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Town of North Smithfield

November 8, 2019 Edition





Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski


Though we might all hope and pray that there will be a time where peace prevails and need for military action is eliminated, history through the millennia indicates the chances for that are very, very small. Such as it is, there has continually been a need for the most brave among us to put on a uniform to uphold our belief in freedom and our commitment to a rule of law that respects the rights of every American and, in so many cases, those who are not Americans. 


On Monday we celebrate Veterans Day. We celebrate those who have the courage to wear our country’s military uniforms today and on every yesterday from the battles of Lexington to those in the middle east. We are a people who believe in peace. But we are a people who also steadfastly believe in freedom. We are a people who are so very fortunate to have people living among us who are willing to fight for those beliefs. Celebrate Veterans Day this year, and every year, by warmly thanking those who serve and where necessary helping them obtain the support they may need for the injuries they may have sustained for our beliefs. May they forever know we also believe in them!





Town Hall offices will be closed on Monday, November 11th, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no trash or recycling on Monday, November 11th, 2019. All routes will be delayed by one day.

Have a safe Holiday Weekend!











The Veterans Memorial Stadium Monument Dedication Ceremony

Friday, November 8th

6:00 PM


The Veterans Memorial Stadium monument dedication ceremony is now definitively set for pregame on Friday night, November 8th. The ceremony will be held at 6:00 PM, prior to the North Smithfield High School/Mount Saint Charles Senior Night football game, featuring NSHS/MSC v. Scituate. Please plan to come out to celebrate the VMS monument dedication, and to congratulate our senior class as well. And - we are not done, as we have more to come, including signage commemorating Dr. Paul F. Joyce and the Wall of Honor. Thank you to all who have helped to make this effort a reality! 





The VFW will be holding a Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, November 11th at 11:00 am at Scouter’s Hall in Slatersville. A collation will follow. 








Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by


(Agendas in PDF form will be posted next to the corresponding meeting if available before this newsletter is published)


Special Meeting of the Town Council (Agenda)

Tuesday, November 12th @ 6:30 PM

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896



Conservation Commission Meeting (Agenda)

Tuesday, November 12th @ 7:00 pm

Villa at St. Antoine, small dining room

400 Mendon Road

North Smithfield, RI 02896



Zoning Board Meeting (Agenda)

Tuesday, November 12th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896


Curbside yard waste has started and will continue through 

December 6th.


Yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash and recycling.  Residents can have a reasonable amount of leaf bags or cans, clearly marked, of yard waste out at the curb for weekly collection. The fall collection season runs from Monday, October 7th - Friday, December 6th, 2019.


Drop off hours at our Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway will continue Saturdays from 9 am - 3 pm ONLY until April 1, 2020. Residents are welcome to bring yard waste or accepted recyclables. The town offers free drop off for rigid plastic and scrap metal items as well as used motor oil. Please do not leave items outside the gate after business hours, we will take notice.



For additional information contact 767-2200 x 348









Come on out for a fun time on Veterans Day! USO Style night with Betty Bombshell Productions, a Bob Hope Impersonator, The Cabaret and Burlesque Performances. Funds raised from this event go toward critical home repairs for veterans and their families.

Click Here for Habitat for Humanity West Bay Activities & Events





Community Heart Saver CPR/AED Class


The North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Service will be offering an American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR/AED class to North Smithfield residents and business owners.

Upon successful completion of the four hour class, students will be fully trained and certified in Heart Saver CPR and trained on how to operate an Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED).

The class will be held at the NSFR Station #2, 1470 Providence Pike, on Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. The cost of the class is sixty dollars per person. The fee includes the cost of text books and certification cards. The Class must have a minimum of three students and a maximum of ten students.

Please RSVP to Chief David Chartier at 762-1135 no later than 4:00 pm Wednesday, November 27th. Because text books need to be ordered in advance, payment must be received before the order is placed on December 2nd to secure your spot in the class.


NOTE: This class is for lay person CPR/AED instruction. Healthcare provider CPR and CPR recertification classes may be offered in the future or upon request. Class size parameters will still apply.





Safety tips from North Smithfield Fire & Rescue

Change your clocks = Change the batteries in your smoke & Carbon Monoxide alarms!

Change your clocks = Change the batteries in your smoke & Carbon Monoxide alarms!

We can’t say it enough! 

It is so important to check the batteries in your smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms. This inexpensive item can SAVE A LIFE! 


Some smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms come with a ten year sealed battery. If you have this type of alarm, we ask that you test them periodically. Information about testing can be found in the manufactures instructions. Replace smoke detectors every ten years and carbon monoxide detectors every five years.


Alert - During home inspections, our fire prevention division has found non-certified smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. In most cases, these alarms were purchased through the internet. Please make sure, when buying smoke and Carbon monoxide alarms, they have the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) stamp or the Factory Mutual (FM) stamp. UL and FM certified products are accepted under the Rhode Island State Fire Code. 


Heating appliances require maintenance to guarantee efficiency. Failure to maintain this equipment adds great risk for fire and/or carbon monoxide exposure.    

·       Chimney’s should be cleaned and inspected regularly.

·       Boilers should be serviced to include testing and inspection.

·       Fireplaces should be cleaned regularly.

Also, remember to use all heating units to the manufactures specification. Space heaters are safe when used correctly. NEVER use any heating appliance against manufactures recommendations.  


As always, feel free to contact the North Smithfield Fire Prevention office at (401) 762-1135 Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm for any fire safety questions you may have. There is no fee for us to come to your home for a fire safety inspection to make sure your home is safe.

Stay Healthy & Safe!







The North Smithfield Heritage Association


Upcoming Events:


North Smithfield History Night--The Dorr Rebellion

Friday, November 8th 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Heritage Hall, 101 Greene St, Slatersville, RI

RI Historian Russell DeSimone will present the Dorr Rebellion (1842-1843) and the influence of Dr. Metcalf Marsh of Slatersville. Visit the Heritage Association Facebook page for more information on this event.


Louisquisset District Tour

Saturday, November 9th at 9:00 am- 11:00 am

Meet at the Stop & Shop parking lot near Walgreens

Old Sayles Hill Rd, Rustic Drive-In, Country View Motel, Milk Can

Wear a hat, long pants, comfortable walking shoes; bring water and insect repellent.

For more information about upcoming events, historic cemetery tours, restoration projects, genealogy, hall rentals and membership visit or on Facebook. 







Click Here for the North Smithfield/Lincoln/

Cumberland Prevention Coalition Fall Newsletter


Filled with lots of great information for parents!!














Hey North Smithfield! Did you know that North Smithfield students have an awesome opportunity to join a ski club this winter? This program started 4 years ago and it has been great!. We have filled one coach bus and there are enough people to start another bus, but we need to fill it. If your child doesn’t ski, don’t worry. You can take lessons and rent equipment. High School and Middle School students can ski without a parent. If you want to bring your Elementary child (5th grade or younger), you can, but you need to come and be at the mountain with them. We go once a week on Mondays from 3pm-8pm at Wachusett Mountain. Contact Stephen Corriveau for more info. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 401-523-4817



Click here for the Ski Club informational sheet with all dates Deadline is Friday, December 20th.







Click Here for the Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful newsletter.







AAA Defensive Driving Course

 Tuesday November 19th, 2019

9:30am - 2:30pm

Hosted By Senior Services, Inc.


Location: Scouters Hall

North Smithfield, RI


This is a 4-hour program with a

1/2 hour lunch break.


Boxed lunch break will be available (suggested donation $3.00)


The Defensive Driving course is Free!


Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot in class! Be sure to pre-register by calling 401-766-3734.



Check with your insurance company as

completion of this course MAY make you eligible for a discount on insurance premiums






The Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting an: Open Community Forum

Saturday, November 23, 2019

9am to 10:30am

Primrose Fire Station 

(1470 Providence Pike, Please park in back of Station) 

Please come share your thoughts and ideas for improving recreation in our town! 

Light refreshments will be served



















North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

Slatersville, RI 02876



Many, many thanks to all of you who volunteer your time and talents to make the food pantry successful. We currently feed about 90 families. To keep the work from being overwhelming, we need more volunteers. While the food pantry is only open four times a month, it takes many more hours of volunteer work to keep it running well.  


We currently need volunteers to: 

  -  Help with pickup and delivery of donated food. A regular vehicle will do.  

  - Help on Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:30-10:15 to sort food, and we need supervisors for those two times.  

   - Help when the food pantry is open the last two Tuesdays of the month 5:30-7pm, and the last two Saturdays 10-11am to help with clients and carry bags to clients cars.  

    - Coordinate the food rescue and distribution program, requires 4-5 hours a week.  

Are any of these interesting to you? Please contact Rev Eileen. 769-2773




The flavor of the month for NOVEMBER is 


Any donations or monetary gifts for the food pantry can be dropped off at the Slatersville Congregational Church between 9:00 am and noon. You can also mail monetary gifts to P.O. Box 1128, Slatersville, RI 02876. An additional drop box for food items is available at the Town Hall during regular business hours.









Our North Smithfield Animal Shelter is in

Need of Volunteers.


You can volunteer as many or as few days or hours that you can. Every little bit helps! Volunteering at an animal shelter can be a rewarding experience.


Please call the North Smithfield Animal Shelter at 766-0377.





Fiber Arts Gathering


Every Monday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (except the 1st Monday of the month)

At the Meadows

2 Village Way

North Smithfield, RI


  • Join our active group of knitters, crocheters, weavers, darners,quilters and embroiderers.
  • Beginners and experienced are invited. 
  • Come to learn and share.
  • FREE, donations accepted


Sponsored by Friends & Neighbors Fiber Gathering





Senior Services, Inc. has provided services to seniors and adults with disabilities residing in Northern Rhode Island since 1975, in accordance with the Congregate Meal Program financed through a grant with R.I. Department of Elderly Affairs. Senior Services, Inc. provides nutritionally balanced lunches five days a week at our meal sites throughout Northern R.I.


Senior Services, Inc. offers activities, entertainment, computer classes, Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups, and Wellness programs, which include a weekly blood pressure clinic and exercise classes.


Senior Services, Inc. also offers an Adult Day Care Program ("A Home for the Day"), and a Community Information Specialist who can provide information on eligibility for all state and local programs, including RIPAE.


NOVEMBER 2019 Newsletter


NOVEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events


NOVEMBER 2019 Menu


Senior exercise classes at Scouter's Hall, 13 Main Street, North Smithfield include:

  • Zumba Gold Mondays at 10:00 AM, No class November 11th
  • Chair Exercises, Mondays at 11:00 AM
  • Zumba Gold Thursdays at 10:00 AM, No Class on Thanksgiving, November 28th



Mondays at 11:30 am & 12:30 PM

Thursdays at 11:30 AM


Please call in your order by 10am on the Thursday prior to the day(s) on which you plan to attend! Call Senior Services Inc. at (401) 766-3734 with your choice of meal.

Suggested donation is $3.00










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