Back to the Future, Summer meals: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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AssemGlee held their first performance at the Assembly Theatre over the weekend with Broagway Bound.

Small Business credit available

The Burrillville Town Manager’s office is reminding local businesses that the Internal Revenue Service is still sponsoring the Employee Retention Credit.  The refundable tax credit is for qualified small employers who retained employees and paid qualified wages to some or all of their employees during the pandemic after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2022.

Interested small businesses can go to the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/employee-retention-credit.  Eligible businesses could receive up to $26,000 per employee.  There are consulting groups who may be able to assist those who are interested.  Businesses are advised to go to any search engine and enter “Employee Retention Credit” or “ERC”.

Back to the Future

Family Fun Fridays at Spring Lake Beach continue this week on June 30 with a showing of Back to the Future at 7 p.m. Water will be open late at the beach at 50 Old Hillside Drive, weather permitting, and entry is free with admission.

The events will continue with a variety of entertainment and activities on Fridays through the summer.

Best of Rhode Island

Congratulations to both Burrillville Animal Control and local business Liberty Farm on winning Rhode Island Monthly’s 2023 Best of Rhode Island awards. Both are set to be recognized at a ceremony at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday, July 20.

Summer meals

The Burrillville School Department has announced that the town will again offer the summer meals program this summer, with meals served at the Jesse Smith Library pavilion every weekday from July 10 through August 18 between the hours of 12-1 p.m. There are no income requirement and no registration is needed for the meals, with any child under the age of 18 invited to visit and eat for free. Menus have been posted on the department’s Facebook page.

Town meetings

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 27 starting at 4 p.m. at the administration building at 2300 Broncos Highway. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Zoning Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 27 starting at 7 p.m. at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Redevelopment Agency will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 27 starting at 7 p.m. in the community room of Jesse Smith Memorial Library at 100 Tinkham Lane. The agenda is here.

The Harrisville Fire District will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 27 starting at 7 p.m. at 115 Central St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 28 starting at 7 p.m. at the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

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