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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Hotel Room Limit Approved For Lower Aquidneck Area

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After hearing the pros and cons of the move, the Town Council approves a 260-room cap on hotels in the lower Aquidneck Avenue area. Council members agree they don't want to see too much development spoil the unique character of the beachfront area.

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

 

HOTEL ROOM LIMIT APPROVED FOR LOWER AQUIDNECK AREA

 

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Running Of Boyd's Windmill Saturday, Sept. 18

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Drop by Paradise Valley Park Saturday, Sept. 18 to see the historic Boyd's Mill in action. Crafts, vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Dune Work Pays Dividends

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After Superstorm Sandy, the Town of Middletown was selected for federal funding to "harden" the beach area for future storms. Based on returns from Henri and Ida, the work is paying off so far.

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

 

DUNE WORK PAYS DIVIDENDS

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (SEPT. 16, 2021) – When Tropical Storm Henri and remnants of Hurricane Ida wer...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

New Paradise Valley Park Trails On The Way?

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The Town Council recently heard a proposal from President Paul M. Rodrigues to investigate expanding the walking trails at Paradise Valley Park.

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

 

NEW PARADISE VALLEY PARK TRAILS ON THE WAY?

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (SEPT. 15, 2021) – The trail system at Paradise Valley Park might be ...

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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

Help Keep Storm Drains Clear

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A storm drain covered with leaves or debris does no one any good. Make sure to help keep storm drains clear to assist with flooding and water quality. It can make all the difference.

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

NOTICE -- High Surf & Rip Currents Anticipated

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High surf & rip currents are expected. No lifeguards on duty and swim at your own risk. For the latest on today's beach conditions, visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics online.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Middletown Receives Watershed Improvement Money

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This afternoon, Middletown was one of 14 organizations that received Southeast New England Program Watershed Grants funding. The money is planned for improving flooding, water quality and other issues with the Maidford River.

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

 

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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (SEPT. 9, 2021) – Over the past several years,...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

"Where Am I?" Answer

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While it might not be the most attractive structure ever built, the concession stand at Second Beach has weathered the test of time in less than ideal conditions.

Summer after summer, residents and people from across the globe visit Second Beach.

The natural beauty of the place, soft sands, clean waters and welcoming, family vibe are among the reasons why the Sachuest Point Road beach remains so popular.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Put Litter In Its Place

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Litter isn't only unsightly, it can impact the quality of our drinking water. To learn more, visit https://mdl.town/KeepItClean online.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Pick Up After Your Pet

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Cleaning up after your pet not only helps keep Middletown beautiful, it helps our drinking water. To learn more, visit https://mdl.town/KeepItClean online.

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Purgatory Road Sidewalk Informational Meeting

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A virtual meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 22 for neighbors to learn more about the impacts from the upcoming Purgatory Road sidewalk project. To attend, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82970869937. To learn more, visit https://mdl.town/Sidewalk.

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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

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

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: August 31, 2021

Positives For Piping Plovers

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Year after year, the small threatened shorebirds are finding success nesting at Second and Third beaches. The summer of 2021 was no different, according to a recent report.

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

 

POSITIVES FOR PIPING PLOVERS 

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AUGUST 31, 2021) – It was a strong year for piping plovers in Middletown....

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Get All The Details About Middletown's Beaches

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Visit https://mdl.town/BeachBasics for all the information about Middletown's beaches from hours of operation to tides and the latest surf reports.

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Secure Or Remove Your Boat, Dinghy Or Kayak From Third Beach

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Don't let Tropical Storm Henri sweep your boat, dinghy or kayak away at Third Beach. Secure or remove any of these vessels before the approaching storm.

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