The Observer, Smithfield & West

Smithfield bus monitor suspended after talking about lice

Schools no longer perform routine screenings
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SMITHFIELD – A popular local bus monitor was suspended last month after telling parents at her stops about a lice issue in a town elementary school. Longtime monitor Stephanie Pitrone was placed on... more

New policy meant to help schools keep top administrators

SMITHFIELD – The School Committee gave initial approval last week to a new policy designed to help officials retain the Smithfield School Department’s best leaders. School Supt. Robert O’Brien told... more

Principal Kelley looks ahead to his year in Washington, D.C.

Already invited to first inaugural ball
SMITHFIELD – When Smithfield High School Principal Daniel Kelley takes a leave of absence for the 2017-2018 school year, he’ll be heading to Washington, D.C. to advocate for public school students... more

Local artists on display in state’s airports

WARWICK – Artists from Scituate and Foster are among those selected by the State Arts Council for 2017 Airport Gallery Exhibitions. Neal Walsh is a Foster artist and Valery Nardacci is from Scituate... more

Grenier-Riley wins Junior Grange Public Speaking Contest

FOSTER – The National Grange held its Public Speaking Contest, in conjunction with the Convention of the 150th Anniversary of the National Grange, Nov. 15-19, at the Dulles Washington Airport Hotel... more

Local authors will visit Candlelight Shopping

GLOCESTER – During Candlelight Shopping in Chepachet on Thursday, Dec. 8, the Glocester Heritage Society will highlight two local authors. Dick Martin, author of many local stories and histories of... more

Scituate Village Candlelight Stroll this weekend

SCITUATE – The 16th Annual Scituate Village Candlelight Stroll will take place this weekend, Dec. 2 and 3, in North Scituate village. It will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, and Saturday from... more

Thanking our First Responders event set for Dec. 11

SCITUATE – Thanking our First Responders, an event to celebrate veterans, police, fire and EMS personnel, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m., at Scituate High School, 94 Trimtown Road. The... more

WellOne welcomes new dentists

FOSTER – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care has announced the addition of two new dentists to its team of medical and dental providers in its Foster and Pascoag facilities. Issac Zisblatt... more

Adult Craft Night on Dec. 19 at the North Scituate Public Library

SCITUATE – On Monday, Dec. 19, the North Scituate Public Library will host a free Adult Craft Night at 6 p.m. The craft will be basic bookbinding. The class will entail how to make a small journal or... more

Preschool Story Hour offered in December

SCITUATE – Throughout December on Mondays and Thursdays, Hope Library will hold a Preschool Story Hour for children ages 3-5. On Thursdays, Dec. 1 and 8, the program will take place at 2 p.m., while... more

Tea Light Snowman ornament-making is Dec. 7

SCITUATE – Make your own ornament for your tree or for a gift to someone special on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 4-5 p.m., at Hope Library, 374 North Road. It will be a Tea Light Snowman ornament and... more

Time for Twos activities at the Hope Library

SCITUATE – On Fridays in December, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, the Hope Library will hold a children’s activity event, Time for Twos at 11:15 a.m. This event involves stories and craft and movement activities... more

Christmas with Kelley II concert set for Dec. 8

SCITUATE – North Scituate Baptist Church, 619 West Greenville Road, will host a Christmas concert, Christmas with Kelley II, on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. The concert will feature Kelley Lennon.... more

Birthday Club

DEC. 6 Evan Fortier, Happy 16th Birthday, Evan! Love, Mom, Dad, Emma and Aidan XO

Christmas concert at North Scituate Baptist Church

SCITUATE – North Scituate Baptist Church, 619 West Greenville Road, will host a Christmas concert featuring Kelley Lennon on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and proceeds benefit the... more

Holiday Magic Celebration to be held this weekend at The Crossing

SMITHFIELD – A Holiday Magic Celebration will be held at The Crossings at Smithfield, 371 Putnam Pike, on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3. Friday evening at 7 p.m., enjoy a visit from Santa and... more

Christmas Cookie Sale set for Dec. 10

SMITHFIELD – Georgiaville Baptist Church, 100 Farnum Pike, will host its annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 to 10 a.m., or until all cookies are sold. The event offers a... more

Jesse and Jack announce holiday benefit concerts

SMITHFIELD – As part of an annual toy drive concert series, Jesse Liam and his dad, Jack, will perform several concerts throughout the area collecting unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. On Friday,... more

‘Living Nativity’ at Our Redeemer Dec. 9

SMITHFIELD – A “Living Nativity” will be presented by Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 54 Cedar Swamp Road, on Friday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Stop by or drive by to enjoy the Living... more

Monday Matinée offered at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host a “Monday Matinée for Grownups” on Monday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. The selection is “The Meddler,” starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne... more

Education series for family caregivers begins Dec. 7

SMITHFIELD – A “Getting Started Education Series for Family Caregivers” will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Cortland Place, 20 Austin Ave. Family members, caregivers, and friends... more