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THURSDAY, September 8, 2011

Council Votes for Signals

What’s Inside

By Jill Connors

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Back to the Drawing Board The Middletown Town Council on Tuesday unanimously voted NO on a controversial proposal for roundabout circles to handle traffic at two key intersections in town, both on heavily traveled West Main Road. Dozens of Middletown residents last month attended a workshop at which many vigorously opposed the idea of introducing a circulating traffic pattern. Instead of the roundabouts, the Town Council voted for an “enhanced signal design” to keep things moving at the two intersections. (Read the full story at right)

Thompson Principal Sets Goal for School Year By Meg O’Neil NEWPORT – It’s the second day of the new school year, and the new principal of Thompson Middle School is wandering the empty hallways, ducking in to each and every classroom he passes for several minutes at a time. It’s in those few minutes that Principal Jaime Crowley sets the tone for the rest of the school year, not only allowing the student body to become familiar with him, but also to set the standards that he expects from every student. To that end, Crowley has spent the first two days of school walking around the school with his college diploma tucked under his arm. He presents the Boston College degree not only as a symbol of accomplishment, but also as a conversation piece to get TMS students tuned in to their potential.  According to Crowley, research shows that if teachers, mentors, and parents can get kids thinking about long-term goals such as college early on in their academic careers, then students are more willing to engage in the work it takes to reach that level. In each of the classrooms, Crowley explains that his job as a principal is to prepare the students for a future college career. To achieve that, he says, they

Middletown — In its regular meeting Tuesday night, Town Council voted unanimously to recommend that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) rebuild two intersections along West Main Road using an enhanced signal design rather than a roundabout design. “Everything I have heard from the public tells me they prefer the signalized option,” said Council President Art Weber before the vote. The Council’s action followed several weeks of intense public scrutiny of the intersections’ two proposed designs, culminating in a public workshop held in late August that was attended by more than 100 residents who voiced opinions and heard presentations from RIDOT. Although the Middletown Plan-

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Action Needed to Revive Square By Tom Shevlin

Principal Jaime Crowley spent his second day at Thompson Middle School visiting classrooms and showing students his college diploma, a symbol of the potential that he wants every student to achieve in their future. (Photo by Meg O’Neil) need to follow his three simple rules: Be in a good school (“Which TMS is,” he says); work hard; and follow the rules. Live by that creed, Crowley tells the attentive students, and college is guaranteed. During one of his classroom visits on Wednesday, one student raises his hand and tells Crowley that he thinks he won’t get to attend the college he wants with a diploma from Rogers High

School. Crowley was quick to reassure the class that students who graduate from Rogers go on to some of the best colleges in the country. “I don’t want you thinking that the doors to success are already closed; they are never closed if you work hard,” he stressed. Crowley believes that constant interaction between student and principal is a key to academic success.

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A native of Aquidneck Island, Crowley graduated from Middletown High School, received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in French from Boston College, and taught French for 10 years at Mt. Hope High School in Bristol before serving as assistant principal there for the last four years.

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NEWPORT – Newport has a jewel in Washington Square – one in which the state would eagerly invest – but it’s going to take political will on the city’s part to make the historic neighborhood truly thrive. That was the consensus of a group of panelists who convened at the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center on Tuesday for a special forum on the recent efforts to reinvigorate the Square, and ponder its future economic development. The event, was sponsored by the Washington Square Roots Initiative, a group whose aim is to restore the square as Newport’s center of life and commerce. Bringing together a panel that included Keith Stokes, a native Newporter and head of the state’s Economic Development Corporation, GrowSmart RI Executive Director Scott Wolfe, and Ted Sanderson of the State Historic Preservation Office, the forum focused its initial attention on the historic significance of Washington Square and the more than decade-long process, now currently wrapping up, to restore the area. Joe O’Connor, station manager

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AROUND TOWN It’s Still a Grand Old Flag Newport’s flag is once again flying proudly over the city’s visitor center. Evan Smith and George Brian Sullivan climbed to the roof of

the Donnelly Gateway Center late last month for a ceremonial flag raising. Smith, the head of the Newport & Bristol County Visitors & Convention Bureau, positioned the flag on the building’s rooftop, where it joined the cluster of Newport’s seven sister cities’ flags. It was the latest recognition of Newport’s of-

ficial flag since Sullivan – who also goes by the name “Dr. Love” – became its unofficial ambassador. Thanks to a generous donation to his Newportant Foundation, Sullivan has been spreading the love for months – handing out flags to local businesses and organizations. Featuring a depiction of the Touro Park tower and the motto “Love Conquers All” written in Latin, the flag was originally designed in the 1920s, and had long been a source of pride for the community. However, it had largely disappeared from public view in recent years. In addition to the visitor’s center, flags are also flying above Easton’s Beach, City Hall, Touro Park, and various businesses around town. The flag at the visitor’s center is intermingled with the colors of The United States of America; Imperia, Italy; Kinsale, Ireland; La Rochelle, France; Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal; St. John, British Columbia, Canada; and Shimoda, Japan.

Beach Idol Announces 2011 Winners One of the summer’s most popular and family-friendly events for the last three years has been Beach Idol–a singing competition held every Thursday evening at Easton’s Beach. Each week, kids as young as three years old took to the microphone, singing well known hits, in hopes of going on to the next round and ultimately being crowned Beach Idol. The lucky winner, wins a threehour studio session where he or she can record their very own album. On Sunday, Sept. 4, Easton’s Beach threw the annual Farewell to Summer party, an all-day event that allows families to savor the unofficial last weekend of the season with games, music, and food. The finale weekend also revealed the 2011 winner of Beach Idol. First place went to AMC, the dynamic trio of Amanda Warren, Maggie Kerins, and Clara Maurer. The group is aptly named, with the three-letter band name corresponding with the first letter of each of the girls’ names. According to Easton’s Beach Snack Bar Manager and creator of Beach Idol, Barry Botelho, the

Girl power! The group AMC, made up of L-R: Maggie Kerins, Clara Maurer, and Amanda Warren, were the winners of the 2011 Beach Idol competition. (Photo courtesy of Barry Botelho) group wrote their own music, sang in harmony, and accompanied their own music with a guitar. Second place went to Tiernon Chase, and third place went to

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REDEVELOPMENT CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 for WRNI, moderated the evening’s discussion, which was introduced by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. After Chafee noted that 16 of the state’s 44 national historic landmark sites are within one mile of the Colony House, O’Connor opened up the discussion with a simple question: If Washington Square is such an historic gem, then why has it struggled through recent years? Stokes was the first to answer, describing the Square as a challenge, due to the urban nature of Newport, as well as the difficulty of standing out from the city’s wealth of public spaces and destinations. The Square, Stokes said, is hidden. And while its historic significance and authenticity cannot be questioned, it’s often overshadowed by other areas, such as Queen Anne Square, which although a product of 1970s-era redevelopment, is often viewed as the city’s historic center. With that in mind, Stokes said that there are a number of things the city and state could do to return the area to its roots. Among them: foster an active and sustainable commerce base; develop a robust and effective parking solution; improve lighting around Eisenhower Park; and create a pedestrian link from the water to Historic Hill. Efforts are also underway to redevelop the piece of property directly above Washington Square, at Coffey’s Citgo. Artist renderings depict a new green space there, to be dubbed “Spring Square” that would celebrate the location of the city’s original fresh water spring. “Newport has a lot going for it,” GrowSmart’s Wolf said. Sanderson agreed, describing the city’s historic buildings as “critical assets,” and a key to our future. Stokes suggested allowing trolley traffic to traverse from Long Wharf to Washington Square, creating a better traffic flow to lure people into what was once the heart of the city, or developing a “museum mile” that would start at the historic Brick Market and travel up Touro

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An aerial view of the city’s Historic Wshington Square, outlined in the photo above. Street to Bellevue. In this respect, Sanderson agreed that small investments can make a big difference. He urged leaders to “think small for big results.” Stokes’ idea is to light up some of the area’s most historic structures as magnets for tourists and locals alike, luring them into the Square at night. Creating a pedestrian corridor connecting Washington Square with Queen Anne Square could also help. Stokes said that the governor is planning to debut a statewide main street program that would provide loans to small businesses in the hopes of spurring economic activity in some of the state’s more underused urban areas. Washington Square would fit into that program, Stokes said. But before the state can do anything, he said it’s important that it not “get ahead” of local leaders. Ultimately, he said, it will be up to our elected and city leaders to spearhead any redevelopment of the area. To that point, several City Council members were in attendance for the forum – namely Second Ward Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin, Third Ward Councilwoman Kath-

ryn E. Leonard, and Councilor AtLarge Henry F. Winthrop. City Planner Paige Bronk and City Manager Edward F. Lavallee were also in the audience. Leonard was one of several people during a question-and-answer session which reverted to many familiar themes, such as the need to increase parking, strategies for alternate forms of transportation, and various facets of New Urbanism design. Leonard suggested that the city revisit plans developed in past years and seek out private partnerships to assist in funding them. Stokes suggested that city staff and councilors identify a limited number of small scale projects that everyone can agree upon and pursue them. Speaking after the meeting, Councilor McLaughlin said that such a strategy could indeed work. While Newport has been the subject of numerous ambitious studies over the years, McLaughlin said that it’s important not to become overwhelmed by expectations. He asked that staff and groups like Washington Square Roots take ownership of development ideas, and bring them to the council for whatever action they can provide.

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SIGNALS CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 ning Board had recommended the roundabouts option — acknowledging that roundabouts are known to move traffic efficiently, reduce accidents, and lend aesthetics to roadways—Council members repeatedly referred to the public’s wishes in explaining their reasons for voting for the signalized intersections. “I came into this in favor of roundabouts, but I am convinced they are not the right solution for this location,” said Council ViceChairman Bruce Long, echoing the sentiments of several of his fellow Councilors. Located along one of the busiest stretches of West Main Road, the two intersections that will be rebuilt lie within 600 feet of each other, at the corner of West and East Main Roads, and at the corner

of Coddington Highway and West Main Road. The proximity of the two intersections, plus the fact that the remainder of West Main Road is a signalized corridor, led many residents to object to the roundabout option for fear of adding to traffic stress rather than minimizing it. Although roundabouts are highly regarded by traffic engineers, and many roundabouts are being built around the country, RIDOT officials had indicated at the public workshop that there was not much data regarding two roundabouts in such close proximity. “I think it comes down to reducing risk,” said Councilor Chris Semonelli. “I don’t think we want to experiment with double roundabouts in our town.” Town Administrator Shawn Brown described the timeframe for

the construction of the two West Main intersections as going to bid in mid-summer 2012, with construction continuing into 2013. In addition to the West Main intersections, there are two other state-controlled work projects and 13 Town-controlled work projects ongoing or upcoming in Middletown, and Town Administrator Brown updated the Council on all projects. Current items of note include RIDOT’s project to rebuild the intersection at Green End and Valley Roads, which is just now getting underway and is scheduled to be completed by May 2012, and the catch-basin replacements in the Easton’s Point area, which are scheduled to be completed by the end of next month.

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Council Calls on General Assembly to Repeal Tour Tax The City of Newport is poised to join a chorus of local tour operators and elected officials in calls to repeal a tax on tour operators passed by the General Assembly as part of the FY2012 budget. In a resolution appearing on the council’s Sept. 14 docket, councilors say that, “the imposition of this tax is both burdensome and confusing to many small business owners; and in these challenging economic times any increased taxation of further burden on the local tourism industry is counterproductive to economic growth and expansion.” The tax, which would apply to local tour operators including boat tours, bus/trolley tours, train tours and helicopter tours, was a last minute budget amendment that took many in the industry by surprise. The council is asking leaders in the General Assembly to repeal the tax as soon as possible. The resolution already has the support of Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, who has pledged to lend the weight of her position to repeal the measure.

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Capriati Leads Ballot Fall Adult Programs for 2012 Hall of Fame at the Hut The City of Newport Recreation Nominees Department announces its fall proFormer world No. 1_s Jennifer Capriati, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Gustavo Kuerten are among a strong slate of candidates under consideration for induction next year into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The nominations, which were announced live on the Tennis Channel on Wednesday, also include wheelchair tennis star Randy Snow and legendary coach Nick Bollettieri. All three are nominated for the induction Class of 2012 in the Recent Player Category. Also in the Recent Player Category, Wheelchair Tennis superstar and three-time Paralympic medalist Randy Snow has been nominated posthumously for induction. “Only a small, elite group of athletes ever achieve the status of being world No. 1 in their sport. Jennifer Capriati, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Guga Kuerten and Randy Snow are among this elite group. For their impressive rankings, along with Grand Slam titles, Olympic medals and other great contributions to the sport of tennis, I’m very pleased to announce that they have been nominated to receive our sport’s highest honor, induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame,” said Tony Trabert, International Tennis Hall of Fame President and 1970 Hall of Fame Inductee. Voting for the 2012 ballot will take place over the next several months, culminating with an announcement in early 2012 to reveal the Class of 2012 Inductees. The Class of 2012 Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. The Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an ATP World Tour Newport This event. Week

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Tree Debris Pickup in Trinity Church to Host Newport Police Log Middletown 9/11 Service During the period from Monday, Aug. 29 to Monday, Sept. 5, the Newport Police Department responded to 787 calls. Of those, 131 were motor vehicle related; there were 95 motor vehicle violations issued and 36 accidents. The police also responded to 15 incidents of vandalism, 31 noise complaints, 22 animal complaints, and 58 home/ business alarm calls. They transported 5 prisoners, provided escort for one funeral and recorded 17 instances of assisting other agencies. 31 private tows were recorded. In addition, 31 arrests were made for the following violations: n Six arrests were made for simple assault. n Three arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n Three arrests were made for noise violations. n Two arrests were made for larceny. n Two arrests were made for DUI. n Two arrests were made for vandalism. n Two arrests were made for assault with a deadly weapon. n Two arrests were made for door to door sales without a license. n Two arrests were made for manufacturing narcotics with the intention to sell. n Two arrests were made for possession of marijuana. n Two arrests were made for felony assualt. n One arrest was made for an outstanding warrant. n One arrest was made for underage drinking. n One arrest was made for driving with a revoked license.

Casting Call The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant is holding auditions for a new play, “Never Get Smart with an Angel.” The play will run from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31, and from Feb. 23 to Mar. 18. Roles to be filled include a woman in her 20s to 30s, a woman in her 50s to 60s, a man age 20s to 30s, a man 40s to 50s, and two men in their 60s. These are paid positions. For more information, call 848-7529 or visit

Book Discussion The Newport Public Library’s Tuesday book club will discuss A Mercy, by Toni Morrison, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m. No registration required. All are welcome to read the book and take part. For more information call the reference department 847-8720 x208.

Middletown residents with trees damaged from Tropical Storm Irene will have several opportunities to remove debris from their property: • The Town will provide weekly yard waste pickup to residents enrolled in the Town’s pay-as-youthrow refuse & recycling program through the week ending Friday, September 23, 2011. • The Town will haul away fallen tree limbs and branches from the curb (residential only, not commercial); call the Department of Public Works, 846-2119, to schedule pick a pickup. NOTE: Branches must be cut to lengths of four feet or less, have a width of no greater than eight inches, and must be dragged to the curb.

Hall of Fame to Investigate Alleged Abuse by Inductee The International Tennis Hall of Fame says that they are investigating misconduct charges against one of their inductees. The Boston Globe reports that ITHOF officials have begun to look into allegations that 1992 inductee Bob Hewitt sexually abused or harassed underage girls he was coaching in America and his South African homeland. So far, four women have come forward, either publicly or privately. All of the alleged incidents occurred in the 1970s and 80s. Hewitt, a doubles legend who with his partner, Frew McMillan, racked up dozens of titles around the globe including the 1977 U.S. Open, will now be the subject of a committee commissioned to review the case. “If all this is true, I have a very, very difficult time having Bob Hewitt in the International Tennis Hall of Fame,’’ Mary Carillo, a former professional player and a member of the Hall’s nominating committee told the Globe. Hall of Fame president Tony Trabert pledged due diligence. “Our basic attitude at the moment is that [Hewitt] has not been indicted and is innocent until proven guilty, but we’re certainly concerned about it,’’ Trabert said. “We’re going to be diligent about it and see what we can discover.”

Lyme Support Group An open meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. , and on the third Thursdays of following months, for anyone who wishes to discuss Lyme disease. The support group will meet at Harbor House, 111 Washington St., between Van Zandt and Battery. For more information, contact lymenewport@

On the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks, Trinity Church invites the community to join in a Service of Remembrance and Reconciliation, to be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept, 11, in the historic church on Queen Anne Square. This poignant anniversary of the tragic attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia will be honored in a community service of words and music. Readings from the three Abrahamic religions will highlight the joint theme of remembrance and reconciliation, promoting a message of peace as the community honors those who lost their lives. Trinity’s Music Director, Brent Erstad, has selected beautiful anthems for the day, and civic and spiritual leaders will be present. Trinity Church sits atop Queen Anne Square in Newport. The historic church building was first constructed in 1726, though the community has gathered for worship in Newport since 1698. One of Rhode Island’s oldest congregations, Trinity continues to be a vibrant Episcopal congregation today. Trinity’s Rector, The Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards believes that Trinity is a particularly appropriate setting for such a service, because, she says, “This historic church has served as a beacon of hope for more than three centuries. We are proud to carry that tradition into the 21st Century and look forward to greeting our friends and neighbors as we mark this important anniversary.” For additional information, contact the church office at 846-0660.

Centennial Celebration St Augustin Church will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the blessing of the cornerstone of the church on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 6-8 p.m. on the church lawn. The celebration will follow the 5 p.m. mass. Glorious Affairs will cater wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers. Tickets are $35. Contact Joe or Lesley Pratt at 841-9859 or

American Girl Tea American Girl Dolls, moms, aunts, girls and anyone who would like to attend are invited to the St. Joseph’s Church American Girl Tea and Fashion Show Saturday, Oct. 15. The doll fashions, which will be for sale at the annual St. Joseph’s Fair on Nov. 5, will be previewed. Limited tickets for the tea, $15 for a child with an adult, are available by calling Elaine, 846-2574




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Hibernians Celebrate 135th Anniversary Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernians will celebrate its 135th anniversary the weekend of September 16-18. The public is invited to attend kickoff festivities on Friday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at Hibernian Hall. A hot dog and hamburger cookout will be followed by live Irish music, beginning at 7 p.m. Tim May and Jack Wright, leaders of the weekly traditional Irish music session at the Fastnet Pub, and Bob Drouin, founder of the well known Rhode Island Celtic band Pendragon, will perform. Suggested donation is $5 with a cash bar. Family donations encouraged. All proceeds will benefit the Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. Reservations are not required and the hall is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please contact Rick O’Neill at or call Hibernian Hall 847-8671.

ALN to Host State Treasurer The Alliance for a Livable Newport will host State Treasurer Gina Raimondo at its next open forum, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. in the CCRI auditorium. The Treasurer has directed a study by a special task force to provide recommendations to the General Assembly for possible solutions to the complex issues of pensions and unfunded liabilities facing the state. The forum is open to the general public and questions will be taken after the presentation. The forum is sponsored by the NewportFed Charitable Trust.

The ticket price for this weekend’s “Secret Gardens of Newport,” Sept. 9, 10, and 11, has been reduced to $15 in advance online, or $20 on the days of the tour, reflecting that fact that the number of gardens on the tour has been reduced from 12 to 9 because of damage from Tropical Storm Irene. Tickets may be purchased online at, or by phone at 439-7253. On the days of the tour, tickets will be sold at Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Ave.

Road Work Projects The City of Newport’s Department of Public Services announces road work scheduled for the week at the locations identified below. Motorists are advised that traffic delays may occur in these construction areas. • Thames Street from Farewell/ Poplar Street to Marlborough Street (curb and sidewalk work) • Farewell Street from America’s Cup Avenue to Thames Street (paving) Farewell Street will be closed to thru traffic during working hours. A detour will be in place to re-route traffic. The road will remain open to local traffic only. • Pell Street (curb and sidewalk work) • Record Street (paving) • Braham Street, Madison Court, and Mayberry Court (final paving) • Edward Street from Feke Street to White Street, Feke Street and White Street (final paving) • Washington Square from Meeting Street to Colonial Street on the North Side (curb and sidewalk work) Washington Square (bluestone crosswalk) Multiple locations (Belgian block gutters) • Touro Street from Clarke Street to Spring Street on the south side (excavation, curb, and sidewalk work) Washington Square will remain open to traffic at all times. The blocks of sidewalk being worked on will be closed, and pedestrian traffic will be detoured. Please note that businesses in Washington Square will remain open during construction. For additional information on these and other public services projects visit www.cityofnewport. com/departments/public-services/ home.cfm.

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EDITORIAL Let’s Put the Square Front and Center There should be little doubt that Washington Square is indeed a jewel of historic importance, not only to Newport as a destination, but also to our sense of place and community. What was once our historic town center is today a pass-through to Thames Street and Bellevue Avenue. The Square has become an afterthought for too many of our visitors and even longtime residents. It’s therefore encouraging to see the outpouring of support for revitalizing the area – both from the city in its ongoing Washington Square Improvement program, and from dedicated non-profit organizations such as Washington Square Roots. Tuesday’s forum on revitalizing the Square served as a needed reminder of the potential that Newport still has, beyond the narrow corridor of America’s Cup Avenue. But it was also a sobering reminder of the plans that city has commissioned, but has yet to implement. Of course, some will say that the potential for Washington Square will never be fully realized until the 50 Washington Square complex is converted into a hotel or otherwise gentrified. We subscribe to the concept that little changes could make a big difference for the Square. City Council members should take the lead in directing city staff to work with the appropriate stakeholders to immediately come up with a plan to identify and act on some small, but meaningful changes to the Square: Things like lighting, signage, better policing, and perhaps even encouraging creative commerce opportunities. All should be pursued. Let’s build some momentum and not be afraid of failure. When it comes to spurring our downtown economy, we need to be openminded. If not now, then when?

On 9/11 This Sunday, Americans across the country will observe the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Words are feeble at times like these. It’s hard to describe the kind of impact that 9/11 had on our collective consciousness, but there is little doubt that the effects are still being felt today. This weekend, let us remember those who were most affected by that tragic day, not only those lost in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, but also those who have died or have suffered in far-off places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

Municipal Meetings NEWPORT AD HOC-Wastewater, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m., City Hall-Council Chambers Waterfront Commission, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall-Conference Room Regular Council Meeting, Sept 14 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall-Council Chambers Planning Board, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., City Hall-Council Chambers Historic District, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall-Council Chambers

MIDDLETOWN Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, Sept. 8, 6 p.m., Town Hall Zoning Board of Review, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., Town Hall Regular School Committee, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m., Oliphant Conference Rm. Middletown Wind Turbine Committee, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Review, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., Town Hall Please note that some meetings scheduled after press time may not appear above. For the latest schedules visit SOS.RI.Gov, or visit

Lynne Tungett, Publisher & Editor Tom Shevlin, Associate Publisher & News Editor Letters Policy Newport This Week encourages all citizens to comment publicly on the events and times in which we live. We will print any letter sent to us, adhering to guidelines for taste, accuracy, fairness, and public interest. Letters must be signed by the author and must include a telephone number and street address. Letters are limited to 500 words. Direct letters to: Newport This Week, 86 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Letters may also be sent via email to, Attention: Editorial. Corrections: We adhere to the highest standards of accuracy, fairness and ethical responsibility. If you feel we have not met those standards, please notify us.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Please Make Better Use of NRF Gift To the Editor, Anita Rafael’s comments (No Faux Needed, Thanks) in last week’s Newport This Week is a thoughtful and brilliant objection to the Queen Anne Square project. She distilled very clearly thoughts that I have been mulling since the concept first appeared. It seems that a small group is so enamored of having a work by a well-known artist, that they are willing to accept a piece that has neither meaning for nor connection to the people of Newport. I do not question their motives, rather I question their taste and judgment. They expect the people of Newport to accept this gift because it is offered, with no input from the city and only a token solicitation of idea from outside their circle. I have long been an advocate for mobilizing private funding for needed public projects. It makes sense to build upon city efforts with contributions from private groups and foundations. We all benefit from such partnerships. Just look at what has been done by private funds raised for the redesign of Washington Square. However, the key to the longterm contributions of such efforts to the health of our city is that they are needed, not just the whim of a small group. I agree that Queen Anne Square needs an over-haul. A few thousand dollars invested in

refreshing the landscaping, renewing the brick paths, installing better lighting, and adding benches would enhance the park and improve its usability. I also agree that it is a coup for the city to have a project by such a well-known artist as Maya Lin. As Ms. Rafael points out, her Viet Nam War Memorial is evocative and moving precisely because it connects the people who visit it to the memories of their loved ones and the sacrifices they made. The stone pits proposed for the square are evocative of nothing and will be intrusive to the park’s focal point – Trinity Church. Perhaps the millions proposed to be spent might be better spent on another project that would enhance and add to Newport’s attractions. A much better use of the money would be to purchase Coffey’s gas station at Spring and Touro and turn that wedge into a pocket park centered on the original town spring. The location itself is evocative – lying as it does between the Colony House, where the Declaration of Independence was first announced to the people of Newport, and Touro Synagogue, where Washington’s letter espousing religious tolerance was received by Newport’s Jewish congregation. I can envision a fountain, designed by Ms. Lin and bearing quotations from Newport’s founders

and the Royal Charter of 1663. The park would commemorate the spot of the spring from whence Newport arose as well as the intellectual spring from whence the American tradition of freedom of conscience arose. What could be more evocative of Newport and more meaningful a commemoration of our history? How many visitors know the contributions made by Newport to our political freedoms? This would be a project that would enlighten and move those visitors drawn by Ms. Lin’s work as much as does her Viet Nam War Memorial. It would commemorate a true version of our city’s proud intellectual history rather than a faux history created to remove long ago eyesores. It would enlighten people to the fact that Newport was the first place ever granted intellectual freedom by a European crown. It would enhance Newport’s reputation as an historic city which has made innumerable contributions to America. I think this is a concept that Doris Duke would cheer and support. I appreciate the gift being offered, but sometimes, when you look a gift horse in the mouth, you find it’s really only a jack-ass. Let’s put the gift to a truly meaningful use and develop a new concept that will indeed be meaningful and add to the beauty of our city. Herb Armstrong Newport

Who Owns Queen Anne Square? To the Editor, Research shows what’s at stake for Newport’s Queen Anne Square On the Newport City Map of 1974, exposing what today is Queen Anne Square, it shows 21 parcels of land owned by 21 entities; on a 1975-76 revised version of that map, it shows only 6 parcels of land owned by 4 entities. Fifteen properties in downtown Newport were reapportioned i.e. “lost” in a matter of months, including Walsh Furniture, Eagan Laundry, Spring Street Gas Station, and more than 10 homes all along Church Street and now extinct Frank Street. Private homes, businesses, and an entire street disappeared. After this realignment, 4 owners shared what we now know as Queen Anne Square: the City of Newport, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Newport Restoration Foundation at 22 Mill Street, and a private landlord at 24 Mill Street. There are nearly 160,000 square feet of land in the total of Queen Anne Square, with 5 standing structures; the four border streets

framing the square are Thames, Church, Mill and Spring. The City of Newport (one of the four proprietors) owns roughly one-half of the square footage, approximating 2 acres, or 2 football fields, located across from America’s Cup Avenue in our city’s most central harbor front community. The two major title holders of this historic property are the City of Newport which owns 76,606 square feet with no structures, valued at $218,300.00, and Trinity Church which owns 74,170 square feet with 3 structures, valued at over 5 million tax-free dollars. The Newport Restoration Foundation owns 5,254 square feet with 1 structure, valued at $707,900.00, and the private individual on Mill Street owns 3,141 square feet with 1 structure, valued at $788,000.00. That means that the City of Newport owns 48% of the designated land, Trinity Church owns 46%, the Doris Duke Newport Restoration Foundation owns 3%, and the private owner less than 3%. These percent designations were ac-

quired during the 1975-76 restructuring, when the acreage was being transformed into a public park. During this same period, Trinity remained on Spring Street, and with the removal of Frank Street, gained some additional 40,000 square feet of land for its church. In 1981, the Redevelopment Agency of Newport kindly deeded to the City of Newport the property for Queen Anne Square, releasing the premier landscape for Newport “to have and to hold for public use forever as a public park,” and upon which “no structure, temporary or permanent, shall be erected.” This was a serious gift given with serious instructions. In fact, if ever the Agency’s restrictions were not honored by the City, then the gift of 76,606 square feet for a “public park” would immediately revert back to the Newport Redevelopment Agency. Yes, this is serious business with serious consequences. Anne DuBose Joslin Newport

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Roundabouts Poem of Rememberance Bad for Walkers To the Editor, I was encouraged to read Newport This Week’s front page article (Sept 1, 2011) about roundabouts. People who use bicycles for transportation are speaking out in favor of stop lights and dedicated left hand turns. A professional traffic engineer Kevin Johnson, confirms what I, as a pedestrian and driver have been saying. Helpful as they might be in some instances, roundabouts are not right for this location. He mentions 3 specific reasons for opposing the roundabouts: putting roundabouts in a signalized corridor can over-capacitate a roundabout; roundabouts are not the best option for pedestrians; the downward slope of the road would require concrete walls to be built for the roundabout. Thank you Kevin Johnson! Of course there are those who still espouse the roundabouts but there is a groundswell of information and opinion that is favoring the dedicated left turn lane with traffic signals…coordinated as best as possible. Roundabouts, in this instance, do not support the concept of making Middletown more of a walkable town. Maggie Bulmer

‘Pieter’s Ruse’ To the Editor, Newporters, let’s keep Queen Anne Square just exactly as it is. It serves us, and visitors, as a refuge off of busy Thames St. Let’s not forget how many other open spaces with grass and trees on our island were improved for us, right out of existence! Can’t we see that Pieter Roos, executive director of the Newport Restoration Foundation, just wants to aggrandize himself in association with architect Maya Lin? Are we going to just stand by and allow our mayor and city council members to be tricked by Mr. “Ruse” (deliberate misspelling)? Please God forbid! As Newport resident taxpayers, let’s contract our public servants to demand that they reject Peter’s “Ruse” and preserve our square. Let’s contact Mr. “Ruse” and suggest that he confine himself to directing the saving and restoration of existing historic buildings on Newport, as Ms Duke wanted. Thank you. Timothy W. McGuinness Newport

Shock disbelief dismay the unthinkable happening here to us the most generous nation the world has ever known… Beautiful buildings and the inviolate center of our security implode as desperate men leap to lose their lives… Like a slow-motion movie we do not want our children to see, but this is real life not reel life evil and it replays and replays in all its graphic grueling gruesome enormity in hundreds of comfortable homes on wide-screened TV… We ask the unanswerable ‘Who did this?’ ‘Why do they hate us?’ ‘What have we done or not done to them?’ Overwhelmed, sickened, satiated, we turn away in pain… But slowly and surely our panic and paralysis turn to pride in who we are… Diverse different-cultured people bonded now as never before in com mon cause… So, we stand strong shoulder to shoulder as grace and resilience and resolve surge back to fill us with rare courage and a profound pride in who we are and all that we may yet be… Well-loved well-remembered words of homage to our nation catch in our throats clogged now with simple emotion as we unite to applaud and honor our elected leaders in our blessedly free and democratic country… Our eyes brim in witness to gestures of kindness amongst strangers amidst the brave acts of selfless heroism from millions more still unknown… …And some say turn the other cheek watch and pray… whilst our military readies to retaliate without delay… So we struggle to find a balance and return to routine work school and even play… As we mourn our lost way of life and loved ones known and thousands more lying in unmarked but never-to-be-forgotten mass graves on a day that has changed all of us forever… So we hug in unspeakable sorrow and hope to stifle the stabs of anxiety that pierce our souls as we question, child-like ‘Can this evil return? Where? When? And who next may be asked to pay the ultimate price? And who amongst us may yet be spared?’ We need rather to heed the still small voice within as we pray for resolution patience and above all peace in our world gone wrong… That a light may be lit within each one of us to purge our faults and shine bright purpose upon the uphill way ahead so the whole world may follow our lead and forgive one another and see justice done and give back to humanity the best that we each have within us to give… So, we stride ahead with quiet fortitude to embrace the future and set our feet with new-found strength of purpose upon the true path assaying to right the wrongs even as we hope to heal our wonderful but sorely wounded world… Sonia Wilson Newport

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Correction: In the Sept. 1 issue of Newport This Week, an article titled “Newporter to Pedal Across the US,” about Daniel Horne, the college grad who is bicycling across the country to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease, incorrectly stated that Horne was raising money for the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Horne is actually donating the proceeds raised to the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter, based in Providence. Information on the Association is online at In response to the article, Camilla Farrell of the Alzheimer’s Association commented on Horne’s journey: “On behalf of everyone at the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter, we wish (Horne) a

safe journey and commend him on helping to raise money for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Daniel set up a website if you would like to contribute to his bikeathon. Many thanks to the staff at the Village House too where Daniel’s grandmother resides – many staff members have pledged per mile for Daniel’s trip. Daniel speaks fondly of his grandmother and his eyes sparkled as he said, ‘I am not sure my grandmother remembers me anymore, but she smiles and seems happy I am there, which is why I have decided to use my youthful energies in a positive way to raise funds for Alzheimer’s.’ Our thoughts are with you Daniel. Can’t wait to read your blogs along the way at See you in December.”

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By Cynthia Gibson Our island summer ‘sweet corn’ season is almost over, so get to a farmstand and purchase as much sweet corn as you possibly can. There is nothing like the taste of island corn during the winter. Picture a chilly December evening: fireplace burning, or wood stove, or no fireplace at all, but the aroma wafting from the kitchen is a homemade corn pudding. One of the only dishes that is almost better than a corn pudding is corn chowder. It is so worth stocking up on island corn. The best varieties to buy are ‘Butter and Sugar,’ ‘Honey and Cream’ and ‘Sugar Dots.’ These varieties are the sweetest. The recipes for using your fresh frozen corn are wonderful. Not only do they bring back memories of summer, they taste good. For freezing freshly picked corn, you will need the following: • A huge pot filled with water • 10 to 12 ears of fresh island corn Do not add salt to the water. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Add six or more ears of corn at a time, let them blanch in the water for four to six minutes. Next, plunge the ears of corn into a large bowl of ice water for seven minutes to cool them down. Keep on adding water to the pot of boiling water, as it will boil away. Also, continue to add cold water and ice to your ‘chill’ bowl. You might need up to two bags of ice. Drain the corn well and pat dry. Take each ear of corn to the cutting board, and with a sharp knife, slice off the kernels and place them in extra strong freezer bags. Remember to write on the bag with an indelible marker how many ears of corn are in it. For recipe conversions, this is very important, as many recipes will ask for ears of corn, and you have bags of corn kernels. Put the bags into the freezer immediately. The stronger and better the freezer bag, the less the chance for freezer burn. Repeat the process until all of the corn has been blanched and bagged. When you purchase your corn, if you are not blanching the ears of corn the same day, put the corn into the refrigerator immediately. The sugars in sweet corn break down quickly at room temperature. You do not want to lose the sweet flavor of the corn.

“The Best” Corn Pudding Recipe This recipe serves 10-12 people. Ingredients: 10-12 ears of corn or the equivalent of frozen, bagged kernel corn 1/2 stick of butter, divided, at room temperature 2 cups of chopped onions 1 cup of chopped celery 4 large eggs separated 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Pre- heat oven to 425 degrees. Place half the stick of butter in a large skillet and sauté the onion and celery until they are translucent, or for about ten minutes. You will have to stir often and watch the color of the vegetables; do not let them turn brown. After cooking, place the vegetables in a bowl and let them cool. In another large bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they are well mixed. Add the corn, vegetables, sour cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper and mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk or use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites into stiff peaks. Do not let the egg white separate or dry. Add the egg whites to the corn mixture in two batches. Carefully fold in each batch of egg whites to create ‘air’ in your pudding. With a paper towel spread the second half of the stick of butter on the bottom and sides of your baking dish. Pour in the corn pudding batter and place in the oven for fifteen minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking the pudding for 30 minutes. After your timer dings, remove the delicious corn pudding and let it rest on top of the stove for about five to ten minutes. The aroma will drive your friends and family mad. Serve it while it is hot. 1-Hour Validated Parking

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Corrections/Clarifications: In last week’s article about community gardens, information about the garden at Calvary United Methodist Church in Middletown followed a listing for the garden at the Middletown Senior Center. We apologize for the error. At the Senior Center, the staff maintains the garden, whose bounty is used in the preparation of senior lunches. The Calvary Methodist Church garden last year provided some 200 vases of flowers for local nursing homes and 3,000 pounds of fresh vegetables for local soup kitchens and shelters.

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Another early fall favorite dish is a French bistro standard, ‘Ratatouille,’ pronounced Rat-tat-two-wee! Not a pretty name for a fabulous vegetable dish. This recipe truly uses all of the odd bits from your garden. You can use more of any vegetable for your favorite flavor, or mix them all together as I do, and create a luscious bouquet of veggie fragrance.

Peasant Ratatouille 1 small eggplant chopped, skin on 1 large green pepper or two small peppers, color of your own choosing chopped 1 large onion chopped 2 medium size summer squash or zucchini 5 medium to large fresh garden tomatoes 2 large cloves freshly minced garlic 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt (optional) and pepper to taste One large skillet with lid Place the olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the squash, onion and green pepper and sauté for about seven minutes. Add the tomatoes, garlic, and eggplant, two or three grinds of fresh pepper and place the lid on the skillet. Reduce the heat to low, just so there is a very slow simmer. You should be able to see small bubbles in the center of the skillet or frying pan. Continue cooking on low for about 35-40 minutes. The mixture should not be mushy. The tomatoes will break down to create a very tasty light sauce, but the squash should still have a tiny crunch to it and most vegetables should be recognizable. Garnish this incredible mixture of garden goodness with fresh leaves of basil. This is a summer side dish to beat all side dishes. You just might want to eat it in a bowl!

Ratatouille is usually served as a side dish, but may be served as a meal on its own, accompanied by pasta, rice or bread. (Photos by Cynthia Gibson)

Corn Chowder

Makes 6 servings (5 1/2 cups) ingredients: 6
ears of fresh corn or 3 cups frozen whole kernel corn 1/2
cup chopped onion 1/2
cup chopped green sweet pepper 1
tablespoon cooking oil 1
14-ounce can chicken broth 1
cup cubed, peeled potato (1 medium) 2
tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2
teaspoon salt 1/4
teaspoon black pepper 1-1/2
cups milk 3
slices  bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled or 2 tablespoons cooked bacon pieces 2
tablespoons  snipped fresh parsley (optional)

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If using fresh corn, use a sharp knife to cut the kernels off the cobs (you should have about 3 cups corn). Set corn aside. In a large saucepan cook onion and sweet pepper in hot oil until onion is tender but not brown. Stir in chicken broth, potato, and corn. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl combine flour, salt, and pepper. Stir milk into flour mixture; add to corn mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Add bacon; heat through. If desired, garnish each serving with parsley. Calories192 Total Fat (g)7 Saturated Fat (g)2, Monounsaturated Fat (g)3, Polyunsaturated Fat (g)2, Cholesterol (mg)9, Sodium (mg)572, Carbohydrate (g)29, Total Sugar (g)8, Fiber (g)3, Protein (g)8, Vitamin A (DV%)0, Vitamin C (DV%)32, Calcium (DV%)8, Iron (DV%)5 (Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens,

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The Naval War College will hold a memorial ceremony on Friday, Sept. 9, at noon at the Patriots Memorial near McCarty-Little Hall, to honor those lost at the Pentagon in the terrorist attacks ten years ago. Members of the DeConto family of Sandwich, Mass., who lost a family member, will join staff, faculty and students. Retired Lt. Kevin Shaeffer, who was standing in the Pentagon’s Naval Command Center when Flight 77 crashed into the complex, will be the guest speaker. The ceremony will specifically honor the three Naval War College students and seven alumni killed that morning. The three students who perished were serving at the Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Department and were actively enrolled at the time of the attack: Ms. Angela Houtz, 27, of LaPlata, Md.; Lt. Jonas Panik, U.S. Navy, 26, of Mingoville, Pa.; and Cmdr. Dan Shanower, U.S. Navy, 40, of Naperville, Ill. The seven Naval War College alumni were: Capt. Gerald F. DeConto, U.S. Navy, 44, of Sandwich, Mass.; Lt. Cmdr Robert R. Elseth, U.S. Navy, 37, of Vestal,N.Y.; Capt. Lawrence D. Getzfred, U.S. Navy, 57, of Elgin, Neb.; Cmdr.Patrick J. Murphy, U.S. Navy, 38, of Flossmoor, Ill.; Capt. Jack Punches, U.S. Navy (ret), 51, of Clifton, Va.; Cmdr. Robert A. Schlegel, U.S. Navy, 38, of Gray, Maine; and Maj. Kip Taylor, U.S. Army, 38, of McLean, Va. The Patriots Memorial was funded through private donations to the Naval War College Foundation and consists of limestone removed from the damaged portion of the Pentagon. The ceremony is open to the base community; parking is extremely limited and anyone wishing to attend should park at the Officers’ Club or Gym 109.

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The Rhode Island Blood Center will hold two blood drives on the Naval Station: Friday, Sept. 9, at Navy Federal Credit Union from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Friday, Sept 16, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Officer Training Command.

The Newport Chapter of the Surface Navy Association will host the 86th running of the SNA 5K By The Bay, on Friday, Sept. 23. This semi-annual road race is held on scenic Naval Station Newport and is open to the public. The proceeds will benefit the Rhode Island Special Olympics and the Wounded Warrior Project. The flat, fast course winds along Narragansett Bay with spectacular views of the Newport Bridge, Naval War College, Naval Station Newport and Surface Warfare Officers School. The post-race awards party will include food, beverages, door prizes and entertainment. Register online at Online registration closes at noon, Sept. 13. Visit or email for more information.

Spouse Club Event The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club will host a Tour/Couples Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Newport Vineyards. The tour will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., followed by a tasting. The event is open to all NOSC members and guests and costs $20. Register online at before noon Sept. 14.

Eight Bells Lecture The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue Monday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum. Historian David Ulbrich will discuss his new book, “Preparing for Victory: Thomas Holcomb and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps, 1936-1943,” a biography of the Commandant who molded the Corps into a modern force-in-readiness. Ulbrich is the author of several books and articles on military history and served as consultant, writer and on-air host of the PBS series “Echoes of War.” He is a historian at the U.S. Army Engineer School and a senior instructor in the military history program at Norwich University. The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Visitors without a DoD decal/ID card should request access at time of reservation. To reserve, call 8412101 at least one working day prior to event.

Art Museum Offers Military Free Admission General admission to the Newport Art Museum and family programs will be free for active military personnel and their families on “Be Our Guest Day,” Sept. 17. The day includes Museum Explorers from 10 to 11:30 a.m., which includes a family tour at 10 a.m., followed by a fun-for-all-ages art project. In the afternoon, 1 - 4 p.m., guests can enjoy more family-centered museum exploration and art activities in the galleries. Military personnel must present valid identification. For more information call 848-8200  or visit The Newport Art Museum has been welcoming military members and their families with special programs for almost 100 years. In addition to “Be Our Guest Day,” the museum offers discounted military admission and membership rates.

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Navy Records Conga Line Civilian and military staff at the Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) moved over 10,000 medical records by forming a two story conga line in anticipation of Irene last week. The records were moved from the first floor medical records facility to a second deck secured location pre-storm on Friday and Saturday, and back downstairs again Tuesday morning after Irene had passed. The clinic was open for business by 8 a.m. Tuesday. The operation was led by Executive Officer Capt. S.L. Hartzell and Command Master Chief, HMCM Bob Whitten, who commended the efficiency and “can do” attitude of the staff.


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Technique Counts as Much as Gear By Shawna E.M. Snyder

in your feet and ankles. If you’re starting out, try on several pairs of shoes to feel what’s right for you.

Runners are a self-disciplined and dedicated group of people who have no qualms about facing the natural elements year round. Running can mean anything rom lacing up a pair of sneakers to seeking out the latest technologically sophisticated gear so that the runner can focus on the road ahead. Run Smarter. Not Harder Comfort is important, but how you run is more important to your health. Be careful that you don’t run heel first when your foot strikes the pavement. Running with a heel landing can contribute to back and knee pain. Instead, you want to land on the mid-sole (forefoot) of your foot. Landing on your forefoot (instead of your heels) allows your muscles to catch the weight of your body in flight, reducing the effects of impact on the joints and bones. Another correction would be to use short effective strides rather than a long stride while you run, as using a shorter stride reduces the movement within any joint (for running, this means the joints of the ankles, knees, and hips). Less movement means a longer, healthier life for these joints and improved efficiency during your runs. Also, don’t run as hard as you can. Many runners think if they can run fast, they are running efficiently, which isn’t the case. Slow down to learn how to run farther, faster. One easy and reliable way to do so is to get a heart monitor and set it to keep your running at a desired pace, and then don’t exceed that set pace. Your body will adapt, and then you’ll be able to run more comfortably at this pace, meaning you will be able to run faster without pushing any harder. To Shed the Shoe or Not If you’re a runner then you know

about the barefoot sports shoes that have been introduced to the market. The idea that less is more when it comes to support recently is based on the fact that the typical human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments. Like the rest of the body, our feet need to be stimulated and exercised. Due to the design and structure of “barefoot” shoes, it’s believed that feet are stronger and healthier when they move more naturally and freely. Developing foot strength can help make everything stronger, including your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back. Wearing running shoes that are too comfortable is thought to make your foot weaker and your body more prone to injury. The human body works with one major premise: use it or lose it. If your support is coming from an external source, like your shoes, then the muscles designed to support the framework of the foot (i.e. the arches), will eventually fail to do their job. But don’t toss your sneakers just yet – slowly begin by running, one block at a time, with less support to gradually strengthen the muscles

Upcoming Runs: September 10 Emmanuel Church 4-mile run to benefit Turning Around Ministries that serves the disadvantaged of Newport County. Race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Church. For more information or to register, call 846-8264. September 11 Newport Hospital’s 5K road race and a 1K fun run for children under 12. The free kids’ run will begin at 8 a.m., the road race at 9 a.m. at the Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown. For more information or to register, or call Lori Allan, (401) 339-7589. October 8 Brigid Kelly 3.5-mile run and family walk along scenic Ocean Drive at 10 a.m.

For more information or to register, October 15 Amica 5K Marathon to benefit James L Maher Center at Brenton Point at 7:30 a.m. October 16 Amica ½ and full marathon at 8 a.m. at Easton’s Beach For more information or to register, November 24 NewportFed 5-mile Pie Run or 3-mile fun walk at 8:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Middletown. For more information or to register, www.newportrunningclub. org. Weekly Every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. the Newport Run and Chug group meets at the Fastnet Pub, 1 Broadway, for a 5K run followed by a social drink.

Sand vs. Pavement The biggest issue that surrounds the debate over the benefits of running on sand versus pavement is whether or not there is uniform level ground. Running on trails or on the beach poses risks simply due to the potential hazards of falling due to uneven ground or varied surfaces (i.e. wet vs. dry soil and sand). Pavement isn’t always even, but the surface is consistently hard, so its one less factor to worry about. Also, if you’re accustomed to running in shoes that are structurally supportive, running barefoot on the beach may be too extreme for your feet to handle, therefore, strains may occur. Running vs. Walking Running is not for everyone, however, walking is manageable for most. Walking is an excellent form of exercise that builds aerobic fitness, strengthens bones, and burns lots of calories, though only half the number of calories that a runner would burn in the same distance. People who exercise often say that it helps them to think more clearly, focusing on solutions rather than on stressors. Research has found that seniors who walk 40 minutes, three times a week for a year have improved spatial memory. So whether you’re walking or running, get moving. Shawna E.M. Snyder, Doctor of Acupuncture can be reached at

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They reviewed ratings of eight contractors, including their level of experience, a total of at least three references from similar projects completed in the last seven years, financials, safety records, and both positive and negative references from other project sites. Based on this information, the committee se-

Members of the building committee commented on how much they liked the updated version of the exterior … saying that the design looked, “very Newporty,” Elementary School, met to discuss updates on the school’s progress including its potential for use as an emergency shelter, construction companies bidding to build the school, and exterior design materials. With the passing of Tropical Storm Irene having left many homes in the area without power for several days, the idea of using the new school as an emergency shelter was first on the agenda. Leading the presentation was HMFH Principal Architect Laura Wernick, who said that the Pell School will be built in accordance with Red Crossemergency shelter protocol, qualifying the building as a short-term shelter with a threeday maximum capacity for city residents in case the need arose in the wake of another natural disaster. She added that the Red Cross would not designate the building as a long-term shelter because, even though the school is expected to meet all structural requirements, the organization does not like to use spaces that have longspan tresses such as those in cafeteria and gymnasium ceilings. The new school will be built with an emergency generator, ventilation, emergency lighting and heat in case winter use as a shelter is needed. Committee members next discussed companies bidding to build the Pell school.

lected five companies for further examination. Those contractors were Bacon & Agostini Construction, based out of East Providence, Dimeo Construction, from Providence, the H.V. Collins Company, which is also based in Providence, J & J Contractors, Inc., a company from Lowell, Mass., and finally, the Farmington, CT based KBE Building Corporation. Strategic Building Solutions representative Jonathan Winikur said that a letter requesting qualification documents will be ready to send out to those five firms next week. By early October, he said, the bids will be sent back in for the building committee’s consideration. To close out the meeting, Matt LaRue, one of the head architects from HMFH, gave a PowerPoint presentation of the school exterior, highlighting two different colored bricks that will be used in a variety of patterns, which will visually break up the front exterior of the school. At the back of the school, larger blocks, known as concrete masonry units, will be used in order to lessen labor costs. Throughout the presentation, members of the building committee commented on how much they liked the updated version of the exterior, with member Beth Milham saying that the design looked, “very Newporty,” and Jo Eva Gaines saying that the design, “is looking better and better.”

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By Jill Connors The redevelopment plan for all of the Aquidneck Island properties that are available as a result of Base Realignment and Closure 2005 (BRAC) was approved by the Office of Community Planning and Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week, marking a major step toward transfer of the land. “We can move forward in the BRAC process and begin implementation, working with the Navy,” said Julie Oakley, Property Reuse Coordinator with the Aquidneck Island Reuse Planning Authority (AIRPA), the entity responsible for overseeing the reuse of the land. The 225 acres of BRAC land is located in several parcels in all three towns on Aquidneck Island, and includes such waterfront pieces as the former Navy Hospital in Newport, which has several acres along the harbor, and a 25-acre stretch of land along the Burma Road in Middletown, which borders Narragansett Bay. Another key parcel is the former Navy Lodge, a three-acre property located in Middletown at the corner of West Main Road and Coddington Highway. In Portsmouth, two tank farms, totaling 145 acres, are available for reuse. The plan AIRPA submitted included details of the transfer of property according to different types of conveyances: public benefit conveyances for property, such as the Burma Road land, which would be used for parks and recreation; and economic development conveyances for land such as the former Navy Lodge, which would be part of a redeveloped corridor in Middletown. Even though AIRPA has received HUD approval, the actual transfer of land is still quite some time in the future. Oakley said the next step would be environmental assessments of the properties. “The Navy has to go through the process of fulfilling the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on each of the sites before they can be transferred to their new owner,” said Oakley. “They will be working on this environmental documentation as well as their own internal process to determine the property is ready to be transferred to a new owner in the next few years.” AIRPA is made up of members representing Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth, and each town has developed plans for how the land could best be utilized. Those plans become part of the overall reuse plan that was submitted to HUD in August.

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MAINSHEET Celebrating the Classics More than 400 guests attended the awards ceremony following the Museum of Yachting’s 32nd Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Officine Panerai, which was held September 3-4 in the waters off Newport. Strong winds and sunny skies ruled, as the 55 boats participated in the regatta, which was also the final segment of the second-annual North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. To read more about the regatta, turn to page 23.

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September 9 Something of That Nature Opening reception for the weekend art show, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Third Beach Education Center, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., free, www. Secret Garden Tours Visit private gardens off Bellevue Ave and Ocean Drive, proceeds benefit arts education in area public schools, start at Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5p.m., www. Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770.

Jamestown Day Family-friendly, alcohol free event to benefit Friends of Jamestown Youth, Fort Getty, 5 p.m., food, games, rock wall, entertainment, bonfire, $10 per car, rain date Sept. 16. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt. 657 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., 8460669. Art Museum Opening Reception Newport Art Museum’s opening reception for the early fall exhibitions: “Micro/Macro: Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England,” and “Going Home: Sculpture and Prints by Frank Poor,” 76 Bellevue Avenue, 5-7 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, 848-8200,

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1) Newport Tokyo House, 6 Equality Park, Newport 2) Ben’s Chili Dogs, 158 Broadway, Newport Other Area Restaurants 3) Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport & Dining Options 4) Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport Not Within Map Area 5) The Goode Kitchen, 23 Marlborough, Newport 6) Pour Judgement, 32 Broadway, Newport Long Wharf Seafood 7) Perro Salado, 19 Charles Street, Newport 17 Connell Highway, Newport 8) Mudville Pub, 8 West Marlborough Street, Newport 9) Rhumbline, 62 Bridge Street, Newport Newport Grand 10) Pineapples on the Bay, Hyatt Regency, Newport 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport 11) Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames Street, Newport 12)  Muse, 41 Mary Street, Newport Batik Garden Imperial Buffet 13) Busker’s Irish Pub, 178 Thames Street, Newport 11 E. Main Road, Middletown 14) Barking Crab, Brick Market Place, Newport 15) Pier 49, 49 America’s Cup Ave., Newport Coddington Brewing Company 16) 22 Bowen’s, 22 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 210 Coddington Highway, Middletown 17) Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen, 41 Bowen’s Wharf, Npt. 18) The Mooring, Sayer’s Wharf, Newport Mizu Steak House 19) O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport 250 East Main Rd., Middletown 20) @ The Deck, Waite’ s Wharf Rhea’s Inn & Restaurant 21) Sambar, 515 Thames St., Newport 120 W. Main Rd., Middletown 22) Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport 23) One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport DeWolf Tavern 24) Griswold’s Tavern, 103 Bellevue Ave., Newport 259 Thames St., Bristol 25) La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., Npt. 26) Canfield House, 5 Memorial Blvd. Newport 27) The Chanler’s Spiced Pear, 117 Memorial Blvd., Npt. 28) Easton’s Beach Snack Bar, 175 Memorial Blvd, Npt. 29) Flo’s Clam Shack, 44 Wave Ave., Middletown 30) Atlantic Grille, 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown

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Doris Duke’s Preservation Awards Annual award recipients are honored, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 6-8:30 p.m., advanced ticketing 849-7300,

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

Something of That Nature Non-juried art show featuring artists of all ages. Writing, photography, painting, sculpture, and more will be on exhibit. Norman Bird Sanctuary, Third Beach Education Center, Middletown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free, www.

FRIDAY DJ Maddog 11-1am TUESDAY 80’s Night 10-1am

Summer Garden Gala The Annual Summer Garden Party at the nation’s oldest lending library, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., $50, advance ticketing, 847-0292,

September 10

Flea Market United Congregational Church, Valley Rd. and Green End Ave., Middletown, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., books, household goods, home jellies and baked goods, fresh produce.

Open nightly 5pm -1am ~ Dinner till 10pm Sunday Brunch starting at 11:30am featuring live blues, jazz and much more.

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Secret Garden Tours Visit private gardens off Bellevue Ave and Ocean Drive, proceeds benefit arts education in area public schools, start at Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5p.m., www. Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as “Rogue’s Island” as you stroll through Newport. See where scoundrels lived, where pirates profited, and where criminals were put on trial. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Jazz at the Vineyard Live jazz at Greenvale Vineyards with Dick Lupino, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 8473777, Rough Point’s Gallery Hours Galleries open to showcase exhibit “Dressed to Play: The Sporty Style of Doris Duke,” 680 Bellevue Ave, 1-4 p.m., $5, does not include house tour, 847-8344, Jamestown Skatefest Jamestown Skate Park, near Lawn Ave. School, 4 p.m., $1000 in cash and prizes, admission $3. familyfriendly, alcohol free, rain date Sept. 17, 423-7261. Polo Competition

September 11 Remember. Newport Hospital 5K Road Race Newport Hospital hosts its first 5K, fun run and children’s 1K walk, YMCA, Valley Road, Middletown, 5K at 9 a.m., fun run at 8 a.m., 3397589, www.NewportHospital5k. com. Secret Garden Tours Visit private gardens off Bellevue Ave and Ocean Drive, proceeds benefit arts education in area public schools, start at Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5p.m., www. Something of That Nature Non-juried art show featuring artists of all ages. Writing, photography, painting, sculpture, and more will be on exhibit. Norman Bird Sanctuary, Third Beach Education Center, Middletown, 12-3 p.m., free, NIMfest Concert Newport independent Music Festival summer concert series with original music by Michael Walsh, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, Sail for Pride Sail Newport’s 18-mile regatta to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. 846-1983, www.SailNewport. org. 9/11 Memorial Vigil Candlelight procession to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks. Salve Regina University, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Ochre Point Ave., 7:45 p.m., Procession travels from chapel to Wakehurst rose garden. All are welcome.

Monday September 12

Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Newport Historical Society Museum, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., 841-8770.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as “Rogue’s Island” as you stroll through Newport. See where scoundrels lived, where pirates profited, and where criminals were put on trial. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Revaluation Meeting Newport Tax Assessor informational meeting on city-wide revaluation, Council Chamber at City Hall, 6-7:30 p.m. Full Moon Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt Castle. 657 Bellevue Ave., 8 p.m., 846-0669.

Tuesday September 13

Early Church Tours Tour two of our nation’s earliest houses of worship, Great Friends Meeting House (1699) and Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House (1730), Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11:30 a.m., 841-8770, www. Book Group The Tuesday Book Group will discuss “A Mercy,” by Toni Morrison. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2:30 p.m., free and open to the public, no registration required, 847-8720 x208.  newportFILM “Charlotte,” a film about Vineyard Haven boatbuilder Nat Benjamin crafting a vessel for family and friends, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6 p.m. wine reception, 7 p.m. film, $20 reception and film, www.

Wednesday September 14

Colony House & Wanton Lyman Hazard House Tour Tour the 1739 Colony House, built to house RI government, and the 1697 Wanton Lyman Hazard House, Newport’s oldest house museum. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11:30 a.m., 841-8770, www. Art Museum Meeting Newport Art Museums hosts its annual meeting, historian Lindsay Leard-Coolidge will speak on “A Sense of Place: Painters of Matunuck, Rhode Island, 1873-1941,” 76 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7p.m., www.

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Maher Center Turning to Community for Help By Tom Shevlin Fifty-eight years ago, a group of island families came together for a common purpose, establishing an organization to develop community alternatives for people living with disabilities. Now, under new leadership, the James L. Maher Center is laying out a plan to address the challenges posed to its community by statewide budget cuts. Board President Walter Jachna, whose wife’s parents were among the original founding families, explained the Center’s current situation:  “Nearly 60 years (after we began), the mission and work of the original founders continues:  to advance independence and opportunity for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.  As a Board we have renewed that commitment and are dedicated to moving this organization forward in spite of the spending cuts coming down the pike.” Since its founding, the Maher Center has supported its operations through contractual relationships, fee for services and modest fundraising efforts. That has been sufficient – until now, the Center says. In a press release, the Center outlined an ambitious plan that is focused on four key areas in need of “significant investment” to shepherd the facility into the future. They include: upgrading community residences, getting people to work through social enterprises, investing in its infrastructure and creating an endowment to help offset the loss of state funding. A capital campaign is being planned – an initiative which Maher Center staff members say will be the Center’s first major plea to the community in the facility’s history. “We are committed to making this vision a reality,” said Angelo Tartaglione, executive director of the Maher Center.  “However, accomplishing this vision will be even more challenging because of the $24 million in cuts to state spending for the kind of benefits that provide basic services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.” Tartaglione believes that those cuts could have a particularly stinging effect on the Maher Center. “Recent and proposed spending cuts in the state budget will have devastating effects on people with disabilities and their families,” he said. “The cuts will impact day-to-day services, health care and transportation – which will have a further impact on people being able to work.  The effect will be far-reaching and could erode all the achievements that have been made over many decades to offer people with disabilities the opportunity to live the kind of life we all take for granted.” To generate the funds required to ensure the facility’s long-term viability, plans are currently in process to undertake a campaign that will raise funds for the following initiatives: Upgrading community residences:   Residential supports provided

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Art Galleries Anchor Bend Open Thurs.-Mon., 16 Franklin St., 849-0698, Anthony Tomaselli Gallery 140 Spring St., 419-2821, Arnold Art Rare print editions by John Mecray on third floor gallery, open Mon.Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, noon - 5 p.m., 210 Thames St., 847-2273, Art & Happiness 136 Bellevue Ave., 241-9887. Art on the Wharf Gallery open everyday, noon - 6 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannister’s Wharf, 965-0268. Blink Gallery Travel photography and Newport images, 89 Thames St., 847-4255, Brimstone Studio Open Sat. and Sunday, noon–5 p.m., or by appointment, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown 440-3974. Cadeaux du Monde Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 26 Mary St., 848-0550 DeBlois Gallery “Recent Work” through Sept. 25. Open Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., 138 Bellevue Ave., 847-9977, Didi Suydam Contemporary Gallery is open Thurs.-Mon., 12 - 5 p.m., 25 Mill St., 848-9414, Harbor Fine Art Open daily 11 a.m – 5 p.m., 134 Spring St., 848-9711, Isherwood Gallery Paintings by Frederick Ames Cushing, gallery open Wed.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. 108 William St., 619-1116, Jamestown Arts Center Gallery open Sat. & Sun. noon-3 p.m.,18 Valley St., Jamestown. Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design Gallery open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. and by appointment. 226 Bellevue Ave., suite 8, the Audrain Building, second floor, 849-3271,

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Weds. “The Throttles” Thurs. “Honky Tonk Knights”

The Lady Who Paints Working studio, open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 Bridge St., 450-4791. Sage Gallery 435 Thames St. (2nd floor). The Merton Road Artist Studio The studio is located behind the Tennis Hall of Fame, 7 Merton Rd. Old Man & the Sea Gallery Specializing in Cuban & nautical art, 99 Spring St. Roger King Fine Art Two floors of 19th and 20th century American paintings. Open daily, 21 Bowen’s Wharf, 847-4359, Sheldon Fine Art Gallery open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 59 America’s Cup Ave., Bowen’s Wharf, 849-0030. Spring Bull Gallery “The Breakfast Club”, show thru Sept. 30. Open daily noon to 5 p.m. 55 Bellevue Ave., 849-9166. The Third & Elm Press & Gallery Woodcuts and paper created by Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, open Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m - 5 p.m. and by appointment, 29 Elm St. 848-0228

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Open Figure Drawing Class The Jamestown Arts Center is hosting open figure drawing classes to all levels of adults who are 18 years of age and older. Every Monday evening from 7 – 9 p.m, for $15 per session, easels and a model are provided to artists who bring their own drawing materials. The Jamestown Arts Center is located at 18 Valley St., in Jamestown. For more information on the class, call 6623839.

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Thursday September 15

41st Annual Newport International Boat Show Power and sail boats, seminars, marine equipment and services, domestic and international vendors, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., The Working Waterfront History Walking Tour Walk in the footsteps of the sailors, merchants and immigrants who once lived and worked in the Lower Thames neighborhood. NRF Museum Store, 415 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 324-6111, Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “By Nightfall,” a novel by Michael Cunningham which examines the life of a prominent family in the New York art world. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 848-8200, Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 441-4317.

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“Doggy” Fashion Show The third annual Fashion Show of Canine Couture at Rough Point, leashed dogs welcome. Doors open at 5 p.m., show begins at 6 p.m. $10, 846-4152, “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” 5 p.m. See Thursday, Sep. 8, for details. Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Thursday, Sep. 8, for details.


September 16 41st Annual Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Thursday, Sept. 15, for details. Road to Independence Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Friday, Sept. 9, for details. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, Sept 9, for details.

Hibernian Celebration Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernians’ 135th anniversary celebration, cookout with live Irish music, Hibernian Hall, Wellington Ave., cookout 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m., public welcome, $5 with cash bar, proceeds benefit the Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 847-8671. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 9, for details.

Saturday September 17

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www. 41st Annual Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Thursday, Sept. 15, for details. Newport Harbor Walk Tour Newport Friends of the Waterfront lead this two-hour tour from Mary Ferrazzoli Park to King Park, 10 a.m., www.NewportWaterfront. org. Museum Explorers This family series features handson fun and learning for the whole family. Visitors are invited for a family tour and art-making project. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 848-8200, The Working Waterfront History Walking Tour Walk in the footsteps of the sailors, merchants and immigrants who once lived and worked in the Lower Thames neighborhood. NRF Museum Store, 415 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 324-6111, Blacksmithing Workshop Try your hand at blacksmithing with Jim Crothers, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 1-4 p.m., reservations required, $35, 846-4152, Day for Kids Celebration 4th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County open house, free and open to the public., 95 Church St., 1-4 p.m., face painting, food, raffles, moon-bounce, rock wall, free swim classes (must pre-register), family water carnival, free adult classes, more, 847-6927. Rough Point’s Gallery Hours 1-4 p.m. See Saturday, Sept. 10,, for

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details. Jazz at the Vineyard 1-4 p.m. See Saturday, Sept. 10, for details. Molly Finn Battle of the Bands Eight local bands in the 5th Annual Battle of the Bands at Ballard Park compete for recording time and concerts at local venues. 2-7 p.m., free, family-oriented, 619-3377, Kids’ Movie Time Free showing of “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” rated G, true story of the rise of the singer from street performer to global super star. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., walk-ins welcome, refreshments, 847-8720 ext. 204, Polo Competition USA vs. Brazil, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m., www. Murder at the Museum Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “The Art of the Masquerade,” an interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., Common Fence Music Aztec Two-Step 40th Anniversary Celebration, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, hall opens at 7 p.m. for the “folk tailgate picnic,” concert 8 p.m., $30, 683-5085, Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 9, for details.


September 18 41st Annual Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Thursday, Sept. 15, for details. Gardening with the Masters Join URI Master Gardeners at Prescott Farm for informal presentations on a variety of gardening topics. Bring along a soil sample from your garden to receive a basic soil analysis. 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 11 a.m., free, Special Island Train Two hour Old Colony scenic train ride to north end of Aquidneck Island. Photo opportunities. Train departs at 4 p.m. from parking area on Burma Road at Green Lane, Middletown. 4 p.m., adults $10, seniors $8, children $5. Purchase tickets and board at the parking lot.

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Chefs Cook for Benefit


TO GO: WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. where: Belle Mer on Goat Island. MORE INFO: 454-1911 or visit www.marchofdimes. com/rhodeisland. 


Folk Songwriter JP Jones to Perform Newport singer/songwriter JP Jones will be performing at the Church Street Coffeehouse in Warren on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m.
Known for his folk-influenced, literate songwriting, Jones is one of Rhode Island’s most prolific indie recording artists. His catalog includes a nearly 40-yearold major label LP release and 13 CDs.
Jones has written hundreds of original songs and has performed with such legends as Bruce Springsteen and Bonnie Raitt.

“JP Jones may well be the best modern folk musician in the country,
a man who in the past attracted the ears of giants yet today remains a
virtual unknown… extraordinarily rewarding fare, easily the best
genuine modern folk music I’ve heard in the last 10 years.” (Mark
Tucker, Perfect Sound Forever).

Admission is $10.
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Tickets for the Signature Chefs Auction are $125. Corporate and host tables are available, and the March of Dimes hopes that individuals and companies recognize the opportunity to help babies and their families while enjoying inventive dishes in an elegant venue.

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Proceeds from the Signature Chefs Auction will help support the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. 

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Twenty four of Rhode Island’s leading chefs will prepare their signature dishes in a benefit for the March of Dimes, the 10th annual “Signature Chefs Auction.” The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at Belle Mer on Goat Island. 
“ We are so fortunate to have such top-tier cooking talent all under one roof for this important event,” said Betsy Akin, director of March of Dimes Rhode Island. “These leading chefs have graciously donated their time to prepare samplings of unforgettable dishes to help support the March of Dimes, and subsequently, to help give babies a healthy start in life.”
Ellen Gracyalny, owner of Gracie’s restaurant in Providence and co-chair of the Signature Chefs Auction, added, “This is a true show of collaborative spirit and combined talents for a very important cause. As someone who has been personally touched by the March of Dimes and knows all too well how scary it is when a baby is struggling, it means so much to me that all of these skilled chefs are  sharing their gift for cooking in support of this great organization.”
In addition to the “Signature Chef” samplings, highlights of the evening will include the participation of celebrity auctioneer and entertainer Sir Jeremy Bill of Edinburgh, Scotland, who will be auctioning off  culinary, accommodation, theater, and vacation packages; and a tribute to Chef Sai Viswanath of DeWolf Tavern in Bristol. Viswanath will be presented with the March of Dimes 2011 Signature  Chef Award.   
Participating chefs from Providence include Matthew Varga of Gracie’s, Brian Kingsford of Bacaro, Ryan Escudé of Centro at the Westin, David Cardell of Temple Downtown, Derek Wagner of Nick’s on Broadway, and An-


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The ocean’s turbidity or cloudiness, resulting from last week’s Hurricane Irene-churned seas, subsided this week and, as a result, the fishing has improved. Ironically, as Irene’s storm surge made for poor fishing conditions, it also drove some exotic species into our local waters. Among them were flying fish, which we observed at mid-week along Brenton Reef. This is the first time we have seen this tropical, offshore species this close to our shores. Flying fish are 8-14” in length and capable of bounding from the water, then gliding above the surface via very large, webbed pectoral fins extending from their sides. Folded back to their sides when below the surface, these fins extend when above it and, by simultaneously whipping their tails at 70 times per second, the fish propel themselves 6 feet or more into the air, then stay airborne for up to 100 feet–all to evade predators. Mariners and fishermen have always admired these graceful aerial displays. Among other tropical species, small, white marlin and even triggerfish were reported through the holiday weekend. If you have spotted some unusual species in our local waters, please e-mail us about it at Try to get a photo if possible. You may recall the mystery fish we caught, identified and wrote about last year. It was a Barrelfish, normally found in very deep ocean waters and often referred to as an abyss fish, because it dwells at depths of several thousand feet in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere. Black sea bass fishing has been outstanding this week as they continue to school up into large pods for their end of season migration. Many large males of this species, or blueheads, are being taken; some as large as 23 inches and tipping the scales at 4 pounds or more. Fishing for them over rocky bottoms, in at least 60 feet of water, works best, but black sea bass can be taken in rocky shallows, as well. Specific hot spots include Elbow Ledge, Sakonnet Point, south of Beavertail, and Coggeshall Ledge. You can also find them at NUSC breakwater. Sea bass baits that are working best continue to be stripped squid, herring or mackerel. Striped bass fishing has picked up, as night anglers continue to hit fish from the shores of Ocean Drive and Jamestown. The west side of Sachuest Point has been productive, but in order to fish there after hours, you must obtain a pass from the Sachuest Wildlife Center. The Sakonnet River’s Black Point, and along its rocky coastline south to Third Beach, is getting striper

The Abate family of Newport, pictured above, landed over 80 lbs. of fish, while fishing a wreck offshore on Labor Day. Top: Chris and Catherine Abate. Middle: Guy and Curley Abate. Bottom: Mary Darden and Eloise Abate. action, too. Here, bass are driving small baitfish into the shallow coves to ravage them. The best times to fish are just before sunrise and after sunset. Stripers have been hitting 7” Slugo eels and both blue and silver Yozuri 5” swimmers. When it comes to catching striped bass, fishing with live eels works best, if you have the knowhow to handle them. Tip: Keep an ice pack or two in your bucket of live eels. The icy, cold water will immobilize them for several minutes and make it easier for you to rig them on your #3 or #4 live-bait hook. Always bring several small towels to grab the eels, as well. Try to place the hook in the corner of the eel’s mouth, then, push it downward along the body. Avoid the eel’s gill, as that will kill your live bait in a few minutes. Once your hook is baited, cast and retrieve very slowly. Don’t forget to loosen your drag to allow a bass to run, or your line will be snapped on a strike. Remember, bass will follow your eel right up to the water’s edge and often crash the eel just before you pull it out for another cast. This often surprises anglers and causes them to miss the fish. As water clarity improved last week, so did fluke fishing. Again, deeper water to 85 feet has been productive at the mouth of Narragansett Bay, southwest of Sakonnet Point and along Hammersmith, near the yellow buoy. Anglers using large, stripped baits like mackerel, pogy and fluke bellies have done well. Be sure to use plenty of weight to get your rig to the bottom, as we are still enjoying strong

moon tides. The perfect wind speed for drift fishing for fluke is 8 to 12 knots. If wind speeds are greater, serious flukers will use a drogue or sea anchor to slow down their drift. These types of anchors can be obtained at West Marine Stores or online for less than fifty dollars. We use a small sea anchor, with a 15 foot-3/8 line and a carabiner to easily attach it to a cleat. Remember: Always attach the anchor  on the windward side and away from your fishing lines or they will foul. The upcoming week’s weather forecast looks like a wet one, with the remains of Tropical Storm Lee heading our way. This slow moving storm will keep us wet for at least two or three days. Although Hurricane Katia’s projected track will keep well away from our shores, Katia should be watched closely. We will be dealing with large ocean swells by early Friday.  These types of large, offshore-generated waves crash our shores every year and can claim the lives of unwary night anglers fishing alone on the rocks. Always stay tuned to the marine weather forecast before going out; fish with a friend; and wear an auto-inflatable life vest. This advice could save your life. Tight lines!

Capt. Tim, of Flaherty Charters, Castle Hill, Newport, is an island native, who taught high school and college history. He has been bay angling for over 50 years as was his father, Frank.




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Fall Brings a Birdwatching Bonanza By Jack Kelly This past weekend a friend of mine joined me for a tour of local salt marshes and other habitat areas. We were hoping to discover and observe some of the secrets of the natural world. Our first stop was in the Gooseneck Cove salt marshes on Hazard Road in Newport. The weather was in complete cooperation and we timed our morning tour to coincide with low tide in the marsh. This would allow us to see many different species seeking food sources from the water, mud flats, and peat mounds. As we exited my vehicle, we both sighted a Cooper’s Hawk, a bird of prey that hunts songbirds and small shorebirds. It was flying towards the southeastern corner of the marsh. Although the raptor appeared to be leaving the marsh region, we knew that any potential prey had fled the area or had taken refuge deep in the vegetation of the marsh. It usually takes some time for the former prey to feel safe to come out of hiding. However, there were a number of large wading birds such as Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons and Green Herons stalking prey along the banks and mud flats of the marsh. An Osprey was circling overhead, and as we watched, it dove into the main channel of the marsh system. It rose up from the water with what appeared to be a small pogey in its talons. It flew to the western side of the marsh and perched in a Weeping Beech tree on the shoreline. An adult Herring Gull landed on a mud flat, close to the culvert’s western side. A screeching juvenile Herring Gull immediately joined the adult gull. The juvenile began to rub its beak against the beak of the mature bird. This action, known as “begging”, is a signal for the parent to feed its young. Like many sea bird species, the adult gull reacted to the “begging” by regurgitating food it had stored for its offspring. The young gull dined on what looked like fish pieces, as the adult gull set off in search of more sustenance. All around us the marsh was coming to life as other species entered the area. A pair of Belted Kingfishers appeared suddenly and perched in a small tree on the eastern side of the marsh overlooking the water. The Belted Kingfisher is one of the few avian species where the female is more colorful than

Nature Adventures at Sachuest Point Turning Pulp Into Paper In this activity, participants will make their own sheet of paper out of recycled paper material. This project requires several hours of drying time. Newspaper will be provided to wrap up wet paper to take home. Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sachuest Point NWR, Middletown. Amazing World of Owls Yet another installment of the “Amazing World of Owls” program where participants will learn the behaviors and digestion of owls. Owl activities and resources will be included. Parental supervision is required. Sunday, Sept. 18, 1p.m. – 3 p.m., Sachuest Point NWR, Middletown.

the male. In addition to the rich royal blue and snow-white plumage of the breed, the female has a dark red color to the edge of her breast. Their large heads and heavy bills make them unique among the marsh residents. We watched as they dove from their perches and seized small fish in their bills. They flew off together and disappeared on the western side of the marsh. As we walked along Hazard Road we were able to observe an adult Little Blue heron and an immature Little Blue heron mixed amongst a group of Snowy Egrets. The group was feeding in the peat mounds on the east side of the marsh, which had been drained by tide. A phone call from my friend Mark Anderson alerted us to the fact that approximately 2,500 – 3,000 Tree Swallows were staging for migration in the Sachuest Point and Third Beach areas. My walking companion had never witnessed this type of event before and was

on insects. This behavior prepares the swallows for migration, as they gorge themselves on food sources to build up energy for their long flight south. As we watched this incredible show of nature, my friend let out a shriek and pointed up. A Peregrine Falcon had struck and seized a Tree Swallow in flight and was flying off with the lifeless body in its talons. The Peregrine Falcon was probably drawn by the great availability of prey. Yet, the other swallows did not react, but kept to their tasks of preparing for migration. We walked the far southern end of Third Beach, which is part of Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. We wanted to take in the splendor and wonder of the swallow staging. At times, the birds flew right by us at torso level — so close you could touch them. It was exciting to be that close to a true miracle of nature. As we walked on we saw a great

A Great Egret catches a small mackerel at Gooseneck Cove salt marsh. (Photos by Jack Kelly) Migration Notes: The list of species migrating through our area is expanding daily as songbird, wading bird, and raptor migrations are beginning in earnest. For local migration updates go to for reports and photographs by respected local birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts Bob Weaver and Rey Larson. They will be posting reports during the fall migration season.

For More Information (Audubon Society of RI) A young Herring Gull begs for food. eager to see what all the fuss was about. As we drove to the staging area I explained that this was the second group of swallows to gather in this particular region. The first flock of swallows gathered just before Hurricane Irene occurred. Approximately 2,000 of the swift flyers left on migration 24 hours before Irene arrived. Pulling into the Third Beach parking lot, we sighted hundreds of swallows flying over the marsh in one large flock. They began landing on the bayberry and gooseberry bushes that occupy the borders of the parking lot. There were other great clouds of swallows, moving together as one entity, feeding

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many shorebirds feeding at the water’s edge. We counted over 200 Semipalmated Plovers, and also observed Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings, Semipalmated Sandpipers, and a lone Willet. We had two Black Terns and a Forsters’ Tern fly right over us as they made their way into the marsh. When we returned to the beach parking lot we were treated to the sight of a Red-tailed Hawk and a Harrier Hawk flying over the marsh in search of prey. Luckily for the swallows these hawk species feed mostly on small mammals. It was a great morning of wildlife discovery — one my friend won’t soon forget.

A Great Egret flies away with fresh eel for breakfast.

Best Birding Spots n  Miantonomi Park n  Norman Bird Sanctuary n  Brenton Point State Park

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Norman Bird Sancutary’s ‘Something of that Nature’ Opening reception and gallery viewing, Friday, Sept. 9 from 6-8 pm. Saturday, Sept. 10: 9:30-10 a.m. Meditation on the beach–A seated meditation tuning in to the natural sounds and sensations from nature 10-11 a.m.  Shake Your Soul Movement Class–Sculpture using only elements found on the beach.
Drumming, song-writing and making of percussion instruments from elements found at the beach. 11a.m.-12 p.m.  Creation of a movement piece
Continuation of sculpture and music/writing/ instrument making. 12-1 p.m.  Bring a picnic and enjoy a performance by Joya Hoyt. 1-2 p.m.  All mediums coming together for a final presentation.
Dance, music, written word, sculpture, etc. Sunday, Sept. 11, 12 - 3 p.m. Gallery Viewing.

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BOOK REVIEW Isler Shares Sailing Secrets

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As this issue went to press, Peter Isler had just added another accomplishment to a very impressive sailing CV. As navigator on George David’s Rambler 100 in the Transatlantic Race 2011, “Pedro” had guided the 100-foot maxi to a new record for the 2,975-nautical mile course from Newport, RI to Lizard Point, UK. A two-time America’s Cup winner, Isler has been involved in every Cup since winning it as navigator aboard Dennis Conner’s Stars & Stripes in 1987. In this compelling collection of lessons and recollections, Isler shares wisdom and advice garnered through time spent sailing with and against such luminaries as Conner, Ted Turner, Buddy Melges and Ben Ainslie. The text, presented in a series of short vignettes, covers such topics as reading the wind, sail trim fundamentals, understanding the inner game, preparing your boat (and yourself ), choosing the right sail, how to be the ultimate crew, steering in waves, leading a team and, of course, navigating. The Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets is far more than a textbook.

Peter Isler’s Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets. Published by Wiley, 186 pages, hardcover, $19.95 You’ll also get a glimpse at Isler’s personal sailing history, from his time as a member of Yale University’s national championship winning team to winning the Cup – his abiding love of the sport, his favorite places to sail, his competitive philosophy, several funny stories, and his recollection of a harrowing

experience: “I can still remember being up there on the bow at the height of the storm in the middle of the ocean with the giant waves washing over me. All of a sudden, James Taylor’s version of Carole King’s “You’ve Got A Friend” popped into my head. I’m thinking, ‘Wow, what a weird song to be thinking about.’ To this day, every time I hear that song it takes me right there onto the deck of the boat in the middle of that storm – fighting for my life to stay on board the boat.” The co-author of the bestselling Sailing For Dummies, Isler is an America’s Cup analyst, a television personality, a popular motivational speaker, and President of Isler Sailing International. For those of us without the good fortune to share a boat with this sailor’s sailor, this informative – and very entertaining – book is the next best thing. So, what are some of Pedro’s sailing secrets? You’ll just have to read this Little Blue Book to find out. Chris Szepessy is the Senior Editor of WindCheck Magazine. For coverage of sailing in the Northeast, pick up a free copy or visit

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The city’s latest effort to keep trash off the street and in the barrel is a big belly. A BigBelly trash compactor, that is. Late last week, 25 of the bulky plastic bins began popping up on Lower Thames Street just in advance of the Labor Day weekend. The bins, which use solar powered panels to power a compacting mechanism that allows for the storage of more than fives times more trash than conventional waste barrels, were donated free of charge by the city’s trash hauler, Waste Management. Mayor Stephen C. Waluk formally introduced the program on Friday with representatives from both Waste Management and BigBelly Inc. outside of the Armory building on Lower Thames. “I’ve seen these in different parts of the country,” Waluk said, “and I always thought ‘Wouldn’t these be great for downtown Newport.’” In addition to holding more trash, the bins are also expected to help reduce costs and ease traffic during the busy summer months. According to Waste Manage-

ment’s Jim Nocella, the compactors are enabled with wireless technology which will alert the company when they are full and in need of attention. By knowing how much trash is in each barrel, Nocella said that fewer trucks would be needed to empty them, thereby reducing emissions and the gridlock that can sometimes happen during trash collection. Waste Management had been sending out trucks twice a day, six days a week to collect trash from the more than 250 barrels scattered around the city. Areas with the BigBelly compactors are expected to require fewer trips, and fewer stops. BigBelly’s Rick Audette estimates that the bins will hold the equivalent of 150-160 gallons of uncompacted trash. Currently, the program is focussed on the downtown core, but if the bins prove successful, it could expand to different parts of the city. “Anything that we can do to remove any big equipment – especially a trash truck – is a good thing,”

Waluk said, adding, “Bringing these BigBelly compactors to downtown Newport – it’s a big deal.” “Any time that we can take an initiative that puts forth a better product for the city of Newport, is environmentally friendly, and doesn’t cost us anything is obviously a winwin-win.” “I think if everyone likes it and it works well, we hope to put more units out,” Nocella said. At that point, the company is expected to determine whether the operational savings offset the cost of the $3,500 units. The units were acquired with the help of Kristin Littlefield, coordinator of the Clean City Program. Working with a team of graphic designers, she customized the bins with photographs of some of the city’s more recognizable sites – from Castle Hill to Newport Harbor. BigBelly currently has roughly 10,000 units deployed in 30 different countries. Based in Newton, Mass., it was founded in 2003, the result of a college project at Babson College.

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Our senior centers are vibrant year round! The minimum age for membership varies from 50 to 55 years old but the younger spouses of eligible members are welcome. You do not have to be a town resident to join. Each center is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and offers many different classes/clubs. They also sponsor health screenings and a daily hot lunch program. Lunch is offered for $3, and reservations are required one day prior. Call the individual centers to reserve lunch and for more information on health screenings and activities. Edward King House, 35 King Street, Newport, 846-7426, ages 50 plus, $20 per year. Jamestown Senior Center, 6 West St., 423-2658 Middletown Senior Center, 650 Green End Ave, 849-8823, ages 55 plus, $10 per year, Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Rd., 683-4106, ages 55 plus, $10,


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Strong Winds, Sunny Skies for Regatta The Museum of Yachting 32nd Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Officine Panerai, was held September 3-4 in Newport, and wrapped up the final segment of the second-annual North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. Roiling teen-strength southerly breeze and mostly sunny skies prevailed for most of the weekend, creating drama on the choppy waters of Narragansett Bay for the circuit’s finale regatta. The Classic Yacht Regatta, in partnership with organizing authority Sail Newport, drew a fleet of 55 boats from throughout the region. Again this year, this turnout was recognized by all participants and sponsors to be an impressive display of commitment by the skippers and crews of the many classic and vintage boats that participated in nearly all of the three New England regattas that comprise the N.A. Circuit: Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (August 12-14, Marblehead, Mass.), Opera House Cup (August 18-21, Nantucket, Mass.) and MoY Classic Yacht Regatta (September 3-4, Newport, R.I.). Saturday’s course was clockwise around Conanicut Island. A building breeze out of the south pushing back against the ebb tide made for choppy conditions at the bay’s entrance. Fifteen to 18 knots built to around 20 knots by the end of the race. The S-boats sailed a shorter course, taking them north of the bridge toward Prudence Island and back, allowing them to stay in the flatter water of the bay’s interior. Sunday’s conditions saw the larger boats heading south to round R4 and then north toward Prudence Island before finishing between Goat and Rose islands. Conditions mirrored Saturday’s breeze, with strong southerly winds again in the 15- to 18-knot range. After the exciting weekend of competitive sailing, the skippers and crewmembers returned to the popular Panerai Hospitality Lounge to share stories and await the winners to be called at the evening’s prize-giving ceremony and awards

The 12 Metre Valiant, seen here in last year’s regatta, took top honors in the classic division of the MoY Classic Yacht Regatta over the weekend. (Photo courtesy Newport Stylphile) dinner. Ed Kane, Emeritus Member of the IYRS Board of Trustees, thanked Panerai for their sixth year of sponsorship and recognized many of the individuals and sailing crews who are dedicated to the regatta and the circuit. The class winners were: Wild Horses, which won the Spirit-of-Tradition fleet; 12-Meter Valiant took first place in the Classic non-spinnaker class; Belle, helmed by owner Joe Loughborough, won the 6-Meter division; Firefly captured the SBoat class; and Columbia took first place in the 12-Meter class. Gary Gregory, owner of Valiant, was awarded with a Limited Edition Panerai timepiece as the overall winner of the Classic Yacht Regatta. Trevor Fetter’s Sparkman & Stephens yawl Black Watch received the trophy for the overall winner of the North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The W-76 Wild Horses, owned by Donald Tofias, won the circuit’s Spirit-of-Tradition Division Award. Summing up the spirit of the evening, Panerai N.A. President Rafael Alvarez invited Trisha Gallagher Boisvert, executive director of Sailing Heals, to the presentation platform to announce to the nearly 400 guests the news of Panerai’s founding sponsorship of Sailing Heals, a newly minted non-profit

foundation for which the mission is to bring cancer patients and their caregivers, or anyone in need of a day of healing, out on the water in beautiful classic yachts. The Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta was first held in 1980, when a group of New England yachtsmen looked around Newport harbor and saw classic yachts that were once glorious decaying before their eyes, which led to the organization of this classic event to raise awareness for these endangered vessels. In keeping with event tradition, each year regatta organizers present the prestigious Tom Benson Restoration Award to the boat in the fleet determined to be the best restored yacht—based on degree of originality and quality of restoration— done within the past two years. The Herreshoff-designed Spartan, skippered by Vincent Paul and Charlie Ryan, captured this year’s award. As has become Newport tradition, on Sunday morning many of the participating yachts proudly hoisted their yacht club pennants and Panerai battle flags while circling Newport’s inner harbor for the traditional “Classic Yacht Parade,” allowing the on-shore spectators and other sailing enthusiasts to view these beautiful vessels embarking upon their day with precision style and grace.



NYYC Invitational Cup Returns Who said the sailing season was over? Racing in the 2011 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is scheduled to begin on Sept. 13. The regatta, which presented by Rolex, will bring 22 participating yacht club teams together fresh from racing at the peak of the sailing season. However, for three teams – the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Cape Yacht Club and the Yacht Club Argentino – which hail from below the equator, the racing will be an interlude in their winter season. The Invitational, which first debuted in 2009, pits teams from around the globe in spirited competition aboard Swan 42s. Each of the top-five finishers from the 2009 Cup received automatic berths for the 2011 event, and all have accepted. They are (in order of finish) the New York Yacht Club (USA); Royal Canadian Yacht Club (CAN); Japan Sailing Federation (JPN); Nyländska Jaktklubben (FIN) and Royal Cork Yacht Club (IRL). New entries, the Yacht Club Capri (ITA), Yacht Club Punta Ala (ITA), Clube Naval de Cascais (POR); and Itchenor Sailing Club (GBR). Also returning from 2009 are the Royal Yacht Squadron (GBR); Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (BER); Yacht Club Italiano (ITA) and Real Club Nautico de Barcelona (ESP).

Rounding out the fleet will be three additional U.S. teams that were determined by the outcome of a 24-club U.S. Qualifying Series held at the NYYC in September 2010: Eastern Yacht Club (Marblehead, Mass.); Annapolis Yacht Club (Annapolis, Md.) and Newport Harbor Yacht Club (Newport Beach, Calif.). “The inaugural event was tough and demanding, allowing yacht club teams from around the world to display the competitive skills of their best sailors,” event chair John Mendez said earlier this year. “And with the help of our sponsors and the enthusiasm and patriotism shown by the teams, it was an experience for the contenders that cannot be duplicated by any other event in the world.” Among the high-profile skippers returning to the competition this year are Makoto Uematsu (Japan Sailing Federation); Leonardo Ferragamo (Nyländska Jaktklubben); Anthony O’Leary (Royal Cork Yacht Club); and Mark Watson (Royal Bermuda Yacht Club), who finished third through sixth, respectively. The NYYC, which won the inaugural event with Phil Lotz (Newport, R.I./New Canaan, Conn.) skippering, will hold a sail-off to determine its 2011 team, as will many of the other clubs that have accepted invitations.

In anticipating the challenge for 2011, returning skipper Leonardo Ferragamo said, “It would be difficult to imagine a venue more evocative of the great sailing challenges than Newport, Rhode Island, where the America’s Cup was held from 1930-1983. The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup is an innovative event focused on fair and gentlemanly competition, outstanding organization and high-caliber international exposure. It is difficult to find a parallel event in the world of sport, and I believe it has already become a lighthouse in the world of international sailing competitions.” An official practice for the 22 yacht club teams will take place on Monday, Sept. 12, from 1-5 p.m., followed by the opening ceremony for the Invitational Cup. Five days of racing will ensue, with the first warning signal scheduled for 11 a.m. each day.  The winning team will be confirmed at the conclusion of racing on Saturday, Sept. 17. In addition to Rolex, which for 2011 and 2013 is the presenting sponsor, Sperry Top-Sider and Nautor’s Swan have also returned, and are joined by Atlantis WeatherGear, as sponsors to enhance the experience of competitors as well as those who will be following the races.

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Henry (Hank) P. Bernhard, 84, of Newport and Honolulu, Hawaii passed away Sept. 4, 2011 in Newport. He was the husband of Marie Bernhard, his wife of 31 years. He also leaves behind his sons Eric and David and their wives, a daughter, Lisa, and three grandchildren. A Newport resident since 1987, Mr. Bernhard was president of the Foundation for Newport, which in 2000, initiated water shuttle service around Newport Harbor. He was also a key player in the development of natural gas trolley service for both Newport residents and tourists. An avid sailor, he was a long-time member of the New York Yacht Club from which his yacht Nanea, a Swan 44, participated in several Newport Bermuda races and won many regattas. He also served on the boards of Newport’s Museum of Yachting and South End Association. A private celebration of his life will be held in October. Arthur W. Fagan, 81, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 5, 2011 at Grand Islander Nursing Home. He served in the Army Corp during the Korean War. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday Sept. 9 at St. Joseph Church, Broadway and Mann Ave, Newport, at 10am. Burial will be at St. Columba Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to The Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI. James Rex Kendall, 80, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 4, 2011 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Joan Horvath Kendall. He was an engineer for IBM for 30 years, contributing to NASA’s Saturn 5 project at The Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL at the height of the 1960’s United States Space Program. His funeral will be Thursday, September 8 at noon at Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport.

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Catherine “Katie” Koulouvardis, 86, of Newport, passed away, Sept. 1, 2011 at Newport Hospital. Katie worked for the US Navy for 40 years, starting her career as a teletype operator. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church, Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 427, Newport, RI 02840. Carlo Rinaldi, 80, formerly of Newport, passed away Friday Sept. 2, 2011 at the John Clarke Nursing Center in Middletown. He was the loving husband of the late Mary Rinaldi. A Mass Of Christian Burial was held on Sept.7. Joseph Matthew Serpa, 88, of, Middletown, passed away Sept. 3, 2011 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Edna L. (Fletcher) Serpa. Mr. Serpa was a veteran of WWII in the US Navy where he served as a Seabee in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, September 8 at Jesus Saviour Church, Broadway. Donations may be made to The Middletown Rescue Wagon Fund, 239 Wyatt Rd, Middletown, RI 02842. Edith (Gilman) Schobert, 93, of Middletown, RI. formerly of Newport, RI passed away Sept. 3, 2011 at John Clarke Nursing Center in Middletown. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 8. Donations may be made to John Clarke Activity Fund 600 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842 Richard G. Webb, 79, of Newport, died of complications from cancer and pneumonia on July 30, 2011. He was the husband of Judith Dodge Webb. According to his wishes, his ashes will be scattered at sea and, on Sat., September 17, a Memorial Service Celebration of his life will be held at Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., Newport, at 11 a.m. The public is invited and a reception will follow. Donations in his memory, may be made to Visiting Nurses of Newport & Bristol Counties or the Newport Hospital Foundation.

Moving Through Grief Memorial Funeral Home will begin their “Moving Through Grief” program Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Hambly-Brick House, 30 Red Cross Ave. Exercise, spending time outside, and being around other people help to cope with loss. Join in this oneof-a-kind, 10-week group to train for the Thanksgiving Day Pie Race with Jane Beezer of Train With Jane Athletics. Whether you walk the 3 or run the 5-mile course, you will come away having met personal fitness goals and new friends. This is a free program. For more information, call Maria Rege at 846-0698 or email

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CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 After receiving both the Milken Educator Award (known as the “Oscar of Teaching”), and after being named Assistant Principal of the Year, Crowley says his career was on auto-pilot. He could have easily sailed through for the rest of his career in his position at Mt. Hope.  “When the position for principal became available here at Thompson … it was a risk,” he says. But Crowley has a particularly personal interest in what happens at TMS. If the wrong person had been hired for the job, he says, then his oldest son, now a TMS fifth grader, would suffer – as would every other student. “I took a chance in coming here … but this is my city, it’s my town, and I know these kids,” he says, returning to his office to grab a bottle of orange juice before joining the students for lunch in the cafeteria.  Raising his family of four children with his wife on the island, Crowley admits he’s seen the reputation and perception of TMS go downhill over the years, a situation he calls “unacceptable.”  It is his mission to bring the school’s reputation back up to par, saying, “I don’t fail. This school will improve, and I want it to be the best school with a great reputation. I don’t see why we can’t do that … I have no doubt our school will improve.”  To make those improvements, Crowley has a simple set of goals for TMS besides getting the kids to start thinking about college early on. They include raising the school’s test scores; specifically the New England Common Assessment Program, or NECAP test – a series of reading, writing, mathematics, and science achievement tests that measure students’ skills relative to their grade level expectations.  “To be taken seriously, we need to raise those NECAP scores,” says Crowley.  Inside TMS, Crowley has a simpler goal: “To have every student be happy and be nice to one another,” which he says will require parental and community involvement at every level, along with his daily presence in the hallway,  providing the motivation to see his goals through.

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Newport Sept. 9, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. People’s Credit Union, 43 Memorial Blvd. Sept. 9, 1 - 4 p.m. Newport Public Libray MIDDLETOWN

Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Walgreens, Bloodmobile 12 East Main Road Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Newport County YMCA 792 Valley Rd.


Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Arnold Zweir Post 22 American Legion & Memorial Post 9447 VFW Jamestown, PAC Pub Hall

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MAHER CENTER CONTINUED FROM PG. 17 by the Maher Center encompass a large portion of Rhode Island’s East Bay Region from Newport to Barrington and include group homes, apartments and in-home or family support and respite services.    Many homes are in need of significant upgrades and repairs. Expand Social Enterprises: Unemployment rates for working-age adults with disabilities are a dismal 65-70 percent, according to industry data. The Maher Center has long operated social enterprise ventures such as its popular Maher Garden Center and Laundry Services program. The capital campaign hopes to expand and upgrade both.  In addition, there is a new opportunity for people with disabilities: a Craft-Stop – an on-line fulfillment program that offers many people the opportunity to work and learn new skills – many of them from the comfort of their own home.  However, a facility to store and ship supplies is necessary – and will require renovation of existing space. Invest in Infrastructure:  The Center’s primary offices are located on Hillside Avenue, in Newport.  This

location includes administrative offices along with the Early Intervention Program, which sees close to 100 children a year. The building requires significant improvements, organizers say, including a new ceilings, new floors, new windows and interior paint.  This building is the face of the Maher Center to many community members: new families seeking services, and families who come for questions or meetings.  Ensuring that this struc-

ture functions well also ensures the long-term functioning of the organization. Create an Endowment:   According to the Center, governmental support has never kept pace with the cost of providing the services the Maher Center offers – nor will it in the future.  Building an endowment will help the Maher Center provide continued excellence and innovation for people who need it most.

On The Rocks Coast Guard and Fire Department crews responded on Sunday, Sept. 4 to a boat in distress off Brenton Point. The vessel, which came perilously close to being pushed onto the rocks, was towed to safety by the Coast Guard and secured along one of the jetties on the western shore of the Point by fire fighters. Two men were transferred from the boat and taken to shore without incident.

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