The Observer, Smithfield & West

Stamp Farms coping as Greenville Ave. project hits ledge

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JOHNSTON – A hand-drawn picture of a chicken just inside the front door of Stamp Farms offers a sarcastic take on a classic joke: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Answer? “To try to get away... more

Buy local using Valley Breeze Gift Guide

Do you want to do more to support local businesses this Christmas season, but don't know where to start? How about taking a look through The Valley Breeze's Holiday Gift Guide 2017 to find some great... more

In Chepachet, find timeless treasures, from Pez dispensers to Colonial kitchen equipment

GLOCESTER – The best gifts don’t always have to be brand new. Chepachet Village in Glocester is home to several antique shops full of unexpected treasures that typically can’t be found at a standard... more

Smithfield lights up again Dec. 2

SMITHFIELD – More than 600 people attended Smithfield’s “All Lit Up” in its inaugural year, and organizers hope that the town’s second annual Christmas parade will be twice as grand in 2017, with... more

Annual North Scituate Candlelight Stroll kicks off holiday season

SCITUATE – The lampposts of North Scituate will be decked with wreaths and red bows for this year’s North Scituate Candlelight Stroll, taking place Dec. 1 from 3 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to... more

Old Congregational Church bell expected to chime for Christmas

SCITUATE - The 1,250-pound bell above the Old Congregational Church on Greenville Road will ring again this Christmas, if Town Council President John Mahoney has his way. Mahoney first entered the... more

Police Department unveils memorial for Providence officer, Smithfield resident

SMITHFIELD – Members of the Providence Police Department and Smithfield Police Department attended a Nov. 8 ceremony unveiling the Sgt. Steven M. Shaw memorial, which is now located in the vestibule... more

Smithfield High School awarded gold standard for finance pathway

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield High School is only one of four high schools in Rhode Island to be awarded a gold standard by Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a nonprofit organization that connects... more

Rep. Winfield prime sponsor of legislation preventing additional motor vehicle fee

SMITHFIELD – Rep. Thomas Winfield, Rep. Stephen R. Ucci, and Rep. Katherine S. Kazarian are pre-filing legislation to prevent the Division of Motor Vehicles from issuing a $250 fee on top of the... more

Carillon Women’s Chorus presents Holiday Concert Sunday

GLOCESTER – The Carillon Women’s Chorus will present its annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 3 p.m., at Glad Tidings Community Church, 111 Victory Highway. Enjoy seasonal favorites to... more

Foster family info session set for Nov. 29

SCITUATE – An information session about fostering children will be held at the North Scituate Community House, 546 West Greenville Road, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn from foster... more

Pancakes and Pajamas event Nov. 30 at East Smithfield Library

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host Pancakes and Pajamas on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Library staff and Bryant University students will make pancakes for this... more

Students perform in Statehouse holiday concerts

PROVIDENCE – The musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays throughout December. The concert series, organized by... more