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Town of North Smithfield

August 9th, 2019 Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

TOWN HALL OFFICES

WILL BE CLOSED ON

MONDAY, AUGUST 12th, 2019

IN HONOR OF

VICTORY DAY.

 

There will be no trash or recycling pick up on Monday, August 12th. All routes will be delayed one day all week. Residents are urged to plan accordingly.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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)

Conservation Commission Meeting (Agenda)

Tuesday, August 13th @ 7:00 pm

Villa at St. Antoine, Small Dining Room

400 Mendon Rd

North Smithfield, RI 02896

The North Smithfield Heritage Association

 

Upcoming events:

 

 

North Smithfield Historic Cemeteries Tour--Saturday, August 10th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Meet at the North Smithfield Middle School. Grange Road District--NS19, NS20, NS30, NS25, NS26, NS40. Wear a hat, long pants, and comfortable walking shoes. Bring water and insect repellent.

 

North Smithfield History Night--Friday, August 30th, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. There will be a presentation by historian Robert Geake about the King Philip's War (1675-1676) and the battles fought in North Smithfield. Open to the public; Free admission; Light refreshments

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Message from Congressman David Cicilline

 

One of my main responsibilities as your representative in the United States Congress is making sure constituents can share their thoughts with me on important issues, and to provide information about the work I’m doing to address those issues.

 

Through town hall meetings, my weekly newsletter, and a variety of activities my office hosts, I’m able to communicate directly with folks throughout Rhode Island’s First District. Beginning in June, I've been inviting groups of constituents to join me for a bite to eat and conversation about the issues important to them, and what I’m working on here at home and in Washington. 

I’d like to invite you to join me and a small gathering of North Smithfield residents for this conversation over lunch on Saturday, August 10th at 12:00pm at Gator's Pub, 1402 Victory Hwy in North Smithfield.

I want to hear both from folks who support the policies of President Trump, as well as those who disagree. To keep the conversation casual and comfortable for attendees to share their thoughts, space is limited to 12 guests, so an RSVP is required. 

 

If you would like to attend, please contact my District Outreach Coordinator, Jakub Lis, at 401-729-5600 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will follow up to confirm the first 12 guests to RSVP.  

Hope you can join me!

 

Warm regards,

 

David N. Cicilline

Member of Congress 

 

 

 
 
 

 

2019 Tax Bill Due Dates

 

Dear North Smithfield Taxpayer:

 

ALL 2019 real estate, motor vehicle and tangible personal property bills were 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.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Summer Concert Series on the Common

Sunday, August 11th

5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Slatersville Congregational Church 

 

 

Starring 

 

BRANDED

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars

Would you believe 24 children have died this year so far from being left in a hot car? Prevent this tragedy before you leave your car. If you have kids inside, look around! Yes I know that the new cars have a reminder when you shut the car off, but we all don’t drive new cars.

A child left in a hot car can die of heat stroke very quickly. But this tragedy can be prevented. 

 

Facts about Hot Cars & Keeping Kids Safe:

  • Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths in children under 15.
  • Heat stroke can happen when the body is not able to cool itself quickly enough.
  • A child's body heats up three to five times faster than an adult's does. 

When left in a hot car, a child's major organs begin to shut down when his temperature reaches 104 degrees Fahrenheit (F).

  • A child can die when his temperature reaches 107 degrees F.
  • Cars heat up quickly! In just 10 minutes, a car can heat up 20 degrees F.
  • Cracking a window and/or air conditioning does little to keep it cool once the car is turned off.
  • Heat stroke can happen when the outside temperature is as low as 57 degrees F.
  • Because of climate change, we can expect more days to be hotter. Also, hotter days can happen throughout the year.

 

Know the Laws in Your State:

While there is currently no federal law in place, many states have passed laws that set limits on whether or how long you can leave children in a car. This is especially common in warm-weather states. For example, in California, children under seven can't be left alone in any vehicle unless supervised by someone who's at least 12 years old. In Florida, children under six cannot be left alone in a vehicle longer than 15 minutes if the car is turned off, and if the vehicle is running, the child can't be left alone inside it at all.

Check the laws in your state here. Remember, it is NOT safe to leave a young child alone in a car for any length of time.

 

Take Action if You See a Child Alone in a Car:

Protecting children is everyone's business! If you see an unattended child in a car and are concerned, you should immediately call 911.

 

If the child is not responsive or is in pain, immediately:

  • Call 911.
  • Get the child out of the car.
  • Spray the child with cool water (not in an ice bath).

 

If the child is responsive:

Stay with the child until help arrives.

Have someone else search for the driver or ask the facility to page them.

Editor's note: The federal Hot Cars Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate in July 2019 to prevent heatstroke deaths in cars. Learn more here

 

Things You Can Do to Prevent the Unthinkable: 

Any parent or caregiver, even a very loving and attentive one, can forget a child is in the back seat. Being especially busy or distracted or having a change from the usual routine increases the risk. 

 

Here are some safety reminders from the American Academy of Pediatrics: 

  • Always check the back seat and make sure all children are out of the car before locking it and walking away.
  • Avoid distractions while driving, especially cell phone use.
  • Be extra alert when there is a change in your routine, like when someone else is driving your child or you take a different route to work or child care.
  • Have your child care provider call if your child is more than 10 minutes late.
  • Put your cell phone, bag, or purse in the back seat, so you check the back seat when you arrive at your destination.
  • If someone else is driving your child, always check to make sure he has arrived safely.
  • Keep your car locked when it is parked to prevent a curious child from entering when no one is around. Many hot car deaths have occurred when a child mistakenly locks himself inside. 
  • Make sure children do not have easy access to your car keys. Store them out of a child's reach.
  • Teach children that cars are not safe places to play. 
  • Keep rear fold-down seats closed to prevent a child from crawling into the trunk from inside the car.
  • Remind children that cars, especially car trunks, should not be used for games like hide-and-seek.

 

Important Tip: If a child is missing, always check the pool first, and then the car, including the trunk!

 

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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.

 

 

 
 
 

 

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 AUGUST is 

CANNED TUNA

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.

 

AUGUST 2019 Newsletter

 

AUGUST 2019 Calendar of Events

 

AUGUST 2019 Menu

 

Senior exercise classes at Scouter's Hall, 13 Main Street, North Smithfield include:

  • Zumba Gold Mondays at 10:00 AM, No class on Monday, August 12
  • Chair Exercises, Mondays at 11:00 AM, No class on Monday, August 12
  • 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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