Stay safe during this heatwave!

Town of North Smithfield

July 19th, 2019 Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TODAY AT NOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. CHECK ON ELDERLY, SMALL CHILDREN, AND ANIMALS.

 

 

 
 
 

 

Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski

 

Heat is the word of concern today. As noted below, drinking plenty of water is important in high heat conditions for both people and pets. Stay out of the sun and move air where possible. Be considerate of vulnerable populations. Also, be mindful that our individual efforts to wisely manage power use in high demand conditions like this could be the reason we avoid power outages. Using air conditioning reasonably could be important to everyone. Be safe, be cool, this weekend.

 

It was a pleasure once again to attend a Boy Scout Eagle Court last night. Brenden Silvia and Cameron Martin became our Troop 1139’s 69th and 70th Eagle Scouts.  Brenden is the son of Josh and Laurie Silvia. Cameron is the son of Scott and Karen Martin. Having the opportunity to attend events like these Eagle Courts where success is celebrated by dedicated young people who have thrived in the support of their family and the entire family of scouting is clearly a most encouraging circumstance. Congratulations to Brenden and Cameron on their achievement and to all who dedicate their time and talent to creating amazing learning environments for our young people.

 

Finally, I will once again congratulate the team of volunteers and town staff who organized NS Days from fitness mornings and movie nights through to the fireworks. We are indeed fortunate to be part of such a friendly, healthy, and energetic community. From the leadership of April Lombardi and John Beauregard to the helpful attitude of our school, police, fire, DPW and EMA crews and everyone in between I know I speak for all who attended the events when I say thank you! 

 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield's 2nd Annual Fireworks Display was a huge success.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

 

 

 

Brian Bucci from Dowling Village

Green Development, LLC.

Holliston Sand

Gilbane

 

(The fireworks were presented by John Beauregard, the Town of North Smithfield, and your local business community)

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

Personnel Board Meeting (Agenda)

Monday, July 22nd @ 6:30 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike, N. Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Historic District Commission Meeting

Monday, July 22nd @ 6:30 PM

Heritage Hall

101 Green St, Slatersville, RI 02876

 

Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting

Monday, July 22nd @ 6:30 PM

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street, Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

Zoning Board Meeting (Agenda)

Tuesday, July 23rd @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike, N. Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Asset Management Meeting (Agenda)

Tuesday, July 23rd @ 6:30 PM

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street, Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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 21st

5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Slatersville Congregational Church 

 

 

Starring 

BLACK PLAIN ROAD

 

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  

8:00 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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