Town of North Smithfield 

September 28th Edition

          

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

What's Happening in North Smithfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski

 

"DID YOU KNOW?"

 

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Over the past week or more , I learned that our tax department recently sent out 6,567 vehicle excise tax bills as we started the new year.  If I had heard the number in the past,  it never sunk in.  It made me think further.  Since those bills can be paid quarterly,  it could mean we could receive over 25,000 payments.  Any way you look at it, that is a substantial number of transactions that our tax collection staff manages each year.

That experience made me think that we should add a "Did you know?" bullet to this newsletter just to share knowledge of what it means to be the Town of North Smithfield.  We will try to do that at least periodically.  But it also made me think, "Why not ask if there are things people would like to know about North Smithfield".  So today,  as we put out our first "Did you know? "above, I am also asking every reader if there is something they would like to know.  If so, please respond.  We will do our best to seek the information and share it with the town.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

North Smithfield Heritage Association 

Releases 2017 

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

CLICK HERE 

FOR INFORMATION ON THE ORNAMENT

AND WHERE TO PURCHASE

 

 

The Town of North Smithfield has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Tax Assessor.  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, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   No phone calls please.  AA/EOE.

 

Click here for Job Description

Click here for Application


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Town of North Smithfield is seeking volunteer members for the Budget Committee to complete the three-year terms of three vacancies.  Applicants should possess a financial, accounting, and/or business management background.  Please submit resumes to Debra A. Todd, Town Clerk, 575 Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, RI  02896 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than October 10, 2017. 

 

 

 

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green St

North Smithfield, RI  02876

 

The flavor of the month for October is 

BAKED BEANS

                  AND/OR SLOPPY JOES

 

 

 

Senior Services of RI


 

Senior Services, 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. Senior Services, Inc. provides nutritionally balanced lunches five days a week at our meal sites throughout Northern R.I.

Senior Services, Inc. offer activities, entertainment, computer classes, and Wellness programs, which include a weekly blood pressure clinic and exercise classes.

Senior Services, 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.

We offer activities, entertainment, computer classes, and Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups.

 

 

Please CLICK HERE for the October 2017 Senior Services Newsletter

 

 

October 2017 Calendar of Events 

October 2017 Menu

 

 

Senior exercise classes at Scouter's Hall, 32 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
 

 

 

 

 

AREA FALL EVENTS

Franklin Farm Historic Farm & Homestead

Harvest Festival & Tractor Show
Saturday, September 30th 10 am-4 pm

CLICK HERE for more Information 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Council Workshop 

Monday, October 2nd @ 7:00 PM

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Planning Board Meeting 

Thursday, October 5th @7:00

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 

Lawyers for the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault don't have much time to respond to a request for her to testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley says if they don't respond or agree to testify, the vote to send Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will happen on Monday. Kavanaugh's accuser was originally offered a chance to testify on Monday.        Senator Susan Collins says she is appalled by President Trump's tweet this morning lashing out against the California professor who has made a sexual assault claim against his Supreme Court nominee. The moderate Republican is considered a swing vote that could sway the confirmation battle in either direction. Today, Trump sent out a tweet asking why the assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh is only coming out now.        The hashtag "Why I Didn't Report" is trending on Twitter. People are using it to tell their accounts of being victims of sexual assault. One woman used the "Why I Didn't Report" hashtag to say she was assaulted by a teammate during a combat mission in Afghanistan and was told not to cause problems. Another woman said her mother told her to keep quiet about the assault because if her father found out, he'd kill the boy who assaulted her.        Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke have faced off in a fiery debate. O'Rourke is vying for Cruz's seat in the Senate. On immigration, Cruz said O'Rourke is out of step with Texas and said that he seems to be fighting for illegal immigrants. O'Rourke accused Cruz of seeking to deport eleven million people from the country.       Flooding from Hurricane Florence may be sending coal ash into the Cape Fear River. A man-made lake connected to the site of a former coal-fired power plant in North Carolina breached a dam today, sending its water into the river.Coal ash is a byproduct of coal-fired electricity, and it contains particles harmful to human health such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic.        Rapper and songwriter J.Cole is using his platform to raise money for to help Hurricane Florence victims. The Fayetteville, North Carolina native is planning to set up hot food stations, housing options for families and donate food to local shelters. Donations will also be given to other local nonprofits aiding the people of Fayetteville.