Burrillville Lightning, heat advisory: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week

Congratulations to the Burrillville/North Smithfield Girls Softball Co-op on winning the RIIL Division III championship. For those keeping track, Burrillville High School teams to recently win in their divisions include girls LAX, boys LAX, and now, softball, finishing out a great year for Bronco sports. Tennis and baseball teams also made it all the way to the finals and boys volleyball made the playoffs – and won a team sportsmanship award. The school also had the runner up in the state golf championship, Jake Trimble, and had several wrestlers place in the state tournament, along with a track and field athlete.

Vaccine sites

The town of Burrillville reminds residents that pharmacy sites statewide are open for registration including CVS and Walgreen’s.

State agencies are also working with businesses and organizations to set up dedicated vaccine events. Those interested can email the town manager’s office at [email protected] or just scan the qr codes found in the a release from the town with their smartphone. The full release from the town can be found here.

Heat advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for northern Rhode Island, which remains in effect through 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. NWS advises that hot temperatures and high humidity could cause heat-related illnesses to occur.

Burrillville residents in need of a place to cool off are invited to stop by Jesse Smith Memorial Library this week. The air-conditioned facility is open to the public during library hours Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burrillville Animal Control also reminds residents to take measures to ensure the safety of pets during this extreme heat. Leave your dogs at home, and keep pets indoors as much as possible, and walking only in the early morning and later in the evening. Don’t forget to provide extra water for all pets, and also for livestock. Keep yourself and your pets cool, hydrated and safe through this dangerous heat.

Host families needed

Program organizers are looking for families who will be a great match to host a foreign student for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. The host families must provide three meals a day, a bed to sleep in, and help to fulfill the dream of coming to the U.S. to study. All students have their own spending money and medical and liability insurance; and pay for all their own personal items, entertainment and school fees. Families must be able to pass a federal and local criminal background check, provide personal references and complete a home inspection. All household configurations are encouraged to apply.

For more information visit https://edutrav.org/become-a-volunteer-host-familyor email [email protected].

Burrillville Lightning is back

Burrillville Lightning is now accepting registration for a K-12 wrestling program created to teach new athletes the fundamentals of wrestling, and returning athletes the more advanced techniques needed to find success in the sport. Practices will be held in the Levy Rink starting on Tuesday, July 6 and running through Saturday, August 7.

Anyone interested in signing an athlete up should fill out this google form and contacting Head Coach Jacob Rivers by email at [email protected] or by text at (401)-710-1581. USA Membership is included in the club fee and the organization also offers a family discount.

Town meetings

The Pascoag Utility District Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on Monday, June 28 starting at 2 p.m. at 253 Pascoag Main St. The agenda can be found here.

There are no other town meetings scheduled for the week of June 28 to July 4.

Looking for information on local 4th of July celebrations, upcoming concerts and more things to do this summer in northern Rhode Island? NRI NOW has you covered. Come back later this week for our complete guide to summer. Readers can download the guide, and print copies will be distributed throughout northern Rhode Island in this special, Summer/Back In Business edition.

Summer stories will also be published individually on the website in the upcoming weeks.

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