Saturday, June 25, 2016        

Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks – Saturday, July 2nd

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Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 2nd at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Bryant University

Bulldog Stadium 1150 Douglas Pike map

Bryant University and the Town of Smithfield invite Smithfield residents for a performance by the U.S. Navy Band and fireworks.

The campus opens to the public at 6 pm

The U.S. Navy Band will perform at 8 pm

Fireworks begin at 9 pm

You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

Please do not bring personal fireworks, pets, or alcoholic beverages to this event.

Georgiaville Pond Stickers for Beach, Parking & Boating Now Available for Purchase

On sale at the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department
1 William J. Hawkins Trail, Smithfield, R.I. 02828

Parking Sticker Fees
Resident $10 Non-Resident $20

Boat Sticker Fees
Resident $10 Non-Resident $20

Trailer Sticker Fees
Resident $10 Non-Resident $20

All Senior Citizens age 62 or older, people with physical disabilities, and/or honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to receive a free parking sticker, trailer sticker, and motor boat sticker. 

All stickers are available for purchase at the Parks and Recreation Office located inside the Smithfield Senior Center, Monday thru Friday from 8am to 4pm.  Proof of residency is required for all resident sticker purchases.  Georgiaville Pond Seasonal Beach Passes will be available for purchase in June. 

Please call the Smithfield Recreation Department at (401) 349-0612 with any questions!

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Seasonal Beach Pass Fees
Resident: $10.00 per person
$2.00 per child (Under 12)

Non-Resident: $20.00 per person
$4.00 per child (Under 12)

All Senior Citizens age 62 or older, people with physical disabilities, and/or honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to receive a free parking sticker, trailer sticker, motor boat sticker, and beach pass.

All passes are available for purchase at the Parks and Recreation Office located inside the Smithfield Senior Center, Monday thru Friday from 8am to 4pm! Proof of residency is required for all purchases of resident beach passes.

Please call the Smithfield Recreation Department at (401) 349-0612 with any questions.

All Beach Passes are only valid for the 2016 Summer Season.

 

URI Watershed Watch Program Seeks Citizen Scientists To Monitor Water Quality In State’s Water Bodies

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The URI Watershed Watch program is seeking new volunteers to help monitor water quality in local waterways from May through October.

The program has been working with volunteers to collect data on water quality in the state’s lakes, ponds, streams and bays since 1988.

The data the volunteers collect is used by watershed conservation organizations, policy makers, regulators and state and local officials to make decisions that improve and protect the health of local waters.

See the full flyer here (.pdf)

2016 Smithfield Fire Department Analysis

 

sfd-logo-100The Smithfield Fire Department is happy to announce the release of the recent fire department study titled the “Analysis of Fire Department Facilities and Operations of the Smithfield Fire Department”.

The study was conducted by Kramer & Associates Group which is a fire service consulting group located in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Read the full report here (.pdf – 19MBs): 
Analysis of Fire Department Facilities and Operations of the Smithfield Fire Department

 

Nixle Community Notifications

Sign up for alerts from Smithfield Public Safety & other public safety agencies in your area.

   Press Release 

 SMITHFIELD’S PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES ASKS RESIDENTS TO SIGN-UP TO RECEIVE LOCAL ALERTS

Smithfield Residents Can Now Receive Real Time Public Safety Messages Through Nixle

Frequently Asked Questions About Nixle

(Smithfield, RI)- The Smithfield Public Safety Agencies (Fire Department, Police Department and Emergency Management) have partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

As a resident, there are several simple ways to register:

  1. Text your ZIPCODE to 888777 from your mobile phone.
  2. Go to www.smithfieldfire.com, www.smithfieldpd.com, or www.smithfieldri.com and sign up via the Nixle Widget.
  3. Sign up directly at Nixle https://local.nixle.com/register/

Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to www.nixle.com and creating a User Profile.

“Town safety officials look forward to the implementation of Nixle to keep the citizens of Smithfield better informed of the events in town that may have an effect on their daily lives“ , says Chief Robert Seltzer.

The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our organization.

All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from Smithfield’s Public Safety Agencies.  Nixle Alerts can be sent via Text, Email, Voice, Web, Social Media, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant.  Nixle is partnered with NLETS for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for unmatched reach and two-way information exchange.

We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.

About Nixle

Founded in 2009, Nixle provides a mass communications hub built exclusively for government to provide secure, reliable, and relevant information to residents in real-time.  Today, over 7,200 Agencies around the United States rely on Nixle for Community Engagement and Emergency Communications. Nixle’s exclusive partnerships with NLETS, Google and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children allows local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.

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For Immediate Release: January 26, 2016
For More Information Contact:   Chief Robert Seltzer
Smithfield Fire Department
401-949-1330

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Household Hazardous Waste Collections: Eco-Depot is a FREE service for Rhode Island residents who wish to dispose of their household hazardous waste safely and properly.

For a complete list of locations, dates and the types of waste Eco-Depot accepts, please visit  http://www.rirrc.org/resident/household-hazardous-waste/

Electronic Waste Collection Suspended

e-wasteATTENTION SMITHFIELD RESIDENTS:
Curbside Electronic Collection and DPW Drop-off of Electronics Suspended

Due to circumstances beyond the Town’s control, ORS, the vendor providing Electronic Collection Service and Recycling, will no longer accept e-waste from the Town of Smithfield.  Electronic items that are banned from disposal at the landfill such as televisions, computer towers, monitors, laptops and tablets are considered Hazardous Household Waste and may NOT be placed in trash carts.  Residents of the Town of Smithfield may bring these items to RIRRC, 65 Shun Pike- Johnston, RI for recycling, free of charge.  Normal Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri: 6:00 am-3:45 pm, Sat: 6:00 am-12:00 pm.  Peripheral items such as keyboards, a mouse, printers, etc. and other electronic equipment that is not considered hazardous, such as DVD players, telephones stereo equipment, etc. may be disposed of in your green lid trash cart.

Other Drop-Off Options:

  • Goodwill: Accepts computers, computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printers, etc.), stereo equipment, DVD players, telephones, and small appliances like blenders, coffee makers, food processors, hair dryers, etc. – NO TVs or printers.
  • Indie Cycle, LLC.:  Hosts weekly collection events and accepts “anything that uses electricity” EXCEPT light bulbs.
  • Best Buy stores also take back TVs, monitors and other electronics, no matter where item was purchased. Call ahead to your local store to confirm they will accept your item(s). Best Buy takes three items per household per day.

This change by ORS has affected many communities in RI.  RI Resource Recovery (RIRRC) is working to find alternate options for municipalities to provide to their residents.  The Town of Smithfield is considering other programs for electronic waste disposal such as Town Sponsored Drop-off Events.  Please look to the Town’s Trash and Recycling webpage for updates at   http://smithfieldri.com/recycling/ .   For any questions, please call 401-233-1034 X 105.  We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause.

 

January Trash & Recycling News

 

  • Curbside Electronic Collection and DPW Drop-off of Electronics is Suspended until further notice – read more here

  • The 2016 Trash & Recycling Calendar (January thru June) is available online. Click here for .pdf

  • Christmas Tree Pickup will occur the weeks of January 3rd and January 10th on your regular trash pickup day. Please remove all ornaments, tinsel, stands, etc.

Thanks from Smithfield Welfare Department and Food Pantry

food-pantry-donationsOn behalf of the Smithfield Welfare Department and Food Pantry we would like to thank all the very generous town residents, schools, businesses and organizations who continue to support the pantry, and our programs.

During the summer months Fidelity Investments and Alexion Pharmaceuticals separately held successful food drives that assisted us with keeping the pantry well stocked. In August Fidelity Investments (see photo), along with some very generous town residents, assisted Smithfield Welfare by donating back packs for Smithfield’s school age children. Together we collected backpacks with lunch boxes, filled with school supplies, and stuffed with child friendly snacks for families in the greatest need. Fidelity Investments employees have continually displayed great generosity towards Smithfield Welfare and Food Pantry programs; by giving their time, and their efforts freely and abundantly. We are very grateful for the support we have received from the entire community including our anonymous donors! Thank You All!

In September Old Country Road School PTA held a successful fundraiser called Touch-A-Truck. The PTA donated the proceeds to Smithfield Welfare, and the canned goods to the town pantry. The Greenville Manor Association donated toiletries. The pantry recognizes all the time and effort that went into collecting and organizing all of these wonderful, and thoughtful events. Thank you all for thinking of the town pantry!

The Smithfield Welfare Department and Food Pantry provides food supplements throughout the year and heating assistance throughout the winter season. Our pantry is funded by donations and we could not do it without your generosity.

The Smithfield Welfare and Food Pantry is currently collecting new winter jackets, ski pants, and under garments for those in need this winter.

If you are interested in becoming a donor, or are in need of these services, please contact the office at 401-949-4590 x27 to see if you qualify. The office is located within the Smithfield Senior Center.

Boy Scout Troop 1 Greenville Welcomes New Scouts

Troop 1 meets every Wednesday from 7-8:30 PM at the Greenville Baptist Church, 582 Putnam Pike, Greenville. Boy Scouting is for boys age 11-17 and provides a program that focuses on character building, leadership, citizenship, personal fitness and outdoor adventures. Troop 1’s chartering organization is Greenville Baptist Church but scouts are members of all faiths.

We welcome you to come to a meeting, if you are interested in joining our troop. For more information, contact the Troop 1 at http://troop1greenville.com/contact or call (401) 640-9444.

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