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Budget Hearing, Internet Safety And Kindergarten Registration

Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, April 11.

Budget hearing: Residents are invited to comment on the Town Manager Bill Sequino’s proposed $48 million budget at tonight’s Town Council meeting. The budget calls for a $0.71 increase to the tax rate, from $17.25 per thousand dollars of assessed property to $17.96. Under this spending plan, a resident who owns a home worth $350,000 would pay $6,286 in property taxes next fiscal year compared to $6,037.50 this year, a difference of $248.50. The meeting begins at 7pm at Swift Community Center.

Internet Safety Night: Lawrence Filippelli will present a program at EGHS on practicing internet safety, helping parents monitor their children’s internet activities. Topics will include sexting, cyberbullying, and managing private information online. Parents of all school-age children are invited to attend the program, which begins at 7pm.

Frenchtown kindergarten registration: Starting today through Wednesday, residents can enroll their child in kindergarten at Frenchtown between 9 and 11am. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2011, to enter kindergarten this year. Parents must provide their child’s birth certificate, proof of residency, current immunization record, eye exam and lead screening results.

Eldredge Art Night: If your child attends Eldredge, tonight’s the night to come view his or her artwork. The school will be open from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

What to plant this week: According to URI’s Landscape Horticulture Program, carrot seeds can go in the ground starting now. By now, you can also have planted potatoes, onions, and beet, broccoli, cabbage, escarole, kale, leek, lettuce, parsley, pea, radish, rutabaga, spinach and turnip seeds. There are only four more days to plant garlic – otherwise, the program suggests, you should wait until fall.

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