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By JACOB MARROCCO Janice Mele, chairwoman of the School Committee and a fixture in the Johnston education community for decades, passed away unexpectedly last week at 69. Johnston Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bernard DiLullo and Assistant more
By JACOB MARROCCO and DANIEL KITTREDGE The town's agreement with Invenergy to sell water for use in the operations of a planned power plant in Burrillville has been upheld in Superior Court. Judge Michael A. Silverstein found that the 20-year, more than more
By JACOB MARROCCO Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti used the Plainfield Pike bridges in Johnston as a backdrop this past Friday as he kicked off the 2019 construction season, announcing 77 active projects with a cost of more
Several local municipal leaders gathered at the State House Library on Monday afternoon to voice bipartisan opposition to the so-called “evergreen” contracts bill, which overwhelmingly passed the … more
Jules Martins had a deadpan response when asked how long she’s groomed animals. “I usually tell people I groomed for Noah on the ark,” she said. Martins and Mary Kathryn Kent opened up … more
By JACOB MARROCCO Department budget meetings are ongoing and it remains uncertain whether the coming fiscal year will bring a potential tax increase, Mayor Joseph Polisena said during an interview Tuesday morning with the Sun Rise. Polisena said that the more
By JACOB MARROCCO It was an unusually frigid day for spring, but dozens of workers from the Stop & Shop on Atwood Avenue in Johnston preferred the elements to the inside of their store on Friday morning. Paul Scorpio and Maryann Teolis, stewards more
By JOHN HOWELL Alan J. Whittaker knows what it is like to be an Eagle Scout and to have the Eagle license plate. Whittaker was a member of Troop 1 Conimicut when he attained the rank of Eagle on November 9, 1964. Hardly two weeks later he was at the more
By JACOB MARROCCO Matt Resnick and Chris Morgan could have the relief that the Johnston community needs. The two opened up CBD Center of RI at 1239 Hartford Ave. just over a month ago, and they said that the reception so far has been strong. Morgan said more
By JACOB MARROCCO There's never a dull moment at the Johnston Senior Center, a vibrant community that draws upwards of 250 people per day. This past Monday was no different. Directory Tony Zompa, Assistant Director Millie Santilli and scores of friends more
By JACOB MARROCCO On a 4-0 vote and without discussion, the Johnston School Committee on Tuesday approved Superintendent Dr. Bernard DiLullo's initial $57.2-million district budget plan for the coming fiscal year. The vote was largely a formality, as the more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance amendment eliminating off-street parking caps for businesses during its monthly meeting on Monday night at the Johnston Municipal Court. Mayor Joseph Polisena, who proposed the more
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