The Observer, Smithfield & West

Give us your tattered and worn flags

American Legion installs drop boxes at two locations
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SCITUATE – When members of the community kept asking American Legion Post 19’s senior vice commander what should be done with tattered and worn American flags, Jeannie Vachon came up with a solution... more

Waterman tavern renovations called into question

Preservationists say it’s a ‘witch-hunt’
SMITHFIELD – Resident Alfred Costantino says no further money should be spent on rehabilitating Greenville’s Waterman Tavern until conclusive plans are made for its future. At Council President Paul... more

Archambault campaign continues after primary win

SMITHFIELD – Sen. Stephen Archambault won the Democratic primary on Sept.12 against opponent Melanie DuPont, and will now continue his bid for a fourth term as the District 22 senator in the November... more

Expansion will help at Scituate Animal Control

SCITUATE – Another town building will receive long-needed upgrades and repairs. A concrete addition measuring 30 feet by 30 feet will be added onto the main entrance area of the town’s animal shelter... more

Local man shares reservoir’s complicated century-long history

SCITUATE – A century has passed since plans to convert 38 percent of Scituate into a water supply for Providence were crafted, and local historian Fred Faria is holding a two-part series sharing the... more

Endorsed Republicans win Scituate primary

Mahoney: Get ready for the biggest campaign this town has seen
SCITUATE – All seven endorsed Republican candidates for Town Council won in the Sept. 12 primarye, and are back on the campaign trail looking for another win in November. In the 11-candidate... more

Scouts camp out to help homeless

SMITHFIELD – Focusing on helping women in need, members of Girl Scout Troop 922 graduated from juniors to cadets last Saturday, Sept. 15, after earning their Bronze Award. The Scouts’ Bronze Award... more

Register for story hours at Greenville Library

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will offer registration for its fall series of story hours Sept. 24- 29. • Turtle Time, for children ages 1½-2 ½, will be offered on Mondays,... more