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By JACOB MARROCCO Residents in the Central Avenue area are being advised not leave any picnic baskets - or bird feeders, for that matter - in their backyard. Police responded to a bear sighting in the area on Monday night, the first in the decades-long more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena provided extended comments on the recent Rhode Island Superior Court decision to uphold the town's deal with Invenergy during an interview with the Sun Rise on Tuesday. The 20-year, $18-million agreement more
By PETE FONTAINE Superheroes turned out by the dozens Saturday morning at Johnston War Memorial Park. They included Jesse Principe, 14, an eighth-grader at John F. Deering Middle School in West Warwick, and Sarah Quaratella, 26, who were the first male more
By JACOB MARROCCO Two key members of the Johnston political community are split on the “evergreen” contracts bill that passed the full Rhode Island House of Representatives and Senate Labor … more
By PETE FONTAINE The recently renovated banquet room inside the Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post 2812 has never been filled with as much love, fine food and fellowship as there was last Thursday night. The event was presented by the Johnston Association of more
The James Montgomery Band & The School of Rock Show Team join together on Friday, May 10 -- two days before James' milestone birthday -- at the Newport Lodge, in a benefit performance for the veterans group, Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. OSDRI is more
By MERI R. KENNEDY `Lighting the Way' workshop On May 16 from 5:30-8 p.m., join Sean Roy for a free workshop for families called Lighting The Way: Helping Families See Possibilities In Building Futures." The workshop will be held at the Radisson Airport" more
By JOHN HOWELL With the debate heating up over whether Rhode Islanders come out ahead or fall behind with acquisition of Care New England by Partners HealthCare, both CNE and Lifespan have launched websites outlining their points of view. Yesterday, CNE more
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. BODY FOUND Rhode Island State Police identified the body of a man found at a Johnston recycling facility last Thursday. Roberto more
By PETE FONTAINE The Church of the Annunciation at 175 Oaklawn Ave. has long had reputation for putting on one of Rhode Island's most popular summertime festivals - the Cranston Greek Festival. At the heart of the three-day festival are homemade more
House passes Mattiello's bill creating teams to prevent school violence The House approved legislation sponsored by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) to increase school safety by creating threat assessment teams in schools to more
By JOHN HOWELL It takes an hour, and often a bit longer, to travel by train from Providence to Boston. Peter Alviti, director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, would like to cut that time in half. He thinks that possible, although it's more
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