This Week in EG: Council to Vote on Interim Fire Chief

by | Jan 21, 2018

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].

Sunday, Jan. 21

Engaged East Greenwich meeting – This new community group is holding an organizational meeting to talk about upcoming projects (including installing Little Libraries) and results of a survey they conducted. They welcome residents to come and share their concerns. Learn more about the group on their Facebook page here. In the Community Room at the East Greenwich Police Station (176 First Ave.). From 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 22

Middle Road CLOSED just west of Route 2 – Middle Road will be closed between Route 2 and Stone Ridge Drive from 7 a.m. until it is completed later in the day. Detour signs will be posted and police will help direct traffic.

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: [email protected].

Town Council meeting – The panel meets in executive session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss candidates to the Town Manager advisory search committee, then will hold a brief public update on the search at 6:45 p.m. The regular session begins at 7 p.m. On the agenda, the council will vote on a new interim fire chief, approval of an employee social media policy and review of council rules and guidelines. At Swift Community Center.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

School Committee meetingOn the agenda, a schools-town discussion update, second reading of the EGHS program of studies, and a draft RFP for a programmatic audit (as discussed at their last meeting). In the library at Cole Middle School at 7 p.m.

Zoning Board meeting – The agenda (find it here) includes six items, including zoning variance request for a 9-unit residential development on Castle Street. The panel meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

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, Jan. 25

Special Ed Advisory Committee meeting – Parents and others interested in special education are invited to attend EG SEAC’s monthly meeting. Committee members encourage parents with children who have an IEP to fill out a homework survey (find a link to the survey on the meeting agenda here). The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. In the Superintendent’s Conference Room at the School Department, 111 Peirce St.


Recycling is ON this week.

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Thursday, Feb. 1

East Greenwich Academy photo exhibit – If you’re interested in wonderful old photos and East Greenwich history, join us at the library in the Silverman Meeting Room on February 1st from 5 to 7 PM to look at the EG Historic Preservation Society’s exhibit of the East Greenwich Academy. Refreshments will be served and some former members of the Academy will be on hand. Photos will be on display for the entire month.

Friday, Feb. 2

Painting and Pastries Fundraiser – A fundraiser for the EGHS Class of 2020. In the cafeteria at EG High School at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Public Forum on Homework – All are invited to attend this conversation about homework led by schools Supt. Victor Mercurio. There will be a second forum in January. In the library at Cole Middle School at 6:30 p.m.

If you have an event or meeting you would like to see here, send information to [email protected].

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