Whitehouse visit, market trucks, playground refresh & Spring Splash: Six things to know in Burrillville this week

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will visit town this week to kick off his political campaign.

Town committee

The Burrillville Democratic Town Committee will hold is their monthly meeting on Wednesday,  May 29, starting at 6 p.m. at Jesse Smith Library at 100 Tinkham Lane. Those interested in joining the group are welcome to attend.

On Thursday, May 30, the committee will welcome U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse as he begins his 2024 Senate campaign. The meet and greet event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. For complete event details contact committee chair Fred Hunt at  [email protected]


The town of Burrillville will hold an Eco-Depot Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Public Works building at 200 Clear River Drive. Waste such as chemicals, paints and stains will be collection by appointment only by calling Rhode Island Resource Recovery Center at (401) 942-1430 ext. 3241.

Touch-a-Truck at the Farmer’s Market

The Burrillville Farmer’s Marker will open for the 2024 season on Saturday, June 1 with a Touch-a-Truck event to kick off the weekly markets. The event will take place at the Stillwater Mill Pavilion at 75 Tinkham Lane from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with more than a dozen local vendors and farmers offering fresh produce, local meats, honey, farm-fresh goods, goat’s milk soaps, plants, handmade items, and more. Enjoy live music by Jim Lawrence Wilson with Not Your Average Popcorn also on site, and bring your little ones to explore and touch an impressive array of trucks on display, also sponsored by Liberty Farms.

Playground work

Volunteers are needed for Saturday, June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to help refresh the playground at A.T. Levy Elementary School at 135 Harrisville Main St. The PTA will provide lunch and workers can stay for a few hours or the whole day to help deep clean the black top with brooms, place stencils and paint. Participants should come dressed to make a mess, with comfortable shoes and clothes, and sunscreen and water are also recommended.

Volunteers must be of high school age or older and community service hours are available. Register to help out here and email [email protected] with any questions.

Spring Splash

The Burrillville Redevelopment Agency and Bravo Brewing Company will host the Fountain Square Spring Splash on Saturday, June 1 from 4 to 9 p.m. along Pascoag Main Street. The street will be closed to traffic as businesses serve food and drinks in the street and Back Rhodes performs live music. The also will be food trucks, vendor booths, carriage rides and new games and activities including a scavenger hunt, bounce house, Big Nazo and more. The rain date for the event is Sunday, June 2 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Read more here and view a map of the festivities here.

Town meetings

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a meeting in executive session on Tuesday, May 28 starting at 2:30 p.m. in the administration building at 2300 Broncos Highway. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 141 Clear River Drive. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Redevelopment Agency will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 28 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the community room at Jesse Smith Memorial Library. The agenda is here.

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  1. He is a perfect example of a privileged class trying to make the rest of us feel guilty because we work.

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