The Observer, Smithfield & West

Water woes plague Rockland Oaks

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SCITUATE – The wells at Rockland Oaks have long been called the building complex’s Achilles heal, but recent turnover at the Scituate Housing Authority revealed what appears to be years of cutting... more

Smithfield police arrest man after drug investigation, seize guns

SMITHFIELD – Police have arrested a local man on drug and gun charges. On March 15, at 8:20 p.m., Smithfield police arrested Justin Santagata, 26, of 3 Ursula Road. He was charged with possession... more

Gallagher student takes third in national essay contest

SMITHFIELD – Defining diversity as “America’s Gift to My Generation,” Isabella Garces, a 7th-grader from Gallagher Middle School, won third place in the national Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s... more

R.I. Supreme Court hears Hope Mill case

Town defends decision to cease deals with former owner
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SCITUATE – The Rhode Island Supreme Court heard arguments last week from former Hope Mill owner Vincent Coccoli, who said the town interfered with his efforts, dating back to 2002, to redevelop the... more

Arrest made in alleged overtime scam at fire department

SMITHFIELD – Christine Mollo, 52, of Tamarac Drive, was arrested March 5 on three felony charges after an investigation into the Smithfield Fire Department revealed Mollo allegedly submitted... more

Scituate teacher continues to learn in sea fellowship

SCITUATE – For Scituate High School engineering and biology teacher Shannon Donovan, staying current with new technology means constantly learning, which sometimes can take you to extraordinary... more

Birthday Club

Here is an addition to our March Birthday Club: March 23 Kathy Thayer: To my sister, a gift from God, what would I do without you? Happy Birthday, Love Mare

St. Thomas Church will host St. Patrick’s Day feast Saturday

SMITHFIELD – St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1 Smith Ave., will host a St. Patrick’s Day corned beef dinner on Saturday, March 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu will include corned beef, potatoes,... more

Harmony Library features Vegan Cooking, sampling

GLOCESTER – Harmony Library, 195 Putnam Pike, will feature a Vegan Cooking and Food Sampling program on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the library’s Community Room. Members of Rhode Island Vegan... more

See films of Scituate from the 1930s

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host Lewis J. Boss movie showings on Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m. Discover what... more