Town News

Town of North Smithfield

January 10, 2020 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.)

 

Sewer Commission Meeting (Agenda)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Planning Board Meeting (Agenda)

Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Association

 

Upcoming Events:

 

NSHA Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 6:30 PM

Heritage Hall

101 Greene Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 



For more information about upcoming events, historic cemetery tours, restoration projects, genealogy, hall rentals and membership, visit www.nsheritageassn.org or on Facebook. 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency

 

Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry

 

 

Please click for information.

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield

Little League

Registration is open for the 2020 Season! Click here for details.

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Recycling Center Winter Hours

Recycling Center drop-off hours are Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM until April 1st.  Residents are welcome to bring yard waste or accepted recyclables. The town offers free drop off for ridged plastic and scrap metal items as well as used motor oil. 



Please do not leave items outside the gate after business hours; we will take notice!

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

All dogs within the town must be licensed by April 30, 2020 to avoid a late fee. The cost is $6.00 per dog, and proof of rabies immunization is required. 

 

Licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s office located at the Municipal Annex, 575 Smithfield Road, Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to noon.

 

 

 
 
 

 

To Report Telecommunication

Service-Related Issues: 

 

Customers can contact Verizon at 800-VERIZON (800-837-4966) or online at www.verizon.com/outage to report any service-related issue, receive alerts and find helpful service-related FAQs.  

 

Small business customers can visit www.verizon.com/bizoutage. Medium business and enterprise customers should contact their regular customer service centers or account teams, as needed. Enterprise customers can also access the Enterprise Center at https://enterprisecenter.verizon.com.

 

Click here for the FEMA Winter Storm Information flyer.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD DPW

WINTER SAFETY TIPS

 

 

 

 

Winter brings with it lots of fun activities, but winter also means mounds of snow to shovel and layers of ice to remove. During some snow storms, it becomes impossible for our plow drivers to know where the edge of the road is. Here are some helpful tips to ensure safety and efficiency during a snow storm:

 

  • Use reflective markers to make the edge of the road more visible for DPW when plowing. This is the best way to ensure trucks stay off your lawns.

 

  • Please remove everything from the roadway to clear it for the snowplows to come through (cars, basketball hoops, garbage cans, etc.)

 

  • When shoveling snow or operating a snow blower, do not throw snow out into the street or sidewalk. This is not only against State Law (State Law Title 31-22-9), but this will ensure that snow does not freeze in the roadway or sidewalk and cause a hazard for vehicles and pedestrians. Please visit https://www.nsmithfieldri.org/home/news/snow-removal-policy for more information on our snow removal policy.

 

  • Trucks are plowing or spreading sand/salt. Stay back from the vehicle at least 100 feet to avoid problems. Plow trucks often have to back up. There are blind spots in the mirrors. For your safety, do not pull directly behind them as they may not be able to see you.

 

  • Trash and recycling collections may be canceled if weather conditions warrant. Check our website, www.nsmithfieldri.org, or call (401) 767-2200, ext. 348 for updates.

 

  • Clear snow from around fire hydrants near your home/business to make them visible for our firefighters.
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Click here to view available college scholarships and programs including the Carl W. Christiansen Scholarship.

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Click Here for the North Smithfield/Lincoln/

Cumberland Prevention Coalition Winter Newsletter

 

Filled with lots of great information for parents!!

 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

Many, many thanks to all of you who volunteer your time and talents to make the food pantry successful. We currently feed about 90 families. To keep the work from being overwhelming, we need more volunteers. While the food pantry is only open four times a month, it takes many more hours of volunteer work to keep it running well.  

 

We currently need volunteers to: 

  -  Help with pickup and delivery of donated food. A regular vehicle will do.  

  - Help on Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:30-10:15 to sort food, and we need supervisors for those two times.  

   - Help when the food pantry is open the last two Tuesdays of the month 5:30 - 7 pm, and the last two Saturdays 10 - 11 am to help with clients and carry bags to clients' cars.  

    - Coordinate the food rescue and distribution program, requires 4-5 hours a week.  

Are any of these interesting to you? Please contact Rev Eileen at 769-2773.

 

 

The flavor of the month for JANUARY is CANNED PASTA!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Our North Smithfield Animal Shelter is in

Need of Volunteers!

 

Do you have a New Year's resolution to give back? We are ALWAYS looking for good volunteers! We require a minimum of one shift per month (hours are usually in the morning and about 2-3 hours long). We need people who love cats and/or dogs. Duties include cleaning, feeding and giving general loving! We work with your schedule (mornings) and provide full training. 18+ applicants only. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at (401) 766-0377.

 

 

 
 
 

 

Senior Services, Inc., now known as Aging Well, 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. Aging Well, Inc. provides nutritionally balanced lunches five days a week at our meal sites throughout Northern Rhode Island.

 

Aging Well Inc. offers activities, entertainment, computer classes, Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups and Wellness programs, which include a weekly blood pressure clinic and exercise classes.

 

Aging Well, 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.

 

JANUARY 2020 Newsletter

 

JANUARY 2020 Calendar of Events

 

JANUARY 2020 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

AGING WELL, 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 10 AM on the Thursday prior to the day(s) on which you plan to attend! Call Aging Well, 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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

President Biden will be getting his coronavirus booster shot today. The White House announced Biden will get it "in line with the CDC's and FDA's recommendations." Those over 65 who have received two Pfizer shots are eligible for the boosters, along with other high risk populations.       The CDC is releasing several studies showing that enforcing mask-wearing in schools helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. One of the studies, which looked at one-thousand schools nationwide, showed 113 of the 191 COVID outbreaks that occurred between mid-July through August were in schools that did not enforce mask mandates. It's a hot button issue in several states including Texas, Florida and Arizona, which have tried to bar school districts from enforcing mask policies.       The man who shot President Ronald Reagan 40 years ago is winning back his eventual freedom. A judge approved John Hinckley's unconditional release next year. It's scheduled to happen in June, but he'll continue to be monitored until then.       The Senate will take a big test vote later today on extending government funding and the debt limit. Sixty votes are needed to move the measure forward and Republicans are threatening to withhold support. Meantime, the Treasury Department has warned the U.S. could default on its debt obligations next month without a hike or extension of the federal debt limit.       The FBI is now in charge of looking for Gabby Petito's fiance. A North Port, Florida, Police spokesman told Fox News the search for Brian Laundrie will be "scaled back" as the federal agency takes over. The search for Laundrie has centered around the vast Carlton Reserve after Petito was found dead in Wyoming earlier this month.       Beyond Meat is set to launch a line of meatless chicken tenders nationwide. The alternative meat maker announced its newest meat-free product will be hitting stores in October. The meatless chicken tenders will be available at select Walmart and Giant Foods locations next month.