Community Star awards night

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health will recognize Burrillville Prevention Action Coalition’s Monica Blanchette at a virtual awards night Tuesday, Dec. 8 starting at 5 p.m.

Anyone who would like to attend the event via Zoom is asked to register here.

Read more about the award, and Blanchette’s work here.

Legion toy drive

American Legion Berard-Desjarlais Post 88 will hold a “pop the trunk” Toys for Tots drop off event on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will be collecting new, unwrapped toys at their headquarters at 11 Chapel St., and donors can simply pull up to the building, and members will take the toys from their vehicles.

Read more about the legion’s charitable holiday and veteran recognition efforts here.

Video documents town’s holiday displays

Resident Scott Hervieux published a video this week of Christmas displays throughout Burrillville, visiting dozens of homes and setting the images to music. The roughly one hour-long production can be viewed below.

On the topic of holiday displays, several residents have begun adding ornaments to the tree at the town gazebo in Harrisville. Those who place ornaments on the tree are reminded to return to take them down after the holiday.

Boy Scout Troop 102 also contributed to decorating efforts, hanging some 30 wreaths around town on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Boy Scout Zachary Tatro hangs a wreath at Louis Bleiweis Park.

Bottle it up

The Burrillville Land Trust will hold a trash collection event along the Edward D. Vock Conservation Area on Saturday, Dec. 12. Volunteers will meet at the corner of Olney Keach Road and Jackson Schoolhouse Road in Pascoag at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and those who would like to help out are invited to join at any time and stay for as long as they can.

Participants are asked to bring “a healthy fear of COVID-19; an appreciation for physical distancing;” a mask; gloves; a smile; good hiking boots; and a bunch of small garbage bags.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Planning Board will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, Dec. 7 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend via Zoom can be found here.

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8 starting at 6 p.m. with an agenda that includes closure of schools through winter break. There are a limited number of virtual spots available for public comment and if you would like to speak, you must register by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. To register, fill out the Google Form found here. The meeting will be live-streamed on the district’s YouTube channel.

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend can be found here.

The Burrillville Zoning Board will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend via Zoom can be found here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9, which will include reorganization and election of officers. The agenda and instructions to attend virtually are here.

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a budget workshop on Thursday, Dec. 10. An agenda and instructions to attend via Zoom are here.

Boy Scout Troop 102 contributed to town decorating efforts, hanging some 30 wreaths around Burrillville on Sunday, Dec. 6.
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