Sept. 11 Anniversary: It’s been 12 years since that beautiful, terrible day in New York, Washington, D.C., and Somerset County, Penn. To mark the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Gov. Lincoln Chafee will call for a voluntary statewide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. “To honor that day’s many victims, from Rhode Island, across the country, and around the world, I ask that Rhode Islanders observe a respectful moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. September 11, 2001, was a tragedy on every scale imaginable, and it is my hope that on its upcoming anniversary we are all able to engage in silent remembrance of those who were lost,” said Chafee. Here is a story about two EG residents who lived through Sept. 11, 2001, when they were living in New York City.
New recycling bins delivered THIS week: Starting today, the Public Works Dept. will be dropping off the new, blue 96-gallon recycle bins for you to use every other week. You should put your recycling on the curb as usual this week. Pickup under the new system (i.e. automated trucks) begins the week of Sept. 23. If you want to get rid of your old containers after this week, you can drop them at the EG Highway Garage on Bear Swamp Road off Frenchtown Road on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 19, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
On Wednesday …
Affordable Housing Commission meeting: The panel meets at Town Hall at 3 p.m. You’ll find the agenda here.
Historic District Commission meeting: The agenda is full with mainly residential items, 10 in total. At Town Hall, 7 p.m. You’ll find the full agenda here.
West Bay Open Studios show: The Warwick Art Museum is showcasing the works of many local artists who are part of the October West Bay Open Studios Tour. Artists include Marjorie Ball and Alice Benvie-Gebhart. 6 p.m.
Avenger Home Action: The Girls Field Hockey team plays Moses Brown Tuesday at 6:30 (varsity) and 5:30 (JV). For all the EGHS Avenger action, check out the Booster Club’s website here.
On Thursday …
Help the homeless – come to Finn’s Harbourside: A fundraiser to benefit Amos House takes place at Finn’s Harbourside Thursday night, with hors d'oeuvres, complimentary drinks and live entertainment. The event will include a silent auction and raffle, with prizes including hotels stays, Red Sox and Patriots tickets and gift cards. Starting at 6 p.m.