Snowfall, Game Night & Spring Showcase: Six things to know in Burrillville this week

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Last week, Burrillville students celebrated their first 100 days of the school year. Credit: Burrillville Public Schools

Snow

A winter storm is headed our way, with snow expected to begin overnight and some 7 to 13 inches projected for northern Rhode Island. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch through 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 with the heaviest snowfall expected between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The Burrillville School District calls and emails families when decisions regarding weather cancellations are made. Families should make sure that their email address and telephone number are correct in Skyward, the online portal at https://www.bsd-ri.net/parents-students/skyward-access

Local closings and delays can also be view on the RI Broadcasters Association website here.

RIPTA hearings

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will hold public hearings on proposed service changes this week. The authority announced that the reductions in service statewide are a direct response to its driver shortage and that the proposed service changes are based on data that identified the lowest performing routes and trip times. Changes include redistributing resources from low-performing routes to high-performing routes.

The proposed service changes would affect 33 regular bus routes and include the elimination of routes or route segments, the decrease of service frequency, as well as the increase of service frequency on some high performing routes.  In Burrillville, proposals include a reduction in the number of trips for Route 9x – the Pascoag Express.

All input from the public at the hearings will go to RIPTA’s Board of Directors in February and the Board will vote on the proposed service changes at its February 22, 2024, Board meeting. If approved, service changes would go into effect on Saturday, April 6, 2024. For more information on these changes, passengers can visit RIPTA.com/PublicHearings.

The public hearing schedule is as follows:

Monday, Feb. 12
Barrington Public Library
281 County Road, Barrington
Times: 12:30 – 2 p.m. & 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Pawtucket City Hall Council Chambers
137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket
Times: 12:30 – 2 p.m. & 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Providence Foundation
30 Exchange Terrace, Providence
Times: 12:30 – 2 p.m. & 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 15
Newport CCRI Auditorium
One John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport
Times: 12:30 – 2 p.m. & 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Spring showcase

Current and prospective Burrillville High School students are invited to the school at 425 East Ave. on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the annual Spring Showcase. Learn about the school’s academic programs, career and technical education pathway programs, music and art offerings, athletics, clubs and more. The event will begin with opening remarks and a school overview at 4:30 p.m.

Open game night

The Burrillville Prevention Action Coalition will hold an Open Game Night at Jesse Smith Memorial Library at 100 Tinkham Lane on Friday, Feb. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to youth in grades 6th through 12 featuring OneUp Games and has a strict, “no in and out,” policy. For more information, contact Monica Blanchette at [email protected].

Wild game

Scout Troop One Pascoag will hold a Wild Game Dinner fundraiser on Monday, Feb. 19, with servings of a seven-course meal beginning at 5 and 7 p.m. at Serios Restaurant at 405 Church St. Tickets cost $40 and must be purchased in advance by contacting Scoutmaster Newt Stevens at (401) 568-0395 or Asst. Scoutmaster Jeremiah Stevens at (401) 744-5637.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Recreation Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, Feb. 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Jesse Smith Memorial Library at 100 Tinkham Lane. The agenda is here.

The Pascoag Fire District will hold a meeting on Monday, Feb. 12 starting at 7 p.m. at Station #2 at 141 Howard Ave. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the media center of Burrillville High School at 425 East Ave. with executive session starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 6 p.m. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Budget Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

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