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Emergency Warming Center Opened at Maritime Center

The City of Newport’s Emergency Management team opened an emergency overnight warming center at the Newport Maritime Center on Feb. 2.

The Maritime Center, located in the lower level of the Armory Building at 365 Thames St. will be open overnight on Friday and Saturday, and is intended to augment the City’s network of daytime warming centers and community-based social service providers.

Weekend operating hours are: Friday, Feb. 3 from 7 p.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 4 from 7 p.m. – 8 a.m.

Unfortunately, the emergency warming center isn’t allowed to have cots because it changes the fire code that applies and they are not approved for cots. However, people will be given chairs and blankets.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is providing supplies and they can use new or good, clean blankets. If you have blankets to donate, please drop them off at the MLK Center Monday-Friday.


The City’s other Daytime designated warming centers are:

Newport Public Library
300 Spring Street
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Edward King House
35 King Street
 Monday–Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Florence Gray Community Center
Main Lobby
1 Shimoda Way
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Donovan Manor
Chapel Street Lobby
19 Chapel Street
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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