Town of North Smithfield


May 5, 2023




Memorial Day Flag Raising


The North Smithfield Heritage Assn (NSHA) plans to hold a Memorial Flag raising at 9 am on Monday, May 8 at the Memorial Town Building, 1 Main Street, Slatersville. The public is encouraged to attend. This marks the initiation of a new program to fly veteran memorial flags for one month in front of the building. 


The Family of Frederick Klockars will fly his veteran memorial flag during the month of May. Frederick was a veteran of WWII. 


Other families who wish to participate in the program may contact the NSHA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 401-651-6316 for further information.  





Three Historic Cemetery Awareness

events taking place on

Sunday - May 7th in Woonsocket

As part of the 2023 Historic Cemetery Awareness Weeks, the Woonsocket Historical Society and the North Smithfield Heritage Association will partner to host three events on Sunday, May 7th at the Smithfield Friends Meeting House and Cemetery located at 108 Smithfield Rd in Woonsocket, RI (across from Union Cemetery in North Smithfield, RI). The events will begin at 1 pm.

An open house will start at 1 pm, which includes a brief talk by Marcel St. Germain, about the historic Quaker Meeting House originally built in 1719.

Irene Blais, President of the WHS, will then invite guests outside to visit the oldest cemetery in Woonsocket. An NSHA historian will provide a tour of the Friends Burial Ground where five Revolutionary War Veterans are buried.

Finally, Ed Walker, an NSHA gravestone restoration expert, will offer a hands-on stone cleaning and restoration workshop. After the workshop, participants may walk across the street to the historic Hotchkiss Cemetery (far left side of Union Cemetery) and see the many headstones that have been repaired and cleaned by NSHA Restoration Teams.

These three events are FREE and open to the public. Parking is available across the street in Union Cemetery.

Need more information contact:

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

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

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



Link to register



Town of North Smithfield Highway Department

is having a

Shredding Event on June 10th

281 Quaker Highway

From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

for North Smithfield Residents Only

5 Cartons per household and ID will be required






Town of North Smithfield

Recyling Center

281 Quaker Highway


Saturday's only 9:00 am

to 3:00 pm

Residents are ONLY allowed to

drop off during those hours.

Any questions please call:

(401)767-2200 ext 348





All dogs within the town were due to be licensed by April 30, 2023, there is now an additional $5.00 late charge for a total of $11.00, payable to the Town of North Smithfield, along with a current proof of rabies immunization.




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



Employment Opportunities

"Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police/

North Smithfield Municipal Court Clerk"


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North Smithfield Supports our Small Businesses

There are many opportunities of learning with the Small Business Administration. If you are interested in the upcoming classes that will be held in the Rhode Island area you can click on the SBA Rhode Island District link below and view the classes, dates, locations, and times.



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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.


Next PumpkinFest Committee Meeting is

Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 pm


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North Smithfield Food Pantry



Food Pantry pick-up dates:


 Saturday, May 20th & 27th @ 10:00 am


Tuesday, May 23rd & 30th @ 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.


Questions? Call 401-678-0356


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

Canned Fruit

Canned Beans

Canned Chicken





Rhode Island Low-Income Household Assistance Program

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Senior Services



Activity Calendar

Meal Menu

May 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.


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North Smithfield Conservation Commission Meeting

83 Greene Street

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 @ 6:30 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


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