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Dozens of vendors set up their tables under tents on Memorial Boulevard Parkway in Newport on Wednesday, June 6 for the inaugural mid-week Aquidneck Growers’ Market of the season. (A weekly Saturday market is held in Middletown at Newport Vineyards on East Main Road.) Both markets will be held weekly from now through late October. The Wednesday market is from 2 to 6 p.m., and the Saturday market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit (Photo by Rob Thorn)

NEWPORT – The search is on for a new business manager for the Newport School Department, after current manager John Miley tendered his resignation this week. According to Supt. John H. Ambrogi, Miley, who was hired to the position less than one year ago, will finish out the Fiscal Year 2013 budget session and remainder of the school year, which officially ends on June 30. Both and listed the job posting on their career search engine sites on June 1. According to the posting on SchoolSpring, the position’s responsibilities include: preparation and administration of the school committee budget, complete accountability for the financial accounting for the general and school fund, transportation, food

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Update Rogers Students Helping with Marsh Project on Energy Consortium By Jack Kelly

The late U.S. Senator John Chafee of Rhode Island once said, “Give nature half a chance and it will succeed.” This is the paradigm for the project that has given the Gooseneck Cove salt marshes in Newport a new lease on life. Decades of neglect and abuse had turned this critical wetland system into a dying, festering and odious eyesore. Through a concerted restoration project involving the removal of a non-functioning dam, and the installation of two new culverts that increased the tidal flow of ocean waters, the marshes began to heal. While the major restoration was completed three years ago, there is an ongoing series of maintenance projects being performed,that will ensure the continued growth and health of these sensitive and vital wetlands. Through the guidance of Save the Bay’s staff, local volunteers and others have contributed to this extraordinary effort to rehabilitate the entire Gooseneck Cove area. Recently, Save the Bay staff members, summer interns and local volunteers participated in just such an endeavor. Lead by restoration coordinator Wenley Ferguson and coastal ecologist, Marcie Cole-Ekberg, the group attacked two projects that will aid the drainage of sensitive marsh areas

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LtoR: Kyle Watts, Ryan Quinn, Ethan Ingersoll, Chayneth Febus prepare to plant marsh grass plugs. (Photo by Jack Kelly) at critical low tide points and prevent the loss or damage of present wetland features. Cole-Ekberg led a contingent of workers that included Rob Hudson, a Save the Bay Restoration Ecologist, interns Danielle Ploufe and Annie Procagcini, and John Buchanon of Newport, a coastal restoration intern,

into the southwest portion of the marsh to hand-dig and clear drainage channels. Ferguson and intern Shelby Southworth cleared channels on the east side of the marsh. This is very physical and tiring work. This particular day was overcast, humid, and warmer than average, with calm winds. Due to Free Local News Matters

the mild winter and the warmer spring temperatures, the insect populations of mosquitoes, gnats, and flies were almost unbearable as they swarmed in the moist, still air. These are likely to be the conditions for most of this summer.

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MIDDLETOWN – At its meeting on Monday, June 4, the Town Council heard an update from Town Administrator Shawn Brown about several changes to proposed state legislation regarding the East Bay Energy Consortium (EBEC). The revised legislation would make EBEC a subsidiary of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and would remove the power of eminent domain from its mandate. Also, all financial responsibility would go to EBEC. “Basically, the operations of the EBEC have to come from the revenue of the organization,” Brown said. Another change would affect the way in which the town’s EBEC representative would be chosen. If the bill is passed, the Council would submit three names to the Governor, who would then choose one of the candidates to be ratified by the State Senate. Another change regards the process for removal of a board member, which would occur according to rules set forth by the state statute. Also, “the executive director of the EDC would be on the board,” Brown said. Under the previously proposed legislation, EBEC would have been

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in neighborhood disputes." Still, given Newport's collection of historic homes and densely populated areas, the city does take seriously any outdoor burning violations. Fire Marshal Clark has seen on numerous occasions, barbecue pits that are left unattended or grills placed too close to homes. Some cases have resulted in charred shingles and small fires. In addition to the possibility of fire, smoke wafting into open windows can be a nuisance that prompts neighbor complaints, Clark said. Most of the time, the department has been successful in remedying complaints without much trouble. However, if a violator does become persistent, fines of up to $1,000 can be pursued through municipal court. City Council members are due to discuss the matter further next week at their Wednesday, June 11 meeting.

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a complaint is received, they're bound to respond. "It's kind of a balance," explained Clark. "We don't have the manpower to become the chiminea police," but at the same time, he said there are valid safety concerns that need to be addressed anytime it comes to introducing open flames into Newport's historic neighborhoods. According to Clark, staffing levels in his office preclude inspectors from proactively focusing on prevention efforts for this sporadic activity, however in most cases, those who are adversely affected by unlawful outdoor burning do typically report specific activity to the fire department for mitigation. Fire Chief Peter Connerton is also quick to note that many times complaints over outdoor burning stem from unrelated issues between neighbors. "Some people just don't like them," he said, adding, "We don't generally want to be put in the position where we're getting involved

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By Tom Shevlin In a big boost for organizers, Fidelity Investments has signed on as a major sponsor of the America's Cup World Series. The announcement comes just weeks before the festivities begin in the ACWS Newport regatta and days after it was revealed that organizers had sold roughly 95 percent of its exclusive corporate skyboxes. According to organizers, eight different companies had signed on to take space in the $30,000 skyboxes overlooking the race course. Discussions with Fidelity had been ongoing for months, and were only recently finalized. “The AC World Series in Newport marks the climax of the first season of very close, competitive and compelling racing in the 34th America’s Cup,” Stephen Barclay, interim CEO of the America’s Cup, said in a prepared statement. “We’re very pleased to have Fidelity Investments join us in Newport for this milestone regatta. Fidelity has strong ties to the community and a legacy of achievement that makes them an ideal partner for the return of America’s Cup teams racing in Newport, which was home to the Cup from 1930 to 1983.”
An Official Sponsor of the Newport regatta, Fidelity Investments is also the presenting sponsor of the AC World Series Newport Exploration Zone and the Volunteer Program. The Exploration Zone, located on the north lawn at Fort Adams, will offer an interactive experience for children and adults of all ages. The 100 foot x 40 foot tent will showcase more than a dozen exhibits from the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO), the America’s Cup

“The attributes and skills of a competitive sailor mirror those of a great investor. Both require strong leadership, detailed planning, disciplined behavior, a thirst for knowledge and a persistent pursuit of performance. Ron O'Hanley of Fidelity Investments Healthy Ocean Project partners, and local non-profits. In addition, there will be a small theatre off the main tent, where attendees can enjoy a variety of short lectures given by scientists and students. 
“Fidelity Investments is proud to be part of bringing America’s Cup racing back to Newport and the state of Rhode Island after nearly 30 years,” said Ron O’Hanley, president, Asset Management and Corporate Services for Fidelity Investments. “The attributes and skills of a competitive sailor mirror those of a great investor. Both require strong leadership, detailed planning, disciplined behavior, a thirst for knowledge and a persistent pursuit of performance, which is why our employees are so excited to be partnering in this historic event.”
As part of the festivities, the Fidelity trademarked “green line” will run from the AC Village entrance to Fidelity’s “Thinking Big” exhibit space in the Exploration Zone. “Thinking Big” ( is a new, innovative campaign that utilizes digital video, social media, print and interactive Web elements to showcase thought-provoking insights generated by the firm’s leading equity, fixed income and asset allocation analysts across a range of timely, global investment topics. 
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ity Investments will be open from Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, July 1. 
Fidelity will also be the presenting sponsor of AC World Series Newport Volunteer Program. Approximately 50 volunteers, including a core group of Fidelity employees, will be recruited to help support the Newport event, in all aspects of the operations including marketing, media, television, client services, sustainability, accreditation, and race management. 
The racing schedule for the America’s Cup World Series Newport begins Thursday, June 28, and culminates July 1 with the ACWS Newport Fleet Racing Championship, a 40-minute race after which the first AC World Series Champion will be crowned. Racing on July 1 will be broadcast live, coast to coast, on NBC. Nine crews from seven countries are competing in the 2011-12 AC World Series, including: Artemis Racing (Sweden), skipper Terry Hutchinson; China Team (China), skipper Phil Robertson; Emirates Team New Zealand (New Zealand), skipper Dean Barker; Energy Team (France), helmsman Loïck Peyron; Luna Rossa Challenge (Italy), with two boats, helmsmen Chris Draper and Paul Campbell-James; ORACLE TEAM USA (USA) with two boats, skippers James Spithill and Darren Bundock; and Team Korea (Korea) with skipper Nathan Outteridge.

America's Cup Crews Arriving On Scene By Tom Shevlin After months of planning and anticipation, the circus is finally coming ashore. A container ship carrying nine AC45 catamarans from seven different countries is due to arrive into Quonset Point on June 10, as the America's Cup World Series descends on Newport. The containers' arrival marks the most visible development in preparation for the ACWS, which is scheduled to begin June 23. According to Brad Read, chairman of the America's Cup World Series Rhode Island Host Committee, the containers are due to be unloaded June 11 and transported to Fort Adams on June 12. Five private yachts are also making the trip across the Atlantic from the most recent host port in Venice, Italy. On Tuesday, the first wave of crew members from the America's Cup Event Authority's Race Management team were also due to arrive in town. "Help is on the way," Read said last week. Meanwhile, Joe Dias, of the

state's Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reported that his agency was planning on installing a new large floating dock for expanded water shuttle service in the coming days, with new lighting also scheduled to be installed this week. And perhaps most exciting, ground is also due to be broken on a new rain garden at one of Fort Adams' largest parking lots to help stem the influx of stormwater runoff into Newport Harbor. The garden was planned through the host committee's Environment and Sustainability subcommittee and will be planted by ACWS sailors and volunteers as part of the weeklong festivities. Once complete, it should help naturally treat rainwater flows before it enters the bay. According to Read, when the lot (which is located on the left hand side of the road just before the fort's rugby pitch) was built, its drainage system was plumbed to discharge directly into Brenton Cove. Annie Brett works for Sailors for the Sea and co-chairs the Environment and Sustainability subcommittee. She described the proj-

ect as a "lasting legacy to leave behind" both for the fort and the community. Asked if the fort would be complete in time for the event, Dias responded confidently,"We should be ready to go." Store Opens, Opening Ceremony Planned In addition to improvements at the fort, consumers looking to snag some "schwag," the official America's Cup store has opened at the former Gap space on Long Wharf. It's open from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily, and features a selection of official merchandise. Merchandise can also be found at Team One on Thames Street and at the Gateway visitors' center. If that's not enough, Read also announced on Friday that an opening ceremony is also being planned for June 27. The event, which will feature the music of The Ravers and a parade of teams, is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, and Read is promising "All the pomp and circumstance of an Olympic ceremony."

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Christmas in Newport Newport Despite the fact that summer has Construction not even begun, the Christmas in Newport folks are already planning for the December festivities. At last week’s spring meeting at Trinity’s Honyman Hall, the group discussed business and ideas for the 42nd annual holiday celebration. The membership approved the 2012-2015 board members: Ban Bardorf, Alexandra Kelly, Virginia Long, Toni Peters, Dick Sheehan and Dave Wolfendon. The board voted on the slate of officers and elected Kathy MacKnight as president; Roy Lauth, vicepresident; Virginia Long, recording secretary; and Scott Bartlett, treasurer. All members were reminded to promote Christmas in Newport to their seasonal clients and new programming was encouraged. For more information or to join Christmas in Newport, visit

Bike Path The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission will host a meeting on Monday, June 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. to explore options for a new bike path overlooking Narragansett Bay on the west side of Aquidneck Island from Newport to the Sakonnet Bridge. Members of DOT, experienced bikeway consultants, and other experts will be on hand to discuss bike path design, state requirements, cost, and construction timeliness. A casual dinner and dessert will be served at the Mainstay Inn, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road in Newport. The meeting is open to the public. If you wish to attend, contact Tina Dolan

MEC Duck Race The Middletown Education Collaborative (MEC) will host the Third Beach Duck Race on July 12. Rubber ducks can be purchased online at or through Middletown students who will be selling through June 8. Each duck costs $10 to sponsor. A grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winning duck’s sponsor. Proceeds will benefit the MEC.

The City of Newport Department Of Public Services announces construction starting the week of June 4. T. Miozzi, Inc. will be milling and overlaying the following streets: Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Boulevard from Marlborough Street to Pond Avenue/Equality Park, Malbone Road from Admiral Kalbfus Road to Van Zandt Avenue/Summer Street, Pond Avenue from Warner Street to Dr. Marcus Wheatland Boulevard/Equality Park West, and Spring Street from Touro Street to Broadway. Narragansett Improvement Co. will be reconstructing, performing select curb and sidewalk work, and repaving the following streets: Thurston Avenue from Broadway to Smith Avenue, Smith Avenue from Malbone Road to Thurston Avenue, Burdick Avenue from Malbone Road to Thurston Avenue, Whitwell Avenue from Watson Street to Bliss Avenue, Watson Street from Gibbs Avenue to Whitwell Avenue, Eadie Street from Gibbs Avenue to Whitwell Avenue, and Robinson Street from Gibbs Avenue to Whitwell Avenue. Manuel R. Pavao Construction will be continuing sidewalk restoration on the following streets: Touro Street from Mt. Vernon Street to Division Street, and Kay Street from Bellevue Avenue to Brinley Street. During construction, be advised that traffic may be delayed at times and parking will be restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday. For additional information on these projects and other Public Services projects visit: http://www. public-services/paving.cfm.

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ACHIEVEMENTS Congratulations to our Class of 2012 graduates who hail from Aquidneck Island and Jamestown! Assumption College Elizabeth Johnson, Newport Berkeley College Deon Thompson, Newport St. Lawrence University Ryan D. Ross, Newport Messiah College Hannah Cruger, Middletown Providence College Elizabeth Almanzor, Newport Kathleen Behan, Newport Patricia Clark, Newport Megan Daughan, Middletown Harley Evans, Middletown Brian Maher, Newport Rylie Walsh, Newport Kyle Gardullo, Newport Mary Ann Jencks, Newport Steven Jackson, Newport Jennifer MacKechnie, Middletown Kelan Maguire, Newport Mark Maguire, Jamestown

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National Water Safety Month The Newport YMCA is recognizing National Water Safety Month and would like to remind you of the following water safety tips. Only swim when and where there is a lifeguard on duty; never swim alone. Adults should constantly and actively watch children in and near the water. If multiple adults are in the vicinity, designate a “water watcher” so everyone knows who is on duty. Inexperienced swimmers should wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket when in, on or around the water. Parents or guardians of children who are nonswimmers or beginning level swimmers should be in the water and within arm’s reach of their child. Children and adults should not engage in breath holding activities in the water. To learn more about the Newport County YMCA’s swim programs, contact Jim Farrell, Aquatics Director at 401-847-9200 extension 108 or

Art Summer Camp The Portsmouth Arts Guild is holding registration for its first ever summer visual and theatre arts programming for youth at 2679 East Main Road in Portsmouth on Friday, June 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 from 9 – 11 a.m. There will be four workshops for kids and teens ages eight to seventeen, and one special program for kids three to five years old. All camps are free of charge due to a grant from the Rhode Island Council on the Arts and will take place in August. For more information, contact, or call (401) 293-5ART.

For What It’s Worth Mr. Santi: While renovating our Newport house we found this cast iron plate in the back of a closed up fire place. It is about 22” tall. Very rusty, but the figure appears to be Neptune and the date is hard to make out but looks like 1723. Is this worth saving? — A Remodeler Dear Remodeler, Because your fireplace was walled over for years, you have discovered a treasure that might have been junked or donated to a War scrap dve in times past. Your fireback is unusually small. Be careful cleaning it; use a soft brush and perhaps a stove blackening finish. I would recommend that it not be placed back in the fireplace but hung on a wall as a decoration. If from the 18th century, its value would be in the $500 price range. — Fedrieco Santi, Partner, Drawing Room Antiques (The Drawing Room offers free appraisals by appointment. Call 841-5060 to make an appointment.) Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Fedrieco at: or 152 Spring St., Newport

Art Show Applicants The Middletown Committee for the Arts is accepting submissions for the second annual Middletown Celebration of the Arts to be held rain or shine on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Paradise Park located on Prospect Avenue in Middletown from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The show is open for artists ages 18 and over, who reside or own a business in Middletown. All work must be the original creation of the applicant. Artists must be present the day of the festival and will need to provide their own booth and table. The booth fee is $30. Submissions should be sent to or by mail to Linda Phelan, 272 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 02842. Applicants must include their name, name of business, address, phone numbers, web site, no more than five jpeg or photographic images, one booth image (if available), detailed descriptions, and media content. If sending by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with appropriate postage for the return of your photos. Deadline for entry is July 1, 2012. For more information, call 845-9660.

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Gulls Opening Night The Newport Gulls will kick off their 12th season on Friday, June 8 as the New England Collegiate Baseball League club hosts the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League in an exhibition contest at Cardines Field at 6:35 p.m. As a demonstration of gratitude to the team’s devoted followers that fill Cardines with more than 50,000 fans each season, the Gulls have dedicated Opening Night as Fan Appreciation Night. Newport Mayor Stephen C. Waluk will present a proclamation during the pre-game ceremonies. For more information about Opening Night, Cardines Field, the 2012 roster or schedule, visit, follow the team on Twitter @NewportGulls or visit www.newportgulls. com.

CIV Reception The Newport Council for International Visitors will host its annual Summer Members Reception on Tuesday, June 12 at the Elks Lodge, 6-8 p.m.. The event will feature an update on the volunteer opportunities at the upcoming Tall Ships event. Erin Donovan, executive director of Ocean State Tall Ships, will speak. The reception is open to members and prospective members. For more information, contact Anne Huot at 401-487-9414.

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NEWS BRIEFS Newport Police Log Newport Fire Incident Run Report During the period from Monday, May. 28 to Monday, June 4, the Newport Police Department responded to 737 calls. Of those, 126 were motor vehicle related; there were 101 motor vehicle violations issued and 25 accidents. There were 17 bicycle violations. The police also responded to 11 incidents of vandalism, 27 noise complaints, 18 animal complaints, and 33 home/business alarm calls. Officers conducted 5 school security checks (1-Rogers, 2-Triplett, 1-Thompson, 1 Coggeshall) They transported 6 prisoners, and recorded 6 instances of assisting other agencies and 5 instances of assisting other police departments and 23 private tows were recorded. In addition, 27 arrests were made for the following violations: n Three arrests were made for simple assault. n Three arrests were made for driving with a revoked or suspended license. n Two arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n Two arrests were made for noise violations. n Two arrests were made for vandalism. n Two arrests were made for a bench warrant. n Two arrests were made for DUI. n Two arrests were made for underage drinking. n Two arrests were made for leaving the scene of an accident. n One arrest was made for possession of marijuana. n One arrest was made for felony assault. n One arrest was made for possession of narcotics. n One arrest was made for breaking & entering. n One arrest was made for an open container violation. n One arrest was made for failure to restrain an animal. n One arrest was made for first degree child molestation.

During the period beginning Monday, May 28, through Sunday, June 3, the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 130 calls. Of those, 79 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 69 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 3 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived on-scene. Fire apparatus was used for 130 responses: • Station 1 – Headquarters responded to 55 calls • Station 1 – Engine responded to 49 calls • Station 2 – Old Fort Road responded to 28 calls • Station 2 – Engine responded to 15 calls • Station 5 – Touro Street/Engine 5 responded to 33 calls Specific situation fire apparatus was used for include: 4 – Outside vegetation fire 1 – Cooking fire 2 – Motor vehicle fire 1 – Extrication of victim 1 – Watercraft Rescue 9 – Citizen assists 1 – Carbon monoxide incident 15 – Fire alarm sounding – no fire In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 9 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 25 life safety inspections, and provided 2 fire system plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: CONSUMER FIREWORKS - Sparklers: The tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause third degree burns. Never allow small children or infants to hold sparklers. More than 80% of all emergency room visits related to fireworks injuries involve fireworks consumers are permitted to use (National Fire Protection Association). —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM

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It’s parking meter season. From May 1 through Oct. 31, metered parking is in effect in Newport from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The fee for parking in a metered space is $1.25 per hour in increments of 25 cents for 12 minutes. The fee for the Memorial Boulevard meters at Easton’s Beach is $2 per hour. “Smart Meters” that accept credit cards or coins have been implemented citywide. The Pay & Display unit at the Touro Street lot has been replaced, and a new Pay & Display unit has been installed at the Long Wharf lot. The Pay and Display units accept credit cards, bills or coins. The Gateway Visitors Center parking lot will be open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight. The Mary Street parking lot will be open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. The basic rate is $2 for the first one-half hour and $1.50 for each half-hour thereafter. City residents displaying a valid resident sticker are entitled to three hours of continuous parking per day. The Residential Parking Program is also in effect from May 1 through Oct. 31. Parking is restricted in designated areas to vehicles displaying residential permits, a general visitor pass, or temporary residential parking permit. Signage in each area details the parking restrictions for that area. Information concerning the Residential Parking Program is in Chapter 10.32 of the City’s Code of Ordinances and is available on the City’s web page at

The Portsmouth Garden Club has received an award from Aquidneck Land Trust's Merritt Award Foundation.The money will be used toward trenching and mulching the town's gardens. The Club's June Luncheon will be held at noon, Wednesday, June 13 at Wharf Tavern,Warren.The theme is "A Beach Party"and members are asked to decorate their ticket visors and come dressed for the beach.Please bng a book to exchange for summer reading at the beach.

Flip-Flop Recycling at Maher The James L. Maher Center is hosting a Flip-Flop Brigade Recycle Program through Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. The public is invited to bring old rubber flip-flops to the Maher Garden Center, 906 Aquidneck Ave., for recycling into new products such as playground equipment, trash containers, and other rubber household products. Those who bring in flip-flops will be entered into a drawing to win Old Navy coupons.

Free Admission at Newport Art Museum General admission to the Newport Art Museum will be free for all visitors on Tuesday, June 12 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Museum's 1912 charter. Tours of the institution's historic buildings and new summer exhibitions will be offered throughout the day, along with free gallery activities and light refreshments. Gallery activities include a "Griswold House Hunt," which sends young participants in search of art, decor and architectural details in the Museum's19th century main building, and "I am an Artist" drawing kits. Current exhibitions include "From Pennsylvania to Paradise: William Trost Richards, Harrison Morris and the Art Association of Newport," "ReCollections/ ReConnections II," "Making a Mark: The Art of Creating a Visual Identity - Malcolm Grear Designers," and "Joan Backes: Home." The Newport Art Museum is at 76 Bellevue Ave. Tuesday hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information visit or call 848-8200.

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aybe it's the promise of summer, but we can't help but feel sunny about the sentiment expressed by several members of the School Committee this week regarding their commitment to exploring shared services with the city. It's just a small step, but consolidating services across departments – be they in facilities management, purchasing, or finance – is a step in the right direction. We hope that it's just a start. Kudos also need to be given to Tiphanie Fuentes, Rogers High School's valedictorian who we profile in this week's issue. Bound for Harvard on a full scholarship, she is proof positive of the quality of education that can stem from our public schools. We wish her, and all of the island's graduates, well in all their future endeavors. The weather has been iffy of late, but this week's forecast calls for sun and it looks as if a warm-up is on the way. Let's resolve to get out and enjoy it before the crush of visitors for the America's Cup World Series and Tall Ships come to town. Speaking of the America's Cup and Tall Ships events, in this week's issue, we've included a special look ahead on both. We encourage you take a pair of scissors and put it up on the fridge as a handy reference for you and any summertime visitors who might be wondering what the next few weeks have in store. This is also as good a time as any to applaud the efforts of the volunteers who have spent so much time organizing the upcoming America's Cup World Series. Without asking for anything in return, dozens of Rhode Islanders have come together to ensure that the return of America's Cup racing is a success. Saying nothing of the international exposure it offers, if the event proves as lucrative as has been promised, this could be a real boon to our local economy. It might even be enough to lure organizers from other world-class regattas such as the Volvo Ocean Race. Which brings us to the update from the fleet. Newport's Ken Read and crew aboard Puma's Mar Mostro posted yet another strong showing in the seventh leg of the 2011-12 VOR last week, finishing in third place behind leg winner Abu Dhabi Racing and Groupama. Now in third place in the overall standings, the Newport-based crew are well positioned to secure a top finishing spot when the race wraps up in July. The coming weeks will be the final sprint for the team, who trained out of the Newport Shipyard on a boat built at Portsmouth's New England Boatworks. They currently find themselves just nine points off the lead, which isn't bad considering just six months ago, the crew found themselves just days after the start of the first leg, stranded on a remote island somewhere off the coast of Africa with a broken mast and plenty of bruised egos. And finally, this week, a correction is in order. In an article that appeared in last week's edition entitled "Chicken Complaints on the Rise" we incorrectly stated that chickens are permitted in the city's R-10 zone. In fact, chickens are only currently permitted in areas zoned R-160. We regret the error.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Paiva-Weed Blocking Ethics Bill To the Editor: For the third year in a row, the House and the Senate are refusing to bring up for a vote a bill that would reinstate the power of the Ethics Commission to investigate and prosecute members of the General Assembly who use the public offices they hold to benefit themselves and their family members. Several weeks ago, Margaret Kane, president of Operation Clean Government, published an excellent Op Ed piece laying out the background of Rep. Marcello’s H7603 bill “Restoring Ethics Commission Jurisdiction over the Legislature” and explaining how both the House and the Senate Judiciary Committees have bued the bill so that their members would not have to vote on it. What she did not do is point to the person primarily responsible for this impasse, not only this year, but last year and the year before that: Teresa Paiva-Weed. Paiva-Weed is adamantly opposed to this bill. So, no doubt, are some of the members of the Assembly who are quite comfortable sponsoring bills which favor their self-interests or those of their relatives. But Paiva-Weed is the key:

if she were in favor of this bill, it would come up for a vote; as long as she is opposed, it won’t. Newporters are uniquely placed to do something about this outrage. Paiva-Weed routinely ignores good government groups like Operation Clean Government, Common Cause, and the League of Women Voters which have argued for years that the power of the Ethics Commission must be restored. Unfortunately, most of the members of those groups do not vote in Newport, so Paiva-Weed runs little sk in brushing them off. But she might pay attention if enough Newporters called or wrote her making clear that they want the Ethics Commission bill (H7603) passed this year. If 20, 30, 50 Newporters took the trouble to contact her, she would notice, and maybe act. Write her. Call her.Keep on her. And perhaps let her know that if she continues her obstruction, you will do all you can to help vote her out of office in the Fall. Thomas Ewens Middletown

In Defense of Teachers To the Editor; Harper Bidwell’s comments in your May 31 edition caused dismay to this reader because of his scurrilous condemnations of Newport’s teachers. These professionals, unlike professionals in other fields, are not offered stock options, costof-living raises, and not to mention, the respect of those like him, who use terms such as “coddled”, “incompetent” and … viewing students as an afterthought.” His suggestion that “a normal person…should suspend all talks with teachers…open school as usual…await a state showdown…” is not only unintelligent but insulting. “Hand the problem to Providence for divine guidance?” Oh, my. His stand is far short of an offer to personally assist this city, indeed, since he lives in NYC, far from his area of concern. Your many years of residency in your city, Mr. Bidwell, should embrace an allegiance that is positive and helpful toward our committed teachers. Perhaps you could journey back, talk to your constituents. Then, some may take you seriously. Barbara Gaudet O’Leary Newport

MANAGER CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 service, and payroll. The position also serves as that of "Risk Manager" for the Newport Public Schools. However, with a mutual push towards shared services between the school and the city, one possibility could find the next business manager under the helm of the city’s Director of Finance, Laura Sitrin. The news of Miley’s resignation comes nearly a week after an attimes heated meeting between the Newport School Committee and members of the City Council where a discussion on the Fiscal Year 2013 budget quickly segued to the topic of shared services. There, City Manager Jane Howington said despite being challenged to collaborate and share services, the two sides had made no progress other than talking. Miley’s resignation also comes on the heels of a CPA report prepared by Providence-based accounting firm LGC&D, which raised questions about the school department's business management. While the administration declined to provide a copy to Newport This Week in time for press, members of the school committee who have seen it, called the report, “very upsetting.” According to Ambrogi, the full

findings will be released in time for the school committee’s next monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 12. In addition to providing a general overview of the school department's business management, the report also echoes an earlier audit conducted for the city's finance department and released earlier this year. That report, according to school committee member Robert Leary, found the school’s financial management in “bad shape.” Leary also called the latest business report, “scathing.” On Tuesday, Leary, who has been a longtime proponent of shared services, said that rather than duplicating efforts across departments, he would be in favor of appointing to take over and “drive the bus.” In handing the reins over to Sitrin, Leary believes she would be better able to organize the city's combined finances, which ultimately originate from City Hall. Other members of the school committee shared Leary's disappointment. School Committeewoman Jo Eva Gaines said she found the report “very disturbing.” When asked if she shares Leary’s enthusiasm for shared services with

the city side, she said, “I’m for anything that is going to improve the production of operations that will lead to better success for our kids. I’m all about improving the education of kids in Newport. If sharing of services is going to allow us to concentrate more on that, then we need to talk about it, but I’m not one to make up my mind before I get all the facts.” As far as Miley’s resignation is concerned, Gaines acknowledged that the school department has faced problems in recent years within the finance department, and questioned whether there is enough school-side business management training taught in college accounting courses. “It’s a new problem for us here in Newport, but it’s a longtime problem statewide,” she said. “Whoever takes over the position will have to come up with some school business training … it’s a whole different ballgame from city finances.” The school committee is expected to discuss both Miley’s resignation and the CPA report at their regular monthly meeting on June 12 in room 924 of the Newport Area Career and Technical Center at Rogers High School.

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Tolls Loom Over Budget Discussions By Tom Shevlin As the General Assembly moves to adjourn for the year, it appears that the specter of tolls on the new Sakonnet River Bridge is again poised to play a prominent role in the state's political discourse. In recent weeks, a bill being pushed through the General Assembly that would install tolls on the new span once it's complete next year, has become both a focal point for Sakonnet area residents; and a sticking point for at least one island legislator. Part of Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee's 2014 budget package, the plan, which was expected to be voted on in the House this week, would hand over the Sakonnet River and Jamestown bridges to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. According to Michael P. Lewis, the director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, the state simply can't afford to properly care for its roads and bridges without implementing some sort of toll or toll increase on one of the four bridges that connect Aquidneck Island to the East and West Bay. Appearing on the Buddy Cianci Show on Monday, Lewis said that the options for raising revenue are limited. As is his agency's ability to maintain the state's inventory of overpasses and bridges. According to Lewis, in order to ensure the longevity of the new Sakonnet River Bridge, the state needs to put in a place a dedicated stream to fund its maintenance. However, as the dominant gateway on and off Aquidneck Island (more than 15 million cars pass over it each year, compared with 10 million for the Newport Pell Bridge), some fear that placing tolls on the new Sakonnet Bridge would hurt business, pinch residents, and discourage visitors. In April, the board of directors of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously to oppose any tolls on new span, saying that additional tolls would increase the costs of goods and services to the East Bay, make it

harder for business to recruit top talent, and have a negative impact on the competitive position of the island in preparation of the anticipated 2015 Base Realignment and Closure process by increasing the commuter costs for defense industry employees. Others say that the toll could push motorists onto the Mount Hope Bridge, which is already taxed heavily by the roughly 5 million cars that travel over it each year. Lewis is keenly aware of the concerns, but argues that ceding responsibility for the new bridge is a prudent financial move considering the roughly $400 million in repairs that the DOT needs to take on to rebuild the Route 6-10 connector in Providence. "We just can't afford it," Lewis said. However, state Rep. Daniel Reilly (R–Middletown, Portsmouth), isn't so sure that Aquidneck Island residents will be able to afford the DOT's toll proposal. "In general I'm opposed to the tolling of the Sakonnet River Bridge," he said. "I'm concerned about the effect it would have on my constituents and I'm also concerned it would have on businesses locally." Reilly believes that if approved, the tolls could have a particularly negative impact on lower wage, but steady, jobs in the island's manufacturing and agriculture base. "Even if I generally liked tolls,

I still would have concerns over this proposal," Reilly said. Among them: Giving tolling authority to RITBA, whose make-up is determined at the State House; and the creation of the East Bay Infrastructure Fund. Also proposed as part of Chafee's budget, revenue from the EBIF would be drawn from the new tolls and dispersed on infrastructure throughout Newport County. According to Reilly, if passed, the measure would require residents from Aquidneck Island to subsidize road work in communities like Warren or Barrington that aren't as burdened by the toll. Asked whether he was concerned about DOT's ability to maintain the bridge if the proposal fails, Reilly voiced strong confidence in the beleaguered agency's Lewis. "It's really a night and day difference from where it was 10 years ago," Reilly said. "We can't not build new bridges because we're afraid (the state) is not going to maintain them," he added. "I think the bigger problem with DOT is the crushing debt load that they're carrying." The House was expected to take up the proposal on Thursday, June 7, with the Senate expected to follow in the coming weeks. Still, Reilly concedes that his is an uphill battle. "From a pure arithmetic standpoint, I don't think we have the votes in Newport County to oppose this," he said.

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Newport Public Library Program Room, 300 Spring Street Rogers HIgh School Senior Tiphanie Fuentes was one of 2032 students admitted to Harvard University's Class of 2016. She plans to study computer science and linguistics. (Photo by Meg O'Neil)

Rogers Student Earns Harvard Scholarship By Meg O’Neil Rogers High School senior Tiphanie Fuentes was pacing in her room. She was supposed to have received an email from Harvard University’s Admission Office at 5 p.m. and the clock was now reading well past 9 p.m. It wasn’t until close to 10 p.m. that the Rogers class of 2012 Valedictorian was perusing the internet and found out that Harvard’s online server had been bogged down by thousands of other students like her, eager to learn of their admission status to the prestigious school. Not quite resolved to the situation, Fuentes tried one last time to enter her login information on the school’s website. This time, however, instead of receiving an error message, she was greeted with music and a video featuring red,

bold letters simply stating: “Welcome, Class of 2016.” She had done it. She was accepted to Harvard University. Screaming in excitement, Fuentes ran down the stairs to tell the rest of her family the news. This year, Harvard admitted 2,032 of the 34,302 students who applied – amounting to an acceptance rate of just 5.9 percent, the lowest among Ivy League schools. What makes the acceptance even sweeter is that Fuentes received a piece of “snail-mail” from Harvard a few days later informing her that she had earned a full, fouryear scholarship. Fuentes, who had already received acceptance letters from several other schools, including Tufts and Northeastern (all with accompanying scholarships), admits

that Harvard was secretly her first choice. Born in Warwick, Fuentes moved to Newport shortly after preschool and attended Underwood Elementary School and Thompson Middle School. Reflecting on her accomplishments earlier this week, Fuentes credits several Rogers’ teachers with helping her realize her passions: language and technology. Monica Awde, the Academy of Information Technology teacher at Rogers, has taught Fuentes for the past four years. “Tiphanie works hard every day … she is so committed to her own education and she takes great pride and pleasure in learning. I really want to emphasize learning, because it truly is not the

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The biggest week of the year for the U.S. Naval War College will soon be here. During a four day period each June, Navy Newport rolls out the red carpet for over 2500 visitors to two high-profile events on the Coaster’s Harbor Island campus: the Secretary of the Navy’s annual Current Strategy Forum (CSF) and the Naval War College (NWC) graduation. The 63rd annual Current Strategy Forum will be held June 12-13, when over 600 leaders from business, government and academia join with senior military officers to discuss critical world issues. This year’s theme, “Global Trends: Implications for National Policy and the Maritime Forces,” will examine how the drawdown from extended wars impacts U.S. security and the international strategic environment. The country’s continued slow economic growth and the turmoil of the international economy on U.S. strategy will also be analyzed. The Honorable Robert O. Work, Under Secretary of the Navy; General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps; Dr. Peter W. Singer, of the Brookings Institution; Dr. Abigail E. Disney, Executive Producer of “Women, War & Peace”; and Dr. Nicholas Rodger, of the University of Oxford, will offer keynote addresses. The Current Strategy Forum is an integral part of the curriculum for students at the NWC, who also attend panel discussions and breakdown sessions to further analyze forum topics. Rear Adm. John N. Christenson, President of the Naval War College, says that the CSF “is the cumulative academic event of

Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert the year for our students and participants who come from all across the country.” After a one day break, the college will hold its major graduation of the year. The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, will address this year’s graduates during the June 15 ceremony. Flags from more than 60 countries, representing the students from foreign navies who are members of the graduating class, will fly over Dewey Field as the students parade from the college to the ceremony. The event marks the end of a year of rigorous study for the over 500 graduates, including 111 international students and 100 distance education students. Over 2000 guests are expected to attend. The students, who come from all U.S. services, various government agencies, and international navies, will be moving on to key national security positions throughout the world. During their time at the NWC they learn about and – from each other, and bridges are built between services, agencies and nations.

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Family members began to arrive at Naval Station Newport’s Kay Hall before midnight last Thursday in anticipation of the homecoming of 276 officers and sailors assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Eight. The sailors were returning from a six-month deployment to the United Arab Emirates and were expected around 4 a.m. Other unit members, including 35 personnel who had also deployed and returned on May 25, were doing their best to keep nearly 250 loved ones comfortable and entertained. Finally, at 4:45 a.m. the seven bus loads of sailors arrived to a cheering crowd. The reunion was filled with joy for all, but some moments were especially poignant. Seven children were born to deployed fathers, and four of the babies were waiting in the gym to meet their Dads for the first time. BMC Jason Baker, winner of the “1st Kiss” raffle, dropped to one knee after entering the gym and proposed to girlfriend Debbi Portalini who tearfully accepted.

Music on the O’Club Deck The Officers’ Club Summer Concert series continues Friday, June 8 with Jim Harvey playing soft rock, oldies and R&B. All hands with base access are invited to celebrate summer with music and seafood on the deck each Friday at 5:30 p.m. through August.

Dual Graduations at OTC Newport Officer Training Command will hold two graduations on Friday, June 15 in Kay Hall. Thirty-eight graduates of Officer Candidate School will be commissioned in a 9 a.m. ceremony before heading off to more training and to the fleet. The guest speaker will be Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich, commander of Naval Supply Systems Command. Later that morning at 11 a.m., 138 staff corps officers will graduate from Officer Development School. Capt. William Fauntleroy, commanding officer of Navy Chaplaincy School and Center, will address the graduates. Navy Band Northeast will perform at both ceremonies. For more information, call 841-1171. Navy information by Pat Blakeley

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Coast Guard Practices Yacht Rescues By Jonathan Clancy As boating season begins to kick into high gear, thoughts wander off to calm days on the water, fishing, family, friends, and good times. The ocean is vast and beautiful, but equally powerful and moody. It can bring as much pain as joy, and demands respect. When disaster strikes, and the call goes out, the Coast Guard is ready to give all they’ve got to bring everyone home safe. During a training exercise just off the docks of the busy Newport Shipyard on May 31, crew from a Jayhawk – HH-60J helicopter demonstrated the precision and effectiveness with which a rescue can be executed. The Jayhawk holds a crew of four, has a range of 700 nautical miles, can fly for seven hours, cruises comfortably at 140 knots, and can reach dash speeds of 180 knots. It’s capable of hovering just ten feet above the water, and has room to hoist six people on board during a rescue. After the simulated exercise, members of the Coast Guard explained some of the technologies used during search and rescue. They also shared a few safety precautions. “If you have left a voyage plan with someone on land, great! That gives us something to work with,” Commander Jeannot Smith told the crowd. “If you think that there is a need for the Coast Guard, get in touch with us. If you have DSC (Digital Selective Calling), make sure it is connected to your GPS, otherwise the Coast Guard will not be able to get a signal from your location. If I don’t have a searchable area, there’s nothing I can do,” he warned.

The Coast Guard conducts a training exercise off the Newport Shipyard docks, demonstrating the precision required for an at-sea rescue. (Photo by Jonathan Clancy) Registering your EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon) will also help the Coast Guard know who they are looking for if the device is activated either manually or by submersion. Commander Smith also spoke about the importance of safety flares, and PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices), which can increase survival time in the water. During a SAR (Search and Rescue) event, the Coast Guard uses a PSDA (probability of survival decision aid) program, which takes into account water and air temperature, as well as a survivor’s age, weight, height, and clothing, then gives the Coast Guard two numbers: Functional time, which is the amount of time this individual will be able to tread water in the current conditions, and survival time, the amount of time the individual

Navy Health Wins Award The Olympics might not start until this summer, but Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) Newport has already taken home the gold - the Navy Surgeon General’s “Blue H” with Gold Star for 2011 – the highest award possible for health promotion and wellness programs. The award recognizes excellence in clinic primary prevention services, community health promotion, and medical staff health. NHCNE’s health promotion efforts include programs on nutrition; sexual health and responsibility; stress management; psychological health and suicide prevention; tobacco cessation; weight management; and alcohol and drug abuse prevention. Two other commands at the

base were also honored with the Blue H for their staff wellness programs. Surface Warfare Officers School Command earned a Gold Star, and Navy Operational Support Center took the Bronze Anchor. The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center defines Health and Wellness as “ensuring healthy living through various sources and education by providing tools to assist individuals in gathering helpful information. The mission is to provide quality Health Promotion products and services with a vision of producing a healthy and fit force. Health promotion and wellness, along with healthy living, continues to address prevention, community health promotion and general wellness.”



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will be able to survive if wearing a PFD. The difference between functional and survival time can reach up to four or five hours. “That’s my kicker for wearing a PFD,” Commander Smith said. “If you are wearing it and you are unconscious because of the exposure and unable to tread water, you get a little bit more time, and it helps us.” Commander Smith assured the crowd that the PSDA is only a guide: “It does not account for the will to live, so I have a lot of flexibility in using this. I’m not hard and fast to it.” Another problem the Coast Guard encounters is hoax calls. They come in many forms: accidental maydays over the radio, flares shot off for fun, or people simply abusing a system that should only be used in emergency.

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The second portion of the project for that day included the planting of native marsh grasses. Under the supervision of biology and horticultural teacher Scott Dickison, Rogers High School biology students grew Spartina marsh grass in their classroom. Spartina, also known as Salt Water Cord Grass, is a crucial ecological component to the overall health of saltwater or brackish wetlands. It helps to hold marsh soils in place and prevent the degradation of the marsh. Accompanied by Dickison and special education teacher Mary Beth Vierra, the 15 students brought their grasses to the marsh located on Hazard Road. Save the Bay also provided two trays of grass plugs for the students to plant. This hands-on experience allowed the students to visit the wetlands that are only 500 yards from their classrooms. Thankfully, an ocean breeze kept the pesky insects from swarming those in attendance. The students donned boots and waders. With the assistance of Dickison, Ferguson and Southworth, the students planted the marsh grass plugs in exposed soil to maximize their effectiveness.

grades or accolades that she seeks; she seeks an education.” Fuentes developed an online translator for her senior project that translated English phrases to German, and vice versa. Her work astonished Awde. “’Wow’ is oftentimes the word I associate with her work,” she said. “Her future is as bright as she is. She can do whatever she sets her mind to … and I will be so proud to say ‘I knew her when.’” The support from her teachers oftentimes extended from beyond the walls of the classroom. Fuentes, who comes from a low socioeconomic background, could not afford to submit her financial aid forms. So her English teacher, Patrick Largee, paid for them. The generosity of her teachers has not gone unnoticed. “The support from my teachers has been incredible,” Fuentes said. “Teachers like me as a person and as a student and they’re always willing to help. I wish I could get that across to other kids here: If you do even just a little bit of work and be respectful and show some enthusiasm then everyone will want to help you.” Even since her elementary school days, Fuentes has been a star student, with her peers often playfully joking, saying: “You should just go to Harvard now.” She says that recently, one of those former Underwood classmates approached her, and shaking his head in a stunned disbelief, said, “Wow. Harvard. We called it years ago!” When Rogers’ graduation ceremonies commence on Friday, June 15, Fuentes will take the stage to speak to her fellow students as the class of 2012 valedictorian. Next to her will be salutatorian and best friend, Kathleen McKay.

Wenley Ferguson clears drainage channels on a peat island. (Photo by Jack Kelly) Four intrepid students, Kyle Watts, Ryan Quinn, Ethan Ingersoll and Chayneth Febus, joined Ferguson and Southworth on a peat island located on the east side of the marsh. They planted Spartina grass plugs near the edge of the island to aid in the conservation of the peat structure.

This joint program between Dickison’s class and Save the Bay is one example of how students in the Newport County region are benefiting from projects of this type. The students not only study the processes that create wetland habitats, they also can participate in a living laboratory.

Local Farms Host Scavenger Hunt Twenty-four Rhode Island farms – including several on Aquidneck Island – are participating in a Rhode Island Farm Scavenger Hunt from now through Dec. 31. If you visit 15 of the farms (listed in the Scavenger Hunt brochure) and get a sticker from each, you could win a prize (First 50 brochures sent in with 15 stickers win prizes.) If you go to all 24 farms and get stickers, and you are one of the first 50 to mail in your completed brochure, you will win a prize and be eligible to win the Grand Prize: an overnight stay at the bed-andbreakfast Sakonnet Farm in Tiverton. Brochures are available at all of

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The journey of the two friends started with a pact in ninth grade. According to Fuentes, the two made a promise with each other four years ago: they would try their hardest to be their class valedictorian and salutatorian. Another goal made a reality. Fuentes called McKay’s family “equally supportive in the college process,” as her own family, bringing her with them on college visits when Fuentes’ family didn't have the means to travel. When Fuentes attends Harvard in the fall, their friendship will continue, as McKay will be a short distance away – in a dorm room right across the Charles River at Boston University. Fuentes says that she plans to continue studying computer science and linguistics with a concentration in Japanese. Although Japanese is not offered at Rogers, Fuentes has been self-studying the language on the side. While Fuentes participated in a number of clubs and groups at Rogers: mock-trial, academic decathlon, and anime club, she admits, “I’ve never been a really outgoing person." But that hasn't stopped her from already signing up for a slew of organizations at Harvard in the fall. "I’m going to try to use this college experience to be more available to people," she said. "I want to take advantage of all these opportunities that have been offered to me.” Already accepted into a preorientation program, Fuentes will move in to her dorm in August and she’s already invited her classmates to come visit her when they can. “I really want people to be able to see what is possible and tell them, ‘this is available to you.’”

MIDDLETOWN CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 allowed to hire employees and to award pensions to them. Under the revised proposal, EBEC employees would not be eligible to collect state pensions. The final change to the proposed legislation clarified that bids would be competitive through a federal process. Christine Forster spoke on behalf of EBEC, saying the purpose of the legislation is twofold: “To enable EBEC as an entity to enter into a feasibility study with National Grid and to protect Middletown and the other EBEC members from liability.” Instead of relying on taxpayers for funding, EBEC will seek out bonds that will be paid back with revenue from projects such as the proposed wind turbines in Tiverton. Regarding the changes to the proposal, which has been under

discussion for three years, Council President Art Weber said, “From a grassroots regional idea, this thing has gotten into the claws of the state, and I’m not comfortable with it. Why should the Governor have any role in appointing somebody assigned to Middletown? It’s really none of his business.” Also at the meeting, the Council commended the Middletown High School boys tennis team, which recently became the 2012 division three state champions. The team was in attendance and received praise for their hard work and determination, as well as a round of applause from the Council. In other business, Tina Vars was appointed as a member to the Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force for a term expiring in April 2015.


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By Cynthia Gibson A summer without the combination of freshly sliced tomatoes with scattered basil leaves would be like taking a trip to Italy and not eating pasta. The area around the Mediterranean gives the gardener, cook, and foodie a palette of herbs fit for a Medici. Sweet basil is the first herb that comes to mind. The rest of the palette includes the other very pungent herbs: rosemary, oregano, and marjoram. Sweet basil has a very interesting history. The other name for this common basil is St. Joseph’s Wort. Originally from India, it made its When you purchase oregano plants, read the label, if it says Greek way to Greece and Italy via trade oregano, you have the real thing. routes. Due to the strong, distinctive fragrance of basil, it would outdoor brick-oven pizza without swordfish. Placed under the skin command a place in courts of In- the garnish of fresh basil leaves. and in the cavity of chickens or dia. East Indians would be asked And as for pesto, well, it is under- game birds, oregano creates a to swear truthfulness upon a small stood that if you like basil, this is tastebud frenzy. Pizza is not pizza bouquet of basil before testifying the sauce to make. without oregano! at court. Pesto can be drizzled over warm When you purchase oregano In Greece, basil became a sta- or cold pasta. It can be added to plants for your herb garden or to ple in cooking and church ritual. butter for a delicious twist on or- grow in a pot, be careful to read In Greek, the word for King is ba- dinary garlic bread. A slathering the label. If it says Greek oregano, sil, and it is touted as the “king of of pesto and butter on a fresh ba- you have the real thing, but if the herbs” by many a chef. In addition, guette is delicious. Pesto trickled label reads Origanum Vulgas, you the Greek Orthodox Church over goat cheese is a delightful ad- have purchased the watered-down adds basil to holy water for dition to a cheese tray. version that is far more delicate in its healing powers. Sweet The list of recipes for using flavor. This common oregano selfbasil was also tossed into basil leaves in cookery is very seeds like crazy and is quite invaGreek and Roman baths long, savory, and robust. Ba- sive. It does have a lovely purple for its soothing frasil is one of the best tastes flower that is edible and adored by grance. from the summer herb gar- bees. Either grow it in a pot for the In Italy, basil has a den. summer, or place it in a far-away much different meanEasy to grow, a basil plant part of your garden that you might ing. There, it symbolfits into a small or large not mind it overtaking. Oregano is izes love. Wouldn’t you pot that can be kept also called wild marjoram. know it? In the 17th on a terrace, porch, or Marjoram is sweeter and kindand 18th centuries, an back step. As you snip er to the tastebuds than its cousin Italian gentleman would its leaves for cook- oregano is. They are both from the wear a sprig of basil in his ing, it rewards you by same family, Origanum, but marhair as a sign of true love. His growing more leaves within joram does not have a bitter afterintended would get the mesdays. Remember to cut off taste like oregano. In Greece, marsage loud and clear as the or pinch off the umbels joram and oregano were called “Joy pungent aroma of basil of white flowers to get of the Mountains,” as they grew Marjoram would be very difficult to more leaves. The flowers wild on Mediterranean mountainmiss. That’s Amore! are exceedingly strong tasting, but sides and still do to this day. The transition from wooing to are great as a garnish for fish and Sweet marjoram is also a far cooking is easy: “A way to a man’s chicken. They also spark up any more delicate plant than oregano. It heart is through his stomach.” Now salad. is lower growing than oregano and we know what the bride-to-be did Basil is not a one-note herb. is grown as an annual in our area. with the basil --she made pesto! There is Thai basil, which has a hint It will not reseed itself which is reItalian cuisine has always had of lemongrass and curry. Lemon ally too bad, as it is the preferable of a very pungent side. It has never basil has a true citrus tang. The both herbs. Marjoram finds its way been spicy, but pungency can be dark-leafed basils make a lovely into recipes like Coq au Vin and is a just as potent. One either likes ba- garnish. perfect addition to a Mediterranean sil or does not. A small leaf of fresh In Tuscany, rosemary grows like a manade for glled chicken. basil, picked and eaten straight roadside weed. Here on Aquidneck To make a Mediterranean marifrom the garden, leaves a tingle on Island or Jamestown, it grows well nade, simply add the chopped your tongue. Dung the summer, it in a pot. If planted in the ground, leaves of fresh sweet marjoram would be difficult to enjoy sliced it grows beautifully, but it does to your marinade recipe. Remove tomatoes without fresh basil, or an not always overwinter. If mound- the leaves from the stems, as the ed with mulch, a rosemary plant stems are far too pungent. Place might last outdoors for a number the chicken in a casserole dish, of years. pour over the marinade, and let Rosemary is a very strong-smell- it rest, covered in the refrigerator ing herb and cannot be tossed into overnight. By the next afternoon, recipes with the casualness of ba- the chicken will have soaked in the Children age 3 and older are sil. It has a woody stem that is great flavor of marjoram. The chicken is invited to have some fun with for placing over the coals in your now ready for the grill. vegetables in a pair of free probarbecue fires and grills to add a Chopped marjoram leaves make grams to be offered at the Midspecial flavor to chicken, fish, or an ordinary Italian salad dressing dletown Public Library on Friparticularly lamb. What is a roast very special. Like the other herbs, day, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, leg of lamb or lamb chops without it makes outstanding and atypical both days at 11 a.m. a sprinkling of fresh rosemary? garlic bread and is a very worthy On Friday, “Greenie Gardeners” A rule of thumb with rosemary addition to any tomato sauce. will plant pea pods to take home is to use twice as much fresh than The addition of these four fresh and watch as they grow. They’ll dried. Once this herb dries, it is far herbs in your garden will make also listen to a story about fanstronger and a little goes a very your summer dishes out-of-thetastic vegetables before visitlong way. Not only is it a great ac- ordinary. Once you grow your own ing the Children’s Garden to see cent herb for grilled meats, it is also and use them fresh from the garwhat’s coming up. fantastic sprinkled on grilled garlic den, you will yearn for them while On Saturday, “Greenies” will bread. pondering the racks of spices dung learn the difference between Oregano is native to Greece. the winter in the supermarket. “good bugs” and “bad bugs” in a Greek oregano is the headiest of There is nothing like fresh Mediterstory-and-craft program called all oreganos, fresh or dried. Its fra- ranean herbs in summer cookery “Going Buggy” that also will ingrance is unmistakable. Oregano and in your garden. clude bug stories, action rhymes, mixed with rosemary is the ideal and making a bug box to take Cynthia Gibson is a gardener, food combination of herbs for Greek home. writer and painter. She gardens lamb kabobs. Not only does oregaBoth programs are free, regispassionately and tends her no find its way into tomato sauces, tration is required, call 846-1573 miniature orchard in Newport. it is also a brilliant herb on grilled

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Keen horticultural and design competitions have long been the hallmark of the Newport Flower Show, but this year’s match-ups will prove hotter than ever. America’s premier summer flower show runs June 22-24 at Rosecliff mansion. The multi-genre inspirations of “Salsa – A Celebration of Latin Cultures” promise myriad events designed to excite, delight, and incite – all of which heat up competition for the prized blue ribbons. Gardeners from across New England and beyond have been growing, pruning and fretting over their entries for months, hoping to produce a winner. The show encourages participation from all – novices to veterans – and offers an extraordinary number of opportunities to participate. Visitors will be greeted by showstopping display gardens on Rosecliff’s expansive front lawn. You’ll get the feel of the tropics as you wander through lush visual vignettes created by the area’s most innovative landscape designers. Floral designers have a wealth of inspiration to draw from when creating their entries. The 15 categories include festive Brazilian Carnaval; the sensual styles of Salsa,

Flamenco and Tango dancing; the artistry of mosaic design; Picasso’s masterpieces; and even an homage to a legendary person of Hispanic descent. Each class entry has specific design parameters and component requirements. The wide-ranging Horticultural Divisions are even more diverse. With over 100 classes, there truly is something for everyone. Division I: Creative Outdoor Containers boasts categories ranging from Copacabana to Espresso to Mucho Gusto to Samba Parade, all showcasing festive elements of distinct Latin cultures. Division II: Horticulture features ornamental plants grown in containers. Division III: Cut Specimens offers annuals, perennials, wildflowers, roses, bulbs, and many more classifications. For a complete listing of all classes and specifications, visit The competition heats up even more in the Photography Division. The juried show accepted unlimited entries in each of the 10 classes through April, but the only the six finalists in each class will be on exhibit at the show. Each class reflects a variation of the Salsa theme. The jury has identified the finalists and their works will be judged June 22

at Rosecliff. Kids are really getting into the act this year. Promoting love of gardening is a main goal of the flower show, and organizers have created events to ‘plant the seed’ for future generations. Children ages 12 and under will compete in two horticultural categories, Coriandrum Coriander (Cilantro) and Pelargonium‘Patriot’ Zonal Geranium, using plants they received during a gardening workshop in March. The youngsters will also design and create floral arrangements on site during the show. The arrangements will be judged and exhibited for the duration of the event. This year, more than 20 retail businesses in Newport will join in the festivities by creating Salsathemed display windows. Window judging will take place on Monday, June 18, and ribbons will be awarded June 19. Keep your eye out for these fiery displays across the city. A symphony of hot colors, passionate designers, exotic plants, and cultural adventures awaits at the Newport Flower Show June 2224. For more on competition, tickets and general show information, visit www.NewportFlowerShow. com.


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International Speakers at Flower Show Two ‘rock stars’ in international flower and gardening circles will be on hand for the 17th Annual Newport Flower Show, offering insights on what is ‘au courant’ in both arenas during two reserved luncheon lectures. Mario Fernandez, one of the top floral designers in the world, will speak on Friday, June 22, discussing the hottest trends in the industry. Internationally acclaimed gardener, writer, and photographer Derek Fell will show how to maximize both beauty and bounty in limited space with vertical gardening on Saturday, June 23. Mario Fernandez is an internationally renowned designer and educator who has had a worldwide impact on the field of floMario ral design. His Fernandez legendary floral displays have won him the in-

dustry’s coveted Designer of the Year award several times, and his designs appear at haute couture fashion shows and on the covers of international magazines. He has set the standard for floral design in tony South Florida, and celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Estefan and Will Smith, routinely chose his work for their private functions. The bi-lingual educator has trained designers around the globe. Renaissance man Derek Fell has had many lives – as a gardener, author and photographer. The former director Derek Fell of the National Gardening Bureau has served as consultant on garden design to the White House, and he continues to consult on Impressionist-inspired gardens. He has lectured on photography and the gardens of the great Impres-

sionist painters at the Smithsonian Institution, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, the Denver Art Museum, and the Renoir Foundation. Fell is the author of 100 garden, art and travel books, and he also hosts a photo library with more than 150,000 images of plants, gardens and travel destinations. He will be available to sign his most recent book, ‘Vertical Gardening.” Both lectures will take place in the Lecture Luncheon tent on the front lawn of Rosecliff. Guests can enjoy an elegant luncheon in conjunction with each lecture or purchase a lecture - only ticket. The June 22 luncheon with Mario Fernandez begins at 12 p.m., lecture at 1 p.m. The Derek Fell luncheon on Saturday, June 23 begins at 11:30 a.m., lecture at 12:30 p.m. Both options include one day admission to the flower show. For schedule information or to purchase tickets, visit www.

Education and Inspiration at Newport Flower Show The Newport Flower Show offers the Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton Education Series, a full slate of lectures to promote the love of gardening. Like the show itself, the lectures are designed to inform, educate and entertain. The free talks and demonstrations take place in the lecture tent on the back lawn of Rosecliff, unless otherwise noted.

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Join Preservation Society Curator Paul Miller for “Follies and Fantasies: Retreating from a Summer Retreat” (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and learn how the Gilded Age summer colonists spent their days. Master Judge Julie Lapham demonstrates how to utilize hot colors and strong rhythms in arrangements during “Some Like It Hot!” (1:30-2:30 p.m.). National Master Flower Show Judge Tony Todesco offers “Creative Designs,” Tropical Flair (3-4 p.m.).

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Sunday, June 24

Paul Tukey will present Lawn Play: Great Outdoor Games Then and Now (11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.) and discuss his new book, “Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games,” with some lively demonstrations of

On Saturday, June 23, “Make Your Own Salsa” (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) teaches kids how to make their own. The “Zoomobile Rainforest” (1-2 p.m.) crew visits with a few friends to teach about the Latin America rainforest. “Celebrate Brazilian Carnaval” (3-4 p.m.) by creating masks and piñatas. Sunday, June 24, “Explore the Rainforest in 3D” (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) by making a rainforest from paper scraps. The Newport Athletic Club’s “Zumba Dance Team” (1-2 p.m.) leads a special children’s dance class. No registration necessary for the Zumba class.


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The morning gets off to a tasty start with Jerry Ross’s “Tantalizing Gourmet Gardens and Perfect Wine Pairings” (10:30-11:30 a.m.). Learn how to create the perfect summer meal using ingredients from your garden. Executive chef James Connelly, of Atria Senior Living, heads up the “Salsa Cook-Off” (12-1 p.m.,) with four chefs creating their own tantalizing versions of everyone’s favorite vegetables. Take the “Tree Tour of The Elms “and Chepstow (1:30-2:30 p.m.) led by arborist Christopher Fletcher of Bartlett Tree Experts. Class size is limited, register at 401-847-8887. Sanne Kure-Jensen will discuss “In-

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Life of the Mind Series Architectural historians Laurie Ossman and Heather Ewing discuss their new book, “Carrere & Hastings: The Masterworks,” detailing the designers of Vernon Court and the Gilded Age, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, non-members $5, 401-847-0292, An Evening for Education A festive evening to benefit the Newport Public Education Foundation, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Court Ave., 7-9 p.m., $40, for tickets call 401-324-9538, Firefly Fun Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts special nighttime presentation and hike to explore the secret world of fireflies, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7:30-8:30 p.m., $5 members, $7 non-members, www.

Jon Brooks at Healing Co-op Benefit Award-winning singer/songwriter Jon Brooks returns in the June 9 benefit concert for The Healing Co-op. The Canadian singer’s gently weather-beaten voice and ability to capture the essence of the human condition have earned him several international awards as composer, lyricist and performer, and engaged legions of followers. The Healing Co-Op supports women with cancer and their families, and serves an average of 2,000 women annually. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The silent auction begins at 7:30 and concert begins at 8 p.m. Visit for tickets.

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“Easy-Peasy” Storytime “Greenie Gardeners” gather for storytime and to plant pea pods to take home, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., 401-846-1573. Meet the Author Katherine Gustafson, author of “Change Comes to Dinner,” will discuss her book - a look into America’s food revolution and alternatives to our current food systems, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720.

America’s Cup Cocktail Party Celebrate the America’s Cup World Series, proceeds to benefit SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Fort Adams, 6 p.m., $125, 401-278-9112. Portsmouth Graduation Portsmouth High School Commencement Ceremony, 6 p.m. Newport Gulls Season Opener The boys of summer are at it again! Newport’s own collegiate league team plays the Wareham Gatemen, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m.,

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Musical Entertainment Thursday, June 7 Billy Goodes–Open Mic Jam with Kevin Sullivan, 9:30 p.m. Christie’s – DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney, 10 p.m. Narragansett Cafe Jamestown– Robin Soares, Jon Hathaway & Friends, 8-11 p.m. Marriot–Paul Del Nero, Jazz, 7 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.

Antique Fire Truck Show The Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society will hold its 8th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus and Equipment Show on Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Glen Farm, 250 Glen Farm Road in Portsmouth. The show will feature a display of antique motorized equipment and fire memorabilia. Admission is free. For more information call 401-241-6913 or visit

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Friday, June 8 Billy Goodes–Live music Christie’s – DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe Jamestown– kickback Band, 9:30 p.m.


Improv Comedy Join the Bit Players for lightningfast interactive comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473,

Saturday June 9

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www. 18th Century Furniture Showcase Celebrate the legacy of Newport craftsmanship at the Whitehorne House Museum, 416 Thames St., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $6. “Going Buggy” Storytime “Greenie Gardeners” learn about bugs, hear stories, make crafts, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., 401-8461573. Middletown Graduation Middletown High School Commencement Ceremony, 12 p.m. Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series continues with soprano Kate Grana, Long Wharf Mall, 1-5 p.m., free. Polo Team USA competes for the Newport Cup, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt, 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 401-8460669.

Newport Blues–Dirty Deeds, 9:30 p.m.

Healing Co-op Concert A night with Canadian singer/ songwriter Jon Brooks to benefit The Healing Co-op, 272 Mitchell’s Ln., Middletown, 7:30 p.m. silent auction, 8 p.m. music, $20 advance, $25 at door, 401-845-6777,

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Rumors, 9 p.m.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, June 8.

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

Sunday June 10

O’Brien’s Pub­–John Erikson, late afternoon; Diesel, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Bruce Jacques Rhino Bar–Brownie Whites Rhumbline–Bobby Ferreira, 6:30-10 p.m.

The Port–The Throttles, 9-12 p.m.

Saturday, June 9 Canfield House–ZanRicky, 7:30 p.m.

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,

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

Soil Testing Bring a soil sample from your garden to receive a basic analysis by URI Master Gardeners. Gardeners are also available to answer your gardening questions. Paradise Park, Middletown (Prospect and Paradise Ave.) 12-2 p.m., free.

Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m.

Monday June 11

Newport Gulls Baseball Newport’s own collegiate league team plays the Laconia Muskrats, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m.,

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Greenvale Vineyard–Dick Lupino, Ted Casher, Yvonne Monnett, 1-4 p.m. Hyatt Five33–Dave Manuel, 4:40- 6:30 p.m. Long Wharf Mall–Kate Grana, 1-5 p.m.

Narragansett Cafe Jamestown– Steve Smith & the Nakeds, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– The Merge, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub­–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.-12:45 a.m. One Pelham East–Batteries Not Included Rhumbline–Lois Vaughan, 6:30 p.m. Rhino Bar -Get Lucky The Port–Pat Cottrell, 3-7 p.m.; Big Cat Blues, 9-12 p.m.

Sunday, June 10 Clarke Cooke House–Bobby Ferriera on piano, 11:30 a.m. Fastnet Pub–Traditional Irish Music, 6-10 p.m. Narragansett Cafe Jamestown– Swizzle Sunday Blues, Professor Harp, 47 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 Port–Matt Hartke, 3-7 p.m.

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for “Crab Moon,” by Ruth Horowitz, story and craft, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., ages 3-6, $3 members, $6 non-members, 401-846-2577, Free Admission The Newport Art Museum celebrates its centennial with free admission today, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pre-K Storytime Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in. Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “Our Town, “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” and “Theophilus North,” all by Thornton Wilder. Readers should choose one of these three works to read for the discussion. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720. Geezers at Empire Join acoustic folk musicians at Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388. CIV Reception The Council for International Visitors hosts its summer meeting, Elks Lodge, Pelham St. and Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., public welcome.

Wednesday June 13

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., Stories and Crafts Story and craft time for K-Grade 4 at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3:30 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in. Newport Gulls Baseball Newport’s own collegiate league team plays the Mystic Schooners, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m.,

Chess Group Weekly gathering for chess players, Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.

Thursday June 14

“If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” 5 p.m. See Thursday, June 7. Newport Gallery Night Evening hours at Newport’s art galleries, 5-8 p.m., 401-848-0550. EBCAP Gala Ninth annual seaside gala benefiting East Bay Community Action Program, Castle Hill Inn, 5:30 p.m., 401-847-7821 x 339. Summer Tree ID Learn how to identify deciduous trees, then hike the trails of the Norman Bird Sanctuary to do so, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6-7:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, 401-846-2577, www. Baseball Lecture ProJo editor and baseball historian Ed Achorn discusses his recent book, “Baseball’s Greatest Pitcher: Old Hoss Radbourn and Major League Baseball in Rhode Island,” Jamestown Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401-423-7280. A Celebration of Bridges Local bridge history and lore to tie in with the Big Read’s “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., free, 401-847-8720. Summer in Newport Play Festival Ten-minute plays, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., free, www.

Friday June 15

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Bead for Life Sale of handmade high quality beaded jewelry lifts Ugandan women out of poverty, The People’s Café, 282 Thames St. 6-8 p.m., door prizes. Screening at Sachuest View the Planet Earth series’ “Shallow Seas,” exploring species that thrive in tropical waters, Sachuest Point Visitors Center, Middletown. 6 p.m., free. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt, 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 401-8460669. Rogers Graduation Rogers High School Commencement Ceremony, 6 p.m. Newport Gulls Baseball Newport’s own collegiate league team plays the Sanford Mainers, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, June 8. Summer in Newport Play Festival Ten-minute plays, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., free, www. Hello Broadway Cabaret–style theatre at Community College of RI Newport with cast of professional and student actors, CCRI Auditorium, 8 p.m., 401-825-1135. Swing Show Eight to the Bar entertains at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., $10, www.NewportGrand. com.

Saturday June 16

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


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150-Mile Ride Starts in Middletown Over 1,500 bicyclists are expected to pedal their way over the Newport and Jamestown bridges on Saturday, June 16, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bike MS: Ride the Rhode, which benefits the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The two-day event features a 150-mile roundtrip journey that will start at 7 a.m. at the Aquidneck Corporate Park on Valley Road in Middletown. From there, cyclists will ride up the hill on Miantanomi Road and cross the Newport and Jamestown bridges on the daylong trek to Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. The following morning, June 17, cyclists will return to Aquidneck Island, this time crossing the Mount Hope Bridge from Bristol. The bridges will remain open to automobile traffic during the crossings. The event marks the second time that cyclists have been permitted to cross the Newport and Jamestown bridges for a Bike MS occasion. The last time was in 2007 for the Bike MS 20th anniversary ride. “It’s a rare opportunity for cy-

clists to go over the bridges,” said Ericka Tavares from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Rhode Island. “We wanted to do something really different and special for the 25th anniversary of the ride.” Last year, individual riders and teams raised over $800,000; which helps fund MS programs and services in the state. Monies are also allotted for research to help find a cure. With no known cure, the disease affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate effectively – often

progressing to physical, neurological and cognitive disability. Because of the numer of participating teams and donors, Tavares said that the organization is on target to surpass last year’s total. “We’re really fortunate that we’ve received a tremendous amount already … we’re in great shape.” Many participants will be cycling for family members and friends affected by MS, while others have no personal connection to MS, according to Tavares. “Many people do it just for the ride, but they end up meeting people with MS and form this bond that brings people back to the ride year after year.” Several cyclists have participated in all 24 prior events. “The camaraderie that people form over the weekend ride is incredible,” Tavares said. “Most of them don’t see each other often, maybe only once a year on this ride, so we create a really fun environment.” For more information on the race, or to donate, visit www., or call 738-8383, option 2.

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Father’s Day Storytime Celebrate Father’s Day with a special storytime and craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 3 and up, free but registration is required, call 401- 846-1573. Summer in Newport Play Festival Playwriting workshops, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., free, 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., 847-0292, Hello Broadway 2 p.m. See Friday, June 15. Polo Team USA vs. China, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m.,

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Newport County Days Free admission to many area attractions for Newport County residents and hospitality employees. Proof of residency/employment required. NBS 5K 6th Annual Father’s Day 5K at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road. Middletown, check-in 7 a.m., kids fun run 8:15 a.m., 5K 8:30 a.m., register at Antique Fire Truck Show Display of antique firefighting apparatus and memorabilia, free, Glen Farm, 250 Glen Rd., Portsmouth 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Father’s Day Hike and Hamburgers Family fun at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 12-1:30 p.m., fathers free, $8 members, $10 non-members, registration required, 401846-2577, 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.

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Wildlife Photo Competition The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island have announced their 12th Annual Amateur Photo Competition to highlight the beauty of the five refuges that comprise the state’s National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Photos will be accepted in the following categories: refuge wildlife, refuge flora, refuge wildlife habitat/landscape and photos taken by children age 14 and under of any subject on a refuge. All photos must have been taken at one of the five national wildlife refuges in Rhode Island: Ninigret NWR, Charlestown; Block Island NWR; Trustom Pond NWR, South Kingstown; Chafee NWR at Pettaquamscutt Cove, South Kingstown/Narragansett; Sachuest Point NWR, Middletown. Amateur photographers are encouraged to enter their existing refuge color photos or to take new ones. The color photos must be 8”x10” and not matted or framed. For full details and photo registration, see the contest flyers which are available at each Refuge or visit www. Photos and a $10 entry fee per photo must be received by Sept. 6. There is a limit of four photos per contestant. Checks should be made payable to the Friends of NWR-RI. Contestants can deliver their photos between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to the Friends of the NWR-RI office at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Kettle Pond Visitors Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI, or to the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in Middletown, RI. Photos may also be mailed to the Friends of the NWR-RI, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813. For more information about the contest and entry forms, send an email to or call the Friends office at 401-364-9124 or visit

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NATURE Bay Islands Full of Nesting Birds

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By Jack Kelly The islands of Narragansett Bay hold centuries of history and more than a few intriguing and perplexing mysteries. Today, many of these islands host seasonal nesting and breeding grounds for a multitude of migratory species. The mostly uninhabited islands such as Rose Island, Gould Island, Dyer Island and other, hold the nests of wading and shorebird species such as Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Blackcrowned Night-Herons, Glossy Ibises, American Oystercatchers and many gull species. Rose Island is closed to visitors during this season to protect the adult birds, hatchlings and vulnerable nests. One of the unique shorebirds that nests on Rose Island is the American Oystercatcher. This husky bird nests on sandy beaches and barrier islands along the eastern United States coast and Gulf Coast shorelines. The adult plumage of this species is eye-catching. A black hood of head feathers offsets yellow eyes and a red eye ring. The Oystercatcher’s stout redorange bill is thick and heavy, and with brown back feathers above and white belly feathers below, this is a striking bird. The average adult bird is 17-18 inches long with a wingspan of about 32 inches. The Oystercatcher forages on rocky coasts, in inter-tidal areas and salt marshes for oysters, clams, mussels and crabs. It also eats worms, often visiting flooded fields that are close to nesting areas. This species can be found along the rocky shores of northern Newport Harbor at low tide. One of the best spots to observe this colorful bird is during low tide on the tidal mud and rocky beaches near the causeway that leads to Gate 1 of the Newport Naval Base.



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A pair of American Oystercatchers feed on the rocky shoreline by the entrance to Gate 1. Among the wading birds that nest on Rose Island is the Glossy Ibis. This species migrates north from its wintering grounds on the Florida Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast. The average adult bird is 23 inches long with a wingspan of about 3 feet and has long dark legs for foraging in marshes. The Glossy Ibis has a dark maroon plumage with iridescent green and purple coverts or wings. The colors of this bird’s plumage intensify when exposed to direct sunlight and create a shimmering effect. It also has dark eyes and a dusky face bordered by narrow, pale blue lines. The Glossy Ibis has a long decurved bill which it uses to sweep through shallow waters in search of prey or to probe wet farm fields for earthworms. The colorful and unique bird can be observed in wetlands or in local farm fields after rain storms. This species flies in formation and can be confused with Cormorants in flight, except for its longer bill and slimmer body lines. These are just two of the many species that nest on the islands of Narragansett Bay and may be observed on our beautiful island. They are extra gifts given to us by nature.

Nesting Notes: During the past two weeks the Gooseneck Cove salt marshes have been very active with multiple Swallow species due to the large concentration of flying insects such as gnats and mosquitoes. Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows and Northern Roughwinged Swallows have been observed feeding in the wetlands. Bob Weaver, a noted local wildlife photographer and long-time bird watcher, has confirmed the presence of Cliff Swallows in the marsh area. This may be the first sighting of this species on Aquidneck Island. While they prefer to nest on cliffs in igloo-shaped nests made of dried mud, this species is very adaptable. Cliff Swallows will also use barns, bridges, eaves and old buildings for nesting sites. The average adult is 5.5 inches long with a wingspan of about 13.5 inches. Adult plumage consists of a blue head with a white forehead, dusky throat color that wraps around to the back of the head, a bluish back stippled with white, white belly and a buff-orange rump. The best time to observe the various Swallow species is early morning or about two hours before, and continuing through sunset. These small birds are masters of the sky and their aerial ballets are well worth the trip to the Gooseneck Cove salt marshes, located on Hazard Road. in Newport.

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

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CHURCH NOTES New Episcopal Bishop of RI The Very Rev. Nicholas Knisely was elected the 13th Bishop of Rhode Island in an election held June 2. Knisely, 51, dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix, Ariz., was elected on the first ballot from a field of five nominees. Consent will be sought from the bishops and deputies at the 77th meeting of the General Convention in Indianapolis in July. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is scheduled to ordain Knisely on Nov. 17 at St. George’s School in Middletown. Knisely has been dean of the Phoenix cathedral since 2006. Prior to that call, he was rector of St. Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem, Penn. and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Brackinridge, Penn. He holds degrees in physics and astronomy from Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Delaware, as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Yale/Berkeley Divinity School. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1991 and to the priesthood in 1992. Knisely was the first chair

of the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Communications and has served on various national and international bodies in that field. He and his wife Karen are the parents of one daughter. Knisely will succeed Bishop Geralyn Wolf, 64, who has been the diocesan bishop since February 1996.

RECENT DEATHS John Gustav Edwards III, 77, of Portsmouth, passed away May 30, 2012. He was the husband of Mary Ann Tobin. Donations in his memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Barnabas Church Conference, or Sail to Prevail, P.O. Box 1264, Newport, R.I. 02840.

Maurice E. Roberts, 63, of Portsmouth, passed away May 28, 2012 at Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence. He was the husband of Martha (Lemieux) Roberts. Donations in his memory may be made to Rhode Island Central Services, 1005 Waterman Ave., East Providence, RI 02914.

Ethelinda Prescott (Leary) Groff, 95, of Newport passed away May 29, 2012 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ray Gladding Groff. Donations in her memory may be made to Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Newport, RI 02840.

Rosalie Mines Trust, 88, of Middletown passed away May 30, 2012 at Newport Hospital . She was the wife of Wallace L. Trust and Robert L. Siegal. Donations in her memory may be made to the Grand Islander Health Center, Activities Fund, 333 Green End Ave., Middletown, RI 02842

Haralambos I. Psilos, 86, of Sudbury, MA, passed away May 30, 2012 at the Lahey Clinic in Sudbury, MA. He was the husband of Anastasia (Mamatsis) Psilos. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886 or to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 390 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840.

Founder’s Day Emmanuel Church will celebrate Founder’s Day on Sunday, June 10 during and after the 10 a.m. service. The choirs will be recognized, as will the Sunday school teachers, for their dedication. This will be the last day of Sunday School and Children’s Chapel for the summer season. A festive coffee hour and an Ice Cream Social will follow the service. Psalm 23 Series at St. Paul’s Pastor Becky Baumann is offering a series on A Study of Psalm 23 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church each Sunday in June. The series is incorporated into the 10 a.m. service and is based on the book, “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23,” by W. Phillip Keller. Jazz Candy will provide music for worship on June 10, with John Monllos on guitar and Art Manchester on trumpet. CBC Spring Festival Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church will hold its Spring Festival on Saturday, June 16. This much anticipated event boasts a terrific assortment of food, baked goods, and treasures. The event runs 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 99 Narragansett Ave.. RI Pride Parade Interweave at Channing Church will march in the RI Pride parade in Providence on Saturday, June 16. All are welcome. Email for more information. Support Needed The Woman to Woman Support Network is seeking donations of: children’s clothing (especially sizes 2-4T), equipment (high chairs, bassinets, ‘pack and plays,’ bouncy seats, baby bath tubs), formula, wipes, baby wash, lotion, powder, and diapers sizes 4-6. Donations may be dropped off at 164 Broadway on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call 401-841-9211.

Food Pantry Expands Hours The Salvation Army Food Pantry is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations and volunteers welcome. Call Lt. Helen Johnson at 401-846-3234 for more information. McKinney Shelter Area 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. Trinity Open for Tours Historic Trinity Church is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for guided tours. The church, built in 1726, is the oldest Episcopal parish in the state and has welcomed presidents, royalty and guests from all around the world. Channing Church Tours Channing Memorial Church offers public guided tours on Sundays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. through Nov. 18. The guided tours highlight the history and architectural features of the church, and the importance of William Ellery Channing in American history. Zen Meditation Channing Church offers Zen meditation every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The practice teaches clarity, understanding and compassion. No experience necessary and all are welcome. Bring cushions and/or a blanket. For more information, call 401- 619-0791. 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.


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SENIOR SAVVY King Center Tips on Cooking for One By Florence Archambault Research has shown that the way we eat has a bearing on how healthy we stay. However, seniors who find themselves living alone eventually face problems that interfere with their ability to eat well. While financial or physical problems may occur, these eating problems in many cases are the result of loneliness or lack of desire to cook for oneself. Seniors who suddenly find themselves living alone often find it difficult, particularly at mealtimes. They may have enjoyed cooking in the past, but now feel that there is no one to appreciate their cooking efforts. Cooking for one can be a challenge, especially when ingredients are often packaged in large quantities. Who wants to buy a whole head of cauliflower or broccoli just to throw away what hasn’t been used? You can be frugal and still eat interesting and nutritious meals by using small quantities of the vegetables, salads, meats, and cheeses found at supermarket salad bars. That way, you can select quantities to serve one person, with no leftovers. You might use the vegetables to make stir-fries. Or make an omelet using sauteéd small amounts of salad-bar vegetables and topped with some grated cheese. This

technique also works for a topping for pasta, or a stuffing for a pitabread sandwich. Do you like macaroni and cheese? Purchase one of the macaroni salads, rinse and drain. Make a white sauce from 1 tablespoon margarine, 1 tablespoon of flour, and a half cup of milk. Add some diced ham and cubed cheese, and stir until the cheese is melted. Then add your macaroni from the salad bar. A spaghetti sauce could consist of rinsed and drained seafood salad, with green pepper, onion, mushroom, and some diced fresh tomato sautéed along with some garlic and oregano in a little olive oil. Add the seafood and serve over pasta. In an effort to aid those seniors who are cooking for one, the Edward King House Senior Center is offering a monthly program, “Cooking at the King House.” The classes are hosted by local chefs. The first class, which was held in April, featured a delicious Chicken Primavera prepared by Chef Dana from Blenheim Newport. The next class will be held on Tuesday, June 26 at the King House from 5-7 p.m. Here you can learn new techniques and talk about the challenges of cooking for one or two. Then you get to sit down with the chef and your new cooking buddies and enjoy a delicious meal. This makes for a lovely

evening out. You may feel free to bring a friend. The cost is $20 per person, which includes the meal. You must pre-register so that the chef can prepare accordingly. Recipes will be provided, and all proceeds support the kitchen programs at the King House. These classes are a prelude to the center’s “Senior Moments: Cooking at the King House” public access television show on Channel 18, to be aired soon locally. Eventually it will air state-wide. If you don’t wish to cook for yourself, you can take advantage of the popular and delicious daily lunches provided by the staff of the King House. Served daily and prepared in-house the meals cost $3. You must make a reservation the day before. Take-out is also available. Dinners range in cost from $2.50, and soups are offered from $2. Box lunches are also available with advance notice for $3.50 – great for picnics, or just to have something in the house for the weekend. And don’t forget to submit your recipes for the Edward King House cookbook. 150 to 200 are needed, yet they have only received 35 to date. Recipes cannot not be copied from a published cookbook. Forms for submitting your recipe are available in the office. Things are really cooking at the Edward King House Senior Center!

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GRADUATES CONTINUED FROM PG. 4 University of Rhode Island Jamestown Alexa L. Furtado, Brooke E. Briggs, Caitlin P. Kelly, Cara L. Petit, Corey A. Lester, Donald T. Dauphinee, Elise M. Desalvo, George S. Smith, Isabelle E. Spivack, Jeffrey A. Cammans, Jodie M. Woodside, Laura J. O'Dwyer, Matthew C. Taylor, Nathan A. Wigton, Tianna Scartabello, Wyatt J. Dunn, Zachary H. Hanners, David J. Cormier, Lisa M. Southern, Caroline H. Anderson, Caitlin A. Kozel, Alison E. Glassie, Belle Evans, Mark L. Buckley. Newport Robynn Butler, Alexander R. Cranshaw, Amy M. Welesko, Brianna R. Brownell, Bernadette T. IbarraCoriander, Carolyn G. Burnes, David Ruhfel, Emma G. Sconyers, Henry A. Fenderson, Hugh T. Billington, Justin Zebrowski-Blackson, Jennifer D. Lombardo, James Hyman, Kenneth V. Shemeley, Leana M. Moseley, Leticia Rivera, Elizabeth Whitney, Mary E. Arnold, Meredith E. Beatty, Megan M. Herne, Matthew J. Fitch, Monika M. Johnson, Mikalai M. Zhukavets, Patrick S. Wood, Samuel C. Lewis, Anna E. Perry, Su-

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san A. Ilardi, Tiffany H. Givens, Timothy D. Walsh, Emily R. Holtman, Abbey Druken, Clare D. Evans, Morgan J. Tysor, Charles N. Albrecht, Ignacio Perez-Ibanez, Mckenzie L. Talbot, Katharine M. Amaral, Rebecca A. Bringhurst, Joannah Portman Daley, Elizabeth C. Smith, Karen Anne Sullivan, Erin S. Carey, Greg Richard Thoelke, Loraine Winthrop, Daniel M. Hadley, Greg W. Parascandolo, Gregory Walter Dudzienski, Kelsey A. Druken, Maggie Lee Gorraiz, William R. Stark, Akinyemi Akinsinde. Middletown Alyssa M. Taft, Amanda M. Meunier, Brian J. Dube, Chase T. Eggeman, Wen-Chieh Chiang, Daniel F. Paranzino, Evan D. Trifero, Haley A. Call, Haley E. Pfaff, Joshua M. Sheely, Kayla R. Thibeault, Katherine A. Maddock, Kayla M. Parker, Kristen M. Brown, Nicole E. Henry, Peter B. Gibson, Ryan S. Weaver, Sa-

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Hosch Tennis Tournament is a Success The second annual John J. Hosch Tennis Challenge took place over Memorial Day weekend at the tennis courts at Rogers High School. The event is a fundraiser to support the John J. Hosch Memorial Trust, which was founded shortly after his passing in 2010. The tournament featured multiple doubles and mixed matches for all ages over the holiday weekend. For more information, visit www.johnjhoschmemorialtrust. com.


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Jamestown Yacht Club Race Results The Jamestown Yacht Club held the fourth race in their Spring Series on Tuesday, May 29. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Aurora, Tartan 41, Andrew & Julie Kallfelz; 2. Epiphany, S2 9.1, Jeff Roy; 3. Rhapsody, J/30, Bill Kneller; 4. Picante, J/109, R Salk/J Sahagian; 5. Phantom, J/80, Victor Bell; 6. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 7. Gromit, J/80, Tami & Andy Burton; 8. Lynx, J/29, Dennis Nixon; 9. White Witch, King 40, Terence Glackin; 10. Spirit, J/92S, EC Helme; 11. Floating Point, CTM Frers 40, Pat Clayton; 12. Eagle, J/80, Peter McCarthy; 14. The Cat Came Back, Swan 42 Mod, Linc Mossop. B Class: 1. Luna, Albin Nova, C Brown & S Hakki; 2. Conundrum, J/22, William & Alice Porter; 3. Bearly Muven, J/24, Michael Nahmias; 4. Fast Lane, J/24, Harry & Ann Lane; 5. Five, MX-20, Henrik Dunlaevy; 6. Time Bandit, Metal Mast 30, Robert Fadden; 7. Nighthawk, J/24, R Barker & M Ryan; 8. Big, J/24, M Buechner/P O’Connell; 9. Blues eRacer, J/22, Louis Mariorenzi. C Class: 1. Duck Soup, C&C 37/40 XL, Bill Clavin; 2. Four Suns, Swan 41, Charles Beal; 3. Chairman Arafat, P Electra, Rob Bestoso; 4. Second Wind, Seidelmann 30T, Stephen Parfet; 5. Summer Wind, Scampi 30 II, T. Alyn & KJ Delamer; 6. Sonadora, Najad 390, Baines/Cook/Gooding.

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Crew/Cadet Soccer Tournament 8am-11am Tall Ships® Open for Boarding 10am – 5pm Day sails aboard vessels Crew/Cadet Newport Cultural Day mansion and city tours Private evening receptions for sponsors Tall Ships® Captains’ Ball

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Ocean State

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Real Estate Transactions: April 20 – April 27 Address




Newport  33 Ledge Rd.   7 Greenough Pl.

Mary & C. Mathews Dick, Jr. Elizabeth Batten

31-33 John St. Vincent & Martha Winter 207 Gibbs Ave. Michael & Candace Jenkins  33 W. Narragansett Ave. Maria Gilman  28 Gibbs Ave. Ali Liaquat 112 Girard Ave. Kathryn & Vincent Variglotti  98A Bliss Rd. Donald & Kathleen Beach   1 Heath St. Peter Walsh

Ethan & Jennifer Titus


Margaret Higgins


Paul Baggenstoss & Agnes Adler Michael & Sherry Connelly Jack & Alice Ellovich Michael & Susan Secondo Ning Guan & Yunjie Shang Newport Shore Commercial Properties LLC Heath Street Condominiums



$489,000 $250,000 $223,000 $135,000 $69,000 $25,000

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Reed Lincoln

Edmund & Caroline Matuk

 47 Nicholson Crescent

George & Demetra Kates

Mortimer & Rosemary Sullivan $349,000

Portsmouth  96 Adams Dr. George & Nancy Brown Gloria Alberti 191 Sea Meadow Dr. Maxine & Paul Gallagher Jr. Derek Ross & Sara Schieff 549 Wapping Rd. Hawthorn Investments LLC to John Murphy $374,000  53 Sandy Point Farm Rd. Philip Harkins Geraldine & Judith Baldwin 0820 Narragansett Ave. Robert, John & Christine Steven & Nicole McDonald (Prudence Is) Kenerson   0 Knight Ave. (Hog Is) George & June Jones June & Michael Vanlinter  34 South Dr. Savers Bank Jeffrey Rego & Lisa Rowley 2922 E. Main Rd. HSBC Bank Trustee Acacia NCM LLC

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