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.
Step Stone Bridge
Hidden Meadows Farm
Health Source RI Information - Open Enrollment takes place from November 1 through January 31, 2016. Click HERE for website
Message from Police Chief Ramsay,
As we all know, today marks the first day back to school for students in the Exeter West/ Greenwich School system. I would like to go over some safety concerns with you; First, I would ask that we all use caution when driving as our children will be at bus stops and some may be walking to and from school.
I also would like to inform you that this is the time of year when house breaks are on the rise. This normally happens when the children first go back to school, because the people who commit these breaks know houses normally are vacant during the day, with parents working and the kids in school. We experienced our first house break of the season today, it occurred on Breakheart Hill Road. The homeowner had an alarm system activated and the would-be-burglar(s), who had kicked in the front door, fled without taking anything from the home. Our surrounding communities have also been experiencing house breaks recently, in these cases the suspects are pushing window air conditioners into the home and gaining access. These burglars are looking for jewelry and other small items which they can sell for quick cash. Please do not keep any of these items in locations easy to be located, such as jewelry boxes, in plain sight. I am also asking that you assist the police department by being the eyes and ears in your neighborhood. Please report any suspicious activity to the police department when it is happening by calling us directly (401) 397-7191 or 911. It is our pleasure to serve you and thank you for your assistance in keeping our community safe.
Chief Richard Ramsay
Message Regarding Fire/Rescue Grant:
On July 25th, the US Department of Homeland Security, through its’ Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program awarded a total of $762,450.00 to Exeter Fire Company #1 for a regional project for the purpose of purchasing new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (Scott-Air-Packs). I am proud to say that West Greenwich Fire and Rescue, and Hianloland Fire and Rescue both worked with Exeter Fire Company #1 and Exeter Fire Company #2 for the last several months to apply for, and secure this fantastic grant. All 4 companies will be purchasing all new, state-of-the-art breathing apparatus, to replace all existing breathing apparatus, for every riding position on each fire truck. While there is a 5% matching cost requirement for each department, this is truly a windfall for all of the departments involved, who are all guilty of utilizing outdated breathing apparatus. I believe that this is one of the top 5 highest awards nationwide, out of hundreds presented this year.
Chief Brian Hoxsie
West Greenwich Fire and Rescue
Cesspool Information - CLICK HERE
Gypsy Moth Management - Check out this link for information on combating next year's gypsy moths. Gypsy Moth Management
Look for these egg sacs on your trees. Click on the link to learn how to destroy them.
West Greenwich's Oldest Citizens: Ruth Sweet & George Wheatley
Transfer Station Summer Hours - No longer open Wednesday evenings.
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. The Town Council is also organizing a Cemetery Commission; if you are interested, please contact Kevin.
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: email@example.com
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.
The summer concert series was a huge success. Thank you to all who attended, to the bands who entertained us, to the EWG Boosters and to our sponsors: Click the logo to be connected to their website
JOHN T. HOWARD AGENCY
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 2015 Tax Rates and Tax Information
Click HERE for Plat Maps
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