The Observer, Smithfield & West

As summer comes to a close, Smithfield prepares for new school year

SMITHFIELD – In the midst of the dog days of summer in Smithfield, children can be seen blissfully enjoying their summer vacation at any park or playground around town. But for teachers and... more

Scituate rejects proposed Providence Water road closures

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SCITUATE – Due to overwhelming opposition, the Scituate Town Council earlier this summer unanimously rejected a proposal by Providence Water Supply Board to close parts of town roads in exchange for... more

For ‘Tequila’ Jim, music and humor fuel his life

SMITHFIELD – Entering the establishment, barflies are huddled around the bar – busy in conversation, food, and spirits. Off to the left near the darkened stage is an open guitar case filled with CDs... more

Scituate Youth Soccer Association kicks off their 40th season

SCITUATE – As most of us approach middle age, we often seek comfort in nostalgia to ease the pain of getting older, maybe remembering fondly as a 7- or 8-year-old owning that pet rock you never took... more

Grille on 5 opens for those with a hearty appetite

SMITHFIELD – It’s a little after nine in the morning, and the familiar sound of teaspoons clanking the sides of coffee cups signify people seeking a good hearty start of their day. In the spot where... more

Arver appointed to vice president at BankNewport

NEWPORT – Joseph Arver, of Scituate, has been appointed to vice president, senior financial analyst, at BankNewport. The appointment was announced by BankNewport President and CEO Sandra Pattie.... more

McCabe hosts Back-to-School Night celebration

SMITHFIELD – McCabe Elementary teachers, administrators, students, and parents will have a moment of fun and laughter before the 2016-17 school year begins with a Back-to-School celebration. The 6th... more

Public invited for educational walk of North Scituate Village

SCITUATE – The public is invited to attend an educational walking tour of North Scituate Village. The tour will take place on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m. People are to meet at the gazebo across... more

Smithfield Town Council leaders plan Back-to-School BBQ

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield Town Council President Bernie Hawkins and Vice-President Suzy Alba invite Smithfield residents and families to a Back-to-School Family Fun barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1... more

Spaulding receives nursing scholarship

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield resident Sarah Spaulding has been awarded the Ursula M. Beauregard Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Spaulding will be a freshman at St. Joseph School of Nursing in the fall.... more

Join Scouting rally set for Sept. 20

SMITHFIELD – Cub Scout Pack 3 will host its Join Scouting rally at Greenville Baptist Church, 582 Putnam Pike, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. The rally will feature a Lego pinewood derby car race... more

Glocester Lions Beer Tasting set for Sept. 16

GLOCESTER – The Glocester Lions will host its annual Beer Tasting event on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., at The Purple Cat, 11 Money Hill Road. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Along... more

Sportsman’s Club hosts 83rd annual Field Day

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Sportsman’s Club, 14 Walter Carey Road, will host its 83rd annual Field Day on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will offer food, children’s activities,... more

Calendar photo contest entries due Sept. 10

GLOCESTER – Northwest Rhode Island Supporters of Open Space is seeking entries for a calendar photo contest. The 12 winning entries will be featured in the NRISOS 2017 wall calendar, “Celebrating... 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 United Healthcare for improving service to its Medicare Advantage members... more

Mount Pleasant High School Class of 1961 to reunite

PROVIDENCE – Mount Pleasant High School Class of June 1961 will hold its 55-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m., at Twelve Acres of Smithfield. The event will feature dinner and dancing to... more

Join Arbor Day Foundation in August, get 10 free trees

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado... more

Our Lady of Good Help Church yard sale this weekend

BURRILLVILLE – Our Lady of Good Help Church, 1063 Victory Highway, Mapleville, will host a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items will... more