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On a beautiful Saturday evening in June last weekend, the Johnston Senior Center hosted another great dance party. Classic Blend, the very popular '50s and '60s doo-wop group, sang their hearts out with all of their classic songs. More than 150 people more
By PETE FONTAINE They colored it purple last Friday night inside Johnston's impressively decorated Early Childhood Center. The all-day kindergarten and pre-K school was aglow with just about every color imaginable. The billboard surrounded by every shade more
By NICHOLAS PETRILLO On Friday, May 31, Johnston Senior High School's Student Council held the last dance of the school year - the Senior Send-Off. This memorable dance has been a Johnston tradition for years during which the school's students celebrate more
By PETE FONTAINE There were some big numbers put up this weekend, and it all started in Johnston. Saturday's 20th annual Motorcycle Run raised a large sum to support Special Olympics Rhode Island and its programs for children and adults with intellectual more
By JACOB MARROCCO A pair of bills currently before the General Assembly would allow Johnston to institute a two-tier tax system, Mayor Joseph Polisena told the Sun Rise during an interview last week. The tiered system would allow for separate residential more
Johnston's finest The Special Olympics Torch Run came through Johnston on Friday afternoon, as members of the Johnston Police Department carried the torch between B.J.'s Liquors and Walgreen's along Route 44. Pictured above are some of Johnston's finest more
A handful of Johnston residents left Quinnipiac University with recognition of years of hard work at the end of May. The following students received degrees from Quinnipiac University during ceremonies held in May: Samuel DaCosta (Bachelor of Arts, more
Over 20 Scouts from the Boy Scouts of America's Narragansett Council visited the Rhode Island State House recently for the annual Report to State event highlighting the council's activities in 2018, including 40,000 hours of community service. The Scouts more
By PETE FONTAINE Richard S. Tamburini, Johnston's long-serving police chief, liked what he read - and observed - about Kevin Lyons. Those were two reasons why Lyons, who has spent the last six years as a corrections officer with the Norfolk County more
By PETE FONTAINE Add the names Keith DiPetrillo and Superior Lawn Maintenance to the list of area businesses who have given the Johnston Police headquarters a facelift. It's a trend that dates back to when a number of local business owners and more
By JACOB MARROCCO District 3 Town Councilman Joseph Polisena Jr. perhaps said it best Monday night when he told Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School eighth-graders that their awards night was to celebrate something earned, not given. The students and their more
By JACOB MARROCCO Rachel Carson was passion personified. Johnston Music Department director Ron Lamoureux, choral director Matt Gingras and music teacher Oliver Reid were all close with Rachel, who passed away in Feburary 2018. She was a perennial more
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