Happy Independence Day

















Happy Independence Day





Wishing you
and your family
a happy and safe 4th of July!









Message from the Town Administrator




All Town Offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 in observance of the 4th of July holiday. 


No trash collection will take place on Tuesday, July 4th.  Tuesday through Friday collections will be postponed one day for the rest of the week. Monday, July 3rd will be a regular trash collection day. 


Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July Holiday!







After a 28 year career with the North Smithfield Fire Department, Captain William Callanan has retired.  His brothers in the department were present at 7:30 AM on June 28th in dress blue uniform to offer a thankful salute at the end of the Captain's last shift.  According to Department Chief Joel Jillson, it was "a most appropriate send off to a good man who revered his profession, giving so much...... asking little in return!"  Captain Callanan was a volunteer with the department for five years before his full time employment.   He achieved the rank of Fire/Rescue Captain, was the department EMS Coordinator, CPR & AED Instructor, Police Medical Consultant, and in 2015 was recognized as the EMS Professional of the Year by Rhode Island Department of Health.  He has also been the Department Honor Guard Bagpiper, a member of the RI Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums, and IAFF Local #3984 General Treasurer.  On behalf of the entire community that Bill has served so well, I offer our thanks and best wishes for a long and healthy well deserved retirement.  Chief Jillson and I also offer our sincerest thanks to his wife Diane and his children Patrick and Emily for sharing his time and talent over so many years.







The Town of North Smithfield has an immediate opening for a

Part-Time Computer Network Administrator; 19 hours per week. This is a year-round part-time position with a rate of pay of $30.00 per hour.   Please visit our website at www.nsmithfieldri.org for an application and job description. Please send a completed application and resume to Karen Bernardino at Town Hall, P.O. Box 248, Slatersville, RI 02876 by July 17, 2017.  No phone calls please.  AA/EOE.


Click here for Job Description

Click here for Application








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RI Blood Center


The Scott Wright Blood Drive will be held on 

Thursday, June 29th 


Time: 12pm-8pm

Where: Village Haven Restaurant

90 School Street

Forestdale, RI  02824


Thank you to the Village Haven and the Naradowy family for their long running and continuing efforts to embrace activities that are important to the town and its citizens.







2017 concert series


Thank you to our sponsor:

Navigant Credit Union





11th Annual North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds


Spaces are still available for this event.  Applications can be obtained by  Clicking here










Town Council Special Meeting 

Thursday, June 29 @6:30 P.M.

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896



Ad-Hoc Ordinance Review Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 29 @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896


Town Council Workshop Meeting 

Monday, July 3 @7:00 P.M.

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896



PumpkinFest Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 5 @ 6:00 P.M.

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  02876






New England Fourth of July Events













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







A Pakistani exchange student who was killed in last week's Texas high school shooting is being remembered by thousands. A memorial was held yesterday at a mosque near Houston for 17-year-old Sabika Sheikh [[ shake ]]. It was first memorial service held for any of the ten people killed in last Friday's mass-shooting at Santa Fe High School. Over two-thousand people were in attendance, including her classmates and her host family.        Special Counsel Robert Mueller's [[ MULL-ers ]] investigation into alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election reportedly could be over in the next few months. President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Mueller's investigation could come to an end by September 1st. According to Giuliani, Trump's legal team could write a counter report in response to Mueller's report.       The Justice Department spying on the Trump campaign is "nonsense." That's what Representative Adam Schiff said on NBC's "Meet the Press." The California Democrat added the claim is said in the same terms that Trump often speaks, which is "people are saying," or "I'm hearing," or "we're being told." Schiff said that's another way of saying, "this is patently untrue, but we would like to spread it anyway."        Fox News is announcing its first ever female CEO. Suzanne Scott was officially appointed on Thursday. She'll be overseeing both Fox News and the Fox Business Network.        Starbucks is revising its bathroom policy after police were called on two black men who asked to use the bathroom and were told it was for customers only. The coffee chain told employees that bathrooms are now open to anyone who enters their stores, even if they don't buy anything. An email sent to employees explained that anyone entering a Starbucks is going to be considered a customer.        The Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence. Vegas beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals to clinch the series four-games-to-one. They'll face either the Washington Capitals or the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.