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Vol. 40, No. 52

FRIDAY, December 28, 2012


The Year That Was 2012 In Review As we at Newport This Week usher the old year out the door, we invite our readers to join us in taking a look back at some of the events and stories that made the 52 weeks of 2012 interesting. To read the complete articles as they appeared in the newspaper, go to for archived e-editions of Newport This Week. (Dates are given at the end of each excerpt for the issue in which the full story appeared.)


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5 Years, $50M Short A report by Newport’s Finance Department showed that the city faces deficits totaling close to $50 million over the next five years, beginning in 2013. Most of the projected deficits are the result of mounting employee benefit costs. Beginning in fiscal year 2013, expenditures on municipal services and education are each expected to exceed revenues by just over $6 million. If no action is taken, the deficit would swell to $17.6 million for FY2016. (NTW, Jan. 26, 2012)


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Beechwood owner Larry Ellison unveiled plans to restore the mansion and grounds to its 19th-century appearance and to open it to the public as the Beechwood Art Museum. (NTW, Jan. 5, 2012)


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Longtime Newport resident Elizabeth “Liza” Baldwin – accused of running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme swindling close to $8 million from 49 investors through her Newportant Group investment firm – was sentenced to serve eight years at a state prison under a plea agreement. (NTW Jan. 19, 2012)

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Brenda Batts, a 68-yearold woman with dementia, walked out of her Bayside Village apartment and went missing. Despite a “Silver Alert” issued by state police, she died of exposure, and her body was found beside the Newport Secondary Rail Line. In the aftermath of her death, there were calls for the city to improve its communications with residents to increase public awareness of such incidents. (NTW, Feb. 16, 2012)


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It's just after 10 o'clock on a recent Monday morning, and Charlie Duncan is standing over a piece of shaped glass at the back of his offBroadway sign shop. He gestures to his work table – a long, plain slab whose age and good use can be seen in each ding and dent. Duncan is a rare breed. Born in Connecticut in 1934ww and raised in Kentucky, he'll tell you that he's a son of the Mississippi River who somehow find his way into Newport politics. On this day, he's working on a custom neon sign that will soon light up Broadway. It's a trade he learned shortly after retiring from working as a towboat captain on the Mississippi. He's made a living at Duncan Designs for more than 20 years, practicing what is becoming a lost art: creating hand-crafted neon signs for restaurants and other small businesses looking to stand out from the crowd. For roughly the same amount of time, he's been dutifully involved in the community. In addition to his three terms on the council representing the city's First Ward, Duncan spent over a decade on the city's Zoning Board of Review, and years more as a member of various neighborhood groups like the Point Association. "It's like what they teach you in scouting," Duncan says, "God and country. It's just a feeling that you're contributing to the community." Now with a lifetime of community service behind him, Duncan is bidding farewell to the council, content with the outcome of November's election and proud of his record. Known for his cut-to-the-quick manner of speaking and for his often colorful observations from the dais, Duncan was unafraid to stick his neck out on issues from time to time, even if it meant being a lone voice in the wilderness. When it came to vote on the redevelopment of Queen Anne Square, he was the only nay vote, saying that the design reminded him of the photos taken after Sherman's march through Atlanta. "I had people coming in from everywhere that I had never met before," he recalls. "I had phone calls and e-mails, and honest to Pete, there was only one person who

was in favor of it." And so, when the time came to weigh in on the plan, Duncan did what he believed he was sent to the council to do. "Never did I run on an agenda," he says. "I ran on representing the people." Given the opportunity to cite his most lasting achievements, Duncan brings up an issue about which he now has regrets: 24-hour sticker parking. He now considers it one of his biggest mistakes. The concept, he explains, was introduced while he was serving as president of the Point Association. Seeking a solution to the lack of parking in the area, he favored establishing resident-only parking in various neighborhoods throughout the city. At the time, he believed that he

Known for his cut-to-thequick manner of speaking and for his often colorful observations from the dais, Duncan was unafraid to stick his neck out on issues from time to time, even if it meant being a lone voice in the wilderness.

was providing a solution. But now, with the proliferation of stickeronly parking zones across the city, he's not so sure. "I have no regrets about the loss of the election," Duncan says. The same cannot be said for his role in bringing resident-only parking to town. About the election, Duncan seems at peace. Ten years after her first ran for elected office in 2002, Duncan lost his reelection bid this year to political newcomer Marco T. Camacho. His term will officially end on Jan. 2. "The thing we have to recognize when we run is that we're going to get beat some day," Duncan says, adding simply, "Marco ran a good campaign." Although Newport residents know him best as a political leader, Duncan's previous life still defines him. While he was working on the Mississippi River, Duncan had the chance to live nearly anywhere in

the country. He'd work 30 days on and 30 days off, flying out to his port of origin for each trip. He chose to live in Newport after falling in love with the city's history, its coastline, and working-class ethos. But it was on his boat, which transported grain up and down the nation's rivers – from Cairo, Ill. to Pittsburgh – that Duncan felt most at home. As captain, he would expect his engineer to be an engineer, and his mate to be a mate. Delegation, trusting each man's ability, was key to a successful voyage. The same holds true for city government, he says. "You can't push a rope," he says, "but you can lead." The key, he says, is to know your role, and know other people's roles. "I can't be an engineer. I may as well stand in the pilot house than be in the engine room." Such was his philosophy when it came to his role on the council. As a representative of the First Ward, Duncan often deferred to the expertise of the staff. It was a point he reiterated during his final meeting earlier this month, as he urged his fellow councilors and councilorselect not to micromanage what he believes to be a fine crew of professionals. "The staff themselves – from the fellow that's laying the concrete, to (City Manager) Jane Howington – are all professionals," Duncan says. He recalls seeing city personnel walking up and down Poplar Street during Hurricane Sandy, reminding homeowners of the possible effects of flooding from the storm. "That's going above and beyond," he says. Looking ahead, Duncan said that he hopes to stay active in the community, and in particular to become more involved with Turning Around Ministries, which helps former prison inmates transition into permanent housing and find jobs. He's also looking forward to the second printing of a book he published back in 1971. "You're Looking at My River," which recounts some of Duncan's time as a river captain through short stories and illustrations, has been selling for about $100 on Amazon. His byline is "Capt. Charles Y. Duncan." That, he says, is how he'd like to be remembered. "When you scratch me, I'm a towboat captain," Duncan says with a smile.

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And the Winner Is … 81-year-old Louise White of Newport became the winner of the sixth-largest lottery jackpot ever awarded in the United States when she won Powerball for $336.4 million. In a statement, White recalled that she purchased three Powerball tickets while on a trip to Stop & Shop to pick up some Rainbow Sherbet. One of them contained the winning combination of numbers. (NTW, Mar. 8, 2012; photo by Tom Shevlin)




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New Board of Directors At the annual meeting of the James L. Maher Center held at the Atlantic Beach Club new officers were elected to the Board of Directors, (from left) Barbara Burns, Secretary; Joseph Farmer, Treasurer; Jack Casey, Vice-President and Walter Jachna was re-elected Board President. In addition, Cathy Del Nero, Tony Teixeira and Joseph Marion III were also elected to the Board of Directors. The Maher Center supports several hundred individuals with developmental and physical disabilities in Newport and Bristol County.

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The Army Veterinary Clinic at the Leisure Bay on Naval Station Newport is open for walk-in appointments the first Friday of every month. Veterinary services are for active duty and retirees only. The clinic will be open for walk-ins on Friday, Jan. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Groton, Conn., Veterinary Clinic at 860694-4291 for more information.

The Navy MWR Basketball League runs Jan. 14 - March 15. Active duty, retirees, reservists, and dependents and DoD civilians over 18 are eligible to play. Registration runs through Jan. 25 at Gym 109. Games are played Monday through Thursday evenings. For more information, call Greg at 401-841-3420.

Eight Bells Lecture The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells lecture series continues Thursday, Jan. 10 at noon with lead editor Joshua Welle discussing “In the Shadow of Greatness,” a collection of firstperson accounts from members of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002 describing their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. The editors spent three years interviewing their classmates, and their stories offer personal, candid narratives on the hardships of wartime operations, both on and off the battlefield. 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.

Group Fitness Gym 109 will be offering a new schedule of group fitness classes beginning Jan. 7. Programming information and times will be posted at the gym.

ID Cards The Personnel Support Detachment ID Card Section will be closed Jan. 3 and 4 for system upgrades. Call 401-841-3021 for information.

Sing with Navy Choristers The singing group is open to all members of the Newport Navy community including active duty, reserve and retired military personnel, their spouses and family members 16 years of age and older, as well as Department of Defense employees. For more information, call 849-1135 or 849-4823.

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Darrell M. West, vice president and director of Governance Studies and founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., will kick off the Newport Art Museum’s Winter Speaker Series on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. West will present “The New Political Landscape” and discuss how the election results will affect the nation and what lies ahead. West’s current work focuses on technology, mass media, campaigns and elections, and public sector innovation. Prior to Brookings, he was the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University. Tickets are $15 non-members, $10 members, $6 students. To reserve, call 848-8200.

Public Comment Sought on Navy Wind Turbine Study Naval Station Newport’s Environmental Assessment on the use of wind energy to generate electricity is nearing completion and the public is invited to review and comment on the studies and documents through Jan. 3. The studies that support the assessment can be reviewed on-line and include the evaluation of bird and bat biological surveys; an assessment on the possible effects to the view shed from historic sites; avian radar surveys; a noise and shadow flicker study; an assessment on the effects to marine mammals; and an archeological survey. The base is pursuing alternative energy generation projects in an effort to meet the goals of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Executive Order 13423, both of which mandate a reduction in utility costs for federal properties. With the proposed wind energy project, the naval station could possibly reduce its electrical utility bill by as much as 26 percent. The installation’s electricity bill averages approximately $12 million annually. Naval Station Newport, which includes 52 different commands and schools, is one of the largest electrical users in Rhode Island and pays the third highest electricity rate of any other installation in the Mid-Atlantic Region. All documents pertaining to this study can be found at http://www. Comments on the study should be mailed to: Naval Station Newport, Environmental Division (Attention: Shannon Kam),One Simonpietri Dr., Newport, RI 02841

Jamestown Library Music Series The Friends of the Jamestown Library will begin its music series on Sunday, Jan. 13 with a performance by Andrew Potter. The performance will be held in the Meeting Hall of the Jamestown Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Potter will provide a combination of songs and storytelling during the concert. All performances in the Friends of the Library music series are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 423-7280.

Newport Fire Incident Run Report During the period from Monday, Dec. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 23 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 129 calls. Of those, 66 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 55 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 6 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived and 4 patients were treated on-scene. Fire apparatus was used for 129 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 responded to 56 calls • Station 1 - Engine #1 and #3 responded to 48 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2 responded to 29 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine responded to 22 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 5 responded to 38 calls Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 1 - Cooking fire, confined to container 1 - Brush / grass fire 2 - Electrical wiring / arcing or equipment problems 2 - Water evacuations 6 - Assist public calls 2 - Motor vehicle accidents 15 - Fire alarm system sounding - no fire 15 - Fire alarm system sounding - due to malfunction In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 10 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 11 life safety inspections, and provided 5 fire system plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: By The Numbers: Winter residential building fires result in an estimated average of 945 deaths, 3,825 injuries, and $1,708,000,000 in property loss each year. Although at its highest in December, residential building fire incidence is collectively highest in the three winter months of January, February, and March. 67 percent of all winter residential building fires occur in one- and two-family dwellings. These fires occur mainly in the early evening hours, peaking from 5 to 8 p.m. Unattended cooking remains the leading cause. —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce has announced the following events to take place during January 2013. Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce office, 35 Valley Rd., Middletown. nBusiness Before Hours: International Tennis Hall of Fame, Thursday, Jan. 3 from 8 – 9 a.m., 194 Bellevue Ave. nChamber Connections Networking Group, Friday, Jan. 4 from 8 – 9: 15 a.m. nHR Roundtable, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. nBrown Bag Networking Lunch, Thursday, Jan. 17, from 12 – 1:30 p.m., Panera Bread, 49 Long Wharf Mall. nBusiness After Hours, Thursday, Jan. 24, 5 – 7 p.m., Island Wine and Spirits, 289 Broadway, $5 for members, $25 for non-members. All events are free for members unless noted otherwise and $25 for non-members. To attend an event, please register online at or call 847-1608.

Newport Police Log During the period from Monday, Dec. 10 to Monday, Dec. 17, the Newport Police Department responded to 482 calls. Of those, 97 were motor vehicle related; there were 72 motor vehicle violations issued and 25 accident reports. The police also responded to 7 incidents of vandalism, 12 noise complaints, 8 animal complaints, 20 home/business alarm calls and conducted 37 school security checks. They transported 4 prisoners, responded to 2 suicide calls, provided escort for 4 funerals, recorded 6 instances of assisting other police departments and 3 other agencies. In addition, 20 arrests were made for the following violations: n 3 arrests were made for outstanding bench or district court warrants. n 3 arrests were made for domestic simple assault. n 2 arrests were made for DUI. n 2 arrests were made for driving with a suspended or revoked license. n 1 arrest was made for domestic assault with a deadly weapon. n 1 arrest was made for vandalism. n 1 arrest was made for underage drinking. n 1 arrest was made for domestic / disorderly threats. n 1 arrest was made for possession of an open container of alcohol. n 1 arrest was made for possession of marijuana. n 1 arrest was made for larceny. n 1 arrest was made for reckless driving. n 1 arrest was made for being a fugitive from justice. n 1 arrest was made for failure to restrain an animal.

Newport’s New Police Officers During a ceremony held on Thursday, Dec. 20, the Newport Police Department swore-in four new officers to the department: Eric D. Cormier, Laura A. Martino, Seth P. Moseley, and Matthew D. Sardinha. The four officers were members of the Municipal Police Training Academy’s 119th Session. Police academy graduates are sworn in as probationary police officers of the Newport Police Department. Under the guidance of the Training Sergeant, the officers are assigned to a Field Training Officer and then begin a 12 week field training program supervised by their officer. The Field Training Officer program culminates with the officer performing alone and being shadowed by their training officer. Upon successful completion of the program, the officer is assigned to a uniform patrol shift to begin their law enforcement career on solo patrol.

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CVS Tournament Distributes Funds to Non-profits Habitat for Humanity of RI for the East Bay, Inc., based in Newport, was among the 77 non-profit organizations that received funds raised by this year’s CVS Caremark Charity Classic. The tournament, Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event drew some of the world’s best PGA and LPGA golfers, raised $1.2 million this year for charities across Southern New England, bringing total funds raised since its inception to more than $16 million. The event supported the missions of a multitude of charities, in turn, touching the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. From helping Crossroads Rhode Island, which provides basic emergency needs, shelter and housing for homeless families and individuals; to assisting Bradley Children’s Hospital in providing a range of family-focused, high quality mental health care to infants, children and young adults with emotional disorders and/or developmental disabilities; to supporting Our Sisters’ School in New Bedford in offering a quality education to girls from challenging financial backgrounds – the Charity Classic provides significant funding to target critical needs within the community.

Students of the Month Students from Underwood Elementary School received awards for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows’ Student of the Month and Kiwanis Club Terrific Kid. The following kids were recognized as students of the month: Isaiah Montevirgen, Jamiel McMichael, Leigha Augustus, Tess Margolis, Skylar Starr, Madison Donnelly, Kailee Cochran, Mica Lee, Xander Williams, Milla Clarke, Bristol Morton, Kathryn Margolis, Lera Newsome, Molly Moran. The Kiwanis Terrific Kids are: Alexander Ryan, Isaiah Rodriguez, Ava Wright, Freddie Rahn, Axel Lopez Oliva, Madeline Shuster, Morgan Wallace, KyAsia Martineau, Sophia Quiroa, Gage von Dembowski, Elora Florence, Maxwell Manuel, Zachariah Allen, Liam Edwards.

Gallery Opening Spring Bull Gallery’s “Glass Exhibition” begins with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 5-7 p.m. Area artists were asked to use their artistic vision to explore the complexity of glass. Works are painted or produced on paper, canvas, sculpted, stained, blown or fused. The exhibit runs Jan. 5 - 31. The gallery will be open until 8 pm. on Thursday, Jan. 10 for Gallery Night. Spring Bull Gallery is located at 55 Bellevue Ave. and is wheel chair accessible. For more information, call 849-9166 or visit

St. Michael’s Spreads Cheer Families from St. Michael’s Country Day School have donated $1,500 worth of children’s items to the Providence Ronald McDonald House to help rebuild their playroom, which recently suffered extensive flood damage. A home away from home for families of young hospital patients, the donated toys, crafts, and movies will provide comfort during challenging times.

YMCA Youth Registration Registration is closing soon for the Newport County YMCA youth basketball season. The season runs from Jan. 12 – March 3. Ages 4 and 5 will play at either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m., 6 and 7 year olds will play at noon or 1 p.m., ages 8 through 10 play at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. and ages 11 through 15 play at 4 p.m. A 3-year old parent-and-me class. will also be offered. A different sport will be worked on each week. All games will be played on Saturdays at the YMCA’s gymnasium. Back by popular demand, youth rugby returns on Sundays. Boys and girls ages 8 through 11 play at 10 a.m. Boys 12 through 15 play at 11a.m. and noon for boys 16-19. Registration ends Jan. 9. For more information visit www., or contact Josh Anderson, Sports & Outdoor Leadership Center Director, at 847-9200 ext 113. Online registration is available.

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Hut Reopens in January The City of Newport Recreation Department announces that walking program and the Preschool Open Gym held in the gym at the Martin Recreation Center “the Hut” 35 Golden Hill Street will reopen in January. The adult walking program resumes Wednesday, Jan. 2 and is open on Monday thru Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The dropin walking program is $1 per visit and is designed to give individuals the ability to exercise during the cold winter months in a safe, warm environment - four times around the gym is equivalent to ¼ mile. Monthly passes are also available. The Preschool Open Gym will resume on Thursday, Jan. 3. It will run Mondays and Thursdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on a drop-in basis for newborns through age 5 through the end of March. The cost is $5 per family visit for Newport residents and $10/ family for non-residents per visit. For more information, contact Recreation at 845-5800 or to inquire about weather cancellations.

IYRS Scholarship Deadlines Extended The deadlines for students at the International Yacht Restoration School to apply for three named scholarships beginning this spring have extended to first-priority deadline of Jan. 6 and a final deadline of Feb. 15. Selection for the three named scholarships is based on merit and financial need. These awards include: The Van Beuren Charitable Trust Scholarship - $5,000 to be awarded to a student who is a Rhode Island resident; The Marine Trades Scholarship for Women - $5,000 to be awarded to a female student pursuing an education in the marine trades; The Composite Technology Scholarship - $5,000 to be awarded to a student attending the Composite Technology program. Potential students can visit the Admissions page at to find a scholarship application in the Financial Aid section of the website.

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Newport  43 Cliff Ave. Craig & Michele Millard 383 Gibbs Ave. Gibbs Ave LLC 41 Parker Ave. Robert & Karen Rawson 29 Mt. Vernon St. Susan Powers 136 Evarts St. Geremia Builders 1-3 Lucas Ave. Jeremy & Mana Doran 58 Gibbs Ave. Antone Viveros 14 West Extension St. Ronald Metell 40 Dudley Ave. Lisa Mello, Donna Murphy

Hopedene LLC $16,000,000 Npt. 2012 Irrevocable Trust $2,120,000 Parker Ave LLC $1,100,000 Edward & Katherine Karle $600,000 Jay & Ruth Butler $362,000 Patricia Blanchette $299,000 Ethan Richardson, $275,000 Shannon Walker, Sara Thomson Timothy Stearns $250,000 Timothy & Michaele Donnelly $188,000

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Portsmouth Polar Dive Billed as the “375 Polar Dive,” the citizens of Portsmouth are set to kick off their 375th birthday celebration with a dip into the icy water of Narragansett Bay at the Portsmouth Island Park Beach on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 at 11:30 a.m.

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EDITORIAL Resolve to Volunteer


t's that time of year again – The time when those of us inclined to make some changes in our lives commit ourselves to a list of New Year's resolutions. How many of us actually keep those resolutions is always a source of skepticism. It's a wonder, given the amount of attention New Year's resolutions receive, and the number of tools at our disposal (yes, there's an app for that), that we don't do a better job sticking to our annual goals. Indeed, perhaps the number one New Year's resolution should be to finally follow through on last year's resolutions. According to, some of the more popular resolutions we make involve improving our physical health. Topping the list are resolutions to drink less alcohol and eat healthier, with "get fit" and "lose weight" close behind. Other popular choices include getting a better education, managing debt, reducing stress, saving money, getting a better job, and quitting smoking. All of the above are certainly noble pursuits. However, in the spirit of the season, why limit ourselves to self-improvement? This year, why not resolve to become more active in our community? Volunteer opportunities abound on Aquidneck Island. From the island's mentoring partnership, to opportunities at Newport Hospital, Save the Bay, and even at City Hall, one needn't look far to find an organization in need of willing volunteers. All it takes is time and an eagerness to help your neighbor. For many, winters in Newport can be a long and difficult. As the tourist season wanes, so too does the job market. Whether it be lending a hand with the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center's food pantry, or giving some time to help mentor a child after school, resolving this year to help improve our community could go a long way to improving the lives of our fellow island residents. More ideas can also be found within these pages, under the heading "Volunteer Opportunities." Serve Rhode Island also has a wealth of suggestions that can be found on their website,

Jane Pickens Reaches Goal After launching a campaign on in late November, the Jane Pickens Theater has raised the $55,000 it needed in order to complete a technology upgrade from 35mm film to digital projection equipment as Hollywood moves away from film and into the digital era. With the Dec. 28 deadline looming, 493 project backers pushed the project passed the $55,000 finish line on Thursday, Dec. 27. If the money was not raised in the time allotted, the theater would not have received any of the pledged funds. Those who pledged money will receive certain reward packages from the Jane Pickens Theater as a “thank you” for contributing to the new equipment. The gifts, which ranged depending on how much a person donated, included a Date Night Package featuring two movie passes, popcorn and fountain soda with the donor’s name displayed on the screen before each movie. The highest amounts con-

tributed were by three individuals who each backed the project with $5,000 or more. In that case, the donors received free lifetime admission for two to the Jane Pickens Theater; a private dinner for 12 people on the stage with a private screening of their favorite movie; the chance to choose the film for an upcoming special event at the theater; their name on a special slide before each movie; and their name engraved on a “Keep the JPT” plaque to be displayed in the theater lobby. Any money received in addition to the $55,000 technology conversion will go towards the theater’s next two projects: An upgraded sound system including Dolby Digital processor, amps, speakers, and new cables; and the restoration of the stage space. This includes repairs and renovations to fly lines that will allow for the screen to be pulled up and off the stage, offering more room for events on stage without risking damage to the screen.

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

OPINION Keeping Your Teen Safe This Holiday The holiday season is upon us in full swing with all of its candles and lights, connecting with family and friends, eating and drinking, gift giving, celebrating and, of course, partying. It is also a time when your teenagers will be out of school and facing much less structure and supervision. School breaks typically mean lots of freedom and time spent socializing with friends, not to mention the increased access to alcohol that comes with the parties. Many parents work hard to find positive activities for their teens during the holiday break from school. But even so, a lot of teens are left seeking something to do with the idle time in between and because boredom is a major reason teens give for substance abuse, even the most trustworthy can be a risk. ( See htpp:// New Year’s Eve, in particular, can be a difficult night for parents to set guidelines for their teens. More than any other event, this night is associated with drinking. Many kids have internalized a dangerous and false message: “Unless you are at a large gathering of friends

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Gun Safety Means a Safe To the Editor: I just want to thank you for writing such a well-reasoned editorial regarding the recent evil act committed by an unbalanced individual in Newtown Connecticut. I can't imagine his mother not taking more care with her guns. Did she not have a gun safe? I am a member of the Newport Rifle Club and I do not think any of our members are without a gun safe. It is a necessity for all gun owners to own a safe and keep their firearms locked up when not in use. This keeps them from falling into the hands of children, unbalanced individuals and thieves. Anything less is irresponsible. Guns are only tools, potentially dangerous like many tools, and should not fall into the hands of unqualified or irresponsible people. Thanks again. Jim Baillargeron Newport

drinking, you are a loser”. They put pressure on their parents to let them attend unsupervised parties and sleepovers. Parents may be out with their own friends and less vigilant about supervision and children may be less forthcoming about where they will be, and with whom. Here are five tips from The Partnership for a Drug Free America that parents can use to keep their teenagers safe during the holiday season and beyond: • Be sure your teen understands that drinking under the age of 21 is illegal and unacceptable. • Know where your teen is going and ask lots of questions. Who will be there? Will alcohol or other drugs be present? Will adults be home? Do those adults tolerate drinking in their home? • Discuss with your teen situations in which he or she might be offered drugs or alcohol, and plan ways for how they can respond. Be sure your teen knows to call 911 immediately if a partygoer needs medical attention. For tips on how to talk to your teen and for strategies he or she can use to decline drugs or alcohol, see the Parent Talk Kit at http://medicineabuseproject.

org/images/uploads/misc/parent _talk_kit.pdf • Make a plan with your teen for how he or she will get home. Remind him or her never to get in a car with a driver who has been using drugs or drinking. Make an agreement with your teen that if he or she calls to ask for a ride, you will come immediately (no matter where or what time), with no questions asked until later. Here is a contract you and your teen can use to establish a clear understanding of acceptable actions ( html) • Be a role model, and know that your behavior is a major influence on your child. Drink responsibly, and don’t abuse alcohol or drugs. Never drive under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating substance. Never get in a car with a driver who is under the influence. Safeguard your prescription medicine and only use it as directed by a doctor. See medicineabuseproject. org/ for more information. Susan Schenck, Chair Middletown Prevention Coalition

Donations for 2012 Tax Credit The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) Donation Centers have announced they will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday before New Year’s Day to receive donations of gently used clothing and other household items and provide donors with tax receipts. For donations to be included on 2012 individual tax returns, donations must be made by Dec. 31. The centers, located at 1341 West Main Rd., Middletown, 1540 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, and at 1270 High St., Cumberland, will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on New Year’s Eve from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The donation centers will accept gently used clothing, small household items, toys, books, games and electronics. Unfortunately, they cannot accept appliances or large furniture. Proceeds from the donations are used to support the mentoring programs of BBBSOS serving over 500 children here in Rhode Island. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is Rhode Island’s leading mentoring organization, and has been serving boys and girls in the area for over 45 years. The agency was recently honored with a prestigious “Gold Standard Award” identifying it as one of the top agencies in the nation. Persons interested in mentoring a child or donating to support the program, can contact BBBSOS at (401) 921-2434, or visit www.

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Armory Maritime Center Opens The new Maritime Center at the Lower Thames Street Armory opened. Years in the making, the new facility, which is located in the basement of the Armory building, gives visiting boaters a place to dock in the heart of downtown and is the only public boat access to the waterfront between Perrotti and King parks. (NTW, May 31, 2012)


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Championship racing by worldclass sailboats in the America’s Cup World Series was held in the waters off Newport from June 28 through July 1. In photo: Team Oracle practiced for the America’s Cup World Series in Newport Harbor off of Fort Adams. Spectator action for the races centered on the Race Village that was set up on the North Lawn at the fort. (NTW, June 28, 2012)

JULY July Principal Sues District Decision Against DiCenso Fo r m e r Rogers High School principal Patricia DiCenso filed a suit against the Newport School Department Patricia DiCenso with the Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training, seeking to be compensated for 72 unused vacation days that she claimed she accrued during her six years at Rogers. DiCenso resigned in October 2011 after taking a job as chief school performance officer in Pawtucket. In November, attorneys representing DiCenso requested that she be paid a total of $35,417.60 for unused vacation days plus the remaining amount of her final paycheck, $4,157.34, for a total of almost $40,000. (NTW, July 12, 2012) In September, the suit was decided in favor of the School Department. (NTW, Sept. 20, 2012)



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Newport Mayor Stephen C. Waluk, an 11-year council veteran, resigned following his confirmation as clerk of Rhode Island’s District Court. Former Councilor Stephen R. Coyne, as the fifth-highest votegetter in the city's At-Large race, would serve the remainder of Waluk’s term, despite having narrowly lost out on a fourth term in 2010. (NTW, July 19, 2012)

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INVEGA® SUSTENNA® helps control your symptoms when received as a once-monthly injection given by your healthcare professional as part of your overall treatment plan. Be sure to see Christian’s story at In a study of people taking INVEGA® SUSTENNA®, common side effects in the treatment of schizophrenia were reactions at the injection site, sleepiness, dizziness, feeling of inner restlessness, and abnormal muscle movements, including tremor (shaking), shuffling, uncontrolled involuntary movements, and abnormal movements of the eyes. This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Ask your doctor or treatment team if you have any questions or want more information.

Talk to your doctor about whether INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is right for you.

INVEGA® SUSTENNA® (paliperidone palmitate) is used for the treatment of schizophrenia.

Some people may feel faint, dizzy, or may pass out when they stand up or sit up suddenly. Be careful not to get up too quickly. It may help if you get up slowly and sit on the edge of the bed or chair for a few minutes before you stand up. These symptoms may decrease or go away after your body becomes used to the medicine.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is not approved for the treatment of dementiarelated psychosis in elderly patients. Elderly patients who were given oral antipsychotics like INVEGA® SUSTENNA® in clinical studies for psychosis caused by dementia (memory problems) had a higher risk of death.

INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines can raise the blood levels of a hormone called prolactin, and blood levels of prolactin remain high with continued use. This may result in some side effects including missed menstrual periods, leakage of milk from the breasts, development of breasts in men, or problems with erection. If you have a prolonged or painful erection lasting more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical help to avoid long-term injury.

Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a rare, but serious and sometimes permanent side effect reported with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. Call your doctor right away if you start to develop twitching or jerking movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue, or other parts of your body. The risk of developing TD and the chance that it will become permanent is thought to increase with the length of therapy and the total dose received. This condition can also develop after a short period of treatment at low doses, but this is less common. There is no known treatment for TD, but it may go away partially or completely if the medicine is stopped.

Call your doctor right away if you start thinking about suicide or wanting to hurt yourself. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® can make some people feel dizzy, sleepy, or less alert. Until you know how you are going to respond to INVEGA® SUSTENNA®, be careful driving a car, operating machines, or doing things that require you to be alert. This medicine may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have trouble cooling off or be more likely to become dehydrated. Be careful when you exercise or spend time doing things that make you warm.

One risk of INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is that it may change your heart rhythm. This effect is potentially serious. You should talk to your doctor about any current or past heart problems. Because these problems could mean you’re having a heart rhythm abnormality, contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY if you feel faint or feel a change in the way that your heart beats (palpitations).

Some medications interact with INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. Please inform your healthcare professional of any medications or supplements that you are taking. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® should be used cautiously in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that increase their risk for seizures.

Atypical antipsychotic drugs have been associated with metabolic changes that can increase cardiovascular/cerebrovascular risks. These changes may include:

Inform your healthcare professional if you become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy with INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking INVEGA® SUSTENNA®.

High blood sugar and diabetes have been reported with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. If you already have diabetes or have risk factors such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes, blood sugar testing should be done at the beginning and during the treatment. The complications of diabetes can be serious and even life-threatening. Call your doctor if you develop signs of high blood sugar or diabetes, such as being thirsty all the time, having to urinate or “pass urine” more often than usual, or feeling weak or hungry.

If you have any questions about INVEGA® SUSTENNA® or your therapy, talk with your doctor. You are encouraged to report all side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Please see the Medication Guide for INVEGA® SUSTENNA® on the next page.

Changes in cholesterol and triglycerides have been noted in patients taking atypical antipsychotics. Check with your doctor while on treatment. Weight gain has been reported in patients taking atypical antipsychotics. Monitor weight gain while on treatment.





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Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is a rare, but serious side effect that could be fatal and has been reported with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. Call your doctor right away if you develop symptoms such as a high fever, rigid muscles, shaking, confusion, sweating more than usual, increased heart rate or blood pressure, or muscle pain or weakness. Treatment should be stopped if you are being treated for NMS.

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Information for Patients and Caregivers INVEGA® SUSTENNA® (paliperidone palmitate) Extended-Release Injectable Suspension Important Information This summary contains important information about INVEGA®  SUSTENNA® for patients and caregivers and has been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read this information carefully and talk to your doctor or treatment team if you have any questions about INVEGA®  SUSTENNA®. Keep this information handy so that you can refer to it later if you have any questions. Ask your doctor or treatment team if there is any new information that you need to know about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. This summary does not contain all the information about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. It does not take the place of talking with your doctor. What is INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? INVEGA®  SUSTENNA® is a type of prescription medicine called an atypical antipsychotic given as an injection by a healthcare provider. INVEGA®  SUSTENNA® is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia. INVEGA®  SUSTENNA® can also be used to lessen the chance of your schizophrenia symptoms from coming back. How does INVEGA® SUSTENNA® work? Schizophrenia is believed to be caused when certain chemicals in the brain are not in balance. Not all people with schizophrenia have the same symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia may include: • Seeing, hearing, or sensing things that are not there (hallucinations) • Believing that what other people say are not true (delusions) • Not trusting others and feeling very suspicious (paranoia) • Avoiding family and friends and wanting to be alone The exact way INVEGA® SUSTENNA® works is not known. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is thought to help restore the balance of these chemicals in the brain, and has been shown to help many people manage their symptoms of schizophrenia. It may take some time before your symptoms of schizophrenia start to improve. Remember that INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is one part of your overall treatment plan. It is important to keep all your appointments so you can get your treatments on time and your treatment team can check your progress. What is the most important safety information I need to know about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? INVEGA®  SUSTENNA® is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related psychosis in elderly patients. Elderly patients who were given oral antipsychotics like INVEGA® SUSTENNA® in clinical studies for psychosis caused by dementia (memory problems) had a higher risk of death. Who should not use INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is not approved for the treatment of elderly patients who have a diagnosis of psychosis related to dementia. Do not take INVEGA® SUSTENNA® if you: • Are allergic to paliperidone (INVEGA® Extended-release Tablets) or any other ingredient in INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these ingredients. • Are allergic to risperidone (RISPERDAL®). What should I tell my doctor before starting INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? Only your doctor can decide if INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is right for you. Before you start INVEGA® SUSTENNA®, be sure to tell your doctor or treatment team if you: • Have a history of heart problems, any problems with the way your heart beats, or are being treated for high blood pressure. • Have diabetes or a family history of diabetes. • Have a history of low white blood cell counts. • Have low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood. • Are being treated for seizures (fits or convulsions), have had seizures in the past, or have conditions that increase the risk of having seizures. • Have kidney or liver problems. • Have ever had any conditions that cause dizziness or fainting. • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. • Are breast-feeding. Women should not breast-feed a baby during treatment. • Are taking or plan to take any prescription medicines or over-the-counter medicines such as vitamins, herbal products, or dietary supplements. How often is INVEGA® SUSTENNA® given? INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is a long-acting medicine that a healthcare professional will give you by injection. This means that you do not have to take this medicine every day. When you receive your first dose of INVEGA® SUSTENNA® you will need to get a second dose one week later. After that you will only need to get a dose once a month. Your doctor or healthcare provider will give you the injection into the upper arm or buttocks. People usually feel some pain or discomfort. In clinical studies, most patients reported the injections became less painful over time. What if I miss an injection of INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? It is very important to keep all your appointments and get your injections on time. If you think you are going to miss your appointment, call your doctor or treatment team as soon as you can. Your doctor or treatment team will decide what you should do next. What if I stop receiving INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? If you stop coming for your injections, your symptoms may return. You should not stop receiving injections of this medicine unless you have discussed this with your doctor. What are the possible side effects of INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? As with any medicine, INVEGA®  SUSTENNA® may cause side effects in some people. If you think you are developing a side effect, always discuss this with your doctor or treatment team.

Common side effects of INVEGA® SUSTENNA® include: • Reactions at the injection site • Sleepiness • Dizziness • Feeling of inner restlessness • Abnormal muscle movements, including tremor (shaking), shuffling, uncontrolled involuntary movements, and abnormal movements of the eyes Other important safety information Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is a rare, but serious side effect that could be fatal and has been reported with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. Call the doctor right away if you develop symptoms such as a high fever, rigid muscles, shaking, confusion, sweating more than usual, increased heart rate or blood pressure, or muscle pain or weakness. Treatment should be stopped if you are being treated for NMS. Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a rare, but serious and sometimes permanent side effect reported with INVEGA®  SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. Call your doctor right away if you start to develop twitching or jerking movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue, or other parts of your body. The risk of developing TD and the chance that it will become permanent is thought to increase with the length of therapy and the total dose received. This condition can also develop after a short period of treatment at low doses but this is less common. There is no known treatment for TD but it may go away partially or completely if the medicine is stopped. One risk of INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is that it may change your heart rhythm. This effect is potentially serious. You should talk to your doctor about any current or past heart problems. Because these problems could mean you’re having a heart rhythm abnormality, contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY if you feel faint or feel a change in the way that your heart beats (palpitations). High blood sugar and diabetes have been reported with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. If you already have diabetes or have risk factors such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes, blood sugar testing should be done at the beginning and during the treatment. The complications of diabetes can be serious and even life-threatening. Call your doctor if you develop signs of high blood sugar or diabetes, such as being thirsty all the time, having to urinate or “pass urine” more often than usual, or feeling weak or hungry. Weight gain has been observed with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and other atypical antipsychotic medications. If you notice that you are gaining weight, please notify your doctor. Some people may feel faint, dizzy, or may pass out when they stand up or sit up suddenly. Be careful not to get up too quickly. It may help if you get up slowly and sit on the edge of the bed or chair for a few minutes before you stand up. These symptoms may decrease or go away after your body becomes used to the medicine. INVEGA®  SUSTENNA® and similar medicines have been associated with decreases in the counts of white cells in circulating blood. If you have a history of low white blood cell counts or have unexplained fever or infection, then please contact your doctor right away. INVEGA®  SUSTENNA® and similar medicines can raise the blood levels of a hormone called prolactin and blood levels of prolactin remain high with continued use. This may result in some side effects including missed menstrual periods, leakage of milk from the breasts, development of breasts in men, or problems with erection. If you have a prolonged or painful erection lasting more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical help to avoid long-term injury. INVEGA®  SUSTENNA® can make some people feel dizzy, sleepy, or less alert. Until you know how you are going to respond to INVEGA® SUSTENNA®, be careful driving a car, operating machines, or doing things that require you to be alert. This medicine may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have trouble cooling off or be more likely to become dehydrated. Be careful when you exercise or spend time doing things that make you warm. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Ask your doctor or treatment team if you have any questions or want more information. Other information to share with your doctor Call your doctor right away if you start thinking about suicide or wanting to hurt yourself. How can I get the most benefit from my INVEGA® SUSTENNA® treatment? • Remember to keep all your appointments. You need to receive your INVEGA® SUSTENNA® treatments on time and your treatment team needs to check your progress. If you are going to miss an appointment, call your doctor’s office right away so you can get your next dose as soon as possible. • Keep a list of questions. Discuss this list with your treatment team at your next visit. Your treatment team wants to know how the medicine is working so they can give you the best care possible. • Be patient. It may take some time before your symptoms of schizophrenia start to improve. • Follow the plan developed by you and your treatment team. Remember that INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is one part of your overall treatment plan. Where can I find more information about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? This is a summary of important information about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. If you have any questions about this information, talk with your doctor or treatment team. You can also visit the website at or call the tollfree number at 1-800-JANSSEN (1-800-526-7736) for more information about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Titusville, NJ 08560 © Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2009 August 2012 K01PM121001P

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CONTINUED FROM PG. 7 deB. Pell Elementary School on Dexter St. The school is expected to be completed in time for the start of the academic year in September 2013, when it will house all of Newport’s elementary students. (NTW, Aug. 30, 2012; photo by Rob Thorn)

SEPTEMBER September City Enforcing No-Chickens Law With its densely populated neighborhoods, Newport leaves little room for domestic chicken populations. According to ordinance, “No livestock or poultry are to be kept on any lot of less than three acres in size” and “Any building used for housing livestock ad poultry or the storage of fertilizer or manure is to be located not less than 100 feet from any property or street line.” This month, the city continued its crackdown on illegal livestock, as homeowners including Bill Murdock were brought into court over complaints about keeping backyard chickens in violation of the ordinance. (NTW, Sept. 20, 2012)

OCTOBER October Heaven and Earth-Moving Construction began at Queen Anne Square, where a controversial project called “The Meeting Room,” designed by landscape architect Maya Lin for the Doris Duke Monument Foundation, will memorialize the late heiress and Newport benefactor. The project includes a trio of simulated building foundations, as well as new trees, landscaping, lighting, and benches. it is expected to be complete in spring 2013. (NTW, Oct. 25, 2012; photo by Rob Thorn)

NOVEMBER November Newport Says 'No' to Casino Voters in Newport dashed the hopes of casino advocates who had hoped to install table games at Newport Grand. In a decisive vote, Newport residents voted 54 to 45 percent to reject a ballot question that would have given local approval to convert Newport Grand into a full-scale casino. (NTW, Nov. 8, 2012)

DECEMBER December Sakonnet Bridge Toll Fight Continues Hundreds of people rallied at Tiverton High School (photo) and at Portsmouth High School in opposition to a proposal by the state’s Turnpike and Bridge Authority to add tolls to the new Sakonnet River Bridge in Portsmouth. (NTW, Dec. 6, 2012; photo by Annette Desrosiers)

Hopedene Sells for $16M Hopedene – an estate of more than 6-acres on Bellevue Avenue – sold for $16 million, the highest selling price for a Rhode Island residence in 2012. The 25,000-squarefoot house and estate was originally listed in 2008 with an asking price of $22.5 million. (NTW, Dec. 20, 2012)

Passages 2012 This year, Aquidneck Island lost many notable citizens, including: Jan. 15, Robert J. McKenna, 80 After a career in Washington, D.C., McKenna came to Newport in 1965 to be an administrator at Salve Regina College. During the ‘70s and ‘80s, he was a state representative and senator, then mayor of Newport from 1988 to 1994. Feb. 1, Leonard Panaggio, 92 A life-long Newporter, Panaggio graduated from Rogers High School in 1938. After serving in the Army Air Corps, he returned to a career in public relations and writing. He was editor and publisher of the Newport Topic, a weekly newspaper, and became the head of the Rhode Island state tourism promotion division. He wrote a column called “The Grist Mill” for the Newport Daily News for 30 years. April 8, June Gibbs, 89 Elected to the Rhode Island state senate in 1984, Gibbs served until 2008, over the years representing Middletown, Little Compton, and parts of Portsmouth, Newport and Tiverton. She was Deputy Minority Leader from 1985 until the end of her tenure in the legislature. Prior to this, she served on the Middle-

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A glancing blow by Hurricane Sandy caused enough damage to Newport’s Cliff Walk that a section of the walk from Ruggles Avenue to Ledge Road had to be closed to the public. Other areas that sustained damage included the Rotunda at Easton’s Beach, the road to Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, and large sections of Ocean Drive. (NTW, Nov. 1, 2012)

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town Town Council from 1974 to 1980 and from 1982 to 1984. She was the first woman elected to the council and the first woman council president. Before holding elected office, she was active with the state and national Republican parties, serving as National Committeewoman for 12 years. Aug. 31, Peter Liotta, 55 A professor of political science and humanities, and former executive director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Liotta died in a single car accident in Newport. He was the author of 17 books and numerous articles in fields as diverse as poetry, criticism, education, international security, intervention ethics, and foreign policy analysis. Dr. Liotta also published a novel, Diamond’s Compass, about Iran. Sept. 27, John T. Hopf, 91 A native of Newport, Hopf produced countless historical photographs of the area, as well as guidebooks and post cards. He was well known for his book series, “Newport Then and Now.” Oct. 29, Eleanor Keys, 89 A native Newporter, Keys graduated from Rogers High School in

1941. She worked as a member of various non-profit organizations and as an active civic volunteer. One of her best known passions was her pursuit of promoting the positive Black History of Newport. These ideas she championed in local school classrooms, where she delivered presentations featuring black historical figures in the context of contributions to United States history. Nov. 6, Noreen Stonor Drexel, 90 Born in England to a wealthy family, Drexel came to Newport as a teenager. She was an active volunteer and board member of many organizations in Newport and in Palm Beach, Florida, particularly those in the service of children, the ill, and the poor. Among many other roles, she became a member of the Foundation for International Child Health and The White House Conference on Children and Youth. In Newport, she was a Trustee and Chair of the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust, supporting Newport Hospital, Salve Regina University, churches, the Touro Synagogue, schools, libraries, social service organizations, the City of Newport, and many other charitable organizations.

Online Survey Solicits Residents’ Opinions By Meg O’Neil The community-interest group Alliance for a Livable Newport has announced that it will conduct monthly email and Facebook surveys to get feedback on what’s going on in the city, including several major projects that will affect residents of Aquidneck Island. Anyone, from any town, who accesses the group’s website or Facebook page online can respond to the surveys. Approximately 90 people responded to the first survey, which contained three questions – about the proposed tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, the Broadway improvement construction slated for 2013, and the wind turbine ordinance recently passed by the Newport City Council. Only the toll question requested a “Yes” or “No” response; the other two questions solicited comments only. n One of the biggest local issues of 2012 has been the prospect of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. After the state Department of Transportation turned over responsibility for the Sakonnet River and Jamestown bridges to the state Turnpike & Bridge Authority, the Authority announced that in order to maintain Aquidneck Island’s fourbridge system (including the Pell and Mount Hope Bridges), it would have to either raise the toll on the Pell Bridge to $5 or add new tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Public outcry from residents of Portsmouth, Tiverton, Bristol, and Little Compton led to a 20,000-signature petition against the tolls, and several public forums were held where many residents and business owners spoke out against the tolls. According to the results of the Alliance survey, 39.5 percent of those who responded were in favor of the tolls, while 54.1 percent were opposed, and 6.2 percent had no response. n  Another survey question pertained to plans for the reconstruction and redesign of lower Broadway. Recently presented at a Newport City Council workshop, the project would be done during the summer of 2013. The survey question read: “Will it be worth the turmoil in a major commercial

district over the busy 2013 summer tourist season to keep within the project timetable? If the project is suspended over the summer months to permit greater access to businesses and ease traffic congestion, the project costs increase and therefore would not be completed until 2014.”

"I look forward to a new, improved Broadway before I have to replace the shocks on my Jeep!”

“The city should do everything it can to NOT interfere with businesses during the busy summer tourist season." Answers from the several dozen people who responded were split fairly evenly. Here are a few comments in favor of delaying the project: –“The city should do everything it can to NOT interfere with businesses during the busy summer tourist season. It’s been hard enough in this economy for small, local businesses to prosper. Don’t make it any harder than necessary.” –“Suspending road work for the summer would be worth the extra investment. Many businesses on Broadway are struggling, whether they are new and trying to get established or older and trying to stay afloat. They don’t’ need the additional pressure of losing an entire season of incomes and business, and neither does our tax revenue.” –“Businesses on Broadway would suffer too greatly by having the street torn up for an entire summer. As with many projects in Newport, there hasn’t been sufficient impact planning. Take for instance, the new traffic lights at Bellevue and Memorial. At first blush it seemed like a good idea, but lack of impact planning has created a new nightmare.” Others were in favor of continu-

ing work on the project through the summer months: –“I don’t think tourists have found this major commercial district. Rip off the band-aid, fix this area, and be done with it.” –“I am in favor of the construction being completed in the shortest amount of time within the current budget. I feel the city and construction crews can minimize the disruption to local businesses with careful planning and communications. I look forward to a new, improved Broadway before I have to replace the shocks on my Jeep!” –“Let them do [the work] as fast as they can. This is not a tourist area and the businesses will likely be kept open during construction. There are many ways to mitigate construction impacts.” n The third and final survey question was about the wind turbine ordinance passed by the Newport City Council earlier this month. The ordinance, which the Alliance calls “conservative,” bans turbines from most of Newport. The survey question asks: “If your property qualified for a small residential turbine, would you want one? How about if the turbine was on your neighbor’s property? Should small residential turbines be banned from Newport’s Historic District properties?” While some who responded favored making such decisions on a case-by-case basis, many others supported the ban on turbines in the Historic District. “No turbines in close quarters. They are unsuitable when houses are close to each other. Everything else is banned in historic districts, so why would this be different,” one person wrote in. Another person who commented was in favor of allowing the small turbines: “They shouldn’t be banned as long as they are suitable for that property size. This city has too many uptight citizens complaining about everything! The homeowner is doing something good for himself and the environment. Take some strain off the grid. The Historic District is a joke.” To participate in Alliance for a Livable Newport’s next survey, visit and subscribe to their email list, or visit Facebook. com/newportalliance.

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At age 70, the multi-talented singer/actress/director Barbra Streisand plays yet another “Funny Girl” in “The Guilt Trip,” a road-trip movie about a mother and son getting to know each other during a crosscountry drive. As a genre, road-trip movies offer their characters the opportunity for emotional growth or personal emancipation, as in “Thelma & Louise” or “The Hangover.” “The Guilt Trip” is a breath of fresh air, with Streisand playing widowed Joyce Brewster, whose only son, Andy (Seth Rogan) keeps her at arm’s length for fear of emotional entanglements that would end in—you’ve got it—guilt. Visiting Mom before setting out on a sales trip from New Jersey to Las Vegas, Andy shyly asks why his Mom hasn’t had any relationships since her husband passed away. I don’t need to go there, she explains of her contented single life. ”I’ve been to the dance.” Andy, of course, takes this to mean that Mom has enjoyed the love of her lifetime with his departed father, but Mom shocks him with the story of her first fiery love—one that ended because the man suffered from commitment phobia. Her memory of him was so indelible that she named her son after this monumental first love, Andy Margolis. Her mystified son then goes online and finds an Andrew Margolis alive, well, and flourishing in San Francisco. Unknown to Mom, Andy

Seth Rogen stars as Andy Brewster and Barbra Streisand stars as Joyce Brewster in Paramount Pictures’ The Guilt Trip (2012) decides to extend the trip past Vegas to arrange a surprise meeting with this former love. What more could a Mom want? Andy believes she needs to rekindle the fire with his namesake, and that means heading past Vegas and across the Golden Gate Bridge. What they find in San Francisco isn’t what Andy expected, but the trip has—even without this loving gesture—yielded a new understanding between Mother and Son. “The Guilt Trip” is not an Oscarcaliber movie, but it has moments of tender comedy and genuine emotional openness. Some of the

comedy spins off absurdist situations, like Joyce having an all-night escapade in a Vegas casino. But the movie’s subtle charm comes from a lovely performance by Streisand, whose sharpness and savvy belie her age. Go. Laugh. Enjoy already. Patricia Lacouture teaches film studies at Salve Regina University . She completed her graduate studies in film at Boston University.

Toasts to Ring in the New Year By Cynthia Gibson The sound of a Champagne cork popping is the sound of New Year, full of frivolity, celebration, and the tingle of bubbles in your nose. People stand with love in their hearts wishing family and friends the best for the New Year. This tradition if often marked with a toast. Toasts can express sentimental feelings, they can be personalized, or they can be simply amusing. All nationalities seem to have their favorite toasts, from bawdy limericks to the universal, “Cheers.” In Thailand, they say “Chai Yo!” meaning, Good luck. In Italianspeaking Switzerland, they say “Salute!” In the German-speaking part of Switzerland, they say “Prost,” and in the French-speaking portion of Switzerland they say “A Votre Santé!” All of these are health-related toasts wishing good luck and health for the New Year. The Irish seem to be the most verbose in their toasts: “The New Year is ringing in, May he be bringing in The Good Times we’ve waited for so long in vain! Without the demanding All rise and drink standing,

And so say we all of us again and again.” “Here’s a toast to all who are here No matter where you’re from May the best day you have seen Be worse than your worst to come.” “Here’s to the bright New Year And a fond farewell to the old; Here’s to the things that are yet to come And to the memories that we hold.”

No matter what your nationality is, the very best toasts are made in your own voice from your heart, wishing everyone a very happy new year. Cynthia Gibson is a gardener, food writer and painter. She gardens passionately and tends her miniature orchard in Newport.

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Friday, December 28 Giant Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., open daily at the Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Free with canned good donation for charity. 849-1000. 42nd Annual Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m. Maps available at the Newport Visitor Information Center. $3 per house, payable at the door of each house, different houses open each day of tour. 293-0965. No advance reservations are necessary. UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion, Rough Point, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 680 Bellevue Ave., view the first floor of heiress Doris Duke’s Newport mansion, learn about the winter caretaking traditions, and get a rare glimpse into Duke’s tropical Hawaiian holiday. Refreshments served in the decorated staff wing, an area not ordinarily open to the public. Tours offered every ½ hour, $10 adults, $8 children ages 5-12 and free under 5, tickets sold at the door, National Museum of American Illustration exhibit, featuring an exhibit of Maxfield Parrish The Retrospective, 11-5 p.m., 492 Bellevue Ave.Self guided tour. $18 adults, $16 seniors (60+) and military, $12 students. 851-8949X18. www. Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., Newport Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave. Narrated train ride through Newport Naval Station and along scenic Narragansett Bay. Travel in heated vintage rail cars like those that brought Gilded Age visitors to Newport. Reservations suggested. Order tickets at or 849-0546. Adult Coach seats $10, Senior Coach seats (60 or older) $8, Child coach (13 or younger) $6; First Class (Parlor Car) is $13.50 regardless of age and children must be at least 7 to ride in the parlor car.

Holiday Train Ride Don’t miss your last chance to hop on board the Old Colony & Newport Railroad’s Holiday Train Dec. 28-31. Enjoy a 70-minute narrated ride along the shores of Narragansett Bay and learn about the history of the bay and the railroad. The cozy cars are heated by a coal-fired potbelly stove and are festively decorated for the season. Trains depart at 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. from the depot at 19 America’s Cup Ave. First class parlor tickets are $13, and coach seats are $10 adult, $8 senior, $6 child. For more information or to reserve call 401-849-0546. Holiday Lantern Tours of Historic Newport, 4:30 p.m., departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St. Learn the history of winter holiday traditions and hear how the colonists in Newport did or did not celebrate the holidays. Reservations required. Weather permitting. $12 adults, $10 NHS members and children, 841-8770,

Saturday, December 29 Giant Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., open daily at the Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Free with canned good donation for charity. 849-1000. Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 28 for details. Holiday Lantern Tours of Historic Newport, 4:30 p.m., departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St. Learn the history of winter holiday traditions and hear how the colonists in Newport did

or did not celebrate the holidays. Reservations required. Weather permitting. $12 adults, $10 NHS members and children, 841-8770,

Sunday, December 30 Giant Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., open daily at the Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Free with canned good donation for charity. 849-1000. Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 28 for details.

Monday, December 31 Giant Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., open daily at the Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Free with canned good donation for charity. 849-1000. Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 28.

New Year’s Resolution: New Year’s Festivities at Vanderbilt Grace New Year’s Eve Dinner See in the New Year at our Black & White Tie party in MUSE. Enjoy a 5-course Gala dinner before toasting the midnight bells with a glass of champagne and welcome the arrival of 2013 before dancing the night away.

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January 4

Holiday Breakfast Gathering Hearty breakfast at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., 9-11 a.m., free, all welcome.

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Candlelight Home Tour Visit historic private homes from the 1700s and 1800s: 43 Everett St., 40 Division St., 142 Mill St., 20 School St., 4-7 p.m., no registration required - just drop in, $3 per house, no children under 10, no high heels. Improv Comedy Lightning-fast interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473,

Saturday December 29

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Locally grown food and other products, music, hot lunch items, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 401-848-0099. Discover Colonial Newport in Winter Hear stories of remarkable entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s colonial period, walking tour departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $12, reservations suggested, 401841-8770. Animal Experiences Hands-on event where children can get up close and personal with lizards, snakes, turtles, and small mammals, free, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., ages 4+, drop in, no registration required, Teddy Bear Tea Children and their families are invited to bring their favorite teddy bears to enjoy Castle Hill’s signature high tea, and are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped teddy bear to donate to Child & Family, 590 Ocean Dr., 3:30-5 p.m., $25 per adult, reservations 401-849-3800. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Dec. 28 for details.

Sunday December 30

Family Friendly Funnies Join the Bit Players for holiday-inspired comedy for the whole family, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., 401-849-3473,

Monday December 31

Laugh in the New Year Laugh your way into 2012 with interactive improv, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11 p.m., 401-849-3473, Grand New Year’s Eve Celebrate with Eight to the Bar, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy, 8:30 p.m., $40,

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Hundreds participated in the annual Polar Bear Plunge last year at Easton’s Beach. New Year’s Day plunges are also planned for Portsmouth’s Island Park and Jamestown’s East Ferry.

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Happy New Year! Mansions on Display Last day to view holiday decorations at The Elms, The Breakers and Marble House, 375 Polar Dive Citizens of Portsmouth dive into Island Park waters to begin the 375th celebration of the town’s founding, Island Park Beach, gather at 11:30 a.m., dive at noon, Polar Bear Plunge Newport Polar Bears invite all to jump in for the “A Wish Come True” charity, Easton’s Beach, noon, 401846-0028.

Wednesday January 2

Book Chat Newport Library hosts open book discussions at Harbor House, 111 Washington St., 1p.m., all welcome,

Thursday January 3

Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work gathering, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 8-9 a.m., 401-847-1608 or www.

Friday January 4

Diversions and Entertainments The Newport Historical Society exhibits historic advertisements and highlights some popular forms of entertainment in 19th Century Newport. The Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market, 127 Thames St., daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., donation $4. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Dec. 28 for details.

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Winter Speaker Series begins Accepting Reservation Darrell West, of the Brookings In- SundayNow May 13th - Celebrate Mother’s Day for1PM Open stitution, kicks off the 2013 series with “The New Political Landscape,” Delicious Spring Menu Newport Art Museum 76 Bellevue All Moms receive a complimentary glass of Nino Franco Prosecco Mon - sat 11am-7pm 41 Bowen’s Wharf • Newport Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, nonsun 12pm-5pm (enter on Banister’s Wharf) members $15, students $6, 401Fluke is now open every night from 5PM 158 Broadway • Newport, RI 401.849.7778 401.846.8206 848-8200, www.NewportArtMu- 41 Bowens Wharf(entrance on Bannister’s Wharf ) Newport 401.849.7778

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Sunday January 6

“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, 401-847-0292,

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads free guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401846-2577,

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.

Musical Sundays Swanhurst Chamber Singers perform at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free.

Historical Broadsides Lecture The Newport Historical Society and The Redwood Library present Russell DeSimone on “Rhode Island Broadsides: A Collector’s Perspective,” showcasing broadsides from 1787-1912, Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., $5, $1 NHS/Redwood Library members, 401-841-8770.

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Classical Guitar Middletown Public Library presents the Maynard-Donoian Guitar Duo, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., free.

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The Newport Art Museum will host eight visiting lecturers, offering insights on topics from politics to brain science, circus arts to cyber assaults, at the annual Winter Speaker Series, at 2 p.m. on Saturdays during January and February, weather permitting. The speakers, all innovators in their fields, will discuss recent research and current trends as follows: Jan. 5 - Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies and founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution, offers insights on “The New Political Landscape” and how the election results will affect the country. Jan. 12 – Dr. Robert Thorson, professor of geology, University of Connecticut, will discuss the geologic forces that shaped Rhode Island, creating the formations and coastline that have inspired artists for centuries, in “Nature’s Force to Artist’s Brush: The Science and Art of Hanging Rock.” Jan. 19 - Suzanne Paquette, creative manager of merchandising for Cirque du Soleil, presents “From Fine Art, High Drama: The Making of Cirque du Soleil.” Jan. 26 - Sprague Theobald, filmmaker and author of “The Other Side of the Ice: One Family’s Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage,” will present “Attempting the Northwest Passage: The Last Great Maritime Adventure.”

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Feb. 2 – Dr. Laurence M. Hirshberg, director of the NeuroDevelopment Center and clinical assistant professor at Brown University Medical School, on “The Changeable Brain Changes Everything: New Discoveries in Mental Health.” Feb. 9 - John Tschirch, Preservation Society of Newport County. will present “Newport as a Model of Urban Living: New Lessons From Old Cities.” Feb. 16 – Dr. Chris Demchack, U.S. Naval War College, on “How Cyberspace has Changed War: the Emerging Struggle for Cyber Power through Resilience and Disruption.” Feb. 23 - Danny Rubin, author of “Groundhog Day” and the BriggsCopeland Lecturer on Screenwriting at Harvard University, discusses his craft in “Danny Rubin Unscripted.” Each lecture will be followed by a reception. For the first time, the museum is offering a child care service during the lectures. “Kids’ Club” will be available on Saturdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at $9 per child. Reservations are required for Kids’ Club. Call 401-848-8200 x7983 to reserve. Tickets are $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members, and $6 for students, and series subscriptions are available. Advance ticketing is available online at or by calling 848-8200 x7983.







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RI's Robillard to Tour with Dylan Music lovers who turned out to Norey’s earlier this month for an impromptu blues session featuring James Montgomery and Duke Robillard had no way of knowing that one of the night’s feature acts was on his way to tour with Bob Dylan. But it appears that Robillard, who has been known to pick up a guitar around town now and again, has been tapped to play with Dylan on the legendary folk singer’s upcoming tour. According to various reports stemming from an Australian music blog, Robillard is set to join Dylan’s band as his primary guitar player later this spring. Robillard, who grew up in

Woonsocket and has been a regular site around town, is best known as the co-founder of Roomful of Blues and a member of the Traveling Thunderbirds. Though Dylan’s management


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Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Point

One Pelham East–TBA

The Fifth Element–Mike Warner and the Ubiquitones

Rhumbline –Lois Vaughan, 6:30-10 p.m.

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

The Breakers – Dick Lupino, Yvonne Monnett, Dennis Cook, Jeff Fountain, 6-8 p.m.

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Triple Threat Blues, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – Buddy Roach Trio, 10 p.m. Rhumbline – Ron Sanfilippo

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Friday, December 28

Narragansett Cafe – Dave Howard Neal Vitullo & the Vipers, 9:30

Saturday, December 29 Hyatt Five 33 Lounge–Dave Manuel, 4-6 p.m. Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe – Lazy Dog, 9:30 Newport Blues Cafe–Flock of Assholes, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Swerving Cadillacs, 9 p.m. O’Briens Pub – DJ C Gray

company has yet to confirm the news, Robillard signaled the signing by way of a letter sent to a concert promoter in Australia. According to the letter, Robillard could join Dylan’s band as early as April 1. If confirmed, it wouldn’t be the first time that the Rhode Island guitarist has played alongside Dylan; Robillard was also brought in to play on Dylan’s 1997 album “Time out of Mind,” where he appeared on six tracks. Hailed by legendary guitarist B.B. King as “one of the great players,” Robillard has also toured with Tom Waits, Dr. John, the J. Geils Band, and Jimmy Witherspoon.

Sunday, December 30 The Fifth Element–Mike Warner Trio, 12-3:30 p.m.; The Honky Tonk Knights, 10-1 a.m. Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music, 5-9 p.m. Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe – Chili George & the Stackhouse, 4-7 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East–Honky Tonk Knights, 7:30 p.m.- midnight The Fifth Element–Honky Tonk Knights

Newport Blues Cafe– New Years PartyThem Apples, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Event Center–New Years Eve with Eight to the Bar, 8:30 p.m. One Pelham East -The Criminals The Fifth Element–Melissa Woolverton Vanderbilt Grace Hotel – New Year’s Eve-Dick Lupino, Paul Nagel, Fred DeCristofaro, Jeff Fountain, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Tuesday, January 1 Fastnet–”Blue Monday” Narragansett Cafe – Sarah & the Tall Boys, 12:30-6 p.m. One Pelham East – Stu from Never in Vegas

Wednesday, January 2 Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Grand Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Monday, December 31

Norey’s – Joe Fletcher

The Fifth Element–DJ Maddog

One Pelham East –Chris Gauthier

Narragansett Cafe – New Years Eve featuring: 5 Flavor Discout, 9:30

Sardella’s – Dick Lupino & Friends, 7-9:30 p.m.

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Chef Q&A: Pour Judgement’s Tim Sousa By Jonathan Clancy Every once in a while, it’s okay to exercise a little Pour Judgement. The Bar & Grille has been a staple of the Broadway scene for years now. As if running one of the most popular bars in Newport didn’t keep them busy already, owners Hank Whitten and Kevin Sullivan recently opened their PJ To Go takeout restaurant, located just a little farther down Broadway, for dinner as well as lunch. Chef Tim Sousa keeps cranking out the innovative and flavorful PJ dishes that put the original Pour Judgement on the map. Sousa, 26, grew up in Middletown and attended culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Providence. He spent the first eight years of his career working in various locations for the Newport Restaurant Group, but says that he really enjoys the freedom and casual atmosphere working at Pour Judgement. I worked at The Mooring for six years with their chef at the time, Brian Mansfield. He was a great mentor to me. That’s when I really started to look at cooking as an art form rather than just a job. From there, I got to work for Blackstone Catering, 22 Bowen’s, and Trio, so I was exposed to all these great chefs, different types of food, and different ways of running restaurants. Probably my weirdest pet peeve is that when we cook asparagus, if the tips aren’t all facing the same way in the pan, it drives me nuts. In the kitchen, I can’t do without a sharp knife. I use a middletier Shun knife. I just love their knives. They hold a good edge. I’ve had a couple of German knives, and even those have a straight edge on them. I take good care of my knives. My ultimate career goal would be to own my own place. I’m big into sustainable practices. I also love fishing and the ocean. My friend and I are really into that “farm to table” idea, and we like to brew beer. So, my dream would be to own a deli/prepared goods/ farm/brewery. That way we could grow the food, raise the animals, and do everything ourselves. I cook a lot at home. People al-

lot in the summer because they’re so easy to shoot. I’ll crust the fish with corn meal and lightly pan-fry it. I eat it with a sweet and spicy tomato jam, which is basically just a little bit of sugar, tomatoes, and hot peppers. My last meal on earth would be this Portuguese pork dish that my friend and I make. You take the pork and season it with paprika, salt, pepper, and some other things. Then you braise it so the meat is falling off the bone. Then you cool that down, and the liquid has fat on top. We save that and reduce it for a sauce. You then broil the pork in the oven and use the fat drippings to get it nice and crispy. You end up with a bowl full of pork goodness that you can eat with a loaf of bread.

On The Menu Appetizers Chef Tim Sousa plates PJ’s fries for the lunch crowd. (Photo by Jonathan Clancy) ways ask me why I’m cooking on my days off, but I just love to cook. My mom, sister, and I eat a lot of whole grain, all natural types of food. I like to cook what is readily available. If it’s there, cook it – that’s kind of my mantra. I love buying a whole chicken and using every single part. When I go to someone’s house for dinner, I bring my knives, because they usually won’t have good ones. I can do a lot with a sharp knife, a fish spatula, and tongs. I bring spices too. A lot of people don’t have great spices on hand. In my free time, I do a lot of spear fishing, cliff diving, adventurous things. The perfect day for me would be to wake up in the morning, do some spear fishing, then hit up a farmers’ market to get some fresh produce, grab some beers, and have a barbecue on the beach. I don’t have a favorite cookbook. I have this one that just says “Spain” on it. It’s a collection of recipes from all over Spain, and I get a lot of inspiration from that book. “Eleven Madison Park” is crazy. I don’t own it, but I‘ve browsed

Cornmeal crusted Tatoug (Blackfish) Over summer squash and zucchini with chipotle tomato jam 4 - 8 oz. blackfish fillets 6 oz. cornmeal 1 oz. Cajun seasoning 1/2 oz. sea salt 2 cups canola oil 10 plum tomatoes peeled 1 cup sugar 2 chipotle peppers 6 basil leaves sliced 2 summer squash 2 zucchini Tomato Jam To peel the tomatoes drop them in boiling water for about one minute and then run under cold water the skin should be easily removed. Place peeled tomatoes, sugar, and chipotle peppers in a saucepan and simmer on low crushing the tomatoes as you stir occasionally. Simmer until thick about an hour then remove from heat and add sliced basil.

For the squash and zucchini split down the middle and season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill both sides just for color and flavor remove from grill then cool and chop reserve to reheat. For the blackfish heat the oil in a cast iron skillet to about 325 degrees Combine cornmeal, Cajun, and sea salt then coat the fillets and gently place in the oil. Lightly fry until crispy the fish should be cooked through at this point if they are thicker than average they can be finished in the oven at 350 degrees Final plating Reheat the squash in the oven the place in the center of the plate then the fish on top of squash and zucchini finally top with the chipotle tomato jam

through it a couple of times. It gives you the most insane recipes for ice creams, powders, foams, and gels – that whole molecular gastronomy style of cooking, which there really isn’t a huge market for around here. But it’s an eyebrow-raiser. My biggest challenge here was earning respect. I came from a tight-knit corporation where my name was on my jacket and my title was written on me. People knew who you were, and you got instant respect, and there were rules to back that up. Here in the private sector, you have to earn respect by working hard, clean, and fast. My favorite way to deviate from a classic recipe is to deconstruct it. You take a traditional dish, break it apart, and put it back together with all those flavors the way they were intended to taste. Take a BLT for example. You could do a nice toast point with some sort of aioli on it, a grilled heirloom tomato, and then bacon powder. My guilty pleasure, though I hate to say it, is Wendy’s. I really don’t eat at fast food joints too often. I don’t like the food at all really, but I think Wendy’s is the best

of them. I like the Junior Bacon Cheeseburger. It’s usually a latenight special, and I won’t tell anyone if I’m going. One food I don’t like is watermelon. I can eat watermelon-flavored things, but not the fruit. I don’t know if it’s the consistency or what, I just hate it. And, I don’t like tripe. The flavor and the texture are gross. When I go out to eat, I like a good breakfast. And, the determining factor for that is the home fries. Everything else can be mediocre, but if the home fries aren’t good, I’ll get bent out of shape. Benjamin’s has a good breakfast, and we have good home fries here, too, actually. For dinner, I like to go to Norey’s or Perro Salado. I like cooking things that take time to cook. I like cooking lentils with any type of grain and making soups out of them. Risotto is probably one of my favorite things to cook. One dish I cook a lot is black fish. They’re my favorite fish to cook and eat. Their diet is mussels and clams, so their flesh takes on that flavor a little bit. I spear them a

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Entrees Steak or Shrimp Tacos – red beans and rice, salsa, guacamole and herb sour cream - $13 Grilled Portabella Mushroom – risotto with sautéed spinach, artichoke and balsamic glaze $11 Lobster and Shrimp Risotto - $16

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Interfaith Vigil

The Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition will hold their annual vigil on Jan. 2 at the State House at 3 p.m. This year’s vigil will also include a brief march from Gloria Dei Church to the State House. Gloria Dei is at 15 Hayes St., across from the Providence Place Mall. Marchers should meet in the Church’s parking lot at 2 p.m. The Interfaith Coalition is a collection of Rhode Island’s religious leaders, of all creeds and faiths, dedicated to fighting poverty in Rhode Island.

Happy Bookers The next meeting of the Happy Bookers book group of United Congregational Church, Middletown will be Jan. 28 to review the book, “Take This Bread” by Sara Miles.

Warm Up Wednesdays St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., hosts Warm Up Wednesdays and welcomes all for fellowship, games, reading and refreshments from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Wednesday.

Coat Drive

RECENT DEATHS Community Meals and Fellowship Area churches and organizations work together to provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community. Upcoming meals include:

Thursday, Dec. 27

During the month of December, Emmanuel Church will collect winter coats, hats and scarves to be donated to the guests at Soup’s On, a meal served the first Tuesday of every month to the hungry in Newport. For more information, call 847-0675.

5 p.m.–St. Paul’s Methodist (by St. Augustin’s) 12 Marlborough St.

Friday, Dec. 28

9-11 a.m.–Brunch at Seaman’s Church Institute 18 Market Square 5 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Special New Year’s dinner 2 p.m. Community Baptist 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd.

Churches are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages, by emailing

Sunday, Dec. 30

4 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.

Monday, Dec. 31

No breakfast 11:30 p.m.–St. Joseph’s R.C. 5 p.m.–Trinity Episcopal 141 Spring St.

What’s Available at The Newport Library The Newport Public Library Offers the Latest Books, Magazines, and DVDs plus a wealth of resources available through its website www. • Want to listen to an Ebook or an audio book? By clicking on the “downloadable” link you can download ebooks and audiobooks from the RI E Zone with a card from any public library in Rhode Island or go to the 3M Cloud Library to check out eBooks with a library card from the Newport Public Library. • Want to Download Music? From the “Downloadable” link on the website, go to “Freegal” and with a library card issued by the Newport Public Library, download up to three tunes per week, free and legally, and they are yours to keep. • Want to Develop skills or update knowledge by taking a class? Under “E resources,” click on “Universal Class”, sign in with a library card issued by the Newport Public Library and select from 500 classes you can take online. Included are classes on Business, New Age and

Alternative Beliefs, Parenting, Pet and Animal Care, Entrepreneurship, Psychology, GED preparation, and much more. • Know someone who needs help with their homework? Looking for a magazine article, a phone number or address? Under “E Resources,” click on “Ask RI” to find o Homework Help - Connect with a tutor from 2 – 10 p.m. o Worldbook Web - Find encyclopedias for all ages o Heritage Quest – Search your genealogy o Ebscohost - Find magazine articles and more o Career Center – Resume help o Mango Languages – Learn a language o Learning Express – Practice tests and tutorials o AtoZ Database – Find a business or address Not so new but still of interest • Borrow a Museum Pass The library has a number of passes or discount coupons good at various attractions in Newport, the rest of RI and Massachusetts. On the website under


“your library,” click on “Museum Passes” for a complete list and information on how to access these. • Borrow a Playaway Playaways are MP3 players that contain one whole book. All you need to do is borrow one, put in a battery, plug in your earbuds, push the power button and listen to a book while you walk, clean, garden, or just sit still. You can even plug them into your car radio and listen while you ride. •Read Library Newsletter Sign up to receive The Spring Street Browser by email. Go to the library website and under “Your Library,” click on “Newsletter” and sign up right there. • Ask a question by email Submit a question by email to the library at The library responds to information requests within 2 business days. • Text 66746 and start your question with newportlib Ex: newportlib What are the library hours on Saturdays? • Follow the library on Twitter. • “Like” the library on Facebook • Go to • Visit the library at 300 Spring Street


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Laurindo A. Freitas, 83, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 18, 2012 at home. He was the companion of Barbara Silvia. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Burial with military honors were held in St. Columba Cemetery. Francis “Frank” Deven Landry, 85, of Newport, passed away Dec. 25, 2012 at the Rhode Island Veteran’s Home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Margaretta (Kenney) Landry. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Landry was also a 28-year career firefighter for Newport and a Deputy Sheriff for Newport County. Calling hours will be on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29. Donations in his memory may be made to the RI Veterans Home or the Newport Fire Dept. Rescue. Anne Louise (Moriarty) Magee, 90, formerly of Newport, passed away Dec. 26, 2012 in Melbourne, Fla. She was the wife of the late Francis Robert Magee. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Broadway and Mann Avenue. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, Mann Avenue, Newport, RI, 02840

Arthur Alfred Medeiros, 89, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 22, 2012 at home. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newport Rod and Gun Club, Wyatt Road, Middletown, RI 02842. Pauline E. (Barker) Norbury, 87, formerly of Newport, passed away Dec. 23, 2012 at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Harold A. Norbury. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 222 Richmond St., Suite 204, Providence, RI 02903. Bella M. Sears, 89, of Newport, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 18, 2012 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Sears. Winifred T. (Smith) Sullivan, 83, of Portsmouth passed away Dec. 18, 2012. She was the wife of the late Robert Cornelius Sullivan. Donations in her memory may be made to William B. Weaver, 61, of Portsmouth passed away December 21, 2012 at home. A memorial service is to be scheduled in January.

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DAVID LOUIS JENKINS David Louis Jenkins, 96, passed away at home, December 24, 2012. Born October 15, 1916, at Newport Hospital, he was a lifelong Newporter. Dave was the son of David Joshua Jenkins and Gertrude McCormick. His wife of 66 years, Sally, died in July of this year. Dave was the valedictorian of the Class of 1934, De La Salle Academy, proud of his medals in Latin, English, and Math. He worked as a brass molder at the Goat Island Torpedo Station and served in the US Navy during WWII as a Morse Code operator on destroyer-escorts on the North Atlantic convoy routes. Following the war and marriage he operated a number of local businesses, Vets Cab, Thrifty Car Rental, Western Union, and Bellagamba’s Pizza. In his “retirement” he worked as property manager for several developers. Dave was a determined athlete, excelling in basketball in the old city leagues, passionate about running and his late-blooming tennis prowess. He was a doubles regular at the Pop Flack courts, challenging players of all ages well into his eighties. He is survived by his eight children, Michael Jenkins, Mary Hayes and her husband Michael, David Jenkins and his wife Karen, Sally Casey and her husband Steve, Anne Jenkins and her husband Chip Moatz of Leadville, Colorado, Patricia Dougherty and Dennis Dougherty, Dr. Kathleen Jenkins and her husband Michael McDonald of Silverthorne, Colorado, and Thomas Jenkins and his wife Amy of Paia, Hawaii. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Corcoran, of Newport. He was the brother of the late Earl Jenkins and Annie Armstrong. Donations in his memory may be made to Friends of Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Newport. Calling hours omitted at the request of the family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at 10:00 at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street, Newport. Funeral arrangements by the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, for more information or online condolences visit


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Jeanie Murray Pasvolsky Corman, 85 of Mt. Pleasant, SC and formerly of Newport RI passed away peacefully at home on December 18, 2012. She taught most of her career as a biology teacher at Rogers High School.

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World War II through Yearbooks Editor’s Note: To celebrate the opening of the US Freedom Pavilion Boeing Center of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, 51 middle and high school students representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia were invited to prepare essays on the ways their states contributed to the American war effort. Myranda Fuentes, a senior at Rogers High School in Newport, was chosen to research and report on Rhode Island. Each of the students contacted museums, archives and libraries to find images that represent their states. Fuentes will travel with the other 50 students to New Orleans on Jan. 11, 2013 to present their work as part of a ceremony marking the opening of the World War II Museum. Following is Fuentes’ text:

By Myranda Fuentes Recently, Rhode Island has been calling attention to a different aspect of home-front activity during the Second World War; rather than continue to emphasize the large Rhode Island naval contribution to the war effort, people are beginning to look more closely at the actions of individual citizens, in particular the efforts of Rhode Island youth. As is common in all areas of a country at the start of a war, numerous Rhode Islanders, including multiple high schoolers, decided to serve their country by joining the armed forces. One can hardly crack open a yearbook from the war years without seeing the dedications to those who left the halls of Rhode Island’s high schools in favor of a uniform and foreign soil. One high school newspaper details the departure of two students, one for the Marine Corps and the other for the Navy; the paper remarked that along with their fellow classmate, around 150 other Rhode Island youths were sworn into the Navy on what was referred to as “Avenge Pearl Harbor Day,” Sunday,

June 7, 1942. Should one continue to flip through a WWII-era yearbook, past the dedication pages one will find the class photographs. Next to the pictures are student activities, quotes, and plans for the future. On every page there are a handful of students who, instead of continuing their studies or finding work, planned to join one of the nation’s military branches. However, by remaining in the United States, too young to enlist or without any desire to enlist, the American teenager must have felt much more anxious by inactivity, and thus sought ways to do their own bit for the United States during the war. For those at home in Rhode Island, the war was as part of everyday life as their uniformed comrades. The Rhode Island Office of Price Administration established a nationally-recognized rationing system, one which even required high school students to keep a ration book. Eileen Hughes, a high school student in Narragansett for most of the war, recalled the Great Depression, remarking that as Americans “were just beginning to get used to having a few things more... we got cut back.” The process of rationing in Rhode Island would have a similarly profound impact on other high school students during the war. The concept of prudence was a simple way for teenagers to be involved in mobilizing in the nation. At Rhode Island high schools, teens were forming Air Raid groups, installing siren signals, and holding practice drills; in this flurry of war activity, high schoolers carried their at-home frugality with them. Central High School in Providence, Rhode Island created an entire council around the subject of and promotion of “war thrift.” At Cumberland High School, their “Schools at War Program” wrote that “apparently meaningless trifles may spell victory or defeat” for the nation. Many shortag-

es of goods or services urged high schoolers to make certain sacrifices and begin doing things for their community during the war. For example, when a shortage of farm labor occurred in Rhode Island, Junior ROTC students assisted in picking potatoes. Rhode Island high schoolers were soon caught up in a whirlwind of patriotism, and continued to create or join school clubs that linked them directly to the national war effort. In many cases, clubs not associated with the war effort were discontinued due to student participation in war jobs. The same Cumberland “Schools at War Program” held multiple successful bond rallies which raised approximately $6,500. Rogers High School established an entire War Bonds and Stamps Committee in 1942, which, between September 1944 and March 1945 alone, raised exactly $11,609.80. Also at Rogers High School, like at other schools, the Junior Red Cross worked closely with hospitals, particularly the Navy Hospital. Favors, scrapbooks, books, and recycled boutonnieres, among other things, were given to convalescent military men; blankets were replaced at emergency stations. However, the major contribution of high schools and their students was much more subtle. Whether rolling bandages, selling war bonds, or filling out a ration book, Rhode Island teenagers were exercising the basic right the United States sought to defend—freedom. The ability of these students to do so much for their country while also dealing with the general struggles of coming of age depicts a generation with a staggering amount of potential to find its place in America’s future. The Rhode Island teens of the 1940s were, in this manner, the physical personification of the state’s own motto: Hope.

The Rogers High School 1945 Bonds and Stamps Committee yearbook photo. Though a small club, they managed to raise over $11,000 in war bonds and stamps. Rogers High School Alumni Room.

The Rogers High School 1945 Junior Red Cross yearbook photo. This group of students spent many hours helping at the Naval Hospital. Rogers High School Alumni Room.

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Highlights a Banner Year in the Natural World

Snowy Owl at Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge. (Bob Weaver)

By Jack Kelly In the year 2012 on Aquidneck Island, there were a record number of sightings of some rare birds, beginning with three juvenile Snowy Owls that were seen in both Jamestown and Middletown. In January and February, a pair of Short-eared Owls from Canada were observed in the fields and wetlands of the Sachuest Point region as well as around Bellevue Avenue. March saw the arrival of mated Osprey pairs at nests across the island. According to the local Audubon Society, the 2012 breeding season was very successful and produced 178 fledglings across the state. The pair that nests and breeds in Toppa Field/Freebody Park produced three fledglings that departed the nest in late August. Spring migration in April and May brought hundreds of thousands of songbirds, shorebirds, seabirds, wading birds, raptors and waterfowl, as they followed the Atlantic Flyway north to nesting and breeding grounds. Island birdwatchers were treated to spectacular displays of migratory species at several local sites. Warblers of all kinds, Indigo Buntings, Bluebirds, Meadowlarks, Scarlet Tanagers and colorful birds of many species brought their pastel plumage and beautiful songs into wooded forests and across fields, meadows and wetlands of the region. Brown Thrashers passing through Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge treated observers to hundreds of varied songs. Dur-

ing most of the year, this bird remains hidden in dense underbrush. However, in early spring, Brown Thrasher males emerge and deliver their mating songs from high, conspicuous perches. Ornithologists have recorded over 1,000 variations of Brown Thrasher songs. Spring also saw the departure of tens of thousands of geese, ducks, loons, grebes and other wintering waterfowl from Rhode Island’s bays, inlets, ponds, rivers and coastal waters. The dramatic transformation of the birds’ plumage from dull winter colors to mating plumages is a sight many birders delight to see. Naturalists witnessed the migration of Harbor Seals and Gray Seals from their wintering sites in Narragansett Bay and along the local coast to the waters of Cape Cod and points north. A few lucky folks observed the annual migration of baleen whales such as Humpbacks, Gray Whales, Right Whales and Minke Whales just off the coast of Rhode Island, as these leviathans made their way to the Gulf of Maine. Aquidneck Island, Conanicut Island and Rose Island came alive with nesting birds of all types including swallows, sparrows, egrets, terns, herons, gulls, hawks, falcons and many others. Hazard Road in Newport was the scene of a surprising discovery as local birder Bob Weaver identified a small number of Cliff Swallows in the Gooseneck Cove salt marshes. This was the first recorded sighting and nesting of this species on Aquidneck Island.

As the summer progressed, eggs hatched, chicks grew, and fledglings learned to fly. The circle of life was repeated again and again. As fall began, the young birds followed ancient instincts to migrate and joined in the vast flocks that moved south. Fall migration saw the arrival of a number of gifts of nature to area birders. In late September, Rey Larsen discovered five juvenile Black Skimmers 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. Skimmers feed by lowering their mandible into the water while flying and snapping the bill shut upon detecting prey. (For more information, see Newport This Week edition, 10/4/2012.) On Oct. 13, Carlos Pedro, noted wildlife photographer and naturalist from Rhode Island’s West Bay area, observed and identified an extremely rare, vagrant Eurasian shorebird known as a Wood Sandpiper in the Marsh Meadows area of Jamestown. This remarkable discovery was the first of its kind in Rhode Island, and only the seventh in the lower 48 states. North American sightings of this bird are usually limited to the far western Aleutian Islands of Alaska, where it is seen during migration. (For more information, see Newport This Week edition 10/18/2012.) In late October, a Mountain Bluebird was sighted and identified at Fort Getty in Jamestown. This diminutive, colorful bird usually winters in farm fields and grasslands of the southwestern United States. (For more information, see Newport This Week edition 11/21/2012.) To view past nature stories, go to and click on the box in the upper right corner to view the E-edition’s archival file. For more information about birds and the natural world in our area, visit: or or For general information on birds, visit: or Cornell University Lab of Ornithology at Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.

Wood Sandpiper in the Marsh Meadows area of Jamestown. (Bob Weaver)

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Mountain Bluebird at Fort Getty. (Bob Weaver)

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Black Skimmers feed at Third Beach. (Jack Kelly)

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