The Observer, Smithfield & West

Practice field completed; new $4.2 million high school turf field awaits approval

SCITUATE – School leaders were meeting this week with the Rhode Island Department of Education as they ready an application seeking a 35 percent funding on a multi-school renovations plan that... more

DEM stocks ponds for winter fishing season

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has begun stocking local waters with trout for the winter fishing season. Some 2,000 brook trout have been added to four ponds, Barber Pond in... more

Rhode Island could see snow on Monday

A winter storm expected to pound much of the West, Midwest and Northeast should bring snow to Rhode Island during the day on Monday. Forecasters are currently calling for three to five inches of snow... more

Hope resident ‘lucky’ to be alive thanks to volunteer paramedic

SCITUATE – After a traumatic accident left Sandy Kelley with 10 broken ribs and a collapsed lung, a volunteer paramedic on board a Scituate rescue truck performed a procedure that doctors say saved... more

State grant helps farmers fund renewable energy sources

GLOCESTER – Solar energy will soon help power operations at the 10-acre Harmony Hill Farm in Glocester, thanks to funding from a new state-sponsored grant aimed at local farmers. Owners David and... more

New bank proposed for Route 44

SMITHFIELD – A 3,000-square-foot bank may soon appear where a historic house was demolished last year at 596 Putnam Pike in Greenville. But for now, developers aren’t revealing the identity of the... more

Ponaganset honors veterans with Wreaths Across America Dec. 13

GLOCESTER – Ponaganset Middle School will host a Wreaths Across America Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 9 to 10 a.m. The event will include three official Wreaths Across America trucks with... more

Providence Water hosts walking tour in Scituate

SCITUATE – Providence Water will host a walk in the Trimtown area of the watershed forest property on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. This walk will provide an opportunity to see and discuss... more

Glocester Police toy drive continues through Dec. 14

GLOCESTER – The Glocester Police Officers IBPO 638 12th annual toy drive will continue through Wednesday, Dec. 14. Officers are seeking new toys and clothing for children of all ages to fulfill... more

BankRI launches Holiday Giving Tree drive

SMITHFIELD – BankRI has launched its annual Holiday Giving Tree drive, and branches across the state will be collecting gifts for underprivileged children. The Smithfield branch, at 445 Putnam Pike,... more

Gallagher Middle School lists first quarter honor roll

SMITHFIELD – The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School. Grade 8 High Honors: Krysta Afonso, Jessica Balcom, Brooke Basile, Caitlyn... more

Apple Valley Art Collective meets Monday

SMITHFIELD – The Apple Valley Art Collective, a loosely formed group of artists based in Greenville and the surrounding area, has announced several working sessions to organize and promote “open... more

Holiday Fairs and Bazaars

Weekend of Dec. 10-11 Holiday Craft Fair at Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Senior Center. Call 401-753-7000 or... more

After-school art offered at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer an After-School Art Class with Miss Adele on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. This program is for children ages 6-10. Register by... more

Pneumonia vaccine clinic set for Friday

SCITUATE – The Scituate Senior Center, 1315 Chopmist Hill Road, will host a Prevnar 13 pneumonia vaccine clinic on Friday, Dec. 9, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The clinic is open to those ages 65 and older.... more

Library hosts ‘An Afternoon of Fun with Santa’

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host “An Afternoon of Fun with Santa” on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. Families and kids of all ages are invited to take part in stories... more

Holiday Raffle at library runs through Saturday

SMITHFIELD – The Friends of the Greenville Public Library Holiday Raffle will run through Saturday, Dec. 10. Stop by the library to purchase raffle tickets for prizes including gift certificates,... more

Red Sox trade for Chris Sale

The Boston Red Sox have acquired left-handed ace pitcher Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox for four prospects, according to reports. FOX Sports senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal tweeted that... more

Toys for Tots drop-off box at Town Clerk’s office

SCITUATE – There is a Toys for Tots drop-off box located at the Scituate Town Clerk’s office, 195 Danielson Pike. Donations of new, unwrapped gifts are welcomed.

Heating bill assistance available

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Tri-County Community Action Agency LiHEAP Program is seeking applications from individuals and families in need of help with their fuel bills. Both homeowners and renters may... more

Craft Crazy drop in craft time at Hope Library Dec. 14

SCITUATE – On Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 3 - 4:30 p.m., the Hope Library will host a Craft Crazy event. This is a fun crafts for kids events. And no registration is needed. Call the library, 821-7910... more

Holiday Games at Hope Library on Dec. 21

SCITUATE – A perfect way to get into the holiday spirit is to visit the Hope Library, 374 North Road, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, for Holiday Games, from 4 - 5 p.m. Children in grades 1-5 are welcome.... more

Evening story time at Hope Library is Dec. 15

SCITUATE – The Hope Library will hold an Evening Story Time on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal. There will be a storytime, movement... more

Game night set at the North Scituate Public Library

SCITUATE – The North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will hold its first ever Game Night on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. The game that will be played is Ticket to Ride, a cross-... more

Cookie sale Saturday at St. Thomas Church

SMITHFIELD – St. Thomas Church, 1 Smith Ave., will host its Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be many different home-baked, festive cookies, sold by the... more

Holiday evergreen workshops offered Friday

GLOCESTER – Glocester Manton Library, 1137 Putnam Pike, will host two evergreen workshops this month. On on Friday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m., learn how to make an evergreen wreath for your front door. Bring... more

Hope Historical Society Christmas party is Saturday

SCITUATE - The Hope Historical Society will host its annual Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., at the Howland Barn, in Hope. All are welcome to attend.