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Hidden caves in Burrillville hold mysteries, much to learn for modern ‘cave man’

BURRILLVILLE – In an undisclosed location on private property deep in the woods of Burrillville is a cave where lawbreakers once plied their fakery craft. The Counterfeiters' Den, large enough for few men to work in, was the site of the operation of an 18th century gang of counterfeiters. “The cavity in the rock that led to their den was hidden...

Property sales in Burrillville between March 25 & March 31

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk's office between Thursday, March 25 and Thursday, March 31. 130 Hill Road Seller: Jakkes, Inc. Buyer: Melanie & Jason Marquis Price: $360,000 1065 South Main St. Seller: John Phillips Buyer: Payton Bennett Price: $218,000 104 Grove St. Seller: Robert Lyons Buyer: Makahla Rivers Price: $229,000 600 Lapham Farm Road Seller: David & Gail Steere Buyer: John Francis & Melanie Hain Price:...

Gallery: Bunny, locals greet visitors at drive-thru Easter event

NORTH SMITHFIELD – An event on Saturday allowed local families to visit with the Easter bunny and even receive some holiday treats, all while maintaining a safe distance to avoid spreading the virus. Police, fire and Department of Public Works vehicles set up around the circle in front of the former Halliwell Elementary School in the morning, later moving to...

Sunday cartoon: Bucky finds a home in Motorhead Magazine

BURRILLVILLE – Buckleupallofus Cruisin' Child Passenger Safety Coloring Posters have found a new home for the 2021 car show and cruise night season inside every upcoming issue of Motorhead Magazine. The popular coloring safety campaign will now reach an even larger audience this year, with a variety of cool CARtoons, automotive illustrations and child passenger safety messages, published monthly and...

Property sales in North Smithfield between March 22 & March 26

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the North Smithfield Town Clerk's office between Monday, March 22 and Friday, March 26. 152 Sayles Hill Road Seller: Linda Binion Buyer: Lawrence O'Connor Price: $392,000 21 Woodlawn Road Seller: Bernard & Kelly Croteau Buyer: Ryan Papineau Price: $361,000 33 Arnold Ave. Seller: Lucilo & Veronica Gomez Buyer: Tyler Rapson Price: $330,000 368 Great Road Seller: Robert Demers (executor) Buyer: Stephanie Beaute Price: $435,000

At Harrisville nursery, living fences grow – and knowledge abounds

BURRILLVILLE – The spring sun shines on a hidden tract of land in a residential neighborhood where vibrant evergreens stand tall and ready for transplanting. Arthur Armstrong is growing green giant arborvitae at A Way Nurseries in Harrisville, where he provides plants for wholesalers and landscapers. Some say that like singing or dancing, a green thumb is a talent. But...

Illinois company pays $30 million for North Smithfield Stop & Shop property

NORTH SMITHFIELD – NL Grocery II Exchange paid $30,699,049 to a division of Massachusetts-based Winstanley Enterprises for a 61,428 square foot retail building leased to Stop & Shop Supermarket, according to a deed recorded this week in the North Smithfield Town Clerk's office. The property at 595 Smithfield Road was one of 23 purchased last year by Concord, Mass.-based Winstanley...

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