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Town of North Smithfield

August 30th, 2019 Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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)

Tuesday, September 3rd @ 6:45 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike, NS, RI 02896

 

Planning Board Meeting (Agenda)

Thursday, September 5th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike, NS, RI 02896

The North Smithfield Heritage Association

 

Upcoming events:

 

 

 

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

 

North Smithfield Historic Cemeteries Tour

Saturday, August 31st, 9:00 am- 11:00 am

Vinicity Rocky Hill Rd. NS61, NS48, NS46, NS23, NS29, NS27

Wear a hat, long pants, and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a water bottle and insenct repellent

 

 

 
 
 

 

Message from Cardi Construction Industries: As part of our bridge preservation for Bridge Group 13A, we are replacing a large section of metal culvert that has severely corroded beneath Pound Hill Road. We are planning a 5 day closure to divert the stream, remove the old section and replace the new section of culvert.  Please see the attached Detour Notice for the Pound Hill Rd Culvert. We anticipate starting to mobilize on Wednesday, September 4th to ready the pumps and the work area & install and cover the detour signs. The detour will be activated on Monday, September 9th and will remain until the end of shift on Friday, September 13th Attached is the notice from the contractor which highlights the detour route. We also will release a communications notification out to the public shortly.  

 

Please click here for a more detailed letter and map from Cardi Construction Industries regarding this closure.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

13th Annual 

North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds

 

 

 

The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, September 4th 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.

 

The PumpkinFest Committee is still looking for more Vendors this year to participate in the PumpkinFest on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

You can download and fill out your application by

CLICKING HERE

 

 
 

Admission buttons are now available at Wright’s Dairy, R & D Seafood, NS Walgreens, NS ‘Lil General, NS Town Hall, Goodwin Farms, and B&L Beauty in Woonsocket. Buttons are $1.00 in advance and $2.00 the day of the event.

 

 

 
 
 

 

The Town of North Smithfield uses Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN) to provide the Town with automated emergency and community outreach messages with the help of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency. The system, known as CodeRed, has enhanced options including advanced mapping capabilities and the ability to provide messages to specific neighborhoods or streets. This is clearly a very effective and efficient tool with which to communicate emergency and advisory information to our residents and businesses.

 

Any automated phone system is only as good as its database. CodeRed has provided the Town with a database of North Smithfield-based telephone numbers culled from public databases; however, with the growing trend of cellular phones replacing land lines as primary telephone connections, the Town encourages you to take a minute and register for the CodeRed System (see below for instructions on how to register). Cellular phone numbers and e-mail addresses registered with other systems will not transfer automatically to this system.

 

The system, which has been in place for more than three years, has been used infrequently as needed. If you have never received a call, check to ensure all your telephones (landlines and cell phones) are on the system. If you are a business with multi-line telephones, only one line may be part of our number system. It will not ring extensions in a multi-line system. The system is not for non-emergency messages.

 

How to Register for CodeRed:

  1. Visit the CodeRed Information page on the Town’s website by clicking the CodeRed icon at the bottom of the home page or by clicking here (https://www.nsmithfieldri.org/ema-homeland-security/pages/codered-information)
  2. Click to enroll (you will be redirected to the ECN CodeRed website)
  3. Follow the instructions to create an account. It’s that simple!

(You can also change, update or add additional numbers and email addresses by following the same instructions.)

 

For Additional Information Contact: Colonel Peter Branconnier, EMA Director at 767-2206 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 



 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Support our North Smithfield Athletic Association on Sept 27.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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. You can also mail monetary gifts to P.O. Box 1128, Slatersville, RI 02876. An additional drop box for food items 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.

 

SEPTEMBER 2019 Newsletter

 

SEPTEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events

 

SEPTEMBER 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 Sept. 2
  • 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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