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
Residents can bring their unwanted or outdated prescription drugs to the police station and turn them for destruction.
Drug drop off will take place in the dispatch center this Saturday only from 9am - 2pm.
2016/2017 Citizens Police Academy
Who are eligible: Adult West Greenwich Residents or Business owners
The West Greenwich Police Citizens Police Academy will be held on Wednesday nights starting November 16, 2016 – February 8, 2017 from 7 pm-9 pm at the community room located behind the Library.
Topics to be covered: History of the Police Department, Patrol Operations, Being placed in a firearms simulator where attendees will be making shot or no shot decisions, Criminal Law and Procedure, Motor Vehicle Stops, Detective and BCI Crime Scene Investigations, Fire Arms Demonstration and Safety, Traffic Crash and DUI Investigations. Attendees will also take part in a 4 hour ride along with a police officer.
Class size: 25 (Application are available on the Town’s Web-site and in the Dispatch Center at the Police Department)
Click HERE for an application
Secretary Gorbea launches website aimed at increasing Millennial voter turnout in Rhode Island http://www.rivotes.org/
The voter registration deadline to vote in the November General election is Sunday, October 9. Rhode Islanders can now register to vote online at vote.ri.gov or visit their local board of canvassers to submit a paper form. For more information about this year’s elections, visit https://vote.sos.ri.gov/or call (401) 222-2340.
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'
Cedar Ridge Development Tax Info: Due to the amount of phone calls regarding the condos at Cedar Ridge, listed below are the 2016 assessments:
Single - $291,300
Duplex - $269,700
The homestead exemption (currently 14%) will apply. There is no fire tax in West Greenwich.
There will be a pro-rated 2016 tax bill based on the 2016 closing date.
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 :
A Town Hall Meeting for our veterans with guest speaker Kasim Yarn, Rhode Island's first Director of Veterans Affairs, will take place in the community room behind the library on Saturday, December 10th from 10 - 11:30 am. Come and share your concerns and questions regarding benefits and other important information for our 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
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
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
Take the RHODE ISLAND TRIVIA test