Demolition set to begin

With tree clearing now complete, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to begin demolition of the dilapidated Stamina Mill office building on School Street this week.

Activity at the site began in early November and is expected to take approximately two months to complete.

Fall concert, RIMEA

The North Smithfield school district announced this week that six 7th and 8th grade band and chorus students have placed in 2021 Rhode Island Music Education Association Junior All-State Ensembles. They include Jaxon Boyes and Owen Priestly on clarinet; Sam Lane on trombone; Aayan Khan on bass clarinet; alto Sophia Gregory; and soprano Mia Remeika.

The district also released a video of North Smithfield High School’s Fall Concert, which can be viewed below.

Volunteers needed

The town of North Smithfield is seeking volunteer members for several committees and is now accepting applications for the following boards:
Assessor’s Board of Review; Asset Management Commission; Budget Committee; Conservation Commission; Economic Development Commission
Historic District Commission; Juvenile Hearing Board; Parks & Recreation Commission; Personnel Board; Planning Board; Public Safety Commission
Senior Citizen Advisory Committee; Sewer Commission and Zoning Board of Review

Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Lillian Silva Scott at 767-2200 ext. 326 or for an application
or download and print the application found here and submit it to:
83 Greene St., North Smithfield, RI 02896.

The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Santa waved to vehicles driving by the Town Hall gazebo on Sunday at an event that aimed to provide holiday cheer in a time of social distancing. Credit: Genesis Johnson

Library holiday

North Smithfield Public Library is handing out holiday grab bags for kids ages three and up filled with activities and crafts. Bags can be picked up during normal library hours, which are currently Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The library is also a drop off location for letters to Santa and little ones are invited to drop off their lists at the mailbox through Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 7 starting at 6:45 p.m. The agenda and instruction to attend via Zoom can be found here. 

The North Smithfield Zoning Board will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend virtually can be found here.

Town officials joined Santa on Sunday, waving to residents from the Town Hall gazebo. From left to right are Town Administrator Paul Zwolenski, Town Councilor Kimberly Alves, Santa and his Elf Kate Pasquariello, Councilor Paul Vadenais, Parks and Recreation Chairman Tony Guertin and Town Council President John Beauregard. Credit: Genesis Johnson
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