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Just four months after opening, Mr. Tim’s Kid Corner on the corner of Spring Street and Broadway has been forced to close due to damages sustained during the gas outage.

“Due to the destructive situation of Newport having no heating fuel during an extreme cold snap, pipes in our building froze and then burst wide open, destroying Kid Corner’s play room resources,” their website stated this week. “We have been forced to permanently close”.

Mr. Tim’s Kid Corner, which was owned by Tim Johnson, served as a play room and place for children to gather and just be kids.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.

He 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 is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.