Monday, April 23, 2018        

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.

Friends of the East Smithfield Library Event – May 3 – 7

The Friends of the East Smithfield Library are having a fundraiser (Book & Bake sale) at the library on May 3rd thru 7th.

Smithfield Tree Day – Saturday, May 5, 2018

Smithfield Annual Tree DayThe Smithfield Conservation Commission will hold their annual tree sale on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the front of McCabe School on Pleasant View Avenue.

This year the event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will run until either the plants sell out or noon. We ask that there be no early birds. 

This year the pair offering is a Hydrangea in either Blue Lace, Nikko Blue, or Glowing Ember paired with a High Bush Blueberry. The cost will be $10/pair. We ask that there be no mixing or matching and the sale will be limited to one pair per family. Please note this event is for Smithfield residents only. 

The Conservation Commission has purchased plants that will grow in our native soil and the blueberry is pollinator powerhouse to assist in the growth of other plant species.

As an assist to Smithfield’s budding gardeners the Conservation Commission is offering free packets of Burpee Seeds.

The commission looks forward to seeing you on May 5th.

Annual Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony – Monday, May 28th

American Legion Balfour-Cole Post 64, Smithfield Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2929 and its Auxiliary will hold a joint memorial service at the Veterans’ Memorial, Deerfield Park, Smithfield, on Monday, May 28th.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 AM with a parade of colors featuring the honor guards from the Smithfield Police Department and the Smithfield Fire Department.

The public is welcome and encouraged to observe and pay their respects to those who died in service to our country.

The committee respectfully requests that the youth of Smithfield please join us to observe this ceremony in order that they will always remember the sacrifices our men and women in uniform endured for their freedoms.

In conjunction with the Smithfield Senior Center, in support of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, there will be a collection of clothing. Donations of new socks and underwear are requested and will be distributed to homeless veterans around the state.

Smithfield Dog Park’s Concert for a Cause – Friday, June 1st

 

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Concert for a Cause

Smithfield High School Hall of Fame

Purpose of the Smithfield Hall of Fame:

The purpose of the Smithfield High School Hall of Fame is to honor and recognize outstanding individuals who have had significant accomplishments, achievements, and contributions through their involvement in Smithfield High School programs.

Hall of Fame nominees shall include individuals who, through distinguished achievement, have excelled in one or more high school athletic programs offered through Smithfield High School. Nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character. These individuals can be nominated in one or more of the following categories: 

Athletics

Lifetime Achievement

Green Star

The Hall of Fame Committee will accept nominations until the June 1, 2018 deadline.  All nominations received after that date will be kept by the committee and are eligible for future induction classes.  The official nomination form can be downloaded below and are also available on the Smithfield High School website. 

Any questions about the Smithfield Hall of Fame, the annual banquet, or the nomination process please email:

shshalloffame@yahoo.com

Smithfield High School Hall Of Fame Official Nomination Form (.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 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.

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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

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