One of the three crabapple trees planted in front of the EG Police Department last fall by the EG Tree Council. Looking good!

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Recycling is ON this week.

Monday, May 14

Joint Town-School Budget Hearing – The two panels will discuss the FY 2019 proposed budget (followed by a regular Town Council meeting, see next listing). Here’s the agenda. At Swift Community Center at 7 p.m.

Town Council meeting – On the agenda, the council will take a second vote on implementing the 56-hour firefighter work week, and will vote on making former fire chief Peter Henrikson the EGFD deputy fire chief. At Swift Community Center, following the joint town-school budget hearing that starts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15

Cove Commission meeting – On the agenda, they will get an update on the town dock and the new kayak dock. In addition, they will review an advisory opinion to the Town Council regarding private entity use of Scalloptown Park. At Town Hall at 5 p.m.

School Committee meeting On the agenda, the panel will be discussing the town’s 2017 audit and the proposed 2019 budget, as well as reviewing state assessments. In the library at Cole Middle School starting at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16

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.

Thursday, May 17

DIPG Awareness Day – The Rhode Island House passed a resolution making designating May 19 DIPG Awareness day. DIPG is a rare, terminal pediatric brain cancer. EGHS alum Neil Fachon died of DIPG in 2017. His parents, Wendy and Dean Fachon, are working to bring more awareness to this disease. Because it is rare – afflicting around 300 people and their families a year in the U.S. – there is little money for research. But, as the Fachons write, “Awareness is the first step to making real strides in combatting one of the most deadly and cruel cancers there is.” You can learn more here: DIPG Awareness.

Saturday, May 19

Hill & Harbour Neighborhood Association Yard Sale – This year, 22 houses on the Hill & Harbor neighborhood will be holding sales from 7 to noon. Each house will have a flyer with a map of the neighborhood highlighting the houses taking part, as well as where to park to keep traffic flowing. Recommended parking: Prospect & Friendship streets (the Eldredge school parking lot) and Spring and Peirce streets (the municipal parking lot).   Find out more here.

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, May 21

Virtual Sail on Oliver Hazard Perry ship – Join members of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society on a virtual sail on the Oliver Hazard Perry training ship on Monday, May 21st. Jess Wurzbacher, executive director of the Oliver Hazard Perry RI, will give an illustrated talk about the history and importance of the largest ocean-going full-rigged training ship in the United States, which is 13 stories tall, has 7 miles of rigging and 20 sails. The meeting begins with a pot luck supper at 6:30 pm at the Old Jail, 110 King Street, East Greenwich. The program begins at 7:30. It is free and open to the public. Please call or email Sue Curado (884-4643, lencu@cox.net) and she’ll set a place for you.

Tuesday, May 22

Business After Hours – The EG Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly networking event at The Safehouse. Members and non-members welcome. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 2

EG Rumble – The EGHS Class of 2020 2nd annual EG Rumble is a family-friendly fun run–obstacle course for anyone age 5 and up. It takes place at EGHS. Register at EGrumble.racewire.com.

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE

EG Police Union Is Fundraising – This is an “all points bulletin,” if you will, to let you know the EG Police Union is soliciting sponsorships to its 2018 Yearbook and Business Directory, so don’t be surprised if you get a phone call. This is in advance of their Comedy Night at Quidnessett Country Club June 28 – the directories will be available then.

EGHS Class of 1960 Reunion – The East Greenwich High School Class of 1960 will be holding their 58th Reunion on Sunday, July 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the East Greenwich Veterans’ Firemen’s Hall on Queen Street in East Greenwich. People from EGHS classes before and after the Class of ’60 are welcome. For more information and detail contact Dan Shea (401-821-4521 or dsheajr@cox.net). To reserve your spot, send a check for $30 (per person) to Judy Briggs, 146 Sisson Road, Greene, R.I. 02827.

Interested in Running for Office? Here’s a link to everything you need to know. The period to file for office is June 25-27. If you plan to run for office but are not yet registered to vote, you need to soon – by May 26. If you are planning to run and are ready to go public, contact egreenwichnews@gmail.com.


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