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.
Step Stone Bridge
Hidden Meadows Farm
Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 30th at 1:30pm.
The Town Clerk's office will be closed for a computer upgrade on Monday, June 20th at noon time. The office will re-open on Tuesday, June 21st at 10 am.
West Greenwich resident, 7 year old Paula Daglieri, made gift bags for the WG Police Officers in honor of National Policeman Appreciation Week. She presented them to several of the officers at the Town Hall before school. Each bag contained purell, tissues, wet ones, energy bars, a first aid kit, candy, a gift card and an American flag among other things.
Congratulations to Madeline Green - 6th Grade National Winner of the Daughters of the Revolution Essay Contest.
She will be honored in Washington, DC for this outstanding achievement.
Maddie was honored by the Town Council at the May meeting.
Thank you to Marge Gartlemen who has served as the West Greenwich Human Service Director for 25 years.
Marge was honored at the Town Council meeting in May.
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.
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
Attention College Students: The Rhode Island Department of State is now accepting applications for the2016 Summer Fellowship Program. The program provides a unique opportunity for college students to gain practical experience and knowledge about the daily operations of the Department of State and its divisions. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university and able to work Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Fellowship will run from June 6 through August 12. The rate of pay for the Summer Fellowship position is $15.00 per hour. The application period is currently open through April 29, 2016. Opportunities are available in each of the Department of State divisions. Past Summer Fellows assisted with data analysis and evaluation, legislative research, communications management, graphic design, and eGov/IT project management. All qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
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
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.
A 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.
Free Presentations Thursdays in May 6-8 pm. Louttit Library Community Room. A 4 Part Series covering a wide range of health topics
Sign up at the library or call 401-397-3434 to register. Click HERE to print flyer
May 5th – Can You Heal Chronic Illness with Food?
With Local Author & Nutritionist Kathleen Dichiara
May 12th – Are you Stressed? Treating Mental Health with Nutrition & lifestyle Changes
Achina Stein, D.O. & Sally Davidson, N.P., Neuro-Psychiatry & Functional Medicine
May 19th – Nourishing our Children
Timeless principles for supporting learning, behavior and health through optimal nutrition
May 26th – Do You Need to Detox? Yes! Find Out about Dangerous Toxins in your Food & Environment
With local Naturopathic Doctor Erica LePore, ND
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
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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