The Observer, Smithfield & West

Police adding enforcement after serious speeding on Central Pike

Inconsistent speed limits will be addressed
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SCITUATE – When 70-year-old resident Steven Thomas walked across Central Pike to collect his mail and felt the breeze of a BMW traveling more than double the speed limit pass by him with less than... more

St. Philip Food Pantry celebrates 25 years of feeding the community

SMITHFIELD – Twenty-five years and thousands of pounds of food donated to people in need later, the food bank at the St. Philip Parish is providing more meals to families in need than ever. Of the... more

Senior officers write more tickets in Smithfield

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SMITHFIELD – Of the 42 officers in the Smithfield Police Department, three officers have accounted for approximately one quarter of the 10,254 traffic tickets issued since Jan. 1, 2017. Those three... more

Scituate Business Association brings scarecrows and selfies

SCITUATE – Spooky, scary and fun scarecrows will liven up local streets from Oct. 21 through Nov. 10 for the first “Scarecrows in the Villages,” hosted by the Scituate Business Association. SBA... more

Steve Waxman puts stamp of approval on post office career

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“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” Most everybody has heard these words which are known as the postal workers... more

Plan: Smithfield athletic complex desperately needs fix, but money short

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SMITHFIELD – Focusing on a track and field riddled with cracks and uneven surfaces, the Smithfield Athletics Capital Committee has developed a preliminary 10-year plan to get school facilities back... more

Girl Scouts support juvenile diabetes walk

JOHNSTON – The Girl Scouts from Greenville’s Troop 922 danced along the sidelines and offered words of encouragement to walkers in Sunday’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation annual fundraiser... more

Scituate Health Alliance receives opioid overdose solution grant

SCITUATE – The Scituate Health Alliance has received a $20,100 grant from the Tri-County Community Action Agency and the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 4 Caleb Frade: My little buddy; number nine and doing fine! Love, Gramps!

Scituate Special Financial Town Meeting Tuesday

SCITUATE – A Special Financial Town Meeting will be held at the Scituate Middle/High School Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., to consider the issuance of public safety bonds. The financing... more

Greenville Library to reopen Oct. 15

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, has announced that due to unforeseen circumstances with its parking lot project construction, the library will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 15.... more

Pumpkin Decorating at Hope Library Wednesday

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host Pumpkin Decorating on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring in a... more