Vaccines begin, Choir students chosen: Five things to know in North Smithfield


President’s Day 

Town Hall is closed on Monday, Feb. 15 in celebration of President’s Day, but trash and recycling will be picked up on a regular schedule.

North Smithfield Public Library will also be closed for President’s Day.

Four from N.S. to join All-Eastern Mix Choir

Theo Bazin, Eva Carnevale, Hailey Hurteau and Samantha Hvizdos have been accepted into the NAfME 2021 All-Eastern Mix Choir.

The four music students at North Smithfield High School will be participating in a concert, along with a “virtual weekend experience,” on March 4-6. The event will include keynote speakers, master classes with professional musicians, rehearsals with their conductors as well as opportunities to learn and network with colleges and universities of various types and participate in mock auditions.

The concert will be premiered on April 23 at 8:30 p.m. at the 57th NAfME Eastern Division virtual in-service conference.

Local vaccinations begin

The town of North Smithfield will hold its first vaccination event for residents age 75 and up this week.

Shots will be given out by appointment only on Thursday, Feb. 18 at Monsignor Gadoury School, with 80 doses administered to town residents. The vaccine is being administered to the town’s oldest residents first, and will work through the waiting list scheduling for additional events in the upcoming weeks.

Those is the target age bracket who have not yet had their name added to waiting list for the vaccine should call the North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency at (401) 767-2200 ext. 510. The office is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More volunteers – both to administer the vaccine and to help with things like check-ins – are still needed in what is expected to be a ongoing long-term effort to administer the vaccine. Those who would like to donate some time are also asked to call the EMA office during regular hours.

Ricci named senior vice president of Bank RI

North Smithfield’s Bob Ricci has been promoted to senior vice president, regional manager at Bank Rhode Island. Ricci oversees a network of nine BankRI branches across northern and eastern Providence County as regional manager, , as well as offices in East Providence, Providence, Johnston, Lincoln, Pawtucket, Smithfield and Woonsocket.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16 starting at 6:45 p.m. The agenda and link to attend via Zoom can be found here.

The North Smithfield Parks & Recreation Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17 starting at 6 p.m. An agenda and link to attend virtually can be found here.

The North Smithfield Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and link to attend online can be found here.

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