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Beekeepers conference has attendees buzzing
JOHNSTON – The most difficult question for a beekeeper to answer, it seems, is, “Why did you start beekeeping in the first place?” Keith Salisbury, president of the Rhode Island Beekeepers... more

Ponaganset teacher follows in Washington’s footsteps

GLOCESTER – Ponaganset High School history teacher Chris Stanley celebrated this past Independence Day in perhaps the most patriotic and apropos location – the home of our country’s founding father,... more

Slacks Pond Beach deemed unsafe after harmful algae discovered

SMITHFIELD – Mere weeks after reopening following a five year closure, Slacks Pond Beach is once again off limits, this time under the directives of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and... more

Electrical fire at Georgiaville Manor displaces residents

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Fire Department responded to an electrical fire at Georgiaville Manor on Higgins Street during the morning of Monday, July 17. Fire Chief Robert Seltzer said his... more

Bay Crane Northeast fined for overweight load

SMITHFIELD – Following an investigation by the Rhode Island State Police Commercial Enforcement Unit, Bay Crane Northeast of Smithfield received what is believed to be the largest fine ever issued... more

Camp Cookie given green light by DOH to reopen

GLOCESTER – The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends the opening of Camp Cookie in Glocester for swimming, indicating its water has safe levels of bacteria. On July 13, the DOH... more

Council’s executive session procedure questioned for possible OMA violation

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield Town Council members were asked to answer questions about their recent executive sessions and whether the council convened them properly in accordance with the Rhode Island... more

Shortly after reopening, Slacks Pond deemed unsafe by DEM

SMITHFIELD – Mere weeks after reopening following a five-year closure, Slacks Pond Beach is once again off limits, this time under the directives of the Rhode Island Department of Health and the... more

Construction underway on Route 44 in Glocester

GLOCESTER – Residents of Glocester can expect construction on Route 44 at its intersection with Route 100 in Glocester as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation begins installation of a... more

Alexander graduates from U.S. Military Academy

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Matthew William Alexander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander of Attleboro, Mass., and formerly of Smithfield, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 27. Alexander... more

Library offers Mandala Painting today

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer Mandala Painting today, Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m. Adults are invited to create a painted mandala on canvas. All materials will... more

Explore Polynesian dance at Hope Library

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host Lola Matta: World Dance & Music Center today, Thursday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. Matta will demonstrate a variety of dance styles from Polynesia... more

Learn basic embroidery at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer Dancing Threads today, Thursday, July 20, at 2:30 p.m. This program is an introduction to hand sewing for those in grades 6-12.... more

Foster Library hosts Teen Night Friday

FOSTER – Foster Public Library, 184 Howard Hill Road, will host TGIF Teen Night on Friday, July 21, at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.fosterlibraries.org or call 401-397-4801.

Preservation Society hosts annual meeting

SCITUATE – The Scituate Preservation Society will host its annual meeting, at 706 Hartford Pike, on Saturday, July 22, at 2 p.m.

Music and Movement class offered Monday

FOSTER – Tyler Free Library, 81A Moosup Valley Road, will host Music and Movement for young children on Monday, July 24, at 1 p.m. Visit www.fosterlibraries.org or call 401-397-7930 for more... more

North Scituate Library hosts blood drive

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host a blood drive on Monday, July 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Homemade cookies and pizza will be available for donors. Donors should... more

World Dance and Music at library Tuesday

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will offer World Dance and Music on Tuesday, July 25, at 10:30 a.m. Lola Matta will perform a variety of dance styles from... more

Hope Library offers family movie

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will show a family movie on Thursday, July 27, at 6 p.m. Reserve seats by calling the library at 401-821-7910.

Greenville Library offers children’s programs

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer a Sensory Friendly Storytime on Tuesday, July 25, at 1 p.m. This is an interactive program for children of all abilities, ages 12... more

Recycle electronics at Farmers Market July 29

SCITUATE – Indy Cycle will be collecting electronics at the Scituate Farmers Market, held on the Village Green, on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Visit indiecycle.blogspot.com .

Come - Sit - Stay event to benefit police K-9 Unit

SMITHFIELD – A silent auction and dinner, Come - Sit - Stay, to benefit the Smithfield Police Department K-9 Unit, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Providence Marriott Downtown, 1 Orms St.,... more

Lawton Farm has new entrance

SCITUATE – The 54-acre conservation and recreation area off Seven Mile Road in Scituate, Lawton Farm, now has a new entrance. The Scituate Conservation Commission and the Scituate Land Trust will be... more

Watch an outdoor movie at Tyler Free Library

FOSTER – Tyler Free Library, 81A Moosup Valley Road, will offer an Outdoor Movie Under the Stars on Wednesday, July 26, at 8 p.m. Watch a new family movie; free popcorn will be available. Visit www.... more

Learn to sew at Foster Library

FOSTER – Foster Public Library, 184 Howard Hill Road, will offer Sewing 101 on Saturday, July 22, at noon. For more information, visit www.fosterlibraries.org or call 401-397-4801.

Library hosts storyteller Eric Fulford

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host interactive storyteller Eric Fulford on Thursday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. This program is for children ages 5 to 12. Call the... more

College News

Jessica Rose Krawiec, of Smithfield, graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor of arts and science degree. Miranda Zammarelli, of Scituate, has been named to the fall and spring... more

Foster Ambulance Corps at Old Home Days

FOSTER – Foster Ambulance Corps will have a booth at Foster Old Home Days, July 28-30, at the Foster Fairgrounds. The group will offer its “Foster famous Root Beer, Purple Cow and Creamsicle floats... more