The Observer, Smithfield & West

Elementary reconfiguration plans move forward in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – With three people in attendance, the Smithfield School Committee kicked off the New Year by moving plans forward for an elementary school reconfiguration plan. In the Smithfield High... more

Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes Rev. Marcure

SCITUATE – The Rev. Johanna Marcure is the new rector at Trinity Episcopal Church. Joined by her husband, Rabbi Joe Murray, and high school freshman daughter Leah, she said she has felt welcomed by a... more

Kaleidoscope offers independent lifestyle for disabled residents

SCITUATE – New to Rhode Island, Kaleidoscope Family Solutions Rhode Island Inc., a home-based therapeutic service, has opened a new office at 26 Hartford Pike in Scituate. Services, which are covered... more

Greenville Ave. closures continue

JOHNSTON – Though representatives for the Narragansett Bay Commission previously said installation of sewer and water pipes along Greenville Avenue was completed Dec. 28, detours and construction... more

Nathan Clark Team expands to new headquarters

SMITHFIELD – A leading Rhode Island real estate agency has taken up residence in a new headquarters at 39 Cedar Swamp Road. The Nathan Clark Team, previously located in a 3,000-square-foot office... more

WellOne welcomes new psychiatric nurse practitioner

SCITUATE – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care has announced the addition of Jennifer A. Ugbanaja to its team of behavioral health specialists. A press release announced that board certified and... more

LaFauci named to Board of Directors at Tockwotton

EAST PROVIDENCE – Brian LaFauci, of Scituate, has been elected to the Board of Directors at Tockwotton on the Waterfront and will serve on the board’s Strategic Planning Committee. Announced in a... more

Champlin awards grants to local non-profits

SMITHFIELD – Three nonprofit organizations in Smithfield are among the recpients of $18.1 million in grants from the Champlin Foundation. The organizations are the Audubon Society of Rhode Island,... more

Scituate Art Festival accepting grant applications

SCITUATE – Scituate Art Festival Inc. is now accepting applications for 2018 grants from nonprofit organizations based in the town of Scituate, whose primary purpose is to benefit its residents, and... more

Nominations sought for Ponaganset Distinguished Alumni Award

FOSTER – Nominations are being sought for the Ponaganset High School 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations of Ponaganset High School graduates who have distinguished themselves in their career... more

Greenville Library hosts New You 2018

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host New You 2018 on Thursdays Jan. 11, 18, 25, and Feb. 1. at 6 p.m. Nigel Evangelista, owner of Get Strong gym in Smithfield, will host... more

Get homework help at East Smithfield Library

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., offers homework help on Mondays from 3 to 6:30 p.m., or Tuesdays from 3 to 8 p.m. Learn how to find useful books and how to use electronic... more

Small Business Economic Summit rescheduled for Tuesday

SMITHFIELD – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Center for Women & Enterprise have rescheduled the Rhode Island Small Business Economic Summit, to be held at Bryant University, to... more

Learn Excel Basics at East Smithfield Library

SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host Excel Basics and Spreadsheets on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This workshop covers the Excel environment, simple... more

Gentian Garden Club meets Tuesday

SCITUATE – The Gentian Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., at the North Scituate Community House, 546 West Greenville Road. The program is Winter Woods – A Design Demonstration,... more

Register for story times at Hope Library

SCITUATE – Registration is now open for story times at Hope Library, 374 North Road. The library offers story times for children from ages birth to 5 years. Programs begin Thursday, Jan. 18. Call... more

International Professional Series at Bryant University

SMITHFIELD – The 2018 International Professional Series will be held at Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike. This will be a comprehensive overview of international business for both novice and... more

Smithfield High School announces first quarter honor roll

SMITHFIELD – The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Smithfield High School. Grade12 High Honors: Jacob Afonso, Emily Alber, Amy Alberg, Luke Alexander, Julia... more

Scituate High School lists first quarter honor roll

SCITUATE – The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Scituate High School. Grade 12 High Honors with Distinction: Sarah Bannon, Jensen Barry, Emma Bartlett, Justin... more

Gallagher Middle School lists first quarter honor roll

SMITHFIELD – The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School. Grade 8 High Honors: Grace Barden, Jacob Bleecker, Erica Botelho, Kassidy... more