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Town of North Smithfield

October 4th, 2019 Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

(Agendas in PDF form will be posted next to the corresponding meeting if available before this newsletter is published)

Town Council Meeting (Agenda)

Monday, October 7th @ 6:45 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Conservation Commission Meeting (Agenda)

Tuesday, October 8th @ 7:00 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main St.

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

Curbside yard waste collection begins Monday, October 7, 2019

 

Yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash and recycling.  Residents can have a reasonable amount of leaf bags or cans, clearly marked, of yard waste out at the curb for weekly collection. The fall collection season runs from Monday, October 7th - Friday, December 6th, 2019.

 

Drop off hours at our Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway will continue Saturdays from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm ONLY. Residents are welcome to bring yard waste or accepted recyclables. The town offers free drop off for rigid plastic and scrap metal items as well as used motor oil. Please do not leave items outside the gate after business hours, we will take notice.

 

For additional information contact 767-2200 x 348

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

MESSAGE FROM RI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

As part of our Bridge Group 13A, we are repairing the Spring Brook Bridge which carries Route 146 northbound over 146A. This is the bridge just after the split. 

 

This Friday night, October 4th starting around 9:00 PM, we are planning on installing a split to repair the longitudinal joint at the bridge. This new traffic configuration will be in effect for approximately 1 to 2 weeks. We will then do a sequence of traffic shifts each lasting about 1 to 2 weeks to repair the bridge rail and guardrail.   

 

 

 
 
 

 

Attention Residents of Union Village and Those on or nearby Mendon Road who receive Water Service from the City of Woonsocket

 

System maintenance will be performed Thursday, October 10th from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Customers are asked to refrain from using water during this time. Any questions please call the North Smithfield water department at 767-2200 x305. Thank you.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Please see the letter below regarding Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s Marker Replacement Program, which is planned to start October 1, 2019 and be completed by the end of the year.

 

Please note, Tennessee’s markers are an important safety component of our natural gas pipeline system. Thank you for support on this maintenance activity.

 

Click here for the letter from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company

 

 

 
 
 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NORTH SMITHFIELD STUDENTS!

 

Recently an art contest was held by the organization, Space 2 Thrive. http://www.space2thrive.org/

 

Several of our students from North Smithfield participated in this art contest and 4 of them won! The awards ceremony was last week. Contestants teamed up with students of all abilities and came up with some beautiful artwork.. This is a great story of how we are all working together in this world and how everyone has a voice.

 

The students in the photo are Zoe Lachance, Zoe Barrett, Veronica Reyes, and Gabe Cunningham.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Association

 

Upcoming events:

 

 

Nipsachuck District Tour

Saturday, October 5th 9:00 am-11:00 am

Meet at North Smithfield Middle School

Open to the Public

Nipsachuck District, NS57, Three Dog Site, Nipsachuck Battleground

Wear a hat, long pants, comfortable walking shoes. Bring water and insect repellent.

 

NSHA Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, October 8th 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Heritage Hall

101 Greene Street

North Smithfield, RI

The meeting is to conduct association business. All members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

 

For more information about upcoming events, historic cemetery tours, restoration projects, genealogy, hall rentals and membership visit www.nsheritageassn.org or on Facebook. 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer

Applications will be accepted from September 19, 2019 through October 17, 2019 at 4 pm.

North Smithfield Police Application

Applicant Instruction Booklet  (important information included)

Your application should either be hand delivered or mailed to:

North Smithfield Police Department, 575 Smithfield Rd, North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

Seeking qualified candidates for the position of Part-time Dispatcher

This position is for weekends, 2nd shift. - Paid training

Applications will be accepted from October 2, 2019 through October 25, 2019 at 4 pm.

North Smithfield Police Civilian Application

Your application should either be hand delivered or mailed to:

North Smithfield Police Department, 575 Smithfield Rd, North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Click Here for a Holliston Sands video of this years PumpkinFest event

Fire Marshal Brian Gartland will be available for autographs :)

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

God Pop Music

"Songs of Today for Souls of Tomorrow"

 

 

Please join us for the first ever God Pop Music fundraising event on Saturday, October 19th at 6:30pm in the Slatersville Congregational Church sanctuary! The concert will feature a collection of popular songs with originally revised lyrics to make a joyful noise, engage our youth and praise God. A goodwill offering will be collected during the concert to benefit Slatersville Congregational Church’s Sunday School fundraising efforts. 

 

Bring friends and the entire family and prepare yourself to have fun and rejoice in the spirit - there is a 100% guarantee that you have never heard anything like it before!  

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Association

                                                                                                                                        

Post Office Box 413

Slatersville, Rhode Island 02876

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1-401-447-6394

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Association (NSHA) released its 2020 Calendar at the town’s Great Pumpkin Festival on September 21st. The calendar features images of local historic buildings and town landmarks along with a short description of each location. The NSHA hopes the calendar will promote community awareness of town landmarks as well as support for their restoration and preservation efforts, according to Committee Chairman Charles Dubois.

 

Local artist, Aleksandra Norton created the spectacular images and Judy Tenzar Beauchemin, at New England Image and Print, designed and printed the final collectible quality product. Besides the Pumpkin Festival, visitors can purchase calendars for $10 at the NS Library, Wright’s Farm, Brigido’s Market, The Village Haven, Village Paint, Li’l General Convenience Store, NE Image and Print, Town Hall in Slatersville, and the Forestdale schoolhouse. Besides selling at venues around town, we'll also mail them, if we receive a Check for $15 made payable to the NS Heritage Assn mailed to P.O. Box 413, Slatersville, RI 02876. The extra $5 covers the cost of postage and handling.  

 

For more information, visit the North Smithfield Heritage Assn Facebook Page, contact them via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Rich at 401-447-6394.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

NORTH SMITHFIELD HERITAGE ASSOCIATION RELEASES 2019 HERITAGE ASSOCIATION CANVAS TOTE BAG

 

The 2019 North Smithfield Heritage Association canvas tote bag made its official debut at the Town’s 13th annual Great Pumkinfest on Saturday Sept. 21st. The kelly green bag is 12” x 15.5” by 7” and made of sturdy earth-friendly non-woven fabric with yellow top carry handles.

Imprints on the front and back feature the Association’s logo and two buildings maintained by NSHA.

 

“The tote bag will be available at our headquarters, the Forestdale Schoolhouse,” according to John Faricy, Association Vice President. Donations of $10 for each bag go towards the preservation of the one room School House and the organization’s other historic building, Heritage Hall, on Green Street, Slatersville. “Join us in celebrating the Town’s heritage as we prepare for North Smithfield’s 150th anniversary in 2021, and support our preservation efforts by purchasing one of these totes,” Faricy added.

 

The Tote bags were made locally by Sports Systems Custom Bag Corp. of Woonsocket, RI, owned and operated by Marc Staelen of North Smithfield for more than 44 years.

Bags and ornaments and other historical souvenirs will be available by appointment by calling Louise Vanhouwe (769-8177). Available ornaments include the North Smithfield Public Library, Forestdale Schoolhouse; Slater Mill; North Smithfield Town Hall; Horse Drawn NS School Bus; John Slater House; and Wright’s Dairy Farm and Bakery.

 

With the help of the Town of North Smithfield, many Town civics’ organizations, preservation

foundations and private donations, the North Smithfield Heritage Association continues to maintain two historic buildings in Town, the “Little Red Schoolhouse” in Forestdale and Heritage Hall, at 101 Green Street, Slatersville. The NSHA is a certified 501.c.3 non-profit organization. Tax deductible donations and new members are always welcome.

 

For more information, visit us at www.nsheritageassn.org or like us on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/northsmithfieldheritage

 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

Many, many thanks to all of you who volunteer your time and talents to make the food pantry successful. We currently feed about 90 families. To keep the work from being overwhelming, we need more volunteers. While the food pantry is only open four times a month, it takes many more hours of volunteer work to keep it running well.  

 

We currently need volunteers to: 

  -  Help with pickup and delivery of donated food. A regular vehicle will do.  

  - Help on Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:30-10:15 to sort food, and we need supervisors for those two times.  

   - Help when the food pantry is open the last two Tuesdays of the month 5:30-7pm, and the last two Saturdays 10-11am to help with clients and carry bags to clients cars.  

    - Coordinate the food rescue and distribution program, requires 4-5 hours a week.  

Are any of these interesting to you? Please contact Rev Eileen. 769-2773

 

 

 

The flavor of the month for OCTOBER is 

CANNED SOUP

Any donations or monetary gifts for the food pantry can be dropped off at the Slatersville Congregational Church between 9:00 am and noon. You can also mail monetary gifts to P.O. Box 1128, Slatersville, RI 02876. An additional drop box for food items is available at the Town Hall during regular business hours.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Our North Smithfield Animal Shelter is in

Need of Volunteers.

 

You can volunteer as many or as few days or hours that you can. Every little bit helps! Volunteering at an animal shelter can be a rewarding experience.

 

Please call the North Smithfield Animal Shelter at 766-0377.

 

 

 
 
 

 

Fiber Arts Gathering

 

Every Monday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (except the 1st Monday of the month)

At the Meadows

2 Village Way

North Smithfield, RI

 

  • Join our active group of knitters, crocheters, weavers, darners,quilters and embroiderers.
  • Beginners and experienced are invited. 
  • Come to learn and share.
  • FREE, donations accepted

 

Organized by Engage North Smithfield

 

 

 
 
 

 

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. offers activities, entertainment, computer classes, Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups, 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.

 

OCTOBER 2019 Newsletter

 

OCTOBER 2019 Calendar of Events

 

OCTOBER 2019 Menu

 

Senior exercise classes at Scouter's Hall, 13 Main Street, North Smithfield include:

  • Zumba Gold Mondays at 10:00 AM, No class on October 14
  • Chair Exercises, Mondays at 11:00 AM
  • Zumba Gold Thursdays at 10:00 AM

SENIOR SERVICES, INC. SERVES LUNCH IN NORTH SMITHFIELD!

 

Mondays at 11:30 am & 12:30 PM

Thursdays at 11:30 AM

 

Please call in your order by 10am on the Thursday prior to the day(s) on which you plan to attend! Call Senior Services Inc. at (401) 766-3734 with your choice of meal.

Suggested donation is $3.00

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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