North Smithfield Town News

Town of North Smithfield

April 24, 2020 Edition





Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski


Thank you to all as we continue to operate with our buildings closed to the public with all striving to honor the social distancing rules as we stay determined to deliver the essential services that our residents and businesses need. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we all struggle along. 


As to the town-wide condition, last week I closed with a note of hope that we would avoid another doubling of the positive case count over the next week. Unfortunately, as most perhaps already know, we were not successful in that goal. As of the time I typed this note, the information I had indicates our positive case count had risen to 26 with seven of the fourteen increase since last week at St Antoine. 


The message from those numbers should remind us all that this isn’t over yet. We need continuing vigilance in our efforts to comply with meticulous hygiene, compliance with social distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, adhering to visitation rules at any senior care facility, staying home and being considerate of others when we are out getting food or other important supplies.  










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.)


Personnel Board Meeting (Agenda)

Monday, April 27, 2020, at 6:30 pm

Virtual Zoom Meeting


Budget Committee Meeting (Agenda)

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 6:00 pm

Virtual Zoom Meeting





Given the mandated closings and other restrictions that the coronavirus is causing, it is recognized that it may be a challenge for some North Smithfield taxpayers to make payment for fourth quarter property and auto excise taxes that are due on April 15, 2020. 


Such being the case, and with the enactment of the Executive Order dated April 16, 2020, please be advised that the deadline for payment of the fourth quarter property and auto excise taxes, previously due on April 15, 2020 for the 2019 North Smithfield tax bill, will now be due on May 15, 2020







Please note that we have an outside drop box right outside the Annex door

at 575 Smithfield Road to leave

tax payments. It is secure

and checked daily. 

If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed,

stamped envelope.














Due to Covid-19, the Town Clerk’s office, located at 575 Smithfield Road, is currently closed to the public.


On the following website noted below, you can register online or print the form to mail it to the Town Clerk’s Office at the address above. Due to the public health emergency, there will be fewer polling places available on June 2nd. For this reason, we are urging voters to vote by mail.


For those residents who are not already registered to vote, the last date to register to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary Election scheduled for June 2, 2020 is:


SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020, FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.


Voter registration forms will be made available in the lobby of the North Smithfield Police Station, 575 Smithfield Road, for new voter registrations and to correct names and addresses of registered voters.







Link for Bingo Card







Sidewalk paint link


Awesome Sweets link



Free workouts link













Governor Raimondo recommends Rhode Islanders 

use the resources below for

COVID-19 related assistance.



Visit our website


Visit our website






Please note that Brigido’s Fresh Market, located at 900 Victory Highway, will now take phone orders from our elderly residents!


Please call (401) 762-1020 Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, place an order, and a staff member will shop for the customer and coordinate a pickup time with the customer.


All transactions must be paid with a credit card.







We understand that we are experiencing uncertain times, but we are here to keep a positive mindset and lend a helping hand. We will be creating FREE 3x5 banners for any North Smithfield restaurants who need it!


Simply give us your restaurant name, to-go hours and phone number. While we know that we can't meet the needs of every business, we want to do our part to help where we can!


Please send us a direct message if you’d like us to create a banner for your restaurant. Our email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..









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


If anyone has any comments, suggestions, ideas or input,

please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The 2020 Scholarship Application is now available and

must be submitted by May 1st (next Friday)

to be considered for this year's scholarship.

* We will be issuing two scholarships to NS Seniors this year! *


Click here for the Application 





North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

Slatersville, RI 02876


Food pick-up plan for April 18, 21, 25 and 28

Questions - call (401) 678-0356









  • Starting at 9:45 am on Saturdays and 5:15 pm on Tuesdays, park on north side of GREEN Street (even numbers) - between Ridge Road and Country Way
  • Stay in your car - DO NOT come in the building
  • One of our workers will direct you to the parking lot when it is your turn 
  • Groceries will be brought to your car to be put in the trunk or for you to put in your back seat


In order to keep crowd size down and wait times short, all food bags will temporarily be the same for everyone. If you receive something you can’t use, please safely pass it on. Thank you for your patience as we figure out how to best keep everyone safe and healthy at this time.  


Additionally, thank you but we cannot use additional volunteer help at this time. If you would like to donate money, please mail to P.O. Box 283, Slatersville, RI 02876. If you would like to donate food, please call the number listed above to arrange a time for drop off. We need soups, canned tuna and chicken, canned fruit and juice, toilet paper and paper towels. 


The flavor of the month for APRIL is PROGRESSO SOUPS!











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