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More than 6K meals delivered to Burrillville residents amid pandemic

BURRILLVILLE – A volunteer program aimed at keeping town residents safe and healthy through Covid-19 has led to the delivery of more than 6,000 meals – plus other essentials including prescriptions, groceries and snack packs for kids – since March. But with school soon set to resume and locals gradually headed back to work, more volunteers will be needed to...

Burrillville Then & Now: Albert L. Sayles Mansion

Welcome to Burrillville Then & Now, where we take a glance back at how the town used to look, then show how the same space looks today. With photos and information provided by the Burrillville Historic & Preservation Society, we look now at the Albert L. Sayles Mansion. The home of Albert L. Sayles was a large, beautiful mansion located across...

Hardware stores see boom as residents turn to home

BURRILLVILLE – At a mom and pop hardware store in Burrillville, the cash register is ringing with brisk sales. “It’s great that people come out and support small business,“ said Gary Rouleau, co-owner of Lawrence Bros. Hardware on Chapel Street. A year ago, when life was normal, Gary and his wife Kathy Rouleau bought the charming, old-fashioned-looking store from local Stephen...

Woman rescued from Wilson’s Reservoir after swim gone wrong

BURRILLVILLE – A woman initially reported missing was rescued by a boat Saturday night on Wilson's Reservoir after reportedly floating away from her party. According to Burrillville Police Major Albert Carlow, officers were called to the scene by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 for reports that a woman had gone missing,...

Carport solar applicant looks for zoning change on Route 102

BURRILLVILLE – A solar developer is seeking a zone change to build a carport array on a property on Broncos Highway, noting the lot has been used for purposes that don't fall within its current zoning district laws for more than 20 years. Virginia-based Hexagon Energy, LLC hopes to build the 750-kilowatt array on a 10-acre property owned by Going...

Parent forum, black bears: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Parent forum The Burrillville School District will host a virtual public forum on the plan to reopen schools at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 27. Parents have been asked to submit questions in advance via a form found here. Guests can join the meeting via Zoom here. Cooling shelters With high temperatures expected over the next two days, the town has made cooling...

Burrillville K9 sniffs out felony charges for Providence woman

BURRILLVILLE – A Providence woman is facing three felony counts of possession of narcotics following a search by Burrillville Police K9 Rex earlier this month that turned up dozens of prescription pills of varying brands.   Chelsea Mann, 30, was arrested following the incident on Monday, July 6.    According to police, Mann was the passenger in a vehicle spotted traveling on Broncos...

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