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Happening This Week


  • Recycling is OFF this week (November 5th)
  • Daylight Savings Times ends on Sunday, November 4th - set your clocks BACK before bed on Saturday evening.
  • VOTE on Tuesday, November 6th.

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, November 5, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Town Council - Town Hall
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:00 pm - Historic Cemetery Commission - Planning Department offices
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Planning Board - Town Hall
Agendas and Minutes are available on the website.

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Catch a bus ride to vote!


The Community Services & Parks Department will be offering rides on the Town bus to East Greenwich polling sites for East Greenwich Senior Citizens and those with disabilities on Tuesday, November 6th starting after 12:30 pm.

Please call Charlotte at 886-8669, ext. 1 with your name and address by Friday, November 2nd.

You will be contacted with an estimated pick up time.



Comedy Fund Raiser Avenger Hockey

Friends of East Greenwich Hockey


Please see the Sponsor form to help Avenger Hockey




Veteran's Day


Town of East Greenwich Veteran's Day Parade


On Sunday, November 11th the parade kicks off from Academy Field at 1:00 pm and ends at Town Hall.

There is no rain date.  In the event of inclement weather a ceremony will be held inside Swift Community Center at 121 Peirce Street.



PRESS RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
OCTOBER 30, 2018


CONTACT: Leigh A. Carney, Town Clerk
EMAIL: lcarney@eastgreenwichri.com
TELEPHONE: (401) 886-8604

EAST GREENWICH CONTINUES TRADITION OF HONORING VETERANS
AND COMMEMORATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF END OF WW I

The Town of East Greenwich proudly announces their annual Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM. From Academy Field, the parade will continue to First Avenue (Rt.401) for a wreath-laying ceremony at the corner of Cliff Street. The parade will then proceed North on Main Street to the Town Hall for closing ceremonies to conclude at about 2:00 PM. Commander John Holmes with the East Greenwich American Legion Post 15 will continue as the Master of Ceremonies. Major General Christopher P. Callahan, The Adjutant General of the Rhode Island National Guard is this year’s Grand Marshal.

The “Lone Piper” Aaron Lindo will lead the parade which will feature Color Guards from the Police and Fire Departments along with the always resplendent local militia groups the Kentish Guards, Varnum Continentals and the Pawtuxet Rangers. Making their first appearance is the 2nd Rhode Island Company B; a civil war reenactment group who honor those Rhode Islanders that fought in the American Civil War.

Several veteran organizations will be present such as the American Legion Post 15, VFW Post 8018 and the ever patriotic float paying homage to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Providence Brigade Band will make their first appearance and back by popular demand is The RI Highlanders Pipe Band. Local Boy and Girl Scouts will march along with many local organizations displaying their patriotic spirit. Numerous classic and antique cars will participate along with the ever patriotic Blue Knights Law Enforcement motorcycle group. Local fire companies will display an outstanding array of apparatus.

Closing ceremonies will include remarks from Major General Christopher P. Callahan and a patriotic tribute to Jesse Whaley, a World War I Veteran raised in East Greenwich, presented by Patrick Donovan, Curator and Vice President of the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum. November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Families and friends of veterans, and all veterans not marching with another parade group, are encouraged to join a contingent of marchers to walk together on parade day. Please contact Jack Kelly for more information or questions at (401) 789-7667 or jfkelly1@cox.net.

The Town prides itself on being one of only a handful of Rhode Island communities to continue to sponsor this parade, honoring Veterans of all wars, especially those who have given their last full measure of devotion.

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

In the event of inclement weather, Divisions 1 and 2 will hold a ceremony inside the Swift Community Center at 121 Peirce Street.

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Please Help Make the Town’s 2018 Holiday Donation Program Successful!


The Community Services and Parks Department, through its Community Resource Division, is continuing the East Greenwich Holiday Giving Program.

In November and December, the Department will distribute food baskets to residents in need and deliver prepared meals to seniors and disabled individuals of any age, who will be alone this holiday season.  
 
The Department is also offering the adopt-a-family program, which provides gifts for East Greenwich children (ages 16 and under) in need for the December holidays.
 
If you are interested in adopting a family in need for the December holidays, please call 886-8669, ext. 4 by Friday, November 16th
 
Anyone wishing to donate funds for the holiday baskets or dinners may deliver a check to the Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce Street, Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm or mail a check to:
Town of East Greenwich, Attn: Community Resource Division, PO Box 111, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

The ability of the Town of East Greenwich to meet the requests of families in need fully depends upon the availability of donations and volunteers. The Department is asking that all community partners; individuals, families, and local businesses join us in our efforts to serve the community during the holidays.  
 
For more information, please contact the Town’s Community Resource Division by calling 886-8669, ext. 4.


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Fiscal Year 2019 Adopted Budget


The Fiscal Year 2019 Town budget was adopted by the Town Council on Wednesday, June 6,  2018.

The Town has released a document identifying Context and Challenges.

Notice of Property Tax Rate change.





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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