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Wellness: Fitness for Youth Salve Program Teams with Boys & Girls Club By Meg O’Neil The gymnasium of the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County on Church St. was teeming with youthful energy at “Salve Get Fit” Day, Wednesday, April 18. According to Eileen Gray, who chairs the SRU nursing department, junior nursing students are required to begin work on a service project in the spring of their third year, either in an international program, or partnering with a local non-profit organization. For her project, Salve Regina University senior nursing student Michelle Massey wrote a grant proposal to United Health Care (UHC) for $500 to develop a fun, educational fitness program for the Boys & Girls Club. Her proposal was so well-received that UHC doubled the amount of the grant to $1,000. Through the course of the project, Massey tracked the body mass index of children from the Boys & Girls Club, measuring and recording their fitness levels over one and a half years. Wednesday’s event was a celebration of the the program’s first successful year and featured new physical education equipment funded by the grant, along with a

Brenda Perry and Taylor Gray ‘paddling’ on a new gym raft. (Photos by Rob Thorn) moon bounce and face-painting for the kids. “This was a great way to end the past three semesters of research,” Massey said. “Salve students had a blast, and so did the kids.” Brittany Hullinger, Vice President of Education Success at the Boys & Girls Club, praised Massey’s work: “It was a wonderful experi-

ence and a great way to reinforce healthy habits in kids. We’re hoping to extend our relationship with Salve nursing students.” After Massey graduates in May, the project will be passed on to her nursing partner and “Salve Get Fit” co-founder, junior Maura McGovern.

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Run for Education Formally known as the Mother’s Day 5K, the Newport Public Education Foundation’s Run for Education is slated to take place on Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m., at Rogers High School. Rain or shine, runners, walkers, and families are encouraged to participate in this year’s race dedicated to the memory of life-long Newport resident, Anne B. Corcoran-Galvin. The 5K run is open to all age groups starting with 10-years and under and continues up to 60plus. The certified course will be officially timed by RaceWire. There is also a 2-mile non-competitive Family Fun Walk held at the same time. Drawing over 650 participants from around the state, the top male and female finishers will receive $150 each. Visit to register. The cost for adults over 18 is $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the race; $10 for teens and children under 18, $15 on the day of the race; and families (two adults and two children under 18) cost $50 in advance and $55 the day of the race. For more information, visit Misi Narcizo at

The Newport County YMCA will be celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids and families on Aquidneck Island on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative of the Y to improve the health and well-being of kids, is filled with fun, active play and educational activities that will help parents improve their kids’ lifestyles for the long term. More than 1,900 Ys across the country are taking part in the celebration. Activities will include a kids only triathlon, family group exercise classes, Touch a Truck, Bounce House, rock wall, and much more. A leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y holds Healthy Kids Day to teach healthy habits and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity through active play. As part of this initiative, the Y – along with hundreds of thousands of parents and kids nationwide – is taking on summer by addressing critical gaps in health and education that cause kids to be at risk for childhood obesity and suffer summer learning loss. For more information, contact Dawn Gardner at 8479200 ext. 132 or visit www.

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TAXES CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 ability to manage them. “These changes have enabled the staff to present a balanced budget proposal to the council which has minimized the tax levy increase,” Howington wrote in a message to councilors. Under the plan, property owners would see a tax increase of 2.47 percent – well below the maximum 4 percent allowed under Rhode Island law. In all, the city’s proposed combined expenditures amount to $115,754,174, which is a more than 15 percent decrease from last year, a reduction due primarily to the removal of capital spending attributed to the city’s $30 million Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School project. While overall spending will decrease by roughly $20 million, general fund expenditures increase from $81,407,687 to $83,415,150 – or 2.47 percent. That’s the same percentage increase that was proposed for FY2011-2012 budget, and falls below current non-commodity inflationary trends. Taxpayers can expect to see their property taxes, as equalized from the recent revaluation, rise to $11.10 per $1,000 in assessed value for residential property and $15.38 per $1,000 for commercial property. The car tax, meanwhile, would remain unchanged at $23.45 per $1,000 in assessed value, with ve-

hicles worth less than $6,000 exempt. Funding commitments to the city’s Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) program will continue to be met in full. “The approach to this year’s budget preparation started with a level funding threshold,” Howington explained. “Mandated changes such as contractual obligations, pension costs, regulated utility requirements and healthcare costs were then added to determine a base budget.” Stimulative initiatives were also factored into the proposal, including increased economic development programs, improved communication systems, expansion and deployment of technology, and a general review of the sustainability of the city’s various enterprise funds. “Challenges of continuing declines in certain revenue streams, increased pension demands, contractual obligations and the sustainability of various enterprise funds contributed to a shortfall in the initial draft budget,” wrote Howington. Under state law, property taxes can be raised by a maximum of 4 percent, or in dollar figures, an additional $2.5 million. “The large increases in utility rates due to mandated system improvements have been difficult for citizens and businesses to absorb in the current struggling economy,”

New Beach Pavilion Rests with Voters By Jonathan Clancy MIDDLETOWN - During a meeting earlier this month, the Middletown Town Council voted unanimously to add a referendum question to the November ballot regarding a rebuild of the Second Beach Pavilion. In a letter to the Council, Middletown Beach Commission Vice-Chair David Leys cited the five trailers and storage containers currently in the parking lot, 36 lifeguards crammed into a small first aid station, as well as concessions and bathrooms that are functionally obsolete. According to Leys’ letter, “RKG Associates has estimated the cost of a new pavilion (minus an earlier proposed event center but with an added and enlarged deck) would be approximately $2.6 million to $3.4million.” As discussions continued during the meeting, however, the final cost tally seemed to approach $4.5 million. Council President Arthur Weber said, “We are in a stressed economic time and I don’t think putting something out to the voters, proposing a bond that is really unaffordable, is a good idea…We can’t afford a beach pavilion. It’s a niceto-have item, I agree, but not now and I don’t know when.” Middletown Beach Commission Chairman Rian Wilkinson said, “In 2000, the beach was run-down to the point where it was deplorable, the bathrooms were almost going to be closed, we actually had

signs on boardwalks that they were dangerous to walk on.” The town has since improved the beach, and Wilkinson noted that, “We are now rated one of the top ten beaches in New England, and Yankee magazine said we have the best surf beach in New England, but we never show our building in any of these pictures.” Glenn Gardiner of Northeast Collaborative Architects, who have been hired in the past by Block Island and Narragansett to evaluate their pavilions, stated, “The beaches are our greatest natural asset and an incredible resource.” Gardiner supported the idea that improved revenue streams would cover the cost of the improvements. But, Town Administrator Shawn Brown argued that, “The beach makes money based on Mother Nature …we can’t count on it.” Council Member Barbara VonVillas said, “I personally don’t support going to a bond, but at the same time … I feel very strongly that there are some times when the people need to make the decision.” Council member Richard Cambra agreed that a new pavilion is needed. “The building is not going to get any better,” he said, “and that’s part of our revenue stream and we really need to have a world-class facility down there.” Cambra, however, said that $4.5 million is too much to spend on a new pavilion. If the vote is passed in November the pavilion could see completion in 2016.

Howington wrote. “Therefore, staff tried to minimize any increase to the levy in the development of this draft budget.” Of particular significance is the change from firefighting personnel to civilian positions in the Fire Department’s dispatch operations. Capital costs and equipment replacement have also been reviewed, and Howington notes a decrease in some proposed capital improvements projects will also help realize additional savings. Among the assumptions guiding the 440-plus page budget document: •  The housing market will continue to struggle, resulting in continued low revenues for the realty conveyance tax and recording fees. •  A slowly improving economy will result in higher meals and hotel tax revenue. •  Historically low interest rates will persist, yielding stagnant investment income. •  And rising commodity prices will increase the impact of city purchases of supplies, materials, contracts, and utilities. With the administration’s recommendations in hand, the City Council will begin the first of a series of public budget workshops the coming weeks. Newport residents are encouraged to attend. A full copy of the proposed FY2013 budget can be found online at


CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 RITBA faced two challenges in creating the new system: First, the tollbooth’s passageways, which were installed in 1969, were too narrow to allow drivers to safely navigate through them while moving at the speed limit. To solve that problem, the new lanes will be wider, allowing an extra two feet of space on each side of the cars. The second problem was assuring the safety of tollbooth employees, who currently are able to cross the toll plaza to reach other work stations while the cars are stopped at the gates. But when the two new gate-less center lanes open, employees will no longer be able to safely cross the traffic. To solve that problem, a tunnel containing a walkway will be constructed underneath the open-toll lanes. Work on the tunnel will begin next week, said Darlington, with construction on it continuing around the clock. “We are on a very aggressive schedule,” he said. “We expect to have all work completed before the Tall Ships Festival and the America’s Cup World Series arrive in late June.” The $4.5 million, privately funded project also addresses the issue of non-E-Z Pass customers who might attempt to avoid paying the toll by driving through the open lanes. Darlington said that cameras and scanners will record license plates of toll-evaders, and notice of a fine will be mailed to them.

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n  Ship gets state’s official status

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry tall ship has been designated as the state’s official sailing education vessel. The three-masted squarerigged vessel, when not performing education-at-sea programs, will be displayed and open to the public in Newport. The bills (2012H 7870, 2012-S 2698) were sponsored by Rep. Peter F. Martin (DDist. 75, Newport) and Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton).

n  Bills to increase size of polling

places The General Assembly has passed and the governor has signed into law legislation that will allow the number of active voters served by the same polling place to increase, if necessary, from 1,900 to 3,000. The legislation was introduced to accommodate changes necessary as a result of the reapportionment process completed earlier this year, and to help municipalities save money.

n  Winter utility shutoff morato-

rium extension approved With the urging of Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox and President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed, and the support of National Grid, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission approved

a two-week extension (until the beginning of May) of the winter utility-termination moratorium, which normally expires on April 15. Speaker Fox and President Paiva Weed had written to the PUC in support of the extension, saying the action was needed “to help low-income households.”

n  Hoyle promoted to auditor

general Dennis E. Hoyle, a 32-year veteran of the auditor general’s office, was named to the position of auditor general. Hoyle has served as acting auditor general since January 2010, and uncovered financing irregularities at the Institute for International Sport and his work on municipal pension funding. The auditor general provides independent evaluations of state agencies to the General Assembly.

n  Transparency bill for political

parties The House has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth) requiring any group or political action committee advocating for or against a charteramending question on a ballot to file a report of all contributions received from a sole source in excess of $100. It would also expand the current law to include contributions in relation to any town or city

charter amendment considered in a financial town referendum or at a financial town meeting.

n  Bill calls for safe disposal of

potentially toxic human waste Legislation has been introduced legislation that would require patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments to be given information by health care professionals about the proper disposal of potentially toxic human waste and to require that Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance policies cover any associated expenses.

n  Bill to bar dogs riding on laps

Legislation has been introduced legislation that would prohibit drivers from allowing dogs to sit on their laps while the vehicle is being operated. Violators would face a fine of $85 for a first offense.

n  Full-day kindergarten incen-

tives bill Legislation has been sponsored to provide incentives for school districts that do not currently have full-day kindergarten to offer it. The funding would be distributed on a competitive basis and would cover start-up costs for programs that would serve more than half the kindergarten students in the district.

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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World Tai Chi Day

Hatch Prep Reunion

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2012 will be celebrated at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in front of the newly renovated farm house on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to noon with a demonstration of the 108 Movement Yang Long Form. A free will offering for the host site will be accepted. For more information call Cheryl Foster at 849-6221.

Reunion 2012 will be held Friday, May 4 for Hatch Prep School alums in Newport and May 5 and 6 for Winchendon School alums in Winchendon, Massachusetts. The Hatch-Prep School Reunion will be hosted at the New York Yacht Club and will include a tour of Vernon Court (National Museum of American Illustration) and Seaview Terrace, home of the school in the 50’s. All events are free-of-charge. For more information, contact Scott D Kukis, Alumni Relations Coordinator at skukis@winchendon. org or call 978-297-7920 or visit

During the month of April more than 100 volunteers restored a single family home in Newport and in Middletown as well as a group home in Middletown. These projects were part of the national program that restored more than 3,500 homes and community facilities during National Rebuild Day. We salute all the volunteers who contributed to this worthwhile program. We gratefully thank all those who participated in our program. Sponsors: Newport County Board of Realtors Newport Hospital Salve Regina University St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Contractor Sponsors A-1 Roofing and Construction MCR General Contractor Patrick’s Residential Management and Services Donors: Ancient Order of Hibernians Beach Paint Buckley Heating and Cooling Campus Compact Channing Memorial Church- Margit Baum Charitable Trust Community Baptist Church Cutting Edge Professional Painting Griff Electric Home Depot Horan Building House Master Home Inspections

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Gold: All that Glitters A few weeks ago I ran into a friend who told me of her experience of selling some scrap gold she had been saving. I am sure that many of you have some old rings, broken bits of bracelets, teeth, an odd ear ring all kept safely in a box in a bureau. My friend went to three places advertizing “We buy gold”, “Highest price”. The first place she went to asked her how much she wanted for her bits. She said that she didn’t know and when the person who didn’t check the karat or even weigh the lot told her that they would give her $400 for her scraps my friend said she would think about it. The next ‘buyer’ did weigh and test the gold and offered her $1,500 and the last place she went offered her $2,200 and naturally she took the highest offer. A reputable buyer will always test the gold and weigh the pieces, in front of you, and as they say “It always pays to shop around.” – Federico Santi, Partner, The Drawing Room Antiques (The Drawing Room will not be offering ‘free appraisal day’ on Thurs.; but will offer free appraisals by appointment only. Just call 841-5060 to make an appointment.) Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Federico at: or 152 Spring St., Newport

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The Portsmouth Arts Guild will be hosting its annual Photography show from May 4-June 3. Work to be submitted must be brought to the Guild on either April 30 or May 1 for inclusion in the show. All forms of photography are welcome. Dan McManus, an award winning photographer who has taught photography classes at the Newport Art Museum since 1999, will jury the show. The opening reception for the Guild’s Photography show will be held on Friday, May 4, from 6-8 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Arts Guild at or call 293-5ART.

The Newport Irish Heritage Association will hold its annual dinner meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at the La Forge Casino Restaurant. The evening’s highlights will include the presentation of the Civitas and Fenian Awards. Gary Hooks, local businessman and owner of The Handy Lunch, is this year’s Civitas honoree. Michael O’Connor, one of the founding members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipe & Drum band, is the winner of the Fenian award. In addition, the winner of the Paul Crowley Memorial Irish Heritage Scholarship will be announced. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception (cash bar), followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. For reservations, call Cathy Creaney at 849-8956.

Car Wash to Benefit Relay for Life Students from iNCASE (Newport County Afterschool Excitement) Youth Council will be hosting a car wash Saturday, May 12 at the James L. Maher Center, 906 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life which begins Friday, May 18 at 4 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School. The iNCASE Youth Council is a group of students grades 6-10 from communities throughout Newport County. For more information, contact Debbie at 847-6927 ext. 17 or at For more information on the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, call 474-8023 or Kerry at 8550885 or email her at or visit

Classic Film Night The Friends of the Jane Pickens Theater will show the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird” Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m. as part of their Classic Film Night series.

Critter Glitter The Potter League for Animals is holding a Critter Glitter fashion jewelry sale Wednesday, May 2 through Sunday, May 6 at the Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and extended Wednesday, May 2 until 7 p.m. Admission is free. Kim Renk of Sequin generously donates the jewelry with a 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Potter League. For more information, visit www. or call 846-0596.

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NEWS BRIEFS Newport Police Log Newport Fire Incident Run Report During the period from Monday, April 16 to Monday, April 23, the Newport Police Department responded to 505 calls. Of those, 90 were motor vehicle related; there were 68 motor vehicle violations issued and 22 accidents.

The police also responded to 4 incidents of vandalism, 12 noise complaints, 25 animal complaints, and 36 home/business alarm calls. Police conducted 1 school security check at Rogers High School. They responded to 4 suicide calls, including one on the Pell Bridge and a suspected arson -bomb at the Forty Steps.Police also transported 6 prisoners, recorded 6 instances of assisting other police departments, 7 other agencies and conducted 1 funer escort. 15 private tows were also recorded. In addition, 26 arrests were made for the following violations: n 5 bench warrants. n 5 arrests were made for simple assault. n 3 arrests were made for DUI. n 2 arrests were made for driving with suspended or revoked licenses. n 1 arrest was made for tresspassing. n 1 arrest was made for vandalism. n 1 arrest was made for possesion of narcortics. n 1 arrest was made for possesion of marijuana n 1 arrest was made for animal violation. n 1 arrest was made for a noise violation. n 1 arrest was made for underage drinking. n 1 arrest was made for felony assault. n 1 arrest was made for receiving stolen goods. n 1 arrest was made for possession of an open container of alcohol. n 1 arrest was made for indecent exposure.

Presciption Drug Take Back The Newport Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be conducting the Fourth Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, April 28. Expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs can be brought to the Newport Police Department’s lobby from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. If you have any questions, contact Sgt. A. Chauvin at achauvin@ or at 845- 5770.

During the period from Monday, April 16 through Sunday, April 22, the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 124 calls. Of those, 81 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 64 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 8 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived on-scene. Fire apparatus was used for 121 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters responded to 67 calls • Station 1 - Engine responded to 54 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road responded to 28 calls • Station 2 - Engine responded to 18 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 5 responded to 37 calls Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include:   2 - Structure fires 1- Vegetation fire 1- Cooking fire 1- Water rescue   2 - Gas leaks 8 - Fire alarm sounding - no fire   In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 12 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 11 life safety inspections, and provided 10 fire system plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: Many common organic mulches and potting soils are combustible and can pose a real fire danger when used too close to buildings. When carelessly discarded smoking materials (i.e. cigarette butts) are added to decomposing wood fibers found in mulch, or fertilizer rich potting soils, smoldering fires often result. A slight breeze is all that is needed to turn a smoldering fire into a flaming fire. Please use caution: Before you properly dispose of smoking materials, submerge them in water to ensure that they are completely extinguished. —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM

BankNewport to Centralize BankNewport plans to consolidate its two Middletown offices into one location next summer, the bank announced recently. BankNewport President and CEO Sandra J. Pattie made the announcement saying the bank would move its headquarters and operations functions into one central location in Middletown to increase administrative efficiency. The administrative offices and operations areas, now located at 12 Turner Rd. and 528 West Main Rd. in Middletown will be relocated to a bank-owned building in the Aquidneck Corporate Park.


Gizzi Nursing Scholarship

The Michele Gizzi Nursing Scholarship is a competitive scholarship open to permanent residents of Aquidneck Island who have been accepted into an accredited school of nursing. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for study toward an associate degree, diploma, or bachelor’s degree in nursing at a National League of Nursing accredited school of nursing. Applicants must submit proof of matriculation in a post secondary school, or provide a copy of acceptance letter for freshman applicants. To obtain an application, visit Deadline is May 31, 2012.

CIV Scholarship The Newport Council for International Visitors (CIV) is offering an Aquidneck Island graduating, high school senior a $1,000 award towards the pursuit of a college degree. The award will be based on academic achievement, extra curricular activities and community service. Seniors who have been associated with programs or activities that promote international relationships will receive special consideration. Applications are available at area high schools, interested parties should contact their school guidance office for details. Nominations must be postmarked by Friday, May 11, 2012.

Robert Fye Scholarship

In memory of Robert Fye, Middletown High School Class of 2002, a $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating MHS senior. Applications are available in Guidance Room #239 at Middletown High School as well as in the Career Center. The application form and all required documents should be mailed to: The Robert S. H. Fye Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 4726, Middletown, RI, 02842. Postmark deadline is May 7, 2012.

Hayward Maritime Scholarship

Students living in Newport County interested in pursuing maritime occupations for the 2011 can apply for the Leonard W. & Katherine C. Hayward Maritime Memorial Scholarship. Applications are available online at or at 18 Market Square, Newport. Deadline is May 6, 2012. For more information, contact Deedra Durocher, at 847-4260 or

Students from St. Michael’s Country Day School raised $10,822 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon which supports children’s cancer research. In response to their tremendous fundraising efforts, six faculty members had their heads shaved at a recent school assembly to raise awareness for the worthy cause. Stylists from area SuperCuts locations were on hand to give the “buzz cuts” as the students cheered them on.

‘Peter Pan’

Portsmouth Garden Club Flower Show Portsmouth Garden Club’s annual flower show will be held Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Atria Aquidneck Place,125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth. The theme this year is “Summer on the Island” with five design divisions. Ballots will be available to vote for your favorite in each category.

The Newport Children’s Theatre will present “Peter Pan” a musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie. directed by Tara O’Hare. The performances are Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. at the Portsmouth Middle School Auditorium, Jepson Lane. Tickets available at the door, $10 adults, $8 seniors, and $6 for children under 12. Further info:

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Annual Education Expo The Community College of Rhode Island will host its fourth annual Education Expo for prospective students on May 5 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Attendees to this free event will learn about the 80-plus degree and certificate programs at all four campuses and two satellite campuses, how to pay for college, how to get credit for prior experience and more. CCRI is also giving away four $1,000 scholarships this year.

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EDITORIAL April’s Apathy May Cost You


o say that there was light turnout on Tuesday for the state’s Presidential Preference Primary would be a gross understatement. Just three percent of Newport’s 17,000 eligible voters cast a ballot. Shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Mayor Stephen C. Waluk popped his head into the Canvassing Clerk’s office inside City Hall. At that point, just 105 people had voted during the morning rush. Judging by the sticker on his lapel, the mayor was one of them. There’s something to be said about exercising one’s right to vote – even if it sneaks up on you on an obscure Tuesday in April. According to the Democracy Index, a statistic-driven yardstick that measures the state of democracy around the world, out of 167 countries there are just 25 that are truly free and democratic. We happen to be fortunate enough to live in one of them. Perhaps it was assumed that Mitt Romney would win the state’s Republican presidential primary; and without a contest on the Democrat side, there really wasn’t much incentive for people take to the polls. However, let’s not lull ourselves into complacency. Our votes may not as coveted by presidential campaigns as those in so-called swing states. But our voices at home matter a great deal. Next week, City Council members will formally begin their annual budget deliberations in front of what are typically dozens of empty chairs. This year’s total expenditures are proposed to exceed $115 million, and will touch everything from the condition of our roads, the quality of education in our schools, and promises that were made to our public employees. There is simply no more important document or issue that the council takes up than its general operating budget. And yet, it can seem like a foregone conclusion. Perhaps that’s why, as in Tuesday’s primary, participation in the process is so sparse. Beginning on Wednesday, May 2, the council will meet in a series of special budget sessions. The public is highly encouraged to attend. In the interest of boosting attendance, if even only it’s to observe our democracy in action, below you’ll find the schedule of dates, and the topics at hand, as announced by the mayor’s office earlier this month: •  Wednesday, May 2nd 6:30 p.m. FY 2012/13 Municipal Budget – Overview, Library, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) •  Thursday, May 3rd 6:30 p.m., FY 2012/13 Municipal Budget – General Fund Budgets, Civic Support •  Monday, May 7th 6:30 p.m. FY 2012/13 Municipal Budget–Enterprise Fund Budgets •  Thursday, May 24th 7 p.m., Council Workshop with School Committee RE: FY 2012/13 Municipal Budget – School Department Budget All of the sessions will take place in the Council Chamber on the second floor of City Hall. If you need more reason to go, remember that 148 other countries aren’t nearly as democratic, and millions of people in the world can only dream of being able to participate in their government.

Municipal Boards NEWPORT Zoning Board: Meets every fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers Members: Lynn Ceglie Martin Cohen Mary Joan Hoene Seiter Planning Board: Meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers Members: James Dring – Chair Deborah Melino-Wender Mary Moniz – Vice-Chair Kim Salerno

MIDDLETOWN Wind Turbine Committee, meets first Tuesday of month @ 6 p.m. in the MPD Community Room Planning Board, meets second Wednesday at 6:230 p.m. in the Council Chambers Zoning Board, meets fourth Tuesday of month @ 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers

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City Could Claim Abandoned Yacht By Tom Shevlin By all accounts, the sailing vessel Cha Cha is an enviable craft. Seaworthy, boasting a steel hull, enclosed cockpit, and radar mount, she’s been anchored off King Park for the better part of eight months. At 52-feet, she’s easily capable of making the trek down to Bermuda, the Caribbean, or even further. And research into her past suggests she had done just that – several times, in fact. But Newport could very well be her final destination. As Harbormaster Tim Mills notes, Cha Cha has been abandoned since early last fall. She’s racked up thousands of dollars in fines; and her skipper appears to have jumped ship. Now, proceedings are underway to determine how the city should go about dealing with the distressed cutter before the summer sets in. However, as Mills has discovered, uncertainty and Cha Cha seem to go hand-in-hand. Last skippered by Richard Littauer, the vessel arrived in Newport in September 2011 flying a foreign flag. She dropped anchor in the federal anchorage just off King Park – a popular spot for live-aboards and seasonal cruisers – and she’s been there ever since. But soon after she arrived, it became clear that she wasn’t being tended to. Nor was the captain responding to Mills. That is cause for concern, as under city ordinance, any vessel deemed derelict or abandoned may be subject to removal by the harbormaster. After multiple attempts failed to elicit a response from Cha Cha’s skipper, Mills began issuing him tickets to the tune of $300 a day. Those fines, which totaled some $65,000, have now at least doubled. Should Littauer fail to respond, Mills could claim the vessel for the

The abandoned 52 foot sailing vessel Cha Cha may become city property. (Photo by Tom Shevlin) city, haul it out, and either scrap or auction it off. He’s done the same for several other boats in the past – albeit none nearly as large or as potentially valuable as Cha Cha. According to several reports posted online, Cha Cha has not been blessed with much good luck. As the blog Wavetrain recounts in a 2009 article, in November of that year, Cha Cha had been en route to Bermuda from Newport when she was caught in a squall. By the time the winds died down, her engines had given out, her sails were disabled, and Littauer was knocked unconscious. After a few days at sea, she was towed into port by a pair of passing yachts. After undergoing repairs, Cha Cha would again make port in Newport, where she’s a familiar visitor over the last few years. However, according to Mills, the cost of upkeep for a boat her size may have been too much for the owner. After receiving permission from the Coast Guard, Mills boarded the ghost ship for the first time earlier this month. “It was in surprisingly good condition,” he said. “It looked like you’d expect it would if you had someone living aboard.” Still, with several new arrivals

making their way into port over the last few days, he noted that Cha Cha could still prove to be a hazard to the harbor. On Monday, Mills appeared before Judge J. Russell Jackson in Newport Municipal Court in a bid for permission to push forward with reclamation. As Mills reported, he’s still waiting on several key pieces of information from the U.S. State Department and Coast Guard to determine the origin of the craft and what further steps need to be taken before the city can dispose of it. Stopping short of giving the city the authority to claim the vessel, Jackson granted Mills permission to move it to a more secure location. As Jackson noted, claiming the vessel outright would represent “a significant taking.” “I want to make sure that all avenues have been exhausted,” he told Mills. In the meantime, the city is hoping to hear from federal authorities within the next few weeks. The matter is set to appear again on the court’s calendar June 4. Cpt. Littauer did not respond to requests to be interviewed.

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On Friday, April 20 Newport County Arts organizations and State officials celebrated grants from the Rhode Island State Council On The Arts (RISCA) totaling $81,546 in 2012. (Photo by Paul Fleming)

Pushing to Re-Open Opera House By Tom Shevlin The group that hopes to convert the Opera House into a live music and performance space held a press conference at the former theater last week with representatives present from state and federal arts agencies. Inside the cavernous space, a crowd of supporters renewed their resolve to restore the building and its place as the centerpiece of Washington Square. With the initial demolition phase complete, attention is now moving toward raising the roughly $5 million needed to reopen the historic 1867 building as a 500-700-seat performing arts center. “That’s a lot of money,” said Liz Drayton, secretary of the board of directors, “but it’s out there.” According to Laura Scanlan, the director of the State and Regional Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the project is

worth the effort. “It really is a strategy that our chairman is focussed on for helping communities across the country to recover from this tough economic climate,” she said. “This isn’t about summertime tourism,” said Drayton. “This is about creating a year-round economic engine in the center of Newport.” Alison Vareika, board chair of the Opera House, added. “If we put $5 million into this building, the return would be ten-fold; $50 million would come back directly to the community. Newport is known as a sailing community, and the state is putting all sorts of money into Fort Adams for two weeks, maybe two months of events, but an investment in the Opera House is a yearround investment.” Although Newport currently has several theater spaces for live performances, including the re-

Council Stands with School Committee By Tom Shevlin City Councilors on Wednesday voted in solidarity with their counterparts on the School Committee to oppose a package of legislation working its way through the General Assembly that would automatically extend contracts for teachers unions. In a resolution that earned overwhelming support, councilors found that the proposal – House Bill 7250 and Senate Bill 2532 – would serve as “disincentive for unions to bargain in good faith and allow existing employee wages and benefits to continue unchanged indefinitely.” In a separate vote, the council ratified a resolution earlier adopted by the School Committee to support legislation moving the deadline for teacher layoff notifications from March 1 to June 1. The current system, it found, results in uncertainty and often causes school districts to issue more layoff notices than necessary, thereby creating undue anxiety for both teachers and administrators. Both proposals were unanimously supported by the School Committee earlier this month. Planning Board Outlines Limits for Turbines In other business, councilors were set to address a series of proposed principles submitted by the Planning Board to provide the city with a basis for governing residential and commercial wind turbines. The draft proposal, which was

endorsed at the Planning Board’s April 16 meeting, is the result of three scheduled Planning Board meetings and one special session held over the last several months. Planning Board members recommended creating an overlay district outlining the area where wind turbines may be allowed either through permit or by right. Utility-scale turbines, which may have 300-400-foot towers and large rotor assemblies, would not be permitted anywhere in the city. Commercial-scale turbines would likely be restricted to Commercial Industrial and Traditional Maritime zones such as the State Fishing Pier and Newport Shipyard. And residential scale turbines would likely be limited to residential districts with land area greater than 10,000 square feet – except in the Historic District. “The Planning Board regards the local Historic District as an inappropriate location for wind turbines unless the subject property has greater than 40,000 square feet in land area,” the Board wrote. In December, councilors voted 6-0 to adopt a temporary ninemonth moratorium on wind turbine development in order to develop a comprehensive policy on the subject. The vote came on the heels of an Eastnor Road resident’s request to construct a residential wind turbine in the densely populated Fifth Ward neighborhood. A final proposal is expected to be drafted by early this summer.

cently restored Stanford White Casino Theater and the Jane Pickens, according to Drayton, the Opera House is uniquely positioned to enhance the city’s arts scene. “What we’re looking to do with this building is fill a void,” she said. “There are performers with existing relationships and audiences that are lusting for a venue of this size.” So, too, it seems, are the city’s public officials. “I remember watching movies here as a kid,” recalled City Councilman Henry F. Winthrop. “Coming to the Opera House was an important part of my youth. On behalf of the City Council, I can say we’re behind the project.” Also on hand was Randall Rosenbaum, executive director of the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts. As the group posed for a photo, Rosenbaum told everyone to say, “More funding!”

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Six Islanders Will Go To GOP Convention By Tom Shevlin Newport has roughly 17,000 registered voters, just 205 voted on the Democratic side for president, while 369 voted in the Republican contest. Newport’s anemic turnout numbers mirror other tallies seen throughout the state, where less than 4 percent of Rhode Island’s 700,000 registered voters were estimated to have participated. Meanwhile, in a bit of good news, Aquidneck Island will be well represented at this summer’s GOP convention, as six of the top eight vote-getters for delegate hailed from the area. With all precincts reporting, John Robitaille and his wife, Lynda Adams-Robitaille, both of Portsmouth, earned the most votes in the state’s CD1 delegate race; while state Rep. Daniel Patrick Reilly came in a close third. Jamestowners Robert J. Gallagher and Amy Lynn Gallagher were also in the top eight, as was Newport resident Barbara Ann Fenton. Mitt Romney, who had been widely expected to sweep the night’s primary, did just that, earning 64 percent of the vote statewide, and 75 percent of the vote locally. Ron Paul, whose campaign had targeted Rhode Island’s proportional delegate system, placed second with 24 percent of the vote statewide, and 15 percent locally.




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Honoring Law Enforcement Officers with a Parade By Jack Kelly

The 29th consecutive Newport National Police Parade honoring all law enforcement officers, past and present, across the nation, will be held on Sunday, May 6. The marchers will step off at 11:50 a.m. from the Hampton Inn, 317 West Main Rd., Middletown. The parade route will follow West Main Road south to Broadway in Newport, ending at the reviewing stand in the recently renovated Washington Square, where the marchers will perform for the public and an audience of dignitaries. According to Newport Detective Frank Rosa, who is one of the parade’s organizers, this year’s parade will have a robust line-up of marching units, bagpipe bands, floats, high school bands and many returning parade favorites. The Marine Corps Silent Drill Team will participate this year, as will Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes and Drums band, along with at least ten other pipes and drums bands. “We want this to be an event the whole family will enjoy,” Rosa said.

The Marine Corps. ‘silent’ Drill Team will be marching in this year’s Police Parade on Saturday, May 6. The honor of leading the parade will go to the United New Jersey Pipes and Drums band, said Rosa: “This unit is a long-time participant and has always answered yes to our requests to march in the parade.” Other participating bands include the US Navy Northeast Band, NYPD Brass Band, RI Highlanders

Bagpipe Band, and many others. Police organizations from across the northeastern United States will be represented, along with a contingent of Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This year’s Grand Marshal is Bob “Papa” Shaw, father of fallen Providence Police Sergeant Steven

Shaw. The senior Shaw will represent the group, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), which offers support and aid to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. Rosa explained that Shaw and others will join Father Frank O’Loughlin, Newport Police Chaplain, “in a blessing for the marchers and all our brothers and sisters in law enforcement, both living, and lost, across the country.” The blessing will take place at 11:30 a.m., prior to the parade. Rosa and Newport Police Sergeant Corey Huck, another parade organizer, are active in fundraising for the event. This year’s fundraiser series kicks off on Friday, April 27, with a “Night of Comedy” at the Newport Marriott hotel. Working in conjunction with the Comedy Connection and a phone-a-thon fundraising effort, the parade committee is hoping for a good turnout. Then, on May 5, the fifth annual golf outing for local and out-ofstate law enforcement officers will be held at Newport National Golf Course, with slots for 144 golfers. A

steak fry for the golfers at the Middletown FOP Hall follows. To check for last minute cancellations or availability, go to Also on May 5, a “Rocking Rodeo Roundup” will be held at the Dockside on Waites Wharf in Newport beginning at 8 p.m. This event will feature rock bands whose band members are also police officers, as well as DJs, bagpipe bands and the NYPD Brass Band drum line. According to Huck, “the NYPD drum line is incredible, and they put on a great show.” The local rock band “10-8,” made up of Newport police officers, will also perform. There will also be a mechanical bull riding contest with a DJ set-up. Blue ribbons will be awarded to winners. A $10 donation will be accepted at the door to help defray the costs of the parade, however Rosa said, “We try to get everyone in the door, so come on down!” For information on any of preparade events or the parade itself go to or call Detective Rosa at 845-5765 or Sgt. Corey Huck at 474-4486.

Naval Community Briefs Navy League’s Military Appreciation Night

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The Newport Council of the Navy League of the United States will host its annual Military Appreciation Night dinner on Thursday, May 10 at the Atlantic Beach Club. The event is open to the public and military personnel, and will honor the contributions of our Navy, Marine and Coast Guard. The Honorable Juan M. Garcia III, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, will be the speaker. Local businesses are invited to host members of the military community in recognition of their many sacrifices in service to our country. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. For ticketing information or to sponsor a table, contact 401-864-4028 or

The 2012 “Great Decisions” Seminars series, co-sponsored by the Newport Council for International Visitors (CIV) and Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations & Public Policy, will continue on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall of the O’Hare Academic Center. Dr. Victor Fay-Wolfe, professor of Computer Science at URi and founder of URI’s Digital Forensics Program, will discuss the questions of “cybercrime” and “cyberwar”. “Great Decisions” Seminars are free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested. To reserve, call 341-2927 or e-mail For more information, call Bob Sleiertin at 847-5196 or visit

NUWC Luncheon The NUWC retiree luncheon will be held Wednesday, May 2 at noon at McGovern’s Family Restaurant, Laurel Room, entrance at the end of the building, 310 Shove St., Fall River. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Jean Sherman at 846-5146 or Bev Ferris at 846-4292.

Veterinary Clinic Hours The Army Veterinary Clinic at the Leisure Bay on Naval Station Newport is open for walk-in appointments the first Friday of every month. Veterinary services are for active duty and retirees only. The clinic will be open for walk-ins on Friday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Groton, Conn., Veterinary Clinic at (860) 694-4291 for more information.

OCS Graduation Forty-four ensigns will receive their commissions and join the ranks of the world’s finest Navy on Friday, May 4. Vice Adm. John M. Richardson, Commander Submarine Forces Atlantic, will address the graduates. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. in Kay Hall. Navy Band Northeast will perform. For more information, call 401-841-1171.

Fore! Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation will host a golf tournament on Thursday, May 10 at the Newport National Golf Club. The cost is $50 for active duty, retirees, dependents, reservists and DoD personnel and $75 for guests. Registration deadline is May 3. Register at Gym 109 or call 401-841-3420.

Help to Quit Smoking The Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) pharmacy began offering over-the-counter nicotine replacement gum and patches to military personnel in January. Since the initiative began, over 300 local military members and dependents have quite smoking. As of May 1, Federal Service employees at Naval Station Newport can also participate in this free smoking cessation program. Interested personnel should stop by the NHCNE pharmacy for more information.

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Wein on Ellington’s ‘Moment’

George Wein and Pete Seegar take an ovation at the 2009 Newport Folk Festival. (Photo by Douglas Mason)

The Music Man: George Wein By Robert Johnson Howard In the 1940s, in Newton, Massachusetts, a young man from a middle class Jewish family bucked the wish of his father that he become a doctor and instead set a course to change the course of music history as a founder and steward of the world-famous Newport jazz and folk music festivals. Back when George Wein decided to pursue a life in the music industry, jazz was played in smoky bar rooms, often on the wrong side of the tracks, and the folk music craze had not yet begun. Earlier this month, for the second consecutive year, all 20,000 tickets for the two-day 2012 Newport Folk Festival sold out three months before the event – a tribute to Wein’s early vision. Wein got his start in the business as a jazz pianist and later as owner of the Storyville jazz clubs in Boston and the creator of the Storyville record label. In December 1953, Newport socialite Elaine Lorillard approached him with a request to “liven up Newport’s summers.”

George Wein at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival. (Photo by LaNita Adams) For example, it was Wein’s idea to clear out a section in front of the stage for news photographers. As a result, photos of the jazz festival appeared on the front page of the New York Times the day after the first festival, followed by more photos and

Wein introduced Eddie Condon, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan and Ella Fitzgerald to this little upscale city on Narragansett Bay, and the ripple effect went instantly global. Elaine and her husband Lewis Lorillard established a $20,000 fund to begin a venture that would in time become the famous Newport music festivals. From its inception in July 1954 at the Newport Casino, the Newport jazz festival was an immediate success. Wein introduced Eddie Condon, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan and Ella Fitzgerald to this little upscale city on Narragansett Bay, and the ripple effect went instantly global. At the time, jazz and folk musicians were accustomed to playing packed clubs like the Village Vanguard or the Blue Note, but those experiences had not prepared them for the crowds that the Newport festivals drew. Across all genres of music, musicians of today rely on outdoor festivals as cornerstones of their careers. Would that have happened without Wein? Probably, but the lessons that Wein learned back in the 1950s and ‘60s provided the blueprint for today’s festivals.

coverage in virtually every important magazine and news outlet. In the beginning, providing good outdoor sound and lighting was a challenge, as there were no systems suitable for the Newport Casino’s backyard, which hosted 11,000 fans at the first festival in 1954, or for Freebody Park, which hosted 27,000 at the second festival in 1955. Perhaps the most emotionally charged logistical issue arose from the fact that racial prejudice was still very much a part of American culture in the 1950s. Some of Newport’s hotels refused to make rooms available to black musicians. This hit close to home for Wein, because his wife Joyce was black. The festival advisory board debated whether to move the festival elsewhere, but Wein took the position that there were things that they could do in Newport to help solve these problems. Board member Alan Morrison, editor of Ebony magazine, argued that this should not be the function of the festival, to which Wein responded, “I think that should be

the function of life.” The festival stayed in Newport. Over the decades following the first Newport festival, Wein produced more than 500 festivals all over the world, but he has always called Newport his favorite. That’s not to say that the relationship between Newport and Wein was always smooth, however. In the early 1970s, the Newport City Council cancelled the permit for the jazz festival, which relocated to New York and to other locations for a period of ten years. Wein had accepted advice to bring in more revenue by booking rock and roll acts, and these brought a different kind of fan behavior that was unacceptable in Newport. During this time, several attempts by other producers to stage music festivals in Newport proved unsuccessful, and in 1981 the council asked Wein to bring his festivals back. Since his return to Newport, Wein has made it his goal to showcase jazz newcomers, focusing on satisfying fans of true jazz. Now 86, Wein still visits jazz clubs two or three nights a week, looking for new talent. He still decides who plays the jazz festival, and he still plays jazz with his band, “The Newport All-Stars.” Recently, Wein decided to incorporate the Newport Jazz & Folk Festivals as a non-profit foundation, with proceeds from the festivals dedicated to providing music education for youngsters. It seems fitting that after a career of shaping music festivals, Wein would transition to incubating the musical artists of the future.

A defining moment in the history of jazz is a favorite story of Wein’s: “The Moment” happened on the last night of the third Newport Jazz Festival in July of 1956. At the time, band leader Duke Ellington was at a low point in his career and didn’t even have a record deal. But Wein was an ardent fan, and in his anticipation of the show, he called Ellington to ask what he was planning. All Ellington would say was that he would do, “a medley and a couple of other things.” Wein had determined that a short set from the closing band at the front end of a concert was a great teaser to the finale. So the Duke Ellington Band opened that night performing the Star Spangled Banner, Black & Tan Fantasy and Tea for Two, before hustling off the stage to make way for The Bud Shank Quartet, Jo Jones Trio, Jimmy Giuffre and others. When Ellington and his band returned to the stage for the finale, they played a series of tunes in a continuous crescendo. Legend has it that Ellington had instructed his tenor sax man, Paul Gonsalves, to hit a solo that would link the medley of “Diminuendo” to “Crescendo in Blue,” telling him, “Don’t stop until I tell you.” It would be a 27 chorus solo that would make history. Wein was in his regular spot at the side of the stage. As the band neared the end of the first movement, Gonsalves took center stage and began to solo. In the middle of the seventh chorus, a young blond woman sprang from her box seat and began to dance. Her exuberance spread through the crowd, and soon hundreds of people were jitterbugging in the aisles. Thousands more stood on chairs as Gonsalves increased the intensity of his solo while drummer Sam Woodyard delivered a merciless beat. Even Ellington was mesmerized. When Cat Anderson hit the final blast of “Crescendo,” the audience went wild and demanded more. Ellington calmed them down with “Powerhouse Blues” before whipping them into another frenzy with “Tulip or Tur-

nip.” At the end, Wein ran onstage, grabbed the microphone, and said, “Ladies and gentlemen! Duke Ellington!” On recordings of the concert, over the roar of the crowd, Wein can be heard saying to Ellington, “That’s it!” while Ellington pleads for just one more song. “No, Ellington, it’s over,” Wein says, hearing thousands of boos aimed at him for stopping the music. Finally Ellington says, “Okay, just let me say good night,” as he grabs the microphone from Wein, still yelling, “No more music!” Ellington then addresses the audience: “We have a very heavy request, for Sam Woodyard and ‘Skin Deep.’” As the audience roared, Wein realized that he had been had, and the situation was out of his hands. Two songs later, he could hear Ellington saying to the audience, “Ladies and gentlemen, we certainly want to thank you for the way you inspired us tonight…” All these years later, Wein remembers “The Moment” with pride at having been part of a piece of jazz history that influenced the way live music is performed at festivals even today. –R.J.H.

‘Ellington at Newport’ is a live album by Duke Ellington and his band. It was recorded at the historic 1956 Newport Jazz Festival concert. Jazz promoter George Wein describes the concert as “the greatest performance of Ellington’s career... It stood for everything that jazz had been and could be.” It is included in the book ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’, which ranks it “one of the most famous... in jazz history”.

RI Student Band to Open Jazz Fest Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) this week announced a new three-year sponsorship agreement that highlights aspiring young jazz performers. In addition to a line-up of world-class artists, the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival will feature the Rhode Island Music Educators Association (RIMEA) Jazz Band, an all-star, all-state band of high school jazz musicians from Rhode Island who will be the opening performance for the festival on Saturday, August 4. A $5,000 scholarship for a selected student musician from the band will be awarded by NGAM. “Although the social and academic benefits of music education have been well documented, throughout our national educational system the performing arts are continually threatened by budget cuts,” said John Hailer, president and chief executive officer of Natixis Global Asset Management. “Working with the Newport Jazz Festival, it is our goal to provide additional opportunities for extraordinary young artists to participate in professional venues as they pursue their dreams.” Newport Jazz Festival impresario and Chairman of the Newport Festivals Foundation George Wein said the idea of featuring the RIMEA musicians at the festival originated with a suggestion from Hailer, who expressed the desire to help young performers. “The end result,” said Wein, “is a new partnership with Natixis Global Asset Management that now reinforces the joint commitment of both our organizations to help talented young performers develop future careers as professional musicians.”

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Trumbauer is Subject of Symposium FROM THE GARDEN By Ross Sinclair Cann, AIA Many great architects worked in Newport over its long and illustrious history. Richard Morris Hunt, Stanford White and Peter Harrison are all familiar names. Horace Trumbauer is less familiar name, but he was an architect of national prominence who worked in Newport at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. His work includes three of the great houses along Bellevue Avenue (The Elms, Clarendon Court and Miramar) and a major addition and renovations to a fourth mansion (Rough Point). He also transformed a relatively modest Victorian-era cottage, Seaweed, into a much grander and classically inspired house. Trumbauer is to be the subject of this year’s Architectural Symposium, Saturday, May 5 at the Newport Casino. Trumbauer’s life neatly spanned the period we now call the Gilded Age. He was born in 1868 and died in 1938, at the end of the Depression. The first of his major projects in Newport was The Elms, which was completed in 1901 for Edward Julius Berwind, a coal magnate. This grand cottage was modeled after Château d’Asnières in France and is emblematic of Trumbauer’s highly derivative style. The next house he designed in Newport was for another Philadelphian, Edward Knight. That house is now commonly known as Clarendon Court. The building was designed in 1904 in a sedate Regency Style and is believed to have been based upon Hedworth House in England. This elegant house is much further south along Bellevue than The Elms. During the Gilded Age, the city was expanding in that direction as demand grew for prominent tracts of land. To the south of Clarendon Court is Miramar, one of the largest and most elegant properties along Bellevue. Trumbauer designed this house for the George Widener family in 1912. As plans for the house

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Seaweed (above) and Miramar (below) will both be shown at the Architectural Symposium. (Photo courtesy of A4 Architecture)

were underway, tragedy struck the Widener family when Mrs. Widener’s husband and son were lost on the Titanic. Mrs. Widener decided to proceed with the project. The building is similar to The Elms in its extensive use of elegant French details and rich materials. It was particularly famous for its parterre gardens, which were depicted on many post cards of the period. This house’s current owner has been restoring it. Another project that Trumbauer worked on in Newport was the renovation and enlargement of Rough Point, the house at the southernmost corner of Bellevue Avenue where it takes a sharp turn to the west. The house was originally designed in 1881 by the firm


of Peabody & Sterns. It was commissioned by Frederick Vanderbilt, the youngest brother in the family that built the Breakers and Marble House. In 1922, the house was purchased by James Buchanan Duke, who commissioned Trumbauer to undertake a major expansion. When Duke died only one year after the renovation was completed in 1925, the house and his enormous 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, would play 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 laid neatly on the tables. Seaweed has also been recently and extensively restored by the current owners. This house shows yet another fascinating side of Trumbauer’s ability—the skill to convert one style of building into a greatly changed and much enlarged model. This white, classically inspired building is surrounded by porches and overlooks Bailey’s Beach. The plan of the house reveals the various phases of construction the house has gone through as it grew over time. At the 2012 Architectural Symposium participants three visiting scholars will deliver lectures on various facets of Horace Trumbauer’s architecture and career in the morning, followed by a lunch on the horseshoe piazza and then visits to the three Newport houses that Trumbauer lavished his time and skill upon. Ross Sinclair Cann, AIA, LEED AP, is an historian, educator and practicing architect living and working in Newport.

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Yes, it is that time again that we wait for each year: asparagus season. Some asparagus spears are thick, some are pencil thin. They may be white or purple. All, however, are delicious. On the seed packet of the white asparagus “Argenteuil,” you will see a photo of the white spears. But all white asparagus is green asparagus that has been “blanched” by protecting the stalks from the sun with knee-high mounds of soil. No sun equals no photosynthesis, equals white asparagus. Asparagus is a member of the lily family, originating in Greece and Italy. Having grown in the wild for centuries, it was easily transported to Europe and finally in the 1700s made the trip to America. From March to May, small towns in Italy, France and Germany hold festivals honoring the slender green stalk. In Germany, the annual festival is called Spargelfest, spargel being the German word for asparagus. The town of Schwetzingen proclaims itself the Asparagus Capital of the World, and its festivals continue from April through June. The town is located in Bavaria in the Schwarzwald, an area that is also known for spas and cuckoo clocks. Germany even has Asparagus Routes to allow for visits to many towns as each celebrates the King of Vegetables. The typical festival not only has a “Crowned King” of asparagus, but also peeling contests and food stalls. The town of Bruchsal, Bavaria, is home to a magnificent baroque palace and it claims to hold the largest asparagus festival. Bruchsal’s festival features an Asparagus Queen. This region of Germany is full of castles. What could be better than a lovely lunch of asparagus, served with Hollandaise sauce or simply butter, then touring your choice of castles in Bavaria? Italy’s asparagus madness takes place northwest of Venice in the postcard-perfect town of Bassano del Grappa. The powerful liquor known as Grappa is made in this town, but it is also famous for white asparagus. There are over 100 growers of white asparagus in the outlying farms of Bassano. Chefs from all over Italy come here to create new dishes incorporating the delectable white vegetable. The most famous native Bassanese recipe is Ovi e Sparasi. This is a simple mixture of soft-boiled

eggs and extra virgin olive oil gently poured over steamed white asparagus. A trip to this town during the months of April and May is enchanting. In France, the regions of Alsace and Provence are the two largest areas of asparagus production. They, too, have their festivals, but their focus is on the vegetable and how to cook it. The French have a “Confrerie de L’Asperges” (Brotherhood of Asparagus). These gentlemen are dedicated to the tradition of growing white asparagus in France. Following the first harvest in April, they really get down to business. In Alsace, simple dishes of steamed white asparagus are sprinkled with red wine vinaigrette, an herbed or simple mayonnaise, or finely chopped hard-boiled eggs. Some spears are simply served with butter. In the United States, Stockton, California holds a huge asparagus festival each year at the end of April, featuring musicians, games, a food court, and, of course, asparagus. Their asparagus, alas, is green. Few farms in the US grow white asparagus, which is cooked differently than green asparagus. White asparagus is very fibrous, with a bitter outer skin. To cook it, first peel the stalk until it is pencil thin, then cook it until it is limp. Keep your condiments simple: butter, salt, and pepper are all you need. White asparagus is truly a treat, and it is in the markets now. It’s time to celebrate this elegant vegetable of spring! Cynthia Gibson is a gardener, food writer and painter. She gardens passionately and tends her miniature orchard in Newport.

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 lb asparagus spears (thick spears are best for roasting) 1-2 Tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced Kosher Salt Freshly grated black pepper Lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly distributed. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice before serving.

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Swing, Batta - Batta! Little League Season Begins By Stephen Gerard Grab your lawn chair and some sunflower seeds, because the Little League season in Newport is about to start. Opening day for Little League Baseball has been a rite of spring for young players since the organization began playing games in Newport in 1952. Today, there are two leagues, Fifth Ward Little League ( and Newport Little League ( with several divisions for boys and girls ages 4 to 12. Beginning with Tee-Ball, children ages 4 and 5 are taught the fundamentals of hitting and throwing. When batters come to the plate, they hit the ball off of a rubber stand. A player on the pitcher’s mound fields hit balls but does not pitch. In this division, there are approximately 10 players on each team, and the usual rule of three outs per inning does not apply; in-

stead, every player takes a turn at bat in each of the innings played. In the divisions for older players, Clinic, Minors and Majors, a game consists six innings, using the standard three-out rule. Players 6-8 years old play in the Clinic division, in which the coaches pitch. In this division, players learn the basics of hitting, throwing, and fielding. The Minor division is for 9- and 10-year-olds, integrating position play and pitching by a player. The Minors and Majors has approximately 12-13 players per team, and games are overseen by “badged” umpires, who are professionally trained. The most competitive division is the Majors, for 11- and 12-yearolds, in which position play is taught and signals and base-stealing are permitted. Using aluminum bats measuring 27 to 30 inches, players run 60-foot base lines, and pitch from a mound that is 45 feet

from home plate. Players in the Major League play in state and regional play-offs seeking to advance to the annual Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the town where Carl Stotz started the organization in 1939. Teams from all over the world travel to Williamsport to compete for the winning title. Last year, the Cumberland, RI team progressed to the coveted series but lost in the first round. For girls, Newport Little League features four divisions: Clinic, Minors, Majors and Seniors. Majors is for girls age 6 to 15, while juniors is for girls age 13 to 15. Both divisions play interleague games with other leagues in Middletown, Portsmouth and Tiverton. Stephen Gerard is a senior at Salve Regina University. As a youth, he played Little League baseball in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and attended Little League Summer Camp in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Newport Little League Board of Directors

Chris DiNapoli, President Catherine Ratcliff, Vice President Caryn Palmer, Vice President, Softball Bob Dufault, S ecretary Willim Harvey II, Treasurer Don Fitzpatrick, Safety Officer Brigid Ryan, Player Agent Joe Mello, Equipment Manager Tim Rolando, Fields & Grounds Manager Ned Connelly, Fields & Grounds Manager Grainne Phelps, Concessions Manager Brian Russell, Communications Manager Tom Milburn, Softball Field Manager Maureen Booth, Softball Concessions Manager Meg Edward, Director-at-Large Andrade, David Director-at-Large

Newport Little League Teams & Coaches Majors Delken Cleaners–Rafael Valdes & Jay Moniz Fater Law–Glenn Fisher & Rob Edward Pour Judgement–Jim Cranson Salvation Café–Ken Petrie & Dan Marvelle Minors Clare Jeep–Joe Mello & Kevin Clare Frosty Freeze–Ned Connelly Harvey Carr Hadfield–Bill Harvey, Harry Doncaster & Andre Fisher System 4–Chris DiNapoli, Shawn Medeiros &Tim May Wickford Applicance–Ed Smith Clinic A1 Car, Cab, Auto–Shawn Stebbins Brick Alley Pub–Dan Kerloch & John Stahl Gas Lamp–Chris Phelan Rotary–Bob Dufault T-Ball Elk’s–Holly and Rafe Wysham Npt Rx–TBD O’Brien’s –Pat Sweeney Scales & Shells–Sharon Lyman

Girls Softball Teams & Coaches:

Opening Day Saturday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m. for Softball teams at Braga Park Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. Abruzzi Field Complex for the other teams Subsequent games are primarily played on Saturday mornings starting at 9 a.m. until early afternoon and most weekdays at 5:30 p.m. Newport Little League plays their games on five different fields: At the Abruzzi Field Complex (named after Louis Duke Abruzzi )off Coddington Highway, play is held on the Goldberg Field (named after Edward G. Goldberg) and the Michaud Field (named after Theodore ‘Ted’ Michaud). The other three Little League fields are Braga Park on Ellery Road; and at Marine Field and the Hogan Field (named after Harry G. Hogan) at Kings Park on Wellington Avenue.

Patrick May takes an outfielder’s break at a recent practice.

Fifth Ward Little League Board of Directors

Jaime Crowley, President Antoine Lavigueur, Vice President Ray Gomes,Treasurer Veronica Brown, Secretary Ray Gomes, Commissioner Chuck Taylor, Player Agent Paul Sicilian, Safety Director Jamie Kirwin, Clinic Commissioner Mark Holden, Communications Manager Lesley Pratt, Concessions Manager Kevin Weaver, Equipment/Facilities Opening Day Saturday, April 28 Hogan Field at Kings Park 8-9 a.m. Opening Day Ceremony 9 a.m. La Forge @ KVH 9:30 a.m. System 4 NLL @ O’Brien’s 10:15 a.m. Sandra’s Baseball Angels (SBA) @ Newport Fed 11:30 a.m. Clare Jeep (NLL) @ Kirwin Brothers Subsequent games are primarily played on Saturday mornings starting at 8 a.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at either Hogan or Murphy Field at Kings Park on Wellington Avenue.

Fifth Ward Little League Teams & Coaches Major League R&R Construction–Paul Sicilian, Antoine Lavigueur, Kevin Weaver Fraternal Order of Police–Ray Gomes, Brian Grednuk Minor League Kirwin Brothers Construction–Kevin Weaver, Antoine Lavigueur O’Brien’s Pub- Mike Martins Minor League Coach Pitch Local 1080 Firefighters–Mark Velardi I rish American Club–Jamie Kirwin & Jaime Crowley Wellington Avenue Clinic KVH Industries– Aaron Buehler La Forge Restaurant–Jaime Crowley Sandra’s Baseball Angels-–Mike Livingston Newport Federal Bank–Curtis Cord

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Clinic (ages 6-8) RaNew Salon – Brian Russell Sears Home Stores –Carol Mureddu Minors (ages 9-10) Aquidneck Medical Associates – Melissa Brant & Sean Roberts Hallman Portables–Tom Milburn and Drew Palmer Majors (ages 11-12) Bank Newport–Caryn Palmer United Water – Maureen Booth Seniors (ages 13-15) Newport This Week – Lou Krue Tropical Gangsters – Brian Russell & Dolores Prendergast

Kobe Polley leaps for a high throw at Hogan Field on Wellington Ave.

Brooklyn Wakefield her eye on the ball.

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Baseball Cuisine: Tried, True and New Quamaine Wilson chases down a line drive in the outfield.

Q & A with Chris DiNapoli How much does it cost to run the league? With refurbishments on Braga Field and numerous other improvements, the organization tends to spend around $20,000 a year on the necessary costs to run the league properly. This money comes from numerous outlets all over the community. The league has three primary sources of revenue which are as follows: sponsors (50%), player registrations (30%) and fundraisers (15%). These sponsors are the most vital part of the organization and their continuing support is what makes running the league possible. How many people are involved within the league? With 25 teams, there are 100-125 volunteers that help run the league and 284 players this year. How long have you been a part of Newport Little League? I have been involved since 2003 when my oldest son was 5 years old and played Tee-Ball.

and manage the administration of the league and officially represent Newport Little League at the District level and to Little League International. This year, due to an unforeseen medical emergency with my father, our VP, Treasurer, and Player Representative have really stepped up and spearheaded many of the efforts that the President normally would be very involved with (namely try-outs, draft, and scheduling). What is the most rewarding aspect of being involved in the league? By far, the most rewarding aspect of being involved with Little League is the enjoyment the kids get as they develop the skills to play baseball, gain confidence in their own abilities, and seeing the joy they get from succeeding as a team. I’ve coached or assisted at each of the four levels, and watching the development of the kids as they get older is its own reward.

What influenced you to become a part of NLL? They needed coaches for TeeBall. I saw that my son’s Tee-Ball team had one adult, the coach, trying to teach about 13 five-year-olds. I walked on the field and offered to help. I volunteered and have coached every year since then.

Besides the refurbishment of Braga Field, how has the league improved over the years? Over the past two years we have upgraded our dugouts at Goldberg, Michaud, and Braga fields. Two years ago we began by pouring cement foundations at all three fields for the dugouts. This year, at Goldberg Field, we have put a permanent roof and side walls up around the dugouts.

What are your responsibilities within the league? As President of the league, I work with the officers to oversee

What do you serve at the concession stand? Hot dogs, hot dogs and more hot dogs! It has been a Newport Little

League tradition that every player and coach gets a free hot dog after each game. In addition to the hot dogs, we sell pizza, candy and drinks at every game. What role does NLL serve in the Newport community? It brings together children and adults from all neighborhoods of Newport to interact together with the common purpose of teaching children a specific sport, how to interact as teammates, and good sportsmanship. As they get older and move on to the Minor and Major leagues, they learn the value of discipline and practice. They learn that it is possible to work and develop skills to improve not only their own ability but also their team’s. They learn how to compete on the field, to act responsibly, and develop strong bonds with teammates. These are future members of our community and employees of local businesses. To a small degree, we help them develop character.

Baseball fare congers up some of the best childhood memories because your first trip to a major or minor league baseball game is a rite of passage. Squirming in your seat, with the aroma of ‘red hots, roasted peanuts, boxes of Cracker Jack and the ubiquitous hawker shouting, “beer here” is pure heaven. Food makes you part of the crowd. You definitely want at least one of those hot dogs being sold throughout the stands. The first bite of that hot dog, slathered in mustard, seems to have a snap you never forget. Does life have better moments? 1893 marked the appearance of the first ‘dachshund’ sausages at a ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri. ‘Dachshund’ means ‘little dog’ and Germany and Austria both take credit for the creation of this sausage. The ‘little dog’ turned into a ‘red hot’ or hot dog in 1901, thanks to a cartoonist who could not spell dachshund! Cracker Jack has an even better story. Can you imagine big business interfering with the sale of Cracker Jack at major league stadiums? Well it did. Who cares if there is not a prize in the box, you still want that box of Cracker Jack. This toffee-covered popcorn and peanut snack was replaced in, of all things, a plastic bag and baseball traditionalists went wild! In this case, tradition wins and the sweet, boxed treat is back in its rightful

place. Throw out the bag! ‘Sailor Jack’ and his dog ‘Bingo’ are happy once again. Today, there are surprising alternatives to traditional baseball food at major league ball parks throughout the county. In the ‘did you know?’ department, fans in Cleveland, Ohio love eating their perogies while watching an Indians game at Jacobs Field. Pittsburgh gets the award for healthy ballpark food. (That’s an oxymoron, isn’t it?) At a Pirates home game, you can dine on sushi and Caesar salad. Say what? This is not new; they have been serving these untraditional ballpark dishes for year. Even Milwaukee, the home of the sausage, adds a ‘veggie’ dog to their ballpark menu. The father south you travel, ballparks have their barbeque stands close-by, too. Cubs announcer, Harry Caray got credit for re-popularizing the song ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’, back in 1971. This significant moment in baseball history allows anyone to sing-along without embarrassment. Let’s see how this might sound in that familiar baseball tune we all know, ‘Buy me some sushi and perogies please.’ I doubt Jack Norworth, the lyricist of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ would be pleased, and the seventh-inning stretch might never be the same. – Cynthia Gibson

What months does the league operate, and when do the playoffs/championships occur? The first games began this Monday, April 23, and the season runs until mid-June. The schedule for all games is posted at The Major League Championship is scheduled for Thursday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. We would love to have a big crowd. Please come check out a game, buy a hot dog, and support your local Little League! – SG

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Q & A with Jamie Who are the umpires? How do they get chosen? We get our umpires from Aquidneck Island Umpire Association. They go through intensive training by their coordinator, Ryan Bell. What’s the difference between the Major and Minor leagues within NLL? Major league follows the rules and guidelines set forth in the Little League International rulebook. There are two teams made up of 11 and 12 year olds. We play interleague games with both Newport Little League and Middletown Little League. Minor League Coach Pitch is a new division for us. It is considered a bridge between clinic and the minor league. It is fully coach pitch with very structured rules. The goal is to work on fundamentals with the players and help transition to the minor league in the following year. Players learn the rules of the

game. How long have you been a part of Newport Little League? I have been a part of 5WLL for 6 years. I have been president for four years. What influenced you to become a part of NLL? I’m a big fan of baseball and was, originally, just looking to help coach. With such a small league, many of the coaches become board members. What are your responsibilities within the league? I am very lucky to have the hardest working board in little league baseball. They handle the vast majority of duties. What is the most rewarding aspect of being involved in the league? The most rewarding aspect of my involvement is seeing kids on

the field enjoying the game of baseball and all the traditions that come with it. How has the league improved over the years? Our greatest improvements have come from reaching out to Newport Little League and enjoying great interleague play. What do you guys serve at the concession stand? The regular fare: hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, Gatorade and coffee for the cold April and May nights down on the harbor. What months does the league run through, and when do the playoffs/championships occur? We run from early April to midJune. All star play brought us to mid-July last year as our minor league time made it five games into the tournament.

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Sport Parent Code of Conduct We, the __________________________ Little League, have implemented the following Sport Parent Code of Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of parents in supporting their child in sports. Parents should read, understand and sign this form prior to their children participating in our league. Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will be asked to leave the sports facility and be suspended from the following game. Repeat violations may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season forfeiture of the privilege of attending all games. Preamble The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: • Trustworthiness, • Respect, • Responsibility, • Fairness, • Caring, and • Good Citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.” I therefore agree: 1. I will not force my child to participate in sports. 2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults. 3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others. 4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league. 5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event. 6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.

7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes. 8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence. 9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability. 10. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.


11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time. 12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition. 13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups. 14. I will promote the emotional and physical wellbeing of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win. 15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place. 16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.

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“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, 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.

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Olmsted Lecture The Newport Historical Society presents Justin Martin on “Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted,” Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., $1 members, $5 non-members, 401-841-8770. newportFILM Green Screening “If a Tree Falls,” documentary on the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group on the FBI watchlist, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, 6 p.m., $10, www. Life of the Mind Series Nationally recognized expert on aging Dr. Richard Besdine presents “Fit at 50, Sex after 70 - Prevention is the Answer,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $5, 8470292,

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“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” Set at a bar called the Lapin Agile in Paris, the play imagines an encounter between artist Pablo Picasso and scientist Albert Einstein in 1904. Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $15, 401-3412250.

Friday April 27

Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt. 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 401-8460669.

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” 8 p.m. See April 26 for details. Improv Comedy Join the Bit Players for lightningfast interactive comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473,

Saturday April 28

Spring Recycling Day All area residents are invited to major recycling event at Easton’s Beach, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., detailed list of materials at www.CityofNewport. com/cleancity, 401-845-5613. Note - this is not an EcoDepot hazardous waste disposal event. Redwood Book Group Meet to discuss two short stories, Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” and Catherine Hiller’s “Her Last Affair.” New members welcome. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., 401-847-0292, 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 St., 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770. 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 St., 11:30 a.m., 401-841-8770, www. Statins and You Dr. Barbara Roberts, director of the Women’s Cardiac Center at Miriam Hospital, will discuss her latest book, “The Truth About Statins: the Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m. Historic Tours for Curious People Walking tours of Newport’s historic “Point” area, tickets and departures from the Visitors’ Center, 23 America’s Cup Ave., 2 p.m., 401848-7281,

Calling All Poets Poets and would-be poets are invited to come read a poem or two and cheer on compatriots as National Poetry Month comes to an end. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-847-0292, www. Birdwatching 101 Learn the basics of this wonderful pastime on a guided walk, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, 2 p.m., free. Craft Beer Festival Celebrate Newport’s brewing history at the 1st Annual Newport Craft Beer Festival with over 30 breweries, Great Friends Meeting House, 30 Farewell St., 2-6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Newport Historical Society, $45, only ages 21 and up will be admitted, tickets available at www.NewportStorm. com. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt, 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 401-8460669. Common Fence Music Singer/songwriter John Gorka, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, hall opens at 7 p.m. for the “folk tailgate picnic,” concert 8 p.m., $28 at door, $25 advance,401-683-5085, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” 8 p.m. See April 26 for details.

Sunday April 29

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, Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour The Saint Michael’s Country Day School’s fundraiser provides an opportunity to visit six privately-held properties. 180 Rhode Island Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, $35 in advance, $40 weekend of event, 401-849-5970,

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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. Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 28 for details. Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, heated cars, 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. departures from Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., Channing Walking Tour The final session in the series on William Ellery Channing will explore Channing’s Newport – wear walking shoes. Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 2 p.m., 401-846-0643. Historic Tours for Curious People 2 p.m. See April 28 for details. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” 3 p.m. See April 26 for details.

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Monday April 30

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.

Tuesday May 1

Celebrate Mom Show Mom that she means the world to you with Mother’s Day Brunch at Hotel Viking. Celebrate with lavish buffet stations, including traditional breakfast selections, a raw bar, entree and carving station, assorted salads and indulgent desserts

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Geezers at Empire Join acoustic folk musicians at Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.

Wednesday May 2

Glitter Critter Begins Potter League’s fundraising Sequin jewelry sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., continues through May 6, 401-8460596, Still Life at Sachuest Explore the wildlife refuge and your inner artist. This program is self-led and no instruction is provided. Bring bag lunch and art materials. All levels and ages welcome. Sachuest Point Visitors Center, Middletown. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. SVF Lecture Agriculture lecture series continues with presentation on keeping backyard chickens. Swiss Village, 152 Harrison Ave., 6 p.m., advance registration required, Chess Group Weekly gathering for chess players, Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388. Orchestra Concert Newport County Orchestra’s spring concert, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., $8 adult, $5 seniors/students, tickets at door.

Thursday May 3

Business Before Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s before work gathering, Prescott Point, One Freedom Trail, Portsmouth, 8-9 a.m., 401-847-1608 or

“If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” 5 p.m. See April 26 for details. Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See April 26 for details. Life of the Mind Series Panel discussion exploring “The Light and the Dark Side of Humanity as evidenced in Sir Michael Tippett’s Oratorio, ‘A Child of Our Time’,” presented by the Rhode Island Civic Chorale, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., $5, 401-847-0292,


Musical Entertainment Thursday, April 26 Billy Goodes–Open Mic Jam with Kevin Sullivan, 9:30 p.m. Christie’s – DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney, 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

Classical Guitar Concert Enjoy the classical repertoire of guitarist Jared Maynard, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m.

Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 8:30 p.m.

Best of Newport Soirée Newport Life’s annual gala honoring the winners of their readers’ poll, Rosecliff, 7-9 p.m., 401-8410200, www.NewportLifeMagazine. com.

Billy Goodes–Live music

Friday May 4

Rhino Bar–Reggae Night

Friday, April 27 Christie’s – DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–Big Party Orchestra, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Java Jive, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub­–O’Doyle Rules, 10 p.m.

Hidden Kitchens Tour Enjoy tastings and treats during this fundraising tour of private kitchens to benefit the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., $25, www.

One Pelham East–What Matters

Screening at Sachuest View the “Planet Earth” series’ “Deep Ocean,” Sachuest Point Visitors Center, Middletown. 6 p.m., free.

The Fifth Element–DJ Maddog

Women’s Designer Clothing Sale Three-day sale of clothing, shoes, jewelry and more, Courtyard Marriott, Middletown. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt, 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 846-0669. “The Man Who Came to Dinner” Middletown High School Drama Club production, MHS Cafetorium, 130 Valley Rd., 8 p.m., $5, refreshments, 401-846-7250. Band Concert Newport Community Symphonic Band and jazz ensemble, directed by Peter Davis, presents “La Fiesta Mexicana,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $8 adults, $5 seniors/students, tickets at door.

Saturday May 5

Architectural Symposium Explore the works of Horace Trumbauer with lectures by prominent historians and tours of Miramar, Seaweed and Rough Point. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 401-849-3990, www.TennisFame. com.

Rhino Bar– The Face Show Rhumbline–Joe Parillo, 6:30-10 p.m. Rusty’s-Open Mic Night with Dynimite Dom, 9 p.m.-closing The Chanler–Dick Lupino, Jeff Stout, Mike Renzi, 6-10 p.m.

Saturday, April 28 Clarke Cooke House–Foreverly Brothers, 9:30 p.m. The Hyatt Five33 –Dave Manuel, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–Darik & The Funbags, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– The Beat Billies, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub­–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.-12:45 a.m. One Pelham East–Brick Park Rhumbline–Lois Vaughan, 6:3010 p.m.

Sunday, April 29 Clarke Cooke House–Bobby Ferriera on piano, 11:30 a.m. Fastnet Pub–Traditional Irish Music, 6-10 p.m. Gas Lamp Grille–Acoustic Night with Matt Hartke O’Brien’s Pub­–John Erikson, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East–Keith Manville, 6-9 p.m. The Fifth Element–Sunday Brunch with Toni Lynn Washington, 12-3:30 p.m.

Monday, April 30 Fastnet–”Blue Monday”, Sam Gentilé, 10 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1 Billy Goodes–Songwriters Showcase with Bill Lewis, 9:3012:30 p.m. The Café–The Ubiquitones, 10-1 p.m. Gas Lamp Grille–Karaoke w/Erika Van Pelt

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 28 for details.

One Pelham East–Stu from Never In Vegas

Colonial Site Tour: Public & Private Life 11:30 a.m. See April 28 for details.

CastleHill–Dick Lupino, Jordan Nunes, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Jazz Tastings at the Vineyard Kick off live jazz series at Greenvale Vineyards with Dick Lupino, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 401-847-3777,

O’Brien’s Pub– Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

See CALENDAR on page 18

Wednesday, May 2

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Grand Karaoke, 8 p.m. One Pelham East – Chris Gauthier Sardella’s–Dick Lupino, Greg Abate, Kent Hewitt, 7:30-10 p.m.

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Cruise Ship Season Has Arrived

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By Tom Shevlin The first cruise ship of what’s shaping up to be yet another busy season is due into port next week. The Holland America Line’s Maasdam, a 55,000-ton, 1,200-passenger vessel is due to arrive in Newport Harbor on May 1. Eight days later, she’ll be followed by another behemoth, the Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas. The onset of cruise ship season signals what some have come to regard as the unofficial (or at least, the most visible sign of ) the start of the city’s tourist season. According to the latest statistics from Discover Newport, 69 boats – including 45 large passenger cruise ships, and 29 smaller coastal cruisers – are scheduled to berth in Newport over the course of the next six months. That’s in line with last year’s numbers, which also saw 45 scheduled large passenger ships visit port. Increasingly an integral piece of the city’s tourism industry, cruise ships have been making port in Newport for the last 13 years. When the program began in 1999, just 33 ships called on the city. Since then, the number of visits has fluctuated, peaking in 2004 when the city booked 76 visits. And while the frequency has varied, the number of passengers disembarking has steadily increased – rising from 28,178 passengers in 1999 to 68,183 passengers in 2008; 71,921 in 2009; and topping out in 2010 at 108,766. This year, if the weather cooperates, officials say that the city could see roughly 110,000 passengers disembark just from the 45 large vessel visits. That could translate into needed tax dollars for the city. A recent University of Rhode Island study showed that cruise ship passengers spent an estimated $1.78 million in local shops and restaurants in 2009, with the city taking in $284,568 through its $3 per passenger head tax. The data also show that on average, passengers will spend roughly $26 each on land-side purchases. While significant, according to the same URI study, cruise ship passengers accounted for just 1 percent of overall waterfront area purchases, easily surpassed by the $40 million spent by recreational boaters and $11 million spent by harbor shuttle and excursion passengers.

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Weatherly Considered for National Registry By Tom Shevlin Weatherly, one of only three surviving wooden America’s Cup boats in the world, could be bound for the National Historic Register. The graceful 12 Meter, which successfully defended the 1962 Cup against the Australian Gretel, was one of the sport’s unexpected success stories. Built in 1958 by Phil Rhodes, Weatherly competed unsuccessfully in the ‘58 trials, losing out to Columbia in a highly competitive series off Newport. Four years later, she competed again, this time with Emil “Bus” Mosbacher at the helm. But as time wore on, like so many Twelves, Weatherly fell into disrepair. In 1986, she was saved by owner George Hill, who found

her in Seattle – a world away from the waters that made her famous. Hill sailed her home to Newport via the Panama Canal and set out to restore her. She’s been here ever since, plying Narragansett Bay as part of Hill’s fleet, 12 Meter Charters. Listing in the National Register would gain Weatherly not only recognition for its historic significance, but also protection from projects that might adversely affect the vessel. When properties are listed in the National Register, certain federal investment tax credits for rehabilitation, state homeowner tax credits for rehabilitation, and other provisions also apply. A determination on the designation is expected to be made in the coming months.



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“Queen of Mean” Celebrity Apprentice

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“Fluffy Guy” Comedy Central,Tonight Show

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Newport Bicycle Rolls Through Its First Year Celebrating the first year of Newport Bicycle since taking over the reins of a business his father started in 1969, Rob Purdy (left), and his son, Rob Purdy III (right), will spend Saturday, April 28 at their 89 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. storefront with guided tours around Newport at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., raffle prizes throughout the day, a community bike ride around Ocean Dr. at 4 p.m., and a 5 p.m. cookout at the shop. All are invited to attend. For the full story on Newport Bicycle, visit (Photo by Rob Thorn)

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Two stand-up comedy legends were recently added to an already stellar lineup for the Newport Summer Comedy Series. Making their Newport debuts will be Joan Rivers on Saturday, July 7, and five-time Emmy award winner Dennis Miller on Saturday, July 14. Both shows will be at the Newport Yachting Center on Commercial Wharf. “We’re thrilled to have these two comedy legends come to Newport for the first time – what a way to get our 12th annual series underway,” said comedy series president Joe Rocco.

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Full Moon Ghost Tour Belcourt Castle’s owner Harle Tinney takes you on a tour of her haunted mansion, 657 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401-846-0669.


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Common Fence Music Singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, hall opens at 7 p.m. for the “folk tailgate picnic,” concert 8 p.m., $35, 401-683-5085,

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“Isn’t It Romantic” Jamestown Community Chorus program of romantic favorites, Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m., $12 adults, $10 seniors and children.


Mon.-Thurs: 11am - 10pm • Fri.-Sat: 11am - 10:30pm • Sun: 11:30am - 10pm

Celebrate 25 Edward Markward’s

Teresa Buchholz Mezzo-soprano

Our 55 th Season 2011-2012

Rhode Island premiere of Sir Michael Tippett's oratorio

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM The Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul 30 Fenner St., Providence, RI 02903

Pre-concert talk by Dr. Samuel Breene - 7:00 PM

Diana McVey Soprano

Thursday, May 3, 2012 Redwood Library and Athenaeum 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 This project is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Edward Markward, Music Director

“The Man Who Came to Dinner” 8 p.m. See May 4 for details.

Paul Newman. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m. free.

Spirit of Santana Santana tribute band plays at Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., $10, 401-849-5000,

Tea-licious Food, fashion and fun for little ladies ages 5 and up, Glen Manor House, Portsmouth, 2-4 p.m., $25,

Sunday May 6

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. Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 28 for details. Landscape History & Garden Tour Learn about the distinguished design history of Rough Point’s landscape while enjoying glorious gardens and ocean views. 680 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., 401-846-4152 or Scenic Train Rides 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. See April 29 for details. Police Parade The Aquidneck Island National Police Parade kicks off at 11:50 a.m., West Main Rd., Middletown to Washington Square. “Our Town” Screening The kick-off event to The Big Read, a national effort to encourage community-wide reading projects, presents the 2003 film of Thornton Wilder’s novel Our Town, starring

Chamber Music at Trinity Community Works Players in concert, Trinity Church Hawes Room, Queen Anne Square, 2 p.m. $20 adult, $18 senior, $8 student, 401846-0660. “Isn’t It Romantic” 3 p.m. See May 5 for details. Music at the Redwood The Redwood Library presents a free musical program with soprano Andrea Gregori, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., 401-847-0292, SRU Choral Concert SRU Chorus, Madrigals and men’s and women’s ensembles will perform, Ochre Court, Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., $8 adults, $5 seniors/ students, tickets at door.

A LOOK AHEAD June 22-24 Newport Flower Show, www.newportmansions. org June 23 – July 1 Americas Cup World Series, www.americascup. com July 6-9 Tall Ships Challenge, July 19-22 Newport Black Ships Festival,www.newportevents. com July 28 & 29 Newport Folk Festival, Aug. 3-5 Newport Jazz Festival,

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Friday, April 27, 2012 Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence 265 Oxford Street, Providence, RI 02905

Henryk Górecki

Totus Tuus

Michael-Paul Krubitzer Tenor

RICCO is proud to present two free public panel discussions exploring the musical, historical, and societal themes of this timeless musical work. These interactive discussions will feature local scholars, speakers, and musical excerpts. Each session begins with a wine and cheese reception at 5:00 PM with panel presentations and discussion from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

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Adagio for Strings

Aaron Engebreth Baritone

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A Child of Our Time

Samuel Barber

Meet the Author Meet Newport-based author Mark Ellis, who under the pen name James Axler has written scores of books for the “Executioner,” “Deathlands” and “Outlanders” paperback novel series, Middletown Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m.

Big Night Out: Fiesta The elegant, yet fun, Big Brothers Big Sisters gala fundraiser, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 6 p.m., dinner, dancing to Nancy Paolino’s Black Tie Band, , $125,401-9212434 x102,

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series lineup that also includes Bill Burr on July 15, Lisa Lampanelli on July 22, and Gabriel Iglesias on August 30.


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.,

Don’t forget to visit

Rivers has an illustrious career spanning more than four decades as an internationally known comedienne. In addition to her stand-up comedy, she has been nominated for a Tony Award and is a best-selling author, Emmy award-winning television talk show host, playwright, screenwriter, and motion picture director. She currently stars in the hit E! television program, Fashion Police. Miller rose to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 1985. He went on to host a string of his own talk shows on HBO and CNBC. He currently hosts a daily three-hour nationally syndicated talk radio program. Miller is also a regular guest on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor. Tickets for both comedy shows go on sale at noon on Friday, April 27 and can be purchased online at, at the Newport Yachting Center Box Office, 4 Commercial Wharf, 800745-3000, and all Ticketmaster locations. Rivers and Miller join a comedy

This project is also funded, in part, by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

For ticket information, visit or call RICCO at 401-521-5670.

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Lady Seahawks Split v. Endicott – Clinch #1 Seed The Salve Regina University women’s softball team had to settle for a split of their home field double-header against Endicott College on Tuesday, April 24, preventing them from garnering the #1 seed in the upcoming Commonwealth Coast Conference

(CCC) for 24 more hours. Endicott limited SRU to 2 hits in the opener, en route to a 7-0 shutout win. Salve came back to blast 11 hits in the nightcap and win 7-3 to secure the #2 seed in the tourney. SRU finished the regular 2012 season with a 14-4 conference re-

cord; 23-14 overall. Workhorse pitcher, Junior Jen Cruver (North Haven, CT), again, pitched both games for the Lady Seahawks. The team’s victory in game #2 improved her overall season record to 20-13; 13-4 in the CCC. With Endicotts loss in the second game of a double-header against Western New England College on Wednesday, April 25, Salve clinched the top seed in the CCC Tourney.

–Kirby Varacalli

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The Seahawks Jen Cruver, #24, gets set to fire another pitch against the Gulls in Game #1. Her pitching victory in the nightcap earned the junior her 20th win of the season.

Salve senior Kristen Parolise (Hamden, CT), #21, blasts an RBI double on Senior Day in Game #2 against Endicott.

Rogers Softball Falls to Central, 11-2 The Rogers girls’ fast-pitch softball team couldn’t shut down Woonsocket’s bats (16 hits) on Tuesday April 24, dropping an 11-2 decision to the Villanovans at Toppa Field. The loss dips the Vikings’ record to 1-5 in Division II-South, while the Villanovans improved to 4-2 in Division II-North. Rogers next plays at home versus Prout at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.

Salve Rugby Heads to Colorado for National Championship

Viking Anna Phelps looks to throw into second base and hold a Villanovan to only a single. The freshman leftfielder was Rogers’ leading hitter in the game, garnering two hits and one RBI.

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Rogers’ junior shortstop, Jasmine Valdes, readies her throw to first that nipped a Woonosocket runner for the out.


MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASEBALL 4/26 4PM Middletown @ East Providence 4/30 4PM LaSalle Acad. @ Middletown 5/2 4PM Middletown @ North Providence GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL 4/26 4PM Middletown @ North Smithfield 5/1 4:15PM Ponaganset @ Middletown BOYS LACROSSE 4/28 1PM Middletown @ Providence Country Day 5/1 7PM Mount St. Charles @ Middletown GIRLS LACROSSE 4/27 6PM Westerly @ Middletown 4/30 7PM Chariho @ Middletown 5/1 5:15PM Middletown @ Pilgrim BOYS TRACK 4/24 4PM MEET @ Middletown Rogers vs Middletown vs Shea vs Tolman GIRLS TRACK 4/25 4PM MEET @ Middletown

son and winning the New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU) title on Nov. 13 (22-19 over Tufts) and then the Region 1 - NorthEast championship on Nov. 19 (34-33 over Molloy). On Saturday and Sunday, the matches can be streamed online at, www.usarugby. org, and at www.salveathletics. com/sports/mrugby/livevideo. Locally, you can catch the live game at the Fastnet Pub on Broadway at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. If the Seahawks are triumphant over Franciscan, they will face the winner of the match between the University of North Florida and California Maritime Academy for the national championship on Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m.

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The 29 members of Salve Regina University men’s rugby team will have traveled the longest distance among the final four schools competing for the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) championship this weekend, April 28 – 29, in Glendale, Colo. The Seahawks, facing Franciscan University in the first semifinal on Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. EST, are making their second straight appearance in the NSCRO national championships. Last Spring, Salve Regina competed in the NSCRO final four in Virginia Beach, Va., suffering a semifinal loss to host Longwood before beating Ithaca in the third-place game. Salve Regina advanced to this weekend’s national semifinals by going undefeated during the regular sea-

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CHURCH NOTICES Rebuilding Together St. Paul’s Methodist Church will participate in a Rebuilding Together Greater Newport project on Saturday, April 28. Rebuilding Together is the largest program in the nation that rehabilitates houses, providing free home repair services to low income homeowners. This year three area homes will be rehabilitated by the end of April, receiving repairs ranging from major structural work to electrical to landscaping to ramp installation. The 501©3 organization welcomes donations and partnerships with other groups. Eligible homeowners are welcome to apply for upcoming projects. Please call island project coordinator Susan McCoy at 401608-2912 for more information. Donations may be sent to Rebuilding Together Greater Newport, PO Box 748, Newport, RI 02840. Chamber Music at Trinity Trinity Church will present the Community Works Players in concert on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. The string ensemble will feature guest artists Chad Burrow on clarinet and Amy Cheng on piano. The group will perform Mozart Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano in E-flat, K. 498; Ravel Piano Trio in A Minor; Gerald Shapiro Change and End; and will premier Gerald Shapiro String Quartet. The concert will be in the Hawes Room at Trinity. Advance purchase is suggested as last year’s concert sold out. Admission is $20 adult, $18 senior, $8 student. To reserve or purchase tickets in advance call 401-846-0660.


New Testament Trinity Church is offering “Finding Our Story in God’s Story,” a series of workshops on the New Testament in Trinity’s Hawes Room on Wednesday evenings through June. The workshops begin at 7 p.m. and include a short video, lesson and small group discussions. All are welcome for one evening or all. For more information call 846-0660. Community Meals and Fellowship Area churches work together to provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of our community. Upcoming meals include: Saturday, April 28, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 8:30 a.m.; Sunday, April 29, Salvation Army, 51 Memorial Blvd., 4 p.m.; Monday, April 30, St. Joseph’s Church, Broadway & Mann St., 11:30 a.m. and Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, 5 p.m.; Tuesday, May 1, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 5 p.m.; Wednesday, May 2, First Presbyterian Church, 4 Everett St.; Thursday, May 3, St. Paul’s Methodist (with Portsmouth Methodist), 12 Marlborough St., 5 p.m.; Friday, May 4, Salvation Army, 51 Memorial Blvd., 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 5, Community Baptist Church, 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 4:30 p.m. All are welcome. Senior Brunch and Bingo The Salvation Army, 51 Memorial Blvd., hosts Senior Brunch and Bingo every Tuesday at 51 Memorial Blvd., from 10 a.m. to noon. All are welcome for food, fellowship and fun.

Channing Coffee House Channing Memorial Church will host the last coffee house of the season in the Parish Hall, 135 Pelham St., on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy coffee and music by the MetroGnomes and other Channing and local musicians. Bring a dessert to share. The event is free but donations are welcome to support the work of the church. Interested performers should contact John Burnham at 835-2686 or johnsburnham@gmail. com.

St. John’s to Host Swanhurst The Swanhurst Chorus Spring Concert will be held at St. John’s on The Point, Saturday, May 12 at 4 p.m. The concert will feature Aaron Copland’s “In the Beginning” plus Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia” and selected spirituals. Tickets are $20 adults, $12 students and children 13 and under are free. Contact Swanhurst at 401682-1630 or for more information. Saint Lucy’s to hold a healing service Come recharge your soul. Experience the healing touch of LaSalette missionary Father Andre Patenaude’s unique ministry. Father Pat communicates the Gospel message through his gift of music. On Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m., in Saint Lucy’s Church, Father Pat will celebrate a Mass in conjunction with a Healing Service. Saint Lucy’s Church is located at 909 West Main Rd. (Rte 114), Middletown. For more information, contact the church at 847-6153.



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Antoinette M. (DeMatteo) Anderson, 88, of Newport, passed away April 16, 2012 at Village House Nursing Home, Newport. She was the wife of the late Norman R. Anderson. Donations in her memory may be made to the Village House Nursing Home, 70 Harrison Ave., Newport, RI 02840. Clara E. “Clara-Betsy” (Kline) Carson, 81, of Newport, passed away March 24, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Home at Home and Hospice, Providence. She was the former wife of the late Donald E. Carson. Donations in her memory may be made to the Soup’s On Ministry or the Bell Choir, both are c/o Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Newport, RI 02840. Barbara J. (Nahan) Girr, 88, of Newport, passed away April 22, 2012 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late James Albert Girr. Her funeral will be on Thursday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals or to the North End Club, 26 Brookdale Rd., Middletown. Edward Joseph Pado, 91, of Newport, passed away April 17, 2012, at Village House Nursing Home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Mary (Reagan) Pado. He was a US Navy veteran serving during World War II and later worked for 27 years as a firefighter on the Newport Naval Base.

Joseph Gerald “Jerry” Leo Patenaude, 73, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away April 18, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Gertrude M. (Garside) Patenaude. Donations in his memory may be made to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Heart Transplant Research Department, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115. Beatrice (Raposa) Silveira, 90, of Middletown, passed away April 22, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Joseph Dennis Silveira. Calling hours will be on Thursday, April 26, from 6-8 p.m., in the Memorial Funeral Home. Her funeral will be held on Friday, April 27 at 8 a.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at Jesus Savior Church, Broadway. Donations in her memory may be made to the Middletown Rescue Wagon Fund, 239 Wyatt Rd., Middletown, RI 02842. Robert William Wiggins, 57, of Newport and Beaufort, SC passed away on April 19, 2012, at home in Newport, following a long struggle with cancer. He was the husband of Mary Emerson. Friends are invited to 1 Wetmore Ave., Newport on Sunday, April 29, from 3 to 6 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Aquidneck Land Trust, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI 02842.

Newport County TV Program Highlights April 26 – May 2 THURSDAY – APRIL 26 5:00pm: Grace and Truth 6:00pm: Community Baptist Church 7:00pm: Center Stage 8:00pm: Newport City Council Mtg: 4.25 9:00pm: Newport School Committee Mtg: 4.10 FRIDAY – APRIL 27 10:00am: Community Baptist Church 11:00am: Center Stage 12:00pm: Newport City Council Mtg: 4.25 6:00pm: Crossed Paths 6:30pm: Newport County In-Focus 7:00pm: Forest Ave School Music In Our Schools Concert SATURDAY – APRIL 28 10:00am: Crossed Paths 10:30am: Newport County In-Focus 11:00am: Forest Ave School Music In Our Schools Concert 6:00pm: Crossed Paths 6:30pm: Newport County In-Focus SUNDAY – APRIL 29 10:00am: Crossed Paths 10:30am: Newport County In-Focus 6:00pm: Crossed Paths 6:30pm: Newport County In-Focus MONDAY - APRIL 30 10:00am: Crossed Paths 10:30am: Newport County In-Focus 5:00pm: Richard Urban Show 5:30pm: Cowboy Al Karaoke 6:00pm: Americo Miranda Show 6:30pm: Extreme Karaoke TUESDAY – MAY 1 9:00am: Richard Urban Show 9:30am: Cowboy Al Karaoke 10:00am: Americo Miranda Show 10:30am: Extreme Karaoke 6:00pm: Art View 6:30pm: The Millers 7:00pm: It’s the Economy 7:30pm: Caring For Our Community WEDNESDAY – MAY 2 10:00am: Art View 10:30am: The Millers 11:00am: It’s the Economy 11:30am: Caring For Our Community 5:30pm: Perils For Pedestrians 6:00pm: Time Capsule 6:30pm: Newport City Limits (Girl Haggard) 7:00pm: Jazz Bash (Dave Zinno) For more information visit call 401-293-0806, or email

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Portsmouth Brownie Troop #730 was among the many groups who participated in Earth Day clean-ups. (Left to right) Gloria Burcroff and her daughter Lillian, Harry and Linda Smart with daughter Allison, and troop leader Amelia Weldon and her daughter Amelia. (Photo by Jack Kelly) lowlegs, all flying or feeding in the marsh area. A Red-tailed Hawk swept across the sky pursued by four loudly cawing crows. It quickly out-distanced them and disappeared in the direction of the Lily Pond. The boys were excited because they suspect that a pair of these hawks may be nesting in the area, and they are trying to locate the spot. As we walked through the wetlands, a chorus of songbirds serenaded us. We stopped at Toppa Field/Freebody Park to check on the status of the nesting Osprey pair there. As we set up a telescope to get a closer look at the female Osprey, who is incubating her eggs in the enormous stick nest atop a cell tower, her mate returned. He circled above us and then swooped down

over us. It was his way of checking out our intentions towards his mate and his nest. Satisfied that we posed no danger, he joined his mate. The boys were surprised by this show of paternal protection and had a thousand questions! As is our custom, we ended our expedition at the People’s Café in Newport, where we had lunch and discussed what we had observed. It was a satisfying experience for my friend and his wide-eyed boys, and another memory that they will have for years to come. Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.

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Electronic 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner


Sun & Shade Grass Seed 3 Lbs

With electronic remote control, digital thermostat, EER 9.3, easy vent-to-window hose, 4 wheels.



Compare $449



Rapid Turf Quick Growing Grass Seed 3 lbs



SAVE $150

STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm Garden Tools

3 in 1 Mulching Lawn Mower

•Long Handle Digging Shovel •Bow Rake •Cultivator •Hoe

Front wheek drive 9 cut heights Our Reg $419

Our Reg $6




Check out our huge selection of pool chemicals! 4 Pc Cushioned Seating Group Compare $420



Powdered Shock 1 Lb OR Liquid Shock

1 Gallon

1 Gallon

Your Choice

Clarifier Algaecide

1 Gallon


Your Choice





Concentrated Stabilized Chlorines


4 lbs

7 lbs........$29.99 15 lbs........$59.99 25 lbs........$79.99



Ph Lower Ph Rise

66” x 40” Table

• Rust resistant steel frame powder coat finish • All weather sling fabric chairs • Shatter-resistant tempered glass top table


5 Lbs

Your Choice





AquaCheck 5 Way Test Strips

6 Lbs

5 Pc Patio Set

Pro Shop Quality Men’s or Ladies

Wicker Furniture Cushions

4” Thick


Compare $200

Compare $1399.99

Your Choice



Compare $40 & more! YOUR CHOICE

Gas Grill Covers


68” Standard

Deluxe Flannel Lined $ 59” Comp $30...... 18


9’ Adjustable Aluminum Tilt Market Umbrella

Comp $12 .............. 6 $ 68” Comp $30... 18 Flannel Lined $ 53” Comp $20...... 10 Premium PVC $ 59” Comp $20 .... 10 lifetime warranty $


2 pc Kayak $ Comp. $40-102.....




60 $ 139

SAVE $100



Men’s or Ladies Polo Shirts Compare $20 & more

Mens Super Premium T Shirts or Ladies Better Ts Compare $15 & more


65 Pint Electronic Digital Dehumidifier $ Comp. $259...... 199

With remote control. Fits all std. size windows, 3 fan speeds & cools 350/450 sq. ft room. Compare $349

Hawaiian Tropic® Flip Flops

Mens, ladies or girls Asst styles & sizes

Compare $8- $13

3” - 5 lb Memory foam 7” - High density foam

2 1/2” - Premium 4 lb Density





Ladies Capris

Compare $10 & more



Knit Capris

Compare $20

Sheeting Capris


Compare $24

Save 70% on resort and specialty store footwear!

Garden Galleries












Easily change your style by switching a strap or snap! Available in flats, wedges or heels!

Flowering Perennial Peony



Your Choice



Everblooming Clematis Vine

A subzero winter hardy flowering vine. Assorted colors

#1 Fancy Grade Rose Bushes

$ $

Flipflop $





Flipflop $




15 Comp.$10-$15 Choose from hundreds of straps or snaps to change the look! $



Live Trees & Shrubs!


GrubEx® All Season Grub Control

Assortment varies by store. Available in most stores.

5000 Sq Ft


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Shop store for additional varieties & sizes priced from $7.99 to $ 69.99



SAVE up to $10

with mfg. mail in rebate details in store

SAVE up to $6

with mfg. mail in rebate details in store

2 Cu. Ft. Mulch

Scotts® Turf Builder®



Scotts® Miracle Gro®

Weed & Feed Fertilizer

Flower & Vegetable Garden Soil

Covers 5,000 sq. ft. Controls dandelions and broadleaf weeds.

*Mfg. Sugg. Retails

25 lb Nyjer Thistle Seed 25 lb Signature Blend Wild Bird Food Your Choice





50 lb Black Oil Sunflower Seed

3000 PSI Pressure Washer 6.5 HP, 196cc

Comp. $459.99




20 lb Country Blend Mixed Seed

1 cu. ft. Available in most stores SAVE up to $10

with mfg. mail in rebate details in store





Bird Seed

3’x50’ Landscape Fabric

40 Lbs









Pelletized Lime

• Kills grubs within 24 hr • Treats 5,000 sq. ft. Not available in Maine

Our Reg. $225 Twin 38"x75"........................... $199 Our Reg. $350 Full 53"x75" ............................ $299 Our Reg. $450 Queen 60"x80" ........................ $399 Our Reg. $500 King 76"x80" .......................... $429

Selection varies by store. Available in most stores


Bayer Advanced® 24-Hour Grub Killer Plus™



1 cu. ft. For lawn repair or overseeding Available in most stores



75’....................................20 100’...............................$25

Lawn Soil





5/8” 50’ Heavy Duty Garden Hose



Assorted colors & varieties

“Moonshadow” Euonymus #1............. 5.99 $ Heather Pink & White #1....................... 5.99 $ Boxwood “Green Velvet” #1................ 5.99 $ Juniper “Blue Star” #1............................ 5.99 $ “Cameleaon” Houttuynia #1................ 5.99 $ Dwarf Andromeda “Cavatine” #1...... 5.99 $ Dwarf Mugho Pine #1............................. 5.99 $ “Degroot Spire” Arborvitae #1............ 5.99 $ “Emerald Green” Arborvitae #1.......... 5.99 $ “Bald Hill” Arborvitae #1....................... 5.99 $ Baby Blue Spruce #1........................................ 7.99 $ Juniper “Holger” #2.................................... 13.99 $ “Moonshadow” Euonymus #2.............. 13.99 $ Decorative Grass “Ice Dance” #2.... 13.99 $ “Emerald n Gold” Euonymus #2......... 13.99 $ Dwarf Mugho Pine #3 ............................ 17.99



75 100 115 140



All $ Sizes

5 lb-10” Memory Foam Mattresses

Free 300 thread count cover with 17” skirt

Our Reg

Waterproof Allergy Mattress Protector

Full............Comp. $49 Queen...Comp. $59 King........Comp. $69

Premium Memory Foam Toppers SALE

Compare $179

10,000 BTU Air Conditioner

Vibrant easy to grow flowers for your garden Winter hardy up to -260 Assorted varieties & colors

Front bungees • Carry handles 2 low back seats Compare $549.99

Special Purchase

25 Pint Electronic Digital Dehumidifier



Tandem Kayak 12’ Cruiser Sit On Top

Compare $359





68” Comp $20 .... 10 59” Comp $40... 19 $ $ 80” Comp $25 .... 14 68” Comp $40... 19


Casita 12 Panel Screenhouse 10’4”x10’4”


27”x30” Kettle Grill

............ 4

Compare $600


Vinyl Outdoor Covers Comp $9


Hampton 10’x12’


9’ Kayak OR 8.6’ Kayak


7.5’ Adjustable Aluminum Tilt Market Umbrella

•Superb quality grill covers Best assortment


Gazebo $ 99 Chatham 10’x12’

Lots of wicking styles Moisture management, mercerized cottons & more

Chair Comp. $22 .......$12 Settee Comp. $33........ $25



Pagoda 13’x13’

Better Golf Shirts

Hiback Chair Comp. $35 ....$20 Chaise Lounge Comp. $45..... $35

Regency 10’x12’

Compare $300


Cushions sold separately Compare $390

All-Weather Outdoor Cushions

Compare $110

3” Jumbo Tabs • Quick Tabs • Sticks

4 Pc All Weather Resin Wicker Set




Sierra II 10’x10’



We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards



We accept AmericAn express® cArds

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