President’s Day, paper puppets: Five things to know in Burrillville this weekend


Normal trash pickup

Public Works reminds residents that President’s Day is not a trash holiday in Burrillville. There will be no change to pickup for the week of February 18.

Questions can be directed to Public Works Refuse & Recycling Division at 568-4440 ext. 12.

Sign up for Community Health

The Pascoag Fire Department Community Health Program aims to help people who may need diabetes education/management, respiratory disease education, and preventable hospital events such as frequent falling. Community Health collaborates with WellOne Medical in Pascoag. CHP conducts home visits or provides phone calls to citizens of Pascoag that are enrolled in the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry.

RISNER lets police, fire, and other first responders in the community better prepare for and respond to a person’s needs during a hurricane, storm, or other emergency. Many people may need extra help during a time of emergency, including people who use life support systems such as oxygen, respirator, ventilator, dialysis, pacemaker, or are insulin dependent, have mobility disabilities, are visually impaired, blind, hard of hearing, or deaf, have speech, cognitive, developmental or mental health disabilities, and or use assistive animals or a prosthesis.

RISNER is serviced by the RI Dept. Of Health and is free to all Rhode Islanders.

The Safe Landing Program is another element of Community Health and is an education and safety program for parents expecting a child. Safe Landings teaches expecting parents infant CPR, inspect and certify child car seat, and provide a home safety assessment to make sure the house is, “Baby Safe”. The Safe Landing Program is to reduce infant mortality.

If you need assistance or have a family member that may need assistance, call 401-568-4470.

Paper puppets

Jesse Smith Memorial Library will teach kids under 10 how to make woodland animal paper puppets on Saturday, Feb. 15. Drop in at the Children’s Department between 11 and noon.

At the Assembly

On this weekend, 77 years ago, the Burrillville High School Senior Play called “The Masquerader” was presented at the Assembly Theatre. Who do you recognize in the photo above, taken in 1942?

Deacon Lapierre delivers the opening prayer at a ceremony honoring the late Richard Jenks

Firefighters honor Jenks

On the one year anniversary of his death, the Pascoag Fire Department held a tribute to the late Richard Jenks. Jenks died in the line of duty on Feb. 14, 2018. Firefighters held a moment of silence and blew the fire whistle in his honor.

Jenks, who died at the age of 72, was just the second firefighter to perish in the line of duty since the organized fire service began in Burrillville in 1903.

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