This Week in EG: Fire Chief Report; Stone Ridge Candlelight Tour

A weekly article that lists happenings in East Greenwich and nearby. If you have something you’d like to add, send your information to egreenwichnews@gmail.com.

Monday, Dec. 4

Exploring Mindfulness Meditation – Meditation at East Greenwich Free Library on first and third Mondays. No experience necessary; all are welcome. Free. 6:30 p.m. at the library. For more information about this program or the Friends of the Library, contact: friendseglibrary@gmail.com.

Town Council meeting – The agenda includes a report from interim Fire Chief Chris Olsen on his first month on the job and, in her report, Town Manager Gayle Corrigan will be recommending a salary structure for department heads and nonunion employees as well as providing an update on a meeting with the Personnel Board. There will also be a work session on the town manager search. The work session starts at 6 p.m. The regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Swift Community Center.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

School Committee meeting – On the agenda, the will be updates of the website, the fund balance, and the sewer bill. In addition, there will be discussion of recent enrollment projections and the current budget versus actually spending. In the library at Cole Middle School starting at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Lunch on the Hill – If you are looking for some good food and company, stop by the dining room at St. Luke’s Church on Peirce Street where you will find both. A free lunch is offered every week, sponsored by various local churches and restaurants – a different church-restaurant combination each week.From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Planning Board meeting – The only item on the agenda is a continued discussion of the “Coggeshall Preserve” condominium proposal for 62 South Pierce Road.  The board meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9

POSTPONED/Annual Stone Ridge Candlelight Tour – Many of those who live on Stone Ridge Drive will be lining their curbs and walkways with luminaria lanterns. This is a tradition spanning more than 30 years – last year the neighborhood was lined with more than 3,700 lanterns. From 5 to 9 p.m. Postponed to Sunday, Dec. 10.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Annual Stone Ridge Candlelight Tour – Many of those who live on Stone Ridge Drive will be lining their curbs and walkways with luminaria lanterns. This is a tradition spanning more than 30 years – last year the neighborhood was lined with more than 3,700 lanterns. From 5 to 9 p.m. .

 

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE

Recycling is OFF this week. Yard waste will be picked up through this week.

Register for email updates from the town – Sign up through the town’s Notify Me system and you can receive anything from a weekly email listing meetings and events to targeted emails about specific boards and commissions you are interested in. In addition, you will be notified in case of emergencies (i.e. parking bans, other important information). Click here to get started. And, for those who signed up before August, revisit the link if you have specific topics about which you’d like more information.

December Holiday Meals – The town’s Senior Services offers holiday meals to needy residents. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Dec. 6. To see if you are eligible and to register, contact Carol Tudino at ctudino@eastgreenwichri.com or 401-886-8638.

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