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By JOHN HOWELL and DANIEL KITTREDGE As had been expected for several months, a familiar face to Rhode Islanders is making another foray into presidential politics. Lincoln Chafee, a former Warwick mayor, governor and U.S. senator, plans to seek the more
Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said he was pleased with the results of the town’s annual audit, framing it as a reflection of the town’s improved financial standing since he took … more
Nancy Haight understands the lifesaving power of blood even though cancer claimed the life of her beloved son, Ben, 18 years ago.Throughout Ben’s heroic … more
Whether the courts agree with the state that it has the right to independently toll trucks or not, Christopher Maxwell of the Rhode Island Truckers Association says Rhode Island will come out the … more
The late Richard D. Salzillo – known as Rick, Ricky or Sal – passed away on Feb. 10, 1976 from injuries he sustained during a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer, but his memory has … more
The following collection features some of the top stories in Johnston from this past year. They can all be found and read in full at johnstonsunrise.net. Polisena declines to join evergreen … more
Echoing the top officials in their respective chambers, House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) and Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick) say … more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved a zone change for Encompass Health Corporation during its Dec. 9 meeting, as the Birmingham-based company looks to make a $42 million investment in the town. Encompass plans to open a 24/7 more
By PETE FONTAINE Local dignitaries and family members gathered Saturday to remember a special person who Mayor Joseph Polisena declared "e;was the quintessential public servant."e; After the sudden April passing of Janice D. Mele, the mayor's son - District more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE and JACOB MARROCCO With just weeks remaining before the first votes are cast, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has entered a critical stretch. Rhode Island voters won't have their say until April, well after the more
By PETE FONTAINE Sometime around 2 p.m. Saturday, with a large crowd of children and their parents waiting as patiently as possible, the sound of the Okee's Old Fashioned Amusements train echoed through Johnston War Memorial Park. It carried Santa Claus, more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Historical Society President Elise Carlson was surprised to hear the latest breaking news out of the Sun Rise during a phone call last week. She was told the organization would be receiving a Champlin Foundation grant for more
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