Town of North Smithfield

March 10, 2023


March 12, 2023

Don't forget to move your clocks


for daylight savings time this Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. or before you go to bed!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17, 2023




All dogs within the town must be licensed by April 30, 2023 to avoid a late fee. The cost is $6.00 per dog and proof of rabies immunization is required. 


For your convenience and safety, we are continuing to use our online dog license program. We encourage you to apply for dog licenses online.


You can also renew online at:

(Credit Card optional)


If you are unable to access this program, we strongly suggest that you mail us a new or updated rabies certificate along with a check for $6.00. In return, our office will send your original rabies certificate back to you with your license to the mailing address provided.


If none of the options above work for you, licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s office located at:

Town Hall

Office of the Town Clerk

83 Greene Street

North Smithfield, RI 02896


Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Friday from 8:00 A.M. to noon


On Thursday, March 16th, 2023, beginning at 9:00 am hydrant flushing will be conducted in the area of Mendon Road and St. Paul St. in North Smithfield by Metro USA Fire Protection. Hydrant flushing can make the water appear temporarily rusty/brown because the iron and mineral deposits in the water get stirred up. The water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing, however it may stain laundry. If you experience a discoloration, run your cold water tap until the water becomes clear. We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance work may cause you.



Overnight utility work will once again begin on Sunday March 19 on Sayles Hill Rd. around Anchor Subaru. Once the underground work is completed in late spring, the area will be restored. This is a RIDOT project. 





2023 North Smithfield Parks and Recreation Family Hikes



The North Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department Program Coordinator, Kate Pasquariello, announces that the department will offer guided weekly hikes in three local conservation areas starting at 9:30 am.


The family-oriented hikes will follow well-defined and marked trails at a leisurely pace stopping occasionally at scenic overlooks. Trails are 2-3 miles long and take 1.5 – 2 hours to finish.


Hikes will cancel in the event of steady rain or heavy snowfall. Hikers should wear long shirts and trousers, preferably hiking shoes, use insect repellent, and bring a bottle of water. In the event of snow and ice-covered trails, hikers should wear slip-on ice grips or snowshoes.


Sunday, March 5: Wunnashowatuckqut:  Old Harkness Rd, High Rocks Gorge.  Park on Martha Road at 9:30 am.


Saturday, March 18Booth Pond, Pine Hill, Souza FarmMeet at Aldi’s parking lot at Dowling Village.

Saturday, March 25: Audubon Fort Wildlife RefugeMeet at 1445 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI

The schedule repeats the first, third, and fourth Saturday of each month.


For further information, contact volunteer guide, Rich Keene, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Program Coordinator Kate Pasquariello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Visit our NS Parks and Recreation Facebook Page


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Click here for a list of all Boards and Commissions and Vacancies.


Anyone interested in volunteering may contact Joanne Buttie at 767-2200 ext. 504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please submit your application to 83 Greene Street, North Smithfield, RI 02896.







The North Smithfield PumpkinFest Committee

is accepting applications from North Smithfield 2023 Graduating Seniors.


All applications must be submitted by May 1st. To complete the application click the link below:


Scholarships North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival


PumpkinFest Meetings are conducted in-person at

North Smithfield Heritage Building (the old town hall) 1 Main Street, Slatersville.

The Committee is meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. If you are interested in being part of PumpkinFest, please join us at

our next meeting on March 23rd.

Many hands make light work.

Thank you.

PumpkinFest Committee

is now accepting applications for the 2023 North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival which will be on September 16th from 11am - 5 pm; located behind the NS High School.


Please remember PumpkinFest Vendor Applications are first come first serve so get your application and payment in to secure your space as soon as possible.


Please sign up today using our online portal by clicking the button below.

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Job Openings



Public Works/Highway Division

Town of North Smithfield

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Town or North Smithfield

Recyling Center

281 Quaker Highway


Saturday's only 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Residents are ONLY allowed to

drop off during those hours.

Any questions please call:

(401)767-2200 ext 348


North Smithfield Food Pantry


March Food Pantry pick-up dates:



Saturday, March 18th & 25th @ 10:00 am


Tuesday, March 21st & 28th @ 5:30 pm

The Food Pantry is for North Smithfield residents.

You must have a photo ID and a bill that confirms your North Smithfield address. You can

attend the Food Pantry all four times it is open per month.

The Pantry is located at the Slatersville Congregational Church

UCC on the Common.


Starting in the month of May we will be opening our pantry for indoor shopping. We are

asking that all clients to please bring their own shopping bag and to wear a mask while inside.


Questions? Call 401-678-0356


For the month of March, we are asking for donations of:

Canned fruit


Pasta sauce



Rhode Island Low-Income Household Assistance Program


Click Here For More Information


Veteran Tax Exemptions



Veterans Tax Exemption Amendment


Veterans Tax Exemption Application


If you already receive the Veterans Tax Exemption you do not need to reapply, the new rate will be adjusted. If you do not already receive the Veterans Tax Exemption you have until March 15, 2023 to apply for the tax bill 2023.


Click below for the North Smithfield Heritage Association Newsletter




Senior Services




Activity Calendar


Meal Menu


March Newsletter


Alzheimer's, Dementia and Memory Care Information


Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists North Smithfield families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through the link below you can search helpful tools and a database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the North Smithfield area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones.


Alzheimer's Support



Are you interested in what the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition has to offer? Click on the button below to be redirected to their website.


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Together with Governor Dan McKee, RIHousing is pleased to announce the launch of the new RI Statewide DPA Grant Program offering $17,500 grants to assist with down payment and/or closing cost assistance.


For more information - Click Here!



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North Smithfield Zoning Board Meeting

83 Greene Street

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 @ 7:00 P.M.



North Smithfield Tax Board of Assessment Review Meeting

83 Greene Street

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 @ 4:00 P.M.



North Smithfield Sewer Commission Meeting

83 Greene Street

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 @ 7:00 P. M.



North Smithfield Water Supply Review Committee Meeting

83 Green Street

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 @ 6:30 P.M.



North Smithfield Budget Committee Meeting

83 Greene Street

2nd Floor Conference Room

Thursday, March 16, 2023 @ 6:00 P.M.



North Smithfield Halliwell Review Committee Meeting

83 Greene Street

Thursday, March 16, 2023 @ 6:45 P. M.






Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by



Live Streaming Open Meetings




A. Livestreaming for Town Council, Halliwell Review Committee, Zoning Board and Planning Board: The Town will provide livestreaming for the open meetings of the Town Council, Halliwell Review Committee, Zoning Board of Review, and Planning Board whenever feasible via YouTube, Zoom, or some other technology. If technical difficulties occur during the livestream of an open meeting, the open meeting will continue to proceed as scheduled without livestreaming. (Livestreaming increases public access to public meetings in addition to the right of the public to attend open meetings in person.)

B. Public must be physically present to participate. Members of the public, applicants, petitioners, expert s, etc. who want to participate in an open meeting in any fashion must be physically present at the meeting. Members of the public, applicants, petitioners, experts, etc. will not be allowed to participate in an open meeting remotely by offering comment, testimony, or other remarks. through virtual means.

C. No other Board, Commission, or Committee will be livestreamed: Except as specified above, the Town will not provide livestreaming for any other Board, Commission or Committee.

D. Technical Difficulties: If technical difficulties occur during any livestream, the open meeting will continue to proceed as scheduled.

E. Meetings of the Town Council, Halliwell Review Committee, Zoning Board and Planning Board will be livestreamed on the Town' s YouTube page, North Smithfield Town Meetings. https:/ / channel l/ UCFgwSKxL950ZgZ DKz8B-MQ


Archived Meetings




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