The Observer, Smithfield & West

Advocates: Restore the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center

Community and Historic Preservation Commission rally behind 1851 building
SMITHFIELD – Katie Law army-crawled under a 167-year-old building, finding decades-old cigarette packs and beer cans while looking for the original foundation, hoping to prove that this is the... more

Reward offered in burning of Smithfield church

SMITHFIELD – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Boston Field Division on Wednesday announced a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the... more

Smithfield PD seeking Speedway armed robbery suspect

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Police Department are looking for the suspect in the armed robbery of the Speedway, 263 Putnam Pike, occurring on Friday, May 25, around 4:30 a.m. The suspect in the case... more

Blanchette named superintendent in Scituate

The Scituate School Committee has named Carol Blanchette as the next superintendent of Schools. "We are thrilled to have found such a highly qualified individual to lear out school system," said... more

Employee arrested for allegedly selling cocaine out of the establishment

SMITHFIELD– Concluding a two-month investigation by Smithfield Police Detectives, an employee of Copperfield’s Burger and Beer House, 9 Cedar Swamp Rd., were arrested on May 15, on charges relating... more

Neighbors sue town, St. Croix over alleged gravel operation

FOSTER – Abutters to Brian St. Croix’s property at 9 Mount Hygeia Road are suing the town and St. Croix on 13 counts as a result of the alleged gravel operation occurring on the property in violation... more

Smithfield Cub Scouts celebrate 50 years

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Cub Scouts celebrated 50 years of teaching responsibility and life lessons to youths at the yearly Blue and Gold meeting on May 12. Though usually the most festive night... more

70-mile walk for veteran suicide awareness visits Foster

FOSTER – During the second of three days in a 70-mile walk to raise awareness about veteran suicide, Stephen Lewis will stop at Dare to Dream Ranch, 12 Snagwood Road, for a Pig Roast Fundraiser... more

Meet Smithfield High School’s top 10

SMITHFIELD – High school provides a variety of challenges for any student entering it, ranging from choosing which classes to take to picking their seat in a class filled with pupils of different... more

Scituate High School celebrates top 10

SCITUATE – Scituate High School has announced its top 10 graduating seniors. • Emily Pietrantozzi, this year’s Class of 2018 valedictorian, will be attending the University of Connecticut to major in... more

Director reports successful year for Smithfield athletics

SMITHFIELD – Athletic Director Christopher Coderre said Tuesday that Smithfield sport teams had a successful year, and he and the middle and high school coaches are working on putting procedures into... more

Coming soon to Smithfield: Exercise with nightclub vibe

SMITHFIELD – Boasting a nightclub-like atmosphere with heart-pumping music, Cyclebar, an indoor cycle exercise experience promising a new style of workout, is coming to the Crossing at Smithfield... more

Memorial Day ceremony at Deerfield Park

SMITHFIELD – American Legion Balfour-Cole Post 64, Smithfield Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2929 and its Auxiliary will hold a joint memorial service at the Veterans’ Memorial, Deerfield... more

Memorial Day celebrations scheduled in Scituate

SCITUATE – American Legion Scituate Post 19 will host its Memorial Day Parade and Exercises on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at Berkander Field, near the North Scituate Gazebo. The Vietnam War... more

23 candidates running for the Home Rule Charter Commission

SCITUATE – Of the 29 people submitting required signatures, 27 qualified for the ballot to run for the Home Rule Charter Commission. Four candidates, John Mahoney, Nick Izzi, Scott Amaral and Michael... more

Cicilline hosts Community Conversation

SMITHFIELD – Congressman David Cicilline will host a Community Conversation at the Smithfield Senior Center, 1 William J. Hawkins Jr. Trail, on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, or... more

Memorial Day Celebrations

The Gloucester Light Infantry will host a Memorial Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. at the Chepachet Free Will Baptist Church, 1213 Putnam Pike on Monday, May 28. The parade will stop and lay wreaths on five... more

Navigant receives Financial Capability Innovation Award

SMITHFIELD – Navigant Credit Union was honored with the 2018 Financial Capability Innovation Award, presented by technology innovator EVERFI, Inc. The award recognizes Navigant Credit Union’s... more

Parade and wreath laying in Foster Monday

FOSTER – Foster Memorial Post will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, with a parade and wreath laying. The parade will begin at 8:45 a.m. from Foster Center and North Roads and proceed to the... more

Hospital Trust pension help available

BOSTON – The New England Pension Assistance Project, a nonprofit organization which provides free assistance with pension questions and problems, has recently helped some former employees of the... more

Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting set for June 9

WARWICK – An Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 1 p.m., in the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane. The program, sponsored by Rhode Island Chapter 273 Vietnam... more

Win SUV, or $15,000, in Mount spring raffle

WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles Academy has partnered with Imperial Cars of Mendon, Mass., and the Meehan family owners, to offer one lucky winner his or her choice of a new SUV. The “Kick it Off... more

Paint & Vino fundraiser for Scituate HOSA

PAWTUCKET – A fundraiser for Scituate HOSA-Future Health Professionals will be held at Paint & Vino, 150 Main St., Pawtucket, on Wednesday, May 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Students will be competing at... more

Veterans invited to Q & A at Post 29

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A veterans question and answer session with the director of the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs, Kasim Yarn, will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m., at the Dodge-... more

Graziano, Nagle will be inducted into La Salle Hall of Fame

PROVIDENCE – La Salle Academy will host its biennial Hall of Fame Dinner at Twin River, Lincoln, on Thursday, Nov. 15. Among the 2018 Hall of Fame honorees are Vincent R. Graziano, of North... more

Households in need encouraged to apply to Good Neighbor Energy Fund

PROVIDENCE – With the May 1 end to the moratorium on energy shut-offs for all households not on protected status, the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund’s sponsoring energy companies and its... more

E-waste recycling event at Scituate Farmers Market Saturday

SCITUATE – An electronics waste recycling event will be held at the Scituate Farmers Market, 46 Institute Lane, on Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information on accepted items, visit... more

Old Home Days announces flower arranging categories

FOSTER – The categories for the 2018 Flower Arranging Contest at Foster Old Home Days have been determined. They are: • Hats Galore - Arrangement either in a hat or including a hat. • Celebrate -... more

Adopt a cat at North Scituate Library

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will partner with PawsWatch to host a cat adoption event at the library on Saturday, June 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. PawsWatch addresses... more

Show off your collection at the library

SCITUATE – The North Scituate Library, 606 West Greenville Road, is inviting young patrons to show off their collections. Anyone age 17-and-younger may sign up to put their items on display at the... more

Hope Library offers Craft Fest

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, offers Craft Fest on Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. On May 30, the theme will be “Curly Birds.” This program is for children in grades K-5. Registration... more

Employee arrested, charged with selling cocaine at restaurant

SMITHFIELD – Concluding a two-month investigation by Smithfield Police detectives, an employee of Copperfield’s Burger and Beer House, 9 Cedar Swamp Road, was arrested on May 15, on charges relating... more