Wednesday, December 12, 2018        

Shared Living Provider for Community Residences INC (CRI) of Rhode Island

Are you looking for a change, how about one that makes a difference in your life and the life of someone in need?  Are you willing to be a Shared Living Provider for Community Residences INC (CRI) of Rhode Island?

A CRI home provider is a care giver that opens their home to an individual with physical/mental disabilities.  You will be helping provide not just housing but a home environment while assisting with medical, behavioral and daily living needs of the individual.  As a CRI shared living provider you can have a significant positive impact on the quality of life of an individual with disabilities while often allowing you to work outside the home and continue to have time of our own to enjoy.  CRI home providers are compensated between $17,520 and $32,893 a year based on a tier system reflecting the needs of the individual supported. 

Interested in becoming a provider, contact CRI today and we will support you in the process of making a difference in someone’s life.  For questions and applications contact: Benjamin Pangburn  email: bpangburn@criinc.org  phone: 401 519 3727

Tri-County Community Action Agency Seeks a Prevention Coalition Coordinator

The Tri-County Community Action Agency is seeking a full time Prevention Coalition Coordinator. The position is responsible for carrying out the provisions of prevention and education services in the areas of substance misuse and other identified topics in prevention to promote and support positive lifestyle choices.

BSA Scout Troop 2359 and Cub Scout Pack One Smithfield Information

Troop 2359 Smithfield is a brand new troop in town that meets every Wednesday from 7-8:30 PM at the Elks Lodge at 326 Farnum Pike in Smithfield. Boy Scouting is for boys age 11-17, and is a community-oriented program that instills values such as citizenship, teamwork, honesty, respect, responsibility, and fitness, while being a lot of fun. We practice skills for life, from first aid to public speaking to wilderness survival, while helping our community through service projects.

We welcome you to come to a meeting and check it out for yourself. For more information, contact Troop 2359 Scoutmaster Mike at mguilmain@cox.net or call 401-578-5261.

Pack One Smithfield is a Cub Scout Pack in town that meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the RC LaPerche Elementary School on Limerock Road in Smithfield. Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Up to age 11, and is a community-oriented program that helps our children grow up in a way that promotes mutual respect for others while understanding more about the community we live in.

We welcome you to come to a meeting and check it out for yourself. For more information, contact Pack One Cubmaster Mike at mguilmain@cox.net or call 401-578-5261.

Smithfield Transitions to Code Red Resident Emergency Notification System

 

Click the logo above to go to the registration site

The Town of Smithfield has transitioned to the Code Red Resident Emergency Notification System. Code Red replaces the Nixle emergency notification system and will allow the town to be compatible with state emergency agencies and more communities in Rhode Island.

In the event of a town-wide emergency or a localized geographical emergency, the town’s police department, fire department, emergency management agency or designated local official will be able to call, email, and text thousands of residents at once, notifying them of the emergency and also give instructions if needed. Using mapping databases Code Red can target a notification to a few residents on one street, or expand to any designated area within the town.

Messages regarding the safety, property or welfare of our residents will be disseminated using the Code Red system. These may include local AMBER alerts, locations of shelters for weather events, emergency instructions due to a large fire or chemical incident, boil water advisories, evacuation notices, etc.

Please Register Your Cell Phone
Technology plays a vital role in everyone’s day-to-day life. We know that not everyone uses a house phone today. In Rhode Island, most 9-1-1 calls are made from a cell phone. The 9-1-1 call-out database is compiled of home phone numbers, there is no 9-1-1 database for cell phones. More people use email and texting to communicate and the town wants to ensure that we can use those avenues to communicate with our residents for official information.

We encourage everyone to register with Code Red. To do so click on the Code Red logo above to go to the registration site. Users can register for emergency notifications only and can also register for general notifications as well. Residents should know that the information they provide on the link is safe. Information is not, and will not be, shared with anyone. No one has access to the account but local and state emergency officials authorized to activate warnings and alerts to the public.

Smithfield Prevention Coalition – Data Placemat

This Data Placemat from Smithfield Prevention Coalition (now part of the Southern Providence County Regional Coalition) reflects some of the data that has been collected through focus groups as well as key informant interviews that were conducted with the input from parents, community members and students from our town.

https://smithfieldri.com/pdf/communitybb/Smithfield_Placemat.pdf

Anna McCabe Basketball Court Committee Seeks Sponsorships


The Anna McCabe Basketball Court Committee is seeking individuals, families, or businesses to sponsor the renovation of the Anna McCabe Basketball Courts.

For additional information, please see the linked application. Applications must be received by Friday, June 8, 2018. If you have any questions, please call the Smithfield Town Manager’s Office at 401-233-1010.

Find the application and further information here:https://smithfieldri.com/pdf/tm/McCabe_Courts_Sponsorship.pdf

Fishing Licenses Will No Longer be Issued at Town Hall

Notice: As of March 1, 2018, the Town of Smithfield will no longer be selling fishing/hunting licenses and trout stamps.

All fishing/hunting licenses and trout stamps will be processed through the RI Department of Environmental Management website at www.dem.ri.gov

You may also call or visit DEM at 235 Promenade Street, Floor 3, Providence, R.I. 02908, call at 401-222-2776.

For any other further information please feel free to contact the Smithfield Town Clerks Office, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, R.I. 02917, 401-233-1000

Mattress Curbside Collection Ended December 22nd

The Town of Smithfield will no longer be accepting mattresses for curbside collection.  The last curbside collection date is scheduled for Friday, December 22, 2017.  Requests for this final collection are limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis through the online request form: https://www.smithfieldri.com/recycling/whitegoods-electronics-recycling/

Or by calling 401-233-1034 X105.  Please note that mattresses must be clean and dry to be recycled.

Mattress disposal suggestions for 2018:

  • When purchasing a new mattress, arrange for the old mattress to be taken away upon delivery. Check with your mattress retailer for associated fees. 
  • Bring clean dry mattresses to RIRRC, 65 Shun Pike in Johnston, for recycling, during their normal business hours.
  • Bring mattresses to Town drop off events for recycling. Mattresses must be clean and dry to be accepted for recycling.  Check the Town Trash and Recycling Calendar for dates and times.
  • Contact a junk collection or moving company for a pick-up.

Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission Historic Home Marker Program

 

The Town of Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission is offering a Historic Home Marker program for homes and properties that are listed on our Historic Inventory. We are proud to offer this program to recognize the historic buildings in our town and celebrate our rich history. The plaque is an 11×16 inch oval, with a decorative molded edge, made of a durable and weather resistant PVC material. The plaques are painted slightly off white, silk screened with black borders and lettering, featuring a green town crest. All building names and dates are hand painted in black paint by a local Rhode Island Artist.

Any building appearing on the Smithfield Historic Inventory will have an application reviewed. If your building does not appear on the inventory, and you feel this is an error, please contact the SHPC and we will address this issue. The Smithfield Historic Inventory can be found online here.

The Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission is a not-for-profit Town Commission. The debut of this Historic Marker Program was a great effort by the Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission over the last year. The commission strives to provide the residents of Smithfield with markers of the highest quality available, while keeping the cost born to the applicants at the lowest possible price point. This was made possible by the generosity of a local benefactor, who donated funds to cover the bulk of silk screening the markers, while a local company in Smithfield was kind enough to cut the raw material into beautifully routed ovals at no cost. The fee of $35.00 (thirty five dollars) paid by each applicant goes directly toward covering the materials cost and for the artist who will be hand painting the name and appropriate date on your marker.

Full Information and Application (.pdf)

Is your home on the historic inventory?  Check here (.pdf)

Veteran’s Grave Flags

Prior to Memorial Day, the Friends of Smithfield Cemeteries, VFW 2929 and the American Legion flagged the 170 veteran cemeteries in town.

If anyone knows of a veteran’s grave in town that does not have an American flag, please contact Bob Buonaccorsi at 349-4074.

We want to be sure all veterans are honored.

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