The Observer, Smithfield & West

With new school year comes more technology

SMITHFIELD - As the summer comes to a close and students prepare for another school year, school officials are looking forward to more opportunities to use technology in the classrooms. Supt. Robert... more

Building collapse at Bryant leaves six injured

SMITHFIELD – Fire and police officials were on site at Bryant University Tuesday after a building in the middle of construction collapsed, injuring six workers, shortly before 8:30 a.m. A... more

Look for park upgrades, new police and fire vehicles

SMITHFIELD - Next week the tennis and basketball courts at Deerfield Park will be getting repairs to spruce them up and make them look brand new. Crews from Hinding Tennis of West Haven, Conn. will... more

Cafeteria decision tabled by school committee

SMITHFIELD - Students in the elementary schools will have to wait and see if they'll be getting new tables in their cafeterias this year. School Committee members on Aug. 17 couldn't reach a... more

Following first year's success, Smithfield continues full-day kindergarten

SMITHFIELD - Supt. Robert O'Brien and Assistant Supt. Bridget Morisseau have nothing but good things to say about the district's full-day kindergarten program, which is beginning its second year. "... more

Some ongoing school construction won't affect start of school

SMITHFIELD - With the start of school fast approaching, most of the Smithfield school construction projects should be completed in time for the first day. While ongoing work to the Smithfield High... more

Owners hope new deli and cafe will be a 'destination' on Route 7

SMITHFIELD - There's a new place in Smithfield to grab a cup of coffee, a sandwich, a slice of pizza, and even prepared dinners-to-go. Walking in to Delizioso Deli & Cafe, at 1201 Douglas Pike,... more

An Unlikely Story bookstore is a likely success

PLAINVILLE, Mass. - A page turns as a new chapter begins for this Plainville landmark after the author of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book series, Jeff Kinney, opens An Unlikely Story bookstore on a... more

Donate shoes, help raise funds for town animal shelter

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield animal shelter has teamed up with two organizations to raise funds to build a new cat room for the shelter. All it's looking for from the public are new or gently-used... more

Local students named to Bryant University dean's list

SMITHFIELD - The following local students have been named to the spring semester dean's list at Bryant University. From Scituate: Joseph Blanchard, Taylor A. Carlton, Kurt A. Deion, Nicholas M.... more

Learn about the wild ponies of Assateague Island

SCITUATE - North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host artist Rob Franco on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. Franco will display his artwork for the months of September and... more

Connect to entertainment with Hoopla through Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD - Greenville Public Library has announced its digital entertainment and media service, Hoopla, enabling you to borrow movies, videos, music and audiobooks straight from your browser,... more

Moosup Valley Grange hosts roast beef supper Sept. 12

FOSTER - Moosup Valley Grange, 81 Moosup Valley Road, will host a roast beef supper on Saturday, Sept. 12, with seatings at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. The meal will be served family style, with a menu... more

Beginner's ballet offered for children at Glocester Manton Library

GLOCESTER - Glocester Manton Library, 1137 Putnam Pike, will host Heritage Ballet's Creative Dance Community Series, for children ages 4-5, free of cost, at the library. Students will also have the... more