By Diana McFarland

Managing editor

A top Smithfield town official has announced his plans to retire.

Smithfield Town Manager Peter Stephenson will leave his post June 30 after 22 years serving the town. 

“Smithfield has been a great place to live and raise a family over the past 22 years,” said Stephenson in a Feb. 12 announcement. 

Stephenson, 55, plans to spend more time with his family over the summer and then look for new opportunities to utilize his experience, interests and abilities, according to the announcement. 

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