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THIS OLD FORT Braced in parts by heavy wooden timbers, the western wall of Fort Adams has been secured as part of a $2 million improvement project. Just inside, workers uncovered an old bowling alley that had been lost for decades under tons of debris. The parade grounds are off to the right. Plans are to open the fort to self-guided tours this June. (Photo by Rob Thorn)

Fort Adams Improvements Continue By Tom Shevlin

Robert McCormick had known about the old bowling alley inside the wall of Fort Adams, but he had never actually seen it. That is, until work crews unearthed an old bowling ball and pin from an area not far from the the old barracks on the far end of the parade grounds. “We knew this was down here but there was just a lot more ‘stuff’ on top of it,” says McCormick. Most of that stuff was comprised of the former ceiling above. As director of visitor services for the Fort Adams Trust, there’s little at this point that McCormick doesn’t seem to know about the property. During a recent tour along with Interim Executive Director Rick Nagle, McCormick explained how the fort, which never fired a shot in war, was designed as a virtual death trap. It’s the largest coastal fortification in North America and only completed Third System fort anywhere in the United States, he says, and at the time is was commissioned, was a marvel of military engineering. “We have features out here that you just don’t find outside of European forts,” says McCormick. Construction on the fort began in 1824 and was finished in 1857. Of course, by the time it was completed, advances in technology had rendered the fort obsolete, valued more for its location at the entrance of Narragansett Bay than for its extensive outerworks which shaped the landscape into a vast shooting gallery. As Nagele explains, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used the property to test things like mortar strength, construction processes, and different design elements. “It was their laboratory,” Nagle says. By the time it was given up to the state as a park in 1965, the fort had evolved from a showpiece of military engineering to a relic of the past. For nearly 30 years, no one seemed willing to step up and care for the property. But 1994, the Fort Adams Trust was formed, and in recent years the group has embarked on an ambitious program to revitalize the property. Since 1999 , the Trust has restored several sections – or casements – for use as private event, museum, and overnight space; overseen the construction of a lost redoubt, which serves today as the trust’s visitor’s center; and repointed crumbling sections of wall.

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The Colonial Tavern, located at 18 Broadway, is being sold. The downtown bar in recent years had become an increasing source of concern for residents and business owners along historic Broadway. City Council members were asked on Wednesday, May 9, to approve a request for a liquor license transfer from Deborah Cinotti to The Broadway Tavern, Ltd., a recently formed corporation owned by James J. Blumel Jr. Former owner John Cinotti opened the bar in 1980 after previously operating a pub on Farewell Street. In recent years, some nearby residents had raised concerns about the business. Police had responded to calls at the bar on several occasions, including a February 2011 stabbing incident. Improvements are being planned for the property. On Tuesday, May 15, Historic District Commis-

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Board Redraws Ward Lines By Tom Shevlin

Wooden timbers lend support to the masonry casements along the interior wall of Fort Adams’ western side. (Photo by Rob Thorn)

Newport’s electoral map will look slightly different this fall. Canvassing Board members met on Friday, May 11 to review a series of proposed changes to the city’s ward and precinct boundaries that will shift roughly 200 voters from the First to Third Ward and reduce the number of polling places from 11 to seven. According to Canvassing Clerk Rick O’Neill, the changes, provided they’re approved by the council, would go into effect as early as September. The proposed reconfiguration was described by O’Neill as the least disruptive solution to a census-driven process required under federal election law as part of a regular 10-year review. It comes on the heels of a similar review that redrew the state’s congressional and General Assembly districts to reflect shifts in Rhode Island’s population. The bulk of the changes are in the southern end of the city’s First Ward, where 87 votes on Goat Island and another 108 in a section of the Point stretching from Elm Street to Long Wharf and America’s Cup Avenue will be shifted to the Third Ward. The Second Ward would remain the city’s most densely-populated district, while the Third Ward would become the largest in terms of land area.

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Iconic Letter to be Displayed By Meg O’Neil


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After 10 years of being in storage, the famed 1790 letter from George Washington addressed “To the Hebrew Congregation in Newport” is set to go on public display this summer in Philadelphia. Considered by historians to be the most significant statement on religious freedom ever penned by an American president, the Washington Letter will be shown at the National Museum of American Jewish History for three months, starting June 29. The letter will be the centerpiece of an exhibit dedicated to the roots of religious freedom in America. Newport’s Jewish history dates back to 1658 when 15 Jewish families arrived in the Point neighborhood from Barbados, where they heard about the colony’s promise of religious tolerance.

473 Thames St. U Newport, RI U 401.848.9215 | 109 Bay St. U Watch Hill, RI U 401.348.1035 | 1 Post Office Sq. U Oak Bluffs, MA U 508.693.5003 21 Wianno Ave. U Osterville, MA U 508.428.2355 | 27 N Water St. U Edgartown, MA U 508.627.7201 1189 Post Rd. U Fairfield, CT U 203.292.8170 | 70-80 Main St. U New Canaan, Ct 06840 One hundred years later, Rhode Island played a key role in the signing of the United States Constitution. Despite needing only nine of the original 13 colonies to vote to ratify the Constitution, Washington wanted a unanimous vote. Rhode Island was the final holdout. As part of the negotiation process, Washington promised that if Rhode Island signed the Constitution, he and his entourage would make a visit. The state signed in May of 1790. Upon his arrival in Newport, in August of 1790, Washington exchanged letters with Moses Seixas, the warden of Congregation Jeshuat Israel – more commonly known today as Touro Synagogue. The 340-word letter from Washington promised “the children of the stock of Abraham” that the newly formed government of the Unit-

ed States of America would give, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” His words were considered at the time to support religious freedom. While Seixas’ letter to Washington has been on display at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Washington Letter has been held in private hands of the Morris Morgenstern Foundation since 2002. It is believed that Morgenstern purchased the letter from Howard Milkman Jr., a direct descendant of Seixas, around 1950. Since then, several institutions have tried to gain access to the letter to no avail. Of the current exhibit, Congregation Jeshuat Israel’s Co-President Bea Ross said: “We’re delighted that the letter is going to be on display. The letter says everything that’s important to us, and expresses everything we stand for as Americans.” The letter is said to be in excellent condition despite being laminated, standard practice in conservation in the 1950s. The museum’s exhibit is titled: “To Bigotry No Sanction: George Washington and Religious Freedom,” and features additional documents, including several of Washington’s letters to other religious groups, one of the first public printings of the Constitution, and a draft of Thomas Jefferson’s “An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom.” Newport’s Old Quarter is a vibrant historic neighborhood where 18th and 19th century buildings continue to be used as homes, places of whorship, restaurants and shops, as they have been for three centuries. It encompasses six non-profit organizations: International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum at the Newport Casino, Newport Art Museum, The Newport Historical Society, Newport Restoration Foundation, The Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Touro Synagogue & Loeb Visitor Center, and the Whitehorne House. www.TheOldQuarter.og.

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Beechwood Restoration Nearing a Vote By Tom Shevlin Plans to restore the famed Astors’ Beechwood to its Gilded Age glory are nearing completion. Historic District Commission members are due next month to vote on a final design for the property, which was purchased in 2010 by software mogul and America’s Cup Defender Larry Ellison. On Tuesday, May 15 architect John Grosvenor and attorney Peter Regan provided commissioners with an update on the project, going over proposed materials for use on the building’s exterior, windows, and trim. According to Regan, with approvals in hand for the property’s various outbuildings, over the last several weeks much attention has been paid to the exterior design details of the main house. The aim, he said, is “to restore the building to its original luster” – specifically as it was conceived by architect Richard Morris Hunt. The most significant part of the project calls for enveloping the building in a new layer of stucco. According to Grosvenor, while they had originally hoped to showcase the building’s original brick facade, time has taken its toll on the material. “We fought hard to do it as brick,” Grosvenor said. “But the only way to do it as brick would be to replace it.” Instead, Grovesnor is hoping to win approval to apply a new layer of stucco, leaving the original brick and stone in place.

“From a forensic standpoint, the history will remain,” he explained. Other changes would also include installing new skylights, doors, and various amenities needed to accommodate the building’s planned use as a fine art museum. An earlier proposal to reshape the building’s mansard roofline was also scrapped after the design was refined. Overall, commissioners seemed receptive to the presentation, asking few questions, they resolved to complete the process at their next meeting. Commissioner John Drotos asked that because the design has evolved, a summary be provided in time for their June vote. Meanwhile, Commissioner Michael Conroy provided a critique of the design, voicing his preference for restoring the building to its original brick. The final proposal is expected to be voted on at the commission’s June 19 meeting. In other business: Commissioners received an update on a proposal to make various improvements to a pair of derelict properties at the corner of Spring and Mill streets. Attorney Turner Scott told the commission that a failed business deal had complicated efforts by his client, DSM Realty, to rehabilitate the buildings, adding that they were committed to working with the city to improve the properties moving forward. The homes, located adjacent to one another at 166 Spring St. and

62 Mill St., have been a source of concern to the city, and neighbors, for years. Earlier this spring, the City Council voted to initiate action on the properties after the HDC determined they had entered into a state of demolition by owner neglect. According to an outline submitted to the city last week, DSM Realty is prepared to make some significant exterior improvements to the properties. At 166 Spring St., the proposed scope of work includes replacing any and all broken windows, weather-proofing exterior entryways, and patching any area on the building’s original roof to prevent further water damage. On the more recent rear addition, where a fire ripped through the roof, a tarp would be applied over all existing leaks. In concert, improvements are also being proposed for 62 Mill St. Those include replacing the plywood currently covering the front entryway with a more appropriate door; repointing and reconstructing the home’s foundation where needed; full window replacement; new roof; and the construction of new stairs and a landing on the east entrance of the property. In addition, all the building’s chimneys will be repointed, and the property will be regraded to prevent future water damage. The city’s historic preservation planner will be charged with overseeing the work.

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Changes Expected to Boost Recycling Rate By Meg O’Neil Recycling experts from around Rhode Island convened at the Newport Public Library on Tuesday, May 15 to discuss changes to the state’s recycling program during a forum sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport and the Newport Energy & Environment Commission. Newport’s Clean City Coordinator Kristin Littlefield told the audience that during the last fiscal year Newporters threw away roughly 7,450 tons of waste, or approximately 200 tons less than in FY2010. Of that, 2,200 tons were recycled, or just about 30 percent. According to Littlefield, the city hopes to increase that number to 36 percent later this year. To help reach that goal, Sarah Kite, director of recycling services at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. explained that residents can expect a new “singlestream” recycling program to begin in mid-June. With the capacity to dramatically increase the volume and types of

recyclable items collected, the system will effectively discontinue the current system of separating recyclables into blue and green bins. Instead, one bin will hold all recyclables, and new sorting machines at Johnston’s Central Landfill will allow for all plastics and papers to be sorted and distributed to recycling processors. Single-stream recycling could help save fuel costs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by allowing both chambers in the recycling trucks to be filled with the mixed recyclables. Kite called the new program, “the biggest change in recycling in 20 years,” and said that singlestream recycling will allow more material from the waste stream to be recycled. Vincent Bell, president of Environmental Packaging International stressed the importance of promoting producer responsibility: Manufacturers should be encouraged to design products that are less toxic, more durable, and more recyclable than they are now.

Also on the panel was Elie Leonardsmith of Clean Water Action, who discussed the importance of community action, especially in regard to the city’s summer festivals. Citing the fact that the Newport folk and jazz festivals have increased their commitment to recycling and composting, Leonardsmith said that large-scale recycling opportunities abound in Newport. She noted the efforts by America’s Cup World Series organizers to adopt a strict sustainability and recycling protocol including selling reusable water bottles and offering water refilling stations to help reduce the amount of plastic bottles brought into Fort Adams. Leonardsmith said, “Newport is poised to be a leader not only within the state, but nationally, because there is a lot of momentum behind these events.” For more information on the changes coming to the city’s recycling program, visit www.RIRRC. org.

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Survey Ranks Schools in Top Ten By Meg O’Neil

State Senator Louis DiPalma shakes hands with newly appointed Eagle Scout Michael W. Flynn Jr. of Troop 3 Newport.

Newporter Earns Eagle Scout Award May 6 was declared “Michael W. Flynn Jr. Day” in Newport in commemoration of the high school senior receiving the title of Eagle Scout. State Senator Lou DiPalma, Middletown City Councilman Bruce Long, and Newport City Councilman Charles Duncan were in attendance at the Elks Lodge to celebrate Flynn’s achievement. His Eagle Leadership Service Project involved organizing donors and volunteers to finish the inside walls of two rooms at the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Third Beach Coastal Education Center. Flynn secured over $1,000 in plywood, molding, trim and other materials from several local businesses. He directed the energies of twelve scouts with two Troop 3 leaders and the owner of A1 Roofing. It took over 170 volunteer hours to complete this project. The finished rooms will allow use of the educational center for summer camp programs that focus on the ecosystems at the nearby rocky shore, sandy beach and salt marsh habitats. For more information about Troop 3 Newport, call Glenn Gardiner at 846-9583 ext. 2002.

Summer Learning Initiative Grants Newport Partnership for Families is among eleven Rhode Island educational programs selected to receive funding from a new initiative of Pawtucket-based Hasbro toy company and the United Way of Rhode Island. Studies indicate that students lose the equivalent of more than two months of math skills during the summer. Children in lowincome communities fall behind in reading by an average of two months, while their middle-income peers make slight gains. To stem the loss of learning that takes place in school-age children during the summer vacation months, Hasbro and United Way of Rhode Island have established the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative for children across Rhode Island. A $200,000 grant from the Hasbro Children’s Fund will help launch the program through 11 existing summer programs throughout the state.

In Newport, three agencies of the Partnership for Families will receive $30,000 in funding under the United Way of Rhode Island/Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative. They are the Boys and Girls of Newport County; the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center; and the Newport Family & Child Opportunity Zone. The funding will be used to expand hours of service by the agencies. “Hasbro is excited to partner with the United Way of Rhode Island to help children in the state begin each school year sprinting forward, not catching up,” said Karen Davis, vice president of community relations at Hasbro. “We have seen firsthand how effective a high quality summer program, that includes not only learning but service and fun, can be in helping children excel.”

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Rogers a great place for a kid to go to school,” he said. “They interact with kids from across the socioeconomic spectrum, and that makes a stronger adult.” For a complete listing of the state’s rankings, visit www.usnews. com. By the Numbers: Rogers High School has a total enrollment of 622 students, of whom 48 percent are boys and 52 percent are girls. Forty-two percent of Rogers’ students are members of minorities. Forty-seven percent of Rogers’ students are categorized as “economically disadvantaged.” Of those, 42 percent qualify for the school’s free lunch program, and another 5 percent quality for reduced-price lunches. Of the total of 622 students, 43 percent participate in Advanced Placement courses, the equivalent of college undergraduate courses.

For What It’s Worth Last week was “Brimfield” a week of selling, buying and meeting old friends. The first time I went to the Brimfield, MA outdoor antiques show was around 1975. The May show can be delightful or if it rains, it can be miserable. It rained this time: unfortunately for most of the week! Each year there seem to be more ‘collectibles’ and just plain junk. This year was no exception. But, there is a market for junk evidenced by items being carried off the fields by happy shoppers. You wonder what someone is going to do with half a dozen rusted Tonka toys. Don’t get me wrong, there are wonderful period antiques shown at Brimfield, but the pickings seem to get slimmer every year and the prices much higher. I generally skip the July show (too hot) and am already looking forward to the September show.

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Two high schools on Aquidneck Island ranked in the top 10 of the state’s 59 public high schools in a recent survey by “U.S. News and World Report.” According to the report, Portsmouth High School was ranked fifth, and Rogers High School in eighth. The report reviewed 21,776 U.S. public high schools in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Nebraska did not report enough information to be ranked. Of the 21,776 high schools, Portsmouth ranked 1,201 nationally, and Rogers placed 1,927. “U.S. News and World Report” teamed with the American Institute for Research, and the results factored in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students (who tend to score lower), and whether the school’s least-advantaged students (black, Hispanic, and low-income) were performing above average.

The news that Rogers High School had received national recognition was a “nice surprise” to Supt. John H. Ambrogi. “This reinforces what we’ve said about Rogers: That we provide a quality program that meets every youngster’s need to reach his or her aspirations and dreams,” he said. There are 149 students currently enrolled in AP courses at Rogers, and according to Ambrogi, the ranking, “recognizes the fact that Rogers has some great AP programs and amazing teachers that work hard to get students to take the AP courses. I think it points out how not only Rogers, but the district has focused on an effort to have high achievement.” While not every student is taking an AP course, Ambrogi stressed that the high school’s diverse curriculum includes programs that meet the needs of students who go on to college as well as those who may have difficulty finishing high school. “That’s what makes

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NEWS BRIEFS Newport Police Log Newport Fire Incident Run Report During the period from Monday, May 7 to Monday, May 14, the Newport Police Department responded to 583 calls. Of those, 101 were motor vehicle related; there were 72 motor vehicle violations issued and 29 accident reports. Three bicycle violations were also issued.

The police also responded to 9 incidents of vandalism, 15 noise complaints, 19 animal complaints, and 27 home/business alarm calls. Police conducted 7 school security checks (3-Rogers High School, 3-Triplett, 1-Coggeshall). They also transported 5 prisoners, recorded 8 instances of assisting other police departments, 9 other agencies and conducted 1 funeral escort. 6 private tows were also recorded. In addition, 25 arrests were made for the following violations: n 5 arrests were made for outstanding bench warrants. n 4 arrests were made for simple assault. n 2 arrests were made for violating no contact orders. n 2 arrests were made for driving without a license or an expired license. n 2 arrests were made for driving with a suspended or revoked license. n 2 arrests were made for DUI. n 2 arrests were made for disorderly condct. n 2 arrests were made for larceny. n 1 arrest was made for driving with a suspended or revoked license. n 1 arrest was made for vandalism. n 1 arrest was made for public urination. n 1 arrest was made for felony assault. n 1 arrest was made for conspirancy. n 1 arrest was made for 6th degree arson.

During the period from Monday, May 7 through Sunday, May 13, the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 107 calls. Of those, 56 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 50 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 3 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived on-scene. Fire apparatus was used for 107 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters responded to 49 calls • Station 1 - Engine responded to 45 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road responded to 24 calls • Station 2 - Engine responded to 21 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 5 responded to 29 calls Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include:   1 - Structure fire 1 - Brush / grass fire 1- Extrication / rescue   1 - Animal problem 1 - Water problem 13 - Fire alarm sounding - no fire   In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 9 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 13 life safety inspections, and provided 5 fire system plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: Shut off your gas powered lawnmower and let it cool down before refueling. NEVER refuel a lawnmower while it is running. Gasoline should only be stored in containers intended, approved, and labeled for that purpose. Please store your gas can outside of living areas in a secure location. —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM

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Summer Camp On Thursday, May 31 the Newport Recreation Department will be hosting a summer camp information night. The event will be held at the Hut from 6:30-7:30 pm. The Recreation Department administration and camp staff will be on hand to answer questions about their very popular summer day camp program for boys and girls entering grades K-8 in the fall of 2012. Parents and their children will be able to meet the camp staff, ask questions about the program and register for this summer. Information on the various specialty camps offered by the department will also be available. If you miss this night you can get more information on the website or you may contact Carol Mureddu at 845-5800.

Land Trust Announces Grants The Aquidneck Land Trust announced today the 2012 recipients of its Merritt Neighborhood Fund grants. This year, ALT’s Merritt Fund has given $7,250 in grant awards to local neighborhood groups, schools and community associations for the preservation and use of small open spaces. Fourteen organizations from Aquidneck Island’s three municipalities have received grants: Methodist Community Gardens, Norman Bird Sanctuary, East Bay Community Action Program’s NFCOZ and Head Start, Portsmouth Garden Club, Portsmouth Playground Committee, The Pennfield School, Sustainable Aquidneck, Friends of the Middletown Public Library, Rogers High School, St. Michael’s Country Day School, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Middletown Tree Association and Thompson Middle School. All of this year’s grant recipients were chosen because their proposed projects represent Peter Merritt’s vision of fostering a greater sense of community and connection to the land through small-scale land conservation and beautification projects. This year’s grant awards will be used for community gardens that provide food to local shelters, creation of community gardens, creation of a water garden, installation of a well for garden irrigation, community cleanup projects, and for wildlife education projects.

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Rogers High School sophomore Hannah Davis has received a scholarship to attend school next year in Germany through the CongressBundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program. She is one of 250 students nationwide to receive the award and the opportunity to live abroad with a host family. Funded by the US State Department, CBYX is designed for students who wish to fully immerse themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school. More than 17,000 students have participated in the program since 1983. In addition, RHS Principal Jim Nelson announced that junior Lydia George will study abroad in Thailand this August. In return, RHS will host Julianne Chaves Ferreira from Sao Luis, Brazil. This international exchange program is sponsored by the Newport Rotary Club.

The deadline for application to the John O. Pastore Cultural Travel Scholarship, offered by Newport Festa Italiana (NFI), has been extended to Tuesday, May 29. In conjunction with the Newport/ Imperia, Italy Sister City exchange, NFI provides cultural travel scholarships to two Aquidneck Island high school students who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in September of 2012. Students will accompany the delegation from the Newport City Council on a visit to Imperia during the second week of September, 2012. Students will stay with a host family while attending some of the cultural events offered by the city of Imperia. A chaperone will accompany the students during the trip to and from Italy and will be available at any time while the students are living with the families. Air fare, insurance and the chaperone will be provided by the Newport Festa Italiana committee. Students are responsible for their own spending money. All applicants must have, or be able to obtain, a valid passport prior to Sept. 1, 2012. All candidates must agree to a personal interview with the scholarship committee and be willing to participate in some Newport Festa Italiana activities after returning from Imperia. Applications may be found in the offices of the guidance personnel or principals of the three Aquidneck Island high schools. Completed applications must be sent to: Shirley Ripa, 6 Almy Ct., Newport, RI, 02840 by May 29. For more information, email Sandra J. Flowers at

Portsmouth Garden Club ‘Plant Day’ The Portsmouth Garden Club invites interested people with green thumbs to their annual “Plant Day” on Thursday, May 24 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Island Garden Shop,54 Bristol Ferry Rd., Portsmouth. Owner Martin Van Hoff will offer two workshops; 2:30 p.m. -”Proper Pruning Techniques” and at 3:30 p.m. “Container Planting”. Club members and Hoff will be available to assist with selection of plant materials, location of plants and to answer questions. A percentage of the day’s sales will be donated to the beautification efforts of the club. Rain date is Friday, May 25.

Food Pantry Offers Weekend Hours With the help of local churches and service groups, the Salvation Army, 51 Memorial Blvd., is opening its food pantry on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Food or monetary donations and volunteers are always welcome and needed. For more information, call Lt. Helen at the Salvation Army, 846-3234.

Scholarship Winners Five local students were among the ten high school seniors from across Rhode Island to be awarded the $1,000 Cumberland Farms Believe and Achieve Scholarships. The 2012 winners are: William Anthony II of Middletown to attend University of Vermont; Michael Finn of Newport to attend Iona College; Abigail Johanning of Tiverton to attend Suffolk University; Eileen Korney of Portsmouth to attend Roger Williams University, and Amisa Patel of Tiverton to Johns Hopkins University.

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EDITORIAL Let’s Re-imagine the Armory


here’s life in the harbor again, which is good news for us all. Over the last week, it’s been hard not to notice the number of vessels taking their places on moorings, along the city’s downtown docks, and within the federal anchorage off The Point and King Park. Whether we recognize it, or not, we’re all tied to the water – and what happens along it matters dearly. That’s why it’s so important that we figure out what to do with the Lower Thames Street Armory. When the city opens its visiting boater center later this month, it will mark a significant milestone for the building. But it will not be the last. City Councilors are still due to formulate a long-term plan for the upper two floors of the building, and as you can see on the facing page, opinions differ on what that should be. Creating a thriving and well-cared-for Armory is not only in the city’s interest, it’s also in the interest of the area’s small business community. In recent years, the city has found a capable partner in the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, who seem to have a knack for caring for neglected city properties. As of this writing, the city administration was preparing to extend a one-year lease agreement for the non-profit to continue to manage the building and the antiques center on the main level. We’ve said before that the partnership seems like a good match. However, it’s about time that we also develop a long-term plan for the property. Given the history of the building, its past mismanagement by the city, and its location in the heart of the city’s downtown waterfront district, it’s understandable that the issue has become a political hotbutton. Over the years, the city has been told that the building could be used for any number of projects: from a Faneuil Hall-style marketplace to a special events space or even a museum. Most recently, the idea of using the drill hall as a special event space has gained traction with some in the administration. But what other options are there? We have a golden opportunity in the Armory. Let’s not waste it. If you have an idea for how you’d like to see the Armory developed, e-mail us at, or write to us at Newport This Week, 86 Broadway, Newport, R.I. 02840 and we’ll publish it here. All are welcome.

Municipal Boards NEWPORT Zoning Board: Meets every fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers Members: Marvin Abney Lynn Ceglie Martin Cohen Michael Martin Rebecca McSweeney – Chair Mary Joan Hoene Seiter – Alt. 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 the month @ 6 p.m. in the MPD Community Room Planning Board, meets second Wednesday of the month at 6:230 p.m. in the Council Chambers Building/Zoning Board, meets fourth Tuesday of the month @ 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Support the Cap Increase for Rhode Island Filming To the Editor: Thank you for reporting on the May 7 Middletown Town Council meeting (“Maps, Movies and More” by Jonathan Clancy). I spoke for state legislation (H8051) that increases the cap on Motion Picture Production Tax Credits, among other positive changes. Please allow me to correct errors in the numbers you reported. Rhode Island currently has a cap of $15 million. Massachusetts has no cap. New York has a $425 million cap. I support increasing the cap to $40 million to stem the tide sending large budget films elsewhere along with the revenues they generate. As a former town councilor, I understand the town’s challenges in generating economic activity and value to its business community. As an artist and partner in a family largely supported by the film industry, I see hands-on how much business RI is losing to neighboring states. As a native Rhode Islander, I passionately want to see our state thrive. From all these perspec-

tives, I see Rhode Island benefitting greatly should the cap be raised. Unlike loan guarantees to 38 Studios, the State spends zero outof-pocket for this program which attracts hundreds of high-wage, high-skilled employees in enterprises that pour dollars into businesses supplying lodging, meals, materials, locations, etc. On one recent film, as charge scenic artist my husband oversaw the purchase of $480,000 worth of paint, plaster & sculpture supplies. Our local businesses would welcome these sales. You might recall before the cap was implemented when “Evening” and “Dan in Real Life” filmed here, renting vacant spaces on Bellevue for their set shops, and businesses and homes for locations. The sales taxes paid on purchases rebated 25%, but the net gain is 75% of tax revenue that wouldn’t exist without the incentive. I reason 75% of something trumps 100% of nothing. We hear all too often: “We want to shoot in RI but we’re going to

Mass. because there’s no cap.” I want to stop hearing this. Incentives send a strong message that Rhode Island wants to do business. But when a cap is imposed, at the very low level it is currently at, it sends a mixed message – basically underscoring that we will continue to miss out on lucrative larger film making here. At the meeting, I shared a study by Distinguished Professor Mazze, URI ( MazzeStudy.pdf ). It details the film incentive’s positive impact as well as the 2008 $15 million cap’s negative consequences. Every paycheck my husband gets, the state he works in withholds tax. Hundreds of people work on larger productions, traveling to work on these films – giving taxes to other states. I want Rhode Island to receive this revenue and more. That’s why I urge the Council and the General Assembly to support H8051. Karen Roarke Middletown

OPINION Armory and Ann Street Pier Plan Ill-Advised Dear Mayor Waluk, We, the undersigned Lower Thames Street area business owners, property owners, and concerned Newport residents, write to express our opposition to the City’s ill-conceived plans for the Armory and the extension of the Ann Street Pier. We are concerned that these plans will leave Newport taxpayers on the hook for a poorly managed Armory, create serious navigational safety issues, and unfairly compete with existing private retailers and marinas. Many Lower Thames Street area business owners have been vocally opposed to the City’s management of the Armory for years. Simply put, the City is incapable of managing this building. For nearly thirty years, the City has been unable to run the Armory as a self-sufficient facility. This is evidenced by perpetual operating deficits, a lack of viable tenants, and the overall poor maintenance of the building. Yet incredibly, the City now believes

it can subsidize the operation of the Armory by extending the Ann Street Pier and managing a 24-7 in season marina? While we all agree that promoting public access along Newport’s waterfront is a worthy goal, one already served by the existing Ann Street Pier, extending the pier will not be in the best interests of the City or the users of our vibrant waterfront. The plan to extend Ann Street Pier by 393 feet into an already busy docking area will create dangerous navigational safety hazards, particularly for larger boats. Adding an extended pier directly inbetween already busy docks will require boats to back down several hundred feet to get to their slips. Navigation within such confined spaces will be unpopular, unsafe, and hurt business at existing private marinas in the area. In permit applications and public discussion of the project, the City frequently refers to the Ann Street Pier extension as being a “touch

and go” public access dock, when in fact the City intends to operate a commercial rate marina for boats of up to 40ft who wish to stay overnight for up to 48 hours. Far from a true touch and go public access dingy dock, the City of Newport wants to enter the marina business and compete with existing private marina owners for the already well served business of transient boaters. The City’s own Comprehensive Harbor Management Plan states that: “There are numerous marinas in Newport Harbor. These facilities accommodate a wide size range of vessels. These marinas are currently capable of accommodating the demand for slips, with surplus space in all sizes.” Further, Newport already has 26 public right-of-ways to the waterfront, including the existing Ann Street Pier. If there is ample public waterfront access and no shortage of transient marina dockage space

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OPINION CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE in Newport, then why is the City proposing to use federal and state grant funds to directly compete with existing marina businesses who have invested tens of millions of dollars of private capital into their facilities? As with the Armory, the City’s business plan for the extended Ann Street Pier contains a number of unrealistic assumptions and revenue projections. For example, the City’s assumes the marina will have 90% in-season occupancy rate. Yet the very successful Bannister’s and Bowen’s marinas have an approximate occupancy of 70% to 76% in season. Bannister’s has been in business for decades and is one of the most desired destinations in all of New England. To expect that the Ann Street Pier will exceed this incredibly successful marina’s occupancy rate is just not realistic. And what will happen when the City’s revenue projections fall short? Unfortunately, the City will likely look to impose higher mooring fees or even higher taxes on Newport residents to make up the shortfall. This would amount to nothing more than Newport taxpayers subsidizing out of town boaters. Steven G. Cundy, Yehjong Son, Lahna Son-Cundy Tropical Gangsters 381 Thames St. 383 Thames St. 385 Thames St. 433C Thames St. 537 Thames St.

Finally, we believe that the City’s proposed staffing of the facility is wholly inadequate, particularly for a pier that would pose significant navigational hazards. The plan calls for only two full-time employees and a handful of part-time deck hands. Employees would only be at the dock until 8 p.m., with no supervision during the evenings when dangerous incidents involving boisterous overnight guests are unfortunately highly likely. For all of these reasons, we are opposed to the current Armory and Ann Street Pier extension plans. A far more reasonable path forward, and one mentioned frequently in the Comprehensive Harbor Management Plan, would be to build a first-rate public dingy dock. It is therefore time for the City to go back to the drawing board to develop a more realistic public dinghy dock plan that fits with the existing character of Lower Thames Street, doesn’t compete with existing private businesses, and meets the needs of local residents without subsidizing out-of-town boaters at the expense of Newport’s struggling taxpayers and businesses.

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Suzanne Gioni Gioni Originals Jewelry 452 Thames St. Angela Craig, Innkeeper Admiral Fitzroy Inn 398 Thames St.

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Arthur Grover Aardvark Antiques 475 Thames St. 469 Thames St. 471 Thames St. 2 Spring Wharf 4 Spring Wharf

Jerry Schlichtling Frazzleberries 475 Thames St.

EricZap Erica Zap Designs 477 Thames St.

Stephen Ramponi 436-438 Thames St. 450 Thames St. 677 Thames St.

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Rui S. Reis Firehouse Pizza 595 Thames St. Joseph Griffiths The Port 359 Thames St., LC1 John Bach-Sorensen Asterisk 599 Thames St.

Kevin Flannery 379 Thames St., E46 Chris Young Nikolas Pizza 38 Memorial Blvd. Peter Borden 41 North 351 Thames St. John E. Ruddy , PHD 22 Coddington Wharf Kiki Slee McMahan 20 School St. Louis C. Lovejoy 28 Weatherly Ave.


CONTINUED FROM PG. 3 sion members approved an application to make various exterior alterations to the building, which is also home to Sapo Freaky Burrito, and the now-closed Spark Restaurant and Kitchen. Councilors also heard about another downtown bar during last week’s meeting in considering an entertainment license renewal for Lower Thames Street’s Sambar. Objecting to the application was the building’s owner, Garry Cassidy, who asked the council to limit the entertainment license to 11 p.m. Cassidy told councilors that he’s called the police on numerous occasions about the noise coming from the bar, and has started eviction proceedings. According to Police Chief Gary T. Silva, his records show that his department has received 76 calls over the last two years, including an incident that resulted in a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a dispute between the landlord and tenant. However, Silva told councilors that the only noise violation that was actually issued for the property dates to Sept. 5, 2010. As Mayor Stephen C. Waluk noted, “I don’t know how we restrict a license if there are no violations in the last year.” Other councilors agreed, and asked that the matter be continued to their next meeting. In other business, the council touched briefly on a proposal to endorse the efforts of the East Bay Energy Consortium, which is seeking state permission to develop a regional wind farm in Tiverton that could be used by municipalities to offset their electric bills. Councilor Jeanne Marie Napolitano, who chairs the group, said that there are still several of outstanding concerns over the legislation being proposed – including a provision that would give the consortium powers of eminent domain. “This is only the first step,” Napolitano said. “If it’s approved by the General Assembly, it will then come back to the individual communities” for final approval. Mayor Waluk was upfront about his concerns over the use of eminent domain, but he noted, “I look forward to supporting (the project) without eminent domain.” The matter is expected to be revisited at the council’s May 23 meeting.

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CANVASSING CONTINUED FROM PG1 According to census data, 24,672 people live in Newport, with 13,807 registered voters. Ideally, the city should have 8,224 residents per ward, with roughly the same number of registered voters. However, getting the numbers to work can be a challenge. Walking the city through the process was Priti Mathur of Virginia-based ARCBridge Consulting. According to Mathur, her team examined several options that would “smooth out” the city’s ward lines and adjust its precincts to align with demographic changes. One of those would have moved the Point out of the First Ward and shifted a large section of the Kay-Catherine area into the Third

Ward. However, that proposal was deemed too drastic, reassigning some 4,000 voters from one ward to another. The recommended proposal will reassign just a fraction of that number. Voters affected will receive a letter from the city notifying them of the changes in the coming weeks. As far as the city’s polling places go, their number will be cut nearly in half, leaving two in the First and Third Wards, and three in the Second Ward. According to O’Neill, the reduction is expected to reduce the total cost to the city of holding elections by reducing the number of poll workers needed and in some cases,

police details. As recently as two years ago, O’Neill said, the city had 13 polling locations. However, two venues – the Carey School and Knights of Columbus – were taken off the rolls when the buildings were put on the market for sale. In the future, voters will be directed to one of seven locations: Third Ward Rogers High School Newport Public Library Second Ward Donnovan Manor Fenner Hall St. Peter’s First Ward St. John’s on the Point Park Holm Senior Center


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Meaning Behind Memorial Day By Jack Kelly

Still Smiling After All Those Miles Navy Supply Corps School Team “War Chops,” led by Commanding Officer Cmdr. Carl Herron and Executive Officer Cmdr. Paige Sherman (carrying the U.S. Navy flag), crosses the finish line after a grueling two-day race last week. The 176-mile round-the-clock Ragnar Relay began in Plymouth Mass. at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11 and ended at 12:30 p.m. the following day in Provincetown, Mass.

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Walter Aldes, John Duchesneau and Paul Radion (below) were among last year’s volunteers who honored veterans at Ford Adams. Flagging at the fort is set for Monday, May 21 at 5:45 p.m. (Photos by Rob Thron) rades. Another tradition on Memorial Day is to fly the United States flag at half-staff from dawn until noon. Then, at 3 p.m., a national moment of remembrance takes place. The weekend before Memorial Day will find many volunteers placing flags on each grave site at national and local cemeteries. There are many other Memorial Day traditions. On the Thursday before Memorial Day, 1,200 soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Army Infantry place flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. The soldiers then patrol the cemetery 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that the flags do not fall to wind or weather. In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began a “Good Turn” tradition of placing flags at the sites of over 150,000 gravestones at the Jeffer-

son Barracks National Cemetery. This tradition continues today. One of the most memorable tributes to the fallen is “Echo Taps Worldwide.” It will be held at noon on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19, at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter. Known as a “cascade in the round,” the ceremony begins with one musician playing Taps, and when they reach the fourth note, another musician starts playing Taps, and this continues until every musician has played a full rendition of Taps. This will be repeated at many locations around the country at noon local time. This event is open to volunteer brass players of all ages and experience from across the region. Volunteers are asked to muster at the cemetery at 11 a.m. for practice. For more information, e-mail

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Roll Up Your Sleeve The R.I. Blood Center will run a blood drive at Gym 109 on Monday, May 21, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Blood supplies traditionally dwindle during the summer months, so give a bit of yourself to help your shipmates and neighbors. It takes less than 30 minutes to give the ‘gift of life.’

Local cemeteries will be reflagged in preparation for Memorial Day weekend, and volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. On Saturday, May 19, meet at 8 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Main Road in Portsmouth. On Sunday, May 20, volunteers gather at the cemetery on Van Zandt Ave. in Newport and move on to Braman Cemetery. The historic cemetery at Fort Adams will be flagged on Monday, May 21 at 5:45 p.m.

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Military Officers Association Meeting The Southern New England Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its May meeting on Friday, May 25 at the Naval Station Newport Officer’s Club. The luncheon buffet will begin at 12:15, cost is $20. The guest speaker is Steven Frye, U.S. Army Combat Wounded Veteran, founder of “USA Battle Buddies K-9s,” PTSD/Emotional Support Service Dogs. Reservations are requested by May 21. Checks can be mailed to SENE MOAA, c/o Bob Onosko, P.O. Box 15, Wakefield, RI 02880. For more information, call Onosko at 783-0498.

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Employees of the Year Named Two U.S. Naval War College (NWC) employees were recently recognized as Rhode Island Federal Executive Council Employees of the Year. Cmdr. Eric P. Dukat was named Federal Employee of the Year in the Military Professional category and OS1 Joshua Dempsey received the Support Staff Employee Award. Dukat is a member of the NWC Operational Level Programs’ Assist and Assess Team from the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership, working to improve readiness of the Navy’s eight Maritime Operations Centers. He also serves as an instructor in the Executive Level Operational Level of War course designed for senior officers. “He has a great sense of humor and is easy to work with, so it is not hard to figure out why both NWC and fleet personnel want Eric on their team,” said Jonathan Will, NWC Assess and Assist Team director. “We are very happy that

Best of luck to Naval Health Clinic New England team “El Bandito” as they head off to compete in the annual Corpsman Challenge at Camp Fogarty. The firsttime competitors are HMC Eric Mancia (coach), HM3 Toddy Clements, HM3 Milraen Hodgegrande, HN Trevor Gueuara and HN Tchitty Lyfoung. They will match skills and wits with teams from other NHNCE clinics in Portsmouth N.H., Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and Groton, Conn. The intense all-day event tests physical readiness, endurance, field medical skills and teamwork. NHCNE Newport has won the competition for the past three years.

he won this award. It’s great recognition for a lot of hard work over the years.” Dempsey was NWC’s second employee of the year winner. During his tenure at the college, he has earned significant recognition from multiple departments for providing outstanding operational support. Dempsey currently works with the Reserve Affairs Department coordinating activities of incoming reservists in support of the war gaming effort. He has assisted with the high-profile Current Strategy Forum and International Seapower Symposium, and also served as chair of the Combined Federal Campaign. “People may not know him personally, but they certainly know his name,” said Operational Support Office Director Lt. Cmdr. Dave Pastorin. “Dempsey has a wide breath of impact on the people of this community and that’s why he was nominated. It’s great to see him win this honor.”

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Eight Bells Lecture Seapower in the American Revolution The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, May 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum. Maritime historian and archaeologist Dr. Sam Willis will discuss researching the role of seapower in the American Revolution. Many believe that the modern world was shaped by British naval success; Willis posits that it was shaped as much by British naval failure, and uses the American Revolution as an example. Willis is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has served as consultant to the BBC, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and National Public Radio. His books include, “The Glorious First of June,” “Admiral Benbow,” and “Fighting Ships - From the Ancient World to 1750.” The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Visitors without a DoD decal/ID card should request access at time of reservation. To reserve, call 401841-2101 at least one working day prior to event.


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MAIN SHEET Newport Art Museum Heralds Centennial Year The Artists’ Ball, a tradition at the Newport Art Museum for decades, returned last Saturday, May 12. Cochairs Alexander (Sandy) Nesbitt and Christopher (Chris) Wyllie took the creative lead for the museum’s milestone anniversary gala, dubbed “Established 1920 - Remixed 2012.” The invitation to the first Artists’ Ball in 1920 invited guests to a “Fancy Dress Ball and Bazaar” and urged those attending “to come in costume to add to the brilliancy of the fete.” Among this year’s costumed guests there were burlesque performers and even bartenders creating vintage cocktails called “Corpse Revivers.”

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land, as a way of helping kids develop balance and flexibility. It also is thought to help with behavioral problems by helping children to relax and focus. Parents and teachers know that when children are anxious, frustrated or stressed, it is nearly impossible for them to learn.

Happy Planet Yoga Here in Newport County, Lynda West and Jenny Williams of Happy Planet Yoga have been teaching children yoga techniques that promote self-awareness, self-control, self-esteem, relaxation, inner fulfillment and mindfulness. In addition to their private yoga studio classes at Tenth Gate Center in Portsmouth, West and Williams have taught after-school programs, and now, they hope to move into school classrooms. Recently, they conducted a continuing-education workshop for a group of K-8 teachers to help them integrate yoga into their classrooms. “Yoga is an aid for the teachers. The techniques of yoga (breath work, postures and meditation) help kids control their emotions, regulate their breath when stressed, and learn to trust their intuition,” said Williams. West added that yoga seems to help kids at home, as well. “Parents come up to me commenting on poses that their child taught to the whole family. Or, they’ll comment that they use calm breathing techniques before bedtime.” Yoga at Pennfield The Pennfield School has included yoga in their nursery school and pre-K curriculum for the last four years. Yoga instructor Karen King teaches a class of 16 children an assortment of poses for half an hour. Just for fun, they bark while in the Downward Facing Dog position, hiss while in Cobra, and meow in the Cat Pose. Nursery and pre-K school teachers like Karen Lambert and Judy Hall say they also love the structure that the yoga class provides. So, the next time you ask your child, “How was school?” you might hear about a new yoga pose they’ve learned that day. For more information about yoga classes for children, call Lynda West, 286-5917.


Big Read Newport Discuss “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m.

May 17

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Americans in Paris,” by David McCullough,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 848-8200, www.Newport “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $2, 401-847-0292, www.Redwood 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. Life of the Mind Series Collector Jim Baker will discuss his tiles featured in the gallery exhibit “Tiles: The Spirit of Design.” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese, 6 p.m. presentation, $5, 401-847-0292, newportFILM “Urbanized,” documentary surveys the challenges and promises facing some of the world’s important cities, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 5:30 p.m. film, 7 p.m. conversation with community leaders and refreshments, $10, “A Star to Steer Her By” Fundraising auction and reception to benefit the construction of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Castle Hill, 590 Ocean Drive, 6:30 p.m., 401841-0080, Ebay Workshop Bob Heess teaches how to sell on Ebay - from setting up an account, listing your item, getting paid, and shipping to your customers. Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 683-9457, International Shorts of Compassion Selections from the 2011 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979,

Tom Rush at Common Fence Channing Folk rock icon Tom Rush performs at Common Fence Music at Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., $35, not part of the picnic series, 401-683-5085,

Soap Box Derby Local “hot-rodding” youth race down Memorial Blvd., 8 a.m., rain date May 20,

Bike Day Bike Newport hosts Bike to Work Day programs and activities all around town, visit for schedule.

Relay for Life American Cancer Society Fundraiser, Gaudet Middle School, Turner Rd., Middletown, 401-855-0885,

Relay for Life American Cancer Society Fundraiser, Gaudet Middle School, Turner Rd., Middletown, 401-855-0885.

Stone Wall Workshop Learn to build and repair traditional stone walls in this handson experience with master class instructors Chris and Dan Smith. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., reservations required, 401-847-8344.

Lighthouses of Rhode Island and their Keepers Jeremy D’Entremont, author of “The Lighthouses of Rhode Island,” will discuss our lighthouses and those who cared for them, cosponsored by the Jamestown Historical Society and the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association, Jamestown Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401-423-7280. “Our Town” at Rogers The Rogers High School Theatre Co. presents “Our Town,” as part of Big Read Newport, RHS Auditorium, 15 Wickham Rd., 7 p.m., $5. Improv Comedy Join the Bit Players for lightningfast interactive comedy, Firehouse

Newport Yachting Center

May 19

May 18

St. Michael’s Country Day Artsfest Student artwork showcase, St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 6-8:30 p.m. free, 401-849-5970.

Newport Summer Comedy Series



Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt. 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. 846-0669.

Mattie Volkswagen Audi

Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473,

Newport in Bloom Plant Sale Hot annuals, perennials, herbs, 135 Old Beach Rd., 8 a.m. - noon, www.

“EmployRI” RI Department of Labor and Training representatives discuss the “EmployRI,” Job Search program, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., sign up at the Reference Desk, 847-8720 x208.

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Touch-a-Truck Kids get up close and personal with all kinds of giant trucks and equipment, youth activities, bring cameras, Glen Park, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $3, youth activities, benefits Portsmouth Free Public Library. Redwood Poets Group Forum for poets who are currently writing and who seek critique. New members are welcome. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, www. Ladies Night Invite Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness and No Kid Hungry campaigns, with Silpada Jewelry, Mary Kay, and Scentsy, food by Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef, Melville Community Bldg., 339 Davis Street, Portsmouth, 6-7:30 p.m. RSVP to Hannah Garnier by May 16 at hannahhannah4@ or 631-946-3681. “Our Town” at Rogers 7 p.m. See May 18 for details. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See May 18 for details.

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A Beautiful Night in the Neighborhood

Upscale Dining on Waites Wharf Outside Deck Open for Cocktails Sunday Brunch @ 11am Friday’s RAW BAR featuring $1 Oysters

20% Dining Discount

Thurs. - Sat. 4:30 - 6pm (must be seated by 6pm)

LIVE MUSIC Outside (Weather Permitting)

Free Parking • Open Thursday - Sunday 1 Waites Wharf • Newport • 401.846.3600

Fireside Dining in the Point Section Featuring Rhumbline’s

“Bourguignon Style” Braised Beef Short Ribs with a Potato Croquette, Grilled Asparagus, and a Saute of Mushrooms and Onions. LIVE JAZZ with Lois Vaughan Fri. & Sat. 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner 5:00 pm Tuesday thru Sunday & Sunday Brunch 10 am -2 pm Free & Easy Parking

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NEW: Thursday - Pub Trivia Night - Starts @ 8:45pm Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

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Spotlight on Music

May 20

30th Annual Birds & Breakfast Breakfast by the White Horse Tavern, guided bird walks, kids activities, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., 7:30 a.m., www. St. Philomena’s Spring Fair Family fun day with carnival rides, games, prizes, pony rides, raffles, music, flea market, clothing and book sale, international foods, 324 Cory Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free, 401-683-0268. Atlantic Cup Race Week Begins Visit for information.

Enjoy Our New Dinner and Brunch Menus!

Weekly Sunday Brunch Starts @ 11am with Live Entertainment Beginning @ 12pm 111 Broadway, Newport • 401 619 2552

Grass Courts Opening Day Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 401-849-3990, Salve Regina Graduation Class 2013 commencement ceremonies, McCauley Hall lawn, 10 a.m.. Howard G. Sutton II will give the commencement address. 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. Paradise Park, Middletown (Prospect and Paradise Ave.) 12-2 p.m., free. For more information, call Jim Garman at 401-847-1191. Gardening Lecture at Rough Point John Forti, curator at the Strawbery Banke Museum, presents “Heirloom & Native Plants - A Living History,” Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 1-2:30 p.m., free, reservations required,, 401-846-4152. Music in the Galleries Jazz with MSD Quintet, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. 2 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, www.NewportArtMuseum. org.

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Celebrity Big Read Newport Local celebrities (community leaders and officials) invited to read from Wilder’s “Our Town,” “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” or “Theophilus North,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m.

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arabian knights live arabic music by renowned vocalist oud player mitchell kaltsunas. belly dance show Offering Authentic Near East Cuisine and Drinks Friday May 25, 2012, 7pm to 11pm The Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI Reservations Strongly Suggested. Seats are limited (401) 848-4824

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Music in the Galleries The sweet sounds of the MSD Quintet will echo through the halls of the Newport Art Museum on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. The popular jazz band features Peter Davis, Jeff Fountain, Michael Johnson, Jon Lavieri and Doug Woolverton playing jazz standards and adult contemporary tunes. The Music in the Galleries series offers a sensory-rich environment in which to experience the many collections the museum has on display. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave.,

Monday May 21

Teen Time Book Club The library staff wants to know what young adults think about books. Come make your voices heard. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-4:30 p.m., snacks, just drop in, 401-847-8720 x206. Bilingual Storytime Children ages 4 and up are invited to attend bilingual storytime with Dana Edward Ramey. Stories will be presented in Spanish and English with related activities. This storytime is excellent for families who speak Spanish as their first language as well as for children who are learning Spanish as a second language. No registration is required for this free program. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30 p.m. Belcourt Castle Candelight Tour Experience Belcourt mansion and learn about its history with owner Harle Tinney, 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 846-0669.

Tuesday May 22

Downloading Books Learn how to download free audiobooks and e-books at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., books can be accessed on e-readers, mp3 players, iPods, smart phones, tablets, computers, and Kindles, 401683-9457. PJ Storytime Aquidneck Island children ages 5-8 welcome at pajama time story time, Newport Public Library, Children’s Program Room, 300 Spring St., 7-7:30 p.m. Trained teen readers share childhood favorites. 401847-8720.

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IYRS Lecture America’s Cup Director of Technology Stan Honey on “The Technology Behind the America’s Cup: TV Graphics, Race Operations and Umpiring,” learn how these groundbreaking innovations will allow the America’s Cup to be experienced in a way it has never been before. 449 Thames Street, doors open 7 p.m., lecture 8 p.m., lecture is free but seating is limited, for more information call Tricia Yeoman at 401-619-0258, visit

Wednesday May 23

“Walking Our Town” Special tour of the Redwood Library as part of the Big Read Newport, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., free, 401-847-0292, newportFILM RhodySquash Screening of “Keep Eye on Ball:The Hashim Khan Story,” documentary about a Pakistani native who became the father of modern squash. Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., reception 6 p.m., screening 7 p.m., tickets $30, available at Rogers High School Spring Concert RHS Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra and Band perform, RHS Auditorium, 15 Wickham Rd., 7 p.m., $3 person/$10 family Chess Group Weekly gathering for chess players, Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.

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Newport Tokyo House, 6 Equality Park, Newport Ben’s Chili Dogs, 158 Broadway, Newport Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport The Deli, 66 Broadway, Newport Pour Judgement, 32 Broadway, Newport Mudville Pub, 8 West Marlborough Street, Newport Newport Dinner Train, Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave. Rhumbline, 62 Bridge Street, Newport Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames Street, Newport Busker’s Irish Pub, 178 Thames Street, Newport Pier 49, 49 America’s Cup Ave., Newport Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames Street, Newport O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport @ The Deck, 1 Waites Wharf, Newport Sambar, 515 Thames St., Newport Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., Npt. Canfield House, 5 Memorial Blvd., Newport Flo’s Clam Shack, 44 Wave Ave., Middletown Atlantic Grille, 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown

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Other Area Restaurants & Dining Options

Breakfast - 7 days 7am - 11am Lunch - Friday & Saturday Noon - 5pm Dinner - Wednesday thru Saturday @5pm

Not Within Map Area Safari Room - OceanCliff Hotel 65 Ridge Road, Newport Newport Grand 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport Batik Garden Imperial Buffet 11 East Main Rd., Middletown Coddington Brewing Company 210 Coddington Highway, Middletown

Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday Nights

Pier 49 Seafood & Spirits Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina 49 America’s Cup Ave. Newport, RI 847-9000

International House of Pancakes 159 W. Main Rd., Middletown New Sea Shai 747 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown


Bay Voyage Inn & Restaurant 150 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown

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Late Afternoon Acoustic Set

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DJ Curfew Grilled Pizzas 10:00 Steel Drum Session 3-6pm to 12:45p.m. Karaoke 9:30 til close

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Open Seven Days-A-Week! Brunch on Sat & Sun starts @ 11am and served all day

Musical Entertainment

Trivia starts @ 8:30pm on Thursday NO COVERS! “Live Acoustic Music” starts @ 9pm on Friday Top 40 Hits @ 9:30pm on Saturday

Thursday, May 17 Billy Goodes–Open Mic Jam with Kevin Sullivan, 9:30 p.m.

Open Mon-Fri 5pm-1am and Sat/Sun 11am-1am

515 Thames Street, Newport 619-2505 •

Christie’s – DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney, 10 p.m.

Newport Rotary Club Polo Charity Match The Newport Rotary Club’s annual benefit match will get the ball rolling this summer at the Glen Farm polo grounds on Saturday, May 26 at 5 p.m. Hosted by the Newport Polo Club, the match features the home team playing against a regional challenger in a classic 6-chukker duel. All proceeds from the event will go to the Rotary club’s many charities. Gates open at 4 p.m. and tickets are $10. Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth.





Free Garden Workshops Portsmouth Garden Club hosts free workshops at Island Garden, 54 Bristol Ferry Rd., Portsmouth, “Proper Pruning Techniques” at 2:30 p.m. and “Container Planting” at 3:30 p.m., refreshments, rain date May 25.

Atlantic Cup Grand Prix Watch the fleet take off for the in-shore racing leg of the Atlantic Cup. The start/finish line for all the races will be just off Fort Adams, the best place for viewing the races, 12 p.m. start.

May 26

“If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” 5 p.m. See May 17 for details. Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See May 17 for details.

Now Open 7 Days a Week Every Monday is “Buck a Shuck” All Raw Bar Items only $1.00 Every Tuesday is “Island Nights” Locals Receive 20% off Food Bill Every Thursday Is “Steak Lovers Night” Get a House Salad and 14oz. NY Sirloin for only $20.00

For Reservations Call 401-849-0003 The only waterfront restaurant in Newport with a view of Newport Harbor and the City of Newport Free Ample Parking

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Flo ...She’s Got The Crabs !

O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Keith Manville Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 8:30 p.m. Rhino Bar–Reggae Night

Friday, May 18 Christie’s – DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m.

VNS Benefit at O’Brien’s Annual fundraiser for Visiting Nurse Services at O’Brien’s Patio, 501 Thames St., 5:30-8 p.m., bagpipe salute by the AOH Pipe and Drum Band, $25, 401-682-2100 x 1688.

3 Marina Plaza, Goat Island Newport, RI • 401-849-0003

Marriot–Paul Del Nero, Jazz, 7 p.m.

Billy Goodes–Live music

May 24

Marina Cafe & Pub

Gas Lamp Grille–Video DJ Mike DMulti-floor dance party.

Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after hours gathering at Buckley Heating & Cooling, 741 East Main Rd., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., members free/non-members $25, 401-847-1608 or Kathleen@

Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–D2, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Java Jive, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub­–John Erikson, late afternoon; The Merge, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Bear Fight Rhino Bar– The Face Show Rhumbline–Lois Vaughan, 6:3010 p.m. Rusty’s-Open Mic Night with Dynimite Dom, 9 p.m.-closing

Redwood Book Group Meet to discuss John Updike’s “The Witches of Eastwick” and watch the film. New members welcome. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, www.

The Chanler–Dick Lupino, Joe Esposito, Kent Hewitt, 6-10 p.m.

Newport Rotary Polo Charity Match First match of the season benefits Rotary charities, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m.,

Fifth Element–Ubiquitones, 10 p.m.

Doo Wop Revue The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue performing the music of the 1950s, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., $10 advance, $12 day of show,

Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–Flock of Assholes, 9:30 p.m.

The Fifth Element–DJ Maddog, top 40 and dance.

Saturday, May 19 Clarke Cooke House–Foreverly Brothers, 9:30 p.m.

Greenvale Vineyard–Dick Lupino, Dino Govoni, Debra Mann, 1-4 p.m. Hyatt Five33–Dave Manuel, 4:40- 6:30 p.m.

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– East Coast Rhythm, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub­–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.-12:45 a.m. One Pelham East–Wicked Peach


Big Read Newport Movie Screening of “Mr. North,” based on “Theophilus North,” by Thornton Wilder, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., free.

May 27

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads free guided bird walks at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401846-2577,

Friday May 25

Big Read Newport Book Discussion Discuss “Our Town,” “Theophilus North,” and “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” by Thornton Wilder, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m. 4th Friday Live Music & Art Newport Art Museum’s 4th Friday gathering combines music, art and fun, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6-9 p.m., $8, cash bar, 401-848-8200.

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. Paradise Park, Middletown (Prospect and Paradise Ave.) 12-2 p.m., free.

Rhumbline–Joe Parillo, 6:30 p.m. Rhino Bar -Get Lucky

Sunday, May 20 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 Hyatt Hotel–Dick Lupino, Jordan Nunes, Dennis Cook, Mothers Day Brunch,11 a.m.-4 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Island Storm Band, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub­–Steel Drum Session, 3-6 p.m.; Karaoke, 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, May 21 Fastnet–”Blue Monday”

Tuesday, May 22


Weekday Specials Thurs: All-U-Can-Do Crab Fri: Thick-Cut Prime Rib

from 5 ’til 8 .......... ’til it’s gone .........

$17.95 $ 9.95

Flo’s Clam Shack “famous for clams since 1936”

The Clam Shack

Open: Thurs-Sun 11am ‘til 9pm

Topside Raw Bar

Open: Thurs & Fri 4pm ‘til Whenever! Sat & Sun 11am ‘til Whenever!

Aquidneck Avenue • Middletown • 847-8141

Fresh Sliced Deli & Salad Sandwiches $5.99 Featuring fine deli meats and cheeses from the Deli’s kitchen Boars Head, Dietz & Watson and imported Meats

Featured Sandwiches The Weck

1/2 lb piled-high roast beef on a fresh-baked kimmelweck roll with horseradish au jus $6.99

The Gorilla Grinder

This 18" monster comes with a pound of your choice of meat and cheeses $12.99

Caprese Prosciutto

Citterio Prosciutto topped with fresh-sliced tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil and balsamic vinaigrette Italian bread $8.99

The Meatball Sub

Mother's Meatballs covered in homemade gravy topped with imported Provolone cheese $6.99

Butcher Shop Featuring Custom Cuts 66 Broadway, Newport • 846-2222

Billy Goodes–Songwriters Showcase with Bill Lewis, 9:3012:30 p.m. Gas Lamp Grille–Karaoke w Erika Van Pelt The Café–The Ubiquitones, 10-1 p.m. One Pelham East–Stu from Never In Vegas

Wednesday, May 23 O’Brien’s Pub– Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East – Chris Gauthier Sardella’s–Dick Lupino, Dan Moretti, Mike Renzi, 7:30-10 p.m.

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Rhea’s Does Ribs Right

Now open Wednesday-Sunday for Lunch and Dinner Serving our full Summer Menu!

By Jonathan Clancy When speaking of great BBQ ribs, most people’s thoughts generally gravitate toward Kansas City, Omaha, Kentucky, or Louisiana, but around these parts you need look no further than Rhea’s Inn and Restaurant in Middletown. Recently renovated, Rhea’s warm and cozy atmosphere provides patrons with a friendly, intimate place to relax and enjoy classic home-cooked meals in portions that won’t leave you or your wallet feeling empty. Whether you’re craving fresh seafood, prime rib, chicken parmesan, or meatballs, Rhea’s has a meal for everybody, and when it comes to BBQ ribs, Chef Jimmy Moisiades can lay it down just as thick as any Mid-West or Southern style joint. If you order Rhea’s ribs, you’ve got your work cut out for you. They are meaty, lean, gooey, full of flavor, and you’re going to need more than a glass of water to help wash it all down, perhaps an Anchor Brekle’s Brown. Dating back to the 1850’s Anchor Brewing Company is this country’s oldest micro-brewery. Brekle’s Brown is their newest ale and the perfect complement to succulent, tender ribs. It’s rich and complex without the heaviness usually attributed to darker ales, which is exactly why it pairs well with this hearty meal. We sipped on brews and listened to blues as we spoke with Moisiadesabout how he preps the ribs, “I’ve been tweaking the recipe a bit


Come watch the sunset and enjoy one of our Sundowner Specials Available from 3pm-6pm nightly Featuring: Oysters and a Bottle of Mionetto Prosecco $28 Grilled Oysters and a Bottle of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc $36 Crispy Duck Wings and a Pitcher of Wachusett Seasonal Beer $18 Grilled Oysters and a Bottle of Il Donato Pinot Grigio $30 Reservations still available for Graduation Weekend

Rhea’s ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender.

TO GO: Rhea’s Inn and Restaurant 120 West Main Rd. Middletown 841-5560 lately,” he said. The fireplace crackled, conducting warmth in our direction on this cool foggy spring evening, and then they appeared: a beautiful burgundy monstrous mound of ribs accompanied by moist mashed potatoes perfectly placed by our waitress Hillary. She brought silverware merely as a decoration. The meat literally falls off the bones. Your best utensil here is a napkin. Dry-seasoned for three days, then cooked in the oven for three and a half hours, these ribs are sure to leave a saucy smile on any BBQ fanatic’s face. With a bit

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more zing than I recall, these ribs are fit for a king but on a jester’s budget, only $23 for a full rack with a salad and a side. Brekle’s Brown melds well with the slow-cooked meat and sweet BBQ sauce. The brew’s Citra hop, a bitter ingredient common to most beers, provides a palate cleanse at the end of each sip, leaving me ready for another sticky bite. A lighter beer would be lost in the midst of spices and sweetness, while something on the opposite end of the spectrum would overpower the dish. Brekle’s Brown sits right in the middle, a partner in crime to this naughty indulgence. Stop by Rhea’s Inn and Restaurant, a family owned and operated establishment and order up some ribs with a Brekle’s Brown. If you save room for dessert, grab another Brekle’s and try the bread pudding; it’s like French toast in a glass.

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RhodySquash Film Fundraiser RhodySquash, in association with newportFILM is sponsoring a special screening of “Keep Eye on Ball: The Hashim Khan Story,” a documentary about the greatest squash player of the 20th century, on Wednesday, May 23 at the Casino Theater in Newport. A reception at 6 p.m. will be followed by the film at 7 p.m. and a Q&A session with the film’s producer Beth Rasin. In addition, Trinity College squash coach Paul Assaiante will be at the event. Until this year, his team had not lost a squash match in over a decade, making them the winningest team in college sports history. Tickets are $30 and proceeds will benefit the educational work at RhodySquash, the local nonprofit that engages underprivileged youth from Thompson Middle School through squash and academic entrenchment. Tickets to the showing can be purchased online at


Mike Warner

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A Rockin’ Good Time Dogie & the Cowpie Poachers will play Saturday, may 26 at Fifth Element and again on Monday, May 28 at Fastnet Pub. They play a wide variety of music, from Hank Snow to Iggy Pop. classic country of the 50s 60s & 70’s, British and American rock, surf music, Originals include songs written in the country & rockabilly style. A night out with “Dogie & the Cowpie Poachers” is a night that you’ll remember. Bring your dancing shoes. Contact:


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“A Star to Steer Her By,” hosted by the non-profit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) and will be held at Castle Hill on Thursday, May 17 from 6:30-9 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 8410080 or visit On Saturday, June 2 the Friends of Ballard Park will hold its annual fundraiser at Holly House, the home of Carol and Les Ballard. All proceeds support programming at the Ballard Park. For ticket information, call 619-3377 or visit At East Bay Community Action Program’s “We’re Rolling Out the Red (White and Blue) Carpet” on June 14 at Castle Hill Inn, their annual awards will be presented. For more information, contact Maggie Laurianno, at 847-7821 x 339. On the evening of July 7, the waterfront campus of IYRS will be transformed for a landmark celebration, “Mastering the Craft: 15 Years of Excellence.” The gala crowns an entire weekend of festivity centered around IYRS. For more information, visit July 7 Newport Art Museum’s Centennial Gala, 848-8200 July 12 Newport Hospital’s “Under the Tuscan Sky,” 845-1619 July 13 Island Moving Co.’s 30th Anniversary Gala, 847-4470 July 14 Redwood Library & Athenaeum’s “A Revolutionary Soiree,” 847-0295, x 101 July 20 Black Ships Festival Gala, 847-7666 July 26 Newport Historical Society’s Newport Antiques Show, 8462669 July 28 Newport Music Festival’s “Debussy Summer,” 846-1133 July 28 Aquidneck Land Trust’s “Fiesta Verde,” 849-2799

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Newport County TV Program Highlights May 17 – May 23 THURSDAY – MAY 17 9:30 a.m.: Perils For Pedestrians 10 a.m.: Time Capsule 10:30 a.m.: Newport City Limits (Six Star General) 11 a.m.: Jazz Bash (Dave Zinno) 11:30 a.m.: Portsmouth This Week 12 p.m.: Portsmouth Town Council Mtg: 5.14 2 p.m.: Portsmouth School Committee Mtg: 5.8 5 p.m.: Grace and Truth 6 p.m.: Community Baptist Church 7:30 p.m.: Center Stage (Dan Lilley & the Keepers) 8 p.m.: Newport School Committee Mtg: 5.8 9:25pm: Newport City Council Mtg: 5.9 FRIDAY – MAY 18 9 a.m.: Grace and Truth 10 a.m.: Community Baptist Church 11:30 a.m.: Center Stage (Dan Lilley & the Keepers) 12 p.m.: Newport School Committee Mtg: 5.8 1:25pm: Newport City Council Mtg: 5.9 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7 p.m.: Portsmouth Town Council Budget Mtg SATURDAY – MAY 19 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 11 a.m.: Portsmouth Town Council Budget Mtg 2 p.m.: Portsmouth School Committee Mtg: 5.7 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 8 p.m.: Newport Children’s Theatre: Peter Pan SUNDAY – MAY 20 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 12 p.m.: Newport Children’s Theatre: Peter Pan 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7 p.m.: Portsmouth This Week MONDAY - MAY 21 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 1 p.m.: Portsmouth High School Hockey 5 p.m.: Richard Urban Show 5:30 p.m.: Cowboy Al Karaoke TUESDAY – MAY 22 9 a.m.: Richard Urban Show 9:30 a.m.: Cowboy Al Karaoke 6 p.m.: Art View 6:30 p.m.: The Millers 7 p.m.: It’s the Economy 7:30 p.m.: Caring For Our Community 8 p.m.: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 5.21 WEDNESDAY – MAY 23 10 a.m.: Art View 10:30 a.m.: The Millers 11 a.m.: It’s the Economy 11:30 a.m.: Caring For Our Community 12 p.m.: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 5.21 5:30 p.m.: Perils For Pedestrians 6 p.m.: Time Capsule 6:30 p.m.: Newport City Limits (Six Star General) 7 p.m.: Jazz Bash (Dave Zinno) For more information visit call 401-293-0806, or email

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NATURE Season of Birth and Renewal

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By Jack Kelly In the next few weeks, new animal and insect life will burst forth upon Aquidneck Island as the next generation of hundreds of species is brought into being. This is one of the miracle of creation is repeated every spring and summer. Our island’s wetlands, forests, beaches and brushy meadows hold the nests, dens, holes and other secret areas where animal young are fed, nurtured and raised. White-tail fawns, coyote and mink pups, tadpoles, ducklings and goslings, and hatchlings and fledglings of many bird species will share these habitats as they grow and mature. From backyards to backwoods, and sand dunes to thick, lush forests, the circle of life is waiting to be discovered by those of adventurous spirit. Freshwater ponds and saltwa-

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A family of Canada Geese enter the water for a group swim. (Photos by Jack Kelly) spots. The white spots resemble flecks of bright sunlight and their coats blend with the natural color of their surroundings and help to protect them from predators. Soon after the fawns are born, the does move them to a safe location and leave them there for periods of time. The fawns sleep while the does graze nearby, then returning to nurse. Within a few weeks, the fawns will accompany the does while they graze and begin to explore their world around them. Another characteristic of White-tailed deer is growth of the male’s antlers. The buds of new antlers usually ap-

ter wetlands host a wide variety of reptile and amphibian species, including Eastern Newts, Spotted Salamanders, Garter Snakes, Spring Peepers, Bullfrogs, Painted Turtles, Snapping Turtles and Box Turtles. Many species of dragonflies, darners and butterflies will soon be seen darting and fluttering through these watery habitats. Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and many other bird species are tending nests in the region’s wetlands and soon will be rearing their young. This is a great opportunity to view the relationships between the adult birds and their young. White-tail deer females, or does, usually give birth to their fawns during May and early June. They may deliver one to three fawns. The fawns will be born with a reddishbrown coat speckled with white


Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.

A pair of Mute Swans watch as a young cygnet takes the lead.

Recent Songbird Sightings at Miantonomi Park Orchard Oriole White-crowned Sparrows Wilson Warbler Magnolia Warbler Nashville Warbler Kentucky Warbler Black-throated Blue Warbler Palm Warbler Blackburnian Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Prairie Warbler Black-throated Green Warbler Blue-winged Warbler Northern Parula Scarlet Tanager Blue-headed Vireo Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Tennesee Warbler Ovenbird Red-eyed Vireo Summer Tanager

Nesting Notes:

12 Common Terns have returned to their rookery rock in Gooseneck Cove adjacent to Green Bridge. This area has seen breeding and nesting Common Terns for the past several years. They are a treat to watch as they dive for fish in the surrounding waters and skim above the water’s surface. The eggs being incubated in Osprey nests across the island are due to begin hatching in the next week. The adult Osprey will carry fish to their nests to feed their hungry hatchlings.

pear in early spring and grow as the summer progresses until they are fully developed by late September or early October. Aquidneck Island presents some of the most diverse, accessible and beautiful natural habitats in New England. The adventure of a lifetime waits in our own backyards or just down the street.

Eastern Towhee Eastern Kingbird Ruby-crowned Kingbird New Sightings in our area: Blackpoll Warbler American Redstart White-crowned Sparrows Green Heron Ruby-throated Hummingbird Common Terns Birds seen at Sachuest Least Sandpipers Caspian Tern Glossy Ibis Brown Thrasher

n  Miantonomi Park n  Norman Bird Sanctuary n  Brenton Point State Park

(fields, woods, seashore) (Audubon Society of RI)

n  Albro Woods, Middletown n  Hazard Road, Newport

(including Ballard Park and and Gooseneck Cove saltmarshes) n  Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown











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JYC Spring Series Results The Jamestown Yacht Club held the second race of their spring series on Tuesday, May 15. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan; 2. Picante, J/109, R Salk/J Sahagian; 3. Lynx, J/29, Dennis Nixon; 4. Phantom, J/80, Victor Bell; 5. Epiphany, S2 9.1, Jeff Roy; 6. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 7. Aurora, Tartan 41, Andrew & Julie Kallfelz; 8. Gromit, J/80, Tami & Andy Burton; 9. Spirit, J/92S, EC Helme; 10. Rhapsody, J/30, Bill Kneller; 11. Floating Point, CTM Frers 40, Pat Clayton; 13. White Witch, King 40, Terence Glackin. B Class: 1. Blues eRacer, J/22, Louis Mariorenzi; 2. Conundrum, J/22, William & Alice Porter; 3. Fast Lane, J/24, Harry & Ann Lane; 4. Luna, Albin Nova, C Brown & S Hakki; 5. Five, MX-20, Henrik Dunlaevy; 6. Bearly Muven, J/24, Michael Nahmias; 7. Time Bandit, Metal Mast 30, Robert Fadden. C Class: 1. Four Suns, Swan 41, Charles Beal; 2. Chairman Arafat, P Electra, Rob Bestoso; 3. Summer Wind, Scampi 30 II, T. Alyn & KJ Delamer; 4. Second Wind, Seidelmann 30T, Stephen Parfet.

NPEF Race Results

Memorial Day Tennis Tournament

The Newport Public Education’s Run For Education was held on Saturday, May 12. Runners started and ended at Rogers High School. The top female finisher was Trisha Byler of Rochester, NY with a time of 18:24.4 and the top male finisher was Josh Parks with a time of 17:49.8. The top 100 runners are listed below. Complete results can be found at

The second annual John J. Hosch Tennis Challenge will take place over Memorial Day weekend starting Saturday, May 26. An event fundraiser to support the John J. Hosch memorial trust, the first 50 participants to register will receive a free tournament T-shirt. The doubles tournament is set to take place at the City of Newport public tennis courts behind the Newport Recreation Center. The weekend starts on Saturday, May 26 with gentlemen’s doubles (65 years+) at 9 a.m., followed by an all-ages men’s and women’s doubles

Top 50:   1 Josh Parks, RI   2 Rob Mcevoy, Newport   3 Trisha Byler, Ny   4 Trevor Brice, Newport   5 Ralph Lufkin, Newport   6 Dave Schaad, East Greenwich   7 Kevin Bolano, Middletown   8 Trent Taylor, RI   9 Jason Gilmore, Newport 10 Matt Knight, Mass. 11 Lee Dipietro,Md 12 Kenny Badger,Warwick 13 Kellie Tabor-Hann, Middletown 14 Anne Hird, Providence 15 Steve Schreiner,Tiverton 16 Daniel Sevigny, Coventry 17 Lee Fontaine, Newport 18 David Hart, Portsmouth 19 Antoine Lavigueu, RI 20 Daniel Murphy, Middletown 21 Christopher Andrews, Portsmouth 22 Walter Mey, Middletown 23 Seth Camara, Tiverton 24 Matt Sullivan, Middletown 25 Doug Cluff, Middletown 26 Dirk Johnson, Jr., Middletown 27 Katharine Hirst, Narragansett 28 Kelly Resendes, Mass. 29 Forrester Safford, RI 30 Nessa Ferreira, Newport 31 Cameron Stewart,RI 32 Charlie Mey, Middletown 33 Sarah Clark, RI 34 Gigi Di Renzo, Newport 35 John Kaull, Portsmouth 36 Nicole Fitzgerald, Middletown 37 Ray Isacco, Portsmouth 38 Jackley Vendola, Newport 39 Dirk Johnson, Sr., Middletown 40 Raleigh Brennan, Newport 41 Mike Martin 42 Toby Roberts, Narragansett 43 Teresa Sullivan, Newport 44 Stacy Pedrozo, Newport 45 Herb Armstrong, Newport 46 Andrew Mccarthy, Newport 47 Patrick Mahoney, Newport 48 Chris Pinault, Mass. 49 Keith Strickland, Barrington 50 Brooke Weibel, Newport

Bike to Work Day – Friday, May 18 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All activities are free at Washington Square (unless otherwise noted) 6:00am - 9:30am: Commuter Breakfast 10:30am: Special Event: Bicycle tour to Newport Mansions with mansion historian John Tschirch. Register here. First come, first served! 11:00 am: Bike Fair begins. Activities include: Bike Safety Bike Maintenance Bike Rentals Bike Spinning Bike Tech Vendors 1:00pm: Press Conference 2:00pm: Bicycle Tour to Newport Mansions. Registration advised, not required. Limited spots. 3:00pm: Bicycle decorating begins 4:00pm: Community Bike Ride (click here for Map) 4:00pm: Bike valet parking begins 5:00pm: Entertainment begins 7:30pm: Bike Fair ends - enjoy the local shops and restaurants 8:00 pm: Breaking Away (1979) at Jane Pickens Theater ($10 admission, with portion to Bike Newport) .



BOYS BASEBALL 5/18 6PM Narragansett @ Rogers 5/21 4PM Exeter/West Greenwich @ Rogers GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL 5/17 4PM Rogers @ South Kingstown 5/22 4PM Rogers @ Middletown BOYS LACROSSE 5/11/ 7PM East Providence @ Tiverton/Rogers 5/16 7PM Tiverton/Rogers @ Smithfield GOLF 5/17 3PM Rogers @ Portsmouth Green Valley Country Club

5/22 4PM Portsmouth @ Tiverton GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL 5/18 3:45PM Narragansett @ Portsmouth 5/22 4PM South Kingstown @ Portsmouth BOYS LACROSSE 5/17 7PM LaSalle Academy @ Portsmouth GIRLS LACROSSE 5/18 3:45PM Portsmouth @ Narragansett 5/22 4PM Portsmouth @ Chariho GOLF 5/17 3PM Rogers @ Portsmouth Green Valley Country Club 5/18 3PM TOURNAMENT @ Tiverton High School Portsmouth vs St. Mary - Bay View vs Tiverton BOYS TENNIS 5/17 4PM Portsmouth @ Chariho 5/18 3:30PM Cranston @ Portsmouth

MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASEBALL 5/19 4PM Middletown @ Chariho 5/21 4PM Portsmouth @ Middletown 5/22 4PM Coventry @ Middletown GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL 5/17 3:45PM Middletown @ Narragansett 5/21 4PM Middletown @ Scituate 5/22 4PM Rogers @ Middletown BOYS LACROSSE 5/17 6:30PM South Kingstown @ Middletown GIRLS LACROSSE 5/17 5:15PM Middletown @ Pilgrim 5/19 3:30PM Middletown @ Westerly GOLF 5/17 3PM TOURNAMENT @ St. Mary Academy - Bay View Mt. Hope vs Middletown vs St. Mary Academy - Bay View BOYS TENNIS 5/17 4PM Middletown @ Narragansett 5/18 3:30PM Exeter/West Greenwich @ Middletown


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open at noon. On Sunday, men and women aged 50 and up participate in the doubles match at noon, followed by a mixed doubles open at 4 p.m. Closing out the holiday weekend is a match for the “classic gents” aged 75+ on Monday at noon. The fee to participate is $25 per player, with checks made payable to the John J. Hosch Memorial Trust and sent to P.O. Box 122, Newport, RI 02840. For more information on the tennis challenge, contact Peter J. Raposa at 263-3503.

BOYS BASEBALL 5/ 4PM North Kingstown @ Portsmouth 5/21 4PM Portsmouth @ Middletown

ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL BOYS BASEBALL 5/19 3PM St. George’s @ St. Paul’s 5/23 3:45PM Thayer @ St. George’s GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL 5/19 3PM St. Paul’s @ St. George’s 5/22 4PM Marionapolis @ St. George’s BOYS LACROSSE 5/19 3PM St. Paul’s @ St. George’s 5/23 3:45PM St. George’s @ Thayer GIRLS LACROSSE 5/19 3PM St. George’s @ St. Paul’s 5/23 3:45PM Thayer @ St. George’s BOYS TENNIS 5/18 4PM St. Paul’s @ St. George’s 5/23 3:45PM Thayer @ St. George’s GIRLS TENNIS 5/19 3PM St. Paul’s @ St. George’s 5/23 3:45PM St. George’s @ Thayer

CHURCH NOTES Interweave Potluck & Pride Planning Channing Memorial Church will hold an Interweave potluck dinner on Saturday, May 19, 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will also be a planning meeting for the upcoming RI Pride Day to be held on June 16. Call 401-846-5565 for more info. Choir Sunday at Channing On Sunday, May 20, the Channing Memorial Church Choir will provide the entire program for the 10 a.m. church service. This annual event is filled with beautiful music and inspiring readings. There will be a special offering for the benefit of the choir for music related expenses. Visit Choral Evensong at Trinity The Trinity Choir will sing Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Ascension on Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. This Anglican liturgy combines the ancient offices of Compline and Vespers in a service of prayers and music sung by candlelight. Along with works of William Byrd, William Croft and David Ashley White, the choir will offer a little-known setting of the Evening Canticles by Anglo-American composer John Cook. All are welcome.

Upcoming Blood Drives NEWPORT

May 17, 3-7 p.m. Ancient Order of Hibernians 2 Wellington Ave. May 17, 4-7 p.m. Heatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 398 Bellevue Ave.


May 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hinckley Yachts 1 Little Harbor Landing May 16, 3-7 p.m. St. Philomena School Auditorium 324 Cory’s Lane May 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Portsmouth High School Gym 120 Education Lane


June 1, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Middletown High School Gym 130 Valley Rd.


May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Arnold Zweir Post American Legion & Memorial Post 447 VFW 134 Narragansett Ave.

CROP Walk Join area churches at the annual Aquidneck Island CROP Walk on Saturday, May 19. The annual event raises funds to address hunger in our community and throughout the world. Funds raised benefit community food programs. The walk begins and ends at the Martin Luther King Community Center. Registration is at 8 a.m., with all walkers stepping off at 8:30 a.m. The ‘registration fee’ is a non-perishable food item. The Unitarian Church (Pelham St. near the Elks Club) will offer a free breakfast to all who walk or who donate from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. To make a donation online, visit www.CropWalk. org.

McKinney ShelterArea churches have been notified of an urgent need for towels, twin sheets and blankets at the McKinney Shelter. If you would like to donate, contact Ken Robinson, McKinney Program Director at 401846-6385.

Discussions at CBC Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., welcomes all to their Sunday morning forum and evening book group meetings. On Sunday, May 20, three members of Occupy Providence will discuss their experiences and future plans. The Sunday forums begin at 11 a.m. The evening book group will meet Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. to discuss the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi and “Chasing Francis,” by Ian Morgan Cron. For more information, call 401-423-1651 or visit www.cbc.

Area churches and organizations work together to provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of our community. Upcoming meals include:

Summer Youth Mission Trip The youth groups of St. Columba’s, Trinity, and Emmanuel are traveling to Killington, Vt. the week of August 12-17 to help repair damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene last year. A planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 6 p.m. at St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave. Middletown, and dinner will be served. For more information contact Carol Dutton at 401-662-7839. Youth2Youth Coffee House Youth2Youth will host a coffee house at St. Paul’s Methodist Church on Friday, May 25. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the evening will feature a concert by students from The Met School. A donation of $5 is requested. All are welcome. Warm Up Wednesdays All are welcome at Warm Up Wednesdays each week at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St. from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by for friendship, games, reading and refreshments.

Trinity Open for Tours Historic Trinity Church is now open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon for guided tours.

Community Meals and Fellowship

Thursday, May 17

7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 5 p.m. –St. Paul’s Methodist (with St. Mary’s Episcopal) 12 Marlborough St.

Friday, May 18

7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 5 p.m.– Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.

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RECENT DEATHS James Robert Dewick, 86, of Newport, passed away May 9, 2012 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Doody) Dewick. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. Donald Ibbotson, 78, of Portsmouth, passed away May 9, 2012 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Evelyn (L’Heureux) Ibbotson. Donations in his memory may be made to Newport Hospital, 11 Friendship St., Newport, RI 02840. Brandon Xavier Jarman, 18, of Portsmouth, passed away May 9, 2012 at Newport Hospital. Donations in his memory may be made to Newport County Mental Health, 127 Johnny Cake Hill Rd., Middletown, RI 02842. Thomas Andrew Jemo, 58, of North Scituate, RI, formerly of Newport, passed away May 11, 2012 at home surrounded by family. He was the husband of

Eve (Wojcik) Jemo. Donations in his memory may be made to The Barton Center for Diabetes, Campership Fund, PO Box 356, North Oxford, MA 01537. Patrick H. “Shep” Martin, 58, of Newport, passed away May 10, 2012 at Newport Hospital, after being stricken while surfing. Donations in his memory may be made to Looking Upwards, P.O. Box 4289, Middletown, RI 02842. Horace Simmons, 83, of Newport, passed away May 10, 2012 at Kindred Hospital, Stoughton, MA. He was the husband of Barbara L. (Jenkins) Simmons. Burial with military honors will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter. Eleanor M. (White) Volpe, 86, of Newport and Jamestown, passed away May 10, 2012, at Heatherwood Nursing & Subacute Center, Newport. She was the wife of the late John Volpe. Donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.

Complete obituary notices available for a nominal fee. For more information,call 847-7766, ext. 107

Saturday, May 19

4:30 p.m. –Community Baptist Church 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd.

Sunday, May 20

4 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.

Monday, May 21

7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 11:30 a.m. –St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Broadway & Mann St. 5 p.m.–Channing Church, Pelham St.

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Tuesday, May 22

7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 5 p.m. –United Baptist (with St. Peter’s Lutheran) 30 Spring St.

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