Today In EG: Joint Council, School Committee Budget Kickoff Meeting

by | Dec 14, 2014

London Bridge student Collin Tully, 4, and his dad, Jeff Tully, work on a gingerbread house together during the preschool’s annual Gingerbread House fundraiser at the Fireman’s Hall. They raised $560. Credit: London Bridge Learning Center

Recycling is ON; yard waste pickup is OFF (no more yard waste pickup this year). For the full 2014 pickup schedule, click here.

Monday, Dec. 15

EG Free Library 100th Anniversary meeting: This group is planning activities surrounding the 100th anniversary of the EG Free Library, which opened in 1915. New members are welcome. At the library (of course!) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Joint Town Council-School Committee meeting: The two groups meet tonight as dictated by town ordinance to start the 2016 (July 2015–June 2016) budget process. First thing on the agenda is a report by Bob Houghtaling.

Town Council meeting: Following the joint meeting with the School Committee, the Town Council will stay convened. On their agenda, they will decide on liquor license renewals for the four restaurant/bars that had state tax issues at the meeting Dec. 8.

‘Bleed for This’ extras call: The production is seeking up to 6,000 extras for two fight scenes that will take place Tuesday and Wednesday this week at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. They need to fill the Dunk with up to 1,500 people from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then 1,500 people from 2 to 10 p.m. on both days. There will be food and soft drinks served and they will be raffling off flat screen TVs, R.I. premiere tickets, boxing gloves signed by the cast and champ Vinny Paz, a chance to have lunch with Vinny Paz, restaurant gift certificates, and the grand prize: a WBA championship boxing belt signed by Vinny Paz and the entire cast. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Hanukkah begins at sunset: The Jewish festival of lights lasts until the evening of Dec. 24.

School Committee meeting: On the agenda, the committee will revisit the 2015-16 EGHS Program of Studies and it will hear the feasibility report from the ad hoc panel on full-day kindergarten. In the library at Cole Middle School. 7 p.m.

Land Trust meeting: The panel meets in Council Chambers at Town Hall. Find the agenda here. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

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).

And …

Winter is here: Sign up for the town’s emergency notification system.

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