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Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up six cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's July 15 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.75 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is four cents lower than the more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Senior Center is hosting a slew of events throughout the last half of July, beginning with a follow-up to its successful wine and paint night in April. The next installment will take place this coming Monday, July 22, at 5 more
By PETE FONTAINE Louis McGowan, president of the Johnston Historical Society, had quite a surprise on a recent Sunday morning. All McGowan knew was that his wife, Bel McGowan, was taking him to a breakfast brunch at Parma Ristorante at 2646 Putnam Pike more
National Ice Cream Day has never been celebrated like it was Tuesday at The Bridge at Cherry Hill in Johnston. “We are always celebrating something here at The Bridge,” said Jennifer Burns, … more
By PETE FONTAINE Fun, food and family. Those were the key ingredients of last Thursday's annual Johnston Housing Authority Cookout held on the green grass outside Claiborne Pall Manor off Plainfield Street. David [aRusso] really knows how to host the" more
By KELLSIE KING On July 15, International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 307 hosted an annual golf tournament and buffet at Alpine Country Club in Cranston to raise money for a variety of charities, including community and police organizations. more
“I know your dad is looking down on us and smiling,” Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena told Bob Tasca Jr. Saturday morning. “He was a man with a vision. He was ahead of his time.” Polisena … more
Schools across Rhode Island are breaking for summer vacation, putting pause to the breakfast and lunch programs that tens of thousands of children count on for meals during the academic year. Losing access to the program puts additional strain on more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to use about $90,000 of the Centredale Manor Superfund Site's natural resource damage settlement with two of the responsible parties to fund habitat improvements and educational opportunities along the more
It was late this past winter when Mayor Joseph Polisena added an important item to his “to-do” list. “I was walking into Town Hall,” he said, “and I got hit in the head by a falling … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Meals at Memorial Park Now that it is summertime, it's time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Chartwells provides free meals to children during the summer. Meals will be served until Aug. 16, Monday through more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston's Ashley Cabrita left Rhode Island and came home with 22 new best friends and lessons that will last her a lifetime. Cabrita - who hold the title of Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island - took part in the 48th Annual Ms. Wheelchair more
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