The Observer, Smithfield & West

Parents call for optional masks in coming year

SMITHFIELD – Each day children wear masks in school, hundreds of smiles are not seen, says parent Kayla Mills, who pleaded along with several other Smithfield parents that the School Committee... more

Scituate Preservation Society’s ‘Biggest Little Farm’ movie night raises funds for grange

SCITUATE – The Scituate Preservation Society is holding an outdoor movie night of “The Biggest Little Farm” on July 30 to help raise funds for repairs a the historic North Scituate Grange at 706... more

Residents concerned about construction runoff in Slacks Pond

SMITHFIELD – Two concerned citizens are speaking out after seeing extensive rain runoff from a construction site flowing into a tributary that pours into Slacks Pond. They say they’re hoping to... more

Animal control says stay clear of sickly foxes

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield Animal Control officials are reporting an increased number of calls related to sick foxes with mange in town, and are asking residents to not feed or trap the animals, but... more

Water returns after wells run dry at Rockland Oaks

SCITUATE – Several toilets with running leaks caused wells to dry up at Rockland Oaks, Scituate Housing Authority’s senior living facility, leaving residents without running water for approximately... more

Plan Commission gives a nod to Coldbrook Terrace

SCITUATE – The Scituate Plan Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a master plan for a project that's drawn some opposition, Coldbrook Terrace, after its developers, Village at Chopmist, reduced... more

For John Emin, the past is ever present, but the future matters most

One More Thing
At 85, John Emin is excited about the future. “I’ve always felt the best is yet to come,” he says. Perhaps his positive attitude stems from his family’s roots. Known in town for his long involvement... more

Scituate Summer Concert Series dates announced

SCITUATE – The 2021 Scituate Summer Concert Series has announced the following shows. • Wednesday, July 28, the Driftwoods will perform at the North Scituate gazebo. • Wednesday, Aug. 4, Atwater-... more

Gallagher Middle School announces fourth quarter honor roll

SMITHFIELD – The following students have been named to Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School's fourth quarter honor roll. Grade 8 High Honors: Jayden Argenti, Olek Bogusz, Seth Borges, Kaylee Bowater,... more

College News

Emma Borin, of North Scituate, was named to the dean’s list for 2020/2021 at Emerson College.

Ponaganset Middle School announces fourth quarter honor roll

GLOCESTER – The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Ponaganset Middle School. Grade 8 First Honors: Savanna Abbott, Nicholas Altieri, Elijah Alves, Ethan Arnold,... more