard work of a dedicated volunteer corps here on the ground. Led by Sail Newport’s Brad Read, the group has been meeting regularly to ensure the event goes off without a hitch. But all of the preplanning will only go so far; the group is also looking for volunteers during the event as well. If you’re interested, visit www.SailNewport.com to sign up.
Rough Roads in the City To the Editor: The streets of Newport need repaving. Thames St., Spring St. and Lower Broadway, Washington (from Van Zandt Ave. to Storner Park) and most of Third St. are high on the list of streets in need of repaving. I do not like to travel down Broadway, past the hospital, but at times I have to. Then, the only way I can get home is by going down Thames St. from Washington Square to Mary St. This has been bad for the tires on my car. Many people have agreed with me. Please fix these streets. A very busy summer is fast approaching. Elizabeth Steeves Mary Street, Newport
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Open Letter to Dog People
To the Editor: I am a dog person. I live in Middletown and work in Newport. I have a small spaniel. He is meek and gentle to the point of utter defenselessness. He loves to walk in the parks, and my partner and I like nothing better than an evening stroll with him in Touro, Rovensky, Paradise, or Dunlap-Wheeler Park. He is never off-leash, for his own safety and, because the parks all have leash laws. We carry bags in our pockets and scoop up his poop because it keeps the parks clean and because it is the law. Charlie has been attacked, bowled over, and snapped at by dogs off leash in the parks. He doesn’t have it in him to fight back; and I’m glad of that since a dog fight is not a nice thing to behold. But we’ve often wondered why we should have to protect this harmless creature in pub-
lic places that have laws in place that should protect us. We have become so fearful of these dangerous encounters that our walks have become exercises in evasive maneuvers. We go out of our way to avoid the potential risk of another dog off-lead. Even a non-threatening, but simply rambunctious and playful large dog can injure a small helpless one. Just this evening, strolling through Rovensky Park we found ourselves steering clear of a big Labrador loose, playing fetch. Probably a perfectly nice dog, we thought, but don’t take a chance. No problem, we’d just walk around the other way. Then a Rottweiler arrived, also off-leash. Too much. We decided to slip away and let the two big dogs wrestle with each other. But we didn’t make it to the exit before the Rottweiler headed for Charlie. Luckily the
dog responded to a “stay!” command and its owner called it back and leashed it. When my partner asked the woman to please keep her dog on leash, a shouting match ensued with the result that I called in the police for help in enforcing the leash law in the park. I have to say this decision proved to be more stressful than helpful, since the owners of the unleashed dogs simply lied about what had occurred, and the officer could do nothing, having not witnessed the scene first-hand. So, here we are, three gentle beings who love to take walks in the beautiful parks of the cities we love and live and work in, wondering if we should give up and just stay home for our safety and peace-of-mind. Do the ones who break the laws win? Christine Haverington
OPINION The Tragedy of Trayvon Martin The injustice of it all is almost too much to bear. The outrageous injustice of a young boy, a few years away from manhood, yet too young to question his own mortality, stalked, just minutes away from being safe in his dad’s house. Shot to death in cold blood by a paranoid racist and self-appointed neighborhood watch leader, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, a grown man, followed the tall, skinny, teen through the darkened neighborhood, armed with his cell phone and a 9 millimeter handgun. Martin was carrying a tin of iced tea and a packet of skittles. Zimmerman’s defense was that the teenager had attacked him first by punching him in the nose. What if this is true, so what? Does that deserve a bullet in the chest? Zimmerman, the shooter, appears to be Hispanic. Perhaps his dream was to be a hero or become a police officer. Maybe he couldn’t pass the I.Q. test. The title of Neighborhood Watch Volunteer appealed to him because it allowed him to bear arms and police the neighborhood after dark. Now he fancies himself a Charles Bronson look-a-like and becomes a vigilante instead. There are so many frustrating discrepancies in this case. So many unanswered questions: Were Tray-
von’s civil rights violated? Whose voice on the tape recorder is screaming for help? Why did Zimmerman shoot the teen twice? Where’s his girlfriend who heard him die over the phone? Here are some answers you might have heard a dozen times or more: Starting with the year 2005, and then between 2011 and 2012, Zimmerman dialed 911 over 46 times. Each call he made was to report a black man in the neighborhood. One of the black men, he reported as a suspicious prowler was 78 years old. Another of his suspicious prowlers was a seven-yearold. Trayvon’s aviation teacher had something to report too. He stated that Trayvon was one of his “special kids”. He was always smiling. He loved to fly and he loved to ride horses. He said there was never any issues with the teenager, and felt sure that Trayvon would have made an impact on society, one day. Enter, or should I say exit, the fairly new chief-of-police in Sanford. I don’t know his name so I’ll just call him “Cowardly-Custard” for he couldn’t cut the mustard. Instead of stepping up and taking urgent council, he stepped aside. Like the typical good ole’ boy he sounds like, because he didn’t want to take the risk of getting involved in a
hate crime. And rather than face the baying hoards, he slipped out the back door and took a monthlong vacation, passing the buck to a lesser rank. As my old Scottish dad used to say: “No guts, no glory”! Trayvon’s name isn’t just a household word it’s a rally cry for international discussion. God bless the child, for his name will never be forgotten. That’s little comfort to his mom and dad and their close-knit and loving family. Two of my grandsons, whom I love dearly, are the same age as Trayvon. Grant is Scottish-American and Dominique is AfricanAmerican. Although one was adopted they are true brothers under the skin. Oh, and they both wear hoodies. Once again, in my opinion, and a million others’, black people and white people rallying from Florida to New York: The elephant in the room here is racial profiling. And I believe what that’s what killed this innocent, young man. Yes, I am very much aware that there were many ethnic children before him who have not had the opportunity of nationwide exposure, like Trevon. God bless them all. Maggie Gillis Newport
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Progress is Apparant at Easton’s Berm By Tom Shevlin Work on the Easton’s Pond berm continues to move forward this week as crews finished constructing a temporary coffer dam along the reservoir’s western embankment. The dam is needed in order to begin earth moving operations that will reshape the berm slope. Neighbors, however, should be aware that in order to keep the work area dry, large capacity diesel pumps will need to run both overnight and on weekends until any leaks in the cofferdam can be plugged. “In order for the embankment to be constructed properly, it is very important that water levels be maintained below the bottom of the construction area continuously, including overnight and weekends, until reconstruction of this embankment section is complete,” Julia Forgue, director of utilities reported in her latest update on the project. Once the leaks are plugged, smaller, below-ground electric pumps can be installed along the sheeting to maintain low water levels while earthwork operations are completed. “It is the City’s intent to complete this project as expeditiously as possible to minimize the projects overall period of disruption to abutters and neighbors,” Forgue said, adding, “The contractor has incorporated a number of measures to minimize noise impacts in its plan to achieve and maintain dewatered conditions in this current construction area.” According to Forgue, those measures include installing the aforementioned electric pumps, operating the pumping equipment at
Heavy equipment reshapes the slope of the embankment, while a temporary steel coffer dam is used to keep the water at bay, as crews work on the south Easton’s Pond berm. (Photo by Jack Kelly) low throttle and installing sounddampening curtains around the pumps. In addition, only those pump models which are specifically designed for “noise critical” environments will be used. “The City recognizes the unavoidable inconveniences resulting from these construction activities and is working diligently to minimize noise levels while still ensuring that work proceeds as quickly as possible to shorten the overall construction period without sacrificing the quality and integrity of the finished work that will protect this important drinking water source.” Aimed at addressing deficiencies in the western and northern earthen embankments of South Easton’s Pond, the project has been on the city’s radar for well over a decade. In fact, going as far back as 1991, engineers had determined that the north and west embankments were unstable. And while repairs were undertaken on the north em-
Ice House Changes Hands By Tom Shevlin The former Eastern Ice House building on Brown & Howard Wharf has been sold. Matt Hadfield, principal at listing agency Hogan & Associates, said on Wednesday that the property was sold last month to The Bard Group, a Wakefield-based holding company. The final sale price was $2.5 million. According to Hadfield, plans are to develop the property into a mixed use complex with residential and commercial units. Located on the water just off Lower Thames Street, the building occupies a prime piece of real estate, adjacent to the luxury Vanderbilt condominiums. It had previously been sold in 2008 to a private developer, The Newport Group, for $2.8 million.
Plans then also called for developing the property into a three-story mixed use facility with a lower level restaurant and office space and residences on the upper floors, however after a protracted legal battle with a neighboring land owner, the building was put back on the market. According to Hadfield, the new plans all conform with zoning and construction on the property could begin within a matter of weeks. “The owner is trying to put up a real first class building,” Hadfield said, adding that it’s been years since a true mixed use building has been constructed in the area. In addition to four residential living units, the property will feature a lower level commercial space and more than 55 parking spots. Deeds on file with the city show a closing date on the property of March 22.
Teen Won’t Face Charges A Middletown teenage who was behind the wheel when his car crashed head-on into oncoming traffic on the Newport Pell Bridge last October won’t face any charges in the tragic accident, which claimed the lives of two people. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s office said last week that while the teen was speeding, no criminal charges are planned. The accident, which occurred in the westbound lane of the Pell Bridge, claimed the lives of Kathleen Meunier, 48, of Warwick, and 65-year-old Kenneth Prior, of Jamestown. According to police, Meunier and Prior were headed west, toward Jamestown while Chris and
James MacKenzie, two 16-year-old twin brothers from Middletown were headed east. It’s not yet clear why, but the boys, who attend Bishop Hendricken High School, veered into oncoming traffic. The accident left Meunier dead on the scene. Prior was medi-flighted to a nearby hospital where he died hours later. The MacKenzie boys, who were also seriously injured in the crash, were transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Police determined early on in the investigation that alcohol and drugs were not factors in the accident, and more recently, Kilmartin’s office ruled out texting as a contributing cause.
bankment, none were done to the western embankment. By September of 2006, the city turned it’s attention back the pond; city engineers Fuss and O’Neill was asked to conduct an inspection of the south Easton’s Pond dam and spillway in which they explored both emergency repairs and long term plans for the aging reservoir. However, the need for repairs to the embankment quickly became critical after it suffered significant damage from a nor’easter in April of 2007. After an extensive engineering and public review period, City Council members endorsed the repairs – the first of any significance since 1939 – in late 2010. In addition to installing articulating concrete blocking along the slope of the berm, plans also call for the installation of a new pedestrian access bridge near Ellery Road leading to a new walking path along the crest of the embankment.
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as tall as you like. The hardware cloth mesh on the bottom will keep out all burrowing varmints. Fill your new raised bed with potting soil and fertilizer, and you are ready to garden. Containers are another easy and decorative way to garden. The best example of a decorative container is the strawberry pot. It looks like a terra cotta or ceramic vase with holes and pouches all around the sides. These pots can be small with only four holes, or large with up to twelve holes and pouches. Be sure to buy a strawberry pot that is glazed. The pots that are made only of terra cotta absorb water too quickly, and you will find yourself watering your pots four times a day during the summer. Many shapes and sizes of containers for gardening are available, and you can choose based on the style of your garden. Wooden Versailles boxes are lovely, and urns of different shapes and sizes are attractive as well. Cast cement containers will develop a green moss over time that is lovely in the garden. Your container can hold one beautifully groomed topiary, or it can be a small garden of lettuces. The choices are endless. Cynthia Gibson is a gardener, food writer and painter. She gardens passionately and tends her miniature orchard in Newport.
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Officer Training Command will hold two graduations on Friday, April 13 in Kay Hall. Seventy-two members of Officer Candidate School Class 0912 will be commissioned in a 9 a.m. ceremony. The guest speaker will be Rear Adm. Robert Hennegan, commander of Submarine Group Nine. Later that morning at 11 a.m., forty-six graduates of Officer Development School will mark the completion of training for service as staff corps officers. Rear Adm. Eleanor Valentin, commander of Navy Medical Support Command and director of the Medical Service Corps, will address the graduates. Navy Band Northeast will perform at both ceremonies. For more information, call 401-841-1171.
Auto Safety Reminders Drivers on the Naval Station are reminded that cell phone use is strictly prohibited while operating a vehicle on the base. Motorists are also urged to obey posted speed limits. Base police will ticket for both offenses.
Camp Registration The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Camp will begin Monday, June 18. Children (ages 5-12) of active duty personnel, DoD civilians and contractors are eligible to participate. Registration for children of active duty personnel begins April 9. Children of DoD civilians/contractors may register April 18. Call 401841-2883 for more information.
The recently renovated Chapel of Hope re-opened just in time for Holy Week observances. Services will be held Maundy Thursday, April 5 with Catholic Mass at 5 p.m. and Protestant 6:15 p.m.; Good Friday, April 6, Catholic 5 p.m., Protestant Tenebrae at 6:15 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 8 Protestant at 7:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Catholic Mass at 9 a.m. For more information call 401841-2234. Naval Base Information by Pat Blakeley
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The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, April 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum. Author Mike Matheny will discuss his book, “Carrying the War to the Enemy: American Operational Art to 1945,” examining how U.S. war colleges educated and trained commanders during the interwar years specifically for the operational art they employed in World War II. The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Visitors without a DoD decal/ID card should request access at time of reservation. To reserve, call 401841-2101 at least one working day prior to event.
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Newport’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center found out just how much people care about the programs and services it provides last Thursday, March 29 at their annual fund raiser “Swing Into Spring.” The event was held at the Atlantic Beach Club. Joanna Reed and the MLK’s Board of Directors were joined by a talented committee to host the successful event. Music by Wayz and Means added to the evening’s festivities. The privately funded, non-profit community center offers the area’s highest-volume food pantry and a daily meal site, plus a comprehensive roster of educational and enrichment programs.
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Easter Traditions Join us for a lavish brunch with delectable culinary creations, fresh seafood displays and decadent desserts to savor and celebrate. Newport’s favorite Easter brunch begins at One Bellevue on Sunday, April 8th, with seatings at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. Call 401-848-4824 to reserve. Adults $46; Children (6-12) $36; Children 5 and under dine gratis.
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Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Chuck Veit on “A Dog Before a Soldier,” discussing some of the many roles played by the U.S. Navy in the Civil War, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $2, 401-847-0292, www.RedwoodLibrary.org.
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Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard. Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m., free. Laugh for the Lions Club The Lions Club hosts a “Night of Comedy” to raise funds for its charities, includes buffet dinner, performance by Newport’s Bit Players, Atlantic Beach Club, 6-8:30 p.m., auctions, advance ticketing, $25, 2 for $45, table of 10 for $200. Call 401-714-5192 for more info and tickets. 4th Annual Food & Wine Expo Area restaurants and vendors host fundraising evening to benefit local high school music programs with wine and beer, tastings, music, OceanCliff, 6-9 p.m. All of the proceeds raised at the event will be donated to the music departments at Rogers High School, Middletown High School, and Portsmouth High School, $25, ages 21 and up only. For tickets call 401855-3475 or email Patrick@marinacafepub.com. Casino Architecture Lecture Ron Onorato presents on “Historic Images and Aesthetic Pleasures: Design and Inspiration for the Newport Casino,” examining McKim, Mead & White’s earliest work. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 401-8493990, www.TennisFame.com. Energy Scenario Lecture Final lecture on “Our Energy Future: Problems, Solutions, New Directions,” presented by Channing Church at the Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., email@example.com. “Two Old Friends” Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins in an evening of Irish and American country music, sponsored by the North Family Trust, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 7 p.m., free, 401-683-9457.
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Screening at Sachuest View the “Planet Earth” series’ “Pole to Pole,” examining the planet’s natural history. Sachuest Point Visitors Center, Middletown. 6 p.m., free.
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Tennis and the Titanic The 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking is April 15. Karl Behr and Richard Norris Williams II, both Americans, survived the sinking and went on to have incredibly successful tennis careers and also become tennis Hall of Famers. A special exhibit about their lives before, during, and after the catastrophe will open on Thursday, April 12. The opening will feature a discussion with their family members at 6 p.m. , followed by a screening of the film “A Night to Remember” at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $12 and free for Hall of Fame members. Reservations may be made on tennisfame.com or by calling 401-324-4074.
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt A unique twist on the traditional egg hunt, for 8-10 year olds only, Toppa Field, 8 p.m., free, bring your own flashlight, 401-845-5800. Improv Comedy Join the Bit Players for lightningfast interactive comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, www.FirehouseTheater.org.
Saturday April 7
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Kids up to age 10 are invited for breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Elks Lodge, Pelham St. and Bellevue Ave., 9-11 a.m., $7 adult/$5 child, reservations required, 401845-5800. Free Egg Hunt Children ages 2-7 are invited to a free Easter Egg Hunt, Touro Park, 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt Portsmouth High School Student Council-sponsored egg hunt at Hathaway Elementary School, 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to bring the children to meet the Easter Bunny. Rosecliff, 584 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., advance ticketing required, 401-847-1000, www.NewportMansions.org. Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newport’s diverse people. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770. Women in Newport Tour Explore the Old Quarter with a costumed guide as you learn about the women shopkeepers, tavern owners and teachers in Colonial Newport. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., $15, 401841-8770. Tennis Hall of Fame Easter Egg Hunt Kids can hunt for eggs in the Museum and take photos with the Easter “Buddy.” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11
a.m. - 6 p.m., 401-849-3990. www. TennisFame.com. Colonial Site Tour: Public & Private Life 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., 401-841-8770, www.NewportHistoryTours.org. Brown House Egg Hunt and Fun Day Afternoon of fun at the Brown House, The Glen, Portsmouth, 12:30 p.m. pony rides, 1 p.m. egg hunt, 1:30 storytime with Cindy Killavey, www.OnAquidneck.com/ BrownHouse. Redwood Poets Group Forum for poets who are currently writing and who seek critique. New members are welcome. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, www. RedwoodLibrary.org. What’s in Your Garden? The World of Insects Professional gardener Pamela Gilpin explores what’s living in your soil. Find out what is going on in your dirt and learn to tell the good from the bad insects. Bring a few gardening questions. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m. Murder at the Museum Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “The Butler Did It,” an interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., www.NewportArtMuseum.org. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt. 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 401-8460669. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See April 6. Livingston Taylor The Casino Music Series presents Livingston Taylor live at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., 401-849-6053, www.TennisFame. com.
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Happy Easter See page 15 for worship service information. Save the Bay Exploration Center Visit and learn about sea creatures, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-849-8430. Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newport’s diverse people. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770.
Monday April 9
Teen Time Join the teen librarians for bracelet braiding. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30- 5:30 p.m., free, drop in, newportteentalk. blogspot.com. Meet Senator Whitehouse Newport County Chamber of Commerce hosts “meet & greet” with Sen. Whitehouse, SRU Pell Center Young Building, 518 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., limited space, call 401847-1608. Belcourt Castle Candlelight Tour Experience Belcourt mansion and learn about its history with owner Harle Tinney, 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 401-846-0669. “Caleb’s Crossing” Celebrate Reading Across Rhode Island’s 10th Anniversary with a reader’s theater performance of “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., free.
Tuesday April 10
Tweaking Your Résumé RI Department of Labor and Training rep offers advice on “Résumés and Cover Letters,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., sign up at the Reference Desk or call 401-847-8720 ext. 208. Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “Death in the Andes,” by Mario Vargas Llosa, free and open to the
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public, read the book and be ready to participate, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401847-8720. Out on the Town Enjoy dancing, music, food, fun with East Bay Out on the Town, Aquidneck Pizza, 27 Aquidneck Ave., 7-8 p.m. Salsa lesson, 8-9 p.m. dancing, $15 lesson and dance, $5 dance only, 401-849-5678, sara@ eastbayballroom.com. Play Reading Group Weekly group discussion for theatre lovers who don’t want to be on stage but enjoy reading scripts. Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m. $2. PJ Storytime The Newport Library invites all Aquidneck Island children ages 5-8 years old for a pajama time storytime. Trained teen readers read childhood favorites. 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720. Molana Rumi Poetry Rumi Society of Newport hosts poetry readings, personal work may also be shared, Genie’s Hookah Lounge, 94 William St., 7:30 p.m. 401-619-3770. Geezers at Empire Join acoustic folk musicians at Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.
Wednesday April 11
Pell Lecture Series David Albright, founder and president of the Institute for Science and International Security, will discuss “Iran’s Nuclear Program: Possible Futures and U.S. Policy” as part of the Pell Center’s lecture series. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 6 p.m., 401-341-2927, firstname.lastname@example.org Chess Group Weekly gathering for chess players, Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.
Thursday April 12
“If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” 5 p.m. See Thursday, April 5. Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Thursday, April 5.
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Tennis and the Titanic Exhibition opening in honor of Hall of Famers Richard Norris Williams II and Karl Behr, 5-6 p.m.; discussion, 6 p.m.; movie, 6:30 p.m. Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 195 Bellevue Ave., 401-849-3990. American Icon Lecture Elliott Gorn, professor of American civilization and history at Brown University, will discuss “American Icons: The Power of Enduring Texts and Images in U.S. Society.” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 6:30 p.m. Poetry Reading Charles Harper celebrates National Poetry Month, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m.
Friday April 13
China Presentation Pennfield students and faculty will present on their recent visit to China, Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Farm Rd., Portsmouth, 8:20 a.m., 401-849-4646.
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Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See April 6.
Saturday April 14
Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 7 for details. Piping Plovers at Sachuest Join refuge staff to learn about the Piping Plovers, the challenges they face and what you can do to help. Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 401- 8475511. Colonial Site Tour: Public & Private Life 11:30 a.m. See April 7 for details. Beach Clean Up Clean Ocean Access leads its 46th
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Make Time for a Visit to Rosemary & Thyme By Annette Leiderman Raisky
NEWPORT’S GASTROPUB Good Food, Good Drink, Good Friends 178 Thames St., Newport, RI • 401.846.5856 www.buskerspub.com
When a new culinary business opens to great word-of-mouth, it’s cause for celebration. Today, we introduce you to Matt Tscheulin, who along with his wife, Anna, opened Rosemary & Thyme, a café and boulangerie on Spring Street nearly a year ago. Opening a new restaurant is quite an undertaking. What got you started? I always loved to cook when I was growing up in Fairfield County, Connecticut. I started as a dishwasher when I was about 17 or 18 and worked for awhile as a line chef. Then I took a detour and became a master furnituremaker. I apprenticed in Boston and eventually had my furniture displayed in eleven showrooms around the country. My furniture has been in Architectural Digest. What made you decide to return to cooking? I had the passion for cooking and really missed it. Plus, there’s a lot of similarity to making furniture. It’s a creative process using what you imagine and developing it through your hands. They’re also both from scratch.
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When did you open Rosemary & Thyme, and what’s the response been like? We opened in June 2011. The response has been really great. It’s a neighborhood business. We’re on a first name basis with just about everyone who comes in regularly. Describe Rosemary & Thyme; is it a bakery or a restaurant? We call it a neighborhood European café and boulangerie with baked goods and sandwiches you can eat in or take out. Anna is originally from a small town in Germany, and my family background is Swiss-German, so the European influence can be found in everything we do. Anna is very old-school. She learned everything from her family at a very early age.
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The scones are out of this world. Thanks, that’s all Anna. She’s very secretive about the recipe, she won’t even tell me, and is always trying new versions. She’s very tough to please. So whatever we serve, it’s passed the Anna test. Rosemary & Thyme is open for breakfast and lunch. When does your day begin? We open at 7:30 a.m. and close around 4 p.m. I get home around 5:30 p.m. and have some dinner (mostly pizza) and get to sleep around 6:30 p.m. I come in between 3 and 4 a.m. When she was working at her other job, Anna would come
Matt Tscheulin with a basket of fresh-from-the-oven croissants. (Photo by Laurie Warner)
Rosemary & Thyme 382 Spring St., Newport Tues. - Sat. 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. 619-3338 in around 5 a.m. to bake. I do the French pastries and breads; Anna does the muffins and scones. What’s the heart and soul of the menu? In the morning, it’s fresh muffins, scones, croissants and some hot, baked egg dishes such as Croque Monsieur, which we make with ham, aged smoked gouda, and a béchamel sauce ($3.95). At lunch, we have a selection of more than 10 original sandwiches. A few are always on the menu, such as “The Greek” – herbed goat cheese, diced tomatoes, roasted red peppers on grilled naan bread ($5.95) and the “Brie and Bartlett Pear” – grilled pears, brie, Italian prosciutto, caramelized onions, field greens served on a grilled baguette baked that morning ($6.95). Having great coffee is really important for us, too. Our house coffee is from Custom House, and we use the best Italian espresso for our roast. We also feature the coffee Anna grew up on, called Jacobs Kronung, and it’s delicious.
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What should we look forward to this summer? We’re always experimenting with new ideas and daily specials. We’re going to have some Argentine and Chilean-inspired dishes. Sometimes I’ll do an oxtail soup that takes seven hours to cook. I’ve also created a Banh Mi -- it’s a Vietnamese sandwich. Of course, we seasonally adjust our fruits and vegetables. The main thing is to keep everything local. We especially like to work with Farm Fresh RI and Newport Specialty Foods and we serve Yacht Club Soda. Now that you have a foothold in Newport, any plans to expand? We’re always thinking of what’s next. In addition to having outside tables, it would be fun to maybe have a deck. We’re also thinking about dinners to go. That’s because you have so much time on your hands, right? (Big laugh) Not exactly. You’ll have to wait and see. Annette Leiderman Raisky, a former New Yorker, who worked for the Food Network, brings us behind-thescenes knowledge of chefs and restaurants.
Matt Tscheulin’s Banh Mi (Quantity according to number of sandwiches) Sandwich Filling: Baguette Shredded carrots Shredded cucumber Thin-sliced cooked pork Roasted red peppers Fresh cilantro Lemongrass Thin sliced radishes Diced scallions Mayonnaise Spicy garlic sauce Sauce: Ken’s Sesame Ginger marinade Fresh ground ginger 3 cloves diced garlic Kimchee sauce 2 tablespoons honey Fresh-squeezed lemon juice Directions: Place all sandwich ingredients on a sliced fresh baguette. Top with sauce.
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Other Area Restaurants & Dining Options Not Within Map Area Safari Room - OceanCliff Hotel 65 Ridge Road, Newport Newport Grand 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport Coddington Brewing Company 210 Coddington Highway, Middletown International House of Pancakes 159 W. Main Rd., Middletown
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Spotlight on Music Jazz at Fathoms Bass player Paul del Nero, a professor at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, performs at Fathoms at the Newport Marriott Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. He is often joined by colleagues from Berklee, as well as other notable musicians. del Nero has performed on acoustic and electric bass, both in big bands and small groups. He has played many national and international jazz festivals, clubs, and shows, and has performed on both radio and television.
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Musical Entertainment Thursday, April 5 Billy Goodes–Open Mic Jam with Kevin Sullivan, 9:30 p.m. Christie’s – DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney, 10 p.m. Fathoms at the Newport Marriott– Paul del Nero 7-10 p.m. Gas Lamp Grille–Video DJ Mike DMulti-floor dance party. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Keith Manville
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coastal cleanup, Ledge Road to Bailey’s Beach, meet at turnaround end of Bellevue Ave., noon- 2p.m.
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Birdwatching 101 Learn the basics of this wonderful pastime on a guided walk, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, 2 p.m., free. Kids Matinee Children and families are invited to the Newport Public Library for a free showing of “Dolphin Tale,” rated PG. No registration is required - just drop in. 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m. Opera Workshop Salve Regina University student performance, Ochre Court, Ochre Point Ave., 4 p.m. 401-341-2295.
Sunday April 15
Rhino Bar–Reggae Night
Friday, April 6 Billy Goodes–Live music Christie’s – DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m.
Bird Walk Jay Manning leads free guided bird walks at the Norman Bid Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401846-2577, www.NormanBirdSanctuary.org.
Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m.
Soil Testing Bring a soil sample from your garden to receive a basic analysis by URI Master Gardeners. Gardeners are also available to answer your gardening questions. Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., 10 a.m.noon, free.
Rhino Bar–Diesel; The Face Show
Gardening Lecture Gardening Lecture series continues, Edward King House, 35 King St., 10 a.m., free, 401-846-7426.
Clarke Cooke House–Foreverly Brothers, 9:30 p.m.
Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt. 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 401-8460669.
Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 8:30 p.m.
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Save the Bay Exploration Center Visit and learn about sea creatures, A musical, satirical look at175RIMemorial Blvd., 10 storytime, Common Fence Music a.m.-4 p.m., 401-849-8430. Phil Och’s Song Night with MC Sonny Ochs 933 Anthony Rd., Discover Colonial Newport Portsmouth, hall opens at 7 p.m. Walking Tour for the “folk tailgate picnic,” con10:30 a.m. See April 7 for details. cert 8 p.m., $20, 401-683-5085, www.CommonFenceMusic.org. Scenic Train Rides See oceanstatefollies.com Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic Improv Comedy or call 401.353.3330 ride along Narragansett Bay, heat8 p.m. See April 6. ed cars, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m., Pearl Jam Tribute 1:45 p.m., www.ocnrr.com. Backseat Lover, a Pearl Jam tribute band, performs at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., $10, www.NewportGrand.com.
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Newport Blues Cafe–Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Doin’ Time, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–Triple Threat, 10 p.m. ‘til closing One Pelham East–Bruce Jacques Rhumbline–Bobby Ferreira, 6:3010 p.m. Rusty’s-Open Mic Night with Dynimite Dom, 9 p.m.-closing The Chanler–Dick Lupino, Dennis Cook, Yvonne Monnett, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 Gas Lamp Grille–Island Storm The Hyatt Five33 –Dave Manuel, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Lobster Pot–Dick Lupino and Debra Mann, 7:30-10:30 Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–Rugburn, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Rough N Ready Band, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.-12:45 a.m. One Pelham East–TBA Rhino Bar–Cabana Boys,10 p.m. Rhumbline–Lois Vaughan, 6:3010 p.m. Seamen’s Church Institute–Lois Vaughan on piano, 6:30-8 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 Clarke Cooke House–Bobby Ferriera on piano, 11:30 a.m. Fastnet Pub–Traditional Irish Music, 5-8 p.m. Gas Lamp Grille–Acoustic Night with Matt Hartke O’Brien’s Pub–John Erikson, 9:30 p.m. ‘til closing
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RELIGIOUS SPECIAL EVENTS Fill the Plate! The Salvation Army and the Newport Public Library are pleased to host a Hunger Awareness Art Show at the library, 300 Spring St. Local artists, students and Salvation Army clients/artists will “fill the plate” with art to raise awareness on hunger and poverty issues. The show runs April 5 - 25, with an opening reception April 5, 4-7 p.m. Rethinking Church Calvary United Methodist Church is participating in the Rethink Church movement. The objective of this movement is to touch lives, making church something we do, not just some place we go. During the week of April 15, members and friends of the church will be sharing in service projects in the community – going beyond the doors of the church to serve those in need. The community is invited to join in these projects, and to come to a screening of the award-winning documentary “Lost In Woonsocket” at April 18 at 6 p.m.
To volunteer or for more information call 401-847-6181. Community Meals Area churches work together to provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of our community. Upcoming meals include: Monday, April 9, St. Spyridon Church, 390 Thames St., 5 p.m.; Tuesday, April 10, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., 5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 11, First Presbyterian Church (with Newport Friends Church), Broadway & Everett St., 5 p.m. All are welcome. Who Is That Man in Touro Park? The Learning Center at Channing Memorial Church will host a program to explore the life of William Ellery Channing, America’s foremost Unitarian preacher during the 19th century. The series will run on Mondays, April 16 and 23, at 7 p.m. in the Channing Memorial Church library. On Sunday April 29, the group will go on walk-
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ing tour of “Channing’s Newport.” Participants will read a selection of Channing’s writings and discuss his theology in the context of intellectual movements of the mid-19th century. Robert Thorson, Eleanor Doumato and Susan Kieronski will lead the program. Suggested donation is $10. To register contact 401-846-0643 or email@example.com. Vermont’s Green Mountain College Choir at St. Mary’s St. Mary’s Church will host the Green Mountain College Choir from Poultney, Vermont on Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. Under the direction of former St. Mary’s music director James Cassarino, the choir will perform Welsh and Irish folk songs, 20th century madrigals, spirituals and jazz standards. Under Cassarino’s baton, the choir has performed throughout New England, Penn., N. Y., at the Washington National Cathedral, and has frequently toured in Wales and Ireland.
Holy Week & Easter Trinity Church Holy Week Observances Trinity Church welcomes all to participate in Maundy Thursday services on April 5 at 7 p.m. with a Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar. On Good Friday, April 6 services will be held at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m. (with choir). For Holy Saturday, April 7 a Great Vigil of Easter will be held at 8 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 8, Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m., Festal Eucharist with choir at 10 a.m. For more information, call 401-8460660. Holy Week at Emmanuel Church Emmanuel Church offers Holy Week services and invites all to attend the Maundy Thursday liturgy, April 5 at 7 p.m., with Foot Washing, the Holy Eucharist, adult choir, Stripping of the Altar, and Vigil in All Saints Chapel. Keep watch in Vigil in All Saints Chapel from 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5 until 7 p.m., Good Friday, April 6. Good Friday Liturgy at 7 p.m., includes the reading of the Passion. Holy Saturday and Easter Eve, April 7 at 7 p.m., the Great Vigil of Easter will include music and adult choir, hymns, organ music, baptisms and the Eucharist. A reception in honor of the baptizands follows the service in the library. Easter Sunday, April 8, services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. An Easter Egg Hunt follows the 10 a.m. service. For more information, call 401-847-0675. Living Stations of the Cross The youth of Jesus Savior Church will present the Living Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 6 at 3 p.m. at Jesus Saviour Church, 509 Broadway, Newport. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 401-8471267. Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Community Baptist Church will present its Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service by the Paul Laurence Dunbar Ministry and the Senior Choir on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Good Friday service will be held on Friday, April 6 from noon to 3 p.m. with seven guest preachers. They will also hold a sunrise service for Easter at 6 a.m. followed by a breakfast and Easter morning service at 10 a.m. For more information, call 401-847-1707. Sunrise Easter Services An interfaith sunrise service, sponsored by Channing Memorial Church will be held Sunday,
April 8 at 6 a.m. at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd. Middletown. The service is followed by a visit to Hanging Rock. In case of rain, the service will be held indoors at the Studio on the Sanctuary grounds. Attendees are encouraged to wear warm clothes with comfortable footwear. For more information, call the church office at 401-846-0643.
the Passion and Death, veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion will be held. For Holy Saturday, April 7 the Mass of the Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass is at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information, call 401-847-0475. Sunrise Service at Beavertail Central Baptist Church’s celebration of Easter on April 8 will begin with a 6:15 a.m. sunrise service at Beavertail State Park (parking lot 3). A pancake breakfast will be served at the church at 6:45 a.m. The worship service at 9:30 a.m. will feature joyous music and a sermon on “The Journey Continues.” A reception will follow the service. CBC is located at 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. For more information, call 423-1651.
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Salvation Army Feeds Body and Soul The Salvation Army will host a soup kitchen on Good Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m., followed by a service at 6 p.m. On Easter morning at 9:30 a.m. they will hold a breakfast followed by Easter worship at 11 a.m. S. John the Evangelist Worship S. John the Evangelist offers a Maundy Thursday, April 5, Sung Mass at 6 p.m. On Good Friday, April 6, Tres Hora Service will be held at noon with Mass at 6 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter will be Holy Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. A Solemn High Mass of the Resurrection is scheduled for Easter Sunday at 9 a.m. For more information, call 401-848-2561. Holy Week at First Presbyterian First Presbyterian invites all to Maundy Thursday Communion service at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, April 6 the sanctuary will be open for prayer from noon to 1 p.m. Easter Sunday services will be held at 9 am, and 11 a.m. For more information, call 401-847-1749. St. Mary’s Church Holy Week at St. Mary’s offers daily observances. On Good Friday, April 6, there will be silent prayer and meditative music from noon to 3 p.m. At 3 p.m. a celebration of
Passover Services Touro Synagogue will hold Passover services Friday, April 6 through April 13 at 7 p.m. Yom Tov Morning Services will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8 at 8:45 a.m. and April 13 and 14 at 8:45 a.m. Chol Hamoed Morning Services will be held Monday, April 9 through Thursday, April 12 at 8 a.m. For more information, call 401-8474794. Channing Passover Seder Channing Memorial Church will hold a Passover Seder Saturday, April 7 at 5 p.m. in the church Parish Hall, 135 Pelham St. For more information, contact Irene Glasser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-848-0621.
Considering that 70% of Earth is covered by water, maritime exploration should interest us all! Save The Bay has enough activities lined up to pique the curiosity interest of kids and the kids-at-heart. Families love visiting the Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium where they can explore 14 interactive exhibits chock full of the 150 species native to Narragansett Bay. Kids are invited to interact face-toface with spindly crabs, bizarre sea cucumbers, rare lobsters, and funky fish and/or explore nearby Easton’s Beach. The more courageous and curious can hold the crabs and starfish. Admission for kids under 3 is free. *On Thursday, April 5 the Ex-
SENIOR SAVVY ‘Aging in Place’ Presents Challenges By Florence Archambault Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties recently held a community forum, “Aging in Place in Newport,” where they announced the results of a needs assessment they initiated in partnership with the Edward King House senior center, and other agencies, including Child & Family Services, the Housing Authority of the City of Newport, Newport Partnership for Families, and the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the assessment was to show that Newport County could be a model community for supporting aging in place for elders and their families. In August 2011, 3,500 surveys were mailed to senior residents of Newport County. Of those, 534 were completed and returned. In addition, interviews were held with partner organizations, service agencies and community leaders. According to the results of the survey, respondents gave satisfactory scores to the community in the categories of safety at home, safety in neighborhoods, commitments to friends and families, accessible medical services, and opportunities to exercise. On the other hand, the number one need that respondents cited was “accessibility and transportation.” Seniors who have had to give up driving reported that they have found it difficult to obtain rides to appointments because RIPTA bus routes do not run near their homes or destinations. RIDE service is available but that doesn’t always
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NATURE Find Beauty in Your Own Backyard By Jack Kelly Spring is an excellent time to start birdwatching, because you can do it in your own backyard. In fact, most experienced birdwatchers will say that their introductions to the natural world happened close to home. The simple act of viewing avian species around one’s residence can lead to some amazing discoveries. My journey into the world of birdwatching began after I decided to take up wildlife photography as a hobby. At the time, I didn’t know a great deal about the natural world but, undaunted, I launched myself into the task of learning all I could about the wildlife of Aquidneck Island. Fortunately, I met some experienced wildlife enthusiasts who were kind enough to be tolerant of my lack of knowledge. One of my first lessons was about birdfeeding. I had tried to install a birdfeeder in an outdoor space that was observable from the front porch. Then my family and I sat back and awaited the arrival of hungry birds. Within minutes, a well-organized group of ravenous squirrels descended on the smorgasbord of seeds, completely emptying the feeder in a matter of just one hour! Thus began my battle with these bushy-tailed seed-eating monsters. My neighbor, Mark Andersen, who has a number of different birdfeeders in his yard, offered advice. He suggested moving the feeder to a less accessible location or purchasing a squirrel-proof feeder. He also suggested other types of feeders that would attract different kinds of birds. I began to realize just
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A White-breasted Nuthatch feeds at a suet cage. (Photo by Jack Kelly) how ignorant I was of the animal kingdom. Andersen invited me to sit on his porch and observe the birds that were attracted to his many different types of feeders. His yard was full of songbirds, and I was at a loss to identify any of them beyond a blue jay and a cardinal. Anderson pointed out a finch feeder that contained nijer seed, a preferred diet item for various finch species, and a hummingbird feeder that contained sweet nectar. He told me about the differences between groundfeeding birds and those that feed out of suspended feeders. He related the benefits of suet blocks and how they attract different species of woodpeckers and other birds. He spoke of the different seed selections; such as sunflower seeds, millet and pre-packaged assortments. The next day, I purchased two
new, squirrel-proof feeders, two suet blocks, a suet cage and 25 pounds of bird seed. One of the feeders was capable of holding three pounds of seed and was enclosed in a metal cage to keep the squirrels out. I also purchased a bird identification book, so that I could begin my education. The following morning, I was shocked to find approximately 60 birds feasting at the feeders and picking at seeds that had fallen on the ground. Taking out my book, I tried to identify them by species. Some were common house sparrows and song sparrows, but other species appeared more exotic, such as Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Mourning Doves, Goldfinches, a House Finch and a
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Evelyn A. Finney, 86, of Middletown, passed away March 31, 2012 at Heatherwood Nursing and Subacute Center, Newport. Her funeral will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to Heatherwood Nursing Center, Activity Fund, 398 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840. Franz Germann, 73, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Newport, passed away March 28, 2012. He was a US Army veteran. Burial with military honors were held in Trinity Cemetery, Portsmouth. Donations in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society of Rhode Island, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886.
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Doris Mary Medeiros, 93, of Newport, passed away March 31, 2012 at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Francis “Frank” Medeiros. Services will be private. Lydia Carolyn Pine, 92, of Middletown, passed away March 31, 2012 at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Pine. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Jesus Saviour Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Middletown Rescue Wagon Fund, 239 Wyatt Rd., Middletown, RI 02842.
Rene Tougas, 96, of, Portsmouth, passed away April 1, 2012 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary (Armour) Tougas. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony’s Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Navy Relief Society, Newport Navy Base, Newport, RI 02840. Nancy Volton, 82, of Middletown, passed away April 1, 2012 at John Clarke Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of Richard Michael Volton. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lucy’s Church.
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Julianne Zetts Glacken, 89, of Newport, passed away March 26, 2012 at home peacefully. She was the wife of the late John Glacken.
Donations in her memory may be made to the RI Community Food Bank 200 Niantic Ave. Providence, RI 02903.
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NATURE CONTINUED FROM PG. 17
Nesting Notes: There are a number of live-feed nest webcams on the Internet that permit viewing of Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, Peregrine Falcons and other avian species as they mate, lay eggs, and raise their young. Note: Parents may want to check these sites for age-appropriateness before allowing children to watch.
Above: A Downy Woodpecker searches for insects in a Japanese Maple tree.
House sparrows perched and resting. White-breasted Nuthatch. A pair of Downy Woodpeckers perched on the suet cage. The male of the pair had a red spot on the back of his head that the female lacked. Cardinals and blue jays added their colorful plumages to the scene. It was a wonderful experience to be able to appreciate the enormous variety and beauty of the natural world, in my own backyard. This was the beginning of my
journey into the boundless arena of creation, and I hope that, beginning in your own backyard, you will discover the same joy that I’ve found. Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.
Left: The Tufted Titmouse has large black eyes and a small, round bill.
A Goldfinch rests on a budding Queen Anne Lace at Morton Park. (Photos by Jack Kelly)
For More Information
www.ASRI.org (Audubon Society of RI) www.RIBirds.org www.SaveBay.org www.normanbirdsanctuary.org www.AllAboutBirds.org www.alcoa.com/eaglecam www.ustream.tv/decoraeagles For the live webcam feed from the Peregrine Falcon nest in Providence visit: www.asri/perergrine. For the live webcam in Jamestown of an Osprey nest visit: www.conanicutraptors.com
Best Birding Spots
n Miantonomi Park
n Norman Bird Sanctuary n Brenton Point State Park (fields,
woods, seashore) n Albro Woods, Middletown n Hazard Road, Newport (including Ballard Park and and Gooseneck Cove saltmarshes) n Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown
Recent Bird Sightings n Belted Kingfisher n Ruddy Turnstones n Yellow-bellied Sapsucker n Eastern Screech Owl n Great Horned Owl n Barred Owl n American Coots n Red-necked Grebes n Horned Grebes n Common Merganser n Red-breasted Merganser n Ruddy Ducks n Wood Duck n Hooded Merganser Duck n Common Loon n Harlequin Duck n Red-throated Loon n Great Blue Herons n Peregrine Falcon n Coopers Hawk n Sharp-shinned Hawk n Red-tailed Hawk n Harrier Hawk