Northmen 5K open, tree pickup: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

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MLK Day, tree pickup

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17 to observe Martin Luther King Day and all trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day for the week.

The Department of Public Works is now picking up Christmas trees and curbside yard waste collection has ended.

Residents are also reminded not to line recycle bins with commercially sold liners, and that plastic shopping bags are not recyclable. Recycle bins with a liner or plastic bags will not be collected.

Art at Gator’s

Join local artist Angela Rondeau on Tuesday, Jan. 18 for a fun night creating decorative wine glasses. The event, from 6 to 9 p.m., costs $35 per person and will also include giveaways. To reserve a spot, call or text Rondeau at (401) 696-7757.

Register for Northmen 5K

Registration for the Northmen 5K, to be held Saturday, April 30 stating at 9 a.m., is now open. The run/walk race, organized by North Smithfield High School senior Calla Puccetti as part of her senior project, will support Operation Stand Down, a non-profit organization aiding homeless and at-risk veterans in Rhode Island.

The first 300 people to register for the race, which will start and finish at Veterans Memorial Stadium with a route along Providence Pike, at https://www.raceentry.com/northmen-5k/race-information, will receive a free t-shirt.

Dog licenses

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

Residents can apply for or renew dog licenses online at https://northsmithfieldri.viewpointcloud.com. Those unable to access this program can mail a new or updated rabies certificate along with a check for $6. The office will send your original rabies certificate back to you with your license to the mailing address provided. 

If none of the other options work, licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s office at 83 Greene St. Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield School Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda and link to attend via Zoom can be found here.

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18 starting at 6:45 p.m. The agenda and a link to attend via Zoom can be found here.

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a joint meeting the the Municipal Buildings Review Task Force on Wednesday, Jan. 19 starting at 6:45 p.m. for an update on the police station project. The agenda and link to attend are here.

The North Smithfield Sewer Commission will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19 starting at 7 p.m. An agenda and link to attend can be found here.

The Halliwell Review Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda and link to attend are here.

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