Halloween Open House, Police Awards: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week

Law enforcement officials from the Rhode Island State Police were recognized by Col. Stephen Lynch at the 2018 awards Burrillville Police Awards ceremony for their role in Operation Patch Out.

DNA Basics

Kathan Mospaw Lambert, president of Roger Williams Family Association will present Genealogy: DNA: Basic Terms and Basic Information at Pascoag Public Library on Monday, Oct. 28, at an event starting at 6 p.m.

Learn what kind of tests there are, and how to handle results and surprises. Materials will be provided and refreshments will be served.

Reservations are appreciated, but are not required.

Police awards

The Burrillville Police Department will hold their annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Assembly Theatre starting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the event and light refreshments will be served. To RSVP call (401) 568-9494 ext. 1.

Halloween Open House

On Thursday, Oct. 31, the Greenridge Youth Program will host a Halloween-themed Open House at 124 Garvy Ledges Lane in Pascoag from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will include costumes, candy, games and prizes. It is free and open to all families.

Learn more about the Greenridge program, slated to launch next week, here.

PUD candidates

Residents who would like to serve on the Pascoag Utility District Board as utility commissioner, clerk or moderator must submit a declaration of candidacy to the district office no later than 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.

Candidates must have an active account with PUD and reside or own property in the village of Pascoag.

Town meetings

The Harrisville Fire District will hold a workshop on job descriptions and wages for office and water department personnel on Tuesday, Oct. 29 starting at 6:30 p.m. at 115 Central St. in Harrisville.

And a few extra “spooky” things in honor of All Hallow’s Eve… 

NRI NOW would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween, and remind parents and kids trick-or-treating on Thursday, Oct. 31 to use caution.

Burrillville-based artist and traffic safety advocate Jim Weicherding has released a series of coloring cartoons aimed at teaching kids how to stay safe during Halloween that can be found here and printed.

And for those adults who like to be spooked, don’t forget to tune into the Travel Channel Thursday night at 9 p.m. for “Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse.”

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