Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Post-Blizzard Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Feb 12.
Land Trust meeting: On the agenda is discussion of Boesch Farm, the website, and the trail adoption program. The meeting takes place in the conference room across from Council Chambers at Town Hall, at 7 p.m. Water Street closed: Beginning today, Water Street at the Barbara Tuft's Playground will be closed 24 hours a day for approximately 5 weeks. No traffic will be able to pass because of the vertical trench sheeting that will be in the road. This construction is to replace the 90-year-old sewer main from the bottom of King Street to the Waste Water Treatment Facility. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 886-8618. Blood donors needed: In the wake of last weekend’s blizzard and widespread power …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Providence Journal "Homes" section features the home, which is on the market for $2.5 million.
Back in the day, there were lots of farms on the west side of East Greenwich, including the Reynolds dairy farm. While much former farmland has given over to housing developments, part of the Reynolds farmland – 20 acres – has been protected from development because those rights were deeded to EG's Municipal Land Trust. Now the property – including a single family home and a large barn – is for sale for $2.5 million. It was featured on the cover of the Providence Journal's Saturday "Homes" real estate section. Owner Michael Durand bought the property in 2003. He remodeled the 7,000 sq. ft. barn and built a 5,000 sq. ft. house. For more information, contact Lila Delman Real Estate, (410) 743-7388.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Community groups are encouraged to adopt a trail, which requires a two-year commitment.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The East Greenwich Land Trust and the Town of East Greenwich recently unveiled the Trail Adoption Program (TAP), in which local organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and church and community groups can volunteer to maintain local trails. The program, inspired by a similar initiative in South Kingstown, requires a two-year commitment to maintain the trails and conduct cleanups in spring, summer, and fall typically involving brush and branch clearing and litter removal. Participants would be acknowledged by the Land Trust and by having their name posted on a sign at the trail head; they will also be encouraged to make suggestions for the improvement of current and future Land Trust properties. And they would of course have the …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Town Council agrees to borrow the money on behalf of the EG Land Trust, which will be responsible for paying off the loan.
At their meeting Monday night, the Town Council agreed in principle to borrow up to $350,000 for repairs and restoration at Boesch Farm – money for which would be paid back by the EG Land Trust, not taxpayers. Help with the loan was deemed necessary to leverage grant money from the Champlin Foundations. The Land Trust is seeking to deal with what it characterizes as pressing needs at Boesch, in particular for the barn there. Boesch (or Briggs-Boesch) Farm is an historic property currently leased to Patrick McNiff and his farm operation, Pat's Pastured. The buildings at the farm are in dire need of repair, in particular the barn, which is 200 years old. "This is a really unique property. It’s an intact 18th century farm," Land Trust member…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Here are 5 Things to know in East Greenwich today.
1. Network with other local professionals at the next East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" event tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rocky Hill School, 530 Ives Road. Proceed down Ives Road to the rear school parking lot off of Chinook Road. The Flynn Academic Center is a two-story white building with columns and cupolas located on the southern end of the campus and is visible from the rear parking lot. Tonight's event will be hosted by Head of School Jonathan M. Schoenwald, and feature guest speaker Rick Brooks, Executive Director of the Governor's Work Force Board. Food will be prepared by Chris Johnston, head chef at Hasbro. 2. The East Greenwich School Committee has scheduled a special meeting to name an interim …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, July 17.
School Committee meeting: On the agenda are updates on the Meadowbrook Farms construction and the Cole Middle School softball field. The meeting takes place in the library at Cole Middle School at 7 p.m. Land Trust meeting: On the agenda is a vote on a proposed Eagle Scout project to build a patch on Folger’s Woods, a 15-acre property off Division Road. They meet in the conference room across from Council Chambers at Town Hall at 7 p.m. Caregivers Support Drop-In Hour: The drop-in hour provides resources to caregivers who may be stressed and in need of support and guidance. Information on transportation, home-based health care, financial assistance, and other needed services will be available. Cornerstone is a member of the Saint …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, March 20.
School Committee meeting: On tonight’s agenda is a discussion of grade configuration — specifically timing of the move of the third grade to Hanaford and Eldredge schools. Also on the agenda is the School Resource Officer (SRO) at EGHS. Right now, the SRO is there two days a week. The meeting takes place in the library (second floor) of Cole Middle School at 7 p.m. Land Trust meeting: The Land Trust gets three new members tonight, boosting its number to 7, a full board for the first time in years. On the agenda is an historical overview, property summary, and potential future projects, as well as updates on Boesch Farm projects. The meeting takes place at Town Hall starting at 7 p.m. Stuntology: Sam Bartlett of Stuntology comes to Cole …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Feb. 28:
Zoning Board of Review meeting: LAST MINUTE CHANGE: The main item on the agenda — an application for a quick-lube auto service center on the northeast corner of Frenchtown Road and South County Trail that includes a parking variance request — has been continued for one month. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall. The Planning Department’s staff report is attached, right, here. School Committee meeting: On the agenda for tonight’s meeting are a contract for food service provider Aramark, lighting at Cole, and technology at East Greenwich High School. The meeting begins with an executive (i.e. closed) session at 6 p.m. in the library at Cole Middle School, with the regular session due to begin at 7 p.m. The agenda …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Jan. 17.
School Committee meets: This meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. – a change from the usual start. Among the items on the agenda are updates on the EGHS library renovation and technology infrastructure overhaul, as well as the Cole lighting problems. Also on the agenda is the contract with Aramark Food Services. Land Trust meets: Members of the Municipal Land Trust will discuss the Boesch Farm 3-year work plan, a proposed Eagle Scout project at the Land Trust’s Bleachery parcel and two upcoming conferences. They meet at Town Hall at 7 p.m. Meadowbrook Farms Pre-School: The East Greenwich Public Preschool, which combines children with special needs with typically developing children, is looking for peer models for the 2012-13 school year. Please …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Dec 20.
Hanukkah begins: The Festival of Lights begins tonight at sundown. It’s an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE (thanks, Wikipedia!) If you want to celebrate away from home, head over to the Warwick Mall this evening where there will be Jewish music, arts and crafts, balloon sculpting with Lon Cerel starting at 5:30 p.m. and lighting the giant menorah at 6:15 p.m. Shen Yun info session at the Library: Mike He, MD, presents Appreciating Traditional Chinese Culture through Shen Yun Performing Arts at the East Greenwich Free Library. He will discuss Traditional Chinese Culture, values and philosophy, and how to …