The Observer, Smithfield & West

Scituate High School’s top 10 students reflect on past and pursue future

SCITUATE – With graduation right around the corner, Scituate High School announces the Class of 2017’s top 10 students: at the top are valedictorian Mackenzie McCann and salutatorian Nicolas Pezzullo... more

Level 3 sex offender registered in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Police Department is informing the public that a level three sex offender resides in the Branch Pike area of Smithfield. The offender is Robert W. Fiske Sr., age 40,... more

Conflict of interest allegations raised against solicitor

SMITHFIELD – A letter from local businessman Jackson Despres to Judge William Poore claims that Town Solicitor Edmund Alves has a potential conflict of interest in prosecuting former Town Council... more

Residents resist Frederickson Farm’s liquor license

SCITUATE – Residents of Scituate voiced concern and frustration at the prospect of Frederickson Farm getting a beverage and liquor license during a May 15 Town Council meeting. The council passed a... more

2nd-grader becomes principal for a day at William Winsor Elementary School

... just for a day!
SMITHFIELD – Giada Lanzieri arrived at William Winsor Elementary School on Friday, May 19, in a Smithfield Fire Department truck with her best friend, ready to start her first, and last, day as... more

Glocester gravel operation still underway

GLOCESTER – Despite attorney John Mancini previously claiming a lawsuit the town filed against resident Robert Grenga was dropped, further investigation has shown the case is still active. On Feb.... more

Esmond Mill interactive exhibit celebrates local history at Smith-Appleby House

SMITHFIELD – The historic Smith-Appleby House on Stillwater Road will host an interactive exhibit of Esmond Mill memorabilia, including blankets, Skookum dolls, and 1920s advertising posters, in June... more

Scituate names Ragosta ‘Teacher of the Year’

SCITUATE – Scituate named Hope Elementary School's reading specialist, Christine Ragosta, Teacher of the Year in a ceremony held at Hope Elementary last week. In her position as reading specialist,... more

Snake Den Farm a grant recipient

SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with its partners, awarded more than $200,000 to 21 local food businesses last week as part of its annual Agriculture... more

Teens invited to join coding series

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host a nine-session series on coding for teens, beginning Monday, June 5. The free classes, led by the Rhode Coders Club, will take place... more


SMITHFIELD – In the May 18 article “Smithfield presents budget for FTM” it is stated that “a 5-2 Town Council vote pushed through the Fiscal Year 2018 plan.” This is incorrect. A 3-2 Town Council... more