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The Johnston Fire Department beat heavy odds on Monday as it scored what many Johnston firefighters called a “huge historic first.” The department was awarded an $180,000 grant from FEMA that … more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Town Council cleared up confusion surrounding a zone change before ultimately approving it, 4-0, during its monthly meeting on Monday night. The council voted to change the zoning classification of lots 143, 144, 227 and 239 - which more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed the state's $9.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 into law - although she is critical of a number of the spending plan's provisions and has reiterated her support for the adoption of line-item veto more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Immigrants from Itri, Italy, who settled in Cranston's Knightsville section in the early years of the 20th century brought the memory of a miracle. As the story goes, in 796 A.D., a mute shepherd looked into a tree on Mount Civita in more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Thinking about opening a business? A recent report indicates you might want to do it somewhere other than Rhode Island, as Wallethub's 2019 Best Places to Start a Business" study found the Ocean State to be dead last overall when" more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Grieco Community Cat Care Center is looking to make strides in helping reduce the number of cats loose in Rhode Island communities. The center, which plans to open later this month, will house divisions of Scruffy Paws Animal more
The Johnston Planning Board on Tuesday will entertain final approval for a proposed Dollar General at 2630 Hartford Ave., a proposition that has drawn criticism from abutters for several … more
The Johnston Town Council unanimously approved Mayor Joseph Polisena’s $111.2 million town budget plan for fiscal year 2020 during a Monday hearing that featured little debate. The mayor’s … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Starting Monday, residents of other communities will need to be accompanied by an adult Cranston resident when using the Budlong Pool. The policy change comes following concerns about overcrowding and a recent incident involving a more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Preliminary plans for a proposed Chase Bank branch at the intersection of Atwood and Phenix avenues were heard during a site visit by city officials on June 26, while a set of measures needed to clear the way for the project are on more
By JACOB MARROCCO Winning takes many forms for Johnston's Ashley Cabrita. In February, she was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island during a ceremony at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. She said since that moment, her reign has been nothing but" more
The state Energy Facility Siting Board’s denial of plans for a $1 billion, fossil-fuel burning power plant Burrillville is “very disappointing” and “a setback for energy,” Mayor Joseph … more
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