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Town of North Smithfield

September 6th, 2019 Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski

 

Many people visited the Town Annex today to wish the retirees of our Town Clerk’s office well in retirement. There was quite a bit of the usual both quite serious and very funny banter as our Town Clerk Deb Todd and her side kick Connie Klockars were wished well in retirement. As the current administrator, I know I speak for every one of my predecessors in thanking them for their decades of fine and professional service to the people of North Smithfield and leaving us with a well organized office. Good health and great happiness in retirement Connie and Deb!   

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

(Agendas in PDF form will be posted next to the corresponding meeting if available before this newsletter is published)

Economic Develop Meeting (Agenda)

Monday, September 9th @ 7:00 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

Municipal Building Review Task Force Meeting (Agenda)

Tuesday, September 10th @ 5:30 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

 

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Association

 

Upcoming events:

 

North Smithfield Historic Cemeteries Tour

Saturday, September 7th

9:00 am- 11:00 am

Meet at NS Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

Vicinity: Iron Mine Hill Rd, NS12, NS42, NS43, NS44, NS11, NS14, NS47.

Open to the public. Wear a hat, long pants, and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a water bottle and insect repellent.

 

NSHA Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, September 10th

6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Heritage Hall

101 Green Street, Slatersville.

We will conduct association business. All members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

 

North Smithfield History Night--Friday, September 13th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 

Heritage Hall, 101 Green St. Slatersville

Richard Eckert, the 18th Century Tinsmith, will discuss his craft.

Open to the public; Free admission; Light refreshments

 

 

 
 
 

 

Message from Cardi Construction Industries: As part of our bridge preservation for Bridge Group 13A, we are replacing a large section of metal culvert that has severely corroded beneath Pound Hill Road. We are planning a 5 day closure to divert the stream, remove the old section and replace the new section of culvert.  Please see the attached Detour Notice for the Pound Hill Rd Culvert. We anticipate starting to mobilize on Wednesday, September 4th to ready the pumps and the work area & install and cover the detour signs. The detour will be activated on Monday, September 9th and will remain until the end of shift on Friday, September 13th Attached is the notice from the contractor which highlights the detour route. We also will release a communications notification out to the public shortly.  

 

Please click here for a more detailed letter and map from Cardi Construction Industries regarding this closure.

 

 

 
 
 

 

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

Many, many thanks to all of you who volunteer your time and talents to make the food pantry successful. We currently feed about 90 families. To keep the work from being overwhelming, we need more volunteers. While the food pantry is only open four times a month, it takes many more hours of volunteer work to keep it running well.  

 

We currently need volunteers to: 

  -  Help with pickup and delivery of donated food. A regular vehicle will do.  

  - Help on Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:30-10:15 to sort food, and we need supervisors for those two times.  

   - Help when the food pantry is open the last two Tuesdays of the month 5:30-7pm, and the last two Saturdays 10-11am to help with clients and carry bags to clients cars.  

    - Coordinate the food rescue and distribution program, requires 4-5 hours a week.  

Are any of these interesting to you? Please contact Rev Eileen. 769-2773

 

 

 

The flavor of the month for SEPTEMBER is 

CANNED MEAT

Any donations or monetary gifts for the food pantry can be dropped off at the Slatersville Congregational Church between 9:00 am and noon. You can also mail monetary gifts to P.O. Box 1128, Slatersville, RI 02876. An additional drop box for food items is available at the Town Hall during regular business hours.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

13th Annual 

North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds

 

 

The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00 at R&R Industries, Inc. 147 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield.

 

Click Here for more information on the event and a list of the upcoming Committee Meetings.

Admission buttons are now available at Wright’s Dairy, R & D Seafood, NS Walgreens, NS ‘Lil General, NS Town Hall, Goodwin Farms, and B&L Beauty in Woonsocket. Buttons are $1.00 in advance and $2.00 the day of the event.

 

 



 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Support our North Smithfield Athletic Association on Sept 27.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

MESSAGE FROM NORTH SMITHFIELD YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Our North Smithfield Animal Shelter is in

Need of Volunteers.

 

You can volunteer as many or as few days or hours that you can. Every little bit helps! Volunteering at an animal shelter can be a rewarding experience.

 

Please call the North Smithfield Animal Shelter at 766-0377.

 

 

 
 
 

 

Fiber Arts Gathering

 

Every Monday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (except the 1st Monday of the month)

At the Meadows

2 Village Way

North Smithfield, RI

 

  • Join our active group of knitters, crocheters, weavers, darners,quilters and embroiderers.
  • Beginners and experienced are invited. 
  • Come to learn and share.
  • FREE, donations accepted

 

Organized by Engage North Smithfield

 

 

 
 
 

 

Senior Services, Inc. has provided services to seniors and adults with disabilities residing in Northern Rhode Island since 1975, in accordance with the Congregate Meal Program financed through a grant with R.I. Department of Elderly Affairs. Senior Services, Inc. provides nutritionally balanced lunches five days a week at our meal sites throughout Northern R.I.

 

Senior Services, Inc. offers activities, entertainment, computer classes, Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups, and Wellness programs, which include a weekly blood pressure clinic and exercise classes.

 

Senior Services, Inc. also offers an Adult Day Care Program ("A Home for the Day"), and a Community Information Specialist who can provide information on eligibility for all state and local programs, including RIPAE.

 

SEPTEMBER 2019 Newsletter

 

SEPTEMBER 2019 Calendar of Events

 

SEPTEMBER 2019 Menu

 

Senior exercise classes at Scouter's Hall, 13 Main Street, North Smithfield include:

  • Zumba Gold Mondays at 10:00 AM, No class on Sept. 2
  • Chair Exercises, Mondays at 11:00 AM
  • Zumba Gold Thursdays at 10:00 AM

SENIOR SERVICES, INC. SERVES LUNCH IN NORTH SMITHFIELD!

 

Mondays at 11:30 am & 12:30 PM

Thursdays at 11:30 AM

 

Please call in your order by 10am on the Thursday prior to the day(s) on which you plan to attend! Call Senior Services Inc. at (401) 766-3734 with your choice of meal.

Suggested donation is $3.00

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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