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Happening This Week



  • Recycling is ON this week (May 14th)

Meetings This Week


The Upcoming Meetings calendar toward the bottom of the home page provides a complete calendar of all open meetings that will be taking place in the coming weeks.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Joint Town Council and School Committee - Swift Community Center
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm - Cove Commission - Town Hall
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:00 pm - Juvenile Hearing Board - Police Community Room
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Regular Planning Board - Town Hall
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 9:00 am - Probate Court - Town Hall
Agendas and Minutes are available on the website.

PRESS RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


CONTACT: Leigh A. Carney, Town Clerk
MAY 11, 2018 TELEPHONE: (401) 886-8604 or (401) 261-7729
EMAIL

EAST GREENWICH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE


The Town of East Greenwich proudly announces their annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

The parade will kick off from Academy Field and wind through the Hill District by way of Mawney Street. It will then continue to First Avenue (Rt.401) for a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the corner of Cliff Street. The parade then proceeds north on Main Street to the Town Hall for closing ceremonies to conclude at about 11:00 AM.

The “Lone Piper”, Aaron Lindo, will lead the parade which will feature Police and Fire Honor Guards, Elected Officials, Grand Marshal Alan F. Clarke and the always resplendent local militia groups the Kentish Guards and Varnum Continentals.

Spectators will be delighted by the return of The Nightlife Marching Band, and our own East Greenwich High School Band will be marching and providing patriotic favorites for young and old. Numerous classic and antique cars will participate along with the ever patriotic Blue Knights Law Enforcement motor group. Local fire companies will display an outstanding array of apparatus featuring antiques from the East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Association.

Anyone wishing to march in memory of a deceased service member as part of the Remembering Our Deceased Veterans group should contact Jack Kelly at (401) 932-6358 or by email.


Closing ceremonies will include a recitation of the Gettysburg Address by a Cole Middle School student and some brief comments by the Grand Marshal Clarke. The 143 Airlift Wing from the RI Air National Guard will provide a flyover.

This parade, and the other Town parade on Veteran’s Day, is a long time tradition by one of a handful of Rhode Island communities who continue to honor the living and the dead of past conflicts. It is with a great deal of pride that the Town of East Greenwich sponsors these parades.

A temporary parking ban will be in effect on several of the streets surrounding Academy Field in order to accommodate parade vehicles.

There is NO RAIN DATE. In the event of inclement weather, a ceremony will be held inside the Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce Street, at 10am including participants from Divisions 1 and 2. All are welcome as capacity allows for.

For further information, call Leigh Carney, at (401) 886-8604 or (401) 261-7729.



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2018 Election Calendar



For more information please see the 2018 Election brochure aavailable on the Town web site.




Run for Office


Information is available for anyone interested in running for office.




How To Run for Office


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018
Media contact: Joe Graziano 401.533.0174

How to Run for Office? Seminars and new tools available

The Elections Division at the Rhode Island Department of State, in cooperation with the State Board of Elections, is offering five How to Run for Office seminars to current and potential candidates to learn the ins and outs of getting their names on the ballot this election season.

Elections staffers from both agencies will provide would-be candidates information on how to properly complete a Declaration of Candidacy form, how to properly complete nomination papers, how to maintain compliance with campaign finance laws, and more.

The seminars complement a new Rhode Island elections website recently released by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea. Candidates and voters are encouraged to go to vote.ri.gov now a one-stop shop for elections information in the state.

Eligible Rhode Islanders can register to vote, update their voter information, and preview their sample ballots at the new site, as well as find in-depth information about how elections work in Rhode Island.

"Everyday citizens must have a strong voice in the democratic process,” Secretary Gorbea said. “Whether it is through voting, or running for office, I am committed to encouraging Rhode Islanders to play an active role in our state. The latest updates to vote.ri.gov will help provide candidates and voters with the information they need to be engaged in this year’s elections in a mobile-friendly page."

New content added to the site includes civics information for voters, visualizations of voter and past turnout data, and information about how the Elections Division at the Rhode Island Department of State, the Board of Elections, and local boards all work together to run elections across the state.

How to Run for Office seminar schedule:

Thursday, May 10, 2018
5-7:00 p.m.
CCRI - Liston Campus
1 Hilton Street - Providence
Room 2246

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
6 – 8:00 p.m.
CCRI – Lincoln Campus
1762 Louisquisset Pike - Lincoln
Faculty Dining room rear

Saturday, May 12, 2018
10 – 12:00 p.m.
URI Kingston Campus
50 Lower College Rd - Kingston
Atrium – Memorial Union

Friday, June 1, 2018
6- 8:00 p.m.
CCRI Warwick Campus
400 East Avenue – Warwick
Room 1128/1130

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6 – 8:00 p.m.
CCRI Newport Campus
1 John Chafee Blvd. - Newport
Room 119/121


Vacancies on Boards and Commissions


There are vacancies on many Town Board and Commissions. Please consider serving your community. Please see the website for details.


2018 Annual Holiday Trash Delay Schedule


See the Town website for printable version of the Trash Pickup Calendar and Schedule.

Trash is delayed one day for the remainder of the week for the following weeks with these holidays.

Monday, January 1st - New Year's Day
Monday, January 15th - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, May 28th - Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4th - July 4th!!
Monday, August 13th - Victory Day
Monday, September 3rd - Labor Day
Monday,October 8th - Columbus Day
Thursday, November 22nd - Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 25th - Christmas



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