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
TOWN OF WEST GREENWICH
NOTICE TO OWNERS AND KEEPERS OF DOGS
DOG LICENSES ARE DUE AND PAYABLE APRIL 2017
Dog licenses may be obtained after April 1, 2017 at the office of the Town Clerk, Monday - Friday between 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Fee: $8.00 male or female.
Proof of Rabies Vaccination is required.
Attached to this email you will find a form to obtain a license by mail. Please address your request to: Town Clerk, Town of West Greenwich, 280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817
Please enclose $8.00 for each dog plus 60 cents postage. The following information is required: name and address of owner, phone no., sex of dog, breed, color and name. Proof of Rabies Vaccination is required and will be returned to you with the license.
For animals (dogs, cats and ferrets) needing rabies vaccination, the Town of West Greenwich is holding a rabies clinic, which will be held at the Highway Garage located behind the West Greenwich Town Hall, 280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The cost is $10.00 per animal, cash only. Written proof of previous rabies vaccination must be presented in order to receive a 3-year vaccination, otherwise a 1-year vaccination will be given. Residents may also obtain 2017 dog license at the same time for a fee of $8.00. Animals must be on a leash or in a cage.
Erin F. Liese, CMC
Earth Day Clean Up – Saturday, April 22 – there are two places you can meet to help out
8:30 at Town Hall for road clean up followed by free pizza (sponsored by the Land Trust) OR
8:30 at Exit 6A Park & Ride for Big River & Mishnock Lake clean up followed by free picnic at Tavern on the Hill (sponsored by the Conservation Commission)
Hianloland Fire Department’s Annual Craft Show & Chowder – Sunday, April 23. 12 – 4 pm 270 Victory Highway
West Greenwich thanks the Champlin Foundation for the many
grants the Town has received.
The 2017/2018 Town Council
To receive weather warnings and town wide emergency updates please click on the link to register your phone.
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.
Seniors - Click on the 'Things to do' tab in the blue column on the left and then click 'Seniors'
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
Military & Veterans :
Click HERE for a link to retail savings for Veterans
The 2013 edition of Federal Benefits of Veterans, Dependents and Survivors is now available at the library. It is for library use only.
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.
The Food Bank is open for West Greenwich residents ONLY every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
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
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 2016 Tax Rates and Tax Information
Click HERE for Plat Maps
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