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By JACOB MARROCCO The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the town of Johnston held a press conference Monday to announce a plan that officials hope will end flooding issues on Belfield Drive. The project, as outlined in a USDA press release issued at more
By PETE FONTAINE Donning white caps and gowns, this year's graduates of Lollipop Learning Center entered a packed room that had been dubbed Candyland." They were greeted by balloons in the shape of candy and banners bearing messages like "Learning is" more
The Rev. Chris Abhulime had plenty of reasons to smile on the afternoon of June 14. “This means so much to me,” the King’s Tabernacle Church pastor told an audience that came to help … more
By JACOB MARROCCO A license review for Classic Express Ice Cream Cafe will head to a show cause hearing later this month after disputes between the owner/developer and the town over land location and permits. Town Solicitor Dylan Conley said that the more
By JACOB MARROCCO District 3 Town Councilman Joseph Polisena Jr.'s political involvement began with pretzels and soda. He was only 5 years old when his father, then-state Sen. Joseph Polisena, would take him up to the State House for sessions. It more
More than 400 students, teachers, faculty and parents showed love to Michele Zarcaro last Friday, as she steps down as principal after 15 successful years at Winsor Hill Elementary School. Zarcaro … more
Johnston High School will always be home for the class of 2019. Class advisor Margaret Guilmette made sure to emphasize that point during her speech at commencement on Wednesday, June 5, at the … more
By JACOB MARROCCO District 3 Town Councilman Joseph Polisena Jr. perhaps said it best Monday night when he told Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School eighth-graders that their awards night was to celebrate something earned, not given. The students and their more
By JACOB MARROCCO Rachel Carson was passion personified. Johnston Music Department director Ron Lamoureux, choral director Matt Gingras and music teacher Oliver Reid were all close with Rachel, who passed away in Feburary 2018. She was a perennial more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Black bear sightings have become increasingly common in Rhode Island in recent years - and the state's Department of Environmental Management is asking residents to take precautions aimed at ensuring the animals do not become a more more
By JACOB MARROCCO If everything breaks right for Johnston, there could be a new elementary school in the middle of town in a few years. Superintendent of Johnston Schools Dr. Bernard DiLullo discussed the proposed site, potential challenges and a rough more
By PETE FONTAINE There was an act of extraordinary patriotism last Friday morning inside Johnston War Memorial Park. The American flag was everywhere, and the morning's sparkling sun seemed to make the red, white and blue brighter than usual. The banner more
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