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Burrillville 2020: A year in pictures

It was a year that, for better or worse, those who lived through it will never forget.  Whenever we could be in 2020, NRI NOW was there to capture it. When we couldn't – due to pandemic-ordered crowd restrictions and the need to follow statewide orders to stay home – we did what we could to document the year via...

Feeling tense? Locals offer timely tips for stress management

NORTHERN RI –Stress can hit like a brutal boxer from an infinite number of situations: car troubles, job and money concerns, continuing conflicts over COVID. Emotions, fear, worry and stress are contagious too. But people do not have to helplessly succumb to the pressures of daily life. According to local health and wellness experts, there are many ways to reduce anxiety...

Property sales in North Smithfield between Jan. 8 & Jan. 15

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the North Smithfield Town Clerk’s office between Friday, Jan. 8 and Friday, Jan. 15. 25 Greenville Road Seller: Peter Hainley & Freya Saloio Buyer: Paul & James Dockett Price: $355,000 247 Greenville Road Seller: John Hurd (trustee) Buyer: Adrianna Ramirez & William Martin Price: $435,000 86 Log Road Seller: Brian Aeschlimann & Mukta Acharya Buyer: Jonathan & Lisa LaGreca Price: $480,000 203...

Property sales in Burrillville between Jan. 8 & Jan. 14

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk’s office between Friday, Jan. 8 and Thursday, Jan. 14. 0 Douglas Pike Seller: Armand Desnoyers Buyer: Justin King Price: $15,000 0 Stag Head Drive Seller: Geraldine Rylah Buyer: Richard Sorenson Price: $37,000 255-265 Church St. Seller: The Richard J. Hodson Jr. Family Trust Buyer: Shanna Lynne Richard Price: $419,000 101 Graniteville Road Seller: EJS Investments, Inc. Buyer: Timothy O'Leary Price: $269,000 0...

Hagan retires after 35 years at Slatersville Post Office

NORTH SMITHFIELD – This week, Donna Hagan sold her final book of stamps, and said goodbye to regular customers, many of whom she's served for more than three decades. Hagan retired this week after 35 years at the Slatersville Post Office, moving on for new horizons. A Blackstone native, Hagan was hired in 1985, just one year after former postmaster Christine...

Trends change, but RI’s traditional architecture may remain in style – by presidential order

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Architecture trends come and go, whether in remodeling or construction of homes or buildings. Local architects pointed to a variety of styles now in demand. But thanks to a recent order from the country's top office, the historic/traditional styles popular with America's founding fathers – and common throughout New England – likely won't be going away anytime soon. The...

New radio promo reminds listeners of home fire safety

BURRILLVILLE – Town resident, artist and well-known public safety advocate Jim Weicherding was back in the DiPonti Communications owned radio stations recently producing his new home fire safety and burn prevention radio promo featuring his popular firefighting dinosaurs. The Fearless Dino Protector Squad reminded listeners across the state of Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut to be mindful of...

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