The Observer, Smithfield & West

Housing Authority seeks management company for Rockland Oaks

SCITUATE – Following a joint meeting with the Town Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rhode Island Housing on the mismanagement of 24-unit subsidized apartment complex Rockland Oaks,... more

Citizens courts to open this week, fields delayed to July

JOHNSTON – Since opening last August, the promise of public use for the many recreational fields at the Citizens Bank corporate campus off Greenville Avenue has been left unfulfilled, but according... more

Paolucci sets the record straight on school ask

SMITHFIELD – Supt. Judy Paolucci released an “apples-to-apples” comparison of fiscal year 2019-2020 budget figures focusing on the percentage increase of town appropriation to the School Department... more

Pet oxygen masks a life-saving gift

GLOCESTER – Thanks to a donation from Moriarty’s Fence Company, the volunteer firefighters at the Chepachet Fire Department are equipped with pet oxygen masks to help families with four-legged... more

Scituate rescue finds homes for dogs from high-kill shelter

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SCITUATE – Suki, a sweet Labrador mix with chocolate-brown eyes and a white patch on her chest, loves going for her daily walks to North Scituate gazebo with Amy David, a volunteer with Rhode Island... more

Scituate property values, tax bills rise

SCITUATE – A 2018 revaluation saw property values on single-family homes increase an average of 14.5 percent from 2015 to 2018, according to Scituate Finance Director Karen Beattie, who said the... more

Firm conducts elementary school site review

SMITHFIELD – An architectural firm conducted a preliminary site survey of three of the four Smithfield elementary schools during this week’s April vacation to get a head start on architectural design... more

Schwartz returns with political satire in ‘Me Three’

SCITUATE – Playwright and Scituate resident Lenny Schwartz says he’s stepped out of his comfort zone to write a political satire about gender identity, political incorrectness, and the world after... more

Baima completes basic training

SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob Baima graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an eight-week program that included... more

Provencial completes basic training

SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Air Force Airman Ethan Provencial graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an eight-week program that... more

Riggs receives Providence Engineering Society’s Freeman Award

SCITUATE – Larry Riggs, of North Scituate, president of Pare Corporation, was awarded the 2019 Freeman Award by the Providence Engineering Society. The Society gives the Freeman Award as their... more

Two Georgiaville scouts earn top rank

SMITHFIELD – John Fontaine and Bryce Moroni of Troop 1 in Georgiaville achieved Eagle Scout status on March 29 after years of work moving through the rank earning numerous merit badges and... more

Cerra named administrator of Hebert Health & Rehabilitation

SMITHFIELD – JBF Healthcare Management Inc. has announced the appointment of Kerri Ann Cerra as administrator of Hebert Health & Rehabilitation, at 180 Log Road. The announcement was made by... more

Drug Take Back Event Wednesday

SCITUATE – Generations at Chopmist Hill, 1315 Chopmist Hill Road, will host a Medication Safety Presentation and Drug Take Back Event on Wednesday, April 24, from noon to 2 p.m. Accepted medications... more

Foster Earth Day Cleanup event set for April 27

FOSTER – The Foster Conservation Commission invites residents to celebrate Earth Day with a town-wide cleanup on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will meet at Town Hall, 181... more

Smithfield High School multi-class reunion set for July 6

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield High School Class of 1979 is hosting a multiple class reunion at Matunuck Community Association, 619 Matunuck Beach Road, Wakefield, on Saturday, July 6, from 3 to 10 p.m... more