The town of North Smithfield reminds residents that water bill payments are due on Wednesday, July 15.
Town officials are encouraging everyone to pay their bills with online or through the mail to minimize crowds at Town Hall. A drop box is also available on the driveway side of the building at 83 Greene St., where payment for all bills, including tax, water or sewer, can be deposited without entering the building. If a receipt is needed, residents are instructed to provide a stamped self-addressed envelope.
All dogs that reside in North Smithfield must be licensed with the town and the deadline this year is Wednesday, July 15 to avoid a late fee. The cost is $6 per dog, and proof of rabies immunization is required. A late fee of $5 will be applied as of Thursday, July 16.
Town Hall is closed to the public and residents are asked to mail in a copy of their rabies certificate to 83 Green St., N. Smithfield, RI 02896. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number and a $6 check made payable to the Town of North Smithfield. Town officials will mail back the dog tag.
Residents can also renew dog licenses at the door to Town Hall.
Questions should be directed to the Town Clerk’s office at (401) 767-2200, Ext. 504.
Two bands will play outdoor shows at The Island this week, and both events will be open to the public.
On Friday, July 17 catch Max Creek tribute band Something is Forming and Another Roadside Attraction, with a free show starting at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, July 18, local progressive country act Back Rhodes will perform two sets at the venue starting at 7 p.m. Read more about the band here.
If a cemetery tour is more your speed, meet up with members of the North Smithfield Heritage Commission on Saturday, July 18 at 9 a.m. at Union Cemetery on Smithfield Road for a guided tour. All participants must wear a cloth mask, and a hat, long pants, comfortable walking shoes, water and insect repellent are recommended.
The great outdoors
North Smithfield Public Library’s Kids Summer Adventure Program continues this week and families are encouraged to explore the facility’s outdoor garden to find inspiration. Information on activities can be found here.
The page also has links to other resources for outdoor family fun this summer including letterboxing and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Great Outdoor Pursuit.
The North Smithfield Sewer Commission will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 15 via Zoom starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend can be found here.
The North Smithfield Conservation Commission will hold their regular meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, July 15 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda and a link to attend can be found here.