The Observer, Smithfield & West

Knitting knockers for a cause

SMITHFIELD – The knitters at the Greenville Library are working for a cause this October, creating “Knitted Knockers” for breast cancer survivors in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The... more

Foster police seek suspects in theft of tobacco products

FOSTER – The Foster Police Department is investigating an overnight breaking and entering incident at a gas station on Oct. 7. The incident occurred at Star Petro, located at 173 Danielson Pike. The... more

Council candidates talk issues, goals

SMITHFIELD – With the current Town Council President Paul Santucci exiting public service after finishing out his term, the Nov. 6 Town Council race is guaranteed to stir things up in Smithfield.... more

$25,000 to Scituate High – if school can match it

SCITUATE – An anonymous and generous member of the Scituate Lions Club challenged the Scituate High School and its S.T.E.A.M. coordinator to match a $25,000 donation by the end of the school year.... more

Do it, love it, says centenarian

SMITHFIELD – For 100-year-old Theresa “Terry” Orlandi, the secret to living a long life is to do what you love. Surrounded by members of her family and more than 50 members of the Heritage Hills... more

Departing Santucci: New council must be intentional on big issues

SMITHFIELD – Uncertainty was the theme at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, the final gathering of elected leaders before a Nov. 6 election that will bring changes to the council’s lineup. Council... more

Parmelee fills year-long Smithfield finance director vacancy

SMITHFIELD – Vacant since August of last year, the Smithfield finance director position is now filled by Jason Parmelee. Coming from 18 months serving as Cumberland’s mayor-appointed finance director... more

Democracy lives in book discussion

SCITUATE – Former librarian and Home Rule Charter Commission Chairwoman Ruth Strach created Reading Across Scituate to share the inspirational story behind “Small Town, Big Oil,” a non-fiction book... more

Paving in Scituate

SITUATE – The town of Scituate has announced that on Thursday, Oct. 25, the Scituate Department of Public Works will begin repaving George Washington Highway. The road will be repaved from the... more

Tyler Free Library offers story time on Wednesdays

FOSTER – Tyler Free Library, 81A Moosup Valley Road, offers story time on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., throughout October. Story times are recommended for ages birth to 6. Siblings are welcome.

Knitting group meets at Tyler Free Library

FOSTER – Tyler Free Library, 81A Moosup Valley Road, hosts a knitting group on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 401-397-7930.

Financial Aid info at Smithfield High School Oct. 25

SMITHFIELD – A Financial Aid Evening with Stacy Crooks/College Planning Center will be held in the Smithfield High School library, 90 Pleasant View Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. This... more