The Observer, Smithfield & West

A round of ‘ap-paws’ for Little Rhody Rescue

Glocester rescue finds homes for 500 dogs
GLOCESTER – Little Rhody Rescue of Glocester began in 2002 with only four dogs, but has grown over past 17 years to a rescue celebrating adoption of 500 dogs through PetSmart in one year. To... more

Retired Cranston officer ordered to pay restitution for car break-in

SMITHFIELD – A retired Cranston police officer accused of stealing from vehicles in a Smithfield church parking lot has been ordered to pay restitution to the victims after facing a judge on Jan. 15... more

Sale pending at former Benny’s headquarters

SMITHFIELD – New ownership is in the works for the former Benny’s distribution center, 340 Waterman Ave., where the sale of the historic Esmond Mills is pending, according to listing agent Thomas... more

Home of the Apple King first among Smithfield’s historic marked houses

SMITHFIELD – Holding up the 11-by-16 inch oval historic home marker plaque in his left hand, Robert Leach, chairman of the Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission, pointed to the three hammers of... more

Central Pike gets new guardrails, but Chippendale wants more

FOSTER – The Central Pike in Foster is safer thanks to the efforts of Rep. Michael Chippendale, who said he saw the rotted guardrails by the Barden Reservoir and took action. Made and installed in... more

Abutters concerned after meeting on Sand Trace canceled

SMITHFIELD – Delays continue for the proposed Sand Trace development off Mann School Road after another public hearing on a master plan was canceled last Thursday, Jan. 10, due to notification issues... more

Scituate Town Council orders review on police station before construction resumes

SCITUATE – The newly inaugurated Scituate Town Council met for its first public meeting last Thursday to decide council positions and begin working on fulfilling campaign promises. The seven... more

East Smithfield Library closed Monday

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.