Public Works

The City of Newport Public Works Department will be closed January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Monday’s Residential Garbage route will run on Tuesday January 19, 2021.

Tuesday’s Residential Garbage route will run on Wednesday January 20, 2021.

The Public Works Department will be back on its regular Residential Garbage Route on Thursday and Friday.

Give Blood

The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up this January, during National Blood Donor Month, to urge individuals – especially those who have recovered from COVID-19 – to give blood and to help tackle the national convalescent plasma shortage. Right now, more donors are needed to help hospital patients.

During this critical time, the Red Cross and NFL are thrilled to offer all those who come to donate an opportunity to receive a special thank you this month. Those who come to donate blood or platelets this January will be automatically entered to win two tickets to next year’s Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles. In addition, those who come to give by January 20, will also be automatically entered to win the Big Game at Home package for an awesome viewing experience safely at home, with a 65-inch television and a $500 gift card to put toward food and fun.

Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood today with the American Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or activating the Blood Scheduling Skill for Amazon Alexa.

As COVID-19 cases have risen across the U.S., so has the need for convalescent plasma – leading to a shortage of this potentially lifesaving blood product. Individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 may have antibodies in their plasma that could provide a patient’s immune system the boost it needs to beat the virus.

Newport City Council

The next Newport City Council meeting will be held on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6 p.m. at the City of Newport Municipal Building.

Business Start Up Kits Available

Communities Unlimited, the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Newport Economic Development Commission have been working with a group of local volunteers to design the ultimate guide to help start a business in Newport. For more information on the Business Start Up Kit, contact the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-523-3618 or the Newport Economic Development Commission at 870-523-1009.

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