The Observer, Smithfield & West

Smithfield declares open space success

SMITHFIELD – Town officials hesitate to say that they’re finished acquiring land for conservation and open space after reaching their 15 percent goal with roughly 2,900 acres dispersed throughout the... more

Father and son complete biofuel-powered flight across U.S.

SMITHFIELD – After a 10-day historic flight across the United States and back, a father and son team is home in Smithfield, making plans for an even bigger adventure. Pilot Ross McCurdy and son... more

Buffet and Whist Party

GLOCESTER – A Buffet and Whist Party will be held at the Chepachet Grange, 28 Chopmist Hill Road, on Sunday, May 1, at noon. Cost is $12. For reservations, call 401-568-2011.

Smithfield man must pay state $20,000 in restitution

SMITHFIELD – A Smithfield man has been ordered to pay more than $20,000 in restitution to the state after falsely collecting unemployment insurance benefits during a two-year period. Nelson Godfrey... more

Middle school musician heads to Carnegie Hall

SMITHFIELD – When Gallagher Middle School 7th-grader Zander Semerjian travels to New York City for the first time next month, he’ll be performing in an international music competition at Carnegie... more

Smithfield schools honor Machtley with partnership award

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield School District can’t thank Kati Machtley enough. School leaders Monday night honored the founder and director of the annual Women’s Summit at Bryant University with the... more

Stillwater pedestrian bridge likely completed in June

SMITHFIELD – This summer, residents can expect to see a 45-foot long, pedestrian-only bridge installed on Stillwater Road near the intersection of Cross Street and River Road, allowing easy access... more

Committee still split on firearm legislation

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SMITHFIELD – School Committee members were again divided when asked to support legislation that would ban anyone other than peace officers from carrying a gun on school property. Any citizen with a... more

Portion of Route 102 in Glocester closed Friday, weekend

GLOCESTER – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will close a portion of Route 102, Chopmist Hill Road, on Friday, April 29, for roughly three days. Workers will replace a damaged culvert... more

Taveras among 13 ‘men who make a difference’

NEWPORT – Former Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, a Glocester resident, is one of 13 men who will be recognized at the Women’s Resource Center’s “Men Who Make a Difference” gala on Friday, April 29.... more

Senate OKs Archambault’s bill to expand hardship licenses

PROVIDENCE – The Senate passed legislation introduced by Sen. Stephen Archambault, a Democrat representing Smithfield, North Providence and Johnston, that would extend the reasons that someone could... more

Scituate Farmers Market returns May 7

SCITUATE – The Scituate Farmers Market will return to the Village Green on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. The market is celebrating its 14th year supporting local farmers and businesses who... more

‘Protecting Our Water’ program offered May 5

SCITUATE – The Northern Rhode Island Conservation District will present “Protecting Our Water With Low Impact Development” on Thursday, May 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at North Scituate Library, 606 West... more

Screening of ‘Woven in Time’ at North Scituate Library

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will show the film “Woven in Time: The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve,” on Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m. The film is a “57-minute... more

Local artists named winners in art show

WARWICK – Local artists Christine McIntyre-Hannon and Joseph Hannon, of North Scituate, were named as winners in the East Greenwich Art Club art show, held at the Warwick Public Library earlier this... more

Free soil testing offered May 7

SCITUATE – The University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners’ northern Rhode Island group will conduct free soil testing at the May 7 Scituate Farmers Market on the Scituate Village Green. To have your... more

A Night of Country Fun benefits Relay for Life

SMITHFIELD – A Night of Country Fun will be held at Smithfield Elks, 326 Farnum Pike, on Friday, May 6, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. This event will benefit Relay for Life of Greater Smithfield. Tickets are... more

Mount St. Charles entrance exam is May 7

WOONSOCKET – Mount Saint Charles Academy will hold its May entrance exam on Saturday, May 7, at 8:15 a.m. Prospective Mount students entering grades 6 through 9 are invited to take the test, as well... more

Scituate High School Career Fair set for May 6

SCITUATE – Scituate High School will host its annual career fair for students in grades 9-12 on Friday, May 6, from 8 to 10:30 a.m., in the school’s gymnasium. About 50 business professionals will... more

Birthday Club

May 2 Kyla Lynn Russo, you have many talents and a heart that’s full of love! Love, Grandma and Poppa May 6 Cristian B. Wagner, Happy 8th Birthday! Love, Daddy, Yaya, Papa, Auntie Boo, Auntie Jean... more

Rummage sale set for April 29-30

SCITUATE – Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Women will hold its Spring/Summer Rummage Sale at 604 Seven Mile Road, on Friday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 30, from 8:30... more

St. Thomas May Breakfast is set for May 7

SMITHFIELD – St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1 Smith Ave., will host its May Breakfast on Saturday, May 7, from 7 to 10 a.m. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries,... more

Foster Center Baptist Church hosts May Breakfast Saturday

FOSTER – Foster Center Baptist Church, Howard Hill Road, will host its 64th annual May Breakfast on Saturday, April 30, from 7 to 10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12, and free... more

May Breakfast at Chepachet Union Church May 7

GLOCESTER – Chepachet Union Church, 1138 Putnam Pike, will serve its 93rd annual May Breakfast on Saturday, May 7, from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. The menu will include fried or scrambled eggs with bacon and... more

Glocester Manton Library offers Babygarten

GLOCESTER – Glocester Manton Library, 1137 Putnam Pike, is taking registrations for its spring session of Babygarten. Babygarten aims to introduce children ages 8 months to 2 years, and their parents... more

Author Karen Petit to sign books in Scituate

SCITUATE – Author Karen Petit will sign copies of her book “Roger Williams in an Elevator” on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the North Scituate Farmers Market, 46 Institute Lane.