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Piebald ‘ghost’ deer continue to haunt Burrillville woods

BURRILLVILLE – Their coloring is thought to be extremely rare, but in Burrillville, residents continue to report seeing piebald, mostly white deer in town woods. More than a year ago, a couple took video of such a creature by Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club. That animal, while mostly white in color, had several visible large grey spots. An animal captured...

Burrillville’s Courtemanche-Brissette named Shelter Worker of the Year

BURRILLVILLE – Deputy Animal Control Officer Kerry Courtemanche-Brissette has been recognized by an organization that honors those who go “above and beyond,” in caring for homeless animals. Handsome Dan's Rescue named Burrillville Animal Control's Courtemanche-Brissette the 2019 Shelter Worker of the Year. The award is given out annually to an employee of a Rhode Island-based shelter or animal care facility. Courtemanche-Brissette...

Drive in church maintains distance, but keeps the faith

CHEPACHET – Coronavirus fears won't keep Pastor David Schlaupitz from his congregation, but he understands the need for distance to help curb the spread of the pandemic. The religious leader at Glad Tidings Community Church, Schlaupitz has implemented a unique solution, which is now catching on at churches across the country. The church is now holding drive in services every Sunday,...

Property sales in Burrillville between March 19 & March 30

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk’s office between Thursday, March 19 and Monday, March 30. 21 Whitney Lane Seller: Joseph & Micheline DeAngelis Buyer: Robert LeBeaux Price: $384,000 0 Stone Barn Road (Lot 2) Seller: Mark Brizard Buyer: Kevin & Michaela Marcoux Price: $127,500 917 Tarkiln Road Seller: Jeffrey & Patricia Brouillette Buyer: Michael Czerwein Price: $412,500 0 Stone Barn Road (Lot 1) Seller: Marc...

Districts prepare for long haul with distance learning: Public schools officially closed through April

BURRILLVILLE/NORTH SMITHFIELD – Efforts to continue K through 12 education amid the COVID 19 pandemic will continue for at least another month in Rhode Island following an announcement on Monday, March 30 by Gov. Gina Raimondo. Thanking the parents, teachers, students and administrators who have made the distance learning initiative possible, the governor noted that the school closure could be...

Readers submit final photos for Burrillville Earth Day time capsule

BURRILLVILLE – The deadline for submission of pictures for possible inclusion in an Earth Day time capsule passed this week, and residents submitted a final set of photos to be entered in the contest. The contest, put on by the Burrillville Earth Day Committee, gave readers a chance to send in a picture of their favorite place in town, with...

RIDOH announces seven cases of COVID 19 in Burrillville

PROVIDENCE – Gov, Gina Raimondo announced 114 new cases of COVID 19 in Rhode Island in a press briefing Monday afternoon, bringing the state total to 408. Raimondo announced that there have been four deaths in the state, ordering residents on Saturday to stay at home, and prohibiting gatherings of more than five people. The stay-at-home order is in effect through...

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