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Vol. 40, No. 40

End Date Set for Ambrogi



By Meg O’Neil

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The Newport School Committee voted 7 – 0 on Thursday, Sept. 27, to add an addendum to Superintendent John Ambrogi’s contract that would terminate his contract with the Newport School Department effective June 30, 2014. The date allows for Ambrogi to stay in Newport to oversee a smooth transition of the city’s four elementary schools into the Claiborne deB. Pell Elementary School, which will house all of Newport’s elementary students when it officially opens its doors in September 2013. Currently, Ambrogi has a rolling three-year contract, which means that every March, his contract automatically renews unless an end date is set by the school committee beforehand, or the committee votes not to renew it.


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On Broadway

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jack Reed discussed changes planned for Broadway with the new owner of the Colonial Tavern, Jim Blumel. Reed toured lower Broadway with local merchants, community leaders, and officials from the Newport County Chamber of Commerce to talk about the progress being made in streetscape enhancements and infrastructure upgrades on the street. He also to got an update on the ongoing work of the Washington Square Roots community organization in preparation for the Oct. 20 planning charrette at Thompson Middle School. (Photo by Lynne Tungett)

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Community Spirit Grows a Garden of Plenty Council Lowers the Volume By Pat Blakeley

Last Sunday night, about 60 members of the Methodist Community Garden came together at Middletown’s Calvary United Methodist Church to celebrate the end of the summer season, to reflect on the bountiful harvest, and to thank God for helping them to help their neighbors. This summer alone the garden donated over 3400 pounds of vegetables to area soup kitchens, senior centers, shelters, and food pantries. Copious amounts of fresh, nutritious produce were given to those who could least afford it. Master Gardener Linda Wood is the driving force behind the garden, its growth and tremendous outreach efforts - although she is quick to minimize her influence. “I just plant the seeds, “she demurs. “God grows them.” That maybe true, but Wood’s green thumb, leadership, and skills at sowing the seeds of camaraderie and purpose among her volunteers had an impact as well. The garden, begun at Calvary in 1996 by Bishop Dale White as a small Methodist outreach effort, has increased significantly in recent years and involves houses of worship and community volunteers from all over the island. The project has also expanded exponentially in both product volume and variety, and has produced literally tons of fresh vegetables and

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Jackie Breen, right, helps another gardener pick tomatoes, and work is underway to prepare the garden or cold weather plants. herbs - just about everything you could find at area farm stands and stores - and then some. In her remarks, Wood said that she was blessed by a phenomenal cadre of volunteers. They are in the garden every day of the week, from various churches, organizations, businesses and schools. Some, like veterans Ruth Loundes and Maggie Bulmer, have been involved since the garden began. They are part of the year round “Tuesday Team,” and their

dedication is impressive. Loundes laughs, “I don’t think it even really rains between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesdays,” she says. “We got delayed once by about five minutes but have never been rained out.” Her commitment is typical. People from the three island towns just show up and dig in, Wood explains. They come to lend a hand, enjoy the fellowship and the mission, and “just keep coming back.” Zhong Li Yuan stopped by two years ago and wouldn’t Free Local News Matters

skip a week. “I can’t imagine not coming – I’d miss everyone!” she exclaims, echoing the sentiments of many “regulars.” The community has stepped in to help at every turn, Wood reports. Every grant that was written was approved; every seed that was planted has grown; and every time they need extra help someone steps forward. “Whatever we ask for, we get,” she ob-

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City council members made quick work of a crowded docket at their last meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 29, giving approval to a number of initiatives, including the passage on first reading of an ordinance aimed at cracking down on nuisance houses and disorderly conduct. The ordinance, first proposed during the council's Sept. 12 meeting, lowers the allowable sound levels permitted in residential zones from 65 dbs to 55 dbs. The proposal, which received unanimous support, stems from what the city has said has been an increase in the number of nuisance properties in the city's residential neighborhoods. The noise has resulted in repeated calls for service to the Newport Police Department and the Zoning Office. According to Section 8.12.100, of the city's zoning code, "no person shall keep a disorderly house or place of public resort whereby the peace, comfort, or decency of a neighbor is habitually disturbed; or, being the owner of or in control of such premises to intentionally permit them to be so used."

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To mark the 350th anniversary of the King Charles II Charter for the colony of Rhode Island, the Newport Historical Society announces the opening of “The Spectacle of Toleration,” a statewide, multi-year project that explores the role of religious tolerance in society, focusing on Newport and Rhode Island, as well as other places. “The King Charles II Charter of 1663 for the colony in Rhode Island marked the first time in modern history that a government was created in which toleration of individual differences on religious matters was permitted and encouraged,” explains the Society’s director Ruth Taylor. “Through this project, we will explore questions such as: what did this ‘lively experiment’ look and feel like to those who lived it? And

what was its legacy?” “The Spectacle of Toleration” will include tours, lectures and a Web presence, and will culminate in 2014 with an exhibition. The Society has partnered with the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University and the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University to host an academic symposium to provide content for the two years of programming. On Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., author/columnist James Carroll will speak on a subject relating to the Spectacle project in a free public program at Salve Regina’s Bazarsky Auditorium. To register online, visit http:// or call 841-8770.

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Interviews to be Held for School Committee Chair By Jonathan Clancy

CONTRACT CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 Ambrogi was hired in July 2005 during a period of overspending that school committee members described as out of control. “I would like to thank him,” said School Committee member Robert Leary, who was on the committee that hired Ambrogi seven years ago. “We were hemorrhaging red ink in 2005 … We needed someone to control spending. He’s done that.” Before coming to Newport, Ambrogi was an associate professor of educational leadership at Rhode Island College. Prior to that, he served as a superintendent for ten years in South River, N.J. When he first came on board in Newport, the city was facing a dwindling enrollment divided amongst six elementary schools. During his tenure, Ambrogi closed the Sheffield and Carey elementary schools. Hired to help control spending, Ambrogi eliminated staff and teaching positions each year as a cost-saving method. As a result, for the past seven years, the school

department has ended each fiscal year in the black. “I would be the last one to comment about overstaffing,” said committee member Jo Eva Gaines. “But I do believe we had more people than we needed in some areas. With our enrollment going down, I think it took an outsider to make those hard decisions. I didn’t approve of all of them, but in the end, it did save us a lot of money.” While school committee members thanked Ambrogi for his service, school committee chairman Patrick Kelley quipped, “He’s still got almost two years to go.” Is retirement on the horizon for the superintendent? “I’ll be turning 65 next March and I think that about says it all,” he said with a laugh. “I think everyone understood that my game plan was to stay here for eight years. The committee knew I wanted to see the transition into the Pell School. There’s still a lot of time left and until that time, I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me seeing that the new Pell School goes well.”


The current maximum permissible sound levels permitted in Residential Zones and Noise Sensitive Areas is 65 dbs during the hours of 7 a.m. and 9:59 p.m., after which time it is reduced to 55 dbs until 6:59 a.m. On Wednesday, councilors lowered that level to 55 dbs at all times of day. They also voted to approve a separate ordinance change that will identify "disorderly houses" as any property in which one or more noise disturbances resulting in a conviction or convictions in the municipal court have occurred within a three-year period. The vote comes on the heels of an assault involving the owner of a popular Broadway restaurant who was reportedly attacked outside his home after confronting the occupants of a neighboring property over a noise complaint. The administration is hoping that the new ordinance will give the city more authority over known problem houses, while councilors are also hoping that reducing the maximum allowable noise level would more generally "greatly contribute to our residents' peaceful enjoyment of their homes." In other business, councilors received a request from the owners of the Block Island Ferry to operate a seasonal fast ferry out of Perrotti Park. The only comment on the matter came from Third Ward Councilor Kathryn E. Leonard, who asked that the city consider carefully a request to use the Harbormaster's office for ticket sales. The request has been referred to the administration for review. Meanwhile, a separate request from the owner of the Aquidneck Ferry to operate a harbor shuttle service between Perrotti Park and Fort Adams, was continued to a future date. The Harbormaster had recommended against the plan, primarily citing safety concerns. Addison Closson, the owner of the 60foot wooden packet boat, has said that he plans to contest that recommendation, arguing that both the state and Coast Guard have deemed his vessel safe and suitable for ferry service. And finally, councilors gave their approval to a group that plans to host the Northeast championships of the International Quidditch Festival on the grounds at Fort Adams this Nov. 14 and 15. The game, an invention of the Harry Potter series of books, is played by competitors who often dress in character (capes and all), astride broomsticks.

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At its regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 1, the Middletown Town Council voted 5-0 to begin a search to find a replacement for the position of School Committee Chairman. The previous chair, Michael F. Crowley Jr., died in August. The replacement chair will serve the rest of Crowley’s term until 2014. The closing date for residents to apply will be Wednesday Oct. 24. The council will hold interviews for candidates on Monday Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30 and will vote on the matter at their Nov. 5 meeting. Regarding Crowley’s service, Councilor Christopher Semonelli said, “He was a class act. I take this responsibility highly.” The Council also voted 3-2 in favor of directing Town Administrator Shawn Brown to question officials from the Newport County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as to why they chose not to take a stance regarding the issue of tolling on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Council Vice-Chairman Bruce Long, along with Councilors Christopher Semonelli, and Antone Viveiros were in favor, with Council President Arthur Weber, and Councilor Barbara VonVillas in opposition. Weber read a statement from Councilor Silveira, who was not in attendance and is a member of the NCCVB (Discover Newport) board, “The NCCVB has chosen not to take a public position on the tolling of the Sakonnet River Bridge. The Newport Bridge has actually increased volume even with the higher toll in place, so to argue that it would be detrimental to toll the Sakonnet River Bridge is nothing

more than an assumption at this point,” Weber read. Councilor VonVillas stated, “I am very reluctant to place what I consider to be political pressure on an organization which should be run relatively independently.” Vice-Chairman Long responded by clarifying that the motion was not to direct the administrator to coerce, but simply to ask why Discover Newport took the position that they did. “We have a position from one board member, which may or may not differ from other board members; there are eighteen members of that board. I’d like to know what was discussed, that they didn’t come to a resolution.” Long said. “This is a regional board with responsibilities to the nine communities that it represents, [and] I believe we are due an answer.” “They said no,” replied Weber. “Whatever their method is, and whatever they’re thinking about, that’s their business.” But Long said that it was the business of Middletown as the NCCVB is a quasi-state agency and a regional body: “If we can’t get a reason why this regional body made this decision, how can regionalization work on any issue?” Also at the meeting, the council applauded the efforts of Grand Islander Center - Genesis Health Care, who were the recipients of the 2012 “Gold Excellence” award by the National Center for Assisted Living. Grand Islander administrator Joan Woods and head of nursing Regina Jones were at the meeting and said they were pleased to be recognized by the council.


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NEWS BRIEFS Red Hot Mamas Yoga Middletown Boosters The Newport Hospital Red Hot Hold Golf Drop Mamas program, the only Red Hot The Newport County Chamber of Commerce programming in October includes: nChamber Connections Networking Group, Oct. 12, 8 - 9:15 a.m. nSemi Annual Women In Business After Hours, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5 - 7 p.m. at Greenvale Vineyards nBrown Bag Networking Luncheon, Oct. 18, noon - 1:30 p.m. nChamber Seminar: “Opening Doors to Government Contracting,” Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. nBusiness After Hours, Thursday, Oct. 25, 5 - 7 p.m. To attend an event, register online at or 847-1608. All events will be held at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce office and are free for members unless noted otherwise and $25 for non-members.

‘Green Drinks Event’ No, it’s not St. Patrick’s Day yet. Green Drinks is the name of an organization that holds events at which “greenies” concerned about the environment can get together to support a cause. On Oct. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center (18 Valley St.), Green Drinks will hold an event to support the “Five Gyres Last Straw” bike tour, which hopes to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean. The event is free; food and drinks available for purchase.

Mamas in Rhode Island and southeastern Mass., will hold “Yoga for Real Women – Red Hot or Not” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. Enter the Newport Hospital using the Powel Avenue entrance. The program is a combination lecture and yoga class, and no special equipment or clothing is needed. Janne Sahady will be the yoga instructor. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free, but space is limited. To reserve a seat call 401-8451551, or email nboninkellogg@

Plant for the Future The Newport Tree Society and the Newport Tree Commission will hold its Saplings & Spirits cocktail reception and fndraiser on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Bellevue House. A donation of $30 is payable in advance or at the door. Reservations appreciated by calling (401) 324-9204 or visiting


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The second annual Middletown High School Music Boosters Golf Ball Drop will be held Friday, Oct. 12 at 5:45 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School football field before Middletown’s homecoming football game. Numbered golf balls corresponding to the sold ticket numbers will be dropped from a helicopter hovering over the field. The five closest numbered golf balls win according to their position to the pin--$500 1st prize, $200 2nd prize, and three $100 3rd prizes. The cost is $10 per ticket. All proceeds benefit Middletown High School music students. Ticket sales are available from community partners on Saturday, Oct. 6: Super Stop & Shop, 1360 West Main Rd., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Super Stop & Shop, 199 Connell Highway, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, contact Jo Glenning at 849-0258.

School Band Golf Tournament On Friday, Oct. 12, the Thompson Middle School Band along with the Rogers High Jazz Ensemble will host their First Annual Golf Tournament at Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth. The TMS band is looking to raise funds in an effort to provide musical instruments for all children wishing to participate in the band as well as fund both musical enrichment and festival programs. The Rogers Jazz Ensemble will use these funds to defray the costs for their planned music festival performance trip to Bermuda in the spring and to provide opportunities for all band programs at Rogers. The band department is currently looking for donations for their raffle table, silent auction items, tee sponsor, cash donations, and golf participants. Checks can be made out to the Aquidneck Island National Police Parade with “Band Project” in the memo line and mailed to Gwen George c/o Newport Police Department, 120 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Raffle prizes can be mailed to the same address, or arrangements can be made to have them picked up. For more information, contact either Gwen George or Corey Huck at 847-1306, or TMS band teacher Ian Gollub at 662-6149.

For What It’s Worth The passing of Michael F. Dwyer is noted with regret. This softspoken gentleman, through his love and tireless devotion to his research, has inspired many who care about this ‘Fair Island.’ Dwyer documented and recorded hundreds of artists who painted on Aquidneck Island. His collected resource revealed the abundance of painters whose subject is dear to us all: the place where we all live. Through years of researching newspapers, Historical Society and Art Museum exhibitions, historical pamphlets, etc., he created a database that will be used for generations to come. This legacy was given to our citizens without any expectation of accolade: he did it just for the love of it. Thank you Mr. Dwyer! Your generosity of time and effort will live on, recalling a time perhaps more genteel than that of today. His research is available at The Redwood, The Newport Art Museum and The Newport Historical Society. — Federico Santi, Partner, Drawing Room Antiques (The Drawing Room offers free appraisals by appointment. Call 841-5060 to make an appointment.) Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Federico at: or 152 Spring St., Newport

NAACP Awards Dinner Cruise Ship Schedule The Newport County NAACP will present its Education Award to Veronica Mays and the Role Model Award to Kendra Goodrum Spencer at their upcoming Awards Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Newport. Cheryl Watkins Snead will be the guest speaker. Snead was the first African-American woman to graduate with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. For tickets and more information, contact Josephine at 846-6094.

Grant Proposals Welcomed Projects that improve the longterm health of Newport County youth and families can apply for to the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital through Oct. 31. Priority will be given to programs that meet specific criteria, which are outlined on the Fund’s website,

More Fall Fundraisers n Visiting Nurse Services of Bristol & Newport Counties will hold its Chocolate Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 4 at OceanCliff. For tickets and more information, call 682-2100 or visit nChild & Family will hold its annual Taste of Newport on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Newport. For tickets and more information, call 849-2300 or visit

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Rogers Alumni Open House The Rogers High School Alumni Association will hold an open house in the Rogers High School Alumni Room located in the RHS Library on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Enter from the Wickham Road entrance. For more information contact Colleen Conklin Murray, RHS class of 1968, at 846-4731 or at rhsaa@

Open House at the Y The Newport County YMCA is holding an open house on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees can check out the wellness equipment, pool, and the 40 foot outdoor climbing wall. Sample group exercise classes and youth sports classes will also be offered. Certified personal trainers will be ready to answer questions measure body fat and provide demos. Babysitting services will be provided for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. For more information contact Dawn Gardner, Member Relations & Wellness Director, at or 847-9200 ext 132.

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Newport Police Log Newport Fire During the period from Monday, Incident Run Report Sept. 24 to Monday, Oct. 1, the Newport Police Department responded to 750 calls. Of those, 231 were motor vehicle related; there were 199 motor vehicle violations issued and 32 accident reports. 2 skateboard violations were also issued. The police also responded to a rape report on Bliss Rd., 2 suicide calls, 6 incidents of vandalism, 18 noise complaints, 23 animal complaints, and 21 home/business alarm calls. Ten school checks were performed and police assisted with 13 school crossing duties. Police transported 5 prisoners, provided 1 funeral escort, recorded 6 instances of assisting other agencies and 9 instances of assisting other police departments and 11 private tows were recorded. In addition, 28 arrests were made for the following violations: n 5 arrests were made for simple assault. n 3 arrests were made for possession of marijuana. n 3 arrests were made for outstanding warrants. n 3 arrests were made for driving with a suspended or revoked license. n 2 arrests were made for violating a protective order. n 2 arrests were made for noise violations. n 1 arrest was made for disorderly conduct. n 1 arrest was made for driving with an expired license. n 1 arrest was made for DUI. n 1 arrest was made for trespassing. n 1 arrest was made for vandalism. n 1 arrest was made for possession of an open container of alcohol. n 1 arrest was made for domestic threats. n 1 arrest was made for receiving stolen goods. n 1 arrest was made for fraudulent use of credit cards. n 1 arrest was made for possession of drugs with intent to manufacture or deliver on Hillside Ave.

During the period from Monday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 30 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 132 calls. Of those, 83 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 69 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 2 patients was treated on the scene and 7 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived on-scene. Fire apparatus was used for 132 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 responded to 61 calls • Station 1 - Engine responded to 45 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road responded to 35 calls • Station 2 - Engine responded to 23 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 5 responded to 37 calls

Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 2 - Structure fires 1 - Vegetation fire 1 - Outside rubbish fire 2 - Natural gas leaks 4 - Motor vehicle/pedestrian accidents 13 - Fire alarm system sounding - no fire In the category of fire prevention, the department reviewed plans/inspected 2 tented events, performed 10 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 13 life safety inspections, and provided 4 fire system plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: Fire Prevention Week: (Oct 7-13) It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? Having two ways out should be a key part of your plan. This year’s theme, “Have 2 Ways Out!” focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. For more information visit —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM

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On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Edward King House will sponsor a Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rentals for tables are $20 for members and $35 for non-members. To reserve a table call Marie at 846-7426. The center is also looking for volunteers to make crafts for the fair. If you are interested Mary Williams will be available Monday – Friday from 9:30– 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No experience necessary.

Each Friday in October, Asterisk restaurant and Chef/Owner John Bach-Sorensen will feature “Around the World Cuisine” night. Diners can try authentic dishes from various countries or regions. Oct. 5 – Morocco, Oct. 12 – Africa, Oct. 19 – Louisiana, Cajun Style and Oct. 26 – Germany, Oktoberfest Reservations are recommended by calling 841-8833 or visit www.

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On Thursday, Oct. 18, Alliance For A Livable Newport, with the support of the League of Women Voters Rhode Island Education Fund, will host the candidates for the contested Newport City Council seats At Large and First Ward. The candidates will be questioned about key issues facing the City of Newport now and in the near future. Come hear the candidates’ views as you make your voting decisions for the November elections. The event will be held at the Newport City Hall council chambers at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information or to submit questions contact:Isabel Griffith at 849-6444 or

The deadline to register to vote in November’s election is Sunday, Oct. 7. State law requires Rhode Islanders to register at least 30 days before an election in order to be eligible to vote. In addition, state law requires voters who have moved or changed their names since the last time they voted to re-register to vote. On Sunday, residents can register at the Newport Public Library or the Newport Police Station from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about this year’s elections, visit or call (401) 222-2340.

Money Management Talk for Women The Newport County Branch of the American Association of University Women will host a talk by Elisabeth A. Hickox, financial advisor at Wells Fargo, WFA LLC, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Child & Family Services, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown. Hickox’s topic, “The Mature Woman’s Guide to Money Management,” will address the importance of good financial knowledge in today’s weaker economy. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. For further information call 683-1950.

Rebuilding Together Applications are now available for island homeowners who would like to be considered for the upcoming 2013 Rebuilding Together home improvement program. To qualify, homeowners must own and live in the home and agree not to sell within two years of completion of work. Requested repairs should be limited to what can be accomplished by volunteers in one day. All repairs are completed free of charge on Project Day: April 27. Application deadline is Nov. 11. For a complete application or for questions call Susan McCoy at 401608-2912.

Fall Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access will hold a coastal cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Surfers End of Second Beach. We will provide gloves but if you’ve got a pair please bring them and also wear sturdy shoes or boots. This is a rain or shine event. Teams will set out in all directions, up Paradise Lane, all along the pond, to Sachuest Point and west towards Purgatory. Because vegetation is dying off it will be easy to collect the trash on this side of the coastline of Aquidneck Island. If you’d like to help out with any of the pre/day-of-/post events, email or visit

The College Application Essay College-bound high school seniors and juniors are invited to the Jamestown Philomenian Library Tuesday, Oct. 23 and 30 for help in starting their personal essays. In a two-and-a-half hour workshop, teens will brainstorm what to write about, how best to write about it, and why. Lively activities will help students identify and recognize their core beliefs and interests and then write about them with clarity, candor, and confidence. Bring pen and paper or laptops. Participants may attend either or both evenings. The workshop is led by Jamestowner Jim Stahl, who directs the online Merlyn’s Pen New Library of Young Adult Writing at Class size is limited to 15, first come first serve. Free: 7 - 9:30 p.m. Register by calling the library at 423-7280.

AARP Meeting The Newport County chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 15 at Fenner Hall, Fenner Ave., Newport at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Frank L. Grzyb will present a slide show of his book “Rhode Island Civil War Hospital”. The Rhode Island Civil War Hospital was located in Portsmouth. Members are asked to bring canned goods for local food pantries. New members are asked to arrive at 1 p.m. and bring their national AARP card. For more information, contact Jean at 846-5146.

Open House

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The Pennfield School (NurseryGrade 8) will hold an open house on Friday, Oct. 26 from 8 - 10 a.m. Listen to an Upper School assembly speech, meet the Head of School, tour classrooms with a current parent and meet faculty and students. To RSVP, email kemory@pennfield. org or call 849-4646.

The Jamestown Library Lego Club will be meet on Thursdays Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 3 - 4 p.m. The Lego club is open to kids of all ages, though children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 423-7280, email jamlibkids@ or visit the library to register. You must register for each week that you plan to attend.

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As part of our year long celebration of St. Michael’s 75th Anniversary, we will be offering a lecture series to our community that reflects the excellence and values that a St. Michael’s education has delivered to children throughout its 75 year history.

Each lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are highly reccomended. Reservations can be made online at and will also be accepted over the phone by calling 401-849-5970 ext. 300.

October 12, 2012 6:00pm “What’s New? The Promise and Perils of Learning in the New Digital Age” Justin Reich Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher and an educational researcher. He is the author of Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers, and his academic work has been published in Educational Researcher, Social Education, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, and other venues. He has been an Outstanding Educator in Residence for the Academy of Singapore Teachers, a Digital Media and Learning Summer Fellow with the MacArthur Foundation, and is among the 2012 class of Emerging Leaders for the International Society for Technology in Education.

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EDITORIAL Getting the Message Out


he city last week took a step in the right direction in calling a press conference to address reports that a spate of assaults had been taking place across the city. The press conference, no doubt a reflection of the administration's effort to improve communication between the city and its residents, was a first in recent memory, and unprecedented for this council. However, as these things tend to go, there is still room for improvement. As any press agent will tell you, reporters are, by their nature, generally inquisitive. They're also deadline-oriented, and more often than not, working on multiple projects. If the city is to make a habit of engaging with the Fourth Estate on a more frequent basis, then it's vital that they anticipate the questions, the concerns, and most importantly, the narrative that are likely to arise from the press corps. Earlier this year, this City Council adopted as it its mission statement a vision to make Newport "the most welcoming and livable city in New England." Now, we can say that to ourselves as much as we'd like, but it will be meaningless unless others outside of our community hear it, and experience it, for themselves. As in politics, and in business, message is key. Newport already has a strong brand. It's a destination that's known worldwide, and has become a tourist mecca. But if we are to attract more than day trippers and cruise ship passengers; if we're to attract new businesses and new families, then we must do a better job at communicating our other strengths. That, it would seem, goes hand-in-hand with the mission statement adopted by the council. Beginning this week, the city will host its first of four public open houses, dubbed Engage Newport. In addition to being a chance to meet our city's department heads and council members, the events promise a host of family activities, games, and contests. It's a novel approach to public relations, and we hope it proves to be a resounding success. One of the stated goals of the series is to showcase the myriad opportunities and programs that the city offers to its residents. It's a good concept – and we hope a good start – to the city's renewed commitment to improved communication.

Trouble Even in Paradise To the Editor; Regarding the assaults in Newport article in the Oct. 4 issue of Newport This Week. After reading the responses from the City manager and the police Chief, I am dumbfounded by their lack of empathy and their disconnect from the community they serve. I was at the community meeting (held at the police station) and the experiences from the community are at odds with the picture the city is trying to paint, that of a happy tourist town where drugs are only sold at pharmacies and violence is displayed only in the movies. The reality is something very different when a local business owner, husband and father of a newborn child is beaten unconscious and left bleeding in the street outside his home.

Newport is a living breathing city with all the problems that come with city living. It is Broadway Street as well as the Disney waterfront. To hear the City Manager being quoted that …“ I am beginning to hear that the hospitality industry is feeling assaulted” either shows the total ignorance of what is going on in the city she has been hired to manage or worse it shows a disdain for the local citizens. Who does City Hall serve? Its people or the vested business interest? No, Jane, the hospitality industry wasn’t left bloody on the streets, one of its citizens was. William Fitzgerald Kingston Ave., Newport Editor’s Note: The writer is not related to anyone on the police dept.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR You Can't Fake Authenticity

Letter to the Editor: Ms. Yellis’s Sept. 13, letter responded to one of my 12 reasons why Queen Anne Square should be halted, at this eleventh hour. Yellis, is a member of the Newport World Heritage Committee, which failed in its application to UNESCO proposing Newport as a World Heritage Site in 2007. Interestingly, the Committee Chairman was NRF’s Pieter Roos. However, the point in my letter is not singular, as Ms. Yellis suggests. The international preservation community greatly influences the protective and management standards in World Heritage Operational Guidelines. They are trying to improve those standards to protect and better manage our worldwide heritage, and to share ideas globally. Local initiatives and innovations are the lifeblood of an ever-widening appreciation of cultural heritage, like QAS. Given such international interest, if Newport installs this already failed Lin design proposing fake building foundations cum pseudo chimney as a tribute to Ms. Duke, who tore down real, but insignificant foundations on that site, it will

not bode well for Newport’s future consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site apart from its location. UNESCO will be more than disappointed if we inject this illconceived design into our authentic midst. Nothing to do with the Colonial Newport UNESCO proposal, but it will indicate something is seriously quite amiss in Newport and its new confusion over preservation, historic appropriateness, and restoration. The notion that Duke gave QAS’s land to the City is not true, that it is a tribute is incorrect, that it is a monument is a joke, and for Yellis to recount why one should destroy what is already there, because it is historically not a New England town square, etc., is understood for what it is by all New Englanders. I further point out that it is not flat like the New Haven Green nor any other town commons, greens and squares, and it was never meant to ape town squares, rather it is as Ms. Duke wished it to be, according to her mentor in developing QAS, Rev. Chad Minifie, former Rector Trinity Church, Peter Kent her virtual right hand and First Director of the NRF, and others who participated in the

To the Editor; A city ordinance that prohibits Newporters from maintaining a small flock of chickens without a rooster needs to be revisited. The reasons cited for continuing restrictions are noise, manure, pests and potential coyote attacks. When you enter Newport via the Newport Pell bridge, you are welcomed by flocks of seagulls and geese. If you approach from Middletown, you pass a "Welcome to Newport" sign. On the left is Easton's Beach, on the right is the Big Pond containing one of the city's water supplies. On its banks large flocks of gulls and geese are waiting to greet our visitors and pollute our waters. If you park on our beautiful tree-lined streets,

there's a good chance your car will be whitewashed by crows. Welcome to Newport; we tolerate no chicken #@*+. May I recommend little green bags be distributed to poultry enthusiasts. They may, like some pet owners, place them around the neighborhood or decorate our parks, beaches, lawns, streets, etc. To date I have not observed any posters on telephone poles seeking missing chickens. Domestic birds are not the problem. Accommodations can and should be considered to give poultry hobbyists similar rights of other pet owners. The ordinance needs to be readdressed. Dan Oakley Newport

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Leave the Trees in the Park To the Editor: Hours and hours and hours of everyone's time has been spent in hearings and meetings and writing letters to everyone from God on down in an effort to get the City fathers to leave Queen Anne Square alone. All the square really needs is some TLC (Tender Loving Care) and some benches. Both have been offered and refused by City Council. Now we must struggle with still more meetings about the tree re-

moval. Why are we doing all of this? Who benefits? What's wrong with keeping the trees that have been growing in the Square for decades instead of removing them and then planting something the size of a broomstick later on? Are we all so foolish we cannot see that the matter of Queen Anne Square will only get worse with each new struggle? Mary Weston Newport

QAS episode with Ms. Duke. The United Nations Ethical Code states: “Preservation is owners must commit themselves to preserving the historic character of the site forever...” Winners of the UNESCO designation must agree to this provision, including the word: “FOREVER.” After reading that code, did Roos not understand that it did not mean a single UNESCO site, but that the community should all be guarded FOREVER, and he now proposes this travesty? Newport has long given exceptional testimony to the evolution of American cultural identity and civilization...but “never before with fake foundations promoted as a tribute to a Preservationist! Newport will become the laughingstock of the World’s historians and preservationists. A long term loser by setting such a low-end, foolish precedent in an unusually unique community, ultra-sensitive to historic restoration, preservation and cultural tourism per Newport’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Laurence S. Cutler Vernon Court

In Favor of Table Games

To the Editor: I support adding table games to Newport Grand not only because of the additional revenue that will be generated for the city of Newport and the State of Rhode Island, but also because of the 50 new jobs that table games will create at Newport Grand. Adding table games is a clear win for Newport and for Rhode Island. Newport Grand has been a good neighbor and its offerings complement the many other activities and events that take place in our city. I understand that some people oppose table games on “moral” grounds. I have to say that I find these arguments to be particularly hollow. If you don’t want to drink, don’t order a drink – and if you don’t want to gamble, don’t go to Newport Grand. This is a free country and gaming is a highly regulated and legal form of entertainment. Newport Grand is a well-run business that deserves the opportunity to compete with the resort casinos coming to Massachusetts. I am proud to support their efforts. Richard Sardella Owner, Sardella’s Restaurant

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Committee Accepts Technology Grant By Meg O’Neil At their Thursday, Sept. 27 meeting, the Newport School Committee narrowly approved a proposal to accept a half-million-dollar technology grant to upgrade the Internet access at the city's existing elementary schools. The vote was close because of the grant’s timing. While all members of the committee were happy to receive the funding, several were in favor of waiting until the opening of the Pell School in 2013 to install the equipment. In 2009, the Newport School Department applied for a federally funded E-Rate Technology Grant that, if procured, would allow for the installation of wireless technology and cabling in the city’s elementary schools. It was not until this spring that the department learned they had been awarded the $563,218 E-Rate Technology Grant from Rhode Island-based CBE Technologies. Three years ago, when the department applied for the grant, it was presumed that the technology would be installed in the city’s four elementary schools in a timely fashion. But three years later, the money and equipment are just now becoming available, and Newport’s elementary schools are set to close eight months from now, in June 2013, at which point all elementary students will transition to the Claiborne deB. Pell School, beginning the following September. A popular grant program nationwide, E-Rate Grants are funded depending on the level of poverty in a school district, as measured by the number of students who qualify for free and reduced-priced lunches. The language of the federal grant dictates that the technology and hardware is to be installed in the four elementary schools: Coggeshall, Cranston-Calvert, Sul-

livan at Triplett, and Underwood. Committee Chairman Patrick Kelley said he had contacted the project’s managers about the situation and asked whether it would be possible to deliver the equipment, but to wait to install it at the Pell School. Kelley said he was still awaiting a response, as the managers called Newport’s grant a “unique situation” that needed further research. They suggested that the committee wait for an answer and hold off on voting on the issue until their regular meeting on Oct. 9. Kelley asked, “Is it worth spending that kind of money only to have it ripped out in six months?” The installation of 95 cables throughout the schools will cost $108,000 and the design costs would be just over $67,000. Other equipment included in the total cost would be: five racks with network switches, power servers, and 95 wireless access points. When the Pell School opens, much of the installed hardware in the four schools would follow the students, but the 95 cables would not. The cost to move the hardware from the elementary schools into the new Pell School will be roughly $20,000 – which is not included in the funding formula. The technology plan for the new Pell School has not yet been designed. But according to school superintendent John Ambrogi, GG&D (the engineers hired to design the plan), suggested that utilizing the grant would help defray technology costs at the new school. Newport taxpayers will pay $33,080 of the total grant. “I think that seven months of utilization [this school year] is a substantial time to have the youngsters have the opportunity to access a wireless network," Ambrogi said, adding, "I don’t see this as a foolish expenditure of money.” While Kelley urged waiting two

weeks for an answer before voting, other members of the school committee wanted immediate resolution. Committee member Jo Eva Gaines said, “My experience with

“This is a perfect case of fraud, waste and abuse by the federal government to put this kind of money into buildings that will be vacant in seven months. – Rebecca Bolan grants is that if you don’t use the grant award the way it was intended, you lose it … [We should] take advantage of what we have in hand and go with it.” Vice Chairwoman Rebecca Bolan, who voted to wait until Oct. 9 to make a decision, said, “This is a perfect case of fraud, waste and abuse by the federal government to put this kind of money into buildings that will be vacant in seven months. Kids have access [to technology] right now, the only difference being whether it’s wired or wireless access.” Another concern that Kelley pointed out was that the technology, including the rack system and servers, are massive structures that require their own rooms. “These machines consume quite a bit of power,” he said. “They also need cooling systems, and they are pretty noisy equipment. I don’t know where they’d be installed where it won’t interrupt the workday.” Ambrogi said that if approved, the technology would be installed in the city’s elementary schools by Dec. 1. The measure passed 4 – 3, with committee members Patrick Kelley, Robert Leary, and Rebecca Bolan opposed.



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Parking Problem Looms at Pell School By Meg O’Neil In true Newport fashion, it might be hard to find a parking space when the new Claiborne deB. Pell Elementary School opens next fall. The Pell Building Committee met on Tuesday, Oct. 2 for a brief update on the construction process of the new school and discussed the issue of parking at the Dexter Street location. Project manager Jim Farrar said that progress on the state’s largest elementary school is on schedule, and that there are more trades mobilizing on the site, including brick masons and mechanical engineers. While the physical structure is well underway and the last steel beam will be put in place in a mere two weeks, several members of the building committee pointed out that an issue has arisen in terms of future parking spaces at the facility. Building and School Committee member Patrick Kelley said that when the design process of the Pell school started a few years ago, the demographic of Newport included fewer than 800 elementary school students, and was declining at a rapid rate. He said the original parking plan called for roughly 190 parking spaces in the lot opposite the school building. He also said a public meeting was held two years ago at which several in attendance recommended putting a soccer field in the proposed parking lot, to be flanked by parking lots on both sides. The soccer field became a real-

ity in the Pell design, and roughly 60 parking spaces were lost as a result. Now, there are 134 planned parking spots and a student body of nearly 900 elementary students. Kelley pointed out that there are more than 134 employees in the school. Superintendent John H. Ambrogi said that he has already checked with the city to find additional

“This is going to be a state of the art school. I’d hate to stumble on the parking and traffic pattern.” – Patrick Kelley parking options. According to the city’s transportation engineer Eric Earls, there is an option of on-street parking in the area, including: 41 spots on Hillside Avenue and 12 on Dexter Street. Earls recommended that the 12 on-street spots be used on the west side of Dexter Street because anything on the east side could be “problematic” with traffic on West Main Road heading into Middletown. School Committee member Rebecca Bolan said, “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that there are more than 100 employees at the school.” According to her own count, there will be 154 employees on site at any given time, including teachers, administrators, cafeteria staff, volunteers, and 12 student teachers from Salve Regina University.

“This is going to be a state of the art school," said Kelley, "I’d hate to stumble on the parking and traffic pattern.” Farrar suggested that the committee get the project’s land development consulting firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., to re-examine the traffic study and parking situation, taking into account the changes in the years since the school was initially designed. Before work began on the Pell School grounds, the layers of soil were tested by RIDEM. Results showed that traces of naturally occurring arsenic were in the soil. In order to combat the issue, the soccer field was capped with several inches of fill, raising the land area over a foot. The option of paving over the soccer field or removing the fill would again raise RIDEM concerns. Farrar said, “Turning a soccer field into a parking area is certainly going to raise DEM issues … it’s not a change you could do quickly, and it’s not insurmountable, but you’ll face issues in doing that.” He also said the proposition of dealing with the arsenic soil would be very expensive. Ambrogi said the first choice is not to have on-street parking, but said another option that could be explored would be to ask if the existing parking lot could be restriped to allow for more cars. With no action items on the agenda, the Building Committee meeting closed and will meet again after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Naval Community Briefs Newport CIV Dinner to Honor Ponta Delgada The Newport Council for International Visitors will honor its sister city of Ponta Delgada, Azores, during their annual dinner on Saturday, Oct.13 at 5:30 p.m. at Vasco Da Gama Hall, 15 Fenner Ave. The evening will highlight the history of the immigration of Azoreans to the United States as a result of the eruption of a volcano on the island of Faial between September 1957 and October 1958. The event will feature authentic Azorean fare, Fado singing, a silent auction and a raffle for round trip tickets for two from Boston to Ponta Delgada plus six nights in a hotel. Raffle tickets will sell for $5 each. Dinner tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Pre-registration and pre-payment by check are required. Please call Judy Terry, 401-683-1950 or email for registration details.

Flu Shots at NHNCE Naval Health Clinic New England Newport offers flu vaccine to active, reserve and retired military personnel, and eligible dependents Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., on a walk-in basis. Flu shots, flu mist and Fluzone (for those 65 and older) are available at the clinic. Additional staff is on 8-11 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m. to lessen wait times. Bring proper identification and report directly to the check-in desk in the Immunizations Clinic.

Hispanic Heritage Observance The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Juan M. Garcia III, will speak at Officer Training Command’s observance of Hispanic American Heritage Month, on Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m., in Kay Hall. The event is open to all personnel with base access.

Officer Graduation Officer Development School will graduate 61 members of the medical, dental, nurse, judge advocate general, and medical service corps on Friday, Oct. 12 in a 9 a.m. ceremony in Kay Hall. Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick Boyle, chief of staff at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, will address the graduates. Navy Band Northeast will perform. For more information, call 401-841-1171.

MWR Golf Tournament Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host its fall Golf Tournament at Newport National Golf Club on Thursday, Oct. 11. Checkin begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The fee is $50 for active duty, retirees, eligible family members, reservists and DoD employees and $75 for guests. Price includes green fees, golf cart, food and prizes. Full team payment is due upon registration and accepted at Gym 109, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ID's will be checked at registration as well as tournament day. For more information, call Greg at 401-2971563.

Check-in at NHCNE Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) will utilize a centralized patient check-in area beginning Oct. 9 to streamline the check-in process. Upon arrival for a clinic appointment, the patient’s first stop will be at one of the three windows prominently located near the pharmacy area to the right as you enter the front entrance of the clinic. Patient eligibility, demographics, other health insurance and HIPAA information will be reviewed and updated. The efficiency of the process will have patients to their appointments in a timely manner and will also result in NHCNE having accurate, up-to-date patient information.

There are four clinics at the medical facility whose patients will not utilize the centralized check-in process: Behavioral Health, Occupational Health, Audiology and Individual Medical Readiness. Patients will report directly to those clinics for appointments.

Eight Bells Lecture The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series continues Thursday, October 11 at 12 p.m. with Nicholas Sarantakes discussing his fifth book, “Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver Screen.” An associate professor in the strategy and policy department of the Naval War College, Sarantakes is a diplomatic historian whose research focuses on the World War II and Cold War eras and examines the broad reach and impact of U.S. foreign policy. He has won five writing awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Visitors without a DoD decal/ID card should request access at time of reservation. To reserve, call 401841-2101 at least one working day prior to event.

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Dozens Serve on Commissions Want to become involved in government? Consider volunteering to serve on a city board or commission. Supporting the elected members of the City Council and School Committee, nearly 20 boards and commissions meet on a monthly basis. Many currently have vacancies. Here is information on some of the boards, part of a continuing series as Election Day approaches. Waterfront Commission First Appointed Hank Kniskern – Chair 2004 Robert Anton 2006 Richard Barker 2011 Kim Hapgood 2006 Ryan Miller 2009 John O'Brien 2007 Brian O'Keefe 2007 John Oliveira 2011 Jed Pearsall 2009 The Harbor Master, Tim Mills, also serves on the commission. This nine-member commission currently has no vacancies. Each member serves in terms of three years. The Waterfront Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. If you want more information, contact Hank Kniskern at hkniskern@ Washington Square Advisory Commission The Washington Square Advisory Commission is comprised of members from various organizations and businesses surrounding the square. Lillian Dick, Newport Tree Society; Elizabeth Drayton, Newport Squared Roots Initiative; John Grosvenor, Northeast Collaborative Architects; David Leys, BankNewport; Bert Lippincott, Newport Historical Society; Pieter Roos, Newport Restoration Foundation; Susan Ruf, Newport Tree and Open Space Commission; and Kathy Staab, The Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center. Other individuals serving on the commission include; C J Barone, Ross Cann, Tanya Kelley The Washington Square Advisory Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall. For more information about the Washington Square Advisory Commission, contact Lillian Dick at lilly@ From previous weeks: There are 2 vacancies on the Newport Tree and Open Space Commission. If interested in serving, contact Susan Ruf at ruf@cox. net or the city Tree Warden, Scott Wheeler, (Building & Grounds supervisor) at 845-5802 or swheeler@ There is 1 vacancy on the Energy and Environment Commission. If interested in serving contact Beth Milham at, or Kristie Gardiner at kgardiner97 at There is 1 vacancy on the Canvassing Authority. If interested in serving contact O'Neill at 845-5384 or There is 1 vacancy on the Tax Appeals Board. If interested in serving, contact Newport Tax Accessor John Gelati at 845-5366. Anyone interested in serving on a city board or commission should go to the mayor’s office in City Hall to request an application. The single-page sheet asks for contact information, educational background, and employment history, including work experience that may relate to the position for which you are applying. Editor’s note: From now through Election Day, Newport This Week will highlight the city’s volunteer boards and commissions.

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Great Minds, Great Conversations Richard Saul Wurman, information architect, creator of the TED Conferences, once again created a unique gathering last month of interesting and curious minds and engaged them this time in conversation. His new conference made its debut with an exploration of the lost art of conversing, mixed with threads of visual and musical imagery. For those who could not attend, not to worry, there will be an app released in December and perhaps a talk about it by Wurman at the Redwood Library. “Conversation,” Wurman says, “is the great step backwards. It must be what Aristotle and his pals used to do. Conversation brings out behind the scenes stuff, stuff that didn’t get done, stuff that didn’t make it to You Tube, stuff that shows the humanity of stuff.” And yes, when you pair Yo-Yo Ma, the greatest living cellist and virtuoso, and David Brooks, Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times or Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, and Norman Lear, television producer, sparks fly. Throw in will i. am, musician from the Black Eyed Peas, talking with Herbie Hancock, pianist and composer, and you have interesting conversation.

Kate Gubelmann, one of the founding members of the Newport Flower Show. As Katzenberg pointed out, “Only you, Richard, could think of this stuff. You are a curator of people and culture and we all share a love for you.” Conversations flew back and forth for two 12-hour days, with illustrious entrepreneurs and CEOs, architects and luminaries, scientists and magicians and non-stop discussions. And speaking about conferences and learning, the Salon Series at the Redwood Library has begun. Kate Gubelmann opened it last Thursday night with a charming, warm and witty personal talk

about her gardening endeavors. One of the founding members of the Newport Flower Show, Gubelmann admitted to being a passionate amateur, a snoop who loves looking at other people’s gardens, and someone who, all her life, has responded to the natural world. “Newport is a natural greenhouse,” she said, talking about all the many gardens here, from formal to fantasy, ornamental to geometric. In speaking about her own gardens, both here and in New Jersey, she used humor to turn mistakes into a learning curve, eventually getting it right and creating the perfect garden. Be sure to attend these Life of the Mind talks at The Redwood Library throughout the year on Thursdays. The series began as a perk for members, but now, for a nominal fee, it is open to all. On Oct. 11, award-winning historian Douglas Smith will speak about the fate of the aristocracy after the Bolshevik Revolution. Smith worked for the US State Department in the Soviet Union and as a Russian affairs analyst for Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty in Munich. Mark Thursdays on your calendar and go enjoy the wine, the cheese, the learning and the socializing.





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“The Art of Architecture & Design” WHEN: Exhibit Opening Oct. 6, 5 – 7 p.m. WHERE: Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave.

in creating architecture. “The Art of Architecture and Design,” will be on display at the gallery from Oct. 6 - 31. The show features historical architectural documents; art inspired by architecture; and art employed in the creation of architecture. The exhibit reminds the viewer that architecture is the sculpture in which we live and work. The exhibit includes the work of the mapmakers and urban planners in anticipation of the upcoming Washington Square Com-

munity Charrette, Oct. 19 and 20. Historic maps and atlases showing the Washington Square area over time will be on display. So if you are planning on participating in the upcoming design and valuesetting gathering, visit the gallery to see the archival documents that have been posted. Living amidst a treasure trove of architectural monuments that exists here in Newport, it would be easy for local residents to become complacent to the beauty and importance of the buildings that surround them. Similarly, many think of Architecture and Design as practical professions dedicated to creating purely pragmatic solutions. This exhibition is a reminder that architecture is indeed a fine art worthy of being enjoyed and contemplated independently of the practical advantages that architectural works create.


Architecture traditionally has included painting, sculpture, the decorative arts, and even metalworking and glassmaking. Architects also employed the arts of drawing, model-making and geometry. Although the practice and form of architecture has been transformed many times since the beginning of the art form thousands of years ago, much remains the same. Architects still use drawings and models to contemplate a structure before it is complete and still seek to create a sculptural expression that blends the sense of volume, color, texture and even sound into the final work of art. The Newport Architectural Forum is working with the American Institute of Architects to present a show at the Spring Bull Gallery that explores the ways that art is used


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Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Ken Sayers on “Uncommon Warriors,” his comprehensive account of little-known auxiliary and miscellaneous vessels that served in specialized roles, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 841-2101. Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 441-4317.

Open: Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-5pm Starting Sept. 14

Green Drinks Social networking happy hour for “green” and environmentally-minded people, sponsored by Packaging 2.0 and Surfrider, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5-8 p.m.

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“If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $2, 847-0292, Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard. Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m., free. Toponymy Lecture Toponymy is the study of place names. Norman Champagne explores the meaning behind the local names we know so well. Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, 6 p.m. Life of the Mind Series URI professor and Brown alumnus Stephen Frater will discuss his new book, “Hell Above Earth – The Incredible True Story of an American WWII Bomber Commander and the Co-pilot Ordered to Kill Him.” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. lecture, 5:30 p.m. reception, members free, non-members $10, 847-0292, Give & Glam Girls Night Out Upscale shopping, beauty and fashion event showcases top

October Brouhaha A bit of Bavaria comes to the Newport Yachting Center on Columbus Day Weekend, October 6 and 7, with the 19th annual International Oktoberfest. The two-day event features an international Biergarten with brews from around the world and mouthwatering Austro-German cuisine. Non-stop family-friendly entertainment includes Oktoberfest show bands and traditional dance troupes. Noon to 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 Saturday and $17 Sunday, while “day of” tickets are $25 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children under 12 are free with an adult.

brands and designers from around New England while raising funds and awareness for several local charities and organizations, 6-9 p.m. $35. Belle Mer, 2 Goat Island, 841-0330,

Friday October 5

Babytime Playgroup A drop-in playgroup for babies from ages birth-24 months. Enjoy socializing and playing with ageappropriate toys and books, 10– 11 a.m. Middletown Library, 700 West Main Rd., Middletown, 846-1573, State Pier 9 Farmers Market Fresh lobsters, fish, produce, State Pier, Long Wharf, 2-6 p.m.

Corn Maze This year’s 8 acre corn maze celebrates The Providence Bruins. 3:30 p.m. until dusk, Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 683-1444, Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt, 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 846-0669. Improv Comedy Join the Bit Players for lightningfast interactive comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473,

Saturday October 6

Corn Maze 10 a.m. until dusk. See Oct. 5.

See CALENDAR on page 14

Autumn Festivities at the Vanderbilt Grace Monday Wine and Cheese Tasting Come and join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the bar and sample a selection of local cheeses and wine from the vineyards of New England to complement their delicious flavours. From 6pm, $35 per person Every Tuesday Cigar Night Join us on the Conservatory terrace at our fire pit and choose your favorite cigar and enjoy with a glass of cognac or for the ladies a chilled glass of Pink champagne. From 6:00pm. October Fest Beer Dinner, October 4th Visit the Conservatory and sample a selection of our premium local and international beers and delicious German style buffet as we celebrate this annual event with our European cousins. $45pp

Autumn Pumpkin Harvest Dinner October 19th, 2012

Amuse Pumpkin Bisque Shooters with Cardamom, Green Apple, Fennel and Sage Relish 1st Course Pumpkin Fritters with Black Mission Fig and Chevre Cheese Fondue 2nd Course Steamed Littleneck Clams with, Pear Liquor, Roasted Pumpkin, Crispy Prosciutto, Thyme Buttered Crostini 3rd Course Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter, Candied Walnuts and Shaved Local Apple Salad 4th course Cornish Hen Stuffed with Andouille Sausage and Cornbread, Sautéed Swiss Chard, Pumpkin Puree, and Cider Glaze Dessert Traditional Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Ice Cream, Bourbon Caramel and Freeze Dried Cranberries

Friday Lobster and Seafood Grill Why not come to our garden and wind down from a busy week at our relaxed outdoor grill serving the catch of the day from our local fishermen cooked freshly on our outdoor grill. From 6pm $55 per person Halloween Pumpkin Carving, Sunday October 21st We have the pumpkins now we need the Gremlins! Come and carve your own spooky Halloween pumpkin while enjoying caramel popcorn and apple cider 1-4pm, $10 per Gremlin Halloween Dinner Friday, October26th Join Dracula and his ghouls for this supernatural night. Our Zombie chefs have created a special spooky menu starting with a Welcome “Bleeding Heart Martini” in the Hotel's haunted MUSE Restaurant & Bar. 7pm, $55 per Phantom, $25 per Gremlin (6-11 years)RSVP Prizes given for the best costumes Pell Bridge Post Run Recovery After the race treat yourself to a 20-minute chair massage session followed by an rejuvenating protein smoothie and a three-egg omelet with your choice of veggies. $25pp *Children under 12 have a 50% discount and children under 3 are complimentary. Wrap up warm and visit Newport’s best kept secret, our rooftop lounge. Come and enjoy our Grace Signature cocktail, a glass mulled wine or a glass of champagne and watch the sunset from our spectacular 360° view point. 2-7pm.

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Farm-To-Fork on Lower Thames Jonathan Clancy

Thames Street Kitchen chefs Chad Hoffer and Tyler Burnley met in 2005 while working at BLT Prime in New York City. Hoffer, 30, hails from North Dakota and studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Burnley, 30, graduated from Rogers High School in Newport and then went on to study at American University in Rome, Italy. The two men married twin sisters from Newport, Juliana and Anna, and in 2010 both couples moved back to Newport to open up TSK, a “field-to-fork” restaurant, meaning that it emphasizes locally sourced foods. Chad: My dad had an influence on my cooking. He owned a restaurant called Country Kitchen, just a little diner, nothing fancy. It got me comfortable in the kitchen, around the heat and the knives, so I just decided to take the next step of opening a restaurant. Chad: A utensil I depend on in the kitchen is my Chef Gray Kunz sauce spoon. It’s a specific type of spoon that I’ve used for years, and picking up a different spoon just doesn’t feel the same. I’m really comfortable plating with it. It’s an all-purpose spoon. Tyler: I’d have to say a boning knife. Chad: My favorite cookbook is “Larousse Gastronomique.” It’s an encyclopedia sort of book, but I’m also a big fan of what I’m sure Tyler is going to say. Tyler: I like Alain Ducasse’s “Grand Livre de Cuisine.” The pictures are amazing, and the recipes are solid. There’s all kinds of inspiration in there. Tyler: We get a lot of our ingredients locally. We get pork from Simmons Farm, and chicken from Baffoni’s Farm in Johnston. Chad: For fish we use Wild Rhody. Beef is the one thing that we’re okay with not getting locally. Tyler: Rhode Island has this law that says you can’t ship beef fresh; it has to be frozen. Tyler: Our specialty dessert is doughnuts. Chad: They’re tossed in cinnamon and sugar, fried to order. We’re not too focused on dessert. We do chocolate chip cookies, ice cream and doughnuts, and that’s it. Tyler: All our ice creams are made here. We do different flavors, like we had a lemon basil ice cream. Chad: We’ve cooked for a few famous people. Last year, when “Moonrise Kingdom” was filming here, Frances McDormand came, and she actually hosted a brunch here. Also, we were pretty stoked

Chad Hoffer and Tyler Burnley. (Photo by Jonathan Clancy) to have Charlie Day in here from “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” Tyler: We’ve had Iron Chef Marc Forgione in here as a guest chef. Chad: When [Tyler and I] met at [BLT Prime] we were working under him. Chad: One of my favorite things we’ve had on the menu is our house-made fettuccini with smoked mussels and clams. It had a really simple broth that had a smoky flavor, and it all came together really well. Chad: In the off-season, we lean toward squashes and beets and all those things that farmers can store, and some greens that grow throughout the winter. Chad: A food that doesn’t get used enough on American tables is bitter greens, like broccoli rabe, dandelion. They really add a good quality to a lot of dishes. Chad: When I go out to eat locally, I go to Fifth Element for burgers. We also go to El Perrito for lunch. Tyler: We go to Tallulah’s on special occasions, and just to see what [Jake] is doing. Tyler: When I go to someone’s house for dinner I bring liquor. Chad: Beers. I think we’re both kind of particular to IPA. Personally, I like the Dogfish Head 90 Minute. Tyler: I like Stone IPA. Tyler: The best food experience I’ve had was at my wedding. We had a buddy roast a pig. That meal for me was it – just a pig on an open pit. Chad: My guilty pleasure is boxed macaroni and cheese. Sometimes, when I get home, I’ll make that. I like the Annie’s. Tyler:

This week I’ve been eating a lot of figs, just because we have so many of them, and they’re so good. But I can eat a lot of chocolate chip cookies, too.

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Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www. Saturday Fun Night For youths in grades 5 through 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Hut. Pizza, chips and a drink, $15 per child, in advance; $25 per child, at door. 845-5800 or Festival in the Park Italian food, music, dancing, face painting, Elmo, and Storyteller Carolyn Martino. Music by Vini Ames. Free admission. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Touro Park, 845-9123. Greenies Gardening for Kids Kids learn about the history of pumpkins through tales, treats and craft to take home, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 3 and up, free but registration is required, 846-1573. International Oktoberfest Peformances by nationally acclaimed Oktoberfest show bands and traditional dance troupes, authentic Austro-German cuisine. Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 12- 8 p.m., 8461600. Trinity Church Pumpkin Patch Open daily through Halloween, pumpkins, decorations, treats, family fun, Queen Anne Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Save The Bay Exploration Center Fall Opening Family-friendly exhibits and aquarium open Saturdays through April, Easton’s Beach, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401324-6020. Belcourt Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt, 657 Bellevue Ave., 8 p.m., 846-0669. Murder at the Museum “Sink or Swim”. A murder mystery by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, 5:30 p.m. Newport Art Museum, 848-8200, Haunted Trail Spooky fun for all ages, haunted trail, hayride, live entertainment, arts and crafts, Carr Point, 6-9 p.m., military $5, public $8, 841-3127. Common Fence Music Folk music by legendary Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, hall opens at 7 p.m.,


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Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival Area restaurants celebrate the “harvest of the sea” on historic Bowen’s Wharf, in downtown Newport, Oct. 12-13. Enjoy a smorgasbord of seafood, baked goods, and kid-friendly fare. Groove all day long to live music by area bands. The festival offers plenty of children’s activities. Rain or shine, under the colorful tents., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Bowen’s Wharf, 849-2120,

concert 8 p.m., 683-5085, www.

Sunday October 7

Bolshoi Ballet La Sylphide as performed in Moscow, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Corn Maze 11 a.m. until dusk. See Oct. 5 Oktoberfest 12-8 p.m. See Saturday, Oct.6. Sunday Matinee “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., free, 401-423-7280. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 6 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 5 for details. Scenic Old Colony Train Ride 2-hour train ride to Aquidneck Island’s scenic north end on Old Colony & Newport Railway. 4 p.m., Burma Road and Greene Lane, Middletown, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., 624-6951, “Una Sera di Musica Italiana” Scholarship fundraising concert at Ochre Court, featuring Carmen John Boscia, reception 6:30 p.m., concert 7 p.m., $25.

Monday October 8 Columbus Day

Columbus Day Parade Parade from St. Joseph’s to the Columbus Monument, noon; Columbus Monument Ceremony, with guest speaker Michelle Muscatello,

WPRI 12 meteorologist, 1 p.m. Bellevue Ave. and Memorial Boulevard.

Tuesday October 9

Pre-K Storytime Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in. Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “Foreign Bodies,” by Cynthia Ozick, read the book and be ready to participate, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 847-8720. Teen Halloween Pumpkin and mask painting for teens at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30 p.m., 401-847-8720. Afterschool Art for Kids Create collage of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”, and create a sunflower still life with oil pastels. Ages 5 and up. Free, must pre-register, Children’s Department, 846-1573, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, Middletown, 846-1573, Play Reading Group Tuesday play reading and discussion group, for those who love plays but don’t like the stage, Edward King Senior Center, 35 King St., 7-8:30 p.m., $2 donation requested to build script library, 401-846-7426. History Detectives A document from the NHS collections will be featured on the popu-

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Other Area Restaurants & Dining Options

Newport Tokyo House, 6 Equality Park, Newport Ben’s Chili Dogs, 158 Broadway, Newport Not Within Map Area Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport Safari Room - OceanCliff Hotel The Deli, 66 Broadway, Newport 65 Ridge Rd., Newport Pour Judgement, 32 Broadway, Newport Sunnyside Deli, 12 Broadway, Newport Newport Grand Mudville Pub, 8 West Marlborough St., Newport 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., Newport Newport Dinner Train, Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave. Batik Garden Imperial Buffet Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport 11 East Main Rd., Middletown Pier 49, 49 America’s Cup Ave., Newport Coddington Brewing Company Busker’s Irish Pub, 178 Thames St., Newport 210 Coddington Highway, Middletown The Port Grille & Raw Bar, 359 Thames St., Newport O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport International House of Pancakes Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport 159 W. Main Rd., Middletown One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport Mama Leone’s Genie’s Lounge, 94 William St., Newport 150 Connell Hwy., Newport La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., Npt. Rhea’s Inn & Restaurant Canfield House, 5 Memorial Blvd., Newport 120 West Main Rd., Middletown Easton’s Beach Snack Bar, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport Flo’s Clam Shack, 44 Wave Ave., Middletown Bay Voyage Inn & Restaurant Atlantic Grille, 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown 150 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown

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Join Us this Weekend for the Last Alfresco Dining Before Our Patio Closes for the Season!

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

Clarke Cooke House–Everly Brothers, 10 p.m.

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Name That Tune-DJ Robert Black, 9 p.m.

Greenvale Vineyard–Dick Lupino, Bonnie Mann, Mike Renzi,1-4 p.m.

One Pelham East–Keith Manville The Fifth Element–DJ Maddog

Friday, October 5 Billy Goodes–Live music Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe Jamestown– Robin Soares & the Band of Illusion, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge–The Merge, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Center–Bob Seger Tribute-Live Bullet, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub­–Ubiquitones, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Green Line Inbound The Chanler–Dick Lupino, Dennis Cook, Paul Nagel, 6-10 p.m. The Fifth Element–TBD The Port–TBA Rhumbline–Lois Vaughan, 6:30 p.m.


Seasonal Creativity Paint your own pumpkins and/or masks. We’ll enjoy Worms in Dirt and milk to keep us fortified. 3:30 p.m. in the library room. Newport Library, 300 Spring St., www. newport

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Book Chats All welcome for weekly book discussions at Harbor House, 111 Washington St., 11 a.m., sponsored by Newport Public Library. Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., Stories and Crafts Story and craft time for K-Grade 4 at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3:30 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in. Guitar Workshops Learn basic chords, how to tune your guitar, and more. 6-7 p.m.

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Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe Jamestown– Evan Goodrow Band, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Gary “Guitar” Gramolini and the Grinders, 9 p.m.

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O/Brien’s Pub–DJ C Gray, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Brian Scott, 2-6p.m.; Dalton & the Sheriffs, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

Fastnet–”Blue Monday” One Pelham East–Ryan McHugh, 7-10 p.m. Billy Goodes–Songwriters Showcase with Bill Lewis, 9:30-12:30 p.m. Empire Tea–Open session, Folk, 7-10 p.m.

Rhumbline–Bobby Ferreira, 6:30 p.m. The Fifth Element–Triple Threat The Port–TBA

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Wednesday, October 10 Newport Grand Event Center–Grand Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Sunday, October 7 Billy Goodes–Fran Curley Jazz Explosion, 4-7 p.m.

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Clarke Cooke House–Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Sardella’s­–Jody Ebling, Mac Chrupcala, Tom Pasquerelli, 7-9:30 p.m.

Fastnet Pub–Traditional Irish Music, 6-10 p.m. Narragansett Cafe Jamestown– Rory & the Blues Hounds, 4-7 p.m.

Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Children’s Program Room. Books & Craft Time 3:30 p.m., Kindergarten through 4th Grade, 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport,

Newport Gallery Night Enjoy an art tour of over 24 local galleries and museums, and see artists at work at their studios, 5-8 p.m. Downtown Newport,848-0550,

Women and Finances Elisabeth A. Hickox will present “The Mature Woman’s Guide to Money Management,” Child & Family Services, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown, 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the Newport County Chapter of American Association of University Women, 401-683-1950.

Engage Newport Community outreach event with City of Newport officials and residents to share information, raffles, quizzes and family entertainment, Great Friends Meeting House, 6-8 p.m., 401-845-5473.

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

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Friday State Pier 9 Farmers Market Fresh lobsters, fish, produce, State Pier, Long Wharf, 2-6 p.m. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 6 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 5 for details.

October 11

Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 401-441-4317. Civil War Presentation Author Frank Grzyb will offer a slide presentation about a little known Civil War army general hospital formerly located at the northwestern tip of Aquidneck Island in Portsmouth Grove. 5:30 p.m., Colony House, Washington Square $5 per person, $1 NHS member, 841-8770. Life of the Mind Series Award-winning historian Douglas Smith will speak about his new book, Former People, which examines the fate of the aristocracy after the Bolshevik Revolution. 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport,

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Saturday October 13

Walk for the Co-op Five mile walk to benefit The Healing Co-op, begin at Curves, 2461 East Main Rd., Portsmouth to Island Park and back, check-in 7:30 a.m., walk 8 a.m., members $10, non-members $15, 401-682-2250.


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By Jack Kelly Columbus Day weekend is considered the high point of the fall migration cycle. Birdwatchers from all over the area are poised to view the tens of thousands of migrant songbirds, shorebirds, wading birds and raptors that will pass through our region in the next 7-10 days. Migration patterns are mysterious. In the spring, adult birds navigate to nesting and breeding grounds, often returning to the same acre where they were raised. In the late summer and fall, the adult birds and their offspring begin their migration to wintering grounds. Biologists believe that birds use a number of methods to orient themselves during their migratory travels. Some of these methods include visual use of the sun by day or the stars by night. Some species are known to use the earth’s electromagnetic fields or polarized light to orient themselves while migrating. Some avian species such as Canada Geese begin migrating with their parents and learn specific routes from them and others in the flock. Most likely, they recognize and use certain rivers, ridges and coastlines. This time of the year is also the peak of bird populations around the world. Locally, these past few days have seen a major increase in migratory species stopping over in the Newport County area. These birds exert an enormous amount of energy during their travels and they need to stop, rest, and refuel along the way. Local marshes have seen large numbers of feeding egret and heron species along with migratory birds of prey. This

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past weekend saw 52 Great Egrets, 28 Snowy Egrets, 19 Great Blue Herons and 3 Green Herons in the Gooseneck Cove salt marshes. Redtailed Hawks, Cooper’s Hawks, a Sharp-shinned Hawk, a male Harrier Hawk and a Broad-winged Hawk were also observed flying over the marsh area. Possible migratory Ospreys have been sighted fishing in the marsh and along Hazard’s and Gooseberry beaches. Other species will gather in flocks before they begin their journeys. The Second and Third beach areas saw the staging of a flock of Tree Swallows numbering 2,000 to 3,000 birds this past weekend. The flock flew as one large, undulating cloud of hungry swallows as they moved about the region feeding on berries and insects. Their presence attracted hungry predators. A Peregrine Falcon swooped from above the flock, while a Cooper’s Hawk flew directly into the flock from almost ground level. Neither raptor was successful on its first pass. The flock quickly reacted to the threats by compressing their

flock members closer together and flying away. Recently, five juvenile Black Skimmers were sighted at Third Beach. This unique species is the only North American representative of a family of birds known as Rhynchopinae. This species has a mandible (lower bill) that is longer than the maxilla (upper bill). Skimmers specialize in foraging for fish, and they feed mostly at night. They are especially active during falling tides when fish are concentrated in shallow waters. They feed by lowering their mandible into the water while flying and snapping the bill shut upon detecting prey. These are just a few of the amazing sights across Aquidneck Island. This Columbus Day weekend promises to be a perfect time for area birding enthusiasts. Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.


Warm Water Holds Tautog in Bay By Tim Flaherty Unsettled air and wet weather kept many boat anglers at the dock this week. Shore anglers and night anglers continue to do well in the dawn and dusk hours, and nighttime hours at the beaches and along the Cliff Walk shoreline continue to produce fish, as do Ledge Road and Graves Point on the Drive. Chunking bait or plugging are the best strategies for bass. Local hard-core angler Brian Sargent, known to his friends as “Sarg,” hit some 30-pound bass at the beaches last week. Sargent is easy to spot as he fishes in a wetsuit, but you will have to get up early to see him, for he fishes only at first light. Friday through Sunday provided us with some great fall fishing. These days were very productive with catches over 100 pounds common. We had a mixed bag of species, including ledgemonster blues to 15 pounds and giant scup and black sea bass. The sea bass catch on Saturday was good with over a dozen blueheads. Capt. Pat Heaney, whose charter boat Venture fished humps near us off the Ocean Drive, got similar results. His crew landed a few big stripers, as well as a mixed bag of other species. Most of the charter fleet is off the water by mid-November, but Heaney will fish well into the winter for cod and blackfish. The tautog or blackfish migration has not yet reached down to the ocean side. This species was strangely absent from our catches this past week, as we would typical-

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Black Skimmer at Third Beach feeds along seashore. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

The tautog or blackfish lives and feeds along rocky bottoms. ly be catching a few on every trip at this time of year. The main reason is that the warm water temperature is holding fish in the bay. This species will slowly move down the bay and then school up out front for their offshore, winter migration. Blackfish should be feeding at the breakwater at Coddington Cove, usually by the second week in October. After that they will be at the Pell Bridge and Rose Island, then at Clingstone by Halloween and at Kettle Bottom by Nov. 1. All of this depends on whether the water temperature continues to drop as it should. The best fishing at the humps off the Ocean Drive should be from Nov. 12 through Thanksgiving. During the winter, this species is less active and feeds lightly, but during the fall migration, tautog feed voraciously, packing on pounds for the inactive winter months. This phenomenon is called “instinctive feeding” and has developed over hundreds of thousands of years by a process called natural selection. In this process, only the most adaptive behaviors that enable survival will become a component of a species’ genetic memory

and instinctive behavior. This behavior is then passed on to future generations through reproduction and becomes part of their behavioral repertoire. Water temperature is the feeding bell for blackfish. The surface action continues at dawn and dusk at the corners of Second Beach. Plugging seems to be effective for bass and occasional bluefish, particularly at dawn. I always encourage the use of live eels as bait during this time of year. Taggart’s Ferry, off Indian Avenue, is producing fish at night with bait. Always try to do a little chumming on the outgoing tide to call the fish to your position, then fish through the change of tide. This strategy was used effectively by the oldtimers for many generations and is still used by some of the best local shore anglers. Chumming at night bring results and greatly increases your odds of hitting fish. False albacore have made frequent appearances at Price’s Neck to Castle Hill during the morning hours. This species is easy to spot: Follow the birds, and they will take you to them. Jigging with the Dead Eye Dick lure is effective, as is plugging with a 4-inch YoZuri. Be sure to use a rapid retrieve for “albies,” as they are as fast as lightning. Tight lines! Capt. Tim, of Flaherty Charters, Castle Hill, Newport, is an island native who taught high school and college-level history. He has been angling for more than 50 years, following his father, Frank Flaherty.

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“Life in the Balance” Saturday, October 13, 2012 8 a.m. – noon Crowne Plaza Hotel Warwick, Rhode Island

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• Keynote speaker Tieraona Low Dog, MD, presenting Life in the Balance: Strategies for Optimal Health, sponsored by nutritional support services in the department of surgery at Rhode Island Hospital • A panel of experts discussing the latest in cancer care and survivorship moderated by Theresa A. Graves, MD, director of the Breast Center of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital • Brunch, exhibits and raffle prize drawings

Tieraona Low Dog, MD Author and international speaker Tieraona Low Dog, MD, has studied natural medicine and its role in modern health care for more than 30 years. Prior to receiving her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, she studied massage therapy, midwifery, herbal medicine and martial Tieraona Low Dog, MD arts. Low Dog has been involved with national health policy and regulatory issues for more than a decade and has won numerous awards in recognition of her work with integrative medicine. She currently serves as the fellowship director for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and as clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.


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October 4, 2012 Newport This Week Page 19 October 13th 9:00am to 5:00pm October 14th 9:00am to 1:00pm Early Admission at 8am with Canned Food Donation (Most items 50% off Sunday) Middletown FOP 464 Mitchells Ln, Middletown, RI Please join us for the ManCave Consignment Sale! This is a seasonal consignment event where men can buy and sell their new and gently used items. Items accepted include brand name clothes, sporting goods, golf equipment, boating gear, small electronics, tools and more Consignors Accepted Until Oct. 8 Are you interested in becoming a consignor? Please visit our website and register today. For additional questions, please email us at:

Pumpkin Night Out Over 1,000 jack-o-lanterns and uniquely carved pumpkins will be displayed along the trails of Ballard Park from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Parking available in the Rogers High School Parking Lot.



Newport Harbor Walk Tour Newport Friends of the Waterfront lead this two-hour tour from Mary Ferrazzoli Park to King Park, 10 a.m.,

Odyssey” by Arthur Clarke, and to watch the film by Stanley Kubrick. 2 p.m., All are welcome. Free. 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport,

Greenies Gardening for Kids Kids learn about apples with stories, tasting and a craft to take home, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 3 and up, free but registration is required, 401-846-1573.

E-book Launch Director of the URI Harrington School of Communication and Media, Renee Hobbs will discuss “The Future of Publishing”, using e-books from thee #M Cloud Library Bring your smart phone, tablet, or other reading device for a demonstration, or check out one of the five easy to use 3M e-book readers available at the Circulation Desk. 2 p.m. 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport,

Harry Potter Day Come dressed as a character and receive $1 off admission. Jolting Jonathan from Mad Science of Southeast MA & RI. Rain date Oct. 14, 12-4 p.m. Escobar’s Highland Farm, 133 Middle Road Portsmouth, 683-1444, Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival Area restaurants celebrate the “harvest of the sea” on historic Bowen’s Wharf, in downtown Newport. Enjoy a smorgasbord of seafood, baked goods, and kid-friendly fare. Groove all day long to live music by area bands. The festival offers plenty of children’s activities. Rain or shine, under the colorful tents., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Bowen’s Wharf, 849-2120, Surfer’s Beach Clean-up Meet at Surfer’s End, Second Beach, Middletown, noon-2 p.m., bring gloves and sturdy shoes, Author Lecture Award-winning biographer and historian Laurence Bergreen will discuss his book, “Columbus: The Four Voyages,” a 2011 New York Times bestseller, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401847-8720. Redwood Book Club Discuss the book 2001: “A Space


Open Studio Teens in grades 7 to 12 bring your ideas and creativity, we’ll provide the art supplies, art tables, drop cloths, and refreshments 10th Annual Ballard Park Pumpkin Tour More than 1,000 jack-o-lanterns and uniquely carved pumpkins will be displayed along the trails of Ballard Park, Hazard and Wickham Roads, 4:30 – 9 p.m., 619-3377, Saturday Fun Night For youths in grades K through 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Hut. Pizza, chips and a drink, $15 per child, in advance; $25 per child, at door. 845-5800 or

Fortress of Nightmares 6-9 p.m. See Saturday, Oct. 6 for details. Funny Ladies Saturday Night Comedy with Rachel Feinstein & Kerri Louise at Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Blvd., 8 p.m., 18+,

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Sunday Matinees at the Library “Dark Shadows,” An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection, 2.- 5 p.m., Meeting Hall, Jamestown Philomenian Library, Jamestown, 26 North Rd. 4237280, Cocktail Benefit James L. Maher Center Annual Cocktail Celebration, honoring Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 4:30-7 p.m., $60, 401-846-4600,



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Words into Poetry Ocean State Poets, Carol Anderheggen, Heather Sullivan and Dave Dragone, discuss, write, craft and read your poems. You may also share the poetry of others, or just come by to listen. A writing workshop and discussion will follow. The program will end with an open mic, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, Middletown, 846-1573,

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Dowler Double-Trick Saints - MHS Girls Roll 8-3 The Middletown High School girls’ soccer team remained undefeated last week after senior co-captain Chelsea Dowler scored six times against St. Raphael Academy and led her team to an 8-3 thumping of the Saints on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Dowler, a senior co-captain, turned the hat trick in each half and was supported by a goal from MHS freshman Riley Turcotte in the first half and another from junior Carla Peter in the second. With the victory Middletown raised its record to 5-0-2 in Division III-A, while St. Rays fell to 1-6-0. – Kirby Varacalli

Islander co-captain Chelsea Dowler, #22, attracts the St. Rays’ defense to no avail. Dowler scored six goals in the game.

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Thompson Girls Beat Jamestown in Soccer

The Thompson Middle School girls’ soccer team had their home opener, hosting Jamestown on Friday, Sept. 28 in the rain and wind. The game remained scoreless for the first 17 minutes until Jamestown broke through for two goals and led 2-0 at half-time. Jamestown came out with a quick goal in the second minute of half number two. From that point on, however, the Thompson defense tightened up, and the offense took over. Maeve Byrne scored first for Thompson, six minutes in. Warrior Caeli Palmer scored halfway through the period. With just over six minutes left in the game, Shay Greenman scored the tying goal. Two minutes later, Greenman capped off the unanswered, 4-goal rally with the winning goal of the game. The outstanding defensive effort in the second half was led by Caeli Palmer and Victoria Rich. Malaysia Davis and Eliza Lopes played strong at midfield. With the victory, Thompson evened their season record at 2-2. The Warriors next play at home on Friday, Oct. 5 versus Bayview.

Middletown’s Riley Turcotte, #14, gets defensive with a Saints attacker. The freshman Turcotte scored one goal and assisted on two others in the 8-3 Division III-A win.

MHS junior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Griffith stops one of the only 8 shots that the Saints could manage against her team’s defense.

Islander Gridders Rush Past Chieftains 48-7

The Middletown boys football team spotted Ponaganset seven early points, then roared past the Chieftains the rest of the evening en route to a lopsided 48-7 victory on Friday, Sept. 28 at Gaudet Field. Led by running backs Connor Russ (eight carries for 148 yards and two rushing touchdowns) and Randy Butler (13 carries for 130 yards with two touchdowns: one rushing; one receiving), the Islanders amassed 522 yards of offense; 477 of it on the ground. MHS quarterback Justin Sellar chipped in with a 45-yard TD pass and another 45-yard TD run. Middletown, now 3-0 in Division III and tied for first place with East Greenwich, hits the road for their next game to face Tiverton (1-2) for a 4pm kickoff on Saturday, Oct 6. – Kirby Varacalli

The Islanders’ sophomore running back Shemar Vincent, #26, breaks loose for a 71-yard touchdown gallop to begin the second quarter. MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS FOOTBALL 10/6 4PM Middletown @ Tiverton BOYS SOCCER 10/5 6PM Providence Country Day @ Middletown 10/9 6PM Westerly @ Middletown GIRLS SOCCER 10/5 3:30PM Middletown @ North Providence 10/10 6PM Moses Brown @ Middletown GIRLS TENNIS 10/4 3:30PM East Providence @ Middletown 10/9 3:30PM Middletown @ Toll Gate GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 10/4 4PM Masters Regional @ Middletown 10/9 5:30PM Middletown @ Shea 10/10 6:30PM Hope @ Middletown

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Middletown seniors Randy Butler, #22, and Kevin Gormally, #64, converge for a big hit on a Ponaganset player in the first half.

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FAITH BULLETIN BOARD Bishop Wolf to Visit Emmanuel The Right Reverend Geralyn Wolf, who will retire as twelfth Bishop of Rhode Island on Nov. 17, will hold her final visitation to Emmanuel Church on Oct. 21 during the 10 a.m. service. All are welcome.

‘Art’ at Trinity Trinity Church’s Ministry of the Arts will present “Art,” the Tony Award-winning comedy by Yasmina Reza. The show, featuring Trinity parishioners Paul Koumrian, Pro Lyon and Steve Rous, will be presented in Trinity’s Honyman Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 20, 21, 27 and 28. For reservations call 401324-9492. There will be one performance at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. For Casino Theatre reservations only call 401-341-2250. Please note that audience discretion is advised due to strong language. Tickets to all performances are $20, $15 for seniors and military, and $10 for students. Proceeds will benefit Trinity’s Ministry of the Arts and outreach programming. For further information call Steve Rous at 848-9245.

Emmanuel Speaker Series Lecture The Emmanuel Speaker Series returns on Wednesday, Oct. 24 with parishioner Steve MacAusland presenting “Down the Rivers and Through the Years with the James Bay Cree” at 7 p.m. In 1971 MacAusland took a canoe trip in Canada with five friends. Those fifty days and five hundred miles on a wild river were the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime. He paddled the Eastmain River again twice and eventually moved in with a Cree family and spent two winters fishing, hunting, and trapping with them. He will discuss his adventures and the meaningful work he continues with the Cree today. For more information call Emmanuel Church at 401-847-0675.

100 Questions about UU All are welcome to learn about Unitarian Universalism at Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11:15 a.m. at an informal meeting about the church. How do you join the congregation? What is Channing’s connection to the church? Do UUs

believe in an afterlife? All these questions - and more - will be answered. For more information call 401-846-4603. Meet in the Ladies’ Parlor in the Parish Hall, located just behind the church.

Common Fence Music at Channing Common Fence Music will host singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards at Channing Memorial Church on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.).Tickets are $35 in advance/$40 at door and are available at 401-683-5085 or www.

Happy Bookers The United Congregational Church in Middletown has been running a book group, The Happy Bookers, for several years. The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 29 at the church at 524 Valley Rd. The book to be discussed will be “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom and the reviewer will be Mary Trickey. You do not have to be a member of the church to attend. For more information call the church office at 849-5544 during office hours from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Feast of St. Francis Emmanuel Church will welcome all creatures great and small to the Feast of St. Francis at the start of the 10 a.m. service on Oct. 7. All are invited to bring one leashed or caged pet to church for a blessing. All animals will gather in the library at 9:50 a.m. to be a part of the procession into church.

Bead for Life Africa Presentation Katelin Dutton will present “Lessons from Africa,” on Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. She will discuss her experiences as a communications intern at Bead for Life in Uganda, where she spent five months interviewing and photographing women involved in the program. All are welcome. For more information, call 415-525-6174. If your church, organization or house of worship is holding a special event or has a message to share, send an email to news@

Area churches and organizations work together to provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community. Upcoming meals include: 7:30 a.m. –MLK Center

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The Salvation Army is requesting donations of food to help keep the food pantry open during this transition period before the holiday drives begin. Canned goods, nonperishable food items, and monetary donations to purchase food supplies are urgently needed. For more information, contact Lt. Helen Johnson at 401-846-3234.

Volunteers Needed The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to serve in various capacities in outreach programming and office support. For more information, call Lt. Helen Johnson at 401-846-3234.

TAM a Worthy Cause Turning Around Ministries, the faith-based community outreach program designed to offer aftercare services to previously incarcerated persons is in need of some help from the community. The organization is looking for volunteers to serve in a variety of areas including mentors, fundraising coordinators and helpers, grant writers, and graphic artists. In addition, TAM is looking for contributions in the form of office supplies: paper, envelopes, and stamps, as well as office equipment including a color copier. Any monetary donations will also provide services such as purchasing identification, financial assistance for education, clothing for jobs, case management, recovery and medical support. If you’d like to contribute to TAM, call 846-8264, email, or visit their website at

RECENT DEATHS Joseph T. Alves, 88, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 30, 2012 at Heatherwood Nursing Center of Newport. He was the husband of Louise (Furna) Alves. Donations in his memory may be made to Lucy’s Hearth, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown, RI 02842. Madeline B Andrea, 93, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Sept. 28, 2012 at the John Clarke Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Herman J. Andrea. D onations may be made to Hospice at Visiting Nurse Service of Newport & Bristol County, 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871. Robert B. Barker, 81, of Tiverton, passed away Sept. 28, 2012, at the Village House Nursing Home of Newport. He was the husband of Muriel G. (Jean) Barker. D onations in his memory may be made to the Village House Activities Fund, 70 Harrison Ave., Newport, RI 02840.

Gertrude F. “Pat” Orth, 96, formerly of Newport, passed away Sept. 27, 2012 at Forest Farm Nursing Center. During World War II, she was very active in the USO. Donations in her memory may made to the St. Augustin’s Church, Building Fund, 2 Eastnor Rd., Newport, RI 02840. Frank L. Ripa, 65, of Newport, passed away Sept. 26, 2012 at the Heatherwood Nursing and Subacute Center in Newport. He was a US Army veteran who served during the Vietnam era. A private funeral service with military honors was held at Newport Memorial Park in Middletown. Grace M. (Morgan) Templeton, 96, of Middletown, passed away Sept. 26, 2012 at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late James Templeton. Donations in her memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

Joseph Gaspar, 94, of Newport, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 1, 2012. He was the husband of Dorothy P. (Byron) Gaspar. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. Donations in his memory may be made to VNS Hospice of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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