Town of North Smithfield 

June 15, 2017 Edition












What's Happening in North Smithfield







Message from the Town Administrator


For information relating to the development of the budget and the Administrator's recommendations, 

Please Click Here

Please Click Here for Summary of Budget




Congratulations to our 2017 North Smithfield High School Graduates.  Always remember, there is no limit to what you can do if you keep believing in yourself.  Best of luck in all of your future endeavors.  




Safety Reminder!

From the Office of the Public Safety Director

The NSPD and Animal Control are on the lookout and will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.

It is a punishable offense in Rhode Island.




Summer Hours at the Highway Garage 

Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm

Saturday 9 am - 3 pm

** MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS:  Drop Off hours are SATURDAY 9 am - 3 pm

** YARD WASTE: must be brought into the yard and is only accepted during business hours.  Please understand: ANY yard waste or items left out in the front of the garage, will be considered illegal dumping.

** MOTOR OIL:  Can NO longer be accepted at our garage. We are currently in the process of remodeling our oil collection area.  Residents can bring motor oil, along with other household hazardous waste (HHW),  to RIRRC's Eco-Depot collections. see additional date on our website

**RIGID PLASTIC & SCRAP METAL:  We accept these items for recycling anytime we are open. Both scrap metal & rigid plastic are great recyclables.  Just bring it to the garage. Please remember these items do not belong in the curbside recycle bin, and never in the trash can.






4th Annual Zoë's Lemonade Stand 

Kicking off at our annual Yard Sale

This Saturday, June 17th 

Rain date: Saturday, June 24th

30 Old Pound Hill Road



In 2014,  Zoë's Lemonade Stand raised $2,200, in 2015 it raised $8,115, and in 2016 it raised $7,020, for a combined total of $17,335.  The goal for this year is to raise $9,000 for a combined total of over $25,000.

All proceeds go to the Extraordinary Funds for 6 West at Boston Children's Hospital in honor of Zoë Faye Young.




People can also donate online at :















  2017 concert series


Thank you to our sponsor:

Navigant Credit Union




The Little Red Schoolhouse

Open for Visitors Again


The Little Red Schoolhouse will be open for visitors on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and again on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

This is a great opportunity to take a look inside, talk with a former student who can share what it was like going to a one-room schoolhouse, and learn a little history of our town.  While you are there, view our "Pickets of Memories" fence and see a variety of historical gifts the Association has available.

For further information: contact Donna Kaehler at 401-762-2542









Upcoming Meetings




Town Council Meeting

Monday, June 19 @ 6:45 P.M.

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896


Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Monday, June 19 @ 6:30 PM

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  02876


Sewer Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 21 @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896



Charter Review Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:30 P.M.

Kendall Dean Auditorium 

83 Greene St.

North Smithfield, RI  02896








President Trump says the media is to blame for the fallout after his controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a tweet today, Trump insisted that the summit was a great success. He again accused the mainstream media of being fake and of being the "enemy of the people." Trump said he looks forward to a second meeting with Putin to continue serious discussions on terrorism, cyber attacks, Middle East peace and North Korea.       The President will host a "Pledge to the American Worker" event at the White House today. At a Cabinet meeting yesterday, President Trump said he will be making a "big announcement" on a workforce training initiative. He added that he wants Americans to have choices about jobs. Trump said he wants people to find jobs that they really love.        A North Texas neighborhood is being evacuated as police hunt for two suspects in a bank shooting and robbery. Fort Worth police are focusing on a house which they believe is potentially connected with what happened this morning at Veritex Bank. The house is a couple miles away from the bank where three women were shot. They're expected to survive. No word on any arrests.       Harvey Weinstein's legal counsel is claiming the disgraced movie mogul and Ashley Judd had an agreement to let him touch her. The Los Angeles Times is reporting Weinstein had a bargain that would allow him to touch Judd if she won an Academy Award in one of his films. The information was revealed as Weinstein's attorneys are looking to get a federal judge to drop Judd's defamation lawsuit against him. Judd called the incident a "mock bargain" and a way to exit the situation.        The founder of Papa John's is calling for his company to conduct an investigation into the meeting where he admits to have used the N-word. In a letter to the company's board of directors, John Schnatter said stepping down from his position in the company was a mistake. Schnatter also said during the phone call with a marketing agency, he used the N-word as a way to emphasize how much he hates racism after the agency wanted to hire rapper Kanye West to represent Papa John's.        BMW is launching a new ride-sharing service in Seattle to compete with Uber and Lyft. The program is called Reach Now. Customers can hail a car immediately or schedule a ride up to a week in advance. Trips cost two-dollars-40-cents per mile.