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Senate backs bill to enact much of ACA at state level The Senate approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence) to help protect Rhode Islanders' access to insurance coverage in the face of threats to the federal more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE It was a celebration of promise, in more ways than one. Hundreds of students received diplomas during the Community College Rhode Island's 54th commencement ceremony held May 16 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. They were more
Planting the seeds Gov. Gina Raimondo, Department of Human Services Director Courtney E. Hawkins and United Way CEO and President Cortney Nicolato visited the pre-kindergarten classroom at Tri-County Action Agency on 79 Waterman Ave. in North Providence more
The Council Roundup is a digest of licenses, appointments and other proceedings from the Johnston Town Council's May 13 meeting. LICENSES The council unanimously approved the transfer of ownership of a business license for Personal Touch Car Wash more
By PETE FONTAINE It's one of the most important and impressive events of the year in Johnston, a chance for the town to honor those who gave their lives in defense of the nation. The annual Memorial Day Service and will be held Friday, May 24, beginning 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 1985. By LOUIS McGOWAN Situated in the Belknap along Greenville Avenue at Atwood Avenue is the Mathewson more
Checking Attendance On Tuesday, May 14, new Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Ang lica Infante-Green paid a visit to Winsor Hill Elementary School, meeting with school and district leaders and visiting classrooms to learn more about more
By PETE FONTAINE Perhaps never before has the library inside Johnston High School hosted such a unique event as it did last Thursday during lunch period. Round tables were covered in Columbia blue and white linen cloths, as well as glass centerpieces - more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston High School may not have won the Rhode Island Interscholastic League's peanut butter drive this year, but organizers are already working on a game plan for next time. The drive ran from March through April, with the RIIL more
Thornton Elementary School held its second annual “Thornton’s Got Talent” show on Friday, April 26, and Parent Teacher Organization teacher Liaison Kelley Cerbo said it was another massive … more
By PETE FONTAINE Add Stephanie Lemoi's name to the list of Rhode Island's outstanding fundraisers. Although the 22-year-old Johnston resident and Mastery Martial Arts program director didn't win the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year Award, more
By PETE FONTAINE Joseph Polisena Jr. has a unique story as far as politics is concerned. He never held a fundraiser as a candidate for the District 3 seat on the Johnston Town Council in 2018, a position he won without opposition. Now in his first more
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