Police and Fire

Draft audit shows Pascoag Fire District ends year with $3.5K surplus

BURRILLVILLE – An auditing firm hired not only to verify the financial state of the Pascoag Fire Department, but also to clean up the district's accounting practices, has announced that their client ended the...

The last of its kind: OMFD Muster keeps 60-year tradition alive

BURRILLVILLE – Edward Bertholic was just a young firefighter, new to the job when the Oakland Mapleville Fire Department held its very first muster. Times were different then. Departments across New England held the annual...

Polacek looks to give back to community, control spending on Pascoag Fire Commission

BURRILLVILLE – A police and fire dispatcher for the town of Burrillville with a strong background in education is seeking a seat on the Pascoag Fire Commission, in hopes to use her background to...

Watson, Lussier aim to bring transparency, sound management to Pascoag Fire board

BURRILLVILLE – Saying they hope to bring ethics, sound management and transparency to the Pascoag Fire Commission, residents Cindy Lussier and Chris Watson have announced their intention to seek a seat on the board. The...

Man found passed out in driver’s seat on South Main faces narcotics charges

BURRILLVILLE – A Cranston man who police said was found passed out and intoxicated in a running vehicle is facing several felony charges after police found narcotics in the car he was operating. Daniel Hawkins,...

Burrillville officers, department to receive Highway Safety awards

BURRILLVILLE – Three members of the Burrillville Police Department will be receiving awards from the Rhode Island Office of Highway Safety in a ceremony scheduled to take place next week. The department itself is also...

Pascoag man pepper sprayed after allegedly kicking, strangling victims, resisting arrest

BURRILLVILLE – A man accused of assault had to be tased and pepper-sprayed to be taken into custody last week according to police, and is now facing six charges including resisting arrest. Jason Ducharme, 38,...

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