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Proposed Revisions to FEMA FIRMs
May 03, 2012  – Planning Department
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing revisions to Newport County's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) in coastal areas. More information, and maps showing proposed changes in Middletown are available on the Planning Department's Floodplain Managment page. Click here.

Result of 4th Annual DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Event
May 01, 2012  – Police Department
On Saturday, April 28, 2012, the Middletown Police Department (MPD) partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the fourth Prescription Drug Take back Day. A MPD Officer monitored the prescription drug collection bins placed in the lobby of the MPD as residents dropped off expired or unused prescription drugs. The bins were later picked up…

WebGIS Mapping Now Available
April 26, 2012  – Planning Department
Check out Middletown's geographic information system (GIS) via the Web. Click here.

Gov. Chafee’s Middletown Business Forum, May 9th, 9:30am, Middletown Public Library
April 24, 2012  – Planning Department
Gov. Chafee's Middletown Business Forum, May 9th, 9:30am, Middletown Public Library Click here.

Code RED Mobile App available
April 20, 2012  – Police Department
App allows users to receive emergency alerts from areas they are traveling through: This new and free enhancement to the Code RED service will allow Middletown residents to download an app which will deliver Code RED messages directly to their phones in real-time based on their pinpointed GPS coordinates. Middletown residents who register will receive…

Recycle Your Old Cell Phone at MPD Headquarters
April 02, 2012  – Police Department
Used Cell Phones Wanted! You can support victims of domestic violence by donating your old cell phone to the Women's Resource Center (WRC).  The WRC participates in a cell phone recycling program where donated cell phones are turned in, and depending upon the condition of the phone, it will either be refurbished or recycled in an environmentally…

Results of Recent Shred-A-Thon Event
March 29, 2012  – Police Department
A Message from the Attorney GeneralThe recent Shred-A-Thon event held in Middletown and across the state was a great success.  "In addition to helping consumers keep their personal information safe, we prevented over 8.5 tons of materials from entering RI landfills since everything collected was recycled after being securely shredded.  In the process, we collected…

Esplanade Drainage Project Update: Blasting Complete
March 29, 2012  – Public Works Department
Blasting for ledge removal is complete pending unforeseen conditions.  Please contact Public Works or 846-2119 with questions or concerns.

Middletown’s Recycling Program annual Rain Barrel sale
March 26, 2012  – Refuse Collection Department
Middletown's PAYT program has teamed up with the  Rhode Island Water Ladyto help residents supplement their garden watering needs by harvesting rainwater. These high quality, low-cost, recycled food barrels have been retrofitted as rain barrels. One inch of rain water can generate up to 620 gallons on a 1,000 square foot roof.    Log on to…

Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 28, 2012
March 21, 2012  – Police Department
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has again partnered with the Middletown Police Department for the Fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Citizens are encouraged to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications in bins located in the lobby of the…

Sail Newport presents “Flying on the Water” March 30 at Jane Pickens
March 15, 2012  – Town Administrator

March 02, 2012  – Police Department
The Town of Middletown will host its annual Rabies Clinic on Saturday, March 31 from 1100 am until Noon. The clinic will take place inside the Middletown Public Works Garage located at 19 Berkeley Avenue. The cost for the rabies vaccine is $10.00.   

Free Document Shredding Event March 8, 2012
February 19, 2012  – Police Department
Office of the Attorney General partners with the Middletown Police Department for National Consumer Protection Week  The Office of the Attorney General is once again partnering with the Middletown Police Department to host a “shred-a-thon” as part of National Consumer Protection Week. The date of the event is Thursday, March 8th, from 9:00 am until 11:00…

Residents warned about unsolicited insurance offers
February 18, 2012  – Police Department
HomeServe USARecently, town residents received letters from a private company called HomeServe USA offering an insurance policy for emergency repairs to their water lines.  The company is selling an insurance policy to cover repairs to a homeowner's waterline from the water service connection on the street to the home's foundation. These repairs are typically the…

America’s Cup World Series
February 17, 2012  – Planning Department
Local businesses interested in vendor opportunities associated with this summer's America's Cup World Series event can get involved by contacting the Newport County Chamber of Commerce at (401) 847-1600. They are soliciting interested local providers of necessary goods and services. This will be one of the area's biggest summer events - don't be left out of this opportunity!

Tall Ships Vendor Opportunities
February 17, 2012  – Planning Department
  Local businesses interested in vendor opportunities associated with this summer's tall ship event can get involved by contacting the Ocean State Tall Ships organization directly through their website. They are soliciting ideas as well as issuing RFPs for necessary goods and services. This will be one of the areas biggest summer events - don't be left…

REMINDER! FY13 Civic Appropriation Application Due March 31, 2012
February 17, 2012  – Finance Department
 Click here to download the application now!

Parking Ban for Snow Storm
February 10, 2012  – Police Department
PARKING BAN FOR SNOWSTORM MIDDLETOWN, R.I., as of 10:00 pm, February 10, 2012, a snow-parking ban will begin for the Town of Middletown.  Vehicles left parked on the street in violation of the snow ban may be towed to allow the passage of town plow trucks and emergency vehicles.  The parking ban will remain in…

Nuisance Canada Geese and how to deal with them
February 09, 2012  – Town Administrator
The Eastern RI Conservation District (ERICD) in partnership with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will be conducting workshops on educating the public on the environmental and economic risks that resident Canada Geese pose and what can be done to mitigate geese pressure on private, municipal and state owned properties.  There is a workshop for Bristol…

Election Staff Needed
February 09, 2012  – Town of Middletown