The Observer, Smithfield & West

Town Council approves sending school, fire bonds to Smithfield voters

SMITHFIELD – With only three members present, the Smithfield Town Council unanimously voted to send a $45 million bond for an elementary school reconfiguration and a $4.5 million bond for the... more

SHS senior orators urge peers to ‘be yourself,’ take a chance

SMITHFIELD – The student body at Smithfield High School laughed, cried and cheered for the nine students who braved the auditorium stage, sharing advice and life lessons during the 30th annual Benoit... more

Smithfield uses highway sign to display opioid helpline

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SMITHFIELD – Using any and every outlet possible to combat a growing problem, Town Manager Randy Rossi said the use of a mobile traffic messaging unit to advertise the phone number to the Prevent... more

Changing of the guard: Filippelli and Sollitto moving on

SCITUATE – Soon-to-be former Supt. Lawrence Filippelli and Assistant Supt. Micheal Sollitto say there were many highlights during their combined 29 years in the Scituate School Department. The two... more

Local family holding fundraiser for son’s cancer treatment

SMITHFIELD – For 18-year-old Daniel Ayriyan, being accepted into the University of Rhode Island in July 2017 was overshadowed by the grim news that his past year of chemo and radiation therapy had... more

Former Scituate girls basketball coach sues over harassment

SCITUATE – Former head girls varsity basketball coach Stacy D’Allesandro, Coach of the Year in 2012, is suing the Scituate School Committee and school administrators claiming years of harassment and... more

Meet with Congressman Langevin at Scituate Senior Center Monday

NORTH SCITUATE – Congressman Jim Langevin will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Scituate Senior Center, 1315 Chopmist Hill Road. Langevin will give a brief update... more

Hear stories from a lighthouse keeper on Wednesday

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host “My Life as a Lighthouse Keeper” on Wednesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. Frederick Mikkelsen will share his experiences as a... more

Meditation workshop is Wednesday at Manton Library

GLOCESTER – Dr. Alan Post will teach Meditation for Healthy Living on Wednesday, April 25, at the Glocester Manton Free Public Library, 1137 Putnam Pike, at 6:30 p.m. Post will teach a simple... more

Shepherd of Valley UMC holding Spring Rummage Sale April 27

SCITUATE – A Spring Rummage Sale, sponsored by the Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Women, will be held on Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. as well as Saturday, April 28, from 8:30 to... more

Navigant aims to break sing-along record at McCoy event April 29

SMITHFIELD – On Sunday, April 29, Navigant Credit Union is inviting community members to gather at McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave., at 1 p.m. and sing the song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” in... more

Smithfield Sentinels reunion committee meets April 29

SMITHFIELD – The first meeting of the Smithfield Sentinels 70’s reunion committee will be held Sunday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m., at Last Resort Pub & Grill, 325 Farnum Pike.