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Members wanted for new North Smithfield Democratic Town Committee

NORTH SMITHFIELD — School Committee member and registered Democrat Paul Jones notes that over the summer, he heard many complaints about the town's lack of an organized Democratic Town Committee. And with the start of a new year, he's looking to resolve the problem. Jones is now working with the state Democratic Party to get a new town committee up and...

Free eyeglasses, online-only Bugle: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

No print edition of latest Bugle For the first time since its inception in 2001, the fall/winter edition of Burrillville Bugle will not be printed and mailed to residents in town. Town officials released the Bugle, a bi-annual community staple for information, online only due to budget constraints caused by COVID-19. According to Gail Labossiere, executive assistant to Town Manager Michael Wood,...

Burrillville Then & Now: Remington Mansion

Welcome to Burrillville Then & Now, where we take a glance back at how the town used to look, then show how the same space looks today. With photos and information provided by the Burrillville Historic & Preservation Society, we look now at the Remington Mansion. A beautiful Victorian mansion once stood on Main Street in Harrisville where the post office...

Latest series of coloring cartoons by Burrillville artist to focus on house fires

BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville-based artist and public safety advocate Jim Weicherding's latest series of coloring cartoons will address a topic that inevitably affects families and the community every winter in New England. "It seems that every time you turn on the television news, day or night, you see the same news stories practically every day during the winter months: house fires,"...

Restoration, improvement efforts underway at historic No. Smithfield buildings

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Three historic town buildings maintained by the North Smithfield Heritage Association will continue to see improvements in the upcoming months thanks to focused efforts by the dedicated volunteer group. Among the most apparent to passersby in recent months is work to restore the exterior siding and trim at the Forestdale School, a one-room structure built in 1877...

Property sales in Burrillville between Dec. 24 & Dec. 31

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk’s office between Thursday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 31. 180 Colwell Road Seller: GRPMM, LLC Buyer: Daniel & Carrie Kenney Price: $275,000 44 Roosevelt Ave. Seller: Daniel & Carrie Kenney Buyer: Janis Brooks & Matthew Wiley Price: $300,000 414 Sayles Ave. Seller: Richard & Linda Polseno Buyer: 414 Sayles Ave. LLC Price: $500,000 63 Lapham Farm Road Seller: David...

Locals get their kicks – and confidence – at new karate studio on Chapel Street

BURRILLVILLE – She works with students both young and old, teaching confidence and focus, and after years of instructing others in martial arts, Audrey Hussey notes that everyone has one thing in common. "People want to hit stuff, and the ones that don't have never tried," Hussey said. "It's such a stress relief and an endorphin rush." But students at Hussey's...

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