BLT raffle drawing, book release: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Shovelers needed

The Ashton Court Tenants’ Association is in need of volunteers to help elderly and disabled residents during snow storms.  Those who can assist with shoveling and clearing off cars in the future are asked to contact Hylda Zommer at (401) 696-4997.

Raffle drawing

The Burrillville Land Trust will be drawing a winner in the raffle of 100 scratch tickets on Sunday, Feb. 14, the first fundraiser in an ongoing campaign to save Sweet’s Hill.

The organization sold all 250 tickets in the raffle, part of an ongoing effort to save the iconic property from development at a cost of $2.2 million.

The drawing will be held at Bravo Brewing Company starting at 1 p.m., and streamed live on the BLT Facebook page. The winner will be contacted by phone after the drawing.

Book release

Tiny House Creative Studio will officially launch A to Z for D-O-G this week, the first children’s book by Burrillville-based author Carissa Leveille Nylin.

Leveille Nylin will host a virtual event via Facebook Live featuring dog-themed giveaways. Followers can view the event on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on the studio’s Facebook page.

Read more about the project here.

Keep out

The Burrillville Police Department is warning residents that it is illegal to drive recreational vehicles on the land up in the Buck Hill area of Pascoag. The private property is owned by several groups to include National Grid, Algonquin Gas, and the Boy Scouts of America.

According to the department, all of the owners have asked and have given police the authority to arrest and prosecute any individual who attempts to ride on the property, and anyone caught riding will be charged with trespassing.

Town meetings

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 starting at 6 p.m. The agenda and link to attend via Zoom can be found here

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 starting at 6:30 p.m. An agenda and instructions to attend are here.

The Harrisville Fire District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 starting a 7 p.m. Instructions to attend via Zoom are here.

The Nasonville Fire District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend are here.

The Pascoag Fire District will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10 starting at 5:30 p.m. An agenda and instructions to attend are here. 

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and link to attend virtually are here.

The Burrillville Budget Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11 starting at 6:30 p.m. An agenda and link can be found here.

The Burrillville Zoning Board will not hold a hearing for the month of February.

A few extra things…

As of Monday, Feb. 8, there is no trash and recycling delay in the town of Burrillville.

For the latest information on distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines, along with other releases from the town, visit the Burrillville NOW page and scroll down just below the latest news stories.

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