Author: Joe Siegel

Collapsed Structure Rescue Training

Members of the Smithfield Fire Department were trained in methods to rescue people trapped in collapsed structures. The training was held in Johnston over an eight-day period concluding on June 5. “It teaches them how perform rescues in collapsed buildings, anywhere from lightweight wood-frame buildings up to multi-story, heavyweight concrete

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Celebrating our Diversity

Several events at the Greenville Public Library have been held in an effort to celebrate our cultural diversity, but also the qualities which bind us together. The Heritage Committee was formed last October after the Library Board’s President Steve Cicilline proposed showcasing diverse heritages for the patrons and community members.

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Friends of Smithfield Cemeteries

For the last 26 years, a hardworking group of volunteers have spent many hours repairing, refurbishing, and cleaning over 112 cemeteries in Smithfield. Known as the Friends of Smithfield Cemeteries, the group meets every other Saturday morning. “At 77 years old, I’m one of the middle-aged guys,” says George “Skip”

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Side Bar – Dan Pieroni

Dan Pieroni has been writing about sports for The Smithfield Times since 2020. Pieroni, who is turning 40, has lived in Smithfield for almost his entire life. Pieroni said Smithfield is the “perfect mesh of country and city.” “You get the best of both worlds here,” he continued. “I really

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Smithfield Police and Fire Dribble for Charity

Members of the Police and Fire Departments played in a charity basketball game at Smithfield High School on March 22. The second annual event raised $5000 for the town’s Human Services Department and the Food Pantry. The Fire Department defeated the Police Department 46 to 31. Town Councilman John Tassoni

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Side Bar – Paul Lonardo

Paul Lonardo has been writing for The Smithfield Times since 2015, covering a wide range of subjects. Although he has never lived in Smithfield, Lonardo has resided in neighboring towns. He grew up in North Providence and later moved to Lincoln where he lives with his wife and son. “There’s

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Host Families Needed for Foreign Students

Former Smithfield Town Councilwoman Suzy Alba and her family have been serving as a host family for a foreign exchange student. Last summer, the family hosted Gabriel, a 14-year-old boy from Spain, for a month. He attended soccer camp at Rhode Island College. “We helped to develop his English language

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Laughter for a Good Cause

By Joe Siegel On May 11, a Funny 4 Funds comedy show will be held at the Elks Lodge on Farnum Pike to raise money for a good cause – helping those living with Parkinson’s Disease. May is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The event is being organized by the Golomboski family

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Fundraiser to Benefit Smithfield High Hall of Fame

By Joe Siegel A Cigar Night fundraiser to benefit the Smithfield High School Hall of Fame will be held May 11 at the Portuguese American Club. The money raised will pay for a scholarship and a banquet to recognize the 2024 inductees. The Hall of Fame began in 2016. Awards

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Smithfield Residents Guide for Grief and Loss

Town residents who are dealing with tragedies will now be provided with a guide to Grief and Loss. The guidebook is the creation of Town Councilman John Tassoni, who explains the guide is the first of its kind in the state of Rhode Island and will help anyone who needs

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