The Observer, Smithfield & West

Town Council’s budget relies on surplus funds

Scituate residents get their say on April 4
SCITUATE – In a split vote and over the strong objection of the town’s elected treasurer, the Scituate Town Council last week adopted a recommended budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget that... more

Greenville and Smithfield water boards restart talks to merge

SMITHFIELD – Representatives of the Greenville Water District and the Smithfield Town Council, which sits as the Smithfield Water Supply Board, agreed during a meeting March 16 to fund a study... more

Still a path to move forward on Hope Mill project

SCITUATE – The Hope Mill project, while delayed by several years, is not dead, according to a memo compiled by the West Warwick Town Planner Mark Carruolo. Since Scituate does not have a town planner... more

Town council clears path for Tucker as DPW head

SCITUATE – The Town Council opened its meeting with public comment for the first time on March 13. However, residents were not allowed to talk about an item that was already on the agenda. When a... more

Opening Day Fishing Tournament set for April 8

SCITUATE – An Opening Day Fishing Tournament will be held at Dexter Pond on Saturday, April 8, from 6 to 8 a.m., sponsored by the Scituate Recreation Department. Measurements begin at 8 a.m. There... more

Bone Builders classes meet Tuesdays and Fridays

SCITUATE – Bone Builders of RI meets at North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. This class is an exercise program based on the collaborative work... more

Hope Library hosts bake sale March 23

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host a spring bake sale on Thursday, March 23, from 1 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 401-821-7910.

Representative Quattrocchi proposes recycling bill

PROVIDENCE – Robert Quattrocchi, who represents Scituate and Cranston, has testified before The House Environment Committee on his new recycling bill, “An Act Creating a Special Legislative... more

Chowder and clamcake dinner Friday in Foster

FOSTER – Boy Scout Troop 101, Foster, will host a chowder and clamcake dinner on Friday, March 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the South Foster Fire Department, 5 Mount Hygeia Road. There will be all-you-... more

Friends of Smithfield Cemeteries needs volunteers

SMITHFIELD – Angell, Appleby, Barnes, Farnum, Harris, Mowry, Smith, Sprague, Swan, Slack, Thurber, Tucker, Waterman, Whipple and Williams. These are all families, among others, who helped settle and... more

Chamber’s statewide Business After Hours is Tuesday

CRANSTON – Chambers of Commerce from around Rhode Island are getting together for an evening of networking on Tuesday, March 28. The Statewide Business After Hours will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at... more

‘Averting the Crisis That Threatens Business Value’ discussion at Bryant March 29

SMITHFIELD – XPX New England will host a discussion on how businesses can prepare and protect themselves in “Averting the Crisis That Threatens Business Value,” on Wednesday, March 29, from 7:30 to 9... more

Smithfield nursing facility receives positive review

SMITHFIELD – Heritage Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Smithfield, received a deficiency-free survey from the Rhode Island Department of Health for the third consecutive year. According to... more