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The 2010-2011 school year kicked off this week and besides homework and lunches, forgotten on kitchen counter tops, the start of a fresh new school year also brings the beginning of a new season of athletics. Starting this week, schedules and standings will appear in Newport This Week and NewportNow.com throughout the school year. Pictured here, the Rogers High School football team practices after school, preparing for their season opener against LaSalle at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 at Toppa Field in Newport. Get out to as many games as you can and support our local student athletes! See upcoming home schedule page 15. (Photo by Kaitlyn Margeson)
Council Candidates Debate Pre-Primary By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT, R.I. – Six of the nine declared At-Large candidates vying for City Council met on Tuesday night in the first and only public debate before a primary next week whittles the field down to eight. More than 60 people filled a hot and stuffy council chamber where the candidates shared their views on everything from property taxes and noise, to school funding and North End redevelopment. In attendance were challengers Herbert B. Armstrong, Rebecca Bringhurst, Naomi Neville, Susan Perkins, and Harry Winthrop. With Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano and Stephen R. Coyne out of town on city business, Stephen C. Waluk was the only incumbent council member present. Another declared candidate, David Quiroa, did not attend the evening’s debate. The debate, sponsored by the the Alliance for a Livable Newport and the League of Women Voters, touched on several familiar topics in a markedly respectful and civil 60-minute span. Armstrong, who currently chairs the city’s Beach Commission, described himself as a fifth generation Newporter, who “came home” six years ago after a self-imposed 35-year exile. “And I came home to stay,” he said. Waluk, who is running for his fourth term on the council said he decided to run because, “There are still many challenges our city faces” and pledged to take stands on issues, irrespective of whether, “It’s
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Stephen C. Waluk listens to Naomi Neville during an exchange at Tuesday’s At-Large Debate. the politically wise thing to do.” Citing his vocal opposition over the last two years to ever-increasing water and sewer rates, Waluk said, “We’ve made progress over the last two years, but there’s still more to be done.” Neville, an architect and chair of the city’s Planning Board described herself as a Newporter by choice. And while she has been active in the community in the past several years, she said that, “The next step for me would be to be here on the Newport City Council.” Perkins, an attorney, echoed Neville, and described herself too, as a Newporter by choice. After graduating from Bryant University, she said she decided to live here while attending Roger Williams University. She bought her first home in Newport in 2000 and she
said simply, “I’m running because I love Newport. It is my home and I know that I have a lot to offer this city.” Bringhurst was also quick to display her native credentials, noting that while she grew up in Tiverton, “I was born in Newport.” She moved to Newport in 2003 as a teacher for Head Start at East Bay Community Action. She’s currently enrolled at URI, working toward a graduate degree in special education. Being a voice for education, she said, was a primary focus of her campaign. Harry Winthrop, a lifelong Newporter who served on council for three terms from 1990-1996, said that he decided to run again because of what he described as his considerable experience managing budgets and making “tough
choices” while overseeing multibillion dollar projects for Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. The forum posed six long form questions to the candidates, each of which is summarized in full online at Newport-Now.com. A selection of notable questions and answers follows below. Question #3 asked candidates whether they supported the council’s decision to reduce its school department contribution in its most recent budget process. Harry Winthrop was given first crack. “If that decision had been made in April or May,” he said he would have supported it. But he didn’t support the idea of making the cut at the last minute, as was done in June by councilors just prior to passing the budget. “We need to be upfront,” he said. “We need to have open communication with the school department so that they can budget accordingly.” Herb Armstrong agreed, and described the action as “sandbagging” the School Department and said that it took the “wind out of the sails” of the cooperative dialogue between the council and School Committee. “That being said, I think it was right in the long term.” Stephen Waluk was the only person on the dais that was in a position to vote on the subject. He voted for it. But, in one of the more dramatic moments of the debate, he said plainly, “I made a mistake. Given the vote over again, I probably would have voted no.” Of all
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NEWPORT – The city is just two months into its fiscal year, but it’s already exceeded its budget for firefighter overtime. According to City Finance Director Laura Sitrin, as of Tuesday, Sept. 7, the city had spent $306,193 in firefighter overtime since July 1. That’s $106,193 over the $200,000 adopted by councilors for the final FY2010-11 budget. Given current minimum manning requirements and the fact that many opt to take their vacation time during the summer months, the speed in which the city exceeded that particular budgeted line item wasn’t all that surprising, Sitrin said. In fact, she said, “It was expected.” And unsurprising to those who followed the budget process this year.
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The New Faces of Homelessness By Lynne Tungett “The first time I went to a soup kitchen, I wanted to run out screaming. But, I wouldn’t give up trying to turn my life around. I believe in social change, and that can only happen if there’s social awareness.” That, was the opening declaration made by John Joyce who spoke Wed. morning, Sept. 8 to a roomful of people gathered at Child & Family in Middletown. Joyce, who spent three years living on the streets of Providence, was one of four speakers from the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (www.rihomeless.org) who told their personal story and how they “came out through the other side.” Almost more startling than their tales, are the statistics: 43% of Rhode Island’s homeless are female and 12% of our homeless are employed. According to Street Sights (www.streetsights.org), the coalition’s monthly publication, the number of persons living in homeless shelters and transitional housing in RI was at a record high of 1,402 this July. That is an increase of 30% from July 2009 when the total of 1,052 was recorded. “People who know me today, would never expect that I had been homeless,” states 34-year old, Wilma Smith. After growing up in numerous foster homes, Smith ex-
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John Cheer, and his “Best in Show” display of sculptures depicting an array of marine life. Newport Arts Festival Winners 74 national artists exhibited their work at the Newport Arts Festival 2010, which was held at the Newport Yachting Center last weekend. The festival launched its inaugural artist awards at this year’s event. The results of the competition, judged by Newport artist Chris Wyllie, highlight the wide range and style of work that is the festival’s hallmark. Best in Show – Sculptor, John Cheer, from Allentown, Penn., won Best in Show for his creations in clay. The artist is an avid scuba diver and finds his inspiration for the colors and forms of his work in water and sea life and the experiences of everyday life. Among the pieces Cheer exhibited at the festival were wallmounted sculptures of aquatic life such as stingrays, pearlfish and mythical mermaids. Adam Carriuolo, an artist from Rehoboth Mass., garnered second place for his hand-printed serigraphs of historic architecture. Taking third place was Jessica Pisano, from Newport, for her use of mixed media to create many-layered poetic landscapes, seascapes and floral images. She uses her black and white photographs of scenes from nature as the canvas on which she paints with a variety of materials such as acrylic paint, oil pastel and gold leaf.
Crews off-load a portion of a new modular “green” home for placement on the foundation on Wednesday morning at 9 Champlin Place. (Photo by Tom Shevlin)
Green Homes – Delivered By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – I find Mike Hill, President of Middletown-based F.M. Properties, standing just across the street from a lot on Champlin Place early on Wednesday morning. Hanging precariously above him is the kitchen, staircase, and entryway to a home he hopes will set a new standard of green home building in Newport. If all goes well, the new custom modular home at 9 Champlin will be the first such house to be certified Gold by the National Home Builders Association Green Building Standard. According to Hill, the objective behind this project is simple: combine the highest level of energy-efficiency with custom home building, all within the residential allure Newport offers.
“There has been a shift in the way people approach buying a home these days,” Hill says. “Energy efficiency has become one of their top priorities. You wouldn’t have necessarily seen that ten or fifteen years ago.” This roughly 3,000 square foot home boasts of “Green” features such as Iycnene foam insulation, Anderson energy-efficient windows and doors, 2 tank-less water heaters and an optimal heating and cooling system, all Energy Star rated. Not to mention, the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home offers an open floor plan, a 2 car garage and upscale features such as granite countertops, a fireplace and crown moldings. “The cost for taking these initiatives towards optimal energy-efficiency doesn’t cost much more, however the return can be dramatic and remarkably rewarding,” he says.
The home is a Westchester Modular Home, a noted home manufacturer headquartered in Wingdale, NY. With the foundation complete, the new home was custom built in sections on an assembly line in New York and trucked up to Newport where it was expected to be complete within only hours. Brushing the tree tops and being settled into place with a surprisingly soft touch, the first two sections – or boxes – were off-loaded safely by just after 9 a.m. Hill, who assists clients through the design-build process, says that the quality of construction along with the time and cost savings that can be realized through the process, has resulted in an uptick in interest for these types of modular homes. In fact, he’s overseeing the installation of another house in Little Compton in about two weeks.
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Where Is It? It looks like a cartoon cel, right out of a Batman comic book, but it hides in plain sight, and perhaps only temporarily. Here’s your hint: you can really only see this while traveling westbound. For the answer, see “Here’s Where It is” on page 8 of this edition.
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The Weather’s Going To The Dogs By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT, R.I. – Strolling through the sleek new lobby of the recently renovated Hyatt Regency on Goat Island, two pooches in tow, we come across a smiling visage of a familiar Yorkshire terrier. It’s Schmitty the Weather Dog, and she’s kind of a big deal. For the past two months, Schmitty has been camped out at the dogfriendly Hyatt Regency with her human interpreter and pal, ABC News Meteorologist Ron Trotta. Their daily “pawcasts” – broadcast over YouTube and Twitter – have gained somewhat of a cult following, and they’ve been serving as ambassadors to raise the profile of the Hyatt’s swanky new pet friendly facilities. “Schmitty lives on the Internet,” Trotta explains on a recent Sunday afternoon. In fact, she does more than just live there: she thrives; Schmitty’s Twitter account (Twitter.com/ SchmittySays) boasts over 3,000 followers, and her YouTube video pawcasts have been watched close to 80,000 times. In addition to being the official weather dog of the Westminster Dog Show (yes, there’s a weather dog for the Westminster Dog Show,) She’s received letters from former President George H.W. Bush, Lowes Hotel Chairman Jonathan Tishe, and California Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger. On this day, Schmitty is joined by her pal Pudge and a pair of hunting dogs: Buckley, a beagle-basset mix, and Peter, a recently rescued English pointer. Schmitty is in her black padded canine carrier and is the center of attention. She’s due to be in Providence later in the afternoon for a photo shoot for an upcoming fund-raiser to benefit flood victims in Warwick and Cranston, still reeling from this spring’s record-soaking rains. A car should be waiting outside soon. And while Schmitty may have a
Schmitty’s Twitter account boasts over 3,000 followers, and her YouTube video pawcasts have been watched close to 80,000 times. ABC Weatherman Ron Trotta is Schmitty’s human interpreter. more glamorous life than most other dogs (she’s also met Oprah, been a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and has posed for Ralph Lauren), charity is very much at the heart of her celebrity. As her owner, Ellie McGuire, explains, Schmitty’s road to canine celebrity began in tragedy. “We used to walk past a fire station two doors down from where we live in New York,” she said. The firefighters at the station took a liking to Schmitty, always making a point to say hi and sneak her treats when they saw her. When the twin towers fell on 9/11, nine of those firefighters were trapped inside. Like many New Yorkers, McGuire felt compelled to help. She started simply by creating a line of postcards she dubbed New Yorkie Greeting Cards, donating the proceeds to the Uniformed Firefighter’s Scholarship Fund. “It was almost cathartic for me,” McGuire, who’s had a long career in radio marketing, explained. From there, it snowballed. More postcards, posters, and calendars followed. So did campaigns to rescue animals affected by Hurricane Katrina, and a “Bark the Vote” campaign in 2008. Loaded in a 24-foot
camper, Schmitty & Co. covered 8,000 miles in 3 1/2 weeks, stopping at shelters along the way and reporting on the “climate of the election.” Since then, Schmitty’s forecasted the weather from the world’s largest pie fight, surrounded by hundreds of people doing yoga in Times Square, and from Fleet Week in New York City. Two weeks ago, Schmitty stopped by Wag Nation on William Street for a special “yappy hour” and pawcast. It followed similar pawcasts from places around town like the Clarke Cooke House’s outside “Dog Bar,” the Newport Storm brewery, 12 Meter Charters, and Segway of Newport. Ron says Schmitty will be sticking around Newport until about Sept. 20, wrapping up her stay in the City-by-the-Sea with a jaunt down the runway in the upcoming canine couture fashion show at Rough Point to benefit the Newport Restoration Foundation. From there, it’s back to New York City with hopes of returning to the Hyatt next summer. After all, what big city dog wouldn’t want to summer in Newport?
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NEWS BRIEFS City Champion – ALN Seeks Donations Local quality of life issues have traditionally not attracted federal or state government funding. Alliance for Livable Newport (ALN) supports its activities solely from member contributions and grants from a few private and public foundations interested in what they do. This includes candidate forums for City Council and School Committee races, a forum on the School Bond Ballot Issue, the annual ALN Financial Forum, continued maintenance of the ALN website and publication of the ALN Newsletter. This is their first-ever appeal to our membership for funds; ALN must raise at least $10,000 by the end of Sept. to assure their activities for the remainder of the year. Please send your contribution to Alliance For A Livable Newport, P.O. Box 2636, Newport, RI 02840. For those members who have not paid dues this year, contributions of $20 or more will be considered dues payment. Donations are charitable tax deductions within the limits of the law. You may also donate online at: Alliance for Livable Newport Donations.
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Not the Shrek kind of ogre! The Friends of the Jamestown Library are pleased to host a talk on RIOGRE by Steve Patterson on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. Since 2006, Roger Williams University has been successfully implementing the Oyster Gardening for Restoration and Education (OGRE) program in order to re-create oyster reefs throughout the bay. These oysters are for cleaning the bay not for eating and OGRE has released over two million oysters to date, creating eight oyster reefs around the bay. The OGRE program has grown to nearly 100 volunteers who take care of OGRE floats placed at privately owned docks and mooring lines. Sheffield Cove in Jamestown is now home to ten floats. Learn more about RI-OGRE and what they and their oysters are doing to clean up the bay. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 423-7280.
The City of Newport Recreation Department announces they are accepting registrations for the fall program activities beginning Saturday, September 11. Some programs have deadline dates and should be noted for Adult Tennis Tournaments, Leagues, Baseball, Football and Youth Tennis. Some newer Programs offered - Forever 45 Fit and Fun Sports Sample for adults over the age of 45. Please visit our website at www.CityofNewport.com for additional information and registration form or call them at 845-5800.
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Newport Police Log SBA Business Seminar New Keepers The Newport County Chamber of at the Inn During the period, from MonCommerce hosts “Grow Your Busiday, Aug. 30 to Sunday, Sept. 5 the Newport Police Dept. responded to 377 calls. Of that, 125 were motor vehicle related; there were 83 motor vehicle violations issued and 42 accidents. The police also responded to 23 noise complaints. There were also 3 bicycle violations issued. In addition, 37 arrests were made for the following violations: n Eight arrests were made for simple assault or battery. n Four arrests were made for drinking or possession of an open container in public. n Four arrests were made for public urination. n Four arrests were made on the basis of District Court Warrants. n Three arrests were made for DUI. n Two arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n The additional 12 arrests were made for various reasons.
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Salon Officially Opens Archbeauty Skin Care Salon celebrated its new skin care business with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Wed., Sept. 8 at 17 Memorial Blvd. A customer appreciation launch party followed with tours of the salon and make-up applications.
Shop Moves Library Fund-raiser The Friends of the Jamestown Library will be hosting a fund-raising cocktail party at beautiful Altamira in Jamestown, on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Admission is $35 per person. With the music of jazz pianist Matt Dube playing, participants will be provided a “Dark and Stormy” from the bar with an array of appetizers to complete the experience. There will be a silent auction with items provided by Jamestown artists, merchants, and friends. Auction items will be available for viewing and bidding on www.jamestownlibrary.cmarket.com. For more information and tickets, call the library at 423-7280.
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Vintage to Vogue, a vintage and consignment clothing shop, has moved from its Broadway location to 523 Thames St. It continues to be owned by Shaina Gaines.
Old Favorite Returns Sig’s Place Deli & Catering, a longtime fixture in Newport’s Fifth Ward, has reopened at 1151 Aquidneck Ave. in Middletown. The business specializes in fresh, homemade favorites and is open seven days a week, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Annual Meeting Open to Public The Newport Historical Society’s annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Colony House on Washington Square is open to the public. Special guest speaker Jørgen Siemonsen will make a 30minute presentation of his latest research on Newport’s Old Stone Mill. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Call 846-0813 to R.S.V.P._ persons with limited mobility should also call in advance.
The Adele Turner Inn, on Pelham Street, was sold last week to Harry and Cheryl Schatmeyer, owners of the Victorian Ladies Inn on Memorial Blvd. The pet-friendly Victorian Ladies opened in 1985 and has been owned by the Schatmeyers for the past seven years. The Adele Turner Inn was one of three Victorian inns previously restored and owned by Winn Baker. Adele Turner was the mother of legendary Newport artist Beatrice Turner, whose home, Cliffside Inn, is among the trio of lodgings.
Seminar on State Grants On Monday, Sept. 13 at 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. the Newport County Chamber of Commerce hosts “Common Ground for the Common Good,” presented by Joyce Botelho, philanthropy officer at the Rhode Island Foundation. Learn more about the Newport County Fund’s new initiative Common Ground Grants, a program to support regional collaborations among non-profit organizations serving Newport County. The session will be held at the Chamber offices at 35 Valley Rd., Middletown and will cover the program, eligibility, application process, deadlines and more. Please RSVP to Kathleen Papp at email@example.com or 847-1608.
Off the Beaten Path A history lesson for all! Historic New England’s Watson Farm will host a special tour on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 2 -5 p.m. Don and Heather Minto, farm mangers since 1980, will lead participants on a two mile walk through the extensive seaside working farm. The tour will focus on the land, people, and natural resources of Narragansett Bay and the importance of preserving the historic landscapes. Tied closely with the tour and discussion of agriculture will be a dialogue on local food production; past, present, and future. The cost is $8. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing. For more information, please call 4230005 or Watsonfarm1796@yahoo. com. Watson Farm is located at 455 North Main Road in Jamestown.
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OPINION EDITORIAL The Solution Starts With Us
Primary Day is Tuesday, Sept. 14. In addition to narrowing the field in the At-Large and Second Ward races for City Council, Newporters will also be asked to pick one Democrat and one Republican to face off in the General Election in the race to replace outgoing Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy. Primaries also abound in the race for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and lieutenant governor. The decisions that we face are important ones. While the haze of summer can easily distract us away from the even hazier nature of local politics, the ballots we cast this fall may be some of the most important votes we make for years to come. Today, we find Rhode Island, like our country, at a crossroads. Our economy is suffering; our government, to many, feels broken. Fixing it starts with us. We hope that this primary day finds you at a polling place, exercising your democratic right to your heart’s delight.
On 9/11 I was standing on a train platform heading back into the city just outside of Manhattan. A television was tuned to the Today Show above the small coffee and newsstand in the station. The air was memorably crisp; the sun shone brightly, holding the promise of a banner day. I’m not sure that I ever really thought of myself as a “New Yorker.” Home has always been this smallest of states three hours away with traffic. But by the end of that September morning, it seemed like the entire country considered themselves inextricably connected to the city. Even those who died in the attack on the Pentagon and in the field in Pennsylvania, are forever bound to New York City. We’re now nine years removed from the events of Sept. 11, however, everyone has their story. Some still are playing out on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Mine played out watching a small TV a little more than 12 miles away from Ground Zero with a cup of coffee in my hand, a cell phone in the other, and a feeling of utter disbelief. I never made it into the city that day, while tragically, almost 3,000 others never made it out. – T. Shevlin
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Reminder: Never Forget 9/11 To the Editor: As I am sitting here spending some quiet time with my younger daughter, Hope, my thoughts turn towards the upcoming 9th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that took place in our country. Unspeakable acts of unforgivable cruelty took place that day, 9 years ago, that affected the lives and hearts of every American and many more people around the world. Heinous acts, the repercussions of which are still being felt today. As a single mother of 3 wonderful children, and grandmother to a wonderful granddaughter, almost
6 months, I feel very fortunate to live in the United Sates–a country that survived the terrible, senseless tragedies that befell our country on September 11, 2001–to emerge stronger and more united than ever unwavering in her strength, courage, and determination as a people united through terrible crises and sorrow. As a nation, we will never forget the victims who lost heir lives, nor will we forget the heroes who emerged that fateful day and the days, weeks, months, and years that followed. The American people reached out to the families, friends, and loved ones left behind to try to cope with a life full of loss and pain
because of senseless acts of cruelty that cannot be explained. The American spirit means strength, courage, determination, faith, and an unfaltering sense of hope that will help us as people : to overcome any challenge that life may bring to our country. We will Always remember what happened on September 11, 2001. To the families, friends, and loved ones left behind–you are in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers…and thank you to all those who helped. God bless the U.S.A. Kimberly Sue Boian
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In the October 7, 1982, edition of Newport This Week, a bold headline appeared on page 4 announcing, “Computers invade schools.” Pictured and quoted in the story was Rogers High School Math Department Head, Edward Talbot. He says, “Just walk into any supermarket, and you’ll probably see those computerized registers working. The age of the computer is upon us, and upon Rogers High School, which offers three different computer-oriented programs.” Under the “P.S.” column of that same issue where the golf courses, bowling alleys and tennis courts were listed, there was a heading for “Roller skating.” Underneath, it read: The Armed Services YMCA, 50 Washington Square. The Y is sponsoring a new roller skating program that will run every Friday and Saturday. Music will be provided and there will be supervision. Lessons are also available. Call the Y at 846-3120.
Connolly Back To Finish Term The docket for the City Council’s first meeting in August was light; the evening rather uneventful. But for Councilwoman Mary Connolly, who had been sidelined by health concerns since the spring, it was special. With her typical understated resolve, Connolly had returned to the dais determined to finish out the remaining months of her term. “I wanted to be able to be back in the midst of things,” she said during a recent interview. And while she made the decision several months ago to forgo another term, she says confidently of the remainder of her time on the council, “I’ll be there until the end of it.”
Connolly, a former educator, has become known for her studious approach to docket preparation, spending hours at end scanning the agenda for each council meeting. Being prepared is of paramount importance to Connolly, and aside from following her doctor’s orders, she said she didn’t want to return to the council until she could devote the time necessary to contribute in what she felt was a meaningful way. And while the council moved forward on several key items with only six members, including the passage of the 2010-2011 budget, her absence was noticeable. On more than one occasion,
councilors gridlocked on some relatively high profile issues. Among them: revisions to the city’s Historic District Zoning Review Ordinance, which stalled out earlier this summer on a 3-3 vote. However, according to City Manager Edward F. Lavallee, those split votes can’t compare in scope to the role Connolly has played on the council. “As important as it is to have a whole and working council, Mary brings a great deal of dignity and intelligence with her,” Lavallee said. “We’re happy to have her back.”
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Sister City Visit firefighters CONTINUED FROM PG.1 A contingent of city administration and council members left for Imperia, Italy Sept. 7 as part of Newport’s ongoing sister city program. Led by Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, the delegation will be paying a week-long visit to the picturesque coastal city, meeting with their city counterparts, and partaking in some of the local flavors. Also joining the trip are Councilor Stephen R. Coyne and City Manager Edward F. Lavallee. It’s being funded in part by the Newport and Bristol Counties Visitors and Convention Bureau. Located in the northwestern region of Liguria, Italy, Imperia is the capital of the province of Imperia, and historically it was capital of the Intemelia district of Liguria. Situated on the Mediterranean, it is well known for the cultivation of flowers and olives, and like Newport, its economy is driven by tourism. Imperial is one of seven, socalled, sister cities, which was established in order to “exhange social and economic cultures.” The others include Shimoda, Japan; Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada; Skiathos, Greece; Kinsale, Ireland and Ponta Delgada, Portugal.
Originally, the city administration had proposed including $632,113 in the budget to cover anticipated overtime costs. However, saying that it was time Newport fundamentally changed the way the city’s fire department is structured, Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin made a motion at the council’s June 23 meeting to reduce the overtime line item by $432,113. The measure was strongly supported by Councilor Stephen C. Waluk, who at the time declared, “Enough is enough.” Pointing to the department’s $10 million budget, Waluk added, “The reality is there’s a lot of money in this budget, and they need to make do.” But Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano cautioned that it was likely that pending any agreement reached with the union, the council would inevitably be asked to authorize a supplement to pay for overtime costs, which currently run roughly $100,000 per month. Her sentiments, however were in the minority; as the mayor cast the lone dissenting vote in a 5-1 decision.
As for the mayor’s prediction that the council would be called back to authorize a budget adjustment, Sitrin said indeed that would be the case – however such action isn’t expected until closer to the new year. While the overrun was entirely predictable, it’s important to place the council’s decision to slash the department’s overtime budget in the proper context. And with negotiations currently ongoing with the city’s firefighters union, it wouldn’t be a stretch to conclude that the action was designed to send a message to the union during what is proving to be a critical contract year. In the meantime, the administration is expected to shift funding from other sectors of the budget in order to accommodate the overrun. Depending on the administration’s prerogative, those funds could come from a more than $500,000 allotment taken out of the school department’s budget and applied to the OPEB trust – something that councilors had discussed during their initial deliberations.
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FACES CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 Herb Armstrong is one of nine At-Large Candidates hoping to make it through to November’s general election. of the votes he has cast since first being elected, he said, “It was probably the vote that I would have taken back...The reality is that we can do things better.” But, he said, “We do fund our schools very well. The process was wrong.” Neville also described the decision as one that was “in error” and described it as almost “disrespectful.” If the council wanted to reduce school funding, she said it should have happened earlier. “I think we are a city that needs to learn to work and engage,” added Neville. Susan Perkins prefaced her remarks by saying that the future of our city are our children. “It’s so very important to have the council and School Committee to work together,” she said, adding that, “We need somebody up here that’s going to be honest and... make good decisions.” With regionalization potentially on the horizon, she added that it’s more important than ever to work together. For her part, Rebecca Bringhurst said that one of her primary reasons for running is to help the council and School Committee work better together. She said that the council’s decision effectively “Pulled the rug right out from underneath [the School Committee],” and described the action as “uncalled for.” The final long-form question asked the candidates to name what they believed are the two most important issues the council will face over the next two years. Herb Armstrong began by saying that improvements to the city’s water and sewer infrastructure need to be on the top of the list. Secondarily, he advocated for the development of a strategic plan which would guide the council over the next several years, and developing a budget based on it.
Waluk said that his top priority would have to be addressing the city’s failing infrastructure. Dovetailing with that, he said, is a need to make the city run better as a whole with the intent of finding savings and encouraging new businesses to locate here and existing businesses to grow. Neville agreed that the most important issue facing the city over the short term is the problem of our failing infrastructure. Meanwhile, Perkins said that she always has concerns about keeping taxes in line, but said that the two most important issues moving forward are those of improving the city’s infrastructure and pushing toward regionalization. Environmental issues, and reducing our carbon footprint were also among her top priorities. At the risk of being a one-issue candidate, Bringhurst, said that she believes education is the most important issue facing Newport, while improving the condition of our roads, sidewalks, and utility infrastructure is also of paramount concern. Reaching an agreement on a new firefighters contract and improving our infrastructure were the top two priorities of Winthrop. On the firefighters contract, he said that the final agreement “needs to be fair to both sides,” adding that, “both sides are going to have to give a little.” He also said that looking two years from now is looking far far too short, and he would like to see the council take steps in negotiating contracts and budgeting that will benefit the city several years, and even decades from now. Voters will be able to weigh in on their own top choices for council in Tuesday’s primary.
The other questions asked and answers from all candidates can be found on Newport-Now.com
plains that, when she neared her 18th birthday, she had to leave the foster care system with nowhere to go. Thankfully, she said, things have improved for those who “age out.” During Smith’s journey over the past 16 years, she faced being homeless four times: a Section 8 home she was renting was sold; and another time the property was foreclosed on. Along with facing the challenges of “hopeless, helpless and homeless,” Smith earned an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice and has a good job, now. Smith’s main message was that there are many situations and reasons to cause someone to be homeless. “It’s hard to find the road map out,” she said and concluded, “We have to help the people who are still trying.” Carlton Pona, another member of the speaker panel, echoed
Smith’s sentiments that “the path to homelessness is complicated.” A University of Rhode Island graduate, he spoke four languages and had a solid career path. When he was diagnosed with a genetic heart condition and unable to work, his savings began to deplete as he paid for medications, hospital bills and doctor bills his insurance company would not pay for. Pona described a sequence of events that is not surprising; he became unable to pay his rent, moved his belongings into storage and stayed with family and friends from work and church. “I was moving from pillar to post,” Pona said. “I was a ‘suburban homeless’ case, my belongings were in plastic tubs and I moved every month. Eventually, I resorted to going to the House of Hope in Warwick.” Because of their help, Pona
now lives in a one-room apartment and is a two-year heart transplant survivor. His story, as did the others, elicited applause from the audience. As the final speaker, Pona asked everyone in the room to stand and read aloud the Voices of Homelessness mission statement: “We will change the beliefs about homelessness. We will break stereotypes and misconceptions. We will educate the general public to gain support. We will put a face to the individuals suffering, and we will speak the TRUTH to END HOMELESSNESS in Rhode Island!” During the quiet moment following the reading, someone spoke up softly and added; and worldwide. Everyone left that room with a keener understanding of the real and new face of homelessness.
— Newport Poll Locations — Primaries are set for Tuesday, Sept. 14 to determine the top candidates in two races for City Council. Voters will be asked to choose eight out of nine total candidates to go on to the General Election for At-Large seats, and vote for two out of three candidates to face off in the city’s Second Ward. All 13 polling places across the city will be open from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. They are, by precinct:
n 2103 Sen.13, House 73-03, Ward 1, Dist.1 – Florence Gray Center, 1 York Street n 2105 Sen.13, House 73-05, Ward 1, Dist. 3 – St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway n 2106 Sen.13, House 73-06, Ward 1, Dist. 4 – Knights of Columbus Hall, 60 Halsey St. n 2108 Sen.13, House 75-08, Ward 1, Dist. 5– St. John’s Church Hall, Willow St. n 2101 Sen.12, House 72-01,Ward 2, Dist. 1 – Salvation Army, 51 Memorial Blvd. n 2102 Sen.12, House 73-02, Ward 2, Dist. 2 – Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave. n 2107 Sen.13, House 73-07, Ward 2, Dist. 3– Martin Luther King Center, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. n 2109 Sen.13, House 75-09, Ward 2, Dist. 4 – Thompson Middle School, 39 Broadway n 2110 Sen.13, House 75-10, Ward 2, Dist. 5 – Donovan Manor, 19 Chapel St. n 2111 Sen.13, House 75-11, Ward 3, Dist. 1 – Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street n 2112 Sen.13, House 75-12, Ward 3, Dist. 2 – Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave. n 2113 Sen.13, House 75-13, Ward 3, Dist. 3– St. Augustin’s School, 5 Harrison Ave. n 2114 Sen.13, House 75-14, Ward 3, Dist. 4– Carey Sschool, 27 Narragansett Ave. Free rides to the polls are being provided by RIde and the Governor’s Commission on Disability. Call the RIde Scheduler to arrange for your free RIde between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 461-9760 or 1-800-479-6902.
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Wellness When a Skin Wound Requires Specialized Care Nearly six million people in the United States have wounds that do not heal, whether because of diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, lymphedema, weak immune system, or other problems and injuries that affect the body’s natural ability to restore normal tissue. When we have scrapes or cuts on our skin, most of us can simply clean them, apply antibiotic cream, and wear bandages for a few days. A person with a non-healing, or chronic, wound requires far more assistance in the healing process, and often a primary care physician does not have the time, staff or expertise to devote to long-term wound care. The patient is, in most cases, concerned, uncomfortable, frustrated, and less mobile than he or she had been, so quality of life decreases. The healing process is more structured than we might think and has identifiable phases: hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferation, and maturation, with predictable stages within each phase. Sometimes a wound becomes “stalled” in a stage and does not heal further. A wound that has not healed in six weeks is considered chronic or nonhealing. Effective treatment can help wounds heal. Specially trained physicians and nurses first evaluate the wound and determine whether an additional medical condition is causing the problem with healing. If that is the case, they work with you and your own doctor to ensure the condition is treated or controlled. Depending on the type, location, and phase of the wound, treatment could include medicines to fight infection and to ease symptoms. The wound care team will also cleanse the wound, a process that can include flushing it with sterile water using a needle or catheter tip, or a procedure called debridement, which is done to remove objects,
Wound care specialist Kelly Brothers, RN, covers a wound being treated at Newport Hospital. The hospital offers a wound care program targeted to patients who have difficulty healing. dirt, dead skin and tissues. They will dress the wound to protect it from injury and infection, using bandages or other coverings. They will evaluate the healing over several visits and use appropriate treatment for each assessment of the healing phase. How do you know if you should seek specialized wound care? Tom Fantes, MD, medical director of Newport Hospital’s wound care program, says indicators you may require care include: a wound that still doesn’t seem to be healing normally or is causing you pain after a period of weeks; a wound that affects your ability to move around; or a wound that seems abnormal to you in its appearance (for example, if the color changes or the area around the wound becomes swollen or tender). As with most medical issues, check with your primary care doctor. Most wound care teams work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan, so your own physician will be aware of your progress
Series to Empower Women NEWPORT, R.I. – The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center has opened registration for the 20102011 calendar of the Strong Woman Series, now in its third year. The Series is designed for women who are living on their own in Newport and Newport County, interested in empowerment and self-improvement. The Strong Woman Series consists of eight fun, inspiring nights out once a month – for womenonly, led by women. The first presentation, Monday, Sept. 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., is titled, “Healthy Cooking on a Budget” and will be held at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. Each evening will feature light dinners, interesting presenters, and spirited discussion. This Series will continue through May 2011. Transportation and babysitting can be provided for those who need it to participate. Future topics will include:
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cess Cycle” at Any Age n Healthy Shopping and Eating Tips for the Holidays n Exploring Financial Topics that Impact Us All n Love and Relationships n Getting the Most out of the Public Library’s Services and Equipment n Housing Do’s and Don’ts n Strong Women’s Success Stories The Series is the brainchild of Dr. Rosalind Vaz, Middletown resident, longtime MLK Community Center volunteer, and 2010 MLKCC Volunteer of the Year. Dr. Vaz is Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University, and a member of the staff of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She conceived of this series to enlighten, celebrate, and empower women as women, instead of focusing on them solely as parents or caregivers.
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and any medical issues that arise. While most wound care patients are referred to Newport Hospital’s program by their doctors, some people recognize on their own that a wound is not healing as it should, and they simply call the wound care program themselves. Several hospitals in Rhode Island offer wound care programs for their patients, and Newport Hospital opened its physician-directed wound care program nearly two years ago to help patients in Newport County. The hospital recognized that there was a need locally, and that need proved to be significant: in the first three months the wound care program saw more than 40 patients, each visiting several times in the course of treatment. In the most recent three months, the program treated about 65 patients, and that number is expected to grow as community physicians and residents learn of the program’s availability. Provided by Information Services of Newport Hospital
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By Virginia Treherne-Thomas “We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?” — Lee Iacocca, Chrysler Corporation 1979-1992 Summer may be the most popular time to be here in Newport, but isn’t September heavenly when the air is clear, and it’s easier to get around town, without the traffic, and yet…everything is up and running with art galleries and museums open and gardens still bountiful, thankfully not destroyed by the visiting hurricane. The private gardens of some impressive estates are open next weekend for the Secret Garden Tour, so buy your tickets at Kingscote on Bellevue Ave. beginning at 10 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 10. It continues all weekend. Gardens are so-thething these days, and Newport has many beautiful ones, hence members from the Garden Club of Millbrook, New York, spending a couple of days last week touring estates around the Drive, and ending up at the lovely gardens of Nancy Cushing. Even Rough Point opened its historic Olmsted-designed grounds last Tuesday for a Garden Soiree showing off Doris Duke’s kitchen gardens, impressive 13-bay rose ar-
bor, dwarf peach trees, formal flower gardens, camel topiaries and, who knew … a helipad. Most impressive is the fact that Miss Duke was an early advocate of environmental conservation and the Newport Restoration Foundation has adopted a policy of organic land care at Rough Point. Since 2007, all 10.8 acres of the grounds have been maintained organically. No synthetic products of any kind are used and this includes fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. All the lawns and gardens use sustainable methods and the property is as beautiful as it can be. If you have never seen it, sign up for one of the final fun parties of the season this Friday night, Sept. 10, to honor the three recipients of the prestigious Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards. The food will be exceptional. There will be lots of it, and the evening is always fun. The three recipients this year are Oatsie Charles, an old pal of Doris Duke’s, who will be receiving the distinguished Steward Award, James and Alice Ross for their restoration of Berkeley House, and Channing Memorial Church for the steeple and bells restoration project. Call 849-7300 for reservations. From the garden scene to the art scene which in Newport is getting
Kim Comfort and Morgan Devlin at the Rough Point Garden Soiree. strong. Gallery night happens on the 2nd Thursday of every month when all the galleries in town (now there are quite a few) keep their doors open for a reception and viewing. Spring Bull Gallery, which bills itself as a working studio gallery, originally located (well, take a guess…) and now on Bellevue Ave., was founded by Richard Grosvenor. It is a cooperative gallery of 17 local artists, having a lot of fun supporting each other. They had their second Saturday night of the month exhibition last Saturday honoring the works of two generations of women artists as well as visiting artists from Providence. It’s a cozy and talented group whose members capture some beautiful images of New England in a variety of media. The exhibition is open all month. So… much seems to still be going on, not to mention all the classic yachts that paraded around the harbor last Sunday. Bantam, a 23ft. Chesapeake launch designed by Tim Granbery, won best power boat with everyone aboard looking exceptionally spiffy including Clay Pell in the rear in his tennis whites holding a Coast Guard flag. Those that headed out to the race had some wind to deal with left over from Earl, but not to worry. They are a hardy bunch.
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From L to R: Kenneth Lindh, Lynda Lindh, Reine Bitting and Cynthia Gibson (admiring the Herrick Prize). The Newport Croquet Club hosted the annual Gubelmann Cup tournament on Sunday, Sept. 5 on the croquet lawn at Chateausur-Mer. The winners were Lynda Lindh and her son Kenneth. The runner-up trophy called the Herrick Prize was won by Cynthia Gibson and Reine Bitting.
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â€ƒ â€œCairo Timeâ€? has been described as fitting somewhere between â€œBefore Sunriseâ€? and â€œLost in Translation.â€? We can deduce, from this depiction, that the film tells an unhurried tale of self-discovery and bittersweet love. â€ƒ I love these kinds of movies because they explore buried desires and the way one can find out who they are and what they want through exploring another country. There has to be a muse, of course, a person with whom the visitor finds a heart-to-heart connection that leads him or her back homeâ€”the metaphorical home where we live at peace with our lives. â€ƒ â€œCairo Timeâ€? stars Patricia Clarkson as Juliette, a magazine writer whose children are grown and setting off on the adventure of establishing their own lives. Unfettered by being a mom, she is free to travel to visit her husband, Mark (Tom McCamus), a U.N. diplomat who is stationed in Gaza. They plan to see the pyramids together and to recapture the spark that can glow less brightly after years of marriage and parenting. â€ƒ Mark is delayed, however, so he sends his friend Taroq (Alexander Siddig) to meet Juliette and to help her feel at home in a different culture. Juliette initially retreats to her room in a plush hotel, but she grows restless being indoors while
â€œCairo Timeâ€? received standing ovations at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Best Canadian Feature Award.â€? It is rated PG-13 and has some Arabic subtitles. a busy city bustles around her. Taroq asks her what she wants to do, and she replies, â€œExplore.â€? â€ƒ She soon discovers that exploring crowded marketplaces can be dangerous for a blond woman who dresses entirely appropriately for most places on the planet but exposes too much skin in this place where many of the women cover even their hair. â€ƒ Canadian director/screenwriter Ruba Nadda says she draws much from memory in her creation of Juliette. Her own mother was blond
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and born in the Middle East. Nadda recalls a childhood visit to the place of her familial roots where her mother was stared at, whispered about, deliberately nudged and outwardly criticized for not covering her blond hair. â€ƒ Of her experience going to Cairo to shoot a film, she says she was warmly received: â€œ The people were very proud of an Arab woman who is Canadian.â€? â€ƒ She gave her screenplay to Canadian director Atom Egoyan (â€œExotica,â€? â€œThe Sweet Hereafter,â€? â€œFamily Viewingâ€? and â€œCalendarâ€?), who took it to Killer Films in New York where it began its journey to a completed film. â€ƒ The setting becomes as much of a character as the people in it. Egyptâ€™s classical architecture is lovingly shot, and landmarks like the Great Pyramids and The White Desert, which Iâ€™ve so far seen only in online videos of the film, make me
wish I could fly off to Cairo. â€ƒ Patricia Clarkson has been seen in many supporting roles, including some of my favorite movies: â€œPieces of April,â€? â€œFar From Heavenâ€? and â€œGood Night and Good Luck.â€? Now, she steps gracefully into a leading role that has garnered rave reviews. â€ƒ The most intriguing thought that I found while doing my exploration of â€œCairo Timeâ€? comes from David Lewis in the â€œSan Francisco Chronicle.â€? â€œPerhaps like Cairo itself, the film forces the viewer to slow down, to feel the power of those seemingly small, yet life-changing moments that we donâ€™t always see coming.â€? Patricia Lacouture currently teaches film studies at Salve Regina University. She also taught at Rhode Island College for ten years. She completed her graduate work in film from Boston University.
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â€ƒ This summer gave us all a tremendous opportunity to eat sliced fresh tomatoes with basil, and fresh local mozzarella (drizzled with excellent olive oil). The tomato is queen! A fresh tomato sandwich with salt, pepper, and mayo has to be one of the tastiest delights of summer, as well. Unbelievably, some tomatoes are not very tasty. The â€˜waterâ€™ content in certain varieties detracts from their taste. Here is a list of sure-fire winners: Green Zebra, Brandywine, Sungold (the sweetest cherry tomato on this planet â€” a hors dâ€™oeuvre unto itself ), German Strawberry, Yellow Boy and Red Ox Heart. â€ƒ It is also good to know that one tomato plant, in ideal conditions, can produce 20 pounds of the luscious fruit! Yellow Boy tomatoes are extreme producers of a bright yellow tomato. Try not to overplant! â€ƒ Here is a great tomato recipe for late summer, since we can all turn on our ovens, once again. This recipe is cozy as well as delicious:
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â€ƒ The luxury of a long hot summer to gardeners in Newport only means the summerâ€™s tomato crop will be huge; and huge it is. What to do with â€˜poundageâ€™ of tomatoes? Canning is a long steamy process, only adding heat to the kitchen and best done in the cool of fall. Since itâ€™s still officially summer, seeding, skinning, and simmering down your tomatoes for sauce to freeze is a far better way to go. Here is a true story on this process! â€ƒ After picking 37 pounds of tomatoes from the garden and imagining the freezer baggies of sauce would overtake the fridge, I could not wait to start the process. There was a huge surprise in store â€” 37 pounds of simmered tomatoes filled only two half-quart freezer bags! The tomato is 90% water, so after diligently simmering the heck out of 37 pounds of tomatoes, my thought process changed. Letâ€™s make a simple sauce to freeze, and add veggies, herbs and tons of garlic to it during the winter and have a fresh-from-the-garden sauce! â€ƒ Gardening and realism do not always go hand-in-hand, until you have planted, harvested, and tried turning your tomatoes into a nonperishable commodity. Learning on the job is so much a part of gardening and a great part!
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Viniculture artist Thomas Arvid, the renowned artist whose winethemed images display intricate details and design, will paint his next piece at the 5th annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. Inspired by the festivalâ€™s exclusive international wines and delightful chef creations, Arvid will showcase his masterful use of light, depth and reflection
while surrounded by picturesque settings at Rosecliff and Marble House. In addition to painting, Arvid will also sign copies of his most recent book â€œArvid: Redefining the Modern Still Life.â€? His painting from the festival will be available for purchase through the Reign Gallery. (Photos by Thomas Arvid, Fine Art, Inc.)
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Where to Find Musical Entertainment Thursday, September 9 Buskers – Stoney Jack, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Perro Salado – Honky Tonk Knights Rhino Bar – Hot Like Fire, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Friday, September 10 LaForge – Dave Manuel, 6 p.m. Newport Blues Café – Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Newport Grand – TRIAD, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. O’Brien’s – Designated Driver, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. One Pelham East – What Matters, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Rhino Bar – The Buzz, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Rhumbline – Bobby Ferreira, 6:30 – 10 p.m. The Chanler – Dick Lupino & Friends, 6 – 10 p.m. Saturday, September 11 Greenvale Vineyards – Dick Lupino & Friends, 1 – 4 p.m. Newport Blues Café – Mystique, 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Newport Grand – LuAnn Dutra, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. One Pelham East – The Heavy Weights, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Rhino Bar – Wild Nites, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Rhumbline – Lois Vaughan, 6:30 – 10 p.m. Sunday, September 12 Castle Hill Inn – Dick Lupino & Friends, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Fastnet Pub – Live traditional Irish music, 6 – 10 p.m. One Pelham East – Chopville , 6 – 9 p.m., Chris Gauthier, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Monday, September 13 Fastnet Pub – “Blue Monday” featuring blues artists from the New England area, 10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Tuesday, September 14 Newport Blues Café – Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Wednesday, September 15 Newport Blues Café – Mellow Mood / The Rudeness, 9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Rhino Bar – Rhyme Culture, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Sardella’s – Dick Lupino & Friends, 7:30 – 10 p.m.
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vival mansion owned by urban planner Ronald Lee Fleming: An ice cream shop featuring Ben & Jerry’s treats will be on site, as will music students from Newport’s Rogers High School and Thompson Middle School, who will serenade guests. Another highlight of the Fall Tour will be the gardens at two homes on Ledge Road: Whim, which is owned by Oatsie Charles, and nextdoor neighbor, Lands End, owned by Mrs. Charles’s daughter Victoria. The latter home was once owned by novelist Edith Wharton, who collaborated with society decorator Ogden Codman on the house, documented in the 1897 book “The Decoration of Houses.”
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The Top 5 Dinner Deals in Newport Grab your favorite guy or girl and head out into town for a nice dinner that won’t break the bank. Several Newport restaurants offer great deals on certain nights that will satisfy your taste buds and your main squeeze. In no particular order, here are five of our favorite spots to grab an awesomely walletfriendly dinner. Sardellas: Two-for- one dinner with a bottle of wine $24, Sunday – Wednesday. Delicious Italian food and a great bottle of red or white wine, where do I sign up? A very popular dinner deal in Newport, Sardellas offers a special menu with selections just for these cheap-eat nights. If you don’t want the wine, you’re looking at a $14 dinner tab and it really doesn’t get much better than that. One Eighty: Dinner for two $17.95, Sunday – Wednesday, half-price appetizers Monday and Tuesday. With something for everybody on the menu, and a full bar of the best spirits, you can’t go wrong with anything from One Eighty. Get the sweet potato fries. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Perro Salado: $10 entrees all night on Sunday. One of the coziest places in Newport. The atmosphere in this place is great, and the food and drinks are even better. Match up any of the entrees with one of Perro’s yummy margaritas and you’ll be perfectly satisfied…and probably tipsy. Pour Judgment: Burger and a beer for $7.50-8.50 offered every night of the week. If you’re looking for a more relaxed, bar atmosphere, climb up to the bar or one of the high top tables and order a delicious burger and domestic beer for $7.50. Want to upgrade the beer to a fancy import? One whole dollar more, and it’s yours. Sambar: Monday through Friday, 4 – 7 p.m. come in for “Appy Hour” where all appetizers on the menu are $5. With a huge amount of tapas style dishes to choose from, you can fill up on apps alone. Burn off a few calories by taking a sunset harbor stroll in King Park after dinner.
With summer almost gone, NFL Sundays are just around the corner. With that, comes the inevitable argument with your significant other about whether or not you are going to sit around and watch TV all day. Don’t worry! Pour Judgement can keep you out of the doghouse and allow you to see the games. Bring her to our Sunday brunch! Treat her to a nice meal, which won’t use up all of your Sunday beer funds, and enjoy the game!
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September 10 Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards Celebrate preservation in Newport at Doris Duke’s Rough Point. This year’s event features a pacific rim theme, based on Doris Duke’s extensive travels, including a dinner buffet. Proceeds benefit the Doris Duke Fund for Historic Preservation, which supports local preservation projects through grants. 6 -8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.newportrestoration.org. Feast in the Field A four-course culinary experience paired with native wine celebrating locally produced seasonal foods in a spectacular coastal New England setting of Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth. 6 – 10 p.m. 742-5344 for more information. Mom’s Club Annual Open House 10 a.m. – noon, Bring the kids, meet new friends, have some fun, and see what the MOMS Club has to offer. Easton’s Beach (First Beach), firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Bit Players Newport’s award-winning improv troupe, The Bit Players create onthe-spot laughs from audience suggestions, 8 p.m., Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, $15, 8493473, www.firehousetheater.org Secret Garden Tour The Fall walking tour of the private gardens of some of historic Newport’s most prestigious properties. All proceeds go towards enriching arts education in Rhode Island
public schools. Rain or shine. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at www.secretgardentours. org or by calling 847-0514. Turn your ticket in at Kingscote Mansion at 253 Bellevue Ave. for the start of the tour.
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Arts on the Plaza Come to the Wave Statue on America’s Cup from 2 – 5 p.m. to watch local artists create their craft every Saturday. Rum and Revolution History Walking Tour Stories of taverns, distillers, and rumrunners on this history walking tour. 11:30 a.m., 75 minutes, $12 per person, reservations suggested. Go to the Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. or 841-8770 or www.newporthistorytours.org for more information. Skatefest 2010 The Jamestown Teen Center will be hosting the 4th Annual Skatefest at the Jamestown Skate Park from 6 – 10 p.m., free, contact Debbie Tungett at 423-7261 or dtungett@ jamestownri.net for more information. The Bit Players Please see Fri., Sept 10 for more details. Polo Match Gates open at 4 p.m. for tailgating. Match play begins at 5 p.m., Glen Farm, Portsmouth, 847-7090.
Get Lost! Bring your family and friends out to Escobar’s Highland Farm 2010 Corn Maze on Middle Rd. in Portsmouth. Eight acres of labyrinth-like dead ends, wrong turns, and pure fun. The maze is open on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to dusk, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to dusk, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to dusk. Race your friends, solve the CORNundrum puzzles, and time how long it takes you to finish the maze. Don’t worry, if you are hopelessly lost, there are helpers in the maze to help!
you see in gourmet magazines. Each student will take 4 decorated cupcakes home! $50 per student, register by calling 293-0740, The Edward King House, 35 King St., Newport, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Secret Garden Tour 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Please see Friday, Sept. 10 for more details. Picnic in the Park Come to Paradise Park on the corners of Prospect and Paradise Ave. in Middletown for a picnic at the historic Boyd’s Windmill from noon – 4 p.m. Free and tons of family fun activities for all ages.
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Tuesday Book Club The Tuesday Book Group at the Newport Library on Spring St. will discuss Robert Bolt’s classic play, “A Man for All Seasons” at 1 p.m. Free and open to the public, anyone is welcome to read the book and attend the discussion. No registration required. 847-8720 ext. 208; email@example.com Yoga in the Park Breathing, warm-up, basic postures and relaxation for all levels. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat. Classes are held in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park. Use the Hazard Road entrance. Call 8455800 to register. Drop-ins welcome, $10 per person, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Cupcake Class Learn to make simple flowers and fondant figurines to decorate fabulous artisan cupcakes like
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Pell Center Lecture Ambassador Imad Moustapha, the Syrian ambassador to the United States, will discuss “Obama and the Middle East: A Dawn of a New Era?” as part of a Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy program focusing on the Middle East. 6 p.m., Bazarsky Lecture Hall at Salve Regina University. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 341-2927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Potter Pet University Witness demonstrations of games, tricks and positive ways to play with your dog!Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Please leave dogs at home. 6 -7 p.m. Pre-register with Amy at AmyC@PotterLeague.org or call 846-8276 ext. 118, Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Aquidneck Growers Market Fresh produce, baked goods, and more, 2-6 p.m., Memorial Blvd.
Thursday September 16
40th Annual Newport International Boat Show Featuring a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers, as well as an extensive selection of marine equipment, services and accessories in a venue that spans historic Newport Harbor. Newport Yachting Center, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 846-1115, www.newportboatshow.com. Historical Society Annual Meeting Public invited, speaker to present “Solution to Newport Tower Mystery at Hand?”, 4:30 p.m., Colony House, 846-0813. Hospice Volunteer Training Program Visiting Nurse Services are starting a six week training program at their Portsmouth office at 1184 East Main Rd. from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information or two schedule an interview, call Joy Benson at 682-2100, ext. 616. Murder at the Museum A 90-minute family friendly interactive Murder Mystery show. Search for clues, question suspects and find a killer! Just don’t end up the victim. Tickets $30 for Adults & $15 for 17 and under. 7 p.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 8488200 or www.newportmurdermystery.com.
Doris Duke Days
at the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center A 3-day film celebration of the many interests of Doris Duke – heiress, Newport preservationist, jazz pianist, animal lover and surfer – offering a mix of old and new films on diverse topics as jazz, preservation, surfing, the environment, dogs and life in Newport. Tickets are $10 per film or purchase a $60 pass to all the films.
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Island Farmer’s Market Fresh local foods including chowders and salsas, every Thursday through Sept. Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown 2-6 p.m., 441-4317
We are currently accepting consignors for our
3-DAY SEASONAL KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE EVENT taking place Sept. 24-26, 2010 in Middletown.
“If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, 6 – 7 p.m., free, Redwood Library, 847-0292, www.redwoodlibrary.org
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40th Annual Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Please see Thursday, Sept. 16 for more details.
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Closing out the 2010 Summer Newport Gallery Night Series, Cadeaux du Monde will feature artist, T.M. Dyer, who will give an informal gallery talk and demonstration on his unique trompe l’oeil abstract pen and ink work from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9. His work invites the eye to see a two-dimensional plane transformed into a three-dimensional one.
The Bit Players Please see Fri., Sept 10 for more details.
Saturday September 18
40th Annual Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Please see Thursday, Sept. 16, for more details. Mission Trip Fund-raiser A yard sale and bake sale fundraiser at Emmanuel Church, on the corner of Dearborn and Spring St. from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the April 2011 mission trip to work for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. Pirates and Scoundrels History Walking Tour History walking tour explores where scoundrels lived, where pirates profited, and where criminals were put on trial and punished. Tour departs at 11:30 a.m. and lasts approximately 75 min. $12 per person, $10 for Newport Historical Society members, and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Reservations suggested. Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 841-8770. Common Fence Picnic Series Doors open at 7 p.m., Performer begins at 8 p.m., Common Fence Music, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, ticket prices vary depending on the artist. For more information, visit www.commonfencemusic.org. Wishes Do Come True Local bands, Sidewinder and For Real are holding a fund-raiser for “A Wish Come True” organization at the Jamestown Portuguese American Club. The donation to attend is $20, 8 p.m. For more information visit www.awish.org
Arts on the Plaza Come to the Wave Statue on America’s Cup from 2 – 5 p.m. to watch local artists create their craft every Saturday. Polo Match Gates open at 4 p.m. for tailgating. Match play begins at 5 p.m., Glen Farm, Portsmouth, 847-7090. The Bit Players Please see Fri., Sept 10 for more details.
September 19 Tour de Newport 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon Beginning and ending at Rogers High School. Day of the event registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and closes promptly at 8:30 a.m. Ride begins at 9:00 a.m. Riders are encouraged to register online prior to the event. Supports Newport County Community Mental Health Center. http://www.nccmhc.org/ 40th Annual Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Please see Thursday, Sept. 16 for more details. Kennedy Tribute Dinner The public is invited to attend a dinner honoring Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy at the Marriott Newport, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Reception at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. $75 per person, reserve your spot by mail: NDCC, PO Box 3456, Newport, RI 02840, or by calling Bud Cicilline at 847-4444.
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Art on the Wharf Featuring the 10th Annual “Boa Show” by artist Tony Gill. The shw runs through Oct. 31. Gallery hours are Fri. – Mon., noon-5 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannister’s Wharf, 846-6858
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Bristol Art Gallery “ Boats, Bikes & Babes” an exhibit of works by our newest featured artist John Guillemette. Show runs till Oct. 1. 423 Hope St. Bristol, 3969699 www.bristolartgallery.net Gallery Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 11am to 5pm / Fri. - Sat. 11am to 6pm / Sunday 11am to 4pm / closed Mondays Cadeaux du Monde Featuring the Summer 2010 feature exhibit, “Images of Africa.” 26 Mary St., 848-0550, www.cadeauxdumonde.com
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RECENT DEATHS Jacqueline Denise Carter, 48, of Newport, died Aug. 31, 2010. She was the wife of William Carter. Her funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, Broadway, Newport.
Ken and Barbara Gill with a good reason to sing the Blues!
Stephen Coppola and Sidney Thribault caught 100+ lbs of fish on rough post-Earl waters last Saturday.
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Frances C. Christensen, 89, formerly of Portsmouth, died Sept. 2, 2010 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arnold R. Christensen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. at St. Barbabas Church, East Main Rd., Portsmouth. Donations in her memory may be made to the ACES Education Foundation, 350 State St., North Haven, CT 06473. Paul Lucien Darby, 86, of Middletown, died Sept. 3, 2010 at home. He was the husband of Beverly (Fifield) Darby. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Later, as a chemist at Naval Underwater Systems Center he received government invention awards for torpedo propellants. His funeral was held Sept. 7 at Calvary United Methodist Church, Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 E. Main Rd., Portsmouth. Edward W. Corrigan, 84, of Newport, died Aug. 31, 2010 at home. He was the husband of the late Marilyn R. (Weaver) Corrigan. He was elected to the International Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 and inducted into the City of Newport Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 4, at St. Barnabas Church. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kiwanis Foundation of Newport, RI, One Harold Lane, Middletown. Dason Dalton Kiss, 19, of Middletown, died Sept. 3, 2010. Calling hours will be Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home, Broadway, Newport. His funeral will be Friday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m.at St.Joseph’s Church, Broadway, Newport. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., Newport.
Charles A. Liversedge, Sr., 87, of Newport, died Sept. 1, 2010 at New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital in New Bedford, Mass. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Ryan) Liversedge. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. Later, he worked for the former Zayre Department Stores, retiring in 1988 after 25 years. His funeral was held Sept. 7 at Memorial Funeral Home, Newport. Joseph Philip McCarthy, 81, of Portsmouth, died Sept. 1, 2010 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of JoAnn E. (Kelly) McCarthy. A graveside service will be held Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn, Mass.
Red Cross to Offer First Aid, CPR and Other Safety Courses Be prepared and take advantage of training that may someday save a life. CPR and other Health & Safety Courses will be held locally this fall at the East Bay Branch of the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter in Middletown.
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Thurs., Sept. 16, 6 – 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 21, 6 – 9 p.m.
Lloyd Allison Mosher, 95, of Portsmouth, died Sept. 4, 2010 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Anna S. (Vargas) Mosher. He served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 8 at St. Barnabas Church. Donations in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 E. Main Rd., Portsmouth.
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Robert J. Piechocki, 57, of Newport, died Aug. 30, 2010. He worked for Quonset Naval Air Station and at Newport Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 7 at St. Mary’s Church. Donations in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, PO Box 690, Portsmouth, RI.
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Dr. Robert Joseph Quigley, DC, 76, of Portsmouth, died Sept. 3, 2010 at home. He was the husband of Sharon (Tierney) Quigley. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 7 at St. Barnabas Church. Donations in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth.
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Hospice Volunteer Training Program The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties are starting a six week Hospice Volunteer Training Program at their Portsmouth office at 1184 East Main Road on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hospice volunteers are important members of the Hospice team who support patients and families by providing companionship, comfort, and respite for patients and caregivers, running errands and preparing meals. No health care experience is necessary. Registration and interviews are required to participate in the program. For more information or to schedule an interview, please call Joy Benson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 682-2100, ext. 616
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Striper and Fluke Elusive â€“ Hurricaneâ€™s Miss a Good Thing!
The Russian lads reaped the benefits of the big bluefish bite now underway in local waters. (Top: L-R), Ilya and Mishe. (Bottom L-R), Antone, Ark, Anthony and Boris.
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â€ƒ With hurricane Earl passing well to the east, we were spared from a dangerous storm. Many alert anglers were prudent in not testing their luck by trying to fish our shores during that weather period. Island boat ramps were busy all week with anglers and sailors pulling their boats with Earlâ€™s approach. After the storm had safely passed, many younger folks seemed disappointed that Earl had proven to be a bust. Older and wiser Islanders understood that we dodged a bullet, again. Many native Rhode Islanders clearly remember Hurricane Carol in 1954 and its aftermath. They witnessed, firsthand, the destruction wrought by that huge storm system. At the time, my family lived in an apartment over the Perry Mill Coffee Shop on the corner of what, was then, Cannon and Thames streets, beside what is today, the Red Parrot restaurant. During the peak of Carol, my mother had me and my three brothers and baby sister sleep under a bed on the east side of the apartment, away from the 120 mph winds. My father was not at home that day, but at work during the storm as a Newport Electric lineman. Upon waking the morning after, all windows on the west side of our apartment were smashed in by flying debris. During the fury, a desperate lobsterman had secured his 35-foot lobster boat to the light post at the top of the steps of the Newport Post office. We had no electricity for what seemed like weeks and National Guardsman were stationed along Thames Street to prevent looting. The huge island ferry boat had washed ashore onto Thames near Mill Street; destruction was everywhere. Not too many happy memories of that hurricane day can be found with this survivor. Bass have been elusive both in the bay and near ocean shoreline waters. With the abundance of baitfish moving down the bay, stripers have been picky. A few good fish were taken chunking near Gull Rocks and Islands south on the outgoing tide. Surge tube trollers picked up bass near Elbow Ledge and at the #2 buoy, as well. We had
schoolie action at the reefs on the ocean side this past week. The scup are still destroying baits intended for stripers, which made bass fishing conditions difficult. As the scup continue to move down the bay for deeper water, bassing should improve. â€ƒ Ledgemonster blues continue to make their presence known in bay. Blues to 13 lbs were taken on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the mouth of the bay if you had ventured out on those very choppy days. Schools of big blues have not provided anglers with their usual surface action, typical at this time of year. Wrecks, near shore, are also beginning to produce fish; mostly blues, but some bass. Sakonnet River fishing is rapidly improving with school bass surface action apparent in early morning. The shoreline from Black Point to Flint Rock will produce fish as water temperatures cool and bait heads south. â€ƒ Big fluke continue to be elusive as the Fall fluke run has yet to materialize, but anglers have not given up hope. Only a few fish were taken this past week in area waters. Black sea bass fishing, as well as scupping, continues to be productive, especially in deeper water. â€ƒ Tuna fishing this year has been the most productive in years and Sam Toland, of Samâ€™s Bait and Tackle has had a banner year. On some of his many offshore trips Sam has returned with as many as fifty Yellowfin and an occasional swordfish. The Fall tuna run will soon begin and this species will move closer to shore. Every year, during the fall run, big tuna will be taken less than 100 miles offshore and even as close as the Mud Hole, a mere 24-mile jaunt. Just this past week, while fishing a wreck offshore, our guests witnessed a giant bluefin leaping out of the water, snapping at the tail of a weary bluefish. Three jumps were made before the bluefish was snatched up; it was a marvelous display. â€ƒ On Sunday the 5th, our favorite Russian fishing party appeared at the dock. First, I advised them about the difficult, post-Earl sea conditions that awaited them. This group has been fishing with us since the 1990s and were no strang-
ers to rough seas. As we rounded the Ramâ€™s Head Light at Castle Hill, it was clearly apparent to me that any offshore wreck fishing would be impossible this day, and we would have to fish in the lee of the bay. We tried a hole sheltered from the strong winds and rough water. Mate Fred quickly established a chum line as we set out lines at anchor. After 40 minutes - no action. As we prepared to move to a new spot, Boris received a powerful hit and his light tackle bent over to the waterâ€™s edge. A few minutes later, a 12 pound ledgemonster was netted. Anthony, age 14, was next. This was his first fishing trip and he was obviously anxious to get in the action. Receiving a powerful strike, he tried to gain on the fish but to no avail, as the fish screamed off line at 30 feet per second, almost spooling his reel. After some instruction and help from his dad, Ark, they gained some line. It took 22 minutes before another ledgemonster was in the boat. Ilya hooked up, next, but after a long struggle, with his fish ready for the net, the blue made one last leap, shook the hook and disappeared into the deep. As the bite improved, rods were bent simultaneously. Mishe and Anton hooked up and both fish were landed. After three hours of steady action, we headed in as our fishing party planned a cookout for later that day. The annual SSG Christopher Potts Fishing Tournament has begun and will continue through September 11. As many of you know, Sergeant Potts was an island native, killed in action in Iraq on his birthday, October 3, 2004. Local resident, Mike Littlefield, with a few classmates and fishing friends, started this event to benefit Christopherâ€™s widow and two young sons. This is certainly a worthy cause and if you would like to donate cash, gift certificates, fishing tackle or your time, please call Riverside Marine in Tiverton at 6255181 or Samâ€™s Bait & Tackle in Middletown at 848-5909. This event culminates with a fabulous cookout at the Portuguese American Citizens Club on Saturday, the 11th. Tight lines!
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Fall Migration Sees Return of Salt Marsh Species By Jack Kelly This month marks the first anniversary of the dedication of the rehabilitation project in the salt marsh system of Gooseneck Cove. There have been many wonderful changes and advances in the past year. Save the Bay personnel supervised the addition of many yards of soil on the west side of Hazard Road last fall. The soil was trucked in from the new Sakonnet River Bridge construction site. Construction for the bridge was cutting across a wetland area and the displaced, dredged soil was a match for Gooseneck Cove. The soil was used to build up the level of the marsh and provide better conditions for marsh grasses to survive. For years, the area chosen for this improvement had been devoid of vegetation, due to the abuse and neglect the marsh had suffered. This past spring, volunteers and staff from Save the Bay planted new grasses and the plantings responded well. There is now a lush carpet of healthy Saltwater Cord Grass where there was once open water. Other marsh grasses, such as Salt Marsh Hay and Black Grass, a medium height, dark green grass with brown seed heads, now thrive in the once barren areas of the marsh. Slender Glassworts, a marsh plant that is greenish-yellow with red tones, can also be seen along the edges of the marsh. This area now hosts small fish and Blue Crabs during high tides, and provides food sources for wading birds.
The increased water flow created by the project has cut a deeper central channel and created new mud flats throughout the marsh system. On the east side of Hazard Road, the water flow has created a maze of small peat mounds, which are exposed at low tide. This is a prime fishing area for wading birds. Now, if you are not as “vertically enhanced” (tall) as I am, the roadside phragmites might block your view. There are two deer breaks in the reeds, through which you can observe this area. Located between two large, bowl shaped peat mounds, this area offers great birding, depending on the tide level and time of day. In the past two weeks, a shy Clapper Rail has been seen darting in and out from between the mounds. Searching for crabs, which are abundant, due to warmer water temperatures, this bird is seen fleetingly. At the south end of the east side is an old split rail fence. With the increased water flow this past year, the area around this fence has become a new, rich wetland. On many occasions I have observed Green Herons, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Glossy Ibises and other species perched upon the fence. In the past ten days, two juvenile YellowCrowned Night-Herons have been spotted perched on the fence just before dusk. There is a good concentration of small bait fish and Blue Crabs in the marsh grasses near the fence at high tide. Also in recent days, a Black-Crowned Night-Heron juvenile has been observed feeding in the second peat
Spotted Recently at Gooseneck Cove and in the marsh system: Great Egrets Greater Yellowlegs Snowy Egrets Killdeer Great Blue Herons Least Terns Little Blue Herons Least Sandpipers Glossy Ibises Semi-Palmated Sandpipers Clapper Rail Pectoral Sandpipers Green Herons Semi-Palmated Plovers Common Terns Harrier Hawk (male) Black Terns Red Tailed Hawk Forster’s Terns Sharp-Shinned Hawk Cooper’s Hawk and many more Black-Crowned Night-Herons (2 mature, 1 juvenile) Yellow-Crowned Night-Herons (1 mature, 2 juvenile)
“Best birding spots” during the current fall migration. n Miantinomi Park n Norman Bird Sanctuary n Brenton Point State Park (fields, woods and seashore) n Albrowoods, Middletown n Ballard Park/Hazard Road, Newport (to include Gooseneck Cove salt marshes) n Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge (to include salt marshes behind Third Beach parking lot)
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Paneria Classic Yachts Challenge Sails into Newport with the Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta â€ƒ The threat of Hurricane Earl postponed the annual Museum of Yachting (MoY) Classic Yacht Regatta sponsored by Officine Panerai, but it couldnâ€™t diminish the enthusiasm for this classic event. â€ƒ The entry lists for this yearâ€™s event saw 55 boats registered, but with the threat of Hurricane Earl and many boats being hauled out of the water, the entry list was affected. Considerable effort was made by the owners and crew to participate in the event and 42 boats started the race. In addition to title sponsor Officine Panerai, the MoY Classic Yacht Regatta is presented by Land Rover and operated by the organizing authority Sail Newport. â€ƒ After a blustery opening to the day that saw several yachts returning to port with breakages, including an unfortunate collision between Joyant and Destiny that brought down Destinyâ€™s mast and tore Joyantâ€™s mainsail.
â€ƒ The heavy winds continued making it a very technical race, forcing the skippers to â€œchoose when to make a sail change in the ever changing wind shiftsâ€? according to Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport, who was aboard the 6-Meter Totem. The second mark was set north of the Pell Bridge near Prudence Island and the wind dropped down to 12-15 knots and became more like Bay sailing conditions. Once under the bridge and heading downwind there was an exciting man overboard maneuver with the 12-Meter Valiant losing one of her crewmembers overboard and Totem came to his assistance dropping their genoa and keeping an eye on the crewmember as Valiant, helmed by owner Gary Gregory, did an excellent job of collecting the crewmember, as well as the man overboard module and ring, before completing the race with all crew onboard.
â€ƒ There was also an impressive fleet of the 12-Metre yachts participating, including American Eagle skippered by Carol Swift, who regrettably was late for the start after putting a reef in and was never able to catch up to the winning Columbia helmed by Alain and Don Hanover. â€ƒ The 46â€™ W-Class Equus owned by Wendy Schmidt took the honors of winning the Spirit of Tradition class giving the 12-Meter Valiant a close second and the 76â€™ W-Class White Wings third place in the second largest class of the event with ten entries. â€ƒ The Class winners were Equus Spirit of Tradition non-spinnaker fleet, Steve Frarysâ€™ Kestrel took the honors of the classic spinnaker class as well as a Designers Award for best performance by a Herreshoff-designed yacht. Sonny took first place in the classic non-spinnaker class. The Luders 24 Belle helmed by owner Joe Lougbor-
ough won the 6-Meter division, Firefly in the S-Class and Columbia in 12 Meters both took first place. The newly restored 1930 Bill Luders-designed Totem, skippered by owner Jesse Smith who placed third in the non spinnaker class, was awarded the best Corinthian Spirit of the regatta and received the trophy for the overall winner of the North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, after single-handedly sailing to Nantucket to win the prestigious Panerai Regatta timepiece at the Opera House Cup two weeks ago. â€ƒ The highlight of the evening was the award for the Overall Classic Yacht Regatta winner with the presentation of the rare 2010 Panerai Radiomir Regatta 1/8th second Titanio â€“ 47 mm watch, which was won by Joseph Dockery, owner of the lovely 1937 custom Sparkman & Stevens-designed Sonny in the Classic non-spinnaker class.
Winning yacht Sonny award the Panerai Radiomir Regatta 1/8th Second Titanioâ€“ 47mm (Photo by Tom Shevlin)
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