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  • Recycling is OFF this week (September 11th)

Meetings This Week

The Upcoming Meetings calendar toward the bottom of the new home page provides a complete calendar of all open meetings that will be taking place in the coming weeks.
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 - 7 pm - Town Council - Swift Community Center
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7 pm - Municipal Land Trust - Town Hall
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7 pm - Historic District Commission - Town Hall
Agendas and Minutes are available on the website.

Four Legs To Stand On

Meet the Trees

"Meet the Trees: Walk at Briggs - Boesch Farm

A tree identification walk guided by the Rhode Island Tree Council in conjunction with the East Greenwich Municipal Land Trust and Rhode Island's Land Trust Days!

When:  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10 am

Where: Briggs - Boesch Farm at 830 South Road (please park in the parking lot by Briggs-Boesch white farm sign at trail head, across from subdivision)

Important information:  All ages welcome.  Walk will be 1 - 2 miles over a variety of terrain on a working farm.  Rain or shine.  Contact with questions.

Scarecrow Contest

1st Annual East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Contest

When: Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00-12:00 noon
Where: Main Street, East Greenwich
What: First, Second and Third place prizes for best in show and a prize for the people's choice!!!

Please join the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Main Street Merchant
Committee from 10:00 -12:00 on Saturday Sept 23rd to decorate one of our historic light
poles on Main Street.

The decorating will be completed by the start of our stroll which will begin at 12:00 noon and includes music, free tastings, an amazing display of mums on Town Hall and of course the voting of the scarecrows and it’s all FREE.

There are 26 poles available and it is first come first serve. We will have a panel of
judges for first, second and third place and will place a box outside of Craftersnight (233
Main Street) for the people's choice award.

The First place winner will receive a $50 EG Chamber of Commerce gift card and $20 Main Street coffee gift card. Second and third place winners win gift cards from Craftersnight.

People's choice will be awarded a $25 gift card for the EG Chamber of Commerce and
$20 Main Street Coffee gift card.

Winners will be announced on the Chamber website by Tuesday, September 26th.

To register (or for questions) please email Amy Moore.

Your pole number and location will be emailed to you by Friday 9/22.

Following rules apply:
  • You must register to participate, all participants are responsible for providing their own materials to decorate their scarecrow.
  • Some of your decorating can be done at home to save time but the completion of your scarecrow bust be done by the start of the stroll at 12:00 noon.
  • The scarecrows must be facing the street but not crossing over the sidewalk so no parts are to impede any cars.
  • Signage should be properly pinned to the scarecrow to ensure proper voting.
  • Scarecrows must be subject to wind and/or rain and the chamber is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.
  • Scarecrows cannot obstruct the view of traffic.
Contestants are encouraged to create positive, creative and non offensive scarecrows.  The chamber has the right to take anything offensive down.

This is a completely free event and voting will happen by the end of the stroll with
the winner announced on the EG Chamber Facebook page on 9/26.
Briggs - Boesch Farm
Briggs - Boesch Farm

Tour the Farm at Briggs-Boesch Farm

A farm tour guided by Pat's Pastured in conjunction with the East Greenwich Municipal Land Trust and Rhode Island's Land Trust Days!  Come see the pigs, chickens, ducks and turkeys and see how one of the historic farms in your community works!

When:  Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2 pm

Where:  Briggs - Boesch Farm at 830 South Road (please park in parking lot by Briggs-Boesch white farm sign at trail head, across from subdivision)

Important information:  All ages welcome.  Walk will be 1 - 2 miles over a variety of terrain on a working farm.  Rain or shine.  Contact with questions.

About Briggs-Boesch Farm

Originally purchased by John Briggs in 1672, with structures built as early as 1704 by his son Richard, the Briggs family owned and farmed in this area of East Greenwich (extending, at times, as far west as Narrow Lane) for some 180 years; the current farmhouse and the main bay of the barn are a classic example of a New England farmstead from this period. Since leaving the Briggs’ family control in 1850, the Farm has had 7 owners; most recently, the Boesch family who owned the current farm holding for almost 50 years. Besides the farm fields and varied woodland, the property contains several historic structures and an historic cemetery. In June 2003 the farmstead was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The East Greenwich Municipal Land Trust purchased the 90 acre farm in October 2001. Currently, the Briggs-Boesch Farm serves as the southern anchor of the Town's greenway system, providing publicly accessible trails throughout the property's fields and forests. The Farm is also home to Pat's Pastured, a pasture-raised livestock farm operation across much of the property that promotes sustainable farming and vegetable cultivation. For more information, please visit

Flu Shot

Flu Clinic

A flu clinic will be offered by the Wellness Company at Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce Street, on Friday, October 6th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  

The clinic will also offer the Pneumovax 23 pneumonia vaccine.

Pre-registration is required, please email Erin McAndrew or call 401-886-8669 x 1.  Please bring your health insurance card to the clinic.

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.

2017 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 2nd - New Year's Day
Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4th - July 4th!!
Monday, August 14th - Victory Day
Monday, September 4th - Labor Day
Monday,October 9th - Columbus Day
Thursday, November 23rd - Thanksgiving
Monday, December 25th - Christmas

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