The Observer, Smithfield & West

Vietnam War Commemoration ceremony

SCITUATE – American Legion Post 19 will be conducting a Vietnam War Commemoration ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at Congregational Church in Scituate, immediately following the parade... more

Employee arrested for allegedly selling cocaine out of the establishment

SMITHFIELD– Concluding a two-month investigation by Smithfield Police Detectives, an employee of Copperfield’s Burger and Beer House, 9 Cedar Swamp Rd., were arrested on May 15, on charges relating... more

State Senator Fogarty retires

Will not run for re-election
GLOCESTER– After twenty years of public service, state senator Paul Fogarty, serving District 23 in Glocester, Burrillville and North Smithfield, announced he would be retiring from the General... more

Rock clearing proceeds without permit

Property owner says it’s within his rights to construct horse farm
FOSTER – After being denied a special use permit at the March 14 Zoning Board meeting, and despite being issued a cease and desist notice of violation last September, local landowner Brian St. Croix... more

Parillo and Hopkins are tops at Ponaganset

GLOCESTER – Ty Parillo is Ponaganset High School’s Class of 2018 valedictorian, and a close second is his pal Sam Hopkins, named class salutatorian. Parrillo, son of PHS math teachers Anthony and... more

Smithfield Planning Board to hear solar project proposal

SMITHFIELD – A proposal 21.5-acre ground-mounted solar-energy system, located at 512 Log Road and proposed by ISM Solar Development will be heard at the Planning Board meeting Thursday evening, May... more

101-acre purchase protects space in Glocester

GLOCESTER – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management last week announced the acquisition and permanent protection of 101 acres of open space off Reynolds Road abutting the Durfee Hill... more

Veterans map out graves to flag for Memorial Day

SCITUATE – In May of every year, Tony Torres enters into Providence Water Supply Board property off Tunk Hill Road to clean up and mow the cemetery where Archibald Malbourne was buried. With... more

Elizabeth Russillo named Outstanding Teacher of the Year

SMITHFIELD – The School Committee named Smithfield High School science teacher Elizabeth Russillo Outstanding Teacher of the Year during a meeting May 7. Russillo, a Johnston resident, began teaching... more

Parenti’s High-Five Fridays start the school day off right

SCITUATE – Not all heroes wear capes. For Scituate elementary school students, their heroes wear Scituate High sports jerseys and show up on Fridays to dole out high-fives when the youths get off the... more

Michael Steiner running for District 41 state representative

SCITUATE – Navy veteran Michael Steiner, member of the Scituate Democratic Town Committee, has announced his intent to run for state representative in District 41, which serves Scituate and Cranston... more

Smithfield student takes second place in Congressional Art Competition

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline announced Smithfield’s Adeline Schwartz received second place in this year’s Congressional Art Competition for her piece, titled “Images of Adeline.”... more

Voter registration dates near for Home Rule Charter special election

SCITUATE – The final day to register to vote for the June 28 Home Rule Charter special election is Tuesday, May 29. Residents may register online, or find the correct voting district at more

Scituate businesses receive tobacco sales compliance certificates

SCITUATE – The Scituate Prevention Partnership has announced that Scituate Liquors on Hartford Avenue, and the former Rite-Aid Pharmacy location on Village Plaza Way (now a Walgreens location), are... more

Smithfield teacher recognized at RIFLA dinner

SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Foreign Language Association honored students, teachers, and community members at its annual Spring Dinner meeting on May 4, at the University of Rhode Island. Margarita... more