The Observer, Smithfield & West

School, celebrities rally around youth diagnosed with cancer

SMITHFIELD – “Noah, Noah, Noah, Noah,” cheered members of the LaPerche Elementary School student body, who were decked out in green during an assembly last Friday morning to support 5th-grader Noah... more

Three residents removed from FTM as $2 million bond approved

SCITUATE – Three Scituate residents, including former Town Council President John Mahoney, were removed from Tuesday’s Financial Town Meeting, a forum highlighted by passage of a $2 million safety... more

Mahoney dumps estates for much larger project

350-unit apartment structure will bring in more money
SCITUATE – The prospect of more money has driven former Town Council President John Mahoney to go in a new direction with his contentious six-building, 18-unit development, Chopmist Hill Estates. He’... more

Parent donates raised bed for each class at LaPerche

SMITHFIELD Two years after the first shovel hit the dirt in the LaPerche Elementary School garden, a local parent has volunteered his time to take the garden to the next level by adding 14 raised... more

Jam business source of pride for autistic son

SMITHFIELD – When Jason Wood completed the special education system at 21 years old, his mom, Deb Wood, Smithfield resident and WeBeJammin founder, said she wanted to find something that would... more

Council signs thru-trucking on Hope Furnace Road

Additional concessions improve deal
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SCITUATE – The town of Scituate signed an improved thru-trucking agreement for Hope Furnace Road with J. R. Vinagro with a lowered speed limit of 20 mph that gives the town access to each truck’s GPS... more

School board chairman donates laptops to West Glocester Elementary

GLOCESTER – School Committee Chairman John Burlingame and his crew at Staples of Smithfield donated $10,000 in Dell laptop computers to the West Glocester Elementary School last Thursday, Oct. 10. As... more

Smithfield PD and accreditation assessment team invite public comment

SMITHFIELD – A site based assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will arrive on Monday, Oct. 21, to examine various aspects of the Smithfield Police... more

Free flu vaccine clinics in Scituate

SCITUATE – A free flu vaccine clinic will be held at the Scituate Neighborhood Health Station, 35 Village Plaza Way, on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free flu vaccine clinics will... more

Palm readings at East Smithfield Library

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will offer palm readings on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A local psychic will be available for 10-minute, private palm reading... more

SHS hosts ‘A Night at the Museum’ Oct. 23

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield High School World Language Department along with the Smithfield High School Parent Council will host “A Night at the Museum” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., at... more