The Observer, Smithfield & West

School Committee takes up issue of sports fields

SCITUATE – Parcels of land at Gorham Field, Lawton Farm, on Darby Road, and next to Caito Field are being considered for one or more new sports fields, as town officials and residents plan for the... more

Scituate man arrested on marijuana, weapons charges

SCITUATE – Dean Ciarlo, 31, of Colvin Street in Scituate, was arrested Friday morning by members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, HIDTA, Task Force on a handful of marijuana distribution... more

AG sends affidavits to customers with Faial gift certificates

SMITHFIELD – The more than 1,000 customers with Faial gift certificates who filed complaints with the state’s Attorney General’s office after the restaurant abruptly closed last summer should receive... more

State Police will increase patrols for 'deadly' weekend

Most people may not realize it, but the Fourth of July is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to alcohol-impaired driving crashes, say the Rhode Island State Police. That’s why they're... more

New full-time music teacher notes her plans for the department

SMITHFIELD – A year ago, a part-time music teacher was fighting to save her job at Smithfield High School, threatened by proposed budget cuts. Two weeks ago, Katherine Young was appointed to a full-... more

Expect new faces this election season in Smithfield

Editor's Note: The article has been updated to include the names of all candidates who declared their intent to run for office by Wednesday at 4 p.m. SMITHFIELD – A handful of newcomers have... more

Scituate hopefuls declare candidacy

Editor's Note: The article has been updated to include the names of all candidates who declared their intent to run for office by Wednesday at 4 p.m. SCITUATE – Sixteen residents will compete for... more

Runners, walkers can enjoy newly-repaired track at SHS

SMITHFIELD – With the sun shining on Monday afternoon, the Parrillo family of Smithfield tested out the new track at Smithfield High School, which opened Monday after workers spent a month repairing... more

Council switches two Zoning Board members’ terms

SMITHFIELD – After appointing four people to the town’s Zoning Board of Review two weeks ago, Town Councilors switched two of the members’ terms at their June 21 meeting. At the meeting last week,... more

Kitchen fire in Smithfield leaves six without a home

SMITHFIELD – A kitchen fire in Smithfield left six people displaced and caused significant damage to a house on Rosewood Drive early on the morning of June 22. No one was injured after the fire broke... more

Local students receive Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarships

WARWICK – Six local students have been awarded Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarships through The Home Loan Foundation, in partnership with the Providence Police Department. The 2016 winners include... more

American Legion announces winners of Gallagher speech contest

SMITHFIELD – The American Legion’s Balfour-Cole Post 64 announced the winners of its Gallagher Middle School oratorical contest on June 16 at the school’s final assembly. Four of last year’s 8th-... more

Smithfield High School lists fourth quarter honor roll

SMITHFIELD – The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Smithfield High School. Grade 12 High Honors: Delaney Acciaioli, Kaleigh Archambault, Zoe Colavecchio,... more

Winsor 5th-graders receive academic, citizenship awards

SMITHFIELD – Thirteen of last year’s 5th-graders at William Winsor Elementary School received the President’s Education Award for Academic Excellence, also called the Gold Award. Recipients are... more

Glocester libraries offer programs for ‘mind, body and spirit’

GLOCESTER – The Glocester libraries will offer a number of programs meant to invigorate the mind, body, and spirit with both single and multiple session programs. Tot Lot Tuesdays Playgroup –... more

Visit the restored Mount Vernon Baptist Church July 17

FOSTER – The public is invited to visit the restored Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 210 Plainfield Pike, Foster, on Sunday, July 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. Restoration expert Warren Lanpher took extensive... more

Henna with Heather at the library July 7

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host Henna with Heather on Thursday, July 7, at 3 p.m. This program is for those in grades 6 and up. For more information,... more

‘Flex Your Cooking Muscles’ with Farm Fresh RI

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host “Flex Your Cooking Muscles” with Farm Fresh Rhode Island on Monday, July 11, at 2 p.m. Learn to make recipes that fuel a... more

North Scituate Public Library hosts Mad Science

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host Mad Science on Tuesday, July 12, at 11 a.m. Participants will use hands-on activities and demonstrations to explore the... more

Martial arts demo at North Scituate Library July 5

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host a martial arts/self-defense demonstration by Dean Watts on Tuesday, July 5, at 11 a.m. For more information, call the... more

Hope Library hosts Pajama Party on July 7

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host a Pajama Party on Thursday, July 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children are invited to wear pajamas and participate in movement, music, a story, craft... more

Library seeking artisans and crafters

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library is seeking artisans and crafters for an Arts and Crafts Fair it will host on Saturday, Sept. 17. Contact Cassie or Rebecca for more information at 401-949-3630... more

Join the Dish and Dine club at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host its Dish and Dine Book Club on Monday, July 11, at 2 p.m. The club will be reading and preparing dishes from “The Book Club... more

Mystery Book Club meets Tuesday

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host its Mystery Book Club on Tuesday, July 5, at 1:30 p.m. The group will discuss “Fatal” by Michael Palmer. For more information, call... more

College news

Garrett Boatright of Scituate graduated from Tulane Univeristy Law School with a juris doctor degree. Taylor S. McNeilly of Scituate earned a master’s degree in history from the School of Library... more

Birthday Club

July 3 Happy 16th Birthday, Sarah Elizabeth Russo! Sixteen years of beauty and talent. Our hearts smile with pride. Love, Grandma B and Poppa July 8 Marlee Thomsen, Happy 1st Birthday! Love, Papa and... more