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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...

Property Sales in Burrillville between May 4 and May 17

The following is a list of property transfers recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk’s office between Friday, May 4 and Thursday, May 17. 124 West Shore Lane Seller: George Sparrow Buyer: Alan and Ann Hughes Price: $360,000 1298 Victory Highway Seller: Kevin Houlihan and Christine Enos Buyer: John Burnette Price: $507,000 930 East Wallum Lake Road Seller: James and Deborah Bolton Buyer: Jeffrey Runey Price: $399,000 466 Town Farm Road Seller: Jennifer and...

Oakley’s adds patio drinks, entertainment to lineup of outdoor fun

BURRILLVILLE – It's been just over a year since Linda Oakley Giguerre took over management of Oakley's Food and Fun Center from her brother Phil Oakley. A Lincoln resident and former retail sales manager for Kellogg, Giguerre has been running the massive Broncos Highway establishment – which offers go karts, mini-golf, batting cages and a restaurant – since April of last...