The Observer, Smithfield & West

Smithfield residents disappointed, angry with officials

Others urge town leaders to move on from summer of turmoil
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SMITHFIELD - Tuesday night's Town Council meeting ended around 9 p.m. when young Councilman Greg Tocco was gaveled down by President Bernard Hawkins after a resident's comment set him off on an angry... more

Tassoni files for restraining order after phone call

SMITHFIELD - A former state senator has filed for a restraining order against a former Town Council president after receiving a phone call that he described to Smithfield police as threatening. On... more

Building collapse at Bryant leaves six injured

SMITHFIELD – Fire and police officials were on site at Bryant University Tuesday after a building in the middle of construction collapsed, injuring six workers, shortly before 8:30 a.m. A... more

Little Rhody Vasa Park celebrates 50 years in Foster

FOSTER - A little park in Foster with Scandinavian ties will be celebrating its 50th anniversary later this month and members of the public are invited to join the cultural festivities. Little Rhody... more

Committee begins researching how to compensate school administrators

SMITHFIELD - Just as two new administrators are starting in the school district this year, a committee approved by the town's School Committee has begun looking at how all administrators are... more

Scituate family's orchard carries on legacy of former owners

SCITUATE - With the opening of their apple orchard and farmstand, one Scituate family is hoping to carry on the tradition of their former neighbors' family-run business, which locals may remember... more

Training simulator for Smithfield Fire will also benefit other local fire departments

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield Fire Department will receive a nearly $250,000 federal grant that will also benefit a handful of northern Rhode Island fire departments, including Cumberland, North... more

Smith-Appleby House hosts annual meeting Sept. 10

SMITHFIELD - The Smith-Appleby House, 220 Stillwater Road, will host its annual membership meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. At the meeting new, veteran, and prospective members will learn... more

Public tour around Moswansicut Reservoir Sept. 12

SCITUATE - Providence Water will host a public tour around Moswansicut Reservoir on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Free public field tours are offered during different seasons of the year.... more

Smithfield Sportsman's Club will host 82nd annual field day Sept. 20

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield Sportsman's Club will hold its 82nd annual field day on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 14 Walter Carey Road in Smithfield, starting at 10 a.m. In addition to public shooting, there... more

College news

Victoria Ramos of North Scituate graduated from Saint Joseph's College of Maine with a bachelor of science in exercise science-exercise specialist. McKenzie Meehan of North Scituate has graduated... more

Gentian Club fall plant sale set for Sept. 19

SCITUATE - The Gentian Garden club will hold its fall plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Community House, 546 West Greenville Road. The club's meeting for September... more

Hope Historical Society will meet Sept. 12

SCITUATE - The 7th annual meeting of the Hope Historical Society will be held at the "Howland Barn," in Hope, on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is the election of... more

Karen Petit book signing event Saturday

SCITUATE - Author Karen Petit will sign copies of her books, "Mayflower Dreams" and "Banking on Dreams," on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Scituate Farmers Market, 46 Institute Lane.

Scituate Senior Services seeking kitchen manager

SCITUATE - Scituate Senior Services is accepting applications for a part-time kitchen manager/senior van driver for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The manager will be responsible for dining room... more

Apple Valley Garden Club meets Sept. 8

SMITHFIELD - The Apple Valley Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 54 Cedar Swamp Road, in Greenville. The Club members will participate in a... more

Birthday Club

Sept. 1 Happy Birthday Tom Ward, from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! Sept. 4 Happy 8th Birthday Kylie Baughan! Love, Great-Grandma Davis and Aunt Nancy Sept. 10 Emma Fortier - Happy 10th... more

Pain Awareness Event Sept. 19 at Miriam Hospital

PROVIDENCE - The U.S. Pain Foundation will host a Pain Awareness Event on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave., in Providence. The event will be held in the... more

Walk to Defeat ALS steps off Sept. 20

WARWICK - The ALS Association Rhode Island Chapter is having its 14th annual Walk to Defeat ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) on Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Confreda Sports... more

Relay for Life volunteers wanted in local communities

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers throughout Rhode Island- walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference - to organize... more