Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Jan. 2.
Trash Collection delayed: If your trash is usually picked up on Tuesday, it will be picked up today. If it’s Wednesday, your trash will be picked up on Wednesday, and so on, for the rest of the week. Christmas Tree disposal: The Town of East Greenwich will be picking up Christmas Trees (stripped of decorations and NOT in plastic bags) the week of Jan. 7. Thanks, Audrey, for the head’s up on that one! Resolutions, anyone: If you’re making a resolution (or two) for 2013, share them with the rest of us here in the comments section. Let’s crowd-share our improvements! If you need some inspiration, check these out. Jam Night at the Greenwich Hotel: Come down and jam with host Brian Shovelton every Wednesday night at the Greenwich Hotel …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Town Manager Sequino gives updates on the power situation and trash and debris pickup, post Sandy.
While many in East Greenwich who lost power in Superstorm Sandy had gotten it back by Thursday morning, but more than 400 households were still in the dark, reported Town Manager Bill Sequino. Of those, he said, half were "small pockets" that National Grid may not even know about. Because of that, Sequino encouraged anyone who has a neighbor still in the dark to contact National Grid. The power company focuses first on the power lines that affect the largest number of customers, Sequino said, but now that the major outages have been fixed, crews can turn their attention to smaller outages. Meanwhile, trash pickup is now delayed one day, after collection for both Monday and Tuesday was taken care of Wednesday. So, if your trash is usually …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Sept. 3.
EG Farmers Market: Celebrate Labor Day with a trip to our own farmers market, where the labor results in items for our table. Parking can get crowded around Rector Street, so stow your car in the parking lot by Swift Community Center and walk across the field. From 3 to 6 p.m. Labor Day: Most of us think of this as an end-of-summer holiday. But of course it’s a celebration of the American worker. So, Happy Labor Day American workers – we honor you! No trash pickup today: And because there’s no pickup today, that means trash pickup for the whole week is delayed one day. So, if you usually have trash pickup on Mondays, this week it will be Tuesday. If you usually have trash pickup on Fridays, it will be on Saturday. End-Of-Summer Musical …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The change means all curbside recycling will go in one container and more items will be recyclable.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Feb. 20.
Presidents Day: Government offices, banks, and schools are closed today. Some other businesses may also be closed — if you are not sure, give them a call first before heading out. Trash delivery in East Greenwich will NOT be delayed a day, however. EG Historic Preservation Society meeting: At the monthly meeting of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society on Monday, February 20, Kelly Sullivan will present Murders Most Foul, the story of four muders in two related Hope Valley families in the 1920s. Kelly is a local writer and storyteller; this story of the Crandalls and the Kenyons is the subject of her new book, "Because I Love You." The meeting, at 110 King Street, begins with a potluck supper at 6:30; the presentation begins at…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
East Greenwich and other RI communities should ban plastic grocery bags.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
With the State of Rhode Island boasting hundreds of miles of coastline and thousands of acres of public and state parks, the beauty of our environment is a precious resource to everyone in the Ocean State; protecting it should be a top priority. However, our state's natural beauty is threatened by plastic waste that gets into our waterways, parks, yards, and roadsides, and that clogs our landfills; with the help of plastic, the Johnston landfill is now the highest point in the state. Far too much of this trash comes from an unnecessary product used for just five minutes before being thrown away: disposable plastic grocery bags that threaten to take hundreds to thousands of years to photo-degrade. Nothing we use for just a few minutes …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Jan. 3.
Trash pickup delayed one day: If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is — we did this same drill last week! Because the New Year’s Day holiday was Monday for town offices, trash pickup is delayed this week by a day. So, if your trash is usually picked up on Tuesday, this week it will be picked up on Wednesday. School Committee meeting: On the agenda for tonight’s meeting is an update on Cole lighting repairs, the Aramark food service contract and 2013 budget workshop dates. The committee meets in the Cole Middle School library, 100 Cedar Ave., at 7 p.m. (preceded by an executive — closed — session at 6 p.m.). Democratic Town Committee meeting: The committee will be discussing possible candidacies for town and state elections. They …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Dec 30.
Senior Holiday Brunch: Brunch will be served at noon. The menu is a juice cup, scrambled eggs, corned beef hash and home fries. The suggested brunch donation is $3. Call Carol at 886-8638 to make a reservation. Vacation Week ideas: Check out our story from earlier this week for ideas on what to do with the kids today. Teen Center: The Teen Center meets Friday nights at Eldredge from 6 to 8 p.m. Avenger Sports: No home games, but if you’re willing to travel … EG versus Narragansett hockey at URI Boss Arena, 8:30 p.m., and Girls Basketball at Johnston 7 p.m. Trash pickup delayed one day: Because the Christmas holiday was Monday for town offices, trash pickup is delayed this week by a day. So, if your trash is usually picked up on Friday, …