The Observer, Smithfield & West

School officials hope 'no parking' sign in Winsor School lot will deter restaurant parking

SMITHFIELD - In the latest effort to curb Faial II Restaurant patron parking in the William Winsor Elementary School parking lot, Supt. Robert O'Brien said the department will post a big "no parking... more

Bryant University student arrested for second degree sexual assault

Daniel Jaramillo, 20, a Bryant University student, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 25 at 3:43 a.m., according to the Smithfield Police Department, who charged Jaramillo with burglary, second degree... more

Smithfield woman dies in Maine Turnpike collision

Smithfield resident Christine Anderson, 59, was killed instantly after a collision with a tractor-trailer truck on the Maine Turnpike in Kittery Thursday afternoon. According to the AP, police told... more

Faria takes home Rhody Award

SCITUATE - Fred T. Faria, a Hope resident, has been chosen as one of 11 Rhody Award winners for his work in the field of historic preservation by Preserve Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Historical... more

Greenville water project faces delays, final phase expected to be completed in October

SMITHFIELD - A $3.2 million project to improve water pressure in part of Greenville, which was expected to be completed this past July, has faced some delays, and according to District Superintendent... more

New fire pumper rolls in for Chopmist Hill FD

SCITUATE - The "Misty Mountain Express" is ready to roll again. The Chopmist Hill Volunteer Fire Department received a brand new 2014 fire pumper - the so-called "Express" - earlier this month,... more

Smithfield officer moves from the streets to the classroom

SMITHFIELD - Officer Paul Gorman of the Smithfield Police Department, who's spent the past 12 years patrolling the streets in town, has recently started a new role in the classroom, serving as a D.A.... more

New rescue for Smithfield Fire Department will allow for more backup

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield Fire Department will soon receive an addition to its stock of emergency vehicles, making the department more efficient and the town a little bit safer. According to Chief... more

Giuseppe's in Greenville offers Italian-style, stone cooked pizza

SMITHFIELD - Giuseppe's Bistro Pizzeria, at 19 Smith Ave. in Greenville, might still look under construction from the outside, but inside, the kitchen has been fired up since Sept. 13, and owner Jack... more

A. George 'Skip' Battle receives the 2014 Ponaganset Distinguished Alumni Award

GLOCESTER - According to a press release from the Ponaganset High School Distinguished Alumni Award Committee, A. George "Skip" Battle, class of 1962, received the 2014 Ponaganset High School... more

Fire Marshal James Waterman honored by Liberty Mutual

SMITHFIELD - Capt. James Waterman, Smithfield's fire marshal, received the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Community Service and Public Education on Sept. 17 for what Chief Robert Seltzer of the... more

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

SCITUATE - The Scituate Prevention Partnership and the Scituate Police Department are participating in the National DEA Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27. Bring all your expired and unused... more

Harmony Library features Fall Foliage Photo Workshop

GLOCESTER - Harmony Library, 195 Putnam Pike, will offer a Fall Foliage Photo Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 9 a.m. Participants will stroll through the main streets of Chepachet photographing the... more

R.I. Housing seminar at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD - Representatives from Rhode Island Housing will be at Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Call Rhode Island Housing at 401-457-1245 to... more

Navigant CU hosting Goodwill recycling collection

GLOCESTER - Navigant Credit Union, 1042 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, is hosting a textile and electronic recycling event from Monday, Sept. 29, through Monday, Nov. 3. Residents may drop off old... more

Learn Microsoft Word basics at East Smithfield Library

SMITHFIELD - East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will offer Word Basics on Monday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word. This workshop covers the different... more

Vendors sought for Snowflake Bazaar

SMITHFIELD - Old County Road School is seeking vendors for its annual Snowflake Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now entering its 19th year and held in the school's gymnasium, the... more

LaPerche seeks vendors and crafters for Nov. 15 Harvest Bazaar

SMITHFIELD - The R.C. LaPerche PTA is hosting a bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The school is located at 11 Limerock Road, Smithfield. The PTA is... more

'Meet the Candidates' event at Isaac Paine School Oct. 2

FOSTER - A Meet the Candidates event will be held in the Capt. Isaac Paine School cafeteria, 160 Foster Center Road, on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Residents are invited to meet the candidates... more

Moosup Valley Craft Fair seeking craft fair vendors

FOSTER - Moosup Valley Fire Company, at 55 Moosup Valley Road, will host its 10th annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.¬? Organizers are seeking crafters and small¬?businesses... more

Senior Services seeking part-time driver

SCITUATE - Scituate Senior Services is accepting applications for a part-time driver, for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as needed. The driver will pick up and transport Scituate senior citizens... more

Learn about mountain lions in Rhode Island

GLOCESTER - The Glocester Land Trust is hosting mountain lion lecturer Bill Betty for a free one-hour presentation Friday Sept. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Glocester Senior Center, 1210 Putnam... more

Voter IDs available in North Scituate

SCITUATE - A voter ID drive will be held at the Chopmist Hill Center, 1315 Chopmist Hill Road, North Scituate, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone in need of a voter ID card is... more

Harmony Library will feature father-son photo show

GLOCESTER - A father-son team will exhibit a series of garden photographs at the Harmony Library, 195 Putnam Pike, beginning Oct. 1, in the library's Community Room. There will be an opening... more

Generations offers culinary training classes

SMITHFIELD - Registration for the fall culinary arts training classes have begun at Generations. The classes will begin on Sept. 29, and there are still several available seats. The program offers... more

Free to Breathe event will benefit lung cancer research

PAWTUCKET - The Rhode Island Free to Breathe Run/Walk is set for Sunday, Oct. 19, at Slater Memorial Park, Newport Avenue. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event, presented by Rhode Island Medical... more