Town of North Smithfield 

May 19, 2017 Edition

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Happening in North Smithfield

 

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE CANCELLED

There will be no Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017 due to the VFW building being under construction.  

 

The VFW will still hold a Memorial Day Service at 10:00 am at the monuments in front of Town Hall.

 

 

All Town Hall Offices will be closed on 

Monday, May 29, 2017 

in OBSERVATION  

OF 

MEMORIAL DAY 

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Click HERE to register or donate.

 

 


Recycle Smart!

 

NO Recycling in BAGS!  Bagged recyclables end up landfilled, not recycled, because there is no way to open those bags.  Recyclables can only be reused if we can sort them into like materials. If recyclables are stuck in plastic or paper bags; metal cans, for example, cannot be sorted differently than a plastic water bottle, and cannot be recycled.   

 

Help us

RECYCLE SMART  -- All recycling goes

LOOSE in the recycle bin.

 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

 

 

 

Historic District Commission Meeting

Monday, May 22 @ 6:30 pm

Heritage Hall

101 Greene Street

Slatersville, RI  02876


Zoning Board of Review Meeting

Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

Charter Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:30 P.M.

Kendall Dean Auditorium 

83 Greene St.

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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