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Town of North Smithfield

May 31st 2019 Edition

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski

 

One of any community’s greatest annual celebrations takes place for us Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 pm when the Class of 2019 graduates from North Smithfield High. Hopefully, weather will permit an outdoor program where no tickets are required and there is room for all who can make it. Congratulations to every graduate for their milestone achievement.  Thanks and congratulations also to the entire school department for the care and dedication that encourages success for each of our young citizens.

 

Thank you again to our VFW leaders and our Heritage Association members who set the stage for a remarkable Memorial Day in North Smithfield. The parade was both appropriately respectful and fun. Reviews on the Heritage Fair were great with folks looking forward to a repeat next year.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

The Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale will be held this Saturday, June 1st.

 

Sale locations to date are as follows:

 

 

705 Black Plain Rd

763 Black Plain Rd 

800 Black Plain Rd 

251 Buxton St 

461 Buxton St

29 Harkness Rd

18 Cynthia Dr 

7 Doreen Dr 

483 Grange Rd 

114 Green St

223 Green St

121 Main St

204 Hanton Rd 

25 Hillview Ave 

235 Main St 

 

50 Maple Ave 

278 Mendon Rd 

159 Old Great Rd 

15 Parkview Dr 

7 Pheasant Run Rd 

1845 Providence Pike

2235 Providence Pike

43 Ridge Rd 

73 Sayles Hill Rd - IN BACK YARD 

84 White Parkway 

135 Woonsocket Hill Rd

914 Woonsocket Hill Rd 

825 Iron Mine Hill Rd

 

 

. If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at 767-2200, ext. 301.

 

 

Click here for the latest Location List

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE

Annual Presentation and Recommendations of the

North Smithfield Budget Committee

Fiscal Year 2019-2020

 

Presentation to the

North Smithfield Town Council

Monday, June 3, 2019 at 6:45 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

 

 

 
 
 

 

Congratulations to the 3rd North Smithfield Citizens Police Academy Graduating Class, who graduated on Tuesday, May 21st.

 

Thirteen enthusiastic citizens went through 12 weeks of classes with topics including: A Station Tour, Patrol Operations, CPR/First Aid Certification, Use of Force, DUI and Drug Offenses, Accident Investigation, Crim Scene/Evidence Processing, Basic Firearms/Simmunitions, Traffic Stops & Radar, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, Evasive Vehicle Operations, and Police Ride Along.

 

Keep a look out in this newsletter for the next Citizens Police Academy application.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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

You can download and fill out your application by

CLICKING HERE

 
 

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Association

 

 

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

 

 

 
 
 

 

PREPARE FOR THE HOT TEMPERATURES

 

It’s May already; can you believe it? People are still running their heat. The weather can change from one minute to the other.

Last summer we had several months of hot weather and humidity. No, it does not have to be near 100, but with the temperature/humidity index(THI) it may feel like it.

Here are some ideas to think about, not only for you, but your pets too. The elderly are very prone to extremes of temperature. Do you have an elderly neighbor? Please check on them during the summer.



Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:

  • Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.
  • Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.
  • Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.

 IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.

 

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN EXTREME HEAT THREATENS:

 

Prepare NOW

  • Find places in your community where you can go to get cool.
  • Keep your home cool by doing the following:
  • Cover windows with drapes or shades.
  • Weather-strip doors and windows.
  • Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
  • Add insulation to keep the heat out.
  • Use attic fans to clear hot air.
  • Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.
  • Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.

Be Safe DURING

  • Never leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day.
  • Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat.
  • If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it.
  • Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
  • Avoid high-energy activities.
  • Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.

 

RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND

Know the signs of heat-related illness and the ways to respond to it:

  • HEAT CRAMPS
  • Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms, or legs
  • Actions: Go to a cooler location. Remove excess clothing. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if cramps last more than an hour.
  • HEAT EXHAUSTION
  • Signs: Heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, or fainting
  • Actions: Go to an air-conditioned place and lie down. Loosen or remove clothing. Take a cool bath. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if symptoms get worse or last more than an hour.
  • HEAT STROKE
  • Signs: Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees) taken orally; red, hot, and dry skin with no sweat; rapid, strong pulse; dizziness; confusion; or unconsciousness
  • Actions: Call 911 or get the person to a hospital immediately. Cool down with whatever methods are available until medical help arrives.

 

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Curbside Yard Waste Will Continue Until Friday, June 7th

 

Yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash and recycling.  Residents can have a reasonable amount of leaf bags or cans, clearly marked, of yard waste out at the curb for weekly collection. 



Saturday hours at our Highway Garage, 281 Quaker Highway, will be from 9 AM – 3 PM. Residents are welcome to bring yard waste or accepted recyclables. The town offers free drop off for rigid plastic and scrap metal items as well as used motor oil. Drop off hours during the week are available on Wednesdays from 3 PM- 6:00 PM . Please do not leave items outside the gate after business hours, we will take notice.

 

For additional information contact 767-2200 x 348

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Click Here for the 1st Explorer Youth Program Application: Application Deadline is June 1, 2019

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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, June 19th 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

 

 

Town Council Meeting

Monday, June 3rd @ 6:45 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

Municipal Building Review Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, June 4th @ 5:30 pm

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main St.

Slatersville, RI 02876

Planning Board Meeting

Thursday, June 6th @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Firestation

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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Beth Chapman, the beloved wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter," has died at the age of 51. Chapman passed away today at a hospital in Honolulu after a long battle with throat cancer. Beth's husband Duane posed his goodbye on Twitter this morning, saying, "It's 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side."       The House Oversight Committee is sending a subpoena to White House adviser Kellyanne Conway to testify about violations of a federal law known as the Hatch Act. Conway refused a request to testify before the Democratic-led committee. A federal watchdog office recommended that Conway be dismissed for violating the Hatch Act, which guards against overt political activities by government employees.        The U.S. Supreme Court will likely wrap up their current term by releasing two big rulings tomorrow. One of the rulings will be related to a controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census. The other will be about partisan gerrymandering, which is the political process of drawing up congressional districts.       Tonight marks the official launch of Democratic presidential debate season. Ten of the Democratic candidates will take the stage tonight while another ten will take the stage tomorrow night at the two-day Miami event. Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren will take center stage at tonight's debate, along with Texas Congressman Beto [[ BEH-toe ]] O'Rourke and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker among others.       The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut woman says his children are constantly on his mind. Speaking outside court today following a child custody hearing, Fotis Dulos added he loves his children and misses them very much. Fotis was in the middle of a custody battle when Jennifer Dulos disappeared on May 24th.       Netflix most watched show in 2018, "The Office," is set to leave the streaming platform in 2021. NBC plans to take back the popular sitcom for its own streaming platform when the current contract with Netflix expires. Netflix made the announcement on Twitter.