The City of Newport has announced that the Red Cross will be providing 400 hot meals to anyone affected by the ongoing gas outage at the Gaudet Middle School Warming Shelter beginning tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 pm.

Meals must be eaten on site, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please enter on Turner Road, and if you need transportation, RIPTA is now offering free service to anyone on Aquidneck Island. For route information, visit

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