Is there school today?

This is question is asked hundreds of times every time it snows. The decision to cancel school is not made by the Police Department and therefore we do not have advance notice of school closings. We learn of closings the same way most everyone else does. We listen to the local radio stations or check the school closing list on WMUR news 9 or review the WMUR website. When it snows, the emergency calls for service in our dispatch center increase dramatically, straining our resources. Please be patient with local news services, if the Newport School your child attends was not listed, there is a good chance there is school today, sorry kids!