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Golf club owners purchase former Burrillville Methodist church

BURRILLVILLE – The couple who owns Crystal Lake Golf Club has purchased the property that once held Burrillville United Methodist Church with plans to restore the structure and use a house on the lot as a rental property. The church, built in 1893, has operated under a number of names over the years including the Methodist Episcopal Church of Glendale,...

Levy Superhero Fun Run brings in $25k for elementary school

BURRILLVILLE – Prior to the start of the 2019/2020 school year, fundraising efforts at Austin T. Levy Elementary School typically brought in around $5,000 annually. Members of the school's Parent Teacher Association held bake sales and various product drives throughout the year, but like most school groups, found themselves running several annually, and seldom netting more than a few thousand...

Memorial for lost Burrillville firefighter ‘humbling’ says group from Pascoag

EMMITSBURG, M.D.  – In a moving ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 6 made to honor the sacrifice of families who lost someone in the line of duty, the late Richard Jenks, a 33-year veteran of the Pascoag Fire Department, had his name added to National Firefighters Memorial.  Seven firefighters and three family members from the Burrillville area attended the weekend event,...

Cartoon by Burrillville artist teaches Halloween safety

BURRILLVILLE – Local artist and traffic safety advocate Jim Weicherding has released a series of coloring cartoons aimed at teaching kids how to stay safe during Halloween. Police departments and libraries will be passing out the series, which shows kids how to be cautious while trick-or-treating. Print the series below and be sure to talk with young children about Halloween safety. Jim...

Free well workshop, pipeline maintenance: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Private well workshop The URI Cooperative Extension and the Rhode Island Department of Health will hold a free workshop for private well owners with information on how to protect your property, your investment and your family.  Learn about the importance of regular well testing and how to protect your well from pollution. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9...

Soccer Association calls on league to suspend all Burrillville sports

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Soccer Association has publicly called on the state's governing league to suspend all Burrillville sports for one year following widely-publicized reports of inappropriate behavior by fans during a Broncos girls' volleyball game in September. The game was held in Burrillville on Tuesday, Sept. 25 and according to reports, fans in town had planned a red,...

Pascoag woman arrested after admitting to purchasing marijuana, vape supplies for 16-year-old son

BURRILLVILLE – A 35-year-old Burrillville women is facing three felony charges after admitting to police last month that she agreed to purchase marijuana and vaping products for her 16-year-old son. Tristin Hall of Pascoag has been charged with cruelty to or neglect of a child, controlled substance conspiracy and delivery of drug paraphernalia to a minor. According to Hall's arrest record,...

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