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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Police Department Participates In Toy Drives

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The Police Department is always here to help, particularly around the holidays. Unused toys and gift cards can be dropped in the lobby of the police station and several schools along with drop boxes across the community.

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Looking For A Great Job Where You Help People Every Day?

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The Middletown Police Department is hiring. Want to work for one of the best departments in Rhode Island along with other dedicated professionals? For more, visit https://mdl.town/MPDRecruit. To apply, go to https://mdl.town/MPDJobs.

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Help Is Available With Food & Heating Assistance

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Times are tough. That's why the State of Rhode Island has help available for those who need it. For assistance with food, visit https://mdl.town/Food, while help with the heating bill is available at https://mdl.town/Heat. #MiddletownHelps #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Found Property -- MacBook Pro Laptop Computer

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A MacBook Pro laptop computer was discovered on Nov. 26 near West Main Road at Rosedale Avenue. Contact Middletown Police Detective Adam Tobias at (401) 846-1144, ext. 7009 for information.

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Dec. 7 For 5-11-Year-Olds

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Sign up for a Dec. 7 COVID-19 vaccination clinic for 5- to 11-year-olds in the Gaudet Middle School cafeteria, 259 Turner Road. For more, visit https://mdl.town/12721Vaccinate online. No vaccines for adults or boosters available.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

No Shave November At Middletown Police

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Middletown Police Officers participate in "No Shave November" to raise money and awareness about cancer. To give to the cause, visit https://mdl.town/NoShave2021, "Make A Donation" and enter "Middletown Police Department - 2021" online.

Members of Middletown Police take part in No-Shave November to raise money and awareness about cancer issues. Donations can be made through the end of January. To participate, officers contributed $50 in November and $25 each in December and January. From...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Bringing Awareness

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The Middletown Police Department gives a large check to the Gloria Gemma Foundation Thursday to help with its campaign against cancer.

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

 

BRINGING AWARENESS 

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (NOVEMBER 18, 2021)  The Middletown Police Department handed a $1,390 chec...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Santa Claus Middletown Tour 2021

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The Middletown Firefighters Local 1933 has learned that Santa Claus will be again making appearances across the Town, starting Dec. 6. For more and the complete schedule, visit https://mdl.town/Santa2021 online. #Santa #MFD #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

It's Still Not Too Late To Vaccinate

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COVID-19 is still a reality. Get vaccinated. For more information, visit VaccinateRI.org online.

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

National Grid Considers Buying Homes Near Old Mill Lane LNG Station

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The Town Council questions plans from National Grid to amplify usage of the Old Mill Lane LNG facility, saying the utility giant should be focused on safety more, not the bottom line.

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

 

NATIONAL GRID CONSIDERS BUYING HOMES 

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Probationary Firefighter Training

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Probationary Firefighters Brennan Martin & Zach Smus recently attended a class in Maine sponsored by New England Fraternal Order of Leatherheads & Northeast Truckin. Topics included victim removal, rotary saw use, forcible entry & building venting.

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Flu Shot Clinic Tuesday, Nov. 16

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Are you three years of age or older and in need of a flu shot? If so, register for a free state health department flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 4-7 p.m. in the Gaudet Middle School gymnasium. To register, visit https://mdl.town/FluShot online.

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

No Heavy Commercial Truck Traffic On Chases Lane

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Following a recent vote by the Town Council, heavy commercial trucks weighing 26,000 pounds plus cannot use Chases Lane in an attempt to lessen traffic on the neighborhood. For more, https://mdl.town/ChasesLane online.

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

News Alert -- Third Beach Road By Hanging Rock Road Closed For Accident

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Third Beach Road near Hanging Rock Road is closed while emergency personnel clean up after a heating oil truck rolled over this morning. It was unclear if there were injuries in connection with the accident. Photo courtesy of Middletown Police.

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Youth COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Nov. 9

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There's a COVID-19 vaccination clinic set up for 5-11-year-olds on Nov. 9 from 2-7 pm from the Gaudet Middle School Cafeteria at 259 Turner Road. Signups available at https://mdl.town/11921Vaccinate. No boosters or vaccinations for adults.

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Red Ribbon Week At Gaudet Middle School

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The Middletown Prevention Coalition celebrated Red Ribbon Week at Gaudet Middle School this week. Students were challenged to sign a drug-free pledge, talk to a trusted adult about why they hope students avoid alcohol and other drugs.

We celebrated Red Ribbon Week at J.H. Gaudet Middle School this week! Students were challenged to sign a drug-free pledge, talk to a trusted adult about why they hope students avoid alcohol and other drugs, participate in a healthy workout that is good fo...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Safety First For Halloween

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Halloween is Sunday, Oct. 31. Make sure to keep an eye out for the kids when out and about throughout the day. For safety tips, visit https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips.

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

More Storm Damage From Overnight

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Emergency services reported heavy winds and rain, causing tree and wire damage across the community, but no injuries fortunately. If going out, take it slow and stay safe. #StaySafe #TreeDamage #HeavyWinds #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Middletown Police Ask People To Stay Safe

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Middletown Police ask people to use care or stay home this morning due to damage from the windy weather. Tree limbs and wires reported down across the community. #StaySafe #MiddletownPolice #MiddletownRI

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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 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 15, 2021

Minor Fire At Laundromat

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Recently, Middletown firefighters put out a minor fire at an area laundromat. Led by Lt. Kevin Mancini, Engines 1 and 37, Ladder 2 and Rescue 3 responded. At the scene, there was heavy smoke and the fire was put out without impacting nearby businesses.

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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 12, 2021

Never Too Late To Vaccinate

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Don't wait to vaccinate for COVID-19. It's still a very real threat. For more, visit VaccinateRI.org online. #COVID19 #Vaccinate #DoYourPart #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Lisa Sisson

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Today marks Sisson's 41st year working for the Town of Middletown. Over that time, Sisson said she's seen a lot of change and made a positive difference in the community.

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

 

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: LISA SISSON 

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (OCTOBER 8, 2021) – At any organization, there are those out ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Rescue Swimmer Training For Middletown Fire

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Seven firefighters led by Middletown Fire Lt. Nate McGillivray recently completed Public Safety Rescue Swimmer training in Charlestown. The course held near and in the Charlestown Breachway prepares rescuers for a wide variety of emergencies.

From left, Middletown Fire Lt. Nate McGillivray was among the instructing cadre guiding Firefighters Chris Bowley, Mike Boscio, Zachary Smus, Jake Davenport, Zachary Boudria, Brian Salemi and Connor Abert through the rigorous sessions. The Little Compton,...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Middletown Fire Rescue Training

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Recently, Middletown Fire Lt. Matt Maruska and Firefighter Nick Adler attended a watercraft rescue class in Narragansett with Fire Departments throughout the state. The training helps Middletown Fire improve its response in waterborne emergencies.

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Get Storm Ready

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Hurricane season is here. Get storm ready at https://mdl.town/ARPAIdeas online. Being prepared can make all the difference. #StormReady #HurricaneSeason #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: October 2, 2021

Water Main Break

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Traffic detours and delays expected due to an emergency water main break on Green End Avenue. The area between Boulevard and Valley Road is closed to traffic while repairs are ongoing.

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

MFD Command Staff Training

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Middletown Fire Battalion Chief Brian DeFreitas is at training for assistant deputy State Fire Marshal classes at the Rhode Island Fire Academy. The work is intended to help provide more command staff experience and avoid tragedies across the community.

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Green End Avenue East From Valley Road Closed Thursday, Sept. 30 & Friday, Oct. 1

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Green End Avenue east from Valley Road closed Thursday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Oct. 1 for catch basin work. Traffic detours and delays anticipated.

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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 23, 2021

Mask Up!

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Study after study shows that wearing a mask is a surefire way to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Do your part. #COVID19 #StopTheSpread #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Stopping For School Buses Isn't A Choice, It's The Law

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When a school bus has its sign out and red lights flashing, stop. It's not a choice. It's the law. #MiddletownRI #BusSafety #Stop #LiveWorkPlay

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Emergency Vehicles Operation Training For MFD

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Members of the Middletown Fire Department go to a high-level course recently to help train other public safety personnel about the ins and outs of emergency vehicle operations. The work is part of an ongoing effort to keep Middletown safer.

Middletown Fire Battalion Chiefs Brian DeFreitas and Jon Reese went to a three-day Emergency Vehicles Operation Course recently. The course -- designed by the U.S. Department of Transportation -- will allow them to certify public safety personnel in emerg...

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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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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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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