Town of North Smithfield 

September 7th, 2017 Edition

          

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski

 

 

We have installed the signs that are needed to accomplish the "DO NOT ENTER" condition on Old Smithfield Road, weekdays from 3 pm to 7 pm, but have them covered to allow the motoring public to take notice.  Our police department mobile message board is in use in school zones this week, but will be deployed this weekend to advise that the new traffic restriction with associated enforcement will take effect on Monday, September 11th.  

 

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TO ALL OUR RESIDENTS:

This is a reminder that though we do not have a particular storm in view, June 1st to November 30th is Hurricane season, and we need to stay prepared.  The attached link has a list of things to consider before and after a Hurricane. 

 

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

 

 

 

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11th Annual

North Smithfield

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds

 

***The PumpkinFest Committee is looking for volunteers to help out the day of the event.  If you could give us at least an hour of your time, it would be greatly appreciated.  

Get your admission buttons TODAY, $1 now, $2 at the gate! Buttons are available at NS Walgreens, Wright's Dairy, R & D Seafood, NS Lil General and NS Town Hall.

 

 We are still looking for Business Sponsors.

 Click Here for the Sponsorship Form

 

 the web site has been updated with the Entertainment Schedule and current Sponsors

www.greatpumpkinfestival.org

 

**The Next PumpkinFest Committee Meeting Is:

  Wednesday, September 13th  

6:00 pm

New Location:

R&R Machine Industries

147 Industrial Drive

North Smithfield, RI 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Census Bureau is now accepting applications for more than 1,000 temporary positions that will support peak operations for the 2018 End-to End Census Test in Providence County, R.I.  

The test area includes approximately 265,000 housing units in Providence County. Data gathered from the test area will provide insight into the final stages of planning for an accurate census in 2020.

Applicants can apply online by visiting census.gov/2018jobs.  Applicant help sessions will take place in specified locations for those who do not have access to the internet and need a place to apply or need assistance applying. The hourly rate for census enumerators is $18.00-$21.25. For census field supervisors, the rate is $21.00-$24.25 per hour.

For more information on Census Bureau jobs in Providence County, please visit census.gov/2018censustest or call 1-866-593-6155. For more information about the Census Bureau, applicants can also visit the Census Bureau's Facebook, Twitter and Linkedln pages.

US Census Bureau 

New York Regional Office

 

 

 

 

 

You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

As part of America's PrepreAthon!, FEMA has published a new initiative dedicated to helping the public be prepared to respond, until help arrives, in the event of an emergency. "According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46." If you are near someone who suffers life threatening injury or emergency, you may be able to save a life by taking a few simple steps immediately.

You Are the Help Until Help Arrives provides a thorough, 30 minute, web-based training program followed by a survey and a printable certificate. For community-level preparedness, you can download the instructor guide, student tools, and in-person training materials. This program teaches individuals to accomplish three things: 1.) State the steps you can take when responding to a life-threatening situation, 2.) List different reactions you may have in a stressful situation, and 3.) Understand the importance of practice and rehearsal to improve your response to a life-threatening situation.

From calling 9-1-1, to stopping bleeding, positioning the injured, and providing comfort, you can make a difference. During the midst of an emergency, preparedness can help remake what it means to be a bystander.

The North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency,  North Smithfield Community Emergency Response Training, and The Northern Rhode Island REACT are inviting local residents to participate in this program. Training will be offered free of charge by the CERT program this fall. Time and place will be announced shortly.

 

 

 

 

The North Smithfield Police Department is Currently Seeking Qualified Candidates for the Position of Police Officer

 

 

Applications will be accepted August 6, 2017 through September 15, 2017 at 12:00 noon

 

Written Exam:  Saturday, September 23, 2017 

Physical Agility Screening:  Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please be sure to complete the POLICE APPLICATION and NOT the Town Application

POLICE APPLICATION PROCESS BOOKLET AND APPLICATION

 

 

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green St

North Smithfield, RI  02876

 

The flavor of the month for September is 

CANNED MEAT (Chicken, Tuna, etc.)

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

The Little Red Schoolhouse


 

The Little Red Schoolhouse is still open for visitors.  CLICK HERE for a complete list of upcoming dates.  

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

 

 

 
 

 

ANNUAL RALLY NIGHT

Friday, September 8 @6:00 PM

Scouter's Hall 13 Main Street, Slatersville

  • Boys K-5 and their families are encouraged to come and learn about scouting, and register for the year.
  • For more information CLICK HERE 

 

 

 

 
 

 

will be hosting a Flu Clinic at Scouters Hall 

13 Main Street

Slatersville, RI

on Wednesday, September 13th

from 11am -3pm

 

The Flu Vaccine is available to anyone 19 years of age or older. Walgreens will bill the insurance carrier directly so there is no cost to the individual. State vaccine will also be available at no cost for individuals whom don't have insurance coverage (Must be RI resident to get state vaccine). Anyone with questions can contact Walgreens at 401-229-9290.

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

 

 

Planning Board Meeting

Thursday, September 7th @ 7:00 PM 

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

Economic Development Commission Meeting

Monday, September 11th @ 6:00 PM

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI  02876

 

Personnel Board Meeting

Monday, September 11th @ 6:30 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896 

 

Zoning Board of Review Meeting

Tuesday, September 12th @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896 

 

Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, September 12th @ 7:00 PM

Villa at St. Antoine

400 Mendon Road

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

 

PumpkinFest Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 13th @6:00 pm

R&R Machine Industries

147 Industrial Drive

North Smithfield, RI  02896

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Town of North Smithfield, One Main Street, P.O. Box 248, Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 

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