Jesse Smith receives $55K grant

Jesse Smith Memorial Library has announced that the facility recently received a $55,400 grant from The Champlin Foundation.

The funding will be used to replace the carpeting on the first floor of the library.

Winter coat pop-up

Berean Baptist Church will hold a free winter coat pop-up event on Friday, Dec. 18 at Brigido’s IGA on 54 Sayles Ave. in Pascoag from 3 to 5 p.m. The church will have an assortment of free coats available for children and adults.

The church’s Family Clothing Exchange is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but organizers are able to service families on an individual basis if they call and leave contact information. The “Helping Hands” Food Pantry also offers grocery bags of pantry staples such as pasta, sauce, canned vegetables, tuna, etc., to local families in need.

Those in need of help are asked to call (401) 568-5411 or message the church via its Facebook page.

Snow on the way

The National Weather Service’s hazardous weather outlook for this week notes that the potential exists for a winter storm late Wednesday into Thursday, which could bring heavy snow to much of the area.


Projections vary, but some of the latest reports call for eight to 12 inches Wednesday evening, with another 1 to 3 inches to accumulate Thursday morning.

Popcorn for the Class of 2022

The Burrillville High School Class of 2022 is hosting an online popcorn fundraiser to help offset the cost of their junior-senior prom tickets.

You can purchase gourmet popcorn to help make the prom – scheduled for May of 2022 – affordable for all students at https://popup.doublegood.com/s/okpryo.

Town meetings

The Pascoag Fire District will hold a meeting on Monday, Dec. 14 starting at 7 p.m. An agenda and instructions to attend by telephone can be found here.

The Burrillville Board of Canvassers will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15 starting at 10 a.m. The agenda and instructions to attend via Zoom can be found here.

The Oakland Mapleville Fire District will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 16 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend via Zoom can be found here. 

The American Legion Berard-Desjarlais Post 88 held a successful Toy for Tots collection event over the weekend, with locals donating more than 250 new toys for children in need. Pictured is Donna Hamelin in front of the post’s Binn building.
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