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By JOHN HOWELL Confronting Alzheimer's disease is a daunting proposition. Marc Archambault, who is in the early stages of the disease, illustrated a good measure of courage Tuesday when he stood before about 100 people at the State House to tell his 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
Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School Assistant Principal Fred Skipworth is looking to make every student a H.E.R.O. during anti-bullying month. It’s a fitting acronym that stands for “help, … 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 PETE FONTAINE On Sunday, amid some special pomp and circumstance and a solemn silence, 19 Johnston firefighters whose names have been added to the beautiful stone outside Station 1 at 2289 Atwood Ave. were remembered during a moving memorial ceremony more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The towering wind turbines erected recently near the Central Landfill in Johnston can be seen from points across the Ocean State, providing tangible evidence of a rapidly changing energy landscape. To many residents of Western more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The sunshine that poured through the windows of Warwick Country Club and caused the churning waters off Warwick Neck to twinkle on the first official day of spring was an ever-appropriate setting for Drea Kelly to share her message of triumph over fear, intimidation and violence. more
By TIM FORSBERG The town is on solid financial footing, according to auditors and actuaries who presented a breakdown of Johnston's finances to the Town Council on Monday following an audit of financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, more
By JACOB MARROCCO District 3 Town Councilman Joseph Polisena Jr. will introduce a resolution at Monday's meeting that seeks to pay tribute to Janice Mele, the former School Committee chairwoman and District 3 representative who passed away unexpectedly more
By JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph Polisena said there is a potential end in sight to the flooding issues on Belfield Drive, but residents are asking when changes will come. Polisena told the Sun Rise during an interview on Tuesday morning that the matter is more
By PETE FONTAINE Johnston's finest recently gathered to support the group Concerns of Police Survivors, or COPS, in honor of a fallen member of the local law enforcement community. On Sunday inside the Santa Maria Di Prata Society on Walnut Grove Avenue more
By PETE FONTAINE The community's spirit of giving was on display Saturday night inside Town Hall Lanes during the Panthers for a Cure Cosmic Rock-N-Bowl event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Rhode Island. People all ages showed up at the more
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