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Sep 13, 2013

North Smithfield


North Smithfield Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton announced recently that the North Smithfield Heritage Association has garnered a $1,000 grant from National Grid as part of that company’s Community Energy program through the efforts of her office and those of Lori J. Spangler, manager for National Grid’s Community & Customer Management division in Rhode Island.

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Posted by: Craig

North Smithfield --- North Smithfield Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton announced recently that the North Smithfield Heritage Association has garnered a $1,000 grant from National Grid as part of that company’s Community Energy program through the efforts of her office and those of Lori J. Spangler, manager for National Grid’s Community & Customer Management division in Rhode Island.

 

“We are proud to have the Heritage Association qualify for this grant during this program,” Town Administrator Hamilton said.

 

NSHA President John Faricy stated that the grant has enabled the Association to finally replace the chimney on the “Little Red School House” in Forestdale. “The 138-year old chimney was fast becoming a fire hazard but thanks to the generosity of National Grid and the foresight of the Administrator we were able to take corrective action to replace the chimney and thus maintain the integrity of the building for the benefit of the community,” he said.

 

“Because of this grant, the School House can continue to serve as a display area for NSHA's ample collection of Town history, all of which allows students, townspeople and residents of
Northern Rhode Island learn more about the Town's early beginnings and the spirit that built this area,” said Faricy. “Repairing this chimney will reduce the chance of fire and ensure that the historical documents and artifacts contained in this building will always be available to the public,” he added.