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By JACOB MARROCCO Robert LaFazia spoke through tears during Monday night's Town Council meeting, fondly remembering his dear friend Janice Mele. Mele, who had served on the School Committee since 2007 and was its chairwoman for several years, passed away more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston School Committee on Tuesday held its first meeting since the passing of Janice Mele, but her presence was still strongly felt. The board elected its new chair and vice chair - Robert LaFazia and Joseph Rotella, respectively more
By JACOB MARROCCO Thursday night was a time for reflection, transition and recognition as Johnston High School honored sophomores, juniors and seniors during the National Honor Society induction ceremony. Principal Dennis Morrell welcomed the crowd to more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday more
By JACOB MARROCCO District 3 Town Councilman Joseph Polisena Jr. will introduce a resolution at Monday's meeting that seeks to pay tribute to Janice Mele, the former School Committee chairwoman and District 3 representative who passed away unexpectedly more
By JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph Polisena said there is a potential end in sight to the flooding issues on Belfield Drive, but residents are asking when changes will come. Polisena told the Sun Rise during an interview on Tuesday morning that the matter is more
Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena discussed the possibility of legal action down the road if the so-called “evergreen” contracts bill is signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo. The legislation, … more
By PETE FONTAINE On Sunday, amid some special pomp and circumstance and a solemn silence, 19 Johnston firefighters whose names have been added to the beautiful stone outside Station 1 at 2289 Atwood Ave. were remembered during a moving memorial ceremony more
By JOHN HOWELL Confronting Alzheimer's disease is a daunting proposition. Marc Archambault, who is in the early stages of the disease, illustrated a good measure of courage Tuesday when he stood before about 100 people at the State House to tell his more
By JOHN HOWELL Rhode Island Department of Human Services Director Courtney Hawkins made pizza last week. This wasn't edible pizza, although it did look tempting, and Hawkins did more supervising that making. How about the triangle?" she asked of the" more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena provided extended comments on the recent Rhode Island Superior Court decision to uphold the town's deal with Invenergy during an interview with the Sun Rise on Tuesday. The 20-year, $18-million agreement more
By PETE FONTAINE Superheroes turned out by the dozens Saturday morning at Johnston War Memorial Park. They included Jesse Principe, 14, an eighth-grader at John F. Deering Middle School in West Warwick, and Sarah Quaratella, 26, who were the first male more
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