The Observer, Smithfield & West

Graduation at Caito Field likely despite sinkhole in track

SCITUATE – Caito Field is temporarily closed due to a large sinkhole on the far side of the track, according to Supt. Laurie Andries. She said she hopes graduation ceremonies planned to be held at... more

Smithfield native brings a truckload of the past to the Granite State

One More Thing
John Schlemmer, 69, formerly of Smithfield, lives in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, on the northern end of Lake Winnipesaukee, but when he wants to visit a Rhode Island eatery that he frequented in... more

Locals not buying idea of ditching Chieftains name

GLOCESTER – Local residents interviewed by The Valley Breeze & Observer this week say they are against changing the logo of the Ponaganset Chieftans, opposing the idea of changing the name as... more

Chelminski, Kasbarian, Richard top Smithfield High School Class of 2021

SMITHFIELD – Three students will share the top of the class this year with two co-valedictorians, Maximilian Chelminski and Cameron Kasbarian, and a salutatorian, Victoria Richard, as Smithfield High... more

Tikoian favors solar farm on old Ridge Road dump

Breeze incorrectly identifies site
SMITHFIELD – The best viable option for solar energy in Smithfield is at the former town landfill site on Ridge Road, says Councilor David Tikoian. Following a Town Council work session last week... more

Tabor, Wiharso lead Scituate High School’s top 10

SCITUATE – Delicious spicy chicken sandwiches from the cafeteria and amazing friends topped the list of memorable high school moments for Scituate High School’s Class of 2021 Valedictorian Leah Tabor... more

Smithfield’s NASA scientist brings astronomy to McCabe

SMITHFIELD – From the reaches of the universe to the screens of McCabe Elementary School, NASA visualization scientist and Smithfield resident Kimberly Arcand spent an afternoon last Thursday... more

Boy Scouts host storyboard walk on importance of flags

SMITHFIELD – Learn why there are stripes on the U.S. flag while taking a hike along the Mercier Trail in Smithfield as part of Boy Scout Troop 3 Greenville’s story walk starting June 14. Troop leader... more

Smith-Appleby hosts Outdoor Museum Day

SMITHFIELD – Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road, will host an Outdoor Museum Day and New Train Station Exhibit on Sunday, May 16, from noon to 4 p.m. This event will include an 1800s Re... more

Kibble Closet seeking pet food donations

SMITHFIELD – The Kibble Closet, 615 Putnam Pike, is seeking donations of pet food and bedding for pet owners in need. The The Kibble Closet is a pet food pantry, operated from Village Paws grooming... more