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Former Burrillville solicitor sentenced to one year in prison

PROVIDENCE – A former solicitor for the town of Burrillville will serve one year and one day in prison for stealing a deceased client's pension payments, according to a sentence handed down this week by a federal judge. Oleg Nikolyszyn, 65, was also sentenced to six months of home confinement following his release, with one year under supervision by U.S....

Bronco community raises $6.5K in two days for signs recognizing Class of 2020

BURRILLVILLE – On the hill in front of Burrillville High School, the smiling faces of students in the Class of 2020 mark a unique parent-organized tribute to a crop of graduates whose final year at the school was cut short by a pandemic. The mothers of two Bronco seniors – Jennifer Willerval and Cathy Ames – organized the project, printing...

‘Unrealistic,’ Burrillville budget would see tax increase, $2 million more in spending

BURRILLVILLE – Town Manager Michael Wood has recommended a $52.5 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, but noted that some $1.5 million in state revenue remains in question, making current projections "unrealistic." Wood recommended Town Council members pass a budget by the Town Charter-mandated deadline of June 15, as usual. But councilors likely won't finalize the fiscal plan until the...

Letter: States must protect civil liberties, hold elections in-person

As one pandemic rages on, another one begins. State and local officials are calling for elections to be primarily by mail, ultimately destroying the electoral process. Such an idea is not only corrupt but is also a partisan strategy in hopes of stealing the election. Some have speculated that the election would be much safer health-wise if done from home;...

Callahan teachers to hold community parade Tuesday

BURRILLVILLE – Teachers from Callahan Elementary School are looking to safely celebrate the end of the school year, and will hold a car parade next week along portions of some 36 different Burrillville streets. The Callahan Colts Community Parade will be held on Tuesday, June 2, with teachers and staff from the Burrillville elementary school leaving from the facility at...

Fontenault named fire chief in Pascoag

BURRILLVILLE – A firefighter who began his career in Nasonville and rose through the ranks to eventually become acting chief in the city of Warwick has been named chief of the Pascoag Fire District. Marcel Fontenault replaces former Chief Harold Carter, who was terminated from the position in November after some three decades of service in the village district. The appointment...

Senior Broncos begin week of activities; Virtual awards to be broadcast Monday

BURRILLVILLE – It won't be your traditional celebration, but school officials say they've done their best to make sure it's memorable for Burrillville's graduating seniors. The Burrillville High School Class of 2020 will begin a week of graduation-related activities tomorrow, picking up their caps and gowns in preparation to walk across the stage at Levy Rink next week. But this year's...

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