Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Burrillville

Sunday cartoon: Parking lot safety

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BURRILLVILLE – This week is Mother’s Day and like on all holiday, many families will head out to dinners at area restaurants to celebrate. Kids have a tendency to want to explore new place,s and may also be more than likely to run across parking lots when they are excited. They are unaware of the dangers related to vehicles traveling...

The weekend: Yard & plant sales, Mother’s Day events abound in 45 things to do in northern RI

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Northern, RI – Welcome to The Weekend, your weekly guide to all the fun you can find in our three-town radius. This week, there are still plenty of chances to find a great gift for mom – or schedule some time together this weekend – with Mother's Day shopping events and activities taking place across northern Rhode Island. Several groups...

Parents called to pick up students after driver collides with bus in Burrillville

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BURRILLVILLE – There were no injuries in a minor incident on Central Street Thursday afternoon, when a driver bumped into a bus carrying home Burrillville elementary school students. Burrillville Police Col. Stephen Lynch said officers were dispatch to the scene around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 for a minor motor vehicle accident involving the occupied school bus...

Family of 8 displaced by early morning fire in Burrillville

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BURRILLVILLE – A fire that started in the basement caused damage to a home on Victory Highway in the early morning hours on Thursday, May 9, displacing a family of eight. One firefighter was injured while fighting the blaze, which was called in at 3:51 a.m. according to East Burrillville Fire District Chief Joseph Bertholic. Town fire units responded to...

Harrisville Hose Company marks 112 years; Six junior firefighters to graduate in 2024

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BURRILLVILLE – Harrisville Hose Company No.1 celebrated its 112th anniversary last month, with an event that included service awards for its members and installation of company officers for the coming year. Founded in 1912, Harrisville Hose Company No.1 is a volunteer organization providing fire and emergency medical services response to the Harrisville Fire District, as well as the town of...

Brighter days: State-funded lighting upgrades underway at BHS

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BURRILLVILLE – The classrooms and hallways at Burrillville High School will look a little brighter this fall thanks, in part, to funding from a state initiative providing LED lighting to districts across Rhode Island. Supt. Michael Sollitto noted that the Burrillville district purchased some LED lights for the East Avenue school, and a grant through the Public School Lighting...

Martin, Fleming lead Bronco Class of 2024

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BURRILLVILLE – Two students who intend to pursue careers in types of engineering after college have achieved the top grades in their class this year at Burrillville High School. Emily Martin is the valedictorian, and Kaitlyn Fleming is the salutatorian, of the Bronco Class of 2024. Martin is the daughter of Robin and Derek Martin, and will finish her...