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Carrying the Torch Naval Airman Bradley Vierkant of the Naval Academy Prep School carried a torch across the finish line in Monday’s Martin Luther King Day relay torch run. The annual relay run covers 8.2 miles from Patriots Park in Portsmouth to Thompson Middle School on Broadway in Newport. Runners competed in temperatures that hovered around 23 degrees. The cold breeze extinquished the torch during the course of the run, but did not quench the spirit of the runners, who began at 9 a.m. and finished shortly after 10 in front of the Middle School, where doughnuts and coffee were waiting for them inside. (Photo by Jonathan Clancy)

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Touro Beech is Named 2012 Tree of the Year By Katherine Imbrie A Copper Leaf Beech tree on Touro Street has been named the winner of the Newport Tree Commission’s 2012 Tree of the Year contest, which concluded Jan. 3. The tree’s central location in the city was seen as key to its taking 35.7 percent of the vote. Ballots included numerous comments about the tree, all of them including the word, "Beautiful.” (Votes were cast online through the Newport Tree Society website,, and by ballot at the Newport Public Library.) Ten trees were nominated: a Little Leaf Linden at Washington Square, an American Elm at the Common Burying Ground cemetery, a White Oak on Narragansett Avenue, the winning Copper Leaf Beech on Touro Street, a London Plane Tree at Morton Park, a River Birch at Morton Park, a Weeping Beech at Salve Regina University's Library, a Willow Oak on Narragansett Avenue, a Fernleaf European Beech at Fort Adams, and a Gray Birch on Coggeshall Avenue. In second place with 22.5 percent of the vote was the Weeping Beech at Salve Regina University's Library. This tree also got many comments, including “We must salute the beeches of Newport - last of the Gilded Age,” “Wonderful,” and “Love the branch 'swing' under the tree.” In third place with 11.5 percent of the vote is the Fern Leaf Beech at Fort Adams. Voters said, “It has a nice view of Newport,” “Great Tree,” and “Nice Shape.” Photos of the winners will be displayed at the Newport Public Library through Jan. 31. Nominations will be taken for the 2013

Members of the Education Committee of the Newport National Association for the Advancement of Colored People want to increase diversity in the Newport Public School system through parental involvement, volunteerism, and reviewing the hiring process for teachers. The committee is comprised of Anita DeWitt, Victoria Johnson, Miguel Lopes and Cynthia Smothers. “There has to be a definite course of action and solution to hire administrators/teachers/staff that reflect the diversity of our community,” the committee wrote in a recent newsletter. Over the past 11 years, the school system has worked to develop a Diversity Recruitment Action Plan, but members of the NAACP Education Committee say the plan has never been fully implemented.

Newport Tree of the Year during Newport Arboretum Week which runs from Earth Day, April 22, to Arbor Day, April 27. Photos will be taken of the new nominees during the year at peak times for flowering and form, and will be displayed for voting next December.

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In other tree news: A huge European Beech tree that stood near the Edward King House Senior Center was felled by strong winds last weekend, Jan. 19-20. The tree toppled toward the mansion, but damaged nothing, “not even a pane of glass,” said the Center’s director Michelle Duga, who added thankfully that, “we certainly have an angel looking over this house!” The tree was among several beeches in Aquidneck Park (between the Public Library and the King House) whose age has caught up with them. One of them, which also happened to be the 2011 Tree of the Year, toppled in 2012, Copper Leaf European Beech at 122 Touro St. is and three others were scheduled for removal 2012 Tree of the Year. due to issues of root disease and interior rot.

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Weeping European Beech at Salve Regina University took second place.

Despite facing a concerns from residents and business owners, City Council members on Wednesday voted 5-2 to approve a proposal to reallocate $450,000 in state transportation funding from a pilot project originally intended to improve Lower Thames Street. The money, which city officials had feared would be revoked if it wasn't put to use, will now be applied to the highly anticipated Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project. Originally billed as a means of showcasing what an improved Lower Thames Street could look like, the Lower Thames Street Pilot project was intended to carry out various streetscape improvements from Memorial Boulevard to Ann Street. A total of $450,000 was given to the city by the state Department of Transportation more than two years ago, however the project never moved beyond the planning stages. And with the entire Lower Thames Street corridor now on the state's Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), the city administration received permission earlier this month to reallocate those funds to more immediate needs surround-

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Proud Day for Portsmouth High Patriots By Pat Blakeley Without question, January 21, 2013 will go down in patriot history – Portsmouth High School Patriots’ history, that is. The PHS band, or “Portsmouth’s Marching 160” as they have been dubbed by Principal Robert Littlefield, was privileged to march in the Presidential Inaugural parade, the second time they have been accorded such an honor. The day was long, the parade started late, and they were on their feet for almost twelve hours, but when the band neared the Presidential viewing platform, all that was forgotten, according to band director Ted Rausch. “Everyone stood a little taller, had a bit more spring in their step, and beamed

with Patriot Pride as they played for the President of the United States,” observed Rausch. President Barack Obama clearly appreciated their “American Medley,” standing and clapping to the Patriots’ music. The Patriots might have been the only band from Aquidneck to march, but the other island bands were behind them every step of the way. In a quiet display of island solidarity, Middletown music students took up a collection to help the Portsmouth students’ fundraising efforts, MHS band director Phillip Statser said. Newport’s Supervisor of the Arts Alan Bernstein declared he was “proud of their achievement.” Twenty-nine teachers and parents paid their own way

to assist with the logistics and supervisory responsibilities. “Pulling this off has been a huge job and we have needed a lot of help,” explained music booster president Jim Wilkinson, noting that they are grateful for every donation. “This has been a community effort and will continue to be so,” he said, adding that the boosters will continue to raise funds post-parade to pay for the trip. Anyone interested in donating to the fundraising effort should visit www.portsmouthmusicboosters. org or email phsbandmusic@gmail. com or A C-SPAN clip of the band performing in front of the president is available at clip/4323840.

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Middletown's newest police officer Sean Twomey, 28, was sworn in by Town Clerk Wendy Marshall at the council meeting on Jan. 22. Chief Anthony M. Pesare salutes Officer Twomey, who served two tours in Iraq, and one in Afghanistan. Twomey also earned a Navy Achievement Medal of Valor. (Photo by Jonathan Clancy)

Middletown Considers Stop Signs, Radio Mast By Jonathan Clancy At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Middletown Town Council heard recommendations from town administrator Shawn Brown regarding traffic-control issues on Wolcott Avenue. Brown recommended that the intersection of Wolcott Avenue and Reservoir remain a two-way stop, that the crosswalk be removed from the north side of the instersection, that the south-side crosswalk be repainted, and that two “Stop Here for Pedestrians” signs be added. Brown also recommended that the four-way stop at the intersection of Wolcott Avenue and O’Donnell Way be changed to a two-way stop by removing the northbound and southbound stops, and that the six "stop ahead" signs on Wolcott Avenue be removed. “I think it will greatly improve the flow of traffic in that area,” Brown said. “Also, it will result in reduced cost to the public works department to maintain those signs.” Signage would be added on Easton Terrace and O’Donnell Way stating that cross traffic does not stop. It was also recommended to trim hedges along Wolcott Avenue at the intersections of Wayside Avenue, Reservoir Road, and Purgatory Road to a height of no more than 36 inches. Before any of the recommended changes are made, two meetings and notification of neighbors is required. Also at the meeting, the council heard statements from residents Paul Nunes and John Ceglarski regarding the radio mast at the fire station. “It’s a prominent feature in an area we’re trying to preserve as open and natural,” Ceglarski said, noting that the mast could be moved to the back of the fire station. He also said that the 140-foot mast is currently located in the fall zone of neighborhood properties and that there had been no public input before the mast was erected.

Nunes asked why the mast was not held to the same standards as other towers in the town, such as cell towers and wind turbines. Councilor Paul Rodrigues also questioned why the mast was not held to the same zoning requirements as other structures. “There basically are no rules for it,” Brown responded. “It’s not a radio communications tower; it’s a radio mast. So under our zoning, it doesn’t go to the zoning board, and it doesn’t go to our planning board.” Because the fire station is town property and is managed by the town, it is not subject to restrictions by town boards, Brown said. Rodrigues responded, “I understand that… It just doesn’t seem right.” Brown replied that the fall zone had been considered, and that if the mast were to fall, it would land not on a structure but in a public right of way. Brown also noted that the footings of the structure are far more significant than those of the previous structure, and added that relocating the mast would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Earlier in the meeting, Probationary Police Officer Sean P. Twomey was sworn in by Town Clerk Wendy Marshall and pinned by his mother Karen. Twomey, 28, served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan for the United States Navy and earned the Navy Achievement Medal of Valor for his service. Pins of service were also given to employees of the town of Middletown. Mark Wilkey (Middletown Fire Department) and Bob Collins (Middletown Police Department) were recognized for 20 years of service, and Tom O’Loughlin, Public Works Director, for ten years of service. Other town employees pinned by the town administrator for five years of service included Karin Clancey (Deputy Town Clerk), James Gruczka (MFD), William Homer (MFD), and Bob Matose (DPW).

Senate President M. Teresa PaivaWeed, a Democrat who represents Newport and Jamestown, is one of the most influential members of the state's General Assembly, where debate has been heating up on issues ranging from the budget to samesex marriage. After Governor Lincoln Chafee delivered his State of the State address last week, reporters sought Paiva-Weed's opinion about it. “It’s a great starting point,” PaivaWeed said of the proposed budget, which includes no new taxes, a reduction in corporate tax from 9 to 7 percent, and a spending plan that includes more money for education and job creation. That the proposal includes no new taxes is, in Paiva-Weed's view, “very significant.” “That’s obviously very important for the business community not only statewide, but also in Newport,” she said. That fact that Rhode Island currently is tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate in the country at 10.2 percent does not sit well with the senate president. “Governor Chafee, House Speaker (Gordon) Fox, and myself have had numerous discussions on how to make the economy have a renewed sense of urgency and focus. This budget reflects that focus,” she said. Another hot-button issue on the General Assembly agenda is samesex marriage. Currently, nine states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex couples to marry. Rhode Island is the only state in New England that has not passed same-sex marriage legislation. On Thursday of this week, state lawmakers in the House of Representatives were expected to vote on a proposal to recognize same-sex marriage. Led by Fox, who is the state's first openly gay House leader, the House has been relatively friendly toward same-sex marriage and seems likely to pass the legislation. However, prospects for passage in the Senate appear less certain, in part because Paiva-Weed has stated her opposition to same-sex marriage. In 2011, Paiva-Weed voted in favor of Civil Unions, which allow gay couples some of the rights and benefits of married couples, but the option has proven unpopular among gay couples. In Newport, only five civil union licenses have been issued since the legislation passed two years ago. Proponents of same-sex marriage argue that it would provide a boost to the wedding industry in Newport, but Paiva-Weed said that’s not clear: “Certainly, advocates suggest that there would be an economic benefit to the state if the legislation is passed, but I’m not in a position to say whether that is true or not true.”

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser A Practice Day Fundraiser for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at O’Brien’s Pub in Newport. The event will be hosted by George Jones, co-owner of O’Brien’s and this year’s Grand Marshal of the parade. The 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on Saturday, March 16. The fundraiser will include food, drink, and entertainment by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipe and Drum Band, Irish stepdancers, Fishing with Finnegan and other musical guests. Tickets are $25 each and are limited to 200. Advance tickets are available at Hibernian Hall and will also be on the sold day of event.

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For a fun, educational and inexpensive experience in the arts for your child consider The Portsmouth Arts Guild’s theatre and music camp during school vacation week, Feb. 18-22. Shake, Rattle and Roll! Music Camp for youth ages 7-9 and On Stage for Beginners: Theatre Camp for youth ages 7-10. Camps run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $40, and $30 for members. Camp registration will be held at the Guild on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1 - 5 p.m. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact

Child & Family is partnering with the Newport Police Department and Newport Fire Department to ensure that elders, age 60 and over, are shoveled out after snowstorms. Gerald LePage, Information and Referral Specialist for Child & Family’s Elder Services Program, will be compiling a list of senior citizens who reside alone within the City of Newport and need to have their sidewalks shoveled for emergency access. The list will be shared with Newport Police Officers and Firefighters who volunteer their time and effort when available. Child & Family Elder Service’s staff will also provide salt packages for sidewalk de-icing to enhance home safety. Elderly residents in Newport in need of assistance, and individuals that are aware of elderly Newport residents in need of this service should contact Gerald LePage at 401-848-4185 to ensure scheduling for future snowstorms.

General Assembly Highlights n State of the State Address Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee delivered the annual State of the State address, proposing tax changes to improve the state’s economic competitiveness and coax existing Rhode Island businesses to expand. The governor also officially released his Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal. Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox, President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed and other members of the General Assembly were present for the event. n Bill to increase gambling age to 21 Legislation was introduced to increase the legal age for gambling to 21 years old at any facility where there is a pari-mutuel betting system, casinos or slot parlors. The House bill provides penalties for gambling underage, including fines and loss of one’s driver’s license. n House Committee hears same-sex marriage bill

The House Judiciary Committee took six hours of testimony on legislation to allow same-sex marriage and recognize unions previously made under the state’s existing civil unions law as marriages. n Work-release inmates to help during state of emergency Inmates at the Adult Correctional Institutions who are eligible for work release programs would be called on to help during any state of emergency, under legislation introduced. The work crews would be assigned by the director of the Department of Corrections in coordination with local or state agencies. n Bill calls for standards for all RI fire departments Legislation was introduced requiring all fire departments in Rhode Island to comply with minimum occupational safety and health standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Youth Program Proposals Sought iNCASE (Newport County Afterschool Excitement) is accepting requests for proposals for programs geared towards youth, grades 6-9, for the Spring 2013 Program Session. Proposals are due Feb. 1, forms are available at The programs will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 2 through May 23. There is no charge for youth participation in this program series due to the generous support of Newport County Fund of the RI Foundation and the Jessie B Cox Foundation. iNCASE focuses on offering programs in the areas of academic success, health and wellness, and civic engagement. Programs sought include sports, recreation, dance, food and nutrition, fine arts, science and technology. Programs can be hosted at or within walking distance of Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County or the Jamestown Teen Center. For more information, or to request an application by mail contact Debbie Bailey at 847-6927 ext. 17 or at

For What It’s Worth Mr. Santi: My great uncle purchased this inkwell in Germany in the 1960’s. It is bronze and marble. There are no marks. It is in good condition. He would like to know its value. – A grand –nephew Your great uncle’s inkwell appears to date from the late 19th or early 20th century. As a dragon form, it is quite handsome and collectible. It could have been made in any of the European nations. I have not seen this exact form before. As an inkwell collectible, even unmarked, it has a value of $1,000 +. — Federico Santi, Partner Drawing Room Antiques. People have come in the shop, and this week have inquired about walking stick or canes. (The Drawing Room offers free appraisals by appointment. Call 841-5060 to make an appointment.) Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Santi at: or 152 Spring St., Newport

Advances in Mental Health Lecture Laurence Hirshberg, Ph.D., director of the NeuroDevelopment Center in Providence, will present “The Changeable Brain Changes Everything: New Discoveries in Mental Health,” at the Winter Lecture Series on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Newport Art Museum. He will discuss traditional and innovative approaches to improving attention, anxiety, mood and behavior. Hirshberg is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of the Brown University Medical School as Clinical Assistant Professor. He specializes in work with neurodevelopmental disorders and consults and trains educators and clinicians across New England. Cost to attend is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 401-848-8200 or online at

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each featuring fore-edge painting, on display through January 31. Fore-edge painting is a technique that was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and features a painted scene, visible on the book’s binding when it is properly fanned open. One such volume, “Poems,” by Thomas Hood, features a painting of what’s believed to be Newport’s harbor, including ships, buildings, and a church steeple. The exhibit is in the Harrison Room and is open to the public. The Redwood Library is at 50 Bellevue Ave.



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Newporters Competing at Daytona Race On Saturday Jan. 26 at 3:30 p.m., Rolex 24 at the Daytona Speedway will kick off its 24-hour sports car endurance race with two Newporters competing in the event. Only the most skilled drivers - more than 70 champion drivers from all over the world- will compete to cover 2,000 miles from Saturday to Sunday. Driver of the Audi R 8 LMS, Matthew Plumb, and pit crew member Joseph Hall, both from Newport, will be competing with their team Rum Bum Racing to take home the championship.

Diabetes SelfManagement The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties announces a new series of four Diabetes Self-Management Education Classes commencing Friday, Feb. 1 and running consecutive Fridays through Feb. 22 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Newport Hospital, Gudoian Conference Room. Classes are certified by the American Diabetes Association and also by the Rhode Island Department of Health. The classes are taught by certified Rhode Island Diabetes Outpatient Educators. A referral from a doctor is required to attend the classes. Participants can register with the VNS by calling (401) 682-2100 x1642. Most insurances (some with co-pay) and Medicare will cover the cost of the course. For those without coverage, a sliding scale is available if needed. Nobody will be turned away because of inability to pay.

In Case You’ve Forgotten Jan. 24 - Energy and Environment meeting, Newport Library, 6 p.m. Jan. 26-27 - Emerging Artists exhibit, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2-6p.m. Jan. 30 - Modern Day Farming lecture, Swiss Village, 7 p.m., 848-7229 Feb. 7 - Aquidneck Land Trust Annual Meeting, 849-2799- x 18. Feb. 8 - Have A Heart, fundraiser for the Potter League, Hotel Viking

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Newport Fire Incident Run Report During the period from Monday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 20 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 133 calls. Of those, 66 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 54 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 8 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived and 1 patient was treated on-scene. Fire apparatus was used for 133 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 and 3responded to 58 calls • Station 1 - Engine 1 and 3 responded to 52 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2 responded to 19 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine 2 responded to 23 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 5 responded to 39 calls Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 1 - Cooking fire, confined to container 1 - Fuel burner / furnace fire 4 - Electrical wiring / equipment problems 11 - Assist public calls 1 - Remove person from stalled elevator 14 - Fire alarm sounding - no fire 17 - Fire alarm malfunction - no fire 53 - Engine assist on EMS call In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 5 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 19 life safety inspections, and provided 6 fire system plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: Clear Your Escape Routes - Items that block doors and windows in your home could keep you from escaping quickly in the event of a home fire. This delay could mean the difference between life and death. So unblock your exits today! An important part of your family’s safety is planning and practicing a home fire escape plan twice a year. Start by identifying two escape routes out of each room and then make sure that each of those escape routes can be used safely by everyone. Reminder: Prepare your plan now and coordinate your escape drill with changing the batteries in your smoke alarms on March 10, 2013. —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM


Newport Police Log During the period from Monday, Jan 14 to Monday, Jan. 21, the Newport Police Department responded to 449 calls. Of those, 99 were motor vehicle related; there were 81 motor vehicle violations issued and 18 accident reports. The police also responded to 18 incidents of vandalism, 4 noise complaints, 13 animal complaints, 30 home/business alarm calls and conducted 10 school security checks. They transported 6 prisoners, responded to 1 suicide call, provided escort for 3 funerals, recorded 8 instances of assisting other police departments and 3 other agencies. In addition, 25 arrests were made for the following violations: n 4 arrests were made for violating no contact orders. n 3 arrests were made for outstanding bench or district court warrants. n 2 arrests were made for driving without a license or an expired one. n 2 arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n 2 arrests were made for simple assault. n 2 arrests were made for domestic simple assault. n 2 arrests were made for larceny. n 2 arrests were made for controlled substance conspiracy. n 1 arrest was made for possession of marijuana. n 1 arrest was made for vandalism. n 1 arrest was made for a crank call. n 1 arrest was made for assaulting a person over 60 resulting in injury. n 1 arrest was made for domestic felony assault. n 1 arrest was made for felony assault.

Donations for Boys Town Always Needed Boys Town youth services needs basic items such as toothpaste, baby diapers, children’s clothing, books, school supplies, soap, shampoo, utensils, dishes, sheets, blankets, baby bottles, car seats, strollers and high chairs. Donations will be accepted all year long. Items can be dropped off at CENTURY 21 Access America, 640 Thames St., Newport or call 849-9192 for a pickup.

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High School Art Exhibit More than 200 student art works will be displayed as part of the 15th annual Newport County High School Student Artist Exhibition which opens Friday, Jan. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the DeBlois Gallery on Bellevue Avenue. The opening also includes music and food. On Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27 DeBlois will be open from noon to 4 p.m. for public viewing. The show is free and open to the public. As with past exhibitions, the annual community exhibition brings together the Newport County public and private high schools; including Portsmouth Abbey, Portsmouth High, Middletown High, St. George’s and Rogers High School. This annual event is a fantastic opportunity to see the extraordinary talents developing for our future artists & designers.

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The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) has posted its 2013 public classes on www. The first “Introduction to Marine Archaeology” will be offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at the RIMAP office, Naval Station Newport. The cost for materials is $50 plus $25 RIMAP membership. To accommodate security access to the base, the registration deadline for the Intro class is Jan. 28. For more information contact or call 401253-2094.

Youth, ages 8-18, are invited to audition for the Newport Children’s Theatre spring musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” on Thursday, Jan. 24 and Friday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at Pennfield School, Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth. Auditioners will be asked to sing 16 bars of a song (a cappella), to learn a short dance combination, and to read from the script. Dancer call back will be held Sunday, Jan. 27th at Elite Academy of Dance, Portsmouth. For more information, call 401662-2698 or visit

Library Bookstore Sale The Friends Bookstore winter clearance will be held Jan. 26 - 29 in the Spring Street lobby of the Newport Public Library. Hard cover books will be sold for $1, except for selected specials, and paperbacks for 25 cents.

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Exhibit of Children’s Paintings The Middletown Committee for the Arts will host an exhibit of paintings by the children of Club Respect. The artists ages range from 7 to 14. The opening is on Feb. 4, 4-7 p.m. at the Middletown Public Library on West Main Road. Club Respect is a satellite program of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County and is located in Oxbow Farms. Guest speakers will include Lauren Schmieg of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County and Chief Anthony M. Pesare (Middletown Police Department) and others. Refreshments will be served. The show will continue through February.

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EDITORIAL Let's Rebuild Lower Thames


hen the city first proposed a pilot project that promised to improve the streetscape along a small portion of Lower Thames Street, the idea was received with hearty appreciation from business owners and residents alike. At the time, the street was badly neglected, scarred by potholes and plagued by chronic vacancies. Today, things are different. Last year, in advance of the America's Cup World Series, the city resolved (and achieved) what had seemed to have been impossible: they quickly, and with minimal disruption to businesses, laid down a new surface that has transformed the heavily trafficked thoroughfare into one of the smoothest rides in town. However, in the past, when it has come to Lower Thames Street, there has been an unfortunate tendency to take one step forward and two steps back. So, it should come as no surprise that when earlier this month the city signaled a desire to scrap that pilot project in favor of a more comprehensive streetscape improvement project that those same business owners and residents who welcomed the project so vigorously, would show concern. But given the council's recent track record, and its dogged fixation on following through on a host of infrastructure improvements around town, perhaps it's time that we give the administration the benefit of the doubt. At the same time, we would hope that the council commit themselves to nothing less than a full restoration of Lower Thames Street Corridor, complete with the under grounding of utilities, sidewalk enhancements, and if possible, the reclamation of the street's original cobble stone surface. For far too long, Lower Thames Street has been viewed as a secondary roadway, despite serving as one of the most visible areas of our great city for scores of visitors from across the globe. At one time the heart of the working waterfront, its place in Newport's history should not be understated. When the time comes to rebuild Lower Thames, let's do it in a way that's worthy of its past.

Hello to Hollywood

On the subject of showcasing Newport to the world, it is heartening to see the number of Hollywood types who have recently taken an interest in the city and its past. Of course last year, it was the filming of "Moonrise Kingdom" that set town abuzz with camera crews and celebrity sightings. Then, last month, it was the History Channel lighting up Touro Park as they filmed a documentary on the historic Old Stone Mill. And most recently, it's the news of the planned movie focusing in on Bellevue Avenue's Gilded Age that has people talking. Last week, in announcing the plans for the film, the producers singled out Salve Regina University for their role in getting the project off the ground. And that in itself is important. Beyond simple vanity, there are real benefits associated with these projects – not only for the local economy, but also for our collective psyche.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Party Before People To the Editor: What a good, timely editorial regarding the economic quagmire Rhode Island has become. I generally agreed with the ideas expressed, except for one citation. We can't count on Senator PaivaWeed to do anything positive. She will talk and propose, but she won't act. The only time the Senator does anything it is either to defend and justify the terrible behavior of one

of her cronies, or to keep bills in committee. I fear that Senator Paiva-Weed's loyalty is to the Democratic Party first and to the citizens of Rhode Island second. There is no progress possible when that is the case. The time for speeches is long past. Mary Weston Newport

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Council Names Liaison Appointments As is customary at the beginning of a new term, City Council members have assigned themselves to act as liaisons to the city's boards and commissions. The appointments are designed to provide the council with a better idea of those issues being discussed by Newport's various volunteer groups. They also give each commission a designated representative from the council with whom to directly interface. The appointments are as follows: Accessibility Advisory Committee: Councilor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano Affirmative Action Commission: Mayor Henry F. Winthrop Brenton Point Commission: Councilor Kathryn E. Leonard City Council-School Committee Liaison Committee: Councilors Marco T. Camacho, Neville and Justin S. McLaughlin Cliff Walk Commission: Mayor Winthrop, ex officio East Bay Community Action Program: Councilor Michael T. Farley East Bay Energy Consortium: Councilor Napolitano Edward King House Senior Center: Councilors McLaughlin and Napolitano Fort Adams Trust: Councilor Leonard Legislative Liaison: Mayor Winthrop; Councilors Farley and McLaughlin Miantonomi Park Commission: Mayor Winthrop, ex officio Military Affairs Liaison: Mayor Winthrop; Councilors Camacho, Napolitano and McLaughlin Newport County Chamber of Commerce: Councilors McLaughlin and Napolitano Newport Hospitality Commission: Mayor Winthrop, ex officio Newport Public Education Foundation: Councilor McLaughlin Newport Public Library: Councilor McLaughlin Washington Square Advisory Commission: Councilor Napolitano; Councilor Neville, alternate

A Cap on Pedicabs? By Tom Shevlin

Citing concerns about traffic congestion and safety, the owner of one of the city's seasonal pedicab businesses is objecting to a request to increase the number of pedicabs allowed on downtown streets. In a letter written to city councilors appearing on the Jan. 23 docket, Benjamin Morris called on the council to limit the number of pedicab permits to 16. "Over the course of the past several years, pedicabs have been a vital and instrumental transportation option in the city of Newport for both locals and tourists alike," Morris said. "When we drafted the original pedicab legislation in 2006, the ordinance called for 12 pedicabs total, split amongst two companies." Already, we have seen this number increased to 16 pedicabs, causing increased traffic concerns and reducing drivers' ability to generate an adequate number of fares." Morris' company, Newport Pedicab, owns a majority of the permits, however as they have grown in popularity, so too has the competition for riders. Earlier this month, when the owners of Pirate Pedicab asked the council to increase the number of permits to 18, Morris found cause for concern. "Since the increase from 12 to 16 permits, we have had a more difficult time recruiting the 'best' pedicab drivers because, since the increase, drivers have had fewer fares and less revenue," he said. "We are at a point where there are current-

Council, General Assembly Delegation to Meet City Council members are scheduled to meet with their counterparts in the state's General Assembly delegation on Saturday, Jan. 26. The special joint workshop is a tradition for new councils, and is expected to lay out the city's legislative priorities for the new year. The workshop will take place in the Program Room of the Newport Public Libray, 300 Spring St., at 10 a.m., and the public is encouraged to attend.

ly too many pedicabs at the waiting areas looking for fares, and an additional increase to 18 pedicabs would only further exacerbate these problems. Soon after the last increase in permits, we had the management of Bannister's Wharf complaining about pedicabs causing congestion. We brought all the pedicab owners together to find a way to resolve the issue, and we realized then, the pedicabs cannot handle another increase." However, David Cass, the owner of Pirate Pedicab, sees the situation differently. In requesting the increase in permits, he said that the additional vehicles will not only allow him to expand his offerings, providing service for weddings, business conventions, and tours, but could also result in at least one new full-time managerial position. Currently operating a fleet of four pedicabs, Cass said that "pedicabs serve a critical need for transportation and entertainment in the City, and I strongly believe that such an increase is warranted based upon my operating history as well as the benefit to the community at large." "Newport's transportation network is becoming increasingly bike- and pedestrian-friendly – the addition of bike lanes on Memorial Boulevard is a great example," he said. "My hope is that pedicabs will continue to help Newport work towards its goal of becoming a more pedestrian- and bike-friendly city." Councilors have referred Cass' request to the city administration for a final recommendation.

Pier Public Workshop The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management invites the public to provide input to its plans to build a new pier at Fort Adams. Construction on the pier could begin as early as this summer and, once finished, the new facility could provide docking for the soon-to-be-complete tall ship, Oliver Hazard Perry. DEM will hold a public workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers in City Hall.

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CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 A look at the numbers shows a drop in the percentage of minority teachers and staff relative to the number of students in Newport schools: In 2000, there was a 7 percent minority employment rate in Newport’s schools. That year, there were 2,807 students in Newport. Of those, 64 percent were white and 36 percent were minority; including 23 percent Black, 11 percent Hispanic, 2 percent Asian and 1 percent Native American. By 2011, the percentage of minority teachers and staff had fallen to 4 percent. A decrease in total enrollment meant there were 2,007 students in Newport, but by then, the amount of minority students had jumped significantly, making them 50 percent of the total. Within the minority total, there were 20 percent Black, 20 percent Hispanic, 7 percent multiracial, 2 percent Native American, and 1 percent Asian students. “The number of teachers that look like our kids within the school system is to a lesser degree today than it was 10 years ago,” said Victoria Johnson, former principal of Rogers High School. “We’ve reported this disparity for a number of years. We had a plan of action in 2000-2001 that worked to make sure teachers of diversity were hired into the school system within a minority recruiting program. It seems the decrease came once teachers left, that others were not hired to take their places.” Johnson said that most Rogers High School graduates who go to college don’t return to Newport for full-time employment: “It’s extremely expensive to live here. We feel there are other things that can


be done to get out there and recruit former students back to the area and to make sure that surrounding communities and African-American colleges know when there are positions open here.” Newport’s student population shrank from 2000-2011, so two elementary schools in Newport were closed and plans were made to build a single school which would house all elementary students. The school closings affected employment demographics. “The minority staff gradually left,” NAACP Education Committee Chair Smothers said. “It could have been because of greater employment opportunities in other school districts, or better salaries.” With the new Pell Elementary Dchool scheduled to open in the city’s north end this September, the NAACP Education Committee wants to increase parental involvement and volunteerism through school groups and school committees. “We need the people of the north end to be involved and collaborate with the schools. The only way you know what’s good for your children is if you get involved in their education,” Johnson said. However, a Jan. 16 informational meeting that was held by the committee drew not a single member of the community. Undeterred, committee members promised to move forward with ways to raise community involvement. Said Smothers: “I know that a lot of families are so busy trying to work and survive from day to day. But if they are encouraged, they’ll hopefully feel more empowered to be involved.”

Paiva-Weed Backs Historic Tax Credits By Meg O'Neil Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed (D–Newport, Jamestown) threw her support last week behind a proposal by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee to restore the state's historic tax credit. Paiva-Weed, who also endorsed a plan to lower the state's corporate tax rate, said in an interview that the re-instatement of historic tax credits will reflect well on Rhode Island as a whole and benefit all citizens in Rhode Island, not just those living on Aquidneck Island. She also said that she was hopeful a proposal in Chafee’s budget to extend $10 million in capital funding for a Local Roads and Streetscape Program will also win the favor of the legislature. If approved, Paiva-Weed said every town in the state would receive a portion of the funds. The amounts are allocated based on the number of road miles within each municipality. In total, Newport could receive $203,332 to repair local

roads. Jamestown would receive $107,929; Middletown $181,410; and Portsmouth $279,793. According to Bill Riccio, Newport's Director of Public Services, the $203,000 that Newport stands to receive could be used to improve "a number of small streets" or perhaps be applied to upcoming projects. While the prospect of tax credits and additional infrastructure funding is likely to be welcomed by investors and municipalities, there are also areas of concern. “Because voters did not approve table gambling at Newport Grand, there are no additional revenues (for Newport) built in to the governor’s budget," Paiva-Weed said, adding "what the budget does reflect are certain additional revenues for Lincoln from Twin River.” She said it would be “highly unlikely” for the state to help offset a loss in revenue for Newport if Newport Grand does begin to see a loss in revenue.

ing the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project. Third Ward Councilor Kathryn E. Leonard said that while she understands the city's challenge facing the city, she wished the administration had been more forthcoming with where the project stood before seeking out the reallocation. Councilwoman Naomi L. Neville agreed, and asked that the city provide a complete description of how the city proposes to pursue a complete restoration on Lower Thames Street. Several members of the Lower Thames Street community were in attendance at the council's Jan. 23 meeting. City Manager Jane Howington explained the situation to councilors in a Jan. 14 memo. "As we move through the planning, design, permitting and construction of our multitude of projects, there are opportunities for modifications that will enhance our City and it's important to take advantage of these situations by being flexible," she wrote. "Additionally, staff was informed RIDOT had a 50/50 program for the under grounding of utility wires which would be a huge improvement to the Lower Thames area but if the pilot project was completed there wouldn't be enough money to bury that section of wires: we would have to tear up what we just constructed once we did the entire road reconstruction project." Instead, Howington suggested that the council approve a request to abandon the pilot project and apply the funds to complete Broadway with decorative lighting and other enhancements. She also said that the city is ready to begin reconstruction on Lower Thames Street in a much more comprehensive way, adding that the state was not going to authorize the city to conduct the pilot project and then embark on a more complete project. "We can start that in the immediate future," Howington said. Currently slated for a 2013 ground breaking, the Broadway project is perhaps the city's most eagerly anticipated public works project in years, promising improved pedestrian safety, a calmer traffic pattern, and various beautification enhancements. But, as Howington conceded, the city appears to be facing a shortfall that threatens the project's decorative lighting plans. "Transferring the enhancement dollars from the Lower Thames pilot project to the Broadway project would provide us with the ability to complete Broadway (including the lighting)," she said. City Council members pledged to ensure that Lower Thames Street receives the attention it deserves in future planning. The proposal was approved 5-2, with Councilors Michael T. Farley and Kathryn E. Leonard opposed.

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Naval Community Briefs Naval Station Wind Energy Open House Naval Station Newport will hold an open house on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Community College of Rhode Island auditorium to present the results of studies that were prepared to support the installation’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the use of wind energy. The EA was initiated in January 2011 to evaluate Naval Station’s proposal to produce up to 9 megawatts of electricity for the station’s use. It examined the environmental impacts of siting wind turbines for twelve pre-selected sites on board the installation. Studies looked at environmental impacts related to noise, shadow flicker, birds and bats, marine mammals, historic properties, and archeological resources at each of the twelve sites. The Naval Station is pursuing alternative energy generation projects in an effort to meet the goals of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Executive Order 13423 and the Secretary of the Navy’s goal to produce at least 50 percent of shore-based energy requirements from alternative sources by 2020. Nearly 8,000 military and civilian personnel report to the installation daily to work and train at one of the 50 different Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Commands and schools that call Newport home. For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office at 401841-3538.

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NUWC Newport’s Economic Impact on Area End of the year reports from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport delineate the command’s economic impact on the regional economy. NUWC is the largest federal activity in R.I. in terms of personnel and payroll and had a total funded program in excess of $935 million in 2012. Of its total operating budget, more than $581 million was spent on payroll, construction, facility support, and local contracts. NUWC Newport’s employee base includes 2,748 government civilian employees and 31 military members with a total gross payroll of over $296 million. Of the full-time government civilian staff, 74 percent are scientists or engineers. In addition to the government workforce, NUWC Newport contracted with companies located in R.I., Mass., and Conn., bringing its combined government and contractor workforce to nearly 4,700 positions. Money spent for contracts totaled approximately $421 million, with contracts obligated to Southern New England companies during the year exceeding $248 million. The breakdown included $200 million awarded to Rhode Island-based businesses, $38 million issued to Massachusetts-based companies, and $10 million obligated to Connecticut businesses. Construction contracts totaled over $17 million, with an additional $18 million spent on facility support contracts. Flanagan Law Offices, LLC

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Gym 109, built in 1942, still serves as the base's primary work out space until the new fitness center is completed. Architects' rendering of new facility at top. of 950, two-thirds of whom are active duty, the gym is open weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate base-wide work/ training schedules and operates at reduced hours on weekends and holidays. In addition to active duty personnel, the facility is also open to retirees, reservists, dependents, civilian employees and DoD contractors working on base. While the Navy embraced physical readiness programming in the 1980s, personal fitness training has taken on new importance in recent years and is considered integral to mission success. The focus is on the total body conditioning required to keep the fighting force deployment ready at all times. One year ago, the service implemented the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFFS), employing a new methodology to keep personnel ashore and afloat in top physical condition. Based on world-class sports science training philosophies, NOFFS is designed to improve operational performance, decrease the incidence and severity of musculoskeletal inju-

ries, and provide sound nutritional guidance for sailors. The program is adaptable to every operational platform. Currently, only active duty personnel are offered the intense fitness classes. The Fitness and Sports staff offers multiple levels of training to accommodate all base personnel and has developed programming suitable for people across the fitness spectrum. While most classes are designed to meet the “needs of the fleet” with cardiovascular, cross, strength and functional training emphasized, all are adaptable to those with varying degrees of fitness. Classes run throughout the day and evening and encompass options from TRX® to Zumba®, Kettlebells to yoga, and Pilates to spinning – programming designed to attract participants of all ages and ability levels and to avoid boredom in the workout routine. Naval Station Newport’s new Fitness Center will ensure that all personnel have the opportunity to achieve and maintain the high standards of readiness necessary to optimize performance.

Local Students Make Dean’s List

Congratulations to the following college students from Aquidneck Island and Jamestown who were named to their college and university Dean’s Lists for the fall 2012 semester: Newport Steven Bishop – New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Katie Burnes – New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Michael Felmly – New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Madeline Holloway – Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn. Gregory Palmer – Providence College, Providence, RI Adam Risk-Adams – New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Katherine M. Rodriguez – Baylor University, Waco, Texas Lauren Silveria – Providence College, Providence, RI Alexandra Sizeland – Providence College, Providence, RI David Vieira – University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn. Stephanie Witt – New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Elizabeth Younce – Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Ga. Middletown Timothy Barrow – Becker College, Worcester, Mass. Carly A. Benson – University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn. Camille Bobiak – Florida Institute of

Technology, Melbourne, Fla. Shannon Brown – New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Jacob Davis -New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Henry Drayton – Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Ga. Randall Flint – New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Meredith Grajeda – Providence College, Providence, RI Andrew Griffith – University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn. Lauren Paiva – Providence College, Providence, RI Katherine Rutledge – University of Delaware, Newark, Del. Ralph Villacorta – New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Michael Ward – New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Portsmouth Andrew Collins – Dean College, Franklin, Mass. David Cordeiro – Becker College, Worcester, Mass. Madison Ford – New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI Kyle Hurley – University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn. Emily N. Kaufman – University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn. Colleen A. Kracik – Keene State College, Keene, NH Jessica Leonard – Providence College, Providence, RI Stephen McCormick – New Eng-

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Finding Indoor Fun in Winter


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Rain, snow, slush, wind, and cold are the elements of a typical New England winter, as famously described by Mark Twain: "If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a minute." On a stormy day, when my girls and I can't go to the park, we will bake cookies. Then, with full bellies, we'll work on making our own book, which is about a wily dinosaur who creates problems for our hero, the unicorn. We color the scenes of this dramatic tale, place them in order, and bind them together with a few staples. Just like that, half the morning is gone. Next, we might play dress up with our tolerant black Labrador retriever. At first, she's eager to please us and doesn’t mind wearing fairy costumes. But finally, she lies down with a whimper, resting her tiaracrowned head on her paw, and tells us with her sad face that this is not fun for her anymore. So, we stop, but that just brings us to lunch time, and we still have all afternoon to fill. We need to find someplace fun to play indoors! Here are a few fun places we’ve found: Library: Many programs for children are planned for February at local public libraries, such as Pirate Party Palooza, Chinese New Year stories and crafts, Super Cold Science for kids, a live reptile presentation, and a space program. We recently attended a live exotic animal program and had some thrilling moments, including when a boa constrictor was draped around my neck. We also snuggled with an adorable chinchilla. Some library programs require pre-registration, but all are free. Check the “Newport This Week” calendar for upcoming events, or visit the library websites. Kidventure Play and Party

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another. They are open on Monday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on the weekend 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Rates are $6-$8 per child. Phone (401) 849-8430. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport has been bringing art to life in Rhode Island for 100 years and has much to offer kids who want to explore their creative side. At the museum’s Coleman Center for Creative Studies, artists of all skill levels can try their hand at an assortment of mediums and styles. Make sure to sign up in advance for studio classes during February school vacation (February 18-22) including weaving and fiber art, Adobe Illustrator, and animal/ creature puppetry. Currently on exhibit is “Legacies in Paint: The Mentor Project,” a collaboration of latecareer and young-career painters celebrating each others’ contributions to the visual arts. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays, noon4 p.m. Admission for non-members ranges from free for kids under 5 to $10 for adults. Phone (401) 8482787; website newportartmuseum. org.

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‘Fakes & Forgeries’ Spring Bull Gallery’s 20th Annual Fakes & Forgeries will open Saturday, Feb. 2 with a reception from 5 – 7 p.m. The show runs until Feb. 28. From its beginnings, the unusual show has brought together area artists who enter artwork representing the Renaissance to the modern day, in a wide variety of two and three dimensional mediums. Artists are invited to submit serious “copies” or tongue-incheek humorous interpretation of master works. It’s a great opportunity for the public to enjoy and own an “almost mas“Storybook “ after Bouguereau terpiece.” The exhibit has grown by Kathleen Laquerre won the to be a much- anticipated area People’s Choice Award 2012. event for both artists and art appreciators during the month of February. Guest judges will select the “Best in Show,” and gallery visitors are asked to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” throughout the month. Last year, “Woman Ironing” after Degas by Charlene Reisch won Best in Show. Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 849-9166 or visit

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Main Rd., Portsmouth, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 401-848-0099.

Movies at King House Free screening of recent releases, 1 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St., 1p.m.

Friends Bookstore Sale Friends of the Newport Library Bookstore Winter Sale, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., CDs, DVDs, paperbacks, hard covers and more.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-8493473, Rock Steady at Grand Rock Steady, an Aerosmith/Bad Company tribute band, rocks at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, 401-849-5100,

Saturday January 26

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Locally grown food and other products, music, hot lunch items, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 324 East

Redwood Book Group Meet to discuss “The Book of Jeremiah,” bring a Bible or check one out at the library, all welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., 401-847-0292, Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature-themed storytime, “What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?” for preschoolers ages 3 and up, 583 Third Beach Rd. Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, non-members $6, 401-846-2577.

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Hunter • Jack Rogers • Osprey fledgling feeds on breakfast of fish atop pole at Toppa Field. (Photo by Jack Kelly) fledged. The Rhode Island breeding population produced an average of 1.83 fledglings per successful nest and 1.40 fledglings per active nest. There were 59 inactive nest sites and 15 ‘housekeeping’ nests, meaning a nest with Ospreys present but no observable incubation of eggs. Often these nests are built by sub-adult Ospreys.” Walsh continued, “In our region, studies reveal that the breeding rate needed to balance adult mortality is 0.81.0 fledged young per active nest. Rhode Island had a 1.4 fledged young per active nest in 2012, indicating that population growth is likely to continue.” Young Ospreys require about two years or three winter seasons to mature. They usually return to their region of origin to mate, breed and nest. The Ospreys from our area normally migrate to various regions of South America in early October. Aquidneck Island had a number of active nesting sites during 2012. Newport’s lone active nest is located on the cell tower at Toppa Field/Freebody Park, and produced three fledglings this past season. My friend Mark Anderson and I have co-monitored this site for the past three nesting seasons as the mated adult Ospreys raised

a total of seven fledglings. We have witnessed the intricate courtship rituals of these unique raptors, and have observed them as they fed, raised, educated and protected their young. We have met the birds’ human neighbors, who also marvel at the actions of these dynamic creatures, and are happy to see the adult Ospreys return annually, usually in mid-March. All of us are awaiting their safe return in a couple of months. The Audubon Society is seeking volunteer nest monitors for the upcoming 2013 nesting season, particularly in southern Rhode Island. Interested parties should contact July Lewis, Volunteer Coordinator, at or call 949-5454 x3044. The 2013 orientation meeting will be held Mar. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Audubon Society’s Environmental Education Center in Bristol. To view the Osprey Monitoring Report in its entirety, visit riosprey. info. For the Audubon Society, visit

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O’Brien’s Pub - 501 Thames Street Sunday, January 27, 2013 1pm to 4pm $25 Proceeds to Benefit 2013 Parade Food, Drink, and Entertainment



Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.

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In 1978, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management began an Osprey Monitoring Program to record the breeding success of the species and to evaluate its recovery after the devastating effects of the pesticide DDT. That first year’s efforts revealed only 12 active nests in the state and only 13 Osprey fledglings. However, as the effects of the pesticide dissipated over time, this resilient species’ population began to slowly grow and expand its nesting sites across the state. Ospreys are the only birds-ofprey that eat fish exclusively. The average Osprey is about 2 feet long and has a wingspan of about 5.5 feet to almost 6 feet. The female of the species is approximately 1/3 larger than the male. They have a dark brown plumage above and white below. The underwings are a mottled brown and white. The birds have a dark eye-stripe and a short crest on their heads. The adults have yellow eyes, and fledglings have reddish eyes. Ospreys hunt by hovering over the water, then plunging down to grasp fish with open talons which are lined with retractable barbs called spicules. They also have an opposable rear toe that allows for grasping or perching. In 2010, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island took over the monitoring project with the cooperation of the DEM. Utilizing data gathered by the state agency, the staff biologists, interns and volunteers of the Audubon Society launched themselves into this new endeavor. Volunteers conducted a survey of known nests in the state and searched for new ones. First-year results revealed 115 successful nests with a total of 171 fledged young. In 2011, Audubon volunteers and interns began a program that would precisely locate every Osprey nest in the state through the use of Global Positioning Satellites (GPS). This remarkable effort was completed during the 2012 nesting season and has been recorded on Google Earth maps. A separate website for the monitoring program was also established, streamlining information, instructions, maps and updates for volunteer monitors. According to Eric Walsh, Audubon’s Osprey Monitoring co-manager, “In 2012, 70 volunteers monitored 200 known nest sites. Of the 126 active nests, 96 produced at least one fledgling. A total of 178 young Ospreys successfully

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Chili Cook-Off Newport Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St. 1 p.m., $5. Children’s Book Event Author Linda Crotta Brennan will speak on “The Faces of the Black Regiment,” detailing the one of the finest military units fighting for Independence in the Revolutionary War, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., free, refreshments, 401-847-0292.

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Emerging Artists Reception Portsmouth Arts Guild hosts opening reception for mixed media exhibition by area high school students, free, 2679 East Main Rd. Portsmouth, 2-6 p.m., www. Mad Hatter Tea Party Celebrate Lewis Carroll’s birthday at the Middletown Public Library’s Mad Hatter Tea Party, watch Disney’s classic adaptation of “Alice in

Wonderland,” 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., wear your favorite hat for fun, tea and treats, ages 4+, no registration required. Winter Lecture Series Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker and author Sprague Theobald will discuss “Attempting the Northwest Passage: The Last Great Maritime Adventure,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, reception, 401-848-8200, Author Talk Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera will show photographs and discuss the history behind her book, “Historical Contrast of Two Cities, Providence and Santo Domingo,” which includes a chapter on Newport and the John Clarke family, Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m.

Murder at the Museum Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “Diamond in the Rough,” interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., Common Fence Music Enjoy the rock and roll, slide guitar blues and indie folk music of David Jacobs-Strain, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m., bring picnic basket or buy galley chowders, soups and chili, $20 advance, $23 at door,

Sunday January 27

FundaFest 15 A Celebration of Black Storytelling by RI Black Storytellers, Martin

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DINING OUT There are many fine restaurants and eateries in the area. We hope this map helps you find one that suits your taste.

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Luther King Community Center, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 2 p.m., 401-846-4828, donations accepted Friends Bookstore Sale 1-5 p.m. See Saturday, Jan. 26.

L to R: Relay organizers Jen Kneeland, Liz Sharpe, and Kerry Seibert. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

‘Relay For Life’ Gears Up By Jack Kelly The American Cancer Society recently held a kickoff event for its May 17-18 fundraiser, the Relay for Life, which will be held May 17-18 at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown. The Relay is an organized, overnight team walk in which members of each team take turns walking around a track while other team members camp and participate in food, games, and team-building activities. Relays are held annually in more than 5,000 communities in the United States, as well as in 19 other countries. According to a statement from the Society, “The Relay For Life gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, to remember loved ones lost, and to fight back against the disease.” This year’s Middletown Relay will be held Friday-Saturday, May 17-18, from 4 p.m.-10 a.m. at Gaudet. Teams must have a minimum of eight members and should have at least one member on the school’s track at all times during the event. Team campsites are established for those who will be spending the night and walking or running in the early morning hours. According to Jen Kneeland, co-chairperson for this year’s event, “Teams can be formed at any time. We have a number of planning meetings that anyone interested in becoming involved with the Relay are invited to attend. All of the meetings will be held at the Middletown High School library.” Liz Sharpe, who helps to organize the Aquidneck Island Relay,

said that last year’s event surpassed its fundraising goal of $100,000. “We raised $121,279, and we are establishing a goal of $100,000 for this year’s event,” she said. One team that has been deeply involved in the Relay is “Charlie’s Angels,” Team captain Kelley Lynch said that her team is deeply rooted in family, with three generations participating this year: “My mother Paula Lynch, and my grandmother Pat Petrie, have been involved with the Relay for ten years.” Petrie and her husband Ron are both cancer survivors. Petrie said, “We had four generations involved for eight years, because my mother June Vickers was part of our team. She prepared baked goods for our fundraising table and gave great moral support to our team. She passed away in March last year at the age of 91.” Charles Lynch, Paula’s husband and Kelley’s father, was diagnosed with cancer and died in November, 2011. “We stay involved to honor Charlie’s memory and to help raise funds,” Petrie said. The next Relay planning meeting is scheduled for Feb. 6 at 6:45 p.m., in the Middletown High School library. Anyone interested in volunteering, entering a team, or joining a team is welcome to attend.

For More Information n Relay For Life–Jen Kneeland @, 401-255-7200 n The American Cancer Society offers round-the-clock support and information online at www. or toll free through 1-800-277-2345.

Studio Windmill Sailmaking Join artist Nora Rabins and help dye, print, and sew the sails for the windmill at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 1-4 p.m., participate in community sewing circle, all levels and ages, free, 401-846-4152.

Geezers at Empire Join acoustic folk musicians at Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.

American Band Concert “A Little Celtic and Other Music,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $5, 401-846-2125.

Book Chat Newport Library hosts open book discussions at Harbor House, 111 Washington St., 11 a.m., mbarrett@

Armchair Travel Program The Friends of the Jamestown Library present Karen and Mike Montoya on their travels in Egypt, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Monday January 28

Seniors and Nutrition Home Instead Senior Care will present “Nutrition Essentials: Cooking Under Pressure,” Edward King House, 35 King St., 11 a.m., 401846-7426. Friends Bookstore Sale 12:30-8 p.m. See Saturday, Jan. 27 for details. Downloading eBooks Learn how to check out, download, and transfer library eBooks to devices, both the Overdrive E-Zone and 3M Cloud Library services will be covered, bring your devices, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., no registration required.

Tuesday January 29

Friends Bookstore Sale 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. See Saturday, Jan. 27 for details. Pre-K Storytime Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in.

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Downloading eBooks Learn how to check out, download, and transfer library eBooks to your own devices, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

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Wednesday January 30

Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847-0292, Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m., free. The Friends International Film Series “Himalaya - L’enfance d’un chef,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., free.

Friday February 1

Stories and Crafts Story and craft time for K-Grade 4 at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3:30 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in.

Computer Workshop Intermediate Word, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401847-8720 x208.

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

Open Studio Space available for individual art projects, own supplies required, Edward King House, 35 King St., 1-3 p.m.

SVF Lecture Shannon Nichols will discuss “Heritage Dairy Breeds in Modern Day Farming,” Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free, registration required at jill@svffoundation. org or 401-848-7229 x10.

Thursday January 31

Diversions and Entertainments Last day to catch Newport Historical Society’s exhibit of historic advertisements highlighting 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. Teen Book Club Newport Public Library hosts teen group discussing “The Hunger Games,” and the book to movie comparison, refreshments, all teens welcome, 300 Spring St., 4:30 p.m. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of

Movies at King House Free screening of recent releases, 1 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St., 1p.m. Art Opening Reception Reception honoring Newport Art Museum’s winter exhibit: “Legacies in Paint,” “Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition,” “Shelf Life: Paintings by Gerry Perrino,” and “Faculty Focus: Charlene Carpenzano and Dan McManus,” 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members free, non-members $10, Owl Prowl Learn about birds of prey then head out on a night hike to listen for owls, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd. Middletown, 6 p.m., ages 8+, $8 members, $10 non-members, reservations strongly suggested, 401-846-2577.

Saturday February 2

Pirate Palooza Storytime Dress in your pirate best and join

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CALENDAR … the crew for some pirate storytime fun, games, pirate hat craft, surprises, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., preregistration required, ages 4-10, 401-846-1573. Women and Heart Health Join cardiologist Dr. Barbara Roberts for a discussion on women’s heart health, based on her book, “How to Keep from Breaking Your Heart: What Every Woman Needs To Know About Cardiovascular Disease,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., no reservations, doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Tom Rush Live Common Fence Music at Channing Church presents folk luminary Tom Rush on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary at 135 Pelham St. The iconic Rush’s distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him a legend over his five decade career. His story-telling skills and mastery of both melancholy ballads and gritty blues draw audiences worldwide. Tickets are $35. For tickets contact 401-683-5085 or


Musical Entertainment Thursday, January 24 Clarke Cooke House–DJ Jackie Henderson

Sandywoods Center for the Arts– Kristen Graves, Glenn Roth, Katherine Quinn & Gary Deslaurier, 7 p.m.

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge–DJ Robert Black, 8 p.m.

The Fifth Element–Mike Warner & Friends

The Fifth Element–DJ Maddog

Sunday, January 27

Friday, January 25 Clarke Cooke House–DJ Jackie Henderson Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe – Nasty Habits, 9:30 Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Matty B, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Center–Rock Steady, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – Designated Driver, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Brick Park Rhumbline –Bobby Ferreira

Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music, 5-9 p.m. Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe –Professor Harp, 4-7 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East–Honky Tonk Knights, 7:30 p.m.- midnight Sandywoods Center for the Arts– Hurdy-Gurdy-Palooza with Steve Jobe, Alec Redfearn & Chris Turner, 7 p.m. The Fifth Element–Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio

The Chanler–Dick Lupino, Joe Esposito, Paul Nagel, 6-10 p.m.

Monday, January 28

The Fifth Element–The Rhythm Whores

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge–Stu Krous, 9 p.m. One Pelham East -The Criminals The Fifth Element–Melissa Woolverton

Saturday, January 26 Clarke Cooke House–Honky Tonk Knights, 10 p.m. Hyatt Five 33 Lounge–Dave Manuel, 4-6 p.m.

Fastnet–”Blue Monday” One Pelham East – Stu from Never in Vegas

Narragansett Cafe – The Senders, 9:30 -1

Wednesday, January 30

Newport Blues Cafe–Darik & the Funbags, 9:30 p.m.

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Grand Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Russ Peterson, 9 p.m.

Norey’s – Sarah Blacker

O’Briens Pub – DJ C Gray

Sardella’s – Oldies Night, Dick Lupino, Mary Andrews, Pat Cardeiro, 7-9:30 p.m.

Rhumbline –Joe Parillo, 6:30-10 p.m.

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Music Fundraiser A Concert of Broadway Show Tunes to benefit the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation, PHS Music Boosters, Looking Upwards, Portsmouth High School Auditorium, 7 p.m., adults $20, children (under 10) $10, tickets at or 401-683-2824. Classic Folk at Common Fence Folk rock icon Tom Rush performs at the Common Fence Music at Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., $35, not part of the picnic series, 401-683-5085, Springsteen Tribute Band at Grand Tramps Like Us, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, plays a free concert at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, 401-8495100,

Diego’s loves our locals and we stay open 7 days a week year round for lunch & dinner. Breakfast served every Saturday & Sunday 10am to 1pm! NACHO NIGHT - Five specialty nacho plates starting at $7. Every Tuesday 5pm til close. TACO NIGHT - Loaded Taco plates starting at $5. Every Thursday 5pm til close. SUNDAY NIGHT – OUR MENU FOR TWO Choice of Appetizer, 2 Entrees & Choice of Pitcher $38 TRIVIA NIGHT – Every Monday 10pm with Kelvini The Great 11 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI - Validated 2 Hour Parking (Off Season) • 401.619.2640 • Join us on Facebook… Diego’s Newport

Tuesday, January 29

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

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Winter Lecture Series Laurence M. Hirshberg, Ph.D., director of the NeuroDevelopment Center and clinical assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School, will discuss “The Changeable Brain Changes Everything: New Discoveries in Mental Health,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, reception, 401-848-8200, www.

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National Heart Health Month To acknowledge February’s National Heart Health Month the Newport Public Library will present four programs regarding cardiovascular disease and ways to stay heart healthy. All programs are free and open to the public. They will be held in the Program Room on the lower level. Beginning on Feb. 2nd at 2 p.m. the library will present Dr. Barbara Roberts, discussing “ Are You Breaking Your Heart : What We Need to Know about Cardiovascular Disease”. Roberts, of Jamestown, has been the Director of The Women’s Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Providence since 2002. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Future talks will be given by a nutritionist, life-coach and a yoga instructor. For more information contact Mary O’Neill-Barrett at 847-8720 ext 115.


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Islander Boys Rebound Against Mounties – Win 68-42 After suffering their first loss of the season, by only one point, at undefeated North Smithfield High School on Thursday, Jan. 17, the Middletown High School boys’ basketball team bounced back into the win column with a 68-42 home victory over Mount St. Charles Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Led by junior J. D. Bailey’s 18 points (including a dunk) and 16 rebounds, the Islanders got off to a slow start, trailing by as many as 11 points mid-way through the first half, before gaining control over the aspiring Mounties and running and gunning their way back to a 38-26 halftime lead. Middletown never looked back on their visitors from Woonsocket and are now 10-1 in Division III-East (15-1 overall). With the loss, Mount St. Charles’ record dropped to 3-8 in Division III-North (3-11 overall). The Islanders also received significant offensive contributions from senior Randy Butler and junior Connor Russ, who scored 15 and 13 points, respectively. MHS next opposes Johnston High School on the road on Friday, Jan. 25, and returns to their home court to tip-off against East Greenwich on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Both games start at 7 p.m. – Kirby Varacalli

The Islanders’ J. D. Bailey, #40, soars above Mount St. Charles defenders on a tip-in attempt in the first half. The Middletown junior finished with a game-high 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Islanders’ senior co-captain David Brown, #32, stops a fast break by leaving his feet and poking the ball away from Mountie Casey Ryan, #31, in the second half.

Photos by Michael J. Conley

Connor Russ, #33, gets the Mountie defense off its feet and passes to the open man in the second half. The Islander’s junior finished the game with 13 points.

MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 01/25 7 p.m. @ Johnston 01/29 7 p.m. vs. E. Greenwich GIRLS BASKETBALL 01/25 5:30 p.m. @ Rocky Hill 01/28 7 p.m. vs. Bishop Keough 01/30 5:30 p.m. vs. Block Island BOYS HOCKEY 01/25 9 p.m. vs. Toll Gate (Thayer Arena) 01/26 9 p.m. vs. Mt. Hope (St. George’s)

PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 01/25 7 p.m. @ Narragansett 01/30 7 p.m. vs. Prout 02/01 7 p.m. vs. Westerly GIRLS BASKETBALL 01/25 7 p.m. vs. Woonsocket 02/01 7 p.m. @ Chariho BOYS HOCKEY 01/26 7:30 p.m. vs Rogers/Tiverton/Rocky co-op GIRLS HOCKEY 01/26 9 p.m. vs. Toll Gate/Pilgrim/Vets 01/27 5 p.m. vs. Narragansett/NK/SK co-op

Middletown’s senior forward Randy Butler, #23, gets some hang time before finishing a reverse layup for two of his 15 points against Mount St. Charles Academy.

ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 01/24 7 p.m. vs. Westerly 01/29 7:30 p.m. vs. Chariho GIRLS BASKETBALL 01/25 7:30 p.m. vs. Prout 01/30 7:30 p.m. vs. West Warwick BOYS HOCKEY 01/25 8 p.m. vs. North Smithfield (Away) 01/26 7:30 p.m. vs. Portsmouth (St. George’s)

ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 01/30 4 p.m. vs. Nobles GIRLS BASKETBALL 01/26 4 p.m. @ Pingree 01/30 4 p.m. @ Nobles BOYS HOCKEY 01/26 12:30 p.m. vs. Block Island 01/30 3 p.m. vs. Portsmouth Abbey GIRLS HOCKEY 01/26 2 p.m. @ BB&N 01/30 4:30 p.m. vs. Middlesex

PORTSMOUTH ABBEY SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 01/30 4:30 p.m. @ Berwick Academy 02/02 1 p.m. vs. Concord Academy GIRLS BASKETBALL 02/01 4:30 p.m. vs. Beaver Country Day 02/02 2:30 p.m. @ Concord Academy BOYS HOCKEY 01/30 5:20 p.m. @ Worcester Academy 02/02 5:10 p.m. @ St. Thomas More GIRLS HOCKEY 01/28 3:30 p.m. vs. Newton Country Day 02/02 7:10 p.m. @ Worcester Academy


FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD Change and Recovery in Haiti The Social Action Committee at Channing Church will mark the third year commemoration of the earthquake in Haiti and the culmination of Channing’s Guest at Your Table program on Sunday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Learn about the efforts of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s partners in Haiti to create a sustainable future for survivors of the earthquake. Find out more about the programs, service learning opportunities, and what can be done to help make their vision of a Haitian-led recovery a reality. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. All are welcome and childcare will be available. For more information, visit

Carpenter’s Kids Presentation Lauren Salminen will speak at Emmanuel Church about the Carpenter’s Kids Program on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the 8 and 10 a.m. services. Carpenter’s Kids was founded in 2005 as a partnership between the Episcopal Diocese of NY and the Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania, in an effort to educate orphaned, vulnerable and at risk children. Each Carpenter’s Kid receives a school uniform, socks, shoes, soap, breakfast on school mornings, school materials and a family sized mosquito net - all for $80 a year. Salminen is the program coordinator and will talk about Carpenter’s Kids as a Diocesan mission, her pilgrimage trips to Tanzania, and the transformational experience.

Musica Dolce Concert Musica Dolce will present “An Afternoon with the Romantics,” a concert of chamber music, on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Channing Church. The program will include the famous Piano Quintet in A Major, “The Trout,” by Franz Schubert and the Piano Quartet #3 in C Minor, Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms. This concert features Musica Dolce musicians Melody Albanese-Kelly, violin; Carol Pear-

son, viola; John Kelly, violoncello; Alan Bernstein, string bass; and Paul Rosenbloom, piano. Tickets are available at the door at $20 for adults and $10 for students. Children under 12 are free. For information about a group rate and for more information or reservations call 401-846-2125 or visit

Complementary Healing Practices Channing Memorial Church will offer a three session series of presentations on various complementary healing practices at the Newport Public Library on Wednesdays, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, and Feb. 16, from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. in the Program Room. The series is free and open to the public. Jan. 30 is Rachel Balaban, dance educator, and Gay Ben Tré, doctor of acupuncture Contact the Channing Church Office ( or 401-846-0643) to sign up for one, two, or all three.

Emmanuel Speaker Series The Emmanuel Speaker Series will present “Celebrating the Civil Rights Legacy of Jackie Robinson,” with Bruce W. Gaines, on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.

UCC Book Group The United Congregational Church book group will meet on Monday, Jan. 28 to discuss “Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion,” by Sara Miles. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Manchester Room, 524 Valley Rd., Middletown.

Prayer Shawl Knitters Knitters gather Thursdays at 10 a.m. at United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Rd., Middletown to make prayer shawls. All knitters, regardless of ability or church affiliation, are welcome to participate. For more information, call 849-5444. Churches are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages, by emailing

James A. “Jay” Collins Jr., 68, of Newport, passed away Jan. 21, 2013 at the Grand Islander Center, Middletown. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Augustin’s Church Building Fund, 2 Eastnor Rd., Newport, RI 02840. Donald J. Devol, 73, of Newport, passed away Jan. 15, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Doris “Dot” (Dow) Devol. Donations in his memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. Jean Elizabeth (Dewick) Kriner, 85, of Newport, passed away Jan. 22, 2013 at Newport Hospital sur-

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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, Jan. 24

7:30–MLK Center 20 West Broadway 5 p.m.–Crosspoint Church 14 Rhode Island Ave.

Friday, Jan. 25

7:30–MLK Center 20 West Broadway 5 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.

Saturday, Jan. 26

4:30 Community Baptist 50 Dr. Marcus

Sunday, Jan. 27

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

Monday, Jan. 28

7:30–MLK Center 20 West Broadway 11:30 p.m.–St. Joseph’s R.C. 5 Mann Ave. 5 p.m.–Trinity Church 141 Spring St.

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7:30–MLK Center 20 West Broadway 5 p.m.–United Baptist (by Touro Synagogue) 30 Spring St.

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rounded by family. She was the wife of the late Joseph Charles Kriner, Sr. Calling hours will be Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, RI Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence RI 02906. Margaret M. “Chickie” (Bennett) Murphy, 84, formerly of Newport, passed away Jan. 21, 2013 at Grand Islander Health Care Center of Middletown. She was the wife of Robert M. Murphy. Calling hours will be Friday, Jan. 25, from 4-7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Broadway, Newport. Donations in her memory may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1210 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.

PlacementTesting will be given the first class for students who have not been tested prior to class. There is a $20 testing fee.

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Tuesday, Jan. 29

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RECENT DEATHS Amy Patrice (Huntley) Alves, 54, of Newport, passed away Jan. 17, 2013, at home surrounded by family. She was the wife of Louis Alves. Donations in her memory may be made to: “The Children of Amy Alves Fund”, People’s Credit Union, 43 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840.

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Newport County TV Program Highlights January 21 – January 27 THURSDAY – JANUARY 24 6 pm: Sound Check 6:30 pm: Center Stage 7 pm: Newport Inauguration Ceremony: 1.2 8 pm: Newport City Council Mtg: 1.10 9 pm: Newport School Committee Mtg: 1.9 401.848.4358

FRIDAY – JANUARY 25 10 am: Sound Check 10:30 am: Center Stage 12:00 pm: Newport City Council Mtg: 1.10 1 pm: Newport School Committee Mtg: 1.9 6 pm: Crossed Paths 6:30 pm: Newport County In-Focus 8 pm: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 1.22 11:30 pm: Not For Nothing SATURDAY – JANUARY 26 10: am: Crossed Paths 10:30\am: Newport County In-Focus 12 pm: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 1.22 6 pm: Crossed Paths 6:30 pm: Newport County In-Focus 7 pm: Thompson Middle School Winter Concert 7:25 pm: Gaudet 4th Grade Holiday Show (Day 1) 8:05 pm: Gaudet 4th Grade Holiday Show (Day 4) 8:45pm: Middletown High School Holiday Band Concert SUNDAY – JANUARY 27 10 am: Crossed Paths 10:30 am: Newport County In-Focus 11 am: Thompson Middle School Winter Concert 11:25 am: Gaudet 4th Grade Holiday Show (Day 1) 12:05pm: Gaudet 4th Grade Holiday Show (Day 4) 12:45 pm: Middletown High School Holiday Band Concert 6 pm: Crossed Paths 6:30 pm: Newport County In-Focus MONDAY - JANUARY 28 10 am: Crossed Paths 10:30 am: Newport County In-Focus 5 pm: Richard Urban Show 5:30 pm: Cowboy Al Karaoke Show 6 pm: Americo Miranda Show 10 pm: Middletown School Committee Mtg: 1.17 TUESDAY – JANUARY 29 8:15 am: RI Turnpike & Bridge Authority Mtg 9 am: Richard Urban Show 9:30 am: Cowboy Al Karaoke Show 10 am: Americo Miranda Show 2 pm: Middletown School Committee Mtg: 1.17 6 pm: Lessons of Love 6:30 pm: The Millers 7 pm : Art View 7:30 pm: Caring For Our Community 10 pm: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 1.22 WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 30 10 am: Lessons of Love 10:30 am: The Millers 11 am : Art View 11:30 am: Caring For Our Community 2 pm: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 1.22 6 pm: Around BCC 6:30 pm: Newport City Limits

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Comp. $80

Food Storage - Freshness Keepers


40 $ 45 $ $ 30 50


2 Compartment Lunch Box 29oz..................2.25 1.2qt..................2.75


13.5oz....................1.25 30oz........................1.75 2.1qt.......................2.50 4.2qt.......................3.50


Lamp Sale! 50% SAVINGS



Comp. $90








Comp. $50......... Comp. $40.........


Comp. $100

Comp. $30.........

25 20 15

Vinyl Mini Blinds Light Filtering

Blocks up to 75% of outside light. White or ivory 23"x64"....................................3.99 27"x64"....................................4.49 29"x64"....................................4.49 31"x64"....................................4.49 32"x64"....................................4.49 35"x64"....................................4.49 36"x64"....................................4.49 39"x64"....................................7.99 43”x64"....................................9.99 48"x64"..................................11.99

Room Darkening

Blocks over 90% of outside light for maximum privacy. Anti-static treatment repels dust. White or ivory 23"x64"....................................6.89 27"x64"....................................7.89 29"x64"....................................7.89 31"x64"....................................8.89 35"x64"....................................9.89 36"x64".................................10.89 39"x64"..................................11.89 48"x64".................................15.89

We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards & All Major Credit Cards


We warmly welcome



The Jan. 24, 2013 edition of Newport This Week