The Observer, Smithfield & West

Officials were notified of mold in town offices three years ago

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SCITUATE – Newly resurfaced documents reveal that the health and safety issues plaguing Scituate were flagged by town employees and the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust three years ago... more

In Chepachet, find timeless treasures, from Pez dispensers to Colonial kitchen equipment

GLOCESTER – The best gifts don’t always have to be brand new. Chepachet Village in Glocester is home to several antique shops full of unexpected treasures that typically can’t be found at a standard... more

Building boom in Smithfield’s village overlay district

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SMITHFIELD – Town officials say they are excited about developments in the economic growth overlay district, which will soon welcome a new Home 2 Suites by Hilton and Laura’s Bar and Grill restaurant... more

Activists outraged as council approves kennel license for Perfect Puppy

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SCITUATE - In a vote split along party lines, the Scituate Town Council last Thursday “conditionally approved” a kennel license for Reservoir Dogs LLC, connected to The Perfect Puppy chain, sparking... more

Glocester tries to tidy up a trash problem

GLOCESTER – Eric LaRiviere moved to Glocester for its peace and natural beauty, but the latter, he said, is being threatened by a mounting trash problem in town. “We have an inordinate amount of... more

Land Trust purchase rescinded, grant denied

SMITHFIELD - The Town Council rescinded its authorization of a Land Trust purchase, following revelations that the trust funding is depleted, grant reimbursements have been lost, and money may have... more

Scituate offices temporarily relocated

SCITUATE – The offices located in Town Hall, 195 Danielson Pike, will be temporarily closed. The offices of the Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Treasurer, and School Department have been relocated. Please... more

Parent graduates from basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – U.S. Air Force Airman Jordan T. Parent graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-... more

Cub Scouts selling Christmas wreaths

SCITUATE – Cub Scout Pack 42 will be selling Christmas wreaths to support its pack. Wreaths are 18 inches with a red ribbon. Each wreath is $15, and organizers say all proceeds will go directly... more

Winter Warmth Raffle begins at North Scituate Library

SCITUATE – North Scituate Library, 606 West Greenville Road, has begun its annual Winter Warmth Raffle. Visit the library to bid on one of the baskets to support the library. Prizes include an... more

Hope Library offers November story times

SCITUATE – Hope Library has announced its November story times. • Preschool Story Time: A program of stories, movement, music and crafts for children ages 3-5 is offered on Mondays, Nov. 20 and 27,... more

Harmony Library offers craft programs

GLOCESTER – The Harmony Library, 195 Putnam Pike, will feature two craft programs in November for adults. On Monday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., the library will offer a Crochet Group both for beginners... more

Glocester Heritage Society meets Monday

GLOCESTER – The next meeting of the Glocester Heritage Society, located at 1181 Main St., will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. The meeting will focus on upcoming events. All are welcome to... more

Hope Library offers Drop-In Crafts

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will offer Drop-In Crafts on Friday, Nov. 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Stop by the library for books and other library materials and make a craft. For more... more

Scituate Police Department conducting party patrols over holiday weekend

SCITUATE - The Scituate Police Department will have extra police patrols out over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, as early as Wednesday, Nov. 22. Officers hope that the initiative will... more

Hope Library offers Lego Time

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host Lego Time on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Families with children ages 4 and older are invited to build their own Lego creations. Parents... more

17th annual Scituate Village Candlelight Stroll

SCITUATE – The Scituate Business Association invites residents to attend the 17th annual Scituate Village Candlelight Stroll on Dec. 1, from 3 to 9 p.m., and Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees... more

Ponaganset Middle School will honor veterans at Dec. 12 Wreaths Across America ceremony

GLOCESTER – Ponaganset Middle School will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony on Dec. 12, including three official Wreaths Across America Walmart trucks with ceremonial wreaths and a caravan of... more