Budget hearing, Fall Festival & a Full Moon Hike: Five things to know in Glocester this week

Isaiah Glen Shields posted this photo on social media this week after arriving in Glocester as part of his #WalkAmerica tour.

Public hearing

The Glocester Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 4 on the latest iteration of the town budget for the current fiscal year.

In an effort to inform potential voters, town officials noted this week that due to the expiration of a tax treaty and the addition of the company’s tax payment to the base, the budget shows an increase that will not translate into additional taxes for businesses or residents. The previous budget proposed by the council failed in August.

Copies of the budget are available in the office of the Finance Director and can be found at the following links: FY2023 School Budget for Public Hearing  |  FY2023 Town Budget for Public Hearing

The Financial Town Referendum, to vote on this budget will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Glocester Senior Center at 1210 Putnam Pike from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You must be a Glocester registered voter to cast a vote at the referendum. Learn more at town website here.

Walk America

A man who has made it his mission to travel from the westernmost point of the continental United States to the easternmost point received a warm welcome in Glocester this week.

Isaiah Glen Shields arrived in Chepachet on Monday, Oct. 3, day 456 of his #WalkAmerica tour. So far, Shields has reportedly walk 7,967 miles. Those interested can follow his progress here.

Fall festival

Glad Tidings Community Church at 111 Victory Highway will hold its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free, family-friendly event will feature touch-a-truck, trunk-or-treat, car seat safety checks and more.

Full moon hike

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council will host a full moon hike on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Steere Hill Conservation Area. The hike will be the last trip of the 2022 “Explore the Woonasquatucket- Source to Sea’’ recreational series.

Guides from the WRWC will lead the hike, beginning at the trailhead on Route 44, and will travel the wide, flat trail for about 20 minutes to the top of Steere Hill, where participants will have some hot cocoa and enjoy a full moon. The hike will be a child friendly, but advance registration is required by visiting wrwc.org/events.

Town meetings

As noted above, the Glocester Town Council will hold a public hearing on the town budget on Tuesday, Oct. 4 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

The Foster Glocester School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the library of Ponaganset High School at 137 Anan Wade Road starting at 7 p.m. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Economic Development Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

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