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Burrillville’s Post 88 collects 48K pounds of clothes, gets featured in national magazine

BURRILLVILLE – A small shed on Chapel Street is helping to clothe people in need across the globe while raising funds for an organization that serves local veterans. Berard Desjarlais American Legion Post 88 was recognized this month by St. Pauly Textile, Inc., a New York-based organization that collects the clothes from...

RIDOT to start four major road paving projects in northern RI in 2022

Northern RI – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced an accelerated timeline for repair to several major roadways in the northern corner of the state, with four large-scale repaving projects covering some 12 miles of busy routes through the region now scheduled to begin this year. The roads are among more...

Letter: Opportunity exists to protect Burrillville’s ecosystem services

If projections of future growth are accurate for northwestern Rhode Island, Burrillville will lose its rural character and join the southeastern New England suburban core that includes southeastern New Hampshire, Boston, Worcester and all of Rhode Island. We are not talking about a hundred years from now…think of the year 2050. The current review of Burrillville’s Town...

Free test kits, Rhode Island Stories: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Rhode Island Stories Join members of the Burrillville Land Trust and many other participating nonprofits on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. for Becoming One People: Whose Story: Identity, Assimilation & Community, a virtual story and discussion with speakers including Dr. Michael Fine. Register for the virtual event here.

Two northern RI legislators to run for congressional seat

BURRILLVILLE/NORTH SMITHFIELD – A current state senator from North Smithfield and a former state representative from Burrillville – from opposing political parties – announced this week that they will be among those campaigning to fill the open seat left by the upcoming retirement of Congressman Jim Langevin. Former Rep. Ed Pacheco, a...

Sunday cartoon: The Bucky Club Sandwich

BURRILLVILLE – The Bucky Club Sandwich and Bucky Wrap are brand new menu items at Sandwich Works located at 827 Beacon St., Newton Centre in the Boston area. Sandwich Works is a family owned sandwich shop established in 1991. This very popular cafe offers an extensive menu of delicious sandwiches and wraps along...

This week’s northern RI entertainment: Don’t Bemoan, Smokin’ Toads

Northern RI – What's happening this weekend in northern Rhode Island? We're glad you asked. Below is a calendar of local weekend entertainment, with the bonus listings of out-of-town venues featuring our local acts. Watch for this feature weekly every Friday on NRI NOW. This...