Parent forum, black bears: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


Parent forum

The Burrillville School District will host a virtual public forum on the plan to reopen schools at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 27. Parents have been asked to submit questions in advance via a form found here.

Guests can join the meeting via Zoom here.

Cooling shelters

With high temperatures expected over the next two days, the town has made cooling shelters available for those who need to escape the heat.

If you or someone you know is in need of shelter, contact the Burrillville Emergency Management director at (401) 641-0898.

Planning Board opening

The town is always accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on a board or commission and officials note that it’s a great time to get involved and bring new ideas to the town. Applications are kept on file for one year and residents are contacted if an opening comes up on the board they are interested in. A list of town boards and commissions can be found here.

Currently, there is an opening on the Burrillville Planning Board.

If you have an interest to serve on this board or any others, fill out an application and mail it to Town Clerk at Burrillville Town Building, 105 Harrisville Main St., Harrisville, RI 02830. You can also drop it off at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours or email it to


Burrillville Animal Control is warning residents that they have had multiple black bear sightings over the past two weeks. Residents are advised to secure trash and eliminate food sources such as pet food and bird feeders so the animals do not become a nuisance.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Redevelopment Agency will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, July 28 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend can be found here.

The Pascoag Fire District Board of Commissioners will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, July 28 starting at 6 p.m. for the purpose of canvassing and correcting the voting list to be used at the special meeting to be held on Thursday, August 6. Members of the public may listen in via telephone by calling (646) 876-9923 at the meeting start time. The meeting ID is 81459163013.

That meeting will be followed by the commission’s regular meeting at 6:15 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

The Nasonville Fire District will hold a budget workshop on Tuesday, July 28 starting at 7 p.m. at 2577 Victory Highway. The agenda can be found here.

One resident showed off their haul from the Burrillville Farmer’s Market. The market takes place every Saturday at the Stillwater Mill Pavilion from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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