New trail, hurricanes & mountain biking club: Six things to know in Glocester this week

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A trail map for Sprague Farm Town Forest

Hurricane season

The Glocester Emergency Management Agency is reminding residents that hurricane season began on Saturday, June 1 and now is the time to prepare. The agency recommends downloading the free CodeRED emergency notification app to sign up for alerts and notifications from federal, state and local officials. Sign up and download the town of Glocester’s CodeRED app here.

Summer fun

The Glocester Recreation Department has announced details of this year’s summer programs, and has added new activities to the 2024 lineup. A new Glocester Youth Mountain Biking Club, and an all-ages Walking Club will begin this summer. Full details and links to registration when required can be found on the Glocester Recreation Facebook page.

Wet down/Push In

The community is invited to a unique event to be held in front of Ponaganset High School at 137 Anan Wade Road on Tuesday, June 4 starting at 5 p.m. The district will celebrate the launch of a new firefighting CTE program with a traditional wet down/push in ceremony for their new firetruck.

Read about the program and Tuesday’s event here.

New trail

The Glocester Land Trust has announced that a new trail has opened at the Sprague Farm Town Forest connecting the Sprague Farm property with the Huckins property. Follow the green marks to explore the Mountain Laurel Trail a roughly 1.2 mile hike through beautiful mountain laurel blooms. Parking for the trail is near 1734 Putnam Pike or can be accessed from the Haystack Trail in Sprague Farm.

Summer reading

Glocester libraries have opened registration for the summer reading program, open to youth ages 0 to 18. Participants are invited to track their reading progress for small prizes throughout summer, and sign up for fun programs including crafts, scavenger hunts, and more at either library. Learn more and register at https://www.glocesterlibraries.org/.

Town meetings

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

The Glocester Planning Board meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 has been cancelled.

The Chepachet Fire District Executive Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 5 starting at 6 p.m. at the station 1170 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Economic Development Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 5 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Town Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on Thursday, June 6 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is expected to be posted 48 hours in advance on the Secretary of State’s website here.

The Glocester Parade Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

The Chepachet Fire District will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, June 8 starting at 9 a.m. at the station 1170 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

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