Category: Stories

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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The Two Hearts Behind the David Louis Cunha Foundation

Loving and supportive parents Peter and Cheryl Cunha created the David Louis Cunha Foundation in the memory of their late son David to give back to the community in a way that reflects the beauty of David’s life. When David unexpectedly passed away in early 2015, his parents decided to

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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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What’s that for, Anyway?

My favorite thing to do when my parents pulled into a parking spot at the Deerfield Park playground, was to make a beeline straight for the swings, and eagerly await one of them to push me. I could stay on the swings for hours. I know that many of you

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Resident of the Month- Gianna Del Monico

Gianna Del Monico, a 2024 Rhode Island College Graduate, is on her way to making a difference in the world. She will be attending Roger Williams University School of Law in August, on a scholarship from the Rhode Island Bar Foundation, to pursue her passion in Law. Alongside juggling all

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Let’s Go for a Hike

Blink and you’ll miss it! Nestled behind the Smithfield Police Department, at 5 Waterview Drive, is a hidden gem of Smithfield, the Leo Bouchard Conservation Center. The center is a collaboration between The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, Smithfield Conservation Commission, Smithfield Land Trust, and Friends of Smithfield Cemeteries, with the

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