Paper signing, theft prevention: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


Candidate paper signing

Burrillville candidates and registered voters are invited to attend a drive-through nomination signature collecting event in the Burrillville High School parking lot on Tuesday, July 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The event is the latest attempt to help those running for local office to collect the nomination signatures needed to certify their candidacy.

Residents are reminded that signing a nomination paper is not a commitment to vote for that candidate and that they can sign as many papers as they want, even for the same office and for different political parties.

COVID -19 precautions are required. The event is sponsored by the
Burrillville Democrats, but it’s open to all.

A ‘Victory’ for Johnny’s 

Congratulations to Johnny’s Victory Diner for receipt of a $15,000 grant from Citizens Bank to help with business lost during the ongoing pandemic. The diner, which was purchased by Rhonda and John Hanaway in 2018,  has struggled like many following mandated closures across the state, and will use the funding to pay bills and complete renovations, according to a feature on the grant and Burrillville-based business found here.  

“The Hanaways’ philanthropy, determination, and commitment to their community are just a few of the reasons Johnny’s Victory Diner was one of 134 recipients of a $15,000 grant through Citizens Bank’s Small Business Recovery Program,” a release on the grant noted.

Trash & Recycling

There will be no delay for trash and recycling pickup in Burrillville following the 4th of July holiday. The Public Works Department reminds residents to put items out for pickup as normally scheduled.

Theft prevention

July is National Theft Prevention Month and the Burrillville Police Department is reminding residents to safeguard their belongings, noting that nearly $6 billion was lost to motor vehicle thefts in 2018.

Of the 748,841 motor vehicles stolen in 2018, only 59.3 percent were recovered.

In June. surrounding police departments saw an uptick in stolen motor vehicle thefts, and BPD reminds residents not leave keys inside their vehicle with the doors unlocked.

Town meetings

While there are no meetings scheduled this week for the town’s main government boards, including fire districts, virtual meetings will be held by other local entities.

The Burrillville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. The public can call in to listen to the meeting through instructions found here. 

The Jesse Smith Memorial Library Board of Trustees will hold a meeting via Zoom on Thursday, July 9 starting at 6:30 p.m. for an agenda found here. Interested parties should contact the library for log-in information or telephone access by emailing or calling (401) 710-9386.

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