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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Updated Beach Hours

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The hours of operation for Second and Third beaches are changing. Starting today, Monday, Aug. 15, lifeguards and other staff will be working daily from 9 am-5 pm through the end of the beach season.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Lifeguards Needed

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As some of our staff at Second & Third beaches begin to return to college, the Town of Middletown is hiring certified lifeguards. For more information or to apply, visit Guards online. #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Public Safety Camp A Success

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A number of local youth participated this week in a public safety camp sponsored by the Middletown Fire and Police departments. Participants learned a variety of skills from emergency service providers from both departments and had fun along the way.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Get Notified About Middletown

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There's no easier way to stay up to speed about Middletown than Notify online. Whether it's government, business, recreation, education or so much more, Middletown has you covered for free with "Notify Me!"

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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 12, 2022

Get In On The Fun

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Come to Second Beach Monday, Aug. 15 from 6-9 pm to enjoy Moment's Notice, the latest act in Middletown's Beach Concert Series. #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
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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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Beach Safety Reminder

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Second and Third beaches are among the best places anywhere to enjoy the sun, surf and fun of Middletown. But beach staff reminds everyone to always be aware of rip currents whenever you're in the water, no matter your ability. #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
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

NOTICE -- Town Parking Lot Maintenance Work Friday, July 29

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Maintenance work will be performed Friday, July 29 at the Surfer's End and Middletown Public Library parking lots. The goal of the work is to repair the existing lots, save money and minimize interruptions as much as possible to normal operations.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Swimming At Surfer's End

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Swimming is open at the Surfer's End portion of Second Beach. #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Beach Safety Reminder

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Second and Third beaches are among the best places anywhere to enjoy the sun, surf and fun of Middletown. But beach staff reminds everyone to always swim in areas watched by lifeguards, no matter your ability. #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Boost Against COVID-19

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COVID-19 is still very much a reality. Don't forget to get a boost in the fight against the disease. #COVID-19 #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Get To The Beach Early

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Hot, nice weather is in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday, so make sure to get to the beach early to guarantee a parking spot and no waiting. For more information, visit Beach. #SecondBeach #MiddletownRI

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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 21, 2022

Local Larceny Arrest Leads To Multi-State Crime Ring

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Police said an investigation into a larceny report from the Middletown Staples store grew into arrests around a multi-state organized retail crime ring. #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 21, 2022

MVA Snarls Traffic At Two-Mile Corner

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Middletown emergency personnel were working the scene of a rollover car accident this afternoon about 1:45 at Two-Mile Corner where East Main and West Main roads meet. Motorists are asked to find alternate routes and expect delays. #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Beach Safety Reminder

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Second and Third beaches are among the best places anywhere to enjoy the sun, surf and fun of Middletown. But beach staff reminds everyone to always swim with a buddy whenever you're in the water, no matter your ability. #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Catch A Break From The Heat

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With no break anticipated anytime soon in the heat, the Middletown Fire Department reminds people the Middletown Public Library and Senior Center offer cool alternatives to catch a break. #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Adults Need To Stay Vigilant When Children Are In The Water

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The Middletown Fire Department reminds adults to always be vigilant and attentive to children whenever they're in the water, whether it's at Second or Third beaches, the backyard pool or anywhere else. One mistake could lead to tragedy. #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Know Your Escape Route

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When staying at a hotel, the Middletown Fire asks that patrons read the evacuation plan in your room. Find the closest exits to the outside from your room. Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

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While the latest album or movie might be entertaining on your walk or bike ride, the Middletown Fire Department reminds people to aways be aware of their surroundings. This includes getting your face out of your phone and walking without headphones.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Middletown Fire Reminds Walkers & Runners To Go Against The Flow Of Traffic

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As the weather stays nice, the Middletown Fire Department reminds walkers and runners to go against the flow of traffic to best avoid accidents and injuries. The MFD also asks walkers and runners to wear bright clothing and be aware of their surroundings.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 18, 2022

New Probationary Police Officer Sworn In

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Probationary Police Officer Michael Pacheco was sworn in this morning during a ceremony in Town Hall. Pacheco comes to Middletown from the Charlestown Police Department by way of the Coventry Police Department. #MiddletownsFinest #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Flood Relief On The Way For Some Homeowners

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Thanks to federal money heading to Middletown, the Woolsey Road area could see some changes to help reduce flooding after heavy rains. #JackReed #MiddletownRI

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

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2022

East Bay Bike Path Work Begins Monday, July 18

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The state Department of Environmental Management issued word Friday that sections of the East Bay Bike Path in Bristol and Riverside will be closed starting Monday, July 18 for repairs. #DEM #BikePath

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Pick Up After Your Pup

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When out with your dog, always remember to clean up and properly dispose of their mess. This does not include throwing the Mutt Mitt into the woods or leaving it behind for someone else to take care of. For more, Dogs.

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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

Steer Clear Of Downed Shorebirds

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Environmental experts warn people to steer clear of downed shorebirds due to the risk of bird flu. #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 14, 2022

See Something, Say Something

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Middletown Police are out in force ticketing bad and aggressive driving. If you see someone not being responsible behind the wheel, call Middletown Police immediately 401.846.1144 so they can try to address the situation before something happens.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 13, 2022

VIN Check Schedule Update For The Week Of July 18

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Middletown Police are notifying the public that VIN checks are available on a limited basis the week of July 18. #MiddletownRI

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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 11, 2022

Middletown Night With The Newport Gulls

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The Newport Gulls hosted Middletown Night on Monday, July 11, drawing a packed house and plenty of laughs and smiles. For more about the Gulls and upcoming games, visit Gulls online. #NewportGulls #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

DEM Warns About The Threat Of Mosquitos

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The Department of Environmental Management urged people to take steps to protect themselves against mosquitos even though there have been no findings of West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis during the latest round of testing.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Firefighter Training

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As part of the Fire Department's continuing work to stay up on the latest techniques, Middletown firefighters trained with personnel with the Naval Education & Training Center Fire and a new Coast Guard cutter berthed here. #KeepingUsSafe #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Seagull Rescued

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Middletown Fire and Police personnel rescued a seagull with a fishhook in its mouth this morning outside a local business. Firefighters said the hook was removed and the gull was released without harm. Remember to always dispose of trash properly.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Traffic Stop Nets Charges

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While on a West Main Road traffic stop over the weekend, a Middletown Police Officer was struck by gel pellets, leading to multiple felony charges. Investigating the incident, police said the case was connected to a dangerous social media trend.

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Diseased Lindens Getting Removed

Two diseased linden trees are getting removed from Linden Park at 141 West Main Road. The damage came to light after one of the trees lost a major branch. #MiddletownRI

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

DISEASED LINDENS GETTING REMOVED

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 5, 2022) – Two diseased linden trees are getting removed from Linden Park...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Adapter Check

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Newport firefighters were out this morning along West Main Road, checking their fire hose adapters. Officials said Newport Fire uses a fire hose thread different than other departments, so an adapter is needed to tie into the hydrant system in Middletown.

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

DEM Environmental Police High-Visibility Boating Enforcement Patrols On Fourth of July Weekend

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The state Department of Environmental Management Environmental Police will have a strong presence on the water over the Fourth of July weekend to try to cut down on bad boating and those operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs. #DEM

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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

Missing Dog Report

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Missing Dog Report: Middletown Police picked up a lost pooch Wednesday evening in the Paradise Avenue area. Police asked anyone who recognized the dog in the included picture to contact their dispatch office at 401.846.1144.

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Talk To Your Kids

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The Middletown Prevention Coalition reminds parents the Fourth of July holiday is the perfect time to speak to kids about the dangers of "risky behavior," particularly the use of alcohol and drugs. For more, visit Talk.

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Boost Up

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The weather might be getting nicer out, but COVID-19 remains real. Get a booster vaccination to help fight back. To learn more, visit Booster online.

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Have An Escape Plan

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A fire can break out at any time, so the Middletown Fire Department asks for everyone to make sure they have a working escape plan from your home and business. Planning ahead can save time and lives. #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Tenga un plan de escape

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Un incendio puede estallar en cualquier momento, por lo que el Departamento de Bomberos de Middletown les pide a todos que se aseguren de tener un plan de escape que funcione de su hogar y negocio. Planificar con anticipación puede ahorrar tiempo y vidas.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Additional Surf Lifeguard Testing Scheduled For Thursday, June 23

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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it will be administering an additional conditional surf lifeguard certification test tomorrow, June 23 at Scarborough North State Beach from 9 am-2 pm.

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Get A Booster Vaccination To Improve Your Chances Against COVID-19

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COVID-19 remains a reality. Get a booster vaccination to help in the fight against the disease by visiting Boost online.

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