The Observer, Smithfield & West

Music teacher voices hope for full-time position

SMITHFIELD - After fighting last May to save her position as the high school choral director, Katherine Young spoke before the Smithfield School Committee on Sept. 21 to request that her half-time... more

Police in Smithfield investigating stabbing

SMITHFIELD - Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred at around 2:53 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. Smithfield officers responded to the parking lot of 935 Douglas Pike for a report of a... more

Smithfield woman sentenced for embezzling $274,000 from employer

PROVIDENCE – Christi Romano, also known as Christi Machala, 36, of Smithfield, was sentenced Thursday, Sept. 24 to four years probation, the first six months to be served in home confinement, for... more

Glocester man pleads guilty to making meth

GLOCESTER – Kevin Lewis, 40, of Glocester pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to manufacturing methamphetamine, or meth, according to a press release from the... more

'Teddy gives back' to shelter with fundraiser Oct. 4

SMITHFIELD - For Susan Parker, co-owner of Dynamic Dog Training Services in Warwick, the Smithfield Animal Shelter is "number one" in her book, she says. That's because it's where she adopted her... more

Proceeds from craft fair and car show will benefit St. Eugene's food pantry

GLOCESTER - Hoping to catch some of the Columbus Day weekend traffic, a group in Glocester is hosting its 6th annual classic car and craft show on Sunday, Oct. 11, to benefit the food pantry at St.... more

Brooks family expands its Smithfield restaurant, offers two menus at one location

SMITHFIELD - Geri Brooks, owner of Mama B'z Pizza, Pasta, and Pints in Smithfield, has taken the phrase "personalized pizza" to a new level. Customers at the new restaurant, which is connected to... more

Smithfield Savor the Flavor event set for Oct. 6

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield Rotary Club will host a Savor the Flavor tasting event at Bryant University, George E. Bello Center, 1150 Douglas Pike, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. This tasting... more

Volunteer for a seat on the Smithfield Sewer Authority Board

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield Town Council is seeking local applicants to serve on the Sewer Authority Board. Members of the board are responsible for ensuring proper removal and disposal of sewage... more

Tutoring offered at Greenville Public Library

SMITHFIELD - Greenville Public Library and Bryant University are once again participating in a Federal Work Study Program to provide tutors to children who would like extra help in improving their... more

GPS Scavenger Hunt Saturday in Foster

FOSTER - Foster Preservation Society will sponsor a Discover Foster GPS Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be nine different historical sites. Sign up at the... more

Haunted Hayrides offered at Seven Cedars Farm

SMITHFIELD - Seven Cedars Farm, 10 John Mowry Road, will offer Haunted Hayrides on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from Oct. 2 through Nov. 1, 7-10 p.m., with the last ride starting at 9:30 p.m. The... more

Sunday comedy fundraiser to benefit Dare to Dream Ranch

WEST WARWICK - A comedy fundraiser, hosted by, will be held at the West Warwick Elks Lodge, 60 Clyde St., on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Foster's... more

Oktoberfest Dinner at Our Redeemer Church Saturday

SMITHFIELD - Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 54 Cedar Swamp Road, will host its annual Oktoberfest Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 5:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. Traditional German food... more

SHS soccer teams host Pink Out Saturday

SMITHFIELD - On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Smithfield High School boys' and girls' soccer teams will host their annual Pink Out event to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.... more

Harmony Library hosts author visit

GLOCESTER - The Harmony Library will host a memoir writer's visit on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Community Room. Debbie Kaiman Tillinghast of Glocester will read excerpts from... more

Glocester libraries offer story times

GLOCESTER - The Glocester libraries' story time program currently has openings for toddlers at the Glocester Manton Library and for preschool and kindergartners at the Harmony Library. During Toddler... more

Learn about mushroom hunting at the library

SCITUATE - North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host Mushroom Hunting: R.I.'s Amazing Wild Mushrooms on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. Ryan Bouchard is the author and... more

Anniversary celebration and Antiques Festival at Village at Waterman Lake Saturday

SMITHFIELD - The Village at Waterman Lake, 715 Putnam Pike, will host its 25th anniversary celebration and Antiques Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experts from Skinner Antique... more

Cicilline available Saturday in Greenville

SMITHFIELD - This Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m., U.S. Rep. David Cicilline will be holding his open office hours in Smithfield as part of his "Reach Out 19" initiative. This event will take place... more

Join Game Day every Friday at Greenville library

SMITHFIELD - Every Friday is Game Day in the children's room at the Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. There are board games to play for children ages 4-10. No... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 7 Ava Gregory - Sarah Gregory, Happy 9th Birthday! We love you, Gram and Poppa. Oct. 11 Happy Birthday Mike Aubin! From the Barnetts Oct. 18 Sam Aubin, Happy 18th Birthday! From Uncle Ron, Aunt... more

Greenville Library story times begin next week

SMITHFIELD - Registration for the fall series of story times at Greenville Public Library will be taken through Saturday, Oct. 3. Turtle Time for children ages 1¬?-2¬? will be held on Mondays at 10:... more

Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday

PROVIDENCE - The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals is hosting a Cancer Survivors Day for cancer survivors, family, friends and support teams on Sunday, Oct... more