This Week in EG: School Panel to Discuss Joint Finance Director   

by | Feb 5, 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].

Monday, Feb. 5

Library Valentines: Engaged EG is holding a valentine-making session to express your love of libraries – especially the EGHS library, currently closed due to lack of funding for a librarian to staff it. From 4 to 6 p.m. at the EG Free Library on Peirce Street. Stop by with your kids (or without!) to make a valentine or two. Supplies and nut-free snacks will be available.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Tech Nite at New England Tech – An open house at the East Greenwich campus. From 3 to 7 p.m.

School Committee meeting – On the agenda (find it here), the panel will approve members to an ad hoc revenue committee, which will be looking for ways to raise money for the schools. They will also discuss the 2018-19 school calendar. In the library at Cole Middle School starting at 7 p.m.

Toastmasters International – All are welcome to attend this meeting of the Ocean State Club chapter at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. From 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, check out their website.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

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.

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.

Planning Board meeting – On the agenda, the board will take up again the condominium proposal known as Coggeshall Preserve on 62 South Pierce Road, as well as a 16-unit residential proposal for the building at 461 Main Street (just north of Centreville Bank). The board meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Skating Salute to the XXIII Winter Games – The Olympic Winter Games may be taking place in South Korea, but some local skating luminaries will be performing in a special show at the Alex & Ani Skating Rink in downtown Providence. From 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, click here:

School Committee meeting – This is a special meeting to discuss the town-school organizational chart, specifically, how it is working to have a combined town-school finance director. Find the agenda here. In the library at Cole Middle School starting at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Collegia Ancora Concert – A professional chamber choir, Collegia Ancora is dedicated to enriching Rhode Island through the choral arts, performing music from all different time periods, sacred and secular. This concert explores the rich choral madrigal, spiritual and folk traditions. At St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Church St. Tickets $20, $10 for students. 5 p.m.


Recycling is ON this week.

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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