Author: Paul Lonardo

Side Bar: Tim Jones

Tim Jones is a talented cartoonist, artist, and writer. He grew up in Attleboro, Massachusetts, but now lives in Smithfield with his wife and their two daughters. In 2014, Tim created a comic strip called Sour Grapes, featuring AESOP, a miserable flying dog. “The Smithfield Times was one of the first papers

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Community Engagement through Food Campaign

Tommy Paul is a local advocate, or more accurately, a facilitator campaign with the end goal of educating and feeding veterans and the youth of Rhode Island. It motivates him each day. While what he does is known only to those who benefit from his efforts, which is the way

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Smithfield Girls Take Mother’s Day Softball Tournament by Storm

The Smithfield-based Rhode Island Storm 10U girls’ softball team recently won a Mother’s Day Tournament in dramatic fashion, collecting their first tournament victory of the young season. The tournament was hosted by NESC (New England Softball Club) in Woonsocket. In the championship game against a solid NESC North team, Storm

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Greenville Resident Promoted to Colonel

Colonel Brendan J. Carroll serves in the US Army Reserves, and his recent promotion to Colonel is a source of personal pride for him as well as his family, but it is also an achievement that The Smithfield Times feels is deserving of community recognition. This is a high honor that few in military

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Town Enhances Public Safety With Fifth Aed Unit

Last month, State Senator David P. Tikoian donated an outdoor, community AED cabinet to the town of Smithfield. AED stands for automated external defibrillator, sometimes automatic electronic defibrillator. Most people may be familiar with a defibrillator as a medical device, having seen them used in movies and in emergency and

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H.I.T. Center Of RI Open For Softball/baseball Training

Joe Roumelis and Jeff Pallotta have known each other since they were in high school, growing up with a love of baseball and later playing softball together. They remained friends as they had families of their own and got involved in the sports that their children played, including coaching their

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Smithfield Senior Center Announces Summer Games Day

The seniors have a long history of involvement with the CVS Senior Olympics through the years, but this June the Smithfield Senior Center will be hosting their very own summer games. It will be the first of its kind at the senior center, and the friendly competition will take place

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Smithfield’s Dance, Theatre, And Music Studio

by Paul Lonardo “Through the years, I’ve often felt like I’ve been knocked down and fallen face-first into the mud. I don’t let it stop me, though. I pull myself together, wipe myself off and I keep going because I know just how badly my community needs this program. I

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Smithfield Little League Prepares For New Season

by Paul Lonardo Smithfield Little League’s trip to Williamsport representing the Metro Region in the Little League World Series last summer will never be forgotten, but the league has turned its attention to the upcoming 2024 season with the same goal it sets every year, and that is for all

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