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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Windy Wonderland

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Kitesurfers and windsurfers take advantage of the windy weather off Second Beach Thursday afternoon.

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

The Perfect Holiday Present

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Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? How about a gift certificate to purchase a seasonal pass at Second and Third beaches. Order now for delivery in time for the holidays. To learn more, visit https://mdl.town/BeachGiftCertificate online.

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Middletown Helps!

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Looking to file a non-emergency work requests with the Town? Try Middletown Helps, accessible at https://mdl.town/MiddletownHelps or through your smartphone by searching "Middletown, RI" in the SeeClickFix app. All the answers at your fingertips.

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Pickleball And More Could Be In Store For Linden Park

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Plans are released this week to add four pickleball courts and other amenities to Linden Park. Town Council members say before things move further, they want to hear from neighbors of the West Main Road park.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

 

PICKLEBALL AND MORE COULD BE IN STORE 

FOR LINDEN PARK

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (NOVEMBER 4, 2021) – New pickleball courts and mor...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Keep The Kids Safe

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Halloween is right around the corner and it's never too early to keep safety tips. For more info, visit https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips online.

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Right Of Way Sign Installation

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A team with the Town's Department of Public Works was busy Monday, installing new right of way to the water signs from the state Coastal Resources Management Council. The rights of way are important and give everyone access to the water.

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Setting Aside Funding To Help Save The Beach

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A coastal geologist updates Middletown officials on the status of Second Beach and offers recommendations for the future. Local leaders note the community is already saving for potential improvements down the line.

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

 

SETTING ASIDE FUNDING TO HELP SAVE THE BEACH

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (OCTOBER 25, 2021) – Opening the meeting the other night, the Town C...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Middletown Is Here To Help

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Have a non-emergency item that needs attention from the Town? Try https://mdl.town/Helps online to address everything from potholes to litter and zoning violations, short-term rentals and other issues.

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Now You Know

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Most people have no idea how much water flows off a roof in a rainstorm. It matters because runoff can cause flooding and also is the source of our drinking water on Aquidneck Island. For more, visit https://mdl.town/KeepItClean online.

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Carry Out What You Carry In

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Just because the summer season is over doesn't mean we all shouldn't take care of our beaches. Make sure you carry out everything you carry in to keep Second and Third clean. #SecondBeach #ThirdBeach #LiveSmart #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Beaches Enjoy Another Strong Summer

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Despite less than ideal weather most weekends, the Town's beaches brought in a near record of revenue this summer. Local leaders also continue to applaud the parking arrangements that give residents priority. #SecondBeach #MiddletownRI #LiveWorkPlay

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

 

BEACHES ENJOY ANOTHER STRONG SUMMER

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (OCTOBER 20, 2021) – Second and Third beaches did extremely well over the su...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Live. Work. Play. Middletown.

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The Town of Middletown offers something for everyone. From beautiful scenic vistas to world-class beaches and recreational opportunities, Middletown has it all. Come and experience it for yourself. #LiveWorkPlay #MiddletownRI #BeautyAtEveryTurn

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Live. Work. Play. Middletown.

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Mind The Signs

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When out and about driving, make sure to always take notice of bicyclists and pedestrians and give them the necessary space. Not only is it safer, it helps improve the quality of life around Middletown. #LiveWorkPlay #MiddletownRI #SafetyFirst

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Leash All Dogs At The Beaches

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Help make everyone's visit to Second and Third beaches a pleasant one and always keep your dog on a leash. For more information, visit https://mdl.town/Dogs online. #Dogs #Leash #MiddletownRI #2ndBeach #3rdBeach

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Stormwater Is Our Drinking Water

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It's more critical than ever before to keep our stormwater runoff clean because eventually it becomes our drinking water. To learn more, visit https://mdl.town/KeepItClean online. #KeepItClean #StormwaterDrinkingWater #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Woodsy Says...

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Don't forget the simple, straightforward message of Woodsy Owl of "Give A Hoot, Don't Pollute." Everyone can do their part to help keep Middletown clean. If you see an issue, file it with https://mdl.town/SeeClickFix online.

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

New Trail Approved For Middletown Valley Park

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The Town Council signs off on the latest addition to Middletown Valley Park, work that will be mostly covered by an $80,000 state Department of Environmental Management grant. #PassiveRecreation #Walking #LiveWorkPlay #MiddletownRI

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

 

NEW TRAIL APPROVED FOR MIDDLETOWN VALLEY PARK

 

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (OCTOBER 4, 2021) – An additional walking trail...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Fields For The Future

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Middletown holds a ceremony to mark the opening of the new Gaudet Middle School Multipurpose Athletic Fields. The fields add to the cachet of the Gaudet Athletic Complex, among the best in the region. #MiddletownRI #FieldsForTheFuture #LiveWorkPlay

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Newport Water Busy With Dam Work From Sept. 2 Flooding

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The remnants of Hurricane Ida earlier this month caused havoc across Aquidneck Island. For Newport Water, emergency repairs to the dam around part of Gardiner Pond across from Second Beach are ongoing.

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

 

NEWPORT WATER BUSY WITH 

DAM WORK FROM SEPT. 2 FLOODING

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (SEPTEMBER 29, 2021) – Emergency work i...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Always Leash Dogs When Walking At Local Beaches

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Until Oct. 1, walking leashed dogs only allowed from 5-7:45 a.m. at Second and Third beaches.

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Posted on: September 25, 2021

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Gaudet Mixed Use Fields

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A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for Thursday, Sept. 30 at 4 pm for the new mixed use fields next to Gaudet Middle School. Parking in front and back lots. #OpenSpace #LiveWorkPlay #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Clean Up Runoff, Clean Up Drinking Water

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Unlike many other parts of the country, most of the drinking water on Aquidneck Island comes from rainwater runoff. That means anything bad that flows into the stormwater system must be filtered out of our drinking water.

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Keep It Clean, Middletown

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The natural beauty of Middletown is one of the main selling points for the community. Help keep it clean by carrying out what you carry in. #MiddletownRI #LiveWorkPlay #CarryInCarryOut #Woodsy #KeepItClean

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Hotel Room Limit Approved For Lower Aquidneck Area

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After hearing the pros and cons of the move, the Town Council approves a 260-room cap on hotels in the lower Aquidneck Avenue area. Council members agree they don't want to see too much development spoil the unique character of the beachfront area.

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

 

HOTEL ROOM LIMIT APPROVED FOR LOWER AQUIDNECK AREA

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (September 20, 2021) – There’s a new cap o...

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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 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

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (SEPT. 16, 2021) – When Tropical Storm Henri and remnants of Hurricane Ida wer...

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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?

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (SEPT. 15, 2021) – The trail system at Paradise Valley Park might be ...

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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 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

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 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

 

MIDDLETOWN RECEIVES 

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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (SEPT. 9, 2021) – Over the past several years,...

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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 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 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

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

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: 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.

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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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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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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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