The Observer, Smithfield & West

Deslauriers named Smithfield’s Teacher of the Year 2021

SMITHFIELD – Any student in the past 11 years who took computer science courses at Smithfield High School has Michael Deslauriers to thank, and the Smithfield School Department has extended its own... more

Pools remain in high demand; chlorine could run low

Demand for pools remains very high as Rhode Island moves toward its 2021 swimming season, but local pool store owners say they currently have enough chlorine on the shelves for now. National news... more

Glocester youth needs handicapped-accessible van

GLOCESTER – With a new power wheelchair on its way, 9-year-old Natalia Carosi and her family are looking for help purchasing a handicapped-accessible van to help load the chair during the family’s... more

Smithfield Fashion Show returns with new format, same fun

SMITHFIELD – There was a delay and a change of formatting, but nothing can stop the Smithfield Fashion Show from returning this year with an online telethon format. The hope, say organizers, is that... more

McCormick resigns as liaison to PWSB after land purchase

SCITUATE – Town Councilor Tim McCormick submitted a letter of resignation as council liaison to the Providence Water Supply Board after he made a major land purchase at 315 Trimtown Road that could... more

Solar projects possible at two municipal properties

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield will send out requests for proposals to look into all options for solar projects on two town properties and other solar initiatives. In addition, the town will work with... more

Pannone praises DPW for going above and beyond

SCITUATE – The Department of Public Works helped get the ball rolling on two major recreation projects in Scituate and saved the town tax dollars on outside labor, says Recreation Director David... more

Fidelity adds 500 jobs in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – Beginning as a student at Bryant University, Town Manager Randy Rossi said he’s watched the financial corridor in Smithfield grow over the past two decades, and said its success is... more

Golf tourney will raise funds to research Glocester youth’s rare disorder

GLOCESTER – Three-year-old Chase Callahan was born with a disorder so rare that only 60 cases of his form of Ehler-Danlos syndrome, a disease affecting the connective tissues in the body, were... more

Hike Sprague Farm in Glocester Saturday

GLOCESTER – The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council will host a hike at Sprague Farm on Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m. This hike is part of the 2021 Explore the Woonasquatucket recreational series... more

Revive the Roots holds plant sale Saturday

SMITHFIELD – Revive the Roots is hosting its 4th annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale this Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for plant browsing and cold season plant pickups at 374 Farnum Pike in... more

Hike at Powder Mill Refuge with the Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library will host an Audubon Discovery Hike on Monday, May 10, at 10 a.m. Join the library for a visit to the Audubon Society Powder Mill Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson... more