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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
By JOHN HOWELL The former St. Benedict Church convent on Beach Avenue in Conimicut, which for years operated as a family shelter, is about to go through another transition. The shelter, operated by Crossroads Rhode Island, closed in December. Following more
By JACOB MARROCCO On a 4-0 vote and without discussion, the Johnston School Committee on Tuesday approved Superintendent Dr. Bernard DiLullo's initial $57.2-million district budget plan for the coming fiscal year. The vote was largely a formality, as the more
By JACOB MARROCCO Salisbury Farm in Johnston recently donated $5,200 to the New England Hemophilia Association after raising money through corn maze sales last October. This is the third year that Salisbury Farm has run a themed corn maze fundraiser. The more
By JACOB MARROCCO The husband of a Johnston lawmaker was arrested last week on charges of aggravated identity theft and access device fraud. Henry Fellela Jr., 61, was taken into custody by federal authorities Friday. He is alleged to have stolen and more
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