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The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. FATAL CRASH An East Providence man was killed in an accident at the intersection of Allendale Avenue and George Waterman Road last more
By PETE FONTAINE A 30,000-pound GVW truck with a mounted snowplow and loader was among the heavy machinery inside Johnston High School's spacious parking lot last Wednesday. Members of public works departments from all over the state trekked down for the more
Giovanna “Jenny” Todisco said she was trying not to be emotional during what was anything but a normal work day this past Tuesday. Todisco, 78, has been a staple in the Care New England system … more
“If you can’t dress the part, you certainly won’t play the part, either,” mused Matt Clements, first-year president of Panthers Youth Football and Cheer. With that adage in mind, the stage … more
By PETE FONTAINE Tuesday, Aug. 6, will be a day of countless celebrations across the country, including festivals, block parties, parades, fireworks extravaganzas and musical events. It will mark another year of National Night Out, an annual occasion more
By PETE FONTAINE Kelly Abbruzzese and Valerie Laurito stood in the Johnston Town Hall lobby Tuesday morning, smiling as they looked at the overflow collection of non-perishable food and toiletry items that have flowed in during the past two weeks. They more
By BEACON STAFF The public's help is being sought in locating a 17-year-old West Warwick girl who has been missing since fall of last year. Desarae Hickey was last seen in West Warwick on Oct. 19, 2018, according to the National Center for Missing and more
Kenneth Quaranto, owner of KDQ Landscaping, recently got an unusual request from one of his customers – “don’t mow that spot in the middle of the lawn.” Actually, the landowner hadn’t … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY National Night Out in Johnston This Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Johnston Police Department will host a National Night Out event beginning at 6 p.m. in Johnston Memorial Park. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that more
By PETE FONTIANE How would you like to win a wagon full of top-shelf liquor valued at $700? Kelly-Gazzerro VFW Post 2812, located at 1418 Plainfield Pike on the Cranston-Johnston line, has your ticket for that prize - along with a night of Italian food more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's July 29 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.73 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is the same as the national 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 2008. By STEVE MEROLLA Recently, I acquired from Mr. Tom Greene, town historian of North Providence, an more
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