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Mayor Joseph Polisena has a blunt assessment of what the “evergreen” contracts bill under consideration at the General Assembly would mean for municipalities. “[It would] do cities and towns … more
The University of Rhode Island's Harrington School of Communication and Media honored 11 students, including one from Johnston, at its sixth annual Public Relations Excellence Award Ceremony on March 29. Students were honored for their leadership, impact more
By JACOB MARROCCO Drivers tempted to use their phone while behind the wheel in Johnston this month may want to think twice. Police Chief Richard Tamburini and Deputy Chief Joseph Razza, along with Capt. Christopher Correia, are leading an initiative more
Community College of Rhode Island student Alicia Vallette of West Warwick has been named a 2019 Phi Theta Kappa New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar and will receive a $2,250 scholarship. She will be recognized at the honor society's Presidents Breakfast more
Mayor Joseph Polisena stopped by Over the Rainbow Learning Center, located at 1269 Plainfield St. in Johnston, to read to students on Friday morning. Polisena read “Jabari Jumps” by Gaia … more
There will soon be a new stove inside the kitchen of the Johnston Housing Authority’s always-active Community Room. “Ah, the Monday night bingo must be making a few extra bucks,” a lady … more
Jules Martins had a deadpan response when asked how long she’s groomed animals. “I usually tell people I groomed for Noah on the ark,” she said. Martins and Mary Kathryn Kent opened up … more
By JACOB MARROCCO Department budget meetings are ongoing and it remains uncertain whether the coming fiscal year will bring a potential tax increase, Mayor Joseph Polisena said during an interview Tuesday morning with the Sun Rise. Polisena said that the more
The students in Julie Romano's fifth-grade class at Sarah Dyer Barnes Elementary School learned some valuable lessons through recent activities centered on humanitarians. Part of an event entitled Humanitarians for Hasbro" began with a study asking" more
By JACOB MARROCCO It was an unusually frigid day for spring, but dozens of workers from the Stop & Shop on Atwood Avenue in Johnston preferred the elements to the inside of their store on Friday morning. Paul Scorpio and Maryann Teolis, stewards more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up eight cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's April 15 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.63 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is twenty cents lower than the more
By JOHN HOWELL Alan J. Whittaker knows what it is like to be an Eagle Scout and to have the Eagle license plate. Whittaker was a member of Troop 1 Conimicut when he attained the rank of Eagle on November 9, 1964. Hardly two weeks later he was at the more
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