Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Town of North Smithfield

May 24th 2019 Edition









Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski



The inspiration provided by our local VFW Post leadership will again result in a parade on Memorial Day in North Smithfield. And yes, as usual, it will be small by most standards. Our boy and girl scouts of all ages and levels will be with us I trust. There will be candy thrown to kids. The outstanding North Smithfield High School Band will march and play. Our own Miss Teen RI US Gianna Paul will be with us. Former Administrator Thibault will be Grand Marshal. There will be some old cars and trucks, and a new fire/rescue truck or two! Most importantly there will be veterans and our flags proudly carried by our police and fire color guards. If you haven’t signed up to march, please come to line North Main, Greene and School Streets. Come to be part of the remembrance program at town hall. Come to remember those that gave all so we might enjoy unmatched freedom. Be proud of our little parade. It is us saying we remember and won’t ever forget!


Of course, our newsletter wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include bridge and road project updates. We have been advised by RIDOT that the reconfiguration of the 146 A and School Street intersection will begin next week. That will include “adding a left turn lane and phase on Victory Highway, as well as upgrading some signal equipment and wheelchair ramps/pedestrian accommodations, and limited pavement micro mill and overlay for new traffic signal loop detectors." It is anticipated that the work will take four weeks to complete. This is a long-awaited change that should improve traffic flow. Please drive carefully in the area as the crews accomplish this work in relatively tight quarters. 


As to the extended closure of Connector Road/ Old Great Road, I tried to get an update this morning, but the PM is away. I am hoping to hear that project will wrap up soon so the road can be reopened. Also, scheduling updates for both the reconstruction of the Great Road Bridge over the Branch River and the Great Road bridge over the railroad near Lapre have been provided. They indicate start of construction on those projects remains delayed until next year.

Got questions? Let us know by responding to this email. We don’t always have every answer but we will try to find one!





All Town Hall Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day! Join us in Slatersville for the parade that steps off from Slatersville Plaza at 10:30 and wraps up at the Village Haven after a short remembrance program at Town Hall. May we all take time to reflect on those who gave all to preserve this land of the free.





There will be no trash collection on Monday, May 27th. Tuesday through Friday collection will be postponed one day for the rest of the week.







North Smithfield Heritage Fair



The North Smithfield Heritage Association with the support of many town sponsors will hold its annual Heritage Fair in Slatersville from 11:00 am through 5:00 pm, on Monday, May 27th immediately following the VFW Memorial Day Parade. Organizers hope to promote the town’s rich history and to raise funds for their preservation efforts.


Exhibits at Heritage Hall include antiques and artifacts related to the town and Heritage Association merchandise sales. The association encourages residents and supporters to loan antiques, old photos, pictures, etc. for display. Drop off at 1:00pm on Sunday, May 26th at Heritage Hall, 101 Greene St, Slatersville. Local cemetery historian, Gail Denomme, will conduct walking tours of the Slatersville Cemetery at 1pm and 3pm.


Exhibits at the Kendall Dean School grounds include, a Native American exhibit, Civil War era re-enactors, and a NSPD sponsored Touch a Truck display. 


The Slatersville Congregational Church, UCC will open its doors for visitors and music by local school musicians. The National Park Service will offer two Slatersville walking tours at 12pm and 2pm. Meet at the front steps of the Church.


Mastery Martial Arts will feature displays and demonstrations on the Church Commons throughout the afternoon. Local vendors will sell a variety of wares there as well. Local civic groups may also set up exhibits.  


Organizers will offer food and beverage sales. Since this is a family oriented event, they will not allow liquor sales or consumption.  


NSPD will restrict traffic to one way from Heritage Hall to the Church Commons. Remote parking is available at St. John’s Church, the Village Haven Restaurant and Pacheco Recreation Park. The RI Public Transit Authority will provide a Trolley shuttle between the remote parking lots and the Church Commons. 


Besides the shuttle, RIPTA will make one morning pick up at The Meadows, Gatewood Apartments, Deerfield Commons and Laurelwood and make one afternoon return trip. 





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On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, 2019, there will be temporary parking restrictions put in place to accommodate the annual Memorial Day Parade and the Heritage Festival that is taking place in the area of Kendall Dean School and the Slatersville Congregational Church.


Temporary Restrictions


Ridge Road -- No parking either side

Country Way -- No parking on the north side of the street

Greene Street -- One-way traffic between Country Way and Ridge Road, traffic will flow from Country way to the Common. No parking between Town Hall and the Common.


The temporary parking restrictions will be in effect from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm on Memorial Day, May 27th.


Current Restrictions


School Street -- No parking either side of street


Parking for these events will be available at the St. John’s Church, the Village Haven restaurant, and Pacheco Park. RIPTA will be providing trolley service from the remote parking areas to the Common.







The Memorial Day Parade is this Monday, May 27th at 10:30 am that steps off from the Slatersville Plaza.

Take a look back at the great memories of past Parades.


Click here to watch the VIDEO.


Created by Christian de Rezendes


Now in Post-Production

Visit www.firstmillvillage.com to learn more.





George Nasuti Novans Pride 5K

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Start Time: 8:30 am



Click here to Sign up or Donate







The Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale will be held Saturday, June 1st with a rain date of Sunday, June 2nd.


Sale locations to date are as follows:



361 Black Plain Rd 

705 Black Plain Rd

763 Black Plain Rd 

800 Black Plain Rd 

251 Buxton St 

18 Cynthia Dr 

7 Doreen Dr 

483 Grange Rd 

114 Green St 

204 Hanton Rd 

25 Hillview Ave 

235 Main St 

50 Maple Ave 

278 Mendon Rd 

159 Old Great Rd 

15 Parkview Dr 

7 Pheasant Run Rd 

2235 Providence Pk 

43 Ridge Rd 

73 Sayles Hill Rd - IN BACK YARD 

84 White Parkway 

914 Woonsocket Hill Rd 



Yard sale addresses will be listed for permits obtained before noon on Friday, May 24, 2019. If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 767-2200, ext. 301.



Click here for the latest Location List





The North Smithfield Heritage Association



We have a new website. Please CLICK HERE for all the upcoming news from the NS Heritage Association. Also, all of our NSHA events and activities are posted to the North Smithfield Heritage Association Facebook page.


The Little Red Schoolhouse is open for visitors monthly, every second and third Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Click here for more information














It’s May already; can you believe it? People are still running their heat. The weather can change from one minute to the other.

Last summer we had several months of hot weather and humidity. No, it does not have to be near 100, but with the temperature/humidity index(THI) it may feel like it.

Here are some ideas to think about, not only for you, but your pets too. The elderly are very prone to extremes of temperature. Do you have an elderly neighbor? Please check on them during the summer.

Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:

  • Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.
  • Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.
  • Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.


  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.




Prepare NOW

  • Find places in your community where you can go to get cool.
  • Keep your home cool by doing the following:
  • Cover windows with drapes or shades.
  • Weather-strip doors and windows.
  • Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
  • Add insulation to keep the heat out.
  • Use attic fans to clear hot air.
  • Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.
  • Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.


  • Never leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day.
  • Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat.
  • If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it.
  • Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
  • Avoid high-energy activities.
  • Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.



Know the signs of heat-related illness and the ways to respond to it:

  • Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms, or legs
  • Actions: Go to a cooler location. Remove excess clothing. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if cramps last more than an hour.
  • Signs: Heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, or fainting
  • Actions: Go to an air-conditioned place and lie down. Loosen or remove clothing. Take a cool bath. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if symptoms get worse or last more than an hour.
  • Signs: Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees) taken orally; red, hot, and dry skin with no sweat; rapid, strong pulse; dizziness; confusion; or unconsciousness
  • Actions: Call 911 or get the person to a hospital immediately. Cool down with whatever methods are available until medical help arrives.


Associated Content



















Curbside Yard Waste Will Continue Until Friday, June 7th


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. 

Saturday hours at our Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway, will be from 9 AM – 3 PM. 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. Drop off hours during the week are available on Wednesdays from 3 PM- 6:00 PM . Please do not leave items outside the gate after business hours, we will take notice.


For additional information contact 767-2200 x 348











Click Here for the 1st Explorer Youth Program Application: Application Deadline is June 1, 2019






North Smithfield Announces Its 2nd Annual Fireworks Display



Come join us for our 2nd Annual Fireworks Display

If you missed it last year, you sure don't want to miss it this year!


When: Saturday, July 13th

Where: North Smithfield High School

Time: Sunset


Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 767-2200 ext. 301. More information to come!


(Presented to you by John Beauregard, the Town of North Smithfield, and your local business community)











The 2019 PumpkinFest Committee officially began preparations and would like you to mark your calendar for our:

13th Annual 

North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds


The PumpkinFest Committee is looking for more Vendors this year to participate. You can fill out an application by Clicking Here.


The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00 at R&R Industries, Inc. 147 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield.


Click Here for more information on the event and a list of the upcoming Committee Meetings.









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.



Click Here to Purchase Tickets





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


North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

Slatersville, RI 02876


The flavor of the month for MAY is 


Any donations or monetary gifts for the food pantry can be dropped off at the Slatersville Congregational Church between 9:00 am and noon. An additional drop box is available at the Town Hall during regular business hours.






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.


MAY 2019 Newsletter


MAY 2019 Activity Calendar of Events


MAY 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 May 27
  • Chair Exercises, Mondays at 11:00 AM-No class on May 27
  • 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 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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