Ghosts of the valley, Citizen’s guide to solar: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week


Today is Monday, April 22. Here are five things you need to know.

Ghosts of the Blackstone Valley

The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, April 23 followed by a talk by Tom D’Agostino, author and paranormal investigator on his latest book, “Ghosts of the Blackstone Valley.”

The event is free and begins at 7 p.m. at Bridgeton School at 16 Laurel Hill Ave. Pascoag.  The public is invited to attend.  Call 568-8449 or 500-0433 for more information.

At the libraries

Jesse Smith Memorial Library will hold a computer class on Tuesday, April 23 starting at 6:30 p.m. Learn to work with files and documents in this free hands-on class. Register by contacting the reference department as a limited number of computers are available.

On Wednesday, April 24, learn about meditation with Dr. Alan Post at Jesse Smith starting at 6:30 p.m.. Register with the reference department.

On Thursday the 25, teens ages 11-17 are invited to create their own decorative flower pot for spring. Registration is required for the crafting class, which starts at 6:30 p.m.

At Pascoag Public Library on Thursday, enjoy a documentary that paints a portrait of the life and work of the children’s entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The film is rated PG-13 and starts at 5:30 p.m. Registration is not required. Call 568-6226 or stop by for details.

Solar law changes: A citizen’s guide

The Burrillville Land Trust and the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions will hold “Making Sense of Solar Siting Legislation in Rhode Island” on Thursday, April 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Note Farm at 969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road in Pascoag.

The event will be for citizens who want to know more about proposed solar legislation and what could happen if the legislation is enacted.

Visit NRI NOW later this week to read more about the issue.

Town meetings

The Town Council will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, April 24 tarting at 7 p.m. in the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda can be found here.

Help a veteran

The community meeting to help build a new home for Korean War veteran Paul Tellier will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Burrillville High School auditorium. Those interested in helping out will have the chance to discuss the resources and volunteers needed to build the 83-year-old a new home.

Read more about the project here.

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