The Observer, Smithfield & West

Scituate will replace Ponaganset Falls gate at original location

SCITUATE – The Scituate Department of Public Works will replace the missing gate at Ponaganset Falls at local taxpayers’ expense. Councilor Tim McCormick, liaison to the Providence Water Supply Board... more

Glocester man arrested after fatal crash

GLOCESTER – Travis Beaulieu, of Glocester, pictured, has been arrested for a motor vehicle crash that killed one Connecticut woman and her dog on Sunday, Feb. 21. At approximately 7:12 p.m. on... more

Parents at forum: Racism in Smithfield is swept under the rug

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SMITHFIELD – At the first of many planned community conversations about racism and prejudice in Smithfield last week, parents said the town and its schools have an ongoing pattern of sweeping racist... more

Plans in early stages for seniors’ return to high school

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield High School seniors are hopeful about the prospect of a full-time, full-class return to school before the end of the school year, and Principal Daniel Kelley says he is... more

Smithfield cautious to enter solar power agreement

SMITHFIELD – The town will take more time to go over yearly electricity usage in municipal buildings before signing a power agreement that could result in a possible savings of more than $4 million... more

Developers return with more info on Betty Pond Road project

SCITUATE – Developers behind a proposed project on Betty Pond Road will return to the Plan Commission with more information on driveway access and a possible land donation before moving forward with... more

Laptops, smartphones, meat grinders, and the trap of high tech

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As with any addiction, it begins innocently. One day you’re getting along fine with a flip phone and an old laptop. Really old. Then someone laughs at you one time too many after you whip out the... more

Birthday Club

March 2 Happy Birthday, Nicole Dotzenrod! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze! March 6 Gloria Tanguay, Happy Birthday from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! March 10 Happy Birthday,... more

Early voting available at Scituate Town Hall

SCITUATE – The town of Scituate has announced that early voting will be available at Town Hall, 195 Danielson Pike, through Monday, March 1, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voters are... more

Scituate Scholarship Fund opens application period

The Scituate Scholarship Fund, formerly the Scituate Scholarship Foundation, has opened the application period for its 2021 Scituate Scholarships. To be eligible, an applicant must be: • A student... more

Trinity Church hosts blood drive April 2

SCITUATE – Trinity Episcopal Church will host a blood drive on Friday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to noon, in Aldrich Hall, 249 Danielson Pike. To schedule an appointment, visit www.ribc.org/drives . The... more