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By MERI R. KENNEDY At the Johnston Historical Society The Johnston Historical Society's museum barn is open Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 2-5 p.m.; and the first and third Saturdays of each month, 9-11 a.m., for those who would like more
The Police Log is a digest of reports provided by the Johnston Police, Rhode Island State Police and other departments. HIGHWAY CRASH Three people sustained non-life-threatening injuries and a portion of Interstate 295 in Johnston was closed for nearly more
Pilgrim High School, Class of 1969, will have their 50th reunion June 9 at Warwick Country Club, 394 Narragansett Bay Ave., Warwick from 2-8 p.m. There will be cocktails, appetizers, music and dinner. Dress casual, but note that Warwick Country Club more
House OKs McEntee bill to extend statute of limitations for sexual abuse The House of Representatives passed Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee's (D-Dist. 33, South Kingstown, Narragansett) legislation (2019-H 5171A) that amends the state's civil statute of more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Black bear sightings have become increasingly common in Rhode Island in recent years - and the state's Department of Environmental Management is asking residents to take precautions aimed at ensuring the animals do not become a more more
By PETE FONTAINE David Santilli's retirement from public office didn't last long. In fact, the local businessman - who owns and operates The Jewelry Center at 1463 Atwood Ave. - only vacated his District 3 seat on the Johnston Town Council last year when more
Wings and a prayer Cherry Hill Manor held its Memorial Day service on Friday, May 24, which featured the lighting of candles as names were read off in remembrance of those who had passed. Billy Veader, Kevin Morgan and Ernie Marotta led off the program more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Dinner/dance sold out at Senior Center The Johnston Senior Center is getting ready to hold a dinner and dancing event this Saturday starting at 6 p.m., but don't expect to get a ticket. Assistant Director Millie Santilli said the event 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 May 1986. By LOUIS H. McGOWAN During April and May of this year, Johnston Historical Society members Cathy more
By PETE FONTAINE Benedetto Zanni and his wife, Vilma Croce Zanni, have seen countless changes since they were married on May 28, 1949. For starters, the old St. Rocco's Church on Clemence Street in Cranston, where the couple was wed, is now houses and more
By PETE FONTAINE There were almost as many stories as there were vintage vehicles at the Rhode Island Street Rodding Association's 30th annual Automotive Extravaganza. The event attracted a record-setting 324 classic cars, which were everywhere inside more
By PETE FONTAINE There were a lot of smiling faces inside Johnston's Early Childhood Center last Friday. Likewise, Johnston's Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School and Winsor Hill, Sarah Dyer Barnes and Brown Avenue elementary schools, as well as Graniteville more
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