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Posted on: August 3, 2022

New Advisory Committee Formed To Assist With "Middletown Center" Design

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The Town Council and developers of the "Middletown Center" okay a new Citizens Advisory Committee to provide input on the proposed mixed use project at 600-740 West Main Road. #MiddletownCenter #MiddletownRI

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

NEW ADVISORY COMMITTEE FORMED 

TO ASSIST WITH “MIDDLETOWN CENTER” DESIGN

 

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Town News and Updates
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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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 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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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Have Something To Say About School Regionalization?

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Have some ideas and thoughts about school regionalization between Middletown and Newport? Visit to fill out a quick survey. #Regionalization #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: August 2, 2022

"Making Middletown Marvelous" -- Maria Fombellida

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Maria Fombellida owns Pizza Hollywood on upper Aquidneck Avenue. Known as one of the most generous and compassionate businesspeople around, Fombellida was selected as this week's "Making Middletown Marvelous" nominee. #PizzaHollywood #MiddletownRI

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

“MAKING MIDDLETOWN MARVELOUS” — MARIA FOMBELLIDA

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 1, 2022) – It would be tough to find a group of business...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Regionalization Informational Meeting Results

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Residents, businesspeople, educators and local leaders came together earlier this week at Innovate Newport in Newport to discuss some of the data and specifics of the potential regionalization of schools in Middletown and Newport. #Regionalization

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 26, 2022

"Molar Express" On The Way

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The "Molar Express" will be at Linden Park every Tuesday in August to serve those 2- to 21-year-olds without insurance. #EBCAP #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Rodrigues -- Middletown & Newport Need To Move Forward Together

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Middletown Town Council President Paul M. Rodrigues apologizes for the handling of a regionalization request years back from Newport, saying mistakes were made, he was truly sorry and the time was right to move on to help students in both communities.

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

 

RODRIGUES — MIDDLETOWN & NEWPORT NEED TO MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER

 

NEWPORT, R.I. (JULY 20, 2022) – A couple ye...

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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 20, 2022

Come Hear More About Regionalization

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There's been a lot of discussion about the potential regionalization of schools between Newport and Middletown. Come get the facts and data at informational meetings on July 25 and 26. #Regionalization #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Venga a escuchar más sobre la regionalización

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Ha habido mucha discusión sobre la posible regionalización de las escuelas entre Newport y Middletown. Venga a obtener los hechos y datos en las reuniones informativas el 25 y 26 de julio. #Regionalización #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

We Need Feedback From Students

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The students of Newport and Middletown will be directly impacted by school regionalization if the proposal moves forward. We want to hear from you at meetings on July 25 & 26. Visit Regional for more.

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Location Change For Wednesday, July 20 Regionalization Summit

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The location for the regionalization summit between the Newport and Middletown councils and school committees has changed. The special meeting will now take place at Innovate Newport headquarters, 513 Broadway starting at 6 pm.

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

"Making Middletown Marvelous" -- Marion Welch

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Every school day, rain, snow or shine, Marion Welch is outside Gaudet Middle School and Aquidneck Elementary School directing traffic and keeping pedestrians safe. For her tireless efforts, Welch was nominated for "Making Middletown Marvelous."

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

 

“MAKING MIDDLETOWN MARVELOUS” — MARION WELCH

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 18, 2022) – Every morning durin...

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Town News and Updates
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 15, 2022

Regionalization Frequently Asked Question Friday

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Newport and Middletown are looking at regionalizing school districts. As part of the lead up to a Nov. 8 vote, a group backing the move is answering as many questions as possible. For more info, visit Meet.

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Town News and Updates
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 14, 2022

Regionalization Summit Planned For July 20

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The Newport and Middletown councils and school committees meet for the first time in person on July 20 at 6 pm in Newport City Hall to discussion regionalization. For more info, visit Meet online.

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Some ARPA Money Committed To Schools

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Recently, the Town Council decided to dedicate $1.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act money to help smooth out the school budget. As part of a long-term plan, the remainder of that federal funding is in line to be spent on education.

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

 

SOME ARPA MONEY COMMITTED TO SCHOOLS

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 13, 2022) – The Town of Middletown has designated more of it...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 14, 2022

August Monday Night Beach Concert Schedule

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The Town of Middletown is again hosting free music at Second Beach, 315 Sachuest Point Road, on Mondays during the month of August from 6-9 pm. Food trucks and beach fires will be available, but alcohol and dogs are prohibited. Come get in on the fun.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Deputy Finance Director Talks About Career

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Deputy Finance Director Elaine Colarusso spent time recently speaking to fourth and fifth graders at William D’Abate Elementary School in Providence about her career, training and work with the town. #PayingItForward #YouthAreTheFuture #MiddletownRI

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Regionalization Works

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Drop in on July 25 & 26 to hear about how regionalizing Newport and Middletown schools will improve what's available to all students and improve education overall. For more, visit Regional online.

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Regionalization Works

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Come to community meetings on July 25 & 26 to learn about how regionalization of Newport and Middletown schools could save both communities big money. For more information, visit Regionalization online.

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

The July 2022 Edition Of "Middletown Today" Is Here

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Check out the July edition of "Middletown Today" at Today online.

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

"Where Am I?" Answer - July 2022

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Pebble Beach in Middletown is a beautiful spot overlooking the Sakonnet River and beyond. Although it's not as well known as its namesake in California, that doesn't mean it's any less cherished here. #MiddletownRI

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

“WHERE AM I ANSWER?” — JULY 2022

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 8, 2022) – There are 10 state recognized public rights of way to the water across M...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

School Building Committee Stepping Up

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In coming weeks, the School Building Committee is taking an even more active roll in designing three new proposed schools and helping push a $235 million bond expected to be before Middletown voters on Election Day. #MiddletownRI

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

 

SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE STEPPING UP

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 6, 2022) – The town is relaunching its School Building Comm...

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2022

"Where Am I?" -- July 2022

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The included picture was taken recently somewhere in Middletown as part of "Where Am I?" Identify where in an email to WhereAmI@MiddletownRI.com along with your name and hometown.

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

 

WHERE AM I? — JULY 2022

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JULY 6, 2022) – The above picture was taken somewhere in the Town of Middletown.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Frequently Asked Question Friday

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Have a question about potential school regionalization between Newport and Middletown? There's a good chance it's answered at Regional online. Visit to learn more about what all the buzz is about. #MiddletownRI

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Come Hear What All The Talk Is About

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There's a lot of buzz surrounding the potential regionalization of schools in Newport and Middletown. Come find out what all the talk is about during community meetings on July 25-26. For more, visit Regional.

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Regionalization Equals More Money In The Classroom

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Find out how during community meetings on July 25-26. For more information and Frequently Asked Questions, visit Regionalization/a> online. #MiddletownRI

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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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Town News and Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Student Of The Week -- Gaudet Learning Academy Fifth Grader Cian McInerney

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Cian McInerney loves swimming. Whether it's at the YMCA on Valley Road or Second Beach, you'll probably find him in the water. As this week's "Student of the Week," Cian is also know for working hard and being nice and kind to all. #MiddletownRI

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

 

STUDENT OF THE WEEK:

GAUDET LEARNING ACADEMY FIFTH GRADER CIAN McINERNEY

 

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Town News and Updates
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 28, 2022

Local, State Races Start Filling In

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More candidates continue to file declarations for local and state offices Tuesday. Anyone planning on running must have the proper paperwork submitted to the Town Clerk's office no later than Wednesday, June 29 at 4 pm to be eligible.

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

LOCAL, STATE RACES START FILLING IN

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JUNE 28, 2022) – Day Two of candidacy declarations for local and state  offi...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Regionalization Survey Here

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This summer, a team is studying how Newport and Middletown schools could benefit from millions in state funding if we join forces and regionalize. As part of that study, we want your ideas of what educational opportunities are important to you.

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Middletown Night With The Newport Gulls

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Come celebrate Middletown Night with the Newport Gulls on Monday, July 11. Enjoy great baseball, Middletown and get a free giveaway. For more information about the Gulls, visit Gulls online.

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Have Your Say About Regionalization

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Have thoughts, suggestions or ideas about regionalizing schools with Newport? Fill out a quick survey at Survey online. For more info, visit Shares. Be heard!

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Approval Of Fiscal 2023 Budget On Hold

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The Town Council holds off approving a budget for Fiscal 2023 after saying more oversight of the School Department's finances are needed before the numbers get okayed. #MiddletownRI

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

APPROVAL OF FISCAL 2023 BUDGET ON HOLD IN MIDDLETOWN

 

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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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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Be Heard On Regionalization

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Local residents got their first official sampling of regionalization between the two school districts Monday. Please go to Regionalization to participate in a survey and learn more about regionalization.

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Beloved Teacher Remembered At Forest Avenue School

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Beloved teacher Christina Logothets was remembered recently by staff and students at Forest Avenue School recently. A bench and lending library were dedicated to Logothets, who passed away in November and was known for her love of teaching and reading.

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Save The Date!

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Do you have questions about Middletown and Newport's school regionalization plans? Please make your voice heard and join the conversation!

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Town News and Updates
Posted on: June 17, 2022

¡Reserva!

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¿Tiene preguntas sobre los planes de regionalización escolar de Middletown y Newport? ¡Haz que se escuche tu voz y únete a la conversación!

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

"Making Middletown Marvelous" -- Katie Tavares

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Katie Tavares deals with homelessness among Middletown students everyday. A serious issue, Tavares always tries to give students and their families the supports they need. For her work, she's this week's "Making Middletown Marvelous" nominee. #Marvelous

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

 

“MAKING MIDDLETOWN MARVELOUS” — KATIE TAVARES

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JUNE 20, 2022) – Just getting to school and making it through the day &...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Gaudet Middle School Students Campaign Against Styrofoam Lunch Containers

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A group of Gaudet Middle School students recently asked school administrators to consider making a change from Styrofoam containers at lunch because of the amount of waste they generate, an idea now being reviewed to help the environment. #MakeAChange

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Plan In The Works In The Fiscal 2023 Budget To Start Addressing School Structural Deficit

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The Town Council meets Thursday night for its first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal 2023 budget, with most discussion focusing on the school budget. Residents were asked to attend the second public hearing Thursday, June 23 at 6 pm in Town Hall.

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

PLAN IN THE WORKS IN THE FISCAL 2023 BUDGET TO START ADDRESSING SCHOOL STRUCTURAL DEFICIT

 

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

The Middletown Public Library Is Closing Early Monday, June 20

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Staff with the Middletown Public Library is advising patrons that the facility at 700 West Main Road is closing Monday, June 20 at 5 pm. Please make the necessary adjustments to your schedule and the library reopens at its regular time Tuesday, June 21.

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

MFD & MPD Announce Public Safety Camp

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The Middletown Fire & Police departments announce "Public Safety Camp" Aug. 1-5 for Middletown students grades 6-8 for a fun, hands on experience in public safety. Camps will be 9 am-3 pm at the Fire and Police stations. Fill out an application now.

To print out a copy of the Public Safety Camp flyer below, visit https://www.middletownri.com/DocumentCenter/View/4999/Public-Safety-Camp-Flyer online

To print out a copy of the Public Safety Camp Application below, visit https://www.middletownri.com/Docum...

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