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The Breakers offers free admission to frontline workers

January 9, 2021 GMT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Breakers mansion in Newport is offering free admission this weekend to all employees of police and fire departments in Newport County, as well as employees of Newport Hospital and Naval Health Clinic New England in Newport.

The offer of free admission Saturday and Sunday to these workers, regardless of where they live, is a way of thanking them for their services to our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Preservation Society of Newport County said in a statement.

All residents of Newport County also will be admitted for free during these two days, which are the last days of Holidays at the Newport Mansions and the new outdoor light display, Sparkling Lights at The Breakers.

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The Breakers is the only Preservation Society building currently open; the others have closed for the winter season or remain closed because of the pandemic.

The Breakers is open from noon to 8 p.m., with last admission at 7 p.m. The outdoor holiday light display is illuminated at 4 p.m.