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Burrillville schools would cut 9.5 staff members under governor’s proposed budget

BURRILLVILLE – The state budget proposed by Gov. Dan McKee would see major cuts in funding for the Burrillville School District for the second consecutive year, creating a need to reduce staffing and programs to make up a $424,339 shortfall, according to Supt. Michael Sollitto. Sollitto presented the district's draft budget to the Burrillville Budget Board this week, requesting...

Place bill seeks to attract and retain healthcare professionals in RI

PROVIDENCE – In an effort he says aims to help bolster timely access to medical professionals in Rhode Island, Rep. David Place, a Republican representing District 47 in Burrillville and Glocester, has submitted the Community Based Healthcare Act. The legislation, LC004849, has the goal of attracting federal funding and creating new programs designed to increase graduate medical education placements in...

After decades of public service, Trinque announces end to political career in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE – He's been among the town's key decision makers in projects over the past three decades, from the creation of Alumni Field, to the defeat of an effort to build a massive power plant. And it all started with concern over a missing bathroom door. Burrillville Town Councilor Raymond Trinque has announced that after some 26 years of holding...

Integrity Forum, Dune & Winter Clinic: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

School vacation Anyone looking for free activities to do during February vacation is reminded that Burrillville Middle School and elementary school students can use their Feinstein Foundation Junior Scholar card to do a variety of activities throughout the state. To learn more visit This week, Jesse Smith Memorial Library also has a week filled with drop-in style programs for kids...

Burrillville police look for man who allegedly dragged two officers with car

BURRILLVILLE – Police are searching for a Woonsocket man who they say dragged two officers a short distance with his vehicle following a traffic stop. Police say the incident began when they pulled over a Buick sedan on Chapel Street for speeding along Pascoag Main Street at around 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. Tyler Perry, 29, was reportedly driving the...

Sunday cartoon: Cross Your Heart Month cruisin’ safety

BURRILLVILLE – February is coming to an end and so is Buckleupallofus Cross Your Heart Month for 2024. The best part about February coming to an end is the realization that we are much closer to the start of the cruisin’ season here in Rhode Island and across the region. This week’s coloring cartoon features some cool hot rods...

Burrillville council awards $1.5 million bid for Route 102 water & sewer extension

BURRILLVILLE – Two lots on Route 102 will soon have access to town infrastructure through a $1.5 million project set to extend Burrillville's water and sewer lines. The Town Council approved a bid by Boyle & Fogarty Construction Company, Inc. out of Smithfield to complete the work, slated to connect two lots in the town's Commerce Park to the...