Remaining power plant hearings schedule and a winning holiday display: Five things you need to know in Burrillville


Job opportunity

The Jesse Smith Memorial Library is seeking a part time children’s librarian. The position provides collection development, programming and reference assistance services in a busy children’s department. Responsibilities include answering patron reference questions, providing reader’s advisory and digital literacy services to the public, and assisting in the development of children’s programming.

The 19-hour per week position comes with no benefits, and some nights and weekends are required.

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in library science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association. Candidates close to obtaining a degree may be considered. Prior professional library experience preferred and the ideal candidate must have exemplary customer service and organizational skills as well as excellent technology skills, especially expertise in social media.

The salary is $20 to $23 per hour, depending on qualifications. Interested candidates should submit a completed town of Burrillville application for employment, cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Beth Ullucci, Director, Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, RI 02830 or [email protected]

Review of applications will begin Friday, Jan. 11 and the position will remain open until filled.

Town employment applications can be found at

Christmas display winner

Congratulations to Julia O’Rourke, the winner of our holiday decorations contest. O’Rourke’s festive display at 1065 Wallum Lake Road was nominated by several readers, and she has won a $70 gift certificate to the Waterfall Cafe, which will be sent in the mail.

Take a drive and check out the beautifully lit home while there’s still time.

Remaining EFSB hearings scheduled

The state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board has released the schedule for the remaining sessions of the final hearing regarding Invenergy Thermal’s proposed power plant in Burrillville. Sessions will be held as follows:

Date Topic State Agency Advisory Opinion
January 8, 9, 16, 17


Cost & Need


Public Utilities Commission
January 22


Groundwater & Surface Water


January 22, 23


Air Emissions


January 24, 30


  Environmental Management


(lighting and noise)



Environmental Management


(biodiversity, forest fragmentation, wildlife, water supply, fish and wildlife, conservation priorities)


(spill over status of wetlands application)

January 31

February 5


Stormwater/ Soil Erosion

On-Site Wastewater Treatment

Water Supply




February 6




(noise and possible lighting)



New Access Road

February 7


Project Details


Environmental Management


(cumulative impacts)

(harm to the environment)


Trash delayed

There will be no trash or recycling pickup in Burrillville on Tuesday, Jan. 1. due to the New Year’s holiday. Pickup will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. Any questions can be directed to the Department of Public Works at 401-568-4440 ext. 12.

Happy New Year

It’s been a great first year for NRI NOW and we want to say “thank you” to all of those who have helped to us to grow in Burrillville. We’re looking forward to an even better 2019 and hope to expand both our coverage and readership. How are we doing? Send your questions, concerns, praise and scorn to [email protected] and let us know!

And to everyone in Burrillville, we wish you a safe and happy 2019!

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