Monday, September 28, 2020

Government

Town to state: don’t change local building permit fees

BURRILLVILLE – A statewide plan to change the way fees for building permits are assessed could increase costs for some doing business in Burrillville, and local officials are asking permission to keep the town's...

Taxes would increase on average $157 per home under Wood’s budget plan

BURRILLVILLE – Town Manager Michael Wood has created a fiscal plan that would make up for an expected loss of $727,000 in state aid to schools this year, without cuts to staffing or services....

Burrillville residents show support for EFSB reform

BURILLVILLE – The outcome of legislation that would change how Rhode Island's Energy Facility Siting Board operates won't affect whether or not Invenergy Thermal, LLC will be granted permission to build a power plant...

Plans underway for Clear River Drive dog park

BURRILLVILLE – Dog owners in town will soon have a new place to let their pets socialize and roam thanks, in part, to a $100,000 state grant slated to finance a new dog park. The...

Fogarty says he won’t run again

GLOCESTER– Sen. Paul Fogarty, a Democrat representing District 23 in Glocester, Burrillville and North Smithfield, says he will not be running for reelection once his term ends in November. A graduate of LaSalle Academy, Fogarty, 61, works...

Spreading sunshine, one craft at a time

BURRILLVILLE – For the past five years, residents at nursing homes throughout town have received a small present marking each and every birthday they celebrate. Whether pins, trinkets or a little something decorative, the handmade...

Fogarty sponsors Senate bill changing rules for power plants

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Paul Fogarty sponsored legislation this week to change the process by which the state reviews power plant proposals, bringing a bill crafted with help from Burrillville authorities opposed to Invenergy LLC's plans...

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