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By JACOB MARROCCO Dozens of seniors were recognized last Thursday night with medals, awards and scholarships as Senior Honor Awards Night took place inside the Johnston High School auditorium. More than 40 scholarships and 25 awards were presented to more
Daniel Hicks’ name and memory will live forever. “We all loved him,” Terri Borders, one of 60 or so Johnston school bus staffers, said late last Wednesday afternoon at the First Student … more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena has never been afraid of the microphone. He said it comes naturally to him after working in radio during the early 1970s, starting out as a part-time host at WSVP in West Warwick. He earned $5 an hour to more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial is ready for its fourth year of honoring fallen soldiers, but this year there is an added wrinkle. Dee DeQuattro, Operation Stand Down RI's development director and the event's founder, told more
Fighting hunger Twenty-five team members from Price Rite Marketplace stores across Rhode Island volunteered at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank on April 24. The team spent their time sorting and packing canned goods, condiments, cereals and assorted more
The seasonal Providence-Newport Ferry service, will set sail Friday, May 24 with new weekend stops in the bayside community of Bristol, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced. The new ferry service to Bristol is part of the more
Some 12,000 third, fourth and fifth graders representing 102 schools perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The VETS on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24 between 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon. The Link Up concerts mark the culmination of a more
By JOHN HOWELL When Herb Cummings went to work for Citizens Bank in 1969 it had a single office in Providence and $300 million in assets. It also faced five major competitors: Industrial Bank, Hospital Trust, Old Stone, Old Colony and Peoples. Cummings more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Cycling for Youth Class this weekend AYouth Cycling Class will be offered on May 19 in the Johnston Memorial Park from 9 to 11 a.m. Taught by league certified instructor Donny Green, this class is designed to teach children who can more
Senate backs bill to enact much of ACA at state level The Senate approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence) to help protect Rhode Islanders' access to insurance coverage in the face of threats to the federal more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE It was a celebration of promise, in more ways than one. Hundreds of students received diplomas during the Community College Rhode Island's 54th commencement ceremony held May 16 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. They were more
Planting the seeds Gov. Gina Raimondo, Department of Human Services Director Courtney E. Hawkins and United Way CEO and President Cortney Nicolato visited the pre-kindergarten classroom at Tri-County Action Agency on 79 Waterman Ave. in North Providence more
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