Town of North Smithfield

July 6th, 2018 Edition





Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski


I hope the work to restore and paint all exterior trim that is being performed by Martone Painting Company is being noticed by all who pass by Town Hall of late. When I started as the administrator in December of 2016, I viewed the building more closely and noticed how the wood around the entrances and the trim at the roof line was deteriorating and needed to be painted. The change that is happening as the workers have taken admirable care to prepare surfaces and begin to apply paint is making quite a difference. The work is expensive, but it certainly will be cheaper in the long run to have all the wood cleaned and protected again instead of having it fall to rot and need replacement. By restoring and painting now our target is ultimately to get the best value for the tax dollars that are spent. We hope to be leaving this building for a renovated Kendall Dean at some point soon, but when we do, we plan to have our Memorial Building in a condition that allows it to continue as one of Slatersville‚Äôs iconic structures.  







The NS Heritage Association will begin offering tours of our Town's 60 Historic Cemeteries promptly at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 7th. Tours will last no more than two hours. The first tour will include the 5 cemeteries that form the Union Cemetery Annex, Union Cemetery and the Friends Church Cemetery across the highway.  


A copy of the upcoming tours can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. You can check the RI Historic Cemetery database for lot names, descriptions and graves at Just click on the drop down menu and click on North Smithfield. Some lots are contingent on landowner permission to access.


We will be in shade most of the time but participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, insect spray and at least one bottle of water. Please RSVP to me if you plan to attend. We will limit participation to the first 25 people to reply.   


For this tour, four have already signed up. We ask participants to please enter Union Cemetery at the center entrance across from the Friends Church and turn left onto the dirt road along the stone wall. Park behind the car in front of you. Walk ahead to the tree line where we will gather for the tour.



Rich Keene

President, NSHA


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A Message from the Town of Blackstone

Superintendent of Public Works:


The Town of Blackstone would like to make you aware that they will be installing a water meter pit at Elizabeth Street and St. Paul Street.


They tentatively expect to start the work Monday, July 9, 2018 and work through the middle of August. The road will be closed periodically to complete the work. Waterford Village Residents should expect an interruption of water service with a date to be determined.


Please call the Town of Blackstone Water Department at (508) 883-9331 or the Town of North Smithfield Water Department at (401) 767-2200 x305 with any questions.





North Smithfield Announces First Ever Fireworks Display


Come join us for our First Ever Fireworks Display

When: Saturday, July 14th

Rain Date: Sunday, July 15th

Where: North Smithfield High School

Time: Sunset


Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 767-2200 ext. 301.





North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

North Smithfield, RI 02896


The flavor of the month for July is

Pancake Mix & Syrup

Any donations or monetary gifts for the food pantry can be dropped off at the Slatersville Congregational Church between 9:00 am and noon. An additional drop box is available at the Town Hall during regular business hours. 








Full & Part Time Police Dispatcher Positions Available



  • The North Smithfield Police Department is seeking full and part-time dispatchers
  • Shifts Available: 1st 0800-1600 hrs 2nd 1600-0000 hrs 3rd 0000-0800 hrs.
  • Paid training: 80 hours
  • Benefit package: full time employees
  • Wage scale: PT $19.00/hr FT $21.00/hr




Please return completed applications as soon as possible. Positions will commence September 1, 2018. Interested parties may contact a department representative for further information at 401-762-1212 ext. 200.









Summer Concert Series on the Common

Sunday, July 8th

5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Slatersville Congregational Church 



Jesse Liam Band



With their signature family-harmony sound on display, Jesse and Jack perform as a duo or with a full band alongside drummer, Michael DeQuattro, and bassist, Joseph Bentley.


Generously Sponsored by 

Navigant Bank 



**Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and join family and friends under the summer skies. **The church kitchen will be serving great food and ice cream sundaes to top off the night. **The North Smithfield Food Pantry will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the pantry and get ready for winter needs. 









Click Here for the Breathe4Steve's Links for Life Sponsorship Letter









12th Annual 

North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 15, 2018

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds


Vendor spots are still available. Due to overwhelming requests, vendor spots are larger this year. Get your application in quick before all the spots fill up.


The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, July 18th at 6:00 at R&R Machine Industries, Inc. 147 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield


Click Here for more information on the event and a list of the upcoming Committee Meetings.







Click here for Registration Information














Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by





Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 10th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike


Municipal Building Task Force Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 11th @ 5:30 pm

Kendall Dean School

83 Greene St.

North Smithfield, RI 02896


Budget Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 11th @ 6:00 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI 02876


Planning Board Meeting

Thursday, July 12th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02876







Town of North Smithfield | One Main Street, P.O. Box 248, Slatersville, RI 02876









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