Saturday, February 22, 2020

Burrillville

Bench memorializing late Burrillville firefighter to be unveiled Friday

BURRILLVILLE – It has been two years since Pascoag firefighter Lt. Richard Jenks lost his life in the line of duty. And on Friday, Feb. 14 – the anniversary of the tragedy – his former colleagues will unveil a new memorial in the village in his honor. Members of the Pascoag Fire Department will unveil and dedicate an inscribed granite bench...

Ride service launched & a Galentine’s treat: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Ride service launched Age Friendly RI and The Village Common have launched a new Burrillville-based pilot program providing free rides to Burrillville’s older residents. On Monday, Feb. 10, volunteer Tom Tatro provided the inaugural ride with the new service, bringing Linda Reynolds to her appointment at Nestor Physical Therapy. Residents who live at Bradford Court, Ashton Court and Stillwater Heights had the...

Hockey, kind act unite two Burrillville families at free Boston Bruins game

BOSTON – A decision by a local police officer and his son to replace an item stolen from a child over Christmas resulted in both families sharing a free luxury suite at a Boston Bruins game this week. When 8-year-old Blake Henault had his hockey net stolen from in front of his grandfather's house on South Shore Road on Christmas...

Rhode Side Sports NOW with Joe

Welcome to Rhode Side Sports NOW with Joe, a new feature on NRI NOW. Each week, sports guru Joe Gallant will highlight standings from the week, with a look at the teams in Northern Rhode Island. This week, Joe continues to watch boys’ hockey, looking back first at some shots from last Friday's match against Bishop Hendricken. Division 1: Broncos take the Sentinels Burrillville had...

Valentines dance, Saturday Social: Five things to know in Burrillville this weekend

NRCS Jesse Smith Memorial Library will host officials from the USDA from 11 to noon on Saturday, Feb. 8 to discuss what's new with the Northern Rhode Conservation Districts in 2020. Topics will include upcoming deadlines for popular programs for farm and forest land owners, new opportunities under the 2018 Farm Bill, new assistance opportunities for urban producers, and what...

Much more than a meal: Hundreds turn out for town’s winter Lunch & Learn

BURRILLVILLE – The line of guests weaved through the massive banquet hall, past dozens of long tables set for lunch, with each seat accounted for. More than 350 people turned out for Burrillville Aging Stronger's winter Lunch & Learn event on Thursday, Feb. 6, a chance to gain knowledge about services available for the town's aging population, while also enjoying...

Rock concert at Burrillville theater Saturday to support children’s spring musical

BURRILLVILLE – Assembly Theatre Executive Producer Holly Dumaine- Picard wants to help the community shake off the winter doldrums this weekend, with a chance to wake up and rock out for a great cause. Rock dance band Mad Hatter will play a benefit concert at the venue on Saturday, Feb. 8, with proceeds to go toward the production of a...

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