The Observer, Smithfield & West

Meet Foster’s official fence viewer

SCITUATE – Carrying on a tradition passed down over hundreds of years is precisely the kind of work local historian Tom D’Agostino loves, he said when explaining his position as Foster’s appointed... more

Large development proposed at Tea Lots

SMITHFIELD – In 1902, the Smithfield-based tea merchant John Hathaway divided his large plot of land off Douglas Pike and Ridge Road into 987 tiny lots measuring about 60 feet by 25 feet apiece.... more

Fonseca’s fundraiser celebrates 20 years free of cancer

SMITHFIELD – Greenville resident Dianne Fonseca is celebrating 20 years cancer-free with a fundraising campaign with the American Cancer Society and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in... more

Town Council calls special FTM to pay for police station, fire truck

SCITUATE – A Special Financial Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, for the potential approval of a $2 million capital improvement bond for the completion of the Scituate Police Station, a new... more

Scituate Middle School garden produces lessons, donations

SCITUATE – Dozens of Scituate Middle School 6th-grade agriculture students last week harvested onions from the school’s garden to be donated to the Trinity Episcopal Church’s food pantry. The... more

Scituate Police Station to be finished by end of the year

SCITUATE – Construction to complete the partially built Scituate Police Station has begun and Police Station Building Committee member David D’Agostino said he expects police in the building by the... more

Suspect arrested in Blackbird Farm meat robbery

SMITHFIELD – One suspect was arrested in connection to the June 25 robbery of the Blackbird Farm farm stand where more than $12,000 in meats was taken, according to the Smithfield Police Department.... more

Race for Matt and Grace 5K fundraiser is Saturday

PROVIDENCE – The 10th annual Race for Matt and Grace, a 5K run, walk, or roll event, will be held at Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 21. Registration will be held... more

Greenville Library closed Sept. 23-Oct. 7

SMITHFIELD – The Greenville Library will be closed from Sept. 23 to Oct. 7 due to ongoing parking lot construction. Items checked out from the library can be returned to another library, or will be... more

Volunteers needed for library book sale

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, is seeking volunteers and book donations for its book sale, scheduled for Oct. 12-14. Visit the front desk or call the library at... more