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By PETE FONTAINE A renewed Johnston Police program that began last Wednesday evening is designed to give residents an up-close look at life behind the badge. Fifteen Johnstonians signed up for the Citizens Police Academy, which was recently reinstituted more
Easter bash Cherry Hill Manor hosted an Easter Party last Friday, April 19, and there was no shortage of activities. Magician Stephen Brenner (above) entertained adults and kids alike with his tricks, while DJ Eddy (below) worked the music. There was more
By JACOB MARROCCO Janice Mele, chairwoman of the School Committee and a fixture in the Johnston education community for decades, passed away unexpectedly last week at 69. Johnston Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bernard DiLullo and Assistant more
By JACOB MARROCCO and DANIEL KITTREDGE The town's agreement with Invenergy to sell water for use in the operations of a planned power plant in Burrillville has been upheld in Superior Court. Judge Michael A. Silverstein found that the 20-year, more than more
By JACOB MARROCCO Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti used the Plainfield Pike bridges in Johnston as a backdrop this past Friday as he kicked off the 2019 construction season, announcing 77 active projects with a cost of more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Community shred event at Cherry Hill Manor Cherry Hill Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2 Cherry Hill Road, Johnston, is hosting a free community shred event Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Shred-It will be on hand to more
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. FORGERY Dets. John D. DeAngelis and Anthony Sasso responded to 26 Florida Ave. in Cranston on April 9 in an attempt to locate Roberto more
Several local municipal leaders gathered at the State House Library on Monday afternoon to voice bipartisan opposition to the so-called “evergreen” contracts bill, which overwhelmingly passed the … more
On Friday, April 26, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank will host the 7th annual Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats. Guests will enjoy a night of tastings from 22 gourmet food trucks for $85 while supporting programs that provide food to Rhode more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), Playworks New England and the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) have added the first Johnston school to their roster of schools participating in the statewide #RecessRocksinRI initiative. more
By PETE FONTAINE Inclement weather couldn't stop Johnston kids from coming to Saturday's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The popularity of the Johnston Recreation and Parks Department's annual event - which was again sponsored by Citizens Bank - became more
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that the Clemente Course in the Humanities is among its 2019 grant recipients awarding two grants totaling $198,930 to expand work in the NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War initiative. The more
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