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
Oklahoma Relief Effort:
Friday, May 24th from noon until 8 pm. Benny's parking lot on Rt. 3 - Coventry
Water, Gatorade, nonperishable foods, diapers, formula, wipes, hand sanitizer, gloves, trash bags, rakes, shovels, flashlights, batteries, suntan lotion, pre packed snacks
Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 27th - Kick off at 1:30 on Route 102 at the Coventry / West Greenwich line and ending at the Town Hall with a service. (That portion of Victory Highway will be shut down during the parade.)
SUMMER HOURS at TRANSFER STATION
Wednesday evenings: 4pm-8pm (starting after Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Regular weekend hours 8am-4pm
2013-2015 Transfer Station Stickers will go on sale starting Monday June 3rd for a cost of $50.00 for two years.
FREE DENTAL CLINIC - June 1st & 2nd at CCRI in Lincoln. Click HERE for info
National Grid warns customers of a payment scam. Read about it HERE
Town Council votes to approve the construction of a pavilion behind the town hall
The pavilion will be constructed from West Greenwich native pine and funded from the open space and rec fund. Mark Tourgee, Town Council President, states the Town hopes to hold concerts, movies, a farmers market and other community events at the pavilion as well as the Land Trust's Celebrate West Greenwich Day this fall.
Dog Licenses: are due April 1st. Cost is $6 and proof of rabies vaccination is required. Click for info
Military News: Army Staff Sgt. John D. Salisbury has returned to the US after being deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a Headquarters Platoon Sergeant assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He is the grandson of Robert & Laura Jean Andrews.
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
West Greenwich Honors Our Oldest Citizen - Chief Edwin Hoxsie
Edwin J. Hoxsie is a life long resident of West Greenwich. With the exception of the time he spent serving America in the military, he has always lived on Nooseneck Hill Road. The Hoxsie family is one of the oldest families in West Greenwich. Mr. Hoxsie was a charter member of the WG Volunteer Fire Company #1 and served as its Chief for nearly 50 years. Mr. Hoxsie and his late wife Wanda raised two sons, Shug and Brian, both of whom have followed in their dad's fire fighter footsteps. Mr. Hoxsie has always been civically involved in West Greenwich, serving as Town Council President and holding many other community positions. He was born on April 2, 1922. The Town Council congratulates Mr. Hoxsie on his recognition as our oldest citizen and thanks him for the many contributions he has freely given to the town throughout those years.
West Greenwich mourns the passing of Mr. Hoxsie obituary
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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.
EWG Debate Team Community Yard Sale – May 18th from 7 am to 3 pm. Contact the school for more info.
Memorial Day Parade – May 27th – Kick off at 1:30 followed by service at the town hall. Chowder & clam cakes will be for sale at WG #1 on Nooseneck Hill.
EWG Spring Band Concert – EWG High School - June 2nd at 3 pm
Financial Town Meeting – June 3rd at the High School Auditorium at 7 pm
The library now has passes for the Paw Sox. Inquire at the desk.
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.
What's new at Louttit Library? Click HERE to find out
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. Click to read the May 2013 e-news bulletin
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 2012 Tax Rates and Tax Information
Click HERE for Plat Maps
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