Wednesday, June 20, 2018        

Poll Workers Needed for Upcoming Elections

The Smithfield Board of Canvassers is seeking Poll Workers for future elections.

Polling places are open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. If you are available to work and are currently a registered voter in the State of Rhode Island, please call the Board of Canvassers at 233-1000 Ext. 112.

You can register to vote in the Town of Smithfield through the Town of Smithfield website www.smithfieldri.com or the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s website www.state.ri.us by downloading a voter registration form and mailing it to the Smithfield Board of Canvasser’s Office, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, R.I. 02917.

You can also register to vote online through the Secretary of State’s website at www.state.ri.us or visit the Town Clerk’s Office during our regular business hours of 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday and register to vote at that time.

Students and retirees are welcome to work on election day and participate in th election process.

The rate of pay is between $135 – $160 for the day.

The State Board of Elections will be holding a training class, which you be required to attend in order to operate the Elections Voting Equipment.

The Town Clerk’s office staff welcomes any questions or concerns you may have.

Carol A. Aquilante, CMC
Smithfield Town Clerk

 

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

Kids! Join Bryant University’s Junior Bulldog Club!

 

Come be a part of the Bryant University Athletics Community and become a Junior Bulldog today!

The Junior Bulldog Club is the official kids club for Bryant Athletics. The club offers a unique experience for kids in 6th grade and under. A year-long membership includes free admission to home athletic events, official Junior Bulldog fan gear, access to exclusive events and activities & more.

For more information visit: http://bryantbulldogs.com/information/Marketing/JuniorBulldogClub/JuniorBulldogClub

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 Ends 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.

The U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring!

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RIDOT To Begin Highway Renumbering Program With I-295 This Fall

 

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that late this fall it will begin a highway renumbering program for its Interstate and other limited-access highways, starting with the entire I-295 corridor from Warwick to the Massachusetts border in Cumberland.

The new exit numbers will be keyed to mile markers – a system used throughout the country for many years that the traveling public has now come to expect. Rhode Island and some of its neighboring New England states are among the last to change to this method of numbering its highways, as required by the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways. The highway exit numbers traditionally were assigned sequentially.

“While we endeavor to bring our roads and bridges into a state of good repair through the RhodeWorks program, we’re also addressing outstanding issues that were never resolved,” RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. said. “This project will bring us in line with the rest of the country and provide more information to travelers about their location and distance to their destinations.”
A mile-marker exit number system lets drivers know how far they need to travel to reach their desired off-ramp. It also allows for easier expansion for future interchanges since the entire highway would not have to be renumbered to accommodate a new exit number.

RIDOT will be reaching out to communities, businesses and organizations along the I-295 corridor to notify them of the change. The Department also will be contacting electronic mapping and GPS companies to inform them of the new exit numbers.

RIDOT has created a new web page for this project, which includes an interactive map showing the new and old exit numbers for I-295. Learn more at www.ridot.net/ExitNumbers.

When RIDOT installs the new exit number signs, it will install temporary signs indicating the old exit number and will leave them for an extended period of time. The same approach has been employed by DOTs elsewhere in the country, and the sign design with both new and old numbers is currently in place along I-395 in Connecticut.

I-295 North
I-95 in Warwick to Massachusetts Line in Cumberland

OLD EXIT NUMBER 
NEW EXIT NUMBER
LOCATION
1
1A
Rte. 113 West/West Warwick
2
1B
Rte. 2 North/Cranston
3A
3A
Rte. 37 East/Cranston
3B
3B
Rte. 37 West/Phenix Ave.
4
6
Rte. 14/Plainfield Pike
5
7
R.I. Resource Recovery
6A
9A
Rte. 6 East/Providence
6B
9B
I-295 South/Warwick
6C
9C
Rte. 6 West/Hartford
10
Greenville Ave. (New)
7A
12A
Rte. 44 East/North Providence
7B
12B
Rte. 44 West/Smithfield
8A
15A
Rte. 7 South/North Providence
8B
15B
Rte. 7 North/North Smithfield
9A
18A
Rte. 146 South/Lincoln
9B
18B
Rte. 146 North/Woonsocket
10
20
Rte. 122/Cumberland
11
22
Rte. 114/Cumberland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I-295 South
Massachusetts Line in Cumberland to I-95 in Warwick

OLD EXIT NUMBER
NEW EXIT NUMBER
LOCATION
11
22
Rte. 114/Cumberland
10
20
Rte. 122/Cumberland
9B
18B
Rte. 146 North/Woonsocket
9A
18A
Rte. 146 South/Lincoln
8B
15B
Rte. 7 North/North Smithfield
8A
15A
Rte. 7 South/North Providence
7B
12B
Rte. 44 West/Smithfield
7A
12A
Rte. 44 East/North Providence
10
Greenville Ave. (New)
6C
9C
Rte. 6 West/Hartford
6A
9A
Rte. 6 East/Providence
5
7
R.I. Resource Recovery
4
6
Rte. 14/Plainfield Pike
3B
3B
Rte. 37 West/Phenix Ave.
3A
3A
Rte. 37 East/T.F. Green Airport
2
1B
Rte. 2 South/Warwick
1
1A
Rte. 113 West/West Warwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIDOT also will be assigning exit numbers to Route 99, from Route 146 in Lincoln to Mendon Road in Cumberland, and on Route 146, from the I-95 interchange in Providence to the Massachusetts border in North Smithfield. These highways did not have any exit numbers previously.

RIDOT is developing schedules for the continued renumbering of highways to a mile-marker system. The project will include I-95 and I-195, as well as Routes 4, 10, 24, 37, 78, 403 and the Airport Connector.

For Immediate Release
October 04, 2017
Charles St. Martin
(O) 401-222-1362 x4007
(C): 401-641-8934
Charles.StMartin@dot.ri.gov

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)

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