The Observer, Smithfield & West

No decision following late-night debate on prime Route 116 acreage

SMITHFIELD - The Town Council entertained three hours of public testimony about the future of Jackson Despres' 80-acre Smithfield Peat Co. land on Route 116 Tuesday night. But at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday... more

Palazzo has 'mixed emotions' as she leaves Smithfield for Ponaganset

GLOCESTER - When Renee Palazzo leaves her position as assistant principal of Smithfield High School to begin her new role as principal of Ponaganset High School this July, she said it's the... more

Meet Scituate High School's top 10 graduating seniors

SCITUATE - Scituate High School has announced its top ranking students of the Class of 2015. Here's an inside look at some of their accomplishments, future plans, and what makes them shine. Leading... more

Officials: Friday's brush fire at Mowry Commons accidental, no one injured

SMITHFIELD - No one was injured in a brush fire that burned between 1/4- to 1/2-acre of woods at Mowry Commons, 374 Farnum Pike in Smithfield, Friday night around 9 p.m. and while the Smithfield Fire... more

Mission of civic beautification guides Gentian Garden Club's War Memorial makeover

SCITUATE - Local residents attending the American Legion Post 19 Memorial Day Parade and observance ceremony on Monday, May 25, will notice a big change at the site of the town's war memorials.... more

Smithfield's Gillis is valedictorian at St. Raphael Academy

PAWTUCKET - Smithfield resident Auston Gillis is the valedictorian and Bristol resident Vanessa Dos Anjos is the salutatorian for the Class of 2015 at St. Raphael Academy. Gillis, the son of public... more

Bryant announces plans for new facilities at Smithfield campus

SMITHFIELD - Bryant University held a ground-breaking ceremony on May 15 for Bryant Builds, the largest facilities initiative in the university's 150-plus history, according to a news release. In... more

Scituate student graduates from CCRI with plans to complete culinary nutrition program

SCITUATE - Allison Contillo, a North Scituate native who graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island on May 15 with an associate degree in general studies and a 3.81 grade point average, is... more

Mother-daughter graduate together from PC

FOSTER - Karla (Kitson) Misto and Kayla Misto, a mother-daughter pair from Foster, both graduated from Providence College on May 17. Karla, who received an Outstanding Business Student award, is a... more

Ramos resigns as director of NCCC, replaced by Dufresne

SMITHFIELD - Deborah Ramos has announced that she is resigning from her role as the executive director of the North Central Chamber of Commerce. Her last day will be Friday, May 22. In her... more

'Before the Reservoir' on display at North Scituate Library

SCITUATE - North Scituate Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will display "Before the Reservoir: Pictures of buildings that are no more, 1915-2015" through July 1. This year marks the 100-year... more

North Scituate Farmers Market now open every Saturday

SCITUATE - The North Scituate Farmers Market is held each Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, through Oct. 3, at 46 Institute Lane (Route 116 on the Art Festival grounds). The market hosts 15-20 vendors... more

Karen Brown nature photos on display

SCITUATE - The nature photography of Karen Brown, of Smithfield, will be on display at North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, through the end of June. An opening reception will be... more

Ponaganset High School names 3rd quarter honor roll

GLOCESTER - The following students have been named to the third quarter honor roll at Ponaganset High School. Grade 12 Highest Honors: Isabella Adamo, Rebecca Bagley, Gabrielle Beargeon, Emily Boss... more

Yard sale will raise funds for a Civil War monument

BURRILLVILLE - The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society will hold a yard sale and fundraiser to raise money to erect a Civil War monument in Pascoag. The yard sale will be held on the... more

Scituate Youth Association fundraiser set for May 29

SCITUATE - Scituate Youth Association will sponsor a Beer and Wine Tasting on Friday, May 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cranston Portuguese Club, 20 Second Ave., Cranston. Cowesett Wine and Spirits... more

Fun with Foam at East Smithfield Library May 27

SMITHFIELD - East Smithfield Library will host Fun with Foam on Wednesday, May 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Turn foam take-out boxes into templates for print-making. Materials will be available.... more

Caregiver support group meets Wednesday

SMITHFIELD - The Dora C. Howard Centre will host its free caregiver support group meeting, You Are Not Alone, on Wednesday, May 27, at 1 p.m. Meetings are held at the Adult Day Services building, 715... more

Chamber's Business After Hours May 27

SMITHFIELD - The North Central Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Business After Hours networking event at the Continental Restaurant, 332 Farnum Pike, on Wednesday, May 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.... more