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Benefit Saturday for Newport Man with Cancer 

Catherine Pegram

Folks in Newport are raising money to help a neighbor in need, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.41-year-old Tom Witherly has been traveling to Pennsylvania for treatments since January.Tom, who’s married with a 2-year-old daughter, can no longer work. So the community is hosting a benefit dinner and raffle Saturday to help cover some of the mounting medical bills and day-to-day living expenses.The evening starts at 5 o’clock at the Newport Masonic Temple on Moosehead Trail.Donations of any kind are accepted for the meal. Nearly 40 gifts, from restaurant certificates to a weekend hotel stay, are up for grabs in the raffle.