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Monday Essentials: 2015 Budget Talks Begin

Your guide for life in East Greenwich this week.

Giving away donuts as a random act of kindness during Sunday's Main Street Stroll, in honor of Frances Palintonio, who loved Allie's Donuts and acts of kindness – the Sivo, Bianco and Cozza families in honor of a deceased family member.
Giving away donuts as a random act of kindness during Sunday's Main Street Stroll, in honor of Frances Palintonio, who loved Allie's Donuts and acts of kindness – the Sivo, Bianco and Cozza families in honor of a deceased family member.

NO recycle pickup this week: Just trash goes to the curb this week.

Indoor farmers market: Check out East Greenwich's Indoor Winter Market this afternoon. "Arts & Farms" will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. serving hot coffee and selling many of your grocery needs. Say hello to our pet goats, Peaches-n-Cream and Trinity, and bring your kids to the weekly story hour from 5 to 6 p.m. by Wendy Fachon. From 3 to 6 p.m.

Town Council-School Committee joint meeting: On the agenda is a discussion on the budget for fiscal year 2015. After that discussion, the Town Council meeting will continue with discussion of victualing and alcohol licenses, including the money owed by Norman’s. In addition, there will be a public hearing on a zone change for the Commons at Frenchtown Road. Here’s the agenda.  In Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

On Tuesday …

EG Chamber’s Business After Hours: The EG Chamber of Commerce is holding our next Business After Hours at Finn's Harborside. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

NECAP Community Forum: Community Forum: High-Stakes Standardized Testing is the third in a series of forums furthering the vigorous statewide debate over the use of the NECAP test as a high school graduation requirement and a broader national debate over high-stakes standardized testing. At Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Panelists participating in the forum include: Rick Richards, former school & district accountability specialist, Rhode Island Department of Education; Ron Wolk, former vice president at Brown University; founder of Education Week; Anne Mulready, senior attorney, Rhode Island Disability Law Center, and Christopher Boie, math teacher East Greenwich High School. Everyone is welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact Bob Houghtaling at 401-230-2246 or info@egacademyfoundation.org.

On Wednesday …

Affordable Housing Task Force meeting: They will be discussing the 10-unit apartment complex planned for 2880 South County Trail. The agenda is here. Conference Room B at Town Hall. 3:30 p.m.

EG Free Library Board of Trustees meeting: They meet in the Community Room at the library. 4 p.m.

Historic District Commission meeting: The panel will here four applications. The agenda is here. Council Chambers at Town Hall. 6 p.m.

Board of Assessment & Review meeting: They meet in the conference room across from Council Chambers at Town Hall. Here’s the agenda. 6 p.m.

On Thursday …

Cole music at the State House: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:00AM - Cole Middle School Music Department from East Greenwich

On Saturday …

The Stone Ridge Candlelight Tour: The Stone Ridge Neighborhood Association is holding its annual Luminaria. This is a long-standing neighborhood tradition spanning over 25 years. The EG neighborhood provides an outdoor display for the holidays which includes our traditional holiday decorations and thousands of paper bag lanterns decorating curbs, driveways and walkways. Last year the neighborhood was lined with over 3,000 lit lanterns.  People from all over Rhode Island come to slowly drive through our neighborhood with headlights dimmed.

Directions: Follow Middle Road west of Route 2 to second right (Stone Ridge Drive). 5 to 9 p.m. Rain date Sunday.


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