Vacation fun, park cleanup and record breakers: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

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Members of the North Smithfield Police Department assisted Enzo’s Escort in escorting Ellora of North Smithfield this week, who just finished her last treatment of chemo. Credit: North Smithfield Police Department

President’s Day

Town Hall and North Smithfield Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19 in celebration of President’s Day. Trash and recycling pickup will not be affected by the holiday, and collection will follow the normal schedule this week.

Clean up

Volunteers will once again meet to continue the cleanup of Mammoth Mills Park at 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 19. North Smithfield Heritage Association President Richard Keene noted that each event exposes more of the historic mill site, and that the group hopes to complete the project by the spring. All are asked to join in the clean up if they can spare a few minutes. Questions can be directed to Keene at (401) 447-6394. 

School vacation fun

North Smithfield Public Library at 20 Main St. is offering activities to keep the kids busy during school vacation week including crafting and painting events, a marble run and a domino run. See a full schedule and register here. The library also has museum passes and backpack programs to help keep the kids occupied.

Record breakers

Congratulations to the Northmen Boys and Girls Track & Field teams for breaking three school records at the state championship and moving on to the New Englands. Nick Lamoureux came in 4th place in 300 meters, setting a new school record at 36.34, and also qualified in the high jump, coming in 3rd place at 6’2. Aidan Bienvenue came in 3rd plane in the 55 meter hurdles, setting a new Northmen record at 7.75. Keira Harnois, Julia Dowling, Frances Tiner and Grace Lane came in 5th on the 4X800 relay beating the previous record by ten seconds with a time of 10.26.64.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service Board of Directors will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 1470 Providence Pike starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20 starting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

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