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By PETE FONTAINE An army of sorts was needed to make a special delivery Monday. So, members of the Johnston Fire and Police departments, as well as town of Johnston Local 808, banded together to take an extraordinary collection of nonperishable food 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
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance amendment eliminating off-street parking caps for businesses during its monthly meeting on Monday night at the Johnston Municipal Court. Mayor Joseph Polisena, who proposed the more
By JACOB MARROCCO Millie Santilli saw the writing on the wall for St. Brigid Church, of which she had been a parishioner for more than five decades. She led the committee charged with raising money in an effort to help the church - which became a mission more
By PETE FONTAINE There was an act of extraordinary patriotism last Friday morning inside Johnston War Memorial Park. The American flag was everywhere, and the morning's sparkling sun seemed to make the red, white and blue brighter than usual. The banner more
By JACOB MARROCCO Matt Resnick and Chris Morgan could have the relief that the Johnston community needs. The two opened up CBD Center of RI at 1239 Hartford Ave. just over a month ago, and they said that the reception so far has been strong. Morgan said more
By JACOB MARROCCO There's never a dull moment at the Johnston Senior Center, a vibrant community that draws upwards of 250 people per day. This past Monday was no different. Directory Tony Zompa, Assistant Director Millie Santilli and scores of friends more
Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena discussed the possibility of legal action down the road if the so-called “evergreen” contracts bill is signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo. The legislation, … more
By JACOB MARROCCO Winning takes many forms for Johnston's Ashley Cabrita. In February, she was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island during a ceremony at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. She said since that moment, her reign has been nothing but" more
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