Friday, October 23, 2020

Police and Fire

Pascoag, Harrisville declare water shortage emergency

BURRILLVILLE – Residents in Pascoag and Harrisville are being ordered to restrict their water usage starting Wednesday, with water departments in both villages declaring a water shortage emergency. The news comes days after Gov. Gina...

Glocester man arrested and tased after crash, ‘eerie death threats’ to officers

BURRILLVILLE – A Glocester man is facing felony charges of threatening public officials after a birthday celebration in Burrillville gone wrong last week. Gordon Jacques, 65, of 1272 Putnam Pike, was also charged with resisting...

Police Wives Association shows support with surprise gifts for Burrillville PD

BURRILLVILLE – The state chapter of a national organization dedicated to support and advocacy for local officers and their families surprised members of the Burrillville Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 19 with gifts purchased...

Woonsocket woman charged with distribution of heroin

BLACKSTONE – Blackstone police arrested and charged a Woonsocket woman with possession and distribution of heroin this week, following an investigation of drug activity that led to a surprise traffic stop. Arleen Ortiz Jordan, 42,...

Not so easy: New Burrillville program targets underage liquor sales

BURRILLVILLE – A new program targeting the sale of alcohol to youth in the community is set to launch in Burrillville, and prevention advocates are now seeking retailers willing to take part and affirm...

Tanker, heating system back before Pascoag voters at annual meeting

BURRILLVILLE – The Pascoag Fire District will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, with an agenda that includes election of officers, plus two proposals that failed to gain support from the majority...

Courtemanche named Burrillville’s new ACO

BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville Animal Control's longtime deputy animal control officer has been promoted to director of animal control. Kerry Courtemanche was named to the position this week, replacing Animal Control Officer Ronald Woods, who retired...

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