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Monday Essentials: New Fire and Police Chiefs

Your guide for life in East Greenwich this week.

Goddard Park. Jan. 24, 2014. Credit: EG Patch
Goddard Park. Jan. 24, 2014. Credit: EG Patch

Recycles and yard waste get picked up this week: Just a reminder – this week we need to put both trash AND recycle containers curbside.

On Monday …

Town Council meeting: The panel is meeting at Swift Community Center tonight. Among the items on the agenda are the promotions of Capt. Stephen J. Brown to Chief of Police and Deputy Fire Chief Russell G. McGillivray, Jr., to Fire Chief. Also on the agenda is a report on the capacity of the town’s wastewater treatment plant to handle sewage from the proposed Frenchtown Commons project on Frenchtown Road and receipt of the 2013 financial audit (see below). NOTE: Swift Community Center. 7 p.m.

School Committee meeting: The School Committee will meet with the Town Council during the council’s meeting Monday to discuss the 2013 financial audit. Swift Community Center. 7:30 p.m.

Interfaith Power & Light Annual Meeting: The statewide organization is collection of faith communities committee to actively responding to global warming and its multiple effects on the earth. It’s holding its annual meeting at Westminister Unitarian Church, 119 Kenyon Ave. 6 p.m.

On Tuesday …

School Committee meeting: The panel will vote on the “1:1” proposal – providing each student in grades 6-12 with a Chromebook computer device, for the 2014-15 school year. The full agenda is here. In the library at Cole Middle School. 7 p.m.

Zoning Board meeting: The panel will discuss to residential applications. You’ll find the agenda here. Council Chambers at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Bereaved Parents USA meeting: Bereaved Parents USA/RI Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of the month and is a free statewide support group for parents who have lost a young or adult child at any age from any cause, and who want to share with others who have had a similar devastating experience. Grandparents and siblings are also welcome to attend.  The meeting includes sharing, discussion of relevant grief topics, a lending library of books on topics related to grief, speakers, and other helpful free resources. Call co-leaders Joy Quinn Blum at 401-258-3952 or Kathleen Soares at 401-398-0974 for more information. Kingston Congregational Church, 2610 Kingstown Road, Kingston. 7 to 9 p.m.

Trivia Night Benefit for NK Food Pantry: Bravo Pizza is holding a series of trivia nights to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry. Teams of 2 to 6 players can register to compete in any of trivia nights from Jan. 21 to Feb. 25. Call 398-2500 or register your team on Bravo’s Facebook page. Gift Certificate Prizes to Bravo and Area Merchants will be awarded to the top 2 teams. Teams are asked to bring items for the NK Food Pantry when they come for Trivia Night. Items most in need now are: personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, dish washing soap, laundry soap, toothpaste, soaps and shaving creams, and shampoos.

On Thursday …

School Committee meeting: The panel will hear elementary and secondary budget information and hold a strategic planning workshop. In the library at Cole Middle School. 6:30 p.m.

Municipal Land Trust meeting: You’ll find the agenda here. In the Council conference room at Town Hall. 7 p.m.

Poetry Night: The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) announces that The Elephant Room at 2170 Broad Street in Cranston's Pawtuxet Village will host the association's inaugural "Poetry Night.” 6:30 p.m.

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