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Featured Articles: September 2017

Assisted Living – My Way

By John LaFauci I recently found myself sitting on a lounge chair alongside the pool on a cruise to America’s last untouched wilderness, Alaska. My pool boy had just brought me one of those frozen fruity drinks in the fancy plastic cup when my attention was drawn to the big screen TV over the pool…

Chukkers, Divots, and Riesling: Polo at Glen Farm

By Harry Anderson [Author’s note: Generally thought to have originated in Persia about 6th century BC, polo came to Glen Farm in Portsmouth twenty-six years ago (that was Dan Keating’s doing, who revivified the dormant Newport Polo Association and who continues to lead it as well as captain its team). For maybe eighteen of those…

Randy Rossi Hired as Smithfield’s New Town Manager

By Patti Shaffer When thirty-eight year old Randy Rossi, the Town of Smithfield’s Finance Director, learned that the position of Town Manager was soon to be available, he viewed it as an exciting opportunity. He could not only implement and oversee the day-to-day operations and manage town affairs, but help grow the town and bring…

Smithfield’s Early Schools

By Jim Ignasher Everyone’s heard the old story about the father who tells his children how hard life was when he was young; “When I was a kid, we had to walk to school barefoot, in the snow, uphill, both ways!” We laugh at it today, but there was a time when such a statement…

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