Highway detour, 39 weeks of cemeteries: Five things to know in Glocester this week

Volunteers clean up cemetery #36. Credit: Glocester Historical Cemeteries Committee.

39 weeks of cemeteries

The Glocester Historical Cemeteries Committee began a 39 week cleaning and gravestone repair season this month starting with the Steere Cemetery known as Cemetery #36. On April 7, volunteers cleaned the cemetery, repaired five fallen gravestones and replaced a new flag on the grave of a civil war veteran. On April 15, the group took on #50.

Those who would like to join in the effort should contact the group via Facebook.

Detour time

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will be closing lanes on the Putnam Pike/Route 44 overpass of I-295 in both directions starting Friday, April 22, reducing traffic to one lane each way, in order to complete a bridge deck replacement. The closures will remain in place until Tuesday, Nov. 1. Travelers are advised to plan accordingly.

Earth Day cleanup

The town of Glocester’s 5th annual Earth Day Celebration clean-up will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Volunteers will meet at the Pavilion at Kent Field on Main Street, in Chepachet at 9 a.m. to be assigned an area to clean. Bags and gloves will be provided, and the first 50 people to register will receive a free Glocester Earth Day t-shirt.

For more information contact Judy Colaluca at [email protected] or Carol LaRiviere at [email protected].

A new home base

The Glocester Addiction Assistance Program now has a home-base at Revival Strength and Recovery located at Pinewood Plaza at 16 Terry Lane in Chepachet. The GAAP team consists of Glocester Police Lt. Jeff Jenison and K-9 Officer Andrew Uriati and Recovery Coaches Patti Ferneza, Sophia Celani and Chelsea Lumnah. Celani runs the Young Adults All Recovery Meetings on Wednesday nights at the facility from 7-8 p.m.

Town meetings

The Glocester Town Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, April 19 regarding the proposed 2022/2023 budget starting at 7 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda can be found here.

The Glocester Ancients & Horribles Parade Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 21 starting at 4:30 p.m. in room 9 at Glocester Town Hall. The agenda is here.

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