Mafia talk, ‘Common’ meeting & Memorial Day ceremony: Six things to know in Burrillville this week


Thai Royal closes

Thai Royal in Pascoag shuttered its doors for good this week, with the restaurant serving its final meals on Saturday, May 21.

“We are deeply and truly thank you our amazing and loving customers to embrace us as a part of the Burriville’s community for Thai food and drinks,” noted the business on Facebook.

Informational meeting

The Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help expand senior services in town through their partnership with the Village Common of Rhode Island. Roles that need to be filled include Steering Committee members, membership ambassador, volunteer coordinator, events planner and more. For more information, visit the TVC website at

If you are interested in joining or would like to learn more, register to attend an informational meeting at Jesse Smith Library on Tuesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. by contacting Andrea Hall at (401) 710-7429.

Author discusses New England Mafia

On Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. join former East Providence police officer turned author Joe Broadmeadow as he discusses his books about the mafia in New England at Jesse Smith Memorial Library. Brendan Doherty, former Rhode Island State Police superintendent and co-author of “It’s Just the Way It Was…” will also be in attendance.

Attendees should register with the reference department by calling (401) 710-7800.

Memorial Day

The Burrillville Allied Veterans Council including American Legion Posts 88 and 17 and VFW Post 1023 will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 starting at 11 a.m. at Freedom Park in Harrisville. The event will include the Allied Veterans Honor Guard, and the Burrillville High School band and select chorus.

All are invited to attend. For more information call (401) 568-0858.

Town announcements

The town of Burrillville published two announcements this week including an advertisement for seasonal summer help, found here, and an advertisement regarding the ongoing distribution of Covid-19 test kits, found here.

Follow the links to learn more, or visit the Burrillville NOW page anytime for the latest news and announcements from the town.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 141 Clear River Drive. The agenda can be found here.

The Burrillville Redevelopment Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Jesse Smith Library at 100 Tinkham Lane. The agenda can be found here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 25 starting at 7 p.m. in the Burrillville Town Building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda can be found here.

The Oakland Mapleville Fire District will hold a monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 25 starting at 7 p.m. at 46 Oakland School St. The agenda can be found here.

The Harrisville Fire District will hold a special public hearing on Thursday, May 26 starting at 7 p.m. at 115 Central St. The agenda is here.

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