Police dispatcher

The North Smithfield Police Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for full and part-time dispatchers. Applications and additional information are available online here and at the North Smithfield Police Department at 575 Smithfield Road.

The jobs offer competitive wages, paid training and a benefits package and are expected to start in July. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, June 11 at 8 a.m.

For further information, interested parties may contact a department representative at 401-762-1212 ext. 200.

Concert series kickoff

Greyfox Productions will hold a kickoff for a summer concert series scheduled to run through September at The Island on Friday, June 5. Enjoy live music and drinks outside under the pavilion on the water at the free event.

The lineup will include Average Joel at 7 p.m.;  Acoustic Thunder at 8 p.m. and Lighthouse Trio at 9 p.m.

Local Rob Greyfox began the series last year, which is open to the public and does not require membership to the venue, and has plans for a full schedule of artists for the 2020 season. Read more about last year’s series here.

Awards, graduation & parade

The North Smithfield High School Class of 2020 will have a virtual Senior Awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 3. The event will be accessible via a link, and NRI NOW will publish the information, along with a list of the graduating seniors and their awards, later this week.

On Thursday, the seniors will hold a parade through town starting at Pacheco Park at 6 p.m. Read more about that event here.

The 2020 commencement will take place on Friday, June 6 at the high school. The graduation, a drive-in style service will not be open to the public, but will be broadcast and accessible via a link, which NRI NOW will publish once it becomes available.

Primary

Rhode Island’s Presidential Primary will take place on Tuesday, June 2.

Former Vice President Joseph Biden will be on the Democratic ballot, along with candidates who have dropped out of the race, including U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

On the Republican ballot, President Donald Trump’s name will appear with former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who has also dropped out of the race, and perennial candidate Roque De La Fuente.

Rhode Islanders have been encouraged to vote by mail ballot due to the ongoing pandemic, and all registered voters were sent mail ballot applications. There will be fewer in-person polling locations open statewide.

Those who were unable to send mail ballots back in time will have the option of dropping them off at their local city or town hall on Tuesday in a secure drop box. All ballots must be received by 8 p.m. Tuesday to be counted.

Voters who missed the deadline to request a mail ballot may still request an emergency ballot by contacting the board of canvassers today.

In North Smithfield, in-person voting will be held at Scouter’s Hall at 13 Main St. from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, June 1 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend can be found here.

The North Smithfield Planning Board will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, June 4 starting at 7:05 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend can be found here.

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