The Observer, Smithfield & West

Plenty of work on busy Smithfield ballot

SMITHFIELD - Next Tuesday, Nov. 4, nearly 16,000 registered voters in Smithfield will have the opportunity to vote for a slate of local and state officials and questions on two separate ballots.... more

Smithfield woman indicted, arraigned on federal fraud charges

Smithfield resident Christi Romano, alias Christi Machala, 35, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Providence today on a federal indictment which alleges that she stole more than $274,000 from... more

Slate of 11 seeks 5 Smithfield council seats

SMITHFIELD - After being narrowed down from 13 candidates following Democrat and Republican primary elections, 11 hopefuls will appear on Tuesday's ballot, vying for all five at-large seats on the... more

Smithfield Democrats call out Poirier on senior tax freeze

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SMITHFIELD - In an ad in The Valley Breeze & Observer this week, the Smithfield Democratic Town Committee is criticizing Richard Poirier, Republican candidate for Town Council, for receiving a... more

Smithfield Town Council candidates address resident questions at experimental public forum

SMITHFIELD - All but one of the candidates running for Smithfield Town Council gathered Tuesday night at Anna McCabe Elementary School before a crowd of 40 to answer questions in a public forum.... more

Glocester man arrested for illegal marijuana cooperative cultivation

Darrell Morris, 49, of 94 Reservoir Road, Glocester, was arrested and charged on Monday along with Lloyd Morse, 56, of Cranston for operating an illegal cooperative cultivation of marijuana in a... more

With only one incumbent running, School Committee will see at least two new members

SMITHFIELD – Nine candidates are running for three of the five at-large seats on Smithfield's School Committee, giving voters a lot to think about when they cast their votes on Nov. 4. School... more

Alsawaf and Archambault face off for District 22

SMITHFIELD - Republican and political newcomer Hasan Alsawaf, a 44-year-old native of Syria and owner of Family Dental Center of Greenville, is challenging Democratic incumbent Stephen Archambault on... more

Smithfield voters will face 9 town charter amendments

SMITHFIELD - In addition to two local bond referenda - a $5.9 million school facilities bond and a $6.4 million police station expansion and renovation bond - Smithfield residents will also have the... more

Hirons challenges incumbent Costantino for District 44 seat

SMITHFIELD - Though Republican Philip Hirons may be waging a self-proclaimed low-key campaign against incumbent Democrat Gregory Costantino for the House of Representatives District 44 seat, Hirons... more

Smithfield woman indicted, arraigned on federal fraud charges

SMITHFIELD - Smithfield resident Christi Romano, alias Christi Machala, 35, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Providence on Oct. 22 on a federal indictment that alleges she stole more than $274... more

Editor's note

Note to readers: All candidates in Scituate and Glocester races were invited in a mailed letter to send biographical information to The Breeze & Observer. Information about those who responded is... more

Republican control at stake in Scituate elections Tuesday

SCITUATE - Will Scituate remain a Republican town, one of the few in Rhode Island? That's one question voters will answer in Tuesday's election as a former Republican town treasurer looks to... more

Scituate Town Council candidates

SCITUATE - Here's a close-up look at the Scituate Town Council candidates. PAMELA CAROSI, 51, of 4 White Birch Circle, is running for the Town Council as an endorsed Democrat. She has lived in town... more

Scituate School Committee candidates

SCITUATE - Here are some of the Scituate School Committee candidates: COLEEN PENDERGAST, 44, of 2 Apple Hill Drive, is running for the School Committee as an endorsed Democrat. She has lived in town... more

Candidates for Scituate Treasurer

SCITUATE - Here's a close up look at the candidates for treasurer: SHARON JOHNSON, of 635 Danielson Pike, is seeking re-election to a two-year term as town treasurer. An endorsed Democrat, she has... more

Glocester voters will decide fate of Financial Town Meeting

GLOCESTER - Two leading organizers of the Ancient & Horribles Parade are seeking Town Council seats in the Nov. 4 election that also could see the annual financial town meeting replaced by an all... more

Meet the Glocester Town Council candidates

William E. Reichert, 58, of 210 Old Snake Hill Road, in the Chepachet section of town, is running for re-election to the Town Council as an independent candidate. He has lived in town 32 years. He... more

General Assembly races see lively contests

Local voters will decide the races in four General Assembly districts, in both House and Senate, where challengers including three women are mounting campaigns against Republican and Democratic... more

Local artists to open their studio doors

GLOCESTER - This year's Artist Open Studios will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., providing a time for the public to get a personal welcome into the studios and lives of 14... more

Halloween parade steps off from Village Green Friday afternoon

SCITUATE - The Scituate Lions will host a Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 31, stepping off from the Gazebo at the Village Green at 4 p.m. Attendees will meet at the common to march along with the... more

Smithfield Child Outreach screenings offered

SMITHFIELD - Smithfield Child Outreach is now making appointments for free screenings of vision, hearing, speech, language, general development and social/emotional skills for all Smithfield... more

Hear stories of local WWII aviation

SMITHFIELD - Local historian and author Jim Ignasher will present Rhode Island Aviation Stories Of World War II on Monday, Nov. 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam... more

Get organized for the holidays at Hope Library

SCITUATE - Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host "Getting Organized for the Holidays" on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Free, one-hour presentation by professional organizer Kristin MacRae will be... more

Veggie Box program at library Nov. 4

SCITUATE - North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host a Farm Fresh RI Veggie Box presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Learn what a veggie box is and how you... more

Birthday Club

Nov. 3 Joey Zangari, 8, Happy birthday from Grandma Rosalie & Grandpa Ed Zangari Nov. 11 Nana, Rita, 90, Happy birthday! Love, your 5 girls, 6 grandkids, & 5 great-grandkids