Batalon on ballot, ladies learn to shoot: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


Woods’ replacement named

The Republican Town Committee has nominated a replacement for Robert Woods, a town council candidate who has decided not to run for the position in the General Election in November. Justin Batalon was nominated and will appear on the ballot.

The Republican primary victors – which also included incumbents Donald Fox and Stephen Rawson, along with council hopeful Dennis Anderson – will be added to a list of four Democrats and three independents also vying for the four open seats in November.

Broncos win

Congratulations to the Burrillville Broncos High School football team on their win versus Mt. Hope on Saturday. The victory puts the Broncos record at 2-0 going into week three.

Storm tips

With hurricane season beginning, residents can stay informed by visiting the Burrillville Emergency Management web page. Any emergency alerts will be issued through “Code Red” system or as a post from the site. Residents can sign up for Code Red here.

You can also click on this link for updated information and more Emergency Weather Tips.

Ladies learn to shoot

Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club will host another Ladies Learn to Shoot clinic on Thursday, Sept. 22 and currently has a wait list for potential participants. The clinic includes an introduction to safe gun handling and shooting in a relaxed, friendly environment with a classroom presentation and live firing.

The next clinic will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The events are open to women only, age 12 and over. The cost is $40, and tickets can be purchased at

New board for affordable housing

The Town Council has created a new three-member board to maintain control of funds received for affordable housing projects. The Affordable Housing Advisory Board will allow town officials to decide how to spend money received for such projects thanks to a unanimous vote last week.

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