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Posted on: August 3, 2022

New Advisory Committee Formed To Assist With "Middletown Center" Design

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The Town Council and developers of the "Middletown Center" okay a new Citizens Advisory Committee to provide input on the proposed mixed use project at 600-740 West Main Road. #MiddletownCenter #MiddletownRI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 842-6543 or msheley@middletownri.com

NEW ADVISORY COMMITTEE FORMED 

TO ASSIST WITH “MIDDLETOWN CENTER” DESIGN

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 3, 2022) &...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 30, 2022

MHS Football Fundraiser Car Wash

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The Middletown High School football team is washing cars today until 1 pm in the parking lot of the Knights of Columbus at 7 Valley Road. Come by and get your car, truck, bicycle or motorcycle washed for a good cause. #MHSFootball #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 3, 2022

"Middletown Helps" Is Here To Lend A Hand

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"Middletown Helps" is your one-stop shop with #MiddletownRI to address everything from concerns about trash to downed limbs, short-term rentals, parking and other non-emergency items. Reach out at Helps to try it today.

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Town Offices Closed Monday, Aug. 8

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A quick reminder that town offices are closed Monday, Aug. 8 to mark Victory Day. All town offices reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 9. #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Center Avenue Paving Project

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Residents and motorists are asked to be aware of ongoing road work on Center Avenue by East Coast Construction through Aug. 12. Please use patience and care. #EastCoastConstruction #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Have Something To Say About School Regionalization?

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Have some ideas and thoughts about school regionalization between Middletown and Newport? Visit to fill out a quick survey. #Regionalization #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Regionalization Informational Meeting Results

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Residents, businesspeople, educators and local leaders came together earlier this week at Innovate Newport in Newport to discuss some of the data and specifics of the potential regionalization of schools in Middletown and Newport. #Regionalization

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 22, 2022

RIDOT Catch Basin Cleaning

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Rhode Island Department of Transportation crews were out Friday morning on East Main Road in #MiddletownRI, cleaning catch basins. The less debris in the basin, the better the entire rainwater handling system works. Thanks #RIDOT for your efforts!

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Keep Them Safe

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Remember that crews with Cardi Corp. & the state Department of Transportation continue their work to improve upper Aquidneck Avenue. Drive slowly and carefully when going through the area. #RIDOT #CardiCorp #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Rodrigues -- Middletown & Newport Need To Move Forward Together

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Middletown Town Council President Paul M. Rodrigues apologizes for the handling of a regionalization request years back from Newport, saying mistakes were made, he was truly sorry and the time was right to move on to help students in both communities.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 842-6543 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

RODRIGUES — MIDDLETOWN & NEWPORT NEED TO MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER

 

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Pickleball Getting A Home In Middletown

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Four new pickleball courts look like they will be built at Linden Park in the spring of 2023. A new playground, 300-foot by 125-foot playing field and improved parking are also part of the plan. #Pickleball #MiddletownRI

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 842-6543 or msheley@middletownri.com  

PICKLEBALL GETTING A HOME IN MIDDLETOWN

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 18, 2022) – Four new pickleball courts are expected to b...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Come Hear More About Regionalization

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There's been a lot of discussion about the potential regionalization of schools between Newport and Middletown. Come get the facts and data at informational meetings on July 25 and 26. #Regionalization #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Venga a escuchar más sobre la regionalización

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Ha habido mucha discusión sobre la posible regionalización de las escuelas entre Newport y Middletown. Venga a obtener los hechos y datos en las reuniones informativas el 25 y 26 de julio. #Regionalización #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

We Need Feedback From Students

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The students of Newport and Middletown will be directly impacted by school regionalization if the proposal moves forward. We want to hear from you at meetings on July 25 & 26. Visit Regional for more.

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Location Change For Wednesday, July 20 Regionalization Summit

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The location for the regionalization summit between the Newport and Middletown councils and school committees has changed. The special meeting will now take place at Innovate Newport headquarters, 513 Broadway starting at 6 pm.

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Check With The Town To See If You're Eligible For A Senior Or Veteran Tax Exemption

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Some seniors and veterans don't realize there are potential tax breaks available to them from the Town of Middletown. To see if you're eligible. stop by Town Hall during normal business hours or visit >Break online.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 14, 2022

RIDOT East Main Road Repairs

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Starting Sunday night, July 17, crews for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will be repaving select sections of East Main Road north of Turner Road into Portsmouth. Expect delays, seek alternate routes and drive slowly to keep workers safe.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Board & Committee Members Needed

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Part of what makes Middletown the place it is today is the hard work of our dedicated volunteers. Please consider applying for one of the vacancies to our boards and commissions online at Volunteer.

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Regionalization Frequently Asked Question Friday

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Newport and Middletown are looking at regionalizing school districts. As part of the lead up to a Nov. 8 vote, a group backing the move is answering as many questions as possible. For more info, visit Meet.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Regionalization Summit Planned For July 20

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The Newport and Middletown councils and school committees meet for the first time in person on July 20 at 6 pm in Newport City Hall to discussion regionalization. For more info, visit Meet online.

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Some ARPA Money Committed To Schools

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Recently, the Town Council decided to dedicate $1.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act money to help smooth out the school budget. As part of a long-term plan, the remainder of that federal funding is in line to be spent on education.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 842-6543 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

SOME ARPA MONEY COMMITTED TO SCHOOLS

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 13, 2022) – The Town of Middletown has designated more of it...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Fiscal 2023 Car Tax Bill Eliminated In Middletown

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Thanks to the General Assembly and Gov. Dan McKee, Middletown residents won't get a car tax bill in Fiscal 2023. Local officials said back car taxes remain due from prior years. For more, visit CarTax. #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Deputy Finance Director Talks About Career

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Deputy Finance Director Elaine Colarusso spent time recently speaking to fourth and fifth graders at William D’Abate Elementary School in Providence about her career, training and work with the town. #PayingItForward #YouthAreTheFuture #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Regionalization Works

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Drop in on July 25 & 26 to hear about how regionalizing Newport and Middletown schools will improve what's available to all students and improve education overall. For more, visit Regional online.

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Regionalization Works

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Come to community meetings on July 25 & 26 to learn about how regionalization of Newport and Middletown schools could save both communities big money. For more information, visit Regionalization online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

School Building Committee Stepping Up

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In coming weeks, the School Building Committee is taking an even more active roll in designing three new proposed schools and helping push a $235 million bond expected to be before Middletown voters on Election Day. #MiddletownRI

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 842-6543 or msheley@middletownri.com

 

SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE STEPPING UP

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 6, 2022) – The town is relaunching its School Building Comm...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Frequently Asked Question Friday

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Have a question about potential school regionalization between Newport and Middletown? There's a good chance it's answered at Regional online. Visit to learn more about what all the buzz is about. #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Come Hear What All The Talk Is About

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There's a lot of buzz surrounding the potential regionalization of schools in Newport and Middletown. Come find out what all the talk is about during community meetings on July 25-26. For more, visit Regional.

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Paradise School Stairs Replacement

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A crew with A-1 Construction was in the process Friday morning of replacing the stairs at the historic Paradise School on Prospect Avenue. The old stairs were rotting and needed to be replaced. A-1 is expected to wrap up the job over the next week or so.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 4, 2022

Happy Fourth

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The Town of Middletown wishes all its residents, businesspeople and visitors a happy Fourth of July. Enjoy the best that the community has to offer, but remember to be smart and safe. #FourthOfJuly #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

"Middletown Center" Plan Cleared To Take Next Step

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The Town Council agrees there's a lot to like about the "Middletown Center" proposal for 600-740 West Main Road, allowing the developers and town officials to continue negotiations about the future of the 15-acre site in the heart of town.

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CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 842-6543 or msheley@middletownri.com  

“MIDDLETOWN CENTER” PLAN CLEARED TO TAKE NEXT STEP

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JUNE 29, 2022) – Talks about “Middletown Center” are moving ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Have Your Say About Regionalization

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Have thoughts, suggestions or ideas about regionalizing schools with Newport? Fill out a quick survey at Survey online. For more info, visit Shares. Be heard!

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Be Heard On Regionalization

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Local residents got their first official sampling of regionalization between the two school districts Monday. Please go to Regionalization to participate in a survey and learn more about regionalization.

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Revised "Middletown Center" Plans Filed

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Revised plans for "Middletown Center" were filed this week by the development team. Join in the conversation at a special June 29 Town Council meeting at 6 pm in Town Hall or sign in online at Zoom.

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