Museum love built, cookie replacement: Five things to know in N. Smithfield


History night

The North Smithfield Heritage Association will hold its monthly history night on Friday, Feb. 26 starting at 7 p.m. Join the group via Zoom for speaker Kathy Hartley, president, CEO and founder of Friends of Hearthside, Inc.

Hartley’s presentation, “The Museum that Love Built,”
will look at the process of starting the Hearthside House Museum and The Great Road Heritage Campus.

For a link to the virtual presentation email

Early voting

It is the last week for early voting in the statewide special referenda election, with the chance to cast ballots on $400 million in proposed bond spending.

To vote prior to election day, which is Tuesday, March 2, and avoid potential lines, visit Town Hall at 83 Greene St. during normal business hours this week, Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Vaccines remaining

With the first 80 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine now administered to North Smithfield residents in the highest age bracket, efforts to schedule those age 75 and older for appointments continue this week at Town Hall.

As of Thursday, Feb. 25, the town had 160 appointments remaining for those who qualify, and volunteers with the North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency are taking calls with questions and requests during daytime hours, and working their way through a list of those of those who have already called chronologically with the oldest first.

Those age 75 and older who have not yet had their name added to the list to receive the vaccine should call EMA at (401) 767-2200 ext. 510, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Read the full update from the town on vaccination efforts in North Smithfield here.

Library fundraiser

North Smithfield Public Library had to cancel its annual Valentines Day cookie walk this year, but locals can still support the facility.

The library is selling cookbooks, scarfs and sweatshirts for $5 each in the Love Your Library fundraiser. Stop by the library during hours Mon. through Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy yours.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Historic District Commission will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, Feb. 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. An agenda and link to attend can be found here.

The North Smithfield Zoning Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend virtually can be found here.

The North Smithfield Municipal Review Task Force will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24 starting at 5:30 p.m. The agenda and link to attend via Zoom can be found here.

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