Monday, February 20, 2012
The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to the Main Street business of his or her choice.
Monday, February 20, 2012
The Main Street Association (MSA) of East Greenwich has announced a contest to design a logo for its new nonprofit organization. Formerly known as the East Greenwich Downtown Planning Initiative (EGDPI), a town subcommittee of the Planning Board, the MSA is in the process of becoming an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The EGDPI/MSA is the organization responsible for the implementation of the East Greenwich Farmer’s Market, town kiosks, visitor’s guide, outdoor movies, Hill & Harbour Turkey Trot 5K, as well as other initiatives. The MSA is looking for a logo that will convey the spirit of East Greenwich and the Main Street Association, whose mission is “to enhance living in the Town of East Greenwich, including the …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Don and Sue Carcieri had planned to open it - the building on Church Street between St. Luke's and Academy Field - years ago, but governing the state got in the way.
At the invitation of the Downtown Planning Initiative, former Governor Don Carcieri, his wife Sue and their daughter Alison told the group at their regular meeting Tuesday night they plan to have the main floor of a science center open by summer. The science center became a project of the Carcieris a decade ago when the town announced plans to tear down the building, which had been neglected and was deteriorating. The building sits on the northeast corner of Academy Field just behind St. Luke's Church. The structure was a boy’s dormitory when the Greenwich Academy served as the high school for the region and much of the state. The Academy, founded in 1802, closed in 1943. The Carcieris' parents went to school there. The Carcieris' plan …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Name change in line with move to become a non-profit
After wrestling with a short list of possible names, members of the Downtown Planning Initiative merged words from several choices and came up with Main Street Association of East Greenwich. The group's mission - to enhance living in the Town of East Greenwich, including the improvement of Main Street and surrounding areas - will remain the same. The group, which has been operating under the wing of town government, decided recently that more financial support might be generated if contributions were tax deductible. They will have to take on some obligations, such as their own insurance, but think there is benefit to being financially independent. Close ties will be maintained with Town Hall. The next big event on the group’s calendar is …