The Observer, Smithfield & West

Group calls for a more ‘bike-able’ Smithfield

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SMITHFIELD – Riding a bicycle around Smithfield can feel unsafe, and sometimes dangerous, according to resident Gregory Sankey, who’s gearing up to improve bike safety with a new advocacy group. “We... more

Scituate Police Department assists in catching bank robbery suspect

SCITUATE – Scituate Police officers on Friday, Jan. 29 assisted in catching a bank robbery suspect who had fled Connecticut and was traveling on Route 6 toward the Foster town line. Jason Loyd, 39,... more

Old County Village condos aimed at baby boomers and young professionals

SMITHFIELD – The developers of nearly 100 proposed condominium units on Old County Road in Smithfield are hoping to attract both retiring baby boomers and young professionals to the property, which... more

School Committee upholds wellness policy, denies Palagis access to school grounds

SMITHFIELD – Residents on school grounds will have to move if they want to flag down the Palagis ice cream truck this spring, after School Committee members voted to deny the company access to school... more

AG files complaint against Faial owners over outstanding gift certificates

SMITHFIELD – After failing to reach a resolution with the owners of the former Faial restaurants in Smithfield, the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office has filed a complaint against Jose and... more

Audubon Society receives largest gift in 118-year history

SMITHFIELD – The Audubon Society of Rhode Island has received the largest donation in the organization’s history, according to an email from the group. Both the Audubon Society and the Nature... more

Smithfield residents can receive local emergency alerts through Nixle

SMITHFIELD – Public safety officials in Smithfield are asking residents to sign up to receive local alerts through Nixle, according to a press release from the town. Smithfield’s Police, Fire, and... more

WellOne earns patient service award

FOSTER – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, with offices in Foster, Pascoag and North Kingstown, has been recognized by UnitedHealthcare for improving service to Medicare Advantage members.... more

DATTCO staff in Burrillville collecting gently-used prom dresses

BURRILLVILLE – Staff members at the DATTCO bus services office in Burrillville are asking the public for donations of gently used semi-formal and formal dresses, shoes, bags, and accessories that... more

Valentine’s Craft and Vendor Fair Saturday

SCITUATE – A Winter Meltdown Valentine’s Craft and Vendor Fair will be held at the Scituate Community Center, 546 West Greenville Road, on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is in... more

North Scituate Fire Dept. offers fish and chips throughout Lent

SCITUATE – North Scituate Fire Department, 201 Danielson Pike, will offer fish and chips every Friday during Lent, Feb. 12 through March 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. The department will also serve red and... more

Dinner dance to support Scituate Youth Association

SCITUATE – The Scituate Youth Association will host a Spring Fling Dinner Dance at the Connecticut National Golf Club, 126 Chase Road, Putnam, Conn., on Saturday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $... more

Woodland Owner Workshop Saturday

SCITUATE – The Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization will offer a Woodland Owner Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Chopmist Hill Senior Center, 1315 Chopmist Hill... more

Bedtime storytime Wednesday at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host Bedtime Storytime on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Children ages 3-6 are invited to share stories, songs and create a related... more

Family caregivers’ support group meets Tuesday

SMITHFIELD – A monthly support group for family caregivers will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 80 Douglas Turnpike, Smithfield... more

‘You Are Not Alone’ meeting set for Feb. 24

SMITHFIELD – The Dora C. Howard Centre will host its free caregiver support group meeting, You Are Not Alone, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. Meetings are held at the Adult Day Services building,... more

Charming Charlie sales to benefit LLS on Saturday

SMITHFIELD – Charming Charlie’s Smithfield location, 371 Putnam Pike, will donate 10 percent of all proceeds in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Student of the Year fundraising... more

Bookworms group meets at East Smithfield Library

SMITHFIELD – The Bookworms Book Group will meet at East Smithfield Library, 50 Esmond St., on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 2 or 3 and their parents or caregivers are invited to... more

Excel class offered at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer Microsoft Excel and Your Business on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This class will help users learn new tricks and... more

Movie Night at North Scituate Library Feb. 18

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host its Movie Night on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. The library will show “Ant-Man” and serve free refreshments. Call 401-647... more

Adults invited to make Valentine’s Day craft

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host a Valentine’s Day adult craft on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to make treat-filled Valentine’s Day “poppers... more