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Town of North Smithfield

June 21st, 2019 Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski

 

There are many things to communicate today. My notes will be brief so if there is need for more information please reply with your questions.

Old Great Road and Connector Road are open again! RIDOT advised today that this maintenance project will continue with repairs on the Route 146 road surface but there should be no impact to traffic on the roadway below. There certainly is reason to doubt RIDOT’s forecasts on this project. Though my fingers are crossed, I see no reason to doubt their current position.

 

On another Old Great Road note, we held a kick off meeting with the engineer who will do the design work for the water line installation on Mechanic Street and Old Great Road. Surveyors will be in the area soon to get base line information needed for the design work.  In mid to late July we should see a drilling company come in to get subsurface information. That will all get put together into specifications and drawings which will first go to state agencies for their approvals. The timeline required for action by the agencies will ultimately determine our ability to get the pipe in the ground in this construction season. Pavement reconstruction will take place next year.

 

We also had a preconstruction meeting earlier this week with T. Miozzi Inc. who has been awarded the contract for the next round of town roadway reconstruction. While the weather will be a factor in actual start dates, the current plan is to start on Wilks, Carlton and Rainville near and during the week of July 15. That area should be finished during the week of July 22. Great Road and Harkness Road East will be next from July 29 to August 9 followed by Litzen and Lorraine from August 12 to 23. 

 

Finally, I am disappointed to report that we have hit a roadblock in our effort to demolish the deteriorated old office building at the Stamina Mill. Though the town doesn’t own the property or the building, it has been my interest to remove this blight while the EPA continues its actions on the subsurface remediation at that property. The only bidder from the second round of bids whose demolition price we could afford backed out. After that disappointment, we arranged testing that confirmed asbestos was present in some building materials. Then our Heritage Association asked for time for them to consider having the building dismantled for future reconstruction as part of their assets. The numbers that came back on that idea weren’t favorable. Add the circumstance of our 2019-2020 budget challenges where I have to say there is no chance that added funds can be found for a more expensive demolition, and I have to say we will all be seeing the building in place for a while longer, unless we can get some financial help from RIDEM, EPA or a grant of some kind, all of which we will be pursuing. The issue is stubborn, but we are equally determined!

 

 

 
 
 

 

The PumpkinFest Committee is looking for more Vendors this year to participate.

You can download and fill out your application by

CLICKING HERE

 

Camp Phoenix

Year 14: Return of "Once Upon a Time" !

A 9 week traditional summer camp running 

June 18th - August 16th. 

 

Click here for the Camp Pheonix Website and Registration Info

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

An Electronic Waste Recycling Event will be Sponsored by Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at the

Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center

Rte. 295 North

Lincoln, RI

 

Indie Cycle, LLC will be accepting electronic items including computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, routers, PDAs, cell phones, mice, keyboards, ink-jet printers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, cameras, network equipment, wires, stereos, plastic speakers, telephones, microwaves, small household appliances, and acid lead batteries such as auto/marine and back-ups.  Anything with a wire!

 

A $10 disposal fee will be charged for laser-jet printers, wood-cased speakers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and other coolant-containing devices. 

No light bulbs, single use batteries, plastic tapes/disks, glass plates/bowls, broken TV tubes, cardboard or Styrofoam.

For more information: www.indiecycle.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

The North Smithfield Heritage Association

 

Upcoming events:

 

 

  • North Smithfield Historic Cemeteries Tour: Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 am-11:00 am. Vinicity of Pound Hill Rd, NS08, NS56, NS05, NS54, NS09. Meet at Kendall Dean School parking lot, 83 Green St, Slatersville. Wear a hat, long pants, comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and insenct repellent.

 

  • North Smithfield Historic Cemeteries Tour: Saturday, July 6 from 9:00 am -11:00 am. Vinicity of Old Oxford Road, NS58, NS 55, NS 16, NS15, NS17. Meet at Kendall Dean School parking lot, 83 Green St, Slatersville. Wear a hat, long pants, comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and insenct repellent.

 

 

We have a new website. Please CLICK HERE for all the upcoming news from the NS Heritage Association.

 

The Little Red Schoolhouse is open for visitors monthly, every second and third Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Click here for more information

 

 

 
 
 

 

The "Slatersville Public Supply 2018 Consumer Confidence Report” is available for viewing online.

 

Click Here for the Full Report

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Please note that the Bake Off Competition, the Pet Talent Show, and the Home Garden & Home Landscaping Competition have been canceled.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Click here for the Complete Brochure on the RI Governor's Commission on Disabilities Presentation of Public Forums to Identify the Concerns of People with Disabilities and their Families--July 22-25, 2019

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Pawtucket Red Sox July 3rd (with Fireworks!)

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2019 at 6:00 pm

 

Tickets are $10 each. Game starts at 6:05 PM

Enjoy the game against the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders. 

Then stay a little bit longer and ENJOY the wonderful FIREWORKS 

put on by the Pawtucket Red Sox!

 

Each Ticket purchased with this link will give Habitat for Humanity funds for us to build an affordable, decent, and safe home!!!

 

http://bit.ly/HFHPawSoxJuly2019

 

 

Created by:

Habitat for Humanity West Bay & Northern RI Inc

 

 

 
 
 

 

SAVE THE DATE

North Smithfield Announces Its 2nd Annual Fireworks Display

 

 

Come join us for our 2nd Annual Fireworks Display

If you missed it last year, you sure don't want to miss it this year!

 

When: Saturday, July 13th

Where: North Smithfield High School

Time: Sunset

 

Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 767-2200 ext. 301. More information to come!

 

(Presented to you by John Beauregard, the Town of North Smithfield, and your local business community)

 

 

 
 
 

 

The 2019 PumpkinFest Committee officially began preparations and would like you to mark your calendar for our:



13th Annual 

North Smithfield 

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds

 

The PumpkinFest Committee is looking for more Vendors this year to participate. You can fill out an application by Clicking Here.

 

The next committee meeting will be Wednesday, July 17th 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.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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.

 

 
 

 

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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

 

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

The flavor of the month for JUNE is 

BAKED BEANS

Any donations or monetary gifts for the food pantry can be dropped off at the Slatersville Congregational Church between 9:00 am and noon. An additional drop box is available at the Town Hall during regular business hours.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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.

 

JUNE 2019 Newsletter

 

JUNE 2019 Activity Calendar of Events

 

JUNE 2019 Menu

 

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

  • Zumba Gold Mondays at 10:00 AM
  • 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

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by

CLICKING HERE

 

 

Special Meeting of the Town Council

Monday, June 24th @ 6:45 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Special Meeting of the Town Council

Tuesday, June 25th @ 6:45 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Personnel Board Meeting

Monday, June 24th @ 6:30 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

Parks & Recration Committee Meeting

Monday, June 24th @ 6:30 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

Historic District Commission Meeting

Monday, June 24th @ 6:30 pm

Heritage Hall

101 Green St.

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

Economic Development Meeting

Monday, June 24th @ 6:00 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

Slatersville, RI 02876

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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