Late night thefts, budget hearing: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


Spirit challenge

The games may be cancelled, but high school sports fans can still show their spirit. The Rhode Island Interscholastic League is presenting a Spirit Challenge this week, where participants can vote for their favorite school via Twitter starting today, Monday, May 18, in a bracket competition.

The school that receives the most votes will advance to the next round, and a champion will be crowned on Friday, June 5.

Burrillville High School has been matched against North Smithfield High School in the first round of the competition, presented by Credit Unions of Rhode Island.

Vote via the RIIL Twitter page here.

Police warn of late night thefts 

The Burrillville Police Department is reminding residents to be vigilant when it comes to personal items being left in vehicles at night.

The department reportedly had a recent uptick in calls regarding someone rummaging through vehicles during the overnight hours. One motor vehicle was stolen from a driveway, according to police.

Residents are advised to lock their cars, and not to leave valuable items in vehicles overnight.

Memorial Day live

A series of events across town will be broadcast to celebrate Memorial Day next week, available via Facebook as well as other sources, according to Town Councilor Raymond Trinque. The online event will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25 and can be viewed here.

More Bronco pride

The Burrillville School Department is asking residents to decorate their front doors to show their Bronco pride. Submit a picture of your decorated door to to show your support, and they will be posted to the district’s Facebook page with the tag #bhsstudentco2020.

Wednesday, May 20 will be a professional day for Burrillville teachers and there will be no school for students.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold a virtual public hearing followed by their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend via Zoom can be found here.

The Burrillville Board of Canvassers will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 20 starting at 10 a.m. for an agenda found here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a virtual public hearing on this year’s budget on Thursday, May 21 starting at 7 p.m. Instructions to attend can be found here.

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