Monday, March 27, 2023        

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PRESS RELEASE:

Today, a hoax emergency call was made to Overbrook Academy, a private school in the Greenville section of Smithfield, making a false report that an active shooter was in the building. Police arrived on scene, secured the building and ensured no emergency was occurring in the building.

This occurrence is an instance of “swatting”. “Swatting” is a type of hoax intended to cause disruption to schools, governments, public safety agencies and the general public. Similar to a bomb scare, “swatting” makes a false report of a shooting or stabbing occurring in a school or other public venue. The result of “swatting” causes school lockdowns and tie-up public safety resources. Smithfield is prepared to respond to these instances. As a reminder, the intent of these hoax calls are to cause disruption and cause panic. Please rely on information and instructions from officials and official media accounts. We are committed to keeping everyone aware and informed with factual information.
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Thank you for the update and making sure our kids safety was the top priority.

Employment Opportunity:

The Town of Smithfield is currently seeking applicants for the following position:

FINANCE DIRECTOR / TAX COLLECTOR: Full time, non-union, salaried position. Responsibilities include: coordination of all financial activities of the town; development of financial policies; maintenance of municipal accounting systems, financial forecasting, capital planning, reporting and compliance; supervising staff; preparation & maintenance of financial records and budgets. Requirements include: A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree preferred) plus five years of supervisory experience in business or public finance, budgeting, financial control and accounting experience or experience that shall be substantially equivalent. Knowledge of laws, ordinances & regulations governing municipal assessment practices. Proficient in the use of Microsoft office, budgetary & accounting software. Requires attending some evening meetings, as-needed. Salary is $89k – $102k DOQ. Excellent benefits. Send resume to hr@smithfieldri.com. Deadline for resume submittal is April 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm. E.E.O.

Further information can be found at www.smithfieldri.com/employment
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This afternoon Representative Brian Rea, Councilwoman Rachel Toppi, Council Vice-President Michael Iannotti, Council President Councilman T. Michael Lawton, Town Manager Randy Rossi, Linda Conti-Bovis and Donna Keegan from the Smithfield Economic Devlopment Commission celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Country Creamery located at 3 Commerce Street in Greenville. ... See MoreSee Less

This afternoon Representative Brian Rea, Councilwoman Rachel Toppi, Council Vice-President Michael Iannotti, Council President Councilman T. Michael Lawton, Town Manager Randy Rossi, Linda Conti-Bovis and Donna Keegan from the Smithfield Economic Devlopment Commission celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Country Creamery located at 3 Commerce Street in Greenville.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations 🎈

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Last night the Smithfield Town Council honored the Grey Ledge Medical Management's Activities Committee with the Smithfield Samaritans Award. We thank them for their continued support to the Smithfield Community. ... See MoreSee Less

Last night the Smithfield Town Council honored the Grey Ledge Medical Managements Activities Committee with the Smithfield Samaritans Award. We thank them for their continued support to the Smithfield Community.

Employment Opportunities:

The Town of Smithfield is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Athletic Field Maintenance Specialist: FT, seasonal position. Responsible for maintenance and preparation of all athletic fields to include performing specialized work on baseball, softball and soccer fields; properly level and maintain pitcher mound and batters boxes; maintain lips and edges; lay sod; repair turf; aerate grass; diagnoses and repair irrigation systems; conduct safety inspections, etc. Specialized in turf management preferred. Requires a high school diploma or G.E.D., Valid driver’s license; knowledge of athletic field layouts and proper materials for line striping; experience with the operation, maintenance and repair of both commercial mowing equipment and irrigation equipment. Must be a team player, self-starter and work independently. Ability to work after hours and Saturdays as assigned. Hourly rate is $16.00. No benefits. Send resume to: hr@smithfieldri.com . Closing date for resume acceptance is April 14, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. E.E.O.

Mechanic - Smithfield Police Department: Mon-Fri (8am–4pm) FT, union position with benefits. Must be able to inspect, maintain, transport and repair police department vehicles as well as a boat, off road vehicles and trailers. Must have at least five years’ experience as an automotive mechanic. Must have ability to operate mechanical tools and power equipment. Must possess a valid driver’s license and basic computer skills. Requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. Annual salary is $62,942.36 (minus 5% during probation period). Please submit completed application to Smithfield Town Hall, HR Office, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917. Applications available at www.smithfieldri.com. Deadline for the acceptance of applications is April 14, 2023 at 4:00 pm. E.O.E.

For additional information please visit www.smithfieldri.com/employment
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A captivating snapshot of winter's touch at the Woonasquatucket River behind Whipple Field - taken 12/26/2022.

Photo Credit: Bob Sabo
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A captivating snapshot of winters touch at the Woonasquatucket River behind Whipple Field - taken 12/26/2022.

Photo Credit: Bob Sabo

Waning moon from this past Sunday. Photo taken in Smithfield.

Photo Credit: Bob Sabo
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Waning moon from this past Sunday. Photo taken in Smithfield.

Photo Credit: Bob Sabo

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Whoah! That’s quite a shot!

Absolutely stunning!

Please join us for our Earth Day Litter Clean-up on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Registration and supply distribution will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Deerfield Park Concession Stand Pavilion. For questions, or to pre-register, please call 401-233-1034 x105.
For those who are not able to attend on April 22nd or anyone looking to complete volunteer service hours prior to that date, please call 401-233-1034 x105.
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Please join us for our Earth Day Litter Clean-up on Saturday, April 22, 2023.  Registration and supply distribution will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Deerfield Park Concession Stand Pavilion.  For questions, or to pre-register, please call 401-233-1034 x105.  
For those who are not able to attend on April 22nd or anyone looking to complete volunteer service hours prior to that date, please call 401-233-1034 x105.

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Is your quarterly shredding and recycling event this Saturday?

Vendor Fair this Saturday, March 18, 2023, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church! ... See MoreSee Less

Vendor Fair this Saturday, March 18, 2023, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church!

The Town Council Meeting scheduled for March 7, 2023 at 7:00 PM will be live streamed and available to watch on our YouTube channel found here: www.youtube.com/@townofsmithfieldri ... See MoreSee Less

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Why are you removing any and all negative reviews?

Bunch of hacks and typical RI bullshit... It's who you blow in this state... #Slumlord

Town of Smithfield, RI you know deleting public record is break FOIA right?

What kind of world have we created when this stuff is still happening. A civilised world? Sad. Wrong.

youtu.be/_Sog-VMn1Ek Funny how the town of Smithfield is spending the taxpayers money and time Hiding the Fact that they kicked a family out into the streets than to do the Right thing for this family and at the same time opening the taxpayers up to very Probable 1st Amendment Violations by hiding, deleting and allowing city employees to write positive reviews on their Google Reviews page to cover for their short comings. A code enforcement officer who apparently failed this family with all the proof and 7 failed inspections since December. A city manager who is willing to spend your hard earned taxpayer money on hiding the Failure of the City. And the same City Manager who instead of making the slumlord fix the property had the Code Enforcement Condemn the property putting the family in the streets. Why because they were embarrassed on a National Stage? Then they make the problems worse deleting and hiding comments on their Government Google Review page. A clear violation of the 1st Amendment which now creates a bigger problem for the city of Smithfield. You could’ve fix the problem but instead you compounded it. Congratulations if you don’t think people don’t have proof that they posted comments. The city manager and Mr. McKnight should resign in disgrace. Despicable

From the YouTube video, it sounds like she went to complain about a huge list of problems including rats, and no heat. She said it isn't safe for her to stay there. Shutting down the home was probably the right move for her health. I hope she finds a place to stay until the apartment is fixed. Family, friends, shelter, or church may be able to help bridge the gap. If I had room, I would open my house.

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SPD vs SFD Basketball Game to benefit the Smithfield Human Services and Food Pantry. March 31, 2023, 7:00 PM at Smithfield High School. ... See MoreSee Less

SPD vs SFD Basketball Game to benefit the Smithfield Human Services and Food Pantry. March 31, 2023, 7:00 PM at Smithfield High School.

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Bad town. Don’t move here. youtu.be/_Sog-VMn1Ek

shame your deleting comments. means there will more of this. www.youtube.com/post/UgkxicBSCR2F7qFHaa4phfzMotKAqvdYxuHH

The town needs to step up and help Mikala and her family!!! It is ridiculous how they are being treated!!!! Do the right thing!!!!

What an absolute disgrace. We all saw how you treated Micalah and her family. By putting her and her family out in the cold. Town manager and the code inspector McKnight failed this home on 7 inspections in a 3 month period. Do instead of helping this family they protected the slumlords and made money doing so. But the Town didn’t stop there folks when they were criticized for this family’s treatment. Instead of dealing with the issues at hand they actually went on the social media sites they were being slammed on and deleted or hid comments. Which because they are Public Forums means that any posts they deleted they now get to call themselves Defendants. Congratulations you violated all those people’s rights. You would’ve thought that to turn things around they would have done the right thing and addressed the issues this family had. Oh did I mention that on of the children had medical issues. Makes people feel fuzzy all over that the town is making money off the backs of this family. How do you sleep at night?? By the way the code inspector McKnight ending up condemning the home that Micalah and her family can’t go back to. Another class act by the town. I have screenshooted this post so you don’t violate my rights to redress the government. Any deletion of this post from this Public Forum is a violation of Law.

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Pleasant View Elementary's 5th Grade Class is hosting a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser next Thursday, March 9, 2023.

The event is open to all Pleasant View Elementary Family & Friends!
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Pleasant View Elementarys 5th Grade Class is hosting a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser next Thursday, March 9, 2023. 

The event is open to all Pleasant View Elementary Family & Friends!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

The Town of Smithfield is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Athletic Field Maintenance Specialist: Parks & Recreation: FT, seasonal position. Responsible for maintenance and preparation of all athletic fields to include performing specialized work on baseball, softball and soccer fields; properly level and maintain pitcher mound and batters boxes; maintain lips and edges; lay sod; repair turf; aerate grass; diagnoses and repair irrigation systems; conduct safety inspections, etc. Specialized in turf management preferred . Requires a high school diploma or G.E.D., Valid driver’s license; knowledge of athletic field layouts and proper materials for line striping; experience with the operation, maintenance and repair of both commercial mowing equipment and irrigation equipment. Must be a team player, self-starter and work independently. Ability to work after hours and Saturdays as assigned. Hourly rate is $16.00. No benefits. Send resume to: hr@smithfieldri.com Closing date for acceptance of resume is March 17, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. E.E.O.

Sr. Center & Food Pantry Assistant: PT, hourly, Mon – Fri (9am – 2pm), no benefits. Responsibilities include: greeting visitors, answering phones, perform a variety of computer tasks, provide assistance to clients, rotate stock, solicit donations, etc. Requires a high school diploma or GED and proficient with Microsoft office. Must be confidential, well organized, & dependable. Rate: $18.00 per hour. Send resume to: hr@smithfieldri.com. Closing date for acceptance of resume is March 17, 2023 at 4:00 pm. E.O.E.

For more information, please visist www.smithfieldri.com/employment
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Amy Mariotti Antunes, Matt should apply!

Pay is waaaaay off to maintain our rec facilities. We have great fields and for that work load, should be looking for Better pay rate and more hours.

$16 really? That is insulting.

What do you pay the guy that cleans the toilets? $22

Elena Marcoux

$16 an hour should provide a comfortable lifestyle if you have 6 or 7 roommates splitting the bills.

Please re-evaluate your pay scale and get with the times. It's 2023. Smh

It’s not rocket science .. the pay is accurate

Kevin Patrick only rocket scientists deserve fair wages?

McDonald's in North Attleboro is looking for help, $17-$24 an hour..they probably offer benefits too.

Why would anyone want to work or live in this town its a embarrassing enough to have people like this is the world!! Just trash!!

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