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Town of North Smithfield 

July 13, 2017 Edition
















Message from the Town Administrator





 Click here for a message from Gary Ezovski





Motor Vehicle, Real Estate, and Tangible tax bills will not be going out until July 24th.  


The due date will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017  

Any Questions: 767-2200 ext. 511



The Comstock Road Water Tower Cleaning and Inspection

Cleaning and Inspection

Attention North Smithfield water customers:  


 The Comstock Road water tower will be cleaned and inspected on Tuesday, July 11th, and Wednesday, July 12th, and extended into Thursday July 13th and Friday, July 14th due to the weather. 

This may cause temporary reduction in water pressure throughout the water system. Some discoloration of water may occur. This is not harmful.

Department officials recommend limited water use during this time, including using water to wash clothes and dishes.

Check your water before use. If it is discolored, run the cold water until it clears.

Any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Water dept. at 767-2200 x305



The Town of North Smithfield has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Computer Network Administrator; 19 hours per week. This is a year-round part-time position with a rate of pay of $30.00 per hour.   Please visit our website at for an application and job description. Please send a completed application and resume to Karen Bernardino at Town Hall, P.O. Box 248, Slatersville, RI 02876 by July 17, 2017.  No phone calls please.  AA/EOE.


Click here for Job Description

Click here for Application





NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI - On June 20, 2017, a graduation was held for the twelve area residents who completed the eight-week twenty hour Basic CERT Disaster Preparedness course sponsored by the North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA). The ceremony was held at North Smithfield's Emergency Operations Center in the municipal annex.

North Smithfield EMA Director Colonel Peter Branconnier spoke at the event, thanking the class of 2017 and emphasizing the crucial role CERT volunteers play in the community during events such as the Pumpkinfest or a natural disaster such as hurricanes. The CERT group played a major role in Hurricane Irene,opening up the town shelter for a week to allow residents to take showers and charge up their cell phones.

            This year's graduating class was uniquely diverse. The group consisted of a retired police officer, teacher, managers, computer analysts, retirees, fire fighter and more. Graduates included Alan Guertin, Carma Soares, Carol Charette, Emile Leduc, John Skiffington, Linda Demers, Tara Berard, Eric Fiore, Mark Fiore, John Abraitis, Brenda Abraitis, and Mariette Lopes The class's diversity was rather fitting, since the well-rounded group of graduates adequately represented the variety of people that make up a community.

            The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program that focuses on preparedness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and helping to keep the community safe. It focuses on realistic approaches to emergency situations, and teaches people how to effectively take action and make a difference during disasters. Citizens who volunteer are trained to manage utilities and small fires, participate in search and rescue missions, and perform more complex first aid. This year's class was taught by EMA Captain Jay Levenson and retired Cranston Deputy Fire Chief Leo Kennedy. Assistant Program Manager Mike Monteiro also assisted in instructing the course.

            A fall of 2017 course is planned and details, such as starting date and time, will be announced later this year. The training is free, and is held at the town's Emergency Management Office located in the municipal annex at 575 Smithfield Road. The office is co-located with the NSPD.




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Upcoming Events



Summer Concert Series on the Common

Sunday, July 16th 

5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Slatersville Congregational Church 




RI Redneck Country Band 

Generously Sponsored by 

Navigant Bank


**Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and join family and friends under the summer skies.  **The church kitchen will be serving great food and ice cream sundaes to top off the night.  **The North Smithfield Food Pantry will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the pantry and get ready for winter needs. 






Save the Date

On Wednesday, July 26th at 6:00 PM

at Pacheco Park,  we will be hosting Cub Scout's Pack 7's Annual Kickball Tournament.  Boys entering Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to bring their families to the park for a friendly competitive game of kickball.  Bring your water bottle and enthusiasm!


For more information visit:




The Little Red Schoolhouse


The Little Red Schoolhouse will be open for visitors on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, and again on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

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



11th Annual

North Smithfield

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds



Spaces are still available for this event.  Applications can be obtained by  Clicking here







Upcoming Meetings






Town Council Meeting

Monday, July 17 @ 6:45 P.M.

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896


Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting 

Monday, July 17 @ 6:30 P.M.

Town Hall Conference Room

1 Main Street
Slatersville, RI 02876


Sewer Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 19 @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896 



Planning Board Meeting

Thursday, July 20 @ 7:00 PM

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI  02896 










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







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