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Town of North Smithfield

July 12th, 2019 Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski

 

 

Some dedicated volunteers have put together a great set of events for NS Days. They are another example of how North Smithfield works together to make good things happen. I am sure those who will attend the sold out Dinner Under the Stars tonight will enjoy a great evening but there are other events this evening and tomorrow as noted below. Both Pacheco Park and the high school grounds will be loaded with fun for all. For the foodies out there, food trucks will be at the high school from 3 to 9 PM on Saturday. Part of their proceeds will help the effort to place a monument for the establishment of our high school field as Veterans Memorial Stadium. And of course it all ends with fireworks tomorrow night. Join the fun that people have provided great effort to arrange! Again, please see the schedule of events listed below!

 

Of course these pages would not be complete without an update on road work which is going to be everywhere over the next couple of weeks. St. Paul St will be paved next week. The areas nearby town hall will also be receiving their final course of asphalt. Caution is advised near town hall in particular as the process creates an obstacle course due to the need to raise structures before the final course of asphalt is placed. Drive through the area cautiously please. Finally, our own road reconstruction work will be kicking off on Wilks, Rainville and a portion of Carlton next week. We ask residents there to avoid parking vehicles in the street during the working hours until after the work is complete. I hope we can see these all as temporary inconveniences for permanent improvement!

 

 

 
 
 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

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

 

Town Council Meeting (Agenda)

Monday, July 15th @ 6:45 PM

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike, N. Smithfield, RI 02896

 

School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 16th @ 6:30 PM

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike, N. Smithfield, RI 02896

 

CANCELED: Sewer Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 17th @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike, N. Smithfield RI 02896

ATTENTION NORTH SMITHFIELD RESIDENTS ON PARKVIEW DRIVE, EDWARD AVENUE, AND NORTH MAIN STREET

UPDATE: WORK HAS BEEN EXTENDED INTO THE WEEK OF JULY 15TH

Upgrades will be made to the Slatersville Public Water System starting the week of July 8th, 2019 on the above mentioned streets.

 

Short interruptions of water service should be anticipated. The Water Department will be changing out the hydrants and installing new valves to the system which will isolate water to the Parkview Drive and Edward Avenue and North Main Areas. Currently, when work is required on this line, water service is interrupted to ALL of Parkview and Edward and a good portion of North Main. These new valves will separate the service to limit the number of users impacted if water service needs to be interrupted. While not pleasing to look at when they're going on, these improvements need to be made to enhance water service to you and your neighbors.

 

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Maura Beck, North Smithfield Water & Sewer Coordinator, 401-767-2200 x305 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 
 
 

 

TOMORROW IS

North Smithfield's 2nd Annual Fireworks

 

Where: North Smithfield High School

Time: 8:00 pm Food Trucks, Music & Fun at the Dr. Paul F. Joyce Athletic Fields

Sundown (Approx. 9:15 PM) 2nd Annual Fireworks

 

If you missed it last year, you sure don't want to miss it this year!

 

Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

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

 

(Presented to you by John Beauregard, the Town of North Smithfield, and your local business community)

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Please note that the Bake Off Competition, the Pet Talent Show, and the Home Garden & Home Landscaping Competition have been canceled.

 

 

 
 
 

 

2019 Tax Bill Due Dates

 

Dear North Smithfield Taxpayer:

 

ALL 2019 real estate, motor vehicle and tangible personal property bills will be mailed the week of July 15th.

Please be aware ALL bills are due on the date listed on the bill stubs.

The dates are also listed below.

 

Real Estate, Motor Vehicle, Sewer, and Tangible Personal Property

1st payment due 08-15-19

2nd payment due 10-15-19

3rd payment due 01-15-20

4th payment due 04-15-20

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Tax Assessor’s Office at 401-767-2200 ext: 323 or the Tax Collector’s Office at 401-767-2200 ext: 511

If you have any questions regarding the Sewer Bill, please contact the Water/Sewer Department at 401-767-2200 ext: 305.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

The PumpkinFest Committee is looking for more Vendors this year to participate.

You can download and fill out your application by

CLICKING HERE

 

Camp Phoenix

Year 14: Return of "Once Upon a Time" !

A 9 week traditional summer camp running 

June 18th - August 16th. 

 

Click here for the Camp Pheonix Website and Registration Info

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Association

 

Upcoming events:

 

  • North Smithfield Historic Cemeteries Tour: Saturday, July 20 from 9:00 am -11:00 am. Meet at Kendall Dean School parking lot, 83 Green St, Slatersville. Wear a hat, long pants, comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and insenct repellent.

 

  • North Smithfield History Night--The Blackstone Canal and How it allowed North Smithfield to Prosper: Friday, July 26 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Heritage Hall, 101 Green St., Slatersville. Ranger Kevin Klyberg of the National Park Service will be the presenter. Free admission with light refreshments. Donations Welcome.

 

We have a new website. Please CLICK HERE for all the upcoming news from the NS Heritage Association.

 

The Little Red Schoolhouse is open for visitors monthly, every second and third Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Click here for more information

 

 

 
 
 

 

Summer Concert Series on the Common

Sunday, July 14th

5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Slatersville Congregational Church 

 

 

Starring 

The RI RedNecks Country Band

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Saturday, July 27, 2019  

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

North Smithfield Town Garage

281 Quaker Highway

North Smithfield, RI

 

Indie Cycle, LLC will accept computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, routers, PDA's, cell phones, mice, keyboards, inkjet printers, plastic speakers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, network equipment, wires, stereos, telephones, microwaves, small household appliances, and auto/marine batteries, and battery back-ups. 

 

A $10 disposal fee applies to each wooden-boxed speakers, laser-jet printer, air conditioner, dehumidifier, and other coolant containing devices.

 

Not accepted: Light bulbs, household batteries, fire/carbon monoxide detectors, tapes/disks, glass, broken TV tubes, styrofoam or any hazardous waste materials. 

 

For more information: www.indiecycle.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Click here for the Complete Brochure on the RI Governor's Commission on Disabilities Presentation of Public Forums to Identify the Concerns of People with Disabilities and their Families--July 22-25, 2019

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

The 2019 PumpkinFest Committee officially began preparations and would like you to mark your calendar for our:



13th Annual 

North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds

 

The PumpkinFest Committee is looking for more Vendors this year to participate. You can fill out an application by Clicking Here.

 

The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, August 21st at 6:00 at R&R Industries, Inc. 147 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield.

 

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

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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.

 

 
 

 

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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

 

Organized by Engage North Smithfield

 

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

The flavor of the month for JULY is 

CANNED SOUP

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, 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.

 

JULY 2019 Newsletter

 

JULY 2019 Activity Calendar of Events

 

JULY 2019 Menu

 

Senior exercise classes at Scouter's Hall, 13 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

SENIOR SERVICES, INC. SERVES LUNCH IN NORTH SMITHFIELD!

 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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