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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
The Rev. Chris Abhulime had plenty of reasons to smile on the afternoon of June 14. “This means so much to me,” the King’s Tabernacle Church pastor told an audience that came to help … more
Giovanna “Jenny” Todisco said she was trying not to be emotional during what was anything but a normal work day this past Tuesday. Todisco, 78, has been a staple in the Care New England system … 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
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Preliminary plans for a proposed Chase Bank branch at the intersection of Atwood and Phenix avenues were heard during a site visit by city officials on June 26, while a set of measures needed to clear the way for the project are on 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 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 DANIEL KITTREDGE Black bear sightings have become increasingly common in Rhode Island in recent years - and the state's Department of Environmental Management is asking residents to take precautions aimed at ensuring the animals do not become a more more
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