Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Burrillville

Burrillville residents document unique quarantine experiences

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BURRILLVILLE – From the fun of family board game nights, home renovation projects and Netflix binges, to the challenges of distance learning and trying to keep enough food in the house, the experience of staying at home varies from family to family, and northern Rhode Island is no exception.  In a follow-up with the 40 local families who participated in...

Pandemic creates challenges for Burrillville’s mental health, substance prevention team

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BURRILLVILLE – From meetings for those struggling with addiction, to events and advocacy aimed at educating youth, activities aimed at substance abuse prevention came to a screeching halt in March as the region reacted to the threat from Covid-19. But town officials aim to continue efforts aimed at keeping drug abuse and and addiction at bay, and at a virtual...

Letter: Photographer thanks participants in Front Steps Project, $1,400 donated

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One thing we can all agree on is Covid has definitely changed all of our lives in some way; some more than others. As wedding and event photographers, we were just starting to crawl out of slow season and I was so excited to finally get back to work. If you don’t know me well, I am a very goal...

Winter storm, holiday delays: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this weekend

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Today is Friday, Jan. 17 and here are five things Burrillville residents need to know: Warming centers Brrr... it's cold out there, and frigid temperatures are expected for the next several days. If you, or someone you know, needs a place to stay warm and safe, Jesse Smith Memorial Library is named as a warming shelter by the Rhode Island Emergency Management...

Burrillville High School wins $20K grant for computer science

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PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Education has announced 20 winners of Computer Science for Rhode Island High School grants to expand computer science pathways in Rhode Island, including Burrillville High School. The CS4RI grants, supported through a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, will provide $20,000 each to 20 high schools, as well as professional...

Back in business: Burrillville to hold free outdoor concerts May 16

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Update: As of Monday, May 11, this event has been postponed. Read more here. BURRILLVILLE – With stay-at-home orders lifted and residents coming out of their homes, some for the first time in more than a month, town officials say they're ready to declare: Burrillville is back in business. And on Saturday, May 16, they'll gather some of the best local...

BPAC to offer new scholarship to Burrillville student with record fighting substance abuse

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BURRILLVILLE – The Burrillville Prevention Action Coalition will offer a new scholarship this year to a Burrillville High School graduate who has participated in one of two clubs that work in substance abuse prevention. The scholarship will go to a 2020 senior who is a member of either Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse or Students Against Destructive Decisions. Applicants will have...