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The history of fun: New museum to open at Spring Lake

BURRILLVILLE – It's hard to guess just how long the peaceful little lake off Black Hut Road has been a recreation destination for northern Rhode Islanders. But Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society President Betty Mencucci...

Five teachers, four staff members will be laid off under school budget plan

BURRILLVILLE – The Burrillville School Department has requested an increase of $907,000 for the upcoming fiscal year, but that funding will not be enough to retain current staff levels, and eight school employees will...

Graduation, summer sign-ups mark a busy week in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE – With the warm weather finally here to stay, and schools winding down as students get ready for summer break, it is a week of transition in northern Rhode Island. Even local government...

Town to state: don’t change local building permit fees

BURRILLVILLE – A statewide plan to change the way fees for building permits are assessed could increase costs for some doing business in Burrillville, and local officials are asking permission to keep the town's...

Taxes would increase on average $157 per home under Wood’s budget plan

BURRILLVILLE – Town Manager Michael Wood has created a fiscal plan that would make up for an expected loss of $727,000 in state aid to schools this year, without cuts to staffing or services....

Burrillville residents show support for EFSB reform

BURILLVILLE – The outcome of legislation that would change how Rhode Island's Energy Facility Siting Board operates won't affect whether or not Invenergy Thermal, LLC will be granted permission to build a power plant...

Plans underway for Clear River Drive dog park

BURRILLVILLE – Dog owners in town will soon have a new place to let their pets socialize and roam thanks, in part, to a $100,000 state grant slated to finance a new dog park. The...