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NEWPORT UNDERGROUND: This year, the Johnston Academic Decathlon team decided to visit The Breakers in Newport for an underground tour to discuss Technology and Humanity. (Submitted photo)

Rhode Island Academic Decathlon is about coaching, motivation

Johnston High School students are not likely to know the name Frank Lenox, but rest assured that teachers Debby Smyth and Kerry Murphy have been in contact with him since the beginning of the …
CLEAR THE WAY: Construction crews have started to clear land behind Johnston High School where the new Johnston Elementary Center will be built. Town officials expect the school will open for the start of the 2026-27 school year.

Land cleared for new Johnston Elementary Center

Construction crews have begun clearing land at the future site of the new Johnston Elementary Center. “With the land clearing now taking place, the new elementary school is becoming a …
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Panthers advance

The Johnston boys basketball team would run away with a 61-51 Division II Quarterfinal win over Rogers on Tuesday night to advance to this weekend’s semifinals against unbeaten, top-seeded …
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ACLU probes training courses attended by Warwick, Cranston and Johnston police

Warwick and Cranston police officers attended training courses run by an organization now banned in nine states for its advocacy of unethical policing strategies and discriminatory rhetoric. The …

URI Watershed Watch finds wet summer affected local water quality in 2023

The intense heat of the summer of 2022 affected water quality in ponds, lakes, rivers and streams throughout Rhode Island, as well at sites in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. But 2023 was …
LEGISLATOR LOST: Sen. Frank Lombardo III, 65, passed away early Wednesday morning, Feb. 21. The Democrat representing District 25 (Johnston) in the Rhode Island State Senate, was first elected to the seat in November 2010.

Johnston state Senate seat to remain vacant through November

Johnston’s primary seat in the state Senate will stay empty until after the November election. Sen. Frank Lombardo III, a Democrat representing District 25 (Johnston) since 2010, died …
Sports
CHAMP’S CORNER: Chris Dumas and Walter Geer are all smiles after winning the 8th annual Polar Golf Tournament at Glocester Country Club.

Polar golf tourney raises $2k for Hasbro

Glocester Country Club, a picturesque nine-hole layout located on the shores of Waterman Lake in Chepachet and was founded in 1929, recently added an impressive chapter to Rhode Island’s …
BIG TAUTOG: Greg Vespe of Tiverton said, “Still some tautog in the Bay but fish starting to move out front” off Narragansett, Jamestown, Newport and the Sakonnet River. (Submitted photos)

Fall Fly Tying Program

Stock up on your fly fishing flies by joining the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish & Wildlife Aquatic Resource Education’s annual Fall Fly Tying Program. …
TAUTOG BITE: Chris “Higgie” Higgins with the 13.56-pound tautog he caught this week off Newport with Capt. Mike Littlefield of ArchAngel Charters. (Submitted photo)

The fish are winners in Rhode Island

Last week I was one of eight recreational fishermen that met with Representative Seth Magaziner and his staff in their Warwick office to talk about habitat, fish and recreational fishing. He met with …
RhodyLife
AT THE LATHE: Lincoln Pollock works at his lathe shaping the wood he will use for his jewelry.

Elegant & Unexpected

Whereas many of the traditions upheld by the wedding industry can be stilted and old-fashioned, a young Rhode Islander is working to change the definition of what wedding jewelry can be. Lincoln …

The Thrill of the Hunt at a NYC Estate Sale

When in the wild as a picker, there is nothing more exciting (while simultaneously frustrating) than an estate sale. In all honesty, I personally hate them. The thought of waking up at 2:00am or even …

Getting a Divorce? What You Should Know Before You Sell Your Home 

Divorce can be messy and emotional. Add to the mix the decision to sell the marital home, which is often the couple’s largest financial asset, and things get even messier.  As Rhode …
Police Logs

Accused immigrant’s case a political hot potato in RI

It was a rare, stinging rebuke of state officials by an enforcement wing of the federal government. Then the Ocean State’s Attorney General weighed in, reddening the handprint left behind …

Feds scold state over undocumented immigrant’s release

UPDATED: The defendant has been identified by prosecutors as Manuel Garcia Dela Cruz.
POWER OF PRAYER: St. Rocco’s Sister Daisy Kollamparampil was seriously injured in the Atwood Avenue crosswalk outside the school on Nov. 7, when a driver failed to stop, rear-ending another driver and pushing that vehicle into the crosswalk. Sr. Daisy was struck and sent to the hospital, but she’s convinced the prayers she received from the community helped her recover fast and get back to work teaching second grade.

The prayers worked; Sister Daisy’s back in the classroom

The prayers worked. Sister Daisy’s still healing but she’s back in her St. Rocco School classroom. “It’s a miracle,” said the nun and second-grade teacher. …
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Meet Zeus! This little adorable guy has so much to offer but he really needs a very specific type of home. You see poor Zeus has had some trauma in his past so he will need an adult only home with …
Editorial
As sure as life, death, and the Buffalo Bills losing in a high-stakes playoff game, so too is there a certainty that no state budget will satisfy every taxpayer that ultimately helps to foot the …
Letters
Dear Editor Schuler, I write today in the capacity of Chairman of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation Board of Commissioners. Having followed your recent coverage of the departure of …