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It was late this past winter when Mayor Joseph Polisena added an important item to his “to-do” list. “I was walking into Town Hall,” he said, “and I got hit in the head by a falling … more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston's Ashley Cabrita left Rhode Island and came home with 22 new best friends and lessons that will last her a lifetime. Cabrita - who hold the title of Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island - took part in the 48th Annual Ms. Wheelchair more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A local man has been charged in connection with a pair of gas station robberies that occurred about an hour apart late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Earl C. Sanford, 40, of 180 Federal Way in Johnston, entered no plea to one more
By PETE FONTAINE Kelly Abbruzzese, who works in the town of Johnston's Finance Department, and Deputy Tax Collector Bethany Alviano are asking for residents' help. Likewise, their colleague Valerie Laurito of the tax assessor's office, has also issued a more
By JACOB MARROCCO Superintendent of Johnston Schools Bernard DiLullo offered an update on summer work at Thornton Elementary School during the monthly School Committee meeting on July 9. DiLullo said that modulars - temporary classrooms built 25 years more
By JOHN HOWELL More of the same, with ongoing efforts to improve, would best characterize how Dr. James Fanale sees the Rhode Island health care scene following the announcement Tuesday that Care New England is withdrawing from talks with Lifespan and more
The Johnston Fire Department beat heavy odds on Monday as it scored what many Johnston firefighters called a “huge historic first.” The department was awarded an $180,000 grant from FEMA that … more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Town Council cleared up confusion surrounding a zone change before ultimately approving it, 4-0, during its monthly meeting on Monday night. The council voted to change the zoning classification of lots 143, 144, 227 and 239 - which more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed the state's $9.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 into law - although she is critical of a number of the spending plan's provisions and has reiterated her support for the adoption of line-item veto more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Immigrants from Itri, Italy, who settled in Cranston's Knightsville section in the early years of the 20th century brought the memory of a miracle. As the story goes, in 796 A.D., a mute shepherd looked into a tree on Mount Civita in more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Thinking about opening a business? A recent report indicates you might want to do it somewhere other than Rhode Island, as Wallethub's 2019 Best Places to Start a Business" study found the Ocean State to be dead last overall when" more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Grieco Community Cat Care Center is looking to make strides in helping reduce the number of cats loose in Rhode Island communities. The center, which plans to open later this month, will house divisions of Scruffy Paws Animal more
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