The Observer, Smithfield & West

Heart sculptures spread joy in Hope

SCITUATE – To shine a ray of light into the lives of Hope Elementary School teachers, logger Keith Yeaw and his son, Kole, created wooden, heart-shaped sculptures with inspiring messages displayed at... more

Question in Smithfield: Elected mayor or appointed manager?

SMITHFIELD – The question of whether Smithfield will have an elected mayor or continue with a Town Council-appointed town manager should be left to the people, says Charter Review Commission member... more

Police investigating Mahoney for DPW trash drop

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SCITUATE – Police say they’re investigating after Town Council President John Mahoney allegedly broke into a garbage dumpster at the Scituate Department of Public Works to throw out his trash,... more

Smithfield Small Business Bolt gives back to local businesses

SMITHFIELD – After enjoying success with fundraisers for the Old County Road Elementary School playground, two Smithfield women have partnered up to help local small businesses during the pandemic.... more

Scituate seeks options after FTM denied

SCITUATE – The Rhode Island Department of Health has denied plans for a socially distant Financial Town Meeting on June 9, leaving the town in need of alternate solutions. During the May 14 meeting,... more

Bottone and Yekelchik top Ponaganset's Class of 2020

The self-driven students topping Ponaganset High School Class of 2020, Valedictorian Nicholas Bottone and Salutatorian Leah Yekelchik, said they owe their success to hard work, focus and involvement... more

SHS’s Kelley: Lack of compliance calls events into question

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield High School Principal Dan Kelley said students did not adhere to social distancing requirements during an evening to honor the Class of 2020 seniors last week, raising... more

June 1 is move-in date for Scituate Police Station

SCITUATE – Town Councilor David D’Agostino says everything is back on schedule at the Scituate Police Station, which will be completed by June 1. D’Agostino, council liaison to the Police Station... more

Smithfield sisters write ‘Quarantine Remix’

SMITHFIELD – Making the best of their time at home during social distancing, two Smithfield sisters wrote, directed, and produced a quarantine remix of “Almost Home” by Christian band Mercy Me... more

Scituate DPW lists drop-off times

SCITUATE – The Scituate Department of Public Works, 1 Lincoln Circle, has announced drop-off times. The following items will be accepted during the times listed: • Landscape materials less than 2... more

Hope Library offers contactless pickup

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will now offer contactless pickup. The library will have limited hours of operation during Phase 1: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,... more

North Scituate Library offers curbside pickup

SCITUATE – As part of its first phase of reopening, North Scituate Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will offer curbside pickup of library materials starting this week. Patrons interested in the... more

Library hosts Books Before Bedtime

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library will offer a virtual Books Before Bedtime program on Mondays at 7 p.m. The library’s Miss Alyce will offer an online story time. Visit https://www.facebook.... more