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Brown is the new blue

By JACOB MARROCCO The U.S. Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools Program announced last week that Brown Avenue Elementary School is among three institutions in Rhode Island - and the first Johnston school since the 1990s - to receive the

Planning Board advances Scituate Avenue solar proposal past pre-application phase

By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Planning Board unanimously approved the site plan pre-application review for a proposed Green Development solar array off Scituate Avenue during its meeting at the Johnston Senior Center on Tuesday night. The debate lasted

Steady progress continues for Belfield Drive flooding solution

By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena and Town Planner Tom Deller offered updates on plans to end flooding issues on Belfield Drive during an interview at Town Hall on Tuesday morning. Polisena said the town initially received a quote of about

105 and still amazing her many admires

By PETE FONTAINE Margaret Pinelli DiMuccio has been amazing people for all of her 105 years To this day, for example, her granddaughter's husband George Arakelian still marvels of DiMuccio's unique story of never - ever - having a license to drive an

20-year master plan for airport nears completion

By JOHN HOWELL There was a cast of five and an audience of only one - this reporter - as the Rhode Island Airport Corporation held a fourth in a series of public workshops on the master plan for Green Airport Thursday afternoon. Airport planners weren't

Race for Matt and Grace still a smashing success in 10th year

By ROB OATLEY The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance, or FARA, held its 10th annual Race for Matt and Grace event on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Rhode Island College to celebrate a decade of research and treatment. Matt DiIorio - one of the namesakes of

GreenPrint, Stop & Shop kick off Restore program to reduce carbon emissions

By JACOB MARROCCO Roughly a dozen representatives from Stop & Shop, GreenPrint, the Rhode Island Tree Council and the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce gathered Wednesday morning to kick off the supermarket's new Restore program, which is aimed

Polisena says February tax sale possible for those delinquent on sewer fees

By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena is warning those who are delinquent on their sewer maintenance fees that their homes could be up for tax sale as soon as February. During an interview with the Sun Rise on the morning of Sept. 17, Polisena

A bite of fall

Johnston’s 32nd annual AppleFest welcomed thousands of attendees from across the state this past Saturday and Sunday, offering a vast array of delicacies, entertainment and vendors throughout the …

Council, mayor pave way for Pine Hill solar project

The Johnston Town Council on Sept. 9 unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a 25-year payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, agreement between Mayor Joseph Polisena and Pine Hill Solar Partners …
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Barrington Books Garden City will host authors Brendan Doherty and Joe Broadmeadow and celebrate the release of their book, It’s Just the Way It Was: Inside the War on the New England Mob and Other …
Roger Williams Park Zoo's daytime Halloween event Spooky Zoo is back on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering festive outdoor autumn activities for the whole family. Kids and adults alike will enjoy a packed schedule
October is for celebrating Farm to School programming across Rhode Island, thanks to an official proclamation signed in 2017 by Governor Gina Raimondo. This statewide proclamation is in alignment …
“Some people criticize the amount and cost of care given to pets,” the Rev. Peter J. Gower said Sunday after delivering the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Johnston. …
By DEMETRI DEMETROPOULOS With Homecoming right around the corner, many festivities are being planned - and Johnston Senior High School's annual Battle of the Classes is chief among them. This year, the event is taking place after the Homecoming Parade.
Sports
By GA ZANNI At 2-2, the topsy-turvy story of the 2019 12U Johnston Panthers began to take a wide turn for the better. Injuries began to heal and the roster slowly filled to full strength. After a 19-0 victory over Central Falls, the Panthers found
FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights men's soccer team hosted the Bunker Hill Community College Bulldogs on Monday evening. The Knights held a one goal lead at halftime but the Bulldogs scored three second half goals to win the game 3-1. The loss drops
By ALEX SPONSELLER NBA trainer Rob McClanaghan returned to his alma mater Bishop Hendricken on Tuesday afternoon to speak with student-athletes and to promote his new book titled Net Work: Training the NBA's Best and Finding the Keys to Greatness.""
Police Logs
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. DUI Patrolman Nicholas A. Manocchio was dispatched to the intersection of Hartford Avenue and Hopkins Avenue for a report of a motor
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. DUI Patrolman Kevin W. Lyons responded to a report of a single-car rollover accident on the evening of Sept. 25. Lyons said that, upon
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. DISORDERLY CONDUCT Patrolman Kevin Brady and several other officers responded to the area of Manuel Avenue on the evening of Sept. 13
Editorial
Are you planning a flight as part of a future trip across the country? Do you have upcoming business to conduct at, or another reason to visit, a federal facility? Soon, you'll likely need an enhanced form of identification to get aboard your plane or
Recent weeks have been deeply troubling from a public health perspective. Most people are by now at least somewhat familiar with the wave of lung injury cases being reported across the country as part of a still-mysterious outbreak tied to the use of
At least on the national level, the 2020 campaign has been underway for quite a while. The crowded field of Democratic presidential aspirants has already gathered for two debates, with another …
Lifestyles

Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School announces youth ensemble auditions

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE) is holding auditions for its youth wind ensembles. The wind ensembles were created to give advanced woodwind, brass and percussion students from Rhode Island and nearby

Lovecraft walking tour, film series set for 4 Saturdays

Providence native and cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft will be the subject of the popular annual walking tour and film series during the annual Flickers' Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival (Vortex), October 19-27. Due to popular demand, the
60s and Sexy

Using Aromatherapy to bring the smells of fall inside

There is nothing that says fall more than wandering outside taking a deep breath of crisp air and feeling the crunch of leaves under your feet. Seeing the leaves turning beautiful colors of gold and red and the smell of spicy pumpkin in every restaurant
Restaurant Review

Keane's Wood-Fired Catering is BBQ at its finest

Restaurant Review By DON FOWLER Padraic Keane sat in his Edgewood office talking enthusiastically about his wood-fired catering service that continues to grow since he learned how to be a Pitman" and started his own company three years ago. Padraic (the"
Letters
LETTERS

A safe way to limit school shootings

To the Editor: School shootings have been on the rise since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. Although school shootings are classified as rare, they are beginning to become more frequent. Since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999,
LETTERS

Changing image of fathers

To the Editor: When I was growing up I remember fathers portrayed on television as intelligent, hardworking and faithful. They were depicted as the head of the family and were always present to give counsel to their children. They were not portrayed as
LETTERS

Impeachment on what grounds?

An Open Letter to the RI Congressional Delegation: I have been following the calls from all of you for the impeachment of President Trump and have to ask you what are the grounds? So far, we have heard nothing but hearsay evidence regarding the Ukraine
LETTERS

Pelosi caved in to noisy progressive bloc

To the Editor: I did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016. I regard him as thin-skinned, self-absorbed, narcissistic and an egomaniac. I believed then, as I do now, that being the head of a family-owned business and TV reality star does not provide the