Thursday, May 30, 2024

Burrillville

Sunday cartoon: Buckle Up America weeks 2024

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BURRILLVILLE – Buckle Up America Weeks 2024 begin on Monday, May, 20 and end on Sunday, June 2. More than 200 police agencies nationwide are participating with the annual Click-It-Or-Ticket seatbelt campaign, making sure that families are safer in family vehicles over the next two weeks. This initiative always takes place during Memorial Day weekend - the unofficial start...

Harrisville church marks 150 years, with October 20 named ‘Berean Baptist Church Day’

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PROVIDENCE – A church operating on Chapel Street since its inception in 1874 is celebrating its 150th year in Harrisville, with the Rhode Island General Assembly naming October 20 of this year Berean Baptist Church Day. Minority Leader Sen. Jessica de la Cruz and Minority Whip Rep. David Place each sponsored resolutions documenting the history of the church and...

The weekend: Car shows, Vendor Fair & live music among 37 things to do in northern RI

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Northern, RI – Ahhh... the sunshine! It's on track to be a *mostly beautiful weekend in northern Rhode Island and we've got you covered with plenty to do and see close to home. Highlights this week include two large car shows, plant sales – of course – and all the live music a fan could ask for – including...

Compassion, discretion guide new Burrillville program supporting families of those with addiction

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BURRILLVILLE – It is not every town where those tasked with enforcing law and order are also focused on support and compassion, but things work a little differently at one police department in the northwest corner of Rhode Island, where programs aimed at helping the community continue to expand. The Burrillville Addiction Assistance Program – a provider of help...

Former mill property on the market for $250K

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BURRILLVILLE – A once majestic mill complex that's sat vacant and crumbling for decades is up for sale, with the owner asking $250,000 for a 32.7-acre property that holds the former Ross Mill. A listing for the former industrial lot at 65 Mill Street notes the property could be used for affordable housing or standard subdivision development with...

Glocester man sentenced to life in prison for child molestation

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PROVIDENCE – A man who sexually assaulted a girl he knew at homes in Burrillville and Glocester from 2005 through 2009 was sentenced to life in prison this week by a Superior Court judge. James Ballou, 45, was found guilty following a jury trial in February of one count of first-degree child molestation and two counts of second-degree child molestation...

Budget plan anticipates $1.2 million property tax increase in Burrillville

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BURRILLVILLE – A budget proposed by Town Manager Michael Wood would see property taxes in Burrillville increase by 3.84 percent or roughly $1.2 million, with town spending on education up some $675,000. The significant increase to the school district's recommended allocation falls short of the approximately $1.1 million increase originally requested by the Burrillville School Committee as submitted by...