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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
It's a proposal with enormous implications for the future of Rhode Island's health care landscape - and those high stakes have been made clear during an ongoing public relations battle between the major players. Care New England's planned more
Daniel Hicks’ name and memory will live forever. “We all loved him,” Terri Borders, one of 60 or so Johnston school bus staffers, said late last Wednesday afternoon at the First Student … more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena has never been afraid of the microphone. He said it comes naturally to him after working in radio during the early 1970s, starting out as a part-time host at WSVP in West Warwick. He earned $5 an hour to more
By JACOB MARROCCO Robert LaFazia spoke through tears during Monday night's Town Council meeting, fondly remembering his dear friend Janice Mele. Mele, who had served on the School Committee since 2007 and was its chairwoman for several years, passed away more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston School Committee on Tuesday held its first meeting since the passing of Janice Mele, but her presence was still strongly felt. The board elected its new chair and vice chair - Robert LaFazia and Joseph Rotella, respectively more
By JACOB MARROCCO Thursday night was a time for reflection, transition and recognition as Johnston High School honored sophomores, juniors and seniors during the National Honor Society induction ceremony. Principal Dennis Morrell welcomed the crowd to more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday 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
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 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
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