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By DANIEL KITTREDGE It may be a parent or a neighbor. It may be a person ahead in line at the supermarket or the tax collector's office. The signs can be subtle and vary widely, from forgetting what day it is or having trouble remembering a word to more
By PETE FOTNAINE If Richard J. DelFino Jr. was a position player on a baseball team, he'd probably be batting a 1.000. As chairman of the Johnston Democratic Town Committee, DelFino hasn't lost an election since being elected in 2012. A member of the more
By PETE FONTAINE They remembered and reminisced about late members who at one-time or another were integral parts of the Johnston Lions Club that was incorporated in November of 1951. They also talked about how and not that long ago, the JLC, which is 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 Johnston Public Schools Superintendent Bernard DiLullo presented his proposed district budget plan for the coming fiscal year, totaling approximately $57.2 million, during a special School Committee workshop Tuesday night at Ferri more
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
The well-organized and highly-successful Johnston Youth Football & Cheerleading program is about to record another milestone in its storied history that dates back to 1970. “We call it our … more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Fire Department is continuing to seek donations for a firefighter and his family who lost their Glocester home in a fire last week. Local 1950 President Keith Calci told the Sun Rise Tuesday afternoon that the department 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 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
By JACOB MARROCCO Deanne Gagne is no stranger to overcoming the odds. Gagne was born with cerebral palsy, and doctors did not give her a high chance of survival. That was prior to starting work as a coordinator for Advocates in Action, the state's more
By TIM FORSBERG Following years of litigation, the Town of Johnston and National Grid have reached an agreement regarding payment for electricity for the streetlights along state roads in town. Citing unfunded mandates, generous legacy contracts, and more
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