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Dinner for Broncos, Spring Fling breadbox: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Lions dinner It is the last week to purchase advance tickets for the Burrillville Lions Club's scholarship dinner to be held in place of the organization's usual Scholarship Breakfast, to raise funds for graduating Bronco...

Birthday time capsule, Revaluation begins: Five things to know in No. Smithfield this week

Revaluation begins Data collectors from Northeast Revaluation are expected to begin visiting and inspecting all improved properties in North Smithfield as part of the town's 2021 revaluation project. Those visiting homes will have identification badges...

Hospital advocates applaud McKee decision to halt plans for Zambarano

PROVIDENCE – After months of ringing alarm bells over what they say were inappropriate discharges and an undisclosed plan to quietly close the facility, advocates applauded Gov. Dan McKee's decision this week to pause...

Newberry bill for civic literacy in Rhode Island schools passes House

STATE HOUSE – The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed “The Civic Literacy Act”, requiring young adults to demonstrate proficiency in civics education before high school graduation.  The bill is sponsored by Rep....

Burrillville CIP budget will fund new $275K police communications center

BURRILLVILLE – An emergency dispatch system that reportedly has dead spots – and sometimes even has to be turned off when it rains to avoid feedback – is finally set for an upgrade. The Burrillville...

Town asks for closure of Lindy’s ‘Plastic Palace,’ restaurant suspends use of venue

NORTH SMITHFIELD – It seems the addition of plastic walls to a covered pavilion triggers building code and licensing requirements, and as such, town officials have requested that the owner discontinue use of the...

Veterans Coffee Hour, Youth clean ups: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Post 88 Coffee Hour American Legion Berard-Desjarlais Post 88 will hold a Veterans Coffee hour at the Binn’s Building at 111 Chapel St. in Harrisville from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 13. The group...

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