TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD

 

NOTICE OF VOTER REGISTRATION

 

Due to Covid-19, the Town Clerk’s office located at 83 Greene Street is still operating under restricted access..

 

On the following website you can register online or print the form to mail into the Town Clerk’s Office at the address above:

 

Vote.ri.gov

 

For those residents who are not already registered to vote, the last date to register to be eligible to vote in the General Election scheduled for November 3, 2020 is:

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020 FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

 

Voter registration forms will be made available in the lobby of the North Smithfield Police Station, 575 Smithfield Road for new voter registrations and to correct names and addresses of registered voters.

 

If you would like to receive a Mail Ballot for this election, please go to the website above or call (401)767-2200 ext. 504 to request an application. The deadline to submit a Mail Ballot Application is: 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020 AT 4:00 P.M.

 

There is now a drop box located at the Town Hall on the side of the building for both mail ballot applications and mail ballots.

 

 

 

Curbside yard waste collection begins Monday October 5, 2020. Yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash and recycling.  Residents can have reasonable amount of leaf bags or cans, clearly marked, of yard waste out at the curb for weekly collection. The fall collection season runs from Monday October 5th - Friday December 4, 2020. 

 

Drop off hours at our Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway will continue Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm and Wednesdays from 3:00 PM-6PM ONLY. Residents are welcome to bring yard waste or accepted recyclables. The town offers free drop off for rigid 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. 

 

 

For additional information contact 767-2200 x 348 

 

 

 

Safety tips from North Smithfield Fire & Rescue

Change your clocks = Change the batteries in your smoke & Carbon Monoxide detectors!

Change your clocks = Change the batteries in your smoke & Carbon Monoxide detectors!

 

We can’t say it enough! 

It is so important to check the batteries in your smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms. This inexpensive item can SAVE A LIFE! 

Some smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms come with a ten year sealed battery. If you have this type of alarm, we ask that you test them periodically. Information about testing can be found in the manufactures instructions. Replace smoke detectors every ten years and carbon monoxide detectors every five years.

 

Alert - During home inspections, our fire prevention division has found non-certified smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. In most cases, these alarms were purchased through the internet. Please make sure, when buying smoke and Carbon monoxide detectors, they have the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) stamp or the Factory Mutual (FM) stamp. UL and FM certified products are accepted under the Rhode Island State Fire Code.     

Heating appliances require maintenance to guarantee efficiency. Failure to maintain this equipment adds great risk for fire and/or carbon monoxide exposure.    

·           Chimney’s should be cleaned and inspected regularly. 

·         Boilers should be serviced to include testing and inspection. 

·           Fireplaces should be cleaned regularly.

 

Also, remember to use all heating units to the manufactures specification. Space heaters are safe when used correctly.

 NEVER use any heating appliance against manufactures recommendations.  



As always, feel free to contact the North Smithfield Fire Prevention office at (401) 762-1135 Monday through Thursday between the hours of 07:00 a.m. and 05:00 p.m. for any fire safety questions you may have. There is no fee for us to come to your home, for a fire safety inspection to make sure your home is safe. 

Stay Healthy & Safe!

 

 

 

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, take a trip to Providence & visit the beautiful monument honoring the 9 brave Rhode Islanders that were killed in the Beirut barracks attack in 1983. North Smithfield’s Jonathan DePault was the lead project manager for this monument.

 

Freedom isn’t free. RI-9 Beirut Memorial completed

 

 

 

 

 

  SLATERSVILLE Film News - Screening #5

We invite you to enjoy SLATERSVILLE-In-Progress Screening #5, which premiered on Wednesday, September 16 through the Museum of Work & Culture. 

 The direct link is below and will be open to the public until October 15. 

 

This presentation runs 24 minutes and consists of two work-in-progress pieces: “What If This Could Have a New Life?,” about the famous painting of Slatersville by Maxwell Mays, and “Uncle Johnny,” about the life of John Whipple Slater, who ran the village during the 1880’s.   

 

There is more news to come soon. Enjoy

 

Slatersville Screening #5

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ATTENTION NORTH SMITHFIELD RESIDENTS WHO ARE BLACKSTONE, MASS WATER CUSTOMERS

 

(St Paul St / Elizabeth Ave / West St / Middle St / Colerick St / Fountain St)

 

PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED NOTICE REGARDING A WATER BAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October Dates are:



Saturday: 

October 24th & 31st, 10:00-10:30 am

 

Tuesday:

October 20th & 27th, 5:30–6:00 pm

 

 

If you did not confirm North Smithfield residency with a valid photo ID and a second form of identification such as a phone or rent bill with a North Smithfield address in September please bring these items with you in October.

 

 

The Food Pantry is a drive through at the Slatersville Congregational Church, UCC at 25 Greene St on the Common. Please line up on Greene St and you will be directed into the parking lot and food will be delivered into your car. You must wear a mask to receive food. You can come to all four of our pantries. Questions call 401-678-0356

 

 

Thank you to our good friends at Wright’s Dairy for their generous donation of milk! We so appreciate your kindness, and our clients say thank you as well!!!!

 

Additionally, thank you but we cannot use additional volunteer help at this time. If you would like to donate money, please mail to P.O. Box 283, Slatersville, RI 02876. If you would like to donate food, please call (401) 678-0356 to arrange a time for drop off. We need soups, canned tuna and chicken, canned fruit and juice, toilet paper and paper towels. 

 

The flavors of the month for October is Cereal.

We are also in need of canned vegetables.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

Town Council Workshop Session

Zoom Meeting

Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 6:45pm

Agenda

 

Conservation Commission Meeting

Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Agenda

 

Probate Court Session

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 1:00pm

 

Municipal Court Arraignment

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 6:00pm

 

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