The Observer, Smithfield & West

Chase Bank set to replace Burger King

Several other projects on the docket
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SMITHFIELD – Get your Impossible Whopper from Burger King while it’s still possible. Plans to tear down the fast-food chain restaurant on Route 44 to build a new Chase Bank are going before the... more

R.I. man killed in Smithfield crash

SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island State Police announced Friday that a 47-year-old man died in a one-car car crash on Route 295 south in Smithfield. The victim was identified as Jason Denton, age 47, of... more

Senate passes bill to tow cars illegally parked in handicapped spaces

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PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Senate on Tuesday passed legislation introduced by Sen. Frank Lombardi, of District 26 in Cranston, that would mandate the towing of cars that are illegally parked in... more

Labor of love

SMITHFIELD – With hearts associated with love, it is fitting that the upcoming Smithfield Sentinel Legacy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 29, benefiting the American Heart Association, is a symbol of love for... more

Custodians unlikely to return if schools privatize work

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SCITUATE – Custodial workers say they will most likely not stay on staff if the Scituate School Committee decides to privatize custodial services, said Scituate Custodians Union President Joshua... more

Try, try, try again: Boyns wins Scituate Spelling Bee

SCITUATE – Returning for his third time to the Scituate Spelling Bee, Tristan Boyns of Scituate Middle School bested the top 12 spellers in grades 4-8 after 18 rounds of spelling last Wednesday night... more

Delay at animal shelter could push construction back six weeks

SCITUATE – Another delay in the bid deadline for the Scituate Animal Shelter addition may push construction back another six weeks, said Animal Shelter Building Committee member Johann Sparling.... more

Council and schools seek consensus on plans, projects

SMITHFIELD – With budget season in full swing, the Town Council and School Committee will hold a joint meeting tonight, Thursday, Feb. 13, to discuss projects and initiatives for the upcoming year.... more

What can you do with five minutes?

There is a vintage Frank Sinatra song called “Five Minutes More.” Written by Jule Styne with lyrics by Sammy Cahn, it’s a romantic tune that has Old Blue Eyes pleading with his date to give him more... more

No evidence of sex trafficking scheme in weekend zip-tie incidents

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield Police said shopping carts zip-tied to vehicles at the Crossing at Smithfield last Saturday are not related to a sex trafficking scheme, though they warn that shoppers should... more

Birthday Club

Feb. 6 Happy Birthday, Bethany Godek! From your Godmother Denise

E. Smithfield Library hosts vacation week activities

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will offer activities during school vacation week. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m., the library will host Snapology: RoboPets. Children... more

Generations offers transportation to doctor appointments

SCITUATE – Generations at Chopmist Hill Inn, 1315 Chopmist Hill Road, is now offering doctor appointment transportation Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon. Early appointments are preferred.... more

CAA helps families with heating bills

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Tri-County Community Action Agency is seeking applications from individuals and families in need of help with their fuel bills. Both homeowners and renters may apply for heating... more

Scituate Ice Skate Day set for Tuesday

SCITUATE – The Scituate Recreation Department will host a Scituate Ice Skate Day on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Smithfield Ice Rink, 101 Pleasant View Ave., Smithfield. All... more

American Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets Tuesday

JOHNSTON – The American Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., at Anchor Bay Pocasset, 12 Old Pocasset Lane, for a discussion on treating the movement symptoms... more