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Impeachment inquiry ‘about the rule of law,’ Langevin says

Citing sentiment from constituents and a belief that Congress is being “stymied” by the administration, U.S. Rep. James Langevin on Wednesday announced his support for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Johnston awarded state overdose response grant by Tri-County

By JACOB MARROCCO The Tri-County Regional Prevention Coalition officially recognized and awarded recipients of its state overdose response grants during a ceremony at the Johnston Senior Center on Tuesday morning. Tri-County estimated in early July that

Council amends homestead exemption requirements after Town Hall incident

The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved changes to the town's homestead exemption during its Aug. 13 meeting, mandating that residents furnish their address to the Division of Motor Vehicles and show proof of where their vehicle

`We came together as a community': Saint Rocco's Feast and Festival boasts another successful year

There was something for everyone at the annual Saint Rocco's Church Feast and Festival, a timeless tradition that completed its seven-day stay Sunday in Johnston. For Anna DeRobbio, 88, of Cranston, it was an opportunity to break bread

Making the grade: S&P boosts Johnston's rating to AA

By JACOB MARROCCO The town of Johnston received a AA rating from Standard & Poor's earlier this month, just one week after the Public Finance Management Board's debt affordability study rated Johnston's long-term other post-employment benefits, or OPEB,

Polisena, overlooking Democratic field, sees Biden as only potential threat to Trump

By JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph Polisena had a succinct answer when asked which of the current Democratic presidential candidates he would support at the polls: None of the above. Polisena said he believes only former Vice President Joe Biden could defeat

Fingers crossed for beautiful weather at Saint Rocco’s Feast and Festival

“Let’s pray the weather forecasters are correct,” John Ricci, the long serving co-chairman of the Saint Rocco’s Church Feast and Festival, said Tuesday night. “Let’s keep our fingers …

Police: 'Operation Heat' arrests disrupt 'very violent' drug operation

Rhode Island State Police on Aug. 9 announced multiple arrests as part of “Operation Heat.” The investigation – which officials said remains ongoing – involved three months of court-authorized wiretapping.

'Where's the COLA?'

By JACOB MARROCCO U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse stopped by the Johnston Senior Center on Wednesday morning to discuss legislation he's submitted to guarantee a 3-percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security recipients. Mayor Joseph

Numbers accurate, but Polisena calls debt report ‘political’

Mayor Joseph Polisena told the Sun Rise in an interview last week that the Public Finance Management Board’s recent debt affordability study was “political,” and he additionally accused General …
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Scary Acres seeking actors, actresses Scary Acres at Confreda Farms, located at 2150 Scituate Ave., is hiring actors and actresses to scare guests during its upcoming 17th season. Pay begins at $10.50 per hour and applicants must be 18
Jerry Bell sat in a chair Sunday afternoon playing his guitar and talking about the 1957 Willys Jeep he brought to the Smithfield Elks on Farnum Pike for the fourth annual Rhode Island Hot Wheels Toy Show-Parking Lot Cruise. The entire
If you were shopping for a safe car seat, the Tri-County Community Action Agency headquarters at 1126 Hartford Ave. was the place to be Saturday. Moreover, if people were seeking information about free meals for those under age 18,
The Loggia Cristoforo Colombo, an order of the the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, awarded its annual scholarships to Cranston natives Cory Dottor and Elizabeth Quigley. Elizabeth graduated from LaSalle Academy, and she
Sports
By PETE FONTAINE Teenagers like Davian Nunez, Dylan Guernon, Mike LaFlamme and Mike Salzillo have enjoyed different levels of success during the 2019 summer baseball season. For starters, those four boys were part of the Johnston Little League's Junior
By PETE FONTAINE It's a classic ceremony held once a year for an exclusive group of pre-teen youngsters. It's reserved for royalty and honors a dozen or so residents for their awesome athletic accomplishments. In short, it's Mayor Joseph Polisena's
By PETE FONTAINE It was the culmination of a season for a small suburban town baseball team that performed to the highest level on a national-like stage. It came in the most unusual of places, a.k.a. the Johnston Municipal Courthouse, where the Town
Police Logs
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. DISORDERLY CONDUCT Patrolman Louis Cotoia responded to 6 Finne Road on the evening of Aug. 1 to speak with Brian Roczynski, 42, of the
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. BREAKING AND ENTERING Brittany Resendes, 30, 21 Tucker St., Warwick, turned herself in at Johnston Police headquarters on the evening
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. FATAL CRASH An East Providence man was killed in an accident at the intersection of Allendale Avenue and George Waterman Road last
Editorial
Hard though it might be to believe, September is just around the corner - and with it the start of a new school year. Across our communities, families are preparing students for a return to the classroom - some just before the Labor Day weekend, others
By now, neither the personal health risks nor the enormous public health consequences of smoking are unfamiliar to anyone. For years, we have known that smoking and tobacco use are linked to cancer, heart disease, asthma, emphysema and other maladies. We
We desperately wish we could call the weekend's horrific events in Texas and Ohio surprising. The scale of the violence - 31 dead and scores more wounded between two mass shootings - is, of course, shocking. But aside from the fact that the latest
Lifestyles

Lacrosse program focuses on ‘whole girl’

“All girls, for girls” is the concept that Kerri Kelleher puts forward when it comes to the new Flare Lacrosse program. Kelleher – who has been coaching Cranston youth lacrosse for a number …

Festival Ballet announces 42nd season

Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) announced its 42nd season, featuring an array of compelling dance programs including Rhode Island premieres and audience favorites. The 2019-2020 season includes innovative works by Tony Award Winner Christopher Wheeldon,

'Fight Like a Mother' author to visit Barrington Books Retold

Barrington Books Retold in Cranston's Garden City Center will welcome Shannon Watts, an author and founder of the group Moms Demand Action, for a talk and book-signing event on Friday, Sept. 20, starting at 6:30 p.m. Watts is appearing in support of her
60s and Sexy

Why I love Airbnb

Several years ago, I signed up on Airbnb. Unlike most people that use it for traveling, I applied to be a host. It was a decision that was made in an effort to keep my home due to a recent break-up. …
Letters

Let's not surrender 'our rights` in the name of fear

To the Editor: Anti-gun hysteria is sweeping the progressive left, the media and letters to the editor. On Gene Valicenti's radio talk show Governor Raimondo claimed military-style weapons are used in all mass shootings. Fact: FBI statistics show that
LETTERS

Help keep jobs in Rhode Island

To the Editor: I've had a business relationship with IGT since they were GTECH and well before they moved into the new office tower near the State House. My company - which is located in the heart of Cranston - provides IT staffing services for companies
LETTERS

Town needs tax increase limit

To the Editor: The Johnston mayor and Town Council like to tell us taxpayers how well they are doing holding the line on tax increases. Not so in my case. In their letter of July 15 they say …
LETTERS

We must listen to sexual assault victims

To the Editor: With the recent high-profile stories exposing sexual abuse and exploitation of children, many of us are incensed that this type of exploitation continues unabated. We are outraged at perpetrators of sexual abuse, yet how often do we really