Cooperative grand opening, no tax bills: Five things to know in Glocester this week

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Detour

Construction continues this week on Route 94 and police officers are now in place directing traffic utilizing alternating lanes. Police announced that on Tuesday, August 30, a detour may be in place at Old Snake Hill Road for southbound traffic to direct motorists out to Route 101 via Old Snake Hill, George Allen, and Pray Hill Roads. The road surface will remain as gravel through the reclamation project and drivers are reminded to use caution, obey signs and drive slowly.

No tax bill

The town has announced that due to the Fiscal 2023 budget being voted down on Tuesday, August 16, at the Financial Town Referendum, 2022 tax bills will not be mailed at this time. The Town Council is expected to receive a revised budget at their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and set a date for a public hearing and a new referendum.  Tax bills will not be mailed until the town an approved budget, and Town Clerk Jean Fecteau said residents will be given, “ample,” time to make payments.

Read more about the budget vote here.

The Cooperative

The Village Art Cooperative will hold a grand opening for the season on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Job Armstrong Store at 1181 Putnam Pike. The cooperative, now in its third year, is made up of more than a dozen local artists selling unique and handmade products including pottery, painting, stained glass, fused glass, alpaca fiber apparel, hand knit apparel, hand woven baskets, body care items and more.

Hours over Labor Day weekend will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The seasonal market will have hours at on dates through December.

Stained Glass Art

Glocester Manton Library will hold a stained glass art workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. for residents age 8 and up. Make glow in the dark stained glass artwork using food coloring, glue and more. Registration is required by calling the library at (401) 568-6077.

Town meetings

The Glocester Recreation Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 30 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Town Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is set to be published 48 hours in advance on the Secretary of State’s website here.

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