Day of service, reward for Max: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


A day “on”

Monday, Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Day, traditionally celebrated with a day of volunteer service in honor of the human rights leader. While organized events honoring King have largely been cancelled, there are always ways to help out right in your own neighborhood.

Pick up litter on your street today, or make a longer term commitment to help out with programs like the Burrillville Food Delivery Program or environmental group Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful.

To find out if you can help with an ongoing program to feed locals in need with donations of time, food or financial assistance call Andrea Hall at (401) 710-7429. To sign up to become a KBVB volunteer contact Donna Kaehler at (401) 724-2200. And share your efforts to clean up litter in your area on social media with the tag #GreenBlackstone.

There will be no trash or recycling pickup on Monday as the town celebrates the holiday. and pickup will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

Lions seeking stories

Speaking of service, the organization with the motto “we serve,” is seeking stories from locals who they’ve helped over the years.

Has the Burrillville Lions Club helped you? Whether through scholarships, community events, holiday assistance, the eyeglass or dictionary programs, Earth Day or other charitable efforts, the Burrillville Lions Club has been serving the community since 1947. Do you or someone you know have a story about how the club has done something to help you in a time of need, or even just improved your life? The club is seeking stories from those in the community who have benefitted from their six decades plus of charitable works.

Send your story – anonymously or with your name – to or by mail to: Burrillville Lions Club, P.O. Box 414, Harrisville, RI 02830

Best burger

Congratulations to Cow’s Tail Deli in Pascoag for winning a “best burger,” competition put on last week by the Burrillville Business Network. The deli participated in burger week, competing against four other local restaurants, and received the most votes from customers in the contest.

Reward for lost pup

The owners of lost Pascoag dog are offering a $1,400 reward for his safe return. “Max,” a Rottweiler with black and brown coloring has been missing from Wallum Lake Road since Monday, Jan. 11. The dog is only wearing a Soresto collar, and anyone who sees him is asked to contact Burrillville Animal Control at (401) 568-9480.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Conservation Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at American Legion #17 Post at 103 Harrisville Main St. starting at 7 p.m.

The Harrisville Fire District Operating Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and information to attend via Zoom can be found here.

The Burrillville Budget Board will hold meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 20 and Thursday, Jan. 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. An agenda and link to attend via Zoom can be found here.

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