Town of North Smithfield 

February 9th, 2018 Edition












What's Happening in North Smithfield











Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski



The North Smithfield Town Council has continuing concern for residents of the town who are not paying their fair share of taxes for the services they receive by failing to register their motor vehicles in the state with a North Smithfield address.  In response to that concern, we have reviewed state law (RIGL 31-3-2 and 31-7-1) and advertised to make everyone aware of our individual obligation to comply with the applicable state laws.  A few people have stepped forward to comply, but there appear to be many who have still not heard the message.


Over the next few weeks, Tax Assessor Sarah Frew and North Smithfield Police Officer Emanuel Avila will be arranging visits with the managers of our larger housing complexes to ask for assistance in helping us to help residents achieve compliance with the law.   They will be distributing copies of the relevant laws and a form that individuals can submit to avoid being fined in the future.  Our objective in supporting the Town Council's initiative isn't to collect fines.  The interest of everyone involved is to assure that the financial burdens related to town services are shared appropriately by all. 


If you live in North Smithfield, your vehicles should be registered in Rhode Island with a North Smithfield address.  If you have a legal reason for maintaining an out of town address on your RI registration or if you have a valid reason for maintaining an out of state plate, you are required to provide an annual report with the Town's Tax Assessor.  That form is available by Clicking HERE,  and Sarah can be reached at 401-767-2200 Ext. 323.  Of course, I also can be reached for any questions by reply to this newsletter or at Ext 303.




Clean & Green Committee Members Wanted


We need a team to make our Clean & Green event the best yet. Become a member of the planning committee. Volunteers needed to share ideas, help with designing marketing materials, promoting the event, website design, and event organizers & helpers!



Come join us Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 7pm.

Primrose Fire Station - 1470 Providence Pike, North Smithfield

For more info:  call Donna Kaehler @ 767-2200 x 345




North Smithfield Recycling -- We Now Have an App for That.


In an effort to put trash & recycling collection schedules at your fingertips, North Smithfield Recycling has paired with Recycle Coach to offer a free web and mobile app easily added to smartphones or tablets.  Now residents can see the Recycle Department calendar, details of our collection programs, and learn how to become a better recycler quickly and easily anytime they want this information.


The calendar feature displays trash collection days for your specific address and will even update for trash holiday weeks.  This feature will also display our Recycle Center hours, our curbside yard waste season, white goods Saturday dates, and Eco-Depot and other events.  


And to make things even easier, you can have Recycle Coach send you reminders.   Get an email or text message for upcoming events or special collections.  It couldn't be simpler.


"We hope with easy information and reminders sent to your phone or directly through emails, residents will understand all the recycling programs we offer and take advantage of them.  More recycling participation means more recycling in NS, and less trash being landfilled from our community.  It's a win all around," explains Donna Kaehler, recycling coordinator. 

The Recycle Coach app is free to download and available from ITunes Store and Google Play. Click here for the web app that is linked on the Town of North Smithfield website. For more information, call 767-2200 x345.



The Town of North Smithfield Zoning Board of Review is seeking a member to sit as "2nd Alternate."


This is a volunteer position with no compensation.  Candidates for this position must live in the Town and be able to access and interpret the Zoning Ordinance. 


Board meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month provided there are cases to hear.


Interested parties please contact:

Kerry Anderson

Building Official

401-767-2200 ext 311









A Valentine's Day Dinner Dance is being planned for Sunday, February 11th from 1:00 -5:00 PM at Bella Restaurant on Route 102 in Glendale, co-sponsored by the Burrillville Lions Club and the Pascoag Council Knights of Columbus.  Featured will be a family-style chicken dinner and music by the nostalgic Bel Aires, "Burrillville's Own" since 1964.  Seasonal gift baskets and other prizes will be raffled and an appearance by Cupid is expected.  Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds benefiting local charties.  Additional information and tickets are available from members of either organization or by calling 401-568-0148. 







Senior Services of RI


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. offer activities, entertainment, computer classes, 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.

We offer activities, entertainment, computer classes, and Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups.



Please  CLICK HERE for the February 2018 Senior Services Newsletter


  February 2018 Calendar of Events 


 February 2018 Menu


Senior exercise classes at Scouter's Hall, 32 Main Street, North Smithfield include:

  • Zumba Gold Mondays at 10:00 AM  ** No classes on Monday Feb 19th
  • Chair Exercises, Mondays at 11:00 AM ** No classes on Monday Feb 19th
  • Zumba Gold Thursdays at 10:00 AM


It is with great pleasure that the 2018 PumpkinFest Committee officially steps up and begins their game plan this year. 
We begin by first having you mark your calendars for our 

12th Annual 
North Smithfield 
Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday - September 15, 2018

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds


The first committee meeting will be Wednesday, February 21st at 6:00 at R&R Machine Industries, Inc. 147 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield


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







Upcoming Meetings










Economic Development Committee Meeting

Monday, February 12th @ 6:00 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street

North Smithfield, RI  02876


Clean & Green Day Committee Meeting

Monday, February 12th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02876


Municipal Building Review Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, February 13th @ 5:30  PM

Kendall Dean School

83 Greene Street

            North Smithfield, RI  02876



Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 13th @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02876


Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, February 13th @ 7:00 PM 

Villa at St. Antoine, Small Dining Room

400 Mendon Rd

North Smithfield, RI  02896









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







Is Russia still targeting U.S. elections? President Trump says "no." Trump said that during a White House Cabinet meeting today. His one-word response to a reporter's question contradicts his own director of national intelligence. In a statement this week, Dan Coats noted Russia's "ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy." Meantime, Trump again argued that there has never been a president as tough on Russia as he is.        A Russian woman accused of being a spy for Moscow is due in federal court in Washington, DC today. A grand jury indicted Maria Butina yesterday on charges of acting as an agent of the Russian government. Butina was arrested over the weekend.        Members of the Thai youth soccer team who were trapped in a cave for two weeks are being released from the hospital. After being discharged today, the boys and their coach appeared in a press conference with the Thai Navy SEALs who aided in the rescue mission. They claim they went in the cave because they had never seen the inside of one before, and when it was time to leave it had already flooded.        Natural Disasters in the U.S. caused an estimated 370-billion-dollars in damages. During a House hearing on disaster recovery from 2017 hurricane season and the outlook for this year, Pennsylvania Republican Lou Barletta said there were ten Atlantic hurricanes in 2017 that affected areas near the Gulf of Mexico. Barletta added last year was one of the worst wildfire seasons on record, with over 66-thousand wildfires burning nearly ten-million acres of land.        A killer who claimed he murdered a man due to "homosexual panic" has been executed by the state of Ohio. Robert Van Hook was put to death this morning at Ohio's death house in Lucasville for the 1985 murder of David Self. Van Hook murdered Self after meeting him at a gay bar, and prosecutors argued Van Hook previously lured gay men to apartments to rob them. Van Hook was served a final meal of double cheeseburgers, fries, cheesecake and a milkshake yesterday.       Get ready to chow down because today is National Hot Dog Day. Restaurants and convenience stores across the country will be offering juicy hot dog deals today. Meanwhile, the experts at JJ's Red Hots have released a survey of the most popular hot dog condiments. The survey says the five favorite frankfurter toppings are mustard, chili, relish, sauerkraut and onions.