Veterans Day

Happening This Week

  • Veteran's Day Parade - Saturday, November 11th step off is at 10 am.  Streets in the Hill and Harbor District may be temporarily blocked and there will be a temporary parking ban on Rector Street.
  • Town Hall and offices are closed Monday, November 13th in observance of the Veteran's Day Holiday.
  • Recycling is ON this week (November 13th)
  • There is NO delay this week due to the Monday holiday - trash will be picked up on the regular schedule.

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.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7 pm - Town Council - Swift Community Center
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7 pm - Planning Board - Town Hall
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 -  9 am - Probate Court - Town Hall
Agendas and Minutes are available on the website.

Veterans Day

East Greenwich continues the tradition of honoring veterans.

The Town of East Greenwich proudly announces their annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

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 11:00 AM.

Commander John Holmes with the East Greenwich American Legion Post 15 will continue as the Master of Ceremonies. Lucy Amat, Chaplain with the East Greenwich American Legion Post 15 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 and Varnum Continentals. His Majesty’s Tenth Regiment of Foot in America, a historically re-created infantry unit formed to portray the service of the British Army during the American War for Independence, is making their first appearance.

We are honored to welcome back “The Governor’s Own” 88th Army Band from the RI National Guard. Several veteran organizations will be present such as the American Legion Post 15, West Bay Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 2 and the VFW Post 8018.

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.

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 email or call (401.789.7667) Jack Kelly for more information or questions.

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.

Compost Bin

Free Compost Bins!

FREE compost bins will be made available to the first 80 residents beginning on October 30, 2017. Limit one per household.

Compost bins hold 11.5 cubic feet of yard waste material and are made from recycled content plastic. The bins are easily constructed, needing no tools, and only require approximately three feet of backyard space.

For bin requests or more information please call the DPW office at (401) 886-8620 or
(401) 886-8621.


Town Holiday Donation Program

Please help make the Holiday Donation Program successful!  Assisting a family in need is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays!

The ability of the Town to meet the requests of families in need depends upon the availability of donations. Please help the Department of Senior and Human Services (DSHS) help families in need by calling 886-8638 weekdays between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Families in need should contact DSHS as soon as possible.  Those needing assistance in providing gifts for their children during the December holidays can complete an application at the Department’s office, located at the Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce Street or call 886-8638.  The deadline to complete an application is Friday, November 17th.  Applications received after the 17th will be matched with donors contingent on availability. Each adopted family will be contacted to make arrangements for gift distribution.

Adopt a Family in Need

The Department offers a Holiday Giving Program which provides gifts for East Greenwich children (ages 13 and under). The Department is seeking community partners; individuals, families and businesses to anonymously ‘adopt’ families in need for the December holidays.

If you are interested in adopting a family in need, please call 886-8638 weekdays between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. by Friday, November 17th.  Donors will receive age and gender appropriate “wish lists” from the adopted families. Donor and recipient personal information is strictly confidential. Gifts must be delivered, unwrapped, to the DSHS, located at the Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce Street by Monday, December 18th.
Those interested in helping the Holiday Giving Program do not have to adopt a family; wrapping paper, gift bags and tissue paper are always appreciated!  Donations can be made in person at the DSHS, located at the Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce Street.

Holiday Dinners

The East Greenwich Holiday Giving Program will distribute baskets and meals to residents in need. East Greenwich families who need help should call DSHS at 886-8638 to request a holiday food basket.  The deadline to register for a November basket is Wednesday, November 15th. The deadline to register for a December basket is Wednesday, November 29th.  

Holiday meals

Holiday Prepared Meals

If you and your spouse are 55 and older or disabled East Greenwich residents, and will be alone for the holidays, Senior Services will provide a prepared meal with all the trimmings. 

The deadline to register for a December holiday meal is Wednesday, December 6th. The meal will be delivered to your residence on Thursday, December 21st. 

The December meals will include a dinner roll, garden salad, turkey with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and dessert. 

To register for a meal, please email Carol Tudino or call 401-886-8638.

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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