Shred event, Tarkiln Road cleanup: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

A Leadership Development Seminar sponsored by the RI Fire Chief`s Association was recently held at the Burrilville Police Department with 25 students from area fire departments. Pictured from left to right are Ryan Cook, Jacqueline Casale, Augustine Eddy, Nicholas Brooks and Thomas Smith.

Grad party fundraiser

A fundraiser for Burrillville High School’s senior all-night graduation party will be held at Bravo Brewing Company in Pascoag on Thursday, April 14 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature a door prize, gift baskets, a 50/50 raffle and a food truck, with money raised to help finance the party, providing an alternative for students to the temptation of drinking and driving.

Shred event

Rhode Island Credit Union will host a free community shred day on Saturday, April 16 at the Pascoag branch from 10 a.m. to noon. The bank will also be collecting donations of laundry detergent, hand soap, paper towels, sanitizer and monetary support for the Burrillville Animal Shelter.

Tarkiln cleanup

Town Council President Donald Fox is inviting residents to join a team cleaning Tarkiln Road in conjunction with Burrillville’s annual Earth day cleanup.

“Tarkiln Road has become a major detour this year while the Nasonville Bridge is closed,” Fox noted.  “The already bad amount of annual litter is worse.  Are you tired of seeing our roads littered in such bad shape?  If so, please join us for our annual Tarkiln Road Clean Up.  The road needs it this year more than ever!”

Fox is seeking walkers to pick up and bag trash and drivers to carry supplies and water. The town will supply bags and gloves, and full bags will be left to be collected by Burrillville DPW on Monday, April 18. High school students can earn community service hours for graduation.

“This is a great chance to meet your neighbors and fellow town residents and get some early spring exercise,” Fox said.  

The cleanup will take place Saturday, April 16 starting at 9:30 a.m., with participants meeting at the Mapleville end of Tarkiln Road.

Lunch & Learn signups

Burrillville residents age 55 and older can now register for Burrillville Aging Stronger’s next Lunch & Learn event, to be held Wednesday, May 11 at Wright’s Farm Restaurant. The free event includes family-style chicken dinner, vendors, prizes and more. Burrillville Police Department will be on site collecting unused prescriptions. Bring your reusable Lunch & Learn bag for a free raffle ticket. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. RSVP by May 3 by calling (401) 568-4300 ext. 145 or email Transportation is available.

Town meetings

The Pascoag Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a meeting on Monday, April 11 starting at 7 p.m. at 141 Howard Ave. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville School Committee will hols a meeting in the Burrillville High School cafeteria on Tuesday, April 12, with executive session at 5:30 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 6 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 12 starting at 6:30 p.m at 141 Clear River Drive. The agenda is here.

The Zoning Board of Review will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at Town Hall starting at 7 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

The Harrisville Fire District Operating Committee will hold a monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 12 starting at 7 p.m. at 115 Central St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 13 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

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