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THURSDAY, June 27, 2013

Vol. 41, No. 26


Council Adopts Budget

What’s Inside

By Tom Shevlin



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School’s Out Forever

Students exiting Cranston-Calvert Elementary School for the last time on Wednesday were greeted by globs of Silly String as a group of parents coordinated a celebratory ambush. The school bell marked not only the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, but the end of the era of neighborhood schools in Newport. Beginning in September, all students, teachers, and administrators in the city will report to the new Claiborne deB. Pell Elementary School on Dexter Street. For more photos of the last school day see page 2. (Photo by Meg O’Neil)

Sailors to Visit 49 Bay Islands for a Cause By Tom Shevlin The State of Rhode Island includes 49 islands, most of them little more than dots on a chart. Over the next 30 days, two Aquidneck Island residents have made it their goal to set foot on each of them. This week, Dave Gracer and Trip Wolfskehl are gearing up for what they say will be the adventure of a lifetime: Exploring the hidden glories of Narragansett Bay and inspiring activism for Rhode Island’s most precious natural resource. Setting off from their Third Beach mooring on the "small but mighty" Dawn Treader – a singlemast day sailer named after the ship in C.S. Lewis' fictional world of Narnia – Gracer and Wolfskehl are planning to visit each of the state's charted islands, picking up trash as they go and posting their exploits online. What started out as simply a novel goal has turned into a noble cause. Dubbing their efforts "Operation Landfall," the two are hoping to use their adventure as a fundraiser for Save the Bay's educational programs. "These activities get thousands of area kids, from Central Falls to Barrington, out on the bay, learning the bay and loving the time they spend there," said Wolfskehl. "Without these opportunities, many kids would have no access to Rhode Island's most precious natural resource. Learning the bay

is the first step to preserving it. Besides the very important aspect, we know that direct interaction with nature has transformative and restorative powers for children and adults alike." They've set a fundraising goal of $10,000, and are asking the public to donate on a "per island basis." "Can you do $1 per island? Forty bucks. How about $2 per island? Eighty bucks. This goes towards an incredibly worthwhile cause - getting more kids out on Narragansett Bay," the two urge on their Facebook page. Those interested in following along with Trip and Dave as they sail the bay can do so via, which includes a link to their fundraising campaign.

Kristin Parker White, right, helps Trip Wolfskehl (left) and Dave Gracer (top) prepare for their island-hopping tour. Free Local News Matters

With just days remaining in this fiscal year, City Councilors were due to vote on a final version of their 2013-14 budget on Wednesday, June 26. With details still being worked out in the hours leading up to the meeting, the process appeared to be living up to its assessment as being one of the most difficult budget debates in years. At the heart of the discord was the proposal to increase the city's overall tax levy by 3.07 percent. That number, which was reduced from an earlier proposal of 3.87 percent, would necessitate increases in the city's residential and commercial property tax rates. Earlier this month, councilors adopted on first reading a 3.07 percent across-the-board property tax increase. However, in an effort to reduce the tax burden on home-

See BUDGET on page 9

City to Crack Down on Noise, Trash Complaints By Tom Shevlin Party houses be warned: zoning officials are planning on stepping up enforcement related to noise and trash complaints this summer. According to Zoning Officer Guy Weston, his deputy zoning officers will be out in force as early as this weekend, armed with decibel readers and citations. Their charge: to clean up the streets and turn down the volume from nuisance houses. Recently, said Weston, deputies were given permission to issue tickets to tenants over documented noise violations, and soon they'll add trash violations. According to Weston, the minimum housing officer could also be empowered to issue citations soon, and he also added that he'll be responding to possible violations as well. The effort is all part of the City Council's goal of becoming the most "welcoming and livable city" in New England. The city has in recent years sought to crack down on noise and trash problems, but zoning officials were hampered by having to rely on police to issue the actual citations.

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AROUND TOWN Old Schools Get Fond Farewells Newport’s four neighborhood elementary schools closed for good this week to begin the transfer to the new Pell Elementary School in September. On Wednesday, Newport This Week captured the final school year moments at the city’s two oldest elementary school buildings: Cranston-Calvert and Coggeshall. Both opened in the late 1800s, the schools have served generations of Newport students and their closing marks the end of an era. For Coggeshall principal Michael Franco, (at left) who hugged the last student to leave the school on her way out the door, the closing school bell also marks the end of his career as school principal with retirement on the horizon. Boxes of books and decora-

New Park The City of Newport’s new playground at Vernon Park. The ceremony took place on Friday, June 20 in conjunction with Sullivan School’s Field Day. The Sullivan School students, lead by principal Maria Schulz, sang God Bless America before 4th grade student Matthew Fraticelli and Newport Recreation Department summer camp counselor David Vieira cut the ribbon.

(Photos by Jack Kelly and Meg O’Neil)

tions were stacked in the halls of the schools on Wednesday afternoon, as teachers and administrators packed up desks, offices, and classrooms to be transferred to the new Dexter Street school. “I’ll definitely miss this place,” Cranston-Calvert principal Jennifer Booth said as she waved goodbye to parents and students by the playground. Students hugged teachers as they left the school, some giving gifts to their teachers, some opting for high fives. Though the students and teachers won’t be returning to the halls of Newport’s neighborhood schools this fall, the memories of over 100 years of education will be carried on as new memories are made in the classrooms and halls of the Pell School.

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Charter Review Could Impact School Committee By Meg O’Neil When the Newport City Council met on Wednesday, June 26, they were expected to consider a resolution to establish a charter review commission. The commission, which is being advocated by Mayor Henry F. Winthrop, would analyze the City of Newport’s official charter and make recommendations to the Council to change it as they see necessary. According to the resolution, since the charter was last changed in 2008, “issues” have developed that require its revision. School Committee members are wondering whether changes in the charter will impact their role within city government. “When the city has a charter review, everything is open to be examined,” said School Committee vice-chair Jo Eva Gaines, who was on a charter review commission in 1999. “Individuals can suggest topics that they want to explore and then can possibly develop a referendum to change that piece of the charter.” Among potential revisions is an idea first floated by Winthrop last week to change the way School Committee members are selected. He suggested that members be appointed by the Council, rather than

elected by the public. Proponents say that the plan could lead to a more productive working relationship between the council and school department.

If approved, the charter commission would be appointed by the council no later than their second meeting in August. But opponents have labeled the resolution a "knee-jerk reaction" to budgetary disagreements. “The city council has lost trust in our superintendent and hence has lost all trust in the School Committee for continuing to support him,” said School Committee member Rebecca Bolan, adding that she feared that there would be a “lack of autonomy” if there were a council-appointed School Committee. If approved, the charter commission would be appointed by the council no later than their second meeting in August. The commission's report of findings and recommendations to the charter would be due to the city council by Feb, 1, 2014.

“This isn’t something that will happen overnight; it’s a long process,” Gaines said, adding that any changes proposed to the charter would have to be approved by referendum. In other school news: The Community Screening Committee will meet in the second week of July to review the applications of candidates for the position of Newport School Superintendent. (Current superintendent John Ambrogi will retire in January.) The 17-member committee will review the applications on July 9-10 and will meet the candidates from July 15-18. On the committee are three school committee members, a school principal, a union member from the school support staff, a member of the central office for Newport Public Schools, an elementary teacher, middle or high school teacher, a parent from the high school, middle, and elementary schools, a parent of a special education student, a member of the Newport City Council, a student from Rogers High School, a member from the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, and two diversity representatives from the Women’s Newport League and NAACP.

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Belcourt Can’t Host Special Events By Tom Shevlin Jewelry designer Carolyn Rafaelian made waves late last year when she purchased Newport's famed Belcourt Castle for $3.6 million. At the time, the founder of the Alex and Ani jewelry line pledged to restore the property to its former glory and open it to the public for charitable events.

Weston said that he also had informed several potential buyers of the limited use permitted for the property, and he was surprised to hear of Rafaelian’s plans to use it as a public event space. But now, with work to restore the historic manse well under way, neighbors are raising concerns over the property's future use. On Wednesday, city Zoning Officer Guy Weston confirmed that his office is investigating the complaints and could pursue additional action. "Our office has received complaints regarding activity there from neighbors," Weston said. The issue is nothing new for the property; its previous owners encountered numerous objections from neighbors who feared that the site would be converted into a special events venue. The Alex and Ani company was

not available for comment prior to press time, however during a November 2012 interview, Rafaelian told Newport This Week that she planned to make the mansion, which has a grand ballroom, central to her company's charitable efforts. "The beauty of it is that I'm not doing this just for myself," she said. "I'm so excited to get to open that up as a venue for people to celebrate their most precious moments of life." Located at the southern end of Bellevue Avenue, Belcourt Castle is one of Newport's most storied summer cottages. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the 50,000-square-foot structure draws heavily upon Gothic and French Renaissance architecture, and has been described as having an “eccentric” design compared to its Gilded Age contemporaries such as Marble House, Rosecliff, or The Breakers. Belcourt also doesn't share the same permitted use as those mansions. According to city ordinance, unlike other properties along Bellevue Avenue, Belcourt Castle is not permitted to host special events such as weddings or galas. Alhough limited events have been held at the mansion in recent years, each of those engagements has required a special events license from the City Council. By comparison, private events held at other historic venues generally do not require such applications. The use of Belcourt Castle as a banquet hall was never proven to be a right that had been grand-

fathered in, said Weston, adding that the mansion’s primary use is as a museum, and any events held there must serve that use. At this point, it's unclear how the facility would be operated by Rafaelian, however it has already served as the backdrop for an Alex and Ani television ad campaign under its new name: Belcourt at Newport. Councilwoman Kathryn E. Leonard, a realtor with Lila Delman, brokered the sale. She said that she informed all interested parties of the restrictions associated with the property, and was not surprised to learn of the neighborhood's concern. As a longtime City Council member representing the neighborhood, she's heard many objections over the years to operating Belcourt as a commercial enterprise. Weston said that he also had informed several potential buyers of the limited use permitted for the property, and he was surprised to hear of Rafaelian’s plans to use it as a public event space. Originally built between 1891 and 1894 as the summer cottage of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, Belcourt Castle quickly became one of Bellevue Avenue's most famous homes. In addition to its design quirks, (the house was famously built to accommodate Belmont's prized stable of horses), it was also the center of a romance between the young bachelor Belmont and his wife, the former Alva Vanderbilt. Together, the couple set Newport society aflutter with their romance and eventual marriage. It would seem that the home has lost none of its intrigue.

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The Preservation Society of Newport County has spent over 42 million dollars since 2001 restoring its historic properties jobs include: • $1.3 million exterior restoration of Kingscote • $2.7 million exterior restoration of The Breakers • $2.1 million exterior restoration of Chateau-sur-Mer • $500,000 restoration of the wrought iron main entrance and side entrance gates of The Breakers • $295,000 restoration of The Elms roof • $750,000 restoration of the Marble House terrace • $100,000 restoration of the Rosecliff terrace • $100,000 replacement of clapboard siding at Hunter House • $2.1 million dollar restoration of The Elms garden

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NEWS BRIEFS Newport Police Log Newport Fire During the period from Monday, Incident Run Report June 17 to Sunday, June 23, the Newport Police Department responded to 692 calls. Of those, 117 were motor vehicle related; there were 82 motor vehicle violations issued and 35 accident reports. 9 liquor establishment checks were also made and 7 private tows.

The police also responded to 41 noise complaints, 24 animal complaints, 48 home/business alarm calls, and 7 incidents of vandalism. They also transported 2 prisoners and issued 14 bicycle violation. There were 12 school security checks. They recorded 4 instances of assisting other agencies and 3 instances of assisting other police departments. In addition, 30 arrests were made for the following violations: n 5 arrests was made for driving with a suspended or revoked license n 3 arrests were made for disorderly conduct n 3 arrests were made for simple assault n 3 arrests were made for underage drinking n 3 arrests were made for vandalism. n 2 arrests were made for noise violations n 2 arrests were made for possession of open containers of alcohol n 1 arrest was made for an outstanding bench warrant n 1 arrest was made for domestic simple assault n 1 arrest was made for DUI n 1 arrest was made resisting arrest n 1 arrest was made for trespassing n 1 arrest was made for possesion of drugs with intent to manufacture or deliver. n 1 arrest was made for 2nd degree sexual assault. n 1 arrest was made for purchasing alcohol for a minor n1 arrest was made for felony assault

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During the period from Monday, June 17 through Sunday, June 23 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 143 calls. Of those, 85 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 60 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 10 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived. Fire apparatus was used for 143 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 and 3 responded to 55 calls • Station 1 - Engine 1 and 6 responded to 53 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2 responded to 37 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine 2 responded to 18 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 3 and 5 responded to 34 calls Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 1- Dumpster / trash fire 1 - Water rescue 4 - Vehicle accidents 1 - Downed power line 2 - Electrical wiring, equipment problems 2 - Lock outs 5 - Assist public calls 9 - Fire alarm sounding - no fire 10 - Fire alarm malfunction - no fire 66 - Engine assist on EMS call In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 6 smoke alarm / CO inspections prior to property sales, 16 fire protection system acceptance tests, 23 life safety / site inspections, 2 fire system plan reviews, and did 68 tent inspections / plan review.

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The Middletown Historical Society has opened three of its historic sites for the summer on Sundays from 2 - 4 p.m.: Witherbee School, an authentic one-room school house, at the corner of Valley Road and Green End Avenue, Boyd’s Windmill and the Paradise School, at the corner of Prospect St. and Paradise Ave. The Middletown Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Pleasures in Paradise” displays Middletown’s rich heritage of natural resources and historical documents. The Middletown Historical Society is located in the Paradise School. Plenty of parking is available. For more information, contact or visit

The Martin Luther King Center will open its Pantry Express on Tuesday, July 16. Clients must register in advance at the MLK Center, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Required proof of identifty includes a picture ID, a piece of mail with your address, and proof of family size. Seniors will be admitted to the pantry at 10 a.m., others at 10:30 a.m. Clients should also bring their own bags.

Jr. Lifeguard Training and Swim Camps The Newport County YMCA will offer three Jr. lifeguard training camps for 12 to 15 year olds; July 1-5, July 15-19, and July 29-Aug. 2. Camps will meet at the Newport Y at 8:30 a.m. and run to 4:30 p.m. There will be both beach and pool sessions. Campers must pass a swim test. Summer swim team camps are also offered. Attendees must be members of a swim team or pass a swim test with a coach. For more information, contact Jim Farrell, YMCA Aquatics Director, at 401-847-9200 x108 or

Fire Prevention Message: Summer is the peak time of the year for lightning strikes and lightning fires. There is no safe place outside during a lightning storm. Seek shelter indoors. Stay away from windows and doors. Unplug appliances and other electrical items, like computers, and turn off air conditioners. If you are unable to unplug them, turn them off. Stay off corded phones, computers, and other electronic equipment that can put you in direct contact with electricity. (National Fire Protection Assoc.). —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM

Restoration Awards

Newporter Receives an MVP Award Cheryl Robinson, of Newport, received a $5,000 grant for Turning Around Ministries (TAM) at Gillette Stadium on June 12. The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards place a spotlight on those who give their time to help others and exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism.

Summer Camp Openings The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) still has openings for its summer camp programs for children ages 3 - 15. The Creative Arts summer camps have a half- or full-day option and run weekly from July 8 to Aug. 16. For availability, call 401560-0979.

The recipients of the seventh annual Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards have been named. The awards recognize unique restoration projects and their contributions to historic preservation in Newport. The Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards is a joint project of the Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport to celebrate achievements in local historic preservation. This year’s honorees are: n Eve and William Woodhull for Old Acre Carriage House (c.1856), a successful adaptive reuse of a modest outbuilding that could have gone ignored. n Samuel and Ann Mencoff for Aloha Landing Boathouse (c.1909), a stunning structure which had fallen into decay and was dismantled piece by piece to be expertly reassembled. n Salve Regina University for Ochre Lodge Carriage House (c. 1883), which reclaimed an underutilized carriage house to realize its maximum potential as a dormitory. The award winners were chosen by a committee comprised of representatives from NRF, the City of Newport, and individuals involved in historic preservation at the local and state levels. Winners will also be publicly acknowledged on August 28 at Newport City Hall.

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One City, One School


hen the bell rang at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, it didn't just mark the final day of school, or more importantly, the first day of summer for Newport's elementary school children. It also signaled the end of an era. When parents next drop off their children in September for the first day of the academic year, they'll do so at the new Claiborne deB. Pell Elementary School. The four old buildings – Cranston-Calvert, Sullivan-Triplett, Underwood, and Coggeshall – will be shuttered, emptied, and their fates left up to the city. It will be hard to gauge the educational merits of the new centralized school until we receive some reaction from parents or a cache of data. There's no doubt that the new school, which is still taking shape on Dexter Street, will take some getting used to. When it opens, Pell will be the largest elementary school in the state, and it's not hard to foresee at least some growing pains. That said, the shift away from the old buildings also represents a golden opportunity for the city. As any real estate professional or business owner can attest, vacant space of any kind in Newport is scarce. To that point, we've also learned recently that there's good reason for optimism concerning the disposition of the vacant Sheffield School. There, city developers are hoping to sow the seeds of a new technology incubator that will build off of the island's existing defense and marine sectors. Not every vacant school will lend itself to such a use, but this type of effort is welcome, and we hope to see a similar kind of thinking go into future projects. For their part, city councilors have already expressed eagerness to repurpose the former school buildings into private use. Yes, the old buildings will be missed. But voters made their sentiments clear in 2010 when they approved the $30 million bond referendum that all but ended the era of neighborhood schools. Repurposed, the old buildings could well prove to be an economic boon by helping to lure more young families to live and work in Newport. And that, as we have written repeatedly in this space, is what makes a community whole.

Toll Will Drive Away Tourists To the Editor: Allow me to congratulate Governor Chafee, and the visionary legislators in Providence, for their brilliant plan of imposing tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. As weekend residents of Newport, we dread the summer months when thousands of day trippers from Massachusetts clog up the roads, beaches and businesses. I’ve polled my neighbors and friends who have all confirmed that a $4-5 toll (each way) is sufficient to drive them towards one of the dozens of other beautiful New England tourist destinations. Thank you Governor. Your shortsighted, ill-conceived plan will result in less traffic, a quieter shopping experience and much shorter lines at restaurants and watering holes. Yes, local businesses will be hurt, but isn’t that the price they should pay to further your political career? I pity Warren and Bristol as tourists who can read a

map head for the Mt. Hope Bridge. Fortunately, summer traffic is never a problem in either of those two communities. Governor, pull your head out of the clouds (or wherever it’s stuck) and stop hurting the RI economy. You have the highest unemployment rate in New England, towns filing for bankruptcy, and now you want to bleed one of the few economic engines that work? Tolls are a cancer (look at the Mass Turnpike). Once in place, they never go away. People, keep the pressure up on your elected officials. The only thing that scares a politician is the fear they might lose their elected office. Remember, for most of them, this is the best job they have ever had. Keep up the good fight and good luck. Steve & Margaret Keiran Natick & Newport

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Hospitals Support Each Other To the Editor: I am writing in response to Lawrence Frank’s letter (“Lifespan is Killing Newport Hospital”). I am a physician who has been on the active staff with Newport Hospital for over 19 years, am a past-president of the medical staff there, and am also a member of Southcoast Physicians Group (SPG). I can assure the Aquidneck Island community that SPG has never encouraged or offered incentives to its practitioners to steer patients away from Newport Hospital. In fact, SPG’s philosophy is to treat patients in their own communities whenever possible. I am one of many Southcoast affiliated physicians on staff at Newport Hospital, who practice actively and proudly within that institution, and regularly contribute charitably to its Foundation. Newport Hospital shares many

of the attributes of the Southcoast Health System including a highly qualified medical staff covering most medical disciplines. My area of primary practice is on Aquidneck Island. All the care that can be provided locally is provided locally, both in and out of the hospital, and is supported by seamless access to Southcoast’s facilities, which offer advanced medical and surgical service, state-of-theart technology, and highly-trained, experienced and compassionate nurses and staff. Southcoast Health System and SPG are committed to bringing this high-quality and convenient alternative for advanced healthcare services to the citizens of Southeastern Rhode Island, to augment, not to detract from those offered by Newport Hospital. Robert H. Schwengel, MD FACC Middletown

'Pretend' to Preserve To the Editor: Perhaps it is time to rename the preservation societies to reflect their actions more accurately. I think they should be renamed "Sort Of Preservation" societies. Or maybe "Pretend Preservation" would sound tonier. Sure, they could still go on preserving that old stuff as long as it suited their money-making purposes, but with the nifty new name they could openly dig up or modify whatever they chose, without all this painful public hassle. The goal would then be accurately stated: To seem to preserve without having to be held to any real standards. I'm sure the City Council would approve. Mary Weston

OPINION ‘An Expression of the American Mind’ By Jack Kelly “We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness- That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” These words were penned by Thomas Jefferson just over 237 years ago, and they are as powerful today as they were then. When first written, they represented a new and radical form of thinking as well as a novel form of government. Jefferson labored on this unique and historic document for seventeen days. From June 11 through June 26, 1776, he worked tirelessly, perfecting the wording with his scientific and poetic mind, aware that each word counted. Jefferson biographer Saul K. Podover once wrote, “The inspiration behind his quill was not personal. He felt himself writing words that were, or should have been, common property. Only the composition was his; the sentiments

belonged to mankind. He always insisted that the Declaration of Independence merely gave voice to what his compatriots felt. He was only the instrument, not the creator.” Half a century after writing the Declaration, Jefferson wrote in his autobiography, “Neither aiming at originality of principle or sentiment, not yet copied from any particular and previous writing, it was intended to be an expression of the American mind.” This truly American idea and ideal was forged in the fire of revolution and given to the world. The world of that time was ruled by monarchies, despots and tyrants, and the concept of common men governing themselves was truly unconventional. In some countries, it was blasphemy for the rulers to be questioned, as they were considered to have been ordained by God to rule the common people. This offense was punishable by death. The American Revolution and its ideas of individual freedoms put fear into the hearts of many of these rulers. Over time, the Declaration of Independence has been a beacon for oppressed

people around the globe. However, ideas and ideals are only as strong as the will to protect them. Over the past two centuries, challenges have risen, threatening American self-reliance and independence. During these times of national crisis, American men and women have answered the call to defend these principles. They have proven with their efforts, sacrifice, and at times their lives, that “Freedom isn’t free.” These citizens have proven with great honor, dignity and courage, that the United States still supports those who desire freedom and the ability to chart their own destinies. They have shown the world that liberty and justice are truly at the heart of American values and virtues. This holiday allows all Americans to reflect on the promises of the Declaration of Independence and the sacrifices of those who fought and labored to make them a reality. In these uncertain times it is worth knowing that there are those who will stand up for these values and not shrink from the “good fight.” It is a day to celebrate this country’s rich history and to look to the challenges of the future.

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Historical Society to Get a Facelift By Tom Shevlin

The Newport Historical Society's headquarters on Touro Street will get a makeover. Earlier this week, Zoning Board members approved a plan to upgrade the organization's archives and provide improved accessibility at its main administrative building. In addition to housing its administrative offices, the Touro Street property also currently serves as the Society's primary storage and archive facility. The project, which includes the addition of a 49-foot elevator tower along the eastern side of the building and a new driveway from Touro to Barney Street, is long overdue according to the Society’s executive director Ruth Taylor. As stewards of many important artifacts of Newport and American history, she said, the Society has a unique responsibility to ensure that its collection remains in good condition. "At the moment, we don't have any kind of climate control in that building." The project will also add a new archiving system and state-ofthe-art mechanicals. "We have an amazing, internationally important collection, and it deserves to be well maintained and preserved,” said Taylor. The elevator is being added because the building, as it is currently configured, “is utterly unaccessible by ADA standards - or any other standard," she added. The elevator also will provide a safer way of moving valuable items. "We can't really be carrying Goddard and Townsend furniture up and down stairs," Taylor explained. Cost estimates for the work are still being gathered, and Taylor expects to begin ramping up fundraising efforts soon, now that the Zoning Board has approved the plan. It’s hoped that construction will be completed by the beginning of next summer.


CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 Under the new plan, the city has effectively consolidated those powers. "We see in the ordinance that we have the ability to do that," Weston said. Additionally, he said that a similar approach would be taken when it comes to trash complaints. Beginning this week, or possibly next weekend, Weston said that rather than exclusively dealing with property owners, the city would begin issuing municipal court violations directly to tenants should their trash become a nuisance. Those violations, which range from the improper disposal of household trash to unkempt yards, have also proved challenging to enforce, according to Weston. "I think it's a much more effective tool," he said, referring to the decision to target tenants rather than landlords. "It's more responsive." According to city ordinance, violating the city's trash policies can result in fines of up to $1,000, while noise violations carry with them a minimum fine of $500 per violation. Among the neighborhoods city officials are likely to target is the Lower Thames Street area, with streets with a high density of seasonal rental units topping the list.

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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Dedication The Newport waterfront is abuzz with the arrival of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s yet-tobe-completed official sailing education vessel, at Newport Shipyard. The public has not seen the ship, named after Rhode Island’s naval war hero Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, since the hull left Newport Harbor three years ago for the next phase of its construction. The much-anticipated vessel, which will be completed in 2014 as a 196foot, three-masted, square rigged tall ship, was towed from Senesco Marine in Quonset to Newport for hauling and painting in preparation of Dedication Weekend, July 5-7. The ship will be alongside at the Newport Shipyard for a fundraising event on Friday July 5, and then at Fort Adams on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, where public visits will be hosted. The formal dedication of the ship is set for Saturday morning, July 6, at 11 a.m. dockside at the Alofsin Pier at Fort Adams. Free public visits will take place immediately after the ceremony and continue until 4 p.m. Ship visits will also be offered Sunday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Following the weekend festivi-

ties, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will return to Senesco Marine for completion. The Dedication Gala on Friday, July 5 at 6 p.m. is a ticketed event at the Newport Shipyard that includes cocktails and dinner, dessert and dancing, as well as a raffle and live auction to raise funds for the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, which will be dockside during the event. The fundraiser honors the leadership of OHPRI Chairman Emeritus, Vice Admiral Thomas R. Weschler, who has been a driving force behind tall ship events in Rhode Island since the Newport’s 1976 Bicentennial Celebration. The acquisition of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry in 2008, and its subsequent design, funding and construction, is widely attributed to Weschler’s energy, leadership, and personal commitment to the project. For more details on all Dedication Weekend events or to purchase tickets for the Gala, call 401-841-0080 or email Tickets for the Gala start at $75 (dessert and dancing) and $200 (cocktails, dinner, dessert and dancing). Multi-level sponsorship opportunities are available.

RI House Votes to Delay Tolls The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted on Wednesday, June 26 to delay the implementation of a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge until February 2014. The House voted 67-4 in support of the measure. The delay will allow the state time to study alternative ways of raising money for the approximate $200 million in bridge maintenance that is needed for the Newport Pell Bridge, Jamestown

Bridge, Mount Hope Bridge, and Sakonnet River Bridge. The proposal would also prohibit the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority from increasing tolls on the Newport Bridge. The move comes just weeks before the tolls were set to begin in mid-July. The delay must be approved in the state budget and had not yet been considered by the state Senate by the time this went to press.

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n House approves budget The House Finance Committee approved an $8.2 billion 2014 state budget bill that includes no tax or fee increases, contains numerous economic development initiatives, fully funds the implementation of the school funding formula, adds funding to higher education and provides additional funding for cities and towns. n Ban of synthetic drugs Legislation has been approved by the General Assembly to place synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones on the highly-regulated Schedule I drug list and ban their manufacture, sale and use in Rhode Island. These synthetic substances (sold under names such as K2 and Bath Salts) have been known to cause serious medical problems.

n Wetlands standards The General Assembly has given final passage to legislation that will move the state toward a consistent single set of environmental standards for wetlands and septic systems. The bills call on the Division of Planning to establish a task force, including municipal representation, to prepare and submit a plan for statewide standards, by the end of 2014. n Fire tax cap The House of Representatives passed legislation that would implement a tax levy cap for Rhode Island fire districts in order to put them more on par with municipal tax rates. The bill provides details for descending tax cap percentages for Fiscal Years 2016 through 2020. In its final stage, the cap decreases to the same percentage as cities and towns: 4 percent.

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Naval Community Briefs

CNO Graduates Newest War College Class Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, addresses students and their guests during a graduation ceremony at U.S. Naval War College (NWC). The graduating class of 2013 included 310 members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard, civilian government employees and 130 international naval officers. Additionally, 1,105 students completed coursework through the College of Distance Education’s programs, including the Naval War College Program at the Naval Postgraduate School in California, from 20 fleet center locations that comprise the Fleet Seminar Program, and web-enabled, CD-ROM and correspondence programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl)

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The Navy’s finest musicians will play in the nation’s oldest Independence Day celebration when they step off in the Bristol Fourth of July parade on Thursday, July 4. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Chestnut and Hope streets (Rt. 114) and ends on High Street, between State and Bradford.

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Learn how to help a shipmate who is new to the area, the command, or even the Navy by taking sponsor training at the Fleet and Family Support Center on Tuesday, July 2, 1-2 p.m. This is valuable training for individuals who will act as sponsors or department representatives selecting sponsors. Because the military spouse also plays such a vital role in the Sponsor Program, spouses are encouraged to participate. Call 401841-2283 to register.

Vehicles entering Navy installations will no longer be required to display a military installation access windshield decal effective July 1. Access to the base will be controlled by electronic credentialing and ID card checks at the gates. Individuals driving on base are still required to properly register and insure their vehicles. All vehicles must be maintained, inspected and registered in accordance with state and local laws.

The Rhode Island Blood Mobile will be on base at Navy Federal Credit Union on Friday, July 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blood supplies often reach critically low levels during the summer months, and all hands are asked to consider stepping up to help. Call 401-621-0155 for more information.

Music on the Deck Free Music Fridays continue at the Officers’ Club on June 28 with alternative, R&B and jazz by The Big Payback, and July 5 with the acoustic rock sounds of Pat Cottrell. All hands with base access are invited to celebrate summer with music and seafood on the deck each Friday at 5:30 p.m. through August. For more information, call 401-841-1442.

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Retired Services Office Relocates The Retired Services Office has relocated to Building 690, the Naval Station Newport headquarters. The office is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 401-8414089 for more information.

July 4th Barbeque Celebrate Independence Day at an all hands barbeque 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on the O’Club deck. The old fashioned festivities offer traditional picnic favorites for the whole family. Guests can enjoy music by the Alger Mitchell Duo 5-9 p.m. and see the Newport fireworks - from one of the best views in town - shortly after dark. Tickets are $14.75 adults, $10.75 children ages 8-12, and $7.75 children ages 4-7. All hands with routine base access are eligible to attend. For more information, call 401-841-1442. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held Topside.

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Civilians at Newport Naval Station will begin the furlough process the week of July 8 and continue through September. Many commands are furloughing personnel on Mondays and Fridays, and service interruptions may be especially noted on those days. The impact on military families and the retiree community may be most significant in the following areas. The Newport Commissary will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Naval Health Clinic New England will furlough on Mondays and Fridays. Clinic operations will be business as usual with appointments and services available and scheduled as possible on the furlough days. However, on those days patients may experience longer wait times in ancillary services - laboratory, radiology and pharmacy. Parents are urged to schedule school and sports physicals as soon as possible. Clinic schedule changes are listed as follows. The Immunization Clinic will be closed from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

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Youth Center Provides Summer Work Experience By Meg O’Neil The East Bay Community Action Program Youth Center at the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County is finding part-time summer jobs for eligible high school students at 18 local businesses and organizations. The center is one of 14 throughout the state that provide workreadiness and job placement services year round in addition to the summer jobs program. “A lot of kids want a job, but some can’t get one because of barriers,” says Steve Dolce of the Youth Center. “There are a lot of issues that kids are dealing with, and they need assistance.” Some of those issues could include homelessness, law offenses, or disabilities. The Youth Center provides assistance to youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Since 2008, when the jobs program began, the Center has enrolled more than 1,800 young workers aged 14-24 throughout the East Bay’s ten communities. In addition to job placement, the program focuses on job skills training, resume writing, cover letters, and interview skills. Most of those seeking summer employment are between the ages of 14-18 years old, according to Dolce. As recently as 2009, the Center had funding for just six summer jobs. Since then, that number has grown rapidly – to 246 last summer. The program is funded by tax dollars from the state and federal government on a year-to-year basis. The Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island oversees the state portion of the funding for the jobs program. This summer, 88 youths will fill jobs in East Providence, 87 in the Newport area, and 25 in the Bristol-Warren area. Every spring, Dolce asks area businesses if they would like to participate by hiring students for six weeks at 20 hours a week starting in July. He then promotes the sum-



owners, several councilors working in advance of the meeting were still looking for ways to bring that number below 3.0 percent. Under the plan that had been approved on first reading, taxpayers would be required to pay $11.71 per $1,000 of assessed value on residential properties, and $16.23 per $1,000 of assessed value on commercial units. Overall, the city plans to spend around $114 million over the next 12 months. Of that total, $67 million will be collected through local property taxes. Although some council members wanted to further reduce the budget’s impact on the overall tax rate, the effort was hobbled by the fact that the budget is driven primarily by long-term debt payments and obligated personnel costs. The new budget also includes level-funding for the school department at $22 million, spending on public safety coming in at a combined $30 million, and public utility services at $17 million. Prior to the final vote, which was taken after press time, Mayor Henry F. Winthrop lamented the position that the council had found itself in and admitted that the budget was not ideal. “I have been through eight budget cycles, and I have never seen a budget like this,” he said. A full recap of the council's vote and what it means for taxpayers can be found online at

Adrianna Dizon, a Rogers High School student, completes the paperwork for her summer job with supervisor Steve Dolce. (Photo by Kirby Varacalli) mer jobs program at the area high schools. Kids who enroll in the program peruse the list of businesses and decide which ones they want to apply for. Once hired, they are supervised by the business for the six-week period of employment, but they are paid the minimum wage of $7.75 per hour by the East Bay Community Action program. Because the national minimum wage was increased from $7.40 last year, the number of summer job opportunities decreased slightly from last year, falling to 200 for 2013. “We could always use more funding and more summer jobs, but the state only has so many dollars,” Dolce says. The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center; Boys & Girls Club of Newport County; Preservation Society; Boys Town; Friends of Jamestown; Head Start; Jamestown Recreation Center; Park Holm; Island Moving Co.; Karen’s Hair Salon; 16 on Center; Bike Newport; Section 8 Housing; Newport Heights; Newport Family & Child Opportunity Zone; Newport Housing Authority; Norman Bird Sanctuary; and Met

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School are all participating businesses this summer. “The whole idea behind this program is to get kids into the workforce,” Dolce explains. “We get them work experience and get them to understand what it’s like to actually work – and if they do a good job, the companies have the opportunity to hire them.” The program has a history of finding students permanent jobs. For example, last year, the Newport Preservation Society wanted to hire 21 students for the summer season. Nineteen showed up and were hired to work either in the mansions as tour guides, security, maintenance, or in the warehouse. After the summer season ended, four were asked to stay on as part-time employees, and one high school graduate was offered a full-time job. Dolce says that exposing youths to places such as The Breakers is one of the benefits of the program that’s hard to put a price on. “Seventy percent of Newport lives below the poverty line. I try to get kids from below that line over to the other side.”


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DESIGN DIVISION The Newport Flower Show Best in Show: Sarah Ribeiro, Jefferson, MA (Worcester Garden Club). The Newport Flower Show Artistic Botanicals Awards: Sarah Boynton, Hingham, MA (Hingham Garden Club). The Newport Flower Show Novice Award and New Exhibitor Award: Kristin Kern, Palm Beach, FL (Sasqua Garden Club). The Newport Flower Show Niche Award: Kim Cutler, Worcester, MA (Worcester Garden Club). The Preservation Society of Newport County Design Award: Weezie Monroe, Glen View, IL. HORTICULTURE DIVISION The Gilbert S. Kahn Sweepstakes Award: Carrie Waterman, Dover, MA (Noanett Garden Club). The Mrs. Robert M. Grace Best in Show Award: Art Scarpa, Reading, MA. The Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton Whimsy Award: Nery Medina, Newport. The Oatsie Charles Award: Margaret Romanelli, Portsmouth. The Annie Laurie Aitken Award (most outstanding rose cut specimen in show): Laura Glazier, Newport.

The Seaside Garden Club of Newport will meet on Wednesday, July 10 at 5 p.m. at 51 Kay Blvd., Newport. Scott Wheeler, Newport Tree Warden, will present ideas on trees in the landscape. Everyone is asked to bring a chair. In case of rain the meeting will move to the Fenner Avenue Hall. For more information, call Lorraine A. McLeish at 847-7914.

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‘Eastern Obsessions’ Kicks Off - and Kick Starts - Summer Newport’s summer season got off to a splendid start last Friday at the Newport Flower Show’s Opening Night Cocktail Party. While summer offically began several hours earlier in the day – at 1:04 a.m. to be exact – everyone in Newport knows that the season really begins with the opening night soirée at Rosecliff. The show’s motif, “Jade: Eastern Obsessions,” was reflected in the party’s decor, culinary delicacies and entertainment, and was even mirrored in the attire of many of the guests. The “wow factor” of the show was evident in the faces of the more than two hundred partygoers, who were both dazzling and dazzled by the rich interpretations of Far Eastern cultures. Hundreds of entries – display gardens on the front lawn, exquisite floral designs in the reception rooms, and spectacular specimens on the terrace - were submitted by gardening enthusiasts and professionals from across the country - and they did not disappoint. Pat Papa, Stephanie Turini, Rebecca Hancock

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ARTS Open Call to Middletown Artists The Middletown Committee for the Arts announces the third annual Middletown Celebration of the Arts on Saturday, Aug. 17 with a raindate of Sunday the 18th. The festival will take place at Paradise Park on Prospect Avenue in Middletown. All work must be the original creation of the applicant and not work that has been made with commercial kits, or the work of mass production. All genres and media will be considered. Artists must be 18 and older, and a current Middletown resident or an artist whose business is located in Middletown. The artist must be present the day of the festival and will need to provide their own booth and table. Booth fee is $30. Artists selected will be asked to donate one piece of original work to be auctioned off. Please submit no more than 5 jpeg or photographic images of your work, as well as 1 booth image (if available) along with detailed descriptions, media content, your name, name of business, address, phone numbers, email and web site (if available). Submissions may be made by e-mail to or by mail to Linda Phelan, 272 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, RI 02842. Performance artists of all genres are invited to apply as well. The day will feature a large performance tent as well as food vendors, children’s activities and demonstrations. If sending by mail, please include a self addressed stamped envelope with appropriate postage for the return of your photos. For more information call: 855-1213. Deadline for entry is July 8.

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New Show Gallerie Ellipsis will host a wine and chocolate tasting to celebrate the opening of an exhibit of Plein Air Paintings by Sally Caswell on July 5 from 5-7 p.m. The gallery is located at 159 Prospect Hill St. For more information about Gallerie Ellipsis, call 401-714-5649 or email

‘Girls Gone Wild’ DeBlois Gallery hosts an exhibit featuring the work of Susan Medyn (ink & watercolor), Gloria Merchant (3-D), and Trish Elwood O’Day (photography) during the month of July. The show, entitled “Girls Gone Wild,” runs from July 6 - 28. The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, July 6 from 5-7 p.m. DeBlois Gallery, located at 138 Bellevue Ave., is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 847-9977.

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‘My Little Pony’ Book Signing The National Museum of American Illustration will host a book signing by acclaimed illustrator, educator, and author Mary Jane Begin on Saturday, June 29, 3-5 p.m. The book signing coincides with an inaugural exhibition of the Rhode Island-based illustrator’s original work from the newly released My Little Pony book, “Under the Sparkling Sea.” Begin is an award-winning illustrator who is well known for “Before I Go to Sleep,” “R is for Rhode Island Red,” a retelling of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and “A Mouse Told His Mother.” The Rhode Island School of Design professor was previously featured at the NMAI in 2008, the first living illustrator to be so honored. That exhibit showcased her artwork for the 100th anniversary edition of the classic, “The Wind in the Willows.” Visit or call 401851-4949 for more information on the book signing or the museum at 492 Bellevue Ave.

“Sheepish”, an ink and watercolor by Susan Medyn, will be featured at the DeBlois Gallery during July.

The Newport Gallery Organization will offer free guided walking art tours during Newport Gallery Nights, on the third Thursday of each month, beginning July 18, 5-8 p.m. Tours depart at 5 p.m. on Bellevue Avenue starting at C.L. Sherman’s Gallery at the Hotel Viking, 6 p.m. on Spring Street starting at John MacGowan Studio, and 7 p.m. downtown starting at The Ball & Claw. The first tour will be led by street painter, Rosemary Kavanagh of The Lady Who Paints Gallery. For more information on the tour schedule and the Gallery Night program, visit

RISD Exhibit The ideas of nine architecture and art students from Rhode Island School of Design for adapting the 1857 Newport Congregational Church into a dynamic and functional public space are presented in models and drawings on public display at the church. Free informal tours are offered Thursday and Friday, noon-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Also on exhibit are works of textile art by students inspired by the work of John La Farge. Because of onging restoration work, enter through the small door on Pelham Street (at the corner of Spring St). For more details, call 401-619-5109 or visit

Photo by Lynsie McIlhinney taken at the Butterfly Zoo in Tiverton.

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Summer Festivities at Vanderbilt Grace Independence Day July 4th Celebrate the historical day in our garden. Enjoy our buffet of American classics including burgers, hot dogs, marinated pork ribs, Waldorf Saladand New York Cheesecake to name but a few. Lunch buffet starting at 12pm-4pm and dinner buffet from 5pm-8pm $60pp Watch the fireworks from the best spot in town, our Roof Top $10 per adult, $5 per child. Refreshments available

East Meets West July 5th and 6th

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Join us for dinner in Muse as Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux JonathanCartwright and Chef Liu Peng Mars of Grace Beijing join forces to createan East Meets West culinary fusion of exquisite flavors and creative presentations. Dinner served from 6-9:30pm

Movie Nights on the Roof-Deck

Invoke memories of cinema’s heyday with our Movie Night and lose yourself in the Golden Age of Films. $18 per person including our extra special homemade truffle popcorn, with food and cocktails available for purchase. 8:30pm every Wednesday!

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June 27

C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta Clinic and regatta for sailors with disabilities, racing between Rose and Goat islands or north of the bridge to Gould Island, 401-8464470,

Friday June 28

C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta See Thursday, June 27 for details.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Explore the social history and architecture of Newport from the Golden Colonial Era to the Gilded Age, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., 401-841-8770,

Hands-on Drumming Interactive children’s drumming program featuring Rich Morin and his Rhythm Imaginerium, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292,

Dino Discovery at the Library Kids meet ancient animal friends and hold fossils that are millions of years old, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., ages 4+, drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty, departs from the Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., 401-8418770,

NMAI The National Museum of American Illustration offers “The American Muse,” 492 Bellevue Ave., Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 401851-8949, Teen Library Program Artist/actor/teacher Eric Fulford guides teens as they create their own comic book covers, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., 401-846-1573. Portsmouth 375th Concert Free concert by Abbey Rhode as part of Portsmouth’s 375th townwide anniversary celebration, Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Hill Ln., 6-8 p.m., bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets, free. Pajama Storytime Children are invited to enjoy stories in their PJs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280. newportFILM Screening of “Girl Rising” with cocktail party and StyleWeek auction to benefit Child & Family and newportFILM, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., 7-10 p.m., $40, 401649-2784, Give & Glam Girls’ Night Out Upscale shopping, beauty and fashion event to raise funds for

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Ice Cream Train Kid-friendly, 90-minute narrated train ride along Narragansett Bay, with music by the Candyman Conductor, pizza and ice cream, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 6:30 p.m., 401-841-8700, “Au Courant” Runway Show StyleWeek Northeast’s benefit for Child & Family Services of RI, featuring New England’s top designers, cocktails, dancing, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 6-11 p.m., tickets at childandfamilyri. com. History of Rum Cruise Ninety minute cruise on the Gansett focusing on the history of the rum trade, samples, Bowen’s Wharf, next to Aquidneck Lobster Co., 6:30 p.m., $30, 401-787-4438, Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Vermont Mountaineers, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., 401-845-6832, Sunset Music Series Foreigner live at the Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., gates open at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 401-846-1600,

“The Other Side of the Ice” Screening of Sprague Theobald’s “The Other Side of the Ice,” postfilm Q&A with author/filmmaker Theobald, Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, 7 p.m., $15, Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-8493473, Country at Grand Crossover country artist Ryan Brooks Kelly plays free concert, 18+, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 8:30 p.m., 401-8495100,

Saturday June 29

C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta See Thursday, June 27 for details. Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Explore the social history and architecture of Newport from the Golden Colonial Era to the Gilded Age, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., 401-841-8770, Ice Cream Train Kid-friendly, 90-minute narrated train ride along Narragansett Bay, features an ice cream parlour car, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:30 a.m., 401-841-8700, Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Amy Kucharik, Long Wharf Mall, 1-5 p.m., free. Author Visit Boston Globe award-winning journalists Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy discuss their new book “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice,”

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Bits of Newport History Courtesy of the Newport Historical Society

The Statue of Liberty’s Newport Connections Many Newporters believe that all people, places and things have a connection to Newport, and sometimes it seems that they may be onto something. In the case of the Statue of Liberty, the assumption is spot on. Every Fourth of July, fireworks are shot off across the country in celebration of our nation’s independence. Some of the most breathtaking are of those fired high above New York Harbor framing the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of our country’s freedom recognized worldwide. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” are words engraved on a bronze plaque mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. These familiar lines, from the sonnet “The New Colossus,” were penned by Emma Lazarus in 1883 and donated to an auction of art and literary works to raise funds for the construction of the Statue’s pedestal. Lazarus was inspired by her own Sephardic Jewish heritage, her experiences working with refugees, and the plight of the immigrant. According to the Newport Historical Society, Lazarus, poet, essayist and champion of Jewish refugees, spent summers with her family at The Beeches on the corner of Bellevue and Lakeview avenues, next to Belcourt. Her first documented appearance in Newport was when she, at age 18, and her father Moses Lazarus, signed the Touro Synagogue Visitor Book on 25 July 1867. Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the French sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, was a frequent visitor to John LaFarge’s studio in New-

Cohan Tribute Film at Pickens The 1942 film, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” is a biographical musical homage to one of America’s most beloved composers, George M. Cohan, who was born in the Fox Point section of Providence. The film, long considered a classic, garnered an Oscar (Best Actor) for its star, James Cagney, and also for “Best Music” and “Best Sound.” Cohan was born to parents who were vaudeville performers, and, as a child, he was frequently used as a stage prop. By age eight, he played the violin and soon started dancing. During his career, he wore multiple hats—playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer and dancer, and he was dubbed “Father of the American Musical Comedy.” Although his birth certificate reads July 3, his family long insisted that George was, like his song’s lyrics, born on the fourth of July. “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was directed by Michael Curtiz (“Casablanca” 1953 and “White Christmas” 1954) and also featured performances by Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Irene Manning and Eddie Foy, Jr. Cohan was given a special Congressional Award in 1940 by President Franklin Roosevelt for his inspirational World War I anthem, “Over There.” Other famous Cohan

In celebration of the holiday, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” will be shown free of charge at the Jane Pickens Theater on Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. songs include “Give My Regards to Broadway,” which earned him a statue in New York’s Times Square. Sell-out audiences swamped Broadway to see Joel Grey in the 1968 show, “George M.” By the time “Yankee Doodle Dandy” premiered in Manhattan, Cohan was suffering from cancer. Ever curious, he asked his nurse to take him, via wheelchair, to sit outside the theater. Satisfied that the film was a hit, he was wheeled back to his Fifth Avenue apartment. Cohan died in 1942, having had this brief glimpse of his biographical film. The rollicking musical is truly a celebration of a life dedicated to music and patriotism. — P. Lacouture

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port. In December 1876, Bartholdi married Jeanne-Emilie Baheux de Puysieux in the parlor of LaFarge’s home. Richard Morris Hunt, architect of so many Newport mansions, spent years drafting plans for the pedestal; it was finally completed in 1886, with a last minute infusion of funds from Joseph Pulitzer. Hunt’s granite pedestal became

an architectural monument in its own right, yet exists in harmony with the colossus above it. Henry Bedlow, mayor of Newport from 1876-1879 and owner of the Malbone estate, was a descendent of Isaac Bedloo of New Amsterdam, the first owner of Bedloe’s Island, where the Statue now stands in New York Harbor.

The Declaration of Independence is read each Fourth of July on the steps of the Colony House by a member of the Rhode Island Sons of the American Revolution, most fitting because the Declaration was read to Rhode Island colonists for the first time from those steps - in July 1776. The Sons of the Revolution was founded in 1876 by citizens wishing to broaden participation in preserving the American heritage on the eve of the country’s centennial. The Rhode Island chapter was formed in 1896 by prominent Newport gentlemen, including: W. Walter Sherman, John P. Sanborn, E.W. Higher, Frederick Tompkins, Horatio R. Storer, Frederick P. Garrettson, Risbrough Hammett Tilley, David Stevens, William Green Ward,

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Fourth of July – Newport Style Newport will celebrate the nation’s independence with a full schedule of family-friendly festivities on the 4th of July. Most of the events take place in and around Washington Square, especially fitting because the Square was the hub of colonial Newport. It was from the Colony House steps that Rhode Island renounced its allegiance to the British Crown on May 4, 1776 - the first of the colonies to do so. It was also on those steps that the Declaration of Independence was read to Rhode Island colonists for the first time - in July 1776. Washington Square Celebration – visitors are welcome to bring blankets and chairs and a picnic to celebrate our nation’s birthday – Newport style ln the square.


Blueberry pie is ever popular. (File photo by Kirby Vacarelli)



9 a.m. Artillery Company of Newport marches to the gravesite of William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence O 9:30 a.m. Common Burial Ground Gravesite Tribute to William Ellery O 9:45 a.m. Bike Parade from Common Burial Ground to Washington Square O10 a.m. Newport Community Band Patriotic Concert – outside, Washington Square O 10 a.m. “Abe Lincoln Speaks: My Early Life up to the Presidency,” lecture




and Q&A, Colony House O 10:30 a.m. Pie Eating Contest, beneath Oliver Hazard Perry statue O 11 a.m. Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Colony House steps O 11:30 a.m. “Abe Lincoln Speaks: My Gettysburg Address: The How and the Why” lecture and Q&A, Colony House O Noon Artillery Company of Newport Cannon Salute and Ringing of the Bells of Independence Meet President Lincoln The Newport Historical Society offers free events at both the top and bottom of Washington Square. Interpreter Fred Zilian will portray President Abraham Lincoln at the Colony House. ‘President Lincoln’ will speak about his life and offer thoughts on ‘current day’ America at 10 and 11:30 a.m. At the bottom of the Square, at the Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, “The Greatest Trial: Lincoln, Newport and the Civil War” exhibit will be open to the public free of charge. The display features Civil War era artifacts and photographs, as well as first-hand accounts of Newporters at home and in the field. Rose Island Barbecue Rose Island celebrates the Fourth with an unforgettable evening (5:3010:30 p.m.) of great food and music on the island that’s ‘a mile offshore and a




century in the past,’ with a barbecue, lawn games, lighthouse tours, and a spectacular view of the fireworks. Visit for tickets. Fireworks Newport’s Fourth of July fireworks will be fired from the northern end of Fort Adams at approximately 9 p.m. Great views are available all along the waterfront and across the harbor. The Vanderbilt Grace and Hotel Viking have special rooftop fireworks viewing events scheduled. Nearby Events Wednesday, July 3, Bristol’s 4th of July Celebration Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., over Bristol Harbor, july4thbristolri. com Thursday, July 4, Bristol’s 4th of July Parade, 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, starts at corner of Chestnut and Hope streets, ends on High Street, Thursday, July 4, Escobar’s Farm Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., 133 Middle Road, Portsmouth, (rain date Jul. 5), privately funded by Louis Escobar, donations welcome, Saturday, July 6, Jamestown’s Fireworks, 9 p.m., Mackerel Cove Beach, off Beavertail Road, (rain date July 13), community funded, donations accepted,


Looking Back: Washington Square Fun Facts Who Was Peanut Joe? We know this early Newport character was a fixture in Washington Square, where he sold peanuts in every season, rain or shine. Yet his origins and life remain a mystery. There is no record of his existence at City Hall. If you know anything about Peanut Joe Brangazio (is he your great uncle?), please contact the Newport Historical Society!

(Postcards courtesy of the Newport Historical Society)

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Getting Around Did you know that Washington Square has long been the hub of trade, entertainment and transportation in Newport? Since1639 the Square has witnessed carriages and horses, boatloads of ferry passengers, bicycles, trolleys, cars and buses. The streetcar visible in this postcard traveled between Newport and Providence from 1906 until 1925. Today as part of the “Complete Streets” initiative, a balance is being struck between pedestrian and automobile traffic, in the hope of serving everyone’s needs.

This Atlantic Fleet Block Party on August 6, 1905 brought huge crowds to Washington Square to watch a parade and enjoy the Fleet Week festivities cheek by jowl under sparkling lights. During the1910 Fleet Week, the city hosted a three-day clambake, serving quahogs to more than12,000 sailors. Let’s re-create this scene on July 4 as we celebrate the birth of our nation in Washington Square–where the Declaration of Independence was first read to colonial Newport in 1776.


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On Washington Square Downtown Newport 10 AM • July 4 th 2013 The Program Includes: Newport Artillery Co. 21-Gun Salute Music by Newport Concert Band, led by Peter Davis Traditional Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Complimentary American Flags and Free Booklet Edition of the Declaration of Independence to all attendees

Also Thursday July 4th at 9:00 AM Special Graveside Salute to Newporter William Ellery

Who signed the Declaration of Independence (Common Burying Ground – Farewell Street)

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Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720. “My Little Pony” Book Signing Illustrator Mary Jane Begin signs copies of “Under the Sparkling Sea,” the newest in ‘My Little Pony’ series, National Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Ave., 3-5 p.m., 401-851-8949, Polo Newport vs. Boston, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., 401-847-7090, nptpolo. com. Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, June 28 for details. All Heart at Grand All Heart, a Heart tribute band, plays free concert, 18+, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 401-849-5100,

Sunday June 30 C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Regatta See Thursday, June 27 for details. Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546,

580 thames street, wellington square 401.619.4848

Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd, Middletown, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, 401-849-7300, Redwood Music Series Pianist I-heung Lee, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., members $5, non-members $15, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, NIMfest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with The Sour Mash Boys, country swing, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free.

Monday July 1

Rose Island Lighthouse Tours Tour the lighthouse museum and grounds, daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rose Island access through James-

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A summer of sun, surf, sand and the sounds of great music kicks off at Easton’s Beach on Tuesday, July 2 with the start of the City of Newport’s Family Night Concert Series. Avenue A will play a 90-minute free concert of swing and jazz beginning at 6 p.m. Families are welcome to park for free, play on the beach, bring a picnic or visit Easton’s Beach Snack Bar, and enjoy the best Newport has to offer – family entertainment at its finest. 175 Memorial Blvd. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be rescheduled. Call 401-845-5810 after 4 p.m. for updates.

town-Newport ferry, 401-8474242, Whitehorne Museum The Samuel Whitehorne House is home to some of the best examples of 18th century Newport and Rhode Island furniture, 416 Thames St., tours run ThursdayMonday, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-849-7300, Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as “Rogue’s Island” as you stroll through Newport, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770, Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House and Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401-841-8770, Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Laconia Muskrats, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., 401-845-6832,

Tuesday July 2

Pre-K Storytime Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 p.m., 401841-8770, Dinoman Dinosaurs Kids’ summer reading event, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401-423-7280,



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Beach Concert Series The City of Newport’s Family Night series kicks off with Avenue A playing swing and jazz, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

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

Wednesday July 3

Mother Goose Time Jamestown Philomenian Library hosts 30-minute play-based program with nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs, and books for children from birth to 2 years with caregiver, 26 North Rd., 10:15 a.m., 401-423-7280. Souls & Stones Walking Tour Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art, learn about the diverse people buried there, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770. Rough Point Tour Guided tour of Doris Duke’s Newport home, includes the exhibit, “A Career of Giving: The Surprising Legacy of Doris Duke,” 680 Bellevue Ave., tours run Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 401849-7300, Teen Crafts Make scratch CDs, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 11:30 a.m., all welcome, 401683-9457. “Yankee Doodle Dandy” Free screening of classic hit, sponsored by Newport This Week, Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, 2 p.m., Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., Teen Movie Kids’ summer reading program movie, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401423-7280, Oliver Hazard Perry Exhibit Opening reception for “Oliver Hazard Perry: The Hero of Lake Erie,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-6 p.m., 401-847-0292,

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For more information about these restaurants, please see their display ads found on the pages of this week’s edition of Newport This Week. 1) Ben’s Chili Dogs, 158 Broadway, Newport 2) Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport 3) Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport 4) Salvation Cafe, 140 Broadway, Newport 5) PJ2Go, 88 Broadway, Newport 6) The Deli, 66 Broadway, Newport 7) Pour Judgement, 32 Broadway, Newport 8) Tavern on Broadway, 16 Broadway, Newport 9) One Eighty Bar & Grille, 10 Broadway, Newport 10) Newport Dinner Train, 19 America’s Cup Ave., Newport 11) Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport 12) Pineapple’s On the Bay/Hyatt Regency, Newport 13) Busker’s Irish Pub, 178 Thames St., Newport 14) Aloha Cafe, 18 Market Square, Newport 15) The Wharf Pub, 31 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 16) Diego’s, 11 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 17) The Port Grille & Raw Bar, 359 Thames St, Newport 18) O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport 19) Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport 20) One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport 21) Genie’s Lounge, 94 William St., Newort 22) La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., Npt. 23) Canfield House, 5 Memorial Blvd., Npt. 24) Easton’s Beach Snack Bar, 175 Memorial Blvd., Npt. 25) Flo’s Clam Shack, 44 Wave Ave., Middletown 26) Atlantic Grille, 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown

Other Area Restaurants & Dining Options Not Within Map Area

Mama Leone’s Pizzeria Ristorante 150 Connell Hwy., Newport Newport Grand 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., Newport Anthony’s Seafood 963 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown Coddington Brewing Company 210 Coddington Hwy., Middletown Custom House Coffee 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown International House of Pancakes 159 W. Main Rd., Middletown Rhea’s Inn & Restaurant 120 West Main Rd., Middletown   Sweet Berry Farm 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown The Montaup Grille 500 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth


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Bistro 162 is a recent addition to Broadway’s diverse restaurant scene. Executive chef Mark Glaister Knight moved to Newport from Jamaica in 2000, and he is bringing island style to this European/American bistro. Knight, 35, was influenced by his mother, a caterer, and attended the Runaway Bay Heart culinary school on his home island. After working at Sandals Resort in Jamaica, he came to Newport, where he has worked at the Mooring and the Clarke Cooke House. Knight enjoys spending time with his wife Chelly, a singer for the local reggae group The Ravers, and their nine-year old daughter Zaniya. Cooking is about making people happy and delivering that “wow factor” when they get the food. I was raised to believe that cooking is an art. You have to have the passion for it. My pet peeve in the kitchen is when people freak out. It makes no sense to do that. Even if I’m stressed, I’ll never show it because you are just going to make whoever it is you are working with feel the same way. I cook for my family at home. My daughter loves Jamaican food like curry goat and jerk chicken, but my wife does not. I’ll make Chinese food, Thai Shrimp Nachos – I cook everything for them. I’m a soccer player, that’s my love. I used to play for my country, but I tore something in my knee. I started as a goalkeeper, then I moved to mid-field, and then I played striker. I play here in the summertime. Back home when you’re learning to cook in a restaurant they won’t teach you everything because people are afraid that you are going to take their job. So you really have to pay attention to what the chef is doing. The home cooked meal I crave the most is my mom’s stewed beans. We normally have it on Wednesdays. In Jamaica, Sunday is a big family meal day, so you have the most expensive food then. Mondays we have leftovers, Fridays we do take-out, Saturday is a good soup day. But Wednesday is usually a good comfort food day, so my mom would make stewed peas with pig tail, red kidney beans, and some white rice. One of the best food experiences I had was the first time I ate jerk pork. I’ve loved it ever since. I’ll order it whenever I can and eat it cold out of the fridge like some people eat cold pizza. When people think of jerk they always think it’s spicy. It is supposed to be spicy, but you have to taste the food too. You want the spice at the end of it, and then you have a nice cold Red Stripe. My guilty pleasure is salted caramel. I have a sweet tooth. I like cotton candy too. My wife buys it for me in tubs when she’s out, and she’ll hide it on me, but I find it. My ultimate career goal would be to open my own restaurant with a nice open kitchen. It would be a Caribbean/Asian style restaurant. An item in the kitchen I can’t go without is my tongs. They are my hands. You have to have good tools in the kitchen. My favorite cookbook is “The French Laundry Cookbook,” by Thomas Keller. He takes food and elevates it to the next level. He cooks from the heart. If you want to be an up-and-coming chef, that’s a book you want. We source our ingredients fresh. We use Sid Wainer & Son,

Chef Mark Glaister Knight of Bistro 162. (Photo by Jonathan Clancy)

TO GO: Bistro 162 162 Broadway, Newport 401-619-5955 and Sweet Berry Farm; we have a mushroom guy who comes in from Connecticut, and a tomato guy that comes in during the summer. We use Dole & Bailey for our steaks; they are the number one steak company in the United States; it’s all grass-fed, no hormones, and it’s naturally euthanized. I’m a sauce and soup guy. That’s the hardest thing to do in a restaurant. I make a nice chilled tomato soup or red beet soup. I made a wild berry soup with Champagne cream. I could make soup and sauces forever. An ingredient that doesn’t get used enough in America is bananas. We use green bananas a lot in the Caribbean, and in European countries too. We make banana chips or banana mash. I love the snow; most Caribbean people do. I love to go snowboarding. My daughter loves it too. We like to go to Sunday River. When we eat out we like to go to Thames Street Kitchen. That’s my favorite restaurant right now. It’s a hidden gem. Tyler cooks with his heart. The fine dining upstairs at the Clarke Cooke House is on another level as well. Ted is an amazing chef too. I cooked for Tom Cruise when I worked at Sandals. I cooked for some famous people at the Cooke House as well: the Prince of Monaco and Warren Buffet. There are quite a few big names that sneak up to the Cooke House. If I could cook for anyone it would be my dad. He ran one of the top three architect construction groups in Jamaica. I was his only son, and I didn’t follow in his footsteps; I grew up with my mom who was a caterer. He was a phenomenal cook, but he never tasted my cooking. I hate baking, but my favorite dessert is a good piece of Black Forest cake. That’s what I had for my wedding day. We did cupcakes; my wife had red velvet and I had Black Forest. Jonathan Clancy, of Middletown, has over ten years experience in the food industry.

Polenta & Wild Mushrooms Ingredients 1 cup milk 2 cups water pinch of cayenne pepper 1 bay leaf whole kosher salt 1 cup polenta 4 sage leaves, finely chopped ¼ cup mascarpone extra-virgin olive oil 4 tbsp. grated parmigiano 2 oz. each – portobello, king trumpet, and maitake mushrooms, cherry tomatoes (sliced in half), arugula Fig balsamic dressing Directions In a saucepan combine the milk, water, bay leaf, and cayenne. Bring the mixture to a boil over low heat and season generously with salt. Take the seasoning to the edge of saltiness. Once the liquid is at a boil, sprinkle in the polenta whisking constantly. Once the polenta has combined, switch to a wooden spoon and stir frequently until thickening. Taste polenta. If still grainy, add milk or water and cook to thicken again; repeat until polenta feels smooth in mouth (about 30 minutes). Remove bay leaf and stir in chopped sage and mascarpone. Line a 7 x 7-inch square pan with plastic wrap. Pour polenta in pan and cover with plastic wrap, smooth on polenta surface. Chill in refrigerator (2 hours). Remove polenta and cut into desired shape and sauté with oil on medium heat on both sides (about 20 minutes). Sauté mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and arugula in separate pan. Plate polenta on a bed of arugula and mushrooms, tomatoes on side. Drizzle fig balsamic dressing on top and serve.


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Saturday, June 29 Bistro 162–Jazz Duo-Bobby Ferreira & Conny Williams, 8-11 p.m. Clarke Cooke House–DJ Corey Fifth Element–The Bob Kendall Band, 10 p.m. Greenvale Vineyard–Dick Lupino, Debra Mann, Dave Zinno, Vin Pagano, 1-4 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m. Long Wharf Mall–Amy Kucharik, 1-5 p.m. Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–Flock of Assholes Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Rumors, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Center–All Heart-A Heart Tribute Band, 9 p.m. One Eighty⁰–To Be Announced, 9:30 p.m. Pineapples on the Bay–Jesse Liam Dou, 6-9 p.m. Rhumbline–Dawn Chung, 6:30 p.m. The Port–Alger Mitchell, 2-6 p.m.; McMurphy’s, 8-12

Sunday, June 30 Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music, 6-10 p.m. Fifth Element–Chuck Natasha, noon O’Brien’s Pub – Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. One Eighty–Los Duderinos, 8:30 p .m. One Pelham East–The Vudu Sister, 6-9 p.m. Pineapples on the Bay–Frank Romanelli, 6-9 p.m. The Port–Diesel, 3-7

Monday, July 1 Pineapples on the Bay–Bobby T, 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2 Fastnet–”Blue Monday” Newport Blues Cafe–Felix Brown The Wharf Pub–Acoustic Open Mic, 7 -10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3 Newport Grand– Karaoke, 8 p.m. Norey’s –Angela Laino & The Trix, 8 p.m. Sardella’s –Dick Lupino, Nancy Paolino, Mac Chrupcala, 7:30-10 p.m.

Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Melanie Laurent star in “Now You See Me,” rated PG-13.

Eisenberg as Magician By Patricia Lacouture The history of the illusionist dates back centuries and was immortalized by the 15th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch in “The Conjurer.” Most famous for another painting, “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” Bosch created complex canvases, often triptychs, that were, in themselves, illusory. A new take on illusionists comes in an entertaining new film called “Now You See Me.” Early in the film, we meet fledgling magician Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg of “The Social Network”). He invites his audiences to look very closely, and, at the same time, warns them, “The closer you look, the less you see.” Atlas and three other magicians receive mysterious Tarot cards, including the “High Priestess,” ”Love” and “Death,” with an invitation—an address and a time—inscribed on the backs. A barren room in a dingy New York City apartment suddenly shape-shifts, starting with a hologram and an abstract shape which fills with water and then evaporates into steam. Their initial uncertainty magnifies and then turns to wonderment. Recovering from nervousness and surprise, the three – Henley Reeves (Ilsa Fisher), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) and Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) – band together under the tutelage of Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine). When next seen, the young magicians, calling themselves “The Four Horsemen,” stride onto a stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, looking professional and confident. They inform their audience that, with its help, they plan to rob a bank—one that happens to be in Paris. Money rains in the imaginations of the delighted audience.

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One man, however, has been secretly filming the magic act, and he remains unmoved amid the mayhem. Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) is keenly interested in these four people, but his motives (and their awareness of him) form part of a complex puzzle. One of the themes explored in “Now You See Me” is the sometimes fragile line between law and disorder. As foot and car chase sequences ensue, characters’ true identities and allegiances become increasingly warped until one wonders if a genuine respect for law and order exists. Identity becomes as much an illusion as any of the impressive magic tricks. We get a glimpse of how the “tricks” work but never a full explanation. Illusionists—indeed all magicians—take an oath to never reveal their methods. The best clue lies in the word “misdirection,” which again harkens to the Bosch painting in which we can see a member of the supposed “audience” subtly deflecting the attention of the others away from too close scrutiny of the conjurer’s hands. Then there’s the element of a mysterious “Third Eye.” Mystics believe that a person with magical powers has their ‘third eye’ open, allowing them to see “the visionary fluid dance of all things.” Much about magic is speculation, but “Now You See Me” offers escapist viewing packed with thrills, questions, and a whole lot of fun. Patricia Lacouture teaches film studies at Salve Regina University. She completed her graduate studies in film at Boston University.

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See page 14-15 for complete listing of holiday festivities. Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Ocean State Waves, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., 401-845-6832, Fireworks 9 p.m., Newport Harbor.

Friday July 5

Create a Comic Book Character Eric Fulford shows how to make a comic book character ‘come alive,’ ages 4+, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, ‘Tween Event Dig Into Ancient Egypt with the summer reading program, make your own cartouche, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., ages 9-12, drop in, 401-8478720 x204.

dines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., 401-845-6832, Vinyl Grooves at Grand Rock, pop, country and soul, free concert at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 8:30 p.m., 18+, 401-849-5100,

Dedication Eve Gala Fundraiser for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s official sailing education vessel, Newport Shipyard, 6 p.m., honoring Vice Adm. Thomas Weschler, cocktails, entertainment, a dinner/dance and a live auction, ticketed event, call 401-841-0080 or email

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.,

New Murder Mystery “Portrait of a Killer,” family-friendly interactive whodunit with the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. debuts at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401-848-8200,

Family Tennis Weekend International Tennis Hall of Fame hosts family events during the qualifying tournament of the Tennis Hall of Fame Championships, 194 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-849-3990,

Steely Dan Tribute at Grand Hey Nineteen, Steely Dan tribute band, plays free concert at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, 401-849-5100,

Opening Reception All media juried show, “Abstractions IV,” opens at the Portsmouth Arts Gild, 2679 East Main Rd., 6-8 p.m., refreshments, 401-293-5278,

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Tall Ship Hull Dedication SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s official sailing education vessel, will make a weekend appearance before returning to Senesco Marine for completion, Alofsin Pier, Fort Adams State Park, dedication at 11 a.m., tours following ceremony till 4 p.m., free, 401-841-0080, ohpri. org. Saturday Book Club Discuss “Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal,” by Jeanette Winterson, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 11:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-683-9457. Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Inca Son, Long Wharf Mall, 1-5 p.m., free.

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Rum and Revolution Explore the changing role of alcohol in Newport through stories of taverns, distillers and rum runners during this downtown walking tour, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 3:30 p.m., 401-841-8770,

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The International Tennis Hall of Fame is accepting donations of usable tennis racquets to be distributed to youth groups and recreation programs this summer. The racquets will be used in youth tennis clinics hosted at the Hall of Fame during the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, and then distributed to various youth groups. For each usable racquet donated prior to July 5, the International Tennis Hall of Fame will award two complimentary vouchers that may be redeemed at the box office during the tournament for seats in the South Stands for matches to be held on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9. Usable racquets may be dropped off at the Tournament Office, 11 Memorial Blvd. The Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, which will be played July 8 -14, is the only men’s professional tennis tournament in New England, and the only tournament played on grass courts in North or South America. For more information regarding the Donate a Racquet Program, call the Tournament Office at 849-6053.

Polo Team USA vs. Ireland, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., 401-847-7090, nptpolo. com.

Asado Lamb Roast Post-polo outdoor supper with the teams, advance ticketing only, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 7:15 p.m., 401-847-7090,

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Bird Walk Jay Manning leads free guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401-846-2577, Family Tennis Weekend 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. See Saturday, July 6 for details. Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546, Open Mic Sunday Open mic at Custom House Coffee, 600 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 2-5 p.m., featured performers 3-3:45 p.m., 401-682-2600. NIMfest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with The Reprobates playing folk and Michael Troy singing traditional maritime tunes, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free.

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Pies and Purses Fundraiser

The Mount Zion AME Church’s department of music ministry will presents its first annual African American Music Celebration, “The Power of Song,” on Thursday, June 27 at the church, 31 Van Zandt Ave.

The Women’s Group of St. Mark Church, Jamestown will host a Pies & Purses Fundraiser to benefit Oklahoma tornado victims on Saturday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group is seeking contributions of gently used pocketbooks, designer bags and homemade pies. Monetary donations are also welcome (checks made out to St. Mark Church/Tornado Fund). Donations may be dropped off Friday, July 5, 9-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m., and on Saturday, July 6, 8-9 a.m. For more information call Judy at 401-4232497 or Eileen at 401-423-2435.

Single Moms Support Group Are you tired, frustrated, discouraged or overwhelmed by the dayto-day challenges of being a single mom? Evangelical Friends Church is offering a support group for single mothers beginning Tuesday, July 2, 6-8 p.m. Single Moms Renewed by God invites single mothers of all ages to enjoy a free meal, engage in community with other single mothers, and hear an inspiring message. Child care will be provided. The group will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the EFC, 70 Bliss Mine Rd., Middletown. For more information, call 401-924-3329.

Art and History Mix Newport Congregational Church, located at the corner of Pelham and Spring streets, is open to the public for viewing through September on Friday and Saturday, with informal tours provided from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Historic Landmark’s murals and stained glass windows by John La Farge, as well as the adaptive re-use projects by Rhode Island School of Design students will be on display. The RISD exhibition consists of models and drawings related to potential adaptive re-use scenarios for the historic sanctuary and art installations incorporating the La Farge artwork. Entry is from Pelham St. For more information, call 401-6195109.

Temple Shalom Summer Worship Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd., Middletown, will begin its bi-weekly summer worship schedule on Friday, June 28. Worship will be held every other Friday through August. Services on June 28 begin at 7:30 p.m. Shabbat services held July 12 and 26 and August 9 and 23 will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a pot luck dairy dinner, followed by informal worship at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the temple at 401846-9002.

Donations for Thrift Shop St. Paul’s Thrift Shop has a continuing need for donations of salable furniture and quality household items in good condition. All donations are tax deductible and support the job skills training program of St. Paul’s Thrift Shop and Church Community Housing Corporation. To donate, call the store at 401-847-8441 to schedule a pickup.

Trinity Church’s Men’s Bible Study meets Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Seamen’s Church Institute. The group, led by Paul Taylor and Brook Richards, is open to any men in the area who want thoughtful and intelligent discussion while studying God’s word. The study of the Gospel of Mark begins on Tuesday, making this an excellent time to join. Call 401-846-0660 for more information.

Ecclesia Consort Ecclesia Consort, a New England choral organization dedicated to preserving sacred choral music, will perform at a pre-festival concert at Portsmouth Abbey auditorium on Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. as part of the Newport Music Festival The concert includes music of Palestrina, Verdi, and American folk songs. Tickets to a 6:30 p.m. pre-concert reception to benefit the Malkovich Concert Fund and the performance are $75, and concert-only tickets are $20. The group will also perform at the July 12 Festival Opening Night Concert at The Breakers. Portsmouth Abbey is located at 285 Cory’s Ln, Portsmouth. The Breakers is at 44 Ochre Point Ave. Event ticketing at

Community Meals and Fellowship Area churches and organizations provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community. Upcoming meals include: 7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.

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7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 11:30 p.m.–St. Joseph’s R.C. 5 Mann Ave.

Jane Elizabeth Bosworth, 85, of Newport, passed away June 24, 2013 at the Newport Hospital surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late William Harold Bosworth. There will be a graveside service on Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at the Island Cemetery, 30 Warner St, Newport. Donations in her memory may made to The Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI, 02840. Dorothy Elizabeth Burt, 69, of Portsmouth, passed away June 23, 2013 at the Philip Huliter Inpatient Center in Providence. She was employed by the Naval Underwater Systems Center in Newport for 24 years. Donations in her memory may be made to Save a Lab, info@ or Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. Sheila Cory, 67, of Newport, passed away June 15, 2013 at home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Newport County Mental Health Center Community Support Program, 65 Valley Rd., Middletown, RI 02842. Janice D. Lema, 69, of Middletown, passed away June 18, 2013 surrounded by family. She was the husband of retired Middletown

Police Captain, Frank J. Lema, Sr. Donations in her memory may be made to RI Pink Heals, 53 Providence St., Suite 5, West Warwick, RI 02893. Jean V. Meys, 84, of Middletown, passed away June 23, 2013 at Grand Islander Health Care Center Middletown. She was the wife of CDR Charles P. Meys, USN Ret. Calling hours will be on Thursday, June 27 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service and burial will take place in New Jersey at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Middletown Rescue Wagon Fund, 239 Wyatt Rd, Middletown, RI 02842. Rev. Msgr. Martin Joseph Murphy III, 83, passed away June 22, 2013 at the Village House, Newport. He was the husband of the late Anabeth S. Murphy and previously married to Janet Lee Murphy of Lancaster, Penn. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Donations in his memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. 412, Newport. Kristen K. (Lathan) Papetti, 52, of Hartford, Conn., passed away June 19, 2013. She was the daughter of Carla (Jordan) Lathan of Newport, and the late James R. Lathan.

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5 p.m.–St. Paul’s Methodist (bag meal at door) (by Graceway Community) 12 Marlborough St.

Monique M. Raduano, 47, of Portsmouth, passed away June 21, 2013 with family by her side. She is survived by her parents, Joseph and Elaine Raduano of Portsmouth. Friends may attend services on Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. in the Hambly Funeral Home, 30 Red Cross Ave. A celebration of her life will follow at the Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to Columbia University Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, 1051 Riverside Dr., Unit 69, New York, NY 10032. Joseph Raposa, Jr., 87, of Portsmouth and Naples, Fla., passed away June 21, 2013 at Sakonnet Bay Manor in Tiverton, RI. He was husband of the late H. Marjorie (Finnegan) Raposa. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth. Donations may be made to St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871. Complete obituary notices available for a nominal fee. For more information, call 847-7766, ext. 103

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Jamestown Summer Series The Jamestown Yacht Club held the second race of its Summer Series on Tuesday, June 25. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan; 2. Samba, Quest30, Tristan Mouligne; 3. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 4. Breakaway, J/35, Paul Grimes; 5. Bella, Highland 32, Mark Nannini. B Class: 1. Brigadoon X, Nimble 30, Robert Morton; 2. Aurora, Tartan 41, Andrew & Julie Kallfelz; 3. Spirit, J/925, EC Helme; 4. Luna, Albin Nova, Chris Brown & Samira Hakki; 5. Rhapsody, J/30, Bill Kneller; 6. Phantom, J/80, Victor Bell; 7. Floating Point, CTM Frers 40, Roy Guay. C Class: 1. Conundrum, J/22, Alice & Bill Porter; 2. Bearly Muven, J/24, Mike/Lindsey Nahmias; 3. Big, J/24, M Buechner/P O’Connell; 4. Fast Lane, J/24, Harry & Ann Lane; 5. Blues eRacer, J/22, Louis Mariorenzi. D Class: 1. Time Bandit, Metal Mast 30, Robert Fadden; 2. Grace, Shields, John Burnham; 3. Duck Soup, C&C 37/40 XL, Bill Clavin; 4. Four Suns, Swan 41, Charles Beal; 5. Lynx, J/29, Dennis Nixon; 6. Allegro, Kettenburg PC, Richard Eberhard; 7. Chairman Arafat, P Electra, Rob Bestoso; 8. Second Wind, Seidelmann 30T, Stephen Parfet; 9. Urubamba, Sabre 28, Julio DiGiando; 10. Sonadora, Najad 390, Baines/Cook/ Gooding; 11. Mad Czech, Chaser 33, Jan Trousilek V; 12. Magic Roundabout, Jeanneau 35, Winston Knight.

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REEL REPORT Local Angler Joins 50-Pound Bass Club By Tim Flaherty Middletown angler Dave Cunningham has been on a decadelong quest for the “fifty pounder.” His years of effort were rewarded last week when he landed a 52-pound, 50-inch striped bass using live eels at Southwest Ledge on Block Island. On the same trip, Cunningham landed and released seven bass in the 30s and one at 43 pounds. The odds of a recreational fisherman catching a 50-pound bass are one in a million. Cunningham cashed in on the strongest tide of the year, which occurred last week due to the tidal influence of the perigee moon, the biggest full moon of the year. Huge tides such as those last week create bottom turbulence and rip currents, stirring up sea life, which attracts predators including big bass. Rising water temperature also affects the bass bite. This winter brought abundant cold weather that lasted well into the spring, keeping water temperatures lower than usual and delaying the spring fish migration. Just two weeks ago, the water temperature on oceanside was 49 degrees. Thanks to last week’s abundant sunshine, it rose to 58 degrees, still lower than normal. These cooler water temperatures held many fish up the bay where the water temperatures are in the 60s and there are plenty of small baitfish. Sam Toland of Sam’s Bait and Tackle reported that many bass in the 15- to 25-pound range were keeping the lines of many upper bay anglers tight all last week. But by late in the week, there were several confirmed reports of big bass arriving here. Steve Ponte, a Middletown angler, landed twin 40-pound fish by drifting chunks near Sachuest Point on Friday evening. He reported that other anglers there were getting big fish drifting live eels. School bass have been reported at the reefs and on the corners of Second Beach. Big bass at Southwest Ledge have been reported for weeks. Mark Flaherty of Portsmouth, who captains the fishing boat Play’n Hooky, had a fine time fishing the Bristol Narrows with Chuck Dietz. On their three-hour trip, they caught and released more than 20 school bass.

More than 2,000 Rhode Islanders have shown their support of environmental education by purchasing Rhode Island’s specialty “osprey” license plate. Half of the $41.50 fee goes to fund Save The Bay and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island education programs. “Conservation Through Education” is more than a slogan. It’s one of the most important ways Save The Bay

scup at Sachuest Refuge as well. Ken Lacey has been getting some nice “blueheads” (black sea bass) drifting squid off the bottom at Cormorant Rock South. Sea bass has become a favorite species of many anglers. It has a sweet buttery flavor that is hard to beat. Local chefs have great difficulty acquiring black sea bass as big city restaurants are getting most of the supply. Last week, a Providence restaurant was charging $65 a plate for sea bass. Tight lines! Capt. Tim, of Flaherty Charters, Castle Hill, Newport, is an island native who taught high school and college-level history. He has been angling for more than 50 years, following his father, Frank Flaherty.

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Fluke fishing has been slow in the bay and out front. The squid run here has been abysmal this year, which may have negative effects on local fluke catches. Rumors are circulating that offshore draggers swept up thousands of tons of squid which greatly reduced the squid in the bay area. Pat Heaney of City by the Sea Charters continues to find big fluke in the bay up to ten pounds, but he reported he had to work hard to fill the box last week on several trips. Last week we picked up several jumbo fluke drifting near the Pell Bridge, but the bite was slow. Shore anglers had fun fishing the rocky shoreline of Fort Adams and Ocean Drive, landing many jumbo scup. Sand worms and squid are the preferred bait. Try a #3 circle hook to increase your catch rate. Shore anglers have been taking

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The recent nesting of a pair of Piping Plovers and the successful hatching of three chicks has caused quite a stir at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge and on Sachuest Beach. This is the first pair of plovers to nest in this area in approximately three years. Piping Plovers are protected under the Endangered Species Act, which provides penalties for taking, harassing or harming them or their nesting habitat. Piping Plovers were very common along the Atlantic Coast during the 19th century, but were driven to the brink of extinction by hunters for the hat-making industry in the early 20th century. Protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty in 1918, the species rebounded and recovered by the 1940s. However, the population has drastically declined since then due to increased development of commercial and residential properties along coastal beaches, and recreational use of beaches. The latest survey puts the Atlantic Coast population at about 1,000 pairs. The average adult Piping Plover is 7.25 inches long and has a wingspan of about 19 inches. Breeding adults have plumage that is pale gray above and white below, which allows them to blend in perfectly with their sandy beach and rocky habitats. They have a blacktipped orange bill, pale face, orange-yellow legs and a black neck ring, which may be partial in some males. They produce a call that is a soft, high-pitched “pee” or “pee-lo.” They will also “pipe” plaintive belllike whistles to warn away interlopers or predators. After a pair has completed their mating rituals and established a nesting territory, they will form a depression in the sand somewhere above the high tide line, close to the dunes. This process is known as “scratching,” and when the nest area is fully formed, the birds may line it with bits of shell and small stones. The nests are so well camouflaged that they are easily stepped on by beachgoers. The female will lay an average of four eggs which will hatch in about 25 days. Three chicks hatched approximately 11 days ago, June 16, Father’s Day, and have been under the watchful eyes of both their parents and a cadre of volunteer plover monitors. Piping Plover chicks, like most shorebirds, are precocial, meaning that the young birds are covered with down and are capable of moving about when hatched. The chicks are very small, about the size of a cotton ball, and blend in well with their surroundings. They also are easily stepped

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Things You Can Do To Help Protect Piping Plovers n  Respect all areas fenced or posted for protection of wildlife. n Do not approach or linger near Piping Plovers or their nests. n If pets are permitted on beaches used by Piping Plovers, keep them leashed. n Don’t leave or bury trash or food scraps on beaches. Garbage attracts predators which may prey upon Piping Plover eggs or chicks. on by beachgoers. The young birds follow their parents to the water’s edge to forage for marine worms, crustaceans and insects that they take from the sand. They need to feed constantly because they will fledge (learn to fly) within 30 days. The chicks face many obstacles as they mature to fledgling status. Predators such as gulls, skunks, raccoons and others will attempt to pluck the small birds from their parents. When predators or intruders come close, the young birds will squat motionless on the sand. The adults will attempt to attract the attention of the intruders to themselves, often by feigning a broken wing. The parents will sacrifice themselves to protect their young. The most dangerous interaction that the chicks have to face is with beachgoers. Human disturbance may interrupt feeding which can stress juvenile birds during critical times in their development and cause their deaths. According to Nick Ernst, Piping Plover Monitoring Specialist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “This is an important time in the development of the plover chicks. Our

volunteer monitors educate the public on the importance of protecting Piping Plover habitats and their young.” During the past few days one of the chicks has disappeared for unknown reasons. Shirley Lally, a Piping Plover monitor for the past decade, worries that people are “loving the plovers to death. These little creatures have to feed at the water’s edge, which at low tide is quite a distance. High tide brings the water right up to the roped off area, but at low tide folks are standing at the rope to catch a glimpse of the family. This intimidates the birds and sends them into hiding. Also beachgoers are putting their chairs right next to the roped off area which also causes intimidation. The chicks have to feed constantly or they will die. They will fledge in less than 3 weeks and be safer then, if people leave them alone.” Other issues encountered by the monitors include people walking in the roped area during high tide, Frisbees and footballs falling into the nesting region, and dog owners who allow their dogs to run into the restricted zone. The monitoring program is still in need of volunteers. Anyone wishing to volunteer, or to become a volunteer at Sachuest Point NWR, should contact USFWS Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Lang: sarah_, 401-847-5511 or stop by the Sachuest Point Visitor’s Center daily from 10 a.m.-4p.m. Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.


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50’ - 5/8” Garden Hose


5 Gallon Driveway Sealer

5 Gallon Driveway Sealer

Optimum Pro 8 Yr no stir formula

Airport Grade 4 Yr

Master Cook®




4/$ Portable Gas Grill

5’ Standard 100% cotton terry Compare $8



5’ Fancy Bamboo Patio Torch

•Uses 16.5 oz propane cylinders •Folds & lock with carry handle Compare $49.99

3Pk Replacement $ Wick.........................

Value Packs: 10pk 22” Glow Necklaces....$5 25pk 8” Glow Bracelets........$5 10pk 4” Slim Lightsticks........$4 48pk Glow Mega Party Kit:

8 pairs earrings, 8 pairs eyeglasses, 8 pc 4” Slim Glow Sticks, 16 pc bracelets & 8 pc 22” Glow Necklaces........................................$10 *Value packs not included


6’ Heavyweight Jacquard 100% cotton Compare $12




Giant Lasagna Pan Nationally Advertised Name Brand Ladies & Men’s Sunglasses!

5 $2



Values to $50

Values to $12.99

5 Pc. Resin Patio Set




Peanut Butter Pretzels, 24 oz........ 4.99 Wise Potato Chips, 9.75-10 oz.......1.50 American Pirate’s Booty, 4 oz.............................. 2.00 Flags With wood shaft Pennsylvania Hand Held Dutch Pretzels, 10-12 oz.................... 1.35 12”x 18” 4”x6”.......40¢ Beanitos, 6 oz.......................................... 2.00 6”x9”.......70¢


Sticks, bracelets, eyeglasses, necklaces, whistle, mouthpiece, earrings.






Buy 1 at $1.00*


6’ Fiber Reactive Prints

Cotton velour Compare $20



6.5’ Famous Catalog Label Rugby Stripe Extra wide, super thick Compare $29



Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Broad Spectrum 4 oz, SPF 30

Age Shield Face Sunblock

3 oz, SPF 90+ Compare $10.49

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SALE DATES: THURSDAY, JUNE 27 THRU WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013 All Stores Open Thursday-Saturday 8am-10pm; Sunday 9am-8pm; Monday-Wednesday 8am-9pm

Suncare Sprays & Lotions 3-5 oz, Assorted SPF’s Compare $9.99-$11.99

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The June 27, 2013 edition of Newport This Week


The June 27, 2013 edition of Newport This Week