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By ETHAN HARTLEY Public health officials are warning residents that the “buzz” around EEE and West Nile Virus is not simply being drummed up or exaggerated by widespread media coverage. more
By JOHN HOWELL Rhode Island and the rest of southern New England appear set to avoid the worst potential effects of Hurricane Dorian, although local officials continue to monitor the storm and prepare for the possibility of high winds and other severe more
By PETE FONTAINE Preparation is a key word for the Cranston Greek Festival, which will open its 34th annual three-day stay Friday at 5 p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation's spacious grounds at 175 Oaklawn Ave. The focus on getting ready for the more
A Johnston firefighter was killed Tuesday in a motorcycle crash in Cranston. Johnston Fire Chief Peter Lamb confirmed Wednesday that the department’s Richard Gemma, 45, died in the … more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved a request from Mayor Joseph Polisena to raise sewer maintenance fees, including a $40 hike for two- to four-family homes, during its Aug. 13 meeting. Polisena told the Sun Rise during an more
By JACOB MARROCCO During a special meeting last Wednesday, the Johnston Town Council voted 4-0 to accept a conditional cease-and-desist order that established a series of deadlines allowing Classic Express Ice Cream Cafe to remain open. The business, more
By PETE FONTAINE When Matthew Yates decided to explore the job market, he set the bar high to continue his climb up the educational ladder. First and foremost, as a father of four young children, Yates wanted to find a school where there's a strong more
By PAM SCHIFF In general terms, most people would consider it unlikely that a Catholic priest - much less one from Cranston - would be a contestant on any type of reality television show. However, Father Adam Young, pastor at St. Paul's Church in more
By JOHN HOWELL Rick Corrente has a red nose. Actually, he has 560 of them, and next Monday, Labor Day, he hopes the noses will have helped him raise thousands to build a free hospital, the dream of Dr. Hunter Patch" Adams. A mortgage broker and former" more
Citing sentiment from constituents and a belief that Congress is being “stymied” by the administration, U.S. Rep. James Langevin on Wednesday announced his support for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. more
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By JACOB MARROCCO The Tri-County Regional Prevention Coalition officially recognized and awarded recipients of its state overdose response grants during a ceremony at the Johnston Senior Center on Tuesday morning. Tri-County estimated in early July that more
The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved changes to the town's homestead exemption during its Aug. 13 meeting, mandating that residents furnish their address to the Division of Motor Vehicles and show proof of where their vehicle more
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