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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 over 260 years.

 

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Tarbox Pond
Earth Scape Nursery
Step Stone Bridge
Hidden Meadows Farm

 

News 

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - Route 102 will be closed on May 25th from the Coventry town line to the Town Hall between the hours of 1:15 and 2:30 pm for the parade. A memorial service will take place directly following the parade on the Town Hall front lawn.

Transfer Station Summer Hours - The transfer station will be opened Wednesday evenings starting May 27th through September 2nd from 4 pm - 8 pm. It will be opened regular hours on Sunday, July 5th.

ROAD SWEEPING - Last year the Town's sweeper, which was over 20 years old, finally broke down past the point of being repairable prior to finishing all the roads. This year the Town has been approved for $112,000 in grant money to be used towards the purchase of a new sweeper valued at $227,000. This new sweeper has been ordered but we do not have a delivery date as of yet however we do have a sweeper on loan and will begin sweeping starting on the east end of town (plats first) working our way west. Once the plats are complete, the main roads will be done. Thank you for your patience.

West Greenwich Town Administrator Kevin A. Breene Announces Successful $5.17 Million Refunding Bond Issue - Town of West Greenwich Benefits from AA+ Bond Rating and Low Interest Rates. Town Administrator Kevin A. Breene today announced that the Town has sold its $5,170,000 general obligation (GO) refunding bonds at interest rates lower than projected, saving over $525,000 in future debt service.

Mr. Breene said, “the Town is very pleased with the results.   The upgrade in our bond rating to AA+ by Standard & Poor’s last year allowed us to achieve lower rates, which increased our savings.  I commend Danielle Andrews, our Town Treasurer, and the Town’s financing team on a very successful sale.” The bonds were underwritten by Roosevelt & Cross.  Locke Lord was bond counsel and FirstSouthwest was the financial advisor.

Adam Krea of FirstSouthwest, the Town’s financial advisor said, “the Town refunded bonds with an average coupon of 4.00% and replaced them with bonds with a net interest cost of 1.76% with maturities ranging from 2015 through 2026.  The Town did not extend the final maturity; all of the savings are due to a reduction in interest rates.”

The Town’s Standard & Poor’s bond rating of AA+ was affirmed in January 2015.  The Town’s strong credit rating is a result of strong budget performance, financial flexibility, solid liquidity, and a low debt burden. 

State Summer Fellowship Program - The Rhode Island Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Fellowship Program. The program provides an unique opportunity for college students to gain practical experience and knowledge about the daily operations of the Department of State and its divisions. Click HERE for more info

TAX SALE - June 18th at 10 am - Click HERE for list of properties. The ads will run in the Kent County Daily Times on May 28th, June 4th and June 11th.

Happy to announce that the following bands have been booked for our 2015 Summer Concert Series: RI Rednecks, Jesse Liam, Atwater Donnelly, Sure Thing, Lola & The Pallbearers, Zink Alloy, Slippery Sneakers, Breakheart Hill, Mishnock All Stars and Strange Ways. Concerts will start at 6:30.

The Conservation Commission is currently entertaining the idea of starting a farmers market in town for 2015. Anyone who is interested in this please email Dan Novak.

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.

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

 

 

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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.

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

  • CLICK HERE FOR BIDS or JOB APPLICATIONS None at this time

    The Land Trust is presently seeking one additional alternate board member. Please contact Steve Wright at stevenwright1@cox.net 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

    Memorial Day Parade  - Monday, May 25th.  Parade kicks off at 1:30 pm.  Ceremony at town hall to follow.  If you'd like to participate in the parade, call parade chair person Peggy Fish at 397-8058.

    Financial Town Meeting - Monday, June 1st at 7 pm at the High School Auditorium 2015/2016 Proposed Budget

    EWG Junior High Drama presents - Alices Adventures in Wonderland - June 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5 per person.

    Financial Defence - How My Family Cut Debt and Saved Money - A presentation by West Greenwich resident and Louttit Library Board Member Tom Kilday. Tuesday, June 23rd at 7 pm - Louttit Community Center. Registration is suggested.

    Louttit Library chicks will be hatching around Mother’s Day.  Stop in to see them. 

     

    FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE : Concerts behind town hall start at 6:30 (280 Victory Highway)

    July 2
    July 9
    July 16
    July 23
    July 30
    The Rhode Island Rednecks
    Jesse Liam Band
    Atwater Donnelly w/ CC Torch
    Sure Thing
    Lola & the Pallbearers
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    jesse
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    August 6
    August 13
    August 20
    August 27
    September 3
    Zink Alloy
    Slippery Sneakers
    Breakheart Hill
    Mishnock All Stars
    Strange Ways
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    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS : Click the logo to be connected to their website

           
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    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

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    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.



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