The Observer, Smithfield & West

Cracking worsens at SHS track, where repairs long overdue

SMITHFIELD – Michael Colucci is among the many Smithfield residents who go to the Smithfield High School track to exercise. As he makes his loops around, he said he’d noticed a disappointing trend of... more

Rise in racial slurs in Smithfield schools prompts new training

SMITHFIELD – Anti-defamation training will be implemented this year in Smithfield schools in an effort to combat a rise in racial slurs and bigotry voiced against students, according to Supt. Judy... more

Open for business: SBA plans resurgence in Scituate

SCITUATE – Under the leadership of four new members, the Scituate Business Association is revamping its goals and intends to drive more business into Scituate. Roxanne Jasparro, owner of Bewitched of... more

Board says solar at White Oak Farm a viable solution

GLOCESTER – Members of the Glocester Planning Board say plans to develop a 1.9-megawatt solar farm at White Oak Farm is a “viable situation,” but have still requested a site visit before making any... more

Smithfield police will hold inaugural Night Out Friday

SMITHFIELD – Get to know Smithfield’s men and women in blue during the first Smithfield Community Police Night Out to be held this Friday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. D.A.R.E. officer and elementary... more

Fidelity invests in financial education

SMITHFIELD – Returning for its fourth year, Fidelity Investment’s free one-day financial concept training for Rhode Island teachers is back with more reach than ever. Today, Aug. 22, more than 100... more

Scituate schools ready for students’ return on Tuesday

SCITUATE – All the planning and work preparing teachers and buildings for students to return to school will culminate on Tuesday, Aug. 27, for the first day of school for the Scituate School District... more

One More Thing

Fifty years ago, baseball goodwill tour changed lives
Half a century ago last month, while the Apollo 11 astronauts prepared for their historic walk on the moon (July 20, 1969), a group of Rhode Island high school baseball players were on a mission of... more

Scituate High School 50-year reunion set for Sept. 20

SCITUATE – A 50-year class reunion for Scituate High School will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, at Foster Country Club, 67 Johnson Road. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. The cost... more