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By DANIEL KITTREDGE Black bear sightings have become increasingly common in Rhode Island in recent years - and the state's Department of Environmental Management is asking residents to take precautions aimed at ensuring the animals do not become a more more
By PETE FONTAINE David Santilli's retirement from public office didn't last long. In fact, the local businessman - who owns and operates The Jewelry Center at 1463 Atwood Ave. - only vacated his District 3 seat on the Johnston Town Council last year when more
Wings and a prayer Cherry Hill Manor held its Memorial Day service on Friday, May 24, which featured the lighting of candles as names were read off in remembrance of those who had passed. Billy Veader, Kevin Morgan and Ernie Marotta led off the program more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Dinner/dance sold out at Senior Center The Johnston Senior Center is getting ready to hold a dinner and dancing event this Saturday starting at 6 p.m., but don't expect to get a ticket. Assistant Director Millie Santilli said the event more
History Notes is a biweekly entry in the Sun Rise that features a passage from the Johnston Historical Society. This week's story comes from May 1986. By LOUIS H. McGOWAN During April and May of this year, Johnston Historical Society members Cathy more
By PETE FONTAINE Benedetto Zanni and his wife, Vilma Croce Zanni, have seen countless changes since they were married on May 28, 1949. For starters, the old St. Rocco's Church on Clemence Street in Cranston, where the couple was wed, is now houses and more
By PETE FONTAINE There were almost as many stories as there were vintage vehicles at the Rhode Island Street Rodding Association's 30th annual Automotive Extravaganza. The event attracted a record-setting 324 classic cars, which were everywhere inside more
By PETE FONTAINE There were a lot of smiling faces inside Johnston's Early Childhood Center last Friday. Likewise, Johnston's Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School and Winsor Hill, Sarah Dyer Barnes and Brown Avenue elementary schools, as well as Graniteville more
By PETE FONTAINE Child poverty is an ongoing problem everywhere. That is the central reason Walgreens runs Red Nose Day, which is coordinated locally by store managers like Kristy Pistacchio who work tirelessly to raise money to help lessen the alarming more
By JACOB MARROCCO Operation Stand Down Rhode Island's Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial experienced its highest turnout ever during its first year at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, according to Dee DeQuattro, the organization's development more
By JACOB MARROCCO If everything breaks right for Johnston, there could be a new elementary school in the middle of town in a few years. Superintendent of Johnston Schools Dr. Bernard DiLullo discussed the proposed site, potential challenges and a rough more
By PETE FONTAINE There was an act of extraordinary patriotism last Friday morning inside Johnston War Memorial Park. The American flag was everywhere, and the morning's sparkling sun seemed to make the red, white and blue brighter than usual. The banner more
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