Announcements and Public Information






Scituate's Olde Home Days 

is unfortunately cancelled this year. If you would like to volunteer to help run the 2016 event

 please contact Marylou Umbriano  (401) 647-9031


From the office of the EMA Director Gerald Mosca:

“Companion animals are at high risk of panic and injury or loss during fireworks. This is when many animals run and get permanently lost or killed. Please take extra care to secure your dogs, cats and other animals who could bolt during fireworks this week and weekend.”




Tri-Town Titans

Football and Cheer


Tuesday, June 30, 6-8pm, Scituate Community House, 546 West Greenville Road, N. Scituate


The Tri-Town Titans are a youth football and cheer organization that

serves Scituate, Foster, Glocester, and surrounding areas. Children ages

5-14 and parents are welcomed to become part of a winning organization

that fosters teamwork, dedication, and fun.


*Copy of birth certificate needed. Registration fee is $85 single, $165 double, $200 for 3 or

more. $40 for flag football and cheer.




               Disaster News

                                                                                       Economic Injury Loans for Small Businesses

                                                                                                 SBA Disaster Assistance – Field Operations Center- East – 101 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 700, Atlanta , GA 30303

Release Date: May 18, 2015                                                                                    Contact: Michael Lampton

Release Number: 15-240 MA 14312                                                           

                                                                                                                         Phone:  (404) 331-0333



Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses in Massachusetts

Due to Record-breaking Snowfall and Extreme Cold Temperatures


WASHINGTON – Low-interest economic injury disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to Massachusetts small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private non-profit organizations affected by the record-breaking snowfall and extreme cold temperatures between Jan. 26, 2015 and Feb. 22, 2015.  


SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet made the loans available following a disaster declaration request from Massachusetts Gov. Charles D. Baker on May 12.  The declaration covers Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth counties and the adjacent counties of Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Suffolk and Worcester in Massachusetts; Hillsborough in New Hampshire; and Providence in Rhode Island.


“The Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible to help small businesses and non-profits in Massachusetts with their federal disaster loans,” said Contreras-Sweet.  “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”


“The SBA can help affected small businesses and non-profit organizations overcome their economic losses by offering working capital loans, but the help cannot start until they submit an SBA disaster loan application to us,” said Robert H. Nelson, SBA’s Massachusetts district director. 


Eligible entities may qualify for loans up to $2 million.  The SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.  The rates on these loans are 4.00 percent for small businesses and 2.625 percent for non-profit organizations with terms up to 30 years.  The SBA determines eligibility for the loans based on the size and type of business and its financial resources. 


Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at


Applications and program information are available by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by sending an email to Loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA’s website at Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth,
TX 76155.


The deadline to return economic injury applications is February 15, 2016.


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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at






On Display at the library

Before the Reservoir: Pictures of buildings that are no more. 1915-2015


This year marks the 100th year memorial that changed the town of Scituate and surrounding area. The states passed the action to create a reservoir for the City of Providence and five villages are now completely off the map of Rhode Island. During this shattering time for residents, the Providence Water Supply Board meticulously captured photographic records of every building that was under condemnation.  Thanks to a loan from the Providence City Archives the North Scituate Public Library has a two-month display, highlighting properties and the people who had to leave their homes.

“These photos showcase some beautiful architecture, but also capture some of the reactions that people had in this traumatic event,” says Rachael Juskuv, reference librarian. “This hired photographer traveled to each house and had to explain to each person what he was doing. It’s interesting to see the subtle reactions he captured.”

The library houses a wide-ranging archive of oral and written histories by Scituate residents, but was very excited to find the extensive collection of photographs held at the Providence City Archives. This display will be at the library until July 1.  





Summer Rain Garden Walks and Talks in

North Scituate Village

Presented by Northern Rhode Island Conservation District


Rain Gardens, Stormwater, and the Scituate Reservoir

July 6, 6:30-7:30, North Scituate Library

Join us to learn what stormwater is, what rain gardens are, and how rain gardens can help protect the Scituate Reservoir. We will begin with a brief lecture at the library, followed by a short walking tour of some of the rain gardens that have been installed in North Scituate Village.

This is a free event, but please register to reserve a set of educational materials! To register call 401-934-0840, or visit


Rain Gardens and Native Plants

July 21, 6:30-7:30, North Scituate Library

What are rain gardens? Why do our rain gardens use plants that are native to Rhode Island? How much maintenance is required to keep a rain garden looking beautiful? How do plants help to keep water clean? Join us for a walk-and-talk to learn more about how rain garden plants are selected and sourced and what types of plants can be part of a beautiful rain garden.

This is a free event, but please register to reserve a set of educational materials! To register call 401-934-0840, or visit


Installing a Rain Garden: What Homeowners Need to Know

August 13, 6:30-7:30, North Scituate Library


Interested in adding a rain garden to your home, but not sure how to get started? This event will give you the basic tools you need to get started: local laws to be aware of, considerations if hiring a contractor, and considerations to take into account for self installation, as well as materials to help you continue your rain garden research. An optional tour will follow the event.

This is a free event, but please register to reserve a set of educational materials! To register call 401-934-0840, or visit



Notice of Public Open Houses

New Flood Insurance Rate Maps/Flood Insurance Changes

The Rhode Island Floodplain Management Program and FEMA will jointly host public open house meetings in Kent and Providence counties. New FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) will go effective in October 2015 for both counties. Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States so it is vital for property owners to understand their risk and how it may be changing with the release of new FIRMs. If you think you may be in a flood zone or are unclear how you may be affected, you may choose to attend the open house that is most convenient for you at any time between the hours of 4 - 7 pm. No formal presentations will be made and no appointment is necessary.

Representatives from FEMA, the State, and their mapping partners, will be available to answer flood risk and insurance questions, and will help property owners identify and understand how their risk may be changing. Residents are encouraged to bring their elevation certificates and/or flood insurance policies to the event in order to get the best information about how their flood insurance rates may change as a result of the new mapping and legislative insurance reforms.

Kent County West Warwick High School

Tue, July 14, 2015 4-7 pm at 1 Webster Knight Dr.

W. Warwick, RI

Providence County North Providence Town Hall Tue, July 21, 2015 4-7 pm at Town Council Chambers 2000 Smith Street

N. Providence, RI





Hope Gazebo

July 3 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m Kenny Marrocco

4th of July Celebration


July 8 – 6:00 - 8:00 p.m  Jesse Liam Duo  


July 12 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m American Band

Essek Hopkins Field

Across from State Police Barracks, Danielson Pike    


July 15 –6:00 -8:00 p.m  Atwater-Donnelly   


July 22 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m –Reggie Centracchio


July 29 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Gopher Broke



North Scituate Gazebo



                                                                        August 5 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Snake Bite   


August 12 – 6:30-8:30 p.m Dukes of Dixie   


August 19 – 6:30-8:30 p.m Ryan Whatsone  


August 26 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Kenny Marrocco


Bring your own seating ---- non-alcoholic beverages welcome

Concerts May Be Cancelled due to Inclement Weather


















Upcoming Events From Northern RI Conservation District And Our Partners


Moswansicut Reservoir, a beautiful suburban wildlife habitat and part of the Scituate Reservoir system, needs our help! Join us for a series of events where you can learn how to help the Reservoir, meet your neighbors, and learn great tips that will help you care for your lawn and garden and private drinking water well.

Providence Water Field Tour

Saturday September 12, 2015

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Providence Water’s lands surrounding the Moswansicut Reservoir

Watch this summer for info!







Scituate Food Pantry - Hope Library

Hope Library is a  donation center for the Scituate Food Pantry.
  Please bring in donations of non-perishable food items any time during library hours.
Thank you!




Come Ce


e the 

Hope Associates, Inc.


Scituate Residents


Hope Pond


     Hope Pond is maintained for passive, recreation activities by Hope
Associates, Inc.  a private, non-profit, volunteer based organization.  Hope Pond is private property open to Scituate residents and is located off of Ryefield Road in Hope Village .


     In order to maintain a safe, family friendly environment please respect the following user guidelines:


§  Town of Scituate residents only




§  Property closed dusk to dawn

§  Dispose of all refuse responsibly


     Hope Pond is a great place to relax on the beach, picnic, swim in the fresh water, fish, kayak, fly a kite, kick a soccer ball, etc.  Bathroom facilities are not available and water activities are at your own risk as lifeguards are not provided. The Town of Scituate uses Hope Pond to facilitate the summer youth program. Access to Hope Pond is restricted during the town’s summer youth program hours.  


   Scituate Reservoir Watershed Public Field Tours
(click here)



Caring for the sick and injured is challenging, rewarding and dynamic!

If you have a strong desire to make a difference in your community, consider volunteering for the

Scituate Ambulance and Rescue Corps




People from all walks of life, neighbors helping neighbors, make volunteer ambulance corps what they are today. If patient care does not appeal to you,

consider providing:

·      Administrative help

·      Fund-raising help

·      or Assistance with vehicle and

       grounds maintenance.

Join us today!!!

Scituate Ambulance & Rescue Corps

1003 Danielson Pike

North Scituate, RI 02857 77


apply online today


Scituate Art Festival Information