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By TIM FORSBERG It's been a hectic week for the Belfield Drive neighborhood. Following a meeting in Mayor Joseph Polisena's office on Thursday morning with federal, state and local officials, a plan was put into place to address the flooding issues on more
By TIM FORSBERG `Tis the season to add fire safety to the family's wish list and make the yuletide bright for everyone. Johnston Fire Department Chief Peter Lamb really doesn't want to come across as a Grinch during the merriest time of the year, but his more
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 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 TIM FORSBERG The results of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) standardized tests are in, and scores show that Johnston students in grades 3 through 8 fall behind their Massachusetts counterparts in English language arts (ELA) more
By TIM FORSBERG An error made by the Johnston Town Council in approving an entertainment license has left a business and its owners at odds with nearby neighbors. At a special Town Council meeting held on November 27, a show cause hearing was held for 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
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Schools Superintendent Dr. Bernard DiLullo said conversations are continuing regarding potential elementary school consolidation, with a focus toward submitting a proposal to the Rhode Island Department of Education in more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Cranston resident Stephanie Buono had a healthy and active life. She frequently took part in fundraising events to support a variety of causes. Then, after a serious car accident several years ago, a chiropractor found some troubling more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A classic New England joke advises that if you don't like the weather, one simply has to wait a minute for different weather to occur. Anecdotally speaking, Rhode Islanders are well aware of the region's seemingly moody nature. Sometimes 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
With a large group of protesters filling the State House rotunda on Tuesday afternoon, one holding a sign comparing abortions to the mass killings of Adolf Hitler and others chanting religious hymns … more
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