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By ETHAN HARTLEY A familiar face will be in the news again as the run-up to the 2020 presidential election begins to churn, as former Republican Senator, former Independent-turned-Democratic Rhode Island Governor and former Warwick mayor Lincoln Chafee more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Fire Department Lt. Matthew Maurachian had just finished dropping off a patient at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when his eyes caught a TV in the hallway. He said he and his rescue partner, John, more
By PETE FONTAINE It has been said through the years - nine decades and counting - that Our Lady of Grace Church has one of the largest Italian kitchens in the state. Moreover, proud parishioners like Carol Cambio and Joe Quartino, just to name a few, more
By JACOB MARROCCO Ever since he was writing weather journals in third grade, it's been Johnston native Anthony Macari's dream to secure a meteorology job in his home state. The long and winding road has taken Macari, 25, from Lyndon State College in more
By PETE FONTAINE To say that Kristy Pistacchio doesn't mind being second would be an understatement. For Pistacchio, who manages the Walgreens store at the intersection of Plainfield Street and Atwood Avenue in Johnston, it's all about helping to lift more
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 one- 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
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