Meet Cranston West's homecoming queen

Laura Castellone may be the most unlikely of the Homecoming queens crowned in Rhode Island this fall. First, Castellone lives in Johnston but was crowned Cranston High School West's 2016 Homecoming Queen. Nearly two years ago, the

After tough season, Panthers rewarded with Thanksgiving Eve game

By JACOB MARROCCO Assistant Sports Editor Family is a common theme around Thanksgiving, and the Johnston football team could tell you all about it. The season has been filled with peaks and valleys for the Panthers, who finished the league calendar 2-5,
Movie Reviews


MOANA * * * * (Delightful Disney animated film) Disney Studios has created another delightful, colorful feature cartoon with a heroine that will warm your heart. Auli'i Cravalho is the voice of Moana, princess of a South Pacific island who is drawn to

4th Annual Rhode Island Author Expo in Cranston Saturday

By MERI R. KENNEDY The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) holds their 4th Annual Rhode Island Author Expo on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. This year, the expo will feature a record 130 published

Sun Rise Scoops

Santa to visit Johnston Memorial Park Santa Claus will make his visit to Johnston Memorial Park on Dec. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. Enjoy free pictures with Santa, music, food and more. This event is brought to the public by the City of Johnston, Office

Civics and cereal: Thornton students take part in first voting experience

By MERI R. KENNEDY Nov. 7 was a very busy day in Ms. Linda Greco's first-grade class at Thornton Elementary School in Johnston. Prior to the election, the students learned about famous people and leaders of the past and present. With Election Day around"