EFSB meeting, Make waves for Kim: Five things to know in No. Smithfield this week


Give bags

Help out the North Smithfield Heritage Association while reducing plastic bag waste this month. For the mont of September, Stop & Shop will donate $1 to the association for every reusable “Give Bag” purchased at the Park Square store.

Energy meeting

The Energy Facility Siting Board will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in Hearing Room A of the Public Utilities
Commission Offices at 89 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick for a project allowing National Grid to connect the new substation on Iron Mine Hill Road.

According to the agenda for the meeting, two new transmission line structures will be installed within the ROW to support the lines. The meeting will be streamed live at https://video.ibm.com/channel/WqQyXw296dg and the complete agenda can be viewed here.

Kim’s Road to Recovery

Help North Smithfield resident Kim Tanguay on her road to recovery this weekend by joining any portion of a three-part fundraiser aimed at helping with medical expenses following a motorcycle accident in June that claimed the life of her friend, John Blain.

The events will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting with the, “Making Waves for Kim Canoe Paddle.” For $15 per person, participants can join with own their canoe or kayak, or borrow a canoe for a 1.5 hour trip led by John Marsland of the Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone. Paddlers will take off from 100 New River Road in Lincoln at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Paddles and life jackets are included.

Canoes are offered on first-come, first served basis and participants are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 16 by emailing canoeman60@yahoo.com.

Those who prefer to stay on land are invited to instead join a guided walk along the Blackstone River, also starting at 100 New River Road. Walkers will gather at Sycamore Landing at 2:30 p.m. and begin the walk at 3 p.m.

The third event is a outdoor cookout, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Harmony Cafe in Lincoln. The cookout will include live entertainment, including local trio Lighthouse, a meat raffle and a penny social raffle, with a donation table on site.

The rain date for all three events is Sunday, Sept. 20. Those unable to attend can donate to help with Tanguay’s recovery here.


The Museum of Work & Culture will offer a virtual documentary screening on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m., when critically acclaimed filmmaker Christian de Rezendes will present two segments of Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village, “What If This Could Have a New Life?” and “Uncle Johnny.”

In this talk, documentarian de Rezendes will discuss his upcoming historical documentary series, Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village, which will cover two centuries of history. Though the series is not set to premiere until 2021, de Rezendes will share two work-in-progress segments.

Learn more, including how to register here. 

Town meetings

The North Smithfield School Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend can be found here.

The North Smithfield Sewer Commission will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend can be found here.

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