Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Burrillville

Toti aims to bring strong fiscal management, efficiency to Pascoag Fire Commission

BURRILLVILLE – A lifelong resident of Pascoag with a strong military background hopes to increase efficiency in the Pascoag Fire District, and bring personnel and fiscal management procedures to the village department as a member of the commission. Chris Toti was appointed to the board in May to replace Robert Keable, who resigned from the position. He has served as...

UPDATE: DEM announces Sunday spraying, adds traps to address EEE threat in Burrillville, North Smithfield

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health have announced that northern Rhode Island communities bordering the Massachusetts towns of Uxbridge, Douglas, and Mendon will receive aerial mosquito treatments starting at dusk on Sunday, Sept. 8, weather permitting, with the possibility of a second night of spraying if needed. All spraying will occur in the evening...

Employee wins $22,500 at Pascoag bar

BURRILLVILLE – A bartender at a tavern in Burrillville won $22,500 while at her job. Kristen Silverthorne of Chepachet won playing Keno Plus at the Pascoag Cafe at 150 Pascoag Main St., according to an announcement this week from the Rhode Island Lottery. Silverthorne, who currently lives in Chepachet according to the announcement, attended Burrillville High School. She picked up her...

Town to hold public hearing on changes to animal cruelty law

BURRILLVILLE – An effort to increase the fines for extreme cases of animal neglect and cruelty moved forward last week with members of the Town Council scheduling a public hearing on proposed changes to town law. The proposed changes devised by the town's Ordinance Subcommittee would strengthen the role of the police department in handling cases of animal abuse. Fines...

Ducharme headed to Washington, D.C. on Honor Flight

BURRILLVILLE – A local veteran will be among those on a Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Honor Flight headed to Washington, DC next week free of charge to visit national memorials dedicated to honor service and sacrifice. A lifelong Burrillville resident, George Ducharme served as an Army sergeant in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954, leaving with an honorable discharge....

Announcing: An expansion

Dear readers, It's been nearly a year and a half since I took a leap of faith and launched NRI NOW as an independent news website focused on Burrillville. I have been truly grateful for the opportunity to report on everything happening in town and for the chance to introduce the community to what I genuinely believe is the future of...

Pascoag father and son among 11 arrested for trespassing near Burrillville power lines

BURRILLVILLE – Two days of checks for illegal activity by the National Grid power lines led to the arrests of 11 men from Burrillville and surrounding towns last week, including a father and son from Pascoag. Burrillville police visited the area around 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 to check for illegal ATV activity. The stop resulted in the arrests...

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