The Observer, Smithfield & West

Tassel worth the ‘Hassell’ – Scituate High Class of 2018 says goodbye

SCITUATE – Under the cumulus clouds on a warm early evening last Friday, members of the Scituate High School Class of 2018 received their diplomas during the school’s 61st graduation at the North... more

Hope Pond beach renamed for lifelong community organizer

SCITUATE – Lifelong Hope community organizer Lillian Schofield Salisbury was not easy to keep in the dark about the June 7 Hope Pond beach dedication in her name. Last Thursday, family and friends... more

R.I. Supreme Court gives Coccoli a win in Hope Mill case

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SCITUATE – The Rhode Island Supreme Court reversed one of four Superior Court decisions involving Vincent Coccoli, previous owner of the Hope Mills, and his $22 million lawsuit against the town of... more

Smithfield’s deputy chief retires after 25 years of service

SMITHFIELD – After 25 years at the Smithfield Police Department, Deputy Police Chief Robert VanNieuwenhuyze is serving his final month before retirement on June 30. Born and raised in Smithfield,... more

Smithfield awarded RIDE grant to implement two new pathways

SMITHFIELD – Ending the school year on a high note, Smithfield High School was awarded $122,165 in Rhode Island Department of Education Career and Technical Education grants to create two new... more

Hairsay Salon owners work together to stay together

SMITHFIELD – Best friends Andrea Argenti and Jessica Grissom, both of Scituate, opened their own beauty shop, Hairsay Salon, 16 Cedar Swamp Road, designed from the bottom up to be a successful... more

Scituate seniors earn scholarships at Awards Night

SCITUATE – The following seniors were honored at Scituate High School’s Scholarship and Awards Night on May 15. Citations From the Office of the Attorney General of Rhode Island • Valedictorian:... more

Scituate High School’s SADD takes third place in PSA contest

SCITUATE – This year’s winners of the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation’s PSA video contest have been announced, with the SADD group at Scituate High School taking third place, and $350. The goal... more

Scituate Scouts earn Silver Award

SCITUATE – Four members of Girl Scout Troop 127 were recognized at a Higher Awards Ceremony at Bryant University receiving the Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette Scout can earn on May 24. The... more