Town of North Smithfield 

August 31st, 2017 Edition






Message from Town Administrator

Gary Ezovski



We have installed the signs that are needed to accomplish the "DO NOT ENTER" condition on Old Smithfield Road, weekdays from 3 pm to 7 pm, but have them covered to allow the motoring public to take notice.  Our police department mobile message board is in use in school zones this week, but will be deployed this weekend to advise that the new traffic restriction with associated enforcement will take effect on Monday, September 11.  





All Town Offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. 


No trash collection will take place on Monday, September 4th.  Tuesday through Friday collections will be postponed one day for the rest of the week. 

Saturday September 2nd, the  Highway Garage will be open regular hours from 9 am - 3 pm.



Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!








As of this August, Census Bureau field staff began working in your neighborhoods collecting housing information for the 2018 Census Test in Providence County.  Census Bureau field staff will continue this operation through the end of this September.  Census Bureau field staff carry a US Census Bureau identification card at all times. The local law enforcement agencies have already been notified of this Census operation.  


If you have any questions on the legitimacy of these individuals, please call the Providence Area Census Office at 401-415-4828.


Thank you

 US Census Bureau 

New York Regional Office



North Smithfield is expanding our efforts to support local businesses in our town.  We are in the process of creating a Business Directory on our website for all businesses in North Smithfield.  We would like to add your business to our directory.  To add your business, please follow the link below and submit the online form.  Your submission will be reviewed by the Town and added to the website.


Please call or email Tami Jacques if you have any questions.  

767-2200 ext. 301  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The North Smithfield Police Department is Currently Seeking Qualified Candidates for the Position of Police Officer



Applications will be accepted August 6, 2017 through September 15, 2017 at 12:00 noon


Written Exam:  Saturday, September 23, 2017 

Physical Agility Screening:  Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please be sure to complete the POLICE APPLICATION and NOT the Town Application




North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry

Slatersville Congregational Church

25 Green St

North Smithfield, RI  02876


The flavor of the month for September is 

CANNED MEAT (Chicken, Tuna, etc.)



will be hosting a Flu Clinic at Scouters Hall 

13 Main Street

Slatersville, RI

on Wednesday, September 13th

from 11am -3pm


The Flu Vaccine is available to anyone 19 years of age or older. Walgreens will bill the insurance carrier directly so there is no cost to the individual. State vaccine will also be available at no cost for individuals whom don't have insurance coverage (Must be RI resident to get state vaccine). Anyone with questions can contact Walgreens at 401-229-9290.



Upcoming Events



11th Annual

North Smithfield

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Smithfield High School Grounds


***The PumpkinFest Committee is looking for volunteers to help out the day of the event.  If you could give us at least an hour of your time, it would be greatly appreciated.  

Get your admission buttons TODAY, $1 now, $2 at the gate! Buttons are available at NS Walgreens, Wright's Dairy, R & D Seafood, NS Lil General and NS Town Hall.


 We are still looking for Business Sponsors.

 Click Here for the Sponsorship Form


 the web site has been updated with the Entertainment Schedule and current Sponsors


**The Next PumpkinFest Committee Meetings are as follows: 

 Wednesday, September 6 and Wednesday September 13th  

6:00 pm

New Location:

R&R Machine Industries

147 Industrial Drive

North Smithfield, RI 




The Little Red Schoolhouse


The Little Red Schoolhouse is still open for visitors.  CLICK HERE for a complete list of upcoming dates.  

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






Friday, September 8 @6:00 PM

Scouter's Hall 13 Main Street, Slatersville

  • Boys K-5 and their families are encouraged to come and learn about scouting, and register for the year.
  • For more information CLICK HERE 






Upcoming Meetings




Ad-Hoc Ordinance Review Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 31 @ 7:00 pm

Primrose Fire Station

1470 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896


Charter Review Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 31 @ 6:30 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896


Town Council Meeting 

Tuesday, September 5th @ 7:00 pm

North Smithfield Middle School

1850 Providence Pike

North Smithfield, RI 02896


PumpkinFest Committee Meeting 

Wednesday, September 6th @ 6:00 pm

R&R Machine Industries 

147 Industrial Drive

North Smithfield, RI  02896


School Committee Meeting

Notice of Special Meeting/Public Hearing

Wednesday, September 6th @ 6:30 pm

*If you wish to participate in the tour of locker rooms/science labs, please be present at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

North Smithfield High School, Auditorium

412 Greenville Road

North Smithfield, RI  02896






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







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