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By JACOB MARROCCO Chronic absenteeism rates among teachers in the town's school district last year were an aberration, Superintendent of Johnston Schools Bernard DiLullo and Johnston Federation of Teachers President Kathy Kandzierski said during a joint more
By PETE FONTAINE They called her a tenacious fighter who had compassion and concern for everyone. They called her the best friend anyone could ever have. They called her a legend, a wonderful woman who would feed people in need and take them to a doctor more
By JACOB MARROCCO The American Heart Association is working to tackle a "e;surge in vaping"e; among students, and Johnston High School is just one of the institutions looking to help. Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD, president Sarah Monahan more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Carlon Howard has lived in Rhode Island for nearly a decade, although his roots lie in Georgia, hundreds of miles south of the Ocean State. In his adopted home, he sees a unique opportunity for change - a chance to "e;transform"e; a more
By JACOB MARROCCO Persistence paid off for Ferri Middle School student Daniel Wulf. While his civics class was studying the founding fathers, the Constitution and the differences between a congressman and a senator, they wanted to hear directly from the more
By PETE FONTAINE Few fundraising events, if any, rival the 43rd Richard D. Salzillo Memorial Game Dinner, which will take over Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post 2812 on Sunday, Jan. 26, beginning at noon. The brothers Spirito - Greg and Dave, who own and operate more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston High School technical education teacher Thom Milligan wants to continue expanding his department's already substantial programming, and the Champlin Foundation is there to lend a hand. Johnston High was recently awarded a more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The state's educational and economic fortunes are inexorably linked, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her State of the State address Tuesday night - and with her administration set to unveil its budget plan for the coming fiscal year, more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE U.S. Sen. Jack Reed flies frequently, and he knows T.F. Green International Airport well. "e;I travel to lots of airports,"e; he told members of the media outside the airport's security checkpoint Friday morning. "e;I was here last night more
By JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph Polisena and Department of Public Works Director Arnold Vecchione urged patience from residents as winter kicks into high gear and plows make their way down the town's streets. Polisena lauded Vecchione and his crew for more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The two men have very different visions in terms of policy, but Mayor Allan Fung said he counts Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang as a friend - and he sees him as an inspiration for members of minority communities that more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE John Howell had owned the Warwick Beacon for less than a decade as the snow began to fall in early February 1978. At the time, the paper, which is now published twice weekly, was still printing a single edition each week. It hit more
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