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By PETE FONTAINE Child poverty is an ongoing problem everywhere. That is the central reason Walgreens runs Red Nose Day, which is coordinated locally by store managers like Kristy Pistacchio who work tirelessly to raise money to help lessen the alarming more
By JACOB MARROCCO Operation Stand Down Rhode Island's Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial experienced its highest turnout ever during its first year at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, according to Dee DeQuattro, the organization's development more
By JACOB MARROCCO If everything breaks right for Johnston, there could be a new elementary school in the middle of town in a few years. Superintendent of Johnston Schools Dr. Bernard DiLullo discussed the proposed site, potential challenges and a rough more
By PETE FONTAINE There was an act of extraordinary patriotism last Friday morning inside Johnston War Memorial Park. The American flag was everywhere, and the morning's sparkling sun seemed to make the red, white and blue brighter than usual. The banner more
It was a picture-perfect Memorial Day morning at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery as dozens of Scouts from Troop 20 Johnston and their parents placed flags at the graves of fallen soldiers. Cubmaster Mark DaPonte said there were Scouts from all age ranges more
By JACOB MARROCCO Millie Santilli saw the writing on the wall for St. Brigid Church, of which she had been a parishioner for more than five decades. She led the committee charged with raising money in an effort to help the church - which became a mission more
House approves bill to require pension fund updates The House approved legislation (2019-H 5287Aaa) sponsored by House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) to require pension plans managed by religious organizations in Rhode Island more
By PETE FONTAINE Phil Viens remembers June 5, 1999, like it was a yesterday. At the time, Viens, who is co-owner of Scituate Liquors, was a Johnston Police patrolman with a special dream. So one day 20 years ago, Viens requested a meeting with his boss, more
It's a proposal with enormous implications for the future of Rhode Island's health care landscape - and those high stakes have been made clear during an ongoing public relations battle between the major players. Care New England's planned more
Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) is offering its annual Senior Salute discount week for customers ages 62 years and older at all Ocean State Job Lot stores May 30 through June 5. To obtain the discount, customers must present proper picture identification more
By PETE FONTAINE Marvelous memories and mouth-watering munchies. That pretty much sums up the 10th annual Our Lady of Grace Primavera, which was a mecca for fanciers of the fork and food. Sunday's event, which featured special servings from 35 of Rhode more
On Sunday, May 19, family, friends and community members gathered to dedicate one of Green Development's Johnston wind turbines to the late Cheryl A. Rambone. Sunday was Cheryl's birthday, and she would have been 75. She passed away in 2017. The turbine more
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