The Observer, Smithfield & West

Smithfield Town Council split on approving fire department reorganization

SMITHFIELD – Unable to reach a consensus on a proposed structural reorganization of the fire department, the Smithfield Town Council voted to table action until next month, giving some members more... more

Frozen onion rings recalled for undeclared milk

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that McCain Foods is recalling various frozen onion rings products due to the use of incorrect packaging that does not declare milk as an... more

Commission weighs in on allowing breweries in residential zones

SCITUATE - With the growing trend of wineries and breweries surfacing throughout Rhode Island, the Scituate Planning Commission is weighing in on repealing a prohibition in a residential zoning... more

Scituate High ‘unifies’ during Spirit Week

SCITUATE – The wall-to-wall crowd was whooping and hollering inside the packed gym. The entire Scituate student body was stomping to the familiar beat of Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” cheering on their... more

Growing St. Thomas Episcopal Church opens doors this weekend

SMITHFIELD – Standing in the heart of Smithfield’s Greenville village as the ebb and flow of traffic continues on Routes 116 and 44, St. Thomas Episcopal Church remains a historic sanctuary to the... more

Smithfield GOP hosts 'Mickey G’s Clam Shack' fundraiser

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Republican Town Committee will host its annual “Mickey G’s Clam Shack” chowder and clamcake event on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the Smithfield R.I.... more

Marcello named ‘Friend of Small Business’

SCITUATE – State Rep. Michael J. Marcello (D-Dist. 41, Scituate, Cranston) was recently named by the Rhode Island chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) as a ‘Friend of... more

Local artist selected as member of Boston Sculptors Gallery

GLOCESTER – Chepachet-based sculptor Edwin Andrews has been recently accepted as a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery, and will have his own show in November of 2017. Andrews, a native of Emporia... more

‘How to Talk About Slavery’ presentation Oct. 5

GLOCESTER – Glocester Manton Library, 1137 Putnam Pike, will host Ray Rickman for a presentation on “How to Talk About Slavery in 2016,” on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. Rickman will draw on his... more

Brass Attack Saturday at Village at Waterman Lake

SMITHFIELD – The Village at Waterman Lake, 715 Putnam Pike, will host an Autumn Open House on Saturday, Oct. 1, from noon to 3 p.m., featuring an outdoor concert by nine-piece dance band Brass Attack... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 4 To my miracle baby: Happy 21st Birthday, Kayla Vizcaino. Love, Mom Kayla Vizcaino, Happy Birthday, Kayla! Stay safe, love you! Love, Nicole and Shane Oct. 18 Randall Boehm, Happy 25th Birthday... more

Trinity Church hosts Turkey Supper

SCITUATE – Trinity Episcopal Church, 251 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, will host its 37th annual Turkey Supper on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. This traditional homemade turkey dinner includes... more

Flu shot clinic Friday

SCITUATE – A flu shot clinic is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Scituate Senior Center, 1315 Chopmist Hill Road. For more information, call 401-949-6212.

Hope Historical Society meets Oct. 8

SCITUATE – The Hope Historical Society will meet at the Howland Barn, on Ryefield Road in Hope, on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. This will be an open forum on Hurricane Carol. Bring pictures and... more

Monday Matinee at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host a “Monday Matinee for Grown-ups” on Monday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. The movie will be “The Finest Hours,” starring Chris Pine. Call the... more

Telephone scam demands payment in lieu of arrest

State Police are advising citizens to be aware of a telephone scam threatening arrest if a financial payment is not made. A male caller identifies himself as either Lt. Frank Rodgers, Lt. Frank... more

Glocester Police rescue driver from vehicle in Spring Grove Pond

GLOCESTER – It was described as something seen out of a movie. On the eve of Sept. 19, Glocester resident Kevin Lyons, 55, was driving southbound on Spring Grove Road when he lost control of his... more

Mystery Book Club meets Tuesday

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library’s Mystery Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 1:30 p.m. The group will discuss “Vertigo 42,” by Martha Grimes. For more information, call the library at... more