The Observer, Smithfield & West

Sadness as newly beautified skate park demolished

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GLOCESTER – Residents are airing their frustrations after witnessing the demolition of the Glocester Skate Park at Glocester Memorial Park to make way for a new bocce ball course and playgrounds.... more

Glocester man arrested after fatal crash

GLOCESTER – Travis Beaulieu, of Glocester, pictured, has been arrested for a motor vehicle crash that killed one Connecticut woman and her dog on Sunday, Feb. 21. At approximately 7:12 p.m. on... more

Smithfield Town Council hears resident concerns over zoning changes

SMITHFIELD – Applauding the large turnout and public involvement in Tuesday night’s meeting, the Town Council voted to table 53 local zoning changes to give residents more time to discuss the effects... more

Scituate brings back Recycling Committee

SCITUATE – With an increase in trash disposal fees expected for Scituate, Town Councilor Theresa Yeaw says she is excited to revitalize the Scituate Recycling Committee. Six members, including former... more

Ponaganset planning firewood drive, essay contest in lead-up to 9/11 tribute

GLOCESTER – An effort to raise awareness of the upcoming 9/11 memorial and traveling museum at Ponaganset High School in April includes a fundraiser, a blood drive and a firewood collection to... more

Youth forum will focus on unity mural

SMITHFIELD – A second community meeting on racism will focus on a proposed mural in the place of previous racist graffiti to begin a new story of acceptance and equality. Led by the Smithfield Youth... more

Smithfield Village seeks extension on final plans

SMITHFIELD – The developers behind Smithfield Village are facing challenges winning a final signoff for their 27-acre commercial and residential project after receiving conditional approval for their... more

Hodgkins selected for accomplishments in health studies

SMITHFIELD – After years of success in the Health Occupation Students of America Future Health Professionals club competitions, Smithfield sophomore Kileigh Hodgkins was nominated as a delegate in... more

Esek Hopkins trails cleared of dead trees

SCITUATE – Walking trails along the wooded portion of Esek Hopkins Park are safer after weeks of dead tree removal and trail clearing, says Scituate Land Trust Chairman Robert Bower, who added that... more

Scituate Rotary welcomes new members

SCITUATE – The Scituate Rotary Club officially inducted new members Joe Webster, David Caba, Rene Pepler, Venson Jordan, and Mark Calzo Sr. on Jan. 18. The club said all of its new members have been... more