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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Burrillville

Burrillville Then & Now: Pascoag business section

BURRILLVILLE – Welcome to Burrillville Then & Now, where we take a glance back at how the town used to look, then show how the same space looks today. With photos and information provided by the Burrillville Historic & Preservation Society, we look now at the business section of Pascoag. This...

Storm brings more snow than predicted to northern Rhode Island

Northern RHODE ISLAND – Parts of northern Rhode Island were reporting up to ten inches of snow by 6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, putting the region on track for totals that would far exceed projections from Thursday. Snow is expected to continue throughout the day, with a winter storm warning in effect through...

Pandemic inspires Burrillville health worker to launch unique business for celebrations

BURRILLVILLE – After one year of working on the front lines of the pandemic, Jennifer Hopgood says she knew she had to do something to combat the stress and sadness she was feeling from her daily life. A family nurse practitioner, Hopgood was spending half her week at an outdoor COVID clinic, with the...

With more than 400 student absences, Burrillville will move to distance learning Thursday

BURRILLVILLE – The Burrillville School District will return to distance learning for the remainder of this week after finding an average of 430 student absences each day following the return from winter break. Supt. Michael Sollitto announced the plan to relaunch virtual learning on Thursday, Jan. 6 as COVID-19 cases rise across the state...

Mohegan Bridge to close for around 15 months beginning next Friday

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced the date for the anticipated closure of a bridge on Route 102, noting both lanes of the Mohegan Bridge will be closed starting on Friday, Jan. 14. The bridge, which carries Route 102 over the Branch River in Burrillville has been under...

Pascoag Fire recognizes Captain Jenks, retiring after 40 years of service

BURRILLVILLE – She's given four decades to the district, rising to the rank of captain, and has been known for supporting others along the way. Sharon Jenks retired last week from the Pascoag Fire Department, and staff at the district surprised the longtime member with fit sendoff as she ended her final shift....

Staff shortage, collection for refugees: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Back to school It's back to school today, Monday, Jan. 3, for Burrillville students returning from winter break. For parents looking for information amid the recent surge of COVID-19 and changing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, school officials advise that there are currently no changes to quarantine and/or isolation requirements. An...