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By PETE FONTAINE The brief, fun-filled ceremony held inside Mayor Joseph Polisena's Town Hall Executive Chamber will have a huge impact for Johnston's Planning Board. In fact, after administering the Oath of Office to Nicole Pope, Polisena stated, We're" more
Under clear, blue, sunny skies with a backdrop of giant wind turbines, Johnston’s newest solar array opened with fanfare last week. “As you can see, this is a Mecca for renewable energy. … more
By TIM FORSBERG Year over year, graduation rates at Johnston Senior High School have significantly improved and have jumped by nearly 10 percent. According to Johnston High School Principal Dennis Morrell, now in his second year as leader of the school, more
MOTHER CHARGED WITH ABUSE Tina Marie Tucker, 36, of 12 Forest Hill Drive in Johnston, is being charged by the Johnston Police Department with cruelty to or neglect of a child and child abuse in the first degree, both felony charges. On December 6, 2018, more
The 6th Annual Nativity Lighting at the Rhode Island State House (in the Rotunda area) will take place Wednesday, December 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. The Joy to the World Nativity Committee will light the Nativity Scene, celebrating the coming birth of Christ. more
By TIM FORSBERG Following years of litigation, the Town of Johnston and National Grid have reached an agreement regarding payment for electricity for the streetlights along state roads in town. Citing unfunded mandates, generous legacy contracts, and more
By TIM FORSBERG It's been a hectic week for the Belfield Drive neighborhood. Following a meeting in Mayor Joseph Polisena's office on Thursday morning with federal, state and local officials, a plan was put into place to address the flooding issues on more
By TIM FORSBERG An error made by the Johnston Town Council in approving an entertainment license has left a business and its owners at odds with nearby neighbors. At a special Town Council meeting held on November 27, a show cause hearing was held for more
By PETE FONTAINE Glenn Carroll, veteran president of the Johnston Community Center Association, sat back in his chair and smiled. Suddenly, the dedicated JCCA leader said in a rather sustaining voice: I have some good news for everyone; Santa Claus has" more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The results from Rhode Island's first year of assessing student achievement through the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) exam - a test for grades 3-8 based upon the MCAS exam that has been administered in more
By TIM FORSBERG `Tis the season to add fire safety to the family's wish list and make the yuletide bright for everyone. Johnston Fire Department Chief Peter Lamb really doesn't want to come across as a Grinch during the merriest time of the year, but his more
By PETE FONTAINE The Cherry Hill Orchestra" is sounding better and better with each passing rehearsal. Johnston High School's national award-winning Music Department is preparing for what promises to be one of its most popular and best Holiday Concerts" more
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