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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



Results from the EWG School District Referendum:

West Greenwich
Approve: 127 Reject:  31 Total:   158

Approve: 168 Reject:  26 Total:   194

Transfer Station - Holiday Hours - Easter Sunday - April 20th
We will be open 8am -1pm on Easter Sunday. Closing at 1:00

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.

Bond Rating Article - Standard & Poor’s raised the debt rating of two Rhode Island communities. The national ratings service said it increased the long-term rating on West Greenwich’s general obligation bonds two notches to ‘AA+’ from ‘AA-’. The outlook is stable. S&P said West Greenwich has strong budgetary flexibility and performance and “very strong very strong liquidity.” S& P also said that it upped the rating on Narragansett’s general obligation bonds to ‘AA’ from ‘AA-’. The outlook is stable.“The stable outlook reflects our view of the town’s consistent financial performance and very strong economy,” said Standard & Poor’s credit analyst Victor Medeiros. He added that Narragansett maintains very strong reserves and continue to benefit from a solid tax base. Offsetting the above strengths are the town’s increasing pension and other post employment benefit liabilities, S&P said.
(Journal Staff Report)

2014 EWG Budget Ballot - All day referendum on April 14th

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities - Click HERE for free workshop info. Click HERE for 'My Emergency Plan Workbook'.

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

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 26th from 10 until 2 at the WG Police Station, 280 Victory Highway.


big riverBig River Management Area Special (click on the photo of big river once you're on the capital TV site.)



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.

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

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


Construction / Contractors

Concrete & Flooring

Electrical & Plumbing

Excavating & Landscaping & Masonry

Hair, Nails, Tanning, Electrolysis


Painting & Plaster


Retail & Miscellaneous

Restaurants & Recreation & Hotels


Community News

    Click here for a calendar of events

    • Coventry/West Greenwich Lions 40th Annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast to benefit local charities will be Sunday, April 13th at the VFW Post #9404 (29 South Main St – Coventry).  Breakfast is served from 8 am to 11 am.  Adults are $8, Children are $4 and under 6 is free. 
    • Annual Earth Day Clean Up - sponsored by the WG Conservation Commission. Saturday, April 26th - meet at 8:30 at the Exit 6A Park & Ride Lot for bags and gloves. Free lunch for volunteers at the Mishnock Barn at noon.
    • The 2014 Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association Winter/Spring Birding Series: For registration and payment info: http://wpwa.org/events.php
      March 22 from 9 am until noon – Trustom Pond Wildlife Refuge – Charlestown
      April 12 from 8 am until 11 am – Ninigret Wildlife Refuge – Charlestown
      April 19 from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm – Woodcock Walk at Big River Management Area
      May 3 from 8 am until 11 am – Great Swamp Area – West Kingston
    • Louttit Library Events:
      New Story Hour Day & Time – Mondays at 10:30 am
      Story Time Tea Party - Monday, April 21st at 11 am
      Lego Club - Wednesday, April 23rd from 4 - 5 pm
      Casey Farm Project Chick - Friday, April 25th at 2 pm
    • EWG School District Budget All Day Referendum – Monday, April 14th
    • WG Land Trust Earth Day - Sunday, April 27th from noon until 4 pm – Louttit Library and Town Hall Pavilion
    • Rabies Clinic – Sunday April 27th from 10 am until noon at the Highway Garage behind Town Hall.  $10 for dog, cats & ferrets.  CASH ONLY. Click HERE for flyer.

    Click the 'Recreation' tab (upper left hand side of homepage) to find links to EWG Softball, Soccer, Football/Cheerleading, Scouting, Little League & Basketball

    2014 Eco-Depot Schedule

    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. 

    Summer Concert Series - In just three short months we'll kick off our first ever West Greenwich Summer Concert Series! The free concerts will take place at the new pavilion behind the town hall in June, July and August on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 (except council meeting nights). We'll have celtic, bluegrass, country, oldies & classic rock as well as todays hit. You can pack a picnic dinner or buy hamburgers & hotdogs from the EWG Boosters. Here are some of the bands that will perform:

    June 4th
    Atwater Donnelly
    June 18
    Big River Stomp
    June 25
    Lolo & the Pallbearers
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    July 16
    Zink Alloy
    July 23
    The RI Rednecks
    July 30
    Kevin Herchen & Steve Demers
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    August 13
    Sure Thing Band
    August 20
    August 27
    The Jesse Liam Band
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    Thank you to our sponsors: (Click the logos for a direct link)
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    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.

    What's new at Louttit Library? Click HERE to find out

    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 to read the April e-news bulletin

    Click for Calendar



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