Wondering about all the sirens throughout Newport earlier this afternoon? The caravan of firetrucks, ambulances, and police vehicles, was actually a display of support for local healthcare workers at both Newport Hospital and local nursing homes and assisted living facilities, according to a spokesperson for the City of Newport.

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