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With the recent WPRI Investigative Report that the condemned Roger Williams Park Mausoleum has been victim to trespassers and labeled a health and safety hazard, many are calling for Rhode Island's top lawmaker to remove hundreds of bodies inside the more
Rhode Island State Police on Aug. 9 announced multiple arrests as part of “Operation Heat.” The investigation – which officials said remains ongoing – involved three months of court-authorized wiretapping. more
The Bank Rhode Island branch at 2104 Plainfield Pike - one of three BankRI locations in Cranston - has a new branch manager. The bank recently promoted Amy Briggs to lead the office. Briggs joined BankRI in 2014. We've seen significant growth at" 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 March 2013. By STEVE MEROLLA A particular gravestone in the Manton Cemetery (Johnston Historical Cemetery #18) more
“It’s too bad we don’t have more space,” Raymond Denisewich, the Veterans of Foreign Wars service officer, said Saturday night inside Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post 2812 on Plainfield Pike. “That … more
By PETE FONTAINE One of Rhode Island's all-time best summer events - the Saint Rocco's Feast and Festival - will make its return in Johnston from Aug. 15-18. However, before favorites like doughboys and meatball sandwiches surface again, the more
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. BREAKING AND ENTERING Brittany Resendes, 30, 21 Tucker St., Warwick, turned herself in at Johnston Police headquarters on the evening more
By JACOB MARROCCO Alexia DiGiglio-Mancini is an entertainer at heart. She worked in the music industry for many years, first as a singer. She started her own independent label in 1995 and released a single, No Matter What I Do (It's All About You)." She" more
By JACOB MARROCCO U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse stopped by the Johnston Senior Center on Wednesday morning to discuss legislation he's submitted to guarantee a 3-percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security recipients. Mayor Joseph more
Mayor Joseph Polisena told the Sun Rise in an interview last week that the Public Finance Management Board’s recent debt affordability study was “political,” and he additionally accused General … more
By PETE FONTAINE An army of sorts was needed to make a special delivery Monday. So, members of the Johnston Fire and Police departments, as well as town of Johnston Local 808, banded together to take an extraordinary collection of nonperishable food more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Meals at Memorial Park Chartwells provides free meals to children during the summer. Meals will be served through Aug. 16, Monday through Friday, weather permitting, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Park at 1583 Hartford more
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