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Featured Articles: January 2019

All-Lit-Up Christmas Parade Shines Bright

By Paul Lonardo On Saturday, December 1, Smithfield’s All-Lit-Up Christmas Parade took to the streets of the town, and by all accounts it was a rousing success. Numerous town agencies and private businesses alike worked together to make the event possible. It is the third annual All-Lit-Up Christmas Parade, and judging by the participation and…

Inside Town Government Recycling and Refuse

By Ron Scopelliti As Smithfield residents start making New Year’s resolutions, the town’s Recycling Coordinator, Melissa Chaput, has one that they can add to their list: “If everyone can make a resolution to brush up on their recycling tips, that would be a good resolution for folks to make for the New Year – resolve…

Smithfield Rotary Club Sponsors Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign

By Paul Lonardo Recently, our own John J.Tassoni, Jr. was contacted by the Smithfield Rotary Club, which had some funding available that they wanted to use in a substance abuse awareness campaign and was seeking advice about what they should do. John, who is a passionate advocate for substance abuse awareness and recovery, as many…

Smithfield’s Champ: Anthony Marsella Jr. Poised to Define His Legacy

By Mike D’Abate In the 2006 film ‘Rocky Balboa’ the titular character (famously played by Sylvester Stallone) is once seen imparting a valuable life lesson to his weary son, Robert. In a very poignant father-son exchange, the iconic, elder Balboa had the following advice for his only child, who (at the moment) was a bit…

THE INSIDER: Former Bryant University WR Matt Sewall Embarks on Pro Football Journey

By Mike D’Abate In the Walt Disney classic, Pinocchio, the character of Jiminy Cricket eloquently sings a song that has become representative of achieving that which is seemingly insurmountable. Appropriately titled, “When you Wish Upon a Star,” the following lyric is particularly poignant: “If your heart is in your dream…no request is too extreme…” For…

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