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Monday, October 25, 2021

Burrillville

Budget up, tax rate down for Pascoag fire, Toti renamed chairman

BURRILLVILLE – Days after being the top vote-getter in the commission election, Chris Toti has been named chairman of the Pascoag Fire Commission. Toti, who held the chairmanship since he was first appointed to the board in May, was unanimously renamed to the position by his fellow board members. Brian Mathieu will serve as vice chairman, and newly elected board member Carmella...

BHS concert, Variety show mark busy week in Burrillville: Five things you need to know

Pack up hunger The Burrillville Weekend Snack Pack program will host a packing session on Tuesday, March 10 starting at 10 a.m. at the Beckwith-Bruckshaw Lodge at 50 Lodge Road. Help the Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department feed local children in need by filling packs of food for students to take home over the weekends. BHS Music in Our Schools The Burrillville...

Photo contest will memorialize Burrillville’s ‘favorite places’ in Earth Day time capsule

BURRILLVILLE – Do you have a favorite outdoor place in town? Is there a trail, a stream, a certain view of a lake or even a special tree that inspires you, refreshes you or makes you proud to call Burrillville home? If so, the Burrillville Earth Day Committee wants to see it - and to show future generations how your...

Burrillville police arrest two teens, one adult for BB gun shooting spree spanning three states

BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville police have arrested three suspects accused of damaging cars and homes in a series of BB gun shootings that have taken place across Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut over the past several weeks. Drew Fafard, 18, of Pascoag has been charged with eight counts of discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, one count of committing a...

PUD voting, Candlelight vigil: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

PUD annual meeting The Pascoag Utility District hold its annual meeting starting at 7 p.m. at their business office at 253 Pascoag Main St. on Monday, Dec. 2. Early voting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents will elect three commissioners, with the two highest vote-getters to win three year terms, and the third highest to secure a...

Proposed Burrillville Zoning changes will take aim at limiting power projects

BURRILLVILLE – After an extensive review that included input from residents as well as consultants, the Burrillville Planning Board has recommended changes to the town's zoning ordinance that would place new limits on energy projects, particularly large-scale proposals. The review came, in part, in reaction to the recently defeated proposal by Chicago-based Invenergy to build a 1,000 megawatt power plant...

Burrillville police to develop, use firing range on Boy Scout property

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Boy Scouts have signed an agreement with the Burrillville Police Department for the development and use of a shooting range on a wilderness property known as the Buck Hill Scouting Reservation. The area is already designated and used as a rifle range by the The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America, but will be further...

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