The Observer, Smithfield & West

Tikoian first in line at reopened salon

SMITHFIELD – “I’m finally starting to feel like myself again,” said Ann Tikoian after going more than 12 weeks without getting her weekly hair treatment. The 88-year-old Smithfield resident had not... more

Scituate’s Parker: We can’t stay silent

Others also weigh in on killings, protests
SCITUATE – As a black man, 21-year-old Scituate resident Terrell Parker said he felt compelled to support the Black Lives Matter movement and attended last Saturday’s protests at the Rhode Island... more

Smithfield police arrest man for setting off explosive device

SMITHFIELD – Police said Thursday that they've arrested a local man, Anthony Rubino, on charges that he set off an explosive device at a home on Greenbrier Road. Rubino had allegedly vandalized a car... more

At 105, Nina Zanni thanks Italian food for long life

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield Woods resident Nina Zanni is celebrating her 105th birthday on June 16 and will party and eat cake with staff. Zanni said her secrets to a long life center on Italian food and... more

Restrictions in place for water customers

SMITHFIELD – Mandatory water use restrictions for lawn irrigation, or watering every other day, are now in effect for Smithfield Water Supply Board customers in June, July and August, along with... more

In-law apartments in Smithfield now open to non-family

SMITHFIELD – Non-family members are now allowed to live in a homeowner’s in-law apartment under zoning changes approved by the Town Council Tuesday night. Council members made the change to go along... more

Cicilline wins Trustee of the Year for R.I. libraries

SMITHFIELD – At 78 years old, Steven Cicilline of the Greenville Library Board of Trustees has seen and done a lot, and his recent award of Trustee of the Year by the Rhode Island Library Association... more

Scituate pushes restricted summer camp forward

SCITUATE – Summer camp will continue with a fraction of campers, says Recreation Director David Pannone, who said camp membership is restricted to only town residents. Previously, the camp allowed... more

Scituate School Committee seeks Blanchette’s replacement

SCITUATE – When announcing her retirement for the end of July after two years serving in the district, Supt. Carol Blanchette said she is most proud of the work done on the curriculum and hopes her... more

More officers to patrol after night of criminal activity

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield Police are reporting increased criminal activity locally related to protests in Providence Monday night. On Tuesday, June 2, Town Manager Randy Rossi reported to the Town... more

Birthday Club

June 1 Nicole and Natalia Noviello, Happy 10th Birthday! Love, Daddy Al, Mom Gia, Grandma GaGo, and Auntie Lorraine June 2 Connor Regan, Happy 3rd Birthday! Love, Aunt Denise June 7 Raffaele Santilli... more

Caito Field track open to residents for walking

SCITUATE – The town of Scituate is reminding residents that all School Department fields and playgrounds remain closed with the exception of the track at Caito Field, which is available exclusively... more

Scituate Farmers Market opens Saturday

SCITUATE – The Scituate Farmers Market will begin its summer season on Saturday, June 6. The market is located on Greenville Road at the North Scituate Elementary School parking lot, and will be... more

Smithfield YMCA receives COVID-19 aid

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield YMCA received $20,000 to provide grab-and-go lunches for families in need and to make more than 600 weekly wellness check calls to its older adult members among other... more