Independence Day kickoff, Budget referendum scheduled: Five things to know in Glocester this week

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Budget vote announced

Town Clerk Jean Fecteau has announced that the financial town referendum for the proposed fiscal year 2022/2023 budget originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Glocester Senior Center at 1210 Putnam Pike.

You must be a Glocester registered voter to cast a vote. If you are a registered voter, you do not need to register again. New voter registrations or corrections to current registrations must be filed by Friday. July 15 at 4 p.m. You may register to vote on line at: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/ or call the Town Clerk’s Office at 401-568-6206 ext. 0 for assistance.

View the approved budgets here.

Candidate info

Speaking of voting, the Declaration of Candidacy filing period for those who wish to seek office in Rhode Island – including the town of Glocester – is Monday, June 27, through Wednesday, 29. Individuals who hope to file a Declaration of Candidacy must be a registered voter to be eligible.

Questions can be directed to the Glocester Town Clerk’s Office at (401) 568-6206, ext. 0

Yard sale fundraiser

The Glocester Heritage Society will hold its annual Yard Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dr. Reuben Mason House at 1043 Putnam Pike. Free parking is available at Acote’s Field.

Anyone who would like to donate items to be resold at the event is asked to bring their stuff to the house at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 24.

For questions, or to schedule an alternate time to donate items, contact Bill Brown at (401) 301-3050.

Fireworks kickoff Independence Day celebration this Saturday

Glocester’s annual Independence Day festivities begin this week, with live music and fireworks at Glocester Memorial Park – behind the Glocester Senior Center – on Saturday, June 25. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. and the rain date for the event is Saturday, July 9.

The fun continues on Monday, July 4 when the town will hold its 96th annual Ancients & Horribles parade in Chepachet starting at 4 p.m. Locals are invited to show off their artistic talents with crazy outfits and outlandish floats, with certificates to be awarded for most ancient and horrible, most patriotic and best walking group. Participants can register here.

Parade vendors are also welcome and are asked to apply in person by using the Parade Vendor Application Form and delivering it to the Glocester Town Clerk’s Office at 1145 Putnam Pike.

The Glocester Road Race will also take place on July 4, with registration starting at 8 a.m. Participants can register in advance here.

Town meetings

The Glocester School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 21 starting at 6:30 p.m.at Glocester Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda can be found here.

The Glocester Historic District Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 22 starting at 7 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Zoning Board of Review will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 23 starting 7 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall for an agenda found here.

The Glocester Board of Appeal will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 23 starting at 7 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall for an agenda found here.

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