The Observer, Smithfield & West

Former salt barn property for sale

SMITHFIELD – Six years after the demolition of a decrepit salt barn at the corner of Routes 7 and 116 in Smithfield, town officials are beginning the process of trying to sell off the property, which... more

SHA says no to replacing AC; Hummel suggests discrimination

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SCITUATE – Sacha Hummel sat in his stifling apartment at Rockland Oaks on Monday, wondering how he might be able to afford a new air conditioning unit after his old one broke. Two weeks ago, Hummel... more

Land Trust opens three new trails

GLOCESTER – The Glocester Land Trust opened almost 2.5 miles of new trails at the Hawkins Property on Putnam Pike last Saturday, welcoming the public to a family-friendly area for hiking and fishing... more

Alba: Commit to Smithfield school facility improvements

SMITHFIELD – Town Council President Suzy Alba this week proposed that an additional $200,000 be added to the 2021-2022 budget to help create a Smithfield School District capital fund and pay for... more

Fiscal year change headed to voters after block at FTM

SCITUATE – After more than 20 years of discussion, the Scituate Town Council will begin the process of changing the town’s fiscal year to coincide with the state’s by sending the issues to voters to... more

Scituate celebrates six Scouts reaching Eagle rank

SCITUATE – Time management, building a fire and wilderness safety top the list of most valuable skills Scituate’s six newest Eagle Scouts said helped them to achieve the rank last Saturday, though... more

Smithfield seeking proposals for renewable energy projects

SMITHFIELD – The town of Smithfield is one step closer to potentially hosting renewable energy projects on two town sites. At the June 1 Town Council meeting, councilors approved issuing a request... more

For Sue Guilmain: A feeling of belonging, a chance to reach out

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On Memorial Day a dedicated group of members from Balfour-Cole Post No. 64, American Legion turned out to honor and pay their respects to the men and women who gave their lives in the service of... more

Greenville Baptist Church Thrift Shop reopens

SMITHFIELD – The Greenville Baptist Church Thrift Shop, 582 Putnam Pike, will be reopening on Friday, June 18. There will be a clothing bag sale for $5, and boxes of household items for $10. Masks... more

Kibble Closet seeking pet food donations

SMITHFIELD – The Kibble Closet, 615 Putnam Pike, is seeking donations of pet food and bedding for pet owners in need. The Kibble Closet is a pet food pantry, operated from Village Paws grooming, to... more

Our Redeemer hosts takeout chowder dinner June 18

SMITHFIELD – Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 54 Cedar Swamp Road, is having a takeout-only chowder dinner on Friday, June 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner includes choice of red, white, or clear... more

Gentian Garden Club plant sale June 19

SCITUATE – The Gentian Garden Club will host a plant sale on Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the North Scituate Community House, 546 West Greenville Road. All plants will be sold for $5... more