Shrine speaker, sleeping bags needed: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week

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Post 88 seeks sleeping bags, cots

Berard Desjarlais American Legion Post 88 is thanking all who have donated to the drive to help tornado victims in Kentucky for their generosity, noting that the group has collected all that is needed for a return trip around March 15, with the exception of a few items.

The post will continue to collect sleeping bags and sleeping cots, items that organizers note are still desperately needed. Monetary donations are also still needed to help with travel costs.

Drop off donations can be made by appointment, by visiting the Chapel Street post Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, or at Lawrence Brothers Hardware. For more information, contact Commander Raymond Trinque at (401) 568-0858, (401) 651-5634 or raytrank101@cox.net.

Holiday

Town offices will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, Feb. 21, but trash and recycling pickup will go on as scheduled. Residents are advised that trash will be collected on schedule for the remainder of the week.

Back to school testing

Kids break for vacation this week at Burrillville Public Schools and are scheduled to return on Monday, Feb. 28.

On Friday, Feb. 25, the district will offer free back-to-school Covid testing in the Burrillville High School cafeteria from 9 a.m. to noon.

Little flower guest

Shrine of the Little Flower in Harrisville will host an author’s roundtable with Maureen O’Brien on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 35 Dion Drive starting at 10 a.m. The author will sign copies of her book What Was Lost, Seeking Refuge in the Psalms starting at 11:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon at noon.

Reservations are required for the luncheon portion of the event by calling the parish office at (401) 568-8280.

Town meetings

The Pascoag Fire District will hold a regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 21 at 141 Howard Ave. starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend are here.

The Burrillville Redevelopment Agency will hold a special meeting for executive session on Tuesday, Feb. 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at Jesse Smith Library. The agenda is here.

The Charter Review Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22 starting at 7 p.m. at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda and instructions for the public to attend can be found here.

The Oakland Mapleville Fire District will hold a monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and link to attend via Zoom are here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a special, executive session meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 23 starting at 6 p.m., followed by a regular meeting starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and information on how to participate can be found here.

The council will meet again on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the community room at Jesse Smith. The agenda and instructions to attend that special meeting can be found here.

The Burrillville Budget Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 24 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda and link to attend are here.

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