Solar project, holiday gatherings and an Escape Room: Five things you need to know this week


Planning board 

The Burrillville Planning Board will gather for their regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 to discuss projects including a major land development plan by Burrillville Solar, LLC. The full agenda can be found here.

Escape Room

Jesse Smith Memorial Library will have an Escape Room event on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m.  See if you can break Tinkham’s code to find a treasure before time runs out. Escape Room is a group activity for ages ten and up and participants must register at the reference department.

BHPS Potluck/Scotland slideshow

The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring any dish – main course or dessert. The group will have a potluck/holiday gathering starting at 6 p.m., and then have a brief meeting.

After the meeting Betty Mencucci will present a slideshow on the BHPS sponsored trip to Scotland last May.

After the slideshow there will be an optional gift exchange. If you’d like to participate, bring a wrapped gift worth about $5. There will also be free drawings for two door prizes and you must be present to win.

If you plan to attend, contact Mencucci at 568-8449 so that there will be adequate seating. You do not need to be a member to attend and all are invited.

Power plant hearings

EFSB meetings begin again this week.  Hearings resume will on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m. in Hearing Room A of the Public Utilities Commission office building, 89 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick.

Oral public comment will not be heard at this hearing. The hearing will be streamed live at


Deadlines are approaching for those who would like to attend several local holiday gatherings and events.

Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club’s Christmas Party will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. Only 130 tickets will be sold, and need to be purchased before Dec. 6. Tickets are $27.50 for adults, $15 for children 10 to 17, and free for children under 10 and can be purchased at the club. Santa will be there so those bringing a child are also asked to bring a wrapped gift. There will also be a Yankee Swap, and the suggested price of the gift is $15.

New Providence Big Band will perform a free concert at the Assembly Theatre for residents over 60 and those with disabilities on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.. Transportation and refreshments will be provided for the event, funded through a recent grant for seniors in Burrillville. Preregistration is required and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis by calling Parks and Recreation at 568-9470 or the Board of Administration at 568-4300 ext 137.

Enjoy a night out with dinner, dancing and more to benefit Cory’s Crusaders – an organization that benefits children fighting brain cancer on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 6 tp 11:30 p.m. The night will start off with a beer and wine tasting provided by Chepachet Village Wine & Spirits from 6-7 p.m., folllowed by a chicken & roast beef dinner. There will be a photo booth, raffles and a $100 gift card door prize provided by Bella Restaurant and Banquet!

Tickets cost $50 for the Winter Gala, and must be purchased in advance. Anyone who purchases their tickets before Saturday, Dec. 15 will receive a free sheet of 25 raffle tickets, which also includes a chance at the door prize. Full tables of 10 can be reserved while they last and no later than January 1. Contact for more information.


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