Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Dec. 26.
Trash Pickup: Pickup is delayed one day from Tuesday through the rest of the week, so those with regular Tuesday pickup should be ready for pickup TODAY. Kent County Y Family Week: The Y on Centreville Road is open to non-members all this week. All you need is a valid photo id. Click here for the website. Wednesday Jam Night at Greenwich Hotel: Come down and jam with host Brian Shovelton every Wednesday night at the Greenwich Hotel. Starts at 9 p.m. For those 21 and older. Your best/worst/funniest Christmas present: My favorite? The world’s warmest socks ever. How about you? Let us know in the comments section. And ... You asked, Patch answers: Do you have any questions about things in town – a vacant store, a broken sidewalk, a trash …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Nov. 13.
Trash pickup delayed one day: Because of the Veterans Day holiday on Monday, no trash was picked up that day. If your trash is usually picked up on Mondays, then it will be picked up today. And so on. Also, leaf bags will be picked up all month long on your pickup day. If you still have storm debris, contact the Public Works department for pick up: 886-8618. Remembrance service: Christ Church is holding a special service to remember those loved ones who have died. They will celebrate their lives with candle lighting, song, meditation, prayer, and a Book of Remembrance. . . followed by a time of fellowship. All of the community is welcome. The service begins at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Trivia Contest @ The Grille: Every Tuesday night, the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Nov. 2.
Trash pickup: If your trash is usually picked up on Fridays, it will be picked up on Saturday. The remainder of the week will have a one-day delay. If you have storm debris, DPW asks you move it to the curb and they will pick it up as soon as they can. Yard waste pick up will resume next week and the Transfer Station will be open Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but town officials ask you to keep storm debris separate, since the town will not have to pay the tipping fee for its disposal. Teen Center: The Teen Center has provided a great place to hang out on Friday evenings for decades now. They meet at the gym at Eldredge School but you don’t have to play basketball to enjoy the camraderie. From 6 to 8 p.m. Moms of Preschoolers @ Christ Church…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Oct. 30.
No School: For the second day in a row, school is cancelled. School officials have not yet decided if Thursday, Nov. 1, will remain a day off but we’ll keep you posted. Town offices will be open: As of Monday night at 10 p.m., town offices will be open and senior services and Parks & Rec programs will go on as scheduled. No trash pickup: There is no trash pickup Tuesday. Trash for Monday and Tuesday will be picked up on Wednesday. The remainder of the week will have a one-day delay. No yard waste will be picked up this week. Town crews will resume yard waste pickup once emergency cleanup is over. If you are out of power: Contact National Grid at 800-322-3223 or contact the Police Department at 884-2244 to let them know of outages. …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
If your trash is picked up on Mondays, you don't have to worry about getting it to the curb tonight.
Not everyone has Columbus Day off, so it's understandable to wonder whether or not trash pickup happens normally this week. It doesn't. Columbus Day is a municipal holiday, so trash pickup is delayed one day for the whole week. In other words, if your trash is normally picked up on Monday, this week it will be picked up on Tuesday, and so on. Friday trash is picked up on Saturday. Now you know! The following are upcoming holidays where trash pickup in East Greenwich will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week that the holiday occurs: Monday, October 8, 2012, Columbus Day Monday, November 12, 2012, Veterans Day Thursday, November 22, 2012, Thanksgiving Day Tuesday, December 25, 2012, Christmas Day
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, July 5.
Trash & Recycle holiday schedule: If you have trash and recycle pickup on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, your pickup is delayed one day this week because of the 4th of July holiday. So, Wednesday pickup moves to Thursday, Thursday pickup moves to Friday, and Friday pickup moves to Saturday. This week only! Mark Schwager candidate’s signing event – with ice cream: All candidates for public office need to gather signatures from registered voters to get their name on the ballot. If you are a registered voter in the Town of East Greenwich, you are invited to come to Hilltop Creamery today from 6 to 8 p.m. to sign Mark’s papers. He’s running for the state House District 30 seat now held by the retiring Bob Watson. You have a couple more …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, July 3.
Trash & Recycle holiday schedule: If you have trash and recycle pickup on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, your pickup will be delayed one day this week because of the holiday. So, Wednesday pickup moves to Thursday, Thursday pickup moves to Friday, and Friday pickup moves to Saturday. This week only! Caregiver Support Group meeting: The group meets the first Tuesday of every month and provides an opportunity for caregivers to ask questions and share concerns with other caregivers who are dealing with similar issues. It’s free and open to all. 10:30 a.m. at Swift Community Center. Rainbows, baseball & the EG Farmers Market: For those of us running late yesterday, there was still plenty of delicious items to be had. What’s more, we late-…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
What to love and loathe about living in East Greenwich this week.
Rant: OK, so here’s how it works: Trash* will be picked up on Mondays in my neighborhood except when it is a holiday** on which the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation*** is closed or there is a hurricane or floods****, in which case, the trash is bumped to Tuesday*****. *A little footnote on the government and trash — the things you leave outside your home at the edge of your property are unprotected by the Fourth Amendment. For example, once you carry your trash out of your house or office and put it on the curb or in the dumpster for collection, you have given up any expectation of privacy in the contents of that trash. **Victory Day - i,e., VJ Day - is considered a holiday by the RIRRC. President’s Day is not.***** ***What do …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Feb. 23.
Fire District meeting: The big issue on tonight’s agenda is discussion of and possible vote on setting aside $300,000 in impact fee funds for the purchase of land at the southwest corner of Post Road and Cedar Avenue. Fire Chief Peter Henrikson made a presentation Saturday about why he thinks the Fire District needs to move the Main Street fire station. The state-owned lot at Post and Cedar could provide an alternate site. If your trash day is Thursday, get your cans out there: Even though Monday was Presidents Day, that is not a Rhode Island state holiday. Rhode Island Resource Recovery was open on Monday, so trash pickup continued as usual. Now, apparently, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is also NOT a state holiday, yet there was a one-day …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Jan. 4.
Trash pickup & Xmas trees: 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 Thursday, this week it will be picked up on Friday. If you have a Christmas tree you’re looking to get rid of, that’s next week. Tree pickups begin Jan. 9. Just remember: they will not take your tree if it’s in a plastic bag. If you want to use a bag to get the tree outside, just cut it off curbside. Cove Commission meeting: This panel meets at 4:30 at Town Hall. Moorings and an update on 60 Crompton Ave. are on the agenda. Nature stories: Rocky Hill School offers a monthly nature-inspired story time. Young children and parents are welcome. Rocky Hill School …