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By MERI R. KENNEDY Scarecrow Festival The first annual RI Scarecrow Festival will take place Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Johnston Memorial Park. This free community event has something for everyone. Activities include a scarecrow contest, pumpkin more
We Americans are so beleaguered by this campaign season that we are baffled as to what any of these two major party candidates or the two minor party candidates might do if elected. Recent weeks have concentrated the public's attention on GOP nominee more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Johnston Historical Society yard sale The Johnston Historical Society will be holding a yard sale at the Shang Bailey Roadhouse (former Log Gift Shoppe) at 2737 Hartford Ave. in Johnston on Saturday, Oct. 15. Help make this the best more
Well the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign season has come and gone, and most voters have been rendered nonplussed by the experience. The hope of supporters and undecided voters was that a positive picture of the candidates' policies, more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Police Explorer Post 405 fundraiser Join in with members of the Johnston Police Explorer Post 405 at Kelley Gazzerro VFW Post 2812, located at 1418 Plainfield Pike in Cranston, for a fundraising dinner on Oct. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. more
Since 1960, televised presidential debates have brought to fore images of competitors for the crown in their best light and in their worst. For those of us obsessed with politics and history, we have seen every moment in these television debates as they more
In an election where the majority of voters will vote against someone rather than for someone, perhaps it is time to consider the two minor party candidates. If the idyllic casting of a citizen’s … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Italian Festival at St. Brigid's The Social Ministry of St. Brigid's Church, 1231 Plainfield St. in Johnston, will be concluding the celebration of the church's 100th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 18 in the church hall. Tickets are more
Like most Americans, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the United States was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Unlike the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, on that crystal clear beautiful morning 15 years ago there was not a more
This past week, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo stated she was open to the idea of using the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as a barometer whether or not a high school student has fulfilled the … more
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