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By JACOB MARROCCO U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse stopped by the Johnston Senior Center on Wednesday morning to discuss legislation he's submitted to guarantee a 3-percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security recipients. Mayor Joseph more
Mayor Joseph Polisena told the Sun Rise in an interview last week that the Public Finance Management Board’s recent debt affordability study was “political,” and he additionally accused General … more
By PETE FONTAINE An army of sorts was needed to make a special delivery Monday. So, members of the Johnston Fire and Police departments, as well as town of Johnston Local 808, banded together to take an extraordinary collection of nonperishable food more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Meals at Memorial Park Chartwells provides free meals to children during the summer. Meals will be served through Aug. 16, Monday through Friday, weather permitting, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Park at 1583 Hartford more
Toll Gate High School, Class of 1979, will be celebrating their 40th reunion, and they welcome all Toll Gate alumni with family or friends who want to join in the celebration Aug. 10 at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick. Cocktails 6:30-7:30 more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's August 5 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.71 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is the same as the national more
On Friday, Aug. 9, at 9 p.m., motorists will experience temporary lane and exit closures as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation shifts traffic to the right on I-295 north, from Scituate Avenue to Hartford Avenue, in Johnston. The new traffic more
19 million meals and counting On July 30, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island delivered its 19-millionth meal to 88-year-old Joseph Brisson at his home in Cranston. Brisson is a widower and Korean War veteran who lives with Alzheimer's disease. In addition more
Mr. Jones, the sweet seven year young Chihuahua mix, is hoping to find his perfect match. more
By PETE FONTAINE There were some extraordinary emotions on display last Thursday evening during the Johnston Street Machines monthly Cruizin' for a Cause Trophy Night, held in the Denny's Restaurant parking lot off Hartford Avenue. They came from men more
By PETE FONTAINE Stephen Mandarelli, a lifelong Johnston resident and veteran office manager at Northeast Auto Body, became the newest alternate member of the town's Planning Board on Tuesday. Mandarelli, 41, took the oath of office Tuesday morning more
As summer enters its final weeks, food pantries across the state are preparing for the high demand they experience during September. In an effort to help emergency food programs re-stock their shelves, Bank Rhode Island branches statewide will host a more
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