Tuesday, February 5, 2013
EG Patch captures a slice of natural life on the road into Scalloptown Park – a lone swan working its way to open water.
Some quibble about the name, but regardless of what you call it, Scalloptown Park and Nature Preserve (otherwise known as "the old dump") is a natural treasure. On a walk there Monday late morning, I noticed a swan pushing through the ice, making its way to the open water beyond. The swan would rise up and push, then rest for a bit, then do it again. Swans are not casual flyers. They do fly, of course, but as a friend reminded me, it liftoff takes effort. Perhaps that's why this swan decided cutting through the ice was the path of least resistance.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
What to love and hate about living in East Greenwich this week.
RANT: For some, it’s the inexplicable (to my family, anyway) urge to purge the yard of leaves. For others, it’s the sweet words “off-sides” and “corner kick” or eyeing the cornstalks and gourds at the farmer’s market at Goddard. But for me, the true harbinger of fall – which actually officially started last month – is the closing of the neighborhood ice cream emporiums (that sound you hear is me screaming in denial). In this era of the 24/7 economy, an enterprise that stays shuttered for one-third of the year might seem to make as much sense as owning a chain of phone booths. But as much as I hate the actuality of it, I do sort of appreciate the seasonal rhythm it represents. Sure, cabinets and sundaes are available at many local …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Funding for the project came from the state Department of Transportation.
Scalloptown Park, the stretch of land that begins at the bottom of Crompton Avenue, is open again after a six-week project to build a bike path. The park was constructed on the site of the old town landfill, after it underwent an environmental cleanup in 2008-09. The state Department of Transportation paid for the bike path, as part of a long-term plan to build a bike path system from North Kingstown to Warwick to East Greenwich and back into Warwick. The Town Council approved a $146,775.50 bid for the project by D'Ambra Construction in October. "DOT has in their plans to go from old Forge Road across a bridge which they're going to install someday through Scalloptown Park and onto Crompton," said Public Works director Joe Duarte. "…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Volunteers are needed to clean up at the town’s boat ramp area and along the shore at Scalloptown Park
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is recruiting volunteers to help clean up parts of the East Greenwich shoreline on Saturday between 9 and 11 a.m. Team leader and local resident Sandra Saunders is coordinating the cleanup, which will focus on the area around the town dock and boat ramp and along the shoreline at Scalloptown Park. Each year, volunteers around the world show they care about their coasts by flocking to the shoreline to clean up and document the trash they find, according to a press release issued by the state’s Audubon chapter. Saturday’s cleanup is sponsored by Amgen, Dunkin’ Donuts, Fidelity Investments, REI, The Ocean Conservancy and Washington Trust Volunteers are asked to bring a pair of gloves and come prepared to …