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Hospital work begins on Hartford Avenue in Johnston

Johnston’s healthcare sector is booming. Although construction is clogging one of the town’s central arteries, the temporary pain may be worth it down the road, according to local …

Johnston's Panther of the Week, Dec. 29, 2022

POTW: The Dec. 29, 2022, Panther of the Week is Channsophonn Mann. Chann was nominated by two teachers, Ms. Natalie Bolino, English II teacher, and Ms. Vanessa Faiola, Spanish I teacher. He is a High …

Shining sunlight on Johnston’s solar projects

Solar projects have created a dark fissure in Johnston. On one side of the issue, whole blocks of Johnston residents have banded together to fight solar expansion in their mostly rural …
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Johnston's Panther of the Week, Jan. 19, 2023

POTW: The Jan. 19, 2023, Panther of the Week is Cam Vanstone. Cam was nominated by Mr. Matthew Nerney and Mrs. Lauren DeSilva. They said that Cam has a consistently positive attitude and is doing …

Johnston's Panther of the Week, Jan. 12, 2023

POTW: The Jan. 12, 2023, Panther of the Week is Katelyn Loffler. Kately was nominated by Mr. Ed Saravo. Mr. Saravo said that "Katelyn shows up to class every day ready to work, and has shown …

Ricky Salzillo Memorial Game Dinner returns after 3-year hiatus

It seems like excitement is running rampant everywhere in and around Johnston and Cranston these days. One reason, in particular, is that one of the town’s most special and time-honored …
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SPORTS

The best of 2022

It’s the final week of the year which means one thing … taking a look back. As you can see, this week we are revealing our end of the year awards to our local teams, players and …
THE DOME

Johnston's Chief Rainone Gym resurrected

Few towns or cities in Rhode Island have human resources like Johnston, who always band together, especially when it comes providing first class sports and recreational facilities. Which is why …
Anyone for a pickup game?

'Panther Blue is everywhere' at Johnston's renovated Chief Rainone Gym

There was a unique pickup basketball game at approximately 11 o’clock Saturday morning inside Rainone Gym. The players — and participants — ranged in age, from their late …
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Breaking the mold

The Community College of Rhode Island boasts some of the top women’s athletic programs in the country and offers sports in all three seasons each year. It is common practice for junior …

Revolutionary Inspiration

The other night my father was scanning some old slides and sent me a picture of me on April 19, 1975, at the 200th anniversary of the battle at Lexington and Concord. I was nine years old at the time …

Woodland treasures

Nathan Cornell considers it the finest stand of beeches in Rhode Island. “They look really impressive this time of year because the leaves turn a metallic, coppery-gold color that stands out …
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‘Overtired’ Amazon worker, asleep behind the wheel, charged with DUI

An Amazon construction site worker was arrested after police found him asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle, stopped in the middle of a Johnston road. Around 6 a.m., Dec. 16, Johnston Patrolman …

AG: Jury finds Johnston man guilty of physically abusing 4-month-old son in 2017

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced Thursday morning that a Johnston man has been found guilty in Providence County Superior Court of physically abusing his four-month-old son in …
JPD

Johnston police receive first body-worn cameras

The technology is starting to arrive, and soon Johnston police expect to be recording interactions with the public while on duty. By April, uniform-worn cameras may be rolling and the state will …
ADOPTABLE PETS OF THE WEEK

French Toast

Everyone loves French Toast, right? This little love bug is one of the puppies that is available from a litter of puppies known as "Wendy's" pups. There are seven girls currently available, they are …
Editorial
Although we’re only about a week into the state’s foray into the recreational marijuana industry, it’s telling enough already that the world hasn’t come to a cataclysmic end …
Letters
I am writing to announce my campaign for State Senate in District 25, here in Johnston, an office that I previously held. As a Johnston homeowner, taxpayer, and father of three children, I am fed up …