This Week in EG: Busy Town Council Meeting, HS Budget Workshop

by | Mar 11, 2018

Still light at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, children spend the daylight at the skatepark at East Greenwich High School.

A weekly article that lists happenings in East Greenwich and nearby. If you have something you’d like to add, send your information to [email protected].

Monday, March 12

Town Council meeting – The council shifts back to Town Hall for its meeting Monday, for the first time in months. On the agenda, the finance director will give a presentation on EG’s bond indebtedness (Review of EG bonds March 2018), various staff change approvals relating to the town manager’s decision to consolidate parks & rec, senior & human services and drug abuse prevention into one department, an update of the town-school consolidation effort, and a vote on adopting a new standard pay scale for town directors (Proposed Pay Scale for Top Town Positions), among other agenda items.

Tuesday, March 13

School Budget Workshop on Elementary & Secondary – In the library at Cole Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the agenda. The public is welcome.

Wednesday, March 14

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.

Board of Assessment Review meeting – The panel meets in a conference room at Town Hall at 6 p.m.

Historic District Commission meeting – There are eight items on the agenda (find it here). The panel meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 6 p.m.


Recycling is OFF this week.


Tuesday, March 20

EG Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours – At Providence Coal-Fired Pizza, 6105 Post Road in North Kingstown this month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members $5; non-members $10.

Friday, April 6

Wine and Wonderful – Tickets are available for the East Greenwich Rotary’s annual

Saturday, April 7

EG Track Club’s 7th Annual Bunny Hop 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run – The East Greenwich Track Club’s 7th Annual Bunny Hop 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run is coming up on Saturday, April 7, starting at 9 a.m. at Goddard Park. Proceeds go towards fully funding the popular Summer Track Series for ages 4-14 (do not have to be an EG resident to participate) on Wednesday nights in July at the EGHS track. We’ve been able to provide the series for free for 6 years. Last summer, 300 children came out during the first week! Find out more and register here.

And …

Town Boards Need You! – Here’s the list of town boards with vacancies.

  • Affordable Housing Commission
  • Board of Assessment Review
  • Cove Management Commission
  • Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission
  • Historic District Commission
  • Housing Authority
  • Juvenile Hearing Board
  • Municipal Land Trust
  • Planning Board
  • Senior and Community Center Advisory Council

In you are interested, go to for more information and an application or come to the Town Clerk’s Office at 125 Main Street. Submit applications and resumes to the same address or via email to [email protected].

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