The Observer, Smithfield & West

Amazing opportunity with purchase of Camp Shepard

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SMITHFIELD – The town has taken advantage of what Town Council President Suzy Alba calls a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the purchase of the Camp Shepard property, which includes 114 acres of... more

Foster will decide on new police station bond

FOSTER – With a current police station unfit for use with several deficiencies, Police Station Building Committee member Joe Walsh says town votes will decide whether to borrow $3 million for a new... more

Scituate Art Festival considers virtual show to continue grants

SCITUATE – While the final coat of paint dries at the Scituate Congregational Church, the green across the street that houses the Scituate Art Festival will remain empty this year as the fall... more

Angelo requests recount after coming 23 votes shy of Caisse

SMITHFIELD – Only 23 votes shy of the second-place winner in the Democratic primary for Smithfield School Committee, endorsed candidate Jeffrey Angelo has requested a recount in a final effort for a... more

DuPont concedes to Archambault for a second time

SMITHFIELD – For the second time in two consecutive elections, Sen. Stephen Archambault defeated his opponent in the Democratic primary for District 22 after Melanie DuPont conceded last Friday... more

Expect Home Rule Charter delivered to homes next week

SCITUATE – Every home in Scituate should receive a copy of the proposed Home Rule Charter in the mail next week after $10,000 was allotted during the Financial Town Meeting to give voters a chance to... more

Booster Club hits halfway mark for concession stand

SCITUATE – The Scituate Booster Club is nearly halfway to its goal to purchase a new concession stand at the newly constructed Caito Field after raising more than $35,000 in its brick fundraiser.... more

Gentian Garden Club plant sale Saturday

SCITUATE – The Gentian Garden Club will host its “Fabulous Fall Plant Sale” on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the North Scituate Community House, 546 West Greenville Road. All plants... more

Glocester Heritage Society meets Monday

GLOCESTER – The next meeting of the Glocester Heritage Society will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., in the historic 1867 one-room Evans Schoolhouse, located behind the Glocester Town Hall.... more

Temporary road closure scheduled for Monday in Hope Village

SCITUATE – As part of its ongoing resurfacing project for Main Street (Route 115) in the village of Hope in Scituate, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will close the road between Jackson... more

RIDOH and DEM recommend lifting restrictions for blue-green algae in Slack Reservoir

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recommend lifting the advisory restricting recreational activities at Slack Reservoir in... more