Sheet metal wanted, Easter parade: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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New cruiser

The Burrillville Police Department was one of nine agencies across Rhode Island awarded use of a cruiser and funding to staff patrols specifically for DUI enforcement this week.

The vehicles were funded by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s Office on Highway Safety’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with the goal of combating the growing number of DUI fatalities across the state in recent years.

The award was announced during a press conference held by the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association on Friday, March 12.

The cruiser is marked with the words “DUI Task Force” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The cars  were also awarded to police departments in Central Falls, Cranston, North Kingstown, Portsmouth, Warwick, West Warwick, Westerly  and Woonsocket.

Troop seeks sheet metal

Troop 1 Pascoag is looking for sheet-metal to help the Boy Scouts learn how to fabricate. The scouts will be building personal toolboxes and is in need of 22 and 24 gauge galvanized sheet metal.

Anyone with metal to donate should contact Troop leader Florence Stevens via Facebook or email at newtfla@gmail.com.

Pay to play

The Burrillville Patriots Youth Football & Cheer is holding an ongoing online fundraiser with raffle prizes including a 50” 4k Smart TV, a Dewalt tool set, a rocking chair and more.

New items will be posted weekly, and organizers will spin live for the winners. To join, follow the fundraiser on Facebook here.

Easter Parade

The Burrillville Park & Recreation Department will host an Easter Parade on Saturday, March 20 departing from Father Holland School on Sayles Avenue at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny and his police and fire escorts will visit Steere Farm Elementary School, Burrillville Middle School and Burrillville High School, and families are invited to watch the procession from inside their vehicles.

Read more about the event, as well as the department’s ongoing Easter Scavenger Hunt, and Easter cutouts posted in Harrisville here.

Town meetings

The Oakland Mapleville Fire District will hold a joint meeting with the Nasonville Fire District on Tuesday, March 16, to continue discussion on merging the two departments. The meeting will be held in person at the Oakland Mapleville Fire station at 46 Oakland School St. staring at 7 p.m. with an agenda found here.

There are no other meetings scheduled for major town boards this week. Residents are reminded that video of some past meetings can be found online. Past meetings of the Burrillville Town Council can be found here and past meetings of the Burrillville School Committee are available here.

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