Winter storm, holiday delays: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this weekend


Today is Friday, Jan. 17 and here are five things Burrillville residents need to know:

Warming centers

Brrr… it’s cold out there, and frigid temperatures are expected for the next several days.

If you, or someone you know, needs a place to stay warm and safe, Jesse Smith Memorial Library is named as a warming shelter by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency.

The library at 100 Tinkham Lane will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Burrillville residents seeking warming centers outside of library hours are asked to call (401) 641-0898.

Heavy snowfall?

Speaking of winter weather, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for northwest Providence County from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.  According to NWS, “total accumulations of four to six inches is possible,” and travel could be very difficult Saturday evening. Be sure to plan your weekend accordingly!

Fans wanted

It will be a two-game weekend for the Burrillville High School Varsity Hockey team, with a matchup tonight, Friday, Jan. 17 against La Salle Academy starting at 8:30 p.m. at the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink.

On Saturday, cheer on the team at Levy Rink as they take on Prout in a game scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

Lord of the Wings

Johnny’s Victory Diner and Hills Tavern are among the Rhode Island restaurants taking part in RI Food Fight’s 7th annual Lord of the Wings competition. Purchase a $25 passport to receive six free wings at 29 restaurants across the state through January 31.

Convinced you already know who’s best? Support local business and vote for your favorite here.

Martin Luther King Day

Monday, Jan 20 is Martin Luther King Day and there will be no town trash and recycling pickup. Pickup will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

Events throughout the weekend will honor the civil rights leaders and the Monday holiday traditionally marks a day of service. Use the free time to find ways to volunteer in your community, from helping out an elderly neighbor to cleaning up a littered road.

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