Stocked ponds, Love Affair & winter walks: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Credit: Paul Roselli

Ponds stocked

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked 11 freshwater ponds across the state with rainbow trout, brook trout, and Sebago salmon.

DEM stocked Peck Pond and Round Top Ponds in Burrillville, along with the following waterbodies: Melville Ponds, Portsmouth; Simmons Mill Pond, Little Compton; Stafford Pond, Tiverton; Willett Pond, East Providence; Barbers Pond, South Kingstown; Wyoming Pond, Hopkinton; Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown; Meadowbrook Pond, Richmond and Watchaug Pond, Charlestown.

Daily stocking updates are available each afternoon. Visit DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Facebook Page at for more information on stocking.

Finally feels like winter…

Burrillville Land Trust President Paul Roselli is inviting locals interested in snow shoeing to join him for a walk in the woods. Roselli described a recent walk with a friend observing that it finally feels like winter.

“The sounds of crackling ice breaking beneath and snow compacting beneath our feet. Our boots locked in snowshoes casting credence to the wintry weather of late.”

“In the past, I conducted a few snow shoe hikes along two of the land trust trails: the trial that is within the Edward D. Vock Conservation Area; and, a trail that leads to the Clear River along a right of way on the Clear River Preserve both in Pascoag,” Roselli said. “All, then, expressed smiles of gratitude for getting out to the woods after a blanket of snow. And grateful for the hot chocolate at the end of the trip. Snow shoes are a hedge against the cold and the pack of snow, and a way to enjoy all of it. One has to move with effort with snow shoes to both stay aloft and to keep warm.”

During his recent walk, Roselli described being in awe at the trees and new fallen snow, the tracks of deer, coyote, turkey and more.

Anyone interested in walking the snow packed woods in snow shoes is encouraged to send a note to

“We would love to show you our winter woods and to end the journey with a cup of hot cocoa,” Roselli said.

Psychic Fair

The Angels Shopping Boutique & Psychic Studio at 46 North Main St. in Pascoag will be hosting a small psychic fair dubbed, “Love Affair,” on
Saturday Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature psychics; mediums; witches; holistic practitioners; Reiki/IET Healers and more. Readings will cost $35 for 15 minutes and Reiki/IET sessions cost $30 for 15 minutes with cash preferred, and the boutique have holistic products for sale.

Questions can be directed to Sage Thibodeau at (401) 378-5380 or

Registration open

Registration is now open for Burrillville Little League’s 2024 season at

The league is also seeking vendors for their third annual Spring Craft Fair to be held on May 11. Vendors are asked to fill out the form found here.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Town Council, School Committee and Budget Board will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30 starting at 6 p.m. at the Lees Public Safety Complex. The agenda is here.

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