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Going ‘Foam Free,’ Burrillville third graders are on a mission to help the planet

BURRILLVILLE – Three third graders at Callahan Elementary School are campaigning to rid the place of unnecessary refuse, and although they've already made some progress, they say they won't quit until the whole district is "foam free." Julia Breault, Adam DeCesare and Sean Zanella say they want the school to stop serving food on styrofoam trays. The students have spent...

Property Sales in Burrillville from May 18 to May 25

The following is a list of property transfers recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk’s office between Friday, May 18 and Friday, May 23. 366 Snake Hill Road Buyer: Dana Joseph and Audra Pezzulli Seller: Charles and Cora Mayer Price: $256,000 374 Sayles Ave. Buyer: Benjamin Jackson Seller: Liberalis, LLC Price: $265,000 1033 Round Top Road Buyer: Leo and Therese Switzer Seller: Bonnie Carter Price: $307,900 603 Joslin Road Buyer: Charles and Cora Mayer Seller:...

Spreading sunshine, one craft at a time

BURRILLVILLE – For the past five years, residents at nursing homes throughout town have received a small present marking each and every birthday they celebrate. Whether pins, trinkets or a little something decorative, the handmade items are all delivered with one purpose: to let the recipients know that someone has remembered their day. They're put together by a group of...

Local librarian brings art to the masses

BURRILLVILLE – Candace Ranslow, a librarian at Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, knows that not everyone can paint a massive mural depicting a famous Van Gogh painting without a little help. Ranslow, a ten-year employee at the Pinkham Lane facility, also knows that classes and exposure to art don't come cheap, leaving would-be amateurs few means to explore the craft. She's...

Addressing a crisis: Two town employees fight back against substance abuse and addiction

BURRILLVILLE – For Monica Blanchette, it's a fascination with – and respect for – the developing young brain that motivates her mission to educate youth about the dangers of substance abuse. For Michelle Harter, it's her own experience in overcoming addiction that makes reaching out to those who need help a part of her calling. Together, the women are working to address...

Gallery: A royal affair

BURRILLVILLE – A tea party at Jesse Smith library celebrated the wedding of the Prince of Wales to Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19.

Could Burrillville be next stop for ‘American Pickers?’

BURRILLVILLE - Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, the stars of American Pickers, have said they love coming to New England because of the region's rich history. In Rhode Island, the pair showed up at a Johnston-based auctioneer's home in 2010, and in 2014 they explored Belcourt Castle in Newport. The year 2016 saw the boys – who seek out private collections...