News & Notices

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DHS Food Pantry in Need of Donations

Summer has taken its toll on the food pantry shelves. While many families have needed help with meals, the donations have had a hard time... more ››

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SNAP Representative at Foster DHS

Tuesday, August 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A representative from the URI SNAP Outreach Program will be at the Foster DHS office, 181 Howard Hill Road, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, ... more ››

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11th Annual Community Yard Sale

Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Foster Recreation Committee's 11th Annual Community Yard Sale will be held on September 14, 2019, (rain date September 15th)
at... more ››

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The Benjamin Eddy Building

Got a Makeover!

Click on the title here, then on the .pdf below when it opens to view the results!

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Food Too Good to Waste

Share Your Bounty

Foster DHS and the Libraries have teamed up with RI Resource Recovery to bring you a presentation on how you can save money and reduce food... more ››

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Back to School Supplies Needed

DHS is collecting supplies to fill backpacks for over 40 children.

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Food Trucks Will Be Back

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Food Truck event on July 17 was a big hit. Unfortunately it got rained out early. For those who want to do it again or those who missed... more ››

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Temporary Volunteer Wanted

Bread Van Driver - once a week

Our Food Bank needs a temporary Bread Delivery Driver  -  every other Sunday afternoon or Monday morning to pick up a bread donation from... more ››

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Volunteers Needed for the Zoning Board of Review

Two Positions Open

If you would like to be considered for one of these positions, please email Susan Dillon, Town Clerk, at... more ››

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Food Truck Event

Wednesday July 17th 5 - 8 p.m.

The first ever Foster Food Truck event will be at the Foster Fairgrounds July 17, 2019, starting at 5 p.m. Come and join the fun.Admission... more ››

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Farmers' Market Coupons for Seniors

are now available in the Foster DHS office

FARMERS' MARKET COUPONS FOR SENIORS are now available in the Foster DHS office during normal business hours (M/T/W 8:30-3).

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Girls Scouts Build Little Free Library

at the Woody Lowden Center

Foster's Girl Scout Troop 902 had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the unveiling of Foster’s first Little Free Library on June 4th. A Little... more ››

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Do You Know This Person?

$5,000 REWARD to Identify the person in the linked photo

Arson Fire, 180 Hartford Pike, Foster (see links for photo and reward information)

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Municipal Code Update

The town municipal codes are updated including new ordinances and the current Charter. It is much easier to navigate. Follow the link to... more ››

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Do You Have a Suggestion for the Town Charter?

The Charter Review Committee Would Like to Know

Foster’s Charter Review Committee is soliciting input from Foster residents for possible changes to Foster’s Charter. Proposed revisions... more ››

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With heavy hearts we say good-bye

and recognize her years of dedication as Ambulance Commander, EMA Director and friend

Sharon (Walsh) Cotter EMT-P, RN, FNPpassed away on April 8, 2019 at home with her husband, Tim, and her loving dogs at her side. She was... more ››

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Licenses are now issued through DEM

The Department of Environmental Management now issues fishing licenses for fresh and salt water fishing directly from their website... more ››

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Volunteer Grant Writer Wanted

The Town of Foster is looking for a volunteer grant writer. The position would require the candidate to research, draft, and submit... more ››

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Assistance for Federal Employees on Furlough

We Can Help

If you and your family have been financially affected by the current government shut down and are in need of assistance, please contact the... more ››

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We've Got Your Number!

And it should be near the road in front of your house

Finding the right house in an emergency can be daunting in Foster. Long driveways, dark roads, and secluded, unnumbered homes can delay a... more ››