Town of North Smithfield 

June 15, 2017 Edition












What's Happening in North Smithfield







Message from the Town Administrator


For information relating to the development of the budget and the Administrator's recommendations, 

Please Click Here

Please Click Here for Summary of Budget




Congratulations to our 2017 North Smithfield High School Graduates.  Always remember, there is no limit to what you can do if you keep believing in yourself.  Best of luck in all of your future endeavors.  




Safety Reminder!

From the Office of the Public Safety Director

The NSPD and Animal Control are on the lookout and will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.

It is a punishable offense in Rhode Island.




Summer Hours at the Highway Garage 

Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm

Saturday 9 am - 3 pm

** MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS:  Drop Off hours are SATURDAY 9 am - 3 pm

** YARD WASTE: must be brought into the yard and is only accepted during business hours.  Please understand: ANY yard waste or items left out in the front of the garage, will be considered illegal dumping.

** MOTOR OIL:  Can NO longer be accepted at our garage. We are currently in the process of remodeling our oil collection area.  Residents can bring motor oil, along with other household hazardous waste (HHW),  to RIRRC's Eco-Depot collections. see additional date on our website

**RIGID PLASTIC & SCRAP METAL:  We accept these items for recycling anytime we are open. Both scrap metal & rigid plastic are great recyclables.  Just bring it to the garage. Please remember these items do not belong in the curbside recycle bin, and never in the trash can.






4th Annual Zoë's Lemonade Stand 

Kicking off at our annual Yard Sale

This Saturday, June 17th 

Rain date: Saturday, June 24th

30 Old Pound Hill Road



In 2014,  Zoë's Lemonade Stand raised $2,200, in 2015 it raised $8,115, and in 2016 it raised $7,020, for a combined total of $17,335.  The goal for this year is to raise $9,000 for a combined total of over $25,000.

All proceeds go to the Extraordinary Funds for 6 West at Boston Children's Hospital in honor of Zoë Faye Young.




People can also donate online at :















  2017 concert series


Thank you to our sponsor:

Navigant Credit Union




The Little Red Schoolhouse

Open for Visitors Again


The Little Red Schoolhouse will be open for visitors on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and again on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

This is a great opportunity to take a look inside, talk with a former student who can share what it was like going to a one-room schoolhouse, and learn a little history of our town.  While you are there, view our "Pickets of Memories" fence and see a variety of historical gifts the Association has available.

For further information: contact Donna Kaehler at 401-762-2542









Upcoming Meetings




Town Council Meeting

Monday, June 19 @ 6:45 P.M.

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896


Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Monday, June 19 @ 6:30 PM

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  02876


Sewer Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 21 @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896



Charter Review Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:30 P.M.

Kendall Dean Auditorium 

83 Greene St.

North Smithfield, RI  02896








The death toll in the Missouri duck boat tragedy is up to 13, with over half a dozen people injured and several more still missing. The amphibious vehicle got caught in choppy waters as it tried to cross Table Rock Lake near Branson during a storm yesterday evening. Divers will continue to search today for those still in the water.        President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to meet again in the fall - this time in Washington. The White House says the President agreed during the Helsinki summit to ongoing working-level dialogue between U.S. and Russian security council staffs. Word of the invite comes as Trump has been widely criticized following his first meeting with Putin over perceptions that he gave up too much ground over the issue of election meddling. Russia is showing off President Vladimir Putin's new generation of conventional and nuclear weapons. Russia's Defense Ministry broadcast a series of videos yesterday, following up on Putin's announcement in March. In an aggressive speech four months ago, Putin said Russia had developed a new array of nuclear weapons that could hit almost anywhere on Earth and evade a missile shield built by the U.S. The videos broadcast yesterday show Hollywood-style depictions of many of those weapons being tested or launched.        The NFL is putting its new national anthem policy on hold. The NFL and players union released a joint statement saying that league and team policies regarding conduct during the anthem will not be issued or enforced for several weeks as part of a standstill agreement. The two sides say they will continue their dialogue as they work through the anthem issue.        Your binge-watching may soon be interrupted by a test from the Emergency Alert System. A new Senate bill was introduced Wednesday that would explore the feasibility of sending emergency alerts through online streaming services. The bill itself doesn't mention any platforms, but a press release announcing the bill said services like Netflix and Spotify could be affected.        The Broadway musical Cats is being made into a movie starring Taylor Swift. Universal says the film version of Cats will also star James Corden, Jennifer Hudson and Ian McKellen. The director will be Tom Hooper, who directed Les Miserables. Shooting for Cats will begin later this year in the UK.