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
Results from the EWG School District Referendum:
Approve: 127 Reject: 31 Total: 158
Approve: 168 Reject: 26 Total: 194
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)
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 River Management Area Special (click on the photo of big river once you're on the capital TV site.)
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
WG residents with questions regarding Veteran Affairs - please call Town Sergeant Frank Volucci at 397-5101.
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.
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:
Big River Stomp
Lolo & the Pallbearers
The RI Rednecks
Kevin Herchen & Steve Demers
Sure Thing Band
The Jesse Liam Band
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 April 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 2013 Tax Rates and Tax Information
Click HERE for Plat Maps
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