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Jan 28, 2013
Category: News Room

NORTH SMITHFIELD –Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton hosted the third annual “Open Government and Ethics Training” in North Smithfield on last Wednesday.  The session included the RI Access to Public Records Act (APRA) and Open Meetings Act compliance.

Lisa Pinsonneault, Special Assistant Attorney General, presented information on the substantive and procedural changes in APRA that took effect in 2012. “I applaud the changes in APRA that give the public more rights and make more records available”, said Hamilton. “Open government is the cornerstone to our democracy”.

Another change in APRA requires persons who have the authority to grant or deny Access to Public Records Act requests to receive training by the Department of Attorney General and must be certified each calendar year.

Over 25 members of boards, commissions and staff attended the session conducted by Attorney Pinsonneault.

Jan 23, 2013
Category: News Room

Lincoln, Rhode Island: Northern RI Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Recipients to be Honored Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Chamber Annual Dinner

Jan 22, 2013
Category: News Room

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The following meetings are scheduled next week. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in their government.

 Parks & Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet Monday, January 28th at 6:30 PM, Highway Department, 281 Quaker Highway

 Budget Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, January 30th at 6:00 PM, Kendall-Dean School auditorium, 83 Green Street, No. Smithfield.

 For cancellation or additional information please check http://www.sos.ri.gov/openmeetings/ or call 401-767-2200 ext.326.

Jan 22, 2013
Category: News Room

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton announces that the 11th Annual North Smithfield Clean and Green Day will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Jan 22, 2013
Category: News Room

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton asks for additional volunteers for the 3rd year of NS Works!, a referral program aimed at connecting energetic volunteers with people in the community in need of snow removal assistance.

Jan 22, 2013
Category: News Room

Moore announces fire safety grants for area towns

BOSTON – Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, today announced that thirteen towns across the Worcester & Norfolk district will receive grant funds for the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Program, totaling $63,125.

Jan 20, 2013
Category: News Room

STATE HOUSE – Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly this week. For more information on any of these items visit http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/

Jan 16, 2013
Category: News Room

On Sunday 01/13/13 at about 3:38 P.M. the Woonsocket Police responded to the area of Pond St. for a report of shots fired.  When officers arrived they noticed a white 1999 Honda had struck a telephone pole and had two bullet holes in the vehicle.  That vehicle had been driven by James Lambert Jr.

Jan 10, 2013
Category: News Room

Sen. Moore announces 70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar
Invites constituents to learn the legislative process

BOSTON - Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, announced today that the 70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held on Tuesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House.

Jan 9, 2013
Category: News Room

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