News & Events

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, (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. -

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.

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. 

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…

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. …

Forum – Governors Commission on Disabilities
July 16, 2012  – Town Administrator
  The Governor’s Commission on Disabilities will conduct a public forum on Friday, July 27th from 3-5pm at the Middletown Public Library’s Community Room, 700 West Main Road, Middletown – allowing people with disabilities and their families to inform state government of their needs and desires.  This forum offers a unique opportunity for individuals with…

Department of Human Services – New field office located at 272 Valley Road
July 16, 2012  – Town Administrator
The Department of Human Services has opened a new field office at 272 Valley Road to service the residents of Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth and Tiverton.  RIPTA bus route 63 has been expanded to include a stop at this location. (07/13/2012 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Director Sandra M. Powell of the RI Department of Human Services) The…

Refuse and Recycling Newsletter, Summer 2012
July 16, 2012  – Refuse Collection Department
Happy Summer!Here is a quick update about Rhode Island’s new recycling guidelines and how they impact the Town of Middletown’s Pay as You Throw (PAYT) program.For anyone who hasn’t heard, there are two major changes: Rhode Island Resource Recovery is now accepting all plastic containers up to two gallons and we can now put all…

America’s Cup World Series at Fort Adams June 23 – July 1
June 15, 2012  – Town of Middletown

Revaluation Update – June 13, 2012
June 13, 2012  – Tax Assessor Department
The results of the the hearing and review process for the town’s statistical revaluation have now been posted on line at  Second notices will be sent June 13, 2012.

Surplus computer equipment up for auction
June 06, 2012  – Technology Department