The Observer, Smithfield & West

More than one-third of tickets given on Putnam Pike

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on tickets given out in Smithfield. Last week we reported on what the 1,742 tickets were for (registration violations led the way), and this week... more

Class rank dismissed

New cum laude system approved in Smithfield
SMITHFIELD – Smithfield High School Principal Dan Kelley said listings of top students will disappear after the School Committee approved dismissing the grade point average ranking system in favor of... more

Wellington named Teacher of the Year

GLOCESTER – Ponaganset Middle School 7th-grade social studies teacher Heather Wellington was named the 2019 Foster-Glocester district Teacher of the Year last week after 16 years working in the... more

Library grant will bring SHS yearbooks online

SMITHFIELD – The Greenville Public Library will begin putting Smithfield High School yearbooks online, free to the public, after receiving a $10,000 grant for the project from the Rhode Island... more

Smithfield PD receives 10 lifesaving vests, helmets

32 more to go, says chief
SMITHFIELD – Thanks to a generous donation from a local business, ten members of the Smithfield Police Department will now be equipped with higher-rated, lightweight Angel Armor vests, but the... more

Rossi: Shelter merger would nix $1 million in upgrades

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield appears set to merge animal control services with the Lincoln Animal Shelter, a move that could save the town more than $1 million needed to build a new shelter here, said... more

Foster Old Home Days returns with traditional family fun

FOSTER – Family fun at a “low-key” country fair can be had during the three-day Foster Old Home Days at the Foster Fairgrounds on the corner of Howard Hill Road and Foster Center Road July 26-28.... more

Ferron honored by American Legion

SMITHFIELD – Balfour-Cole Post 64 has announced that at this year’s Boys State program, Timothy Ferron, a rising senior at Smithfield High School, was elected by his peers as “Governor” and was also... more

Town Hall releases customer survey

SMITHFIELD – Residents who have a gripe with the way Town Hall is being run can let town officials know by filling out a new customer survey that was released Wednesday, June 17. Town Manager Randy... more

Neighborhood Health Plan of R.I. names Buyse chief medical officer

SMITHFIELD – Dr. Marylou Buyse, of Greenville, has joined Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island as chief medical officer and senior vice president. A press release announced that she brings... more

Smithfield takes top prize in KBVB contest

PAWTUCKET – Five Rhode Island Blackstone Valley communities participated in the first Blackstone in Bloom contest hosted by Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, a program of the Blackstone Valley... more


The “Smithfield PD tickets by the numbers” story in last week’s Valley Breeze & Observer incorrectly stated that $179,682 in fines were collected, but rather the Police Department issued the... more