Harvest heat: Crops have ripened faster, farmers concerned by drought

By JOHN HOWELL Turn up the heat and vegetables go into overdrive. That's just what local farmers have been faced with in the past couple of weeks. Of course, it hasn't helped that along with higher temperatures there's been a lack of rain, except for a

Johnston Little League holds awards banquet following successful season

Longevity, as it surfaced last Friday night inside West Valley Inn, is perhaps the reason for the sustained success of Johnston Little League. On a night when the youth baseball program honored 300 kids with some sort of special award

Marandola, Robbins help team win 3-on-3 Regional crown

To say that Johnston girls like Kiley Marandola and Julia Robbins get quite the kick out of soccer would be an understatement. So much so, in fact, Marandola and Robbins - along with Warwick's Catherine Clements, Smithfield's Sabrina
Movie Reviews


* * * (Stop-motion fantasy) If you are a fan of innovative filmmaking, you will enjoy this stop-motion fantasy set in Japan. "If you need to blink," the storyteller tells the audience before …

That's entertainment: Twenty years ago

The stars came out at Warwick Musical Theatre, including The Monkees, Vince Gill, Engelbert, Tony Bennett, Paula Poundstone, Ray Charles, a curly-haired Howie Mandel, George Jones and the Righteous Brothers, Marry Chapin Carpenter, Trisha

If you want change, don't vote for the star

Rhode Island is one of the most progressive states in the country, at least when it comes to the views of its citizens. Its residents vote Democrat by large margins and generally hold views that are in agreement with-or to the left of-the

The Mad Dash: Being a kid at heart leads to local author’s success

Newly established author Tom Kiernan has always been a “kid at heart.” Embracing his youthful mentality, Kiernan made the life-changing decision to leave the corporate world last year to try his …

Site prep for Citizens campus nears finish

By TIM FORSBERG Mountains are being moved in Johnston - at least in a figurative sense. Initial site work for the proposed Citizens Bank campus near the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Route 295 is approaching completion, and the scope of the