One sure sign of the holidays and winter is the flooding of the north end of Newport’s Common for ice skating, but it may be late this year. P.J. Lovely Director of Newport Recreation says they are waiting for the completion of their new warming hut. Lovely said the floor of their old hut build in 1985 had buckling to the floor from moving it on telephone poles for all those years. The old warming hut is now located at the soccer field on North Main Street.