Five Things: Sustainability And Tree Debris
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, March 18.
Sustainability discussion: A kick-off event to discuss how to explore living more in line with earth-based values, with guided group discussions exploring ecological living. Topics will include choices for sustainability, healthy children, healthy planet, menu for the future, and voluntary simplicity. At Fertile Underground Grocery, 1577 Westminster St., in Providence at 7 p.m.
Water Street closed: Traffic continues to be blocked on Water Street from Queen Street to Lion Street for at least another week. This construction is to replace the 90-year-old sewer main from the bottom of King Street to the Waste Water Treatment Facility. Work is supposed to be done by the end of March. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 886-8618.
Tree debris pickup: According to the Public Works Department, tree debris from the winter storms is still being picked up. If you have tree branches, move them curbside and the DPW should get to them in the next week or two.
On Tuesday …
Voter Registration Drive at EGHS: The R.I. Secretary of State’s office together with the E.G. Board of Canvassers is holding a voter registration drive at EGHS on Tuesday. Anyone who’s never registered or those who’ve changed their name or moved since they last voted are encouraged to sign up to vote. In order to register, you must be 18 years old by Nov. 4, 2014, a resident of Rhode Island and a U.S. citizen. Students who are at least 16 years old, but will not turn 18 by Election Day 2014, can pre-register to vote. If you miss the voter registration drive on Tuesday, you can find forms and answers to frequently asked questions on the R.I. Secretary of State’s website.
School Committee meeting: The agenda includes review of a survey to go out to parents on the school calendar and a presentation by Aramark of the school lunch program so far this academic year. The meeting takes place in the library at Cole Middle School and starts at 7 p.m. (The panel will meet in Executive – closed – session starting at 5:30.)
Land Trust meeting: Agenda items include a review of operations at Boesch Farm and discussion of the Trail Adoption Program. The meeting takes place in the conference room across from Council Chambers in Town Hall at 7 p.m.
Planning Board meeting in NK: The EG Planning Board will meet with the North Kingstown Planning Board to discuss The Commons of Frenchtown Road” at the Town Hall in North Kingstown. The proposed development sits in both towns. 7:30 p.m.