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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...

A 65 year tradition on hold: Burrillville fire company cancels 2024 Field Day & Muster

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BURRILLVILLE – For more the six decades, the Oakland Mapleville Fire Department's annual Field Day & Muster has brought together local families for food, fun and a little friendly competition on Labor Day weekend. But changes to the landscape, from the literal construction of new houses, to concerns about traffic, parking and the escalating food costs, have led to...

The weekend: Head outside for strawberries, bridge hike and more with 40 things to do in northern RI

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Northern, RI – The season of outdoor music, farmer's markets and fishing derbies is fully upon us, and there's plenty to do and see locally this weekend in northern Rhode Island. Welcome to The Weekend, our roundup of all the great ways to enjoy your free time while keeping it local, with a little something for everyone, from crafting classes,...

Serial shoplifter from Burrillville held without bail

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WOONSOCKET – The long arm of the law finally caught up with a serial shoplifter from Burrillville after he was caught on camera pilfering merchandise from a local convenience store nearly a month ago, police say. Michael A. Gasbarro, 35, of 65 West Ironstone Road, is now held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions on Woonsocket police charges of...

Photos: Guests young & old turn out for Spring Splash in Pascoag

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BURRILLVILLE – Soaking up the sun at the Fountain Square Spring Splash festival in Pascoag, residents of Burrillville and visitors meandered along the street, checking out merchandise, munching on food, and stopping to listen to music or chat with friends. Pascoag Main Street was crowded with smiling people at the second annual event sponsored by the Burrillville Redevelopment Agency, Bravo...

Photos: Local students, educators & police gather for northern RI leg of Special Olympics Torch Run

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GLOCESTER – The annual Special Olympics Torch Run took off in style with Burrillville runners handing off the torch at the Chepachet Fire Station to a contingent of 15 Ponaganset Middle School runners and their teachers, accompanied by members of the Glocester Police Department, along with Councilor Walter Steere, who headed to Smithfield for the next leg. Leading the middle...

Senate passes de la Cruz bill on Hospital Pricing Transparency

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STATE HOUSE — The state Senate passed legislation introduced by Minority Leader Sen. Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican representing District 23 in North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, that would provide a procedure requiring health care facilities to maintain a searchable price list for all facility items.  This legislation is part of the larger Senate HEALTH package rolled out in...