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By JACOB MARROCCO Graniteville School Principal Maria Petronio-McAfee proposed a 25-percent hike in tuition fees for the half-day preschool program during the Johnston School Committee's meeting at Ferri Middle School on Tuesday. Petronio-McAfee told the more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston High School students and faculty are looking to make a difference, one jar of peanut butter at a time. Class of 2020 advisers Nadia Cricco and Vinny Verardo, along with Principal Dennis Morrell, met with the Sun Rise Monday more
By JACOB MARROCCO One of the first things patrons will see upon entering Life Style Enhancement, a new clean-living establishment in Johnston, is a noticeably open space in the middle. That is by design, according to owner Eileen Vieira. She hopes that more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The death of a woman in Cranston is being investigated as a homicide, according to police, while media reports suggest the son of a late Mafia figure is considered the primary suspect. Local and state investigators were seen at 245 more
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. EXPIRED LICENSE On March 5, Officer Vanessa Wilcox was on patrol on Dyerville Avenue when she saw a vehicle run a stop sign while more
Further strengthening resources that together answered nearly a quarter-million calls for help from Rhode Islanders last year, United Way of Rhode Island has promoted staff at its 2-1-1 call center, and at The POINT, the state's aging and disability more
By TIM FORSBERG When it comes to knowing the ins and outs of Johnston's fiscal status, the students of Johnston High School business teacher Debra Smyth are now well versed. Following recent classroom lessons involving budgeting, Mayor Joseph Polisena more
By PETE FONTAINE Shoveling snow used to be a way for youngsters to earn a few extra bucks and was often a familiar scene in neighborhoods everywhere. The winter tradition - or chore, as some people refer to the tedious task - is no longer as commonplace more
By PETE FONTAINE Through the years, people in Rhode Island have always held Cherry Hill Manor in the highest esteem. Now, Cherry Hill Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center - which is located at 2 Cherry Hill Road in Johnston - has a national reputation. more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston High School students brought several pieces of hardware back home this weekend after winning medals in various individual and team events at this year's Academic Decathlon state competition. The school's six-member Team 2 took more
By JACOB MARROCCO Legislation that would codify abortion rights into Rhode Island law recently passed the House of Representatives, 44-30, despite a majority of the Johnston delegation voting against the measure. Stephen R. Ucci (D-Dist. 42, Johnston, more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a zone change and entertainment license for Strings Bar and Grill after more than an hour of occasionally contentious testimony from both sides. The council held a show cause more
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