North Smithfield Town News

Town of North Smithfield

February 21, 2020 Edition





Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski


As all are aware, we have used this newsletter to encourage thought or to communicate concerns and to make all aware of events that will take place. 


Obviously, as my assistant, Susan Pepin, and I put this together (well really, it’s Susan), we also become aware of many events past and future. In reviewing the information this morning, I was drawn to the note you will see below about the NSHS Indoor Track Team’s “Senior” Prom with the residents of the Villa at St Antoine. I hope you will find the same interest that I found in that post. With the support of faculty, administration and coaches, our students are encouraged to do some great things. This event is another great example. There are many parts to the process that is education. Events like this are education that can’t be found in books or the internet. Events like this are what make our town special. From the management at the Villa to every adult and student who made this event possible, I offer my compliments. This is North Smithfield at its’ best!

On another note, with the retirement of Chief Reynolds, I have been asked about the status of my effort to find our next Chief of Police. Please know that the process is moving along judiciously. I hope to have an announcement at the March 2nd town council meeting. In the meantime, Captain Tim Lafferty will be the acting chief as procedures prescribe.










Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by


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



Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting (Agenda)

Monday, February 24, 2020, at 6:30 pm

Town Hall

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI 02876


Personnel Board Meeting (Agenda)

Monday, February 24, 2020, at 6:30 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896


Budget Committee Meeting (Agenda)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 6:00 pm

Memorial Town Hall

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI 02876


Zoning Board of Review Meeting (Agenda)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896








The North Smithfield Heritage Association


Upcoming Events:


NS 150th Anniversary Celebration - Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Heritage Hall

101 Greene Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

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





Congratulations to Kate & Kristianna Lapierre, seniors at North Smithfield High School.


The twins received an Inno on Fire award on February 12th by the RI Inno on Fire team. They were honored as a startup to watch Entrepreneurs “on Fire” for their company, Twin Skin, and for doing extraordinary work to drive change for the better.


Kate & Kristianna are the daughters of Gary & Katrina Lapierre.






Troop 1139 Slatersville is proud to announce that Cole Skinner of North Smithfield has earned his Eagle Scout Rank as the 72nd Eagle Scout of the troop. For his Eagle Scout project, Cole made improvements to the baseball facilities at NS Middle/High School from which many students will benefit for years to come.


Congratulations Cole! 





North Smithfield Indoor Track Team

Throws a “Senior" Prom at The Villa at Saint Antoine





On February 13th, the North Smithfield Indoor Track Team organized a “Senior" Prom for the residents at The Villa at Saint Antoine. 


Along with coaches Kathryn Pasquariello & Catherine Reyes, all 45 student-athletes arrived in prom attire and were ready to dance the night away! The students provided an era-spanning playlist that included hits from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s as well as several pop culture line dances including the “chicken dance” and “YMCA.”

The Villa residents thoroughly enjoyed the evening, especially engaging in conversation and comparing dance moves with the students! Young and old came together for one memorable night, and it was one that they will all cherish forever! 

















Do you own, operate or are employed by a business in the Town of North Smithfield?

Don't miss the opportunity to attend a meeting, hosted by the RI Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday, March 11th, at 9:00 AM at Banneker Industries, 582 Great Road, Suite 101, in North Smithfield with the North Smithfield business leaders (you do not have to be a Chamber member) to learn about current and future development in the town.

Town Administrator, Gary Ezovski, will recap the past year's activity of his administration and will provide insight of what to expect for North Smithfield in 2020 and beyond.

This meeting will also be an opportunity to meet the Chamber's new President/CEO, Liz Catucci, and to network with fellow business leaders. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited, and registration is necessary - Click here to register.

Coffee and breakfast pastries will be served.







Please click here for details.











2020 PumpkinFest


Mark your calendars for our:


14th Annual 

North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 19, 2020

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds


The next committee meeting will be March 18th, at 6:00 PM at

R&R Machine Industries, Inc.,147 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield.


The 2020 Scholarship Application is now available and

must be submitted by May 1st

to be considered for this year's scholarship.


Click here for the Application 







The annual Clean & Green Day will be on

April 25th this year. Please mark your calendars! 


The committee could use one or two additional members. 

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.







National Grid Aerial Transmission Inspections

Winter 2020



Please note that National Grid will be conducting a series aerial inspections of sub transmission electric lines in Rhode Island starting Friday, February 14th, and are expected to go through to the end of March (weather dependent).


The inspections require the helicopter to hover over transmission structures as high-resolution photos are taken. The inspections/photos will support engineering analysis of the transmission line structures. These aerial inspections complement the regularly-conducted, ground-level inspections by quickly and efficiently covering National Grid’s sub transmission system, even across rugged and isolated terrain.


The helicopter inspections are conducted by experienced trained personnel using high-powered gyroscopic binoculars and infrared technology. They are particularly interested in signs of wear- on power line conductors and lightning protection devices; damaged or leaning structures; loose or broken guy wires; broken, chipped or cracked insulator equipment and trees leaning toward the lines or into the transmission corridors.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your National Grid Community Manager.





North Smithfield

Little League

Registration is open for the 2020 Season! Click here for details.












All completed applications must be submitted online at (see link below).


Applications must be received no later than March 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm.


A $50 (testing/application fee) must accompany all applications. Please note that this application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.


For further information, interested parties may contact a department representative at (401) 762-1212, ext. 200.



Click here to apply via PoliceApp.





STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program

Click here for details






Important Information regarding the

Novel Coronavirus.

HCRI website



Coronavirus Fact Sheet



RIDOH website


CDC website






All dogs within the town must be licensed by April 30, 2020 to avoid a late fee. The cost is $6.00 per dog, and proof of rabies immunization is required. 


Licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s office located at the Municipal Annex, 575 Smithfield Road, Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to noon.















Winter brings with it lots of fun activities, but winter also means mounds of snow to shovel and layers of ice to remove. During some snow storms, it becomes impossible for our plow drivers to know where the edge of the road is. Here are some helpful tips to ensure safety and efficiency during a snow storm:


  • Use reflective markers to make the edge of the road more visible for DPW when plowing. This is the best way to ensure trucks stay off your lawns.


  • Please remove everything from the roadway to clear it for the snowplows to come through (cars, basketball hoops, garbage cans, etc.)


  • When shoveling snow or operating a snow blower, do not throw snow out into the street or sidewalk. This is not only against State Law (State Law Title 31-22-9), but this will ensure that snow does not freeze in the roadway or sidewalk and cause a hazard for vehicles and pedestrians. Please visit for more information on our snow removal policy.


  • Trucks are plowing or spreading sand/salt. Stay back from the vehicle at least 100 feet to avoid problems. Plow trucks often have to back up. There are blind spots in the mirrors. For your safety, do not pull directly behind them as they may not be able to see you.


  • Trash and recycling collections may be canceled if weather conditions warrant. Check our website,, or call (401) 767-2200, ext. 348 for updates.


  • Clear snow from around fire hydrants near your home/business to make them visible for our firefighters.






Click Here

for the North Smithfield/


Prevention Coalition

Winter Newsletter


Filled with lots of great information for parents!!





North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

Slatersville, RI 02876



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 - 7 pm and the last two Saturdays 10 - 11 am 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 at 769-2773.



The flavor of the month for FEBRUARY is SPAGHETTI SAUCE!


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


 We are ALWAYS looking for good volunteers! We require a minimum of one shift per month (hours are usually in the morning and about 2-3 hours long). We need people who love cats and/or dogs. Duties include cleaning, feeding and giving general loving! We work with your schedule (mornings) and provide full training.

18+ applicants only. 


If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at (401) 766-0377.





Senior Services, Inc., now known as Aging Well, 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. Aging Well, Inc. provides nutritionally balanced lunches five days a week at our meal sites throughout Northern Rhode Island.


Aging Well Inc. offers activities, entertainment, computer classes, Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups and Wellness programs, which include a weekly blood pressure clinic and exercise classes.


Aging Well, 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.


FEBRUARY 2020 Newsletter


FEBRUARY 2020 Calendar of Events


FEBRUARY 2020 Menu


Senior exercise classes at Scouter's Hall,

13 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



Mondays at 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM

Thursdays at 11:30 AM


Please call in your order by 10 AM on the Thursday prior to the day(s) on which you plan to attend! Call Aging Well, Inc. at

(401) 766-3734 with your choice of meal.

Suggested donation is $3.00.










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