Town of North Smithfield

September 24, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Roger E. Menard

 

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we must inform you that Roger E. Menard, Electrical Inspector for the Town of North Smithfield, for the past twenty-three years, passed away during the early hours of the morning on Friday, September 10, 2021. We were honored to have Roger not only as a resident of the Town of North Smithfield, but also as part of the North Smithfield Town Hall family. Many also knew Roger as the respected owner of Menard Electric. He was a wonderful Electrician, Friend and Co-Worker. He was a ray of sunshine when walked into the office and graced our town with his presence and will be missed by all. You are welcome to review and give respects on his attached obituary link.

 

Obituary

 
 

 

 

 

NS Clean & Green Day 2021

North Smithfield's 18th Clean & Green Day

Saturday, September 25th, 2021 9am - 12noon

Registration starts at 8am at the new town hall (Kendall Dean building).

 

This year we would like to focus on highly littered areas that need our help the most. Please choose from the areas listed and Google the road to familiarize yourself with where you'll be cleaning. If you don't have a preference, we can choose one for you and notify which road you will be working on if you have registered early enough. If those areas are too hard, you can still clean up a road of your choice that is less traffic. Either way, we are happy you can join us!

 

*ATTENTION: Each volunteer will need to have their own waiver filled out and signed. If you download the waiver beforehand, it will expedite your registration check-in. You can download the liability waiver yourself here:

 https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/42c515_8b68c57483784d79a6ca320c431440ff.pdf

 

PLEASE enter T-shirt sizes for each member of your group in the comments section. **We cannot guarantee your shirt size if you do not pre-register before 9/1. 

 

Registration begins at 8 am at the new North Smithfield Town Hall (Kendall Dean). Pick up T-shirts, supplies and location assignments (if not pre-registered).

 

Enjoy coffee and doughnuts before you go out and beautify our town! If you are done cleaning up your chosen street sooner than expected, we encourage you to go to another area that you see that needs cleaning! Don't forget to post photos and hashtag. And, also check out the contests we're holding the day of as well! Community service hours can be counted towards many organizations' requirements. 

After skipping a year of Clean & Green Day, our town is in dire need of a little TLC. We are so happy you can join us and we look forward to seeing you!

Clean & Green Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Water Main Flushing

 

The North Smithfield Water Department will be flushing the new water main at the Edward Ave extension on Monday, September 27th, through Thursday, September 30th. Residents in the Parkview Dr and Edward Ave area may experience a temporary reduction in water pressure and some discoloration. This is not harmful. Department officials recommend limited water use during this time. Check your water before use. If it is discolored, run the cold water until it clears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

Every Wednesday from 3 P.M. - 7 P.M. at the OLQM/Monsignor Gadoury School in Woonsocket, RI

Walk-in or Register on-line at vaccinateri.org

 

This clinic is offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which is for people age 12 or older only. If you are registering to receive an additional (third) dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine / Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you attest that you have a medical condition that causes moderate to severe immunosuppression.

 

Who Needs an Additional (Booster) COVID-19 Vaccine?

Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

 
 

 

 

North Smithfield Heritage Association Newsletter

   
 

 

 
 

 

Earlier this month, Composer Steve Gilbane arranged for his main theme of the historical documentary series SLATERSVILLE to be recorded by a live orchestra on the other side of the world in Budapest, Hungary.

Below is the filmed recording session. Enjoy!

 

https://vimeo.com/605854292

 
 

 

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

 

 

 

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

 

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

 

When: Saturday, October 23, 2021

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Where: North Smithfield Police Department

*there is a bin year round at the North Smithfield Police Department

 
 

 

 

The Town of North Smithfield is seeking volunteer members for the following committees:

 

  • Asset Management Committee (appointed by Town Council)
  • Public Art Advisory Committee (appointed by Town Council)
  • Sewer Commission (1 vacancy, appointed by Town Council)

 

If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact Joanne Buttie at 401-767-2200 ext. 326 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Submit your application and letter of intent to:

 

The Town Clerk

83 Greene Street

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Good News from Aging Well, Inc.

Classes are once again being offered at Scouters Hall in North Smithfield, 3 extra classes have been added! We will be adhering to all RI Department of Health Covid-19 regulations to keep everyone safe. The number of class participants will be limited for social distancing. Please call Aging Well Inc at 401-766-3734 for information, and to register for classes.

 

Scouters Hall Class Schedule

 

Monday 10:15 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Zumba Gold with Fran

11:15 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Chair Exercise with Fran

 

Tuesday 1:30 P.M. Mindfulness/Meditation with Diane

 

Thursday 10:15 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Zumba Gold With Fran

11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Aging Gracefully & Gratefully with Diane

1:30 P.M.-2:15 P.M. Keep Moving with Steve

 

Friday 12:30 P.M. -1:15 P.M. Line Dancing with Fran

1:30 P.M. -2:15 P.M. Ballroom Dancing with Fran

 

Scouters Hall, 13 Main Street, North Smithfield, RI

 

Senior Services of RI

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to visit the Alcoholics Resource Center

Our site offers a 24/7 confidential helpline, as well as an extensive list of local AA meetings.

 

 

 

 

North Smithfield Food Pantry

 

 

October pick-up dates:

 

Tuesday, October 19th and 26th @ 5:30 PM

Saturday, October 23rd and 30th @ 10:00 AM

 

The Food Pantry is for North Smithfield residents.

You must have a photo ID and a bill that confirms your North Smithfield address. You can attend the Food Pantry all four times it is open per month.

The Pantry is located at the Slatersville Congregational Church

UCC on the Common.

Due to the pandemic, the food is distributed through a drive through at the church. Please stay in your car and line up on Green Street and you will be welcomed and instructed. We are also asking clients to please return to mask wearing.

 

Questions? Call 401-678-0356

 

 

 

For the month of October, the Food Pantry is asking for juice, peanut butter and jelly.

Thank you.

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

Joint Town Council and Municipal Building Review Task Force Meeting

83 Greene Street

Monday, September 27, 2021 @ 6:45 P.M.

Agenda

 

Personnel Board Meeting

575 Smithfield Road

Monday, September 27, 2021 @ 7:30 P.M.

Agenda

 

Public Art Advisory Board Meeting

83 Greene Street

Thursday, September 30, 2021 @ 5:30 P.M.

 

Special Planning Board Meeting

83 Greene Street

Thursday, September 30, 2021 @ 7:00 P.M.

Agenda

 

LIVESTREAMING OPEN MEETINGS

A. Livestreaming for Town Council, Zoning Board and Planning Board: The Town will provide livestreaming for the open meetings of the Town Council, Zoning Board of Review, and Planning Board whenever feasible via YouTube, Zoom, or some other technology. If technical difficulties occur during the livestream of an open meeting, the open meeting will continue to procced as scheduled without livestreaming. (Livestreaming increases public access to public meetings in addition to the right of the public to attend open meetings in person.)

 

B. Public must be physically present to participate. Members of the public, applicants, petitioners, experts, etc. who want to participate in an open meeting in any fashion must be physically present at the meeting. Members of the public, applicants, petitioners, experts, etc. will not be allowed to participate in an open meeting remotely by offering comment, testimony, or other remarks through virtual means.

 

C. No other Board, Commission, or Committee will be livestreamed: Except as specified above, the Town will not provide livestreaming for any other Board, Commission or Committee.

 

D. Technical Difficulties: If technical difficulties occur during any livestream, the open meeting will continue to proceed as scheduled.

 

E. Meetings of the Town Council, Zoning Board and Planning Board will be livestreamed on the Town’s YouTube page, North Smithfield Town Meetings.

 

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