What's Happening in North Smithfield!

Town of North Smithfield

August 31st, 2018 Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN NORTH SMITHFIELD

 

 

 
 
 

 

All Town Offices will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, 2018 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. 

 

No trash collection will take place on Monday, September 3rd. Tuesday through Friday collections will be postponed one day for the rest of the week. 

 

Saturday, September 1st, the Highway Garage will be open regular hours from

9 am - 3 pm.

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!

 

 

 
 
 

 

TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD

NOTICE TO VOTERS

 

 

The following polling places will be open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018:

 

Primrose Fire Station (North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service Station #2), located at 1470 Providence Pike

Voters whose registered polling location is either the North Smithfield Elementary School or the Primrose Fire Station will vote at the Primrose Fire Station for this Primary Election only. 

This includes PRECINCTS 2501 and 2502 (VOTING DISTS. #1,#2) -- Senatorial Dist. #17, Representative Dist. #48.

 

Scouters’ Hall located at 13 Main Street

This includes PRECINCT 2503 (VOTING DIST. #3) -- Senatorial Dist. #23, Representative Dist. #48.

 

The Villa located at 400 Mendon Road

Voters whose registered polling locations are either the North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service Station #1 (St. Paul St.) or The Villa will vote at The Villa for this Primary Election only. 

This includes PRECINCTS 2404 and 2505 (VOTING DISTS. #4, 5) -- Senatorial Dist. #24, Representative Dist. #48. 

 

Per Order North Smithfield

Board of Canvassers

Paul Connolly

Gary Lapierre

Steven Biron

 

If anyone has any questions, please contact the clerk’s office at 767-2200 ext. 504

 

 

 
 
 

 

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.

 

 

 
 
 

 

OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 

 

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES A SUCCESS!

 

The Town of North Smithfield and Parks and Recreation would like to extend a big Thank You to all the bands that participated in this year’s Summer Concert Series. Thank you for all your efforts and for making the 2018 concert series a success!

 

We also want to extend a huge Thank You to Navigant Credit Union for Sponsoring the 2018 concert series!

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Pickets of Memories

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Association is eager to share some of the history that has taken place at the "Little Red School House." A program was started in 2016 called Pickets of Memories. The goal is to have our beautiful white picket fence that is on the property, lined with plaques stating the names of past alumni and supporters of the historic schoolhouse.  

The plaques will be labeled in three groups. The first would be Alumni of the Forestdale School and the next two for supporters of the school house and would be either "Patron" or "In Memory of" plaques.     

This is a continual program with pickets being available for $25. They are engraved locally by Dan Couture's Trophy Hutch. The plaques will be mounted on an on-going basis. 

Press Release with Program Details 

Picket of Memories Order Form

 

 

 
 
 

 

What is WeeGreen?

 

WeeGreen (wee.green) is an online platform that enables communities and organizations to conduct successful community-based green campaigns that engage local residents, constituents and employees.

 

And at the same time, WeeGreen helps raise cash reserves that can build, grow and maintain local sustainability funds, or simply help your community or organization improve your "bottom line".

 

So while residents and members are helping the environment, making their community more resilient and saving themselves some money, they are also helping your organization or community raise money to support your sustainability efforts, or improve your bottom line.

 

It's a win-win-win.

 

If any of our North Smithfield Volunteer groups are interested in learning more about WeeGreen, please call Town Hall at 767-2200 Ext. 301.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

The North Smithfield Police Department is Currently Seeking Qualified Canadidates for the Position of Police Officer. 

 

Applications will be accepted from August 24, 2018 through September 23, 2018 at midnight. 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call. 762-1212 ext 200.

 

NSPD police application

Applicant information booklet

 

Please use the NSPD application when applying for the position of Police Officer. 

Send completed application to:

North Smithfield Police Department

Attn: Darleen Bourgette

575 Smithfield Road

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

The flavor of the month for September is

CANNED MEAT--TUNA FISH, CHICKEN, ETC.

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. 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Senior Services

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, 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.

We offer activities, entertainment, computer classes, and Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups.

SEPTEMBER 2018 Senior Services Newsletter

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 Calendar of Events 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 Menu  

 

Senior exercise classes at Scouter's Hall, 32 Main Street, North Smithfield include:

  • Zumba Gold Mondays at 10:00 AM
  • Chair Exercises, Mondays at 11:00 AM
  • Zumba Gold Thursdays at 10:00 AM
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

TOUR OUR TOWN'S 60 HISTORIC CEMETERIES

 

Our next NS Historic Cemeteries Tour will occur at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 1st. We will tour two cemeteries located on Old Smithfield Rd, two cemeteries on Sayles Hill Rd and the John Mowry cemetery on Iron Mine Hill Rd. John Mowry and his wife Mary's graves are the oldest known graves in North Smithfield. They both died of Small Pox on July 7, 1690. We will meet in the Union Cemetery on Smithfield Rd at the gate nearest Greenville Rd. People can contact me if they have any questions.

 

A copy of the upcoming tours can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

 

 

Rich Keene

President, NSHA

401-447-6394

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12th Annual 

North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 15, 2018

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds

 

The 12th Annual North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival will be held on Saturday, September 15th, from 11am to 5pm on the joint grounds of North Smithfield High School and Middle School. The annual NS PumpkinFest will be held rain or shine.

As always, the event will host a small retail area where local small business retail vendors will be featuring their products. Non-profit organizations can host a booth as well. Some will be presenting their best foods, lots of free games, inflatables, crafts and activities to raise money for their organizations. The little ones can be entertained by the Mr. Rowland Music Man, Bubble Guy, and BoBo the Clown will be returning. We will also have the REMAX hot air balloon for rides.

There are still a few vendor spots available and applications are available at www.greatpumpkinfestival.org.

 

This year, PumpkinFest will feature a Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest, Pie Eating Contests and a Pumpkin Pie Bake Off. Prizes will be presented at the NS High School Boys Soccer game to be held that evening September 15th at 5pm & 7pm against Cranston West.

 

Family friendly acts on the main stage include: the Iguana Guy; "Charlie Marie", a Country solo artist, the local band Niteflies and Dennis The Magician. For the first time this year, the festival will host the Southwick Zoo, the hands-on ZooMobile Program called EARTH from 11am – 2pm.

 

Admission buttons can be purchased in advance starting on August 15th for $1 per person, at the following locations: NS Town Hall, NS ‘Lil General, R & D Seafood, Wright’s Dairy, Goodwin Bros. and NS Walgreens. Admission purchased at the gate on September 15th is $2 per person.

 

For more information contact the PumpkinFest Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.greatpumpkinfestival.org.

 

 

The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, August 29th 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.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

2nd Annual "Touch-A-Truck" Event will be Held at the North Smithfield Police Station

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2018

TIME: 9:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON

LOCATION: North Smithfield Police Department, rear lot

 

 

*Kids Fingerprinting

*Child Safety Seat Installation/Checks

*Blood Pressure Screening

*Police/Fire Department Vehicles

*Town Highway/EMA Vehicles

 

 

 
 
 

 

AREA FALL EVENTS

 

Franklin Farm Historic Farm & Homestead

Harvest Festival & Tractor Show

Saturday, September 29th 10 am-4 pm

CLICK HERE for more Information 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

 

 

Town Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 4th @ 6:45 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

PumpkinFest Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 5th @ 6:00 pm

R&R Machine Industries

147 Industrial Drive

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Planning Board Meeting

Thursday, September 6th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

                

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