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Smithfield Youth Council – Fall Scavenger Hunt

Smithfield Community Police – Halloween Parade

St. Thomas Upcoming Events



Smithfield Economic Development Commission – Savoring Smithfield

September 22, 2022

Dear Smithfield Business Owner,

The Smithfield Economic Development Commission is pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming Savoring Smithfield event. As an important part of our community, we are always looking for ways to enhance and promote your businesses. The Savoring Smithfield event will feature a passport-type brochure, which will be available for purchase by consumers.

We ask that participating businesses prepare an offer that can be advertised to encourage and reward consumer participation in Savoring Smithfield. The offer could be a discount on services, a small free giveaway, or other appropriate promotion. Consumers will have six weeks in which to patronize participating businesses and have the passports filled with as many stickers as possible. In addition to the business participant offers, consumers will have the opportunity to earn a crystal apple from the Apple Trails event, upon earning a minimum number of passport stickers.

Participating businesses will be recognized in the following ways:

  • Businesses will be included on the “passport”, which will also describe the offer.
  • Businesses will be promoted on the Smithfield Economic Development Commission Facebook page and other social media outlets.
  • The Savoring Smithfield event will be publicized in local publications.
  • The Savoring Smithfield event will be promoted in the Town monthly newsletter.

Help us make Savoring Smithfield a success by submitting the attached application and returning it to the Smithfield Economic Development Commission no later than October 3, 2022.  We will provide each participating business with stickers to complete the passports. The application can be returned via email, dropped off at Town Hall at the Planner’s Office, or mailed to: Smithfield Economic Development Commission, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917.

Questions can be directed to Michael Phillips, Town Planner at 401-233-1017 or


The Smithfield Economic Development Commission


Savoring Smithfield Application



Smithfield Press Release – DEI Task Force Develops Community Concerns Form

Official Polling Place Receptacles

Please note per the State Board of Elections; each polling location shall have an “Official Polling Place Receptacle” for the deposit of any mail ballots cast by voters. Each receptacle shall be available for use by any voter during the period that the polling place remains open, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The voter is not required to use the receptacle located at their designated precinct polling location. The voter may deposit the mail ballot in any Official Polling Place Receptacle located at any polling location.

Early Voting For Smithfield






The Smithfield Town Hall, Town Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, R.I. 02917 will have early voting beginning on October 19, 2022 through November 7, 2022 for the purpose of voting if you cannot to attend the six (6) polling places on the day of the General Election.   


The early voting polling location will be open during the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. starting on October 19, 2022 through November 4, 2022 and 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. on November 7, 2022. Handicap ramp is available on the backside of Town Hall.  Please visit our website at to view the sample ballot for the November General Election. You can also contact the Smithfield Town Clerk’s Office at 233-1001.


                                                                        Per order of the Board of Canvassers

                                                                        Lyn Antonuccio, MPA, CMC, Acting Town Clerk

                                                                            Clerk to the Canvassing Board

Take it Outside Grant Program


Attention Smithfield Businesses!

Take It Outside

Grant Opportunity

The Town of Smithfield has secured $100,000 in funding from the RI Commerce Corporation to further Smithfield’s small business community’s “Take It Outside” initiative. The funds will be used to cover the cost of producing outdoor activities as autumn and winter weather arrives in New England. The funding is focused on the purchase of items such as heat lamps, tents, tables, etc.
The “Take It Outside” initiative was created to encourage and increase outdoor commerce and reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19. This is the Town’s third round of grant funding to support small businesses with outdoor activities. 
Smithfield Small businesses who wish to apply for outdoor equipment may do so starting Monday, August 29th, 2022 until Friday, September 30th,2022. Grants will be issued prior to the closeout date to eligible applicants. Do not delay in submitting your grant request. The Town will make every effort to fill eligible applicants’ requests; however, funding is limited to the award amount.

Businesses applying for the program must meet the following requirements for eligibility:
  • the applicant is currently a Smithfield-based licensed business in good standing;
  • the applicant has less than $1 million in gross annual revenue in either 2020 or 2021;
  • the business attests that it has been negatively impacted by the COVID19 Pandemic in at least one manner described below:
  • being forced to close or curtail business operations due to the pandemic or a government order pertaining to the pandemic;
  • experiencing a supply chain delay or disruption that negatively impacted operations;
  • experiencing increased cost as a result of the pandemic; and/or
  • being forced to lay off workers as a result of the pandemic
  • The applicant has not received funding from any other source for the goods and/or services for which it seeks support that does not need to be repaid (i.e. other grant funding, gifts, insurance payments, etc.); and
  • The applicant is not disbarred in the federal System of Account Management (“SAM”).
  • The applicant has not received support, funding, goods and/or services in an amount exceeding $10,000 for the total RI Rebounds Take It Outside Program;
  • By receiving equipment from the Town of Smithfield, the applicant has not received more than $20,000 in support between the RI Rebounds Take it Outside Program, RI Small Business Grant Program, and the forthcoming RI Small Business Technical Assistance and RI Small Business Ventilation Programs.

Georgiaville Beach Closed for Season

Georgiaville Beach is officially closed for the season. Thank you to our amazing seasonal staff this Summer! See you next year!



Construction and alternating lane closures on Route 44/Putnam Pike and Route 7/Douglas Pike

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is currently performing I-295 bridge projects in Smithfield. Due to these projects, Route 44 and Route 7 over I-295 will reduce travel from two lanes to one.

  • Construction and alternating lane closures on Route 44/Putnam Pike

    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will begin construction on Putnam Pike bridge that overpasses Route 295 on April 22.  The overnight construction project begins at 9:00PM and continues until 5:00AM until the project is complete later this summer.  The project is part of the statewide rehabilitation of Rhode Island’s aging bridges. 


  • Construction and alternating lane closures on Route 7/Douglas Pike

    Additionally, RIDOT has closed the I-295 on-ramp from Route 7/Douglas Pike southbound. This closure will remain in place until the Fall of this year. Motorists will follow a signed detour that will lead them to the following exit, which will then lead them to an immediate exit on I-295 northbound, returning back on to Route 7 northbound, and getting back on to I-295 southbound from there. Please refer to the map image in this article below, or also view it here. RIDOT recommends that drivers plan additional travel time and reduce speeds through the work zone, which has begun in April and will end in November.