Zoo via Zoom, deli anniversary: Five things to know in No. Smithfield


Deli anniversary

Congratulations to Quik Stop Deli in Slatersville, which celebrated one year in business last week. The business, purchased in 2020 by a Burrillville native and Johnson & Wales graduate, offers breakfast, lunch and catering.

To help them celebrate, stop in this week and try out their coffee flavor of the month, caramel pecan, or check out their breakfast or lunch specials. The deli is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m, to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.

Dog licensing

North Smithfield officials are reminding residents that all dogs in the town must be licensed by Friday, April 30 to avoid a late fee. The cost is $6 per dog, and proof of rabies immunization is required.

Due to COVID-19, for convenience and safety, the town has obtained a new online dog license program. Pet owners are encouraged to renew licenses online at https://northsmithfieldri.viewpointcloud.com.

Those unable to access the program must mail a new or updated rabies certificate along with a check for $6 to the town clerk’s office. Officials will send back your original rabies certificate with the license to the mailing address provided.

If none of the options above work, licenses are also available at the Town Clerk’s office located at 83 Greene St.

Meet the animals

The North Smithfield Library invites residents to attend a virtual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. featuring three Roger Williams Park Zoo animal ambassadors and their handler. Participants will learn about these creatures and how their captivity is helping their wild counterparts.

Space is limited so participants are asked to register one individual per household, preferably an adult. Sign up at nspl.evanced.info/signup or contact Youth Services Librarian Miss Renee at (401) 767-2780.

Food pantry pickup

The North Smithfield Food Pantry’s pickup days this month are Tuesdays Jan. 19 & 26 from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays Jan. 23 and 30 from 10 to 10:30 p.m. The pantry is available for North Smithfield residents and recipients must have a photo ID and bill conforming their address.

It is located at Slatersville Congregational Church, and due to the pandemic food is currently distributed by drive through. Visitors are asked to stay is their cars and line up on Greene Street. Those with questions are instructed to call (401) 678-0356.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Fire and Rescue meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12 has been postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The North Smithfield Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The agenda and a link to attend can be found here.

The North Smithfield Planning Board has scheduled a virtual meeting for Thursday, Jan. 14 starting at 7:05 p.m. The agenda and instruction to attend are here.

The North Smithfield Heritage Association led a two hour hike on Saturday on the west side of Wunnashowatuckqut at Harkness Conservation Area. To explore the 100 acre town-owned property follow the dirt road at the beginning of Martha Road.
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