West Greenwich is located in Kent County and is a large rural town of 51 square miles. It is one of the least densely populated communities in the State with roughly 6000 residents. It has one of the highest percentages of permanent open space with 47% of the land in town preserved; including Arcadia State Park, URI/W.Alton Jones Campus and the Big River Management Area. The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society and the West Greenwich Land Trust also have protected several large parcels, the latest being the 1600 acre Tillinghast Preserve.
Along with being one of the smallest and most rural Rhode Island towns, West Greenwich enjoys an active business community along the I-95 corridor and is home to many large businesses such as Amgen, Centrex, Conneaut and the Centre of New England.
West Greenwich continues to maintain the rural character and independent spirit that has made the town a great place to live for over 260 years.
Earth Scape Nursery
Step Stone Bridge
Hidden Meadows Farm
Blizzard 2015 Snow Accumulation for West Greenwich. Photo submitted by Bob & Charlene Butler.
**Rescheduled** About Your Private Well Water- Free Program by URI Cooperative Extension - Learn about your private well to make sure your drinking water is safe for you and your family: What to test for and why. How to have a test done. Treatment options. How to protect your well from pollution. Water test kits from RI Dept. of Health will be available at the workshop for program participants.
When: Monday, February 2, 2015 - 6 p.m.
Where: Louttit Library Community Room (walk to the entrance behind the main library) at 274 Victory Highway, West Greenwich
To Register: call URI at 401-874-4918
More Info: www.riwelltesting.org
On December 11th , the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional High School was recognized as a Commended School at a reception in the State Room of the State House. Only 10% of the schools in RI have earned this distinction. A classification of “Commended” is the highest rating possible.
News from Erin Liese, Town Clerk - I am very happy to report that all of West Greenwich Land Evidence Records are completely microfilmed, stored
and loaded into our computer system and searches are now available from 1886-current. This project took almost three years to complete. It was well worth the
time for our documents are now backed up off site and in the event of theft or damage we can recreate the document. Also the completion of this project allows for greater accessibility and ease to the public and Title Examiners.
The Conservation Commission is currently entertaining the idea of starting a farmers market in town for 2015. Anyone who is interested in this please email Dan Novak.
Attention Residents: Please contact Kevin Breene (392-3800 x. 123) if you are interested in serving on the 275th Anniversary of West Greenwich Celebration Committee.
Message from the WG Police Department:
Please print this form and return it to the police department if you will be away from your home and would like random security checks. Security / Resident Vacation Request Form
Military & Veterans :
The new 2013 edition of Federal Benefits of Veterans, Dependents and Survivors is now available at the library. It is for library use only.
We'd like to honor our residents who are serving. Please send information and/or photos to be included on the website to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Military Discounts from over 230 stores and services are available. For more info check out: http://www.bradsdeals.com/blog/military-discounts/
Veterans Guide to the Affordable Care Act: Click HERE for info
WG residents with questions regarding Veteran Affairs - please call Town Sergeant Frank Volucci at 397-5101.
Check out the Library for upcoming events
Click the 'Recreation' tab (upper left hand side of homepage) to find links to EWG Softball, Soccer, Football/Cheerleading, Scouting, Little League & Basketball
The WG Happy Seniors are looking for new members. If you are 55 and over, you qualify. The club meets the 1st Monday of every month at the Elks. Call Ann Siembab at 392-3452 for more info.
Click the recreation tab (upper left hand corner of homepage) for info on Scouting
A Community Bulletin Board
is at the transfer station on Bates Trail. Non-political community or charitable events
can be posted.
Contact Frank at 397-5101 if you have an event to post.
West Greenwich E-News Bulletins: If you would like to receive monthly news bulletins, please forward your name, address and
E-News Bulletin. This will be a confidential list used only to forward town information updates.
To make tax payments on line:
www.RIeGov.com Scroll down to West Greenwich and click Town Hall. Your account number and PIN number are located on your tax bill. A 3% transaction fee will be applied to your credit card. There is a $2 minimum fee.
PLANNING INFO Public Hearings for Zoning Ordinance Amendment
and Comprehensive Plan Amendment
See Planning Board's webpage for application, plan, and hearing notice.
Is your home Energy Efficient? Find out if there are ways you can save money on
your energy bill by making some home improvements.
Free Energy Audit and free home improvements
available through South County Community Action. Click Here for info and eligibility.
Want to see what South County has to offer?
Click here South County Tourism Council
Click Here for 2014 Tax Rates and Tax Information
Click HERE for Plat Maps
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