Deerfield Park athletic field construction approved

Deerfield Park athletic field construction approved

But does Smithfield have more pressing needs?

SMITHFIELD - In a split vote, the Town Council has agreed to accept a matching, $100,000 state grant that will go toward construction of a $237,000 multi-purpose athletic field in Deerfield Park.

The town's share will come in the form of a $75,000 cash contribution and $62,000 worth of donated services from the municipal Public Works Department.

The 3-2 council vote, with President Alberto LaGreca Jr. and Maxine Cavanagh opposing the project, came after discussion at which concerns were raised over whether the town could put its share of the money to better use elsewhere, and whether the work might cost more than anticipated.

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