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The weekend: Celebrate dad locally with events, food & entertainment

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Northern RI – With Father's Day weekend upon us, it's a great time to get out and enjoy some quality time with dad at a local event or establishment. For the dad who loves the great outdoors, there are many hiking trails to explore in northern Rhode Island, and if you're looking for a guide, you can join the Burrillville...

Work Ready Truck looks to relocate to new auto facility on Victory Highway in Burrillville

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BURRILLVILLE – A business that sells and installs trucking equipment has received master plan approval to construct a new auto facility on a 9.69 acre lot on Victory Highway. Work Ready Truck owner Michael Sitkin told members of the Burrillville Planning Board that he intends to move operations from a leased space on Putnam Pike in Johnston to a new,...

Artistry & spectacle: O’Neill aims high with Assembly Theatre production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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BURRILLVILLE – In March, cast members in Director Chris O'Neill's production of Disney's, "Beauty and the Beast," – now at the Assembly Theatre – attended another performance from the beloved entertainment conglomerate, catching, "Frozen The Musical," at the Providence Performing Arts Center. The winter show in Providence won high praise for its elaborate costume and set design, stellar cast performances...

Photos: Bronco graduates celebrate growth, transformation at 123rd commencement ceremony

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BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville High School's 123rd commencement went off without a hitch in a tightly packed, somewhat warm Levy Rink, as parents, friends and relatives used programs to fan themselves while waiting for loved ones to receive their diplomas. Supt. Michael Sollitto welcomed those in attendance, reminding graduates to "take a moment to reflect on your journey." "From the first day of...

Family Fair, Feast on the Farm & budget vote: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Beauty and the Beast continues The Rhode Island Stage Ensemble's production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast continues this week at the Assembly Theatre at 26 East Ave., with performance on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 15 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $27 or $23 for students, seniors and military members and can be...

Summer-long closure of Route 102 & Whipple Avenue in Burrillville begin June 21

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BURRILLVILLE – Starting on Friday night, June 21, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Route 102/Broncos Highway in Burrillville between Central Street and East Avenue, to complete work on two bridges. The closure will be in place through the summer, and RIDOT expects to reopen the road in late August. During the closure, traffic...

Sunday cartoon: Kids baseball injury prevention

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BURRILLVILLE – Warmer temperatures and sunny days allow children to become more active when it comes to outdoor activities and playing sports this time of year. School will be ending soon and summer vacation season will be underway across the state and region. I see plenty of kids playing baseball in open fields and empty parking lots while I’m...