Town of North Smithfield 

June 15, 2017 Edition












What's Happening in North Smithfield







Message from the Town Administrator


For information relating to the development of the budget and the Administrator's recommendations, 

Please Click Here

Please Click Here for Summary of Budget




Congratulations to our 2017 North Smithfield High School Graduates.  Always remember, there is no limit to what you can do if you keep believing in yourself.  Best of luck in all of your future endeavors.  




Safety Reminder!

From the Office of the Public Safety Director

The NSPD and Animal Control are on the lookout and will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.

It is a punishable offense in Rhode Island.




Summer Hours at the Highway Garage 

Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm

Saturday 9 am - 3 pm

** MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS:  Drop Off hours are SATURDAY 9 am - 3 pm

** YARD WASTE: must be brought into the yard and is only accepted during business hours.  Please understand: ANY yard waste or items left out in the front of the garage, will be considered illegal dumping.

** MOTOR OIL:  Can NO longer be accepted at our garage. We are currently in the process of remodeling our oil collection area.  Residents can bring motor oil, along with other household hazardous waste (HHW),  to RIRRC's Eco-Depot collections. see additional date on our website

**RIGID PLASTIC & SCRAP METAL:  We accept these items for recycling anytime we are open. Both scrap metal & rigid plastic are great recyclables.  Just bring it to the garage. Please remember these items do not belong in the curbside recycle bin, and never in the trash can.






4th Annual Zoë's Lemonade Stand 

Kicking off at our annual Yard Sale

This Saturday, June 17th 

Rain date: Saturday, June 24th

30 Old Pound Hill Road



In 2014,  Zoë's Lemonade Stand raised $2,200, in 2015 it raised $8,115, and in 2016 it raised $7,020, for a combined total of $17,335.  The goal for this year is to raise $9,000 for a combined total of over $25,000.

All proceeds go to the Extraordinary Funds for 6 West at Boston Children's Hospital in honor of Zoë Faye Young.




People can also donate online at :















  2017 concert series


Thank you to our sponsor:

Navigant Credit Union




The Little Red Schoolhouse

Open for Visitors Again


The Little Red Schoolhouse will be open for visitors on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and again on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

This is a great opportunity to take a look inside, talk with a former student who can share what it was like going to a one-room schoolhouse, and learn a little history of our town.  While you are there, view our "Pickets of Memories" fence and see a variety of historical gifts the Association has available.

For further information: contact Donna Kaehler at 401-762-2542









Upcoming Meetings




Town Council Meeting

Monday, June 19 @ 6:45 P.M.

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896


Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Monday, June 19 @ 6:30 PM

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  02876


Sewer Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 21 @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896



Charter Review Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:30 P.M.

Kendall Dean Auditorium 

83 Greene St.

North Smithfield, RI  02896








The student accused of today's deadly shooting at a Texas high school is back in jail following his first court appearance. A judge informed Dimitrios Pagourtzis [[ puh-GORT-sis ]] that he's being charged with capital murder and aggravated assault against a public servant. The 17-year-old was denied bond and requested an attorney.        The nation is reeling after the latest mass shooting. Nine students and one teacher were killed when a student opened fire on classmates and staff members at Santa Fe High School near Houston. Eyewitnesses say he was wearing a trench coat and armed with three weapons.        Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants to expand a mental health program to help prevent other school shootings. Abbott told reporters today the program used by Lubbock ISD should be considered by other districts following today's attack at Santa Fe High School along the Gulf Coast. The governor also wants to speed up background checks and providing more resources to schools for safety personnel.        More than 100 people are feared dead in the crash of a Boeing 737 jetliner in Cuba. The plane crashed and caught fire after taking off from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. Cuban state media says three survivors were pulled from the wreckage and taken to the hospital in critical condition.        Anticipation is building for the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown. The 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes is set for 6:20 p.m. Eastern tomorrow at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Kentucky Derby winner Justify is the heavy 1-and-2 morning-line favorite.       Meghan Markle's beagle Guy is sharing in her Cinderella story. The 17-pound dog was nearly put to death at a Kentucky kill shelter before being adopted by Markle in Toronto in 2015. Guy now lives with Markle in the U.K.