The Observer, Smithfield & West

Rockland Oaks back in hot water following USDA review

SCITUATE – The Scituate Housing Authority, the oversight board for the elderly housing project Rockland Oaks, is under scrutiny after reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development... more

Ambitious timeline for elementary school project

SMITHFIELD – Since voter approval of the $45 million Elementary School Reconfiguration Project last November, the 15-member School Building Committee has adhered to an “ambitious” timeline to keep... more

Smithfield school board denies solar roof project

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield School Committee on Monday denied contract negotiations for the use of solar panels on the high school and middle school roofs despite an estimated 25-year project benefit... more

Decision time for Sand Trace

SMITHFIELD – Hours of public and applicant testimony culminate tonight, March 21, when the Smithfield Planning Board is set to make a decision on the master plan application for the Sand Trace, a 180... more

Smithfield launches Good Samaritan program

SMITHFIELD – A new program in Smithfield, created by Town Council President Suzy Alba, will recognize Smithfield residents or organizations that go “above and beyond” everyday good deeds by... more

Bryant’s Women’s Summit empowers local women, students

SMITHFIELD – Ten female Smithfield High School students attended the 22nd annual Bryant University Women’s Summit last week, sitting in the front row at an event intended to promote professional,... more

Delta Dental of R.I. CEO Nagle to retire

PROVIDENCE – Joseph Nagle, of Scituate, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Rhode Island, has announced that he will retire as of July 1, after leading the state’s largest dental insurer for 27... more

‘Shrek: The Musical’ comes to Johnston High School

JOHNSTON – Shrek has made his way out of the swamp and into Johnston High School in the Johnston Dance and Performing Arts presentation of “Shrek: The Musical,” March 28-30. Based on DreamWorks... more

Scituate Post 19 offers scholarship

SCITUATE – Scituate Post 19, American Legion is offering a $500 scholarship to qualified Scituate High School seniors. Requirements are: • Must be a Scituate resident • Must be related to a military... more

Ponaganset Middle School lists second quarter honor roll

GLOCESTER – The following students have been named to the second quarter honor roll at Ponaganset Middle School. Grade 8 First Honors Gabriella Adamo, Nolan Allen, Abigail Bigelli, Emma Caffrey,... more

Healey receives award from American Lung Association

SCITUATE – The American Lung Association has named Rhode Island Medical Imaging radiologist Dr. Terrance Healey as the American Lung Association’s 2018 Lung Force Advocate. Healey was chosen due to... more

Women’s History Month Celebration March 25

SMITHFIELD – Town Council President Suzy Alba and restaurant owner Laura Dunlea invite women living and working in Smithfield to attend a celebration of Women’s History Month on Monday, March 25,... more

Ham and bean dinner at North Foster Baptist Church March 30

FOSTER – North Foster Baptist Church, 81 East Killingly Road, will host a ham and bean dinner on Saturday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include baked ham, homemade beans, potato salad,... more