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Welcome to the official web site of West Greenwich, Rhode Island.

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 275 years.

 

tarbox pond pavilion step stone farm
Tarbox Pond
Town Pavilion
Step Stone Bridge
Hidden Meadows Farm

 

News 

 

 

hardest hit fund
What is the Hardest Hit Fund? HHFRI is a US Treasury funded effort to assist Rhode Island homeowners hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. This program is available to eligible homeowners with a documented hardship. Click HERE for additional information.

 

CELEBRATE WEST GREENWICH DAY & THE 275TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Mark your calendars: September 23 & 24th. More information to follow.
If you're interested in purchasing a chicken dinner or entering the contests, please see the Land Trust's website: WG Land Trust

 

Seniors - Click on the 'Things to do' tab in the blue column on the left and then click 'Seniors'

 

Colin Stevenson, a senior at EWG and Eagle Scout, presented a Flag Retirement Box that he created at the June council meeting. The box will be located in the Town Hall and residents can drop off old flags. The Boy Scouts will see that they are properly retired at Yawgoo this summer.

Colin flag

 

Cedar Ridge Development Tax Info: Due to the amount of phone calls regarding the condos at Cedar Ridge, listed below are the 2016 assessments:
Single - $291,300
Duplex - $269,700
The homestead exemption (currently 14%) will apply. There is no fire tax in West Greenwich.
There will be a pro-rated 2016 tax bill based on the 2016 closing date.

 

Recycle via Drop-off: TV's & Computers are no longer accepted at our transfer station. Drop off sites have been consolidated by RIRRC.
ONLY residential TVs, monitors, and computers (including laptops and tablets) are accepted in the state electronic recycling program at RIRRC for FREE, in a segregated load, during normal operating hours (commercial TVs, monitors and computers are accepted at RIRRC for a fee).

Any RI resident can recycle TVs, monitors and computers at any of the 5 state program locations during their normal hours of operation:

If the TV's you are dropping off weigh more that 150 pounds, bring help to unload with you.

 

What's the hardest-working town in Rhode Island? By one measure tallied by the U.S. Census, that honor goes to West Greenwich, where 88.5 percent of households derive at least some of their income from salary or wages earned at a job, according to the Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey, the latest detailed data about all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island. Click HERE for the whole article

 

Cesspool Information - CLICK HERE

 

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

Public Request Document

 

 

Military & Veterans : flag

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: cgrandall@wgtownri.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

Link to: State of RI Veterans Affairs

WG residents with questions regarding Veteran Affairs - please call Town Sergeant Frank Volucci at 397-5101.

 

 

Other Information

  • Click Request Form for Repair or Service if you have a snow removal issue, recycling bin request, tree limb issue, etc.

  • Brick Order form for the pavilion

  • Recycling Information: recycleClick the recycling bin for information about recycling and the RIRRC's Profit Share Program.

  • CLICK HERE FOR BIDS or JOB APPLICATIONS: ALL SEASON DUMP TRUCK BID


    The Land Trust is presently seeking one additional alternate board member. Please contact Steve Wright at swright7553@gmail.com if you are interested.
    The Conservation Commission is seeking alternates for their board. Please contact Kevin Breene at 392-3800 x. 123 if you are interested.

  • For information about RI's SNAP program (formally food stamps) Click on Town Departments, Town Clerk & then Human Services

  • Access to Public Records:
    Click for Handout

    Click for Request Form

  • Council Meetings can now be viewed on Cox channel 17 and Verizon channel 37 on Sundays at 4 pm and Mondays at 7 pm.

West Greenwich Business Directory

When planning your next project, please consider hiring locally. Below is a list of registered business in West Greenwich. How do you get on this list? Contact the Town Clerk's office for a business license.

Automotive

Construction / Contractors

Concrete & Flooring

Electrical & Plumbing

Excavating & Landscaping & Masonry

Hair, Nails, Tanning, Electrolysis

Medical

Painting & Plaster

Pets

Retail & Miscellaneous

Restaurants & Recreation & Hotels

 

Community News

    Click here for a calendar of events

    food bankA local Food Bank is open to all who have need. Located at Faith Fellowship Community Church, 260 Victory Hwy, on every 3rd Wednesday from 5:30-7 pm and every 3rd Saturday from 9-11am. For more information you can contact the Church at 397-3383.

    The Food Bank is open for West Greenwich residents ONLY every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

     


     

    notes

    Summer Concert Series: Every Thursday at 6:30 behind Town Hall (280 Victory Highway). June 30th through September 1st
    June 30 - Al Carter & the Nashville Boys
    July 7 - Slippery Sneakers
    July 14 - Zink Alloy
    July 21 - Strange Ways
    July 28 - Mishnock All Stars
    August 4 - Rhode Island Rednecks
    August 11 - Jesse Liam
    August 18 - Sure Thing
    August 25 - Not for Nuthin
    September 1 - Lola & the Pallbearers

    Thank you to our sponors: Click on links for webpages if available.

     

    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

    boyscout girlscout cubscout

     

    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.

    2010 Census Results - Click HERE for the population/race results. Click HERE for the population and housing characteristics.

    West Greenwich E-News Bulletins: If you would like to receive monthly news bulletins, please forward your name, address and e-mail to:
    E-News Bulletin. This will be a confidential list used only to forward town information updates.



    Click for Calendar

     

     

    Helpful Links

       

      visamcTo 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.

      West Greenwich 2000 Census Data

      West Greenwich ACS Data from 2005 - 2009 (American Community Survey Profile)

      Want to see what South County has to offer? Click here South County Tourism Council

      Click Here for 2016 Tax Rates and Tax Information

      Click HERE for Plat Maps

      Take the RHODE ISLAND TRIVIA test

       

      Upcoming Meetings - 2016

      • Town Council Meeting
        Meetings start at 7:00
        July 13 & August 10
      • Planning Board Meeting
        Meetings start at 7:00
        July 18 & August 15
      • Zoning Board Meeting
        Meetings start at 7:30
        July 19 - no meeting in August
      • School Committee Meeting
        Meetings start at 6 pm
        Meeting are held the 2nd & 4th Tuesday
        Jr. Sr. High School Library
      • Land Trust:
        Meetings start at 7:30
        July 12 & August 9
      • Conservation Commission:
        July 7 & August 4
      • Fire Board of Engineers
        Meetings start at 7:00 - Town Hall Basement
        July 20 & August 17
      • Additional meetings...