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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Burrillville

Massachusetts AG: Complaints against Burrillville nonprofit still under review

BOSTON – The Attorney General's office in Massachusetts is currently reviewing complaints filed against a Burrillville-based nonprofit organization that has cancelled plans to build a new home for an elderly Korean War veteran. New Englanders Helping Our Veterans announced in August that a project to build a house for 83-year-old Paul Tellier was halted after he declined to sign over...

Youth Force students return with a mission

BURRILLVILLE – In their baby blue shirts, they walk the halls of Burrillville Middle School, and quietly, they're on a mission. Five young women from Burrillville schools attended the Youth Force educational summit over the summer, a three and a half day retreat focused on traffic safety through methods including substance abuse prevention. And they came back with a plan. Mackenzie Raimond,...

A triumphant return: Arts festival brings back music, light show and more in 2019

BURRILLVILLE – An event with a more than 50 year history in Burrillville will return next week with two days of attractions, bringing an impressive array of vendors, music and entertainment, along with a laser light show to the Assembly Theatre. The Burrillville Arts Festival is back in 2019 after a one year hiatus, and better than ever, according to Chairperson...

Readers submit final photos for Burrillville Earth Day time capsule

BURRILLVILLE – The deadline for submission of pictures for possible inclusion in an Earth Day time capsule passed this week, and residents submitted a final set of photos to be entered in the contest. The contest, put on by the Burrillville Earth Day Committee, gave readers a chance to send in a picture of their favorite place in town, with...

Ride service launched & a Galentine’s treat: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Ride service launched Age Friendly RI and The Village Common have launched a new Burrillville-based pilot program providing free rides to Burrillville’s older residents. On Monday, Feb. 10, volunteer Tom Tatro provided the inaugural ride with the new service, bringing Linda Reynolds to her appointment at Nestor Physical Therapy. Residents who live at Bradford Court, Ashton Court and Stillwater Heights had the...

Hockey, kind act unite two Burrillville families at free Boston Bruins game

BOSTON – A decision by a local police officer and his son to replace an item stolen from a child over Christmas resulted in both families sharing a free luxury suite at a Boston Bruins game this week. When 8-year-old Blake Henault had his hockey net stolen from in front of his grandfather's house on South Shore Road on Christmas...

2019 year in review: ‘Haunted’ farmhouse tops Burrillville news

Surpassing stories on government, police activity, local business and schools, was one topic in Burrillville that drew a national audience to NRI NOW throughout 2019. It seems the stories – both fact and fiction – surrounding a little farmhouse on Round Top Road and its former occupants, continue to capture the imaginations of a massive audience. In June, a man identified...

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