The Observer, Smithfield & West

Local medical product, out of Smithfield, gets gold in Pyeongchang

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SMITHFIELD – The founder of ALCOR Scientific, Carlo Ruggeri, said the company’s product being chosen to be in the 2018 Olympic Medical Center in Pyeongchang proved that the diagnostic machine is “... more

Smithfield police seek suspect in theft of tablets

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Police Department is attempting to identify a male suspect who allegedly shoplifted more than $600 in equipment from the the Rite Aid at 452 Putnam Pike in Greenville.... more

Citizens campus will be a recreational haven

JOHNSTON – Now at the halfway point of construction, the new Citizens Bank campus on Greenville Avenue welcomed more than 2,000 visitors to an open house over the past weekend. Citizens Bank... more

Three-time winner in Smithfield District Spelling Bee

SMITHFIELD – Completing a hat trick, Anna Costello, a Gallagher Middle School 6th-grader, won the Smithfield School District Spelling Bee for the third year in a row last Thursday after correctly... more

Charlotte Illingworth wins Scituate’s spelling bee

SCITUATE – After 13 rounds, Charlotte “Charlie” Illingworth, a 7th-grader at Scituate Middle School, won the Scituate School Department’s District Spelling Bee, correctly spelling the word, “... more

Smithfield leaders butt heads on Land Trust bill

SMITHFIELD – Rep. Thomas Winfield informed Town Council President Paul Santucci of his proposed bill to disband the Smithfield Land Trust in mid-January, prior to its filing, according to Winfield.... more

Smithfield man on turning 100: Take care of yourself

SMITHFIELD – Sitting at his kitchen table on his birthday, Monday, Feb. 12, John McBride said it felt great to be turning 100 years old. McBride said his daily routine hasn’t changed much since he... more

Hope Library announces new hours

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, has expanded its hours. The new hours are Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, from... more