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Teacher appreciation, tree clearing begins: Five things to know in No. Smithfield

Canned Goods Drive North Smithfield's National Honor Society will be running a food drive in the high school starting Tuesday, Dec. 1. The drive hopes to provide high demand items to the food bank at New Beginnings Church in Woonsocket. Students should bring in non-perishable goods that are not in glass containers. During the morning waiting period, students who have canned...

Habitat for Humanity to build four homes on vacant lots in Oakland

BURRILLVILLE – An organization that helps to build homes for families with inadequate shelter has acquired two vacant lots in the village of Oakland, with plans to construct four single-family homes. Habitat for Humanity of West Bay and Northern Rhode Island purchased both of the neighboring half acre parcels for $35,000 from Community Housing Land Trust of RI, Inc. The...

At Village Paint and elsewhere, locals look to color their worlds

NORTH SMITHFIELD – "Color my world with hope,” goes the 1970 mega-hit song by the band Chicago. The line from the lyrics of the love song that countless people danced to at bars, proms, and weddings could apply to today, with Thanksgiving on the horizon amid admonishments to avoid gatherings and the looming threat of total home confinement. Compliant and characteristically...

Property sales in Burrillville between Nov. 16 & Nov. 19

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk’s office between Monday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 19. 286 Liberty Lane Seller: Harrisville Village, LLC Buyer: Leah Salera Price: $182,500 2333 Victory Highway Seller: Kathleen Dias Buyer: Amy Laven Price: $322,000 62 Alanna Lane Seller: Seminole Development, LLC Buyer: Albert & Jessica Serafin Price: $499,900 390 Church St. Seller:Anne & James Walsh Buyer: Jeffrey Lace Price: $50,000 35 Grove Lane Seller: Donald...

Manager: No evidence found of bed bugs at North Smithfield Wal-Mart

NORTH SMITHFIELD – While there have been several complaints filed of bed bugs at a local Wal-Mart store, the company hired to treat the problem has found no evidence the pests are actually present, according to a store manager. Social media was rife with tales this week that the Eddie Dowling Highway store had an infestation. One video purported to...

National Marker in North Smithfield wins SBA award

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the 2020 Rhode Island Small Business Week awardees this week, naming National Marker Company for Rhode Island & New England Small Business Manufacturer. The company was among a dozen from across the state recognized this year, led by the Rhode Island Small Business Persons of the Year, Harmony Oschefski and Cedar...

Lions Club donates more than 250 dictionaries to area third-graders

BURRILLVILLE – For Nancy Vermillion, it's a familiar routine. Every fall, Vermillion, a member of the Burrillville Lions Club, packs up her car with cases of books to bring to local elementary schools. But like everything in 2020, this year is different. The books, 540-page paperback dictionaries, will go to 3rd grade students at four local schools. Normally, Vermillion would speak to classrooms...

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