The Observer, Smithfield & West

Decision time: Scituate set to vote on police station bond

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SCITUATE – As Jan. 23 approaches, players on both sides of the police bond issue are making their arguments for and against the proposal, but on one thing they agree: the Scituate Police Department... more

SHS principal goes on mission for education

SMITHFIELD – This week brought a change of pace for Smithfield High School Principal Dan Kelley, who traveled to Rio Grande in the Dominican Republic as part of a volunteer effort to build a... more

Council appeals demo order on old police station

SCITUATE – The Town Council on Jan. 11 unanimously approved the extension and appeal of a Jan. 2 notice from Building Official Bernard Nascenzi to demolish the town’s old police station. The appeal... more

Santucci talks progress, challenges in state of the town address

SMITHFIELD – Town Council President Paul Santucci, during his state of the town address Tuesday, described 2017 as "a year of change and progress" in Smithfield. Santucci said the town is now in a... more

Glocester animal rescue seeking help

GLOCESTER – Passion drove sisters Alyssa and Erika Danielson to begin a rescue organization for dogs, and now it’s that same fervor driving them to keep the nonprofit. Abandoned Dogs of Rhode Island... more

High school senior volunteers in Honduras

SCITUATE – Instead of running off to an exotic beach during February vacation, Scituate High School senior Cassie Clancy is flying to a mission in Honduras. This will be her third trip to that... more

Names added to Smithfield High honor roll

SMITHFIELD – The following students were named to the Smithfield High School first quarter honor roll. Their names were not included in the school’s original listing that was published in last week’s... more

Join winter reading challenge at Greenville Public Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library will host a Warm Up with a Good Book Winter Reading Challenge through Feb. 28. Join the reading challenge and you could win a sweet winter treat. Pick up an... more

Hope Library hosts Movie Time

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host Movie Time on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a recently released animated movie, popcorn and snacks. Registration is encouraged,... more

Card Making class offered Saturday

FOSTER – Foster Public Library, 184 Howard Hill Road, will offer Card Making on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. No experience is necessary and supplies will be provided. A $5 contribution toward... more

Mercymount hosting Open House Sunday

CUMBERLAND – Mercymount Country Day School, 35 Wrentham Road, will be holding an Open House for new students on Sunday, Jan. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. Personal tours, open classrooms, an activities... more

Learn about genealogy resources Monday

FOSTER – Tyler Free Library, 81A Moosup Valley Road, will offer “Genealogy Sources in Foster, Rhode Island and Beyond” on Monday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Tyler Free Library. This will be an... more

Bone Builders classes offered at Greenville Public Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer Bone Builders on Mondays, Jan. 22 and 29, at 6 p.m. This is an exercise program with moderate free-weight training, with the goal... more

Crossroads Book Group meets

FOSTER – Foster Public Library, 184 Howard Hill Road, will host its Crossroads Book Group on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. This group is reading “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,” by Rachel... more

Excel Part II offered on Tuesday

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host Excel Part II on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This class is for those with a basic knowledge of Excel, wanting to learn... more

Northern R.I. Conservation District Open House set for Tuesday

SCITUATE – The Northern Rhode Island Conservation District will host an Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m., at the Hope Associates Howland Barn, 1 Ryefield Road. Learn about applying for... more

Learn about the Scituate Home Rule Charter petition on Tuesday

SCITUATE – On Tuesday, Jan. 23, Scituate residents are invited to the North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, from 2:45 to 6:15 p.m., or the Hope Library, 374 North Road, from 1 to 8... more

Kindergarten Countdown at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host Kindergarten Countdown on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Children who will be entering kindergarten this fall are invited to a... more

Make a Marble Mouse Racer at Hope Library

SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host a Marble Mouse Racer Craft class on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This program is for children in grades K-5. Space is limited.... more

Mapping Your World workshop Jan. 24

FOSTER – Foster Public Library, 184 Howard Hill Road, will host Mapping Your World on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This introductory workshop led by Peter Stetson, retired science teacher... more

Scituate Middle School hosts Career Awareness Program

SCITUATE – Scituate Middle School will host its fifth cluster-based Career Awareness Program for all 8th-graders on Friday, Jan. 19, with a scheduled snow date of Jan. 26. The program is coordinated... more

Amazing Amphibians at Greenville Library Jan. 27

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host a Saturday Special – Audubon Society of R.I. presents Amazing Amphibians – on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. An educator from the... more

Fun with Memes at East Smithfield Library

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host Teen Tech: Fun With Memes, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. What is a meme? An element of a culture or behavior that may be... more