Letter – Progress against litter

Published 6:05 pm Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

A few months ago, I wrote a letter expressing my concerns about the trash and overall cleanliness around the Smithfield area. Today, I am delighted to share my sincere gratitude and admiration for the remarkable efforts the town has made in addressing these issues and beautifying our community.

First and foremost, I want to commend the town officials, sanitation workers and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to transform Smithfield into a cleaner and more welcoming place. The improvements are evident everywhere, from the pristine streets to the well-maintained parks and public spaces. It’s clear that a concerted effort has been made to not only address the litter problem but to instill a sense of pride and responsibility among residents.

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Regular community cleanup events have been particularly impactful. These gatherings not only help to keep our town clean but foster a sense of unity and shared purpose among neighbors. It’s heartening to see so many people come together, dedicating their time and energy to make Smithfield a better place for everyone.

As a resident, I have always believed in doing my part to maintain the beauty and cleanliness of our town. I pick up trash when I see it and encourage others to do the same. It’s encouraging to see that my efforts, along with those of many others, are being supported and amplified by the town’s initiatives.

I understand that it’s easy to point out flaws and shortcomings, but it’s equally important to acknowledge and appreciate the positive changes when they happen. Smithfield has shown that it is responsive and proactive, and for that, I am deeply grateful. It is with great pride that I can now say our town is not only beautiful but also a testament to what can be achieved when a community comes together with a shared vision.

In conclusion, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in this transformation. Let us continue to work together to maintain and enhance the beauty of Smithfield, ensuring that it remains a wonderful place to live for generations to come.


Mitch Simmons