The Observer, Smithfield & West

Crowd upset as through-trucking approved on Hope Furnace Road

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SCITUATE – In spite of nearly an hour of public testimony against allowing through-trucking on Hope Furnace Road, the Town Council last Thursday approved amending a prior ordinance prohibiting trucks... more

Bear takes a stroll through Smithfield neighborhood

SMITHFIELD – Video from a Smithfield resident's doorbell camera shows a black bear wandering around a neighborhood off Putnam Pike around 6 a.m. Monday. The video shows the bear walking through a... more

Crimes prompt Harmony Hill School to update security

GLOCESTER – After three incidents resulting in stolen vehicles from Glocester residents, Harmony Hill School President Eric James said the school will evaluate and implement new policies and... more

New bill could spare residents a trip to the impound yard

SMITHFIELD – Since the installation of a $20 million modernization system at the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles last summer, vehicle registration renewal forms have not been sent out to... more

Nominations papers in, Stephen Tocco out

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SMITHFIELD – Stephen Tocco dropped out of the Senate District 22 race this week, saying he will back his son, Greg Tocco, a Republican, for the seat. Tocco, a Democrat, said he found out he needed... more

Town mourns loss of Jared Carpenter

SCITUATE – The town continues to mourn the loss of Jared Carpenter, a 14-year-old Hope resident, after he died over the weekend in a dirt bike accident. Hundreds gathered on Matteson Road Monday... more

Loring named to InvestmentNews 40 Under 40 List

SMITHFIELD – InvestmentNews has recognized Nick Loring, principal of Loring Advisory Group, as a 2018 40 Under 40 Honoree. Loring was chosen from a pool of almost 1,000 nominees by a panel of... more

Clancy commissioned as 2nd lieutenant

SCITUATE – Scituate High School graduate Mackenzie Clancy was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Clancy participated in four years of Army ROTC, attending Officer Training Camp each... more

Gizzarelli to run for Town Council

SMITHFIELD – Planning Board Secretary Albert Gizzarelli, an independent, declared his intent to run for Town Council last week, to work to develop a comprehensive long-term plan to address the town’s... more

Fossil Hunter program offered July 25

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will host Steve Emma: Fossil Hunter on Wednesday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Emma, president of Rhode Island Mineral Hunters, will share... more

After-Hours Escape Room activity at North Scituate Library

SCITUATE – North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Road, will offer an After-Hours Escape Room activity on Friday, July 27, at 4 p.m. In order to escape, participants will have to solve... more