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By PETE FONTAINE To say that Beverly “Bev” Williams enjoyed a unique birthday last week would be an understatement. For starters, Williams – a one-time Johnston Police officer who now … more
By PETE FONTAINE People who attend the Johnston High School Music Department's annual Collage Concert on May 23 will hear some unique sounds from the percussion unit of the Panthers nationally recognized band. Last Friday, the Panthers band added three more
Global impact Five Johnston residents - Bella DiSalvo, Jessica Pezzullo, Giabella Childs, Rylee Marin and Kasandra Kue-Rojas - who attend St. Mary's Bay View Academy in East Providence spent part of their April vacation performing community service in more
By PETE FONTAINE Stephanie Lemoi's resume is steeped in success. For example, after she was crowned Johnston High School's Homecoming Queen in the fall of 2013, Lemoi landed an even more impressive title - Rhode Island's Homecoming Queen of 2014. That more
Golden opportunity Brown Avenue Elementary School fourth-grader Joseph Macari Jr. caught this golden trout at Shippe Sawmill in Foster on April 14. Joseph - who is the son of Joseph Sr. and Jessica Macari - will be awarded a pin and citation from the more
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. INTENT TO DEFRAUD Michael R. Crugnale, 54, 868 Manville Road, Woonsocket, responded to Johnston Police Department headquarters on the more
By JACOB MARROCCO District 3 Town Councilman Joseph Polisena Jr. will introduce a resolution at Monday's meeting that seeks to pay tribute to Janice Mele, the former School Committee chairwoman and District 3 representative who passed away unexpectedly more
By JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph Polisena said there is a potential end in sight to the flooding issues on Belfield Drive, but residents are asking when changes will come. Polisena told the Sun Rise during an interview on Tuesday morning that the matter is more
Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena discussed the possibility of legal action down the road if the so-called “evergreen” contracts bill is signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo. The legislation, … more
By PETE FONTAINE On Sunday, amid some special pomp and circumstance and a solemn silence, 19 Johnston firefighters whose names have been added to the beautiful stone outside Station 1 at 2289 Atwood Ave. were remembered during a moving memorial ceremony more
By JOHN HOWELL Confronting Alzheimer's disease is a daunting proposition. Marc Archambault, who is in the early stages of the disease, illustrated a good measure of courage Tuesday when he stood before about 100 people at the State House to tell his more
By JACOB MARROCCO At 32 years old, the title of doctor" seemed impossible to Chris Herren. The Fall River basketball legend received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during the New England Institute of Technology's 78th commencement ceremony" more
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