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Holiday season begins with shopping, events – and snow: Ten things you need to know in northern RI this weekend

As the Christmas lights go up – and the snow begins to come down – you know that the holiday season has descended upon northern Rhode Island. Here are ten things you need to know to enjoy the weekend. See the lights, for sight Every year, Blackstone Valley Eye Care in Woonsocket puts on an extravagant outdoor holiday light display set...

Shop small, celebrate the season at 7th annual Victorian Holiday this Saturday

BURRILLVILLE – Stroll along a village Main Street lined in sparkling lights, visit with area merchants and get dazzled by a colorful fire truck parade this Saturday at the Downtown Pascoag Neighborhood Association's 7th annual Victorian Holiday. The yearly event marks the village kickoff to the Christmas season through a collaboration between DPNA and the Pascoag Fire Department, with Santa arriving...

Former Pascoag Fire Commissioner Drouin to pay $150 ethics settlement

BURRILLVILLE – A former Pascoag fire commissioner has settled an ethics complaint over a 2017 vote to purchase a vehicle that his business would later repair. Peter Drouin will pay a $150 civil penalty, according to an order approved by the Rhode Island Ethics Commission issued on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Earlier this month, the commission found probable cause to believe that...

BB gun bandit hits cars, homes across northern Rhode Island

BURRILLVILLE – Cars and homes in Burrillville have been damaged six times over the past several days by an unknown party shooting a BB gun in what appears to be a destructive spree across northern Rhode Island. According to reports, 14 cars in Lincoln had their widows damaged on Monday, Nov. 25, at night in the Manville section of town. In...

BHS students plan Burrillville’s first MADD Candlelight Vigil for Dec. 5

BURRILLVILLE – An annual statewide event that recognizes the victims of drunk and drugged drivers will be held in town for the first time next week, and student volunteers from Burrillville High School and Middle School have been working for the past month to make it a success.  The Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Rhode Island Candlelight Vigil will be held...

Burrillville Then & Now: Peck’s Farm

Welcome to Burrillville Then & Now, a feature on NRI NOW. With photos provided by the Burrillville Historic & Preservation Society, we take a glance back at how the town used to look, then show how the same space looks today. Betty Mencucci, president of BH & PS has provided historical information on the site. Today, we look at Peck's Farm. Pecks...

Santa calling, Earth Day planning: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Holiday Cards Cards depicting "A Winter Scene in Burrillville," created from the artwork of Austin T. Levy students, are now on sales for $4 per pack. Pick up your holiday cards at Town Hall, the Burrillville Parks & Recreation office or Li'l General.  All proceeds will benefit local families during the holiday season. Earth Day ideas The Earth Day Committee is currently planning...

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