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By JACOB MARROCCO There was no walking on Saturday at Hugh B. Bain Middle School, but there was plenty of listening. While many Rhode Islanders escaped Saturday's heat wave by staying indoors, some braved the nearly triple-digit temperatures for A Walk" more
Feast beats the heat The weekend's soaring temperatures didn't deter revelers as St. Mary's Feast celebrated its 114th year in Cranston's Knightsville section. Friday's outdoor Mass was moved indoors and the yearly 5.5-mile road race was cancelled due to more
Johnston High School will always be home for the class of 2019. Class advisor Margaret Guilmette made sure to emphasize that point during her speech at commencement on Wednesday, June 5, at the … 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
The Johnston Planning Board on Tuesday will entertain final approval for a proposed Dollar General at 2630 Hartford Ave., a proposition that has drawn criticism from abutters for several … more
More than 400 students, teachers, faculty and parents showed love to Michele Zarcaro last Friday, as she steps down as principal after 15 successful years at Winsor Hill Elementary School. Zarcaro … more
The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved Mayor Joseph Polisena’s $111.2 million town budget plan for fiscal year 2020 during a Monday hearing that featured little debate. The mayor’s … more
By JACOB MARROCCO The town of Johnston received a AA rating from Standard & Poor's earlier this month, just one week after the Public Finance Management Board's debt affordability study rated Johnston's long-term other post-employment benefits, or OPEB, 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 JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph Polisena had a succinct answer when asked which of the current Democratic presidential candidates he would support at the polls: None of the above. Polisena said he believes only former Vice President Joe Biden could defeat more
By JACOB MARROCCO A license review for Classic Express Ice Cream Cafe will head to a show cause hearing later this month after disputes between the owner/developer and the town over land location and permits. Town Solicitor Dylan Conley said that the 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
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