The Observer, Smithfield & West

Rossi: Finances, roads are priorities in 2019

SMITHFIELD – After another solid financial year, Town Manager Randy Rossi said he expects 2019 to bring progress on many town projects and a focus on adding improved customer service in town... more

Civility the theme as Scituate council sworn in

SCITUATE – Civility was the word of the night at the Scituate Senior Center on Tuesday, where more than 200 town residents gathered to celebrate the inauguration of new leaders. Opening the evening,... more

Vinagro completes Burlingame Bridge, but will pact hold?

SCITUATE – After two days of road closure on Hope Furnace Road, J.R. Vinagro completed promised construction and expansion of a bridge on the roadway. According to Vinagro’s safety director, Matt... more

Final Scituate council meeting leads to confrontation

SCITUATE – A half-dozen Scituate residents followed outgoing Town Council President John Mahoney out of the Scituate Senior Center Monday morning, loudly chastising him for holding a Monday morning... more

Review finds students’ walk zones safe

SMITHFIELD – Following parents’ concerns for students’ safety in the schools’ walk zones, the Smithfield School Committee received the first “formal” safe walk zone assessment since 2005. Smithfield... more

Indulge yourself at new Body Grateful Day Spa

SMITHFIELD – Professionalism and talent combined with a holistic approach to healing are what makes Body Grateful Day Spa, 10 Cedar Swamp Rd., the place to go to treat yourself. A licensed massage... more

Lonely Rover? Send Happy Tailz on over

SMITHFIELD – Offering reliable and professional dog care and pet sitting services, Maureen Dunn of Smithfield began watching and walking dogs more than 20 years ago, but began Happy Tailz in December... more

Ullucci appointed vice president, branch sales manager at BankNewport

NEWPORT – BankNewport President and CEO Sandra J. Pattie announced the appointment of Ann Ullucci, of Scituate, to vice president, branch sales manager of the bank’s Coventry office, located at 730... more

Scituate High School lists first quarter honor roll

SCITUATE – The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Scituate High School. Grade 12 High Honors with Distinction: Justin Andreozzi, Sophia Argenti, Sydney Austin,... more

Watts joins NFP as sales adviser for commercial lines

NORWELL, Mass. – NFP, an insurance broker and consultant, has announced that Chad Watts, of Smithfield, has joined its team in Norwell as a sales adviser for commercial insurance. Watts will be... more

Friends of the Library collecting ornaments

SMITHFIELD – As you are putting away those holiday decorations, East Smithfield Library’s Friends of the Library group is reminding patrons that it is collecting holiday ornaments for a future... more

Generations at Chopmist Hill hosts walking program

SCITUATE – Generations at Chopmist Hill, 1315 Chopmist Hill Road, will host Walk Fit & Live Active, an indoor walking fitness program, every Monday at 11 a.m. Classes will be led by fitness... more

Libraries will be closed Jan. 20-21

FOSTER – The Libraries of Foster will be closed on Sunday, Jan. 20, and Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Call Foster Public Library at 401-397-4801 or Tyler Free Library... more

Scituate Middle School to host Career Awareness Program Jan. 25

SCITUATE – Scituate Middle School will host its sixth cluster-based Career Awareness Program for 8th-graders on Friday, Jan. 25, with a scheduled snow date of Feb. 1. The program is coordinated by... more