The Observer, Smithfield & West

An island of no return

Georgiaville Pond claims two lives in two years
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SMITHFIELD – Just shy of 218 yards from the shore of Georgiaville Pond rests a small island no more than 70 meters wide, just a little bigger than an Olympic-sized swimming pool. There’s not much to... more

Dead humpback whale removed from rocks at Beavertail

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management on Friday removed the carcass of a dead humpback whale from rocks off Beavertail State Park in Jamestown. The 32-foot carcass that washed up... more

School ‘reconfiguration’ likely leads to closing of Winsor

Three options up for discussion Wednesday
SMITHFIELD – All three elementary school reconfiguration options now up for consideration suggest closing William Winsor Elementary School on Putnam Pike in Greenville. The planned closing of the... more

Alves will not seek reappointment to Ethics Commission

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield solicitor and legal counsel to the Rhode Island Ethics Commission Edmund Alves will not be seeking reappointment when his contract expires on June 30. Following a discussion... more

Police make arrest, deliver ‘strong message’ on threats

SCITUATE – Police are saying they won’t take threats against local schools lightly after arresting a middle school student last week. An unidentified middle school student was criminally charged... more

Third-grade class creates QR code tour of Scituate

SCITUATE – Residents looking to learn more about local history can thank the 3rd-graders at North Scituate Elementary School for 10 newly erected historical plaques placed at landmarks around town.... more

Anna McCabe School embraces disability awareness

SMITHFIELD – Students at Anna McCabe Elementary School on Pleasant View Avenue learned about intellectual and physical disabilities last week as part of an inclusive campaign sponsored by Smithfield’... more

North Providence assistant superintendent joining Foster-Glocester school district

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The assistant superintendent of North Providence schools, Lisa Jacques, will soon leave the district for a new role with the Foster-Glocester Regional School District. “I am truly... more

Harmony Library to host historical photo exhibit

GLOCESTER – When Glocester resident Paul DuHamel bought a shoebox full of negatives from a Cranston yard sale for $3 in 1978, he didn’t think much of it. DuHamel was an art teacher at Ponaganset... more

Laurel Grange seeking homemade crafts

SCITUATE – The Laurel Grange, in North Scituate, is seeking homemade crafts for its Holly Jolly Bazaar, to be held in November. Contact for more information.

Sample wine and beer with the Rotary Club

SCITUATE – The Rotary Club of Scituate will host its 9th annual Wine Tasting & Beer Sampling on Saturday, June 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Governor Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston St., Cranston.... more

Children invited to Bare Foot Paint Class

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Parks & Recreation Department will host The Rusty Palette for a Bare Foot Paint Class for children on Wednesday, June 28, at the Smithfield Senior Center Gazebo at 10... more

Historical photos of East Smithfield Neighborhood Center wanted

SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission is seeking historical photos of the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center in order to complete a grant application. Documents and maps... more

Fellowship of the Ringers host open handbell rehearsal

FOSTER – The Fellowship of the Ringers, a group of English handbell ringers based in Foster, will host the first of three open rehearsals on Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m., at Foster Center Baptist... more