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Tree Trimming on Paradise Avenue Begins Tuesday September 4
August 30, 2012  – Police Department
The Davey Tree Company will begin trimming and clearing tree limbs near power lines on September 4, 2012.  Paradise Avenue will be reduced to one lane so motorists are asked to use caution. The work will continue for several weeks in the beach area.  MPD detail officers will control traffic in the area.


Picinic in Paradise
August 24, 2012  – Town of Middletown
  September 9th from 12:00-4:00PM - Picinic in Paradise sponsored by the Middletown Historical Society Join the Middletown Historical Society for a delightful Sunday afternoon at Paradise Park.  Family and friends invited! Johnny cakesBook signingVendorsMusic by Lois VaughParadse School toursWindmill tours  


Help manage the Town’s mosquito population
August 21, 2012  – Town of Middletown
Stay up to date on our local mosquitoe population - great information from RIDEM at http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/agricult/mosquito/index.htm.  Contact the Department of Public Works with your questions.


Esplanade Drainage Project Update:
August 16, 2012  – Public Works Department
Construction work on the project has resumed. Installation of the stormwater diffuser system is in progress.


MOTOR VEHICLE VALUE APPEALS
August 15, 2012  – Tax Assessor Department
Motor vehicle value appeal forms must be returned to the assessor's office no later than thirty (30) days from the date that the tax bills are mailed.  Please refer to the appeal form which can be found on the assessor's web page Middletown Tax Assessor. 


Middletown Celebration of the Arts Saturday, August 18, 2012 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Paradise Valley Park
August 10, 2012  – Town of Middletown
Visual Arts, Performance Arts, Culinary Arts, Children's Activities, Demonstrations, Pony Rides, Food Vendors, Raffle, Silent Auction and much more! Rain or shine!  Free admission, fun for the whole family


Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Grand Re-opening and New Exhibits, Friday, August 24, 12 noon – 5:00 p.m.
August 09, 2012  – Town of Middletown
RSVP to Charlie_Vandemoer@fws.gov, (401) 782-7209


Second Beach Community Bonfire, Thursday, August 16, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
August 09, 2012  – Town of Middletown


Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) Revisions, March 21, 2012 **90-day appeals and comment period August 9, 2012 – November 7, 2012**
August 08, 2012  – Planning Department
Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) Revisions, March 21, 2012 **90-day appeals and comment period August 9, 2012 - November 7, 2012** .Click here for more information. -


2012 TAX ROLL
August 07, 2012  – Tax Assessor Department
The complete 2012 Middletown Tax Roll is now available for viewing on line.  It is segmented by real property, tax exempt property, tangible property and motor vehicles.  Inquiries regarding the roll should be directed to the Assessor's office.


VISA and Mastercard accepted for Tax payments
July 26, 2012  – Finance Department
For information on VISA and Master card payments for taxes at the Collections Office or on-line, visit the Finance Department /Tax Collections page.


Red Cross Blood Drive
July 23, 2012  – Library
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, 7/25 from 10am-3pm in the Library's parking lot.


TAX CALCULATOR
July 20, 2012  – Tax Assessor Department
A tax calculator is now available on the Tax Assessor's page of the town website.


Middletown Community Outreach Day with staff of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
July 19, 2012  – Library
On Thursday, July 26th from 5-7PM, Senator Whitehouse's staff will be at Middletown Public Library to provide information on how his office may be of assistance to Middletown residents. For additional information, please call Senator Whitehouse's office at 401 453 5294.


Roadwork on Forest Avenue Starting July 20, 2012
July 19, 2012  – Police Department
The National Grid Gas Company will begin work on a gas main on Forest Avenue beginning at 0700 hrs on Friday, July 20, 2012. The work is expected to finish on July 25, 2012. Middletown Police Detail Officers will be on scene to assist with traffic, but residents are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. 


2012 TAX RATES
July 19, 2012  – Tax Assessor Department
The tax rates for Fiscal Year 2013 have been set as follows:Residential:  $15.40Commercial:  $20.47Tangible:  $15.40


Gardening Workshops
July 18, 2012  – Library
Master Gardeners from URI are conducting gardening workshops at the Middletown Public Library.July 26th 6:30PM Plant a Vegetable Container Garden, presented by Joan Simmons.July 28th 10AM Water Conservancy in the Garden, presented by Lucy Huggins and Jim Garman.August 4th 10AM Mid-Summer Gardening, presented by Craig Gaspard.All workshops are free and open to the public. They…


AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE INSTALLED AT POLICE STATION
July 18, 2012  – Police Department
The Middletown Police Department has collaborated with the Automatic Vending Service of Portsmouth and installed an Automated Teller machine in the lobby of the police station.  The ATM was installed to assist visitors to the police station who may need cash to pay for services like Vehicle Identification Checks, copies of police reports or fingerprinting…


Hot Weather Safety & Middletown Cooling Centers
July 16, 2012  – Fire Department
The Middletown Emergency Management Agency reminds all our residents and visitors of the following tips to stay safe during extreme heat:Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of cool water throughout the day. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothes. If you must be outside, wear a hat and use sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Avoid…


Mulch Fire Safety Message
July 16, 2012  – Fire Department
Mulch Fire SafetyTIPS TO PREVENT MULCH FIRESThousands of mulch fires are reported annually in every state.  This year the number of Mulch fires in Middltown has increased. Mulch fires occur year-round but primarily in the summer when there is little rainfall. As a result, vegetation and landscaping materials become dried out, allowing for easy ignition. …