An Unsung Hero No More

By John J. Tassoni, Jr.

The dictionary defines the phrase “unsung hero” as a person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution; a person whose bravery or value is unknown or unacknowledged.

In the town of Smithfield, Al Costantino is such a person.

Until now.

Al Costantino is a local businessman who keeps a watchful eye on our elected officials and town projects. Additionally, he is always willing to lend a helping hand when needed.

As we get ready to turn on the lights at Whipple Field, let’s not forget all of the countless hours and extensive effort that Al contributed to this project, voluntarily. Without his assistance, the lighting project most likely would not have been completed in time for spring sports events to take place. His guidance helped to ensure that our young people and leagues will have proper lighting for longer, safer play.

On behalf of the town, I want to extend a truly heartfelt “Thank You” to Al Costantino, who is an unsung hero no more.