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Pascoag father and son among 11 arrested for trespassing near Burrillville power lines

BURRILLVILLE – Two days of checks for illegal activity by the National Grid power lines led to the arrests of 11 men from Burrillville and surrounding towns last week, including a father and son from Pascoag. Burrillville police visited the area around 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 to check for illegal ATV activity. The stop resulted in the arrests...

Help on the way: Senior grocery service up and running, aid coming for families in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE– A small army of volunteers sits waiting to help older residents in town in need of food and other basic necessities. Soon, they'll also provide transportation and meal delivery to children and families in need of help. It's a charitable effort to protect Burrillville's most vulnerable residents in a time when the town's normal support system has been disrupted by...

Country rock, soup swap & a book signing: Five things to know in Burrillville this weekend

Guys vs Gals Valentine's ride Looking for some fun that's a little less romance-focused in Burrillville tonight? In addition to Bravo Brewing Co.'s Galentine's beer release mentioned earlier this week, an event at DP Fitness Studio will give guests a chance to focus that love inward. The gym will host a fun competition with a Guys vs Gals Ride starting at 6...

Burrillville man facing felony after alleged assaults, threat with meat cleaver

BURRILLVILLE – A Pascoag man was arrested by Burrillville police after attacks on two women on Saturday, Dec. 28 that reportedly involved threats with a meat cleaver. John Soares, 66 of Centennial Street Burrillville has been charged with felony domestic assault with a deadly weapon, as well as misdemeanor counts of domestic assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following the...

Two more CTE programs approved for BHS

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Department of Education has approved two new Career and Technical Education programs for Burrillville High School, bringing the total now offered in the district to seven. The approval means that teacher education and graphic design coursework, which has been taught at the school for years, will now come with expanded opportunities for students. The RIDE seal...

PUD officials highlight 2019 achievements, voters elect Blodgett to commission

BURRILLVILLE – Voters in the Pascoag Utility District have elected newcomer John Blodgett and incumbent John DeMemlin for three year terms, and incumbent Michael Kogut for a two year term, on the utility company's governing board. Blodgett, a former EMT who spent 28 years working for the district, was the top vote-getter at PUD's annual meeting held Monday, Dec. 2...

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...

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