The Observer, Smithfield & West

Board will review 27-acre Smithfield Village proposal

SMITHFIELD – Years of planning and studies will come to a head tonight, Thursday, Aug. 16, as the Smithfield Planning Board hears major development plans for the large-scale development at Smithfield... more

Slacks Pond Beach closed due to harmful toxins

SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management closed Slacks Pond Beach to all recreational use after samples at the Little Beach detected high levels of potentially toxic blue-... more

Chopmist Hill Estates will run wells dry, say neighbors

SCITUATE – Citizens Against Chopmist Hill Estates may say “not in my backyard,” but their reasoning for the resistance appears to hold water: They say they want to be able to drink from their wells... more

Esposito resigns after Foster Zoning Board decision overturned

FOSTER – John Esposito went from threatening a lawsuit against the Foster Town Council to resigning from his position as chairman of the Zoning Board of Review after five years of service. Only a few... more

Help on the way for Rockland Oaks water issues

SCITUATE – The Town Council last week unanimously approved assistance to the Scituate Housing Authority for water repairs and maintenance at Rockland Oaks, agreeing to provide snow removal and... more

New Citizens Bank Corporate Campus open for business

JOHNSTON – More than 3,000 employees call the new 424,763-square-foot Citizens Bank Corporate Campus home, now that it is officially open for business. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, city... more

David Louis Cunha Memorial fundraiser an annual success

SMITHFIELD – Three years after David Louis Cunha’s unexpected death, his character carried on at the annual fundraiser in his name, as friends and family gathered to help sick children and families... more

Johnny’s BBQ keeps the smoker running at new restaurant

BURRILLVILLE – Rhonda and John Hanaway of Johnny’s BBQ in Chepachet reopened in a new location, Johnny’s Victory Diner, 2731 Victory Highway on Aug. 11, after two years of serving BBQ at Sticks... more

Library seeking recipes for cookbook

SMITHFIELD – Calling all cooks. Do you have a favorite dessert recipe that you would like to share? The East Smithfield Public Library is collecting recipes from library patrons. Recipes may be... more

Smithfield High School Class of 1998 to reunite

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield High Class 1998 will hold a reunion on Saturday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., at Last Resort in Smithfield. Tickets $35 per person and include a barbecue buffet and live music. Tickets... more

St. Eugene Church yard sale is Saturday

GLOCESTER – St. Eugene Church will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the church parking lot, 1251 Putnam Pike. In addition to the yard sale, there will be 12... more

Thursday Night Book Group meets Aug. 23

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host its Thursday Night Book Group on Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The group will discuss “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio. New members are always... more

Cinema Under the Stars features ‘Grease’ Aug. 25

SCITUATE – Scituate Youth Drama will present Cinema Under the Stars featuring the movie “Grease,” on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Hope Pond Field, Ryefield Road. The movie will begin at dusk. The... more