Today In EG: Xmas Tree Pickup; School & Town Council Meetings

by | Jan 11, 2015

Recycling is ON. Christmas tree pickup goes from Monday, Jan. 12, through Friday, Jan. 16. For the full 2015 pickup schedule, click here.

Monday, Jan. 12

xmas treeChristmas Tree pickup begins today: Just leave your tree at the curb, completely bare – no plastic bag, no ornaments, no tinsel, no nothing!

Board of Canvassers meeting: The panel meets in conference room B at Town Hall at 3 p.m. Here’s the agenda.

EG Housing Authority meeting: The panel meets at the EGHA office at 146 First Ave. The agenda is here. 5:30 p.m.

Joint Town Council – School Committee meeting: The two groups meet at 7 p.m. at Swift Community Center to present estimates of revenues and expenditures for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015.

Town Council meeting: After the joint meeting, the Town Council will hold a regular meeting. On the agenda (here), the council will vote on renewing Bistro 9’s liquor license, on appointments to various town boards, and establishment and appointment of a town historian. At Swift after the joint meeting.

School Committee meeting: After the joint meeting with the Town Council, School Committee members will recess to another room at Swift to hold a regular session. On the agenda (here), they will discuss videotaping of School Committee meetings. At Swift after the joint meeting.

Town ice skating rinks open: The cold has been a positive those who love skating outdoors and the town has set up two rinks to provide venues: at the basketball courts on Ledge Street of First Avenue and Shovelin Park, on Lenihan Lane just off Middle Road. If you aren’t sure of the ice conditions, check with the EG Rec. Department before heading out: (401) 886-8626.

Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks in EG: Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks includes Grille on Main, Meritage, Red Stripe, and Eleven Forty-Nine and begins today through Saturday, Jan. 24. Participating restaurants are offering three-course, fixed-price lunches for $14.95 and three-course fixed-price dinners for $29.95 and $34.95. Reservations for each restaurant may be made online at or by calling the restaurants directly.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meeting: Usher in a HAPPY NEW YEAR by joining us at one of our meetings this year.  We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at Atria Harborhill (159 Division Street on the Warwick/ East Greenwich line) to work together to make a difference in our local communities.  There are no age or residency requirements to join and meetings are open, so come check us out! We have some social time to catch up and meet new members from 7 to 7:30 p.m., and then get down to work.  If you would like further information, contact membership chair Diane Gadoury at 860 465-7987.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

Lunch on the Hill: Every Wednesday in the dining room at St. Luke’s, 99 Peirce St., lunch is served for all in need, from 11:15 to 12:15. In addition to St. Luke’s, Our Lady of Mercy, Christ Church and Westminister Unitarian churches have all taken on a Wednesday to serve the meal and local restaurants Jiggers, Wild Harvest, Crosby’s Cafe, and T’s take turns providing the food. If you are interested in helping, contact Steve McCloughlin ([email protected] or 225-5540) or Steve Bartlett ([email protected] 885-5889).

Ad Hoc “School Start Time” Committee Meeting: The panel meets at 5:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s conference room at 111 Peirce St. All are welcome to attend.

Retirement workshop: “Do You Have a Roadmap to Your Retirement?” is an educational workshop led by Derek Gemski, regional VP for Prudential. There will be light refreshments. At Ocean State Health and Fitness, 5600 Post Road (Benny’s Plaza), from 6 to 7 p.m. Contact Karen  Paley, Financial Representative at Independence Financial Partners, at 401-691-4165 or 401 714 3569 for more information.

Board of Assessment Review meeting: The panel meets in conference room A at Town Hall (across from Council Chambers) at 6 p.m. Here’s the agenda.


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