NRI Reservoir Jogs, Remembering Jarett: Things to know in No. Smithfield this week

The North Smithfield Heritage Association held a history hike over the weekend at Woonsocket Reservoir #3 and one of Amasa Sweet's granite quarries.

9/11 commemoration

The town will hold a commemoration marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies on Monday, Sept.13 at Slater Park starting at 6 p.m. The small park in Slatersville – just across the road from Cumberland Farm – holds monument erected in memory of Amy Jarret, a 28-year-old flight attendant and North Smithfield resident, who was killed on a plan that crashed into the South Tower that day.

The town will honor Jarret, at the brief public ceremony, and anyone who lost someone in the tragic events is invited to come and speak their name. Read more about the event here.

Rabies clinic

The Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association will host a rabies clinic on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Scouter’s Hall at 32 from 9 a.m. to noon. Shots cost $11, cash only. To be eligible for the 3-year vaccine, owners must bring record of prior vaccination. For more information call (401) 751-6944.

Rescheduled summer concert

The town has rescheduled another free show by an act originally slated to perform as part of the summer concert series. The Black Plain Road Band will play on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gazebo by Town Hall on Greene St. Parking is at Town Hall.

Walking and Running Club

North Smithfield’s new walking and running club begins this Saturday, Sept. 18, leaving from Coffee & Cream at Slatersville Plaza. Organizer Chase Fuller held a contest to choose an appropriate name for the new group, which is expected to host walk/runs every Saturday going forward. Fuller announced this week that the Northern Rhode Island Reservoir Jogs will meet at 9 a.m. for the first event this Saturday and leave around 9:15 a.m.


The 14th annual Great Pumpkin Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of North Smithfield High School. The event features entertainment, foods and fun activities for the whole family.

NRI NOW will publish more details on the event later this week and for now, readers can learn more here.

Walk Booth Pond

The North Smithfield Land Trust will offer a guided walk of Booth Pond Conservation Area on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. The 130 acre area includes a pond, wetlands and upland forest. Hikers are asked to wear hiking shoes and insect repellent and bring water for the free event, suitable for all ages. No prior registration is required.

Participants will meet at the trailhead located by The Club apartment complex inside Dowling Village next to Lowe’s Home Improvement.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council chambers at 83 Greene St. The agenda can be found here.

The North Smithfield Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 15 starting at 7 p.m. in the Town Council chambers. The agenda is here.

The Halliwell Review Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council chambers for an agenda found here.

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