Alternative energy check, a winning show dog: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week


Fire district looks at homes with alternative energy

The Pascoag Fire District wants to know which homes and businesses in the village are using alternative sources of electrical power, such as solar panels. Fire officials are hoping to visit the properties to become aware of potential hazards and proper shutoff locations/methods in the event of an emergency.

If you own or occupy a property that uses alternative energy, contact Deputy Chief Richard Peck via email at

A winning show dog

Burrillville resident John Nys and his shetland sheepdog Boss came in second place in the 16 inch division of the Westminster Kennel Club’s Master’s Agility Championship this week.

Nys, a trainer for more than 25 years, has placed several times in the annual competition at Madison Square Garden with his various dogs. Boss has been competing at events for the past three years.

Tuesday snow

The region is expecting a winter weather storm on Tuesday, Feb, 12 with snow to begin as early as late morning, but assured before 3 p.m. Participation will change to a mixture of snow and sleet with a high near 32.

Burrillville is expected to get between 1 and 4 inches of accumulation by the time the storm is through.

Schools in Burrillville are scheduled to close two hours early on Tuesday due to the storm.

Meeting tonight follows more fire district troubles in Pascoag

The Pascoag Fire District will hold their monthly meeting tonight, Monday, Feb. 11 at 141 Howard Ave.

A flyer distributed throughout the district this week stated that residents should be “very concerned,” citing recent issues in the district, including ethics complaints and violations. The meeting typically begins with public comment and is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Other town meetings

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a special meeting tonight, Monday, Feb. 11, with members of the town’s delegation to the General Assembly including Reps. Brian Newberry and David Place, and Sen. Jessica de la Cruz. The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers on Harrisville Main Street, and plans to discuss proposed and pending legislation.

The Burrillville Recreation Committee will meet on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jesse Smith Memorial Library .

The Conservation Commission will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at 111 Chapel St.

The Burrillville Prevention Action Coalition will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at Burrillville High School.

The Town Council will hold thier regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the town building for an agenda that can be found here.

The Budget Board will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the town building.

The Zoning Board has cancelled their regular meeting for the month of February.

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