The Observer, Smithfield & West

Smithfield welcomes 'ALICE'

Safety training offers teachers choices in case of intruders
SMITHFIELD - Smithfield police were at the high school Monday, directing teachers to climb out windows and shield themselves with desks. The procedures were part of a new training program to replace... more

Land Trust celebrates new trail map and honors volunteers

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SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield Land Trust celebrated the completion of a streamlined map and new trails at the Wolf Hill Forest Preserve this past Saturday morning. At the Conservation Center on... more

Soon-to-be committee will research elementary school configurations for Smithfield

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield School Committee will be appointing a committee next month to research elementary school configuration options to determine from a wide range of possibilities the best... more

Officials: Teacher contract talks nearly settled

SMITHFIELD -- A contract for Smithfield teachers should be in place very soon, school officials were indicating at midweek. In a phone interview with The Valley Breeze & Observer, Supt. Robert O'... more

Smithfield recreational soccer: Little commitment for a whole lot of fun

SMITHFIELD - For the parents of the Smithfield Youth Soccer Association, taking a couple hours out of their weekend schedule is hardly a commitment, and watching their children play in the... more

Smithfield Fire Dept. dives into special operations training

SMITHFIELD - Last Thursday, members of the Smithfield Fire Department's special operations and dive teams took part in a training session that began at Bryant University and concluded on Georgiaville... more

Smithfield first responders wear pink, raise money for women battling cancer

SMITHFIELD - Members of the Smithfield Police and Fire departments donned pink shirts and car hopped on Sunday, as part of a "Real Men Wear Pink" fundraiser sponsored by the A&W at 460 Putnam... more

Smithfield boards, commissions seeking volunteers

SMITHFIELD - For Smithfield residents looking to be more involved in their community, the town is seeking volunteers to serve on various boards and commissions, including the Economic Development... more

Jim Ignasher's mysterious aviation tales draw a crowd

SCITUATE - There is a house somewhere on Putnam Pike, Route 44, in Putnam, Conn., where the owners, if they happen to be gardeners, are no doubt digging up shards of metal here and there, all over in... more


SMITHFIELD - The article "Smithfield instates separate day for mattress pick-up," which ran on Aug. 14, misstated that mattresses and box springs are picked up by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery... more

Author Sobel to speak Sept. 5 at Skyscrapers meeting

SCITUATE - Dava Sobel, author of "Longitude," "Galileo's Daughter" and "A More Perfect Heaven," will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of Skyscrapers Inc., the Amateur Astronomical Society... more

NCCC hosts 'Women, Wine and Summertime' event Sept. 10

FOSTER - The North Central Chamber of Commerce will host "Women, Wine and Summertime" at Nickle Creek Vineyard, 12 King Road, in Foster, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Ladies are invited... more

Performance Physical Therapy named one of 'Best Places to Work'

SMITHFIELD - According to a recent press release, Performance Physical Therapy, which has a clinic in Smithfield, was recently named one of the "Best Places to Work" by Providence Business News,... more

Fasteson pledges to stop 'nickel and dime culture' at State House

SMITHFIELD - In a press release this week, David Fasteson, Democratic candidate for State Senate District 22, said that he has "pledged to stop ... the 'nickel and dime culture' at the State House,... more

Archambault: investigation of 38 Studios deal needed

SMITHFIELD - Senator Steve Archambault said in a press release this week that he is continuing his call "for a non-partisan, independent and complete investigation of the State's dealings with now... more

Kettle voices concerns about condition of Route 6

SCITUATE - In a press release last week, Sen. Nicholas D. Kettle, a Republican serving District 21 in Coventry, Foster, Scituate, and West Greenwich, said that the condition of Route 6 in Scituate... more

Birthday Club

Sept. 1 Happy Birthday Tom Ward! From all of us at The Valley Breeze Sept. 4 Kylie Baughan, Happy 7th Birthday! Love, Gram Davis, Nancy and family Sept. 6 Nicholas Ricci, Happy 18th Birthday! From... more

Navigant's technology upgrade to bring changes this weekend

SMITHFIELD - A comprehensive technology upgrade will be conducted by Navigant Credit Union this Labor Day weekend, customers are being reminded in a mailing. Branch Banking: All Navigant branches... more

Glocester libraries begin storytime registration

GLOCESTER - Registration for the Glocester libraries' fall storytime programs begins Monday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. The programs include: * Babygarten (8 months to 2 years) on Thursdays at 11 a.m. (... more

Local Advisory Committee will meet Sept. 10

FOSTER - The first Foster, Foster/Glocester, Glocester and Scituate School Districts' Local Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the Northwest Special... more

Harmony Library resumes Saturday hours

GLOCESTER - The Harmony Library, 195 Putnam Pike, will resume its Saturday hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., beginning Saturday, Sept. 6. The library's other hours, Monday through Thursday, will continue to... more

Pawtucket East High School Class of 1954 seeks members for Sept. 26 reunion

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket East High School Class of 1954 will hold its 60-year reunion on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Pawtucket Country Club. The reunion committee is trying to locate the following... more

1964 Sacred Heart High School 50th reunion

PAWTUCKET - The Sacred Heart High School Class of 1964 will be celebrating a 50-year reunion on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Pawtucket Country Club. For information, contact Gail at 401-722-5722, Peg at... more

Hope Library hosts 'The Story of Oobleck' on Sept. 3

SCITUATE - Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host "The Story of Oobleck" on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. Learn about Oobleck (a gooey substance made popular in a Dr. Seuss book), how to make... more

Registration open for fall storytimes at Hope Library

SCITUATE - Hope Library, 374 North Road, is now taking registrations for its fall storytimes. Programs are available for infants, 2-year-olds, and preschoolers ages 3-5. For schedules and... more

Autumn craft at Greenville Library Sept. 17

SMITHFIELD - Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer an autumn craft on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. Children ages 6-10 are invited to listen to stories about autumn and create a... more