Saturday, May 25, 2019        

Route 44 Smithfield Crossing Intersection Improvement Project Starts May 20th

Route 44 Smithfield Crossing
Intersection Improvement Project

What’s Happening?
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will begin an intersection improvement project on Route 44 at Smithfield Commons. New traffic signals at the Levi Lane/Putnam Pike and Smithfield Crossing/Putnam Pike intersections will be tied into a sensor on the I-295 South off ramp to Route 44. These improvements are designed to reduce congestion on Route 44 and the highway ramp. The project also includes upgraded, ADA-compliant sidewalks.

When is it Happening?
Preliminary construction activities are slated to start the week of May 20 with off-the-road work weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular construction will commence Tuesday, May 28 .All work will be overnight Monday thru Thursday from 9pm to 6am. Lane closures are expected during overnights. Construction is scheduled to be finished in Fall 2019.

For Additional Information Contact:

RIDOT Business Outreach
David Walsh 401-479-4506

RIDOT Customer Service
401-222-2450 | Toll Free: 1-844-DOT-ROAD

Joint Veterans Memorial Service – Monday, May 27th – Memorial Day

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 27th.

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 town’s veterans respectfully request 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.

The Smithfield Senior Center, along with the American Legion Post 64 Smithfield, RI are now collecting men’s new socks, shirts & underwear for Operation Stand Down Rhode Island.

These donations can be brought to the Senior Center through the month of May, and also at the Veterans Memorial Day Celebration in Deerfield Park, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th.

Thank You for your continued support. Please call the Senior Center at 949-4590 for more information.

Tire Recycling Event on Saturday, June 1st

Tire Recycling Event on Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Smithfield DPW
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Smithfield residents only, proof of residency required.
Rimless passenger vehicle tires only.
No commercial businesses

Car Show to Benefit the Food Pantry – Saturday, June 8th

The Dept. of Human Service is hosting a car show at the Smithfield Senor Center on June 8th from 9am -2pm to benefit the food pantry. Everyone is asked to bring a canned good.

Three Food Truck Events This Summer in Deerfield Park

The Smithfield’s All Lit Up Christmas Parade Committee will be hosting three Food Truck Events this summer.

– Tuesday, June 11th
– Tuesday, July 16th
– Tuesday, August 13th

The events run from 4:30pm – 8:00pm.

Check out all the awesome “LOCAL” bands, enjoy delicious food, and have some good old family fun!

Last year’s event was a huge success and this year’s will be even better!

Check out Smithfield’s All Lit Up Christmas parade page for more information.

Smithfield Heritage Hall of Fame Committee Seeks Nominations

The Smithfield Heritage Hall of Fame Committee is requesting nominations from the community for the 2019 Induction. The purpose of the Committee is to select and induct any individual or family, a former or present resident of the Town of Smithfield, who has brought credit, prominence and contributed to the history and heritage of the Town of Smithfield. The committee is seeking those who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the betterment of Smithfield, its citizens and quality of life be it in education, public service, recreation, business of community service.

A nomination packet may be obtained at the Town Managers Office, the Smithfield Senior Center or on the Town’s website. All nomination packets must be received by June 30, 2019, to the Town Managers office. Please contact the Town Manager for any further questions.

Download, print or view the nomination form (.pdf)

Karen Armstrong, Chair
949-4590

Lyn Antonuccio, Recording secretary
233-1000 x112

Smithfield Ralph Catuogno Basketball Courts Grand Opening – Saturday, June 15th

Saturday, June 15th at 2:00 PM the Smithfield Ralph Catuogno Basketball Courts, located at Anna McCabe Elementary School, will come back to life for the summer months and more.

The Grand Opening Event will include Music, A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Autographs and Photo Ops with the PC Friars players and Coach, Ed Cooley, a Foul Shot and 3 Point Competition for Kids, Unified Games and Special Olympic Games, a Concession Stand, Food Trucks (Jonny’s BBQ, Noble Knots, Gastros, etc.) and plenty more fun.

The Grand Opening events will allow community members time to shoot around the courts between games and competitions. The day will end in the evening hours when the LIGHTS come on and the Futures Team plays the Varsity/Alumni Team! Don’t miss this action packed game and see the courts under the lights for the very first time since re-opening!

The Smithfield Town Council Announces the Smithfield Samaritans Initiative

The Smithfield Town Council has a new initiative program called “Smithfield Samaritans,” and encourages anyone in the community to self-nominate or submit a name to the Town Manager, of a Smithfield resident or business in town who is doing or has performed an act of kindness or a good deed that is notable or charitable.

The Town Council will review all nominations that are submitted and will each month select one individual or business to be recognized with a citation and the opportunity to speak at the council meeting explaining their good deeds “on the record.”

The nomination form is available online here as well as printed copies available in town hall.

 

Click the image to print, view or download the .pdf form

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.

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