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Plastic bag ban comes to Rhode Island January 1, but are local businesses ready?

Northern RI – On January 1, 2024, Rhode Island's new regulation banning single use plastic bags goes into effect. Apparently, some businesses and owners are still in the dark regarding the change. The law, entitled "The Plastic Waste Reduction Act," authored by Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee, bans retail establishments from providing single-use plastic bags to customers...

Property sales in Burrillville between October 24 & November 3

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk’s office between Tuesday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Nov. 3. 180 Log Road (Burrillville) & 0 Log Road (North Smithfield) Seller: Marc & Denise Gervais Buyer: Marc & Gina Gervais Price: $300,000 Bronco Highway & Central Street Seller: State of Rhode Island Buyer: Feuti's Construction, LLC Price: $13,251 501 Steere Farm Road Seller: Arther...

Sunday cartoon: Replace smoke alarm batteries

BURRILLVILLE – It’s the first weekend of November, and that means we turn our clocks back one hour and also replace our smoke alarm batteries for the winter and holiday season. It’s extremely important that everyone replaces smoke alarm batteries, especially this time of year. Smoke alarms, or smoke detectors, whichever you prefer, helps save lives in case of...

Property sales in North Smithfield between October 23 and November 2

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the North Smithfield Town Clerk’s office between Monday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Nov. 2. 40 Old Louisquisset Pike, Unit 1204 Seller: Mustapha Gharace Buyer: Avinash Tomar Price: $500,000 180 Log Road (Burrillville) & 0 Log Road (North Smithfield) Seller: Marc & Denise Gervais Buyer: Marc Jr. & Gina Gervais Price: $300,000 170 Providence Pike, Unit 154 Seller: Wayne Lebeuf Buyer:...

The ‘lightning’ returns: Rechartered wrestling program to feature in-season matches, kids from across northern RI

BURRILLVILLE – A wrestling program with a long, but somewhat sporadic history in town returns this week with new in-season dates, new coaches and a reach that's broader in scope and ambition than in any of its past iterations. Ashley and Geoff Poirier have rechartered the Burrillville Lightning Wrestling Club, a co-ed youth program located in Burrillville, and now serving...

Meet a ghost called Alice, other spirits on Route 44 in new book on New England’s ‘haunted highway’

GLOCESTER – Not only does Thomas D'Agostino seek out ghosts, but, apparently, they seek him out too, especially during the Halloween season. "I've been hit in the face, had things thrown at me, had items move..." he recalled. D'Agostino, a former Burrillville resident, has published 17 books over the years on various paranormal events and sightings, including his latest, New England's Haunted...

Sunday cartoon: Have a safe and happy Halloween kids!

BURRILLVILLE – Halloween is here and there are some very important safety tips kids need to know while enjoying their trick-or-treating adventures. One important safety tip to remember is to always buckle up when riding in your family vehicle. Before crossing streets, make sure to watch for cars and trucks traveling in both directions. Never run across any streets....