Joy with Jasmine, voting deadline & lane closures: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

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The North Smithfield Heritage Association thanked Ray Hamilton for a donation of three vintage hand irons.

Joy with Jasmine

North Smithfield Public Library will hold Joy with Jasmine at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 27, an opportunity to read with a therapy dog open to children ages 7-11. Participants will have 10 minute reading sessions with Jasmine, a three-year-old American Eskimo/Goldendoodle, and her handler Janice.

Jasmine and Janice have completed their credentialing to become a Windwalker Pet Assisted Therapy Team and have completed two internships at Robert Bailey Elementary and Ponaganset Middle School. They worked with students both individually and in small groups and also participated with the summer program at the Northwest Special Education Department. Jasmine will be available to provide non judgmental support to children as they read to her.

Register for a session here.

Little league

North Smithfield Little League has announced that registration is now open for the upcoming 2024 baseball season. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit www.northsmithfieldll.com to sign up their children for a fun and rewarding baseball experience.

The North Smithfield Little League offers various baseball divisions suitable for players of all skill levels, including T-Ball, Minors, AAA, Majors, Juniors, and Seniors. Early registration is highly recommended, as the registration fee varies from $85 to $125 depending on the chosen division. Fees will increase after March 5, so parents are encouraged to take advantage of the discounted rate and register now to secure their child’s spot on the team.

Player evaluations are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 5 at the Wellness Center at Cumberland High School. This is an essential step in ensuring that players are placed in the appropriate division for their skill level and age group.

Visit www.northsmithfieldll.com today to register and stay updated on upcoming events and announcements. For more information, contact nsmithfieldplayeragent@gmail.com 

Lane closures

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation notes that daytime roadwork will continue on the Route 146 project this week, with alternating lane closures on the highway, from Route 146A to the Massachusetts line, Tuesday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the closure of the westbound lane of Sayles Hill Road East, from Route 146 to Route 99, and alternating lane closures on the west side of Sayles Hill Road, from Route 146 to Iron Mine Hill Road, Tuesday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drivers are instructed to follow signed detours.

Voting deadline

Voters can register or update their existing voter information through March 3 to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary to be held on Tuesday. April 2. Those wishing to cast their vote by mail ballot have until March 12 to apply, either in paper form or the state’s online application portal.

In North Smithfield, there will be two polling places for the April primary, Town Hall and Scouter’s Hall. Voters can check their registration and polling place here. Early voting will take place at Town Hall at 83 Green St. beginning Wednesday, March 13.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Personnel Board will hold a meeting on Monday, Feb. 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the police station at 575 Smithfield Road. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Historic District Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, Feb. 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Town Building at 1 Main St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Zoning Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Town Council, sitting as the Municipal Building Review Task Force will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Budget Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

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