The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement in response to expected bitter cold conditions this weekend. It is anticipated that temperatures will drop down into the single digits overnight Saturday and could even fall below zero. Additionally, with the projected blustery weather wind chill values as low as negative twenty-five degrees are possible during this timeframe.

The locations listed below will be open, as indicated, for those needing to seek relief from the cold.

Please pass this message on to others in the community that might not have the ability to access or receive this communication, but would benefit from its content.

  • Newport Housing Authority
    • The Florence Gray Community Center    Main Lobby
    • 1 Shimoda Way
    • Newport, RI 02840
    • Monday-Friday           8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Donovan Manor        Chapel Street Side
    • 19 Chapel Street
    • Newport, RI 02840
    • Monday-Friday           8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Seamen’s Church Institute
    • 18 Market Square
    • Newport, RI 02840
    • Monday – Saturday    7:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Sunday                        7:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Seamen’s Church Institute will remain open 24 hours a day over this weekend, beginning 7:00 am,  Saturday, February 13. 2016 until 7:00 am, Monday, February 15, 2016
  • Newport Public Library
    • 300 Spring Street
    • Newport, RI 02840
    • Monday                       12:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    • Tuesday – Thursday    9:30 am to 9:00 pm
    • Friday & Saturday      9:30 am to 6:00 pm
    • Sunday                        1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Edward King House
    • 35 King Street
    • Newport, RI  02840
    • Monday-Friday           9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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