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The Johnston Planning Board on Tuesday will entertain final approval for a proposed Dollar General at 2630 Hartford Ave., a proposition that has drawn criticism from abutters for several … more
The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved Mayor Joseph Polisena’s $111.2 million town budget plan for fiscal year 2020 during a Monday hearing that featured little debate. The mayor’s … 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
General Assembly approves 2020 state budget bill The General Assembly has approved a $9.97 billion budget (2019-H 5151Aaa) for the 2020 fiscal year that largely avoids new taxes while strengthening education, continuing the car-tax phase-out, maintaining more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Starting Monday, residents of other communities will need to be accompanied by an adult Cranston resident when using the Budlong Pool. The policy change comes following concerns about overcrowding and a recent incident involving a more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Preliminary plans for a proposed Chase Bank branch at the intersection of Atwood and Phenix avenues were heard during a site visit by city officials on June 26, while a set of measures needed to clear the way for the project are on 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 September 1999. By STEPHEN MEROLLA Many people in the Johnston Historical Society and the town are well more
By PETE FONTAINE Some members of Johnston Police Explorer Post 405 have spent the last five days at a seaside summer camp, but they haven't had much time to enjoy the sun and surf. The 10 Explorers are taking part in the prestigious Rhode Island Law more
Meals on Wheels of RI is pleased to announce that Kevin Millonzi, owner and president of Millonzi Fine Catering and Millonzi's Kitchen Bar, has been elected as chair of its board of directors for 2019-20. Millonzi, who has served on the board since fall more
The seasonal Providence-Newport Ferry service, will set sail Friday, May 24 with new weekend stops in the bayside community of Bristol, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced. The new ferry service to Bristol is part of the more
Before firing up the propane grill for 4th of July, the Propane Gas Association of New England (PGANE) recommends homeowners take the following steps to get the most from their outdoor appliances safely: Follow the Manufacturer's Instructions. Whether more
Clouds Hill Museum in Cowesett is the site of a new farmers market opening this Sunday. The market, which will operate on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., will take place at 4157 Post Road on the grounds just below the house. The market is a rain or more
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