NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Town of North Smithfield will hold another “Community-Wide Yard Sale" to benefit the NS Food Pantry, on Saturday, May 18, 2013. This is the third year of this event but the first time a spring date is being added to the schedule.
According to Paulette Hamilton, Town Administrator, “residents can participate by holding an individual or multi-family yard sale at their homes, on May 18. When they register with Town Clerk, their location will be listed on the Town web site and in publicity, so that interested shoppers will have their location.”
Residents who want to take part must go to the Clerk’s office at the Town Annex at 575 Smithfield Road to obtain a yard sale permit for $5.00. Yard sale addresses will be listed for permits obtained before Noon on Friday, May 10, 2013.
Residents are encouraged to make a contribution to the town’s Food Pantry at the same time. “More and more families are struggling and need our help” Hamilton stated. Donations can be made to “NS Food Pantry” to purchase food for summer months when donations typically decrease. “This is a great way for people to get spring cleaning done, to have fun and to support others as well”. Last fall, there were over 30 yard sales held; the Town is hoping to increase that number this spring.
For more information, or to register your location, please contact Town Hall at 767-2200 ext. 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH SMITHFIELD –The Great Pumpkin Festival needs you.
If you’ve got organizational skills, and want to help your community, the Great Pumpkin Festival Committee needs you. The annual festival allows charitable organizations to raise funds. Entertainment, food, and the medieval-style catapulting trebuchet (pumpkin chuck) are part of the festivities.
“We are looking for new folks to join the planning committee to help coordinate the 2013 Festival.” said Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton, “Expanding the event can only occur with new, vibrant ideas”.
Anyone interested should call Malinda Howard at 767-2200, ext. 301.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Water Department has delayed water main flushing in the Slatersville, Forestdale, Great Road, Mendon Road and the Industrial Park areas by one week. Flushing was scheduled to start on Monday, April15th and continue through Thursday, April 18th from at 9:00 PM and continuing until 3:00 AM. According to the new schedule flushing will start on Monday, April 22nd and continue through Thursday April 25th. The times will remain the same.
“The flushing program is an integral component of the water department’s maintenance program,” said Russ Carpenter, water and sewer superintendent. “The program enhances the water quality for the area’s residents and businesses.”
Carpenter said water main flushing may cause temporary reduction in water pressure throughout the water system and in some cases may cause discolored water which is not harmful.
“We recommend that water use be minimized during the flushing operation including using water to wash clothes and dishes,” said Carpenter. “Please check your water before use. If it is discolored, run the cold water until it clears.”
For more information, call the water department at 767-2200, ext. 320 or ext. 305 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM Monday through Friday.
The Woonsocket Animal Shelter, sponsored by and in conjunction with the RI VMA (RI Veterinary Medical Association) will hold a Rabies Clinic.
Location: Woonsocket Animal Shelter
105 Cumberland Hill Rd
Woonsocket, RI. 02895
Date: May 4, 2013
Hours: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Animals: Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets
The licensing clerk from City Hall will also be there to renew and or issue dog licenses.
2013 Stadium Kids Kamp
A summer theater day camp for ages 5 to 16,
to be held at the Stadium Theatre
At 9:25am Woonsocket Police and Woonsocket Fire personal responded to 38 Memorial Drive for a report of a suicidal subject. Upon the arrival of fire personnel they located and assisted two occupants of the dwelling in evacuating the home. Shortly after they heard what appeared to be a gunshot. Woonsocket police special response team (SRT) mobilized and made entry into the dwelling and located a deceased male subject who was a victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At no time were any were any members of public safety fired upon by the victim.