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Preparing for Possible Power Outages
February 07, 2013  – Town of Middletown
RIEMA Urges All Rhode Islanders to Prepare for Predicted Winter StormThe National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a blizzard watch for the entire state. NWS is predicting the arrival of an historic winter storm in Rhode Island on Friday and continuing into early Saturday morning. Rhode Islanders can expect snow to start Friday morning and…


RIEMA: Storm Emergency Kit Check List
February 07, 2013  – Town of Middletown
Rhode Island Emergency Management AgencyThe First 72 Is On You!Personal Emergency Kit ChecklistAfter an emergency or disaster strikes, support and resources may not be available right away. Every home needs an emergency kit with a three-day (72 hours) supply of food, water, and other basic needs. Below is a list of the basics that should…


Responsibility of Property Owner to Clear Snow from Sidewalks
February 07, 2013  – Town of Middletown
The Town of Middletown reminds all property owners, both residents and businesses, of their responsibility to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property.  Do not deposit snow onto any street or public place.Per Town Ordinance General Regulations 94.01: Whenever a sidewalk or portion thereof shall become encumbered with snow, ice, mud, obstruction…


Major Storm Preparations for February 8-9 Storm Event
February 07, 2013  – Town of Middletown
Forecast: Snow starts Friday morning…then increases to Heavy Snow Friday afternoon.  Heavy Snow continues Friday night and tapers off Saturday.   Rain/snow mix possible south coast and islands Friday afternoon.  Blizzard conditions expected with low-to-zero visibility.Damaging winds possible in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island (gusts to 80 mph possible near southeast coast)Snow and wind will cause…


Trash and Recycling will begin an hour early on Friday
February 06, 2013  – Refuse Collection Department
The Town of Middletown’s Friday (February 8, 2013) trash and recycling collection will start an hour early (6:00 AM) in preparation of Friday’s snow storm.  The trash and recycling carts can be placed out Thursday nigh (after 7:00 PM) for Friday’s collection.Please remove the carts once they have been emptied so the Public Works crews…


An Afternoon of Poetry
February 01, 2013  – Library
Origami Poems Project and Middletown Public Library invite you to join us for "An Afternoon of Poetry", Saturday, February 9th, 3-5 pm, featuring Heather Sullivan and Lawrence J. Krips.  A sign-up sheet to read your poetry will be available at the event!


Navy Wind Energy Study Public Comment Period Ends February 15
February 01, 2013  – Town of Middletown
Naval Station Newport held an open house Thursday, January 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Community College of Rhode Island where we presented the results of studies that were prepared to support the installation’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the use of Wind Energy.  The event was attended by approximately sixty members of the…


Rabies Clinic – Saturday, March 30, 2013 – 12p – 1p
February 01, 2013  – Police Department
Location: Middletown Public WorksCost: $10.00, Cash OnlyFor dogs, cats, and ferrets. PLEASE BRING PREVIOUS RABIES PAPERWORK Call (877) 521-0103 for a list of our weekly clinics or visit our website at www.rivma.org.


Middletown PD to host Citizen Police Acadmey begining March 6, 2013
January 30, 2013  – Police Department
The Middletown Police Department (MPD) has scheduled its 2nd Citizen Police Academy (CPA) for March 6th through May 8th, 2013.  The purpose of the twelve week academy is to introduce residents of Middletown to its administration, structure and role in the community. “The Citizen’s Academy is a great opportunity for residents as it gives them…


Naval Station Newport to Perform Test of Public Address System on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
January 30, 2013  – Police Department
The Newport Naval Station will conduct an outdoor and interior emergency notification test at 12 noon tomorrow, Thursday, Jan 31.  The test will use a large public address system which will broadcast the following message:  "EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE", ....SIREN SOUNDS,..... :"SHELTER IN PLACE, SIREN,       EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE!"This is only a test.   


Naval Station Newport to hold Emergency Exercise on Thursday, January 24, 2013
January 23, 2013  – Police Department
The Newport Naval Station will conduct a routine security training exercise Thursday, January 24, 2013. The drill will primarily take place inside the Naval Undersea Warfare Center complex but will involve the use of the loud speaker public address system and result in increased emergency vehicle movement periodically throughout the morning.  If you work on…


Cold Weather Safety
January 23, 2013  – Fire Department
The Middletown Emergency Management Agency reminds all our residents and visitors to take precautions during extreme cold: Colder than normal temperatures with wind chills are predicted for Rhode Island through the weekend. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds all Rhode Islanders of the following tips to stay safe during extreme cold: Dress warmly,…


Code Red Emergency Notification Test scheduled for Wednesday, Jan 23
January 21, 2013  – Police Department
TEST OF CODE RED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM Middletown, RI January 20, 2013 - The Town of Middletown will activate the Code RED Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to call the entire community. The calls will begin around 10:00 AM and will continue until the entire database has been called. This test will give Middletown Emergency Service personnel the…


Martin Luther King Holiday trash delay
January 18, 2013  – Refuse Collection Department
There will be a delay in next week's collection following Monday's (January 21, 2013) Martin Luther King Day Holiday.Trash and recycling will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.The 2013 collection calendar can be viewed online here.Please contact the Recycling Coordinator with any questions.Will CroninRecycling Coordinator401 842-6519401 824-6136 (mobile)wcronin@middletownri.com 


TOWN HALL CLOSED MONDAY, JANUARY 21 for Martin Luther King Day
January 17, 2013  – Town of Middletown


Art Exhibit Opening Mon. Feb. 4, 4 – 7 p.m., Library Meeting Room, paintings by young artists of Club Respect
January 17, 2013  – Library
The Middletown Committee for the Arts will be hosting a reception for the opening of an art exhibit of at the Middletown Public Library Community Meeting Room on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  The exhibit features self-portraits painted by young artists ages 7 to 14 who are members of Club Respect,…


REMINDER! FY2014 CIVIC APPROPRIATION APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15, 2013
January 16, 2013  – Finance Department
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ANNUAL RETURNS
January 08, 2013  – Tax Assessor Department
RI General Law 44-5-16 requires the annual filing of a true and exact account of all ratable estate owned or possessed by every person and corporate body.  The time to file is between December 31st and January 31st. Extensions to file up to March 15th may be granted.  However, the request for an extension must…


January is Digital Literacy Month @ Middletown Public Library
January 08, 2013  – Library
Wondering how to use your new e-reader to download free e-books and free music? Looking for homework help? Need health information or looking for diagrams and instructions on how to fix your car? All of this is available to you with your Middletown Library card. If you are unsure how to get started, sign up…


Sakonnet River Bridge – RIDOT wants your comments regarding the potential impact of instituting a toll
January 05, 2013  – Town of Middletown
@import url(/editor/Style/SyntaxHighlighter.css);@import url(/css/typography.css); @import url(/editor/Style/SyntaxHighlighter.css);@import url(/css/typography.css); The Town received a notice from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) dated January 4, 2013 concerning the proposed transfer of the Sakonnet River Bridge from RIDOT to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority for the future tolling of that bridge structure. It states that RIDOT will continue…


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