Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Burrillville

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...

As earth warms, some warn floods pose growing risk to northern RI homes

BURRILLVILLE – Like many inland towns, Burrillville's bouts with flooding are often small and occur infrequently. Sometimes, you'll find a makeshift pond on Harrisville Main Street or trickles of water in your basement, but severe cases rarely affect residents, according to Burrillville Building and Zoning official Joe Raymond. “Most of the flooding issues that we have are very, very specific...

Property sales in Burrillville between July 20 & July 24

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk’s office between Monday, July 20 & Friday July 24. 175 Benedict Road (lot in No. Smithfield & Burrillville) Seller: Richard Goulet & Richard Tinkham Buyer: Amanda & Kerry Allard Price: $344,000 930 Lapham Farm Road Seller: Deborah & Anthony Myette Buyer: Jacob McPherson Price: $400,000 240 Harrisville Main St. Seller: Michael & Carlos Rego Buyer: STN,...

Coloring cartoon celebrates Opening Day for Boston Red Sox

BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville artist Jim Weicherding's latest coloring cartoon for kids comes in advance of the Boston Red Sox's 2020 Season Home Opener, scheduled for Friday, July, 24 at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. The Red Sox will play the Baltimore Orioles with a game starting at 7:30 p.m. "After a long-awaited MLB 2020 season delay due to the Coronavirus, it...

Burrillville councilors defend decision on ‘First Amendment Sanctuary’

BURRILLVILLE – Members of the Burrillville Town Council on Wednesday defended their decision last month to declare the town a "First Amendment Sanctuary," amid calls from residents to rescind the resolution. The legislation, passed in a 5-2 vote,  states that “the Burrillville Town Council will not appropriate funds for staffing, overtime, and/or expenses for work related to the execution of...

Letter: State archeologist clarifies statements on Burrillville bannerstone

Re: Article titled “Archaic treasure: Burrillville woman finds milleniums-old bannerstone on Sweet’s Hill” I read your above-referenced article, and write to express concerns regarding some of its content. To provide background, your article’s informant, Roberta Murphy, indeed showed me the artifact in question, and we exchanged many ideas. She sent me a follow-up email on July 7 explaining “There will be a...

Mass. man arrested at Spring Lake after spitting at woman who asked him to wear mask

BURRILLVILLE – A 39-year-old Massachusetts man is facing assault charges after spitting at the beach manager who confronted him because he was not wear a face covering. Robert Branzden of 21 Kinsley Road in North Attleboro, Mass. was charged with disorderly conduct and assault following the incident on Saturday, July 11 at Spring Lake Beach. Police were called to the lake...

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