Kentish Guards

Happening This Week

  • Recycling is ON this week (August 20th)

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, August 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Town Council Meeting - Town Hall
Agendas and Minutes are available on the website.

Fire Box

Public Safety Announcement

The Town of East Greenwich is providing important public safety information pertaining to fire alarm street boxes.
The street boxes are the red boxes mounted on telephone poles and pedestals throughout the town of East Greenwich. When activated it alerts the fire department dispatch center of an emergency. 

Over the last week testing was conducted on the entire system to verify functionality in the event of an emergency. It was determined during this testing that 48% of the street boxes are not functioning at this time. 

We have taped all of the non-functioning boxes shut and placed a red “out of service tag” on each one so the public is alerted that they are not working at this time.

Saturday Movie Night


Howland Road Side Walk Project

In the interest of public safety, please be advised that the town will be installing sidewalks on the east side of Howland Road from Middle road to Hemlock drive.

Work will start August 6th thru August 24th. Some mail boxes may need to be moved during construction.

For further information, please contact the Department of Public Works at (401) 886-8620 or (401) 886-8621


Voter Registration Deadline!

The deadline to submit an application for a mail ballot for this Election is Wednesday August 22, 2018. Completed applications can be dropped off or mailed to the Board of Canvassers, PO Box 111, 125 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

Notice is hereby given by the Board of Canvassers that the following polling precincts will be open for the primary from
 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM

Precinct 0901           East Greenwich High School, 300 Avenger Dr
Precinct 0902/0903  Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce Street
Precinct 0904/0905  Frenchtown School, 1100 Frenchtown Road
The following offices will appear on the ballot:
Senator in Congress                                   Republican & Democrat
Governor                                                     Republican & Democrat
Lieutenant Governor                                 Democrat
Senator in General Assembly Dist. 35      Democrat

Go to to find your precinct
Or call the
Board of Canvassers at 401-886-8603 if you have any questions 


Town Hall


The Boston Post Cane tradition was established in 1909 by the Boston Post Newspaper. A special cane was presented to the Board of Selectmen in several towns throughout New England, to be presented as an honor to each town’s oldest resident.

East Greenwich’s Boston Post Cane (replica) was returned to the Town after its latest holder, Claire Sharpe, passed away in January at the age of 107. Ms. Sharpe was the 19th known recipient of the cane.

To be eligible, the holder of the cane must be 90 years old and must reside in the Town of East Greenwich for a minimum of 20 years. The resident must reside at a fixed, permanent and principal home in the town and/or at a nursing home/assisted living facility. Nominations are being accepted by the Town Clerk’s office through July 23rd.

The honoree will be selected by a Committee consisting of the Town Clerk, a representative from the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society and the Senior Center Manager by July 31st.  

Please see the guidelines for further information.or call Leigh Carney, at (401) 886-8604 or (401) 261-7729.  

Main Street Stroll

Town Hall sign

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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