The Observer, Smithfield & West

No budget changes ahead of April 25 FTM

10,000 paper ballots and 2 voting machines will be available next Tuesday
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SCITUATE – Two weeks after a slim majority at the April 4 Financial Town Meeting sent the proposed town operating budget back for revision, two lengthy Budget Committee meetings have yielded no... more

Therapy dog comforts mourners at Smithfield funeral home

SMITHFIELD – Inside the Anderson Winfield Funeral Home on Church Street in Greenville one can find the standard comforts for grieving – dozens of chairs, scattered boxes of tissues, a dignified... more

Science Olympiads of Smithfield go for gold

SMITHFIELD – The Science Olympiad team at Smithfield’s Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School is the first in the school’s history to qualify for the competitive science program’s national competition.... more

Many problems with Scituate Housing Authority uncovered

SCITUATE – Town Council members, split along party lines Thursday in a 4-3 vote, removed Brian Carpenter from the Scituate Housing Authority after a review found more members than allowed were acting... more

Smithfield parent spearheads special education committee

SMITHFIELD – Holly DelRossi admits she didn’t know much about autism when her son was first diagnosed 18 months ago. Wanting to learn all she could, DelRossi began to search for local resources and... more

Editor Green retiring from Breeze May 5

Shorey will assume role of managing editor
CUMBERLAND – Publisher Tom Ward is announcing this week the May 5 retirement of Marcia Green, editor of The Valley Breeze since its founding in 1996. Replacing her will be Ethan Shorey, a Breeze... more

Ponaganset High School lists second quarter honor roll

GLOCESTER – The following students have been named to the second quarter honor roll at Ponaganset High School. Grade 12 Highest Honors: Aidan Lurgio, Alison Pittman, Alyssa Ware, Anthony Neves,... more

Greenville Library book clubs meet

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, has announced the titles for its May book club meetings: • The Mystery Book Club will be reading “Cover Her Face” by P.D. James, and will meet... more

Students earn honors at St. Philip School

SMITHFIELD – The following students have been named to the second trimester honor roll at the St. Philip School. High Honors with Distinction Grade 6: Aleshia Taillon, Anna Vredenburg, Daniel White... more

Continuation of Financial Town Meeting is Tuesday

SCITUATE – The continuation of the Scituate Financial Town Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m., at the Scituate High School gymnasium, 94 Trimtown Road. The doors will open at 6:30... more

Make handmade cards April 29

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer DIY: Handmade Cards on Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m. The class will create three handmade greeting cards with instructor Joanne... more

Land Trust and Conservation Commission will hold its annual meeting May 9

SCITUATE – The Scituate Conservation Commission and Scituate Land Trust will host their 15th annual meeting at the Chopmist Hill Center, Chopmist Hill Road, on Tuesday, May 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. This... more

Greenville Library hosts Monday Matinée

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host its Monday Matinée for Grownups on May 1, at 1 p.m. The library will be showing “Lion,” starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole... more

Learn card-making April 29 at Foster Library

FOSTER – Foster Public Library, 184 Howard Hill Road, will host a card-making class on Saturday, April 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn how to make cards using special papers and embossing tools provided... more

Laurel Grange hosts bingo April 26

SCITUATE – Laurel Grange, 347 Snake Hill Road, will host bingo on Wednesday, April 26. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games start at 6:30 p.m. Players must be 18 years or older to play. For more information... more

Money Smart Week events offered at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host a series of Money Smart Week events beginning Saturday. • Make a DIY Change Purse on Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Adults and teens... more

Learn about preventing identity theft at library

FOSTER – Foster Public Library, 184 Howard Hill Road, will host a program about preventing identity theft on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. Meghan Martinez, Cyber Terrorism Program manager for... more

Fraud Watch program planned Wednesday

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will offer Fraud Watch, on Wednesday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m. A presentation from AARP’s Fraud Watch network will be given, teaching... more

Rep. Winfield takes aim at car tax

SMITHFIELD – Rep. Thomas Winfield, a Democrat who represents Smithfield and Glocester, is working with Rep. Stephen Ucci to introduce bills taking aim at automobile taxes they believe are unjust. “... more

Free workshop for private well owners in Foster

FOSTER – The town of Foster will host a free workshop for private well owners at the Benjamin Eddy Building, 6 South Killingly Road, on Monday, May 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn the importance of regular... more

Hope Library offers Creative Drama workshop

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will offer a Creative Drama Workshop on Wednesday, April 26, from 4 to 5 p.m. This class is for children in grades 1-5 and registration is required. Class... more

Congressman Cicilline presents Write Rhode Island awards

SMITHFIELD – Congressman David Cicilline, a representative of the 1st District which includes Smithfield, helped honor the student winners of the Write Rhode Island competition last month, on March... more

Foster to conduct property tax revaluation

FOSTER – Foster has contracted with Vision Government Solutions, Inc. to conduct a State mandated complete property tax revaluation. The goal of the revaluation project is to determine the market... more

Make crafts with paper flowers April 26

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host Adult Craft Night: Paper Flowers on Wednesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. Learn to make curled paper flowers. You can visit the... more

Nathan D. Medeiros Memorial Fundraiser set for April 30

SCITUATE – The 2nd annual Nathan D. Medeiros Memorial Scituate Scholarship Fundraiser and used musical instrument drive will be held on Sunday, April 30, from noon to 2:30 p.m., at the North Scituate... more

Local students named winners in CABINS anti-bullying poetry contest

Several local students are among the winners of an anti-bullying poetry contest, sponsored by Community Against Bullying in Schools, a nonprofit based in Lincoln. Rebecca Johnson of Ashton Elementary... more

Spaghetti Supper set for April 29

SCITUATE – The Scituate Post 19 American Legion will host its 22nd annual Donald Harris Spaghetti Meatball and Sausage Supper on Saturday, April 29, at the North Scituate Baptist Church, 619 West... more

Clayville Elementary selected for recess partnership

SCITUATE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Playworks New England, and the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) have announced that Clayville Elementary has been selected to... more

Scouts host kickball game and pie-eating contest

SCITUATE – North Scituate Pack 1 Cub Scouts are inviting the community to a kickball game and pie-eating contest on Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. on the little league field at North Scituate... more

Free Healthy Lifestyle Program offered at Smithfield YMCA

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield YMCA is running a free Healthy Lifestyle Program, also called the Diabetes Prevention Program, beginning on Tuesday, April 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Participants will... more