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Developer Coccoli sues council over Hope Mill project

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SCITUATE - Developer Vincent Coccoli Sr. has sued the town of Scituate for $21 million, alleging that town officials, including Town Council members and the building official, have breached... more

Police in Smithfield investigating stabbing

SMITHFIELD - Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred at around 2:53 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. Smithfield officers responded to the parking lot of 935 Douglas Pike for a report of a... more

Smithfield woman sentenced for embezzling $274,000 from employer

PROVIDENCE – Christi Romano, also known as Christi Machala, 36, of Smithfield, was sentenced Thursday, Sept. 24 to four years probation, the first six months to be served in home confinement, for... more

Glocester man pleads guilty to making meth

GLOCESTER – Kevin Lewis, 40, of Glocester pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to manufacturing methamphetamine, or meth, according to a press release from the... more

Road delays in Scituate

SCITUATE – Street paving began in Scituate Monday at 7 a.m. on Hope Furnace Road to Route 116 and on Burnt Hill Road, and is expected to continue until the middle of next week. Scituate town... more

Glocester police capture ‘fugitive from justice’

GLOCESTER – A Massachusetts man was taken into custody by members of the Glocester Police Department for being a fugitive from justice, according to an Oct. 5 press release from police. Roger... more

School Department issues annual report, first of its kind

SMITHFIELD - For anyone curious about what the Smithfield School Department accomplished last year, there's now a 17-page annual report outlining major initiatives and projects across the district... more

Wings of Freedom Tour lands at North Central State Airport

SMITHFIELD - The Collings Foundation had intended to make history immersive years ago when they began renovating World War II aircraft and getting them back into flying condition. Since the nonprofit... more

Smithfield receives $12,850 from R.I. Resource Recovery, down from last year

SMITHFIELD - For all those bottles, cans, and newspapers that Smithfield recycled this year, the town received almost $13,000. By sending 2,391 tons of recyclable materials to the Rhode Island... more

Girl Scouts make dog, cat beds to donate to local shelters

SCITUATE - Two members of the Scituate Girl Scouts Troop 127 are working on a project that they hope will make staying at local animal shelters a little more comfortable for cats and dogs, they said... more

Apple Fest at Steere Farm this weekend

SMITHFIELD - Steere Orchard's annual Apple Fest is set for Sunday, Oct.11, and Monday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 150 Austin Ave. The festival will take place on the orchard grounds and will... more

Land trust networking event set for Oct. 14

SMITHFIELD - A Northern Rhode Island land trust, land conservation, and watershed protection networking event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the function room at the Village... more

Author Julien Ayotte will be signing books at Art Festival

SCITUATE - Julien Ayotte, author of "Flower of Heaven" and "Dangerous Bloodlines," will sign books at the Scituate Art Festival, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 11-12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., behind the North... more

Book sale at Art Festival this weekend

SCITUATE - North Scituate Public Library will hold its "Huge Book Sale" during the Scituate Art Festival this weekend, Oct. 10-12. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday... more

Chili Cook-off Saturday morning will support Spartans Football

SCITUATE - A Chili Cook-off will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m., at the Scituate High School football field, in support of Spartans football. Tasting fee is $5. Attendees will help pick... more

Hope Historical Society meets Oct. 10

SCITUATE - The Hope Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the "Howland Barn" on Ryefield Road in Hope, on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. This will be an open forum, the subject being... more

Learn about career tools at the library Oct. 14

SCITUATE - Learn about free educational and career tools on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., at North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road. Visit the library to learn about the Rhode... more

Fall Bazaars and Craft Fairs

If your nonprofit organization is planning a fall fair or holiday bazaar, submit the information for inclusion in this listing, to, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone... more

Trinity Church hosts annual turkey supper on Sunday

SCITUATE - Trinity Episcopal Church, 251 Danielson Pike, will host its 36th annual turkey supper on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 7 p.m. The traditional homemade dinner will include turkey, stuffing,... more

Star Wars Reads Day IV is Saturday

SMITHFIELD - East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host Star Wars Reads Day IV on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join readers across the galaxy to celebrate the love of Star... more

Movie matinees every Tuesday at Glocester Manton Library

GLOCESTER - Glocester Manton Library, 1137 Putnam Pike, offers movie matinees every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Watch a feature film on the big screen in the Community Room. Refreshments will be served. For a... more

Join the Writing Circle at Glocester Manton Library

GLOCESTER - Glocester Manton Library, 1137 Putnam Pike, hosts its Writing Circle beginning on Monday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. This is a new writing group, facilitated by Andrea Mattia. All are invited... more

Join Swinging Squares for classes, monthly dance

SMITHFIELD - The Swinging Squares of Rhode Island will host its monthly square dance on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8 to 10:30 p.m., at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St. Cost is $7.... more

Glocester Lions Club will host Harvest Dance Oct. 17

GLOCESTER - The Glocester Lions Club will host its Harvest Dance and Barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Watmough Campground (Holiday Acres), 593 Snakehill Road, in Glocester. Cocktails will be served... more