Buxton’s 250th birthday will cause traffic delays on Friday and Saturday this weekend. A parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday is set to roll along River Road (Route 112) File photo

Buxton 250th to cause traffic delays

Buxton Police Chief Troy Cline said motorists should expect traffic congestion this weekend as the town celebrates its 250th birthday.

The celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday in Weymouth Park.

“There will be numerous events on the field and motorists should expect delays on Beech Plains Road (Route 112). This event may also impact traffic at the intersection of Routes 112 and 202 or the Tory Hill intersection as it is locally known,” Cline said.

“The events at Weymouth Park close at 9 p.m. and motorist may see an increase of pedestrian traffic in the area and should use caution and slow down.”

Numerous events including a parade are scheduled on Saturday at Tory Hill that are expected to cause delays.


“We would ask that everyone be patient and respectful of those working the events,” Cline said.

These are family friendly events and police want everyone to have a great time, he said.

Birthday to shutter town hall

Buxton Town Hall, 185 Portland Road will be closed Friday, Aug. 5, as municipal staff prepare for the town’s birthday celebration this weekend.

Phone numbers list to benefit residents

Aginginbuxton has announced has received a grant from Narragansett One Foundation for a project to benefit the town’s residents.


With the foundation’s funds and the cooperation of the town’s office staff, a resource list of all important town phone numbers will be included in the next tax bill.

“This handy list will help everyone reach needed contacts in Buxton,” a press release said.

For more information, contact Ellen and Terri by emailing Aginginbuxton@gmail.com.




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