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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), Playworks New England and the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) have added the first Johnston school to their roster of schools participating in the statewide #RecessRocksinRI initiative. more
By PETE FONTAINE Inclement weather couldn't stop Johnston kids from coming to Saturday's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The popularity of the Johnston Recreation and Parks Department's annual event - which was again sponsored by Citizens Bank - became more
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that the Clemente Course in the Humanities is among its 2019 grant recipients awarding two grants totaling $198,930 to expand work in the NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War initiative. The more
Show of excellence Members of the Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School Select Chorus will soon bolster the future for Johnston High School's Music Department. Directed by Tom Conlon, the Ferri Select Chorus recently earned a score of Excellent" during the" more
By JACOB MARROCCO After their years of hard work and support, Johnston High School Principal Dennis Morrell said it was time to honor the people behind the top 10 students in the class of 2019. Members of the district's central office and high school 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 June 2001. By LOUIS McGOWAN The village of Thornton is centered on the intersection of Plainfield Street and more
While rain blanketed “Operation Stand Down Hill” Saturday morning, people like Stephen Merolla, Elise Carlson, Doug Stephens and Dave Morrocco weren’t about to abandon their scheduled work … more
By MERI KENNEDY Easter Party at Cherry Hill Manor Cherry Hill Manor at 2 Cherry Hill Road in Johnston will host an Easter Party tomorrow, April 19, starting at 10:30 a.m. The festivities will begin with bunnies and balloon sculptures by Brenner Family more
By PETE FONTAINE If you like homemade Italian food and plenty of it, next Thursday's fundraiser is the place to be. Spirito's Restaurant, located inside the Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post 2812 at 1418 Plainfield Pike, will play host to an extraordinary event more
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
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