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  • Recycling is ON this week (September 4th)

  • Trash is delayed on day this week due to the Monday holiday
  • Labor Day is Monday, September 4th - Town Hall and offices will be closed


Meetings This Week

  • The Upcoming Meetings calendar toward the bottom of the new home page provides a complete calendar of all open meetings that will be taking place in the coming weeks.
  • Monday, September 4th - Town Hall and offices are closed
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 6 pm - Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission - Town Hall - Conference Room B
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 7 pm - Planning Board - Town Hall
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6 pm - Historic District Commission Site Visit - 62 South Pierce Road
Agendas and Minutes are available on the website.

Flu Shot

Flu Clinic


A flu clinic will be offered by the Wellness Company at Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce Street, on Friday, October 6th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  

The clinic will also offer the Pneumovax 23 pneumonia vaccine.

Pre-registration is required, please email Erin McAndrew or call 401-886-8669 x 1.  Please bring your health insurance card to the clinic.


Meet the Trees

"Meet the Trees: Walk at Briggs - Boesch Farm


A tree identification walk guided by the Rhode Island Tree Council in conjunction with the East Greenwich Municipal Land Trust and Rhode Island's Land Trust Days!

When:  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10 am

Where: Briggs - Boesch Farm at 830 South Road (please park in the parking lot by Briggs-Boesch white farm sign at trail head, across from subdivision)

Important information:  All ages welcome.  Walk will be 1 - 2 miles over a variety of terrain on a working farm.  Rain or shine.  Contact jensuellentrop@yahoo.com with questions.


Briggs - Boesch Farm
Briggs - Boesch Farm

Tour the Farm at Briggs-Boesch Farm


A farm tour guided by Pat's Pastured in conjunction with the East Greenwich Municipal Land Trust and Rhode Island's Land Trust Days!  Come see the pigs, chickens, ducks and turkeys and see how one of the historic farms in your community works!



When:  Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2 pm

Where:  Briggs - Boesch Farm at 830 South Road (please park in parking lot by Briggs-Boesch white farm sign at trail head, across from subdivision)

Important information:  All ages welcome.  Walk will be 1 - 2 miles over a variety of terrain on a working farm.  Rain or shine.  Contact jensuellentrop@yahoo.com with questions.


About Briggs-Boesch Farm


Originally purchased by John Briggs in 1672, with structures built as early as 1704 by his son Richard, the Briggs family owned and farmed in this area of East Greenwich (extending, at times, as far west as Narrow Lane) for some 180 years; the current farmhouse and the main bay of the barn are a classic example of a New England farmstead from this period. Since leaving the Briggs’ family control in 1850, the Farm has had 7 owners; most recently, the Boesch family who owned the current farm holding for almost 50 years. Besides the farm fields and varied woodland, the property contains several historic structures and an historic cemetery. In June 2003 the farmstead was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The East Greenwich Municipal Land Trust purchased the 90 acre farm in October 2001. Currently, the Briggs-Boesch Farm serves as the southern anchor of the Town's greenway system, providing publicly accessible trails throughout the property's fields and forests. The Farm is also home to Pat's Pastured, a pasture-raised livestock farm operation across much of the property that promotes sustainable farming and vegetable cultivation. For more information, please visit www.patspastured.com.


Vacancies on Boards and Commissions


There are vacancies on many Town Board and Commissions. Please consider serving your community. Please see the website for details.


2017 Annual Holiday Trash Delay Schedule


See the Town website for printable version of the Trash Pickup Calendar and Schedule.

Trash is delayed one day for the remainder of the week for the following weeks with these holidays.

Monday, January 2nd - New Year's Day
Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4th - July 4th!!
Monday, August 14th - Victory Day
Monday, September 4th - Labor Day
Monday,October 9th - Columbus Day
Thursday, November 23rd - Thanksgiving
Monday, December 25th - Christmas



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