School registration, Rock contest: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week

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School registration

Thursday, Aug. 23 is the last day for summer registration for new students in the Burrillville School District. Families can register by appointment at the administration building at 2300 Bronco Highway, Harrisville on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m.

Refer to the district’s Student Registration page for details and documentation requirements. School for Burrillville public school students begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Hearings continue

The Energy Facility Siting Board’s final hearings on Invenergy’s power plant proposal continue this week with meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at RI Public Utilities Commission hearing room at 89 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. Topics expected to continue this week include discussion of Burrillville’s comprehensive plan, land use, advisory opinions from town officials and air emissions.

The complete schedule of hearings can be found here and they will be streamed live here.

Pick a rock

The Burrillville Rocks Facebook group is holding a school-themed rock painting contest for kids with prize gift packages for the winners. While you missed the deadline to enter, you can still vote for your favorite by joining the group and “liking” your pick. Voting ends Thursday at 5 p.m. and the winner will posted next weekend.

Check your route

Some bus routes have changed for the upcoming school year and transportation company Dattco has posted complete routes on their website. Check your child’s route here.

The company is also still seeking drivers for the Burrillville terminal. Dattco offers free training to obtain a CDL-B with proper endorsements to qualified applicants.

If you already have a CDL and prior school bus driving experience you can start driving right away.

Go to www.dattco.com to apply. Click on “Join Our Team” and find “Burrillville” under the list of openings.

Op-ed

Kevin Cleary, chairman of the Burrillville Conservation Commission, has written a piece calling on the Energy Facility Siting Board to reject the proposed Invenergy Power Plant. Read it here.