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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 November 2013. By LOUIS McGOWAN Abel Thornton was born on the family farm on Hopkins Avenue on Aug. 16, 1799. The more
Citing sentiment from constituents and a belief that Congress is being “stymied” by the administration, U.S. Rep. James Langevin on Wednesday announced his support for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. more
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The Small Business Saturday Shop RI (SBS Shop RI) committee anticipate a September closing of vendor space for the annual holiday shopping event scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 30. Only a few spaces remain available at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, and all more
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. FELONY ASSAULT Patrolman Merrick A. Cook responded to an unidentified location on the evening of Aug. 10 for a report of a male more
The Graniteville World War II Veterans Foundation held its annual Victory Day remembrance celebration this past Saturday at the Graniteville Veterans Monuments on Putnam Pike. Two of the area's living veterans - Luke Green and Julio more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Tri-County Regional Prevention Coalition officially recognized and awarded recipients of its state overdose response grants during a ceremony at the Johnston Senior Center on Tuesday morning. Tri-County estimated in early July that more
The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved changes to the town's homestead exemption during its Aug. 13 meeting, mandating that residents furnish their address to the Division of Motor Vehicles and show proof of where their vehicle more
There was something for everyone at the annual Saint Rocco's Church Feast and Festival, a timeless tradition that completed its seven-day stay Sunday in Johnston. For Anna DeRobbio, 88, of Cranston, it was an opportunity to break bread more
Mount Pleasant High School, Class of 1969 , 50th reunion Aug. 23 at Harbor Lights Golf Course and Marina, Warwick. If you have not received an invitation to previous reunions, contact Dave … more
By PETE FONTAINE Beginning tomorrow and continuing through Sunday, the parish grounds of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will be transformed into a Greek Village for the 92nd annual Grecian Festival. The event will feature more
By PETE FONTAINE When it comes to fundraising, the Holy Name Society at Saint Rocco's Church is in a class of its own. For the fourth time in as many years, the Holy Name Society held its fourth annual Steak Fry under the Big Top." Holy Name Society" more
By PETE FONTAINE The 40th annual Mustang Car Club Rhode Island All Wheels Show was an overwhelming success and more than tripled last year's entries, according to Iyman Musa, a Johnston resident who serves as state director and webmaster for the MCC of more
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