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THURSDAY, September 29, 2011

Pell School Too Small Already?

What’s Inside

By Meg O’Neil

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Bicycling in Newport 101 Chuck Albrecht of Bike Newport led a group of riders including (at right) Evan Smith of the Newport and Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau on a bike tour of Newport last week. The group ride, which was hosted by Bike Newport and the Newport Police Department, was designed as a model for future rides which will introduce the public to safe riding techniques. For more information on their efforts, see the story on Page 2. (Photo by Rob Thorn)

This past Saturday, Sept. 24, Rey Larsen, respected local wildlife enthusiast and noted birdwatcher, was conducting his morning observations of area habitats, when he did a double take. One of Larsen’s favorite viewing destinations is the eastern end of Easton’s Beach ­– near the spillover creek. It was just after 9 a.m., and close to low tide on the overcast and somewhat foggy beach. As Larsen scanned the tidal line through his binoculars and sighted hundreds of small shorebirds feeding at the surf’s edge, he made a breathtaking discovery. Close to the shoreline, and adjacent to the spillover creek, were five large shorebirds. Each bird was standing on one long, thin, light blue leg. Their heads and necks were turned towards their back feathers, in a typical shorebird resting position. Their black, white and gray plumage identified them immediately. Larsen had found five migratory American Avocets, very rare visitors to Aquidneck Island. Larsen, a devoted birdwatcher since 1946, was astounded by his find. “This is one of the major surprises that I’ve encountered locally,” Larsen related. “We’ve

Several hundred miles east of their usual habitat, an unprecedented group of American Avocets was spotted at Easton’s Beach. (Photo by Jack Kelly) had sightings in this area before – always a single bird, but to see five together is amazing!” The last two recorded sightings on Aquidneck Island, both in the Third Beach area, were of single birds in August of 2004, and August of 2008. The American Avocet is native to western North America.

This shorebird species nests and breeds from north Texas through the north central United States and into the southern reaches of western Canadian provinces. The Avocets will nest as a colony, or sometimes singly, around shallow freshwater lakes, ponds, and sloughs. The female lays three or four spotted eggs in a crude nest

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Pension Costs Impact Us All

Avocets: Rare Visitors to Aquidneck Island By Jack Kelly

NEWPORT – An unexpected rise in the city’s student enrollment levels has prompted administration officials to launch an investigation to determine what possible shortterm and long-term impacts the increased population will have on the city’s public schools. According to the most recent enrollment numbers, the Newport school district has seen a jump of 138 new students between June and September. The increase, which reverses an overall trend of declining enrollment numbers, prompted a meeting of the School Committee and City Council Liaison Subcommittee on Tuesday, Sept. 27. At issue: where the new students have come from and whether the increase is cause for alarm in terms of school overcrowding.

that she builds on the ground. When an Avocet colony is threatened by a predator, the birds often cooperate in elaborate distraction displays, or they will incessantly mob their common enemy. The Avocet has black and white wings, and a white body. During breeding season, the head and neck are streaked with brown and a burnished orange color. It has a body length of 18 inches, and a wingspan of about 32 inches. The bird’s bill is long and flat, and curves upward. By sweeping its bill along the water’s surface, the Avocet searches for insect larvae, aquatic invertebrates, and other food that floats in or on the water. It will also scrape its bill along the bottom of shallow pools in search of food. Avocets winter on the Pacific Ocean coasts of California, Mexico, and well into Central America. They also winter on the western Gulf Coast and the far southern Florida Gulf Coast. Larsen remarked, “these birds are a little out of range. They must be navigationally challenged.” Larsen notified other local “birders,” and immediately reported his observations to bird watching Web sites in the re-

See AVOCETS on page 24

By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – If you didn’t think the state’s pension crisis would affect you, think again. According to Gen. Treasurer Gina Raimondo, who spoke on Wednesday to a crowded audience at CCRI, the city will be responsible for roughly $2.5 million next year to cover the costs of what has become an increasingly burdensome state-run pension program. That is, quite simply, $2.5 million that the city won’t have to spend on things like infrastructure improvements. And as other legacy costs on the municipal side continue to grow, local municipalities may be tempted to pass along the cost of their contributions to staterun pension plans to their residents in the form of higher property taxes and fees. And as Raimondo noted, that doesn’t even begin to take into consideration the higher taxes that could be handed down by the General Assembly. However, that’s not to say that all hope is lost. Appearing alongside Newport state senator and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Raimondo said that the problem is manageable. And it appears, she said, that all branches of state government are serious about addressing the is-

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A community workshop on bicycling will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. This workshop is an opportunity for residents to share their ideas, experiences, concerns and vision related to bicycling in Newport. In preparation for the workshop, Bike Newport has posted an online “Bicycle Survey for Newport Residents.” The responses will be collected into a report that will be shared at the workshop. Interested Newport residents are encouraged to complete the survey online at www. or and to attend the community workshop.  If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please call (401) 324-9690 or email Of the Community Policing/ Bike Newport collaboration on bicycle education, Community Policing Commander Lt. William Fitzgerald offered, “I’m excited about this. We’re way ahead of the curve on this collaboration. We share Bike Newport’s commitment to encouraging the use of bicycles as a healthy alternative to the car and as a method to reduce traffic.  Working together we can reach more people. It can take a long time to change habits, but with education and enforcement, we’ll get there.” The inaugural bike rack effort is complete, and the new racks will be installed on Oct. 3, followed by a ribbon-cutting dedication on Oct. 5.  Festivities will begin at 1 p.m. followed by a group ride to all of the 14 locations to cut the ribbons.

Newport Police officer John Cortes is reaching out to educate and inform cyclists and motorists about the correct and safe way to share the road. (Photo by Rob Thorn)

Rules for Bike Safety The standard rules of the road for cars are required knowledge to earn a drivers license. But what are the rules of the road for bicycles? The answer is simple:  the same rules apply to cars and bicycles. If you can’t do it in a car, don’t do it on your bicycle.  Some highlights:   n All traffic signals must be obeyed, including stop signs and red lights. n Direction of traffic must be observed – bicycles must follow one ways and ride on the correct side of the road. n No riding on sidewalks. (exception for children up to 13 years) n No riding in crosswalks. n Lights are required at night. n Hand signals are required at all times.

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Fun at the Fair Families from all over Aquidneck Island celebrated Cluny School’s 50th Annual Country Fair on Sunday, Sept. 25 on the school’s grounds. From games and hayrides to moonbounces and music, fun was had by all during the daylong event. One of the biggest fundraisers for the Cluny School, the Country Fair is one of the longest fairs on the island. Joshua Champagne, who attends Aquidneck Elementary in Middletown, triumphantly cleared the hurdles at the obstacle course. (Photo by Meg O’Neil)

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Elevations of the proposed Kay Chapel Parish Hall, courtesy of Northeast Collaborative, the architect on the project.

Kay Parish Awaits Pivotal Approval By Tom Shevlin An application to allow for the redevelopment of one of Historic Hill’s largest, and most run-down buildings was continued on Monday as the owner of the property sought to address concerns that arose during a Planning Board meeting held earlier this month. Zoning Board members had been scheduled to hear an application on behalf of Parish House, LLC on Monday to allow for a change of use to the historic Kay Parish Hall at 27 High St. However, in an effort to provide more details on the plan, the owners of the property asked board members to continue the matter until their Oct. 24 meeting. Central to neighbors’ concerns: the location and type of the building’s heating and air conditioning unit. The building, which has sat vacant for roughly three decades, is being eyed in a restoration and conversion project that would add seven luxury condominium units to the historic neighborhood. Formerly the parish hall for the adjacent Kay Chapel, the building has nearly 16,000-square feet of space and sweeping views of Newport Harbor from its top floors. An underground garage would provide 10 parking spaces for the building, while another four spaces would be provided through an easement agreement with the nearby Hotel Viking. If approved, the project would be the first of what could be several large-scale restoration projects in a two-block area; the former Masonic Temple and longtime home of Child and Family Services are also currently without a use. Neighbors, however, have expressed concerns over the potential impact to adding more residential living units in what is already a densely populated area. In addition to single and multi-family homes, the neighborhood also includes a number of nearby inns, the Boys & Girls Club, Hotel Viking, and Touro Street fire house. School, Church and High Streets are also among the few streets in Historic Hill that doesn’t require 24-hour resident sticker parking. Zoning Board members are scheduled to revisit the proposal during next month’s meeting. From there, board members worked their way through a relatively full docket, approving a num-

ber of applications, including most notably, a proposal by Salve Regina University to convert the historic Ochre Lodge carriage house into living units. The plan, which calls for the complete restoration of the property, had received Historic District Commission approval earlier this month. Formerly used as a storage facility for the school’s performing arts department, as architect Ross Cann noted in front of the HDC, the goal is to return the property to “useful life.” Here’s what else happened during the meeting. Board members voted to approve an application by Florence and Paul McElroy to convert an existing barn at their property at 117 Webster St. into a guest unit, with the condition that the property not be further subdivided. Approved an application by Bruce and Betsy Glassick to construct a 1 1/2 story garage addition with dwelling unit behind their home at 49 Second St. Bruce Glassick testified that it was not his intent to rent out the unit, but rather to make use of it to accommodate his immediate family and friends. Another garage addition at 4 Ella Terrace was also approved on Monday. However, a separate variance to relocate a pair of HVAC units by the property’s owner, Christopher Pelletier, was continued until Oct. 24 in order to provide the builder to provide a revised plan to the city. Webster Street resident Maria Van Munching’s proposal to roughly double the size of her property at 128 Webster Street was also approved unanimously. Once staff quarters for a nearby estate, the building, which abuts the historic “Rose Cottage” that fronts Bellevue Avenue, was simply too small for the owner. The proposal approved by the Zoning Board will allow for 1,700-square feet in additional living and storage space. Whether to build a new 1,800-square foot home on Dean Avenue in the city’s Yachting Village also received some attention during Monday’s meeting. The application, by Claire and Brent Ryan, had sought permission to construct a new two-story three-bedroom home on a lot just up from Lower Thames Street. The Ryans – who purchased the lot several years ago along with an adjoining singlefamily home – told board members

that they have been working with the zoning department to come up with the best plan for the site. An objector, Carol Walker, who lives behind the proposed home on Holland Street expressed to board members her wariness over the project, and asked that the city be sure that the actual building follows closely to the plans on file with the city. Several board members also had questions for the Ryans, including whether a proposed roof deck was in keeping with the neighborhood. Brent Ryan responded that it was – presenting a collage of photos taken from the neighborhood – and testifying that there are a number of homes that have similar roof-top decks. Other concerns also expressed by the board focused on things such as drainage concerns and access to the roof. In the end, the board voted 5-o to approve the plan. Also receiving approval was a petition by Peter Dipaola to construct a breezeway and accompanying deck from his house to his garage on Sylvan Street. An earlier proposal which called for the installation of a new hot tub, had prompted objections from neighbors. Dipaola withdrew that aspect of the plan, agreeing instead to reduce the size of the deck and eliminating the hot tub. Approval was also given to Catherine Sloan to keep an 8x7-foot shed that she had erected with the permissible setback allowance at her property at 102 Champlin Place North. Sloan told board members that she had built the shed – which didn’t require any building permits to construct – on top of a small patio installed by the previous owner. Neighbors, however, objected over the proximity of the shed to the property line, as well as the impact the building could have on an already challenging drainage problem. And finally, an application by Paul Tocci of 31 Edward St. to construct a rear addition to his house also won approval, while the applications of Laura and David Pedrick and Paul Forde were both continued. An application by Rupert Nesbitt, located at 14 Johnson Court was dismissed without prejudice. Zoning Board Members: Marvin Abney, Lynn Ceglie – 2nd Alternate, Martin Cohen, Mary Joan Hoene Seiter – 1st Alternate, Michael Martin II, Rebecca McSweeney – Chair, Gregory Yalanis.

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State Releases NECAP Science Scores By Meg O’Neil NEWPORT – The latest results of the pivotal New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) tests show that Aquidneck Island students in grades 4, 8, and 11 continue to make strides in overall science comprehension, but Superintendent of Newport Schools John Ambrogi says he’s not pleased with the district’s scores. The results of the test, which was administered last May, were released on Tuesday, Sept. 27, by the state Department of Education. The scores were released during the same week that the National Center for Education revealed an alarming statistic; according to the most recent measurement, the U.S. ranked 17 out of 34 developed nations in science comprehension scores. In Newport, students in Grade 4 fell just below the state average of 42 percent, with just 40 percent testing at or above proficient. According to the results, 18 percent of Newport eighth graders tested at or above proficient, while 12 percent of 11th graders were considered proficient. Those numbers are below the state averages for 8th and 11th grades of 25 and 26 percent, respectively. “Obviously, I’m not pleased with the scores,” Ambrogi stated. “We’ll be talking a long look at it when we discuss the curriculum and find out exactly how we can improve these scores.” Ambrogi said that many of the problems lie within the test itself, due to the fact there are constant changes in the test and in what teachers must adapt to in the curriculum. Ambrogi called it, “testing du jour,” adding, “You think you know what you’re supposed to be

Masonic Lodge Dinner A chicken wings and pigs feet meal lunch or dinner will be available on Friday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., at the Drummond Hall, upstairs in the Masonsic Lodge, 3234 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd. The meal, sponsored by Queen Esther Chapter, include choice of collard greens; potato salad and cornbread. An $8 donation or $10 for a combination meal is suggested. For more information, call 847-4308.

doing, and then NECAP tells you to do something else … it’s a moving target.” That’s not to say there haven’t been improvements made in the city’s school system. On the elementary level, two schools – Coggeshall and Cranston-Calvert —saw gains of 15.7, and 5.6 percent, respectively, over last year. Scores at Sullivan and Underwood, however, fell by 12.8, and 7.9 percent. Still, both schools are testing above 2008 levels, with Sullivan students recording gains of 7.1 percent, and their counterparts at Underwood improving by 17.1 percent. On the middle school level, 8th grade students at Thompson Middle School also continue their upward trend, improving 2.6 percent over last year, and by 5.9 percent since 2008. However, Newport’s scores in the 11th grade – a key indicator for students’ preparedness for college – were off by 5.4 percent from 2010 levels in the most recent test. Since 2008, both Middletown and Portsmouth high school students have posted double-digit gains in science scores, with the former improving by 27.5 percent, and the latter by 17.9 percent. Students at Rogers High School, in contrast, have fallen over the same period by 3.9 percent. According to the results, roughly 32 percent of public school students statewide were proficient in science, an improvement of 3 points from 2010. Ambrogi vowed to find a way to raise scores, saying, “We’ve got to figure out how to do it, and these most recent test results are something we have to drill down into to find out why the scores are so low … we’ll continue to work on it.”

Chamber 101 The Newport County Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Chamber 101” introductory session, followed by “Chamber Power,” on how to make the most of Chamber membership, on Thursday, Oct. 6, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Chamber office, 35 Valley Rd., Middletown. Each session is one hour. Register online for one or both sessions at, or email

Bulk Waste Amnesty Day

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In Middletown, a Bulk Waste Amnesty Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 1. The program is open to Middletown  residents participating in the PAYT program and will run from 8:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. Residents MUST call or email (401-8426519 or  wcronin@middletownri. com) in advance to schedule a time to drop off large items. Please: 1) provide your address 2) give a detailed list of what you would like to bring in, and 3) give a time that would be convenient for you to drop off the material. The next Bulk Waste Amnesty Day will be held in the spring of 2012. Note: Items NOT accepted include lumber, construction and demolition material, yard waste, tires, household trash, or items that can fit into a PAYT bag.

New Board Members The James L. Maher Center recently added three new members to its Board: Renate Marek, of Portsmouth, Vice President/Relationship Manager at BankNewport, has over 40 years of banking experience. She is the RI State Rep. for “Fight Crime, Invest in Kids.” Barbara Burns of Portsmouth, is a member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Rhode Island and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.   A third new member of the Board was elected in June 2011. Robert J. Coulter is the Customer Service Representative at the Bellevue Avenue Branch of NewportFed. He is a member of the Newport Chamber of Commerce and Aquidneck Land Trust.

Women and Art A new 40-page catalog published by the Newport Art Museum for the exhibition, “Remembering the Ladies: Women and the Art Association of Newport,” highlights the contributions that women made to the Art Association of Newport, now the Newport Art Museum. “Remembering the Ladies” features historical photographs, documents and objects as well as artwork by significant regional and national female artists who have exhibited at the Newport Art Museum  since 1912 . The catalog is for sale for $20 at the Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., or by request. Call (401) 8488200 for information. “Remembering the Ladies”  runs though October 16.

A visitor brought in this pair of figures on appraisal day. She said that they had belonged to a great-grand father who won them at a state fair in the mid west. The figures are about 12” tall and are made of plaster, painted with cartoon like colors. The condition is really pretty good considering the age, circa 1920s, and the fragility of the material. She said that she remembered the larger figure was used for a door stop. Though the value is pretty modest, between $75 and $100 each what would have made this type of figure more valuable would be if they were identifiable cartoon figures like Mickey Mouse or other more well known characters of the era. They are fun to look at and really charming in their own way. — Federico Santi, Partner, The Drawing Room Antiques (There will be no appraisal on Thursday, Sept. 29. Regular Thursday appraisals will resume on Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m., no appointment necessary.) Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Federico at: or 152 Spring St., Newport

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Emmanuel Church, will present the first of its Evening Speaker Series entitled “The Little Rock Nine: Pioneers of School Integration in 1957,” on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Fifty-four years ago last month, nine Black students attempted to enter and start classes at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. They were prevented from doing so by National Guard soldiers. Heath Twichell, soldier, historian, author, and member of Emmanuel Church, was in the army unit that carried out this mission in the face of angry racist mobs. He will talk about that experience, and also of what the nine Black youngsters had to go through during that school year. He will conclude with a look at how these forgotten pioneers of integration turned out as adults. The lecture will be held in the church library and is free and open to the public. For information call the church office at 401-847-0675.

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 0869, Newport, will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the United Congregational Church, Valley Road, Middletown. Guest speaker will be Tom Brillant, storyteller and educator from South County and Mystic Seaport. All active and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend, and if not a member, to join the chapter. Refreshments are served after the program. For more information call R. Bianco at 683-5421.


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Eco-Depot Saturday The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and the City of Newport  will host a household hazardous waste and an e-waste recycling collection at the Newport Department of Public Works garage, 80 Halsey St. on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eco-Depot is the safest option for the disposal of toxic items such as fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, insecticides, swimming pool chemicals, cleaning supplies, automotive fluids and propane gas tanks. Products that contain warnings such as, “flammable,” “combustible,” “explosive” or “corrosive” are toxic to humans, animals and the environment. This program is a free service for all Rhode Island residents. Anyone dropping off hazardous waste needs to make an appointment (call 401 942-1430 x241 or online: http://  

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Carvers, Volunteers & NAACP Awards Dinner Blessing of the Newport Police Log Sponsors Needed The Newport County Branch of Animals the National Association for the During the period from Monday, Sept. 19 to Monday, Sept. 26, the Newport Police Department responded to 581 calls. Of those, 136 were motor vehicle related; there were 101 motor vehicle violations issued and 35 accidents.

The police also responded to 6 suicide calls, 13 incidents of vandalism, 21 noise complaints, 19 animal complaints, and 34 home/business alarm calls. Officers conducted 15 school security checks (9-Triplett, 3-Rogers, 1-Cranston, 1-Thompson, 1-MET School) They transported 7 prisoners, recorded 9 instances of assisting other agencies, and provided 3 funeral escorts. 5 private tows were recorded. In addition, 36 arrests were made for the following violations: n Four arrests were made for larceny. n Three arrests were made for noise violations. n Three arrests were made for underage drinking. n Three arrests were made for vandalism. n Three arrests were made for breaking and entering. n Two arrests were made for trespassing. n Two arrests were made for controlled substance conspiracy. n Two arrests were made for possession of marijuana. n Two arrests were made for drinking alcohol from an open container. n Two arrests were made for outstanding warrants. n Two arrests were made for DUI. n Two arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n One arrest was made for violating a no contact order. n One arrest was made for felony assault. n One arrest was made for simple assault. n One arrest was made for receiving stolen goods. n One arrest was made for purchasing alcohol for a minor. n One arrest was made for manufacturing drugs with possible intent to distribute.

Friends of Ballard Park will hold its 9th Annual Ballard Park Pumpkin Tour on Saturday, Oct. 15. The evening tour features a display of over 1,000 jack-o-lanterns carved by local community groups and the general public. Local businesses, families and civic organizations are invited to participate in the tour by purchasing their own display area. Display areas are $75 and should include at least 20 pumpkins. Those interested in reserving a display should do so by Friday, Oct. 7 in order to be included in the map given to tour goers that evening. Pumpkins should be dropped off between the hours of 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Oct. 15. There are 50 areas within the park’s loop trail available for display. Displays may be taken home at the conclusion of the event. Volunteers are needed to pick up, receive and set up jack-o-lanterns, monitor the trails during the tour and clean up. Sponsorships help offset event costs and allow Friends of Ballard Park to purchase pumpkins which are distributed for carving parties and lessons for children enrolled in area nonprofit organizations and public schools. Anyone interested in displays, volunteering or event sponsorships, should contact Friends of Ballard Park at info@ballardpark. org or 619-3377. Friends of Ballard Park is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, maintaining and promoting Newport’s Only Nature Preserve. Cultural events and educational programming help to promote stewardship of the park and decrease negative park activities. Visit for more information or call 619.3377.

Garden Club Invites Friends The Seaside Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Vasco de Gama Hall, upstairs. The meeting will be a Pot Luck Dinner and Penny Social. All members are encouraged to bring a friend and a dish to share. For more information, call 8482545.

Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be holding its 92nd annual awards celebration dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Goat Island. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The awards will be presented during dinner. The guest speaker is Dr. Benard LaFayette, educator and civil rights activist. Tickets for the event are $60. To obtain a ticket or for additional information, call 849-5581 or 848-5122.

Flu Clinic at MLKCC The Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center is hosting a flu clinic with the Visiting Nurse Service of Newport and Bristol Counties on Saturday, October 8, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Please bring your insurance card. The vaccination is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most Private Insurances. However, uninsured people will not be turned away. For more info, call 682-2100 Ext. 484 or the MLK Center at 846-4828.

Cheerleading Clinic On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Rogers High School Cheerleaders will host a clinic for girls ages 5-14 at The Hut from 3 -5 p.m. Participants will learn cheers, stunts, and a dance that they will perform with the high school cheerleaders at halftime of the Rogers High School football game on Friday, Oct. 21. The cost is $20 per child, which includes a T-shirt. Preregistration is required. For more information call 855-1701.

Redwood Poet Group The poet’s group will meet Saturday, Oct. 2, and every first and third Saturday in Oct. and Nov. at 2 p.m. to provide a forum for poets who are currently writing and who seek critique. New members are welcome. The Redwood will also be closed Monday, Oct. 10 in observance of Columbus Day.

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n In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, St. John’s on The Point will hold its third annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 12:15 p.m. on the West lawn, weather permitting. This touching and brief service to bless our animal companions is open to all and their respective pets of any (safe) kind, with treats for everyone. In case of rain, the blessing will take place just inside the doors on Washington Street. n Emmanuel Church, corner of Spring and Dearborn streets, will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis on Sunday, Oct. 2, during the 10 a.m. service. All creatures great and small will be blessed at the beginning of the service. Parishioners are asked to bring one pet per person leashed or caged. Free and open to the public. Free parking. For further information call the church office at 847-0675.

Masters of Tomorrow Concert Classical guitarist Norbert Dam, from Germany, will present a program of original Viennese guitar music and more on Sunday, Oct. 9, 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Online tickets can be purchased at For more information or to order tickets online visit or call 847-6453.

Fort Adams Antiques Festival & Preview An antiques festival will be held to benefit the Fort Adams Trust Saturday, Oct. 1, rain or shine, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Show admission is $7, and $15 for those who want to buy early at 9 a.m. A Preview Party will be held the night before on Friday, Sept. 30., 6 – 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For more information call 6195801 or

The Alliance For A Livable Newport will present “Financial Strain and the Discipline to Cope” on Thursday, Sept. 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. This year’s Forum will focus on: Anticipated increases in water rates and sewer rates over the next four years - their causes and impacts. And, the fiscal year 2012 budget approved by the Newport City Council in June - changes in budgeting approach, subsequent related Council actions and what remains to be done. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information or to submit questions contact:

Great Day of Service The interfaith organization Beyond Our Walls is gearing up for its 7th annual Great Day of Service, Monday, Oct. 10. The day provides an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to complete work projects for non-profit agencies in need of community service. Volunteers should report to work sites at 9 a.m. Projects will be completed by 1 p.m. Last year over 700 volunteers participated at more than 40 different work sites in Rhode Island. This year projects on Aquidneck Island include: painting, cleaning a food pantry, assembling care packages for troops, landscaping and gardening, knitting hats and scarves, organizing used clothing donations, shoreline clean up, planting a peace garden, etc. Non-profit agencies receiving services will include: Boys and Girls Club, Boys Town of New England, Lucy’s Hearth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Methodist Community Gardens, Portsmouth House, Potter League for Animals, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Salvation Army, and Seamen’s Institute. Care packages for troops will be assembled at the Evangelical Friends Church. Hats and scarves will be knitted at St. Mary’s Church for Seamen’s Institute. Online registration, needed by Oct. 3, can be done at



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EDITORIAL Let’s Tackle the Traffic We’ve heard for too long ideas about encouraging intermodal transit, encouraging downtown parking shuttles, and generally getting people out of their cars and into our shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Unfortunately, as a city, we are too often inclined to simply talking about ideas rather than implementing them. Let’s make 2012 the year that we finally do something about it. With tens of thousands expected to converge on the city for the culmination of the America’s Cup World Series next June, there is no better opportunity to demonstrate that despite its historic lure, Newport is not stuck in the past. In New York City, planners there announced this week a scheme to permanently shut down a wide swath of Times Square to vehicular traffic. What had been a bold, novel experiment pushed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is now the norm. Today, pedestrians take prominence at the “Crossroads of the World.” Why can’t Newport take a similar tack? It’s no secret that downtown becomes a virtual parking lot during festival and holiday weekends. Earlier this summer, traffic was backed up from Fort Adams all the way to the Jamestown Bridge as fans flocked to a sold-out Folk Festival. During Tall Ships events, motorists looking for parking take advantage of every last inch of curb space, often ignoring posted signage and common sense. These are things that should be avoidable. If Newport is going to continue to cultivate its tourism industry, there is no better time to make what could be truly transformative decisions, and show the world that we are capable of managing large-scale international events. State and city planners have nine months to prepare for what promises to be one of the sailing world’s most anticipated events. And if history is any indication, we might very well find ourselves woefully unprepared to handle the influx of visitors. Ideas like shutting down America’s Cup to everything but pedestrian, bicycle, and trolley access; establishing satellite parking facilities at pre-existing parking lots; working with the city’s marine operators to increase its harbor shuttle program; and encouraging private bus companies to provide reliable seasonal transportation options to the area’s main attractions all should be explored. To their credit, some events, like the Newport International Boat Show and recent Newport Food and Wine Festival, have begun using Easton’s Beach as a satellite parking facility. However, during the height of the summer, such a strategy would likely only shift, rather than solve the problem. Now, some may fret that the city won’t ever be able to “think outside the box,” yet it’s clear that our transportation and parking system is broken. It’s time that we fix it.


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To the Editor, As a proposal for Ross Cann’s suggestion (page 10, Sept. 22 edition) about “historic lighting” for the Newport Colony House, perhaps a hidden positioning of solar panels on the upper roof would provide sufficient power to run discreet LED lighting carefully located around the building façade -- around/under its windows, and completely surrounding the tower. Such a plan could conceivably meet any limitations against meddling with historic properties. Charles F. Weishar Newport

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Look at Ohio to See What a Lin ‘Park’ Looks Like When the Newport Restoration Foundation selected Maya Lin to re-do Queen Anne Square, most likely its decision was based on the success of her well-known and respected Vietnam Memorial, which was dedicated some 30 years ago. She’s done quite a few other ‘earthwork’ projects since then. One of the most recent was a Bicentennial Park for Ohio University, in Akron, Ohio. A disquieting entry in Google, under “Maya Lin’s Bicentennial Park” ” reads; “Try as they may, Ohio University can’t spin a happy story from this mess….Almost one million dollars wasted….the ‘Bicentennial Park’ features 21 rectangular divots and mounds, each lined with stone inscribed with ‘sayings’ (sound familiar?)…The divots collect water in the summer” – and I imagine, snow and ice in the winter, leaves in the fall, and cigarette butts, etc. all year long. The 3.5 acre Akron park had formerly been used for recreation and other activities, “but now, this useless green space travesty (for which Maya Lin was paid almost half a million dollars)…remains largely unused…and there is no hope for any other recreational use now.” (While you are on Google, be sure to enlarge the aerial photographs to see the pathetic results.) Since Queen Anne Square was dedicated 33 years ago, it has re-

ceived little creative attention other than routine maintenance. We all agree that Queen Anne Square, after all these years, could use a little TLC, but in the present, difficult economic time, it seems a bit frivolous to be thinking of spending almost 4 million dollars here in Newport for a scaled-down and recycled version of the Bicentennial Park “mess” at Ohio University! Yes, Queen Anne Square could use some updating, but let’s spruce it up, not dig it up! First of all, let’s correct its meaningless appellation. This space is not, by any urban definition, a “square,” and old Queen Anne had nothing to do with it. The park should be renamed Doris Duke Park! Scott Wheeler, our very competent and respected tree warden, could oversee the trimming, removal or replacement of trees and shrubs. Public Works could reseed or re-sod the lawns as necessary and install some comfortable and vandal-proof benches. Local artist Nicholas Benson could inscribe a suitable plaque, expressing our lasting and grateful appreciation to Doris Duke. The Historical Society could install an informational lectern, similar to others at important historical sites in town, with a ‘touch screen’ display which would allow the viewer to visualize the site before, during and after its magical transformation by Doris Duke. (Similar to Joe Baker’s

recent, ‘Before & After’ article.) Then, rededicate this wonderful space to a real historical person, our dear Doris Duke. Let’s get moving! The NRF is putting palpable pressure on the Council. Two members have already caved in, and it only takes four votes to pass, and then this meaningless aberration will be foisted on us. It’s about to happen—only you can stop it. Write a letter to the Editor (it’s fun); call your council person (it’s distressing), go to NRF’s next and umpteenth presentation (it’s longwinded). Ask for the specifics about this sophomoric proposal: Where is the model? Where are definite, dimensional drawings, and attendant details? (it’s necessary). If none of this information is available, and this is just a fuzzy preliminary proposal, let’s not proceed. Instead, pay off Maya Lin, spruce up Doris Duke Park, as suggested above, and transfer the remaining millions that have been pledged to a better use, either in Washington Square (a real square) or Fort Adams (a real fort), both of which have “real” historical relevance and would add to the historical inventory of Newport in a meaningful way. Let’s get a “real” move on, before it’s too late. Enough, already, of the ‘Lin pits.’ Ed Paul Newport

Council Should Hear Both Sides on Park Debate Dear Newport City Council Members, I know the seven of you elected to serve on our city council try to make decisions based on what is in the best interest of its residents and the future of Newport, and often there is some degree of gray involved when you take a vote. With the Queen Anne Square issue, there simply must not be any gray when it comes time to vote on the acceptance or rejection of the Newport Restoration Foundation gift. No one, including the council, mayor, solicitor, historic district commission, planning and zoning committee etc. has the right to transform one of the city’s most treasured landmarks without first talking to and listening to its residents. You simply can not vote for a gift because you are impressed with the dollar amount. This time the issue is too weighty, too crucial, and too vital to the future of Newport for you to play the political game. Thus far, too few citizen voices have been voiced. Why has that

been? First, because the mayor refuses to conduct an open workshop where he, taking an unbiased position, controls a two-way discussion with the residents. Second, most of the populace does not feel comfortable writing an opinion article in the local newspaper. However, you are sadly misguided if you think Newporters do not deserve a venue to dialogue, explore and be taken notice of. It may be a good idea to have a workshop within the next two weeks so that the mayor could address the public on the trajectory of the $4 million NRF proposal. Thus far, those who have opposed the plan do so because they do not understand it or because they deem it to be a sub-prime architectural scheme. Some have described it as having pseudo-ghostlike foundations representing unimportant houses which no longer exist. Could they be right? Others have referenced odd-looking, historically fabricated structures as misfortunate clutter. Do they have

a point? Still others have emphasized that the Maya Lin drawings show no form, no scheme, no scale, no logic, and no substance. Are these remarks worth further scrutiny? My reply to all three questions is “yes.” If you prematurely vote for The Meeting Room before you listen to your constituents, you could put Newport on a non-redeeming path; Newport could be mocked as lacking in both architectural discernment and historic refinement. There may well be some redeeming elements to the proposed NRF park which have not yet been unearthed; let’s find out what they are, come to a compromise, and join hands going forward. I doubt if anyone is against a Queen Anne face-lift. With a splash of accord and harmony, a negotiated gift could be a win-win for all of us, including our beloved city. Anne DuBose Joslin Newport

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PENSION CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 sue in a “fair” and “final” way. “We cannot be back here again,” Raimondo said, noting that it would be “unfair” for the state to change its promise to current pension participants now only to return in another two or three years to ask for more reforms. “We’re going to get this done,” she said during what was billed as a “Town Hall Meeting” hosted by the Alliance for a Livable Newport. The state pension program, which is separate from most municipal plans for police and fire employees, covers all other state employees and public school teachers. A pension super-committee has been meeting over the last few weeks to come up with possible solutions, which would require passage by the General Assembly before taking effect. On multiple occasions, the treasurer commended Paiva-Weed for calling back the senate for a special session in October; and also expressed a degree of defiance to those who have written off the state as a backwater. Since taking office in January, Raimondo has been relentless is sounding the alarm over what she sees as a growing, but solvable problem. Earlier this year, her office changed the state’s calculation for estimating its actuarial liability. By readjusting the state’s assumed in-

vestment return from 8.25 percent annually to 7.5 percent, it revealed a state pension system that was underfunded by $7 billion. “This is the biggest issue facing the state,” Raimondo said. And the “brutal reality” of it is, she added, “is that it’s not going away.” Indeed, since 2001, the state’s pension liabilities have skyrocketed. As Raimondo explained, a key aggrevator has been the state’s adherence to a traditional defined benefit model, which assigns the greatest amount of risk in the face of market fluctuations to the employer – which in this case is the state. As an example, Ramaindo pointed to 2003, in which state employees and teachers paid 8.75 percent of their salaries into the pension system. Because of a weak market and higher payouts for retirees, the state contributed 27 percent of its revenue into the program. In the next seven years, that number is expected to double under the current plan. According to Raimondo, her goal is to see “meaningful” reforms put in place that will both shore up the state’s current liabilities while also maintaining accrued benefits for existing employees. That means, she said, if a state employee has earned a certain annual cost of living adjustment (COLA), they’ll be

able to keep it. Reforms that are currently being considered include implementing a hybrid 401-k plan, similar to that used by the federal government in which the market risk is spread out; increasing the retirement age; eliminating or amending COLA guarantees; and implementing more “self-correcting mechanisms” so that should the country again face a significant economic downfall, it would be less devastating for the state. Over the next few weeks, leaders in the General Assembly are expected to take up some of the recommendations made by the super-committee. Though the process is expected to be delicate, Raimondo said that she is “very optimistic” that a reform package would be worked out. And at the end of the day, she pledged, Rhode Island will have become one of the first states to enact comprehensive pension reforms, sending a clear message that the state is indeed open for business. For her part, Paiva-Weed noted that the General Assembly has already made “significant changes to the pension system” in recent years, including increasing the retirement age. “It’s not as if the General Assembly has not take up pension reform,” she said. It’s just now doing it in a more “global way.”


City to Receive State Funds for Road Repairs, Housing By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – City Council members on Wednesday were formally notified that the city will receive more than $400,000 in state funding through the Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant program. In a letter to Mayor Stephen C. Waluk, Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s office wrote that they were “pleased to inform” the city that it had been awarded $414,892 in CDBG funds. The money, which is earmarked for things such as street improvements and community housing programs, will be administered by the city’s new senior development planner, whose position is also being funded by the program. Paige Bronk, the city’s Director of Planning, said on Monday that residents within the CDBG program’s boundaries can expect to see $236,000 in street improvements made over the coming months. The work, which will include the repaving of streets in the Off-Broadway neighborhood, was initially applied for in conjunction with the city’s Department of Public Services.

Public Services head Bill Riccio said that repaving will occur on Hall Avenue, from Van Zandt Avenue to Warner Street; Newport Avenue, from Broadway to Channing Street, and a portion of Dexter Street near the site of the new Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School. But the grant isn’t reserved entirely for infrastructure repairs; housing organizations are also benefiting from this year’s program. For example, the Women’s Resource Center will receive a $4,000 grant, Lucy’s Hearth will receive a $20,000 contribution, Turning Around Ministries will receive $5,000, and the McKinney Shelter will receive $10,000. Also receiving funding is the city’s planning department, which will benefit from a $60,000 grant to fund the salary of a recently hired senior development officer and CDBG administrator position. According to the state, priority, this year, has been given to “activities designed to improve or increase the supply of housing available to low and moderate income families.” Among the programs funded

statewide this year are development of affordable housing opportunities; job training/development programs assisting low-moderate income persons and various public facility, social and community services agencies. In all, approximately $5.1 million is being awarded to 32 Rhode Island communities. “The number and quality of applications received is indicative of the commitment Rhode Island cities and towns have to provide decent housing, expand economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in local neighborhoods,” Chafee wrote. •  Street Improvements $236,389 •  Housing Operating $50,000 •  Community Housing Resources Board $11,100 •  Women’s Resource Center $4,000 •  East Bay CA Operating $6,666 •  McKinney Shelter $10,000 •  T A M Homeless Day Center $5,000 •  East Bay CA Head Start $8,737 •  Lucy’s Hearth Community Housing $20,000 •  Land Trust $3,000 •  Administration $60,000

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SCHOOL CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 To date, the number of students enrolled in the city’s public schools totals 2,063. In mid-June, 1,925 students were enrolled. The largest jump is at Rogers High School, where an additional 62 students are enrolled over the previous year. At the elementary school level, the school population has increased by 59 students, while 17 new students have been counted at Thompson Middle School. The numbers led the School Committee to try to determine the origin of the increase.  It’s a process that Superintendent John H. Ambrogi described as “the first step.” Ambrogi determined that 22 new students came from the Fort Adams housing area. Other possible sources are families that are no longer able to afford private school tuitions due to the economy. Ambrogi also asked whether there was new public housing in the area. The second step, according to Ambrogi, is researching whether or not the jump is a trend that will continue into the future. It’s that possibility that had members of the City Council in attendance questioning what would happen if student enrollment continues to grow. “I think the bump in enrollment is good. We want more kids here,” said Councilwoman Naomi L. Neville.  But, she added, parents – most notably at Underwood School, have come forward with concerns relating to the construction of the new Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School.  To make way for construction of the new school, which is on track to be completed by April 2013, students from Sullivan Elementary on Dexter Street were transferred to the Triplett School on Broadway for the duration of the Pell School’s construction. With Triplett being a smaller building, the Sullivan preschool class had to be moved to Underwood – a shift that some Underwood parents say has caused overcrowding. In response, Ambrogi said that while the committee was aware that Underwood would receive more students and that parents would complain, Newport schools in general, “have very low class sizes, so when we say ‘overcrowding,’ that may mean 22 kids in a class.” According to Neville, the student-to-teacher ratio meets the

current teacher contract limits, but as School Committee member Jo Eva Gaines pointed out, the Pell School is being designed to accommodate class sizes of 24 students. Gaines said that the committee, which is currently in mediation with the city’s teachers’ union for a new contract, is hopeful that a new teachers’ contract would include a provision to raise the allowable class size to the higher number.  Neville continued, “In the short term, all of the schools here are full. If the current bump continues, will we fit into the new school?” The question is worth examining, because since the onset of the project, the Pell School has been designed to accommodate all elementary students when completed - 800 total students. At present, there are 892 elementary students in Newport. Ambrogi acknowledged the situation, saying, “It’s an issue that just came to our attention.” While no one expected the drastic rise in student enrollment, Neville explained, “I just want to make sure that we spend the next two years flushing out our best options. I don’t want us to open a new school and then realize we have to have a second plan.” While the next school year is still far off, Ambrogi revealed that if the trend of new students coming into the area does continue, the committee will have to examine where to place the preschool and special education classes. The Liaison Subcommittee was in agreement when Neville stated, “I don’t want to see this as a hurdle that we have to hide from,” because, as she mentioned earlier in the meeting, new students coming in to the schools is a sign of growth in the city. City Council Vice-Chair Justin S. McLaughlin closed the discussion, saying, “Sometimes, when you make an investment in the community, you have to endure hardships, and generally, parents understand. Everything isn’t going to be as good as it can be right now, because we’re working to make it better.”  For more on the subcommittee’s discussion on overcrowding, visit our sister-site at


SENIOR SAVVY By Florence Archambault We all know that we can help others to achieve better lives through volunteering, but did you know that volunteering can help the volunteer to achieve a healthier life? Recent studies have shown that volunteering improves not only your mental health but also your physical well being. A 2007 report released by the Corporation for National and Community Service gives us a summary of the health benefits of volunteering: Volunteering improves your psychological health by giving you a sense of control, by placing you in a social environment, and by improving your levels of personal satisfaction and purpose. Volunteering improves your physical health by offering opportunities that are often physical in nature, improving your mobility and cardiovascular health. It has also been discovered that volunteering helps you live longer. The highest percentage of health benefits reaped were found in those over the age of 60. Volunteers also make new friends, reach out to the community, and learn new skills. Of course, you can’t avail yourself

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ing, much like paid work.” But, she continues, “Volunteering has one huge advantage over paid work: You can quit if you don’t like it.” Speaking of fun, the Edward King House Senior Center in Newport will be holding its Annual Cocktail Party on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Jean Graham at the grand piano in the foyer and Youth y Jazz. Food will be provided by several Newport restaurants, and there will be raffles and the opportunity to mingle with old and new friends. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased prior to the event. This is one of the center’s major fundraisers, and a strong turnout is needed to maintain the programs and the facility itself. Come show your support for one of Newport’s treasures.

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Volunteer Opportunities American Red Cross–Seeking office help, health and safety instructors. Contact Beth Choquette at 846-8100 or Artillery Company of Newport– Looking for volunteers to work in the museum, participate in parades and living history programs, fire and maintain cannons and muskets. Contact Robert Edenbach at 8468488 or BOLD (Books Open Life’s Doors)– Newport Community Literacy Partnership is seeking volunteers to spend an hour each week with Newport public school students. Call 847-2100. Child & Family–Volunteers needed to work with children, teens and seniors in many different roles and settings. Contact Landa Patterson at 848-4210 or email her at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center–Seeking volunteers for breakfast, K-5, middle school and teen programs. Call Bea Brush at 846-4828. Fort Adams Trust–Seeking volunteers for the upcoming Special Events season. Contact Laurie at

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of these health benefits unless you volunteer! Where to volunteer, you ask? There are myriad opportunities on Aquidneck Island. The need for volunteers is even greater now with the reductions in federal and state funding and grants. First, you need to assess your skills and think about what you may have always wanted to try out. Do you love animals? Try the Potter League. Do you like interacting with people? Try Child and Family Services, the Women’s Resource Center, or other agencies that are geared toward helping people in need. If you have office skills and want to use them, many agencies and organizations can put you to good use. Maybe you have a favorite organization. Or maybe you want to expand your horizons and learn something new. Some agencies offer training programs. Volunteers are needed in all areas, to work with seniors, children, or animals. Phyllis Moen, a professor at Cornell University, says, “Community commitments, especially formal participation, help enhance our sense of identity, promote on-going networks of social relationships and foster expectations of what to do when we wake up in the morn-

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Naval Community Briefs Sailors in the community Eight Bells Lecture – Chinese Navy The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue Thursday, Oct. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum. Authors James Bussert and Bruce Elleman will discuss their new book, “People’s Liberation Army Navy,” and examine the evolution of the Chinese Navy from the Communist takeover to the present day and its state-ofthe-art fleet. 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.

Get your flu shot! Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) is now offering flu shots for all active duty, retired, reserve and dependent personnel. Both the flu mist and injections are offered. Currently, Fluzone HD, for those ages 65 and up, is not available but is expected within a few weeks. Walk-in immunizations are offered weekdays, 8-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m., in the last hallway in the main NHCNE building.

New Spouse Orientation The Fleet and Family Support Center will offer a New Spouse Orientation Program on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The class is designed for spouses new to the military lifestyle and those who have never lived near a military facility before. Call 841-2283 to register.

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Sailors from Naval Health Clinic New England conducted a flag ceremony Tuesday at J. H. Gaudet Middle School as part of Navy Newport’s celebration of New England Navy Week. Hospital Corpsman Seaman Jeffrey Pineda and Hospital Corpsman Seaman Rebecca Brown fold the flag while Seaman Apprentice Matthew Sanchez describes the significance of the 13 folds of the national ensign. The 170 fifth-grade students also learned how to properly raise and lower the flag during morning and evening colors. (U.S. Navy photo by Gregg Kohlweiss, Naval Station Newport)

City Honors Fire, Police for Heroism By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – City Council members paid tribute on Wednesday to members of the city’s police and fire departments who responded to a call. In a resolution presented during their Sept. 28 meeting, councilors recognized Police Capt. Francis Young, NFD Engine 2, Capt. Brian Dugan, firefighters James Brown and Andrew Palmer; Special Hazards Unit firefighters David Sieben and George Stepalavich; Marine 1 Lt. David Murphy and firefighters,Derek Crossman and Daniel Young; Rescue 2 Lt. Michael Eyre, and firefighters Christopher Mariotti; Fire Alarm/Dispatcher Allan Gray; and Newport Patrol Officer Anson Smith. Together, they responded on Aug. 7 shortly after 1 p.m. to a call reporting two people in distress in the waters near 12 O’Clock High. Immediately dispatched were NFD Engine 2, Engine 5, Rescue 2, Marine 1, the Special Hazards Truck with the Water Rescue Trailer and the NPD’s Car 2, followed by Car 1. According to the resolution, “within 3 minutes Rescue 2 was on the scene, sizing up the situation and making preliminary rescue attempts by lowering a rope to one of the stricken swimmers.” Describing the effort as a “valiant lifesaving endeavor,” councilors lauded the rescue personnel for “the saving of a young man’s life that would have surely been lost.” That man was Gregory Minetti of Bronxville, N.Y. He had been swimming in the water off Ocean Drive when he became distressed. His friend, 23-year-old Nicholas Napolitano, drowned after being pulled into the surf while trying to assist him.



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The Newport Fire Department was notified of the incident by a 911 caller at 1:09 p.m. Three of the fire fighters arriving on scene donned water rescue gear and descended down the jagged rock embankment, where two of them entered the water with support from the other on-scene personnel. Minetti was rescued and taken to Newport Hospital with minor injuries. Napolitano was unconscious upon the arrival of emergency personnel and slipped beneath the water surface before he could be reached. According to police, because of the severity of the water conditions and the unknown condition of the second victim, no further deployment of rescue swimmers or divers occurred. According to the resolution, “the rescue of [the] only viable victim was quickly accomplished by all the personnel who were on site, and the rescue team leadership showed courage and restraint, and resisted the temptation to send personnel into the water again to attempt to recover the second victim whose exact location was unknown, and who had already expired, and which would have only led to responder casualties because of the extremely unfavorable environmental conditions.” Noting that the responders performed “expertly and selflessly,” the council recognized what it described as the “heroic team efforts in the face of grave danger to the victims and themselves” as well as providing “not only physical but emotional support to the families in their hour of great need.”

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Art Galleries and Openings Anchor Bend Glassworks Fall for Art Glass open daily thru Nov. 17, Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon.Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.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,

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An art opening at Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., showcases the photography of Clean Water Action organizer Ellie Leonardsmith. Her large black-and-white photographs highlight ways that Aquidneck Islanders can make a difference to their water quality. The public is invited to the opening 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Leonardsmith will speak and answer questions from the audience.

Cadeaux du Monde Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 26 Mary St., 848-0550 DeBlois Gallery Opening reception for “New Faces” Saturday, Oct. 1, 5 – 7 p.m., show through Oct. 30. Open Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., 138 Bellevue Ave., 847-9977,

Newport Author Finds Adventure on the Hudson By Katherine Imbrie Freelance writer and Newport resident Mike Freeman is the author of a new book, “Drifting,” about his experiences on a twoweek canoe trip down the Hudson River in New York. The book deftly blends Freeman’s personal reflections about the nature of modern society and the direction of the country with his observations of the river as it courses from relatively pristine upstate New York in the Adirondack mountains towards Manhattan. For ten years before mov-

ing with his wife to Newport, Freeman led an adventurous life in the fisheries division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. While in Alaska, he canoed thousands of miles and spotted fish while flying overhead in a plane. His journey on the Hudson contains a good deal of history, along with thoughtful comparisons to the present state of the river and the country. Anyone who enjoys exploring and contemplating the juxtaposition of past and present in certain once-wild environments will enjoy reading “Drifting.”

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 Timothy Ohliger show through Oct. 3. 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, Joseph Matose Gallery At the Sunrise Center, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Lady Who Paints Working studio, open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 Bridge St., 450-4791. Luniverre Glass Gallery International artists showing sculpture and yewelry from Paris, open Thurs.-Mon., noon – 5 p.m., 146 Bellevue Ave., 846-9009, www. 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 Opening reception for artist John Burk, Saturday, Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m., gallery open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 59 America’s Cup Ave., Bowen’s Wharf, 849-0030. Spring Bull Gallery Opening reception for Priscilla C. Malone and Bettie J. Sarantos Saturday, Oct. 1, 5 -7 p.m., the show “Impressions” thru Oct. 31. 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 William Vareika Gallery Special Gilbert Stuart exhibit, 212 Bellevue Ave., 849-6149,

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The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog has designated Nancy E. Custin of Newport as a member of their elite Artist Registry Directory. Photos of her pastel canine portraits are now on file at the museum, located in St. Louis. The AKC Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition of the art, artifacts and literature of the dog and the human/canine relationship. “Nigel” by Nancy E. Custin

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Irene Didn’t Spoil Our Party! The 5th Annual Rock-The-Docks Lobsterfest, in support of the Newport Seamen’s Church Institute, was a smashing god time at the Newport Shipyard on Sunday, Sept. 25. Kate Cook, Jim Gibson and Jan Slee were among the board members who helped serve up a good time, including lobsters, all the fixings and homemade desserts.

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Celebrate Hope, Celebrate Life

Last year’s Illuminations of Life Ceremony drew thousands of survivors, friends and family members to the Flames of Hope event.

Pink Martinis for Breast Cancer Hyatt Regency Newport’s Stillwater Spa is hosting Pink Martini Night on Friday, October 7, 5:308:30 p.m., in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Guests can enjoy pink martinis, a complimentary bra fitting, and a beauty bar makeup station while helping to fight breast cancer. All proceeds from the third annual Pink Martini Night will benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. The hotel will be lit in pink lights, and the party will includee a silent auction, spa treatments and more. The Stitches of Hope, a 150-foot pink scarf knitted by local volunteers, will be on display. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. The Gloria Gemma 5K will be held Oct. 9 in support of statewide efforts for all cancer patients.

VNS Schedules Flu Clinics Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will hold the following seasonal flu clinics for people aged 18 and older throughout Newport County. The VNS accepts most insurances in payment. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt or loose clothing. Persons who are allergic to eggs cannot receive the flu shot. In Newport, shots will be available every Monday beginning Oct. 3 through Dec. 19, except Oct. 10, 10-11 a.m. at the VNS Newport Office, 21 Chapel St. In Middletown, the first clinics will be Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Middletown Senior Center, 9 a.m. - noon and Friday, Oct. 7 at the James Maher Center, 9 - 11 a.m. More flu clinics may be added over the coming weeks. For updated clinics, visit or call 682-2100 x 484.

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The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s Flames of Hope event has expanded this year to three days- Oct. 7, 8, and 9. In its sixth year, it has grown into one of the largest awareness events in the Northeast with three inspirational days of education, support and hope. The pinnacle of the event is the Illuminations of Life Ceremony at Providence’s WaterFire Saturday, Oct. 8. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Station Park and feature a ceremony of music, a performance by the State Ballet of Rhode Island, and guest speakers. Survivors, friends, and family members will carry lit torches from Station Park to the WaterFire Basin to light the evening’s WaterFire. Funds raised throughout the day and by torch bearers and sponsors will support the Hope Bus. The Hope Bus is a residential-style recreation vehicle (RV) that the Foundation uses to reach individuals in Rhode Island’s 39 towns and cities, with a special focus on underserved communities. The Hope Bus travels to hospitals, community centers, community colleges, senior centers, and cultural events to provide breast health programs and services throughout the state. At least 5,000 participants are expected to join the Gloria Gemma 5K on Sunday, Oct. 9 Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the event will start at 11:15 a.m. Proceeds of the 5K run/walk will support the STAR Program, a new statewide effort to develop rehabilitation protocols and programs for all cancer patients, a program of Oncology Rehab Partners. People can support the foundation in a variety of ways including participating in the 5K or sponsoring a runner or torchbearer. An estimated 110,000 people are expected to gather at Flames of Hope weekend to support the mission of the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to raise breast cancer awareness, increase breast health education, enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients, as well as their families and friends, and generate funding for local breast health programs Information for Flames of Hope events can be found at www., or by calling the foundation at 401-861-HERO (4376).

Lyme Disease - Politics and Treatment The Newport Public Library will host two seminars on Lyme disease on consecutive Thursdays, Oct. 6 and 13, at 6:30 p.m. The seminars will address how the interests of pharmaceutical companies and insurers impact the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The award-winning documentary “Under Our Skin,” featuring case studies of people with the disease and interviews with doctors who have risked their professional standing to follow what they believe to be in the best interest of their patients, will be shown at the first session. The second seminar will include a presentation by Dr. Sam Donta, infectious disease specialist at Boston University Medical Center, focusing on the tension between the needs of patients and the limited treatment options offered by insurance companies. The program is sponsored by the Learning Center at Channing Memorial Church. The public is welcome.


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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, Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture series presents Ambassador J. William Middendorf II on his life in politics and public service, Mahan Rotunda, Naval War College, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required one day prior to event, limited seating, 841-2101. Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East

Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 441-4317. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $2, 847-0292, Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard. Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5 p.m., free. Art-Full Evening The Arts & Cultural Alliance presents an evening of music and dancing, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 5:15-8 p.m., silent auction, Navy Band, Swinglane, RI Ballet Theatre, Beach Idol winners, cash bar, $15,

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Worldwide Film Event Jamestown Arts Center participates in the Manhattan Short Film Festival, sites all over the world view and vote on 10 finalist films to select winner, 18 Valley St. Jamestown, 8 p.m., 423-3297. Let the People Decide Queen Anne Square meeting of concerned citizens will gather and also have a guest speaker, 7 p.m., Edward King Center.

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FROM THE GARDEN For Fall Planting, Mum’s the Word By Cynthia Gibson In September and October, chrysanthemums pop up for sale in every supermarket and nursery. It is a mystery how a single flower became a symbol of autumn that is beloved by so many. It is like the first pots of pansies for sale in the spring. Fall without mums would be like Halloween without candy corn! The chrysanthemum originated in China, where it was used as an herb. The dried petals of chrysanthemums make a glorious tea. You can buy chrysanthemum tea in Chinese shops in larger cities. It is flowery in taste and smells just like a Mum. By the 8th century A.D., the flower found its way to Japan, where it became the official symbol of the Emperor and a national treasure. The Japanese take their mums quite seriously and have created many varieties, including the very showy “Japanese Spider” Mum. So revered is this flower that National Chrysanthemum Day in Japan is celebrated as the Festival of Happiness. Chrysanthemums came to North America during Colonial times. The trade ships brought them into ports along the Eastern seaboard. Today, they still find their way into window boxes and flower beds each fall. The popularity of the mum in the United States started because it is a practical flower. Cut Mum stems will last in a vase for well over a week if you change the water daily. Though the Mum does not have the loveliest of fragrances, it is surely one sturdy flower!

Mums come in a variety of colors including orange, red, yellow, white, and lavender. The Mum appears at homecoming football games, as a get-well gift, or simply turns up in a flowerpot in September or October. The chrysanthemum is known as the Queen of fall flowers, and it is the top-selling commercially grown flower in the U.S. – a “no-fail” flower that is strong and blooms right on time. The shapes of Chrysanthemum flowers are truly interesting. They come in all sizes, from those that look like buttons to the very large “Pom-Poms.” Another very recognizable type is the Spider Mum, which has florets so long that they look like the legs of a spider.

Newport Restaurants Receive Wine Spectator ‘Best of ‘Awards Three Newport restaurants, all properties of the Newport Harbor Corporation, have received national recognition by Wine Spectator magazine. Castle Hill Inn, The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, and 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille have each been awarded Wine Spectator’s 2011 “Best of Award of Excellence. ” Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are cuisine appropriate and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. These lists typically offer 400 or more selections, along with superior presentation, and display either vintage depth or excellent breadth across several wine regions. “We are thrilled that our restaurants have once again earned this unique distinction,” said Casey Riley, Chief Operating Officer for Newport Harbor Corporation. “Our wine lists are a true collaboration – and passion – among our food and beverage and culinary teams, and it is our goal each year to deliver bet-

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The colors of Mums are the colors of fall. The yellows are bright and very cheery, and then there are the russet colors and burnt orange Mums. White appears as well. You can even find brown Mums. Vendors tend to keep to a fall color palette, but some will include lavender and purple in their selections. Count on these flowers to provide the last fall color in the garden, before Christmas lights and wreaths make their appearance. Cynthia Gibson is a gardener, food writer and painter. She gardens voraciously and tends her miniature orchard in Newport.

Road Work Projects Scheduled The City of Newport’s Department of Public Services announces road work scheduled for the week of Sept. 19 at the locations identified below. Motorists are advised that traffic delays may occur in these construction areas. Also, National Grid will be making emergency repairs along Memorial Boulevard West from Spring Street to Bellevue Avenue, Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. • Thames Street from Farewell/Poplar Street to Marlborough Street (curb and sidewalk work) • Farewell Street from America’s Cup Avenue to Thames Street (curb and sidewalk work) 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. • Washington Square from Charles Street to Duke 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 north side (sidewalk work and bluestone crosswalk) 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 information on these and other public services projects visit

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Redwood’s Life of the Mind Series The John Clarke Society presents Professor Victor Nuovo, Ph.D., on John Clarke’s influence on John Locke’s philosophical ideas and how those ideas impacted the creation of our Constitution. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.,$5,847-0292,

HarborFest Bid farewell to summer at this waterfront block party, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., noon-8 p.m., Jazz at the Vineyard Live jazz at Greenvale Vineyards with Dick Lupino, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 847-3777, 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,

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A Stirring Tale of Unlocking Ugly Secrets The film, “Sarah’s Key,” opens with a female voice-over narrator saying that not all stories are told. It continues: “If our stories aren’t told, they’re gone forever.” The speaker, we shall soon see, is journalist Julia Jarmond (Kristen Scott Thomas), whose interest in a round-up held by the Nazis in Paris in 1942 leads her to a place uncomfortably close to home. Julia starts off in a very general manner—looking at statistics Patricia about an event LACOUTURE that, one can well imagine, the French government would rather forget. On July 16 and 17 of that year, the French police herded more than 13,000 Jews of non-French origin into the Velodrome d’Hiver, where they waited without food, water or toilets until they could be transferred to the Beaune-la-Ronde, a transit camp where they awaited deportation to an extermination camp in Auschwitz. The Velodrome scenes are claustrophobic yet compelling. Imagine children watching their elders defecate and urinate in a confined, windowless, public space. Imagine seeing people jump to their deaths rather than face the inevitable road to doom ahead. High overhead shots offer us a bird’s eye view of the squalor and panic. You cringe, yet you must watch. The director uses a hand-held camera to capture the chaos of the round-up and, later in the film, people being herded to buses and trains,. Knowing where these people are being taken—especially when they get squeezed into cattle cars—is a painful yet important bit of history. If we shut out the horrific inhumanity of the Holocaust, the stories of the thousands who were killed are forgotten. European filmmakers have been much more prolific in tales surrounding the Holocaust than the

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Mélusine Mayance as Sarah Starzynski. “Sarah’s Key” is predominately in English, but there are some French dialogues with subtitles. Yiddish is also spoken but not translated. American film industry. Had it not been for Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film, “Schindler’s List,” our country may well have been perceived as turning a blind eye on the horrors of the Nazi death camps. More recently, Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” trekked briefly into this murky terrain. Granted, “The Diary of Anne Frank” served as a poignant exposé, but the unspeakable horror of the death camps has been largely ignored on our shores. Kudos go to the French film industry for this unshrinking tale of one of humanity’s darkest epochs. In researching the event, Julia discovers that a 10-year-old girl named Sarah seems to have vanished into thin air. There are no records of her being transported to Auschwitz or having left the Beaune-la-Ronde. Sarah’s story ends with her deportation from her family home, a property now owned by Julia’s husband’s family. Julia’s already strained marriage is further challenged by her insistence on turning the key to open a lock on an incendiary family secret. The story is moving on many levels. Sarah’s escape from the detention camp took amazing courage and fortitude, aided by an oddly soft-hearted Nazi officer who turns a blind eye to the break-out. There’s Sarah’s personal tale, a heartwrenching story of the 10-year-old

locking her younger brother in a secret closet with a promise that she will return. Finally, there’s Julia’s shaky marriage, tottering on the brink and made even more complicated by the fact that she finds herself pregnant after being barren for years. Julia’s dilemma over her husband’s insistence that she abort the baby adds layers to a story of mass murder and horrific torture. Will she fight for her unborn child as stubbornly as she fights to unchain Sarah’s secrets? The film ends on a note of poignant optimism—an affirmation of life and hope—that takes the narrative to another level of complexity. Like a lovely, haunting serenade, “Sarah’s Key” offers a symphony of shock and horror outweighed by the capacity for human goodness under the most extreme conditions. The farmer and his wife who shelter Sarah initially fear getting involved as it will cause “trouble,” but the couple become a loving symbol of compassion and courage in a time whene these were truly limited commodities. Patricia Lacouture currently teaches film studies at Salve Regina University. She also taught at Rhode Island College for ten years. She completed her graduate studies in film from Boston University.

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The autumnal equinox, a.k.a “fisherman’s Christmas” lived up to exSadee, 29thNICOLE'S, Atwood Ave. Cranston pectations with October big catches of sevBuffet, show,past. tax, tipOnly $42.95 pp ! Tix at 353-3330 eral species this week Catches of over 100lbs of or fishonline were at mon on trips from Friday through Years Sunday. The newNew moon onEvethe Providence Marriot 27th brought with it some of strongest tides of the year and that will make for more, great, early fall fishing opportunities. Don’t put those rods, reels or boats away, for the best is yet to come. Last Wednesday we ran into a school of False Albacore while fishing some humps south of Seal Ledge. These little members of the tuna family can reach speeds of 30 knots and scream off 50 yards of line in mere seconds. They provided us some terrific, light-tackle action, with battles that lasted for 25 minutes. The false “albies” hit small, chunked bait, attached to our #2 circle hooks, tied to cloro-fluoro leaders. The bite lasted just an hour and, though our lines were parted on several hookups, we still managed to land two eight- to nine-pound- Happy Bonita-day: NTW’s Kirby Varacalli (lower right) celebrated his birthday and bonita catch with son, Mike Varacalli (lower left), NTW’s ers on 10-pound test line. Ledge monster blues continued Tim Wein (upper left) and son-in-law Scott Domenici (upper right) after a charter with Capt. Tim on Friday, September 23. their voracious fall feeding habits in the deeper waters on the ocean side. Anglers drifting live eels at the reef bacore tuna. Bonito have distinc- Blackfish will feed voraciously  on for stripers had their baits torn  up tive stripes on their back and range crabs and mussels from October by these beasts. Only strong, steel in weight 3-8 lbs. They are primar- through  early December.  Always leaders (use at least the 60-pound ily surface feeders and can be eas- use cut crabs, when available! We test variety) will do for these big ily spotted, doing their porpoise- tie on the #4 or #6 crab hook, with bluefish. SurFlo laminated steel like surface leaps. They, too, swim at a four ounce sinker. Attach the sinkleader material is one of the best great speeds and chasing them can er to the bottom of your rig. Then, made and ideal for ledge monsters. be difficult, and requires patience. six inches above the sinker, make Try drifting a whole pogy or whole Use small, shiny lures that imitate a large, five-inch loop and doublemackerel to attract them.  That old baitfish. Sam’s Bait & Tackle in Mid- knot it. Repeat that loop, eight inchadage, Big baits produce big fish, is dletown has a great selection of jigs es above the first one you made. for this purpose and Sam usually Slide the loop end into the eyelet very accurate. Black sea bass fishing has been knows the “hot jig”. Note: Imitate the of the hook and bring it over the excellent. Drifting has produced bait that the fish you want to catch hook into a slipknot. Now, attach a some fish, but an abundance of are feeding on. When casting lures simple eye swivel to the top end of scup have been getting to the bait at bonito, remember that they often your line. There you have it! Always before the sea bass. This has been hit it while it is sinking. Allow your use 60-pound test leader material a dilemma for anglers, as scup jig to descend 15-20 feet before re- for white chin tautog. They will dive schools move to deeper waters. You trieving and repeat this dropping into holes, when  hooked, in an attempt to break off your line. Blackmight try anchoring up on a hump action during your entire retrieve. Capt. Pat Heaney of City-by-the- fish are considered, by many local at a depth of 50-70 feet. For best results, do very little chumming and Sea Charters tells us that fluke fish- chefs, as well as everyday, islanders, always try to work the slack tide. We ing has been poor, but he has been to be another of the seas culinary have been taking several dozen of catching some excellent “White delights. Catch, cook and dine on these gourmet delicacies on trips Chins” on trips last week. White them for yourself before our fishing this past week. Most were female, chins are large, male blackfish, also season comes to an end for another but a few of the bigger, “bluehead” called tautog, regionally. Capt. Pat year. Tight lines! has been fishing his favorite holes Capt. Tim, of Flaherty Charters, males were mixed in. Castle Hill, Newport, is an island naLarge schools of Bonito have near the eastern Jamestown shore. tive, who taught high school and shown up out front and have pro- The blackfish bite will continue to college history. He has been bay vided action for sight fisherman in improve through the fall as water angling for over 50 years as was his boats. This species is often confused temperatures drop. They are just father, Frank. with the aforementioned false al- starting to school up for their annual winter migrations, offshore.

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Islander Girls Aced By Portsmouth - Viking Boys Kicked By Davies Tech Despite taking the first two singles matches on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Portsmouth, the Middletown girl’s tennis team dropped the remaining five matches against their island rival and suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Patriot girls. Islander sisters, Kristin and Sarah Bertsch handily won their #1 and #2 singles matches, respectively. Senior Kristin, breezed at 6-1, 6-3 and sophomore Sarah waltzed at 6-4, 6-1. Patriot team captain Isabelle Weatherby, with teammate Sadie Shelburne, shined in the #1 doubles match for the Patriots. With the loss, Middletown saw its Div. II-South record drop to 4-3 while Portsmouth raised its Div. II-South record to 6-1. The Islanders next face Chariho at home on Thursday, Sept. 29 in a 4 p.m. start, then travel to East Greenwich on Tuesday, Oct. 4, for a 3:30 match. An injury-riddled Rogers boy’s soccer team saw their record slip to 0-6-0 in Division III-South (16-0 overall) with a tough 2-0 loss to Davies Tech at home on Monday, Sept. 26. The Vikings had their opportunities, but Davies goalkeeper Victor Cano turned in a stellar performance. With the victory, Davies raised both their record in Div. III-North and overall to 2-4-1. Rogers will next face Ponaganset at home at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, then travel to Providence to face Classical in a 5:30 p.m. start on Monday, Oct. 3.

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Salve Regina President is Seahawks’ Secret Weapon

Salve Regina president Sr. Jane Gerety says she learned how to watch football as a student at the University of Michigan. Now, she’s taken it to the next level, gaining a new appreciation for how the complex sport offers a multitude of teaching opportunities, both on the field and off. Gerety has taken this perspective to the practice field as Seahawks players and coaches prepare for their Fall Festival Weekend matchup against Western New England University. She’ll be on the sidelines during the game on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Gaudet Field. Inviting “guest coaches” like Gerety to work with the team during the football season is an idea that head coach Bob Chesney brought with him from his coaching days at Kings College. To have Gerety participate the way she has is more than he could have hoped for. “We’re very happy to have Sister here,” said Chesney. “For her to have the schedule she has, and still reach out and be there, is great for everyone involved.” For her part, Gerety says football is more than just a game: “What I want to convey to the players is the incredible value I see in any athletic contest where you test your mettle against somebody else who is also good,” she said. “You want to be your absolute best … and that translates into the academic realm also.” A Religious Sister of Mercy, Gerety has no qualms about showing no mercy on the field and coming out on top. “Winning shows you the fruits of your labor,” she said.

Basketball Skills Competition

Do you have what it takes to advance to an all-expenses paid trip to the finals in Orlando, Florida? The Newport Recreation Department announces they will be hosting the local event for the NBA/WNBA Dribble, Dish and Swish Basketball Skills Competition on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at The Hut. There will be six divisions, boys and girls ages, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Age is as of Feb 25, 2012. This event is free. Mark your calendars and practice your dribbling, shooting and passing! See you at “The Hut,” 35 Golden Hill St., Newport.

Cheerleading Clinic

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Rogers High School Cheerleaders will host a clinic for girls ages 5-14 at The Hut from 3 -5 p.m. Participants will learn cheers, stunts, and a dance that they will perform with the high school cheerleaders at halftime of the Rogers High School football game on Friday, Oct. 21. The cost is $20 per child, which includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 855-1701.

Islander sophomore Sarah Bertsch steps into a forehand shot during her #2 singles match win against the Patriots.

Middletown senior Kristin Bertsch, goes to her backhand to return a shot during her #1 singles match victory against Portsmouth.

Isabelle Weatherby, #1 doubles player for Portsmouth, returns service in her match against Middletown. Her victory, with teammate Sadie Shelburne, helped the Patriots come from behind to defeat the Islanders, 5-2.

in SPORTS ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER 9/30 4P.M. Ponaganset @ Rogers 10/1 3:30P.M. Rogers @ Scituate 10/3 5:30P.M. Rogers @ Classical GIRLS SOCCER 9/29 4:30P.M. Rogers @ Central Falls 10/5 4P.M. Cranston East @ Rogers GIRLS TENNIS 9/29 4P.M. Rogers @ Hope 10/3 3:30P.M. Exeter/W. Greenwich @ Rogers 10/4 4P.M. Mt. Hope @ Rogers GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 9/30 6:30P.M. Mt. Hope @ Rogers 10/4 6P.M. Rogers @ Exeter/W. Greenwich

MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Football 9/30 7P.M. Middletown @ East Greenwich BOYS SOCCER 9/30 6P.M. Narragansett @ Middletown 10/4 6P.M. Warwick @ Middletown GIRLS SOCCER 9/29 3:30P.M. Middletown @ Bishop Keough 10/3 6:30P.M. Masters Academy @ Middletown GIRLS TENNIS 9/29 4P.M. Chariho @ Middletown 10/4 3:30P.M. Middletown @ East Greenwich BOYS CROSS COUNTRY 10/3 4P.M. MEET @ Exeter/W. Greenwich Middletown, Exeter/W. Greenwich, Narragansett GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY 10/3 4P.M. MEET @ Exeter/W. Greenwich Middletown, Exeter/W. Greenwich, Narragansett GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 9/30 6:30P.M. Middletown @ Tiverton 10/4 6:30P.M. Our Lady of Fatima @Middletown

PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Football 9/30 7P.M. Portsmouth @ East Providence BOYS SOCCER 9/30 7P.M. Hope @ Portsmouth 10/3 6P.M. Portsmouth @ Central Falls 10/5 7P.M. Central @ Portsmouth GIRLS SOCCER 9/30 5P.M. Scituate @ Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS 10/3 3:45P.M. Portsmouth @ Narragansett 10/4 4P.M. Chariho @ Portsmouth BOYS CROSS COUNTRY 10/3 4P.M. MEET @ Our Lady of Fatima Portsmouth, Fatima, Moses Brown, Mt. Hope GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY 10/3 4P.M. MEET @ Our Lady of Fatima Portsmouth, Fatima, Moses Brown, Mt. Hope

ST. GEORGE’S HIGH SCHOOL BOYS FOOTBALL 10/1 4:15P.M. St. Georges @ Nobles BOYS SOCCER 10/1 4P.M. St. Georges @ Nobles 10/5 4P.M. Roxbury Latin @ St. Georges GIRLS SOCCER 10/1 4P.M. St. Georges @ Nobles 10/5 4P.M. Wheeler School @ St. Georges GIRLS FIELDHOCKEY 10/1 4P.M. St. Georges @ Nobles 10/5 3P.M Tabor Academy @ St. George’s BOYS CROSS COUNTRY 10/1 4:30P.M. St. Georges, Rivers, St. Pauls, Govenor’s GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY 10/1 4:30P.M. St. Georges, Rivers, St. Pauls, Govenor’s

Rogers High School sophomore forward, Alec Humphrey, #10, takes dead aim with his shot on goal against Davies goalkeeper Victor Cano. Cano was up to the task, as Davies defeated Rogers 2-0.

PORTSMOUTH ABBEY SCHOOL BOYS Football 10/1 2:30P.M. Portsmouth @ Hebron Academy BOYS SOCCER 9/30 3:30P.M. Landmark @ Portsmouth 10/1 4:30P.M. St. George’s @ Beaver Country Day 10/5 4P.M. Portsmouth @ Bancroft GIRLS SOCCER 10/1 3P.M. Pingree @ Portsmouth 10/5 3:30P.M. Tabor Academy @ Portsmouth GIRLS FIELDHOCKEY 10/1 3P.M. Portsmouth @ Beaver Country Day 10/5 4P.M. Portsmouth @ Bancroft CROSS COUNTRY 10/5 4P.M. Portsmouth @ EIL GOLF 10/1 3P.M. Concord @ Portsmouth 10/5 4P.M. Portsmouth @ Bancroft

Viking junior forward Aidan Carey (center) drives the upfield attack against Davies. Junior midfielder, Padraig Walsh (right) directs traffic for Carey. Freshman midfielder Garrett Gunning, #16, (at left) gets in a lane to pursue the play. For questions, comments or to purchase a photo email:

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James L. Maher Center Annual Cocktail Celebration Sunday, October 16, 2011 Hyatt Regency Goat Island, Newport 5:00pm - 7:00pm Ambiance created by Richard Carbotti $60 per person Proceeds will benefit individuals with developmental disabilities supported by the James L. Maher Center Committee

Dan Oakley, Chair Barbara Burns ▪ Kathy Creaney ▪ Kathy Dickenson ▪ Eileen & Walter Jachna ▪ Denny Marren ▪ Barbara Schiaroli ▪ Janet Shea ▪ Joan Schmidt ▪ Angelo Tartaglione

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Common Fence Music Singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, hall opens at 7 p.m. for the “folk tailgate picnic,” concert 8 p.m., 6835085, www.CommonFenceMusic. org. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 30, for details.

Sunday October 2

Fall Car Festival Over 200 cars on display, presented by Middletown Rotary, North Lawn at Fort Adams, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 841-0707. Annual Harvest Fair Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 37th annual autumn fair featuring crafts, food, mud pit, monkey bridge, hay rides and more, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10 a.m., 8462577,www.NormanBirdSanctuary. org. Newport Craft Show Crafters from across New England sell their wares, Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 8357699.

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HarborFest Bid farewell to summer at this waterfront block party, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., noon-5 p.m.,

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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. Teen Time Movie Weekly teen gathering at the Newport Library, crafts, movies, 300 Spring St., 4-5;30 p.m., free, snacks, no registration required. 847-8720 x 206. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 30, for details.

Tuesday October 4

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.

Wednesday October 5

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. Emmanuel Speaker Series Heath Twichell speaks on his experiences, “The Little Rock Nine: Pioneers of School Integration in 1957,”Emmanuel Church, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, 8470675. Meet the Author Jamestown resident and author J. William Caswell will discuss his new novel “Hannah’s Prayer,” set during the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., no registration is required, 847-8720 x208.

Thursday October 6

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, Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture series presents James Bussert and Bruce Elleman on their new book, “People’s Liberation Army Navy,” documenting the evolution of the Chinese Navy from the Communist takeover to the state-of-the-art fleet of today. Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required one day prior to event, limited seating, 841-2101. Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 441-4317. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” 5 p.m. See Thursday, Sep. 29, for details. Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Thursday, Sep. 29, for details. The Rhode Island Campaign Lecture Christian McBurney will discuss the research behind his new book, “The Rhode Island Campaign: the First French-American Joint Operation,” and the Battle of Rhode Island. Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., Reservations recommended. 841-8770.

Friday October 7

Conservator’s Roundtable International experts gather to discuss conservation of Asian lacquer. Preservation Society Headquarters,

424 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., admission is free but seating is limited, reservations strongly suggested. 847-1000 x 154. 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.

Saturday October 8

Brigid E. Kelly Run 5th annual 3.5 mile run/family fun walk hosted by Brigid E. Kelly Memorial Foundation, Gooseberry Beach, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. run, www.BrigidMemorialFund. com. Newport’s Buried History Tour Discover the early history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free. Visit the Wanton-LymanHazard House and the colonial African burying ground. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Festival in the Park Newport’s FestaItaliana’s annual festival featuring Italian food, novelties, music, dancing, and prizes. Music by Vini Ames, Touro Park, 11 a.m-4 p.m., free admission. Rain or shine. International Oktoberfest Bavarian celebration with international Biergarten, food, music, yodeling, folk dance performances, children’s activities, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 12-9 p.m., Rough Point’s Gallery Hours 1-4 p.m. See Saturday, Oct. 1, for details. Life of the Mind Series In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the printing of the King James Bible, The John Russell Bartlett Society will present Dr. Timothy Demy, Professor of Ethics at the Naval War College and retired Navy chaplain, speaking on the events that let up to the printing of the Bible and the tremendous impact it had on the English language. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., $5,847-0292, www. Haunted Trail Opens Navy MWR hosts haunted trail, entertainment, pirate hayride, children’s mystery, arts and crafts, concessions, open to the public, Carr Point Recreation Area, Burma Rd., 6-9 p.m. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 30, for details.

Sunday October 9

International Oktoberfest 12- 8 p.m. See Saturday, Oct. 8, for details. A Night at the Opera Newport FestaItaliana presents Opera Providence, Edward King House, 35 King St., 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. concert, $25.

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RECENT DEATHS Barbara (Foley) Dunn, 77, of Newport passed away peacefully at home on September 25, 2011. She was a Korean War veteran serving in the U. S. Navy Nursing Corp. She was also a registered nurse at St. Clare Home for 23 years retiring in 1996. Donations in her memory may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904. John Timothy Hopf, 91, of Newport, passed away at home on September 27, 2011. He was the husband of Audrey R. (Linehan) Hopf. His most prized award is the Gold Medal Award from the Preservation Society of Newport County in 1977, for his publishing of the 1st mansions of Newport book. Hopf received an award for the best postcard from the Postcard Association of America, for his aerial of the Cliff Walk and the Breakers. His name was on millions of reprints of sixty postcards and he was responsible for the Newport Then and Now. He received the 1965 Stellafane award for a telescope that he built. His funeral will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 9 a.m. from the Hambly Funeral Home, 30 Red Cross Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street. Donations in his memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 029840.

John J. Kinsella, 68, of Newport, passed away September 22, 2011 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Ramona A. Kinsella. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Lucy’s Church. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newport Rescue Fund, 21 West Marlborough St., Newport. Michael A. Lyga, 80, of Portsmouth, passed away September 22, 2011 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Josephine (Almeida) Lyga. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Barnabas Church. Donations in his memory may be made to the Portsmouth Lions Club, PO Box 657, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Lena “Nikki” (DiMento) VonVillas, 100, of Middletown, passed away September 23, 2011 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late George A. VonVillas. Donations in her memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport.

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Jason McCarthy 1959–2011 Jason McCarthy was a stellar example of a kind-hearted person. His active mind, generous heart, and gregarious sense of humor were turned to a wide number of community endeavors. Whether it was a benefit gala for a capital campaign, a small fundraising luncheon, a little league team, scenery for a school play, and everything in between, he gave freely of his time and many talents. Over the years, Jason was involved in countless voluntary activities. Jason was born in Medford, Massachusetts on August 24, 1959. He attended Medford High School, Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. His education led him to work as an accessories designer in New York City. His designs were as vibrant and exciting as he was, and his belts and scarves were sold throughout the country. Jason went on to work in the hospitality industry in Newport, Rhode Island, where he excelled in all aspects of the business from cooking, waiting tables, bartending, and hosting, to managing restaurants and catering events. For almost a decade he was widely recognized as the smashingly handsome, best-dressed host at the door of The Clarke Cooke House. More recently Jason designed and maintained gardens from Ocean Drive to Warner Street, and was a dog walker and trainer. Jason’s favorite charity was the Potter League for Animals, where recently he was the Volunteer of the Year. Jason was at the Potter League so often and adored the animals so much that most people assumed he was part of the permanent

staff. He worked the front desk, washed puppies, transported animals, talked to potential pet adoptees, cooked at the fundraisers, and even organized gala parties. Jason also loved to travel and to meet people. He would remember everyone he talked to: their names, their pets, and their interests. It was not unusual for a dog walk at Fort Adams to turn into a tour of the city, dinner, and lots of laughs if he happened upon a stranger that asked a few questions with a smile. Jason loved to help people – old friends and new. Jason was a consummate “yard sailor.” He loved to collect artwork and jewelry, and could sniff out a cashmere sweater from two miles away. Jason was a sort a Renaissance man who had many varied interests and talents. He was extremely imaginative at all that he did. But most importantly, Jason was an awesome friend. Jason was loved and will be dearly missed by his sister Leppy McCarthy of Newport, his brother Peter McCarthy and sister-in-law Donna Socha of Cambridge MA, his brother Bernard and sister-in-law Joan Adundo of Rockville, MD, Linda and Ann Lombardosi of Arlington Ma, Althea Moore, Teresa McCarthy, Cara Douglas, Raphe Sciola, Abigail Adams, Sam Crichton, Martin Erskine, Wendy, Frank and Anna Dwyer, Betty Rodrigues, the Neylons,Glen, Tracey, Orlaith and Colm and so many McCarthy and Adundo relatives and so many other friends. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2011, from 4-7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport. Donations, in his memory may be made to The Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI 02842. For more information visit www.

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Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is a national leader in women’s health care. We are now offering services from our Integrative Care Program on Aquidneck Island. Sanderlings rest in a protective group, standing on one leg, while others watch for danger. (Photos by Jack Kelly)

AVOCETS CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 gion. From late Saturday morning through sunset that night, the Avocets thrilled and attracted avian enthusiasts from around Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Sunday’s sunrise found our guests still present on Easton’s Beach. There was a steady stream of observers arriving all day long. Vehicles arriving Sunday, carried birders from New Hampshire and New York, who had made the journey to see these rare visitors. Although the Avocets received a great deal of

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attention, there were many other species represented amongst the hundreds of migratory shorebirds feeding at the water’s edge. Shorebird migration is only part of the awesome migration cycle that is occurring all around us. The next few weeks will bring tens of thousands of birds near or through our area, and there’s no telling what may be seen during this season. This is an excellent time to see the beauty, majesty and wonder of the natural world.

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Migration notes: Rey Larsen and Bob Weaver will continue their photographic and observation reports during this migration seasona at Newport-now. com. Larsen and Weaver have combined birdwatching experience of over 100 years.

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

(fields, woods, seashore)

n  Albro Woods, Middletown n  Hazard Road, Newport

(including Ballard Park and and Gooseneck Cove saltmarshes)

n  Sachuest Point National Wild-

life Refuge, Middletown

Shorebird Migration Sightings at Sachuest Point and Gooseneck Cove salt marshes n Spotted Sandpiper n White-rumped Sandpiper n Semipalmated Sandpiper n Dowitchers n Black-bellied Plovers n Least Sandpiper n Greater Yellowlegs n Lesser Yellowlegs n Dunlins n Ruddy Turnstone n Caspian Terns n Pectoral Sandpiper n Red-throated Loon n Great Blue Herons n Little Blue Herons n Green Herons n Great Egrets n Snowy Egrets n Forester’s Tern n Common Tern n Black Terns n Belted Kingfishers n American Avocets n American Golden Plover n Red Knot n Osprey n Peregrine Falcon n Merlin Falcon n Coopers Hawk n Sharp-shinned Hawk n Red-tailed Hawk n Harrier Hawk n Red-shouldered Hawk

Avocets will stand on one leg and rest after feeding on the shoreline.

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