Featured Articles: August 2019

Bob Salisbury, A legacy in Smithfield

By Paul V. Palange SMITHFIELD – Former local educator Robert J. “Bob” Salisbury had a positive impact on hundreds of people during his life, leaving a legacy rooted in a conversation he had with his mother, Marguerite “Peg” Salisbury. After “Bob” completed his freshman year at Providence College (PC), he told his mom that he…

Grace Note Farm Brings Classical Music to North County

By Harry Anderson As though mesmerized by the gossamer music of a flute and harpsichord playing baroque sonatas of Locatelli, Quantz, and Benda that floated from the open windows of an 18th century cottage down a way from Putnam Pike on Jackson Schoolhouse Road, a horse placidly grazed in a paddock aside a barn on…

Smithfield Officers Get New Body Armor

By Joe Siegel On July 10, ten Smithfield Police officers were gifted with new bulletproof vests and ballistic helmets courtesy of a local business. The presentation was held at Smithfield Police headquarters at 215 Pleasant View Avenue. The Angel Armor vests were provided by Shield 616, which was founded by Jake Skifstad. Skifstad is a…

Stillwater Scenic Trail is at Peace Bounded by Civilization

By Paul Lonardo “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Across from Stillwater Reservoir off Farnum Pike near the intersection of Route 116 is the entrance to Stillwater Scenic Trail,…

The Woodstock Generation Reaches a Milestone

By Jim Ignasher Robert Leach of Greenville recalls exactly where he was between August 15th and 18th, in 1969. He was standing on a stage photographing music legends Jimmie Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens, and dozens of other iconic musicians of the 1960s. Like thousands of others of his generation, he attended the…

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