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Senate committee endorses Charest to head BHDDH; de la Cruz dissents with full vote scheduled for Tuesday

PROVIDENCE – The Senate Committee on Health & Human Services endorsed Gov. Dan McKee's pick for a new director of Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Development Disabilities and Hospitals this week, in a 7-2 vote. Former Landmark Medical Center president and CEO Richard Charest was endorsed for the role leading the agency after a two-hour hearing on Thursday, June 3, and...

New three-year contract with Burrillville teachers’ union sees co-pay increase, no raise for most educators

BURRILLVILLE – A recently signed agreement between the Burrillivllle School Department and the Burrillville Teachers' Association gives no pay increase to teachers in steps 1 through 10 for the next three years, and gradually increases insurance co-pays for union staff. The contract, signed Wednesday, May 26, goes into effect this September, and covers the period through August of 2024. The...

Property sales in Burrillville between May 28 & June 2

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk’s office between Friday, May 28 and Wednesday, June 2. 85 Jordan Ave. Seller: Armand Desnoyers Buyer: Seminole Development, LLC Price: $60,000 114 Steere Farm Road Seller: Jamie Holcomb Buyer: Nicole Berry Price: $380,000 430 Whipple Road Seller: Michael & Hilary Gouin Buyer: David Clark Price:$300,000 20 Wolf Hill Road Seller: Thomas Duarte & Lindsay Morga Buyer: Michael Peck Price: $446,000 25 East...

In-person council meetings to resume next week in No. Smithfield, Burrillville aiming for late June

NORTH SMITHFIELD – For the past 14 months, "participation," in local government came with a long list of challenges, from computer glitches, background noise and poor sound quality, to an impersonal feel that may have intimidated some who otherwise would have addressed town officials. In North Smithfield, that ends for Town Council meetings next week, following a decision to reopen...

New committee will look at need for senior housing in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE – Members of the Town Council voted unanimously last week to form a new advisory committee to look at the possible need for establishing more senior and handicap housing in Burrillville. The effort was put forward by Council Vice President Stephen Rawson, who pointed to long waiting lists and the possible need to upgrade current units. "I hear stories of...

Levy Foundation commits $100,000 for Land Trust purchase of Sweet’s Hill

BURRILLVILLE – The Levy Foundation has made what proponents call a, "game changing," financial commitment to help save a historically and environmentally important Burrillville property from development. The organization, named in honor of June Rockwell Levy , committed $100,000 to the Burrillville Land Trust's effort to purchase Sweet's Hill, a property that once held the largest farm in town. BLT launched...

Farmer’s market opens, Pascoag truck purchase: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Veterans ceremony & banners The Allied Veteran's Council and the Burrillville Band hosted a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 31 in Harrisville. If you missed the event, it was streamed live by resident Norman Desjarlais and can be watched here. Berard Desjarlais American Legion Post 88 also reminds residents that the project to honor the town's living veterans is ongoing...

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