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Bridge at Cherry Hill honors heroes during Veterans Day ceremony

The noted slogan “it’s always special at The Bridge at Cherry Hill” was again upheld – perhaps more than ever – Monday during an emotional ceremony in Johnston. Many of the assisted …

Johnston Police hoping to fill plenty of boxes during toy drive

"We’re hoping to have this box – and many, many others – [that] will be overflowing with new toys,” Johnston Police Maj. Thomas H. Dolan said as he stood outside police headquarters on Atwood …

Polisena: Johnston not joining lawsuit against ‘evergreen’ bill

A group of 16 Rhode Island cities and towns have partnered for a legal challenge to the so-called “lifetime contracts law” adopted on the state level earlier this year – although Johnston, …

U.S. News & World Report ranks Briarcliffe among top four nursing homes in state

Briarcliffe Manor, which is located on 30 acres of picturesque wooded land in Johnston, is now known as more than a five-star, award-winning skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.

`It's like winning the lottery': Partnership for Rhode Island, Infante-Green announce funding for DonorsChoose projects

Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green paid a visit to Ferri Middle School Monday for an announcement that was kept under wraps for days.

Spirit of giving at heart of Scouting for Food

Scouts from Troops 6 and 66 in Cranston waited to leap into action at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank Saturday morning, anxiously anticipating the next pickup truck or minivan that would back in waiting to be unloaded.

'Golden age' of research highlighted at Alzheimer's 'Finding Hope' panel

“There has never been this breadth and depth [of research], there’s never been this [level of] collaboration and sharing of information,” said Terry Fogerty, community outreach coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital.

ECC’s artists on display at Pumpkin Painting Night

The letters “ECC” could mean much more in Johnston than Early Childhood Center. For example, when it comes to events like last Wednesday evening’s annual Pumpkin Painting Night, ECC could …

Bridge at Cherry Hill puts indoor spin on trick-or-treating

By PETE FONTAINE There was lots of treating and absolutely no tricks Friday night at The Bridge at Cherry Hill. In fact, folks like Johnston Police Patrolman David Slinko would agree that The Bridge's annual Halloween happening is probably the safest

'It's encouraging'

By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston schools made gains in both portions of the Rhode Island Common Assessment System, or RICAS, testing this year, but there is still room to grow. Johnston jumped nearly 3 percent overall in students meeting and exceeding
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Centreville Bank will kick off its 16th annual “Toys for Tots” campaign November 18. The drive runs through December 7. New, unwrapped gifts will be accepted at all seven Centreville …
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast's November 12 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.51 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is 10 cents below
Bowling for Animals: On Sunday, Nov. 17, Defenders of Animals will host a Bowling for Animals event at Town Hall Lanes, 1463 Atwood Ave., Johnston.
Johnston Historical Society members like president Elise Carlson, as well as Anthony Ursillo and Tim Kee, were among the many Edgar Allan Poe aficionados gathered in the courtyard of St. John the Devine Cathedral in Providence for the
A relatively small delegation from the Giovanni Folcarelli DAV Chapter 1 went to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Providence toting what Donna Ursillo called a huge and important donation."
Sports
These four Johnston High School cheerleaders helped make the recent Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony special, as they escorted all members of the Class of 2019 into the game Edward L. …
There’s an old adage in sports that states: “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” That’s rather appropriate for the Johnston Panthers U-12 football team.
It's a storied tradition that's reserved for a select group of student athletes, namely those senior class boys and girls who represent Johnston High School in Rhode Island Interscholastic League football as well as cheerleading.
Police Logs
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. LARCENY Patrolman Kevin Brady responded to CVS Pharmacy at 1400 Hartford Ave. on the evening of Oct. 23 for the report of a larceny of
By HERALD STAFF Johnston Police Deputy Chief Joseph Razza said in a statement Saturday that the department had recovered four chalices that were stolen from St. Rocco's Church last week. Razza said in the statement that three of the chalices were
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. DISORDERLY CONDUCT On the evening of Oct. 12, Patrolman Derrick Palazzo responded to a call to assist Rhode Island State Police with a
Editorial
The concept of Halloween has always been an intriguing one. We encourage kids to dress up in silly outfits and go out into their surrounding neighborhoods and literally take candy from strangers - pretty much the antithesis of what they're told to do
The weeks leading up to the holidays bring into focus the struggles and needs of so many people in our communities. For the most vulnerable among us, a season meant for reflection and giving thanks far too frequently places added strain on already
It's an image that became instantly iconic - and it has a direct Rhode Island connection. The picture, taken during a recent White House meeting last week, shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing from her seat at a table, her finger pointed at
Lifestyles

The Complaints keep on rockin’ with weekly shows

Dean Petrella and The Complaints have played legendary venues and worked with prominent producers over the course of their career. The group performs weekly at Escada Restaurant & Bar in Johnston.

With will, Johnston man left lasting mystery

By KELLY SULLIVAN On Sept. 3, 1907, William Borden King wrote out his last will and testament. The 77-year-old was the son of John King and Lucretia (Paine), and the nephew of Samuel Ward King, the 15th governor of Rhode Island. William had spent a

‘Aladdin’ brings a whole new world in entertainment to PPAC

The term “family entertainment” usually turns out to be a way to promote a kid’s show that parents suffer through. Not so with Disney’s highly entertaining Broadway musical …

Cranston resident conducting upcoming ‘Generations United’ concert in Scituate

Cranston resident Dr. David Neves served as the director of bands and supervisor for 29 years in the adjacent town of Scituate, where he also taught jazz ensemble, orchestra, chorus, general music …
Letters

Benny's, do you hear us?

To the Editor: For years, so many of us had taken Benny's for granted. Who would have thought our favorite store would not be around forever? Benny's, you gave us no warning. We were shocked, blindsided. What would happen to us? Where would we shop now?
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No Hallmark cards for naturalized citizens?

To the Editor: I am a secondary education English major at Rhode Island College (RIC), minoring in rhetoric in writing. To complete my minor, I had to undergo an internship that naturally had an emphasis on rhetoric and writing. In one of my undergrad
LETTERS

Walks all help in fight against Alzheimer's

To the Editor:Nationwide, fall is known as “Walk Season” for the Alzheimer’s Association, as local chapters gear up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s events that are the …
LETTERS

Why Columbus?

To the Editor: A statue of Christopher Columbus has been horribly defaced by one or more cowards that seem to enjoy lurking in the shadows and writing their idiotic idioms in the dark. Christopher Columbus was an explorer who risked his life in order to