Happy Halloween!

 

Happy Halloween from

The Town of

North Smithfield

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Wishing you a safe and

Happy Halloween!

Please enjoy the celebration and be safe as you seek out treats! Wear bright clothing, take a flashlight, go in a group, and always be careful! Have a SPOOKTAKULAR TIME!

 

Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski 

 

 

 
 
 

 

COMMUNITY PLANNING DISCUSSION.

 

In an effort to complete the Comprehensive Planning process which began in early 2017, the Town Planning Department is working with Engage North Smithfield, a resident engagement group, which will assist in the facilitation of an interactive community meeting to fine tune resident input that will inform the 2018 draft version of North Smithfield’s Comprehensive Plan. The gathering will include opportunities to interact with fellow residents, respond to questions, and discuss community goals and policies.

 

The event will include a potluck dinner, so please bring a dish to share. Our Town Planner, Tom Kravitz, will be on hand to answer questions and participate in the conversation.

 

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Time: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Location: North Smithfield High School Cafeteria

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Co-Chairs, Cynthia Roberts or Aleksandra Norton, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Your RSVP is appreciated so we can anticipate how many residents will attend. All residents, including elected officials and persons appointed to boards and commissions, are welcome and encouraged to attend. Monetary donations will be accepted in lieu of a potluck dish. Suggested donations are $7.00 per person and a maximum of $15.00 per family. 

 

 

 
 
 

 

November 6, 2018 Sample Ballot

 

Click Here for the November 6, 2018 Complete Sample Ballot which includes all candidates and referendum questions.

 

 

 
 
 

 

Volunteer Driver Needed

 

Interested in helping the North Smithfield Food Pantry

collect food?

A volunteer is needed 10/12 hours per week to pick up food from various locations in the area. Must have a truck.  The Food Pantry is a terrific volunteer working environment and a wonderful opportunity to serve others and help those in need.

 

Interested? Please contact Rev Morris @401-769-2773

 

 

 
 
 

 

Seeking Qualified Applicants for the Position of Police Officer. 

 

Applications will be accepted from October 17, 2018 through October 26, 2018 at noon. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call 762-1212 ext 203.

Written exam along with agility assessment will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the North Smithfield Middle School.  Signed medical certificate will be needed in order to participate in the agility assessment portion of the process.

 

NSPD Application and Information Booklet

Medical Certificate

 

 

 
 
 

 

The Town of North Smithfield is Seeking Volunteer Members for Several Committees

 

* Planning Board Committee

* Economic Development Committee

* Juvenile Hearing Board

 

Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Gary Ezovski at 767-2200 ext. 303 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's Our Anniversary & We're Celebrating! 

Hi Friends,

We're so grateful to all our friends, new and old, and our families that have supported our new business over the past 12 months. Hard to believe it's been a year.  

On Thursday, November 1, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm we're hosting an Open House to celebrate and to toast our success, our customers and excitement for the year to come.

Come by and enjoy live music by duo "Little Black Dress." There will be food and a drawing for some SCC prizes. Oh, and did we mention we'll be raising a glass as we welcome the holiday season.

All are welcome. Hope to see you on November 1st.

Best wishes.

Leslie & Karen

 

 

 
 
 

 

ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER?

WE ARE!

 

Colonel Peter E. Branconnier, director of the North Smithfield Emergency Management Office, advises residents to begin preparing for the upcoming winter season before the holidays grab our attention. We are still in hurricane season, but old man winter is waiting.

 

“It’s never too early to think safety. The calendar may say winter begins on December 21, but snow emergencies can take place in October. That’s why it makes sense to prepare for it now,” Branconnier said. “I urge residents to prepare their families and their property for the winter months ahead by taking some simple, common-sense steps today. Are you ready for this?

 

The first step residents can take is to be aware of local weather conditions by listening to broadcasts of NOAA Weather Radio, the National Weather Service, and local television and radio stations, or by following news and weather Web sites and smart phone apps.

 

“Before going out on the road, residents should be sure of what the weather conditions may be like,” Branconnier said. “They can change quickly, especially during major snow storms.”

Noting that safety begins at home, Branconnier urged residents to give their homes a safety check.

“Have a professional check out your furnace, woodstove and chimney. Make certain they are in good working condition. And don’t forget to replace the batteries in your smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors,” he said. “To save yourself a little exertion, it’s also a good idea to make certain your snow blower is ready to go to work.”

 

Residents can make sure now that their vehicles are ready for the season as well.

“Have a mechanic check your battery, anti-freeze, wipers and thermostat,” Branconnier said. “Make sure your tires will deliver the traction you’ll need in the snow. And make sure you have emergency supplies aboard such as a shovel, flashlight and extra batteries and booster cables.”

“Most importantly, motorists should drive with extreme care during the winter,” Branconnier stressed. “When severe weather is forecasted, stay at home unless you absolutely have to drive. If you must go out, plan your stops, clean the vehicle completely of snow and ice, and always match your speed to road conditions.”

 

A primary concern during the winter months is the potential loss of heat, power, telephone service and a resulting shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day.

“Make sure your family disaster supplies kit is up-to-date,” Branconnier said. New magnetic refrigerator magnets with how to build a kit were given out at the Touch a Truck event. Click here for more info on how to build a kit.

 

For the winter months, residents who depend on heating fuel should have emergency heating equipment and fuel available in case fuel carriers cannot reach them for days after a severe winter storm. Remember if your fill pipe is buried, your fuel supplier won’t know where to fill you up. It’s happened several years in a row.

 

“Consider a generator, but make sure you follow proper installation and maintenance procedures,” Branconnier said. “Always operate a generator outdoors. Before operating a generator, disconnect from National Grid’s system by shutting off the main breaker located in the electric service panel. With some planning now, North Smithfield residents can be sure the upcoming winter is a safe and enjoyable one,” Branconnier said. Not sure what to do, consult your power supplier.

More information on planning for emergencies is available from the North Smithfield Emergency Management Office, (401-767-2206), and on the NSEMA website at www.nsema.org or atwww.ready.gov.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

The Town of North Smithfield recommends residents with private wells attend this valuable seminar.

 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

The flavor of the month for NOVEMBER is

SUGAR FREE JELLY

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. 

 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield Heritage Association Releases

2018 Christmas Ornament

 

 

 

 

ClICK HERE for the 2018 Christmas Ornament Press Release and where to purchase

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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.

 

OCTOBER 2018 Senior Services Newsletter

 

OCTOBER 2018 Calendar of Events 

 

OCTOBER 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

 

On our last tour, we visited Allan Gardner's farm and the six cemeteries in the vicinity of Grange Rd, Providence Pike and Farnum Pike. At the Grayson Lot, we learned about Richard Grayson, a British soldier who arrived in RI in 1775 and deserted to serve in the Continental Army until 1778. His wife and young children are buried in the lot.  

 

We will conduct our next tour on Saturday, October 27th at 9:00 a.m. We will visit 7 cemeteries in the vicinity of Rocky Hill Rd: NS61, NS48, NS28, NS46, NS23, NS29, NS27.  Those who want to attend will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the NS Middle School parking lot just off Providence Pike. Wear long pants and comfortable walking shoes. Bring water and insect repellent. People can contact Rich Keene at 401-447-6394 if they have any questions.

 

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

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

 

Personnel Board Meeting

Monday, October 29th @ 6:30 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Planning Board Meeting

Thursday, November 1st @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Click Here for a list of Previous Newsletters

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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