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Posted on: September 14, 2021

NUWC Division Newport Engineer Wins Women Of Color Magazine STEM Outstanding Achievement Award

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

NUWC Division Newport Partnership With Royal Australian Navy Highlighted During Tour

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Chief Of Naval Research Learns More About NUWC Division Newport’s Current, Future Projects

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Undersea Warfare Analyst Wins Society Of Women Engineers 2021 Helen Martha Sternberg Award

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Cmdr. Cindy Keating Discusses Key Elements Of Leadership During Visit To NUWC Division Newport

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

NUWC Division Newport Celebrates Employees With Ice Cream Social, Annual Awards Ceremony

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

NUWC Division Newport Concludes Pride Month Celebration With Guest Speaker Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Chief Of Naval Operations Tours Undersea Vehicle Lab During Visit To NUWC Division Newport

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

NUWC Division Newport Building Collaborative Partnership With NOAA

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

NUWC Employees Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

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More than 1,200 Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport employees were vaccinated against the coronavirus through short-notice opportunities at the Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) located on Naval Station Newport. Over the past few months, ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Harbor Defense Program Aids International Interoperability

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

NUWC Selects Senior Technologist For Acoustic Signal Processing

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

NUWC Division Newport engineer releases his inner child as mentor with Big Brothers of Rhode Island

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

NUWC Employees Win Several Prestigious Awards

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Salute To Summer Concert & Fireworks Returns To Naval Station Newport

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Videos highlight NUWC Division Newport, New Bedford Whaling Museum partnership

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

News For NUWC Division Newport’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Governor Addresses NUWC To Mark Memorial Day

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

NUWC Division Newport Team Develops New Model For Estimating Abundance Of Loggerhead Turtles

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

NUWC Division Newport, Howard University Sign Cooperative Research & Development Agreement

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Retired NUWC Division Newport employees receive Meritorious Civilian Service Awards

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

NUWC Division Newport engineers win medals, team gold, at first PEO-IWS Digital Olympics event

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

NUWC Division Newport’s Safety Branch wins 2020 CNO Award for Safety Ashore

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Holocaust Survivor Recounts Experience To NUWC Division Newport Employees

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

NUWC Division Newport employee wins Providence Business News 2021 Business Woman Award

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

NUWC Division Newport visual information specialist wins first place in Navy Media Awards

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

NUWC Division Newport employee engages workforce through ‘Story Circle’

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

NavalX rotational assignment offers NUWC Division Newport engineer new perspective

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

2020 Annual Overview highlights NUWC Division Newport successes during a challenging year

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2020 Annual Overview highlights NUWC Division Newport successes during a challenging year

Despite operating under COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport’s workforce accomplished much to maintain the highest le...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker, US Sen. Jack Reed tour NUWC unmanned vehicle facility

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Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed tour NUWC Division Newport’s unmanned vehicle facility

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUW...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

NUWC Division Newport impact on economy was $1.3 billion in 2020

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NUWC Division Newport impact on economy was $1.3 billion in 2020

The total funded program of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport reached $1.3 billion in 2020. Of its total operating budget, $611 million was spent by Division Newport i...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Women’s History Month speaker highlights strong roots, resiliency

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Women’s History Month speaker highlights strong roots, resiliency during NUWC Division Newport celebration

From Army ROTC cadet at Hampton University to commander in the Maryland Army National Guard, Brig. Gen. Janeen Birckhead has proved herself...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MARCH 31, 2021) – Got a problem pothole, troublesome trash or garish graffiti that needs fixing?

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Town Honors Passing Of Longtime Employee

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Longtime Town employee Cathy Stahl was the kind of person who always had a kind word, quick wit and smile for everyone. The Town expresses sincere sympathy to the Stahl family for their loss.

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Running Of Boyd's Windmill Saturday, Sept. 18

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Drop by Paradise Valley Park Saturday, Sept. 18 to see the historic Boyd's Mill in action. Crafts, vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Regular Town Council Meeting Monday, Sept. 20

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Come and check out the second regular Town Council meeting of the month in Middletown. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/TCAgenda online to see what's expected to be discussed. #MiddletownRI #TownCouncil #LearnSeeUnderstand

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Distance To Help Stop The Spread

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Distance from others to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For more information, visit VaccinateRI.org online.

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Family Day On The Way

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Learn more about Family Day on Oct. 2 from 4-8 pm at Second Beach. To see what it's all about, visit https://mdl.town/MPC online.

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Simple Recycling Service Suspended

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Simple Recycling has suspended its curbside used clothing and textile program. Please find other alternatives to dispose of such items.

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Dune Work Pays Dividends

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After Superstorm Sandy, the Town of Middletown was selected for federal funding to "harden" the beach area for future storms. Based on returns from Henri and Ida, the work is paying off so far.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

DUNE WORK PAYS DIVIDENDS

 

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

What Is Family Day?

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Learn more about Family Day on Oct. 2 from 4-8 pm at Second Beach.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

New Paradise Valley Park Trails On The Way?

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The Town Council recently heard a proposal from President Paul M. Rodrigues to investigate expanding the walking trails at Paradise Valley Park.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

NEW PARADISE VALLEY PARK TRAILS ON THE WAY?

 

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Vaccinate!

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Adults, make sure to vaccinate for COVID-19 for the kids who can't get their shots yet. It's smart and it makes sense. For more information, visit VaccinateRI.org online.

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

The Middletown Prevention Coalition Announces Family Day Oct. 2

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Mark your calendars for the 12th annual "Family Day" sponsored by the Middletown Prevention Coalition. Saturday, Oct. 2 from 4-8 pm at Second Beach, featuring fire pits, games, a sandcastle competition, food trucks and so much more.

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Firefighters Training Self Rescues

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Middletown firefighters train daily to help keep the Town of Middletown safe. Today's training focused on self rescues should an exit get cut off during an emergency. Firefighters learned more about how to get out of a building quickly without injury.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Rent Relief Is Here

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Facing a tough time with the rent as a result of COVID-19? RentReliefRI is here to help. To learn more, visit https://mdl.town/RentRelief and RentReliefRI.com online.

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Car Versus Pole Accident On East Main Road

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Car versus pole accident on East Main Road in the area of the Newport Vineyards. Traffic detours and delays expected for at least an hour. Use caution and drive safe.

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Get Ready For Hurricane Season

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It's never too early to prepare for Mother Nature's worst. Visit https://www.ready.gov for more information about getting storm ready.

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Recycle Right

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The Town's "Pay-As-You-Throw" program accepts lots of materials for recycling. Clean cardboard, paper, cans and bottles to name a few. However, plastic bags never belong in the blue recycling bin. For more info, visit https://mdl.town/PAYT online.

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Watch Middletown Municipal Meetings Live

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In today's busy world, the Town of Middletown makes it easier than ever before to watch municipal meetings live from the comfort of your own home. Visit YouTube online and search "Middletown, RI" during any meeting to see a live broadcast.

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Posted on: September 11, 2021

Ceremony Marks The 20th Anniversary Of The Sept. 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

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Led by Fire Chief James Peplau, the Middletown Fire Department held a ceremony Saturday to honor and remember the emergency responders and all those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. For more, click the picture below.


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Posted on: September 10, 2021

NOTICE -- High Surf & Rip Currents Anticipated

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High surf & rip currents are expected. No lifeguards on duty and swim at your own risk. For the latest on today's beach conditions, visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics online.

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Buck & Ludlow Roads Trash & Recycling Delays Next Week

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Due to paving, Town trash and recycling pickup is delayed one-day next week. Thank you for your understanding.

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Middletown Prevention Coalition -- Here To Help

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The Middletown Prevention Coalition is here to help. For more information about what the group is up to, check out the new "Family Updates newsletter at https://www.smore.com/923es online.

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Posted on: September 11, 2021

Never Forget

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most infamous days in American history. The Town of Middletown doesn't forget.

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Help Keep Storm Drains Clear

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A storm drain covered with leaves or debris does no one any good. Make sure to help keep storm drains clear to assist with flooding and water quality. It can make all the difference.

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Drive Safe | Drive Smart

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A Driving Under The Influence Enforcement Campaign by Newport County law enforcement over Labor Day weekend paid major dividends. Not only were nine people arrested, but no DUI-related accidents or fatalities were reported.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Vaccination Clinic For COVID-19

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Schedule an appointment for Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 2-7 p.m. to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at Gaudet Middle School. Pre-registration required.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Tax Appeals Start Friday, Sept. 10

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The Town is accepting appeals of real and tangible property taxes starting Friday, Sept. 10. The deadline to file an appeal is Dec. 10. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/Appeals online.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Avoid Backups Around School Hours

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School is back in session and the Middletown Police Department is advising motorists avoid the following areas during school hours. Drive slow and drive safe.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Commodore Perry Village Paving Friday & Monday

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A crew working for National Grid will be paving Friday, Sept. 10 and Monday, Sept. 13. No parking and travel restricted throughout the work days.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Middletown Receives Watershed Improvement Money

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This afternoon, Middletown was one of 14 organizations that received Southeast New England Program Watershed Grants funding. The money is planned for improving flooding, water quality and other issues with the Maidford River.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN RECEIVES 

WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT MONEY 

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Rabies Clinic Sept. 18 At Middletown Public Works

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Come to the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association Rabies Clinic on Sept. 18 from 9 am - noon at the Middletown Department of Public Works building at 19 Berkeley Ave. Vaccinations available for cats, dogs and ferrets.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Opening Day Of Schools Video

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Today marked the first day of the 2021-2022 school year in Middletown. Across the district, everyone reported a strong opening. Check out a video of the first day by visiting https://vimeo.com/600377673 online.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Strong Opening For Middletown Schools

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This morning was the first day of school in Middletown. Students, teachers and staff were excited to return and try to get back some normalcy amid COVID-19.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Middletown Meeting Matters - Sept. 7, 2021

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Middletown Meeting Matters from the Town Council meeting of Sept. 7, 2021.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN MEETING MATTERS

 

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When: Tuesday night.

Where: Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road.

Absent: None.

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Town Council Okays First Step In Potential School Buildings-Grounds Updates

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The Town Council is on board with preliminary plans from the schools to examine their buildings and grounds.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

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POTENTIAL SCHOOL BUILDING-GROUNDS UPGRADES

 

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Public Affairs Marks One Year

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The Town's program covered much ground in Year 1, pushing out more than 800 pieces of original content. This included stories you won't see anywhere else, videos and photos of Middletown and so much more.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CELEBRATES ONE YEAR

 

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Don't Forget To Distance At Town Hall

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If paying taxes in Town Hall, make sure to follow all social distancing protocols to keep everyone safe.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

"Where Am I?" Answer

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While it might not be the most attractive structure ever built, the concession stand at Second Beach has weathered the test of time in less than ideal conditions.

Summer after summer, residents and people from across the globe visit Second Beach.

The natural beauty of the place, soft sands, clean waters and welcoming, family vibe are among the reasons why the Sachuest Point Road beach remains so popular.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Where Am I?

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The picture below was taken somewhere in the Town of Middletown. Let us know where at WhereAmI@MiddletownRI.com via email. Good luck!

Where Am I?

 

This is a new feature intended to spur involvement and interest in the Town of Middletown.

Internet and social media users are asked to identify the location in the community where the provided photo was taken.

 

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Put Litter In Its Place

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Litter isn't only unsightly, it can impact the quality of our drinking water. To learn more, visit https://mdl.town/KeepItClean online.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Pick Up After Your Pet

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Cleaning up after your pet not only helps keep Middletown beautiful, it helps our drinking water. To learn more, visit https://mdl.town/KeepItClean online.

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Purgatory Road Sidewalk Informational Meeting

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A virtual meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 22 for neighbors to learn more about the impacts from the upcoming Purgatory Road sidewalk project. To attend, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82970869937. To learn more, visit https://mdl.town/Sidewalk.

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Popsicles With The Principal

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On Friday, Sept. 3, the Forest Avenue Parent Teacher Group sponsored a "Popsicles With The Principal" event, where parents and students could meet new Principal Lisa Birkett.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Ida Keeps Emergency Personnel & Public Works Busy

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Leftovers from Hurricane Ida caused extensive flooding overnight Wednesday, Sept. 1 into Thursday, Sept. 2. Here are images from across the community about what emergency personnel and public works encountered while helping keep Middletown safe.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Maidford River Culvert Blowout

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For some time, culvert at the end of the Maidford River has been clogged with sand. Not after flooding from remnants of Hurricane Ida, causing water to flow freely into the Sakonnet River by the Town's Third Beach. To see more, click the image below.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Newport County Police Departments Announce Labor Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Campaign

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The Middletown Police Department is teaming up with the other Police Departments across Newport County to crack down on drunken and impaired driving over Labor Day weekend. For more information, click on the picture below.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Drone Flyover Of The Second & Third Beaches After Flooding

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Remnants from Hurricane Ida socked Middletown with flooding overnight. Here's a drone flyover of the flooding in the area of Second & Third beaches. Click on the picture below to see the video.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

See Something? Say Something On "Middletown Helps" Or "SeeClickFix"

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In the wake of flooding from remnants of Hurricane Ida, if you see a non-emergency issue around Town, report it at "Middletown Helps" on MiddletownRI.com or the "SeeClickFix" app on your smart device. For info, visit https://mdl.town/SeeClickFix online.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Flooding Video From Remnants Of Hurricane Ida

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Stay off the roads and safe until flooding from remnants of Hurricane Ida subsides. For a video of the flooding at the bottom of Miantonomi Avenue by Green End Pond, visit https://vimeo.com/596501133 online.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

NOTICE -- Stay Home & Safe Until Flooding Subsides

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Heavy rains leftover from Hurricane Ida caused extensive flooding overnight. Town officials have said multiple people have been rescued from vehicles that got stuck in high waters. No injuries have been reported. Stay home until the floodwaters subside.

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

School Buildings The Focus Of Improvement Discussions

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No firm answers emerged at a special meeting Wednesday between the Town Council and schools, but there was plenty of interest in finding ways to redo the school buildings. The potential of getting more than 50 percent reimbursement was a selling point.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

SCHOOL BUILDINGS THE FOCUS OF 

IMPROVEMENT DISCUSSIONS

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Adults, Remember To Get Vaccinated

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Adults, don't forget to get vaccinated for COVID-19 to help protect the children who can't yet. Visit VaccinateRI.org for more information.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Town Offices Closed Monday, Sept. 6 For Labor Day

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Don't forget that Town offices are closed on Monday, Sept. 6 to mark the Labor Day holiday. All offices are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 8 am.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Town Trash & Recycling Pick Up One-Day Delay For Labor Day

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Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 6, the Town's "Pay-As-You-Throw” trash and recycling collection will be one day later than normal.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Town Council Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7

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The Town Council meets on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. for its first regular meeting of the month and go over a number of items of local interest. Learn, see and understand more about your Town.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Rent Relief Available

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Rhode Island recently received $200 million in federal assistance to help eligible renters with their rent and utilities struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit RentReliefRI.com online to see if you're eligible.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Positives For Piping Plovers

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Year after year, the small threatened shorebirds are finding success nesting at Second and Third beaches. The summer of 2021 was no different, according to a recent report.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

POSITIVES FOR PIPING PLOVERS 

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 31, 2021) – It was a strong year for piping plovers in Middletown....

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Students Helping Students

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Over the weekend, members of Islanders Committed met to come up with new and exciting ways to help students at Middletown High and Gaudet Middle School. To see a video about the fun experience, click the photo below.

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

School Reopens On Wednesday, Sept. 8 -- Thank An Educator!

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School is back in session on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Thank an educator for making it all possible.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Get All The Details About Middletown's Beaches

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Visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics for all the information about Middletown's beaches from hours of operation to tides and the latest surf reports.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Help Clean Up Our Stormwater Runoff

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The Town of Middletown is working to make its stormwater runoff clean and so should you. For tips on how you can help, visit https://mdl.town/KeepItClean online.

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Final Family Night At Second Beach For Summer 2021 On Monday, Aug. 30

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Come enjoy food trucks, fire pits and The Ravers Monday, Aug. 30 from 6-9 pm at Second Beach. At 9:15 pm, there will also be a free fireworks show, all part of the fun in family friendly Middletown.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Town Council-School Building Committee Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 1

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Come and hear the latest plans for the school's buildings and grounds during a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Pothole Repair On Burma Road Thursday, Aug. 26

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Burma Road will be the subject of pothole repair by Naval Station Newport Thursday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon. Please seek alternate routes.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Town-Schools To Discuss Buildings, Grounds, Future

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The Town Council and school Building Committee sit down on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall to discuss the state of the community's school buildings, where improvements can be made and more.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

TOWN-SCHOOLS TO DISCUSS 

BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, FUTURE

 

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Southern Middletown

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A drone flyover of the southern part of Middletown. Check out Easton's Beach in Newport, St. George's School, Second Beach and the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge from above. Click on the picture below to see for yourself.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Come In & Cool Off

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Looking to beat the heat but not sure where to turn? Try the Middletown Public Library weekdays 10 am - 7 pm and the Middletown Senior Center 9 am - 4 pm. Come on in and cool off and remember to stay hydrated and not overexert yourself.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Vaccinate For COVID-19

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Visit VaccinateRI.org for information about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Middletown Latest "Purple Heart" Community In Rhode Island

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A statewide effort is underway to get all Rhode Island "Purple Heart" recipients recognized.

Matthew McCoy, the state adjutant for the Rhode Island Veterans of Foreign Wars, addresses the Town Council recently about recognizing Purple Heart recipients as State Reps. Terri Cortvriend (left) and Deborah Ruggiero (right) offer support.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 23, 2021

The Town Of Middletown Thanks AIEVA For Its Hard Work

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The Town of Middletown wants to extend a formal "Thank you!" to the Aquidneck Island Emergency Volunteer Alliance for its work during Tropical Storm Henri. Your efforts don't go unnoticed and are appreciated. Keep up the great work.

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Post Henri Cleanup Information

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Have downed limbs and leaves from Tropical Storm Henri? Here are the options from the Town to get rid of this brush.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 22, 2021

Henri Flood Assistance Available From FEMA

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Visit FloodSmart.gov online to see if you're eligible for flood insurance after damage from Tropical Storm Henri.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 22, 2021

Post Henri Game Plan

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Now that the worst of Tropical Storm Henri appears to be behind us, here's a game plan about getting things back to normal across family friendly, storm ready Middletown.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 22, 2021

Be Safe When Driving

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The traffic signals at many intersections are out because of power outages from Tropical Storm Henri. As always, proceed with caution.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 22, 2021

Stay Safe & Shelter In Place

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Tropical Storm Henri is here. To let emergency responders do their jobs, stay off the roads and shelter in place.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 22, 2021

Get Help With Henri At Middletown Helps Powered By SeeClickFix

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Have a downed limb or non-emergency problem from Tropical Storm Henri? File work requests at https://mdl.town/SeeClickFix online or get the Town's "SeeClickFix" app on your smartphone.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 22, 2021

All The Latest Details On Power Outages Is A Click Away

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Want the same information on power outages the experts are using? Visit https://mdl.town/PowerOutage for the latest information on local power outages from National Grid.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 21, 2021

Town Trash & Recycling Pick Up Delayed One Day The Week Of Aug. 23

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Hurricane Henri is forcing a one-day delay in the collection of Town trash and recycling during the week of Aug. 23.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 21, 2021

Gaudet Emergency Shelter Opening Tonight At 8 PM

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In anticipation of Hurricane Henri, the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Red Cross is opening the emergency shelter at Gaudet Middle School on Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. on Turner Road.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 21, 2021

Prepping For Henri

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In anticipation of Tropical Storm Henri, Middletown Firefighters remove the American flag this afternoon from the flagpole on the Turner Road side of Gaudet Middle School.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Remember To Use Your Generator Properly

If the power goes out, some residents and businesses have generators. Make sure to use them properly to keep yourself safe along with the people working to restore power.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Let The Pros Handle Downed Wires

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If you come across a downed line over the weekend from Tropical Storm Henri, assume it's live. Call 911 and let a professional handle the situation.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Tropical Storm Henri Limits Access Due To Safety Concerns

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In preparation of Tropical Storm Henri, access to Second and Third beaches and other low-lying areas will be restricted over the weekend starting Saturday, Aug. 21 at 5 a.m. The Town appreciates everyone's cooperation during the weekend storm event.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Helping Parents & Students Adjust To Kindergarten

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This week, teachers and staff at Aquidneck and Forest Avenue elementary schools hosted kindergartners and their parents to welcoming events. School officials said the goal was to get everyone comfortable and ready for the first day of school Sept. 8.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Secure Or Remove Your Boat, Dinghy Or Kayak From Third Beach

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Don't let Tropical Storm Henri sweep your boat, dinghy or kayak away at Third Beach. Secure or remove any of these vessels before the approaching storm.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mandatory Evacuation Of Second Beach Campground

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With forecasts showing Tropical Storm Henri is on the way, the Town has ordered a mandatory evacuation of all people at the Second Beach Campground on Sachuest Point Road no later than Saturday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Get Tips On Being Storm Ready

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With Tropical Storm Henri on the horizon, it's not too late to see if you're storm ready. Check out https://mdl.town/StormReady for more information.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Beaches Closed Starting Saturday, Aug. 21

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Safety concerns from Tropical Storm Henri are closing Second and Third beaches Saturday, Aug. 21 through Monday, Aug. 23. Keep safe and steer clear of the beaches and other low-lying areas in Town.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Henri Forces Cancellation Of Family Night Monday, Aug. 23

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Due to safety concerns with Tropical Storm Henri, the Town of Middletown's Free Family Night at Second Beach on Monday, Aug. 23 has been cancelled.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Henri Making Presence Known

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The Town is closing Second and Third beaches Saturday, Aug. 21 through Monday, Aug. 23 in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Henri. Residents and business people are asked to ready for the storm, which is expected to hit Sunday, Aug. 22.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

HENRI MAKING PRESENCE KNOWN

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 20, 2021) – Middletown’s beaches will close Saturday, Aug...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Getting Ready For Tropical Storm Henri

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Although the exact path of the tropical storm is unknown at this point, the Town employs a "better safe than sorry" approach when it comes to Henri.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

GETTING READY FOR TROPICAL STORM HENRI

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Naval Station Newport Salute To Summer on Saturday, Aug. 28

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Naval Station Newport hosts its annual Salute To Summer event on Saturday, Aug. 28. See below for details about how to access the base properly and safely to enjoy the festivities.

MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT

Naval Station Newport

Newport, Rhode Island 02841-1512

Bruce Katz, Public Affairs Officer

401-841-1832

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2021

NOTICE - Bulk Waste Amnesty Day Postponed Saturday, Aug. 21

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A case of COVID-19 has forced the postponement of the Town's Bulk Waste Amnesty Day Saturday, Aug. 21. Appointments will carry over to the next Bulk Waste Amnesty Day on Sept. 25. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Acclaimed Learning Center At Forest Avenue School Evolving

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After a wildly successful run, the Learning Center at Forest Avenue School is evolving to host kindergartners, a move educators say will benefit the entire school.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

ACCLAIMED LEARNING CENTER 

AT FOREST AVENUE SCHOOL EVOLVING 

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Get The Latest On Middletown With Notify Me

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Looking for the news about Middletown that matters? Sign up for free with Notify Me and get the latest around Town, whether it's government, the schools, the environment, business and more.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 18, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Saturday, Aug. 21

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Haven't been vaccinated yet for COVID-19? Book an appointment for a clinic Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 am-2 pm at Gaudet Middle School. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/Vaccinate online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 18, 2021

New Harbormaster On Patrol

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Harbormaster John Lents is out and about in the waters off Middletown to help boaters and others. If you see him, don't hesitate to say hello and welcome him aboard at family friendly Middletown.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Local Events Just A Click Away

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Try the Town's "Community Calendar" for local meetings, events and other happenings. Go to MiddletownRI.com and hit the "Submit An Event" button for more.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Speeding Doesn't Make Sense

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The Middletown Police Department wants motorists to slow down and pay attention to all speed limits across the community. Ease off the gas pedal just makes sense.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Rebecca Silveira: Make A Difference, One Student At A Time

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Rebecca Silveira was hired recently as the first ever principal dedicated solely to the Gaudet Learning Academy, a role she welcomes and loves.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

REBECCA SILVEIRA: 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE, ONE STUDENT AT A TIME

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 17, 2021)  Some people neve...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Middletown Meeting Matters

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A report on a number of items discussed during tonight's Town Council meeting from Town Hall.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN MEETING MATTERS

 

Middletown Town Council

When: Monday night.

Where: Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road.

Absent: None.

Of note, ...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Teacher Contract Extended

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The Town Council approves a one-year rollover of the existing teachers' contract during a meeting in Town Hall.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

TEACHER CONTRACT EXTENDED

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 16, 2021)  Middletown teachers have a new one-year contract...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Vaccination Clinic At Gaudet

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COVID-19 remains very real. If you haven't been vaccinated, schedule an appointment for Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 am - 2 pm. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/Vaccinate online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Help Keep Our Beaches Clean

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Without your help, it's tough to keep Second and Third beaches pristine. And litter isn't just a quality of life issue. It can impact water quality, the environment and swimming closures, among other issues. So do your part to keep the beaches clean.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 5, 2021

New Teacher Contract Awaits Town Council Ratification

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The teachers' union and School Committee okay a new one-year-rollover of the existing contract. The Town Council is expected to vote on whether to ratify the agreement on Aug. 16.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com 

NEW TEACHER CONTRACT AWAITS TOWN COUNCIL RATIFICATION  

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

"Where Am I?" Answer

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This week's "Where Am I?" seemed to stump readers. Check out the answer below.

This week’s “Where Am I?” seemed to stump readers.

The clue for the photo showing a scenic vista with a couple cars in the background was “I used to be a big deal, but today I’m overlooked, even in this fitness crazed world.”

This description was for the wa...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Aquidneck Night Out Postponed To Thursday, Aug. 12

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Due to today's rains and wet weather, Aquidneck Night Out has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 12 from 4-6 p.m. at Easton's Beach in Newport.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Localized Flooding Due To Today's Rains

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Be aware that some roads and low-lying areas are closed temporarily this morning due to localized flooding from the heavy rains. Please use caution when out and about.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Simple Recycling Collection Suspended

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Recently, the Town of Middletown was informed by Simple Recycling that it was suspending the collection of its pink bags at the curb. No start up date was mentioned at the time. Please find other places to donate used clothing and similar materials.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Air System Improvements For Two Local Schools

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Work at Middletown High and Aquidneck Elementary schools means better air quality and conditions.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

AIR SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS FOR TWO LOCAL SCHOOLS

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 4, 2021)  The air quality at Middletown...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 4, 2021

NOTICE -- Internet & Telephone Scams Are On The Rise

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Middletown Police asks everyone -- particularly our elderly population -- to use common sense and caution when anyone asks for money, personal information, passwords and the like.

MIDDLETOWN -- If the caller or online offer sounds too good -- or bad -- to be true, it probably is. Use common sense and caution when interacting others asking for money, personal information, passwords and the like. The Middletown Police reports a local...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

New Forest Avenue School Principal Looking To Celebrate Successes Of Students, School

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Forest Avenue School Principal Lisa C. Birkett takes over for Beth Hayes and wants students and staff to see there's much to celebrate about the elementary school and their achievements.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

NEW FOREST AVENUE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL LOOKING TO CELEBRATE SUCCESSES OF STUDENTS, SCHOOL

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Making Gaudet Great

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Taking over for Donna Chelf, new Principal William Niemeyer is ready to help move Gaudet Middle School to the next level and help everyone have fun along the way.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MAKING GAUDET GREAT

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 10, 2021)  William J. Niemeyer knows the impact education can have on someo...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Flynn: Reinstitute Zoom Meeting Access

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Town Councilwoman Terri Flynn asks her colleagues to reinstitute remote meeting access for the public, an idea most supported informally. Before it's put back, town officials want to have a better system in place to guarantee transparency and access.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

FLYNN: REINSTITUTE ZOOM MEETING ACCESS

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 6, 2021)  Even though the state has waived its...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Aquidneck Night Out

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Come to Easton's Beach in Newport on Thursday, Aug. 5 for Aquidneck Night out from 4-6 p.m. Free family activities like a rock climbing wall, touch-an-emergency-vehicle, face painting, music and more. Free food, Del's Lemonade and bike raffle.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Atlantic Beach District Workshop On Monday, Aug. 23

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The future of the lower Aquidneck Avenue neighborhood has been the subject of much discussion over the years. Come and see the latest at a Planning Board workshop on Monday, Aug. 23. For information, visit https://mdl.town/AtlanticBeachOverlay online.

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Middletown Valley Improvements Planned

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The Town Council wants to add additional trails to the popular park on High Street and O'Neil Boulevard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN VALLEY IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 3, 2021)  Upgrades are on the way for the Middletown Val...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 9, 2021

NOTICE -- Carry Out What You Carry In At Middletown Beaches

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Remember, our beaches can't stay clean without your help. Carry out everything you carry in. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Public Safety Interns Are Here To Help

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This summer, the Middletown Police Department hired a number of Public Safety Interns to assist with quality of life items across the community. If you see one out and about, don't hesitate to welcome them. Live. Work. Play. Middletown.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Cleaning Up Our Stormwater Is Everyone's Responsibility

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Stormwater runoff in Middletown needs help, Make sure to do your part to limit contamination. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/KeepItClean online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Follow Woodsy's Lead

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When Woodsy says "Let's Keep Middletown Clean," follow the owl's lead.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Drinking Water Is Life

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Many people don't realize that most of our drinking water comes from rainwater runoff. That means everything on your lawn, the road and elsewhere can flow into our drinking water sources and cause problems. For info, https://mdl.town/KeepItClean online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Town Council Meeting Monday, Aug. 16

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The Town Council meets Monday, Aug. 16 for its second regular meeting of the month of August.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Family Night Fun At Second Beach Monday Night, Aug. 16

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Come on down to Second Beach Monday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. to celebrate our third Family Night. Join in with food trucks, fire pits and free live music by Greystone Rail.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Family Night Rolls On Monday, Aug. 9

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Head to Second Beach on Monday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. to enjoy food, fire pits and free music by John & Joan with percussion by Aaron Cote.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Work Shines At Middletown High Over The Summer

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Just because school is out for summer doesn't mean there isn't work happening at Middletown High.
One student -- Laa'mea Arrieta -- is painting a detailed mural in the office of Principal Dr. Jeff Heath to bring new life and beauty to the school.

This morning, Laa'mea Arrieta paints a new mural in the office of Principal Dr. Jeff Heath as part of her Senior Project at Middletown High. Laa'mea said she draws inspiration from art work and plans on pursuing a bachelor's deg...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Middletown Town Council Meeting Matters -- Aug. 2, 2021

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The Town Council meets tonight for a moment of silence for the loss of a council member's father, to swear in a new fire chief and other matters of local interest.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN MEETING MATTERS

 

Middletown Town Council

When: Monday night.

Where: Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road.

Absent: Vice President...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 9, 2021

August 2021 Middletown Today Available Here

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Click the front page of the August 2021 "Middletown Today" see what's happening around Town.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Beach Input Sought

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Middletown has the best beaches around, but we can always do better. Fill out an online survey at https://mdl.town/BeachSurvey for what's working and where fixes are needed.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

BEACH INPUT SOUGHT

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 5, 2021)  The Town of Middletown wants to hear from patrons of Second and Th...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Help Stop COVID-19

Get more information about COVID-19 at VaccinateRI.org. Keep safe and get vaccinated.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 4, 2021

COVID-19 Is Still Very Real

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Make sure you're playing it smart with COVID-19. To get vaccinated, visit VaccinateRI.org for information.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 31, 2021

Local Man Thanks Middletown Fire

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John Moreau says "Thanks!" every year for the work of Middletown Fire after he suffered a cardiac event on July 31, 2018.

MIDDLETOWN -- Three years ago today, John Moreau suffered a significant cardiac event, eventually leading to cardiac arrest.  He was resuscitated by personnel with Middletown Fire and taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachuset...
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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Live. Work. Play. Middletown.

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No matter where you look, there's beauty in family friendly Middletown.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Looking For The Latest On Short-Term Rentals?

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Visit "Middletown Shares" on the Town's website at https://mdl.town/Shares for the latest updates on short-term rentals in Middletown.

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Where Am I?

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The picture below was taken somewhere in the Town of Middletown. Let us know where at WhereAmI@MiddletownRI.com via email. Good luck!

Where Am I?

 

This is a new feature intended to spur involvement and interest in the Town of Middletown.

 

Internet and social media users are asked to identify the location in the community where the provided photo was taken.

 

Email...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Touch-A-Truck At Middletown High

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Area teens got a chance to get an up close look at the Tower Ladder 2 Truck and ask questions of firefighters during a recent Touch-A-Truck event at Middletown High. The event was held as part of the department's continuing outreach to the public.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Gaudet Tennis & Basketball Courts Closed Starting The Week Of Aug. 9

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As part of a comprehensive project to update the athletic complex on the Turner Road of Gaudet Middle School, improvements are planned starting the week of Aug. 9. This includes resurfacing of the tennis and basketball courts, making the area off limits.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Middletown Family Night Monday, Aug. 2

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Get ready for free family fun as part of Middletown's first Family Night of 2021 with the Jesse Liam Band, food trucks and fire pits.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 6, 2021

One Day Delay For "Pay-As-You-Throw" Collection The Week Of Aug. 9

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Due to Victory Day, pickup of the Town's curbside "Pay-As-You-Throw" trash, recycling and yard waste will be delayed one day the week of Aug. 9.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Regular Town Council Meeting Monday, Aug. 2

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The Town Council meets on Monday, Aug. 2 for its first session in August. A number of important items are on the agenda. Learn, see and understand more about your Town.

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Middletown Police Achieves Distinguished Advanced Reaccreditation

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Recently, the Middletown Police Department achieved Advanced Reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The recognition provides an independent stamp of the department's efforts and work for Middletown.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Make Up Date Friday, July 30 For "Middletown Night" With The Newport Gulls

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Earlier this summer, "Middletown Night" with the Newport Gulls was postponed due to weather. Friday, July 30 at 6 p.m. is the new make-up date for everyone to come and celebrate family friendly Middletown with the Gulls.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Middletown Police Seek Assistance With Stolen Wallet Case

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NOTICE: Public assistance sought to help crack stolen wallet case.

On July 9, 2021, the Middletown Police received a report of a stolen wallet. According to police, the wallet had cash and credit cards inside that were used at the Stop & Shop grocery store at 1360 West Main Road. Investigating the incident, police sa...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Oh Deer!

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A couple of fawn play on a Valley Road parcel early one morning this week just after sunrise as their mom keeps things under a watchful eye. Live. Work. Play. Middletown.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Rent Relief Rhode Island Is Here To Help

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Rhode Island recently received $200 million in federal assistance to help eligible renters with their rent and utilities struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit RentReliefRI.com online to see if you're eligible.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Celebrate Middletown Family Nights

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Come to Second Beach every Monday night in August as part of the Middletown Family Nights series. Live music, food trucks, fire pits and family fun starting at 6 p.m. Live. Work. Play. Middletown.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Rural Water Supply Training For Middletown Fire

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On a recent morning, Shift 1 with Middletown Fire practiced rural water supply training using Tanker 1 to off load water into a portable drop tank. The training is important for areas without fire hydrants, particularly on the east side of Middletown.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Lifeguard Certifications At Second Beach

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On Monday, lifeguards from Middletown - and across Rhode Island - took part in state surf test certifications. To pass, lifeguards were required to swim a quarter of a mile in 10 minutes or less and complete board and torpedo and rope rescues.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 26, 2021

New Fire Chief Sworn In

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James R. Peplau takes over as chief of the Middletown Fire Department after a swearing in ceremony this morning. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a consensus and team builder from the Waterbury Fire Department in Connecticut.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

 

NEW FIRE CHIEF SWORN IN

 

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 26, 2021) – The Middletown Fire Department welcomed new Chief J...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 16, 2021

"Bailout" Training Helps Firefighters Get Out Of Dicey Situations

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This week, two firefighters attended training at the Sterling Rope center to learn how to get out of dangerous situations safely. The courses were part of the ongoing training for emergency responders to help keep Middletown safe.

According to Interim Fire Chief Kevin Partridge, two Middletown firefighters attended a "bailout" classes this week at the Sterling Rope training center in Biddeford, Maine. The goal was to help firefighters learn safety and survival skills to g...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Public Safety Interns On Patrol

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The Middletown Police Department recently brought in several Public Safety Interns to assist with quality of life items across the community. If you see a PSI out and about, welcome them to Middletown, a great place to live, work and play.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Middletown Valley Project Earns State Grant Funds

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The state Department of Environmental Management awards $80,000 to a trail expansion project at the close to 50-acre Town park on High Street behind the Aquidneck Shopping Centre.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

STATE AWARDS $80,000 TO MIDDLETOWN VALLEY PARK PROJECT 

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 15, 2021) – The Middletown Valley Park tra...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Paving Planned On High Street Friday, July 16

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Paving is scheduled Friday, July 16 on High Street by CB Utility. Delays and detours are expected and the area will be closed other than local traffic. The work comes at no cost to the Town or its taxpayers.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Put The Phone Down When You Drive

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According to national traffic statistics, distracted driving kills an average of nine people and injuries more than 1,000 people daily across the United States. Don't become a statistic.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Upper Aquidneck Avenue Upgrades Move One Step Closer

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The Town of Middletown enters into an agreement with Newport and the state to help move improvements to the upper Aquidneck Avenue road, sidewalk and drainage project forward. If all goes according to schedule, work could start as soon as April 2022.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

UPPER AQUIDNECK AVENUE UPGRADES 

MOVE ONE STEP CLOSER

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Yard Waste Collection Reminder

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Besides great service and the best prices, the Town of Middletown's "Pay-As-You-Throw" program collects yard waste every other week at the curb. For information, visit https://mdl.town/PayAsYouThrow online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Gaudet Athletic Complex Field & Track Off Limits

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Just a friendly reminder that the field and track at the Gaudet Athletic Complex are off limits to the public while work to upgrade the Turner Road facility continues. The complex is slated to reopen on Aug. 9.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Slow Down When You're Behind The Wheel

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When you hop in the car, remember to keep your speed down and be conscious of other motorists. Speeding doesn't pay.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Middletown -- Put Litter In Its Place

Remember that litter isn't just unseemly, it hurts the environment, our drinking water and property values, among other problems. Make sure to put litter in its place.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Live. Work. Play. Middletown.

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No matter where you turn, there's beauty, energy and spirit in Middletown. Live. Work. Play. Make it Middletown.

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Keep Storm Drains Clear

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Sometimes, the difference between a flooded street and yard can be a clogged storm drain. If you own property near a storm drain, make sure it's free and clear of debris and leaves to avoid problems during heavy rains.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Volunteer Opportunities Galore

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The Town of Middletown is a great place to live, work and play. To give back, check out the following piece about different volunteer opportunities across the community.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES GALORE

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 21, 2021)  Looking for a way to give back to the communi...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Obey The Sign

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Speeding does no one any good. Back off the gas and relax.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Remember The Rules About Leashed Dogs At The Beaches

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Dogs are not allowed over the summer at Sachuest and Third beaches, except for between 5-7:45 a.m. daily. To check out the Town's rules regarding canines, visit https://mdl.town/Dogs online.

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Live. Work. Play. Middletown.

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Whether you're here to live, work or play or a combination of all three, make it Middletown.

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

July 2021 Edition Of Middletown Today Available

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Check out the latest edition of the Town's monthly newsletter "Middletown Today." Just click on the front page below and get the latest from around Middletown.

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Town Council Meeting Monday, July 19

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The Town Council meets Monday, July 19 for its second regular meeting of the month to discuss issues of local importance.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2021

"Seventh Inning Stretch" Added To Town Council Meetings

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The new break helps the meetings for a variety of reasons, helping make local government more effective, responsive and transparent.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

“SEVENTH INNING STRETCH” 

ADDED TO TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS 

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 15, 2021) – Everyone needs a bre...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Think Twice About Littering

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Not only is litter unseemly, it hurts the environment, pollutes our drinking water and adversely impacts property values, among other problems.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 14, 2021

No Reason To Wait -- Vaccinate!

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Visit VaccinateRI.org for information or to make an appointment.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Help Preserve Middletown's Past - Volunteer With The Middletown Historical Society

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Volunteers are always needed at the Middletown Historical Society, which helps bring the Town's past alive.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

HELP PRESERVE MIDDLETOWN’S PAST – 

VOLUNTEER WITH THE MIDDLETOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Quick Acting Surfers Assist Man

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Quick acting surfers assist man from Surfer's End swells brought on by Tropical Storm Elsa.

Emergency personnel with the Middletown Fire and Police departments were called this afternoon to the Surfer's End of Second Beach for a report of a surfer in distress. At the scene, Interim Fire Chief Kevin Partridge said the man was out of the ...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Middletown Largely Spared By Elsa

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The quick moving Tropical Storm Elsa came and went today, leaving minor flooding and some limb damage, but no major problems reported.

MIDDLETOWN – Tropical Storm Elsa has come, gone and largely spared the Town of Middletown. Minus some minor flooding in low-lying areas, the Town appears to have emerged from the season’s first tropical storm relatively unscathed. Midd...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Middletown Fire Helps After Ceiling Collapse

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Middletown firefighters went to a Lawrence Street apartment this morning for a ceiling collapse due to an attic water leak. Firefighters said there were no injuries to the woman and her two cats there and the damage was not related to Tropical Storm Elsa.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Elsa Arrives

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Tropical Storm Elsa arrived Friday morning in Middletown, with no major issues reported.

MIDDLETOWN – Tropical Storm Elsa arrived in Middletown with some rain and wind this morning. At about 9, a lone man walked Second Beach, buffeted by the 20 mph winds. There were no surfers in the water, with smallish, choppy waves not conducive ...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Middletown Residents Can Get Free Pre-K

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The deadline for the free Rhode Island Pre-K has been extended through Sunday, July 11. Visit http://www3.ride.ri.gov/pklottery for more information and to see if your child is eligible.

Below is a message from Paulette Hamilton, Director of Municipal Affairs & Constituent Services at the Office of Governor Daniel McKee:

I am writing today to let you know that RI Pre-K's Lottery Application http://www3.ride.ri.gov/pklottery is live and...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

NOTICE: Newport Water System Flushing

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Please click on the link below for the last about the ongoing water system flushing being performed by the Newport Water Division.

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Middletown Prepares For Elsa

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The quick moving Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to impact Middletown Friday, July 9. In response, the Town is making preparations for the storm, which is forecasted to bring two inches of rain and winds up to 40 mph.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Town Administrator’s office at (401) 849-2898 or mmaurer@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN PREPARES FOR ELSA 

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Gaudet Athletic Complex Field Work Moving Quickly

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Installation of a new FieldTurf artificial field at the Gaudet Athletic Complex is moving quickly. On one recent afternoon, a work crew was putting in the new turf in the northern part of the complex, with the field scheduled to reopen Aug. 9.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2021

High Street, Miantonomi Avenue Getting Speed, Safety Review

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The Town Council continues to try to make Middletown even more livable with a traffic speed and safety review of High Street and Miantonomi Avenue. Live, work, play, Middletown.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

HIGH STREET, MIANTONOMI AVENUE GETTING 

SPEED, SAFETY REVIEW 

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Middletown Assists With Patient Transfer At Newport State Airport

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Middletown firefighters were at Newport State Airport Wednesday to assist Newport Fire with a patient transfer. A fire official said he patient was being taken from Newport Hospital to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston via Boston Med Flight.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Get Garden Fresh Produce Weekdays At The Middletown Senior Center

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Every summer weekday, Chris Johnson picks veggies from the garden at the Middletown Senior Center on Green End Avenue. Some days it's lettuce and tomatoes, others it's squash and zucchini. All are 50 cents apiece, a great deal for garden fresh produce.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Middletown Making Strides Towards Offering Students, Residents Extra Help

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The Town Council and educators pledge to work together to help students and residents in this increasingly complicated 21st century world.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN MAKING STRIDES TOWARDS OFFERING 

STUDENTS, RESIDENTS EXTRA HELP

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Senior Center Offering Hot Lunches Starting Monday, July 12

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Come on in the Middletown Senior Center to get a great hot lunch at an awesome price starting Monday, July 12.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Town Council Meeting Minutes July 6, 2021

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The Town Council handles several items of local interest at its meeting on July 6.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN MEETING MATTERS

 

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When: Tuesday night.

Where: Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road.

Absent: Non...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Monday Family Nights On The Way In Middletown

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Want to enjoy Second Beach after hours for free? Come and join in the family friendly fun every Monday night in August from 6-9 pm at the Sachuest Point Road beach. Bonfires, live music, food trucks and more.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Middletown Fire Training

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Shift 1 was busy Friday, training with on hose line advancing to help with firefighting techniques. Middletown firefighters routinely train to keep up to date with the most current firefighting standards and to hone their skills.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2021

"Pay As You Throw" Bag Retailers

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A number of local stores and shops carry the Town's "Pay As You Throw" bags to get rid of household waste. For more information about the program, visit https://mdl.town/PayAsYouThrow online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 13, 2021

It's Up To All Of Us To Keep Our Beaches Clean

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Remember, when visiting Middletown's beaches, carry out what you carry in. Keep it clean for all of us. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Tree Planting Effort Beautifies Forest Avenue School

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Four trees were planted at the elementary school to mark the extraordinary school year and to honor the efforts of the students and staff.

MIDDLETOWN (JULY 6, 2021) -- A tree planting initiative at Forest Avenue Elementary School recently was completed at the kindergarten through third grade school.

Four trees -- one for each grade -- were planted to mark and honor the extraordinary efforts b...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

"Where Am I?" Answer Harkens Back To FDR, "New Deal"

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Several sharp-eyed readers knew the plaque pictured was located in the sea wall at Surfer's End. Continue to read to learn more about the subject of this week's "Where Am I?"

 

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

"WHERE AM I?" ANSWER HARKENS BACK TO FDR, "NEW DEAL"

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Middletown Police Urges Motorists To Be Safe This Holiday Weekend

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With the Fourth of July on Sunday, many people have a three-day weekend. While the Middletown Police is all for everyone having fun, make sure to be safe when you get behind the wheel every day.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Simple Recycling Service Suspended

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The Town was informed by Simple Recycling that it is no longer going to be collecting its pink bags for donated clothing and textiles. Please find other donation opportunities.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Stay Safe! Vaccinate!

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COVID-19 is still a reality. Help fight back with a vaccination. For more information, visit VaccinateRI.org online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Where Am I?

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A fun, family-oriented feature intended to get residents and visitors looking a little more at the Town of Middletown, a great place to live, work and play.

Where Am I?

A new feature intended to spur involvement and interest in the Town of Middletown

In this new offering from the Town of Middletown, Internet and social media users are asked to identify the location in the community where the provided photo was ...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 4, 2021

Happy Fourth From The Town Of Middletown

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The Town of Middletown wishes everyone a safe, responsible, fun Fourth of July this year. Enjoy yourself, but not too much.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Regular Town Council Meeting Scheduled For Tuesday, July 6

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The Town Council hosts its first regular meeting of the month of July to go over topics of local interest.

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

New Restroom Facilities Installed

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In a continuing effort to improve the Gaudet Athletic Complex, new restroom facilities were being installed one recent afternoon by East Coast Construction. The goal of the work is to make the sports complex off Turner Road the best in the region.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 2, 2021

"Pay As You Throw" Announcement

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The Town's curbside trash, recycling and yard waste collection will be delayed one day the week of July 5 in honor of the Fourth of July holiday.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Always On Guard

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Christine Woolbright and Ted Falvey lifeguard at Second Beach during the summer. Both feel like they're making a true difference and part of something special at the Sachuest Point Road summertime hotspot.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

ALWAYS ON GUARD

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JUNE 30, 2021)  As they speak about lifeguarding at Second Beach, the ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Town Offices Closed Monday, July 5 To Mark Fourth of July

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Town Hall and other town offices are closed Monday, July 5 to mark the Fourth of July holiday.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Middletown Fire Assists Wayward Duckling

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Middletown Fire stands ready to assist, including a wayward duckling that fell through a drainage grate at a lower Aquidneck Avenue business Tuesday afternoon.

Middletown Fire came to the rescue of a wayward duckling Tuesday afternoon. Concerned customers at the Cumberland Farms called a fire crew for a report of a duckling that had fallen through a drainage grate at the convenience store at 94 Aquidneck Ave. Re...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: June 29, 2021

New Longterm Funding Source Sought To Assist Schools

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School Committeewoman Liana Ferreira-Fenton says Middletown schools need to find a new funding source to help give students the necessary supports to move forward to the future.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

NEW LONGTERM FUNDING SOURCE SOUGHT TO ASSIST SCHOOLS

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JUNE 29, 2021)  Liana Ferreira-Fenton has ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Federal Dollars Help Lessen Budget Education Cuts

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At a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the School Committee approves a plan to use one-time federal education dollars to help fill important positions for the district. Education officials said they'll gamelan in coming months to make the positions long term.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

FEDERAL DOLLARS HELP LESSEN EDUCATION BUDGET CUTS

 

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

New Hires Excite Middletown Schools

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The Middletown School Committee name new principals for Gaudet Middle School, the Gaudet Learning Academy and Forest Avenue Elementary School. A new Director of Technology is also named during Tuesday's meeting.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Rosemarie Kraeger (401) 849-2122 or rkraeger@mpsri.net

 

NEW HIRES EXCITE MIDDLETOWN SCHOOLS

 

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

High Street Paving Expected Wednesday, June 30

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Paving is planned Wednesday, June 30 on High Street by CB Utility. Delays and detours are expected and the area will be open only to local traffic.

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Third Beach Landing

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Two inflatable dinghies rest Monday morning in the sand by the boat ramp at Third Beach.

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Piping Plover Page

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Piping plovers are back nesting at Second and Third beaches. For the latest news, visit the Town's new webpage https://mdl.town/Plovers online.

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Help Keep Our Beaches Clean

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One big step to help keep Second and Third beaches clean and beautiful is to carry out whatever you carried in. Keep our family friendly beaches gorgeous for the next person.

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Posted on: June 26, 2021

Middletown Fire Rescue At Norman Bird Sanctuary

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Middletown Fire was busy Saturday with a rescue at the furthest part of the Norman Bird Sanctuary.

Middletown Fire was busy Saturday with a rescue at the furthest part of the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Interim Chief Kevin Partridge said the department received a call about a woman who was injured at the Third Beach Road nature preserve. Led by Battalion Ch...

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Posted on: June 26, 2021

The Town Of Middletown Salutes The Division II State Champion Middletown High Boys Baseball Team

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The Middletown High boys baseball team took the Division II state title for the first time in school history Saturday with a 10-0 win over Burrillville. Congrats to the players, coaches, parents, staff, school and community! Keep swinging for the fences!

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Woolsey Road Neighborhood Road & Sidewalk Work Scheduled

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Road and sidewalk work on tap in the Commodore Perry Village neighborhood starting Tuesday, June 29. Area closed to thru traffic and delays expected.

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Six Middletown Firefighters Graduate Municipal Fire Academy

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Six members of the Middletown Fire Department graduated the Rhode Island State Fire Training Academy. The Town of Middletown congratulates Zachary Smus, Brian Salemi, Michael Boscio, Brennan Martin, Christopher Bowley and Kenneth “Jake” Davenport.

From left, Zachary Smus, Brian Salemi, Michael Boscio, Brennan Martin, Christopher Bowley and Kenneth “Jake” Davenport during a ceremony Friday from the Rhode Island State Fire Training Academy in Exeter.

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

FieldTurf Work Underway At Gaudet Athletic Complex

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School may be out for summer, but there was plenty of activity Friday at the Gaudet Athletic Complex.

School may be out for summer, but there was plenty of activity Friday at the Gaudet Athletic Complex. A work team was busy taking out dozens of rolls of the old artificial surface with a reach forklift and grading the field in preparation for the anticipa...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

High Street Paving Expected To Wrap Next Week

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The Town of Middletown expresses thanks and appreciation for the patience of the High Street neighborhood as the busy road is repaved to the community's high quality standards at no cost to taxpayers.

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Short-Term Rental Solutions

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The Town of Middletown has answers about where to turn 24/7 with issues related to short-term rentals. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/STRSolutions online.

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Major Federal Dollars On The Way To Middletown

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More than $5.5 million in one-time federal COVID-19 assistance is heading to the Town of Middletown and its schools. Officials warn they want to be careful with the money to avoid building structural deficits into the town and education budgets.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MAJOR FEDERAL DOLLARS ON THE WAY TO MIDDLETOWN

 

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Get The Latest On Kitesurfing, Windsurfing At MiddletownRI.com

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Wondering about the rules for kitesurfing, windsurfing and other sailboarding sports at Second Beach? Visit the Town's new dedicated page at https://mdl.town/Kitesurfing online for the latest updates.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Road Work Planned Across Middletown Today

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Summer is pretty busy around Middletown. The nicer weather also brings a fair share of road projects, when this important work can be done right. Today, a couple spots on West Main Road and lower Green End Avenue will have restrictions due to work.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Realtors Help Spruce Up Two-Mile Corner

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The Newport County Board of Realtors helps improve the look and feel of the Town of Middletown. For more information, visit www.newportrealtor.com online.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Kiwanis Club Of Newport Helps Bring Shaved Ice Fun To Forest Avenue Elementary School

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As the 2020-2021 school year winds to a close, the Kiwanis Club of Newport helps being Hawaiian Jim's shaved ice to Forest Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday.

Students at Forest Avenue Elementary School were treated to shaved ice from Hawaiian Jim's Tuesday through a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Newport. Educators said the assistance from the local civic group has proven invaluable to helping provide some ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Gaudet Learning Academy Fifth Graders Publish A Book About Living Through COVID-19

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Gaudet fifth graders share what it was like to live through COVID-19 in the new book "When The World Was Masked."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

GAUDET LEARNING ACADEMY FIFTH GRADERS PUBLISH 

A BOOK ABOUT LIVING THROUGH COVID-19 

 

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

The June 2021 Edition Of "Middletown Today" Is Available

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The June 2021 edition is live. Click on the following link to view below to get the latest of Middletown Today.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Middletown Town Council Meeting Matters -- June 21, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN MEETING MATTERS

 

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When: Monday night.

Where: Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road.

Absent: None.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

New Chief Hired For Middletown Fire

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Incoming Fire Chief James R. Peplau has more than 25 years of experience in fire services, including extensive work with the Waterbury, Connecticut Fire Department where he currently serves as a battalion chief.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

NEW CHIEF HIRED FOR MIDDLETOWN FIRE 

 

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Put Litter In Its Place, Middletown

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Not only does litter look bad, it creates environmental problems, hurts property values and negatively impacts quality of life. Make sure to put litter in its place, Middletown.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Help Your Neighbors & Community Through AIEVA

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The Aquidneck Island Emergency Volunteer Alliance helps your neighbors and community when it's needed most. To sign up, visit https://mdl.town/EmergencyVolunteer online.

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Posted on: June 20, 2021

Town Council Regular Meeting Monday, June 21

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The Town Council holds its second regular meeting of the month Monday, June 21 at 6 p.m. to discuss a number of important items. Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83026508408 to watch and participate in the session.

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Leaving Third Grade With Smiles

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Forest Avenue School third graders were recognized for their achievements during a ceremony Friday morning. Outgoing Principal Beth Hayes thanked the group and their parents for all their contributions as students sang "You've Got A Friend In Me."

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Popcorn Fun At Forest Avenue School

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First graders in Christa Robinson's class say "Thank you!" to the Forest Avenue Parent Teacher Group for the popcorn. The PTG group provided the yummy treat regularly on Fridays to motivate students across the school during COVID-19 restrictions.

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Field Day At Aquidneck Elementary School

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Kindergartners and first graders celebrated Field Day Thursday at Aquidneck School. Activities included tug of war, disc toss and other fun filled stations. Students were treated to Del's frozen ice as the school year comes to a close next week.

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Thursday At Surfer's End

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Nice temperatures sent many to Second Beach Thursday. With a nice forecast projected this weekend, make sure to get to there early to get a parking space. For more information about Middletown's beaches, visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics online.

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Green End Avenue Shoulder Work Scheduled

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The shoulder along lower Green End Avenue is due for repairs next week, with work expected to start on Wednesday, June 23. Detours and delays expected. Please seek alternate routes.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

GREEN END AVENUE SHOULDER WORK SCHEDULED

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JUNE 17, 2021) – Shoulder work is expected to take place on lower Green...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Expand The Reach Of Your Event With Middletown Community Calendar

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The Town of Middletown redid its website recently. One of the new offerings is the "Community Calendar," available at MiddletownRI.com for free to post local events. Get out and have your happening be seen.

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Commodore Perry Village Upgrades Underway

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National Grid is handling street paving of almost the entire neighborhood at no cost to the Town, with Middletown pitching in to get new sidewalks done. Work is expected to wrap up later this summer.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

COMMODORE PERRY VILLAGE UPGRADES UNDERWAY

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JUNE 17, 2021) – The Commodore Perry Village neighborhood off West Mai...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Swans

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A pair of swans search for a meal in Green End Pond on Green End Avenue one recent morning.

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Arrive Early At The Beaches To Guarantee A Parking Spot

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Sunny skies and seasonable weather are forecasted for today, so if you want to make sure you get a parking spot at Second and Third beaches, get there early. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics online.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Why Wait? Vaccinate!

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COVID-19 isn't anything to mess around with. Just because you haven't gotten the virus yet, doesn't mean it can't happen. For information, visit VaccinateRI.org online.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Street Sweeping

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A member of the Town's Department of Public Works sweeps sand off Boulevard this morning. Not only does street sweeping help Middletown look better, but it help cleans up stormwater runoff and improves overall safety.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Leave It Where It Lays

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For years, the Town of Middletown relocated tons of sand on Sachuest Beach. This year, the Town is trying a more natural approach at the Sachuest Point Road summertime hotspot.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

LEAVE IT WHERE IT LAYS

 

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Short-Term Rental Dialogue Added To "Middletown Shares"

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Get in on the conversation about short-term rentals at "Middletown Shares." The page features documents, an easy to understand guidebook and a video of the first ever meeting of the Short-Term Rental Task Force. Come learn, see and understand.

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Help Shape The Future Of Middletown's School Buildings

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Work is underway to help shape the future of the Middletown school buildings. To get involved, contact Administrative Assistant Mary Toppa at (401) 849-2122 or mtoppa@mpsri.net via email.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MAPPING OUT THE FUTURE OF THE

MIDDLETOWN SCHOOL BUILDINGS 

 

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Take Time Out Today To Mark Flag Day

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Take Time Out Today To Mark Flag Day.

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Community Steps Up For The Senior Center Yard Sale

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On Saturday, June 12, the community came out to support the Middletown Senior Center's yard sale to help raise money for the Green End Avenue operation. Organizers said everyone had a great day and there were good deals available throughout the event.

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Middletown Police Here To Help

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Middletown Police Patrolman Brendan Behan and CSO Jack Terlisner help a passing motorist with a flat tire Friday afternoon. The two were working a road detail on High Street and offered to lend a hand, showing their true spirit to protect and serve.

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Final Fiscal 2022 Budget Details Out Now

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On June 7, the Town Council approved a new $76.4 million budget for Fiscal 2022. Check out https://mdl.town/FY2022Budget to see where the money is going in the upcoming fiscal year.

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Have Middletown's Latest Delivered To Your Inbox

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No more searching for the news. Let it come to you by registering with Notify Me online. Visit https://mdl.town/NotifyMe for more details.

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Posted on: June 13, 2021

Get To The Beaches Early To Guarantee A Parking Spot

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Sunny skies and seasonable weather are forecasted for today, so if you want to make sure you get a parking spot at Second and Third beaches, get there early. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics online.

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Middletown Historical Society -- Bringing The Past To Life

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The Middletown Historical Society is proud to connect today's Middletown to decades and centuries before. Come find out about Middletown's beginnings, where the community has been and how it got there.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 

BRINGING THE PAST TO LIFE

 

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Report Issues & Get Work Done With Middletown Helps

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Have a pesky pothole or loud short-term rental next door? File non emergency items with Middletown Helps powered by SeeClickFix and get things done around town with a click of a button. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/Helps online.

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Middletown Police Stand Behind The Middletown High Class Of 2021

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Graduation day for the Middletown High Class of 2021 is Saturday, June 12 at 4 pm from the Gaudet Athletic Complex and the Middletown Police Department is showing its support for the seniors. Go out into the world and do great things!

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

If You Bike, Please Wear A Helmet

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Hey bicyclists, accidents happen, so be prepared just in case. Wear a helmet at all times when out on your bike in family friendly Middletown. Enjoy the ride!

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Middletown Night With The Newport Gulls

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The Newport Gulls host "Middletown Night" on Monday, June 14. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m., with first pitch at 6:30 p.m. Fun for the whole family. For more information and tickets, visit www.newportgulls.com online.

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Middletown Is Hiring Public Safety Interns

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Recently, the Town Council approved the new Public Safety Intern program to help promote public safety in Middletown. Duties include enforcement of town ordinances, focused on parking, the beaches, animal control, short-term rentals and zoning rules.

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Middletown Has A New Budget For Fiscal 2022

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The $76.4 million annual budget represents about a 2 percent increase and delivers a number of new or augmented services from improved fire protection to staff to better handle short-term rentals, among other offerings.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

FISCAL 2022 BUDGET APPROVED IN MIDDLETOWN

 

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Middletown Shares Open About Old Mill Lane LNG Plans

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Looking for information or have something to say about plans on Old Mill Lane for the LNG facility? Visit https://mdl.town/Shares online for details and to get involved in the conversation.

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Middletown Fire Supports MHS Class Of 2021

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Graduation is right around the corner and the Middletown Fire Department is showing its support for seniors at Middletown High. Go out and do great things.

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Get Ready With A "Go Bag"

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Hurricane season is upon us and if you're not prepared, it can move fast. Check out www.ready.gov for more information to be ready.

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Giving The Gift Of Music For Travis

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Travis Swager loved making people laugh and music. After he died unexpectedly last year, his family created the "Make Noise! Music Fund" to help get instruments into the hands of local children. To give, visit gofund.me/7a0fc9fb online.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

GIVING THE GIFT OF MUSIC FOR TRAVIS

 

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

New Interim Fire Chief In The Wings

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Interim Fire Chief Kevin P. Partridge has 36 plus years of firefighting experience in Massachusetts, including extensive time as chief. He'll start on Thursday, June 10, taking over from Interim Chief Robert McCall, who will remain battalion chief.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

NEW FIRE CHIEF ON THE WAY

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JUNE 7, 2021) – The Town of Middletown looks to have a new temporary fire chief in the...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Don't Wait! Vaccinate!

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COVID-19 restrictions are lifting as more and more people get vaccinated. Don't wait to get your vaccination. Visit VaccinateRI.org for more information.

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Book It! Middletown Public Library Supports MHS Class Of 2021

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The Middletown Public Library staff supports the Middletown High School Class Of 2021 as seniors get ready to graduate later this week.

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Posted on: June 6, 2021

It's A Beautiful Middletown Beach Day

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Sunny skies and hot temperatures are forecasted for today, so if you want to make sure you get a parking spot at Second and Third beaches, get there early. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics online.

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Town Council Regular Meeting Monday, June 7

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The Town Council is scheduled to meet Monday, June 7 to discuss a number of important local issues. None are bigger than the proposed $75.9 million budget for Fiscal 2022, which determines spending for the entire upcoming fiscal year.

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Stay Safe - Vaccinate

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Even if you haven't gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 yet, it's not too late. Visit VaccinateRI.org online for more information.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

All The Details Of Middletown Beaches At "Beach Basics"

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The Town of Middletown creates a new "Beach Basics" webpage with answers to all the popular questions about Second and Third beaches and beyond. Visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics for more information.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

TRY “BEACH BASICS” ONLINE FOR EVERYTHING 

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Middletown Senior Center Supports MHS Class Of 2021

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From one group of seniors to another, the Middletown Senior Center supports the Middletown High School Class of 2021.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

High Street Repaving Starts The Week Of June 7

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Repaving on High Street starts the week of June 7. No thru traffic and delays expected during work. For information, contact contractor CB Utility at 497-5940 or Town Engineer Warren Hall at 418-0413. For details, visit https://mdl.town/HighStreet online.

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Redevelopment Opportunity Of A Lifetime

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Middletown made Requests For Information live today for part of the West Main Road corridor. Billed as the "redevelopment opportunity of a lifetime," the deadline for submissions is July 1. Visit https://mdl.town/WestMainCoddingtonRFI for more info.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Ronald Wolanski at (401) 849-4027 or rwolanski@middletownri.com

 

OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME – 

REDEVELOPMENT REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION LIVE 

FROM THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN

 

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Come Help Shape The Future Of Education In Middletown

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The Middletown Schools are looking to the future. Come get involved and help shape where education in Middletown is heading for years to come.

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

The Power Of Percussion

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Instructor Jessica Shea gets a group at the Middletown Senior Center moving and grooving using the power of drumming.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

THE POWER OF PERCUSSION

 

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

We At Public Works Support Middletown High School Seniors Class Of 2021

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After years of hard work, the Middletown High School Class of 2021 is getting ready to graduate on Saturday, June 12 at 4 pm during festivities from the Gaudet Athletic Complex. We at Middletown Public Works salute their spirit, energy and drive.

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Middletown Police Welcome Local Resident To The Force

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Middletown resident Stewart Braman was officially welcomed to the Middletown Police Department this morning during a brief ceremony from Town Hall.

Middletown resident Stewart Braman was officially welcomed to the Middletown Police Department this morning during a brief ceremony from Town Hall. Braman was sworn-in as a police officer by Town Clerk Wendy J.W. Marshall and then congratulated by Chief W...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Middletown Senior Center Yard Sale June 12

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Looking to support the Middletown Senior Center and pick up some new and gently used items? Check out the Middletown Senior Center Yard Sale on Saturday, June 12. All proceeds go to helping the Senior Center and our elderly population.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Getting Ready For Summer

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A pair of Public Works employees install signage along Third Beach Road near Third Beach this morning in preparation for the opening of the beach season Saturday, May 29. For information about the beaches, visit https://mdl.town/BeautifulBeaches online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 28, 2021

An Hour At Middletown High

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Check out all the good that's happening at Middletown High School one recent morning. A behind-the-scenes look at the exciting learning and energy from students and staff. Click on the video link below to take a look.

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Posted on: May 31, 2021

Don't Ever Forget -- Memorial Day 2021

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The Town of Middletown honors all those who served and didn't make it home and those who were left behind. We salute you.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Public Hearing No. 2 -- Town Council Considers Cuts To The Proposed Fiscal 2022 Budget

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No clear answers emerged from Wednesday night's public hearing, but one message was heard throughout -- No one wants to spend more than is necessary in Middletown.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

PUBLIC HEARING NO. 2 –

TOWN COUNCIL CONSIDERS CUTS TO 

PROPOSED FISCAL 2022 BUDGET 

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2021

It's Never Too Early To Prepare For Hurricane Season

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Hurricanes are never too far away during the summer and fall months, so get prepared. For more information about storm readiness, visit Ready.gov/Hurricanes online.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2021

In Person Beach Sticker Sales Announced

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In person beach sticker sales for seasonal parking passes are available daily at Sachuest Beach. Come and get your seasonal pass to enjoy the nicest, family friendly beach around. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/BeautifulBeaches online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Public Works Building Reopens Tuesday, June 1

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With COVID-19 restrictions loosening, the town's Public Works building is reopening Tuesday, June 1. If you're looking for assistance from the town's Engineering, Public Works and Refuse departments, drop by between 7 am-3 pm or visit MiddletownRI.com.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Every Shot Makes A Difference Against COVID-19

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Yes, things are loosening up as nicer weather is upon us, but that doesn't mean COVID-19 is gone. Make sure to get your vaccination so we can all make COVID-19 a memory. For more information, visit VaccinateRI.org online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2021

"Where Am I?" Winner

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Middletown resident Andrea Dwyer was on target with her answer, noting this week's "Where Am I?" photo was taken at the intersection of Coddington Highway and West Main Road. Good work Andrea and keep your eye out for future editions of "Where Am I?"

Middletown resident Andrea Dwyer was on target with her answer, noting this week's "Where Am I?" photo was taken by Coddington Highway and West Main Road, one of the busiest intersections on Aquidneck Island. According to the most recent state D...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Middletown To Boost Dog Enforcement At Area Beaches

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Middletown Animal Control Officer Greg Gerjets will be out this summer, making sure everyone is following the town's dog ordinances, including walking canines at Second and Third beaches daily from 5-7:45 am only through Sept. 30.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Third Beach Boat Ramp Reopened

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Over the past several days, upgrades were done to the boat ramp at Third Beach to make it safer and more user friendly. The work was done now because warmer weather was needed to make sure all the repairs cured properly.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Surfcasting At Sachuest

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A fisherman surf casts off Sachuest Beach one recent morning. The beach season opens officially in Middletown on Saturday, May 29. To buy a seasonal parking pass, visit https://mdl.town/BeautifulBeaches online.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2021

We At Town Hall Support Middletown High School Seniors Class Of 2021

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After years of hard work and effort, the Middletown High School Class of 2021 is getting ready to graduate on Saturday, June 12 at 4 pm during festivities from the Gaudet Athletic Complex. We at Middletown Town Hall salute their spirit, energy and drive.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Don't Be Too Late! Vaccinate!

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COVID-19 is still a reality. Get vaccinated and take chance out of the equation.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Summer Is On The Way

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A team with Middletown Department of Public Works was busy installing lifeguard stands this morning at Second Beach, a clear sign that warmer sunny weather is on the way.

A team with Middletown Department of Public Works installed lifeguard stands this morning at Second Beach. No simple operation, each wooden chair must be carried onto the Sachuest Point Road beach by a heavy-duty John Deere truck and put into a deep hole ...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Where Am I?

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A fun, family-oriented feature intended to get residents and visitors looking a little more at the Town of Middletown, a great place to live, work and play.

Where Am I?

A new feature intended to spur involvement and interest in the Town of Middletown

In this new offering from the Town of Middletown, Internet and social media users are asked to identify the location in the community where the provided photo was ...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Town Offices Closed Monday, May 31 To Commemorate Memorial Day

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All town offices are closed Monday, May 31 to mark Memorial Day.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Town Trash & Recycling Delayed Next Week Due To Memorial Day

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"Pay-As-You-Throw" trash and recycling collection delayed one day the week of May 31 to mark the Memorial Day holiday.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Shorebirds At Sachuest

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Shorebirds make their way along Sachuest Beach one recent morning. (Matt Sheley)

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Work Closes Navy Lot & Third Beach Gravel Lot Tuesday, May 25

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Work to improve the gravel portion of the Third Beach parking lot as well as the Navy Lot will close both facilities on Tuesday, May 25. Both are expected to reopen on Wednesday, May 26. The Town of Middletown apologizes for any inconvenience.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Final Public Hearing On Proposed Fiscal 2022 Budget Wednesday, May 26

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Let your voice be heard on the proposed $75.9 million budget for Fiscal 2022 during the second -- and final -- public hearing on May 26. To learn more, visit www.mdl.town/shares online.

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Public Hearing No. 1 -- Moving Middletown Forward With The Budget

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The Town Council has an extensive discussion about the proposed Fiscal 2022 budget on Wednesday night. but no decisions were made about cuts, additions or other moves. The second -- and final -- public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

PUBLIC HEARING NO. 1 – 

MOVING MIDDLETOWN FORWARD WITH THE BUDGET

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MAY 20, 2021)  Town official...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 21, 2021

There Are A Variety Of Ways To Pay Your Town Taxes

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The Town of Middletown offers a variety of ways to pay taxes in the community, whether it's in person, online or one of our drop off boxes.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Newport Rhode Races Saturday, May 22

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COVID-19 restrictions are lifting and outdoor activities like the Newport Rhode Races are returning to Town. Please use caution when driving in the race area. For more information, visit https://rhoderaces.com/events/newport/ online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Third Beach Boat Ramp Repairs

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For the next several days, the boat ramp at Third Beach will be off limits as JAM Construction performs repairs to the facility at the end of Third Beach Road.

Starting Thursday, May 20, the boat ramp at Third Beach will be off limits. Work to repair potholes and damage is expected to take several days to make the area safer and easier to use as summer approaches. The Town of Middletown will post updates on the ...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Yard Waste Collection On Alternate Weeks

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Regular yard waste collection is another key benefit of being a subscriber to "Pay-As-You-Throw," the most inexpensive and effective curbside trash and recycling collection program in Middletown.

To view the schedule for yard waste collection for "Pay-As-You-Throw" subscribers, visit Collection Calendar online.

To become a "Pay-As-You-Throw" subscriber, visit "Pay-As-You-Throw" Subscriber online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Gaudet Athletic Complex Getting An Upgrade -- At No Additional Cost To Taxpayers

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The Town Council approves a plan to further improve one of the premiere outdoor athletic facilities in the region -- at no additional cost to taxpayers. Work is scheduled to start this summer and finish before the fall sports season.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

GAUDET ATHLETIC COMPLEX 

GETTING AN UPGRADE – AT NO NEW COST TO TAXPAYERS

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Passes Required For Parking At Town Beaches Starting May 29

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Beginning on Saturday, May 29, passes are required to park at all Town of Middletown beaches. To buy a parking pass, visit https://mdl.town/BeautifulBeaches online.

Starting Saturday, May 29, passes are required to park at all Town of Middletown beaches. From May 29-June 25, passes are required between 8 am-5 pm. From June 26-Sept. 6, passes are required between 8 am-6 pm. To buy a parking pass, visit Beautiful Beach...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

New Short-Term Rental Officer On The Way In Middletown

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Responding to ongoing dialogue in town about short-term rentals, the Town Council votes to include money in the proposed Fiscal 2022 budget for a new Zoning Enforcement Officer responsible for short-term rentals in town.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

NEW SHORT-TERM RENTAL OFFICER

ON THE WAY IN MIDDLETOWN

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Harbormaster Wanted

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The Town of Middletown is on the lookout for its next harbormaster. If you're interested in being on the water all summer, helping people and making Middletown a better place to live, work and play, apply at https://mdl.town/NewHarbormaster online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2021

In Person Beach Sticker Sales Saturday & Sunday

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On Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23, from 8 am - 4 pm, seasonal beach parking passes are on sale at Sachuest Beach. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/BeautifulBeaches online. For stickers online, go to https://mdl.town/BeachStickers.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Middletown Meeting Matters -- May 17, 2021

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The Town Council covered a lot of ground Monday night. For a briefing of some of the activity, check out Middletown Meeting Matters.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

MIDDLETOWN MEETING MATTERS

 

Middletown Town Council

When: Monday night.

Where: Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road.

Absent: Councilman Den...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 17, 2021

It's Not Too Late

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Despite the loosening of many regulations, we're not out of the woods yet with COVID-19. To schedule an appointment, visit VaccinateRI.org online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Preserving Paradise

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A group of stakeholders comes together Friday morning to talk about ways to keep paradise forever.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

PRESERVING PARADISE

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MAY 17, 2021) – Over the years, some have commented that Middletown doesn’t have a town cent...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Middletown Senior Center Reopens

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After closing to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Middletown Senior Center reopened today better than ever. Drop by weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm to see what everyone is talking about and meet up with friends or make new ones.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Town Council Regular Meeting Monday, May 17

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The Town Council holds its second regular meeting of the month, with a number items on the agenda. Those include a discussion of the proposed $75.9 million budget for Fiscal 2022. To participate, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82546974128 online.

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Piping Plovers Back At Middletown Beaches

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For the 20th season, piping plovers have returned to Middletown beaches. Experts ask people visiting Sachuest and Third beaches to be cautious when walking near roped off areas by the eastern ends of both facilities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

PIPING PLOVERS BACK AT MIDDLETOWN BEACHES

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Get Budget Information At "Middletown Shares"

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The final two videos explaining parts of the Fiscal 2022 budget are available at "Middletown Shares" online. Hear about the Town's public outreach efforts and plans to revamp the track at Gaudet Athletic Complex.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Fiscal 2022 Proposed Budget Public Hearing Schedule

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The Middletown Town Council has public hearings scheduled for May 19 and 26 for residents and businesspeople to offer feedback about the proposed $75.9 million budget for Fiscal 2022. Visit https://mdl.town/Shares for more information.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

FISCAL 2022 PROPOSED BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MAY 13, 2021) – Have ideas, suggestions or input about the proposed $75.9 milli...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Important Reminder About The "Pay-As-You-Throw" Program

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If you use the town's "Pay-As-You-Throw" trash and recycling curbside collection program, don't put your bins out too early or collect them too late. For more information, visit https://www.middletownri.com/250/Refuse-Collection-Department online.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Volunteers Needed

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The Town of Middletown is always on the lookout for dedicated volunteers to serve on its boards and commissions. Check out https://mdl.town/Volunteer for more information and to learn, see and hear more about your community.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Town Council Public Hearings On Proposed Budget Planned

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Let your voice be heard on the proposed $75.9 million budget for Fiscal 2022 during public hearings slated for May 19 and 26. To learn more, visit www.mdl.town/shares online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2021

See & Hear What Public Works Has Planned For The Proposed Fiscal 2022 Budget

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"Middletown Shares" has details about plans for new staffing and projects for Public Works along with the big concepts for all things Middletown budget. To check it out yourself, visit https://mdl.town/Shares online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Walk Safely

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Make your walks safer by going against traffic and use sidewalks whenever possible.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Vaccinate!

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Don't forget to get your COVID-19 vaccination. Appointments are available at VaccinateRI.org online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Simple Recycling Service Suspended

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Simple Recycling has suspended its curbside collection of used clothing and other textiles. Please seek other donation alternatives.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2021

In Person Beach Sticker Sales Start Saturday, May 15

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Starting Saturday, May 15, there will be in person beach parking sticker sales for the upcoming summer season.

For more information, visit Beach Parking online. To buy a parking sticker online, visit Beach Passes Online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 10, 2021

UPDATE: Third Beach Parking Lot Reopened After Painting Work Completed

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UPDATE: Third Beach Parking Lot Reopened After Painting Work Completed
For questions, contact public works at 401-846-2119.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Stay Focused On The Road, Not Your Phone

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Despite all the warnings, many drivers are paying more attention to their phones than the road. Don't become a statistic and put the phone down when you're behind the wheel.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Budget Videos About The Beaches And Taxes Online

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"Middletown Shares" has new videos posted about the beaches and taxes. To link directly to the site, go to https://mdl.town/Shares online.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2021

All Things Middletown Budget Subject Of Weekend Discussion

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The Town Council meets on Saturday to go through the proposed $75.9 million budget for Fiscal 2022, doing a deep dive into many areas.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

ALL THINGS MIDDLETOWN BUDGET SUBJECT OF WEEKEND DISCUSSION

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MAY 8, 2021) – Earlier today, the Town Council gathered with va...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Two Middletown Police Sergeants Complete Rigorous Training Program

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Sgt. Timothy Brady and Sgt. Brett McKinnon recently completed a "Command Training Series: First Line Supervisor Course" through The Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol.

For Release: Contact:

School of Justice Studies/Justice System Training & Research InstituteRWU Baypoint Residence & Conference Center, 144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871 401.254.3731 • 401.254.3351 Fax • www.rwu.edu...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Remember To Vaccinate

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COVID-19 isn't gone, not by a long shot, so make sure to get vaccinated. For an appointment, visit VaccinateRI.org online.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 7, 2021

More Budget Videos Online At "Middletown Shares"

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Hear what the Police and School departments have to say today about their budget needs at "Middletown Shares." To link directly to the site and take part in the budget discussion, go to https://mdl.town/Shares online.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Keri-Ann McLaughlin -- Forest Avenue School Second Grade Teacher

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Keri-Ann McLaughlin knows exactly why she's in the classroom and has been changing lives for the better every day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: KERI-ANN MCLAUGHLIN -- FOREST AVENUE SCHOOL SECOND GRADE TEACHER 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MAY 6, 2021) –&...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Town Council Budget Workshop Saturday

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The Town Council is meeting Saturday, May 8 to go over the proposed Fiscal 2022 budget. To watch the proceedings, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86877774139 online.

The Town Council is meeting Saturday, May 8 to go over the proposed Fiscal 2022 budget. To watch the proceedings, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86877774139 online.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2021

More Budget Videos Live

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Get in on the conversation about the proposed Fiscal 2022 budget at "Middletown Shares" at the town's website MiddletownRI.com or email town officials directly at Budgets@MiddletownRI.com. Your input matters. Be heard.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Thanks To Our Community Partners

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The Town of Middletown says "Thanks" to Clean Ocean Access and BikeNewport for their work during a recent Bulk Waste Amnesty Day.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Town Adding Transparency, Engagement To Budget Process

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New budget videos just part of the way the Town of Middletown is getting the word out about the proposed fiscal 2022 budget.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

TOWN ADDING TRANSPARENCY, ENGAGEMENT TO BUDGET PROCESS

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MAY 5, 2021) – The Town of Middletown wants to hear what you have to say abou...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 4, 2021

West Main Road Corridor Redevelopment Requests Sought By Town

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Redevelopment of the former Navy Lodge, West Main Road Recreational Complex, Middletown Public Library and old Kennedy School sites seen as potential new revenue generator and vital to community.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com 

WEST MAIN ROAD CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT REQUESTS SOUGHT BY TOWN 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MAY 4, 2021) – The Town of Middletown wants to hea...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Middletown Meeting Matters

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Town Council discusses and acts on various local matters.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

MIDDLETOWN MEETING MATTERS

Middletown Town Council

When: Monday night.

Where: Internet-based Zoom call.

Absent: None.

Of note, the council:

  • Held a moment of silence...
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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 4, 2021

In Person Beach Sticker Sales Scheduled

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Dates for in person sales of seasonal beach parking stickers start the weekend of May 15-16.

For more information about the upcoming beach sticker sales, visit Beach Parking Sticker Sales online.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Budget Season Moves Into Fast Forward

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The Town Council gets a high-level briefing on the proposed fiscal 2022 budget and learns the preliminary tax rate is $12.48 per $1,000 of assessed residential value compared to $16.81 per $1,000 of assessed commercial value.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

BUDGET SEASON MOVES INTO FAST FORWARD

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MAY 3, 2021) – The municipal budget season officially shifted into high gear tonight in town....

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Middletown Tree Planting Incentive Program Is Live

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Looking to plant a tree in town and save a few bucks at the same time? Check out the Tree Planting Incentive Program sponsored by the Middletown Tree Commission at https://mdl.town/TreePlantingIncentive online for ways to help beautify the town.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Help Stop The Spread Of COVID-19 Among Our Younger Populations

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The Middletown Fire, Police & School departments are holding free COVID-19 vaccination clinics Tuesday, May 4 & Thursday, May 6 from 10 am - noon at Middletown High School, 130 Valley Road. Second doses administered on Tuesday, May 25 & Thursday, May 27.

If you are interested in receiving your vaccinations at this event or in registering any of your 16+ year old family members, please register via the following link: Middletown High School COVID-19 16+ Vaccination Consent Form.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2021

The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank Has Assistance for Businesses

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Check out https://www.riib.org for more information about the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank's dynamic programs to assist businesses

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Town Council Regular Meeting Monday, May 3

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The Town Council is scheduled to sit down for its first regularly scheduled meeting in May. Leading the list of items for discussion include a high-level briefing on the proposed fiscal 2022 budget from town staff.

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Cleaning Catch Basins

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Brendan Bulk and Todd Collins of the town's Department of Public Works were busy Wednesday, cleaning out catch basins in the Forest Avenue area. The work is important to keep Middletown's stormwater runoff clean, reduce flooding and other benefits.

Public works Laborer Todd Collins works the high-pressure sprayer to clean out a catch basin on Forest Avenue near East Main Road Wednesday afternoon while fellow Laborer Brendan Bulk controls the heavy-duty boom that sucks up debris. Typically, sand, dir...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Middletown, Don't Let Up With COVID-19

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Need an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine? Visit https://www.vaccinateri.org/clinic/search online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Enjoying Dunlap-Wheeler Park

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Wednesday was a beautiful day, bringing people from across the country to Dunlap-Wheeler Park on lower Aquidneck Avenue to celebrate the sunshine and daffodils.

Jayaseelan Kumaran takes a picture of his wife Uma and daughter Ekantika in the daffodils at Dunlap-Wheeler Park Wednesday afternoon overlooking Atlantic Beach and the Easton's Point neighborhood in Middletown. The family made the close to two-ho...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Town Council, Planning Board Meet For Priority Discussion

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Everything from affordable housing to roadwork were discussed, but the Town Council okays seeking cost estimates in one important area -- water quality.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

TOWN COUNCIL, PLANNING BOARD MEET FOR PRIORITY DISCUSSION

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 29, 2021) – Water quality is an issue that comes up often in the Tow...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Town Looks At Getting Local Students More Career Ready

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The Town Council recently approved the new Department for Further Education & Community Service to help make students more "career ready." Now, the discussion begins about whether to fund the department or use existing resources to get the job done.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

TOWN LOOKS AT GETTING LOCAL STUDENTS MORE CAREER READY

MIDDLETOWN (APRIL 28, 2020) – Town Councilman Dennis Turano wants Middletown to take ...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Middletown Public Library Celebrates Earth Day

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The Middletown Public Library participated in Earth Day last week by handing out dozens of free trees intended to help beautify the community.

Throughout the community last week, Earth Day festivities were in full bloom. Among them were a free tree giveaway at the Middletown Public Library. According to organizer Candise Prewitt, the library teamed up with Neighborhood Forest as part of...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Outdoor Burn Ban Starts Saturday

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Local ordinances mandate no outdoor burning in Middletown beginning Saturday, May 1. The exception is materials burned in a fire pit or appropriate outdoor fireplace as outlined in Section 91.12 of the town's ordinances.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Town Council-Planning Board Special Meeting Wednesday

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The Town Council and Planning Board meet on Wednesday, April 28 to discuss issues of local importance.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Senior Center Makes A Difference

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The Town of Middletown says "Thanks!" to Senior Center Director Arleen Kaull and her lieutenant Chris Johnson for their extremely hard work to help Middletown's most "at risk" populations during COVID-19.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Pottsy Field Sign Replacement Honors War Hero

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New sign put in today to replace the original one honoring Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Potts.

MIDDLETOWN -- This morning, a crew with Public Works was in the process of installing a new sign at Pottsy Field for the popular softball field at 648 West Main Road. 

The original sign was installed in honor of Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Potts...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Get Vaccinated!

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According to local officials, COVID-19 numbers are rising among younger people. Book an appointment at VaccinateRI.org to get vaccinated.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2021

COVID-19 Is Still Here. Stay Vigilant

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Fire Chief Robert McCall reminds us all to continue to Wash Up! Mask Up! Distance! to fight back against COVID-19

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Middletown Maintains Outstanding Bond Rating Again

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For the second time in the last few months, the Town of Middletown gets good news on the financial front, something that could save the community big money moving forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

MIDDLETOWN MAINTAINS OUTSTANDING BOND RATING AGAIN 

MIDDLETOWN (APRIL 26, 2020) – The Town of Middletown has maintained its outstanding bond...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Gaudet Athletic Complex Upgrades Considered

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With Salve Regina University planning to replace the turf field at the Gaudet Athletic Complex this summer, the town ponders doing additional work to the Turner Road facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com 

GAUDET ATHLETIC COMPLEX UPGRADES CONSIDERED

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 23, 2021) – The Gaudet Athletic Complex looks like it’s in li...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Dogs In Middletown Webpage Now Live

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Get information on everything dog related in Middletown, in one place for free

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

DOGS IN MIDDLETOWN WEBPAGE NOW LIVE

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 22, 2021) – Curious about where dogs are allowed year-round in Middletown or the town&am...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Middletown, We're Not Across The Goal Line With COVID-19 Yet

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Although the vaccination numbers for COVID-19 are trending in the right direction, state health department data shows the cases are on the rise, so make sure to continue to Wash Up / Mask Up / Distance

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Proposed FY2022 Budget Shows A Modest 1 Percent Increase

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Well aware of the difficulties facing the community as a result of COVID-19, town staff assemble a proposed 1 percent budget increase for fiscal 2022. Now, it's up to the Town Council to decide what's next

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

PROPOSED FY2022 BUDGET SHOWS MODEST 1 PERCENT INCREASE 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 21, 2021) – The Town of Middletown is looking at a modest $7...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Make Sure To Pick Up After Your Pet Properly

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Proper disposal of doggie waste is important, not just from a quality of life standpoint. Dog poo can adversely impact our water supply and cause other environmental problems.

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Middletown Meeting Matters -- April 19, 2021

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Various items addressed at tonight's Town Council meeting

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

MIDDLETOWN MEETING MATTERS

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When: Monday night.

Where: Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road.

Absent: None.

Of note, the council:

  • Opened t...
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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Logan Newest Council Member, Rodrigues Named President, Welch Vice President

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Christopher M. Logan joins the Town Council, with Paul M. Rodrigues named council President and Thomas P. Welch III as Vice President

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

LOGAN NEWEST COUNCIL MEMBER, RODRIGUES NAMED PRESIDENT, WELCH VICE PRESIDENT 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 19, 2021) – Christopher M. Logan is the newest m...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Get The Scoop About Middletown With Notify Me

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Looking for the latest about all things Middletown? Try Notify Me, one of the new tools available at MiddletownRI.com to keep everyone better informed.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 16, 2021) – Looking for the latest news from around Middletown without even l...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Indian Avenue Road Work Next Week

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Starting on Monday, April 19, paving will be taking place on Indian Avenue through Friday, April 23 as part of a private project project to underground utilities in the area. Motorists are advised of detours and an amended traffic pattern for the week.

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Assistance Available From Commerce Rhode Island For Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

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Run a business impacted by COVID-19? Visit https://commerceri.com/reliefgrant/ for potential assistance.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Town Council Meets Monday, April 19

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The Town Council has a number of big items on the agenda Monday night, led by the appointment of a new council member and receipt of the proposed fiscal 2022 budget

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Refinancing Expected To Save Town Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars

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The Town of Middletown is always on the lookout for ways to save taxpayers money, something an upcoming refinancing of old debt is expected to accomplish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com 

REFINACING EXPECTED TO SAVE TOWN HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 15, 2021) – A move by the town to refina...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Vaccination Rates Trending In The Right Direction

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According to figures from the state health department, the vaccination numbers for COVID-19 in Middletown continue to rise

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Public Works Is Hiring

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The Town of Middletown has multiple seasonal laborer positions open. Apply now at https://mdl.town/Jobs online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Give A Hoot! Don't Pollute!

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Woodsy Owl makes appearances across the community to urge everyone not to litter and keep the community clean

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Get In On The Short-Term Rental Discussion

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The Town of Middletown has a new Short-Term Rental Task Force analyzing the issue across the community. To sign up for the group, submit an application to https://mdl.town/Volunteer online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2021

The April Edition Of Middletown Today Is Live

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Get the news across the community for April in this month's edition of the town's newsletter Middletown Today

Click on this link to view the April edition of Middletown Today

Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Early Online Beach Parking Sticker Sales Off To A Strong Start

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In a day and a half, the Town of Middletown has sold more than 700 seasonal beach stickers to park at Sachuest and Third beaches. To buy your own sticker, visit https://mdl.town/BeachStickers online.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Middletown Keeps Busy With Legislators

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Over the past few weeks, Middletown has welcomed legislators from across the region to discuss issues of mutual importance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com 

MIDDLETOWN KEEPS BUSY WITH LEGISLATORS

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 12, 2021) – The Town of Middletown has been a pretty popular place recently with state...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Above Ground Utility Lines, Poles Coming Down

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As part of a private partnership, the above ground utility lines along parts of Third Beach Road and Indian Avenue are being removed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

 ABOVE GROUND UTILITY LINES, POLES COMING DOWN

 MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 9, 2021) – Above ground utility lines on parts of Third Bea...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Power Is Out At The Library

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UPDATE: The power outage has been corrected and the Middletown Public Library opened on schedule Friday morning.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Put The Phone Down While Driving

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Distracted driving isn't only dangerous, it's illegal. Put the phone down while you're at the wheel.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Put The Phone Down While Driving

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It's not worth it. Put the phone down while driving because distracted driving kills an average of nine people on American roads and hurts more than a thousand each day.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Online Beach Parking Sticker Sales Start Monday

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For the first time ever, the Town of Middletown is selling beach parking stickers online to help ease lines and reduce crowding.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Will Cronin at 401-842-6519 or wcronin@middletownri.com

ONLINE BEACH PARKING STICKER SALES START MONDAY

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 8, 2021) – Sales of seasonal passes to Sachuest and Third beaches start online Monday, April 12.&am...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Try Community Calendar To Get The Word Out

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A new "Community Calendar" is featured as part of the Town of Middletown's new MiddletownRI.com website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com 

TRY COMMUNITY CALENDAR TO GET THE WORD OUT

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 7, 2021) – Have a special event in Middletown and looking to get the wor...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Pay-As-You-Throw Reminder

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Remember, all Pay-As-You-Throw users need yellow refuse bags to guarantee your trash will be collected each week.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Middletown Creates A Task Force To Study Short-Term Rentals

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The Middletown Town Council creates a new task force to study short-term rentals.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com 

MIDDLETOWN CREATES A TASK FORCE TO STUDY SHORT-TERM RENTALS

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 6, 2021) – The Town of Middletown has a new ta...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Middletown Is Hiring

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The Town of Middletown has jobs that need to be filled. Apply now!

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Middletown Meeting Matters

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Middletown Town Council meeting results from Monday night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com 

MIDDLETOWN MEETING MATTERS

Middletown Town Council

When: Monday night.

Where: Town Hall, 350 East Main Road.

Absent: Barbara A. VonVillas.

Of note, the c...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Council Sets Process To Fill Vacancy

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Town Council sets process to fill vacancy on the town's top elected body

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

COUNCIL SETS PROCESS TO FILL VACANCY  

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 5, 2021) – The Town Council is drawing off the results of the November 2020 el...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Keep It Clean, Middletown

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Litter is everyone's problem. And it's not just unsightly, but can cause real environmental issues that cost you money.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Keep The Needle Pointed In The Right Direction

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COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to rise in Middletown

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Yard Waste collection update

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Participants in the town's Pay-As-You-Throw curbside trash & recycling collection program get weekly yard waste collection during the month of April.

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Additional Info... Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Town Hall Update

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Updated availability of Town Hall, starting Monday, April 5

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Middletown Police Department Undergoing CALEA Review

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The Middletown Police Department is undergoing an independent, third-party review by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. As part of the effort, employees and community members are invited to offer feedback.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Revaluations Up In Middletown

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“This week, ‘The Wall Street Journal’ reported that home values are increasing the fastest pace in 15 years and that national values increased by nearly 12 percent over the past 12 months alone.”
-- Tax Assessor George Durgin.

REVALUATIONS UP IN MIDDLETOWN

For Immediate Release

Contact: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 1, 2021) – So, the assessment on your residential property went up during the recent property revaluation...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Welcome to the New MiddletownRI.com

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Our old website was in need of an overhaul. Here are the results of a six-month project to redo MiddletownRI.com, designed to make the site more user friendly and intuitive for everyone and showcase what a great place Middletown is to live, work and play.

WELCOME TO THE NEW MIDDLETOWNRI.COM

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (MARCH 31, 2021) – For the past decade plus, the Town of Middletown’s website had a particular look and feel that made it dated and less user- friendly.

While MiddletownRI.com did the ...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Middletown Helps Live!

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Got a problem pothole, troublesome trash or garish graffiti that needs fixing? The Town of Middletown has an app that can help 24/7 and makes the job easy for everyone.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 712-2221 or msheley@middletownri.com

MIDDLETOWN HELPS NOW LIVE

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (APRIL 13, 2021) – Got a problem pothole, troublesome trash or garish graffiti that needs fixing?

Try Middl...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: November 22, 2016

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