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There was something for everyone at the annual Saint Rocco's Church Feast and Festival, a timeless tradition that completed its seven-day stay Sunday in Johnston. For Anna DeRobbio, 88, of Cranston, it was an opportunity to break bread more
By JACOB MARROCCO The town of Johnston received a AA rating from Standard & Poor's earlier this month, just one week after the Public Finance Management Board's debt affordability study rated Johnston's long-term other post-employment benefits, or OPEB, more
By JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph Polisena had a succinct answer when asked which of the current Democratic presidential candidates he would support at the polls: None of the above. Polisena said he believes only former Vice President Joe Biden could defeat more
“Let’s pray the weather forecasters are correct,” John Ricci, the long serving co-chairman of the Saint Rocco’s Church Feast and Festival, said Tuesday night. “Let’s keep our fingers … more
Rhode Island State Police on Aug. 9 announced multiple arrests as part of “Operation Heat.” The investigation – which officials said remains ongoing – involved three months of court-authorized wiretapping. more
By JACOB MARROCCO U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse stopped by the Johnston Senior Center on Wednesday morning to discuss legislation he's submitted to guarantee a 3-percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security recipients. Mayor Joseph more
Mayor Joseph Polisena told the Sun Rise in an interview last week that the Public Finance Management Board’s recent debt affordability study was “political,” and he additionally accused General … more
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
Giovanna “Jenny” Todisco said she was trying not to be emotional during what was anything but a normal work day this past Tuesday. Todisco, 78, has been a staple in the Care New England system … more
“If you can’t dress the part, you certainly won’t play the part, either,” mused Matt Clements, first-year president of Panthers Youth Football and Cheer. With that adage in mind, the stage … more
By PETE FONTAINE Tuesday, Aug. 6, will be a day of countless celebrations across the country, including festivals, block parties, parades, fireworks extravaganzas and musical events. It will mark another year of National Night Out, an annual occasion more
By PETE FONTAINE Kelly Abbruzzese and Valerie Laurito stood in the Johnston Town Hall lobby Tuesday morning, smiling as they looked at the overflow collection of non-perishable food and toiletry items that have flowed in during the past two weeks. They more
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