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Featured Articles: September 2016

An SHS alumna tours her old school

By Ann Marie Donahue As I head to the old band room in Smithfield High School, the corridor is lined with large murals of classical musicians. The love of music doesn’t seem to change over the years. I remember the squeaking of clarinets, oboes, and various instruments, until our band director raised his baton and…

And furthermore

By Laurence J. Sasso, Jr. Notes from the road report “America is going to be all right.” In this summer of Trump and Hillary, this season of uncertainty and shattered trust, this time of dissension between so many segments of society, a road trip west to Chicago and the heartland of the USA was like…

From the beginning Bob Salisbury built Sentinel sports teams

By Greg Rubano The snow is swirling. In a corner of frozen Stump Pond a hardy group of young boys adjust their leather helmets and grab their curved hockey sticks, each dreaming of being the next Bobby Orr or Phil Esposito. For goalie and captain Steve Smith (of Steve Smith and the Nakeds future fame),…

Happy Birthday Smithfield High School

Still Sentinels after all these years By Tom Hines Possibly the best example of all is Bob Cleasby’s musical magic. He was someone who not only lit a creative, inspirational fire in those who were musically gifted, but also made all of his students see themselves as a repository of previously-unrecognized musical talent. The dreams,…