Damage from natural gas outage leads to business closure

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island exchange is closing permanently and the owner is blaming the weeklong natural gas outage that affected the Newport condo.

Tim Johnson says he needed to shut his free-to-use Child Nook children’s play condo in Newport after a burst pipe one day of the gas outage cased foremost injure to the exchange.

The Newport Day-to-day Files reviews that Johnson labored in early childhood schooling for 44 years sooner than transferring to the condo four years in the past.

The play condo used to be free, nonetheless survived on donations.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo offered $1.Forty five million emergency loan fund for companies ruin by the outage that affected about 7,000 National Grid customers in Newport and Middletown.

However Johnson says a loan to revive Child Nook, given its lack of operational funding, doesn’t perform sense.

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Files from: The Newport Day-to-day Files.

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