The Observer, Smithfield & West

Smithfield proposes $107M capital improvement projects for next 6 years

SMITHFIELD – Over the next six years, the town of Smithfield could see an expanded Greenville Public Library, more sidewalks, repairs to Whipple Field, a new parks and recreation building at... more

Man in federal custody on stolen firearms, bank fraud charges

Edwin William Rosa, 45, of Peabody, Mass., was ordered detained in federal custody Tuesday, charged with possession of stolen firearms and bank fraud. Rosa allegedly purchased eight firearms from... more

Scituate school officials hope for better participation on next year’s PARCC

SCITUATE – Given a week to digest the results of last spring’s PARCC exams, Scituate school officials are blaming poor high school and middle school scores on even poorer participation rates. There... more

Residents demand more details on dog park, public hearing continued to January

SMITHFIELD – Dozens of residents spoke for nearly two hours at the Nov. 17 Town Council meeting, many annoyed and some angry that the Town Council was asked to approve an ordinance for a proposed... more

St. Thomas Church opens new kitchen to public this holiday season

SMITHFIELD – After a couple of years without, St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Greenville, under the leadership of the Rev. Susan Carpenter, once again has a fully functional commercial kitchen, which... more

Barnes ‘not satisfied’ with first PARCC results

GLOCESTER – As Supt. Michael Barnes, of the Foster-Glocester School District, waits for the Rhode Island Department of Education to release more in-depth data on PARCC, he expresses dissatisfaction... more