The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (MLK Center) has provided the following information in regards to their upcoming events and services during the gas emergency.

“The Center uses gas for heating/cooking but has additional electric heat pumps to help warm the building. We have minimal heat but it’s chilly. If you are coming to the Center, dress warmly.

Starting tomorrow morning, Wed. 1/22, we’ll be open as much as we can be:

Breakfast ProgramOpen, limited meal

Food Pantry OpenWednesday: 10am – 2pm and 4pm – 6:30 pmFriday: 10am – 2pm

Food 2 Friends:Regular Tuesday & Thursday delivery schedule 


AfterSchool: Cancelled (Newport Public Schools closed remainder of week).

LivFit Cooking Class: Cancelled 

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