PRESS RELEASE

 

Given the mandated closings and other restrictions that the corona virus is causing, it is recognized that it may be a challenge for some North Smithfield taxpayers to make payment for fourth quarter property and auto excise taxes that are due on April 15, 2020.  Such being the case, while the due date will remain April 15, 2020, please be advised that the date for imposition of interest and penalties will be delayed until May 15, 2020.  Payments made by May 15, 2020 will therefore result in no penalty or interest.  Those who can make their payments by April 15 are still encouraged to do so, and will be appreciated, as they will ensure that our local services can continue during these very different and challenging times.  For our residents and businesses that are without income we hope this grace period relieves one of your immediate concerns.

 

Gary S. Ezovski PE

Administrator

Town of North Smithfield

PO Box 248

Slatersville, RI 02876

Office     401-767-2200 Ext. 303

Cell          401-640-5001

 

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President Trump is hopeful that the fight against the coronavirus outbreak could be turning a corner. At a White House briefing Sunday, Trump said there were signs of "light at the end of the tunnel." He noted that in New York, the nation's epicenter of the virus, the numbers of deaths dropped for the first time.        Donald Trump is sending his best wishes to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he continues to battle coronavirus. Johnson was admitted to the hospital over the weekend. He said at a press briefing Sunday that Americans are praying for him to get better.       The Bronx Zoo is announcing a tiger had tested positive for the deadly virus. The zoo has been closed to the public since mid-March, and Nadia, a four-year-old female Malayan Tiger, has been showing symptoms since March 27th. The Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the New York City zoo, said that anyone "sick with COVID-19 should restrict contact with animals out of an abundance of caution."       Joe Biden is expected to begin holding a series of virtual fundraisers. The Hill says the former Vice President is planning to host a 28-hundred-dollar per person "virtual fireside chat" later this month. Donors will receive log-in instructions to attend the online event.        Singer Marianne Faithfull is the latest celebrity to be battling the coronavirus. Her manager said Sunday she's in stable condition and responding to treatment in a hospital in London. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of Joe Diffe and Fountains of Wayne frontman Adam Schlesinger.